Weekend Event Picks, June 27-29

Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio’s picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.


AL UP When we think of Al Pacino, we think of “The Godfather,’’ “Dog Day Afternoon,’’ “Serpico,’’ “Scent of a Woman,’’ and “Scarface,’’ not to mention his portrayal of Shylock in the 2004 film version of “The Merchant of Venice.’’ We could go on. The Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actor has starred in more than 40 movies. At An Evening With Al Pacino, he talks about acting and directing and shares stories from his allustrious career. June 27, 8 p.m. $69.50-$179.50. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-982-2787, www.citicenter.org


TRANSFORMED BY DANCE MUSIC Her Facebook bio says, “Dance music changed Nicole Moudaber’s life – now she’s returning the favour.’’ The Nigerian-born techno DJ who Carl Cox called “the most underrated DJ’’ visits Boston. June 27, 10 p.m. $20-$25. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. 617-357-4565, www.bijouboston.com

22 YEARS HENCE More than 20 years ago, Anita Hill testified at the US Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. He was later confirmed, but Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment riveted the nation. “Anita’’ is Freida Mock’s 2014 documentary looking at Brandeis University professor Hill’s legacy. The screening is part of the Roxbury International Film Festival, which runs through June 29. June 27, 6 p.m. $9-$11. Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-369-3907, www.mfa.org

THE PHANTOM RETURNS “The Music of the Night’’ plays again in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “The Phantom of the Opera.’’ The show features new design, new choreography, and plenty of special effects. June 27, 8 p.m. June 28, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Through July 20. From $33. Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 800-982-2787, www.broadwayinboston.com


SPICE IS NICE The heat is on at Boston JerkFest, where you’ll find spicy meals, jams, nuts, desserts, and other hot stuff. In addition to the eats, the indoor/outdoor, family friendly Caribbean-style festival features live music, rum tastings, craft beer, Caribbean themed drinks, chef demos, seafood throwdown, and a jerk cook-off. June 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. $5-$45. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St., Boston. www.bostonjerkfest.com


SAIL AWAY It’s your last chance this season to take advantage of a Free Sailing Open House at the Boston Sailing Center. Boats range from 24 to 40 feet, and are captained by experienced sailors. It’s first come, first served, so don’t be late. June 28, 1-4 p.m. Free. Boston Sailing Center, Lewis Wharf, Boston. 617-227-4198, www.bostonsailingcenter.com


ONE HUNDRED PLAYERS OF CAGE The late avant-garde composer John Cage specified his “Varations III’’ could be played by “one or any number’’ of people. Opensound makes the count an even hundred. You’re invited to walk among the players as they perform. June 29, 7 p.m. Free. The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191. www.artsatthearmory.org

GINGER ON DRUMS He worked with Cream and Blind Faith, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but drummer Ginger Baker has always been a maverick. Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion with tenor saxman Pee Wee Ellis, bassist Alec Dankworth, and African percussionist Abass Dodoo visits Boston to promote the new CD “Why?’’ June 29, 7 p.m. $25-$55. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000, www.thewilbur.com

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