Weekend event picks, May 16-18

From left: The Neon Trees will be at Earthfest (pictured: Tyler Glenn, credit: Dan Hallman/Invision/AP); Questlove is at the ICA (Eric Schlegel/AP); “The Tempest” is at the ART (Geri Kodey)
From left: The Neon Trees will be at Earthfest (pictured: Tyler Glenn, credit: Dan Hallman/Invision/AP); Questlove is at the ICA (Eric Schlegel/AP); “The Tempest” is at the ART (Geri Kodey)


FORTUNE TELLER Teller traded Penn for Posner for “The Tempest” presented by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Shakespeare’s play was adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller, and features magic by the latter plus music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Pilobolus’s Matt Kent. May 16-18, 7:30 p.m. May 18, 2 p.m. Through June 15. $25 and up. Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300. www.americanrepertorytheater.org

IT’S MELTING While the natural world is falling apart, a diverse group of characters come together in Chantal Bilodeau’s “Sila.” The Arctic is melting and folks interested in laying claim ainclude a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, and a polar bear. Underground Railway Theater presents the puppetry, projection, spoken word poetry, and three languages. May 16-17, 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 18, 2 p.m. Through May 25. $15-$42. Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-811-4111. www.centralsquaretheater.org

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TONIGHT, TONIGHT Lea Salonga is a lucky woman. The “Miss Saigon” Tony winner gets to sing alone and with the four guys of Il Divo: Urs Buhler from Switzerland, Carlos Marin from Spain, Sébastien Izambard from France, and David Miller from the United States. “A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live” celebrates the quartet’s 10th anniversary and latest release, “A Musical Affair.” The program includes selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Carousel,” and “West Side Story.” 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$128.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com

DANCIN’ IN THE STREET More than 100 folks help the Celebrity Series of Boston bid farewell to its 75th season at Le Grand Continental. The diverse group of dancers has been practicing twice a week for two months for the outdoor performance. The feet behind the fete belong to Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard. May 16 and 17 at 8:30 p.m., May 18 at 3 p.m. Free. Copley Square Park, 560 Boylston St., Boston. www.celebrityseries.org/lgc

QUESTLOVE IN TOWN Get a taste of summer at Party on the Harbor, a bash featuring headliner Questlove, DJ Frank White, tarot card and palm readings, VIP guests, late night noshing, and specialty cocktails. May 16, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. $150. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103, www.icaboston.org


EARTHY Leave your backpacks, coolers, blankets, large bags, and open containers at home but bring your love of music and the outdoors to EarthFest . Music is courtesy of The Neon Trees, The Wailers, Morning Parade, and Smallpools. A cooking demo is provided by Oleana chef Ana Sortun, and you’ll learn about rooftop gardening, meals on a budget, and composting in the city. May 17 at 10 a.m. (kids music starts at 10:30 a.m., main stage at 11:15 a.m.). Free. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston. www.earthfest.com

FRIENDSHIP Boston and Nova Scotia have been friends since 1749. In 1917 we helped our friends to the north after the Halifax Explosion, and since 1918 they have thanked us with an annual Christmas tree. At Nova Scotia Weekend in Boston, there will be a replica of the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, cooking demonstrations by Alain Bosse (“The Kilted Chef”), live music, reenactors, and Red Sox Legends (May 18 is Nova Scotia Day at Fenway Park). May 17 (11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), May 18 (noon-4 p.m.). Free. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. 617-523-1300. www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com


THIS LAND IS OUR LAND Water, energy, wildlife preservation, and climate change are the stars of the Boston Enviro-Film Festival’s eight documentaries and shorts. Presented by “e” inc., the screenings include “Trashed” starring Jeremy Irons, “White Gold” narrated by Hillary Clinton, and “From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” May 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 per film. Four venues: Goethe-Institut Boston (170 Beacon St.), Atlantic Wharf (290 Congress St.), Castle Square Community Building (464 Tremont St.), Charlestown Navy Yard Bldg. #114 (114 16th St.). 800-838-3006. bostonenvirofilmfest.brownpapertickets.com