Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: I wouldn’t mind if “Get Hard,” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, were offensive if it were funny: it isn’t. The Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence “Serena” is supposedly a dog, but I may watch it anyway. Television: The Mark Morris dance masterpiece, “L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato,” will be broadcast Friday on PBS. On Sunday, HBO will broadcast the acclaimed documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” Music: I’ve listened to the soundtrack from “Empire,” and it’s smooth stuff, but I have no desire to listen to it again. Yannick Nezet-Seguin is a wonderful conductor, and I’ve been savoring his recording of Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloe.” Books: Every time I walk into a bookstore lately, I see dozens of new tomes but none I want to buy: back to Tolstoy. Sports: I did so well with my bets during the first regionals of March Madness, what could possibly go wrong this weekend? Hah! Finally: “Remembering what I had forgotten is the way most of the poems get started.” (Seamus Heaney)

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