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Man Ray’s “Untitled (The Primacy of Matter Over Thought).”

Museum of Fine Arts

Man Ray’s “Untitled (The Primacy of Matter Over Thought).”

PICK OF THE DAY

The eyes have it

The time between two European world wars was a creative and unconventional one for photographers shooting in Europe. Constantin Brancusi, Ilse Bing, André Kertész, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and Josef Sudek pioneered unusual angles, new darkroom techniques, and other approaches which you can see at “Photo Eye: Avant-Garde Photography in Europe.” March 15 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (through July 6). $25; $23 students 18 and over, seniors; free under 18 (see website for details). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. www.mfa.org

THURSDAY

Artistic medicine Several exhibits on view at Danforth Art share the theme of “Art and Healing.” For “Wilber Blair: Awake and Await,” the painter remembers a ticking clock and elevator doors during many hospitalizations as a child. Thursday hours noon-8:30 p.m. (most exhibits run through May 18). $11, $9 seniors, $8 students, free under 17. Danforth Art, 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050. www.danforthart.org

FRIDAY

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From Iceland to Cambridge It certainly has felt like Iceland in these parts, so why not immerse yourself in Taste of Iceland. Events include an Icelandic menu at Rialto by Icelandic chef Hákon Már Örvarsson and Rialto chef Jody Adams. March 14-18 Icelandic Menu at Rialto (check website for additional events and venues March 15 and 16). $85 (reservations at annie@rialto-restaurant.com). Rialto Restaurant & Bar, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-234-8026. www.icelandnaturally.com

A decade on film Here’s a walk down memory lane for boomers and a cultural history lesson for the young ’uns. The work of Life magazine photographer Rowland Scherman is on the screen at “Eye on the ’60s: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman” featuring shots of Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and more. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Chris Szwedo. March 14 at 7 p.m. $12.50, $15 at the door. Larz Anderson Automobile Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. www.szwedo.com/sixties.html

Us vs. them Are you a Keeper or a Tradepack? The Flat Earth Theatre all-female cast performs Ann Marie Healy’s “What Once We Felt,” a sci-fi tale about the genetically engineered Keepers who want to oust the disadvantaged Tradepacks. March 14 at 7 p.m. (through March 22). $20, $25 at the door. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 800-838-3006. www.flatearththeatre.com

A picture is worth . . . Text and photography join forces in the exhibit “W-O-R-D-P-L-A-Y.” The mixed-media group show features Eva Timothy’s photo of the initials “T.J.” in Thomas Jefferson’s copy of Plato’s “The Republic” in the Library of Congress. 24/7 through June 9 (March 14 reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.). Free. Panopticon Gallery, Hotel Commonwealth, 502c Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-267-8929. www.panopticongallery.com

SATURDAY

Sweet According to the Boston Public Library, March 9-15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week. So, since it’s almost over, supplement your snacking with this talk by “The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book” author Carolyn Wyman. The treat was invented in Whitman at the Toll House restaurant. March 15 at 2 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org

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