Friday, March 23 

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Explore a nature-based activity responding to the weather, and head out to the Discovery Woods or adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Fridays. discoveryacton.org.

 

Preschool Story and Nature Hour: Salamander Migration. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy the time of the great salamander migration, incorporate the traveling of these slippery sliders through a stories, crafts, and a nature walk. For ages 2.5 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4, adults free. massaudubon.org.

 

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this musical depiction of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, featuring classic songs like ‘La Bamba’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, and ‘Oh Boy’. $39-69. thehanovertheatre.org.

 

Saturday, March 24 

Backyard and Beyond: Bird Language with ‘PrimiTim.' Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m. Come join Tim ‘PrimiTim’ Swanson as he helps us decode some of the bird language we hear all around us each Spring. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Wayne Potash. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Join Wayne Potash and his band during this special interactive rock and roll show for families, featuring new songs incorporating animals, princesses, and silly monsters. Recommended for ages 2 and up. Adults $13, children $10. coolidge.org.

 

Nazar Bollywood Dance Troup: Colors of India. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Experience the excitement of Bollywood and celebrate the Indian Festival of Colors, Holi, with a stunning performance combining South Asian dance with western jazz and ballet. Register ahead. Free. jfklibrary.org.

 

Kitchen Ka-Boom. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 11 a.m.-12  p.m. Join some science fun and experiments, as kids enjoy a safe space exploring items found in almost any kitchen. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13, youth ages 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

 

Teddy Bear Tea. Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd., Concord. 12-1 p.m. & 2-3 p.m. Come be delighted as you bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for an afternoon of tea, cocoa, and a simple craft. Register ahead. Member adults $20, children $17; nonmember adults $25, children $22. concordmuseum.org.

 

Amazing Archaeology Fair. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge. 1-4 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy hands-on activities, learning, and virtual tours, and more, as archaeologists and Harvard students present this exciting day of fun. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $12, youths ages three and up $8, children under 3 free. peabody.harvard.edu.

 

Capturing Imaginary Animals with Pencil and Paper. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your creature drawings to life, as we look closely at lions, tigers, and bears, and explore imaginative drawing techniques. For ages 9 to 13. Register ahead. Members $25, nonmembers $35. hmnh.harvard.edu.

 

Especially for Me: Families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA Children. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a special night featuring ASL interpreters, newly renovated exhibitions, and dinner. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.

 

When James Brown Saved Boston. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Enjoy this 50th Anniversary Celebration as Tony Wilson takes on the image of a Young James Brown live in a rousing concert. $40-50. regenttheatre.com.

 

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Spanning jazz, Latin, and African influences, this collaborative concert brings to stage sounds from Cuba and Senegal live. $28-42. berklee.edu/events.

 

Sunday, March 25 

Maple Sugaring Weekend. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Pkwy, Sharon. 9 a.m. Join us for a day of the magic of turning sap into syrup, during this 45 year old celebration, covering the evolution of maple sugaring from the traditions of the Native Americans onward, before enjoying a delicious meal with a sugaring quiz board, crafting, and more fun. Registration recommended. Advance $10, day-of $12. massaudubon.org.

 

Groton-Dunstable Chamber Chorus. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 2-3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of stunning classical and contemporary acapella pieces. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.