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    In 1975 when he was a Peace Corps water engineer in Nepal, Kevin Bubriski started photographing the temples and busy streets of Kathmandu, the Karnali Zone’s remote mountain villages, and more. His lenses kept focusing as you’ll see at “Shadows of Shangri La: Nepal in Photographs.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Sept. 30 (closed Memorial Day). Free. Center for Government and International Relations, South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-496-1027.


    Bird’s-eye view For 400 years Trudy has watched and learned from the humans who raised her. The orphan parrot learned so much that she became a human and a famous fashion designer, and in Kimberly Burke’s “The Trials of Gertrude Moody” three actors tackle many roles to tell her story. 8 p.m. (through June 21). $20-$45, $12 students. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. 508-349-9428.


    Hans down Born in 1893, Hans Scharoun was appointed city architect of Berlin, and his concert hall of the Berlin Philharmonic was under construction the same time as the Berlin Wall. “Hans Scharoun: Architect and Visionary” is a display of his graphic art. Tuesday hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Aug. 15). Free. The Elliot K. Wolk Gallery, MIT Building 7, Room 338, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-253-4401.


    Don’t panic “The Panic Sequence” is the latest EP from Nightbox, the Toronto electro-pop band whose members grew up in the same town, attended the same high school, and began their musical collaboration by playing Franz Ferdinand covers. The band shares the bill with Rush Midnight. May 27 at 8 p.m. $12. The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-2261.

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    Holiday after the holiday The day after Memorial Day you can spend an evening celebrating a jazz icon at “A Night of Music Celebrating Billie Holiday.” Boston’s Gabriela Martina and Nadia Washington perform. May 27 at 8 p.m. (open 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.). No cover (reservations recommended). The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069.

    Urban renewal The Urbano Project for teens who attend Boston-area public schools is a gem. The community arts organization hires the students to work with professional artists on public arts projects dealing with social justice matters. This year’s theme “The Emancipated City: Reimagining Boston” will be demonstrated through acrobatics, soundscapes, poetry, installations, art, and prints. May 27 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. The Urbano Project, 29 Germania St., Jamaica Plain. 617-983-1007.

    Timothy leery Remember Lehman Brothers? How about the AIG bonuses controversy? They were lovely moments in our country’s financial history. Timothy F. Geithner remembers both and more as former secretary of the US Department of the Treasury who implemented a controversial plan to keep our economy from going under. Geithner will talk about his book “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises” with David Gergen from the Harvard Kennedy School. May 27 at 7 p.m. $35 (includes signed copy of book). First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-1515.

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