“The Battle of the Century”: Classic Comedies of Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton

The Coolidge presents four classic silent comedy shorts with live musical accompaniment from Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. Then there will be a pie-throwing contest in re-enactment of the classic pie fight from Laurel and Hardy’s “Battle of the Century”, which will screen here along with Buster Keaton’s “The Electric House” and “Cops” and the bizarre 1907 French short “The Dancing Pig.”March 7, 7 p.m. Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, $20-$23,



What’s My Eggs Again?: A Pop Punk Brunch

Thunder Road’s Pop Icon Brunch happens every Sunday morning, with a menu paying tribute to rock/pop history, with dishes like Sausage Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. This week they’ll be playing classic tunes from late ’90s and ’00s pop punk bands like Blink-182, Sum 41, Weezer, Green Day, No Doubt and more. Makes a perfect thematic pairing with their Pancakes at the Disco. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thunder Road, 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville, No cover,


“The Night of the Iguana”

The American Repertory Theater presents one of Tennessee Williams’ less-remembered works. The central character is a disgraced preacher trying for a second career as a tour guide in Mexico. Scandal, however, doesn’t seem to want to let him go so easily. The great James Earl Jones appears as an elderly poet staying at the same Mexican hotel, along with other eccentric characters.Through March 18,Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, $75-$175,


DreamWork Circle

Diverse cultures have believed strongly that dreams can provide insight, or even predict the future. We can’t speak for prognostication, but at this workshop you’ll learn techniques to get in touch with the hidden meanings in your dreams. You don’t necessarily have to reveal any of your actual dreams, but it’ll probably be more fun if you can.March 2, 7 p.m., Center for Arts at the Armory 191 Highland St., Somerville, $5-$15,


“Know No.”

As everyone knows, toddlers love to say no. Negation, psychologists believe, is one of the earliest ways we learn to assert ourselves in a world that is constantly saying “no” to us as well. That’s theme of this site-specific installation by Masary Studios, combining light, sound, poetry and a dozen performers in the Cyclorama’s first major commission in many years.March 2-4, Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., $35,


A Real-Life Comedy Telethon

A pair known only as Mr. Neptune and KungFu Bruno host this whacky variety show, with improv, stand-up, musicians and other “amazing feats of random talent.” The conceit: this is the last three hours of a 72-hour telethon, to benefit the ACLU. Of course, it hasn’t really lasted that long, but your ticket money really does got to the ACLU. March 4, 10 p.m., The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Somerville, $12-$15, 21+,


Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal

This performance is a unique conversation between two stringed instruments from far-flung locales: the kora, an ethereal, harplike African instrument, played here by Malian master Ballaké Sissoko; and the cello, with its rich, wide range of tones, played here by French virtuoso Vincent Segal. The rare chance to see a kora played would be enough, but the combination is even rarer.March 4, 8 p.m., Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., $28,

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