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15+ Great Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston

It finally feels like spring and this weekend’s events certainly have a seasonal feel to them! From the 4th Annual Greater Boston Egg Drop to the Revere carnival, breakfast with the Easter Bunny and everything in between, there is no shortage of fun things to do. Check out our picks for the weekend: 

Friday, April 5 

Ride the Greenway Carousel

The Greenway Carousel is open for the season. Grab the kiddos and head to the Greenway for a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel outfitted with animals native to Boston. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. 

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

SoWa First Fridays

Meet artists, view exhibits and shop as more than 200 artists, galleries, shops and showrooms open their doors to the public tonight for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. 5-9 p.m., 450-460 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

ICA First Friday: Friday Night Fever with Saucy Lady

Head on over to the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s First Friday event. Tonight Saucy Lady takes over First Friday celebrating the release of her latest CD. Get your groove on with live sets from Saucy Lady’s 8-piece band and all-vinyl DJ sets by Tim Zawada and Shzz Mack. Sip galactic cocktails designed by Saucy Lady and kick back with contemporary art.Free for members, $15 for non-members, 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays

Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 

Revere Spring Carnival

The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 6-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

Russell Peters at the Chevalier Theatre

Comedian Russell Peters takes the stage tonight at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre. Tickets are $49-$59. 7:30 p.m., Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford. 

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships

Enjoy a night of colonial merrymaking at Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships. Join the Sons and Daughters of Library for some hospitality in 18th Century Boston. Grab a drink with prominent Bostonians of the day, while saving rustic fare, playing authentic games and more. Tickets are $49.50. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. performance starts at 8 p.m., Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St., Boston.

Saturday, April 6 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Head to Maggiano’s for a special Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event featuring a breakfast buffet, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 or children ages 3-11 and free for those under 3. 9-11:30 a.m., Maggiano's Little Italy, 4 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Ride the Greenway Carousel

The Greenway Carousel is open for the season. Grab the kiddos and head to the Greenway for a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel outfitted with animals native to Boston. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

Princess Tea at Concord's Colonial Inn

Your little ones will love dressing as their favorite princess for this Princess Tea event at Concord’s Colonial Inn with Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and a special guest. Tickets are $25-$47. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

4th Annual Greater Boston Egg Drop

Thousands of Easter eggs will fall from the sky today at the 4th Annual Greater Boston Egg Drop event in Dedham. There will be over 35,000 plastic eggs to collect, spread across four age-segmented egg hunts, as well as inflatables, a train ride, a rock wall, outdoor games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a treasure hunt and more. 1-3 p.m., Barnes Memorial Park, 131 Eastern Ave., Dedham. 

Revere Spring Carnival

The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 1-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

Pasta Making Workshop

Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Law of Pasta and this hands-on pasta making workshop led by Chef Avery. $56-$70. 1-3 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Sunday, April 7 

17th Annual Taste of South Boston

Join the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corp. for the 17th Annual Taste of South Boston featuring unlimited sampling of culinary specialties from the area’s top restaurants, along with craft beer and signature wine sampling, entertainment and more. Tickets are $55. 6-9 p.m., Seaport Hotel - Plaza Ballroom, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Revere Spring Carnival

The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 1-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

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