Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!
SAVING SEA TURTLES: Boat strikes, entanglements, and hypothermia are just some of the perils faced by sea turtles. Connie Merigo and Dr. Charlie Innis of the New England Aquarium talk about their work helping the endangered species. March 22, 7 p.m. Free. New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Harborside Learning Lab, Boston. www.neaq.org
IRISH FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: Director Thaddeus O"Sullivan will be in attendance for the national premiere of his movie "Stella Days," as will supporting actor Stephen Rea. It will be shown with "Downpour." March 22, 7:30 p.m. Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Festival runs through March 25 at the Brattle and Somerville Theatre. See website for schedule. www.irishfilmfestival.com
BOSTON BALLET: Company dancers are joined by students for a program of classical and contemporary works. The community performance includes excerpts from Christopher Bruce's "Rooster," Christopher Wheeldon's "Polyphonia," Rudolf Nureyev's "Don Quixote," and a new work by Yury Yanowsky. March 23, 7 p.m. Free. Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. 617-695-6955, www.bostonballet.org
SPIRIT MOVES THEM: Five Grammy Awards, NEA Lifetime Achievement Awards, and induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame are some of the accolades that have been showered on the Blind Boys of Alabama. They take the stage for a rousing night of spirit-filled, celebratory singing. March 23, 8 p.m. $30, $37, $42. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Did anyone actually like middle school? Here"s a chance to reclaim those awkward years. The downstairs of the Good Life will be decorated to resemble a school gymnasium, where streamers and chaperones will abound. Damien Paul, DJ Poke Smot, and the Death Star will spin dance hits from the '70s, '80s, and '90s at the two-year anniversary party for this ongoing dance night. March 24, 9 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $5. Good Life. 617-451-2622, www.goodlifebar.com
ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE: Holy guacamole, it's National Nutrition Month. Celebrate with this Brooklyn-based band and their funk/rock/folk influenced songs about eating well and keeping fit. March 25, 3 p.m. $8, $25 family maximum. For ages 2-7 with caregiver. Barefoot Books Studio, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. 978-369-1770, www.barefootbooks.com
FEAST OF FEET: What does a dance program do for its 15th anniversary? Summer Stages Dance Feast offers workshops, drop-in instruction, and food from local eateries. The 5 p.m. all-star finale features Seán Curran Company, David Dorfman, David Parker and The Bang Group, and more. March 25, noon-6 p.m. $30, $25 advance; under 13 $15, $10 advance. Concord Academy Student Health and Athletic Center, 166 Main St., Concord. 978-402-2339, www.summerstagesdance.org
NUNS AT NIGHT: Audience members who are bad may be banished to the corner of the stage in the interactive "Late Nite Catechism." Those who are good might get a glow-in-the-dark rosary. Denise Fennell stars as Sister in a lighthearted look at Catholic religious education. March 25, 3 p.m. $42-$67. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. www.thewilburtheatre.com
STUDENTS OF THE SYMPHONY: Some of the area's best young musicians play in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Federico Cortese conducts them in a performance of the Brahms Requiem with the Back Bay Chorale. Soloists are soprano Ana María Martínez and baritone Westin Hurt. March 25, 3 p.m. $25, $30, $5 off students/seniors. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200, www.bysoweb.org
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Swati G. Sharma is a Somerville resident and is a fan of city living, exploring Bostons nightlife, and dancing.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.