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Top Events -- March 11

Top Events — March 11
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MAR. 10-28: BURLINGTON, VERMONT “Shipwrecked!” Based on true incidents, this play by Donald Margulies takes to the stage at FlynnSpace. In the late 1890s, a man becomes the toast of London thanks to his fantastical, adventure-filled–and false–tales. 802-863-5966; vtstage.org

MAR. 13, APR. 10: GILMANTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE Contra Dance. Traditional fun for all ages and skill levels, with a live band playing jigs and reels at the town offices. Bring clean soft-soled shoes and a water bottle. 603-679-5448, 603-926-9700; unix.worldpath.net/~gtwood

MAR. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS Maple Days. Using period tools and techniques, costumed historians demonstrate 19th-century tree tapping, raw sap collection, and boiling at Old Sturbridge Village. 800-733-1830, 508-347-3362; osv.org

MAR. 13: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS Song of Songs/Songs of Love. Settings of Latin texts from the Bible, plus secular love songs in Spanish, all from 16th-century Iberia, for voice, harp, organ, and bajon (Renaissance predecessor of the bassoon), at First Church in Cambridge/Congregational. 617-960-7956; blueheronchoir.org

MAR. 13: MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE “Rigoletto.” Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic story of the cursed court jester whose obsession to avenge his daughter’s honor turns viciously against him. Sung in Italian with English subtitles at the Palace Theatre. 603-668-5588; palacetheatre.org

MAR. 13-14: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Beethoven 4 & Mazurkevich Plays Tchaikovsky. Boston Classical Orchestra’s great 30th-anniversary season continues with Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro overture, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, all at historic Faneuil Hall. 617-423-3883; BostonClassicalOrchestra.org

MAR. 14: NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT Jennifer Stumm. This award-winning and internationally recognized violist performs at Edmond Town Hall as part of Newtown Friends of Music’s 32nd season. 203-426-6470; newtownfriendsofmusic.org

MAR. 16-21: PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND “101 Dalmatians: The Musical.” The beloved story of 101 “dognapped” pooches arrives at Providence Performing Arts Center. Starring 15 real Dalmatians, many rescued from animal shelters across the country. 401-421-2787; ppacri.org

MAR. 18: WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND Coastline Swing Band. Enjoy the sound of big-band jazz at the Venice Restaurant the first and third Thursdays of each month. 401-348-0055; coastlineswingband.startlogic.com

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