In Norwell theater, ‘Avenue Q’ satirizes issues and anxieties of entering adulthood

THE BOSTON GLOBE.com – 12417957_10153218684995988_2459728465560515891_nQ-ING UP “Avenue Q,” a coming-of-age story satirizing the issues and anxieties of entering adulthood and discovering you’re just another face in the crowd, mixes puppets along with human actors on stage. Set in New York City, the musical tells the story of one puppet’s journey to find his purpose in life after college.

“Think Sesame Street for grownups!” said The Company Theatre of this Broadway musical (below).

The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6, 8 p.m., through Feb. 14; $37-$39, www.companytheatre.com.

LOS SONGWRITERS Los Goutos, a Boston-based Americana band composed of five multitalented instrumentalists, three of them singer-songwriters, presents a musical concoction of folk, roots, Cajun, New Orleans jazz, and Latin grooves.

Braintree Folk at All Souls Coffeehouse, 196 Elm St., Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; $15 door,www.braintreefolk.org.

KNITTING TOGETHER Knitting 101 teaches the basic concepts of knitting (how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and read an easy pattern) for those who seek them, and it affords an opportunity to learn some new skills by tackling an advanced project with supervision for experienced knitters.

Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, four Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.; $80, www.hollyhillfarm.org.

WINTER’S CHAMBER “A Winter Potpourri of Chamber Music” features music from Bach, Handel, and Brahms to Bridge and the Piano Guys performed by local musicians Elizabeth Dubuisson (piano), Donna Culley (violin), Carol Cybulska (voice), and others.

First Parish Church, 330 First Parish Road, Scituate, Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 p.m.; $15 donation,www.firstparishscituate.org.


UP CLOSE WITH CATERPILLARS
“Life on the Leaf Edge: Photographs of Native Caterpillars,” (above) opens Sunday, Jan. 31, 1-5 p.m., at the Museum of Bird Art.

“Sam Jaffe’s spectacular photographs of New England caterpillars will open your eyes to the wonders of nature close to home,” said Amy Montague, art director of the museum.

963 Washington St., Canton; free, light refreshments.

STARS AND FIRE A family event at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers a short walk to check out the stars, plus a story session about Orion the Hunter, the Gemini Twins, and some of the more famous constellations in the great winter hexagon.

2000 Main St., Marshfield, Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; $10, $8 children, register atwww.massaudubon.org/southshore.

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by Robert Knox, correspondent