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Joe’s Backyard Band
What: Rootsy Americana tunes for rockers of all ages.
Why: Folksy originals, plus The Beatles and Bob Marley classics.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington (781-646-4849).
Cooking with Kids
What: Rosa’s Food Shop owner Rosa Galeno teaches pint-size chefs (ages 5 and up) to create healthy, delicious desserts.
Why: Pastry pixies should take a trifle dish or glass bowl.
When: Thurs., 4-5 p.m.
Where: The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. Registration (required) at 508-230-3789.
What: Visiting puppeteer troupe Tuckers’ Tales reenacts Beatrix Potter’s hare-raising adventures.
Why: Hop to it.
When: Wed. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station St., Brookline. Tickets at 617-731-6400 or online at puppetshowplace.org.