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Identity

Race, culture, and identity are given a blunt instrument to the funny bone by Young Jean Lee in her Korean-American identity play “Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven.” Apollinaire Theatre Company presents
“A Show About White People in Love,” according to the subtitle. Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. (through Jan. 11; for mature audiences). $20, $25 (at the door), $15 students. Chelsea TheatreWorks, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
617-887-2336.
www.apollinairetheatre.com

THURSDAY

Lights, lights, and more lights A few years ago, Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere used $1,000 from a Fort Point Arts Community grant to empty about a dozen Boston-area Target stores of blue LED lights. The purchase was for their temporary public art project “Starry Night.” Twinkle forward to 2013 for their new Starry Night Public Art Installation, a display of constellations, shooting stars, and fireworks programmed to last for at least 10 years. Dusk to dawn. Free. A Street at Summer Street (between Congress and Melcher streets), Fort Point Channel, South Boston. www.greenfield-studio.com

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Tree product Wood represents a fifth anniversary, the milestone for Gallery 263. And to celebrate the occasion, 44 artists used wood as a tool, surface, medium, subject, and concept for the exhibit titled “Wood.” Thurs and Fri 1-6 p.m., Sat and Sun noon-5 p.m. through Jan. 4. Free. Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge. www.gallery263.com

Vrooom If you didn’t get a fancy car for the holidays, drool (from afar) at the collection housed at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Head to the 1888 Carriage House built by Larz and Isabel Anderson, now home to the Anderson Motorcar Collection. Check out the museum’s exhibit “Patina, Provenance, Originality — Thoughtful Preservation of Collectible Automobiles” on view through May of next year. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, $5 students, seniors, military, kids 6-12. Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. www.larzanderson.org

On location As a self-described “science nerd,” Stanley Greenberg goes anywhere for a good picture. For “Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines,” the New York-based photographer focused on important experiments in modern physics. His 36 photos were shot inside mountains, mine shafts, and laboratories miles above sea level. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 30. $10; $5 students, seniors, under 18; free under 5. MIT Museum’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-253-5927. www.web.mit.edu/museum

FRIDAY

Wilder and wilder A rich widow is murdered; her married lover is under investigation; will his wife help him out of this mess? Agatha Christie’s play was brought to the screen by director Billy Wilder in “Witness for the Prosecution” starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton. Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library South End Branch,
685 Tremont St., Boston. 617-536-8241. www.bpl.org

SATURDAY

Take stock with funk After all the shopping, decorating, eating, and stressing unwind to the funk, jazz, soul, and R&B sounds of the Brooklyn New York Funk Exchange. Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. $7. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johhnyds.com

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.

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