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Boston's Mother's Day weekend is so jam-packed with events that the only way to describe it is "pure magic!" Head over to the Fuller Craft Museum at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 9th for Yuko Nishimura's Folded Light, Folded Shadow exhibit; because plain white paper will never be the same. If M.C. Escher and the concept of fractals have perplexed you then Nishimura's play of light on intricately folded paper will literally contort your mind. Continue the mirage later on by conjuring up some David Copperfield tickets and levitate over to the Boston Opera House at 9:00 PM to catch one of his only weekend performances in Boston. Considered to be one of the greatest illusionists of all time, the Emmy award winning sorcerer has put Edward Norton to shame by going so far as to walk through the great wall of china!

If your mind is still swimming in a delusional state by Saturday, May 10th, you may want to snatch up some Love, Janis tickets and take your rose-colored glasses over to the Cutler Majestic Theatre at 8:00 PM. Brimming with Janis Joplin's hits and interspersed with her touching letters to family, Love, Janis is sure to be a trippy experience. However, if you'd like to break that hazy fog and gather some ha-ha's, take a cab to the Somerville Theater at 8:00 PM for the Alternative Comedy Festival. With Comedians of Comedy star Patton Oswalt headlining the event, you will be sent into a fit of laughter so strong you won't even notice you spilled beer all over your mate!

You've been casual this whole weekend so why not dress it up a little with mom Sunday, May 11th for the Mother's Day Jazz Brunch at The Langham Hotel. While you're sipping tasty mimosas at Café Fleuri and bouncing your shoulders to live jazz, the kids will be preoccupied with magicians, balloon artists and face painting. In addition, you will enjoy an exquisite buffet featuring seafood dishes, breakfast foods and artisan quality desserts. Once you've had your fill of delicious delicacies, and your pants can zip up again, zing your Charlie Card through the subway with your Honda Civic Tour tickets and head out to the Bank of America Pavilion at 7:00 PM. Dress down and dance it up as Panic at the Disco, typically vested in Victorian era clothing, shakes you up with their decadent blend of funk, pop, electronica and dance music. So regardless of whether this weekend unfolds as smoothly as a slight of hand trick, or quakes up with some groovy sounds, Boston will be booming with activity this weekend.

There's something new to see every day at one of the Boston's hundreds of live entertainment venues. Right now, you've got to check out the Charles Playhouse's (Okay, so technically that's Cambridge and not Boston, but this show is worth crossing the river for...) excellent The Blue Man Group.

But if guys covered in body paint playing PVC pipe aren't your thing, you can also browse a complete list of Boston venues to find out what's going on in your neighborhood.