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Bold moves

Day two of the Flamenco Festival continues the Stars of Flamenco: Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodríguez, Karime Amaya, and Jesús Carmona. On March 16, the Tomatito Sextet of guitarist José Fernández Torres is accompanied by young dancer Paloma Fantova. 8 p.m. (March 9 at 3 p.m., March 16 at 7 p.m.). $30-$79 (March 16 $30-$48). Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-876-4275. www.worldmusic.org

SATURDAY

Searching The first show of New Repertory Theatre’s Next Rep Black Box Festival is Ellen McLaughlin’s “Tongue of a Bird.” Maxine, a search-and-rescue pilot, goes to the Adirondacks to look for a girl abducted by a man in a black pickup truck. This area happens to be Maxine’s childhood home, and during her three-day search, the pilot deals with her own family demons. 8 p.m. preview (through March 30). $36. Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. www.newrep.org

Ruffling feathers “All About Feathers” is the first film to screen at New Latin American Cinema. The Costa Rican film by Neto Villalobos deals with friendship, loyalty, and searching for your place in the world. 2:30 p.m. (additional screenings March 12 and 19; series through March 27). $11, $9 students and seniors (check website for additional prices). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975. www.mfa.org/film

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On his mind and on the road Arlington native Jesse Dee first listened to soul music on oldies radio station WODS when he was 8. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist is on the road spreading the word about his new release, “On My Mind/In My Heart.” 9:15 p.m. $15. The Sinclair, 52 Church St. Cambridge. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com

SUNDAY

‘Life’ history Ira Glass has worn many radio hats including tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, producer, and host. The creator and host of public radio show “This American Life” will tell you how the show comes together and answer your questions at “Ira Glass-Reinventing Radio.” March 9 at 3 p.m. $30 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org

A is for . . . The creator, author, and illustrator of that awesome aardvark named Arthur has answered many kids’ questions over the years. One was: “How did you come up with the name Arthur?” Marc Brown answered: “After aardvark, there’s nowhere to go but with A names.” Brown will talk at the BPL. March 9 at 2 p.m. Free (on a first-come, first-served basis). Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org

Hooray for hora The hora is one of many Israeli folk dances you’ll see at the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. Others will be performed by Israeli folk dancers of all ages. March 9 at 3 p.m. $15. MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.bostonfestival.org

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.

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