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Top Events -- March 11

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

MAR. 19-28: LEWISTON, MAINE “Magnetic North.” The Public Theatre presents a play exploring the fine line between flirtation and betrayal when a husband begins e-mailing a former girlfriend and is pulled toward the past. 207-782-3200;

MAR. 2-JUNE 13: COS COB, CONNECTICUT A Stitch in Time. Visit the museum gallery of the Greenwich Historical Society and the Bush-Holley House to see more than 25 distinctive and colorful 19th-century quilts illustrating traditional patterns and town history. 203-869-6899,

JAN. 29-MAR. 21: LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” Nominated in 2008 for a “Best Revival” Tony award, this risque play by Christopher Hampton, now a Shakespeare & Company stage production at the Bernstein Theatre, premiered in 1872. 413-637-3353;

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