Boston-area to do list

Frank E Graham


Masters ceremony

Who knew that a party for the Old Masters could be so much fun? To celebrate the opening of “[remastered],” Friday’s Opening Party features live music and food trucks. The art fuss is about more than 60 Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Flemish paintings from the Worcester Art Museum collection and loaners from international collections. Neat rows give way to a side-by-side arrangement, and be sure to look for the museum’s recent addition by Paolo Veronese. Above: Judith Leyster’s “A Game of Tric-Trac.” Sept. 20 Opening Party from 8-11 p.m. (ongoing exhibit). $14. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 508-799-4406.


Map quest Sidewalks are often ignored by mapmakers, but not by the research group SLAB, directed by MIT associate professor Annette M. Kim. At “Sidewalk City: Mapping the Unmapped,” videos and experimental maps from 15 years of fieldwork and research in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, illustrate the importance of this public space. Sept. 19 hours are 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (reception 4:30-6:30 p.m.; exhibit runs through Nov. 15). Free. Elliot K. Wolk Gallery, MIT Building 7, Room 338, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-258-9106.

The hills are alive Flat shoes are probably your best bet on The Flat of Beacon Hill Walking Tour. The Charles Street Meeting House, the Church of the Advent, and the Sunflower Castle rub elbows with residences that were once carriage houses and stables owned by well-to-do folks. 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Meet outside the Charles/MGH Red Line MBTA Station, Boston. 617-367-2345.


From the farm to the fray The author of “Schindler’s List” has penned another war-related novel, but this one takes place during World War I. In “The Daughters of Mars,” Thomas Keneally writes about two Australian sisters who leave their father’s farm to serve as nurses. The author will talk about his book at the BPL. 7 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library Abbey Room, 700 Boylston St., Boston.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

One way Hell hath no fury like three folks in a room in hell, according to the chamber opera “No Exit” by Andy Vores. Boston Conservatory’s ensemble-in-residence, Guerilla Opera, performs the adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play. 8 p.m. (through Sept. 22). $15, $10 students and seniors. Boston Conservatory Zack Box, 8 the Fenway, Boston. 617-912-9222.


A tragedy American adolescence at its worst is exposed in “columbinus,” a play about the 1999 massacre in Littleton, Colo. ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents the American Theater Company production about two teens who killed 12 high school students and a teacher. Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. (through Sept. 29). $25-$59. Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400.


Keep truckin’ Bring your appetite to the Charles River Food Truck Festival, where 20 trucks will cater to your intake needs. Participating vittles vehicles include Amanda’s on Wheels, the Bacon Truck, M&M BBQ Ribs, and Sweet Tomatoes Pizza Truck. Sept. 21 from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 (for wristbands that provide lower prices at the trucks), $10 at the festival. DCR’s Artesani Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Allston-Brighton. 617-782-7117. www.foodtruckfestivals

June Wulff can be reached at