Get focused at 'Spy Matthias'

If St. Patrick's Day festivities aren't your sort of thing, here are a few other ways to pass the time this weekend.


'The Misadventures of Spy Matthias'

Friday through April 4


Charlestown Working Theater

442 Bunker Hill St.

$10, 866-811-4111

Theater on Fire presents this comedy, which they describe as “a smart and sexy comic book for adults.” Our hero, Matty Olchak, is an artist and voyeur (not entirely mutually exclusive occupations) whose loved ones are either falling apart or disappearing. What’s going on? His attempt to find an answer leads him “through a world of blistering dread.” Sounds fun!


'A Tale of Winter'

Friday through Monday

Brattle Theater

40 Brattle St., Cambridge

$9-$11, 617-876-6837

The Brattle Theater screens a new digital restoration of Eric Rohmer’s 1992 film, a romance that takes place in the least traditionally romantic season, winter. Felicie and Charles meet on vacation and fall in love, but due to a tragic mistake, they don’t run into each other for another five years, by which point Felicie already has two other lovers. Awkward!


The Daily Show Writers: An Evening of Political-ish Comedy

Saturday, 7 p.m.

The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St., Boston

$25, 800-745-3000

Three members of the whip-smart “Daily Show” writing team, Adam Lowitt, Matt Koff and Travon Free, emerge from behind the scenes for this comedy tour. Each will perform a solo standup set, after which they’ll have a Q and A session, fielding any question you have, from how the writing process works to what Jon Stewart smells like.


Orla Gartland

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Cafe 939

939 Boylston St., Boston

$14, 617-747-2261

Orla Gartland is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Ireland who first made waves posting cover songs on YouTube at the ripe old age of 13. Fans of Taylor Swift will immediately like her—the only question is whether pop music’s big enough to the two of them. She just released her second EP, “Lonely People”, this past January.



Emergence: New Paintings by Christie Scheele

Through April 12

Gold Gallery

655 Tremont St., Boston

Free, 857-239-8972

Christie Scheele’s landscapes have nothing amiss or unusual within them, but they still have a surreal quality, perhaps due to their sparseness and very soft focus. We don’t feel as if we’re looking at these places now, but in far-off memories. A great cloud looks like a castle in the sky; two electric lights in the distance like beacons at the end of time.

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