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    20 Great Events Happening This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    The weekend is finally here! How are you spending it? You could kick off the holiday season with the Boston Christmas Festival, enjoy a performance of RENT, hit the ice for some skating at Patriot Place or catch Comics Come Home’s 25th Anniversary Show. Here are our weekend picks:

    Friday, Nov. 8 

    33rd Annual 2019 Boston Christmas Festival

    The Boston Christmas Festival returns for its 33rd year. Browse more than 350 pop up shops, find special and unique gifts and specialty food exhibitors and more. Find sometihng for everyone. Tickets are $14. Noon to 7 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place Opens for the Season

    Come celebrate the grand opening of Winter Skate at Patriot Place today as it opens for the season for public skating all winter long. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 4-10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Rising of the Pipes, Boston Police Foundation Concert

    Enjoy live music from famed Irish Tenor John McDermott as the Boston Police Gaelic Column, the New York City Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums and the New Jersey State Police Pipes & Drums as they square off for a battle of the bands representing their respective departments. This unique concert raises funds for the Boston Police Foundation and the brave Men and Women of the Boston Police Department. Tickets start at $30. 6-10 p.m., Big Night Live, 110 Causeway St., Boston. 

    Boston Art Book Fair 2019

    Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega team up again for the third annual Boston Art Book Fari. One of the largest book fairs on the east caost, this event features nearly 150 exhibitors from an eclectic mix of artists, publishers, independent presses, bookmakers, institutions and creative print projects. Tickets start at $25. 6-9 p.m., Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont 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 $50. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    RENT

    The 20th anniversary touring production of RENT returns to Boston through Nov. 10 bringing the Tony Award winning musical and Pulitzer Prize winner to the stage at the Shubert Theatre. Tickets start at $48. 7:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston.

    The David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show

    Bowie fans, you don’t want to miss the David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show under the dome at Boston’s Museum of Science. This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. For ages 18+. 8:30 p.m., The Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Saturday, Nov. 9

    MFA Artisan Market

    The MFA Artisan Market returns featuring one-of-a-kind items from local jewelry, fashion and other artisans for some great gift shopping. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

    33rd Annual 2019 Boston Christmas Festival

    The Boston Christmas Festival returns for its 33rd year. Browse more than 350 pop up shops, find special and unique gifts and specialty food exhibitors and more. Find sometihng for everyone. Tickets are $14. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

    Harvest Festival on the Farm

    Join Wilson farm for its annual Harvest Festival this weekend featuring a chef demo with the farm’s Master Chef of France Raymond Ost, plus enjoy samples from its bakery, cheese department, and a few of their favorite products from the farm. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington.

    Quincy Market History Tour

    Enjoy a free, one-hour historical tour of Quincy Market and learn all about its architecture, politics and geography. Meet your guide at the property directory near Anthem Restaurant. 11 a.m., Quincy Market.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

    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 $50. Performances today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Boston Art Book Fair 2019

    Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega team up again for the third annual Boston Art Book Fari. One of the largest book fairs on the east caost, this event features nearly 150 exhibitors from an eclectic mix of artists, publishers, independent presses, bookmakers, institutions and creative print projects. Tickets start at $25. Noon to 7 p.m., Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston.

    2019 Boston Wicked Wine Festival

    Enjoy samping and discovering fall wines at the Boston Wicked Wine Fest Fall whose mission to to expose great wins available for around or under $20 a bottle. Plus enjoy a silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia to benefit Project Smile. Tickets start at $49. Noon to 8 p.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston.

    RENT

    The 20th anniversary touring production of RENT returns to Boston through Nov. 10 bringing the Tony Award winning musical and Pulitzer Prize winner to the stage at the Shubert Theatre. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $48. Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston.

    Comics Come Home: 25th Anniversary Show

    Comics Come Home, America's Longest Running Comedy Fundraiser, is back for its 25th year. All proceeds benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

    The David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show

    Bowie fans, you don’t want to miss the David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show under the dome at Boston’s Museum of Science. This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. For ages 18+. 8:30 p.m., The Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Sunday, Nov. 10

    33rd Annual 2019 Boston Christmas Festival

    The Boston Christmas Festival returns for its 33rd year. Browse more than 350 pop up shops, find special and unique gifts and specialty food exhibitors and more. Find sometihng for everyone. Tickets are $14. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Harvest Festival on the Farm

    Join Wilson farm for its annual Harvest Festival this weekend featuring a chef demo with the farm’s Master Chef of France Raymond Ost, plus enjoy samples from its bakery, cheese department, and a few of their favorite products from the farm. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington.

    Boston Art Book Fair 2019

    Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega team up again for the third annual Boston Art Book Fari. One of the largest book fairs on the east caost, this event features nearly 150 exhibitors from an eclectic mix of artists, publishers, independent presses, bookmakers, institutions and creative print projects. Tickets start at $25. Noon to 5 p.m., Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston.

    RENT

    The 20th anniversary touring production of RENT returns to Boston through Nov. 10 bringing the Tony Award winning musical and Pulitzer Prize winner to the stage at the Shubert Theatre. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $48. Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont 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 $50. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Harpoon Friendsgiving Boston

    Celebrate Friendsgiving at Harpoon Brewery as they come together for the 14th year in a row for this great event benefitting the Greater Boston Food Bank. Tickets are $70 for this 21+ event and include: Tickets are $70 each and include: Harpoon’s spin on Thanksgiving dinner, three beer tickets, a raffle ticket for your chance to win prizes, a take-home gift from Harpoon, a donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank and live music all night long. 6-8:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.