PICK OF THE DAY
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SOLD OUT -- North Indian bhangra rhythms, funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz keep company with Brooklyn-based party band Red Baraat
touring in support of its new release, “Shruggy Ji.” Led by Sunny Jain, the nine-piece ensemble recently performed at the White House. 8 p.m. $18. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge.
Love fest In 1858, Johannes Brahms fell head over heels for singer Agathe von Siebold but stopped short of marriage, saying he loved her but did not want to “wear fetters.” The composer dealt with his remorse by writing the G major String Sextet. The Chameleon Arts Ensemble program, “music such as spirits love,” also includes works by Leos Janáek, Fang Man, and Thea Musgrave. 8 p.m. (Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.). $23-$43, $5 student and senior discount. First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-427-8200. www.chameleonarts.org
Ghost story “We were alone with the quiet day, and his little heart, dispossessed, had stopped.” Need more? You’ll get it at New England Conservatory Opera’s “Turn of the Screw” by Benjamin Britten. 8 p.m. (through Feb. 5). $20, $16 students and seniors. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000. www.necmusic.edu/opera
Oscar sounds Doll up red-carpet style for this celebration of the Oscars and film music. “A Night at the Oscars” is a concert featuring original arrangements of “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Moon River,” “The Way We Were,” and other movie music. Composer and saxophonist Larry Monroe, vocalist Donna McElroy, and a 10-piece band will make beautiful music together.
7:30 p.m. $37, $32 students (stay for the after party). Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. www.arsenalarts.org
Happy new year Today’s quiz: Who is Oliver and what does he have to do with Chinese New Year? We set you up to fail so we could tell you that Oliver is a snake at the Boston Children’s Museum and the Year of the Snake is welcomed at the Chinese New Year Festival at Boston Children’s Museum. Activities and entertainment include members of the Boston Beijing Opera Association, crafts, and, of course, an appearance by Oliver. Feb. 3 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with admission of $14, free under 12 months. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-6500. www.boston
Three’s company At this program of trio sonatas, we won’t question the inclusion of Elliott Carter’s 1952 Sonata for flute, oboe, cello, and harpsichord. The work is described by Boston Baroque as “a trio sonata of sorts,” so we’ll take them at their word. Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. $20-$45. Edward Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-987-8600, ext. 1. www.bostonbaroque
Tick talk Dr. Judith Tick’s anthology, “Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition 1150-1950,” celebrates its 25th anniversary, and at “Women Making Music: Honoring the Work of Musicologist Judith Tick” the honoree will talk about the legacy of Women Making Music and her recent work on Ella Fitzgerald. The 7 p.m. concert features excerpts from Maria Teresa Agnesi’s opera “La Sofonisba.” Feb. 3 talk at 3:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Free talk (reservations required at
email@example.com); concert $20, $15 seniors, $5 students. Brandeis University Epstein Building, 515 South St., Waltham (concert at Slosberg Recital Hall, 415 South St.). 781-736-3400. www.brandeis.edu/tickets