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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Jill Weber

We are optimistically listing a few things to do this weekend just in case everything doesn't close because of our latest snow storm! Good luck out there.

THEATER

The Wiz

Friday through Feb. 22

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Strand Theater

543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester

$25-$45, 617-229-6494

www.fiddleheadtheatre.org

Fiddlehead Theater Company presents this alternate telling of “The Wizard of Oz”, which first hit Broadway in 1975. It featured a series of funky original songs that laid down a very different vibe from the 1939 film, and restored elements from L. Frank Baum’s book that had been missing or altered, like the monstrous Kalidahs and the silver (not ruby) shoes.

MUSIC

Amore: Valentine Opera Concert

Friday, 7 p.m.

Old North Church

193 Salem St., Boston

$15, 617-227-2270

www.nempacboston.org

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center present their 4th annual Valentine’s concert, with a program crafted to encompass the highs and lows of love, including music from Monteverdi, Strauss, Puccini and Rodgers and Hammerstein, all in the perfectly romantic setting of the Old North Church. Note: the admission price listed above is a suggested donation.​​

COMEDY

Mike Birbiglia

Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m.

The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St., Boston

$35, 800-745-3000

www.ticketmaster.com

Comedian/storyteller Mike Birbiglia returns to Boston with more of his hilariously awkward true tales. In an age of social anxiety, when we’re constantly worried about our bosses seeing our Facebook party pics or accidentally texting the wrong person with something terribly personal, comics like Birbiglia remind us life is already sort of embarrassing to begin with. And you thought it was just you!

DANCE

Channel/Dance: An Evening of Music, Art and Theater

Friday and Saturday

Atlantic Wharf

290 Congress St., Boston

Free, 800-838-3006

www.brownpapertickets.com

​​Fort Point Theater Channel and Contrapose Dance present this concert, featuring the work of ten local choreographers collaborating with artists in other disciplines, such as music, photography, drama and more. The results include several short movement pieces and six so-called “movement-themed plays.” Note: the show is free, but you can reserve a seat at the address above.

ART

Larry C. Volk/Jill Weber

Through March 1

Bromfield Gallery

450 Harrison Ave., Boston

Free, 617-451-3605

www.bromfieldgallery.com

Larry C. Volk’s side of Bromfield Gallery this month is a video piece entitled “The 4 Questions”, and explores his mother’s experience as a Holocaust survivor through the tradition of the Passover seder. Jill Weber presents a set of paintings that turn architectural forms on their head with pleasurably brain-altering effects, showing how used we get to seeing certain forms in certain ways.

 
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