– By Amy Cavanaugh

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Boston. Check out our quick guide to the five can’t-miss arts picks for February.

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What: Time Stands Still

When: February 17-March 17

Where: The Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St. Boston, MA

Why: Love among journalists on a dangerous assignment

More: lyricstage.com

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What: Wild Swans

When: February 11-March 11

Where: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA

Why: A harrowing story about 20th century China

More: americanrepertorytheater.org

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What: The Boston Ballet’s Simply Sublime

When: February 9-19

Where: The Opera House, 539 Washington St. Boston, MA

Why: Three works by renowned choreographers, including Balanchine

More: bostonballet.org

Gustave Le Gray (credit: Museum of Fine Arts/mfa.org)

What: Silver, Salt, and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France

When: February 7-October 8

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA

Why: Learn about the early years of photography

More: mfa.org

(credit: artsemerson.org)

What: 69˚ S. (The Shackleton Project) by Phantom Limb

When: February 7-12

Where: Paramount Center, 559 Washington St. Boston, MA

Why: A reimagining of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic expedition through theatre, dance, puppetry, photography and film

More: artsemerson.org