Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 15-21

Historical reenactments, school vacation week fun, a Nat King Cole tribute, and more.

“Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic.”


Relive the Revolution

Marathon runners aren’t the only ones on the road for Patriots Day — National Lancers riders on horseback “spread the alarm / through every Middlesex village and farm” (in Longfellow’s words), reenacting the events of April 18 and 19, 1775. “William Dawes” heads to Lexington Green from John Eliot Square in Roxbury at 9 a.m., and “Paul Revere” leaves Hanover Street in the North End at 10 a.m., stopping at City Square in Charlestown about 30 minutes later. Free. and


School’s Out


Across Massachusetts, school vacation week activities abound. The Boston Children’s Museum schedule includes performances by ImprovBoston (Tuesday) and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (Friday). Stone Zoo offers special programming all week and throws Saturday’s “Bunny Bonanzoo,” featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny. Boston Children’s Museum $17, under 12 months free; Stone Zoo $17.95, kids 2-12 $11.95, under 2 free. and

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Royal Family Tribute

One hundred years after his birth, Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole honors the memory of the legendary singer. Cole’s 87-year-old brother, Freddy, a New England Conservatory grad, and his son, Lionel — both celebrated jazz musicians in their own right — are scheduled to appear alongside the NEC Jazz Orchestra and musicians from the NEC Philharmonia orchestra at Jordan Hall. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required.


That Tickles!

A magician is visiting Sesame Street, and Elmo wants to help him put on a show. With a little help from his friends, the 3½-year-old monster learns lessons about life and friendship — and magic. The singing and dancing cast of Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic also includes Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, and Cookie Monster. At Agganis Arena. From $15.



Hop on Over

Grab your baskets and head to Hull for the Paragon Carousel Easter Egg Dash. The Easter Bunny presides as kids search out plastic eggs filled with treats. Before the dash, take a spin on the 1928 vintage carousel and participate in Easter-inspired crafts. The carousel opens at 11 a.m., and the dash starts at 12:30 p.m. sharp. $3/ride; dash free.

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