Boston-area to do list

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Film and theater

Spike Lee’s 1989 film, “Do the Right Thing,” meets playwright Oren Jacoby’s “Invisible Man” in the “Stage & Screen” series presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company. After the screening, Jacoby and cast members of the theater production will discuss the impact on race in America of Lee’s film and Ralph Ellison’s novel (“Invisible Man” runs through Feb. 3). Pictured: Lee with John Turturro in the film. 7 p.m. $10, $7 seniors. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.


Getting the word out In 2007, a car bomb killed 30 people on Baghdad’s al-Mutanabbi Street, an ancient location for writers, poets, and booksellers. “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” begins a three-part exhibit of more than 250 books from 24 countries. The books, along with films, poetry, and more remind us that public exchanges of ideas can’t be taken for granted. Monday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (through Feb. 28; reception Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m.; series runs through June 21). Free. CAC Gallery, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge. 617-349-4380.

A lot from a little Despite the volume of Sondheim songs that made it into his musicals, there are some that were cut or written for shows never produced. New Repertory Theatre’s “Marry Me a Little,” about lonely New York singles who never meet, features songs from “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “Company,” and more. 7:30 p.m. (through Jan. 27). $28-$58 (discounts available). Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487.



Welcome back Congressman Eliot Colston is dead and the suspect is a recovering alcoholic, prominent physician, and colleague of Dr. Lou Welcome. In the new thriller, “Political Suicide,” by New York Times best-selling author Michael Palmer, Dr. Welcome helps his friend. Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660.

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Her place in the home Annie Cobb’s place was not in the home but in designing it. As one of the first women to design homes in America, the 19th-century architect was responsible for at least 16 homes in Newton Highlands and is the subject of “An Architect Ahead of Her Time: Annie Cobb (1830–1911). Jan. 8 from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (on view for approximately two years). $5, $3 seniors and children. Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St., Newton. 617-796-1450.

Midday music For 35 minutes every Tuesday, immerse yourself in music ranging from classical to jazz at King’s Chapel Tuesday Noon Hour Recitals. This Tuesday’s program of classic bel canto arias by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Donizetti is performed by soprano Caroline Chirichella. Jan. 8 at 12:15 p.m. $3 suggested donation. King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont St., Boston. 617-227-2155.

Rebel with a cause As a member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” Derek Sanderson helped win two Stanley Cups. But fame is just part of his story penned with writer Kevin Shea. The entrepreneur and former B’s star will talk about his autobiography, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original.” (Postponed) Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall,
700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

Update: The Derek Sanderson book talk scheduled for Jan. 8 at the Boston Public Library has been postponed.

Correction: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this “To do list” gave an inaccurate address for Tuesday’s “Political Suicide” event at Brookline Booksmith. The store is located at 279 Harvard St. in Brookline. Also, the Tuesday book talk by Derek Sanderson at Boston Public Library has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a date to be determined.