5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner: The Final Cut.”
Warner Bros. Pictures
Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner: The Final Cut.”

‘Blade Runner’:
The Final Cut

Ridley Scott 1982’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” takes place in 2019, so the Brattle Theatre will host a screening this Thursday celebrating society successfully not devolving into the replicant-infested dystopia Scott envisioned — yet. Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m.; Brattle Theatre, Cambridge; $9-$12; rated R

Jack Attack:
A Nicholson Retrospective

Before he was one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Jack Nicholson had one of his first on-screen roles in B-movie maestro Roger Corman’s 1963 horror-comedy “The Raven,” playing at Somerville Theatre on Thursday. Nicholson isn’t even part of the lead ensemble of the film, which is very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and centers around a trio of rival sorcerers (Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff). “The Raven” kicks off a yearlong retrospective of Nicholson’s career at the Somerville Theatre, with upcoming screenings including early Nicholson titles like “Psych-Out” and “A Safe Place,” as well as standbys like “Chinatown” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Somerville Theatre, Somerville; $8-$11; not rated

Roberto Carlos

Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos may not be as well-known in the United States, but “The King of Latin Music” has written more than 600 songs and sold more than 100 million records in his 59-year career. The “Cama e Mesa” crooner will be at the Boch Center Wang Theatre this Friday as a part of his “Amor Sin Limite” tour. Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.; Boch Center Wang Theatre,
Boston; $88-$278; all ages

MFA Late Nites


The newest edition of the Museum of Fine Arts’ late-night event series will allow guests to nab a sneak peek at upcoming exhibit “Gender Bending Fashion” before it opens to the public and see several of the museum’s ongoing exhibits. Art is only half of the equation at MFA Late Nites, though, with dancing, DJs, karaoke, a beer garden, and many other attractions on hand. Advance tickets to Friday’s edition are gone, but $20 walk-up tickets will be available. Friday, March 15, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; $20; all ages

‘The Magic Flute’

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Young children and the symphony are hardly a match made in heaven, but the Boston Symphony Orchestra will have a kid-friendly show this Sunday with its production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The BSO’s version of the 1791 opera will have puppets, a brisk 75-minute run time, and $5 tickets for kids under 18. Sunday, March 17, at noon and 3 p.m.; Symphony Hall, Boston; $20 general admission, $5 for kids under 18; all ages


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