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Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

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Family legacy

In 1938, Lorraine Hansberry’s father moved his family to a white neighborhood in Chicago. When neighbors got a ruling against the African-American family by the Illinois Supreme Court, Hansberry’s father successfully appealed to the US Supreme Court. Inspired by her family’s struggle, Hansberry wrote the award-winning “A Raisin in the Sun,” the first play by an African-American to premiere on Broadway. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company.  8 p.m. (through April 7). $25 and up, $25 for ages 35 and under, $15 students and military, $5 senior discount. Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-0800. www.huntingtontheatre.org

FRIDAY

Let’s get moving Music director Martin Pearlman and his Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque tackle “moving music” at “De Profundis” (Out of the Depths), a program of Carissimi, Charpentier, J.S. Bach, and Handel. Bach’s cantata “Actus Tragicus” was composed for a funeral and is one of the earliest Bach cantatas. March 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. $22-$76. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-987-8600, ext. 113. www.bostonbaroque.org

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Here a Chick Every year, the eight-member San Francisco ensemble SFJAZZ Collective selects works by a modern jazz master to showcase along with pieces by Collective members. Past masters have included Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder. This year at “SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Chick Corea” the musicians honor the pianist and composer. 8:30 p.m. $25, $30. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. www.berkleebpc.com

Irish stew While her Irish folk music roots are close to her heart, accordion, and fiddle, Sharon Shannon also fiddles around with hip-hop, Cajun, country, classical, and rap. Shannon has performed for presidents on both sides of the Pond, Bill Clinton and Ireland’s Mary Robinson. The Sharon Shannon Band is in Somerville to celebrate the release of “Flying Circus.” 8 p.m. $28. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-876-4275. www.worldmusic.org

Here, there, and everywhere From its first Queen’s Hall performances in 1932, the 75-year-old London Philharmonic Orchestra has toured internationally, and recorded with international conductors. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and violinist Vadim Repin present a program of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beet­hoven’s Symphony No. 5.  8 p.m. $30 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org

SATURDAY

A pot of dance gold True to its name, Boston’s Rainbow Tribe celebrates diversity with dance companies that fit under the Rainbow Tribe umbrella. “Chapter 21” presents Tribe and spinoff troupes Dance Company, Bside, and Embrace, plus guest performances by hip-hop company US Crew, contemporary company Bosoma, and Boston Tap Company.  March 9 at 8 p.m. $25; $20 students, seniors, under 13. Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-358-2500. www.brownpapertickets.com

SUNDAY

Heritage highlight Throughout history, dance has accompanied the Jewish people from place to place. The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston highlights that heritage through Eastern European and Yemenite dances, horas, and debkas. Israeli performers will be joined by Boston dancers. March 10 at 3 p.m. $15. MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.bostonfestival.org

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