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    Five things to do around Boston June 11-17

    “Life, Death, & Revelry” at the Gardner museum, Alonzo Bodden at Laugh Boston, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and more.

    The ancient Roman Farnese Sarcophagus is the centerpiece of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s “Life, Death & Revelry” exhibition.
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    The ancient Roman Farnese Sarcophagus is the centerpiece of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s “Life, Death & Revelry” exhibition.

    Opening Thursday

    Rest in Peace

    For the first time in more than a century, the ancient Roman Farnese Sarcophagus will be moved from its usual resting place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, making all four sides visible. The intricately carved stone coffin is the centerpiece of the museum’s Life, Death & Revelry exhibition, which also features a 3-D video installation. Through September 3. $15, under 18 free.


    Funny Business

    Alonzo Bodden takes the stage at Laugh Boston for three nights of “cynically good-natured” political and social commentary. You might know the veteran standup as a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!” or as a Last Comic Standing champion. 8 p.m. all three nights, plus 10:15 p.m. Saturday. $25.

    Starting Friday

    Musical Month

    Cape Ann tunes up and turns out for the monthlong Rockport Chamber Music Festival. The slate incorporates a huge range of genres, instruments, and formats, including performances by soloists and small ensembles, late-night cabarets, and even a one-man theatrical show. At the Shalin Liu Performance Center through July 15. Ticket prices vary.


    Crafts Alfresco


    Take a day trip to Plymouth, where more than 80 regional artists will gather on The Village Green at The Pinehills. Art on the Green features a variety of wares, from jewelry to pottery to paintings. Listen to a live steel band, or grab a snack — food trucks and local restaurants, including The Blueberry Muffin bakery, provide sustenance. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.


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    The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra joins the New England Conservatory Young Women’s Chorale at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium for A Midsummer Night’s Dance – a semi-staged ballet performance set to Mendelssohn’s composition for Shakespeare’s classic comedy. The program also includes a brass fanfare and a piece from Daphnis et Chloe. 8 p.m. $

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