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Theater drags ‘La Cage aux Folles’ to Norwell

The cast costumed up for roles in The Company Theatre's production of "La Cage aux Folles."
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The cast costumed up for roles in The Company Theatre's production of "La Cage aux Folles."

FOLLIES Company Theatre presents the popular musical “La Cage aux Folles,” set in a St. Tropez nightclub where drag entertainment rules. Complications set in when a gay couple’s son becomes engaged to the daughter of a conservative politician, and his parents do their best to straighten up.

30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell; Friday, March 16, 8 p.m., through Sunday, April 8; $43-$41. For times and tickets: www.companytheatre.com/la-cage-aux-folles.

PEER RECOVERY Blue Boat Coffeehouse celebrates a sober St. Patrick’s Day with music and entertainment to benefit South Shore Peer Recovery, supporting individuals and families in recovery from substance-use disorders.

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First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate, 330 First Parish Road; Saturday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.; www.southshorepeerrecovery.com.

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STREET PRIEST Father Greg Boyle and former gang members aided by Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, founded by Boyle, give an inspirational talk.

Morcone Conference Center at Glastonbury Abbey, 20 Hull St., Hingham; Thursday, March 15, 7:15 p.m.; free, 781-749-2155, x343 for information.

Father Greg Boyle.
Glastonbury Abbey
Father Greg Boyle.

APPLE Songwriter Grace Morrison, who released her first album, “I’m the Apple,” last year, performs at the Spire Center.

25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, March 16, 8 p.m.; $16, www.spirecenter.org.

Grace Morrison.
The Spire Center
Grace Morrison.
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Also at the Spire, “blue-eyed soul” singer Grayson Hugh, whose voice has been compared to those of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, performs Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m; $22.50.

Grayson Hugh with his backup.
The Spire Center
Grayson Hugh with his backup.

PEACE DEAL The acclaimed documentary film “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” tells the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winning John Hume to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Director Maurice Fitzpatrick will speak.

Scituate Center for the Performing Arts; Sunday, March 11, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY DANCE Bridgewater Community Dance Series features folk, square, and contra dance at the Bridgewater Senior Center.

Wally Krueger Way; Friday, March 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $8, first-timers free; 774-208-2933.

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YOUNG PROS The South Shore Young Professionals host a pre-St. Patrick’s Day after-hours social event at Plymouth’s newest restaurant.

Quahog Republic Captain’s Den, 35 Main St., Plymouth; Thursday, March 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; members free, $20 guests, register at www.southshorechamber.org/events/register/11344.

CELTIC FUSION Aoife Clancy and Bill Elliott perform Celtic-folk-jazz on guitars, badrán (the Irish drum), and other instruments as “Celtic ConFusion” in the community room at Walpole Public Library.

143 School St.; Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.; www.walpolelibraryfriends.org.

INSECURITY Anthony Amore, security director for the Gardner Museum in Boston, discusses the 1990 theft of priceless paintings and efforts to bring the paintings back, including a $10 million reward. Originally scheduled for March 14, the program has been rescheduled to May 9.

Hingham Community Center, Ensign John Thaxter House, 70 South St., Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.; $10.

FOLKIES Katie Dobbins and friends perform at Ventress Memorial Library. A Boston folk musician, Dobbins released her first album last year.

15 Plaza St., Marshfield; Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Also at the Ventress, the teen advisory board meets to plan future teen events, Thursday, March 15, 5 p.m.

Kingston Public Library
Marie Fricker.

HEAD CASE Author Marie Fricker, a lifelong hypochondriac, speaks on “All in My Head: How a Hypochondriac Beat Brain Cancer,” a story of fear, perseverance, hope, and humor.

Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St.; Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.; www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

BEATLES LIVE A live Beatles tribute band accompanies Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield as he discusses his book “Dreaming The Beatles.” Also craft beer, wine, and cheese.

Milton Academy, 170 Centre St.; Thursday, March 15, 7-9 p.m.

SEWING, GROWING Holly Hill Farm offers a hands-on workshop on what seeds to sow and how to plan and grow perennial herbs, including instructions on how to care for the seeds and cultivate them to maturity.

236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset; Saturday, March 17, 10:30-12:30; $15, $12 members.

BACH BASH Concert organist Christa Rakich will be joined by the Intrepid Brass Quintet to celebrate the life and music of J.S. Bach. Refreshments following.

Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m.; $15, $12 seniors, students.

SCHOLARSHIP Xaverian Brothers High School hosts a gala event dinner, dancing to the Hip Pocket Orchestra, and a silent auction to raise funds for the school’s scholarship fund.

800 Clapboard St., Westwood; Saturday, March 17, $150, tickets at www.xbhs.com/gala.

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Robert Duquette plays the lead role in "Last of the Red-Hot Lovers" in Middleborough.

ON FIRE Theatre One produces Neil Simon’s popular comedy “Last of The Red-Hot Lovers.” Title character Barney Cashman deals with the ups and downs of maturity, including male menopause.

Alley Theatre, 133 Center St., Middleborough; Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m., continues over two weekends; $20 at door, food donation for local pantry.

LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONS Painter Sam Vokey demonstrates landscape painting in oil and shares his thoughts on Impressionism for the Dedham Art Association.

Endicott Estate, 656 East St.; on Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:45 p.m.

DOCTOR CALLS Milton Public Library screens the iconic 1966 film “Doctor Zhivago,” set in Russia in the era of the Russian revolution.

476 Canton Ave.; Saturday, March 17, 12:30 p.m.; refreshments.

MINDFUL Psychologist Beth Kurland speaks on her book “Gifts of the Rain Puddle: Poems, Meditations, and Reflections for the Mindful Soul” at Canton Public Library.

786 Washington St.; Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

BRASSY The Occasional Brass Quintet performs at First Congregational Church in Rockland.

12 Church St.; Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.; $5, children free.; www.firstchurchrockland.org.

ACTRESS Thomas Crane library in Quincy screens “The Actress,” written by Quincy native and actress Ruth Gordon.

40 Washington St.; Monday, March 12, 7 p.m.

AUTHORS Nathaniel Philbrick speaks on his book “Second Wind” at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.

35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.; register at www.buttonwoodbooksandtoys.com.

Author David Mehegan speaks on “Bright Deep Water: A Boston Life” at the library on Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.