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Harvard sophomore Andrew Campbell, 20 left, practices with the Harvard rowing team on the Charles River before the upcoming Head of the Charles Regatta.

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Harvard sophomore Andrew Campbell, 20 left, practices with the Harvard rowing team on the Charles River before the upcoming Head of the Charles Regatta.


Stage names Each of the four members of Boyz II Men assumes a unique personality on stage. The R&B singing group is Mike “Bass” McCary, Wanya “Squirt” Morris, Shawn “Slim” Stockman, and Nate “Alexander Vanderpool” Morris. Do you soap opera fans recognize the Morris moniker? Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. $40-$47.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.


Versatile choreographer If you need a choreographer for your ice-skating routine, Broadway debut, or Disney project, Lar Lubovitch is the guy. The award-winning, New York-based dance maker has done all of these and has his own company. Friday’s Lar Lubovitch Dance Company program includes “North Star” and “Crisis Variations.” 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.). $60, $75. Citi Shubert
Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738. www.celebrity


All the queen’s men Lucky Partenope. Three princes want to marry the Queen of Naples, but she favors Arsace, a tormented guy who betrays Rosmira. Boston Baroque’s semi-staged production of George Frideric Handel’s comic opera “Partenope” is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Oct. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. (pre-opera introduction at 6:30 p.m.). $25-$80. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-987-8600.

Dead people walking If you become a member of Alps, you don’t have to ski, but you do have to be older than 14, smart, clean, punctual, and in complete control. Why? Because you will be hired by relatives, friends, or colleagues of a dead person to be that dead person. To learn more, go to a screening of “Alps” as yourself.
8:15 p.m. (through Oct. 21). $11, $9 students and seniors. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975.

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War and more To continue our death theme, in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” the dead are very chatty, including a tiger who scours the ’hood searching for redemption, among other things. Rajiv Joseph’s play is presented by Company One. 8 p.m. (through Nov. 17). $20-$38, $15 students, pay-what-you-can performances Oct. 21 and 28 ($6 minimum). Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatre


A row show The Men’s Grand Master Singles are the first to row at the Head of the Charles Regatta. This two-day event fills the Charles River with more than 9,000 athletes, ages 14-85, from all over the world competing in 55 races. Oct. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. Free. Charles River, Boston and Cambridge. 617-868-6200.

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