It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to round up some ideas for your weekend. We're thinking movie turned musical (on skates, no less), 15 hours of film about film, and opera in the most unlikely of places.
- Graham Wright, host and founder of Opus Affair, an arts salon that meets monthly in Boston
What: Xanadu, the musical
Where: SpeakEasy Stage Company
When: May 11 to June 9
More: Here's a quick summary from the SpeakEasy Stage Company:
Based on the cult film of the same name, this riotous new musical follows the efforts of a magical Greek muse named Kira who descends to Earth to help a struggling artist achieve his dream of opening a roller disco.
What: The Story of Film: An Odyssey, a documentary series made up of 15 one-hour episodes
Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
When: May 16 to 27
Price: $63 for MFA members, seniors and students / $77 for general admission
What: Opera On Tap
Where: Jacob Wirth's
When: Saturday, May 26, 7-11 p.m.
More: Opera On Tap's self description:
Opera on Tap is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to break down the stereotype that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours backstage party, singing some of opera's best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
What: Making Spaces and Places, a family day at the ICA — take a tour of the museum, explore a diorama of the city of Boston, and take part in urban design innovation workshops
When: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Free for families (up to 2 adults per family accompanied by children ages 6–12)
More: Check out the full schedule.
This segment aired on May 24, 2012.