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    20+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    The weekend is finally here. The weather is colder, the Patriots are in the playoffs and there’s lots to do so bundle up and have some fun with our weekend picks including a black bear birthday party at the Stone Zoo, Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at the Boston Opera House, Disney's "The Little Mermaid" live in concert and more!

    Friday, Jan. 11

    Snowmazing Sock Skating

    Enjoy some family fun at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing. Skate in your socks, while enjoying performances, games and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Boston Common.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place is underway. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 5-10 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 $49. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to the Boston Opera House Jan. 8-20. You don’t want to miss this show heralded as “Broadway’s Golden Ticket.” Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Saturday, Jan. 12

    Kids' Shows: Josh and the Jamtones

    Josh and the Jamtones perform this morning at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for an interactive dance party show for children and parents alike. 10:30 a.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 

    Animal Tracking Adventure

    If you’ve ever wondered how wild animals survive in the winter, then head over to Blue Hills this morning to become a nature detective to learn about the signs wildlife leaves behind as clues of where they travel, as well as find food and shelter. Pre-registratoin is required. 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave., Milton. 

    Black Bear Birthday Party

    Head to the Stone Zoo today and help celebrate the 13th birthday of black bears Smoky and Bubba complete with lots of festivities the whole family will enjoy. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    Winter Family Fun Day

    Hale Reservation's Second Annual Family Fun Day and Open House is a great way to celebrate winter. This free fireside event features a magician, games activities, hot cocoa and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hale Reservation, 80 Carby St., Westwood.

    Snowmazing Sock Skating

    Enjoy some family fun at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing. Skate in your socks, while enjoying performances, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 

    Family Fun Day

    Grab the family and join the Center for Families for a morning filled with indoor games and crafts for your little ones. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Andrew Peabody Elementary School, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge. 

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Boston Common.

    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 $49. Performances today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place is underway. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $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.

    Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to the Boston Opera House Jan. 8-20. You don’t want to miss this show heralded as “Broadway’s Golden Ticket.” Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Boston Roller Derby Home Team Season Opener

    Don’t miss Boston Roller Derby’s first home team games of the 2019 season today. General admission tickets are $12 in advance/$16 at the door for adults, $6 in advance/$8 at the door for children ages 6 to 17 and children under 6 are free. Doors open at 4 p.m., Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington.

    Sunday, Jan. 13 

    Snowmazing Sock Skating

    Enjoy some family fun at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing. Skate in your socks, while enjoying performances, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boston Common.

    Baystate Wedding & Bridal Expo

    Planning a wedding? Then you don’t want to miss the 19th Annual Baystate Wedding & Bridal Expo at the Boston Marriott Newton. Find wedding and bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, flowers, cakes, invitations and more, all under one roof. Tickets are $10. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place is underway. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $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.

    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 $49. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Live in Concert

    The entire family will enjoy the Create, Inspire, Change Theater Company’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Live in Concert. Enjoy a sing-along to your favorite Little Mermaid tunes before the show. Tickets are $19-$22. 2 p.m., the MainStage Theater at The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown.

    Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to the Boston Opera House Jan. 8-20. You don’t want to miss this show heralded as “Broadway’s Golden Ticket.” Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.