Vision Expo 2015

International Vision Expo & ConferenceLas Vegas provides a high energy backdrop for International Vision Expo & Conference West, the world's most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo. The unbiased education covers the full spectrum of medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills to support better patient care and streamline profitable operations.

UFC Fan Expo 2015

UFC Fan Expo® is the world's premier Ultimate Fighting Championship® fan event. Thousands of fans will celebrate their passion for America's fastest growing sport Friday - Saturday, July 10 - 11, through participation in exhibitions, fighter autograph and training sessions, fan-inspired special events and competitions. Meet elite fighters and interact with industry icons.

International Beauty Show

IBS Las Vegas is the fastest growing beauty show in the nation, with more than 21,000 salon owners and beauty professionals all out to enhance their careers, gain experience and purchase products! The 2015 Main Stage performances will include; Charlie Price and the Beauty Underground Artistic Team, James Harris and Dwight Eubanks and the Hair Fashion Group, Martin Parsons, Woody and Amy Michleb, Cherry Petenbrink, Lisa Yamasaki, Leonardo Rocco, Ted Gibson, Clark Russell and Kelly Cardenas.

Apr 17 - May 10, 2015

"The Wizard of Oz" at Casa Mañana

Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her dog Toto and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as they set out to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You’ll be humming your favorite timeless classics, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” www.casamanana.org for tickets.

SHRM 2015

The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest and best HR event in the world, providing your organization with the tools and resources you need to create and implement the successful HR practices that will ensure that your company will thrive. Your company will get the targeted strategies and practical takeaways that you need to achieve your goals – from talent management to federal compliance to cutting-edge business strategies.

May 10, 2015

Duckling Day

Dress as your favorite character from Robert McCloskey’s much loved book “Make Way for Ducklings,” and fall in step with a parade led by the Harvard Marching Band that winds through the Boston Common, Beacon Hill and into the Public Garden. Before the parade, face painting, a balloon artist, puppet shows and magicians entertain. Parade at noon, registration at 10 am. $35-40 per family. Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, http://bit.ly/duckling_registration

Apr 17 - May 24, 2015

Shrek The Musical

Wheelock Family Theater presents David Lindsay Abaire's hilarious take on the hit film for kids, a modern-made fairy tale that questions what is beauty and happiness using humor. Show times: F at 7:30, Sa-Su at 3 pm. $20-35. 180 The Riverway, 617.879.2300, www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org

May 12-31, 2015

The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

In association with Harvard University and led by artistic director Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater is a professional nonprofit that has won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a number of Tony Awards. This month, Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac star in Susan Stroman's world premiere about two surviving members of the end of the world who can only communicate through song and dance. Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.547.8300

May 09, 2015

Jad Abumrad

Popular Radiolab host and MacArthur fellow Jad Abumrad conducts this lecture that examines what propels the creative process (perhaps negative or uncertain feelings?) and what it means to innovate. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston. 8 pm. $40-60. Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617.482.6661, www.celebrityseries.org

May 01-03, 2015

Handel & Haydn Society presents Haydn The Creation

Founded in 1815, Grammy-winning period orchestra and chorus Handel & Haydn Society is one of the oldest continuously run period orchestras in the U.S. Back in the day, it presented the American premiere of Jospeh Haydn’s “The Creation” and this month performs it again, conducted by Harry Christophers. Sarah Tynan, Jeremy Ovenden and Matthew Brook sing the famous oratorio. F at 7:30 pm, Su at 3 pm. $25-90. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617.266.3605, www.handelandhaydn.org

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