Boston-area to do list

Joan Marcus


Elder Price, for a price

Here’s something for fans of “South Park,” Broadway musicals, religion, irreverence, and lotteries. The last item refers to your best chance of getting a ticket or two for “The Book of Mormon” without having to sell your car or your home. In the Tony-winning musical, Elder Cunningham and Elder Price head to Uganda to convert impoverished villagers. April 9 at 7:30 p.m. (through April 28). Limited tickets start at $43. $25 pre-show lottery (one or two tickets) available at box office 2½ hours before each show. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 866-523-7469.


A shoe in We declare Monday to be poetry night with the Blacksmith House Poetry Series . For 40 years, established and emerging writers have had a forum in Harvard Square for unleashing their creativity, and Monday’s unleashing is by Jorie Graham who will read from “Place.” 8 p.m. $3 (Monday series ends May 13). Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-6789.

A lucky 13 One institution honors another at “The Art Institute of Boston: Celebrating 100 Years.” Prints, drawings, and photographs by 13 faculty members and students at Lesley University’s AIB date from 1949-2012 and are part of the Boston Public Library collection. Monday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through June 29). Free. Boston Public Library’s Wiggin Gallery, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

Mummy and Matthew This art institution has 10 years on Lesley University’s AIB, but who’s counting? The Berkshire Museum’s yearlong celebration of its 110th year includes “Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection,” an exhibit of some of the museum’s 50,000 holdings. Pahat the mummy, Hudson River School paintings, and the suit of furs worn by Matthew Henson on Admiral Richard Peary’s expedition to the North Pole are a few of the treats. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. (ongoing). $13, $6 under 18, free under 4. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171.


Standard fare This Watertown arsenal will be loaded with jazz standards by Michel Legrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others to be performed at Jazz @ The Arsenal by harmonicist Thaddeus Hogarth and the John Baboian Guitar Trio. The series showcases jazz by Boston-area ensembles, many led by Berklee College of Music faculty. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 students. Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487.


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A run for the Senate If you weren’t around for the Lincoln-Douglas debates (if you were, please contact us), challenger Abraham Lincoln went issue to issue with incumbent Stephen Douglas seven times in the 1858 race for a Senate seat. In his new book, “Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas & Moral Conflict,” Brandeis English professor John Burt explores the limits of democracy. April 9 at 7:30 p.m. $10. Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. 781-316-3568.

He’s not that easy to forget We learned some cool stuff on about crooner Engelbert Humperdinck. The singer of “Release Me,” “Spanish Eyes,” “Am I That Easy to Forget?” and other pop gems was born Arnold George Dorsey, but he uses a stage name borrowed from German composer, Engelbert Humperdinck. April 9 at 7:30 p.m. $59.50, $69.50. North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200.