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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. gardnermuseum.org
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. laughboston.com
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. rockportmusic.org
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. pinehills.com
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. $25.cambridgesymphony.orgShare your event news. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @BostonGlobeMag.