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A Guitar Festival and a Honeybee Documentary: Your Weekly To-Do List

Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria.

Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria.

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Friday, Aug. 9

Watch the Marx Brothers cause a chaotically hilarious ruckus as they play stowaways on a ship to America in the 1931 film Monkey Business. This classic also features the famous scene in which all four brothers try to get through Customs by pretending to be French entertainer Maurice Chevalier and singing "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me." It's at the Old Town Music Hall at 8:15 p.m., with encores Saturday and Sunday.

Romeo and Juliet musical West Side Story plays at the Aero Theatre at 7:30 p.m., with Robert Banas, who played Joyboy, in attendance to introduce the film and sign copies of the book Our Story: Jets and Sharks Then and Now: As Told by Cast Members From the Movie West Side Story.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Did you know that honeybees are disappearing around the world? Follow two beekeepers on their journey to protect honeybees and try to figure out the reasons behind this mysterious phenomenon in the Ellen Page-narrated documentary Vanishing of the Bees. The film's directors, Maryam Henein and George Langworth, will be at the Electric Lodge Theatre for a post-screening Q&A. There also will be honey tastings, honey-themed food and drinks and a beehive for observation. Tickets are $10; screening is at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

The actual event took place back in April at Madison Square Garden, but Fathom Events is bringing Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 to your local theater. Featuring performances by Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards and more, the movie gives audiences backstage access without even having to buy a VIP pass. This special screening begins at 7:30 p.m.; more info at fathomevents.com.

For a feel-good classic while sitting by the sea, watch The Wizard of Oz, presented by Moonlight Movies on the Beach, at Granada Beach. Travel somewhere over the rainbow starting at dusk (around 8 p.m.). In this tornado, you only have to worry about wicked witches, not flying sharks.

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