Boston-area kids’ events


A Latin American fiesta and an erupting volcano are two of the destinations-in-music presented by the Tufts University Wind Ensemble. The performance, part of the Saturday Family and Children’s Concert Series, includes selections from “The Lion King,” a musical rendition of the Dr. Seuss story “Oh! The Places You’ll Go,” and an appearance by mime troupe Hype! A post-concert reception offers opportunities to see the instruments and meet the mimes. Dec. 1, 1 p.m. Free. Granoff Music Center,
20 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-2253,

RUMPELSTILTSKIN Getting through winter with the kids will be easier this year, thanks to Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts. A series of five shows gets underway with the classic fairy tale about the little man with the crazy name. Dream Tale Puppets featuring Jacek Zuzanski and Norina Reif present the tale using table-top rod puppets. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. $6. Series features monthly performances through April. Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St., Arlington.

LEXINGTON SYMPHONY KIDS POPS The Lexington Symphony warms up for an evening holiday pops concert with a special afternoon performance for families. Highlights include a visit from Santa and holiday standards to get you in the spirit. Nov. 30,
4 p.m. $20, $8 kids. (evening concert 8 p.m. $40, $20 kids). Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave.,
Lexington. 781-523-9009,


BEN RUDNICK AND FRIENDS According to his blog, the idea for the title track of Ben Rudnick’s new CD came to him while cycling. He imagined becoming a superhero with the power to spread love far and wide, and the soul-tinged “Love Is a Superpower” was born. Rudnick and his fellow award-winning family musicians perform in Brookline. Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. $10, $8 kids. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500,

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LIMMUDBOSTON You learn something new every day, and if you go to this Jewish learningfest you’ll learn a lot of new things in a day. Workshops and hands-on sessions in art, music, food, storytelling, meditation, Jewish identity, and more are featured. Dec. 2, 8:45 a.m.-7 p.m. $45. Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill.

GLOBE SANTA COMEDY NIGHT You spend an evening smiling, and needy kids smile about their holiday gifts. It’s a win-win when Dave Russo hosts a comedy event to benefit Globe Santa. The roster also features Lenny Clarke, Tony V, Frank Santorelli, and Anthony Scibelli. Prince Pizzeria provides the pizza. Nov. 29, 6:30-10 p.m. $25. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway, Saugus.

JAFAR PANAHI: THIS IS NOT A RETROSPECTIVE A half-dozen films are included in a mini-fest highlighting the work of Iranian director Jafar Panahi. “This Is Not a Film,” made while Panahi was under house arrest by the Iranian government, opens the series. Other screenings feature “The Circle,” “The Mirror,” “Crimson Gold,” “The White Balloon,” and “Offisde.” Nov. 30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 2, 5 and 7 p.m. Dec, 3, 7 p.m. $9, $7 students and seniors. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700,

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MUSEUM SCHOOL ART SALE This annual event is a good opportunity to start or expand your personal art collection, or choose art for holiday giving. Paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more created by hundreds of artists from the museum school community are available. Sales are split evenly between artists and the school’s scholarship fund. The opening reception features studio tours and music by DJ Holtie. Pictured: a detail of Pawel Przewlocki’s “ART ON ART (detail of tryptic).” Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception Nov. 29, 5-8 p.m. Free admission. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway, Boston.

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