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It's Oscar week! While the biggest event of awards season takes place across the country, Bostonians are celebrating cinema and glamor in style for the weekend of March 5 to 7.
- Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m.
- Institute of Contemporary Art
- $10, $8 for students, members and seniors
Shorts International gives the five Oscar-nominated live-action short films a theatrical run for the film-loving public's viewing pleasure.
- Sunday 6:30 p.m.
- The Langham Boston
- $175 until March 5
Join the Ellie Fund at the only Oscars party in Boston sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for an evening of food and drink, a silent auction, and of course, the Academy Awards telecast to benefit breast cancer research.
- Sunday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Prohibited at Symphony 8
The Oscar party for social media geeks! The evening at Boston's "speakeasy" includes contests and prizes. Creative formal dress is encouraged. Check the Facebook page for the night's password.
- Friday 8 p.m.
- BU Theatre - Mainstage
- $20 to $82.50
The Huntington Theatre Company puts on a production of Gina Gionfriddo's dark 2008 comedy about a blind date that goes awry.
- Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
- Majestic Cutler Theatre
- $30 to $85
The Teatro Lirico d'Europa brings its production of one of Mozart's most popular operas to Boston. Disguise and deception, laughs and love brought to life on stage by one of Europe's most widely-touring opera companies.
- Saturday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- The Charles Mosesian Theater
Presented by the Broadway Bound Dance Center, the dance festival features 15 dance companies specializing in a variety of dance styles.
- Saturday 7 p.m.
- House of Blues
- $29 and $39
- Sunday 7:30 p.m.
- Berklee Performance Center
- $30 to $50
The Israeli performer brings his collaborative project of Middle Eastern, African, Latin and Caribbean fusion music to Boston.
Hailing from Berlin, the Artemis Quartet is halfway through two seasons devoted entirely to Beethoven's chamber music opus. On Friday, they perform from String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, String Quartet “Serioso” and String Quartet No. 15 in A minor.
- Saturday 8 p.m.
- Seully Hall
In celebration of Robert Schumann's 200th birthday, faculty and students of the Boston Conservatory perform an evening of his music.
- Sunday 3 p.m.
- Symphony Hall
- $38 to $87
The legendary violin master performs with pianist Rohan de Silva in a program that will feature Mozart, Debussy and more.
Food and Drink
- Friday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday 2 to 9 p.m.
- The Harpoon Boston Brewery
- $20 cover (includes souvenir cup and one drink ticket)
Kick off the St. Patrick's Day season with a weekend of food, freshly brewed beer from Harpoon and local Irish and rock bands. Free shuttle from the South Station area.
- Sunday 6 to 9 p.m.
- The Plaza Ballroom at The Seaport Hotel
Award-winning South Boston eateries put their best culinary foot forward at this annual event sponsored by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Coorporation.
- Saturday 7 p.m.
- The Wilbur Theatre
- $27 and $40
Comedian Jeff Garlin performs standup. He will also be signing copies of his book, "My Footprint," at 2 p.m. at Borders Back Bay and will be honored as the Immediate Gratification Player of the Year at 11:30 p.m. in Science Center C at Harvard.
- The Old Statehouse Museum
The Bostonian Society celebrates the anniversary of a critical event in American Revolutionary history. Kids will reenact the event with styrofoam snowballs outside the museum, and visitors can participate as witnesses in the "Trial of the Century," where John Adams and Josiah Quincy will defend the accused British soldiers. At 7 p.m., there will be a reenactment of the famous Massacre itself.
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This program aired on March 5, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.