Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 24-30

Gore Place’s Sheepshearing Festival, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!,” Independent Bookstore Day, and more.

Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival will be held Saturday, April 29.
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Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival will be held Saturday, April 29.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Saturday, April 29

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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.

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This article has been updated to correct an event date in the photo caption. Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival is April 29.