Boston-area to do list

Timothy Dunn


No stone unturned

When an American film crew invades a rural Irish village, the locals go gaga in this chuckle-rich play by Marie Jones. Daniel Berger-Jones (left) and Phil Tayler (right) tackle more than a dozen quirky characters including an American starlet in “Stones in His Pocket.” Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. (through March 16). $25-$58, $5 senior discount. The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-585-5678.


‘Brute’ force Le Corbusier’s only North American building is Cambridge’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. One of the architect’s last buildings completed during his lifetime celebrates its golden anniversary with “Brute,” an exhibit of commissions by six international artists, art from Harvard’s collections, events, and performances. Opening reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. (through April 7). Free. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-5666.

Musical model This model for future music schools throughout Afghanistan helps orphans and street-working children develop skills, creativity, vision, and confidence to contribute to their personal and national development. Students from the Afghan National Institute of Music perform with New England Conservatory faculty and students in a program of Western and traditional Afghani music. 8 p.m. Free. New England Conservatory’s Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1100.


Silent statement In 1924, Harold Lloyd played a shy guy from a small town who writes a book about imaginary scores with the opposite sex. Things get messy when Harold falls in love and has to save his lady from marrying the wrong guy in the silent film “Girl Shy,” accompanied by live music from Jeff Rapsis. 7:30 p.m. $15. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-625-5700.


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Momentous February is African-American History Month, and Mad River Theater Works steers you to one of history’s pivotal events with “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” Through music and drama, you’ll learn about the civil rights icon who grew up in rural Alabama. Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. $15, $10 students and seniors. All ages. Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury. 617-541-3900.

Monster mash The stars at Friday’s event are Grave Digger, Thrasher, Iron Man, Crushstation, and Higher Education. Care to guess their claim to fame? They’re trucks at Monster Jam and are about 12 feet tall, 12 feet wide, weigh at least 10,000 pounds, and sit on 66-inch tires. Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (through Feb. 17). $22.75-$55.75, $10.75-$55.75 kids. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 800-745-3000.


Planes, trains, and more Members of the New England Model Engineering Society will explain what trains, flutes, and clocks have in common at the Model Engineering Show. On view are steam engines, aircraft engines, locomotives, clocks, model boats, and member creations. Check out the museum’s latest exhibit, “Self Illuminated,” kinetic plasma light sculptures by Wayne Strattman (the guy who brought you the Borg ship in “Star Trek” movies). Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7, $5 students and seniors, free under 6. The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody St., Waltham. 781-893-5410.