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    The week ahead: Kids’ events

    Karin Hansen

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    INTERCELLULAR Artist Melanie Rose Peterson uses the knowledge she’s gained as a massage therapist and yoga aficionado to create large anatomically inspired sculptures. This exhibit features pieces made of found and recycled materials and inspired by images of fibroblast cells. Through Dec. 8. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. Fri. $14, under 1 free; $1 on Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-6500,



    LES MISERABLES A cast of local performers takes on the majestic musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel about the French Revolution. The production is presented by Neverland Theatre. Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18-21, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 3:30 p.m. $15-$20. Temple B’nai Abraham Theater, 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly. 978-500-8832,


    THE TROLLS AND THE TREE In a puppet show presented by Margaret Moody and the Galapagos Puppets, a squirrel helps out some fairies after trolls trash the fairy garden. The performance is part of the Puppets at the ACA series. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. $7. Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St., Arlington.

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    BLUE DISCOVERIES FAMILY DAYS: SEA TURTLES The New England Aquarium’s family series invites learning about the planet through art, science, and storytelling. This edition highlights activities focusing on sea turtles. Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with admission of $24.95, $22.95 seniors and students, $17.95 ages 3-11. New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5200,



    HAITIAN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Celebrate the launch of storyteller Sharon Kennedy’s project which collects stories of Haitian people living in and around Medford. An evening of art, food, music, poetry, and stories features Kennedy, artist/poet Charlot Lucien, and singer-songwriter Rebecca Zama. Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Free. Hyatt Place Hotel, 116 Riverside Ave., Medford. 781-393-7566,

    PET PICTURES WITH SANTA Gussy up your canine kiddos for a photo session with St. Nick. The pictures will look great on your holiday cards, and will help raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Photographer Kelly Davidson is behind the lens, there’ll be drinks and snacks for humans and dogs, and everyone gets to take home a holiday VIP puppy pouch. Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m. $35, reservations recommended. Bark Place, 1721 Washington St., Boston. 857-362-7494,


    WONDERLAND: 2013 ARTISTS’ MARKET We’re grateful that shopping malls in December aren’t the only option for holiday shopping (or browsing). Artistic elves from around the country have been busy crafting jewelry, scarves, ornaments, paper goods, housewares, and hand-blown glass for the season. You’ll find Kent Stetson’s paintings stitched onto purses and totes, Uncle Goose’s multilingual alphabet blocks, Edward Monti’s enchanting birdbaths, and other treasures. Nov. 16-Dec. 31. Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. After Dec. 25, open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. DeCordova Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. 781-259-8355,

    BRETON FEST-NOZ A bagadis plays on instruments including a bombarde at a fest-noz. Translation: a band plays bagpipes, double-reed woodwinds, and percussion at a night festival celebrating traditions of Brittany and other Celtic nations. Come for the dance workshop and crepe dinner, then join in circle and couple dancing to live music by Bagad New York. Nov. 16, 4-6 p.m. workshop, 6-8 p.m. dinner, 8-11 p.m. dance party. Workshop or party, $17, $14 students; workshop and party $26, $20 students; $8 dinner. Canadian-American Club, 202 Arlington St., Watertown.