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What to do this weekend

Posted by Courtney Hollands  March 23, 2011 11:19 AM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See June Wulff and Courtney Hollands' picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Get out!

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[Woolapalooza at Drumlin Farm; Papercuts; Harlem Globetrotters]

WEEKEND

CRAFTBOSTON: The Society of Arts and Crafts invites you to this show of work by 200 contemporary craft artists including New York ceramic artist, Syma. Educational lectures are included with admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $15, $13 seniors, free under 13 (tickets valid for re-entry). Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. 617-266-1810. craftboston.org

'Broke-ology': Do you study the "science" of being broke — or do you just live it? One of the characters in this Lyric Stage Company of Boston production comes up with this science in a warm and wrenching story about a loving African-Amercian family coping with adversity through humor and resiliency. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (through April 23). $25-$52, $5 senior discount. The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-585-5678. lyricstage.com

SATURDAY

Kaiju Karaoke: Dust off your Godzilla or Mothra costume and don it for this Boston Underground Film Festival fĂȘte to win prizes. There'll also be free snacks and four hours of karaoke — may we suggest "Monster Mash" or anything off R.E.M.'s 1994 album "Monster"? 10 p.m. $10 (includes a drink ticket if you're 21+), free for BUFF passholders. Friendly Toast, 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge. 617-621-1200, bostonunderground.org

'A Little Nightmare Music': Some folks might never pair classical music with comedy like Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo do all the time. These classically trained musicians want to bring people of all ages closer to classical music in this show. The pair performed for conductor Bernard Haitink at his 80th birthday celebration. 8 p.m. $37-$67. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com

Woolapalooza: Mow the lawn, plant the flowers, and shear the sheep. Leave the third one to the folks at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary who will show off the farm babies and shear the sheep. Follow the "Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail" to learn how fleece on a sheep becomes clothes on your back. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, $8 kids, free under 2. Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln. 781-259-2206. massaudubon.org/drumlinfarm

Wayne Brady: Is there anything this guy can't do? Currently hosting Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics," the Emmy-winning actor, singer, dancer, and improv guy has guested on "30 Rock" and "How I Met Your Mother," and he played Billy Flynn in "Chicago" on Broadway. Nope, there's nothing he can't do. 7 and 9:45 p.m. $45-$65. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. thewilbur.com

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Harlem Globetrotters: How is your 4-point shot? See how it's done when this dribble-happy team salutes the Washington Generals with their alley-oop, slam dunk, and behind-the-back pass. There will be two designated 4-point shooting spots on each side of midcourt, each 35 feet from the basket. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$159. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000. harlemglobetrotters.com

Koto Magic: The koto is a Japanese instrument dating back 1,300 years, and it will be played at Cape Ann Symphony by Yuki Yasuda who will perform "Kochi (East Wind)" and Concertino No. 3 for Koto and Orchestra. The Boston Origami Project will give paper cranes to attendees who donate to the American Red Cross to assist Japan. 2 p.m. Sunday (there's an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Saturday). $35, $30 seniors, $15 ages 13-24, free under 13 (open rehearsal $10, free under 13). Fuller Auditorium, Blackburn Circle, Route 128, Gloucester. 978-281-0543. capeannsymphony.org

SUNDAY

Papercuts: Enough of this winter stuff already. Wrap yourself in the hazy, sun-drenched melodies of this San Francisco-based psychedelic pop band. Songs like "Chills" and "White are the Waves" from frontman Jason Quever and company will take you to another, groovier place entirely. 9 p.m. $10. 18+. Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 617-779-0140. brightonmusichall.com

Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America induction and concert: Sunday's inductees include the late Five Royales ("Dedicated to the One I Love"), the Inkspots ("If I Didn't Care"), and the Willows ("Church Bells May Ring"). Hall of Famer Dave Somerville, original lead singer of the Diamonds ("The Stroll") will perform. 4 p.m. $54-$76.50. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200. bostonsymphonyhall.com

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