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    The week ahead: Family events

    LEGO? Let’s go!

    “BRICK FACTOR” In May, if all goes according to plan, the kids will have a new Somerville destination — LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. And the plan is in full swing with Saturday’s competition for the Master Model Builder position. Check out the two-day competition of multiple rounds. Jan. 25 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Jan. 26 (1-3 p.m.). Free. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

    June Wulff


    “GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS” This tweaked version of the kids classic is told by Magpie Puppets. When Goldilocks gets home after an afternoon at the bears’ place, her mother is disappointed in the girl’s bad manners and sends her back with blueberry pancakes. Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. $8, $25 family max, free under 2. Learning Circle Preschool, 3 Blue Hill River Road, Canton. 781-828-4800.

    ICA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL Your future movie director, designer, critic, or artist has a chance to learn about pixilation, design, and other steps of the filmmaking process. The kids also get to act like a critic. Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free for up to two adults when accompanied by kids under 13, free under 18. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3100.


    RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM The Cocoa House awaits your future coffee house patrons with a string band concert by singers and players of the fiddle, ukulele, banjo, and other instruments. You can expect tunes from their CD “Ranky Tanky,” a 100-year trip through American music. Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. $7, $3 under age 4. First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton. 978-742-9957.

    June Wulff


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    “A CONVERSATION WITH JERRY FOLEY” For more than 100 years J.J. Foley’s has been a neighborhood haunt where everybody knows your name. Owner Jerry Foley welcomes you to a panel discussion with him, South End history buffs, and moderator/author Stephanie Schorow (“Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits”). The group will talk about the role of Boston barrooms. Jan. 23 6:30-8 p.m. $20 ($5 for book; complimentary apps and a cocktail; full menu available). J.J. Foley’s Cafe,
    117 East Berkeley St., Boston. 617-536-4445.

    “BOLLOCKS: RISES FROM THE DEAD” This “Boston queer rock party” is also billed as “rock ’n’ roll for boys who like boys who do girls who kiss girls who are boys. . .” That said, get ready for an evening of drag performances by Aquanette Jones and Kurt Fowl, and spinning by guest DJ Chris Ewen. Jan. 24 10 p.m.- 2 a.m. No cover. 21+. The Alley Bar, 275 Washington St., Boston. 617-263-1449.

    SUPER HUNGER BRUNCH For every dollar you spend, three meals will go to folks served by the Greater Boston Food Bank (last year 183,000 meals went to women, men, children, families, seniors, and veterans in need). Do your part at approximately 20 Greater Boston-area eateries including Blue Ginger, 80 Thoreau, Hamersley’s Bistro, and Rialto. Jan. 25 and 26 at participating restaurants (reservations recommended). $25-$50. 617-427-5200.

    “BOSTON GOT SOLE 2” Dive into the high-end section of your closet and come up with no more than four pairs of sneakers (new or used) to sell or trade at this sneaker convention. While you conduct business a DJ will play hip hop and rap music, there will be three hip-hop performances, and you might win the raffle (a new pair of Nike Lebron X EXT Hazelnut) or the “best/nicest shoe” contest. Jan. 25 noon-5 p.m. $15. All ages welcome. Villa Victoria Center For the Arts, 85 West Newton St., Boston. 617-688-5494.