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The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

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Pop & Rock

BASTILLE “Pompeii,” this British band’s cavernous 2013 anthem, sounds like it was plucked from the score for a Snapchat-generation remake of “Lawrence of Arabia” — a rallying cry for the festival era. The group’s 2016 album “Wild World” manages to ramp up the dramatic scale, which should sound great in an arena. March 27, 8 p.m. $26.50-$41.50. Agganis Arena. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

THE ZOMBIES “Odessey and Oracle,” this English pomp-pop band’s second album, didn’t come out until after the group had dissolved in relative obscurity. But its indelible hooks and intricate arrangements — as well as the later success of the eventual ’60s touchstone “Time of the Season” — led to it being studied by scores of would-be musicians, and founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone taking it out on a 50th-anniversary tour. March 28, 7 p.m. $45-$65. The Wilbur. 617-248-9700, www.thewilbur.com


LAMBCHOP Kurt Wagner’s gently rotating collective of musicians has proven that “Americana” is a state of mind and not a fixed genre; over their quarter-century-plus as a going concern they’ve shifted through styles and ideas with Wagner’s voice as a fulcrum. On their R&B-tinged 2016 album “FLOTUS,” they plug in and chill out. March 28, 8 p.m. $18. Brighton Music Hall. 617-779-0140, www.crossroadspresents.com


Folk & World

MONSIEUR PERINE They view their inspired, Paris-meets-Bogota mashup as experimental music, and the experiment — combining Django-esque gypsy jazz and cumbia, bolero, samba, and other traditional Latin forms essayed via traditional South American instrumentation — was enough to earn this Colombian band the Latin Grammy for best new artist in 2015. March 26, 8 p.m. $20. Brighton Music Hall. 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org

AVEVA Ethiopian-Israeli singer Aveva Dese’s fusion of English and Amharic vocals with traditional Ethiopian sounds and elements of Afropop, funk, and classic R&B has made her a rising star in Israel, and now, the Boston area has its first chance to see her live on her debut US tour. March 30, 8 p.m. $20. Arts at the Armory, Somerville. 617-531-4610, www.jartsboston.org


CHRISTIAN LOPEZ This West Virginia youngster was all of 19 when he put out his Dave Cobb-produced debut full-length, “Onward,” in 2015. That record shows him and his eponymous band cohorts playing a hooky brand of Americana with roots in The Band and classic country-rock. March 30, 8 p.m. $10. Red Room at Café 939, Boston. 617-747-2261, www.cafe939.com


Jazz & Blues

LADIES OF BLUES & SOUL A distaff wang dang doodle featuring Diane Blue (vocals, harmonica), Myanna (saxophone), Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Wendy Sobe (guitar and vocals), Lisa Mann (bass, vocals), and Diane Gately (drums). March 30, 8 p.m. $25. Scullers. 866-777-8932, www.scullersjazz.com; March 31, 8 p.m. $18-$20. Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, R.I. 401-765-1900, www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com

8th ANNUAL BERKLEE GLOBAL JAZZ SUMMIT A celebration of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald, performed by renowned faculty members including pianist Danilo Pérez (the Global Jazz Institute’s artistic director), saxophonist Joe Lovano, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, plus students. March 31, 8 p.m. $8-$12. Berklee Performance Center. 617-747-2261, www.berklee.edu/BPC

PAUL BROADNAX: STRIKE UP THE BAND A longtime area favorite, the fine singer/pianist possesses a seasoned Joe Williams-influenced voice and accompanies himself on the ivories like his idol Nat “King’’ Cole. Along with trio-mates Peter Kontrimas (bass) and Les Harris Jr. (drums), his band will also include saxophonist Fred Haas and singer Eula Lawrence. April 2, 2 p.m. $10-$20. Highland Jazz at Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre. 781-237-1917, www.highlandjazz.org




PAUL LEWIS Renowned for his sensitive and perceptive accounts of Beethoven and Schubert, the British pianist brings something less familiar: the second piano sonata of Carl Maria von Weber. Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin fill out the program. March 26, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE Three members of the chamber group begin at the beginning: with the first piano trios of Beethoven, Brahms, and Leon Kirchner. March 26, 4 p.m., Goethe-Institut Boston. 617-427-8200, www.chameleonarts.org

EMMANUEL MUSIC An organization with deep roots in the music of Bach, Emmanuel takes on the composer’s great “St. Matthew Passion,” with the roles of Jesus and the Evangelist sung by Paul Max Tipton and Charles Blandy, respectively. March 31 and April 2, Emmanuel Church. 617-536-3356, www.emmanuelmusic.org




TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Directed by Billy Porter, this is a searing and often riveting production of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer-winning drama about the rivalry between two African-American brothers, both carrying the burden of family history and splintered identities. Through April 9. Huntington Theatre Company. At BU Theatre, Boston. 617-266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org

THE WHO & THE WHAT Ayad Akhtar’s explosive “Disgraced’’ was a hit for the Huntington Theatre Company last year. Now comes a play by Akhtar that focuses on the tensions that arise in a Pakistani-American family when the traditionalist father learns about his daughter’s novel, which raises questions about the status of women in Islam and about the prophet Mohammed. Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara. March 31-May 7. Huntington Theatre Company. At Calder-wood Pavilion, Boston Centerfor the Arts. 617-266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org


GOLDA’S BALCONY The United States still has yet to elect a woman as head of the national government, but Israel achieved that milestone decades ago, in the person of the legendary Golda Meir. Bobbie Steinbach portrays Meir, a onetime Wisconsin schoolteacher who rose to become prime minister of Israel. William Gibson’s solo drama focuses heavily on Meir’s leadership during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Directed by Judy Braha. Through April 16. New Repertory Theatre. At Mainstage Theater, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown. 617-923-8487, www.newrep.org DON AUCOIN


CHE MALAMBO With the powerful pounding of heels, the thunder of drums, and virtuosic gaucho pyrotechnics, these 14 Argentinean cowboys have machismo to burn, as they’ll no doubt display during the troupe’s Boston debut. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, this one’s recommended for the whole family. March 31-April 1. $65-$75. Boch Center Shubert Theatre. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY Choreographer Christal Brown and her dance company Inspirit subtitle this multimedia ensemble work “A Movement Odyssey Celebrating the Life and Legacy Of Muhammad Ali.” Set to an original sound score by Farai Malianga, the work fuses elements of modern dance, boxing, hip-hop, and martial arts, and these local performances incorporate movement explored during a residency with members of the Boston dance community. March 31-April 2. $12-$34. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 617-547-9363, www.dancecomplex.org

ISRAEL FOLKDANCE FESTIVAL OF BOSTON For this 41st annual gathering, the largest of its kind in the country, hundreds of dancers representing 22 performing groups from around North America will flood the Kresge Auditorium stage. The all-ages celebration brings together a variety of Jewish cultural influences, from Israel and Eastern Europe to Yemen. March 26, 3 p.m. $17-$20; $5 student rush. MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge. 617-253-3913, www.bostonfestival.org KAREN CAMPBELL



UNCERTAINTY Mark Cooper crafts immersive installations abounding with ceramics, paintings, and architectural structures, with the verve and fleeting associations of a good jazz improvisation. This one investigates collecting, presentation, and how we assign value. Through April 16. Roberts Gallery, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-349-8010, www.lesley.edu/exhibit/uncertainty

RIA BRODELL — BUTCH HEROES In a series of fastidiously researched paintings fashioned after Catholic holy cards, Brodell depicts real people through history who were perceived as girls at birth, but grew up to dress, behave, and live in the world like men. Through April 8. Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-482-0411, www.gallerykayafas.com

LIFE: FROM LIFE In domestic interiors and portraits of friends and family, painters Laura Chasman and Nancy Gruskin and sculptor Leslie Sills offer the candor and intimacy of everyday life: pets, takeout containers, a bagel with a schmear. Through April 22. Room 83 Spring, 83 Spring St., Watertown. www.room83spring.com CATE McQUAID


INGO G ü NTHER Günther charts data onto globes about a range of topics, including the environment, political strife, and maternal mortality; for each, he conceives a new means of depicting information, creating illusions of order in often-chaotic situations. Through May 28. Hood Downtown, 53 Main St., Hanover, N.H. 603-646-2808, hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

MEMORY UNEARTHED: THE LODZ GHETTO PHOTOGRAPHS OF HENRYK ROSS The Nazi-supervised Jewish Council assigned Ross, a Polish Jew confined at Lodz, to take photographs for IDs and propaganda. Meanwhile, he covertly documented the wretched conditions and buried the negatives. More than 200 of those photos are on view. Through July 30. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: AUTOBIOGRAPHY This exhibition revolves around Rauschenberg’s monumental 1968 print, “Autobiography,” and, through 26 artworks and 56 archival objects, explores many recurring motifs in the artist’s oeuvre, including X-rays, space exploration, and collaboration. Through Aug. 20. Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. 413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu CATE McQUAID



SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO The observational everyman, nonplussed by dumb behavior (his own and others’), has built a big following doing extended runs at bigger theaters. March 31-April 1 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., April 2 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $59-$252. The Wilbur. 617-248-9700, www.thewilbur.com

MATT BRAUNGER The Chicago native is celebrating the relaunch of his podcast “Ding-Donger With Matt Braunger,” his part on Amazon’s newly released adult animated series “The New V.I.P.’s,” and his recent engagement with his “Engaged to Be Married Tour.” March 31 at 8 p.m., April 1 at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $29-$39. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com

AWKWARD SEX . . . AND THE CITY This touring group, led by the self-professed sexually awkward Natalie Wall, has changed up its cast and now features Anita Flores, Karolena Theresa, and former Bostonians Jen Keefe and Bobby Hankinson, telling their odd and embarrassing hookup stories. April 1, 8 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-963-6261, www.nickscomedystop.com



WINSLOW FARM EASTER EGG HUNT Scattering eggs around your yard is always a fun family tradition, but why not let the professionals take over for once? Plus, once the children track them all down, they’ll be able to enjoy all the cute animals at the animal sanctuary. Just remember, it’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket). March 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$10. Winslow Farm, 37 Eddy St., Norton. 508-285-6451. www.winslowfarm.com

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: LEVEND BAKERY As parents of picky eaters know, kids love bagels. Bring them to the Levend Bakery stall and they’ll see how their favorite morning food is made. Once they get educated, they’ll head back into the kitchen and whip up their own pizza bagels. March 26, 1:30-3 p.m. $12-$20. The Kitchen at Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-in-the-kitchen-field-trips-to-nella-pasta-levend-bagelry-tickets-32666561565

SUPERHERO SNACK MAKING Let’s not overcomplicate things. This event lets your kids dress up like their favorite heroes (always adorable) and has them make delicious simple snacks under another adult’s supervision (no cleanup required!). It’s a slam dunk. March 28, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Free. Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. 978-531-0100. www.peabodylibrary.org



April 2 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Royale, axs.com

April 9 Lincoln Center Orchestra at Symphony Hall, tickets.celebrityseries.org

April 11 Rozes at Middle East, ticketweb.com

April 15 Infected Mushroom at House of Blues, concerts1.livenation.com

April 17 Parachute at The Sinclair, axs.com

April 19 Surfer Blood at Great Scott, axs.com

April 25 Mick Jenkins at Middle East, ticketweb.com

April 27 Paul van Dyk at House of Blues, concerts1.livenation.com

April 28 Erykah Badu at House of Blues, livenation.com