The week ahead: Kids events


“THE SINGING TURTLE” Taro’s mother needs medicine, and the farm boy gets some help from a vocalizing turtle. The Japanese folk tale by Paul Vincent Davis is performed by Puppet Showplace Theatre Artist-In-Residence, Brad Shur. March 14 and 15 at 10:30 a.m., March 16 and 17 at 1 and 3 p.m. $12 (recommended for ages 4 and older). Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 617-731-6400.

“THE PAJAMA GAME” All the workers want is a 7½ cent pay raise, but things get a little steamy at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. Watertown Children’s Theatre presents the musical featuring “Steam Heat,” “Hey There,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” March 15 at 7 p.m. (through March 17). $12. Charles Mosesian Theater,
321 Arsenal St., Watertown.
800-838-3006. www.watertown

“HOOT HAPPENINGS” Great horned, barn, and screech owls are guests of honor at this afternoon of learning, owl-cookie decorating, crafts, games, and a presentation of Jane Yolen’s children’s book, “Owl Moon.” If the weather cooperates, there will be an outdoor hike on the wildlife sanctuary. March 16 from 1-
4 p.m. $5, $20 max per family. The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon,

963 Washington St., Canton. 781-821-8853, ext. 102.


YO-YO PEOPLE John Higby and Rebecca Loomis Higby hold a Guinness World Record and a yo-yo world champion title for their yo-yo skills which include yo-yos attached to bouncy balls and those with 10-foot strings. March 16 at 11 a.m. $10, $8 kids. The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097. www.natick



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“A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND” Everyone has the luck o’ the Irish at this musical celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents music, folk dancing, and comedy with fiddler Sean Reynolds, Irish step dancer Liam Harney, harpist Judith Ross, Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck, and more. March 15 at 7:30 p.m. (through March 17). $35-$50, $25 ages 5-18, $3 senior discount. Robinson Theatre,
617 Lexington St., Waltham. 781-891-5600. www.reagle

THE HISTORY OF SHIP BUILDING IN NEW ENGLAND Leon Poindexter was the master shipwright for the re-creation of the HMS Surprise which was used in “Master and Commander” starring Russell Crowe. Poindexter learned his craft from masters who worked at the Essex and Cape Ann shipyards. In addition to Poindexter’s talk, there will be sea shantys, clam chowder, corn bread, and beverages. March 16 at 4 p.m. $35, $15 under 18. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St., Boston. 617-338-1773. www.bostontea

“POT O’ TEA TASTING” L’Espalier tea sommelier Cynthia Gold will lead a traditional Irish tea tasting accompanied by tea sandwiches, pastries, petit fours, and a few dishes cooked with the teas. March 17 at 3 p.m. $50 (reserevations recommended). L’Espalier, 774 Boylston St., Boston. 617-262-3023. www.lespalier

OCEAN TO TABLE TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER SERIES Chef de Cuisine Armand Toutaint subscribes to a philosophy of providing generous portions of the freshest, local, sustainable seafood available. His March 19 three-course menu features haddock, followed on March 26 by tuna. March 19 and 26 from
5-10 p.m. $45 (wine pairings available). Turner Fisheries,
10 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-424-7425. www.turners