Boston-area to do list


A booming career

Sadly, we never appeared on WBZ-TV’s “Boomtown,” but we watched it and still remember the theme song written in 1956 by host Rex Trailer: “Howdy there, folks, we’re glad to see you in Boom, Boom, Boomtown! There’s a lot of folks who’d like to greet you in Boom, Boom, Boomtown!” Trailer died in January, and the legendary TV star and Emerson College faculty member will be remembered at the Rex Trailer Tribute. Participants include “Boomtown” cast members Uncle Sam Donato and Denver Dave Rich who will join “Sgt. Billy” on stage
to perform the Boomtown theme song.  4-6 p.m. Free (RSVP recommended
at Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.


Swann-derful The Boston Conservatory’s Piano Masters series welcomes Jeffrey Swann for “Wagner: Before and After,” an evening of Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Faure, and more. The Arizona native tours throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
8 p.m. $15, $10 seniors, free for students. Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. 617-912-9222.

Let’s get digital Whether the lights are up or down, Jimkata keeps your attention with song-oriented electro-rock played on analog synthesizers and guitars. The Ithaca troupe with front man Evan Friedell are at Church to celebrate the release of their fan-funded “Die Digital.”  8 p.m. $5. 21+. Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston. 617-236-7600.


Art, food, and music Prepare for entrances into an “alternative world scape” and experience how “reality moves as perspectives warp over time.” Don’t be confused, all will be revealed at the 14th installment of the venue’s art series “Sting! 14: Future Futurist.” And art is just one-third of your experience. The other two thirds are food and music, the latter served by drummer Karen Kocharyn, trumpeter Phil Grenadier, and saxophonist George Garzone.  6-8 p.m. No cover (dinner reservations recommended). The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069.


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Leaves The Boston Flower & Garden Show arrives Wednesday to rescue us from winter, and when you plan your visit, leave time for Afternoon Tea at Aura. Treats include smoked salmon, egg salad, fruit tartlets, and more.  March 13-17 from 1-4 p.m. $29, $33 (reservations recommended). Aura restaurant in the Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. 617-385-4300.

Brave hearts Days before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his social worker wife, Martha, left their home in Wellesley to help thousands of refugees in Eastern Europe. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents the documentary “Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War” directed by the Sharps’ grandson, Artemis Joukowsky III of Sherborn. A post-screening panel discussion includes Watertown’s Catherine Vakar Chvany, who was rescued by the Sharps.  March 13 at
7 p.m. Free (reservations requested at Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

Fiddling around A flock of fiddlers’ fun is foiled when Fiona and Liam and their musical rivalry collide. Boston playwright Peter Holm’s romantic comedy “The Fiddlers of Inishbofin” features music and story by Tommy McCarthy.  March 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., March 16 at 6:30 p.m. $25, $30. The Burren Backroom, 247 Elm St., Somerville. 617-776-6896.