Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Great apes, plays in progress, the Year of the Horse, and more.

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  • Monday > January 27

  • The latest installment of the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen Series pairs a screening of the original “King Kong” (1933) with a talk by veterinarian Chris Whittier. Whittier, on the faculty at Tufts, will talk about gorillas in film and in real life and his experiences treating them in the wild. The talk begins at 7 p.m.; the movie follows. Tickets cost $11. 617-734-2500;


  • Tuesday > January 28

  • Berklee College of Music faculty and local musicians join up to perform the 30 songs that make up the Beatles historic 1968 release known as The White Album at the Berklee Performance Center starting at 8:15 p.m. “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Dear Prudence,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Rocky Raccoon” — ever heard them? Tickets cost $12. 617-747-2261;

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  • Thursday > January 30

  • One of the greatest rivalries in sports plays out at the TD Garden at 7 p.m. when the Boston Bruins face off against the Montreal Canadiens.


  • Thursday-Sunday > January 30-February 2

  • Get a preview of plays that may one day appear on Boston stages at the Huntington Theatre’s Breaking Ground Festival. Five playwrights, including two of the Huntington’s Playwriting Fellows, Lenelle Moise and Lila Rose Kaplan, present readings of their works in progress at Boston’s Calderwood Pavilion. Readings are free, but you must reserve in advance. 617-266-0800;

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  • Saturday > February 1

  • Welcome the Year of the Horse at the Peabody Essex Museum’s celebration of the Lunar New Year. Catch traditional lion dances, performances on the Chinese dulcimer, a film set in Boston’s Chinatown, and more. 978-745-9500;

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