Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

The weekend is almost here! From Earth Day celebrations to the Big Apple Circus, Blue Man Group, Sesame Street Live performances and more - we’ve pulled out some great events happening all weekend long.

Let’s start with some shows and weekend-long events we want to highlight for you:

  • “On Your Feet” at the Boston Opera HouseCatch “On Your Feet” – the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan through April 29 at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $40. Performances Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.
  • "Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!": All your favorite characters come to life in “Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!” at the Agganis Arena April 20-22. Tickets start at $21. Performance Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
  • The Big Apple Circus: Celebrating its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. Performances Friday at Noon and 4 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at Noon and 4 p.m. Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.
  • “Stuart Little”: Catch E.B. White’s classic story of “Stuart Little” live on stage at the Wheelock Family Theatre this weekend. Tickets start at $20. Performances Friday at 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Wheelock Family Theatre, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston.

Of course there’s even more fun happening this weekend. Here’s a look at a handful of events happening over the next few days:

Friday, April 20

Fairy Garden Days at Roger Williams Park

Take a ride today and explore greenhouses and grounds where you’ll find fairy houses and villages abound at Fairy Garden Days at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. There’s also a Gnome Trail, scavenger hunt, fairy house crafting and more. General admission is $10 ($5 for children 3-12, seniors and military). Free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI.

Harpoon Brewery Tour

If you’re over 21, take a tour of the Harpoon Brewery today. Get an up close and personal view of the brewing process, and 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.

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 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Wanda Sykes at the Chevalier Theatre

Catch Wanda Sykes live at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre tonight as part of the Women in Comedy Festival. Tickets are $27-$70. 8 p.m. Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford.

"Heathers the Musical" at the Footlight Club

Based on the classic 1989 film, “Heathers The Musical” brings this dark comedy to the stage tonight at the Footlight Club. Tickets are $28 ($25 for seniors, students and children). 8 p.m., the Footlight Club, 7 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain.

Saturday, April 21

The Science of Local Food

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the Boston Public Market is offering a free, all-day open house where you can meet vendors and learn all about the science of local food. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day with Party for the Planet at the Franklin Park Zoo. Enjoy a meet and greet with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in half hour intervals in the Children’s Zoo starting at 10:30 a.m., along with story times. Speak with exhibitors, meet the zookeepers, learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Back Bay and South End Chocolate Walking Tours

Chocolate lovers, you are going to love this. Join Cocoa Beantown for a Saturday morning chocolate tour through Back Bay or an afternoon tour in the South End. Learn about the history of chocolate as it pertains to the city, while trying some yummy treats along the way. Tickets start at $50. Back Bay tour starts at 10:15 a.m. The South End tour starts at 2 p.m.

The Multiverse Pub Crawl Boston

Hit some of the best venues in Boston at the Multiverse Pub Crawl happening tonight. Tickets are $18. Check in is 3-5 p.m., and the event is 5-10 p.m. The Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St., Boston.

Billy Dodge Moody in the Haymarket Lounge

Catch singer-songwriter Billy Dodge Moody live in the Haymarket Lounge tonight. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. General admission tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m., City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St., Boston.

Grace Kelly at City Winery Boston

Saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly performs tonight at City Winery Boston. Tickets start at $28. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St., Boston.

Sunday, April 22

Agricultural Festival

Celebrate Earth Day at the Agricultural Festival at the Boston Public Market. This free, market-wide festival features something for everyone from baby chicks and alpacas, to cider pressing, beekeeping, live music, pop-up vendors, face painting and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Earth Day Open House at Blue Hill Observatory

The Blue Hill Observatory, the longest continuously run weather observatory in the U.S., is opening its doors to the public today for an open house. Explore weather past and present and don’t forget to check out the rooftop view. You can also try your hand at family-friendly science experiments and weather tools. Blue Hill Observatory, 1904 Canton Ave., Milton.

Granite State Comic Fest

The first-ever Granite State Comic Fest takes place today at the Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH. This one-day event focuses on comic books and the people that make them. Enjoy several special guest appearances and more. Admission is $5 (free for children under 10). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiday Inn & Suites, 9 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua, NH.

Sing-Along with Mel Stiller at Quincy Market

Gather around the piano, grab a song book and enjoy a sing-along with Mel Stiller in the Rotunda at Quincy Market this afternoon. Stiller may be familiar to you as he’s been leading the piano bar at Jacob Wirth every Friday night for almost 30 years. 1:30-3 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building, Boston.

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