Boston-area to do list


The old ballgame

Instead of looking ahead to this year’s World Series, let’s look back and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boston “Miracle” Braves at “Victorian Baseball in Boston.” After the “Ballpark Cocktail Hour” with beer, hot dogs, and Cracker Jack, baseball author Bill Nowlin will talk about the team and the times. April 29 at 5:30 p.m. $30, $35 at the door (registration recommended). Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon St., Boston (6:30 p.m. program across the street at Fisher College). 617-267-6338.


Quick studies He couldn’t leave Iran but sent a play in his place. Nassim Soleimanpour’s “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” tells the story of the Iran-Iraq war through the experiences of a generation that only knows the Islamic Republic. Without a set or director, three actors read from the script they will see when they arrive for their performance. April 28 (Maureen Keiller), May 5 (Victor Shopov), May 12 (John Kuntz) at 7:30 p.m. Free (reservations required at Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston.

Tropic town Majesty palms floating in Fort Point Channel aren’t something you see every day, but thanks to Peter Agoos, you can enjoy them at the temporary floating art installation “Tropical Fort Point.” According to the artist, “this tongue-in-cheek preview of the effect of rising tides stakes a claim to the Channel wetscape as an unexploited green space.” 24/7 through June 15. Free. Fort Point Channel basin between the Congress and Summer street bridges. 617-423-4299.


A little bit country Glide Magazine described Coyote Kolb as playing “their own brand of original, mesmerizing outlaw country blues, eschewing traditional blues progressions for subtle, syncopated rhythms underneath country honk slide guitar and harmonica.” The rock/pop band shares the bill with the bluegrass, country, folk, punk Old Hat. 10 p.m. Free (tickets required). 21+. Zuzu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278.

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You can judge a book by its cover Curator Stanley Cushing has described “Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts” as “a show about books and manuscripts that are visually appealing.” Items include two French bindings made in the ’30s from bakelite and a copy of “The truest and largest account of the late earthquake in Jamaica, June the 7th, 1692” in an engraved tortoiseshell binding. Monday hours are
9 a.m.-8 p.m. (through Aug. 9). $5. Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., Boston. 617-720-7604.


House of Wax Mix traditional Mexican folk with American folk and you get David Wax Museum. Vocalist/guitarist Wax and Suz Slezak (vocals, fiddle, donkey jaw bone) offer “Mexo-Americana” in Cambridge. April 29 doors at 7:30 p.m. $20, $22 day of show. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000. www.ticket

Eat to end hunger Replace jeans with cocktail attire for Taste of the Nation Boston where more than 60 chefs will fill tummies with tastings paired with beer, wine, and spirits. Ticket sales support No Kid Hungry to end childhood hunger. April 29 at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP). $95, $150 (VIP). Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Ave., Boston.800-969-4767.

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