Free admission to the Discovery Museum and the Museum of Russian Icons this weekend! Plus, you can meet members of the Galactic Empire and enjoy fun in the intergalactic laboratory at a May the Fourth Be With You event, or head outside for a Farm Festival with arts, crafts, games and more!

Friday, May 3 

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing during this multi-sensory workout with a favorite music educator. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Friday. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, and explore the outdoors in the Discovery Woods or adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

The Pied Piper. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m. Join the Piper on his journey through Hamelin during this magical performance featuring original music and the Theater for Young Audiences Ensemble. $5. berklee.edu/events.

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Materials Play. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11-11:30 a.m. Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers, in the Art Studio. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Fee Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. The museum doors open for free while accepting non-perishable food donations for local pantries, with a special STEM activity from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Artswalk Community Mural Coloring. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 5-8 p.m. Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA and First Fridays Artswalk. Free. berkshiremuseum.org.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Brown Middle School Auditorium, 125 Meadowbrook Rd., Newton. 7-9 p.m. The Newton Theatre Company breathes life into the classic story of George Bailey and his fellow citizens as radio actors take the stage for a wonderful evening. Free. newtonartscalendar.org.

Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory or, if overcast, a planetarium show. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

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Saturday, May 4 

2019 Farm Festival. Sheep Pasture, 307 Main St., North Easton. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A day of games, vendors, and farm fun, including a toddler play area, yard games, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Families $20. nrtofeaston.org.

Free Fishing Day. Snows Pond at Fay Mountain Farm, Cemetery Rd., Charlton. An entertaining outing of whopper proportions, enjoy a day of free fishing for the whole family. All gear provided, no fishing license required. No experience necessary and instructors are available for all ages. Food, drink and vendors on site. Free. townofcharlton.net. 

May the Fourth Be With You. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet the members of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, hear the theme music performed live, enjoy hands-on fun in the intergalactic laboratory, and more on this day celebrating Star Wars. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 4 and up $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

The Pied Piper. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m. Join the Piper on his journey through Hamelin during this magical performance featuring original music and the Theater for Young Audiences Ensemble. $5. berklee.edu/events.

Beyond the Spectrum: Toys and Traditions. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about some of the traditional games and toys in the MFA collection, before making your own toys out of clay during this adventure in art for children on the autism spectrum. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. $9. mfa.org.

WeeMuse Art Lab. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Early learners are invited to try fun art-making activities with a science twist. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13, youths 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Scribble Bots. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Come create dynamic drawings using simple DIY robotic contraptions made of wiggling motors, pipe cleaners, and repurposed materials. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Special Storytime: Ashley Benham Yazdani. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Author and Illustrator Ashley Benham Yazdani reads from her debut picture book ‘A Green Place to Be’ envisioning New York’s Central Park of yore. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Build a Bubble Wand. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4 p.m. Drop-in and try your hand at building a bubble wand and discover the fascinating world of bubbles. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Massachusetts Pirates vs. Jacksonville Sharks. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 8:20 p.m. Massachusetts’ native Arena Football team comes back to the DCU Center in a show off against Jacksonville. $12. dcucenter.com.

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Sunday, May 5 

First Sunday. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the galleries during this day of open access. Free. museumofrussianicons.org.

12th Annual Children’s Room Celebration. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Celebrate our Children’s Room with a full day of crafts, special juggling and magic show at 1:30 p.m., glittery art temporary tattoos, and more fun. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

ARTfull Explorations. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 1-3 p.m. Investigate new ideas and unique materials inspired by the Museum exhibitions and Park sculptures. Designed for ages 5 to 12. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

Robin Hood. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. Be immersed as this silent-film adaptation of the chivalrous English bandit’s adventures is accompanied by live music filling the theatre’s space. $20, students $15. thehanovertheatre.org.

Special Storytime: Perrin Hendrick. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Discover a farm like no other in Perrin Hendrick’s debut picture book ‘This Is the Farm’. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.