Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

The Boston Flower & Garden Show, avant-garde photos, a St. Patrick’s Day party, and more.

Stuart Mullenberg


  • Sunday > March 9

  • Public radio superstar Ira Glass stops in at Symphony Hall at 3 p.m. today to talk about his award-winning show, “This American Life.” Glass discusses how the staff finds and produces stories, plays highlights from past programs, and answers audience questions. Tickets start at $30. 888-266-1200;

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  • Wednesday-Sunday > March 12-16

  • It’s been a long, cold winter, and it’s not over yet. But you can prime your green thumb for the growing season at the Boston Flower & Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. Wander through more than 20 professionally designed gardens, check out the flower-arranging competition, sit in on lectures and demos, shop for gardening supplies and services, and more. Tickets cost $20. 781-237-5533;

Boston Ballet


  • Starting Thursday > March 13

  • Boston Ballet dances the classic tale of a prince, some evil stepsisters, a bullied young beauty, and the fairy godmother who transforms her, from March 13 through 23 at the Boston Opera House. It’s the company premiere of Prokofiev’s “Cinderella,” with choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Tickets start at $29. 617-695-6955;


  • Friday > March 14

  • Guinness beef stew, a mashed potato bar, libations, and live music from the all-female Irish band Girsa are on the menu for the Irish Network’s St. Patrick’s Day Party at the BSA Space from 6 to 9:30 p.m. A $75 ticket covers everything and gets you membership in the network for a year.

Museum of Fine Arts


  • Starting Saturday > March 15

  • The Museum of Fine Arts’ new show “Photo Eye: Avant-Garde Photography in Europe’’ features works from a transformational period in the genre. The exhibition, on view through July 6, includes photographs made between the two world wars by Constantin Brancusi, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, and others. 617-267-9300;

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