Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Boston Ballet is the first North American company to perform William Forsythe’s full-length production of Artifact. Forsythe’s masterpiece combines choreography that showcases the dancer’s physicality with spoken word and artistic sets to ensure a memorable experience for audience members.
$35+, through March 5, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, bostonballet.org.
Queen: A Night in Bohemia
This weekend the Paramount Center will take you back to London on Christmas Eve 1975 when Queen performed at the Hammersmith Odeon at the height of the band’s career. The famous Christmas Eve show was originally simulcast live on BBC Two’s The Old Grey Whistle Test and BBC Radio One. Watch the band perform such classics as “Killer Queen,” “Liar,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and experience never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with the band as they discuss their monumental year of 1975.
$18, February 24-26, Emerson/Paramount Center, 44 Charles St., Boston, artsemerson.org.
2017 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
On a mission to see as many of the Oscar-nominated short films as possible? Spend your Sunday afternoon at the Institute of Contemporary Art catching up on your Oscar-nominated documentary shorts. The seven nominated shorts have been split into two screenings: Joe’s Violin, Extremis, and 4.1 Miles, beginning at 1 p.m., and Watani: My Homeland and The White Helmets beginning at 3 p.m. Then, head home to watch the Academy Awards that very same night, and see if your fave wins.
$10 per screening or $15 for both, Sunday, 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, icaboston.org.
It’s difficult to re-encounter a long-lost lover. Now, imagine two long-lost lovers being cast as long-lost lovers in a play. The Lyric Stage’s play-within-a-play Stage Kiss is a romantic comedy centered around this concept. Will these two actors be able to separate their on-stage and off-stage realities?
$47+, through March 26, The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Boston, lyricstage.com.
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Singer, songwriter, and rapper Ms. Lauryn Hill is coming to Boston as part of her second MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series. The series brings parts of the original festival (which happened last April in Brooklyn) to each city while maintaining the ideas of unification and a celebration of cultural, artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora.
$51+, Thursday, 8 p.m., Boch Center, 270 Tremont St., Boston, bochcenter.org.