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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Christine McKinley is having more fun with physics than you did.Provided

​​Fingers crossed, there are no blizzards on the schedule for Friday or Saturday night, so get out there and have some fun.

MUSIC

'Angels in America'

Thursday through Sunday

Boston University Theater

264 Huntington Ave., Boston

$15-$20, 617‐933‐8600

www.bostontheatrescene.com

Boston University presents Hungarian composer PeterEotvos’ operatic adaptation of Tony Kushner’s AIDS epic “Angels in America”, one of the truly monumental works of American theater. One could imagine few ways to enhance the already maxed-out gravity of the original, but turning it into an opera definitely seems like one. The opera had its American debut here in Boston in 2006.

ART

Sol LeWitt: Structures and Related Works on Paper, 1968-2005

Through March 14

Barbara Krakow Gallery

10 Newbury St., Boston

Free, 617-262-4490

www.barbarakrakowgallery.com

This exhibition features a collection of geometric images and sculptures by the late artist Sol LeWitt. Actually, he preferred the term “structure” over “sculpture”, which makes sense, since these creations, based on the basic cube shape, feel more like reduction (or, as you might see it, magnification) of sculpture to its essentials. As cubes go, they have a striking power.

MOVIES

'Paths of Glory'

​​ Saturday, 9 p.m.

Harvard Film Archive

24 Quincy St., Cambridge

$7-$9, 617-495-4700

hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Stanley Kubrick directed this 1957 World War I film, his first major success, about a real-life French regiment that randomly executed three of its own soldiers as punishment for not advancing sufficiently. Kirk Douglas appears as a colonel who tries to stop the overzealous general responsible for this insanity—unfortunately, though, it’s not the only insanity going on.

BOOKS

Christine McKinley

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Porter Square Books

25 White St., Cambridge

Free, 617-491-2220

www.portersquarebooks.com

Christine McKinley, mechanical engineer and host of the History Channel show “Brad Meltzer's Decoded” will discuss her book “Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of Physics Work for You”, which gets into the physics of a variety of scenarios, from rock n’ roll microphone tossing to escaping from a car that’s careened into a pond—without ruining your clothes!

COMEDY

Rob Delaney

Friday, 10 p.m.

The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St., Boston

$25, 800-745-3000

www.ticketmaster.com

“I am going to tour very hard all over America,” Rob Delaney promises, “and I won't stop until I'm done/hungry. Got it?”The official title of the Boston native’s current tour is simply, “Meat”, which is appropriately brief for the fast-rising comedian, who’s been cited much more than once as one of the funniest people on Twitter.

 
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