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USS Constitution Museum
Navy Yard, Charlestown. 617-426-1812. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Ongoing: Old Ironsides in War and Peace; Around the World Aboard `Old Ironsides,' 1844-1846, video tour.

The Sports Museum of New England
Fifth and sixth floor premium seating levels, FleetCenter, Causeway Street, Boston. 617-624-1234. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $5, children ages 6-17 and seniors $4, under 6 free. Ongoing: The Real McCoy! photographs of McCoy Stadium and the Pawtucket Red Sox; New Balance Wall of Champions; Major League/Minor League; Ted Williams: An American Hero, Catching Clemens interactive display; tribute to the Olympics.Updated 2/3/00

Photographic Resource Center
602 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-0700. Tues.-Sun. noon-5 p.m., Thurs. noon-8 p.m. $3, students and seniors $2, free admission Thurs. Through 2/25: Particle Accelerators: At the Intersection of Photography, Science, and Technology, art by Jordan Crandall, Susan Derges, Laura Emrick, and others.

Old State House Museum
State and Washington streets, Boston. 617-720-3290. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $3, seniors and students $2, children ages 6-18 $1, free to Boston seniors and Massachusetts schoolchildren. Through 3/5: The Bloody Massacre on King Street: The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770. Through 5/31: In Her Own Hand: A Selection of Women's Diaries, 1778-1939. Through 7/15: Pirates on Trial in Puritan Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300. Mon.-Tues. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wed.-Fri.10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (Thurs. and Fri. after 5 p.m. only West Wing is open); Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Closed major holidays. $12, students and seniors $10, ages 7-17 $5 weekdays; ages 17 and under free at all other times; Wed. after 4 p.m. voluntary contribution; Thurs.-Fri. after 5 p.m. $2 discount. 3/1-6/25: Crowning Glories: Two Centuries of Tiaras, exhibit of 75 tiaras. Through 5/14: Michael Mazur: A Print Retrospective, more than 90 pieces created between 1957 to the present by this Boston-based artist. Through 6/18: Michael Mazur: Recent Paintings, 15 new works. Through 4/30: View From Above: The Photographs of Bradford Washburn, 80 black and white photographs by Washburn, a mountain climber, explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer. Ongoing: Egyptian Funerary Arts and Ancient Near East Galleries. 2/27: 2 p.m., Pleasures of the Rococo in France and Italy, talk by Deborah Shafer. 3/1: 6 p.m., Paintings and Prints of Michael Mazur, talk by Catherine Blais. 3/1: 6:30 p.m., introductory gallery tour in Spanish by Maruja Garcia-Padilla. In Children's Room, Mon.-Fri. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Free. Drop-in, gallery and workshop program for ages 6-12.

MIT Museum
Fourth floor, Faneuil Hall, North and Congress streets. 617-227-1638. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Weapons, paintings, uniforms, flags from early America.

datedInstitute of Contemporary Art
955 Boylston St., Boston. 617-266-5152. Wed., Sat., Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Thurs. noon-9 p.m.; Fri. noon-7 p.m. Closed major holidays. $6, students and seniors $4, children free; free to all Thurs. 5-9 p.m. Through 4/9: Cornelia Parker, installations, slide projections, sculptures, and photograms each with a surprising conceptual twist by this British artist. Walkthroughs, Thurs. 6:30 p.m., free tours of current exhibits by members of Boston cultural community. 2/24: led by collector Jeanne Stanton. 3/2: led by Mags Harries, faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Commonwealth Museum
Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Columbia Point, Boston. 617-727-9268. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Through 7/30: The Archeology of the Central Artery Project: Highway to the Past, explores life in Colonial Boston through artifacts recovered from the Big Dig. dated

Children's Museum Boston
Museum Wharf, 300 Congress St. 617-426-8855 (What's Up Line). Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. until 9 p.m. $7, ages 2-15 and seniors $6, 1-year-olds $2; Fri. 5-9 p.m., $1 for all. Through 2/28: Frontier Presents: Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?, traveling exhibition celebrates Sesame Street 30th anniversary. Ongoing: Construction Zone! life- and child-size construction equipment, tools, and gear; New Balance Climb, large climbing maze with 10 towers, bridges, horizontal tubes; Arthur's World; play space for ages 4 and under. Call for schedule of daily activities.

Tropical Fiesta
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-6373. 2/26: 6-9 p.m. Children's performances and crafts, performances by children's groups, dance bands. $10 advance, $12 at door; children $5. Proceeds to Spontaneous Celebrations multicultural arts center. BOOK SALES

Impulse Dance Company Soupfest Fundraiser
Impulse Dance Company Studio, 179 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-536-6989. 2/26: 7 p.m. $10. Soup, drinks, entertainment, dancing, silent auction. Proceeds to Impulse Dance Co.

High Hopes Diamond Gala
Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston. 617-264-2777. 3/4: 6:30 p.m. cocktails/silent auction; 8 p.m. dinner, dancing and entertainment. $200 and up. Proceeds to Joslin Diabetes Center benefiting children with diabetes.

Dinner Honoring Sen. John Kerry and Teresa Heinz
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Copley Square, Boston. 800-743-3551. 3/1: 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. dinner. $300 and up. In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

Black & White Ball
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 15 Arlington St., Boston. 617-536-9640. 2/26: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $75 advance, $85 at door. Silent auction, complimentary glass of champagne, music by the Ritz Roof Orchestra. Proceeds to the Junior League of Boston.

Music in the Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St., Boston. 617-482-4826, ext. 1103. Wed. 12:15 p.m. Suggested donation $2. Half-hour recitals. 3/1: Michela Macfarlane, soprano, and friends.

Midday Organ Recitals
Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-495-9400. 3/2-3/16, 4/6-4/27: Thurs., 12:15 p.m. Free. Recitals by members of Harvard Organ Society, Harvard faculty, Boston area organists.

King's Chapel Concerts
58 Tremont St., Boston. 617-227-2155. Sunday Concerts 5 p.m. Donation requested. King's Chapel choir, soloists, instrumentalists. 2/27: Daniel Pinkham farewell concert, works by Pinkham. Tuesday Noonhour Recitals 12:15 p.m. Suggested donation $2; first Tues. of the month free, co-sponsored by Boston Athenaeum. 2/29: Philip Montgomery, organ. Works by Luebeck, Clerambault, Bach.

Fridays at Trinity
Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston. 617-536-7545, ext. 311. Fri. 12:15 p.m. Free-will offering. Half-hour organ recitals by local and visiting artists. 2/25: Ken Cowan.

Yale Club of Boston Chorus
Congregational Trinitarian Church, 54 Walden St., Concord. 781-235-7320. 2/27: 5 p.m. $10. Works by Victoria, Lauridsen, Josquin, Bach, Fenno Heath.CHURCHES & ORGANRECITALS

New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-585-1122, 617-585-1100. Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 2/24: NEC Jordan Winds. Premiere of Popkins's arrangement of Foote's Serenade. 2/27 4 p.m., and 2/28: Opera Workshop scenes. 2/27: Barbara Quintiliani, soprano; Charles Woodward, piano. Works by Verdi, Chausson, Griffes, Brody, Strauss. 2/29: new works by Michael Weinstein. Bach Ensemble. 3/1: Honors String Quartet. Works by Beethoven, Schubert, others.

Boston University
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-3349, 617-353-8724. Free concerts at 8 p.m. 2/28: BU Symphony Orchestra. David Hoose conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 38; Debussy's The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; Rhine Journey and Funeral Music from Wagner's Goetterdaemmerung; free tickets required. 3/1: Ayako Yoda, piano; Catherine Wong, violin. Works by Prokofiev, Faure, Brahms, Bartok. 3/2: BU Chamber Orchestra. Richard Cornell and Charles Fussell, conductors; works by BU student composers.

Boston University
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-3349, 617-353-8724. Free concerts at 8 p.m. 2/28: BU Symphony Orchestra. David Hoose conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 38; Debussy's The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; Rhine Journey and Funeral Music from Wagner's Goetterdaemmerung; free tickets required. 3/1: Ayako Yoda, piano; Catherine Wong, violin. Works by Prokofiev, Faure, Brahms, Bartok. 3/2: BU Chamber Orchestra. Richard Cornell and Charles Fussell, conductors; works by BU student composers. Marsh Chapel 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-3560. 2/27: 3 p.m. Free. Scott Jarrett conducts Handel's Israel in Egypt.

Boston Conservatory
Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. 617-912-9119. Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 2/26: 2 p.m., Prism Concert, multiple ensembles; $32, under 15 $20, student rush $7. 2/26: 6:30 p.m., Inna Muravnik, piano. Works by Schubert, Chopin.

Boston College
Gasson Hall 100 unless noted, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill. 617-552-4843. Free. 2/27: 3 p.m., St. Mary's Chapel, Laura Jeppesen, gamba; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Daniel Stepner, violin. Bach's Suites for gamba and harpsichord. 2/27: 4 p.m., Concert Band, College Orchestra. Works by Bernstein, Camphouse, Holst, Jacob, Chaminade. 2/29: 4 p.m., Cecilia Ferrell, piano. Works by Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Chopin. 2/29: 8 p.m., BC Chamber Music Society.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Boston. 617-566-1401; 617-734-1359 for recorded concert information. Weekly concerts 1:30 p.m. Sat., Young Artists Showcase series; Sun., chamber and recital series. $16, seniors $11, college students $9, ages 5-17 $4; includes museum admission. 2/26: New World Symphony chamber players. 2/27: Musicians from Marlboro. Works by Beethoven, Janacek, Kurtag, Mozart.

French Library
53 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-266-4351. 3/1: 12:15 p.m. Free. Musique a midi series. Half hour recital by Ana Sorina Popa, piano. Works by Liszt, Schubert; premiere of Felice's Three Meditations.

Boston Recorder Society
Lindsay Chapel, First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-323-2171, 978-281-6861. 2/27: 3 p.m. $12, students and seniors $8. Sarah Cantor, Eric Haas and Tricia van Oers, recorders; Jonathan Schakel, organ. Music from six centuries.

Vox Humana Series
St. John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke and Revere streets, Jamaica Plain. 617-524-2999, ext. 2. 2/26: 8 p.m. $10; students and seniors $8. D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo; Ronald Williams, baritone; William Merrill, piano. Valentine program, works by Purcell, Hundley, Dougherty, Rossini, Romberg, Offenbach, others.PERFORMANCE ART& NEW MUSIC

Emmanuel Music Schubert Series
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston. 617-536-3356. Sun.: 4 p.m. $18, students and seniors $13. Fourth year of seven-year, 51-concert series of major vocal, piano and chamber works by Schubert. 2/27: Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang, piano duo; William Sharp, baritone. Marches, lieder, Twelve Valses Nobles, Divertissement a la francaise.

Handel & Haydn Society
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-266-3605. 2/25: 8 p.m. $25-$49. Paul McCreesh conducts Haydn's Theresa Mass; Mozart's Sonata, K. 278; Mozart's Sancta Maria mater dei, Ave verum corpus.OPERA

San Francisco Symphony
Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200. 2/27: 3 p.m. $40-$50. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Copland's Inscape; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Arcadi Volodos; John Adams's Harmonielehre. Part of BankBoston Celebrity Series.CHORAL

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestrasxx plural
Boston University School of Fine Arts Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-3359. 2/27: 7 p.m. $7. Junior Repertory and Preparatory String orchestras. Robert Lehmann and Bonnie Black conducts works by Telemann, Haydn, Nelhybel, Vivaldi, Barber, Elgar.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1492, 617-266-1200. Seiji Ozawa, music director.Concerts, Thurs. and Sat., 8 p.m.; Fri. 1:30 p.m. unless noted; Tues. as noted, 8 p.m. $24-$79; rush seats $8 day of concert, on sale Fri. from 9 a.m., Tues. and Thurs. from 5 p.m. 2/24-2/26, 2/29: Ozawa conducts Britten's War Requiem with Christine Goerke, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, PALS children's chorus.Concert previews, half-hour talks before some performances. Evenings 7 p.m., Fri. 12:15 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on concert time. Free with concert ticket. Next previews 2/24-2/25.

Boston Philharmonic
$12-$45, students and seniors $8-$41. Benjamin Zander conducts Britten's Simple Symphony; Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Jayne West, soprano. Pre-concert talks by Zander Sat. 6:45 p.m., Sun. 1:45 p.m. 2/26: 8 p.m., Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, 617-536-2412; 2/27: 3 p.m., Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, 617-496-2222.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-536-2412. 2/27: 3 p.m.; pre-concert workshop 2 p.m. $12-$24. Gil Rose conducts Sounds of the Jewish Experience in 20th-Century Orchestral Music, works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Schoenfield, Diamond, Stock.

Boston Chamber Orchestra
First and Second Church, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-267-6730. 2/27: 3 p.m. $15, students and seniors $10. Brenda Lynne Leach conducts works by Mozart, J.C. Bach. With Sarah Arneson, soprano; Ivetta Minkina, viola.

Nick's Comedy Stop
800-441-5653. Boston. 617-482-0930. $8-$14. 2/24: 8:30 p.m., Teddy Bergeron, Rich Ceisler, Johnny Pizzi. 2/25-2/26: 9 p.m., Rich Ceisler, John Pizzi, Johnny K. 3/2: 8:30 p.m., Jim Lauletta, DJ Hazard, Johnny K.Kowloon, Rte. 1., Saugus. 781-231-2500. $10-$12. 2/25-2/26: 8:15 and 10:30 p.m., Robbie Printz, John David, PJ Walsh.Nick's at the Maui Restaurant, 1875 Main St., Brockton. 508-583-1010, 800-441-JOKE. $8-$12. 2/26: 9 p.m., Larry Miles, Johnny K.

Improv Asylum Theater
216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887. Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 and 10 p.m., improv and sketch comedy. $10-$15, group rates available. Reservations recommended.

Dick Doherty's Comedy ClubsNorth Andover, Comedy Escape at the China Blossom,Comedy Escape at the China Blossom,
routes 125 and 133, North Andover. 800-401-2221. Fri.-Sat. 9:30 p.m. $10-$12. 2/25-2/26: Kevin Knox, Mike Koutrobis, Ted Barrett. 124 Boylston St., Boston. 781-729-2565. Thurs.-Sun. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Thurs.-Sat. standup, Sun. open mike night. 2/25-2/26: Mark Scalia Showcase. Rte. 28, Randolph. 800-401-2221. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 and 10:30 p.m. 2/25-2/26: Paul Nardizzi, John Fisch, Teresa Cragen. Pickering Wharf, Salem. 800-401-2221. Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m. $10-$12. 2/25-2/26: Tom Clark, Steve Faria, Walter Dixon.

Comedy Palace
11 E. Central St., Worcester. 508-792-1126. Fri. 9 p.m.; Sat. 8 and 10:30 p.m. $10. 2/25-2/26: Don Gavin, Mike Coleman, Darren Lacroix.Grill 93, River Road, Andover. 888-TO-LAUGH. Thurs. and Sun. 8 p.m., Fri. 9 p.m., Sat. 8 and 10:30 p.m. (hypnotist Joey DeVito at 10:30). $8 and $12. Sun., 8 p.m., Boston Comedy Showcase, $8. 2/25-2/26: Freddie Stone, Pete Costello.

Chops Lounge
Howard Johnson Motel, 1271 Boylston St., Boston. 617-424-1441. Wed.: 8:15 p.m., open mike. Larry Lee Lewis Comedy Revue featuring Teddy Bergeron and Dave Andrews. No cover. Middle Building, 2d floor, Boston. 617-248-9700. Sun. 7 p.m., Mon.-Wed. 8 p.m., Thurs. 8:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8:15 and 10:30 p.m. Cover: Sun.-Wed. $8, Thurs. $10, Fri.-Sat. prices vary. 2/24: Frank Santos, hypnotist. 2/25-2/26: Dom Irrera. $17-$21. 2/27: 8 p.m., The Black Comedy Explosion with Jonathan Gates, Freddie Rich, Cool Herm. $12. 2/28: Showcase hosted by Kevin Knox. 2/29: Paul Nardizzi, Robbie Printz.

Noche Flamenca
Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000. 2/25 7 p.m., 2/26 8 p.m., 2/27 2 p.m. $25-$38. Company from Spain presented by World Music.

Boston Ballet
Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 800-447-7400. $23-$73; student rush $12.50, available one hour before performance. 3/2-3/12: Thurs. 7 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Tues. 8 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m. Michael Corder's Danses concertantes, Kenneth MacMillian's Winter Dreams.

Ice Skating on the Frog Pond
Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston. 617-635-2121, 617-635-2120. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (except Mon. closes at 8 p.m.), Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $3, ages 13 and under free. Skate rentals $5, lockers available for $1 tokens from cashier; season passes $100.

Music Career Expo and Job Fair
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-8970. 2/27: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $25, students with high school and college ID free. See Calendar Choice.

Massachusetts Camellia Society Exhibition
Honeywell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum, The Arborway, Jamaica Plain. 617-524-1718 ext. 136. 2/26: noon-4 p.m. 2/27: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Display and sale of plants in bloom; growing tips.

Tropical Fiesta
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-6373. 2/26: 6-9 p.m., children's performances, arts and crafts activities, music, dancing; 9 p.m.-1 a.m., adult dancing to music by LoveWhip, and Edwin Pabon & Company. $10 in advance, $12, children $5.

Faces of Aphasia
Boston University School for the Arts, 88 Comm. Ave., Bsoton. 617-499-5665 ext. 1253. 2/26: 1-4 p.m. Free. Program exploring this language impairment affecting more than a million Americans starring actor/director Joseph Chaikin, mezzo soprano Jan Curtis, and others. See Calendar Choice. *

Snow Train to Vermont
South Station, Boston. 978-470-2066. 2/26: 7:40 a.m.-9 p.m. (approx.) $70, ages 12 and under $40; first-class service and options also available for additional fees; reservations required. Sponsored by Mass. Bay Railroad Enthusiasts Inc. *

Ship Of Fools Winter Carnivale
Various locations, Jamaica Plain. 617-524-3816. Sat. through Feb.: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Multi-cultural celebrations of visual and performing arts features indoor and outdoor activities revolving around a float that resembles a ship that travels to area locations. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council and local merchants. 2/26: Hyde Square, 400 block of Centre Street near Bella Luna restaurant.

Celebration of Philippine Arts Week
Various locations, Northeastern University, Boston. Exhibits, films, and music. Curry Student Center Art Gallery, Through 2/27: The Art of the Philippines: A World Class Exhibition works by contemporary Filipino masters. Free. Blackman Auditorium, 2/27: 1:30 p.m., The Music of the Philippines: Evelyn Mandac & Ildefonso Lauron. $12, students with ID $7. Blackman Audiorium, 2/27: 4 p.m. Rizal, movie by Marilou Diaz-Abaya based on the life of Dr. Jose Rizal, poet, painter, linguist, swordsman, ethnologist, and national hero of the Philippines. $10, students with ID $5.

New England Boat Show
Bayside Expo Center, 200 Mount Vernon St., Boston. 617-474-6211. Through 2/27: Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2/21 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2/22-2/27. $8, ages 6-12 $3, under 6 free; parking $7. Powerboats, sailboats, and accessories.

GMC New England Home Show
World Trade Center, Northern Avenue, Boston. 800-469-0990. 2/26-3/5: Mon.-Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $8.50, ages 6-12 $2.50. More than 700 exhibits, lectures, demonstrations. See Calendar Choice.

Toward Victory
Charles Street AME Church, 551 Warren St., Dorchester. 617-437-6930. 2/27: 4 p.m. Free-will offering. Negro spirituals, drama, poetry, and interpretive dance with contralto Ruth Hamilton. Sponsored by Ebony Arts.INTERNATIONALWOMEN'S MONTH

The Journey of Howard Thurman: A Centennial Celebration
John F. Kennedy Library, off Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester. 617-929-4571. 2/27: 2-4 p.m. Free. Former colleagues, friends, and students honor Thurman (1900-1981), spiritual leader, author of more than 20 books, minister, and co-founder of San Francisco's Fellowship Church. Music by local choral groups.

What Good Is Song? The Route to Roots
Marran Theater at Lesley College, 29 Everett St., Cambridge. 617-349-8579. 2/26: 8 p.m. Free. One-man show starring Lawrence Watson, singer, activist, and professor, Liberal Arts Dept. at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College.

Forgotten No More: The Story of USS Mason
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, Constitution Road, Charlestown. 617-242-5601. 2/26-2/27: 1 p.m. Free. Screenings of documentary Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason, the first American warship to have a predominately black crew.

At Berklee College of Music
617-747-2261. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. $4. 2/24: 8:15 p.m., faculty member Gabrielle Goodman and her ensemble present program of African American music.

Eliades Ochoa Y Cuarteto Patria
Opener Las Hermanas Ferrin. Artists from Buena Vista Social Club. The Roxy, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-931-2000, 617-497-2229. 2/24: 8 p.m., $22. Presented by the House of Blues. Pearl Street Nightclub, Ballroom, Northampton. 413-586-8686. 2/25: $25 for show only, $37.50 includes pre-show reception with the band. WFCR Benefit.

Noche Flamenca
Traditional flamenco with eight dancers, singers, musicians. Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-876-4275, 617-824-8000. 2/25: 7 p.m., 2/26: 8 p.m., 2/27: 2 p.m., $25-$38. Presented by World Music. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686, 800-THE-TICK. 2/29, 3/1: 7 p.m., $22.50.

Moses: A Gospel Concert
Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000. 3/3, 3/4: 8 p.m., 3/5: 2:30 and 6 p.m. $25-$35. Directed by Joann Green Breuer, featuring an original score, 100-voice children's choir, The Floor Lords.

Boogie, Balfa Toujours & Henry Butler Mardi Gras Party,
Featuring Eddie Pennington, Johnny Bellar, Wayne Henderson, John Cephas, & Phil Wiggins. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. 3/23: 8 p.m., $22-$26, under 21, $16. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-876-4275, 617-931-2787. 3/24: 8 p.m., $20-$25. Presented by World Music.

Ruth Hamilton
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., Boston. 617-482-6439. 2/24: 12:15-1 p.m., $4, seniors and students $3. African American spirituals.

The Chieftains
Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. 3/19: 8 p.m., $42-$50. Presented by BankBoston Celebrity Series.

Mary Black
Top-selling artist in Ireland. Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 19 King St., Northampton. 413-586-8686, 800-THE-TICK. 4/5: 8 p.m., $17.50-$30. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-876-4275, 617-266-1200, 617-931-2787. 4/6: 7:30 p.m., $20-$30. Presented by World Music.

Afro-Cuban All Stars
The Roxy, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-876-4275, 617-931-2787. 3/19: 8 p.m., $25, $20 advance. Thirteen-member band led by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, musical director and arranger for Buena Vista Social Club. Presented by World Music.

Holiday Antique Train Exhibit
Shriner's Auditorium, Fordham Road, Wilmington. 207-563-1013. 2/26-2/27: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. More than 100 dealers from throughout New England. holdy 3/2

Decorative Arts and Antiques Show
Castle at the Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington St., Boston. 877-346-KIDS. 2/25-2/26: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2/27: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Antiques, fine and folk art, paintings, collectibles, etc. Proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

Boston Globe Massachusetts Scholastic Art Award Exhibit
State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston. 617-482-1313. Through 2/27: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. More than 500 pieces by students in grades 7-12 statewide.

Art of Love Show
University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square. 617-876-0246. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through 2/29: Exhibit by specially challenged students from Boston Higashi School, Braintree St. Coletta Day School, Carroll School, Cardinal Cushing School and Training Center, Gifford School, others.

Wheelock College
Towne Art Gallery, 180 The Riverway, Boston. 617-879-2130. Mon.-Fri. noon-4 p.m. Through 3/3: Three From Haiti: Joseph Cantave, Valentin Iviquel and Fontenel Pointjour. EXHIBIT SPECIALS

Harbor Art Gallery, McCormack Hall, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston. 617-287-7988. Mon.-Fri. 12:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m. Through 3/18: Awake, group exhibit focusing on the intersection of art-making and the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Simmons College
Trustman Art Gallery, 300 The Fenway, Boston. 617-521-2363. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through 3/3: Expanding Landscapes: Art Quilts by Barbara Lydercker Crane.

Pine Manor College
Hess Gallery, 400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill. 617-731-7157. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m. Through 3/2: Prints and Process: Five Boston Printmakers, works by Deborah Cornell, Nona Hershey, Constance Jacobson, Phyllis McGibbon, Ky Ober.

Massachusetts College of Art
McCoy Gallery, junction routes 114 and 125, North Andover. 978-837-5000. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 2/26: Saltwater Works, Clifford Smith.

at Maine College of Art
700 Beacon St. Boston. 617-262-1223. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Through 3/19: 19th and 20th Century Photographic Views of Giza.

nuEmmanuel College
Lillian Immig Gallery, Cardinal Cushing Library, second floor, 400 The Fenway, Boston. 617-735-9992. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 3/30: My Mother's Legacy, an installation of 1,000 bowls by Boston artists Sarah Hutt. 3/1: 2:30-4 p.m. artist's talk; 6-8 p.m., opening reception.

Boston University Mugar Library,
771 Commonwealth Ave., 5th Fl. 617-353-3697. Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ongoing: Two exhibits in honor of Black History Month, Howard Thurman: A Centenary Tribute honors the late dean of the chapel at BU; and Abraham Lincoln: Through His Boston Collectors includes 150 objects related to his life and times.808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-358-0922. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. 3/3-4/2: recent paintings and prints by Neil Welliver. 3/2: 5-8 p.m., reception. Through 2/24: Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth; Celestial Images: Astronomical Charts, 60 examples of early charts.855 Commonwealth Ave. 617-353-3329. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. 3/3-4/9: Josef Albers in black and white. 3/2: 5-8 p.m. reception. Through 2/24: Mapping Cities, chronicles Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, London, New York, and Boston.

Howard Yezerski Gallery
14 Newbury St., Boston. 617-262-0550. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 2/29: Plant Light, Amanda Means; Self Portrait Finger, John Coplans. AROUND N.E.

Via Gallery
83 Newbury St., 2nd floor, Boston. 617-424-6200. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. noon-4 p.m. Through 3/24: Treescapes, black and white photography by Owen Hartford.

Very Special Arts of Massachusetts, Office Gallery
China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St., Boston. 617-350-7713. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 3/1: Picture This, photographs by people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.

Beth Urdang Gallery
14 Newbury St., Boston. 617-424-8468. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 3/18: Still Lifes: 1861-1942, 19th- and 20th-century paintings by artists including Severin Roesen, George Foster, Charles Demuth, others.

Bernard Toale Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston. 617-482-2477. Tues.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 2/26: New works by David Hilliard.

St. George Gallery
245 Newbury St., Boston. 617-450-0321. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Fri.), Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 2/29: Working Artist and Easel, oil paintings by William St. George.

Society of Arts and Crafts 175 Newbury St.,
Boston. 617-266-1810. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Through 2/27: Sculptural Works, by Massachusetts artists Peter Haines and Nancy Hayes.

Judi Rotenberg Gallery
130 Newbury St., Boston. 617-437-1518. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2/26-3/16: Emerging Artist Show, paintings by Karen Brussat Butler, Suzanne Challinor, Jose Goncalves, others. 2/26: 4-6 p.m., reception.

Pucker Gallery
171 Newbury St., Boston. 617-267-9473. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 3/1: Samuel Bak: The Game Continues, paintings by Holocaust survivor. Through 2/29: Inuit Art: Form and Fantasy, contemporary sculpture.

Nielsen Gallery
179 Newbury St., Boston. 617-266-4835. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2/26-3/25: Harvey Quaytman, paintings from the '90s; work by Brenda Goodman. 2/26: 3-5 p.m., reception for both exhibits.

285 Newbury St., Boston. 617-437-1596. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 3/6: Things Go Abstract, paintings by Elizabeth Dougherty, Merle Mainelli Poulton.

354 Congress St., Boston. 617-542-7416. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Through 3/4: Disco Ball for the New Millennium AKA Caustic Virus, installation by Jocelyne Prince.

Marblehead Arts Association
King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. Marblehead. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 781-631-2608. Through 2/27: Coastal Towns Show, work by MAA members and residents of neighboring towns. Mercury Studio 8 Newbury St., 2nd floor, Boston. 617-859-0054. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Revolving Museum Gallery
288-300A St., Boston. 617-439-8617. Tues., Wed. and Fri. noon-6 p.m.; Thurs. noon-8 p.m. Through 5/2: Revelation for Revolution, juried exhibit featuring 54 self-taught and trained artists.

Krakow Gallery
10 Newbury St., Boston. 617-262-4490. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 3/15: Sculptures and gouaches by Sol Lewit.

Kougeas Gallery
88 White St., Boston. 617-569-9317. Thurs.-Sat. 2-6 p.m. Through 2/26: Of Our Time: Artists and Their Art, nine artists exhibit self-portraits beside their usual subjects; Nervous Beauty, small hyper-realistic oil paintings of human hands and animals by Marc Dennis.

Kaji Aso Studio
Institute for the Arts: Gallery of Nature & Temptation, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston. 617-247-1719. Tues.-Sat. 1-5 p.m. Through 3/1: Group landscape exhibit.

GoMA/Gallery of Modern Art
2164 Washington St., Boston. 617-442-8204. Wed.-Sat. noon-6 p.m. Through 4/1: Bembe Masks, traditional Elanda masks and Kalunga helmet masks from the Bembe people.

47 Thayer St., Boston. 617-426-9738. Tues.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 3/8: Abstraction Today, Mary Boochever, Lee Boroson, Calvin Brown, others.

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury St., Boston. 617-267-9060. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 2/26: Too Good for Catholic School, new paintings by Sam Earle; new sculpture by Brenda Star.

Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston. 781-324-3327 or 781-244-5581. Fri.-Sat., 2-6 p.m., Sun. 1:30-5 p.m. Through 3/12: Sex, Sexism and Society, group exhibit exploring gender discrimination, gay and lesbian issues, and the role of women in a patriarchal society by Jerry Allison, Paula Erker, Dale Kaplan, others.

Gallery 79
79 Newbury St., Boston. 617-262-5918. Tues.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through 3/15: Relics from the Realm of Spirit, small mixed-media, icon-like pieces by Cambridge painter Julie Baer.

Gallery 57
City Hall Annex, 57 Inman St., Cambridge. 617-349-4389. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Through 3/10: Small Encounters: Paintings of Cambridge & Boston, Eugene Dorgan. nu

The Gallery at Green Street
141 Green St., Jamaica Plain. 617-522-0000. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 6-9 p.m. Through 3/18: Domestic Culture, Davis Bliss, Line Bruntse.

French Library and Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-266-4351. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 3/4: Karsh Retrospective: The French, black and white photos of French personalities by Yousuf Karsh.

Fort Point Arts Community Gallery
300 Summer St. Boston. 617-423-4299. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. Through 3/3: For the Time, Being, installation by Asa Chibas, Liz Sweibel, Traci Wile.

Elias Fine Art
120 Braintree St., Allston. 617-783-1888. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Through 2/26: The Constructed Real: Photographs of Non-Existent Places.

Eclipse Gallery
167 Newbury St., 2nd floor, Boston. 617-247-6730. Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2/29-4/1: paintings from Columbia.

Creiger Dane Gallery
36 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-8088. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 2/26: New Work, New York, emerging artists based in New York and local artist Sheila Gallagher.

nuMario Diacono
207 South St., Boston. 617-350-3054. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. 2/26-3/18: work by Annette Lemieux. 2/26: 5-7 p.m. reception.

Creative Allies Gallery
179 Newbury St., Boston. 617-236-6996. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through 2/29: Searching Silences, Afro-Ethnigraphics by Reginald L. Jackson and Herman Leonard.

Clifford Smith Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., 3rd floor, Boston. 617-695-0255. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 2/26: Works by Jason Young.

Chase Gallery
129 Newbury St., Boston. 617-859-7222. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. 3/1-3/27: still life and landscape pastels of Marilyn Ruseckas. 3/3: 5-7 p.m., reception.Revealing the Nude: A Timeless Passion, paintings by gallery artists Bill Brauer, Cynthia Packard, Francisco Benietz, others.

Chappell Gallery
14 Newbury St., Boston. 617-236-2255. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 3/4: Painted Glass, decorative and illusive approaches to painting on glass by Akihiro Isogai and Walt Lieberman. nu

Bromfield Art Gallery
560 Harrison Ave., 4th floor, Boston. 617-451-3605. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Through 2/26: Boston Architectural Collages, by Teresa Dietrich; new paintings by David Frazer.

Boston Center for the Arts
Mills Gallery, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-426-5000. Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. and Thurs.-Sat. 7-10 p.m. Through 3/26: Polar Bear in a Snow Storm, mixed media by Sebastian Bremer, Joseph Cunningham, Isa Dean, others.

Boston Ballet Studios Gallery
19 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-695-6950, ext. 240. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2/25-5/28: A View from the Wings, photographs by Lisa Blalock. 2/25: 6-8 p.m., reception.

Boston Architectural Center
320 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-3170. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Through 2/29: In a New Spirit: Synagogues of Germany, works of Alfred Jacoby, Germany's premier Jewish architect and professor at the Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany.

Berenberg Gallery
4 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-536-0800. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through 3/4: Southern Accents: Contemporary Southern Folk Art, paintings and sculptures by Leroy Almon, Z.B. Armstrong, Bessie Harvey, others.

Arden Gallery
129 Newbury St. Boston. 617-247-0610. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 2/28: Abstract paintings by Anthony James.

Allston Skirt Gallery
119 Braintree St., Allston. 617-254-7027. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Through 2/26: Here Comes Rhody, work by Joe Bradley, Maia Cannon, Matthew Chase, Tori Duncan, Molly V. Smith.

Alpha Gallery
14 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-4465. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 3/1: new paintings by Reed Kay.

Paul Revere House
19 North Square, Boston. 617-523-2338. Daily except Mon., 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. $4.50, seniors and college students $3.50, ages 5-17 $1.50, under 5 free. Oldest house in downtown Boston, c.1680. Home of silversmith and Revolutionary War hero Revere, 1770 to 1800. Tours of adjacent Pierce-Hichborn House, c.1711. 2/25: 10:30 a.m.-noon, The Revere Family at Work and Play program for children age 6-10 with adult.

Harrison Gray Otis House
141 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-227-3956. Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4, seniors $3.50, students $2, Boston residents free. One of Boston's last 18th-century, freestanding townhouses, designed by Charles Bulfinch.

Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon St., Boston. 617-227-6993. Thurs.-Sat. noon-4:15 p.m. Guided tours every half hour. $5. Four-story town house constructed in 1804; original Federal design attributed to Charles Bulfinch.

New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1122, 617-585-1100. Free concerts. 8 p.m., Carl Atkins and A Few Good Friends, faculty recital. With members of the new Boston Jazz Repertory Orchestra and special guests Cecil McBee, Bob Moses, Danilo Perez, Tom McKinley, John Abercrombie.

Club Cafe
209 Columbus Ave., Boston. 617-536-0966, 617-232-1804. 3/5: 7 p.m., John O'Neil Camp Songs; 9 p.m., Ida Zecco Loesser is More. $12 per show, $20 for both.

Berklee College of Music
Boston. Black History Month events. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave. 617-747-2261. 8:15 p.m. $4. 2/24: Evolution. African American music directed by Gabriel Goodman.

Diana Krall Berklee Performance Center,
136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. 3/4: 8 p.m., $30-$38. Presented by BankBoston Celebrity Series. Calvin Theater & Performing Arts Center, 19 King St., Northampton. 413-586-8686, 800-THE-TICK. 4/8: 8 p.m., $17.50-$35.

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 781-899-3130. 3/10: 8 p.m., $9, seniors and students $7. 16-piece ensemble plays new music by Laura Andel, Darrell Katz, David Harris, Warren Senders, David Slusser.

Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant
1612 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton. 617-730-8002. No cover. Thurs.: 7-10 p.m. Eric Anthony, classical guitar, plays music of Spanish composers.

Milky Way Lounge
403 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-3740. 21+. Entertainment from 10 p.m. unless noted. Casual dress. Cover varies. Sat.: Mango's with Live Latin DJs. Sun.: Roots Reggae DJs. 2/24: Go Ape! Mod Ball. 2/25: Pressure Cooker. 2/26: Mango's Latin Dance Party. 2/27: Roots Reggae Night. 2/29: Mary Mary's Allstar Karaoke.

Midway Cafe
3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-9038. Cover varies. Casual dress. Entertainment from 10 p.m. Mon.: Joe Shmoe's Place. Tues.: Tom Lawlor's Open Jam. Thurs.: Dyke Nyte with DJ. 2/25: Chandler Travis Philharmonic. 2/26: Riviera Playboys, Bombastics.

Kinvara Pub
34 Harvard Ave., Allston. 617-783-9400. Casual dress. Cover varies. Entertainment 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 2/25: Undercover. 2/26: Booty.

Ned Kelly's Restaurant/Pub
1236 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. 617-436-0600. No cover. 21+ Casual dress. Entertainment from 9 p.m. Wed.: Off The Wall. Fri.: DJ Ken Patton. Sat.: DJ Edgar. Sun.: DJ Cyclone.

Irish Embassy Pub
234 Friend St. 617-742-6618. Casual dress. Cover varies. Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. Fri.: DJ Cadillac. Sat: DJ Static. 2/24: Six Mile Bridge. 2/28: Jukebox. 3/1: Junegroove. 3/2: Troubadors. James's Gate McBride Street, Jamaica Plain. 617-983-2000. Casual dress.

Hennessy's of Boston
25 Union St. 617-742-2121. Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. $3 cover. Tues.: Patsey and Pat Upbeat Irish Celtic Rock. Wed.: Irish Session. Thurs.: Live Under Cover and Beloved Few. Fri.: DJ RI. Sat.: DJ Dan McCarthy; afternoon, traditional Irish sessions. Sun.: various groups from Ireland.

Green Briar
304 Washington St., Brighton. 617-789-4100. Casual dress. Entertainment 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cover varies. 2/25: Fat Tuesday. 2/26: Those Guys. 2/27: Inchicore. 2/28: Irish Session.

Common Ground
85 Harvard Ave., Allston. 617-783-2071. Cover varies. Entertainment from 10:00 p.m. Casual dress. 2/24: Brothers and Sisters Night with King J. 2/25: 18 Abbey & Sand Machine. 2/26: Superhoney. 3/1: What A Way To Go-Go (Mod Night with DJ Vin). 3/2: Brothers and Sisters Night featuring King J.

Club Estelle's
(upstairs) 888 Tremont St., Boston. 617-442-2774. No sneakers. 2/24: Doors open at 9 p.m., 21+, Zodiac Night-R&B, house and reggae, hip hop, $10.

Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617-522-5386. Casual dress. No cover. Entertainment from 10:00 p.m. unless noted. 2/26: 6 p.m., Live Irish Seisun. 2/27: Little Frankie. 2/28: DJ, roots, reggae, dub. 2/29: Deb Pasternack.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace. w 617-726-1110. Doors open at 10 p.m. unless noted. Casual dress. Wed.: Imagination with DJs Freddy C. and Johnny C. spinning Top 40 Dance and Club Classics. Thurs.: Adreneline with special DJs from around the world spinning Hard N.Y.C. House, resident DJs Jonny C. and Freddy C. Fri.: All Night Dance Party part 1 with DJ Jonny C. spinning N.Y.C. House, Top 40 Dance, and Funk. $5. Sat.: All Night Dance Party part 2 with DJ Freddy C. spinning Progressive House and Top 40 Dance. $5. Sun.: Club Millennium 2000 with special guest DJs in rotation. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Proper dress. 934 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. 617-436-9747. Every Tues., 9:30 p.m.-midnight, The Central Artery project, original acoustic jazz. No cover.

Sports Museum of New England
25 Shattuck St., Lowell. 978-452-6775. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $3, ages 6-17 and seniors $2, under 6 free. Ongoing: Harry Agganis: Athlete and Scholar; A Salute to the 50th Anniversary of the Boston Braves; Women in Sports; Baseball Photographs by Bill Chapman; The Baseball Cartoons of Gene Mack; climbing wall, wooden sculptures of sports celebrities. Updated

Women Reading
Sanctuary, Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston. 617-371-7124. 2/25: 7:30 p.m., sign-up; 7:45 p.m., program. Open mike format for women reading in all genres, hosted by Deborah Repplier and Claire Robson. Feature, local writer Irene Glassman. $3, proceeds to the church.

Poets Share Reading Series
Rhythm & Muse, 403A Centre St., Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain. 617-524-3816. 3/2: 7:30 p.m., Barbara Watkins; 8:30 p.m., Community open mike. Donations requested.

Marsh Chapel Poetry Reading Series
Boston University, Robinson Room, 735 Comm. Ave., Boston. 617-353-3560. 3/1: 7:30 p.m., poetry reading by the Charles River Poets. Free.

Joiner Center Reading Series
UMass-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd. 617-287-5850. 3/1: 4 p.m., Vietnamese authors Ly Lan and Phan Thi Van Anh. Free.

Emerson College Spring 2000 Faculty Reading Series various addresses.
West 1&2 Building, 80 Boylston St., 2nd floor, Boston. 617-824-8750. 3/2: 8-9 p.m., Richard Foerster (Cutting Flowers). Free.

Chapter and Verse Reading
St. John's Episcopal Church, Revere Street and Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain. 617-524-2999 or 617-522-9093. 3/1: 7:30 p.m., Paul Folkman (Chrysalis and Other Poems), Tom Perrotta (Election), Allen West (Monologues in a Time Like September). Free.

The Boston Slam
Cantab Lounge, Downstairs, 738 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-354-2685. Wed.: 8 p.m. Open mike with feature followed by a slam. $3.

Barnes and Noble at Boston University Author Series
Reading Room, Level 5, 660 Beacon St., Boston. 617-236-7460. 2/28: 7 p.m., Sherwin B. Nuland, (The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths). Free.

Agape Poetry Series
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. 617-489-0519. Tues. 8-10 p.m. $1. Open and featured readings, discussion. Richard Moore, host. 2/29: J.B. Oelgaschlager.

Love and Politics in the American Revolution
Grand Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St., Boston. 617-734-4175. 3/1: noon, Boston luminaries read from the letters of John and Abigail Adams. Letters to be read by Paul and Mimi La Camera, Julie Hatfield and Dana Bisbee, Don Law and Sarah Molyneaux, Joe and Joyce Spaulding, Geri Denterlein and Jack Thomas, and others. $75, includes lunch. Sponsored by the Freedom Trail Foundation. VENUES

Boston English H.S.
Class of 1951, 781-444-2565, 508-668-6845. Spring 2001.

Girls H.S.
All classes, Radisson Boston Hotel. 978-531-1857. 10/14.

Roslindale H.S.
Class of 1950, Lake Pearl Luciano's, Wrentham. 508-359-2287, 781-784-7684. 10/6. $50.

Dorchester H.S. for Girls
Class of 1950, 508-432-5384, 781-585-2746. Fall reunion planned.

USS Boston, CA-69, CAG-1, SSN-703
603-672-8772. Baltimore. 7/14-7/16.aug

Hyde Park H.S.
Class of 1950, 617-361-2053. 6/11.

St. Patrick's Grammar and H.S., Roxbury
Class of 1950, 781-662-8173, 781-545-0156, 617-929-3184. June.

Roxbury Memorial H.S. for Boys
Class of 1955, Amelia's Restaurant, Marina Bay, Quincy. 617-527-9555, 781-444-8411. 5/21.

Roxbury Memorial H.S. for Boys,
Class of 1955, 617-527-9555, 781-444-8411. May reunion planned.

St. Clement high and elementary schools
75th anniversary, Westin Hotel, Copley Place, Boston. 781-393-8100. 4/29: 7 p.m. All classes welcome.

Jamaica Plain H.S.
Class of 1950, 781-729-3961. Reunion being planned. Possibility of joining with classes of 1949, 1951.

Tina Turner with special guest Lionel Ritchie Richie
FleetCenter, Boston. 617-931-2000, 617-228-6000. 6/8: 7:30 p.m., $35.25-$85.25. 6/9: 8 p.m., SOLD OUT.

Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-477-7400. 2/24-2/27: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m.; matinees Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m. $35-$65. Gladys Knight stars in Grammy-winning show celebrating rock 'n' roll.

Smashmouth and Luscious Jackson Yahoo! Out Loud Tour. Mullins Center
UMASS, Amherst. 413-545-3001. 2/28: 7 p.m., $15. Orpheum Theatre One Hamilton Place, Boston. 617-228-6000, 617-931-2000. 2/29: 7 p.m., $11-$18 with student ID.

Harvey Robbins' Royalty of Doo-Wop
Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200, 617-931-2000. 2/25: 8 p.m., $26.50-$36.50. Featuring Arnie Ginsburg, The Drifters, Tokens, Del Vikings, Bill Haley's Comets, G-Clefs, Shirley Reeves, Little Joe Cook, Royalty of Rock'n Roll All-Stars.

Dream Theater and The Dixie Dregs
The Roxy, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-931-2000, 617-338-7699. 2/27: 7:30 p.m., $22.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
FleetCenter, Boston. 617-931-2000. 3/27: 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$200.

Bruce Cockburn and his band Colonial Theater,
Keene, N.H., 413-586-8686, 800-THE-TICK. 3/15: 8 p.m., $23-$27.50. Presented by Ironhorse Entertainment. Nock Middle School Auditorium, 70 Low St., Newburyport. 978-462-9630. 3/17: 8 p.m., $25. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave., Boston. 617-931-2000. 3/18: 8 p.m., $24.50-$26.50.

Fiona Apple
Orpheum Theatre, One Hamilton Place, Boston. 617-228-6000, 617-931-2000. 2/25: 7:30 p.m., $24.50-$36.

Harvard Coop
333 Longwood Ave., Boston. 617-499-3300. Sat: 11 a.m. Story hour and craft. Free.

Collectors, Collect, Collections! Family Fun Workshop
Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston. 617-566-1401. 2/26: 10 a.m.-noon. For ages 6-10 with parents. $25 parent/child pair; additional child add $5. Preregistration required.

C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston. 617-424-6634. Through 2/26: 2 p.m. Geared toward families with children ages 4 and up. Infants/toddlers not encouraged. $12, $14, $16 for orchestra; $10 for center balcony. Unreserved balcony seats day of show $5. Presented by the Boston Children's Theatre.

Cocoa-House and Interactive Improv
Improv Boston, 1253 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 781-245-4819. 2/27: 1 p.m. $7 advance, $10 at door. For children ages 3-11. Sponsored by Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Co.

Disney on Ice
FleetCenter, Causeway Street, Boston. 617/508-931-2000. Through 2/27: Call for times. $12.75-$40. Disney on Ice celebrates 75 years with Mickey, Minnie, Pinocchio, the Mousketeers, and others.

Ay Caramba!
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Columbia Point, (off Morrissey Blvd.) Boston. 617-929-1250. Free. 2/25: 10:30 a.m., Hispanic folktales, anecdotes and stories with Spanish-English translation by Leeny Del Seamonds.

Absolutely Positive Theatre Company, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, Boston. 617-927-4424. 2/28, 3/6: 6:30 p.m. Needing actors, actresses; two male modern dancers age 25-50. An original play to be performed in May.

Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding
New Tremont Playhouse, Tremont House Hotel, 275 Tremont St., Boston. 800-733-5639. Fri.-Sat.: 7-10 p.m. $39-$45, includes dinner. Interactive comedy set at an off-the-wall Italian wedding. AUDITIONS

The Swan
Suffolk University Studio Theatre, Archer Building, 4th Floor, 55 Temple St., Boston. 617-573-8680. 2/24-2/25: 8 p.m. $5. Bedtime romance for grownups presented by the Experimental Theatre Production.

Spring Awakening
Boston University Theatre Mainstage, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-0800. 2/25-2/26: 8 p.m., 2/27: 2 p.m. $8, seniors and students $5. Tragicomedy by Frank Wedekind. Presented by B.U. School for the Arts Theater Arts Division.

an eveningcq no caps...Absurd
The Studio Theatre, Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, Boston. 617-373-2247. 2/23-2/26: 8 p.m. $12, Northeastern students $10. Three one-act plays by Eugene Ionesco.

The Elephant Man
Emerson Brimmer Studio Theatre, 69 Brimmer St., Boston. 617-824-8000. Through 2/26: 8 p.m., 2/26-2/27: 2 p.m. $10, $7 Pro-Arts students. Play by Bernard Pomerance inspired by the true story of John Merrick.

We Got Nothing But Love for You, Baby
Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-524-5845. Through 2/27: Fri. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., 2/27, 3 p.m. $12.50, seniors and students $10. Comedy revue about love by Marty Barrett and Dave Bellenoit. Presented by the Orange Show. BEYOND BOSTON

The Performance Cult
The Peabody House Theatre Cooperative, 277 Broadway, Somerville. 617-625-1300. Through 3/4: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $10. Story of a modern-day Faust by Vaclav Havel.

Perfect Days
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-426-2787. 2/25-3/18: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $18 and $22. Romantic comedy by Liz Lochhead presented by the Sugan Theatre Company.

The Mysteries
Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama Theater, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-972-8300, ext. 2. 3/3, 3/10: 8 p.m., 3/4, 3/11: 3 and 8 p.m., 3/5, 3/12: 2 p.m. $25. Medieval mystery by Tony Harrison. Presented by Revels Inc. and Shakespeare & Company.

Low Flying Aircraft and One or Two Other Bodies in Motion
Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-824-8000. Through 3/4: Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $20, seniors and students $15. Play by Dalyn A. Miller presented by Boston Theatre Works.

A Few Good Men
Institute of Contemporary Art, 959 Boylston St., Boston. 617-292-6406. Through 3/5: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $22.50, seniors and students $19.50, veterans $15. Drama by Aaron Sorkin presented by Aristotle Productions.

The Elvis Files
Club Cabaret in the Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., South End. 617/508-931-2000. 2/27: 7:30 p.m. $25, includes light meal. Spoof on the X-Files.

Communicating Doors
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston. 617-437-7172, group sales 617-536-2768. Through 3/12: Regular run, Wed.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4 and 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., student matinee 3/1, 10 a.m. $27-$31, seniors $10, student matinees $12. Alan Ayckbourn comedy set in a London hotel suite in 2014, 1994, and 1974.

Boston Women on Top Theater Festival
Black Box Theatre, Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-426-2787; TTY: 617-348-2926. 2/24-3/19. $45 festival pass includes all five plays; individual shows $17.50 each, seniors and students $14.50; see two shows in one night, the second show is $10; Mon. night shows $8, stage readings $5. Also, forums, workshops, and panel discussions; call for information. Presented by Centastage and Underground Railway Theater. Plays: Call for times. 2/25-3/12: Get Rid of the Roaches ... A Love Story. 2/27-3/5: The Me in the Mirror. 2/24-3/19: Eve's Version. 2/26-3/18: The Really Big Wedding Dress. 2/26-3/12: A Night of Quickies, evening of short plays by six women playwrights. Stage Readings: 3/1: 7:30 p.m., My Life is a Mountainous Table: A Docudrama On Falling. 3/8: 7:30 p.m., The Arkansas Tornado.

Anne of Green Gables
Wheelock Family Theatre Mainstage, 200 The Riverway, Boston. 617-734-4760. Through 2/27: Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3 p.m., matinees 2/24-2/25, 1 p.m. $10-$17. Family musical.

A Few Good Men
Institute of Contemporary Art, 959 Boylston St., Boston. 617-292-6406. All shows at 8 p.m., except Sun. 7 p.m. 2/24-2/27 and 3/2-3/5. $22.50, seniors and students $19.50, veterans $15. Drama by Aaron Sorkin presented by Aristotle Productions.

Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-931-2787, groups 617-482-8616. Through 2/27: Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $25-$62.50. Margaret Edson play with Judith Light. AROUND TOWN

Smokey Joe's Cafe _ The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-931-2787, groups of 20 or more 617-482-8616. 3/7-3/19: Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $24-$68.50. Comedy by Elaine May with Matthew Broderick and Parker Posey. Director Alan Arkin.

Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston St., Boston. 617-931-2787, groups of 20 or more 617-482-8616. 3/7-3/26: Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m. (except 3/8, 7 p.m.), Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $45-$65. Yasmina Reza comedy with Judd Hirsch, Jack Willis, and Cotter Smith.

Off Morrissey Boulevard, next to UMass-Boston, Dorchester. 617-929-4523, TTY 617-929-1221. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, seniors and students $6, ages 13-17 $4, children ages 12 and under free. Through 5/1: Treasures of the Kennedy Library, antiquities, sculpture, jewelry from the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; paintings, Kennedy family memorabilia, and documents from the papers of President John F. Kennedy. Ongoing: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy: First Lady; John Glenn and the Space Race; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; The Nixon v. Kennedy Presidential Race; The Cuban Missile Crisis; The Struggle for Civil Rights; Mrs. Kennedy's Tour of the White House; and The Kennedy Family. dated

Emmanuel Music
10 Parish St., Dorchester. 617-436-0527. 2/27: 2 p.m. Free-will offering. Ana Popa, piano; Dale Henderson, cello.

At Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
Boston National Historical Park, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown. 617-242-5601. All programs free. 3/11, 3/18: noon, Rosie the Riveter, 45-minute living history performance about the role of women industrial workers during WWII. Program includes National Archive videos, and display of advertisements and propaganda materials from the period. Through March: noon screenings of documentary films about Rosie the Riveter. Mon. and Fri., The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter; Tues. and Thurs., National Archives Films, Women in Defense, The Hidden Army, and Glamour Girls of 1943; Wed., Good Work Sister! and There's No Such Ting as Women's Work.

At African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School
46 Joy St., Beacon Hill, Boston. 617-742-5415. All programs free. 2/25: 5-10 p.m., open house at the Abiel Smith School, the oldest public school for African Americans in New England. 2/26: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Family Day with puppet show, storytelling with Brother Rumas, and drumming. 2/27: 3 p.m. Concert of classical music by African American composers William Grant Still and Florence Price performed by the Colderidge Ensemble.

First Expressions Gallery
39 Thayer St., South End, Boston. 617-695-2808. Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Through 2/29: Love and Sensuality, exhibit of student artists exploring love in art. 2/26: 4-7 p.m. reception.

Gibson House
137 Beacon St., Boston. 617-267-6338. Tours Sat.-Sun. at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $5. Victorian town house, one of Back Bay's oldest. Period furnishings of three generations.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Algonquin Regional High School Auditorium, 79 Bartlett St., Northboro. 508-351-7010, x515. 2/29: 7 p.m., free, contributions accepted toward scholarship fund. Eight-piece ensemble plays works of Ellington, M. Davis, Monk, others. With historic and artistic commentary.

White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Ave., Allston. 617-254-6633. Wed. at 9 p.m., live local rock and R&B; no cover. Casual dress. 3/1: David's Foote.

161 Brighton Ave., Allston. 617-782-9082. Casual dress. No cover. Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. 2/24: Dance party with DJ Edgar and DJ Dragg. 2/25: Dance Party with DJ Dragg and DJ Colm. 2/26: Dance Parties with DJs Chaos and Colm. 2/27: International Night Dance Party with DJ Edgar. 2/29: Acoustic open mike with Gary Gore and Margarita Night.

Harpers Ferry
158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 617-254-9743. Casual attire. Cover varies. Entertainment from 9:30 p.m. 2/24: Say Zuzu with Seeking Homer, $5. 2/25: Taylor Made, Buck Taylor, $6. 2/26: The Rockett Band CD Release Party, $6. 2/27: Ran Rocketts & Friends, $3. 2/28: Road Show Entertainment Wedding Band Showcase featuring four bands, no cover. 2/29: Another Planet & Friends, $3.

Caffe Italia
144 Meridian St., East Boston. 617-569-1800. Neat attire. No cover. Entertainment Thurs. 9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9:15 p.m. with The Al Vega Trio. Every Thurs. 9 p.m., Charlie Harris. 2/25: Steve Marvin. 2/26: Cassandre McKinley.

Boston Public Library
Free. North End Branch: 25 Parmenter St., Boston. 617-227-8135. 3/2: 6:30 p.m., William P. Marchione (Italian Americans of Greater Boston: A Proud Tradition).

South Boston H.S.
Class of 1950, Holiday Inn, Randolph. 781-792-0171, 617-328-1890. 9/24: 1 p.m.

Roxbury Memorial H.S.
Class of 1960, Boston. 781-344-7076, 781-961-6771. 4/29.may

South Boston H.S.
Class of 1965, 617-698-5699, 781-848-7821. Spring or summer reunion.

Boston English High School, 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-4264. 2/24-2/25: 7 p.m., 2/26: 2 p.m. $5. Sponsored by the Neighborhood Children's Theatre.

Comedy Theater Productions
781-793-9700. Back Bay Mansion Mystery French Library & Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., Boston. Through 4/29: Sat. 7 p.m. $49. Gourmet room-to-room mystery. Death in Taxes Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater, 290 Congress St., Boston. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show $35. It's murder on the campaign trail.

The Cave Dwellers
Notre Dame Education Center, 50 West Broadway, South Boston. 617-394-0296. 2/25-2/27: 8 p.m. $12, seniors and students $10. Play by William Saroyan presented by the Actors Playhouse.

Brandeis Bookstall
12 Sewall Ave., Brookline. 617-731-0208. Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m, Sun. noon-5 p.m. During March all psychology books $1 hardcover, 50 cents for paperback. Proceeds to Brandeis University libraries.

Wellesley College
Houghton Chapel, Wellesley campus. 781-283-2176. 2/27: 8 p.m. Free. Peter Sykes, organ. Works by Byrd, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Scheidemann, Tunder, Buxtehude, Bash.

Regis College
Casey Theatre, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-7070. 2/27: 3 p.m. Free. Wanda Paik, piano. Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninoff.

Core Ensemble
Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley. 781-239-5682. 2/24: 8 p.m. $12, children and seniors $6, students $3.Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance celebrating lives of poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of muralist Aaron Douglas. Cello, piano and percussion trio with actor-playwright Akin Babatunde; Saundra McClain, director.

Chamber Music in the Afternoon
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul St., Brookline. 617-924-7066. 2/27: 3 p.m. Free. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven's Archduke Trio, Brahms's Clarinet Quintet.

Art of Music Chamber Players
781-837-2705. 8 p.m. $12. Timothy Roberts, director and cellist. Concerts in the Country series. Mozart's Piano Trio in C, K. 548; Debussy's Ceelo Sonata; Brahms's Piano Trio in B. With Virginia Eskin, piano; Irina Muresanu, violin. 2/25: First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Route 3A), Duxbury. 2/26: Wellesley Congregational Church, 2 Central St., Wellesley.

Newton Country Day School Dancers
Federal Reserve Bank, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-973-3453. 3/2: 12:30 p.m. Free.

Isabella Stewart Gardner: Victorian Boston's Legendary Leading Lady
Museum of Transportation, Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. 3/7: 7:30 p.m. $7. Doors open at 7 p.m. Lecture by Mary Melvin Petronella, professor of English, Bentley College. Light refreshments.

Woman: Images and Impressions
Horn Gallery at the entrance to the Horn Library, Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley. 781-239-5989. Sun.-Wed. noon-4 p.m., Thurs. 4-8 p.m. Free. Closed 3/17 and 3/26. 3/1-31: Woman: Images and Impressions, works by 10 contemporary woman working in photography, sculpture, and a variety of painting media. 3/1: 5:30-7:30 p.m., opening reception, free.

Core Ensemble
Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley. 781-239-5682. 2/24: 8 p.m. $12, children and seniors $6, students $3. Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance celebrating lives of poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of muralist Aaron Douglas. Cello, piano, and percussion trio with actor-playwright Akin Babatunde; Saundra McClain, director.

At Boston Public Library & Branches
All programs free and subject to change. 617-536-5400. Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton. 2/24: 7 p.m., concert and slide program presented by Jorge Arce of the ensemble Humano. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown. 2/24: 4 p.m., musical performance for children by members of the dance band RumbAfrica led by Tshibangu Kadima. East Boston Branch Library, 276 Meridian St., East Boston. 2/24: 3 p.m., Anasi the Spider and Other Tales, folktales, songs, and stories based on African culture presented by Valerie Stephens. Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury. 2/24: 6:30 p.m., stories and folktales from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa told by Derek Burrows. Main Branch Library, Copley Square, Boston. 2/25: 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Lift Up Your Voices and Sing, join performer Janice Allen for children's circle games, stories, and music from the Georgia Sea Islands to the African continent. 2/28: 6 p.m., My First Name is Maceo, jazz film profile. Grove Hall, 5 Crawford St., Roxbury. 2/25: 11 a.m., music for all ages by Jorge Arce of the ensemble Humano. Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave., Hyde Park. 2/26: 2 p.m., A Fresh Look at William Lloyd Garrison, slides/talk by Henry Mayer. Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St., Dorchester. 2/28: 7 p.m., program on Afro-Caribbean culture by Jorge Arce of the ensemble Humano. North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., Boston. 2/28: 11 a.m., children's film program Abiyoyo, Anasi the Spider, and Bringing Rain to Kapiti Plain.

Don White
Weston High School Auditorium, 444 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-235-4950. 3/4: 8 p.m., $15 to benefit The Human Relations Service, a mental health agency serving families and children in Wellesley, Wayland, and Weston. Singer/ songwriter, humorist.

Songs of Migration: Mick Moloney, Robbie O'Connell, and Sparky Rucker
Casey Theater, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-7070, 617-924-3795. 2/26: 7:30 p.m., $15, students and seniors $10.

Shadows of Ashanti
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Farr Building, Deaconess Road and in the Feldberg Building, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston. 617-667-0439. Daily 24 hours. Through 3/3: Work by Ghana born sculptor Dan Kwasi Owusu. In recognition of Black History Month.

Regis College
Carney Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-7000. Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. Through 3/10: The Experience of Opposites Becoming Each Other, paintings by Carol Jayne Schlosberg (1957-1998).

Gordon College
Barrington Centre for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Rd., Wenham. 978-927-2306 ext. 4414. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 3/24: Telling Stories: Sculpture and Works on Paper, by David Newton. 2/26: 4-6 p.m. reception.

Dana Art Gallery
Dana Hall School, Classroom Building, 45 Dana Rd., Wellesley. 781-235-3010, ext. 3174. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through 3/15: New England, New Mexico, New Work, paintings by Suzette Alsop Jones of Dover.

nuNewton Free Library
330 Homer St., Newton. 617-552-7145. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 3/2-3/30: Spring Flower Show, photos of flowers by Cheryl Sacks. 3/2: 5:30-7:30 p.m., reception. Through 2/28: Freeze Frames, photography by Peter Dreyer; A Joyful Journey, Alexandra Vernon, mixed media collage.

Boston Public Libraries
Boston. 617-536-5400. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 2/25: A Dinosaur Annex Celebration: 25 Years of New Music. Through 2/28: Bridge Over Troubled Waters, marks the 30th anniversary of organization serving runaways and homeless; African American Artists Association Exhibit. Through 12/31: The Brinks Job, photographs from the library's Herald Traveler photo morgue. Through 6/1: The City of Boston Takes Form and Transforms, private collection of historic maps of Boston and New England. 3/2-3/29: This Is Woman's Hour...The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Dudley Branch, 65 Warren St., Roxbury. 617-442-6186. Through 2/29: Walter J. Silva's Black Perspectives, photographs of African-American students from Roxbury Community College. Through 2/28: Black History Month exhibit, presented by the Aristo Club of Boston. Egleston Square Branch, 2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury. 617-445-4340. Through 2/29: Sisters in Stitches, quilts by Women of Color Quilt Guild. 35 Harvard Ave., Hyde Park. 617-361-2524. 3/1-3/15: Mary Baker Eddy Exhibit, exhibit of Eddy's lifework in the context of the activities of other 19th-century women who worked for reform and progress. 10 Hazelton St. 617-298-9218. Through 3/14: how local Native Americans fared through the four seasons.685 Tremont St., Boston. 617-536-8241. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. noon-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2/24-4/6: Boston Harbor Series, silver gelatin prints of Boston's city-wide construction by Eric Lewandowski. 2/24: 5:30 p.m., reception. West Roxbury Branch, 1961 Centre. St., West Roxbury. 617-325-3147. Mon. and Thurs. noon-8 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 2/29: oil paintings by John Carr Kennedy depicting flowers and various scenes.

Pepper Gallery
38 Newbury St., 4th floor, Boston. 617-236-4497. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through 2/26: new paintings by Howard Silberthau. Perkins Gallery Striar Jewish Community Center, 445 Central St., Stoughton. 617-341-2016. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Perrin Gallery 320A Harvard St. (Coolidge Corner), Brookline. 617-277-4357. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Art Center
61 Washington St., Newton. 617-964-3424. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Through 4/2: Constellation, seven artists using light as both medium and suject matter; Mimi Bernardin: New Works, photographs. 2/25: 6-8 p.m., reception for both exhibits. nu

The Crane Collection, Gallery of American Painting
564 Washington St., Route 16, Wellesley Square. 781-235-1166. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 3/25: Landscapes of East and West, by Jonathan L. Fairbanks.

Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. 617-244-4039. Wed.-Sun. 1-5:30 p.m. Through 2/27: Invitational Exhibition, Massachusetts Cultural Council Sculpture Fellowship Winners.

Wellesley Historical Society
229 Washington St., Wellesley. 781-235-6690. Mon., Wed., Sat. 2-4:30 p.m.; Thurs. 4:30-7:30 p.m. and by appointment. Free. Research facilities, occasional slide shows. Through 5/31: Wellesley through the Lens, 1870s-1920s.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
99 Warren St., Brookline. 617-566-1689. Tours Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and other times by appointment. Free. Office and grounds of the father of the American urban park.

Needham Historical Society
53 Glendoon Road, Needham. 781- 455-8860. Mon. and Wed. 8:30 a.m.-noon and 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Built in 1710 with additions; artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Historic Gore Estate
52 Gore St., (off Rte. 20), Waltham. 781-894-2798. Open by appointment through 4/15. $5, seniors and students $4, children ages 5-12 $3, under 5 free. Federal brick mansion built in 1805; 45 acres of lawns, gardens, and farm fields.

Veronique Restaurant
Longwood Towers, 20 Chapel St., Brookline. 617-731-4800. Sunday brunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Steve Rochinski, jazz guitar, no cover. West Street Grille 15 West St. 617-423-0300. Casual dress. No cover. Entertainment from 10 p.m., Sat. 9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat: DJ Gabe.updated 1/13 trish

1010 Beacon St., Boston/Brookline line. 617-734-0049. Casual dress. Smoke free. No cover, entertainment from 9:30 p.m. 2/25: Four Piece Suit. 2/26: Charlie Strater.

Linwood Grill
69 Kilmarnock St. 617-267-8644. Casual dress. Entertainment from 10 p.m. $5 cover except as noted. 2/24: Spek, Volition. 2/25: Nervous Eaters, Terri Bright. 2/26: Cheerleadr, Waltham, CrackTorch.

Poetry at Out of the Blue Gallery
168 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617-354-5287. 2/26: 8 p.m., Open Mike Poetry, music by Morrighan Productions. Donations appreciated.

Newtonville Books Reading Series
296 Walnut St., Newton. 617-244-6619. 2/29: 7:30 p.m., Mameve Medwed (Host Family). Free.

Brookline Booksmith Writers and Readers Series
617-566-6660. At the Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline. 617-566-6660. 7 p.m., unless noted. Free. 2/29: Jeffrey Renard Allen (Rails Under My Back). 3/1: Jean Kilbourne (Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising). 3/2: Elizabeth Strout (Amy and Isabelle), and Andre Dubus III (The House of Sand and Fog).

Book and Author Brunch
Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline. 617-566-8171. 2/27: 10:30 a.m., Steven Hassan (Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves). $7.50.

Somerville H.S.
Class of 1950, Newton Marriott. 617-484-3386. 11/5. USS Philippine Sea, CV-47 Clearwater, Fla. 941-743-6827. 11/9-11/12.

Watertown H.S.
Class of 1980, 617-923-4140, 617-489-1708. Nov. reunion planned.

Brighton H.S.
Class of 1950, DoubleTree Guest Suites, Waltham. 781-396-0943. 9/22.

Jeremiah E. Burke H.S.
Class of 1950, Holiday Inn, Newton. 781-341-1144, 781-341-4966. 6/25.

Newton H.S.
Class of 1950, Sheraton Needham. 617-527-7514, 617-965-3312. 4/30: 4 p.m.

Newton Corner Branch Library,
126 Vernon St. 617-552-7157. Tues.: 2:15 p.m., story time for ages 2-4. Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Main St., Wakefield. 781-246-6334. Free. Watertown Free Public Library 123 Main St., Watertown. 617-972-6435. Free. Watertown Library East Branch 481 Mt. Auburn St. 617-972-6435. Wayland Free Library 5 Concord Rd., Wayland. 508-358-2311. Free. Weston Public Library 87 School St., Weston. 781-893-3312.

Newton Free Library
330 Homer St., Newton Centre. 617-552-7145. Free. Tues. 7 p.m. pajama story time for ages 4 and up. Fri.: 10:30 a.m., preschool films. Sat.: 10:30 a.m., drop-in story time, for ages 4 and up. 2/24: 4 p.m., Maskmaking With Roger Marrocco, two-part program, ages 7 and up; preregistration required. 2/25: 2 p.m., Book Bingo, ages 5 and up; preregistration required. 2/27: 2 p.m., Janice Allen Family concert, ages 4 and up. 2/29: 3:30 p.m., Wingmasters Science Program, owl discovery program for ages 6 and up. Auburndale Branch Library 375 Auburn St. 617-552-7158. 2/24: 11 a.m., preschool films and stories.

Theater Workshops
Free. Registration required for most programs. Copley Square, Central Branch Boston 617-536-5400. 2/25: 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Lift Up Your Voices and Sing, Black History Month program with Janice Allen. 2/27: 1:30 p.m. for ages 6-9 and 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-12: Matter of Fact, workshops introducing children to the building blocks of the universe through hands-on fun, discussions and demonstrations; registration required. Adams Street Branch, 690 Adams St., Dorchester. 617-436-6900. 2/24, 2/29 and 3/2: 3 p.m., chess instruction. 3/1: 3:30 p.m., reading readiness program for ages 3-5. Brighton Branch, 40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton. 617-782-6032. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Wed.: 4 p.m., creative drama, storytelling ages 6-11. 2/24: 7 p.m., Jorge Arce of the band Humano does one-man show on Afro-Caribbean culture. Charlestown Branch, 179 Main St., Charlestown. 617-242-1248. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Tues.: 10:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m., stories and films. Wed.: 11 a.m., toddler story time for ages 2-3. Fri. 10 a.m., story hour for ages 3-5. Codman Square Branch, 690 Washington St., Dorchester. 617-436-8214. Tues., Thurs.: 3 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., tales for 2-year-olds (with adult). Fri: 10:30 a.m., short films for ages 3-6; 3 p.m., Funnybones Reading Club for ages 11-14. Through 2/25: 2 p.m., Black History Month film series. 2/29: 10:30 a.m., Mother Goose Time stories and songs for ages 12-23 months with adult. Connolly Branch, 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617-522-1960. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., short films: How Many Days to America, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, The Mole and the Rocket, and Frog on His Own. Thurs.: 4:15 p.m., creative drama for ages 6-11. 2/28: 6:30 p.m., Black History Month pajama story time for families by Afro-American authors. Dudley Branch, 65 Warren St., Roxbury. 617-442-6186. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Tues.: 10:30 a.m., films for preschoolers. East Boston Branch, 276 Meridian St. 617-569-0271. Mon., Thurs: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., preschool story hour. Fri.: 10:30 a.m., children's films. 2/24: 3 p.m., stories and songs with Valerie Stephens. Egleston Square Branch, 2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury. 617-445-4340. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Mon.: 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., preschool films and stories. Thurs: 4 p.m., Young storycatchers book group for ages 8-12; preregistrtion required. 2/24: 6:30 p.m., Derek Burrows tells stories from Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa. Faneuil Branch, 419 Faneuil St., Brighton. 617-782-6705. Mon., Tues.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Tues.: 10:30 a.m., toddler story time. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., story time for ages 3-5. 2/24: 7 p.m., Pajama Storytime. 2/25: 3 p.m., African and Caribbean music with Alice Johnson and Andy Holiner. 2/26: 11:30 a.m., celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture with Jorge Arce. Grove Hall Branch, 5 Crawford St., Dorchester. 617-427-3337. Mon., Tues.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Thurs.: 10:30 a.m., films for preschoolers. Hyde Park Branch, 35 Harvard Ave., Hyde Park. 617-361-2524. Tues., Thurs.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-2053. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., story time for ages 18-36 months. 3/1: 4 p.m., Kid's Club stories, crafts, booktalks for ages 6-10. Lower Mills Branch, 27 Richmond St., Dorchester. 617-298-7841. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Mattapan Branch, 10 Hazelton St. 617-298-9218. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Mon.: 6 p.m., pajama story time. Tues.: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time. Fri.: 10:30 a.m., preschool videos. 2/24: 3:30-5 p.m., chess instruction. North End Branch, 25 Parmenter St., Boston. 617-227-8135. Mon.: 11 a.m., preschool films: Abiyoyo, Anansi the Spider, and Bringing Rain to Kapiti Plain. 2/25: 11 a.m., Black History Month stories, tales and songs with Valerie Stephens. Orient Heights Branch, 18 Barnes Ave., East Boston. 617-567-2516. Tues.: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time. Wed.: 10:30 a.m., toddler story time. 2/24: 3:30 p.m., movies for kids 6-12. South Boston Branch, 646 E. Broadway. 617-268-0180. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Fri.: 3:30 p.m., children's story hour. 2/26: 10:30 a.m., The History and the Adventures of Tom Thumb, comedy theater performance. South End Branch, 685 Tremont St., Boston. 617-536-8241. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. Mon.: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time. Tues.: 10:30 a.m., children's films. Thurs.: 5:15 p.m., creative drama for children. 2/24: 2 p.m., Map and Compass Program. Uphams Corner Branch, 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester. 617-265-0139. Mon., Wed.: 3:30-5 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8. 2/25: 2 p.m., Black History Month Scavenger Hunt for children up to age 14. 2/29: 3:30-5 p.m., chess instruction. West End Branch, 151 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-523-3957. Wed.: 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., preschool story time. Fri.: 10 a.m., preschool films. West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St., West Roxbury. 617-325-3147. Mon., Wed.: 3 p.m., homework help for grades 3-8.

Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St., Brookline. 617-731-6400. Sat. 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. $8. Aimed for ages 6 and over. 2/24-2/27: (no Sat. morning performance) The Shoemaker and the Elves, by Janice and Stephen Babcok, Poobley Greegy Puppets. Through 2/25: 4-6 p.m., class offering in-depth puppet experience. Children ages 7-12 make a puppet and work together; $25, advance registration required.

Twelfth Night
Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center, Brandeis University, Waltham. 781-736-3400. Through 2/27: Fri., Sat. 8 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $9.50-$13.50. Shakespeare comedy. DINNER THEATERS

The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College, Central Street, Wellesley. 781-283-2000. 2/24: 7 p.m., 2/25-2/26: 8 p.m., matinees 2/26-2/27: 2 p.m. $10, seniors and students $5. Henrik Ibsen play.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Rivers School Berwind Building, 333 Winter St., Weston. 781-235-9300. 2/24-2/26: 7 p.m. $2. Musical. Presented by Rivers School.

Turtle Lane Playhouse, 283 Melrose St., Newton. 617-244-0169. Through 3/12: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $19, seniors Thurs. and students Fri. $13, group discounts available. Live orchestra. Yeston and Kopit adaptation of musical.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Jewish Theatre of New England, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton Centre. 617-965-5226. 3/2-4/9: Thurs. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $25, seniors and students $23. Comedy by Alfred Uhry set in Atlanta, Georgia in 1939.


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