Boston-area to do list

Isaac James


On the fly

Former Olympic gymnast (1968, 1972) Cathy Rigby is as nimble as ever. If you don’t believe us, just watch the promotional video for Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan at The Emmy Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated production is in Boston this week. Seeing Peter, Wendy, Tink, Tiger Lily, the pirates, and Captain Hook sing and dance their way through Never Never Land is fun, but in this show it’s the flying that really counts. We expect it will be seamless — it’s choreographed by “fly guy” Paul Rubin, who’s worked with Rigby in more than 1,500 performances. Pictured: Krista Buccellato (left) and Rigby. April 23, 7:30 p.m. April 24, 7 p.m. April 25-26, 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 28, 1 and 6:30 p.m. $38.75-$89.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 617-532-1116,


Art and science of a stroke When he was 43, Jean Dominique-Bauby suffered a massive stroke that left him with the mysterious ailment known as locked-in syndrome. His story is told in Julian Schnabel’s award-winning film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” It’s presented in the Science on Screen series, with a talk by neuroscientist Frank Guenther. April 22, 7 p.m. $10, $8 students. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500,

Love his stuff It’s been seven years since acoustic blues artist Paul Geremia has released an album. He remedies that with “Love My Stuff,” a live collection chronicling four decades of musicmaking. It features covers of classics like “See See Rider” and “Crawlin’ King Snake Blues” as well as originals including “Cocaine Princess” and “Where Did I Lose Your Love.” April 22, 10 p.m. Cantab Lounge, 738 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-354-2685,


Food for thought The Nature Conservancy explores the “Future of Nature” with a three-part lecture series. It starts tonight with “The Future of Food” featuring chef Michael Leviton, Fair Food Network founder Oran Hesterman, author Paul Greenberg, and David Cleary of The Nature Conservancy. Upcoming programs include “The Future of Energy” (May 13) and “The Future of Water” (June 10). April 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $25 ($60 series). Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, 100 West 2nd St., Sout Boston.


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Louie, Louie They call him Pops, Satchmo, the father of jazz, and the king of swing. In a Louis Armstrong Tribute, Eric Bloom and guests salute the trumpeter who made the world more wonderful every time he played. April 23, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069,

Pass the ketchup You might not expect such chefs as Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Andy Husbands, Paul Wahlberg, and Tony Ambrose to make a habit of serving hot dogs at their restaurants, but they’ll be coming up with signature hot dog creations for Safari Phan Night. Phantom Gourmet’s charity event is a preview of what’s to come at the 24th annual Hot Dog Safari in May. April 23, 6-9 p.m. $50. 21+. Revere Hotel, Space 57, 200 Stuart St., Boston.

Don’t bother me, nun If you’re good, you might get a glow-in-the-dark rosary. Let Sister show you the way in “Late Nite Catechism.” The light-hearted theatrical spoof of a Catholic education comes to Beverly. April 23, 7:30 p.m. Through May 5. $35. Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. 617-531-1257,