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Alastair Moock

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Speaking Pete Seeger’s language to young listeners

Melrose’s Alastair Moock will pay tribute to the folk icon and activist in a centennial celebration at Passim.

Canadian YouTube heartthrob Johnny Orlando performs at Paradise Rock Club on May 5.

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Family pop music picks

Highlights include a kid-friendly Motown show, concerts from young pop stars Jack and Jack and Johnny Orlando, and the Boston Children’s Chorus with guest Melinda Doolittle.

Blue Man Group is expanding its schedule, to a total of 18 shows, including additional matinees, during school vacation week.

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Family theater picks

A guide to family-friendly theatrical productions, from KidStage Theater to “PJ Masks Live! Save the Day’’ to “The Perils of Mr. Punch: That’s What I Call Sweet Music!’’

An illustration by Eric Carle for his 2005 children’s book, “10 Little Rubber Ducks.”

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Rubber ducks, cactus suits, vintage toys, and the surface of Mars

Kids of all ages will enjoy these art shows in Boston and beyond.

From left: Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, and Siena Agudong in the Netflix series “No Good Nick.”

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Sabrina’s back, and she’s up to ‘No Good’

Melissa Joan Hart, star of “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” stars as a mom in Netflix’s “No Good Nick,” premiering Monday.

Kevin McDonald, Young Men’s Chorus conductor, at a Boston Latin School rehearsal.

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Handel and Haydn’s Vocal Arts Program gives young singers an experience to remember

The Handel and Haydn Society’s season-concluding performance of Mozart’s “Requiem” will include teens from the Vocal Arts Program’s most advanced choirs. alongside the ensemble’s professional singers and instrumentalists.

Alvin Ailey will premiere choreographer Rennie Harris’s “Lazarus.”


From historical treasures to hip-hop with Alvin Ailey dance company

The company celebrates its 60th anniversary and honors its legendary founder’s legacy with five wide-ranging programs in Boston.

The Boston Pops will provide live music for “Star Wars: A New Hope” May 10-14.

Classical Music

Family entertainment: Classical music

Zoë Madonna’s picks for upcoming classical music events that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

From left: Aimee Doherty, Brendan O’Brien, and Jared Troilo at rehearsal for “James and the Giant Peach.’’


At Wheelock, a fruitful connection to ‘James and the Giant Peach’

To close out her first season as head of the family theater, Emily Ranii directs “James and the Giant Peach,’’ adapted from a book she loved as a child.

“One Little Match,” 1948

Rube Goldberg: Truth telling for tender souls

The master cartoonist had a biting wit about social and political change, but his humor is a good entry point for learning hard truths.

Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio in “Cinderella.”


‘Cinderella,’ tap, and ‘The Magic of Merlin’

Family-friendly dance performances come in all styles this spring.