When/where: 8 p.m. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown
Why: Louisa May Alcott's classic, as performed by the Wellesley Players, in a musical twist on this coming-of-age story. Louisa May Alcott's family home in Concord is the basis for the March estate, which is the setting of the familiar novel, as well as this musical.
When/where: , Saturday and Sunday, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Why: Mother Goose is running some errands, so it's up to Father Goose to tell some stories here in the nursery. Problem is, he's not really great at story-telling, and sometimes can't keep the stories straight. You'll see some amusing and interesting twists on many classic and beloved nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
When/where: 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, 10 a.m. Sunday
Why: That really awesome costume you had last year? It's still got some life in it. Bring it, and some other stuff like games, or kids' clothing, to swap with other folks. That's not all, they'll also have all-natural snacks from Larabar, face painting, and a Halloween tote design contest.
Pricing: $10, kids under 13 swap for free
When/where: Pond Ave & Jamaica Rd, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Why: The leaves will start changing soon, and there are a huge number of trees in town. Spend a few
When/where: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at
Why: 65 minutes of the best short films and animations from all over the world for kids. It's a kaleidoscope of colors, styles, and stories, and despite the multicultural background, all shows are in English or are musical without dialogue.