PICK OF THE DAY
Look for the two French troops portrayed by reenactors at “Redcoats & Rebels” (hint: the color of their uniforms). These troops helped us win the Revolutionary War and are two of many reenactors at Old Sturbridge Village. There will be mock battles, cannon and musket demos, fife and drum music, and Saturday’s “Twilight Encampment” when you can talk to the soldiers around their campfires (ask the British troops why their trouser seats are baggy).
Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Aug. 5 until 5 p.m.). $24, $22 seniors, $8 ages 3-17, free return visit within 10 days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. 800-733-1830. www.osv.org
Passion pit How’s your passion quota? Need a refueling? Head west for Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of “A Month in the Country” by Ivan Turgenev. When 29-year-old Natalya is hit with desire, it throws her orderly world into chaos. 2 and 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 19). $25-$55. Williamstown Theatre Festival,
1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-3400. www.wtfestival.org
All about Marilyn
Aug. 5 is the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and in addition to film screenings at the Boston Public Library, John De Vito will discuss the icon’s legacy. The author co-wrote “The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon” with Frank Tropea. 2 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall,
700 Boylston St., Boston (Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston Branch). 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org/calendar
Off and running Stephen planned to get a good night’s sleep the night before his first race, the New York City Marathon. What he got was a visit from his wife’s ex-roomie, Emily. Oh, his wife is in London. Get the picture? Chester Theatre Company presents “Running” by Arlene Hutton. 2 and 8 p.m. (through Aug. 12). $22.50-$33.
Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. 800-595-4849. www.chestertheatre.org
Dominican domain It started at age 7 with a camera he won in a contest, and with more than half a million photographs taken, it hasn’t stopped. The “it” is a passion for photography and the “he” is Westborough’s iTink. “¡Domincanos!”
is made up of hundreds of images of Dominicans photographed in the Boston area and the Dominican Republic. Thursday hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (through
Oct. 21). Free. The Westboro Gallery, 8 West Main St., Westborough.
Creepy times two The world is falling apart and it’s up to you, the audience, to save a group of performers who are at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre to put on a vaudeville show. That’s “Midnight at the Last Night Cabaret,” one of the Zombie Double Feature shows presented by New Exhibition Room. The other, “Terror at BPT,” is about an undead infestation. 8 p.m. (through Aug. 25; recommended for ages 17 and older). $20. Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. www.newexhibitionroom.org
Marines and Marblehead United States Marine Corps Aviation started in Marblehead 100 years ago with a solo flight by Lieutenant Alfred Cunningham. Celebrate at the Marblehead Maritime Festival, starting with a viewing of Marine helicopters (2-6 p.m. and Aug. 4 noon-6 p.m. at the Village Street School) and an art display of the 100 years of Marine Corps aviation. Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. (through Aug. 12; Aug. 4 parade at 10:30 a.m.). Most events are free. Throughout Marblehead. 781-631-2868. www.marbleheadchamber.org