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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.

 

Fibers and fabrics

 

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts is hosting the faculty exhibition “Fibers and Fabrics” from now until March 31 at Galatea Fine Arts, 460 Harrison Ave. An artists’ talk will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

 

Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau and Kristina Goransson are showcasing work at the intersection of fibers and sculptures: narrative-based textile wall hangings, 3D sculptural forms that blend needlework with found objects and elegant wall hangings of sculpted felt.

 

Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.

 

The talk and exhibition are free, but reservations to the talk are requested, online at www.eliotschool.org or by calling 617-524- 3313.

 

Sculpture exhibition

 

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

 

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.

 

Broadway musical

 

The Speakeasy Stage Company is presenting the Tony Award-winning msuical “Once” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 and 7:30 p.m on Sunday, now through March 31 at the Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

 

This enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively Czech immigrant is brought to life by an exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the show is a story about the importance of going for our dreams and the power of music to connect us. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcaonline.org or by calling 617-526- 5000.

 

Celebration in song

 

The Celebrity Series of Boston will present Women of the World in “International Women’s Day: A Celebration in Song” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St. Women of the

 

World is an ensemble of musicians from different corners of the globe celebrating the beauty of diversity, featuring Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray and Giorgia Renosto.

 

Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.

 

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.celebrityseries.org.

 

Movie matinees

 

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will a series of free movies from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays during March.

 

The library will screen “The Brave One” with Jodie Foster on March 8; “The Circle” starring Tom Hanks on Emma Watson on March 15; Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning “The Departed” starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio on March 22 and Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “Murder on the Orient Express” with Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman on March 29.

 

Call 617-536-8241 for more information.

 

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.