Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Check out five fun events happening in Boston this weekend, including Taza Chocolate's holiday open house.

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Taza Chocolate’s Holiday Open House

Even if you haven’t been to Taza in person before, you’ve likely seen it on the menu at many a Boston shop or market. This weekend, the beloved brand is hosting its Holiday Open House with samples, giveaways, vendors, and live entertainment at their factory store in Somerville. Guest vendors include Counter Culture Coffee, Fat Toad Farm, Doves & Figs, and many more.

Free, Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Taza Chocolate Factory Store, 561 Windsor St., Somerville,

Legends of Boston Comedy Show

Laugh off those calories at Lowell Memorial Auditorium Saturday night at the Legends of Boston Comedy Show presented by Laugh Boston. Four standout comics—Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Kenny Rogerson, and Tony V—will make you laugh until your belly aches.

$20-30, Saturday, December 13, 8 p.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell,

Gingerbread Houses for Grownups

The Fairmont Copley is hosting a decadent 21+ event Thursday night. The hotel’s culinary team will help you assemble your very own gingerbread house with all the sugary decor you need. In addition to all those super-sweet supplies, you’ll also be served canapes, beer, wine, and cocktails.

$65 individual, $100 couples, Thursday, December 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave., Boston,

ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular

ImprovBoston’s holiday show asks all the important questions, like what happens when you run out of PSL, and who invited Drunk Uncle? They promise there will be no mistletoe or drunk Santas in the show, although you yourself are welcome to take advantage of the bar.

$18, Friday, December 12, 10 p.m., ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge,

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SoWa Holiday Market

Fans of SoWa Sundays will love their annual holiday market, which brings together dozens of top vendors to help you get that holiday shopping list checked off and done with. Find all sorts of lovely artwork, clothes, accessories, and more from local artists. And yes, you’ll find chocolate here too. Don’t forget to stop by the Yelp table for free gift wrapping!

$5 admission, Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley St., Boston,