PICK OF THE DAY
Be a part of April 19, 1775, when you follow a timeline of events for British Regulars and Patriots at “The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775.” The exhibit includes a letter written by John Hancock. Check out “From Dawn to Dead of Night: Revolutionary War Encampment” (April 18 and 19) and “Patriots’ Day at the Concord Museum” (April 21). April 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Sept. 21). $10, $8 students and seniors, $5 ages 6-18 (encampment is free). Concord Museum, intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, Concord.
You like? “Love is merely a madness;” “I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine;” “Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. . .;” and “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players” are a few of the gems in Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It.” Our fave is the woo and wed. 7:30 p.m. preview (through May 18). $28-$50. Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Dr., Medford. 866-811-4111. www.actorsshakespeareproject.org
Convergence Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell chronicle the week of April 15, 2013 through the bombers, the wounded, a victim, a policeman, and a doctor in “Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice.” WBUR reporter Deborah Becker hosts the author talk. 6 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org
Fact and fiction A performance based on biographies of women athletes isn’t something you hear about very often, so it’s our pleasure to tell you about “The Wholehearted” by Stein | Holum Projects. Through text, song, and physicality, Deborah Stein and Suli Holum bring you into the fictional world of a female boxer. 7:30 p.m. (through April 27). $25-$49. Emerson/Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org
Don Juan Yikes, how did he do it? “Don Giovanni” tells the story of a busy rascal with more than 2,000 seductions to his discredit. Mozart’s seduction story is presented by the School of Music Opera Institute and the School of Theatre at Boston University College of Fine Arts. April 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., April 20 at 2 p.m. $20, $15 seniors, $5 students. Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene.com
Walk the walk The rotten winter is over. National Park Week kicks off with “The Arnold Arboretum: Where the Wild Things Are.” The 90-minute guided walk covers creatures, co-designers Frederick Law Olmsted and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent, and completes the journey at the top of Bussey Hill where you can look for constellations. April 18 at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Meet in front of Hunnewell Building, 125 the Arborway, Boston. 617-566-1689, ext. 206. www.nps.gov/frla
They’re back For more than 130 years, oak-framed pontoons have carried passengers on a peaceful ride around the Public Garden lagoon. The Swan Boats pedal for the public after Mayor Marty Walsh takes the first ride with students from Boston Public Schools. April 19 at 10 a.m. (through Sept. 21). $3, $2.50 seniors, $1.50 ages 2-15. Boston Public Garden lagoon. 617-522-1966. www.swanboats.com