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Boston-area to do list

Images courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York


Something old, something new

“The Matter That Surrounds Us: Wols and Charline von Heyl,” part of the “Rose Projects” at the Rose Art Museum, bridges the generation gap with mid-century work by German artist Wols (born Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze) and new paintings and collage by German artist Charline von Heyl. Tue-Sun noon-5 p.m. through June 8. Free. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham. 781-736-3434. www.brandeis.edu/rose


Piano man Robert Schumann dedicated his Kreisleriana (Op. 16) to Frederic Chopin, and the piece is one of three on the Piano Masters Series program performed by Moscow-born pianist Boris Slutsky. The other two are Mozart’s Rondo in a minor, K. 511 and several pieces by Chopin. 8 p.m. $15, $10 seniors, free for students. The Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall, 8 the Fenway, Boston. 617-912-9222. www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets

Spice it up It’s not just about curry, and at Indian Spice Class executive chef Anand “Andy” Pokhrel will add to your spice repertoire with coriander seed, cumin seed, saffron, ajawain, and mustard seeds. The class includes a demo, five small plates (daal soup, onion bhaji, chicken curry, gobi matar, and carrot pudding), and a goody bag. 6:30 p.m. $25 (reservations required). Shanti, 1111 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. 617-929-3900. www.shantiboston.com

That’s deep The music by Georgia’s four-member New Madrid has been described as “a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes.” The description fits nicely with the title of the band’s latest release, “Sunswimmer.” 9 p.m doors. $10. 18+. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com


Media maven For almost 10 years, Arianna Huffington has been at the helm of the Huffington Post Media Group. The Huffington Post cofounder will talk about “From TV to Tablet: Is the Digital Frontier Making Journalism Better?” and pitch her book “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.” April 16 at noon. Free. Tufts University Cohen Auditorium, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford. now.tufts.edu/news-releases/arianna-huffington-murrowforum

Mary, Mary In 1996, the Academy of American Poets launched National Poetry Month, an April tradition that we think belongs in February as a Valentine’s Day alternative to flowers and candy. No one asked us, so we’ll move on to Mary Ruefle, winner of the 2014 Robert Creeley Award, who will read some of her poetry. April 16 at
7:30 p.m. Free. R.J. Grey Junior High School Auditorium, 16 Charter Road, Acton. www.robertcreeleyfoundation.org

Come here often? How’s your dating life? If we were single we’d rather organize our socks, but if you’d like to dish about the subject at The Great Love Debate you’ll have a panel of dating experts, matchmakers, columnists, and authors who will shed light on the single situation. DateOver’s Emily Romano moderates. April 16 at 7:30 p.m. $35 (advance purchase required). Lesley University’s University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 888-810-2063. www.loveboston.eventbrite.com

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.