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PICK OF THE DAY Go green Every year, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a glitzy variety show. “A Little Bit of Ireland’’ features 10-time Irish National Fiddle Champion and Boston College artist-in-residence Seamus Connolly (pictured), Irish step dancing champ and “Riverdance’’ star Liam Harney, and Broadway songbird Sarah Pfisterer. You’ll also hear the angelic sounds of a dozen harps playing together, fiddler Larry Reynolds with Celtic ensemble Comhaltas, Reagle’s version of the Irish Tenors, and local favorite Harold “Jerry’’ Walker’s jokes and tales. March 17, 2 and 6 p.m. March 18, 1 p.m. $35-$50, $25 ages 5-18, $2 off seniors. Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham. 781-891-5600, www.reaglemusictheatre.org

PICK OF THE DAY

Go green Every year, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a glitzy variety show. ‘‘A Little Bit of Ireland’’ features 10-time Irish National Fiddle Champion and Boston College artist-in-residence Seamus Connolly, Irish step dancing champ and ‘‘Riverdance’’ star Liam Harney, and Broadway songbird Sarah Pfisterer. You’ll also hear the angelic sounds of a dozen harps playing together, fiddler Larry Reynolds with Celtic ensemble Comhaltas, Reagle’s version of the Irish Tenors, and local favorite Harold ‘‘Jerry’’ Walker’s jokes and tales. March 17, 2 and 6 p.m. March 18, 1 p.m. $35-$50, $25 ages 5-18, $2 off seniors. Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham. 781-891-5600, www.reaglemusictheatre.org

THURSDAY

Story of his life Steve Pemberton spent his childhood in foster care and grew up to be a successful executive. He tells his inspirational story in “A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home.’’ March 15, 6:30 p.m. Free. Boston College, Devlin Hall, 140 Comm. Ave., Chestnut Hill. 617-552-8928, www.chanceintheworld.com. March 16, 11:30 a.m. $100, $250 includes lunch, proceeds to Home for Little Wanderers. Boston University Sloan House, 135 Ivy St., Boston. www.thehome.org/pembertonluncheon

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Visions of Peck Haitian-born movie man Raoul Peck comes to town for “Visionary Filmmaker: Raoul Peck.’’ The series features the Boston premiere of “Moloch Tropical’’ (March 15, 7:30 p.m.), a book signing and talk on “Stolen Images: Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck’’ (March 16, 2-4 p.m.), and a showing of “Lumumba’’ (March 16, 6 p.m.). Bright Family Screening Room, 555 Washington St., Boston. www.emerson.edu

Bard to the future Our heroine is barely a teenager in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,’’ but she’s rarely played by one. Not so in Stoneham Theatre’s current production starring teens Lily Steven and Diego Buscaglia in the title roles. They’re joined by nine peers and nine professional actors in a version that catapults the lovers into the 1990s. 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sat 3 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $42, $48. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200, www.stonehamtheatre.org

Change of heart Most people don’t find heartbreak amusing. Playwright John Kolvenbach has written a comedy about it, nevertheless. “Mrs. Whitney’’ is a middle-age divorcee who sets out to find her estranged ex-husband after her daughter’s marriage makes her face her own loneliness. 7:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can-night. Through April 8, from $24. Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. 978-654-4678, www.merrimackrep.org

FRIDAY

Machine dreams Civil War-era soldier Julian Munro and metaphysician Ada Lovelace envision a world-saving, all-powerful artificial intelligence powered by steam in “Futurity: A Musical by the Lisps.’’ The indie-rock musical melds Americana, experimental music, found text, and original music. March 16, 7:30 p.m. Through April 15. $25-$65. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300, www.americanrepertorytheater.org

SATURDAY

Sappy repast Happiness is a big stack of pancakes, especially when we don’t have to cook them. Get some with real maple syrup, homemade sausage, and roasted potatoes at the annual Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast. Before or after eating, take a tour to see how sap is collected and transformed. March 17-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $14, $11 children, under 2 free. Reservations required. Drumlin Farm, 208 S. Great Road, Lincoln. 781-259-2218, www.massaudubon.org/drumlinfarm

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