Boston-area to do list

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Movies worthy of a museum

You’ve probably seen the movies screening at “Technicolor Musicals,” but isn’t it more exciting to watch the classics at the Museum of Fine Arts? “West Side Story” (above) kicks off the series that includes “The Wizard of Oz,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Mary Poppins,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” May 14 at 7 p.m., May 28 at 3 p.m. (through June 1). $7-$11 (free screenings May 26 at Memorial Day Open House). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975.


Fuller and fragrant Alvan T. Fuller had the first car dealership in Boston, was governor of Massachusetts, and in the 1930s hired Boston’s Olmsted Firm to create a rose garden at his summer estate, Runnymede-by-the-Sea. The car man requested that the garden be visible from the road when folks drive by. You can do more than drive by the 1,400 rose bushes when you visit Fuller Gardens. Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Mid October. $9, $8 seniors, $6 students, $4 under 12. Fuller Gardens, 10 Willow Ave., North Hampton, N.H. 603-964-5414.

Masters of their fates As they prepare to leave the world of graduate school and enter the world of whatever, they make artistic statements at “The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston.”May 13-18 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (May 18 until 3 p.m.; May 17 reception 7:30-10 p.m.). Free. Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-369-3626. www.smfa



Happily ever after You know the story, but maybe you’re not familiar with some of the songs from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.” Joyce DiDonato who stars as the title character (Cinderella) in this Metropolitan Opera encore screening gets the ball rolling with “Una volta c’era un rè,” about a king who married a common girl. The production is part of The Met: Live in HD series. May 14 at 6:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $19 kids. Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere, 565 Squire Road, Revere. 800-315-4000.

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Up and coming Dancers from Boston Ballet School and Boston Ballet II are supported in the orchestra pit by New England Conservatory musicians from the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and college orchestras at “Next Generation.” The program includes George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony. May 14 at 7 p.m. $25 and up. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 617- 585-1100.

On the cusp When they were 15 and 12, brothers Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei recorded their first album. In 2013, the Los Angeles rockers known as the Bots released their debut EP, “Sincerely Sorry.”
May 14 at 8 p.m. $10. 21+. Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston.

Water music Acoustics are important to musicians, so Matt Azevedo, Ernst Karel, and Jed Speare from the New England Phonographers Union are at the Great Engines Hall of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum to present new recordings of structural vibration and airborne sounds made at the Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant. May 14 at 7 p.m. $10 (RSVP requested). Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Boston. 617-277-0065.

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