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    20+ Great Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston
    San Diego Taco Fest
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    We made it through another week! The weekend is here and lucky for us it’s filled with great things to do the entire family is sure to enjoy. From the Boston Public Market’s 2019 Agricultural Festival to a Mexican Food Street Festival, the Prince Experience at the Museum of Science and even a National Pretzel Day celebration, there’s a whole lot of fun happening. Check out our picks:

    Friday, April 26 

    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.

    National Pretzel Day Celebration

    Celebrate National Pretzel Day with Harpoon Brewery where they’ll be giving away free pretzel tokens for the first 50 people in the door at 11 a.m. and then again starting at 5 p.m. They’ll also be offering a $10 pint and Pretzel Dog deal. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    The Big Apple Circus

    The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

    26th Annual Taste of the North End

    Don’t miss the 26th Annual "Taste of the North End" featuring food from 35 popular North End restaurants and bakeries, as well as libations from area wine vendors. This annual event benefits several local non-profits, schools and senior programs. 7 p.m., DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial 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 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables returns to Boston with a new production of the Tony Award-winning show. 7:30 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    The Prince Experience 

    You don’t want to miss this musical experience – a sensory journey of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the Planetarium, The Prince Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of one of pop history's most beloved artists with stunning, inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Saturday, April 27 

    Kids in the Kitchen: Caramel Apples

    Children ages 6-12 can explore and taste the food of the season at Boston Public Markets Kids in the Kitchen series. Today Emily from Red Apple Farms will teach you how to make caramel apples from scratch and cover with treats from the market, like crushed Taza chocolate and Q's nuts (note: there will be nuts at this class) 10 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston. 

    National Marionette Theatre’s Peter and the Wolf

    Enjoy stunning scenery, handcrafted marionettes and enchanting music from Prokofiev’s orchestral score as Peter and his animal friends work together to capture the wolf in turn-of-the-century Russia with the National Marionette Theatre’s production of Peter and the Wolf. 10:30 a.m., John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

    The Big Apple Circus

    The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

    World Tai Chi Day at Millennium Park

    Celebrate World Tai Chi Day today with a class at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. (in case of rain, it will be held in the Body Mind Systems Training Center, 1739 Centre St.). Noon to 1 p.m., Millennium Park, 300 Gardner St., West Roxbury.

    Japan Festival Boston

    The largest festival promoting Japanese culture in all of New England returns for it’s eighth year. Come celebrate Japan’s traditional and pop culture, business and industry and more. 1-4 p.m., Boston Common. 

    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables returns to Boston with a new production of the Tony Award-winning show. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington 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.

    The Prince Experience

    You don’t want to miss this musical experience – a sensory journey of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the Planetarium, The Prince Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of one of pop history's most beloved artists with stunning, inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Sunday, April 28

    2019 Agricultural Festival

    Head on over to the Boston Public Market today for the 2019 Agricultural Festival – a market-wide event celebrating Earth Day and the start of the spring growing season. Enjoy live demonstrations, pop-up vendors and activities for all ages. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Mexican Street Food Festival

    Join New England Open Markets in partnership with the Central Square Business Association for their first outdoor celebration of the season when they bring a piece of Mexico to the heart of Central Square. More than 20 local restaurants and food trucks will be on hand cooking up authentic Mexican street food. Plus the Notch Brewing Beer Garden, Naco Taco Margarita Bar, 90+ Cellars Roe Truck, plus more than 100 artists, makers and more. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 95 Prospect St., Cambridge.

    The Big Apple Circus

    The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at Noon and 4 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables returns to Boston with a new production of the Tony Award-winning show. Performances today at 1 p.m and 6:30 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington 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. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    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. 4-6 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Cher: Here We Go Again Tour

    Cher brings her 2019 Here We Go Again Tour to the TD Garden tonight. Tickets start at $64.95. 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.