When/Where: , 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Why: A walking tour around the birthplace of John Kennedy with a park ranger, who will give insights into the childhood of the 35th President here in Brookline. The tour will talk about how his family rose through socio-economic status, and promises a deeper understanding of Kennedy's youth.
When/Where: , Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Why: Ben Rudnick & Friends play their original songs and new twists on familiar tunes The adventurous and energetic acoustic music blends musical styles from country to bluegrass, rock to second-line New Orleans.
Pricing: $9.75 for adults, and $7.75 for kids
When/Where: , 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Why: The Church of the Redeemer's annual Spring Fair brings an afternoon of pony rides, origami workshops, fresh popcorn and shopping. A portion of the vendors' proceeds will go directly to agencies benefitting disaster relief for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
When/Where: Citi Performing Arts Center. Sunday, 3 p.m.
Why: Brookline PALS Children's Chorus joins the Boston Lyric Opera to perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Benjamin Britten. The opera is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name.
Pricing: $34 - $195 (depending on tickets)
When/Where: Congregation Shaarei Tefillah Sunday, 6:45pm
Why: Sunday, May 1 is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. To commemorate that, Holocaust survivor Morris Hollender will speak at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton. The event is sponsored in part by and several area congregations.