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    25+ Family-Friendly Events Happening This Week in and Around Boston

    There’s so much happening in the area this week, it’s hard to narrow it down. From a performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Live in Concert to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, sock skating at the Boston Children’s Museum, a black bear birthday party at the zoo and more, we’ve gathered more than two dozen great family-friendly ways to have fun in and around Boston all week long (plus some for the adults only).

    Monday, Jan. 7

    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.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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. 4-9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Tuesday, Jan. 8

    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.

    Preschool Movies

    Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4246 Washington St., Roslindale

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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. 4-9 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. 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Tot Time at the Nature Playscape

    Enjoy some outdoor fun with your little ones (ages 1.5-6) where they can explore nature with rocks, stick, water, and more. Each month brings a new focus and new activities. 10 a.m., Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 

    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. 

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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. 4-9 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. 7 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Thursday, Jan.10

    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.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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. 4-4:45 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

    ICA Free Thursday Night

    Did you know the Institute of Contemporary Art is free for all visitors every Thursday? It sure is. 5- 9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

    Trivia in the Tap Room

    It’s trivia night in the Harpoon Tap Room. Free to enter and open to the public, enjoy beer, pretzels and win prizes. 7-9 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 $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. 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 

    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. 

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 continues. 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.

    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.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place continues. 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.