Wednesday, 1/28: Merrill Kohlhofer depicts the struggle against slavery in "Voices of Freedom: Memories of Anti-Slavery Days," using the voices of fugitive slaves and free citizens. Museum of African American History, Abiel Smith School, 46 Joy St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Free. 617-742-5415.
A lot more cowbell
Thursday, 1/29: Marcus Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil bring their 20-piece percussion ensemble to the Berklee College of Music. The group combines traditional Brazilian music like samba and axé with rock, jazz, and hip-hop for a high-energy performance. Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., 8 p.m. $10, $5 for area students. 617-747-2261.
Forecast for fun
Saturday, 1/31: Take your little ones to WeatherFest, a special event at the Boston Children's Museum suitable for children through age 12. Attendees will meet TV meteorologist Mish Michaels, make an anemometer, learn about snowflakes, and more. Children's Wharf, 300 Congress St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost included with museum admission ($12 adults, $9 seniors and children ages 1-15; free for members and children under 1). 617-426-6500.
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