Boston-area to do list


Meet the Beatles tribute

When he was a kid, Mark Lewis had a dream. “Like many teenagers, the Beatles made me want to be a musician. Whenever I saw them on TV, listened to them on my record player or the radio, or went to their movies, all I could think of was how great it would be to be a Beatle. . . .” To the best of his ability, the manager and original keyboardist of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles made his dream come true. The act has been together now longer than the original Fab Four, studying the band’s songs, stage personas, and idiosyncracies to create the most authentic live shows possible. They land in Boston after a successful Broadway engagement to present their latest show featuring new songs and new LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 3 and 8 p.m. $38.73-$93.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-982-2787,


Sign here Ever since the screwdriver scene in “Orange Is the New Black,” people want Lea DeLaria’s signature on their tools. “I can’t tell you how many people have asked me to autograph their screwdrivers,” she told Besides acting, DeLaria is a comedian, Broadway performer, and accomplished jazz vocalist with a forthcoming CD of jazzed-up David Bowie tunes. Feb. 21, 8 and 10 p.m. $30. Scullers, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111,

‘Gloria’ days It’s a big stage, and it’ll have to be to fit conductor Harry Christophers and the Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, the Young Women’s Chamber Choir, the Young Men’s Chorus, and guest soprano Nathalie Paulin. They present Baroque vocal music including Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Foundling Hospital Anthem.” Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Feb. 23, 3 p.m. From $20. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-3605,


Come to the cabaret Given the temperatures this winter, we’re enthusiastic about the theme for this year’s cabaret show by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. “. . . It’s gettin’ hot in here!” features BGMC singers going solo for individual performances in a cabaret setting. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 5 and 8 p.m. VIP only Feb. 23, 3 p.m. $35, $100 VIP. Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston. 617-542-7464,


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Strike up the band Carlos Menezes Jr. leads the Cape Ann Big Band in a program of jazz, swing, and rock to benefit the Cape Ann Symphony. After the show, head upstairs for light refreshments, a cash bar, and more music with mother-daughter duo Wendy and Brittany Betts on piano, trumpet, and flugelhorn. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. $35, $15 reception. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391,


Motherly love Boston Opera Collaborative explores tales of motherhood in “Underlying Rhythms.” The show includes flamenco dancing accompanied by Spanish vocal music of de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, and others, and modern dance with music by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Glinka. Feb. 23, 3 and 8 p.m. $25, $12 students. Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge.

Clarification: An earlier version included Romano Drom’s show at Johnny D’s. The show has been cancelled.