Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Rock out with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, star gaze at the Museum of Science, and chat with Andy Cohen.

Photo by Andy Cohen.

Photo by Andy Cohen.

Andy Cohen

If you’re gearing up for the The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 reunion on Monday, you won’t want to miss executive producer Andy Cohen this weekend. Cohen has released yet another juicy behind the scenes look into his life with Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries. The New York Times best-selling author gives the scoop on his firsthand experience with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry’s bad blood and other stories from his years surrounded by celebrities.  There will be no book signing at this event, but all copies of Superficial will be personally pre-signed by Cohen.

$38, Friday, November 18, 7 p.m., Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St., Boston,

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Photo provided.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

This rock concert will be sure to pump you up for Black Friday shopping. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is known for its laser light shows and union between orchestra and chorus. With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO is sure to enthrall you with their annual Ghosts of Christmas Eve show. Originally meant for TV, the story comes alive on stage with a live narrator and a rock band.

 $42.50-72.50, Saturday, November 19, 3:30 p.m., DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester,

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Photo by ©Tom Green/ Courtesy of HBO.

Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing

It’s been three years since tragedy hit the Boston Marathon finish line. Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing shares the stories of three injured survivors and their lives after the attacks. The film follows these survivors through their painful rehabilitations while incorporating stories of the police and their efforts to identify the perpetrators. The Emmy-nominated team of Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg used news surveillance, movies ,and behind the scenes footage to create a documentary for HBO. This weekend, both Stern and Sundberg will join the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a special screening of the film and a Q&A following the showing.

$11.25, November 20, 2 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Boston,

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Photo courtesy of Museum of Science, Boston. 

Stories Under the Stars

If you were impressed by the super moon, you won’t want to miss this night under the stars. The Charles Hayden Planetarium is bringing the night sky to you with an evening full of live storytelling, radio, and music under the (simulated) canopy of the night sky. Stories will dive into the theme of “Light in the Dark,” which some might find an appropriate topic after last week’s election. Stories will be told by Amal Rahmeh and Hazel Sive and music performed by Mike Effenberger and Nick Phaneuf.

$12, November 17, 7:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., Charles Hayden Planetarium, 1 Science Park, Boston,

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Catch the final weekend of Melinda Lopez’s autobiographical show at Arts Emerson. The award-winning playwright is currently the Huntington Theatre Company’s playwright in residence. The one woman play is “a bracingly funny and unsentimental account of caring for her parents during their final years,” according to our profile of her. The Boston Globe called it a “piercingly honest, exquisitely moving” new play, and Mayor Walsh liked it so much, he declared a Saturday in October Melinda Lopez Day.

$60, through November 20, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston,