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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Watch people who are much more athletic than you and see Ice Theater of New York.

Trying to figure out something to do this weekend? We've got everything from graphic novel icons to ice skating.

TALKS

WORDLESS! Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston

Sunday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Ave.

$15-$30, 617-478-3103

www.icaboston.org

If you got assigned a graphic novel in college, chances are it was Art Spiegelman’s “Maus”. But at this hybrid informal lecture/musical performance, he wants to show you some proto-graphic novels—the “wordless stories” of the early 20th century, which basically count as comics in the medium’s more technical definition, sequential art. He’ll be accompanied by the vaudevillian jazz band of Phillip Johnston.

DANCE

Ice Theater of New York

Saturday,7:30 p.m.

The Skating Club of Boston 1240 Soldiers Field Rd.,

$25-$75, 617-782-5900

www.scboston.org/ITNY

The Ice Theater of New York combines dance, theater and figure skating to create a unique performance that highlights skating not only as a sport but an art form. The company includes renowned skaters like US Men’s champion Ryan Bradley and world competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, working with top choreographers Jacqulyn Buglisi, Chucky Klapow and Edward Villella.

MOVIES

'America Beatboxer'

Friday, 5:30 p.m

Askwith Lecture Hall

13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Free, ofa.fas.harvard.edu

Beatboxing — using only your mouth to reproduce the sound of a full drum kit — is a neat modern parlor trick, but for its masters it is nothing less than an art form. This film takes you inside the American Beatbox Championship, first held in 2010. The film’s creators will appearance at this screening, and there’ll also be some live beatboxing. ​

MUSIC

'Spellbound: A Fractured Fairy Tale'

Friday, 8 p.m.

Lowell Lecture Hall

17 Kirkland St., Cambridge

$8-$10, harvardpops@gmail.com

www.harvardpops.com

The Harvard Pops present an evening of fantasy music, including classical works by Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, as well as not-so-classical works like the “Go the Distance” — the theme from Disney’s “Hercules — and Leonard Cohen’s immortal “Hallelujah”. Plus, because this is a pop orchestra after all, there’s a little music from “Star Wars”, and as a bonus, “Game of Thrones”.

THEATER

'Little Murders'

Through Saturday

Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle St., Cambridge

$8-$12, 617-547-8300

bit.ly/littlemurderstickets

Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Society presents this 1967 dark comedy by Jules Feiffer, which centers on a family living in a deteriorating New York City neighborhood. Despite the murders, random power outages, garbage strikes, etc. plaguing the area, this husband and wife are more disturbed when their daughter brings home a new boyfriend who professes to be a nihilist. There goes the neighborhood!

 
 
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