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Boston-area to do list

Danielle Fauteux Jacques

PICK OF THE DAY

With friends like this. . .

In Mark Ravenhill’s “pool (no water)” a renowned artist hosts a reunion for old friends at her fancy digs. When a terrible accident happens to the host, does art trump compassion? The dark comedy is presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. (through May 4). $25 (recommended for 18 and older). Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
617-887-2336. www.apollinairetheatre.com

WEDNESDAY

It’s their party Springfield is the perfect setting for this off-Broadway musical revue about four girlfriends who sing at their 1958 Springfield High School prom and reunite 10 years later. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” woo you with “Lollipop,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” and other classics. 7:30 p.m. (through April 20). $35, $39.50. CityStage, 1 Columbus Center, Springfield. 413-788-7033. www.city
stage.symphonyhall.com

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The electric slide Church and sacred steel conventions were the training grounds for the Slide Brothers. The foursome’s latest release is “Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers.” 8 p.m. $17. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnny
ds.com

A story grows in Brooklyn Steve Solomon collected family stories from his Brooklyn childhood along with “one part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac” and wrote “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy.” Peter J. Fogel stars in the one-man comedy. 2 and 7 p.m. (through May 19). $45, $55. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849. www.regent
theatre.com

Who knew? Baseball’s Jewish players include Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, and Kevin Youkilis, but in his book, “American Jews and America’s Game,” Larry Ruttman takes readers into the baseball offices where the Jewish presence extends to baseball commissioner Bud Selig, labor leaders Marvin Miller and Don Fehr, owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Stuart Sternberg, and officials Theo Epstein and Mark Shapiro. 7 p.m. Free. The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-499-2000. www.thecoop.com

THURSDAY

Three years off for the foursome How did members of Fleetwood Mac keep busy during their three-year hiatus? Mick Fleetwood opened his Maui restaurant, Fleetwood’s on Front Street. Lindsey Buckingham released “Seeds We Sow.” Stevie Nicks put out “In Your Dreams.” John McVie hung out with his family in Hawaii. The Grammy winners are back to mark the 35th anniversary of “Rumors.” April 18 at 8 p.m. $49.50-$149.50. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

A tall order With heroes like Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk, you can’t go wrong, and things have gone quite right for Brooklyn-born Randy Weston. The tall jazz pianist has said his biggest hit, “Hi-Fly,” is a “tale of being my height and looking down at the ground.” New England Conservatory presents “Randy Weston: African Rhythms” with Weston and the NEC Jazz Orchestra. April 18 at 8 p.m. Free. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1260. www.necmusic.edu

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