5 things to go see around Boston this month

Here are just a handful of the shows and performances Boston’s arts and entertainment scene is offering this March, from a “turn of the century circus spectacular” to two film festivals you’ll want to check out.

Shen Yun 2017

According to the performance’s website, Shen Yun “combines ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions.” (Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5; Boch Center Wang Theatre; $70+; ages 4+)

Circus 1903

From the producers of The Illusionists and puppeteers of War Horse, Circus 1903 is a “thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular,” according to its website(Wednesday, March 8, to Sunday, March 12; Boch Center Wang Theatre; $35+; all ages)

Boston Baroque’s ‘The Mystery Sonatas’


Virtuosic concertmaster and soloist Christina Day Martinson with members of Boston Baroque’s ensemble will play “The Mystery Sonatas” of Heinrich Biber. According to the concert’s website, “This Baroque masterpiece depicts the mysteries of the rosary, will use four violins in different tunings, and will be not only a technical tour de force but a deeply moving, glorious experience that you will not want to miss.” (Friday, March 10, Jordan Hall; $30+)

Irish Film Festival Boston

The Irish Film Festival, now in its 17th year, was established as a way to “celebrate and promote global Irish cinema,” according to its website. (Thursday, March 23, to Sunday, March 26; Somerville Theatre; $85 for festival pass)

Boston LGBT Film Festival

Wicked Queer, Boston’s annual LGBT film festival, kicks off at the end of the month, with an opening night event March 30 at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Founded in 1984, the festival is the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America, according to its website. (Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 9; various locations)