Charlie & the Chocolate Factory comes to life on stage, Old Sturbridge Village gets lit up by candlelight, and a magic show delights all.

Friday, February 11 

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity taking cue from the weather outside, before doing some outdoor exploration. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Friday Fun & Games: Minute to Win It. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 4-5 p.m. Test your skills with these fun, minute-long challenges, and maybe even win a prize. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Free. mywpl.org.

Evening of Illumination. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 6-7:30 p.m. Tour the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight during this calming and beautiful evening, featuring music and storytelling throughout. Members $30, nonmembers $35. osv.org.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 8 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Saturday, February 12

The Magic of Bonaparte. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m. Boston’s hottest magician brings this family-friendly magical presentation that has established him as New England’s premier children’s performer. Members $7; nonmember adults $10, ages 3 to 12 $8, ages under 3 free. regenttheatre.com.

Everyday Engineering: Balls and Ramps. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Engage in some everyday engineering as you design, build, and test out some simple tracks and mini rollercoasters to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Leominster Library University Jr: Wreck the Tech. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 2:30-4 p.m. Partake in taking apart. Explore mice, keyboards, desk phones, VCRs, fans, and more. For ages 8 to 13. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Worcester Railers HC vs. Reading Royals. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Cheer on Central Massachusetts’s hometown team, as the Railers take on the Reading Royals in this family-friendly arena game. $15-35. dcucenter.com.

Sunday, February 13 

Everyday Engineering: Balls and Ramps. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Engage in some everyday engineering as you design, build, and test out some simple tracks and mini rollercoasters to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Fiber Art with Janet Kawada. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 12-3 p.m. Discover the intersection of art and craft with fiber artist and sculptor Janet Kawada, as you observe how an everyday object surface can be brilliantly transformed and try your hand at fiber art. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, youths 7 and up $10,m ages 6 and under free. mfa.org.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Special Sundays in the Studio. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1-4 p.m. Explore paper patterns during this special exploration of our artistic flairs. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Worcester Railers HC vs. Manchester Monarchs. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 3:05 p.m. Cheer on Central Massachusetts’s hometown team, as the Railers take on the Manchester Monarchs in this family-friendly arena game. $15-35. dcucenter.com.

Darlingside with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. Keiter Center for the Performing Arts, Walnut Hill School, 12 Highland St., Natick. 7:30 p.m. Boston-based quartet Darlingside performs its music are a single microphone as students of all backgrounds and demographics from the Main Youth Rock Orchestra push the perception of music education. Members $30, public $35, premium seating $40. natickarts.org.