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Two theater openings and movies that are good for the environment

Monday, March 14
Start the week on a high note, with a concert from French electro-pop group Chateau Marmont. It’s the band’s last stop before it heads to Austin for the SXSW Festival. At the Velvet Lounge; 8 PM. Buy tickets ($10) at the Alliance Française Web site or $15 at the door.

Tuesday, March 15
The Environmental Film Festival is taking place at various venues through March 27. Highlights include Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary about the struggle of commercial beekeepers narrated by Ellen Page; and LIRA: An Enclave on of Life on the Coast of Death, about the first Marine Reserve—established after a devastating oil spill—which has since become an international model for conservancy. Visit the Web site for complete list of films and the schedule.

Wednesday, March 16
The Trip to Bountiful is at the Round House Theatre through April 3. It’s Horton Foote’s story of a widow returning to her childhood home on the Gulf Coast. Get tickets ($10 to $60) at the Round House Web site.

Thursday, March 17
And the Curtain Rises at the Signature Theatre is a humourous look at the making of the first American musical in the 1860s. The play is running through April 10; purchase tickets ($55 to $87) at Ticketmaster.

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