Five things to do April 10-16

Head of Jeannette III Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) Founder: C. Valsuani, Paris 1911 (cast 1966) Bronze *Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966. *Photograph by Cathy Carver. *© 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Boston Lyric Opera performers help illuminate “The Musical World of Matisse” at the MFA on April 12.


Starting Tuesday, April 11

The national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I stops at the Boston Opera House. Based on the true story of an English governess and the king of Siam (now Thailand), the classic musical pits romance against culture clash. Through April 23. Tickets $35 and up.


Wednesday, April 12

Boston Lyric Opera performers help illuminate “The Musical World of Matisse” at the Museum of Fine Arts. The program highlights Paris in the early 20th century, when artists in all mediums — from post-Impressionist Henri Matisse to composer Igor Stravinsky — influenced one another. 1 p.m. $28 MFA members and BLO subscribers, $35 nonmembers.


Thursday, April 13


At the Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo, Northeastern University introduces entrepreneurs, investors, and technology experts to more than 400 solution-focused innovations from the Northeastern community. The event culminates in the presentation of the 2017 RISE Awards, decided by judges from fields including energy, engineering, and finance. 10 a.m. Free.


Friday, April 14

Veteran improvisers from Boston and Germany compete in World Domination: An International Comedy Showcase, a tournament featuring Die Improleten, Face Off, and ComedySportz. “Sehr lustig!” (Germanspeak for “Very funny.”) 10 p.m. $18.


Saturday, April 15

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Boston, a documentary tracing the Boston Marathon’s history from its 1897 start to 2014, makes its world premiere at the Wang Theatre. A portion of ticket sales will go to Martin’s Park, named after Martin Richard, the 8-year-old Dorchester boy killed in the 2013 Marathon bombings. The Boston Pops will perform the full score live. 8 p.m. Tickets $53.75 and up.

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