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Five things to do, March 5-11

Standup comedy with Michael Yo, Little Groove for kids, the Israel Folkdance Festival, and more.

Two-time Emmy nominee Michael Yo will be at Laugh Boston for three nights.
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Two-time Emmy nominee Michael Yo will be at Laugh Boston for three nights.

Yo Ho-Ho

Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10

Self-described “half-black brother with a Korean mother” Michael Yo launched his standup career after stints on radio and TV (Chelsea Lately, The Wendy Williams Show, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami). The two-time Emmy nominee plays Laugh Boston. 8 p.m. all three nights plus 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets from $20. laughboston.com

The Tests of Time

Opening Tuesday, March 6

Generations of wealth clash with the nouveau riche at two gatherings — one in the early 20th century, another in the present — in Old Money, a 2000 play by Pulitzer winner Wendy Wasserstein. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production runs through March 18 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. Tickets from $25. commshakes.org

Toddler Tunes

Saturday, March 10

Forget the pots and pans. Bring the kids to Little Groove at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, where they can sing along with the adult teacher/performers while playing instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines. Parents can even pick up an instrument and join in for a song or two. 10:30 a.m. Adults $13, children $10. coolidge.org

Beyond the Hora

Sunday, March 11

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Continuing a tradition that dates to biblical times (the book of Exodus mentions dancing), the Israel Folkdance Festival returns to MIT for its 42nd year. Twenty-two groups from Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., will leap across the Kresge Auditorium stage starting at 3 p.m. Tickets $20, $17 in advance. bostonfestival.org

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Growing Scientists

Sunday, March 11

The Boston STEM Fair encourages students, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, to shoot for the moon with exhibits about astronomy, coding, robotics, rocketry, and more. The event, at the Embassy Suites Boston Waltham, showcases colleges, summer camps, after-school programs, and companies from the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 1 to 4 p.m. Free. bostonstemfair.com

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