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Chorus cabaret

 

The annual Boston Gay Men’s Chorus cabaret “Thank You for Being a Friend” will be held at 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Club Café’s Moonshine Room, 209 Columbus Ave. Doors open one hour before the performances.

 

A special VIP fundraising performance will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 with champagne, hors d’oeuvres and café seating.

 

A dozen soloists from the chorus will perform their favorite television shows over the years, in a relaxed cabaret setting.

 

Visit www.bgmc.org/concerts or call 617- 542-7464 for more information.

 

From page to stage

 

The Zeitgeist Stage Company, a resident theater company at the Boston Center for the Arts, will present how a play goes “From Page to Stage” at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 as part of the South End Writes series.

 

“Trigger Warning” by playwright Jacques Lamarre was commissioned by Zeitgeist Stage and will be performed at the BCA starting April 4. The play examines the impact of a school shooting from the perspective of the shooter’s family. Lamarre and some of the actors will join David Miller, the artistic director of the BCA, for this event.

 

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of South End Library. Seating will be limited and reservations are suggested.

 

Call 617-536-8241 or visit www.friendsofthesouthendlibrary.org for more information.

 

First Friday

 

The SoWa Artists Guild, 450 Harrison Ave., and the Boston Center for the Arts, Artist Studio Building, 551 Tremont St., will open their studios to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1 for First Friday programs.

 

Visitors can see more than 80 guild artists in their element and view a wide variety of original contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass and furniture.

 

Admission is free and parking is available.

 

For more information, visit www.sowaartistsguild.com.

 

Sculpture exhibition

 

Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison Ave., is displaying “Gods, Totems and Tricksters,” works by Joe Caruso, now through March 24.

 

A First Friday reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on March 1 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, there will be a performance by teXtmoVes, “Where Art, Poetry and Dance Meet.” A photography workshop will be offered in conjunction with the show at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Following the workshop, the Black Sheep contemporary music ensemble will perform from 2 to 3 p.m.

 

The show features sculptural assemblages representing Gods and power figures that reflect man’s enduring belief in the sacred and his strong connection to the natural world.

 

The gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All are welcome.

 

Further information can be found at www.laconiagallery.com.

 

Student recital

 

The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., will present a student recital at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

 

Friends and neighbors are invited to see students of all ages perform in a free recital concert.

 

For more details, visit www.cmcb.org or call 617-482-6267.

 

Fiber arts exhibit

 

United South End Settlements is hosting “The Theresa Show” now through March 29 at the Harriet Tubman Gallery, 566 Columbus Ave.

 

The Theresa Show is an annual exhibition honoring the late Theresa-India Young, a local fiber artist whose interest was to preserve the art, history and diverse culture of weaving.

 

Participating artists represent diversity in perspective, styles, processes and material usage while also illustrating the perpetual beauty of fiber arts. The range of materials and subject matter are open and include surface design, woven, quilts, stitching, handmade papermaking or any other contemporary art fiber technique, along with 2D work.

 

This show and silent auction raises funds for the Theresa-India Young Fiber Arts Scholarship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

 

The auction and exhibition are free and open to the public.

 

Call 617-375-8159 or visit www.uses.org for further information.

 

Children’s theater

 

The Boston Children’s Theatre is presenting the musical “The Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

Newly adapted for the stage, “The Runaway Bunny” is the heartwarming tale of a mother’s reassurances to always run after and find her “little bunny,” no matter how he tries to run away from home and evade her.

 

The show features endearing characters, stunning scenic effects and original music by Paul Lewis and Gabe Carbajal that will provide young audiences with an introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or by calling 617-424-6634.

 

Musical parody

 

The Huntington Theatre Company is presenting “Spamilton: An American Parody” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m on Sunday, now through April 7 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

This parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit “Forbidden Broadway” has been tearing it up in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. “Spamilton: An American Parody” will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Boston for a limited time only.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcaonline.org or by calling 617-526- 5000.