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Trojan tragedy

Hecuba, Andromache, Cassandra, and other “Trojan Women” have experienced the burning of their city and the killing of their husbands and sons. Now they await their fates in the Greek tragedy by Euripides. ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents the SITI Company production of this contemporary adaptation by Jocelyn Clarke. Pictured: Ellen Lauren. April 17 at 7:30 p.m. (through April 21). $25-$75 (recommended for ages 14 and up). Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org

TUESDAY

Missions accomplished In 1997, Vento Chiaro embarked on a mission to bring wind music front and center. The Boston-based woodwind quintet has another mission — education. Both are accomplished at Tuesday’s concert sponsored by the Free For All Concert Fund. 5 p.m. Free. Bunker Hill Community College, 175 Hawthorne St., Chelsea. 617-228-2101. www.ventochiaro.org

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Master classes In addition to the New Repertory Theatre production of “Master Class” (through April 21), there’s another master class in town. Four New England Conservatory graduate students will be put through their vocal paces at “Opera at the Arsenal: Arias and Anecdotes.” Mezzo-soprano, Luretta Bybee, chair of the NEC’s vocal arts department, will lead the class and a performance.
7:30 p.m. $20, $18 students. Charles Mosesian Theatre at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. www.arsenalarts.org

All at once Works on view at “Simultaneity” were influenced by cubism, “a style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted objects” (thank you, www.merriam-webster.com). The artists are Dannielle Tegeder, Meghan Brady, Nick Lamia, and Steve McCall. Tuesday hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (through May 19). Free. Sherman Gallery at Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-358-0295. www.bu.edu/cfa

WEDNESDAY

A furry sci-fi world Would you like to clone your beloved four-legged friend? Does your injured pet need a prosthetic? In her book “Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts,” science author Emily Anthes maps out the road of animal biotechnology. Presented by the Museum of Science and the Cambridge Science Festival. April 17 from 6-9 p.m. $5. 21+. ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278, ext. 237. www.zuzubar.com

In the shadows For her book, “Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror,” Victoria Brittain asked an important question: “What happens to ordinary people, innocent people when a society abandons the rule of law?” The British journalist participates in a discussion run by Nancy Murray, education director at the ACLU of Massachusetts. April 17 at 7 p.m. Free. Cambridge Forum, 3 Church St., Cambridge. 617-495-2727. www.cambridgeforum.org

Fenway your way A free day at Fenway Park? Yup. The annual Yawkey Way welcome mat is out for Fenway Park Open House, a day of autographs and appearances by Red Sox alumni, a look at the Green Monster scoreboard, and a tour of the ballpark. April 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston. 617-226-6666. www.redsox.com/openhouse

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