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Irish supergroup The Chieftains may not have found the gold at the end of the rainbow, but they win the prize for reaching their golden anniversary and sharing musical riches with the world for 50 years.


Hail to the Chieftains Irish supergroup The Chieftains may not have found the gold at the end of the rainbow, but they win the prize for reaching their golden anniversary and sharing musical riches with the world for 50 years. Since forming in 1962, the band has been nominated for 18 Grammys (and won 6), picked up an Academy Award (for ‘‘Women of Ireland’’ from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘‘Barry Lyndon’’), and toured internationally. Their upcoming release, ‘‘Voice of Ages,’’ keeps things fresh with production by T Bone Burnett and collaborations from indie rockers Bon Iver, the Decemberists, and Low Anthem; Americana artists Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Punch Brothers; and Irish and Scottish folkies Imelda May and Lisa Hannigan. They are headed to Carnegie Hall for the day itself, but you can catch their pre-St. Patrick’s Day warm-up here. March 14, 8 p.m. $47, $57, $65, $75. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661,


Politics play New York-based ensemble Universes’s “Ameriville’’ is a perfect storm of hip-hop, poetry, flamenco, comedy, jazz, gospel, and spoken word. Hurricane Katrina provides the springboard for the show that looks at race, class, poverty, immigration, the state of the Union, and the meaning of being American. The Boston premiere is presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage. March 13, 7 p.m. March 14-15, 7:30 p.m. March 16-17, 8 p.m. March 18, 2 p.m. $25-$75. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400,



Fine French prints Wellesley College’s Davis Museum teams up with the American Antiquarian Society to present “With a French Accent: American Lithography Before 1860.’’ The exhibit features 50 French and American prints. Through June 3. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed until 8 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception March 14, 5-7 p.m. Free. Davis Museum, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-2051,

Faraway dreaming The winter has been mild, true, but bathing suit weather? No way. Satisfaction hasn’t been forthcoming for those who enjoy snow, either. Vicarious thrills may be all we can get this year, and you’ll find them at “Winter Retreats.’’ The exhibit features vintage travel posters depicting rustic Swiss resorts, exotic Egyptian locales, and other destinations from the early days of travel. Through April 28. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Grand Circle Gallery, 347 Congress St., Boston. 617-346-6459,

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Piece of pi We love pie. And we’re happy to celebrate the mathematical constant pi, if it means eating a sweet slice or two of pie. On Pi Day, $3.14 is all you’ll pay for a serving of pie and a cup of coffee. March 14, 7-10 a.m. $3.14. Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, 25 Charles St., Boston. 617-723-7575,

The absurdism of it A Boy and a Girl live happily with their Baby until the Man and the Woman show up and soil their perfect world. Exquisite Corps presents “The Play About the Baby’’ by Edward Albee. Through March 31. Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sat 4 p.m. $20. Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Black Box, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600,

Middle of nowhere We go to airports to get places, but what about the airports themselves? Gary Duehr’s installation “No Man’s Land’’ depicts their limbo-like qualities through sculpture, a triptych, and photographs on aluminum. Through March 31. Wed-Sun, noon- 5 p.m. Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston. 617-451-3605,

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