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    Gary Sloan


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    In the doghouse because you forgot Valentine’s Day? We’ll get you out by recommending José Mateo Ballet Theatre ’s “How Do I Love Thee?” Mateo’s original ballets about passion and human relationships include “Reverie,” “Lovers, Fools, Saints, and Sinners,” and “Timeless Attractions.” The venue offers cabaret-style seating, cocktails, and a close-up view of the dancers. The rest is up to you. 8 p.m. (through March 10). $40. Sanctuary Theatre,
    400 Harvard St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-354-7467.


    Choral-o-rama The Radcliffe Choral Society, Sisters of Kuumba, Boston Conservatory Young Women’s Chorus, and Handel & Haydn Society Young Women’s Chorus lend their voices to Harvard Women’s Choral Festival Concert featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock. The featured a cappella group performs music of the black church, the civil rights movement, and songs about the struggle for justice.
    8 p.m. $30, $15 students. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222.

    Man of Val-our Joe Val was a Massachusetts singer, musician, bandleader, and champion of bluegrass music. The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, founded in 1985, celebrates his legacy and bluegrass music. Festival performers include Seldom Scene, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Three Tall Pines. 7 p.m.- midnight (through Feb. 17). $95, $30 under 17 (weekend pass); $30, $10 kids (Fri); $55, $25 kids (Sat); $35, $15 kids (Sun); free under 12. Sheraton Framingham, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham. 617-782-2251.


    Blade runners We’ve seen crab on ice, so watching Sebastian skate at the TD Garden doesn’t surprise us. But, have you ever seen a Scottish jig performed on frozen water? That and more are performed at Disney on Ice Presents “Rockin’ Ever After,” with characters from “Brave,” “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” 7 p.m. (through Feb. 24). $15-$90. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000.

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    Under the covers How would you like Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, and Bradford Anderson to make a house call? The hunks from “General Hospital,” also known as Port Chuck, cure what ails ya with their classic rock cover band. 6 p.m. $60. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.


    Ring-a-ding-ding Despite the fact that Buddy Hackett turned down an offer from Frank Sinatra to be his opening act, the comedian became a longtime friend of the crooner and his Rat Pack. Hackett’s son performs as Joey Bishop in Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, also starring David DeCosta (Frank Sinatra), Louie Velez (Sammy Davis Jr.), and Tom Wellek (Dean Martin). Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. $25-$50. Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield. 413-788-7033.


    Breathe deeply There are so many important questions to ask yourself about living a good life. Our question probably doesn’t measure up (when will we win the lottery?). New Repertory Theatre presents “Lungs,” a comedy about a young, educated couple angsting about everything. Feb. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (through March 10). $36, $17 students, $5 senior discount. Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487.