Opening Friday

17th-Century Rom Com

Shakespeare transcends the love triangle in Twelfth Night — five each day — with a love pentagon, if you will. The first co-production by the Lyric Stage Company and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project is the Bard’s madcap tale of crossed signals, mistaken identity, and gender fluidity, starring Boston University grad Hayley Spivey as Viola. Celebrated local actress Paula Plum directs. At the Lyric Stage through April 28. Fron $25. lyricstage.com


Animal Rescue

A team of rescue dogs led by 10-year-old human Ryder embarks on a mission to find Adventure Bay’s missing mayor in Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue. The popular Nickelodeon cartoon is transformed for the Wang Theatre stage with Bunraku puppetry, a traditional Japanese art that uses three-person costumes to bring the canine characters to life. From $25. bochcenter.org



March Starch

It’s a tad early to be carbo loading for the Boston Marathon, so come up with another excuse to check out Brookline Rotary’s 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Live music — by the Winiker Brothers Orchestra, among other acts — magic, face painting, and more family activities accompany unlimited flapjacks. 8 a.m. to noon at the Brookline High School cafeteria. $7, under 6 free; benefits Rotary community projects. brooklinerotary.org

Opening Sunday

A Different Angle

Boston-based nonprofit Community Supported Film selected and trained the 10 immigrants whose short documentaries make up New Immigrant and Refugee Visions. Filmmakers and subjects will be on hand after the premieres — five each day — to discuss immigration and refugee issues. At the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., April 1 at 6 p.m. Free; registration recommended. csfilm.org


Fossil Finds

Get a taste of archaeology fieldwork from Harvard undergraduate and graduate students at the Amazing Archaeology Fair. Learn about excavating, carve cuneiform (ancient Sumerian writing) on clay, and even shoot a spear through the air. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum. $15 (admission free before noon). peabody.harvard.edu


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