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Love makes the world go ’round
Based on the film “Lili,” the musical “Carnival” is the story of an orphan who shows up at a carnival looking for a friend of her dead father. She stays and falls for Marco the Magnificent and then Paul the puppeteer. You don’t see this show performed a lot, so catch it in Gloucester. 8 p.m. (through July 22). $40, $35 students and seniors. Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., Gloucester. 978-281-4433. www.gloucesterstage.org
Pop in Rhode Island School of Design student Marissa Goldman and Hampshire College student Zuzia Weyman paired up to create an installation of 3-D art, video, music, and sculpture. Their Pop up Art Installation takes up temporary residence in the office complex of the Beal companies. Mon.-Fri. from noon-4 p.m. through July 13. Free. Courtyard at 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge. 617-233-0079. www.onrepeat2012.tumblr.com
Desperate dad Shakespeare’s stories are always topical, relevant, and blemish revealing. Take “King Lear.” It’s 1906 Russia and Lear tells his three daughters that the one who best professes her love for him will get the biggest piece of his kingdom. Watch the crumbling monarch and monarchy in this Shakespeare & Company production. 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 19). $15-$95. Shakespeare & Company Founders’ Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353. www.shakespeare.org
In the fold Origami meets state-of-the-art math in Rajiv Joseph’s comedy “Animals Out of Paper.” Ilana’s life is a mess, and when the famous origami artist meets an iPod addict and origami expert, the mess gets messier in this production presented by the Chester Theatre Company. 2 and 8 p.m. (through July 15). $22.50-$33. 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. 413-354-7771.
Gotta dance The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has come a long way from its early days on a Berkshire farm in the 1930s when it was founded by Ted Shawn. The history of the dance mecca is told through interviews, archival footage, and behind-the-scenes stuff in the documentary “Never Stand Still” directed by Ron Honsa.
5:15 p.m. (through July 12). $11, $9 students and seniors (matinee discounts available). Museum of Fine Arts Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6795. www.mfa.org/film
Toe-tapping time Keep the patriotism going at this week’s edition of “Music and Movie Fridays” with the James Cagney blockbuster “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The film is part of “Movies by Moonlight” at the Boston Harbor Hotel. To celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary, August screenings will be films from 1987. July 6 at dusk, weather permitting (4:30 p.m. music; Fridays through Aug. 31). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel, terrace of the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Boston. 617-439-7000. www.bhh.com
Then and now Traditional and contemporary materials cohabitate in the Berkshire Museum exhibit “Rethink! American Indian Art.” Bently Spang’s warshirt pieces incorporate his Cheyenne heritage through performance and video. The multimedia, multi-artist exhibit also includes glass, beadwork, and contemporary basketry. July 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Jan. 6; opening reception July 12 from 5-7 p.m. $10). $13, $6 kids, free under 4. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171. www.berkshiremuseum.org