This 1997 Broadway musical tells a story too weird to be fiction: that of the British-born conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who went from the circus sideshow to Hollywood over the course of their singular career. Its original Broadway run garnered four Tony nominations but closed relatively quickly after 91 shows; it saw a revival in 2014.
Boston Conservatory Theater,
31 Hemenway St., $20-$30, bostonconservatory.berklee.edu
Tribute to Biggie Hip-Hop Yoga
If we asked you to think of the next word that popped up when you thought of the phrase “gangsta rap,” it probably wouldn’t be “yoga”, and yet Boston’s YogaWorks has a regular hip-hop yoga class, and this Thursday features an all-Biggie soundtrack. But hey, both rap and yoga are about flow, right? Start practicing your downward facing Doggy Dogg.
March 9, 7:30 p.m.
YogaWorks Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., $18, yogaworks.com
As its name suggests, this comedy night is free of amplification, demanding a more intimate relationship between audience and performer. You’ll see stand up from Phoebe Angle, Luke Touma, Bryce Hanson, Rohan Padhye, Chris Post, Kenice Mobley, Christa Weiss, Ryan Chani and Angela Sawyer. A portion of the door goes to Planned Parenthood.
March 11, 8 p.m.
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge, $10, gallery263.com
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Pinbrawl VIII: Silverballs of Rage
Are you a pinball wizard? Come down to Flat Top Johnny’s and prove it. Aspiring pinball wizards are also welcome — this competition is open to all ages and skill levels. It’s $5 to enter and you have to show up before 5 p.m. to register. The entry fees go to a pot for the most wizardly. The format is “three strike group knockout.”
March 12, 4:30-8 p.m.
Flat Top Johnny’s, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, $5, bit.ly/2mirVxy
FOOD AND DRINK
Boston Beer and Cheese Festival
What’s better than a beer festival or a cheese festival? A beer and cheese festival, of course. Yes, apparently beer and cheese is the new wine and cheese. Here you can sample dozens of beers and cheeses produced in New England, including special pairings designed to change your taste buds’ lives. This year they also promise “charcuterie and some special guests.”
Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., $60, bit.ly/2jY0kCr
“Invisible: Imprints of Racism”
Racism is often understood as an active hatred, but its more common form is passive ignorance — that’s the mode of racism referenced in the title of this “visual art performance” by choreographer Anna Myer and playwright Jay Paris. “We want to inspire viewers to think deeply about the challenges or racism but also our shared humanity,” write the creators.
Through March 11
Semel Theater, 10 Boylston Place, Boston, $25-$35, bit.ly/2mf6A8g
“Life in Picoseconds”
This center piece of this exhibition is a new kind of digital screen called the Atom Screen, which Le Laboratoire Cambridge describes as an innovation in screen technology comparable to that of the impressionists in painting. It’s also easier on the eyes than traditional screens — and with our civilization’s eyes increasingly glued to screens, that’s practically a gift from the gods.
Through June 10
Le Laboratoire Cambridge,650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge, Free, lelaboratoirecambridge.com
Kay Redfield Jamison
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison occupies a unique place in psychiatry —she’s both a sufferer from bipolar disorder and one of the world’s leading experts on the condition. She’s best known for her memoir “An Unquiet Mind.” Her latest book, “Setting the River on Fire,” exhaustively investigates the bipolar episodes of legendary mid-20th century poet Robert Lowell, and their impact on his paradigm-shifting work.
March 9, 7 p.m.
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, free, harvard.com
This group hails from Kinshasa, the Congo’s largest city. The core members— Coco Ngambali and Theo Nzonza, also of Staff Benda Bilili, plus Parisian electronic musician Liam Farrell — combine their talents to create a sound marked by Congolese sense of rhythm, a post-punk grit, and a variety of recycled and toyed-with electronic devices.
March 10, 8 p.m.
The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge, $20-$25, 18+, worldmusic.org