Tonight-Sunday"The Yeats Game" John Ronan's play "The Yeats Game" was loosely inspired by Yeats's line that people are only interested in two things: sex and the dead. Ronan's resulting comedy/farce is set at a funeral, where four characters in their "pre-geezer years" flash back to the romp they all had . . . last weekend. After debuting in 2007 at Gloucester's West End Theater to rave reviews, "The Yeats Game" opens tonight for a six-show run at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre. Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 and 7:30 p.m. $25, $20 seniors, $15 students. Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. bu.edu/bpt and thewestendtheater.org
Friday and SundayThe sound of hopeSpirit of Uganda With lively rhythms and soaring melodies from the Ugandan traditions of song, dance, and storytelling, Spirit of Uganda isnt a performance you can experience sitting back in your chair. The group comprising Ugandan children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and civil war is the public face of Empower African Children, an organization that raises money and awareness for the plight of the 2 million East African orphans by sharing their legends and beliefs through songs of hope and joy. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3 p.m. $28-$40. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-876-4275. worldmusic.org
Friday and SaturdayJames Ivory at Harvard Film Archive The film company "Merchant Ivory" may be best known in mainstream America for transforming literature into lush period dramas à la "The Remains of the Day," but fans know that much of the company's work embraces broad cultural issues, most notably those in colonial and post-colonial India. James Ivory will be at the Harvard Film Archive during screenings of his work on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday's a double bill of "The Householder" and "Autobiography of a Princess," a short film that inspired the film that's screening Saturday night: "Heat and Dust." Tickets are sold 45 minutes before the show. Get there early! Fri-Sat 7 p.m. $10. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700. hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
SaturdayBeyond the refrigerator Move over, refrigerator magnets, students from the Boston Public Schools hang their latest creations in the "Nurturing the Artist in Each Student" exhibit at Wheelock College's Towne Art Gallery. Saturday reception 2-4 p.m. Gallery hours Tue-Sat noon-5 p.m. Free. Wheelock College, Towne Art Gallery, 180 The Riverway, Boston. 617-879-2219. wheelock.edu/art
TuesdayHerb Pomeroy remembered at Berklee Herb Pomeroy's chops on the trumpet were his passport to every corner of the jazz world, from backing Ella Fitzgerald to sharing a bill with the likes of Benny Goodman to teaching at Berklee before it was known as Berklee. On Tuesday, Berklee memorializes Pomeroy (right) the musician and honors his four decades of teaching with a tribute concert featuring more jazz luminaries than we can list here. Proceeds from the concert benefit Berklee's Herb Pomeroy Scholarship Fund. 8:15 p.m. $10, $5 seniors. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. berkleebpc.com
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