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October 17, 2011

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Full circle You might want to hold on when Peter and the Darling children take flight in the threesixty° Theatre production of "Peter Pan." Or you might just go with it and enjoy the feeling of flying through the air, a virtual experience brought to you by a mix of live theater and computer-generated visuals. The show is presented in a 1,300-seat theater tent lit with more than 15,000 square feet of high-resolution video. The performance, presented "in the round," features 23 actors, puppets, and original music. Neverland, here we come. Oct. 18-Dec. 30. Tue-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. See website for exceptions. $35-$75. City Hall Plaza, Boston. 888-772-6849,


True confessions Whose spilled beans will be served in “Celebrity Autobiography’’? Lexington native Rachel Dratch (pictured) of “Saturday Night Live’’ and local performers Larry Coen, Timothy John Smith, and Kathy St. George star in the off-Broadway hit featuring tell-all autobiographical vignettes of famous folk like Sylvester Stallone, Madonna, and Justin Bieber. 7:30 p.m. $25-$75. Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-585-5678,

Sticks man Drummer Yoron Israel and High Standards kick off the new Jazz at the Arsenal series. Israel has banged his drums with some of the best jazzers in the world (Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, and Tony Bennett, to name a few). He brings a top-notch lineup of local players for an evening of original compositions, Stevie Wonder tunes, and selections from his past recordings. 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 students. Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487,

Wheel of a tale Getting run down by a dog, a 55-mile trip in the rain, and happy times on a bicycle built for two - yes, we have a few we could contribute to massmouth’s story slam “Wheels.’’ Ten tellers will be chosen at random to share tales of bicycling or anything else wheel-related. Cyclist and journalist Richard Fries spins yarns about his 35 years pushing the pedals, and storyteller Norah Dooley recalls being one of Cambridge’s first bicycle couriers. 7 p.m. $10, $5 students. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679,

Nourishing notes Experienced players and young artists collaborate for hunger relief in Music for Food. Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Kim Kashkashian, Dimitri Murrath, Deborah Pae, Marcy Rosen, and Pamela Frank play Bartok, Mozart, and Brahms to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. 8 p.m. Food, cash, or check donations. New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, Boston.

Mark’s up Growing up the only child of the late author Kurt Vonnegut left Mark Vonnegut with stories of his own to tell. In his new book, “Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So,’’ Vonnegut writes about his childhood, coping with mental illness, and his career as a pediatrician. 6 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400,


For the birds The late artist Robert Verity Clem strove to authentically portray his feathered friends in their habitats. The first retrospective of his work, “True to Life: The Art of Robert Verity Clem,’’ features watercolors, drawings, and film clips from a 1963 trip to Iceland. 1-5 p.m. Through Jan. 15. $4, $3 children and seniors. Mass. Audubon Visual Arts Center, 963 Washington St., Canton. 781-821-8853,

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