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    Bjarke Orsted


    Moved by love

    Nothing says “Love Songs” more than a dance performance to classics including “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All of Me,” and “My Funny Valentine.” Artistic director and choreographer Tim Rushtron provides this with his contemporary Danish Dance Theatre program about the search for love. 8 p.m. (March 17 at 3 p.m.). $60 and up. Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661.


    It’s magic Saturday’s concert by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra is a benefit for Jack’s Magic Bean Fund, which supports pediatric cancer research. The orchestra welcomes clarinetist Narek Arutyunian performing Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major (Op. 74). The program also includes works by Paul Hindemith and Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi. 8 p.m. $30, $45; $25, $35 seniors; $15, $25 students. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-987-0100.

    The sex trade In Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 “Full Metal Jacket,” a prostitute approaches two US soldiers with the line “Me love you long time.” The phrase is the title of a group exhibit of art and videos exploring the “politics of flesh.” “Me Love You Long Time” features works by more than 50 artists from Southeast Asia and North America. Saturday hours are noon-9 p.m. (through April 7). Free. Mills Gallery at the BCA, 551 Tremont St., Boston.


    Let’s get real Every March, Lorica Artworks presents a show of paintings of Ireland by artists from New England and Ireland. Contemporary pieces at “Ireland in Real Time” include “The Cluckers,” an adorable painting of hens done in oil, flint, zinc flakes, mother of pearl, and Italian marble dust by Dublin’s Kelly Hood. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through April 13). Free. Lorica Artworks, 96 Main St., Andover. 978-470-1829.


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    Voices We don’t know if Sunday’s set list will pay tribute to the green day, but we do know that local Five O’Clock Shadow will a cappella its way through a program of rigorous vocal prowess. The guys and their voices have been around since 1991. March 17 at
    4:30 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.

    Eat out We don’t know if you’ll find corned beef and cabbage, but you’ll find just about everything else from the culinary world at Restaurant Week Boston. The more than 200 participating restaurants include Bin 26 Enoteca on Beacon Hill, EVOO Restaurant in Cambridge, Post 390 in the Back Bay, Ristorante Fiore in the North End, and Toro in the South End. March 17-22 and 24-29. $15.13 (two-course lunches), $20.13 (three-course lunches), $38.13 (three-course dinners).

    M & M & S Boston Premieres of “Beauty, Grief, and Grandeur” by Marjorie Merryman and “Seven Last Words From the Cross” by James MacMillan are two thirds of the Cantata Singers program titled “The Magisterial Ardor.” The S belongs to Schumann whose Vier doppelchörige Gesänge (Op. 141) is also on the set list. March 17 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. pre-concert lecture). $17-$52, $10 students. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-868-5885.