Five things to do in Newton this weekend

The chill of winter has shown up again like a booted party guest sneaking in a side door. And the weekend isn’t promising to be much better, with rain on the way for Saturday.

Thankfully, there’s plenty to do indoors, including three very different theatrical productions and a Purim Carnival with a petting zoo.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend.

Friday, March 22

From 4 to 5 p.m., the Newton Free Library will host the Bright Star Theater to celebrate some of history’s most notable black women, from Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad to contemporary figures like Michelle Obama and Serena Williams. This event is appropriate for kids ages 4 and up.

At 7:30 p.m., Theatre Ink will present Chicago the Musical at Newton North High School. The play is set in 1920s Chicago and centers around Roxie Hart, a woman who murders her lover, has her husband confess and seeks out fame with a fellow killer. If you can’t make Friday’s show, don’t worry. The play will also be performed Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 23

From 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Newton Free Library will host Chocolate Make and Take, for kids in grades 5 through 12 to enjoy making and decorating their own chocolate treats.

At 7:30 p.m., the Boston College Theatre Department will present “Cleveland Circle,” written by Aiden O’Neill and Lily Telegdy and directed by Scott T. Cummings (all Boston College graduates). The play is about eight Bostonians in their 20s dealing with life’s basic questions. If you can’t make this show, there will be another performance Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Temple Beth Avodah, located at 45 Puddingstone Lane, will host a Purim Carnival with games, a bouncy house, a petting zoo, a costume contest and more.