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Tuesday, April 25
The world’s favorite sassy English pig is going on her first US theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! The popular children’s cartoon character takes the lead in a live-action performance at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with songs, dance, games, and muddy puddles. The original production also features Peppa’s little brother, George, and their friends. 6 p.m. Tickets $18 and up. peppapiglive.com
Wednesday, April 26
Explore the connection between the arts and the sciences with Music of Reality Presents: Beautiful Questions at the Somerville Armory. Part of a concert series cofounded by Boston-based composer and musician David Ibbett, the multidisciplinary event incorporates talks about topics in cosmology with performances by acoustic and electronic musicians. 6 p.m. Tickets $15, $10 for students and arts professionals. musicofreality.com/events
Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30
For the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis, more than 300 students, alumni, and local artists present dance, theater, sketch comedy, music, and more. Saturday’s offerings include the Brandeis Folk Festival, while “Super Sunday” sees nonstop action — including Dvorak, marionettes, and juggling — starting at noon. This year’s theme is sustainability, part of a larger movement to make the arts green. Free. brandeis.edu/arts/festival
Saturday, April 29
Get cozy with wool at Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival. Sheep will get summer haircuts with traditional and electric shears, fiber artists will display and sell wool products, and artisan-made goods like jewelry, pottery, and more will be for sale. Not feeling crafty? Check out the live musicians, dancers, and puppeteers. 10 a.m. Tickets $20 adults, free 12 and under. goreplace.org
Saturday, April 29
A dozen businesses in Eastern Massachusetts and hundreds of others around the country will unite for the annual Independent Bookstore Day. With exclusive releases of books and merchandise that aren’t available on any other day, the unique events let the stores celebrate their own communities — and vice versa. Free. indiebookstoreday.comSHARE YOUR EVENT NEWS. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article has been updated to correct an event date in the photo caption. Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival is April 29.