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    Legendary circus

    The Big Apple Circus is a legend in its own time, delighting audiences with one-ring action for more than three decades and reaching out to the community with programs like Clown Care, Circus for All, and Circus of the Senses. For its 35th anniversary production, the Big Apple salutes the roots of circus with “Legendarium,” featuring international acts that hearken back to the birth of circus traditions. Be dazzled by the flying trapeze, a contortionist, a juggling tango team, bicycle stunts, equestrian feats, and cute dogs. Performers include the clowning Acrobuffos, the Chinese all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe, and the Quinterion Troupe from Hungary. March 26-28, 6:30 p.m. (March 26 sold out). Through May 12. Tickets from $20. Under the big top at Boston City Hall Plaza, Government Center. 888-541-3750,


    Busy Beavers Filmmaker Robert Beavers presents work from 1972 to 2010 in An Evening With Robert Beavers, featuring “Work done,” “AMOR,” “The Hedge Theater,” and “The Suppliant.” March 25, 7 p.m. $12. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700,

    Happy Passover Chef Michael Leviton and Rabbi Lev Ba’esh focus on the inclusive aspects of Passover at a nondenominational Seder for all faiths. The dinner includes matzoh ball soup, Moroccan spiced haddock with fava beans, chocolate souffle cake, the tradition of four questions, and music between courses. March 25-26, seating at 6 p.m. $125, $95 ages 13-20, $62.50 under 13. Lumiere, 1293 Washington St., Newton. 617-244-9199,


    Success stories Hear how former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White and Grammy winner Patti Austin accomplished their goals in “The Story Behind Her Success.” Boston Women in Media & Entertainment presents the event with WCVB’s Liz Brunner and broadcaster Candy O’Terry. The program begins with one-on-one interviews followed by a reception. March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston.


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    All re-wired up R&B Foundation Hall of Famer Nona Hendryx,
    20 students from Berklee’s Electronic Production and Design Department, and a robot collaborate for Nona Hendryx Re-Wired. The program features music by Hendryx reinvented by students using sensors, controllers, and other cutting-edge equipment. March 26, 8:15 p.m. $12, $8 advance. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261,

    A true treat Acclaimed Boston-based cellist, Laurence Lesser, the Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music at New England Conservatory, is coming up on 75, but he’s hardly slowing down. Among the selections he’ll perform in Revisiting Works for Solo Cello are Bach’s Suite 1 in G Major and George Crumb’s Sonata for Solo Violoncello. March 26, 8 p.m., Free. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1260.

    Scribes on parade It’s time for the Boston University Creative Writing Program Annual Reading. This year, distinguished faculty members welcoming spring with writings include former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, novelist Ha Jin, poet Louise Gluck, and novelists Leslie Epstein and Sigrid Nunez. March 26, 7 p.m. Free. BU Photonics Center Auditorium, 8 St. Mary’s St., Boston.

    All that glitters The show “Adornments & Delights: Five Jewelers Courting Nature” features jewelry, silver holloware, and sculpture by Linda Kindler Priest, Susan Hamlet, Claire Sanford, Mary Hughes, and Caro-Gray Bosca. Through June 16. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, $5 students/seniors, under 12 free. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000,