The week ahead: Family events

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Royal pains

A LITTLE PRINCESS Sara Crewe suffers cruelty and injustice from boarding school headmistress Miss Minchin, but in the end all is well in Frances Hodgsen Burnett’s classic children’s story. Fiddlehead Theatre Company presents a musical version by Andrew Lippa for its first mainstage production as the Strand Theatre’s resident company. Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 2 p.m. Through Dec. 8. $25-$45. Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester. 617-229-6494,


MISTER G When he was a kid, family entertainer Mister G loved music, reading, and Spanish. His childhood passions combine in the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning artists’s new recording “ABC Fiesta.” He performs a concert for families in support of the bilingual literacy-themed album. Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m. $10, $8 children. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679,

FAMILY TREES: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Ornament makers get inspired by children’s books including “The Little Prince,” “The Paper Bag Princess,” and “Petunia” for this 18th annual holiday event. View 36 holiday trees of all shapes and sizes with literary-themed decorations. Nov. 27-Jan. 1. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, open New Year’s Day. $15, $10 seniors, $6 ages 4-18, under 4 free. Concord Museum, Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 978-369-9609,


MUSIC THAT PAINTS A PICTURE Kids use their imaginations and crayons for a program of music that portrays a scene, image, or story. John McCann directs the Tufts Wind Ensemble. Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Free. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 20 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-3679,


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BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW More than 3,000 works of art are on exhibit and sale in the 17th annual edition. Galleries from the United States, Canada, and Europe provide the art, which ranges from affordable fine prints to museum-quality masterpieces. The weekend’s special programs include panel discussions on “John Singer Sargent’s Watercolors and His Legacy” and “Rediscovered Masters: Lost and Found.” Nov. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. preview, $250. Nov. 22, 1-8 p.m. Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15, under 12 free. Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-363-0405,

PARADISE CITY See a juried selection of fine and functional art and craft including furniture, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and wearable art. New artists this year include Somerville furniture maker Richard Cohen, North Dakota painter Michael Madzo, New York City jewelry makers Dana and David Melnick, and Maine ceramic artist Tim Christensen. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $13, $11 seniors, $8 students, under 12 free, $16 three-day pass. Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough. 800-511-9725,

REMEMBERING JFK President Kennedy was a Navy veteran and a supporter of the arts. On the 50th anniversary of his death, a concert by the US Navy Band Northeast Top Brass Quintet honors his legacy. Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Free, registration requested. National Archives and Records Administration, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham. 781-663-0130.

THE ENCHANTED VILLAGE The Victorian-era display that used to be exhibited at Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston moved to Avon in 2009. Other attractions include The Polar Express 4D Ride, LITE (Laser Imagination Theater Experience), and The Enchanted Ice (a 4,000-square-foot indoor ice skating park). Through Jan. 5. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon. 508-580-4900,