Enjoy live music, great food, and apple cannons at the Community Harvest Festival, channel your inner Jedi at LEGOLand's Star Wars Day, or take part in a drum circle at the Fruitland Museum's Annual Bonfire.
Friday, November 2
Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing, as you move, make music, listen, and learn. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Learning Spanish Circle Time. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. Bring your tot and learn new words, phrases, and songs in Spanish. Build a Spanish vocabulary together. For ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
STEM Make & Play: Candy Corn Catapults. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 4-5 p.m. Use a variety of materials to design, build, and test your own catapult, before competing with other launching competitors. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Free. mywpl.org.
First Friday Night Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Explore the museum for free. Non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard will be accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.
FIRST Lego Robotics. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-7 p.m. Join FIRST Robotics Team 6328 as they demo their 2017 competition robot and give visitors a chance to try it out themselves. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Worcester Railers vs Adirondack Thunder. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Enjoy as the Worcester Railers takes on the Adirondack Thunder for the entire family to enjoy. $15-35. dcucenter.com.
The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Master impressionist Roger Kabler embodies one of the greatest comedians of the 20th and 21st century, during this performance as the loveable madman Robin Williams. $33. regenttheatre.com.
Saturday, November 3
WAM Fall Community Day: Diwali. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate this tradition fall Hindu Festival of Lights with a full day of cultural programs at the Museum in partnership with the India Society of Worcester. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.
Big Cat Celebration. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn more about the zoo’s big cats of cougars and snow leopards as specialists from the Cougar Network and Snow Leopard Trust teach guests. See new snow leopard cubs, Pandora and Naphisa, on exhibit. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $17.95, youths 2 to 12 $11.95, ages under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.
Diwali Celebration. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Join publishing house Bharat Babies for a fun-filled day of programs celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights with dance, storytelling, music, and artmaking. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6. carlemuseum.org.
Star Wars Day. LEGOLand Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Channel your inner Jedi with build competitions, a Star Wars themed mosaic, characters, giveaways and more. Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite character. Through Sunday. Online tickets $14.95. https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
The Fairy Circus. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes leap to life, as Tanglewood Marionettes bring juggling, flying, and circus fun for the family to enjoy during this performance. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Adults $13, children $10. coolidge.org.
Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, 1 Columbia Point, Boston. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Experience the excitement of Bollywood and celebrate Diwali – the Indian Festival of Lights – with a stunning performance combining South Asian classical, folk, and modern styles. Register ahead. Free. jfklibrary.org.
Exploring Science Together: The Ice Age. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Come investigate the Ice Age and learn with hands-on glacier demonstrations and activities, as well as real geological clues about New England’s icy past during this adult-child exploration. Register ahead. Members $15, nonmembers $25. hmnh.harvard.edu.
Concord with The Concord Winds Quintet. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 3 p.m. Enjoy this short concert that will allow children and families a chance to hear the various instruments in a program designed to appeal to all ages while adapting a special folktale. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Fall Fairy Houses. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 3-4 p.m. Create your very own fall fairy houses through acorns, bark, natural materials, fairy fancies, and fun. For ages 5 to 13. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
Fruitlands Annual Bonfire. Fruitlands Museum, 90 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 5-7 p.m. Say goodbye to the 2018 season in style, as Fruitlands hosts its 7th annual bonfire with drumming, a drum circle, and community. Free. fruitlands.org.
Especially for Me: Free Vision Impaired Family Event. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. An evening at the Museum for families experiencing a visual impairment, with a special tinkering and engineering program at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and dinner. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Worcester Railers vs Newfoundland Growlers. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Enjoy as the Worcester Railers takes on the Growlers for the entire family to enjoy. $15-35. dcucenter.com.
Sunday, November 4
Harvest Home Festival. Brigham Hill Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton. Celebrate the season with live music, great food and beer, a bake sale, kids crafts, hay rides, apple cannons and a pumpkin trebuchet competition. Event kicks off with a Kids Run a 10 a.m. and a 5K Trail Run 10:30 a.m. Admission $10, kids under 5 free, $30 max per family. community-harvest.org/events.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit + Science. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy this Academy Award-winning stop motion animated comedy following Britain’s famous man-dog duo as they hunt for a mysterious garden predator, as we learn about engineering and selective plant breeding. $5. coolidge.org.
First Sunday. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day to explore the galleries. Free. museumofrussianicons.org.
Cookies and Tea with Clara from The Nutcracker. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3 p.m. Clara invites you for a special meet-and-greet tea party, as she reads the story of The Nutcracker ballet and enjoys dancing, cookies, and tea. $20, parents free. thehanovertheatre.org.
Draw It Out. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1-4 p.m. A special Sunday in the art studio as we draw and draw inspiration from the galleries. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6. carlemuseum.org.
Darci Lynne and Friends Live. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 3 p.m. Winner of the 12th Season of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne Farmer brings her skills as a young ventriloquist and friends Petunia the Rabbit, Oscar the Mouse, and Edna the Old Woman to delight all. $39-69. thehanovertheatre.org.