‘WILD’ THING: Are you enjoying “Shark Week” on Discovery Channel? We are. We’re mesmerized by any creature that looks at us and sees a PB&J sandwich.
‘WILD’ THING: Are you enjoying “Shark Week” on Discovery Channel? We are. We’re mesmerized by any creature that looks at us and sees a PB&J sandwich. There’s probably more than a few of those in the giant-screen film, “Wild Ocean,” which opens Aug. 1 at the Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science. The film takes viewers on a stunning journey to the unspoiled marine wilderness on the African coast. Hey, “Shark Week” is almost over. Then what you gonna do? “Wild Ocean” plays through Feb. 1. Tickets: $9. Call 617-723-2500.
NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST: Did you always blame your failures on the old adage that “nice guys finish last”? Well, then we’ve got some bad news for you: You may not be able to use that excuse anymore. Russ Edelman and Tim Hiltabiddle have a new book, “Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office,” which claims that nice guys could be the biggest untapped resource in corporate America. They’ll be at Borders in Downtown Crossing in Boston for a free book signing and discussion, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 6. And, yes, they’ll be nice to you.
MAKING ‘HAY’: When you think of summer, you should think of “Hay Fever.” Not the allergy, the play by Noel Coward. A weekend with the unconventional (and ironically named?) Bliss family is anything but paradise for four bewildered guests. Sounds like a good match with the outdoors — the Public Theatre’s “Hay Fever” plays outside at Christian Herter Park (near WBZ), off Soldiers Field Road, in Brighton. It plays in repertory with “The Seagull” through Sept. 14. Tickets: $27-$32. Call: 617-454-1444.
‘LABOUR’S’ DAYS: Harvard Square will look and sound downright Elizabethan this weekend when three highly respected, Cambridge-based organizations — the American Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project and The Revels — join forces for “Shakespeare in the Square.” ART performs “Shakespeare Slams,” a modern-day, unique and energetic approach to the Bard’s writing. ASP offers an encore presentation of its acclaimed “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The Revels add to the atmosphere with the kind of musicians, jugglers and dancers you may have found outside the Globe Theatre in Shakespeare’s day. For a schedule of events, visit amrep.org.
NO ‘DOUBT’: If you’re going up to the North Shore in August, you may want to stop by the Gloucester Stage Company for its production of “Doubt,” John Patrick Shanley’s riveting little play about a nun’s response to events that may have taken place at a Bronx convent and refectory in 1964. Local actress Nancy E. Carroll should be terrific in this role — no doubt about it. The show runs Aug. 7-24. Tickets: $30-$35. Call 978-281-4433.