Guide to what’s happening in Boston this week

This may or may not be the international sign to indicate that water is rising.

Music

Youth Lagoon
Tonight, 9
T.T. the Bear’s
10 Brookline St., Cambridge
$10, 18+, 617-492-2327
www.tthebears.com
Trevor Powers of Boise, Idaho, adores reverb — so much that it often sounds like he’s playing in the far corner of an enormous, empty, underwater warehouse. It works to convey the isolation present in these haunting songs.

Through the Looking Glass
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory,
8 The Fenway,
Free-$15, 617-912-9222
www.bostonconservatory.edu
Juventas New Music Ensemble presents an evening of vocal and instrumental compositions inspired by old idioms — Oliver Caplan’s “Song on a May Morning” interprets Milton and Renaissance music, while Derek David’s “Apollo and Daphne” reflects Baroque sounds. The Schola Cantorum of Boston will perform a guest spot.

Theater

‘Doctor Faustus’
Through Sunday
Modern Theatre, Suffolk      University, 525 Washington St., Boston, $10-$15, 800-440-7654
www.moderntheatre.com
Suffolk students perform Marlowe’s classic adaptation of the legend of Faust, an overambitious professor. Bored with his studies, he turns to the dark arts, making a pact with Satan and gaining phenomenal magic powers.

Arts

Massmouth Story Slam: My Idol
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer St., Cambridge
$5-$10, e-mail for info: stories@massmouth.com,
www.massmouth.ning.com
Massmouth continues its preliminary story slam round with a night centered on heroes. You can enter with a story of your own, less than five minutes long. Ten readers are randomly chosen and move on to the semi-finals in the spring. Tonight’s slam features special guest reader Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s “Only a Game.”
 
Movies

‘Titicut Follies’
Monday, 7 p.m.
Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy St., Cambridge
$7-$9, 617-495-4700
www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
Frederick Wiseman directed this 1967 documentary on the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Its unflinching depiction of the institution’s harsh conditions so shocked people that the film was banned until 1989.

Dance

‘Water Is Rising’
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy St., Cambridge
$28-$40, 617-876-4275
www.worldmusic.org
This concert features native peoples of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu performing traditional song and dance, which functions not only as art but as the living literature through which teachings have been handed down. The performance also communicates their anxieties about rising ocean levels, which threaten to submerge their homelands.



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