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Weekend event picks, Feb. 15-17

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  February 11, 2013 11:03 AM

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L to R: A scene from Disney on Ice; "Stones in His Pockets" (Timothy Dunn); Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (Gary Sloan)

Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.


A SIT IN February is African American History Month, and Mad River Theater Works steers you to one of history’s pivotal events with "Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks." Through music and drama, you'll learn about the Civil Rights leader who grew up in rural Alabama. Feb. 15, 1 p.m., Feb. 16, 2 p.m. $15, $10 students and seniors. All ages. Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury. 617-541-3900.

NO STONE UNTURNED When an American film crew invades a rural Irish village, the locals go gaga in this chuckle-rich play by Marie Jones. Daniel Berger-Jones and Phil Tayler tackle more than a dozen quirky characters including an American starlet in "Stones in His Pockets." Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 3 p.m. Through March 16. $25-$58, $5 senior discount. The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-585-5678,

CHORAL-O-RAMA The Radcliffe Choral Society, Sisters of Kuumba, Boston Conservatory Young Women's Chorus, and Handel & Haydn Society Young Women's Chorus lend their voices to the Harvard Women's Choral Festival Concert featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock. The featured a cappella group performs music of the Black church, the civil rights movement, and songs about the struggle for justice. Feb. 15, 8 p.m. $30, $15 students. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222,

BLADE RUNNERS We've seen crab on ice, so watching Sebastian skate at the TD Garden doesn't surprise us. But, have you ever seen a Scottish jig performed on frozen water? Both and more perform at Disney On Ice presents "Rockin' Ever After," with characters from "Brave," "Tangled," "The Little Mermaid," and "Beauty and the Beast." Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 16, noon and 4 p.m. Feb. 17, 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 18, noon and 4 p.m. Through Feb. 24. $15-$90. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000,

COUNT THE WAYS In the dog house because you forgot Valentine's Day? We'll get you out by recommending Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's "How Do I Love Thee?" Mateo's original ballets about passion and human relationships include "Reverie," "Lovers, Fools, Saints, and Sinners," and "Timeless Attractions." The venue offers cabaret-style seating, cocktails, and a close-up view of the dancers. The rest is up to you. Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 4 p.m. Through March 10. $40. Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-354-7467,

FROM PARIS WITH MUSIC During February, the Estate has been hosting an impressive line-up of international DJs. Next up is Parisian DJ/producer Tristan Garner, whose international hits include "Give Love," "Freedom," and "Caribe." Garner's recent project is the new Xtra Life Records. Get ready to dance. Feb. 15, 10:30 p.m. $20, $30. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Pl., Boston. 617-351-7000,


UNACCOMPANIED Without hearing these college a cappella groups, which name floats your unaccompanied boat: The Rusty Pipes (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), PowerChords (Olin College), or the LowKeys (Harvard)? These are three of the groups competing at the Collegiate A Cappella ICCA Northeast Region Quarterfinals. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $17, $15 students. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261,

ALL HANDS ON DECK Until it warms up, fulfill your boating fantasies at the New England Boat Show where you can play a remote-controlled boat docking game and the kids can be skippers of a radio-controlled sailboat regatta. Oh, and of course there will be plenty of power and sailboats, gear and accessories, seminars, and more. Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Feb. 24. $15, free under 16. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston. 617-954-2000,

A DJ BY ANY OTHER NAME House music master Eric Prydz is a man of many names (Cirez D and Sheridan, for example). He"s enjoyed commercial success with "Call on Me" and the Grammy-nominated "Proper Education," and continues to churn out music at an impressive pace. Feb. 16, 10 p.m. 21+. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston.


BREATHE DEEPLY There are so many important questions to ask yourself about living a good life, blah blah blah. Our question probably doesn't measure up (When will we win the lottery?). New Repertory Theatre presents "Lungs," a comedy about a young, educated couple angsting about everything. Feb. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Through March 10. $36, $17 students, $5 senior discount. Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487,

A ROCKIN' ANNIVERSARY This LA band with the lower case "d" celebrates its 20th anniversary. Prog rock, harmonies, and experimental/psychedelic rock are dada. Give an uppercase welcome to singer/guitarist Michael Gurley, singer/bassist Joie Calio, and drummer Phil Leavitt. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. $23. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000,

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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