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5 Things To Do This Weekend, From Women's Photobooks To A Forsythe World Premiere

From a modern ballet show to a punny musical, here are some things to keep you occupied this weekend.

'Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage'
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

Through April 21

For the first time in the U.S., Kapwani Kiwanga’s "Safe Passages" is on view at the MIT List Center. The exhibit touches on race, colonialism and power dynamics. While the art may seem minimalistic at first glance, the pieces show the surveillance endured by people of color. (Read more about Kiwanga’s exhibit in Pamela Reynolds’ story.)

"Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage" installed at MIT List Visual Arts Center. (Courtesy Peter Harris Studio)
"Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage" installed at MIT List Visual Arts Center. (Courtesy Peter Harris Studio)

Boston Ballet's 'Full On Forsythe'
Boston Opera House

Through March 17

This three-part Boston Ballet program includes the world premiere of "Playlist (EP)," William Forsythe's first premiere for an American company since 1992. In it, the acclaimed choreographer weaves classical ballet moves with popular music. Music from people like Barry White, Khalid and Natalie Cole. (Hear more about the premiere from Maria Garcia.)


'How We See: Photobooks By Women'
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MassArt

At The MFA Through March 10; MassArt From March 19-21

Friday is International Women’s Day and is also the opening night for "How We See: Photobooks by Women.” There are 100 photobooks to browse, with all the photographs taken by women around the world. The touring pop-up will be on display in the Museum of Fine Arts’ reading room. The project will be on view at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design from March 19 to 21.

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'France France Revolution'
Farkas Hall, Cambridge

Through Sunday, March 10

The 171st production of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ “France France Revolution” is in its last weekend. For the first time in the company's history, women are onstage for the production. In recent years, female students called for the company to change its casting rules. The student-written musical is filled with puns as it follows Queen Reina Terror and her evil regime.


SpeakEasy Stage's 'Once'
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts

Through April 7

“Once,” which won eight Tony Awards, tells the story of the budding romance between a Dublin street musician and “a lively, determined Czech immigrant.” In its SpeakEasy production, Nile Scott Hawver and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy take on the main roles. A Boston Conservatory alumnus, Lesser-Roy is reprising her role as Girl after the 2016-'17 national tour.

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy and Nile Scott Hawver in SpeakEasy's "Once." (Courtesy Maggie Hall Photography)
Mackenzie Lesser-Roy and Nile Scott Hawver in SpeakEasy's "Once." (Courtesy Maggie Hall Photography)

Cintia Lopez Arts Fellow
Cintia Lopez is a fellow for The ARTery, WBUR's arts and culture team.

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