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Opened This Week:

Art: Fra Angelico, a rare exhibition of paintings by the exquisite Renaissance master, at Gardner Museum, Boston.

Last Chance:

Art: Allison Cole, the illustrator’s paintings about trying to connect with her autistic son, at AS220, Providence, through Feb. 24.

Art: “Barbara Swan: Drawings for ‘Transformations’” at Alpha Gallery, Boston, through Feb. 28.

Friday, Feb. 23

10 a.m. Art: “The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis” at Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Continues through July 15.

10 a.m. Art: “From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Maya Weaving” at RISD Museum, Providence.

1 p.m. Nature? “Abominable Snowman Tracking” at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts.

6 p.m. Festival: Winterfest in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. Continues through Feb. 24.

7 p.m. Music: “XFest 2018,” festival of improvised sound, video and movement, at Dorchester Art Project, Boston. Continues through Feb. 25.

8 p.m. Music: Hayley Thompson-King at City Winery, Boston.

8 p.m. Theater: Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” debuts at Lyric Stage, Boston. Continues through March 25.

9 p.m. Music: Van Nostrand Sisters, Avi Jacob, Proper Lovers, James Downes at Psychic Readings, Providence.

Saturday, Feb. 24

10:30 a.m. Kids/Activism: Little Voices Big Change: Black Lives Matter! at Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library.

1 p.m. Activism: Rally to Close Guantanamo and Give it back to Cuba! Organized by United for Peace with Justice at Park Street, Boston.

1 p.m. Nature: Maple Sugaring at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, Mattapan.

1:30 p.m. Kids/Books: Cool Girls Book Club Meet Up for ages 6 and up at Frugal Bookstore, Boston.

3 p.m. Art: Denise Marika speaks about her “Bodywaves” exhibit at Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

7 p.m. Art: Opening reception for “Sanctuary” exhibition at Gallery 263, Cambridge.

7:30 p.m. Theater: American Repertory Theater’s production of “The White Card” debuts at ArtsEmerson, Boston. The show continues through April 1.

8 p.m. Party: “Gragger: Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice’s Raucous & Radical Purim Party” at SEIU Local, Boston.

8 p.m. Theater: New Rep Theatre’s production of “Ripe Frenzy” debuts at Studio One | Boston University. The show continues through March 11.

Sunday, Feb. 25

10 a.m. Art: “Klimt and Shiele: Drawn” exhibition debuts at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

10 a.m. Parade: 2018 Chinatown Lion Dance Parade, hosted by Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, at Phillips Square, Chinatown, Boston.

11 a.m. Photography: Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs with Reginald L. Jackson at Community Church of Boston.

11 a.m. Celebration: Lunar New Year Celebration at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Pao Arts Center, Boston.

11:30 a.m. Art/Activism: FANG Art Build Training Series focusing on stencil making and creating signs for protests and nonviolent direct actions. At the FANG Collective, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

2 p.m. Poetry: A Celebration of Poet Gerrit Lansing, who died Feb. 11, at Unitarian Universalist Church, Gloucester.

2 p.m. History: “The Past We Never Knew: the Black Experience in Concord” hosted by Minute Man National Historical Park, at Bemis Hall, Lincoln, Mass.

3 p.m. Theater: “Hecho en Puerto Rico,” monologue by actor and director Angel Vázquez exploring the history and magic of the island, at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston.

6 p.m. Music: The Oh Hellos perform at Paradise Rock Club, Boston.

Monday, Feb. 26

6 p.m. Photography: “Faces of The Rasin Foundation,” gallery reception for Cheryl Clegg’s photo portraits of Haitians, at Milton Library, Milton, Mass.

7 p.m. Criticism/Panel: “For the Love of Arts Criticism,” discussion hosted by the Arts Fuse about “the threatened state of theater and arts criticism, particularly in our mainstream media.” At New England Conservatory, Boston.

7 p.m. Music/Poetry: “Resist & Rejoice,” featuring music by Petrihor and poetry by slam champion Porsha Rashidaat J. Olayiwoa, at Hope Center, Boston.

7 p.m. Feminism: “#metoo: Truths and Consequences” panel discussion in which Harvard faculty experts explore its causes and project its consequences, at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Knafel Center, Cambridge.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

7 p.m. Theater: Bread and Puppet Theater presents “The Basic Byebye Show” at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, Mass.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

6:30 p.m. Arts: Somerville Arts Council hosts a reception for grant winners at Arts at the Armory, Somerville.

6 p.m. Art: Reception for new videos to be featured on “Art on the Marquee” at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston.

Thursday, March 1

5 p.m. Art: Reception for the exhibition “Props & Fine Art From Movies, Television and Theater” at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

5:30 p.m. Activism: Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter at First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Boston.

6:30 p.m. Art: Talk by artists Stephanie Aguayo and Rebekak Vargas who are featured in the exhibition “La Tierra del Olvido” at La Galeria, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Boston.

7 p.m. Art: “The Artist’s Voice” talk by Trevor Paglen and Jimena Canales at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

7 p.m. Theater: “American Puppet Modernism Forum” at Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

7:30 p.m. Theater: “Guards at the Taj” beguns run at Central Square Theater, Cambridge. Continues through April 1.

7:30 p.m. Theater: “Brawler” begins at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston. Continues through March 18.

Friday, March 2

5 p.m. Art: Artists’ Reception for Jodi Colella and Andrea Thompson’s exhibitions at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston.

6 p.m. Art: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition Opening at University of Rhode Island Main Art Gallery, Kingston.

6 p.m. Art: Opening Reception for “Scientific Purposes,” an exhibition of paintings by Anna Schuleit Haber, at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston.

7 p.m. Music: Damon & Naomi and Thalia Zedek Band play at Lilypad, Cambridge.

8 p.m. Music: Jonathan Richman performs at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville.

8 p.m. Theater: “Skeleton Crew” debuts by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston. The show continues through March 31.

8 p.m. Art: “MFA Late Nites” featuring hip hop, dance and art at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

8 p.m. Theater: “Steve” by Zeitgeist Stage Company debuts at the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston. Continues through March 23.

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