FOLK BLUES WITH JIM KWESKIN
Where/When: Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Friday April 15 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Famed 1960s folk revival heroes, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, parlayed their good-time music at venues from Cambridge coffee houses to the Newport Folk Festival to the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco, where they shared billing with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors. Jim led the band on guitar and vocals, shaping its good-humored mix of old-time folk, jazz, blues, and 1920s and '30s "whoopie music." Although disbanded in 1968, the band is still fondly remembered for its prime performances, albums like the 1965 Vanguard release, Jug Band Music, and for the memorable talents of members like Jim, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, and jug/washtub bass virtuoso, the late Fritz Richmond.
THE ELDERLY BROTHERS
Where/When: Pejamajo Cafe, 770 Washington St., Holliston, Friday, April 15 2011 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Mitchell Nollman and Ray Krome have teamed up to perform acoustic covers in the Framingham and Hudson area.
Pricing: Free, food menu available.
AN AMAZING SUNDAY OF COMEDY
Where/When: Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Sunday April 17, 2011 at 3.
Why Go: Open Comedy Mique Show host Dave Hornfischer presents a special Sunday afternoon of comedy featuring comedic dancer Ana Vaz and the laugh-out-loud-funny comedic characters of singer songwriter Marc Duval.
EARTH DAY & HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Where/When: MetroWest YMCA Hopkinton, 45 East St., Hopkinton, Saturday April 16 from 10 to 12:30.
Why Go: For the third year, MetroWest YMCA in Hopkinton has partnered with National Environmental Education Week to celebrate two fantastic events: National YMCA Healthy Kids Day and Earth Day. Get out and play and enjoy nature at its best: nature hikes, crafts, games, climbing tower, taste-testing, basketball and more. Free for the whole family.
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Where/When: Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd., Westborough, Saturday, April 16, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Activities and treats for the children. Bring a camera. Breakfast is $3 and includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Children 3 and younger free. Advance tickets are at the Westborough Rec. Dept., or call Judy at 508-870-1895, Nancy at 508-366-9266 or Barbara at 508-366-2773.