Day of the Dead @ Peabody Museum
Tuesday, November 2 3pm-5pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, 02138
Free w/ Museum Admission
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University will celebrate Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with traditional Mexican dance performances, craft activities, story time, and Sugar Skull workshops. All festivities are free with museum admission, with the exception of the sugar skull workshops which cost an additional $5/skull.
Boston Christmas Crafts Festival
Friday, November 4 Noon-7pm
Saturday, November 5 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 6 10am-5pm
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston 02210
$10/in advance, $12/at door, Free/Kids
The annual Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center features a marketplace of arts and crafts items by over 300 artists from around the country. There will also be a Gingerbread House Competition, where competing chefs will be judged by a celebrity panel, with the proceeds to benefit Housing Families. Tickets are priced at 10 bucks, but be sure to print out the ‘discount’ coupon to take along if you plan on paying at the door. The coupon is for $2 off your admission ticket; although the term discount is a bit of a misnomer since it will simply result in you paying $10 like everyone else (the ticket price at the door happens to be $12). It’s an interesting trick by the event hosts to make you think you are getting a deal, but the coupon must be used to prevent you from paying more than everyone else. Get Tickets Online
Kambiri the Gorilla’s 1st Birthday Party
Saturday, November 5 10am-3pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester 02121
Free w/ regular admission
Kambiri, the baby gorilla at the Franklin Park Zoo, will celebrate his or her first birthday (the website does not specify Kambiri’s gender) on November 5th, and visitors to the zoo are invited to join in on the festivities. The gorilla exhibit in the Tropical Forest will be decorated for the special day and the gorillas will enjoy special treats. The first 250 visitors will also receive complimentary treats in the form of cupcakes by Sweet Cupcakes.
The Great Muppet Caper
Saturday, November 5 10:30am
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline 02446
The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents a screening of The Great Muppet Caper movie, as part of the weekly Kids’ Shows program. Get Tickets
Li Min Mo, Professional Storyteller @ the Library
Saturday, November 5 1pm-3pm
Honan Allston Branch Public Library, 300 N. Harvard St., Allston, 02134
Professional Chinese Storyteller, Li Min Mo, will be at the Honan Allston Branch Public Library for a storytelling session featuring Asian folk tales and more. An origami activity will follow the performance.
Fayerweather Street School Rummage Sale
Saturday, November 5 9am-2pm
Fayerweather Street School, 765 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 02138
3rd thru 8th graders and adults
The legendary Rummage Sale at Fayerweather Street School will offer all sorts of quality items passed along from parents of 3rd through 8th graders. There will be kids’ clothes, sports equipment, games, toys, kitchen supplies, adult name brand clothing, and more. Admission is $1; proceeds will benefit the school library.
Family Concert: Rolie Polie Guacamole
Sunday, November 6 @ 2pm
Bakalar Recital Hall, 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, 02445
The Brookline Music School presents a live family concert with Rolie Polie Guacamole, a Brooklyn-based children’s jam band known for their interactive shows and inspirational songs.