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Maurice Hines
Scott Suchman
Maurice Hines


Happy feet

With more than 50 years as a performer, Maurice Hines has been busy from head to toe dancing, acting, singing, directing, and choreographing. The Tony nominee shares life stories and tips his taps to his late brother, Gregory, at “Tappin’ Thru Life: An Evening With Maurice Hines,” presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage. 7:30 p.m. (through May 19). $25-$89. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8400.


Family first Lindsay Lou Rilko’s family provided colorful stories for the progressive roots songwriter. Aunts who rob banks and grandpas who make moonshine get the creative treatment alongside songs about love, life, and nature. Take in the acoustic “LouGrass” harmonies of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and enjoy the family tales.
10 p.m. $7 suggested donation. Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-354-2685.

As luck would have it In the ’60s, Kirsten Greenidge’s black grandparents bought a house in predominantly white Arlington, which fueled their granddaughter’s play, “The Luck of the Irish.” The Arlington native, Obie-winning playwright, and BU educator will talk about her work and participate in an audience Q&A. 7:30 p.m. $10. Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington.


To thine own self be true We don’t live in text-message land, but DIYDS would be great text speak. At the “Do It Your Damn Self!!” National Youth Film Festival, screenings get underway Tuesday at DIYDS!! Jr. for ages 5-12 where young filmmakers screen their work and participate in a panel discussion.  4:30-6 p.m. (through May 18). $10, $5 students; free school-day and after-school screenings for ages 5-19. Kennedy-Longfellow Middle School, 158 Spring St., Cambridge (check website for additional venues). 617-868-7100.

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Happiness shared Using old family photos, image transfer, and collage, Joanna L. Kao pays homage to her parents at “Double Happiness.” The exhibit title is the Chinese expression for marriage, which the artist’s parents have shared for many years.    Tue-Sat
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through May 31; closed May 25). Free. Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro. 508-222-2644. www.attleboroarts

The way he was Three Golden Globes, three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys, and one Tony are only the jewels on the musical crown of the late Marvin Hamlisch. The composer of more than
40 films including “The Way We Were” and musicals like “A Chorus Line” will be celebrated at “A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch” with guests Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque.
May 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. $22-$105. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200.


Use it, wear it Before you throw out your old computer parts, lottery tickets, and window blinds, see how they are converted into fashion at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s “Studio 621.” Students in the Fashion Design Department present ready-to-wear, swim, bridal, evening, and costume pieces.  May 15 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. reception). $40. The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston. 617-879-7676.