SHALL WE DANCE?
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. boston.broadway.com
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. mfa.org/programs
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. northeastern.edu/rise
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. improvboston.com
Saturday, April 15
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. bochcenter.org
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