PICK OF THE DAY
Fifty years separate Act 1 from Act 2 in Bruce Norrisa’s “Clybourne Park,” presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company. The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” deals first with leaders in a 1959 white community who try to prevent a black family from purchasing a home. Fast-forward to the same house in 2009 when the African-American neighborhood battles gentrification. Pictured: Paula Plum and Thomas Derrah . 8 p.m. (through March 30). $25 and up, $25 under 25, $5 senior discount. Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene.com
Past is present Which camp are you in, digital photography or the medium’s historic processes like pinhole, tintype, cyanotype, platinum printing, gum bichromate, and liquid emulsion? The latter is the camp of choice for photographers at “The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through March 23). $3 suggested donation. Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, 832 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
Sample this In the late ’50s, pianist Joe Sample was one of the founders of the Jazz Crusaders. Acoustic piano bowed to electric keyboards in the early ’70s when the band moved on to jazz funk and dropped “Jazz” from its name. March 1 and 2 at 8 and 10 p.m. $35. Scullers Jazz Club at DoubleTreeSuites by Hilton Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111. www.scullersjazz.com
The circus is in town Boston Circus Guild’s “Bohemian Bacchanalia” presents fan dance, contortion, burlesque, boylesque, juggling, tumbling, music by Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, and dancing to Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. Themed attire is encouraged. 8 p.m. $15-$25. 18+. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300. www.cluboberon.com
The office Boston’s bio-tech community replaces our popular ethnic neighborhoods as the setting for Alex Karpovsky’s “Rubberneck.” The Boston filmmaker (and actor on HBO’s “Girls”) co-wrote, directed, and stars in this thriller. Karpovsky will attend the 8:15 screening and participate in a Q&A. 8:15 and 10:30 p.m. (check website for March 2 and 3 screenings). $6.75-$9.75. Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-876-6837. www.brattlefilm.org
Loud and clear Slam poetry, spoken word, and theater are celebrated at the “Poetry Out Loud” semifinals when 79 Massachusetts high school students compete for a spot at the March 10 finals at Old South Meeting House. March 2 at 9:30 a.m. (Boston and Framingham), March 3 (Springfield and South Yarmouth). Free. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston (see website for additional venue information). 617-266-7900. www.huntingtontheatre.org/pol
Soul music Last year’s “Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul” is a collection of sacred, secular, classical, and popular music. At the helm are Grammy- and Emmy-winning violinist Itzhak Perlman and vocalist Chazan Yitzchok Meir Helfgot. Joining the pair at Symphony Hall are clarinetist Maestro Russell Ger, Boston Musica Viva, among others. For more on this concert, see Page 28. March 3 at 7 p.m. $30 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org