This weekend's best bets: Jan. 17

Opening this week are the fast-paced comedy “Bob” (Aurora Theatre) and David Lindsay-Abaire’s much-praised “Good People” (Alliance). Closing: “Waiting for Balloon” at the Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young. Worth checking out: 7 Stages’ new Home Brew Series of new-play readings; “Swell Party,” which is swell, if long, at Georgia Ensemble; and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” which is still stirring buzz as it hits week two in its six-week run at Actor’s Express.

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