On the Town: Here she is, world!

October 17, 2013

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Brush up on your substitutiary locomotion and grab your bosom buddy. This week was the inimitable Angela Lansbury's birthday! How old did she turn, you might ask? Well, we never ask a lady her age, but I'd estimate that it's "somewhere between 40 and death." Let's celebrate the birth of this Commander of the British Empire #OnTheTown with her favorite thing—live entertainment!

WAGNER, MOZART, AND BRAHMS @ BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dreamboat of talent Andris Nelsons leads his first BSO subscription series concert since being named music director designate, and it's certainly a doozy of a program! Some casual Wagner, a Brahms symphony, and a Mozart piano concerto he'll get an assist on from pianist Paul Lewis. You don't need to be Jessica Fletcher to know this is a concert not to miss!

Wagner, Mozart, and Brahms: Conducted by Andris Nelsons; Paul Lewis, piano At Symphony Hall; 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston; bso.org. Through October 19. @bostonsymphony

THINK PINK @ MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

A subject near and dear to my heart, the color pink gets its own retrospective exhibit at the MFA this winter. Eternally debated for its many connotations of social significance and gender association, pink is shown through the ages through some fabulous fashions for women and men, including a gorgeous 18th century men's ensemble that I would totally love to borrow for some formal events this season. It would be a positive move on your part to go see this exhibit.

Think Pink: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston; mfa.org. Through May 26. @mfaboston

TIME CURVES @ BOSTON BAROQUE

The inaugural concert of Boston Baroque's New Directions concert series is not, as its title may lead you to believe, a live performance by the concert choir from TV's Glee. Rather, a time-leaping program of music from the Baroque to the contemporary will be served up by a chamber ensemble featuring a contemporary riff on Beethoven composed by none other than music director Martin Pearlman. This concert will have you leaping to your feet exclaiming "God, that's good!"

This is not a drill: Patrons under 30 can get $5 general admission best available seats the day of the performance at the venue.

Time Curves: Featuring Teresa Wakim, soprano; Martin Pearlman, harpsichord; Donald Berman, piano. At Pickman Concert Hall; 27 Garden Street Street, Cambridge; bostonbaroque.org. October 19 only. @bostonbaroque

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