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Things To Do In Brookline This Week

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Saturday, March 11: Brookline High School’s Spring play “Every 28 Hours Plays” is a collection of 1 minute plays written by more than 70 playwrights inspired by the current Civil Rights Movement, the Black Lives Matter movement and the widely shared yet contested statistic that every 28 hours a black person is killed by a vigilante, security guard or police officer. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box theater. Cost: Donations at the door will go to supporting production costs. For more information, please visit here.

Sunday, March 12: Il Trovatore, one of the great operas of the Romantic period, will be airing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 10:00 a.m. International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregoy Kunde lead a superb case of singers in this classic story. The events costs $20 for regular attendance, and $17 for Coolidge members and seniors. Coolidge Corner Theatre is located on 209 Harvard Street.

Monday, March 13: There will be a blood drive at the Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village from 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Come donate blood for a good cause! It’s quick and easy, and it will help someone in need.

Tuesday, March 14: Author Dan Chaon will be at the Brookline Booksmith to discuss his new book “Ill Will” alongside novelist Tom Perrota at 7:00 p.m. Chaon explores two sensational unsolved crimes, both linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in his newest novel. This is a great opportunity to hear from two superb authors, and the event is free. Contact the Brookline Booksmith.

Wednesday, March 15: Salesman turned actor Stephen Collins is performing in a one-man show entitled “Irish Voices” at the Wingate Residences at Boylston Place at 1:30 p.m. “Irish Voices” showcases the influence Irish writers had on English literature and explores the themes of land, the past, the church and the changing political landscape. The Wingate Residences is located on 615 Heath St. The event is free, but space is limited. Call 617-244-6400 for more information or to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 15: The East Coast Divers will be a hosting a night to brief everyone on the upcoming travel trips and events. Join them on 213 Boylston St. from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. to hear about the upcoming dive trips, and enjoy some free pizza and refreshments while you are at it. Contact the East Coast Divers at 617-277-2216 for more information.