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Weekend Picks: A Musical, Some Fish, And A Bit Of One-Woman Opera06:27

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The weekend is almost upon us, and it's time think about stepping out on the town. Graham Wright, host and founder of Opus Affair (an arts salon that meets monthly in Boston), joined Radio Boston to offer up his suggestions for what to pencil into your weekend calendar.

Pick #1: A Gilbert And Sullivan Musical

(Courtesy of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston)
(Courtesy of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston)

What: "The Mikado" performed by the Lyric Stage Company

Where:  The Lyric Stage Company in Back Bay

When: September 7 to October 13

How much: $25 to $65

What Graham says:  A Gilbert and Sullivan classic in an intimate staging at the Lyric. Like with "Marie Antoinette," this is another story of political unrest, with many threats of beheading. Spoiler alert, though: Since it's G&S, people are much more likely to get married than decapitated. Bonus: A few Opera Boston regulars have made their way into the cast.

Pick #2:  Fun With The Fish

What: The Wrecking Ball After Party

Where: The New England Aquarium on the waterfront

When: Saturday, September 15, 9:00 p.m.

How much: $75

What Graham says: It's a night to celebrate the renovation of the central aquarium tank. I don't think they will be literally smashing it apart with a wrecking ball, but it'll certainly be a fun inside look into that massive ecosystem.

Pick #3:  Sing It, Girl

What: "The Diva Monologues" by the Intermezzo: The New England Chamber Opera Series

Where: The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

When: Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m.

How much: $20 to $40 general, $10 students

What Graham says: You'll get to see three fantastic sopranos presenting separate one-woman works of contemporary American classical music.

Anthony's Pick: Cajun Music In Cambridge

What: BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet

Where: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square

When: Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $25

What Anthony says: They've been pumping out foot-stomping Cajun music from Louisiana since 1975. They mix traditional Cajun music with rock and roll, jazz and blues — and they have a habit of blowing the roof of wherever they play.

This segment aired on September 13, 2012.

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