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Compagnie Käfig.
Michel Cavalca
Compagnie Käfig.


Running water

An interest in the martial arts and circus skills at age 7 led to a love of hip-hop and dance at 15 for choreographer Mourad Merzouki, founder of the French hip-hop company Compagnie Käfig . The all-male troupe from Brazil performs “Correria” (“Running”) and “Agwa” (“Water”). The latter features hundreds of plastic cups filled with water. 8 p.m. (Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.). $60 and up. Citi Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738.


Dance away the blues  We suffer from New England winter blues, and the New England Winter Blues Festival sounds like the perfect antidote. Leave your winter gear at home and bring your dancing shoes to Salisbury for music by Delta Generators, the Love Dogs, Junior Watson, and Grammy-nominated Sugar Ray & the Bluetones. 8 p.m. $27. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach. 978-462-5888.

Fiddling around  Sexual obsession, ambition, treachery, and the corrupting influence of unlimited political power should warm you up when the New England Conservatory Opera presents “L’Incoronazione di Poppea.” Claudio Monteverdi’s opera tells the story of Emperor Nero and his mistress Poppea. 8 p.m. (through Feb. 11). $20, $16 students and seniors. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.617-824-8000.



On a mission  Thirty-five years ago, Roger Miller (vocals, guitar), Clint Conley (vocals, bass), Peter Prescott (vocals, drums), and Martin Swope (loops) formed the post-punk band Mission of Burma. After a 20-year break, the band that influenced the likes of Nirvana, the Pixies, and R.E.M. got back together in 2002, and in 2012 released “Unsound.” Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. $22, $27 (benefit for Somerville Local First). Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849.

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Love in the afternoon   South Shore Conservatory’s Concert Series presents “A Fine Romance,” a program of Brahms’s Intermezzi (Op. 118, Nos. 1 and 2), Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor (Op. 17), and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major (Op. 47).
Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. (3:30 p.m. talk). Free. South Shore Conservatory,
1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 781-749-7565.

A paranormal triangle  If you’re not familiar with the Hockomock Swamp, perhaps you haven’t heard about “The Bridgewater Triangle,” a 200-square-mile section of Southeastern Massachusetts covering Abington, Freetown, and Rehoboth. The documentary about the area’s paranormal activity is followed by a Q&A with cast and crew. Feb. 9 and 16-20 at 9 p.m. (check website for additional dates and venues). $10. Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High St., Dedham. 781-326-0409.

Rhapsody, devotion, and games  Some celebrate a 50th anniversary with a party or an exotic trip, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players pay tribute to their golden accomplishment with commissioned pieces including Loeffler’s “Rhapsodies,” Agócs’s “Devotion,” and Schuller’s “Games.” The ensemble is made up of string, woodwind, and brass players from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. (2:15 p.m. talk). $22-$38. Jordan Hall, 3 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-266-1200.

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