And you thought getting your kid into the right pre-K class was tough. The Competition (Le Concours) traces the admissions process at La Fémis, the French national film school, which fills just 50 slots from a pool of 1,200-plus. Director Claire Simon hosts a post-screening discussion of the documentary, which made a splash on the festival circuit, at the Brattle Theatre. 7 p.m. $12. brattlefilm.org
You might recognize her name from her New Yorker short story “Cat Person,” an account of a cringe-worthy date that went viral in late 2017. Kristen Roupenian discusses her critically acclaimed new collection, You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories, with Globe Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein at Harvard Book Store at 7 p.m. Free. harvard.com
A Story of More Woe
Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Peter DuBois masterminds a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The young up-and-comers in the title roles (George Hampe and Lily Santiago) have a stellar local supporting cast, including Nancy E. Carroll, Will Lyman, Omar Robinson, and Marianna Bassham. Through March 31 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre. $25-$109. huntingtontheatre.org
Big and Bold
More than 20 years after co-creating the unlikely modern classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell visits the Shubert Theatre on his The Origin of Love Tour. The evening incorporates post-punk and neo-glam rock with storytelling about the quest for identity and love — a sneak peek at the groundbreaking performer’s upcoming podcast Anthem. From $35. bochcenter.org
Sticky Sign of Spring
So long, winter — mud and maple sugaring are in season. Celebrate at Natick Community Organic Farm’s Maple Magic with sugaring tours, live music, hayrides, demonstrations of centuries-old sugaring techniques, and a pancake breakfast. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (breakfast 8 to 11 a.m.). Admission $8; breakfast $12, kids under 11 $6. natickfarm.orgShare your event news. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least four weeks in advance to email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter @BostonGlobeMag.