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THEATER

"American Twistory" Tremont Cabaret Theatre, 75 Warrenton St., Boston. 857-366-8181. Preview 9/27, opens 10/10: Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 7 p.m., 10/10: 7:30 p.m., 10/14: 7 p.m., matinees Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $45-$47.50, bar seating $29.50 door.

"Arthur Live! Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy" Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston St., Boston. 617-931-2787. 10/3-10/7: Wed & Fri 7 p.m., Thu 10:30 a.m., Sat 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $20-$40.

"Blue Man Group" Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-931-2787. Wed-Thu: 8 p.m., Fri: 7 p.m., Sat: 4, 7 & 10 p.m., matinees Sun: 2 & 5 p.m. $48-$58. Percussive music, art, and vaudeville.

Christmas Revels Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222. revels.org Most performances Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m. 12/14-12/30. Dance, music, and theater.

"Dearly Beloved" Park Playhouse, 1 Edgemere Ave., Burlington. 781-229-2649. 9/14-9/29: Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 7 p.m. $13-$16, $3 senior/student discount.

"The English Channel" C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston. 866-811-4111. Through 9/15: Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 & 7:30 p.m. $30, seniors/students $15.

"High School Musical" Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-447-7400. 10/30-11/4: Wed-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 6:30 p.m., matinees Thu & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $15-$68.

Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano" Cutler Majestic Theatre Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 800-233-3123. 9/21-9/30: Thu-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Sat-Sun 3 p.m., 9/26: 7 p.m. $25-$65.

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-447-7400. 11/23-12/23: Tue-Sat 7:30 p.m., matinees Sat 2 p.m. & Sun 1 p.m., 11/25, 11/28, 12/2 & 12/16: 7 p.m., 12/6 & 12/20: 2 p.m. $22-$150.

"Kentucky Cycle" Plaza Black Box Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. 10/6-11/17: Part I: Thu 7:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 2 p.m.; Part II: Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 7:30 p.m. $35 for individual performances; $60 for both parts. Series of 9 plays, over 6 hours, presented in 2 parts. Co-production of the Zeitgeist Stage Company and Way Theatre Artists.

"Macbeth" Boston University, Studio 102, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 866-811-4111. 10/18-11/11: Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., matinees 11/3 and 11/10 at 2 p.m. $30-$42. Actors' Shakespeare Project all-female production.

"Mamma Mia" Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston St., Boston. 617-931-2787. 11/27-12/16: Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m., 11/28: 7 p.m. $42.50-$91.

"My Fair Lady" Fiddlehead Theatre, 109 Central St., Norwood. 781-762-0528. 10/19-10/28: Thu-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $22-$30.

Out on the Edge Festival of Queer Theater Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. thetheateroffensive.org Presented by Theater Offensive. Plays held in Roberts Studio Theatre. Call for times. $20-$48. 10/25-10/28: "Oedipus at Palm Springs." 11/1-11/4: "John Kelly in Paved Paradise: The Songs of Joni Mitchell." 11/2 & 11/3: "Out of the Box: Twisted Tales" by All the Kings Men. 11/7-11/11: "Nut/Cracked."

"Plays at Work" staged readings held in Hall A. 10/20: 4 p.m. "Hello Goodbye Peace." 10/21: 3 p.m. "Hello Goodbye Peace." 10/20: 8 p.m. "Blue Fire." 10/21: noon. "Blue Fire." $10 donation.

"Private Lives" Amazing Things Arts Center, 55 Nicholas Road, Framingham. 508-405-ARTS. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $16, seniors/students $15.

"4:48 Psychosis" Fort Point Theatre Channel, Midway Studios, Boston. 866-811-4111. Through 9/22: Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Sat-Sun 3 p.m. $22.

"Romeo and Juliet" The Publick Theatre, Christian Herter Park on the Banks of the Charles River, Brighton. 617-782-5425. publicktheatre.com Through 9/16: Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m. $32, seniors/students $27.

"Shear Madness" Charles Playhouse, Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-426-5225. Group rates 617-451-0195. Tue-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 6 & 9 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $38, students $20 with valid ID at the door. Comic whodunit in a Boston hair salon, with audience help.

"Sweeney Todd" Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston St., Boston. 617-931-2787. 10/23-11/4. Tue, Thu & Sun 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $42.50-$91.50.

"Wicked" Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 617-931-2787. 9/12-11/11: Tue-Thu & Sun 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Sat & Sun 2 p.m., 9/13: 1 p.m. $35-$90.

THEATER SERIES

American Repertory Theatre 617-547-8300. amrep.org $39-$79, seniors $10 discount, students $15. Call for times.

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Through 10/6: "Don Juan Giovanni" and "Figaro." 11/24-12/23: "Copenhagen."

Zero Arrow Theatre, 1 Arrow St., Cambridge. 10/16-10/21: "The Veiled Monologues." 10/27-11/18: "Donnie Darko."

Zero Arrow Theatre, 1 Arrow St., Cambridge. 9/14-9/30: "Sxip's Hour of Charm."

Arlington Friends of the Drama 22 Academy St., Arlington. 781-646-5922. afdtheatre.org 10/12-10/21: "To Kill a Mockingbird." 12/7-12/16: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Boston Theatre Works Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre, Tremont St., Boston. 617-728-4321. boston theatreworks.com 9/20-10/20: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Boston University Theatre

Mainstage, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-933-8600. 10/1: 7:30 p.m. "Don Juan in Hell."

Lane-Comley Studio 210, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-933-8600. 10/12-10/27: "Tartuffe." 10/20-11/3: "Hostage." 10/27-11/3: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." 12/5-12/8: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

CFA TheatreLab, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 10/17-10/21: "Sow and Weep."

Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. 12/6-12/16: "The Weavers."

Center for Arts in Natick 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097. 10/19-10/28: Fri-Sat 8 p.m., 10/21: 7 p.m., 10/28: 2 p.m. "Dracula" presented by the TCAN Players. $18-$20. 11/15: 7:30 p.m., 11/16-11/17: 8 p.m., 11/18: 3 p.m. "Steppin Out" presented by the Wellesley Players. $19.

Chamber Theatre Productions 800-225-7988. chambertheatre.com 10:30 a.m. $15.25. Dramatization of stories by Poe, Irving, Jacobs, de Maupassant, Twain.

"Classics!" 12/14 at John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston.

"Encore!!" 10/1, 10/10, 12/13 and 12/31 at John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. 12/7 at the Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford. 12/11, 12/12, 12/14 at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 12/17 at Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield. 12/18 at the Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford.

Charlestown Working Theater 442 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown. 617-242-3285. 10/3-10/13: "Republic of Dreams." Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18-$20, seniors/students $15. Presented by Double Edge Theatre in association with the Charlestown Working Theatre and the American Repertory Theatre. 10/19-11/3: "Gasping." Thu-Sat 8 p.m. $15-$20, seniors/students $10.

CityStage and Symphony Hall 1 Columbus Center, Springfield. 413-788-7033, citystage.symphonyhall .com

At CityStage: Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. 10/10-10/21: "Shout! The Mod Musical." 11/10: 3 & 8 p.m. "The Spencers Theatre of Illusion." 11/28-12/2: "Sister's Christmas Catechism."

At Symphony Hall: 10/14: 2 & 7 p.m. "Hairspray." 2/16: 8 p.m. "Gallagher." 12/7: 8 p.m. "Annie."

Firehouse Center for the Arts 1 Market Square, Newburyport. 978-462-7336. firehouse.org 10/14: 7:30 p.m. Jack Benny "Laughter in Bloom." $29. 10/17: 7:30 p.m. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." $32.

Huntington Theatre Company 617-266-0800. huntingtontheatre .org

Main Stage, Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 9/14-10/14: "The 39 Steps." 11/9-12/9: "Streamers."

Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 9/12-9/30: "The Atheist." 10/12-11/17: "Brendan." 12/18-12/31: "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother."

Jewish Theatre of New England Leventhal-Sidman Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. 617-965-5226. $26-$30. 10/27: 8 p.m., 10/28: 2 & 7 p.m. "The Rosenbach Company: A Tragicomedy." 11/17: 8 p.m., 11/18: 2 p.m. "Brave Old World - Song of the Lodz Ghetto."

Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-591-1616. jtoffbroadway .com

Through 9/30: Thu-Sun 7:30 p.m. "Jim Morris and the Presidential Follies of 2008." $25-$30.

Through 10/27: Sept. shows Fri-Sat 9:30 p.m., Oct. shows Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m. "Jimmy Tingle for President." $20-$25.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell. 978-454-2299, lowellauditorium.com 9/21-9/22: 7:30 p.m., 9/22-9/23: 2 p.m. "Menopause the Musical." $29.50-$49.50. 11/1: 8 p.m. "Rain - The Beatles' Experience." $29.50-$55.50. 11/27-11/28: 8 p.m. "Stomp." $29.50-$45.50.

Lyric Stage Company 140 Clarendon St., Boston. 617-585-5678. lyric stage.com $29-$54. Through 10/13: "Man of La Mancha." 10/19-11/11: "Dying City." 11/23-12/22: "This Wonderful Life."

Merrimack Repertory Theatre 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell. 978-454-3926. merrimackrep.org Wed 2 & 8 p.m., Thu-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4:30 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. 10/4-10/28: "The Pursuit of Happiness." 11/15-12/9: "Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds."

New Repertory Theatre Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. new rep.org $30-$55.

Mainstage: Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 3:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. 9/11-10/7: "A Streetcar Named Desire." 10/23-11/18: "A House With No Walls." 12/9-12/23: "A Christmas Carol."

Downstage: Thu 8 p.m., Fri 8:30 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., select Wed & Sun 8 p.m. 9/22-10/21: "tick, tick . . . Boom!" 12/19-12/30: "The Santaland Diaries."

Nora Theatre Company 866-811-4111.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 9/13-9/30: "The Secret Love Life of Ophelia." $32, seniors/students $22.

Performances in the Squares of Cambridge. 9/24-9/30: "365 Days/365 Plays." Free. Co-sponsored by the Underground Railway Theater.

North Shore Music Theatre 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. nsmt.org $35-$75. 9/19-10/7: "Forever Plaid." 10/23-11/18: "Les Miserables."

Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 401-421-ARTS, ppacri.org 11/13-11/18: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." 11/20-11/25: "Disney's High School Musical on Tour!" 12/4-12/9: "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy."

Stoneham Theatre 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200. stone hamtheatre.org Thu 7:30 p.m. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $40, seniors $35, students $20. 9/13-9/30: "Gypsy." 10/25-11/11: "Marilyn: Forever Blonde." 11/29-12/23: "Miracle on 34th Street."

Trinity Repertory Company 201 Washington St., Providence. 401-351-4242. Most performances Tue 7 p.m., Wed 2 & 7 p.m., Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. 9/14-10/21: "All the King's Men." 11/16-12/30: "A Christmas Carol." 11/30-1/6: "Memory House."

Turtle Lane Playhouse 283 Melrose St., Newton. 617-244-0169. turtle lane.org Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $25, seniors/students $20. 9/14-10/14: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." 11/9-12/30: "The King and I."

Your Theatre, Inc. St. Martin's Church Hall, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. 508-993-0772. Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $12-$15. 9/12-9/16: "Communicating Doors." 11/7-11/17: "A Doll's House."

CLASSICAL

ORCHESTRAL

Boston Civic Symphony 617-923-6333. csob.org 3 p.m., preconcert talk 2 p.m. $23, $28. Max Hobart, conductor.

10/14: "Accent on Youth": Brahms's "Academic Festival Overture," Elgar's "Wand of Youth" Suite II, Lalo's Cello Concerto with Nicholas Finch, Borodin's Symphony No. 2. Regis College Fine Arts Center, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 11/11: Chadwick's "Noel," Larry Bell's "What Goes Around Comes Around," MacDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Virginia Eskin, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2. NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 12/15: 2 p.m. Family holiday pops. Regis College. $20, children $15. Boston Classical Orchestra Faneuil Hall, Boston. 617-423-3883. bostonclassicalorchestra.org Fri 8 p.m. Sun 3 p.m., preconcert talk by Mary Ann Nichols one hour before performance. $32-$57, $3 discount for seniors, students half price. Steven Lipsitt, conductor. 9/28, 9/30: "Robert Levin's Mozart": excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "Mozartiana," premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee's Piano Concerto "Mozartiana," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25. 10/6: 7:30 p.m. "Classical Improvisation with Robert Levin and Friends," benefit salon. Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St. $75. 10/19, 10/21: "Stephen Burns Goes for Baroque": trumpet concertos by Telemann, Albinoni; symphonies by C.P.E. Bach. 11/16, 11/18: "Richard Stoltzman and the British Are Coming": works by Elgar, Holst; Finzi's Clarinet Concerto. Boston Modern Orchestra Project NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-363-0396. bmop.org 8 p.m. $25-$48, students $10. Gil Rose, conductor. 11/2: "Re-Inventions: New Concertos for Keyboards": premiere of Michael Colgrass's "Side by Side" with Joanne Kong, piano and harpsichord; premiere of David Rakowski's Piano Concerto with Marilyn Nonken; Anthony Davis's "Wayang V" with Davis; Elliott Schwartz's Chamber Concerto No. 3 with Nina Ferrigno, piano. Preconcert program notes with composers hosted by Lisa Bielawa. Boston Philharmonic 617-236-0999. bostonphil.org $4 discount for students/seniors; student rush $8 90 minutes before concert. Benjamin Zander, conductor. 10/18, 10/20, 10/21: Ginastera's "Variaciones concertantes"; Korde's "Svara-Yantra" with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, Samir Chatterjee, tabla; Mussorgsky-Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition." 11/15, 11/17, 11/18: Schubert's Symphony No. 8, Bruckner's Symphony No. 5. 2/21, 2/23, 2/24: Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with Natalia Gutman, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. 4/24, 4/26, 4/27: Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Kyoko Takezawa, Brahms's Symphony No. 1. Thu Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 7:30 p.m. $16-$63. "Discovery Series," concert with commentary by Zander. Sat NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 8 p.m., preconcert talk by Zander at 6:45 p.m. $29-$76. Sun Sanders Theatre Harvard University, Cambridge. 3 p.m., preconcert talk by Zander at 1:45 p.m. $29-$76. Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1492, 888-266-1200. bso.org 617-266-2378 for recorded program information. James Levine, music director. Concerts Thu, Sat, and occasional Tue 8 p.m.; Fri 1:30 p.m. unless noted at 8 p.m. $29-$114 depending on day; rush seats $9 day of concert, on sale Fri from 10 a.m. for afternoon concerts, Tue and Thu from 5 p.m 10/4: 6:30 p.m. Opening Night. Levine conducts Ravel program: "Alborada del gracioso"; "Sheherazade" with Susan Graham, mezzo; Piano Concerto in G with Jean-Yves Thibaudet; "Daphnis et Chloe," Suite No. 2. $75-$250. 10/5, 10/6: 8 p.m. Levine conducts Ravel program: "Alborada del gracioso," "Pavane for a Dead Princess," Piano Concerto in G with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, "Daphnis et Chloe" (complete). 10/11-10/13, 10/16: Robert Spano conducts Gandolfi's "The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"; Poulenc's "Concerto for Organ, Tympani, and Strings" with Simon Preston, organ; Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. 10/18-10/20: Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Lutoslawski's "Musique funebre," Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Lars Vogt, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. 10/25-10/27, 10/30: Marek Janowski conducts Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2 with Truls Mork, Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. 11/1-11/3: Markus Stenz conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 1, Dean's "The Lost Art of Letter Writing" and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Frank Peter Zimmermann, Schumann's Symphony No. 2. 11/7: 8 p.m. Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Gustavo Dudamel conducts Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story," South American works. Presented by New England Conservatory. 11/8-11/10: all at 8 p.m. Levine conducts Berg's Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff, Mahler's Symphony No. 9. 11/13: Levine conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 9. 11/15, 11/17, 11/20: Levine conducts Haydn's Symphony No. 104, premiere of Carter's Horn Concerto with James Sommerville, Mahler's Symphony No. 1. 11/23, 11/24, 11/27: Levine conducts Smetana's "Ma Vlast" (complete). 11/29-12/1: Levine conducts excerpts from Berlioz's "Romeo et Juliette"; Dutilleux's "Le Temps l'horloge" and Duparc songs with Renee Fleming, soprano; Debussy's "La Mer." 12/6-12/8: Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Golijov's "Ausencia" and "Azul" with Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. Concert previews 6:45 p.m. before evening concerts, 12:30 p.m. before Fri afternoon concerts. Free with concert ticket. Half-hour talks by Marc Mandel, guests. Open rehearsals $17. Prerehearsal talk one hour before rehearsal. 10/24: Wed 7:30 p.m. 11/1, 11/8, 12/6: Thu 10:30 a.m. Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200. bso.org cboi.ie 11/3: 2 p.m. Family concert promoting peace and reconciliation. Orchestra joined by 500-member Boston area children's choir. $15, $30. Lexington Symphony Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington. 781-863-9581. lexingtonsymphony.org Jonathan McPhee, conductor. 9/15: 8 p.m. Rachmaninoff program: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Sergey Schepkin, Symphony No. 2. $30, seniors $25, students $15. Preconcert talk by McPhee 7 p.m. Longwood Symphony NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-667-1527. longwoodsym phony.org Sat 8 p.m. $28, students and seniors $15 to benefit medical causes. Jonathan McPhee, conductor. 10/6: Barber's "Night Flight"; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Janna Baty, Jan Wilson, Ray Bauwens, Robert Honeysucker, New World Chorale. 12/1: Janacek's "Glagolitic Mass" with New World Chorale; works by Revueltas, Mussorgsky. New England Philharmonic Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, unless noted. 617-868-1222, 617-353-8725. nephilharmonic.org $25, seniors $20, students $15, family rate $60. Richard Pittman, conductor. 10/27: 8 p.m. Harbison's Symphony No. 1; Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" with David Kravitz, baritone; winner of Call-for-Scores Competition; Sibelius's "Tapiola." Kresge Auditorium, MIT campus, Cambridge. 12/9: 3 p.m. Family concert. Rouse's "The Infernal Machine," Copland's "Old American Songs" with PALS Children's Chorus, work TBA with Young Artists Competition winner, Poulenc's "The Story of Babar" with Steve Aveson, narrator. New England String Ensemble Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; repeated at NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 781-224-1117. newenglandstring ensemble.org Rogers Center $25, $35; Jordan Hall $35, $45; $10 discount for students. Federico Cortese, conductor. 9/20: 7:30 p.m., 9/23: 3 p.m. Brahms's "Hungarian Dances"; Hubay's "Czardas" and Sarasate's "Zigeunerweisen" with Irina Muresanu, violin; Bartok's Divertimento; Kurtag's "Ligatura"; Brahms's Sextet in B-flat. 12/1: 7:30 p.m., 12/2: 3 p.m. Debussy's "Danses" with Krysten Keches, harp; flute competition showcase; Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" with Coro Allegro; Part's "Festina Lente"; Strauss's "Metamorphosen." New Philharmonia Orchestra 617-527-9717. newphil.org Discounts for students/seniors. Ronald Knudsen, conductor. $25 unless noted. 11/3: 2 p.m. Family Discovery Series: "Yankee Doodle." Preconcert activities 1:15 p.m., postconcert instrument petting zoo. Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley. $14. 11/17: 8 p.m. "Solo Brilliance": Marcello's Oboe Concerto with Keisuke Wakao, Tubin's Double Bass Concerto with Edwin Barker, Dvorak's Symphony No. 6. Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley. 11/18: 3 p.m. Repeat of 11/17 program. First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St., Newton. Newton Symphony Orchestra Rashi Auditorium, 15 Walnut Park, Newton. 617-965-2555. newtonsym phony.org Preconcert talk by Steven Ledbetter one hour before performance. $25, $30; $5 discount for students/seniors; children $10. 10/28: 7:30 p.m. Yoichi Udagawa conducts Brahms's "Tragic Overture"; He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's "Butterfly Lovers Concerto" with Bin Huang, violin; Holst's "The Planets." 11/3: 7 p.m. "The Solar System Tour: Multimedia Journey to the Planets." Holst's "The Planets" with symphonic film using NASA and Hubble Telescope images; narration by astronaut recently returned from space; selections from Williams's "Star Wars" and lecture-demonstration about the planets by Adam Weiss. Preceded by science and technology fair, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $10-$45. Newton South High School Field House. 1/28: 7 p.m. Semi-staged performance of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." The Orchestra of Indian Hill Littleton Performing Arts Center, 56 King St., Littleton. 978-486-0540. indianhillmusic.org $20-$46. Bruce Hangen, conductor. 10/27: 7:30 p.m. Adams's "The Chairman Dances," Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Max Levinson, Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique." 12/8: 7:30 p.m., 12/9: 3 p.m. Holiday pops program, "The Magic of Christmas." Plymouth Philharmonic Memorial Hall, Plymouth. 508-746-8008. plymouthphilharmonic.com Steven Karidoyanes, conductor. 9/15: 8 p.m. "Fantastic Voyage," concert celebrating 50th anniversary of Mayflower II. Mendelssohn's "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," selections from Rodgers's "Victory at Sea," Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." $20-$50, $3 discount for seniors and under 12. Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-779-0900. proarte.org Sun 3 p.m. $15-$50, discounts for students and seniors. Free "Aperitif" chamber concerts 2 p.m., postconcert "Ask the Artist" hosted by Steven Ledbetter. 9/30: Gunther Schuller conducts Mozart program: Symphony No. 30, Flute Concerto No. 2 with Fenwick Smith, Symphony No. 39. 11/25: Markand Thakar conducts Strauss's Suite in B-flat, Stravinsky's Octet, Brahms's Serenade No. 2. Rhode Island Philharmonic VMA Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 401-248-7000. riphil.org Larry Rachleff, conductor. 10/13: 8 p.m. Strauss's "Don Juan," Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Chee-Yun, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. $27-$65. 11/15: 6:30 p.m. Rush Hour Concert. Schwantner's Percussion Concerto with Evelyn Glennie, selections from Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe." $35, $42, discounts for students/seniors. 11/17: 8 p.m. Elgar's "Cockaigne," Schwantner's Percussion Concerto with Evelyn Glennie, Maxwell Davies's "An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise," Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe," Suite No. 2. $27-$65. 11/30: 5:30 p.m. Open rehearsal for 12/1 concert. $27, students $12. 12/1: 8 p.m. Thomas Wilkins conducts works by Mendelssohn, Delius, Haydn; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Orli Shaham. $27-$65. 12/8: 7:30 p.m. Andrew Clark conducts Handel's "Messiah" with Providence Singers. $30-$50. 12/22: 8 p.m. Francisco Noya conducts "Holiday Homecoming" with Jim Brackman. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St. $38-$58. Symphony by the Sea 978-745-4955. symphonybythesea.org Sat 8 p.m., preconcert talk 7 p.m. Repeated Sun 3:30 p.m., followed by talk-back with conductor and soloist. $30 or $35 depending on location, students $10. Jonathan McPhee, conductor. 9/29: Haydn's Symphony No. 46, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with Stephanie Chase, Suk's Serenade for Strings in E-flat. Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. 9/30: Governor's Academy, Rte. 1, Byfield. 11/17: Surinach's Ballet Music for "The Embattled Garden"; selections from Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne" with Jayne West, soprano; Poulenc's Sinfonietta. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. 11/18: Governor's Academy, Byfield. CHORAL Back Bay Chorale Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston, unless noted. 617-648-3885. bbcboston.org 8 p.m. $20-$45 depending on concert; $5 discount for students/seniors. Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor. 11/3: Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass." 12/15: "A Boston Christmas." 12/16: 3 p.m. "A Boston Christmas." Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Boston Cecilia 617-232-4540. bostoncecilia.org 8 p.m. unless noted. $15-$62, $4 discount for students/seniors. Donald Teeters, conductor. 10/20: "Vive Francis Poulenc!" All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline. 12/7: "O magnum mysterium." Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston. 12/9: 3 p.m. "O magnum mysterium." All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline. Boston Secession 617-499-4860. bostonsecession.org 8 p.m. $35 unless noted. Jane Ring Frank, conductor. 11/9: "The Big Oh!" Heineman Ecumenical Center, Framingham State College, Framingham. 11/10: "The Big Oh!" First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 12/7: "Cabaret Noel: Singalong Secession." St. Paul's Church, 15 St. Paul St., Brookline. Calliope Consort Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-759-2057. calliopemusic.org Collaborative choral and orchestral ensemble. 9/15: 7:30 p.m. "Exploring Gesture in Music," works by Faure, Barber, Martinu, Durufle. $25. Cantata Singers NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, unless noted. 617-868-5885. cantata singers.org 8 p.m. $20-$54, students/seniors $15. Preconcert lecture one hour before performance. David Hoose, conductor. Season features works by Kurt Weill. 9/23: 3 p.m. Weill's cantata "The Lindbergh Flight" with William Hite, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass-baritone. Collings Foundation Aviation Museum, 137 Barton Road, Stow. $150 to benefit Cantata Singers. Includes museum tour, 1920s period reception, auction of flight aboard WWII Heavy Bomber. 11/9: 8 p.m. Weill's "Legend of the Dead Soldier," Dallapiccola's "Canti di Prigionia," Orff's "Carmina Burana" with Janet Brown, soprano; Rockland Osgood, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone. 1/18: 8 p.m. 1/20: 3 p.m. Premiere of Lior Navok's "Slavery Documents 3," Weill's "Propheten" from "The Eternal Road." Chorus Pro Musica Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston. 617-267-7442. choruspromusica.org 8 p.m. $20-$60 depending on program, students rush $15. Jeffrey Rink, music director. 11/9: Rink conducts Roger Ames's "Requiem for Our Time," Faure's "Requiem." 12/21: Lisa Graham conducts holiday concert. Coro Allegro Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St., Boston. 617-236-4011. coroallegro.org $18-$48 depending on program. David Hodgkins, conductor. 11/11: 3 p.m. Durufle's "Requiem" with Thomas Jones, baritone. Handel and Haydn Society Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-266-3605. handelandhaydn.org $15-$83 depending on program. 10/19: 8 p.m., 10/21: 3 p.m. Grant Llewellyn conducts Beethoven program: Symphony No. 7, Piano Concerto No. 3 with Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano. 11/30: 7:30 p.m., 12/1-12/2: 3 p.m. Harry Christophers conducts Handel's "Messiah" with Cyndia Sieden, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Tom Randle, Christopher Purves. 12/8: 3 p.m. John Finney conducts holiday sing-along with Handel and Haydn Youth Chorus, Back Bay Ringers, brass ensemble. 12/16: 3 p.m., 12/19: 8 p.m. Grant Llewellyn conducts Bach's "Christmas Oratorio," Parts I-III. Masterworks Chorale Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 781-235-6210. master workschorale.org Sun 3 p.m. $20-$42. Steven Karidoyanes, conductor. 11/4: Schumann program: "Mass," op. 147; "Requiem," op. 148. Musica Sacra First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-349-3400. musicasacra.org Sat 8 p.m. $20-$40, students/seniors $15. Mary Beekman, conductor. 12/1: Bach program: "Magnificat," Cantata BWV 191. 1/12: "Choral Music Celebrating Winter," works by Lauridsen, Kim, Elgar, Thompson, others. The Oriana Consort 617-547-1798. theorianaconsort.org $15, students/seniors $10. Walter Chapin, conductor. 12/2: 5 p.m. Vaughan Williams's "Mass in G minor," Buxtehude cantatas for Advent and Nativity. Swedenborg Chapel, 50 Quincy St., Cambridge. 12/8: 8 p.m. Repeat of 12/2 program. First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St., Boston. Spectrum Singers First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-492-8902. spectrum singers.org Sat 8 p.m. $15-$45. John Ehrlich, conductor. 11/17: "Sound the Trumpets!," Christmas concert with organ, brass, percussion. OPERA Boston Baroque see Early Music listings below for semistaged production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte." Boston Lyric Opera Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 800-447-7400. telecharge.com blo.org 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $33-$181 depending on day, students half price at box office. Preopera talk one hour before curtain. Stephen Lord, music director. 11/2, 11/4, 11/7, 11/9, 11/11, 11/13: Puccini's "La Boheme" with Derek Taylor, Alyson Cambridge, Tim Mix, Kimwana Doner, Andrew Garland, Matthew Burns. Timothy Ocel, director; Ari Pelto, conductor 3/14-3/25: Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'amore." 4/25-5/6: Mozart's "The Abduction From the Seraglio." Intermezzo: New England Chamber Opera Series Tower Auditorium, Mass. College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-899-4261. intermezzo-opera.org 9/14-9/15: 8 p.m. 9/16: 3 p.m. Premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee's "The Inman Diaries," libretto by Jesse Martin. Cast includes Ray Bauwens, Gale Fuller, John Whittlesey. Andrew Ryker, director; James Busby, conductor. $25, seniors $20. Longwood Opera 781-455-0960. longwoodopera.org Strauss's "Die Fledermaus." J. Scott Brumit, director; Jeffrey Brody, musical director and pianist. 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $23, seniors $18, students $15, under 11 $13. 10/26-10/28: Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave., Needham. 11/2: Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton. 11/3: Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. 11/4: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. Opera Boston Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-451-3388, 800-233-3123. opera boston.org telecharge.com Fri 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Tue 7:30 p.m. Preopera talks one hour before curtain. $29-$124. Gil Rose, music director. 10/19, 10/21, 10/23: Golijov's "Ainadamar" with Dawn Upshaw, Kelley O'Connor, Jessica Rivera. Peter Sellars, director; Rose, conductor. 2/1, 2/3, 2/5: Handel's "Semele" with Boston Baroque. Martin Pearlman, conductor. 5/2, 5/4, 5/6: Verdi's "Ernani." Teatro Lirico d'Europa Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000. maj.org 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $50-$85, obstructed view $30. Giorgio Lalov, director. 10/25, 10/26: Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." 1/18-1/20: Puccini's "Tosca." 2/29, 3/2: Verdi's "La Traviata." 3/1: Lehar's "The Merry Widow." VISITING ARTISTS SERIES Celebrity Series of Boston Symphony and NEC's Jordan halls and Tsai Center, Boston; Sanders Theatre, Cambridge. 617-482-6661 for single tickets, 617-482-2595 for brochure, subscription information. celebrityseries.org 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., unless noted. $17-$147 depending on event. Performances by visiting orchestras, chamber ensembles, recitalists, jazz artists, dance companies, others. 10/14: 5 p.m. Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano. 10/28: Itzhak Perlman, violin. 11/4: Emanuel Ax, piano. 11/7: Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Presented by New England Conservatory. 11/10: Measha Brueggergosman, soprano. 11/11: African Children's Choir. 11/17: noon and 2 p.m. Rob Kapilow's "Family Musik" series. 11/18: St. Lawrence String Quartet with Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano. 11/19: Berlin Philharmonic. 11/25: "A Chanticleer Christmas." 12/9: Takacs Quartet. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone, with Moscow Chamber Orchestra Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 631-727-0222, Russian-speaking line 617-787-1088. 12/4: 8 p.m. $50-$150. Opera arias, Neapolitan songs. With Style of Five, Russian folk band. Music Worcester Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester. 508-754-3231. musicworcester.org 8 p.m. $26-$46 depending on event, students $20, student rush $15.10/17: Boston Philharmonic. Benjamin Zander conducts Ginastera's "Variaciones concertantes"; Korde's "Svara-Yantra" with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, Samir Chatterjee, tabla; Mussorgsky-Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition." 11/4: Worcester Chorus. 11/9: New Zealand String Quartet. 12/1: Worcester Chorus. Handel's "Messiah." Placido Domingo, tenor TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. 617-931-2007. ticketmaster .com 9/28: 8 p.m. $47.50-$252.50. CHAMBER AND RECITAL SERIES Amazing Things Arts Center 55 Nicholas Rd., Framingham. 508-405-2787. amazingthings.org Sun 2 p.m. $15, students and seniors $14. 9/9: Berklee Chamber Players. Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, Kari Juusela's "Tri-Polar Order." 10/7: Constantine Finehouse, piano. 11/18: Fredericka King, piano. "Kaleidoscope" program. 12/9: Fumito Nunoya, marimba; Mana Washio, flute. 12/21: 8 p.m. Elena Zoubareva, vocalist, and friends. "Christmas Toys for Russian Orphans." American Classics 617-254-1125. amclass.org Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner, with guests. "These Charming People: The Gershwins and Their Collaborators," songs by the Gershwins, Irving Caesar, Vernon Duke, others. $20, students and seniors $15. 11/11: 3 p.m. Pickman Hall, Longy School, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 11/17: 7:30 p.m. Follen Community Church, 755 Mass. Ave., Lexington. Andover Chamber Music Series 978-474-6222. andoverchamber music.org $30 unless noted, students $8. Julia Scolnik, director and flutist; Mistral, ensemble-in-residence; guest artists. 9/15: 7:30 p.m. Works by Harbison, Musto, Gershwin. Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25, $30. 11/10: 7:30 p.m. Works by Ravel, Jongen, Francaix, Kim. Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth St., Lowell. Blodgett Chamber Music Series Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-496-2222. fas.harvard.edu Fri 8 p.m. Free, tickets required. Concerts by Ying Quartet. 11/2: Haydn's Quartet in G, op. 77, No. 1. "Musical Dim Sum," works by Chou Wen-Chung, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang; Ravel's Quartet in F. Boston Artists Ensemble Fri 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Sun 2:30 p.m., Trinity Church, Homer and Centre streets, Newton. 617-964-6553. bostonar tistsensemble.org $24, seniors $20 (Newton), students $12. Jonathan Miller, director and cellist. 10/5, 10/7: Turina's "Circulo," Faure's Piano Trio in D minor, Schumann's Piano Trio in F, "mystery" piece. 12/7, 12/9: Martinu's Duo for violin and cello, Borodin's Quartet No. 2, Janacek's Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata." Boston Chamber Music Society Fri: NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. Sun: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, unless noted. 617-349-0086. bostonchambermusic.org 7:30 p.m. $17-$47. Silver anniversary season. 10/19, 10/21: Beethoven's Violin Sonata in G, Kodaly's Duo for violin and cello, Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat. 11/16, 11/18: Jongen's "Concert a cinq," Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata, Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor. 12/15: 7:30 p.m. "An Evening With Schubert." First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. $28, $38. Boston Symphony Chamber Players NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200. bso.org Sun 3 p.m. $17-$30. 10/21: Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A with Lars Vogt; Brahms-Boustead's Serenade No. 1. 1/13: Schumann's Piano Trio in F with Leif Ove Andsnes, Falla's "El corregidor y la molinera" with Paula Murrihy, mezzo. The Center for Arts in Natick 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097. natickarts.org Sun 7 p.m. $2 discount for advance purchase; $1 discount for students and seniors. 9/16: Lydian String Quartet. Haydn's Quartet op. 76, No. 1; Harbison's Quartet No. 4; Beethoven's Quartet op.135, including readings from Natick-born Alexander Thayer's biography of Beethoven. $25. 10/7: The Mozartians. Mozart's one-act operas "Bastien and Bastienne," "The Impresario." $18. 11/4: Quartet Q/X. $18. 12/2: Jon Ceander Mitchell conducts "Messiah" sing. $5 12/9: Cappella Clausura. "A Virgin Among Virgins: The Magnificat and the Nativity in the Convent," Medieval and contemporary works, choreography by Helena Froehlich. $18. 12/16: Lydian String Quartet. Mozart's Quartet in D minor, Piazzolla's "Four for Tango," Beethoven's Quartet op. 130. Concert celebrates Beethoven's birthday with readings from Natick-born Alexander Thayer's biography of Beethoven. $25. Chameleon Arts Ensemble Goethe-Insitut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston. 617-427-8200. chameleon arts.org Sat 8 p.m. $18-$38, students/seniors $13-$33. 9/29: "strands of a trio twining":Works by Beethoven, Dahl, Penderecki, Hagen; Brahms's Piano Trio in C minor. 11/10: "forever sounding across centuries": Bermel's "Wanderings" for wind quintet, Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A, Ornstein's Piano Quintet. Emmanuel Music Bach Year Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-3356. emmanuelmusic.org Season includes spring performances of "St. John Passion," "Mass in B minor"; six noontime concerts of unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas; English Suites in three piano recitals by Russell Sherman; three gamba sonatas. See Churches and Organ Recitals below for Bach cantata series. 10/10: 7:30 p.m. Gala benefit "The Art of the Fugue" with pianists Leslie Amper, Michael Beattie, Bruce Brubaker, Katherine Chi, Ya-Fei Chuang, Judith Gordon, John Harbison, Randall Hodgkinson, Robert Levin, Robert Merfeld, Sally Pinkas, Sergey Schepkin, Craig Smith, Yehudi Wyner. Reception catered by UpStairs on the Square, Bin 26 Enoteca. $25, patrons $200, students $10. Emmanuel Music Schumann Series Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-3356. emman uelmusic.org Sun 4 p.m. $30, patrons $55, students $10. Fourth year of five-year cycle of Schumman's chamber, vocal, and piano music. 10/14: String Quartet in F, op. 41, No. 2; Five Lieder, op. 27; "Liebesfruehling," op. 37. With Lydian String Quartet; Krista River, soprano; Aaron Engebreth, baritone; Craig Smith, piano. 10/21: Allegro, op. 8; Toccata, op. 7; "Kinderball," op. 130; Lieder, op. 40 and op. 51. With Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, piano; Kendra Colton, soprano; Mark McSweeney, baritone; Michael Beattie, piano. Kalliroscope Gallery 264 Main St., Groton. 978-486-0540. indianhill music.org $25, includes wine and cheese reception with artists. 10/14: 3 p.m. Malcolm Lowe, violin, with Jonathan Feldman, piano; Ronald Feldman, cello. Beethoven program. 11/13: 8 p.m. Biava String Quartet. Works by Haydn, Kodaly, Mendelssohn. Lydian String Quartet Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, Waltham. 781-736-3400. bran deis.edu/departments/music $25, students and seniors $15, discounts for advance purchase. Season theme "Around the World in a String Quartet." 9/9: 3 p.m. Joshua Gordon, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano. "Cellotica, Vol. I: French Connections," works by Vanessa Lann, Louis Gordon, Claude Vivier, Faure. 10/3, 11/6: noon. Lunchtime concerts. Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library. Free. 10/6: 8 p.m., preconcert talk 7 p.m. Works by Haydn, Ali-Zadeh, Schumann. 11/10: 8 p.m., preconcert talk 7 p.m. Works by Piazzolla, Rakowski, Beethoven. Music at Eden's Edge 978-270-4463. edensedge.org Maria Benotti, director and violinist. "European Roots, American September": works by Paine, Foote, Lili Boulanger; Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio. 9/11: 2 p.m. Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Free. Senior/family series. 9/14: 8 p.m. Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, South Hamilton. $22, students and seniors $16. Afternoon tea served 4 p.m. 9/15: 8 p.m. Cape Ann Historical Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455. $22, students/seniors $18. Pro Musicis Concerts NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-310-3211. 9/28: 8 p.m. Maria Bachmann, violin; Jon Klibonoff, piano. Works by Ravel, Copland, Corigliano, Moravec, Enescu. $20, seniors $15, student rush $10. Sarasa Chamber Ensemble Sat 8 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. Sun 7 p.m., Parish Hall, First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord. 617-492-4758. sarasamusic.org $22, seniors $18, students $13, under 12 free. Timothy Merton, director and cellist. 10/27, 10/28: String quartets by Mozart, Haydn. 12/1, 12/2: Krista River, mezzo. Works for mezzo with string quartet by Respighi, Barber, Mozart, Haydn. Winsor Music Chamber Series 781-863-2861. winsormusic.org $20, students and seniors $10, ages 9-18 free. Peggy Pearson, director and oboist. 9/30: 7 p.m. Mozart's Serenade No. 10, "Gran Partita" with Craig Smith, conductor and narrator. St. Paul's Church, 15 St. Paul St., Brookline. 11/24: 8 p.m. Bach's Triple Concerto in A minor; Harbison's Four Chorale Preludes, premiere of "Song for the Spirit"; Bach's Cantata BWV 84 with Kendra Colton, soprano; PALS GirlChoir. Follen Church, 755 Mass. Ave., Lexington. Worcester Chamber Music Society Cathedral of St. Paul, 38 High St., Worcester. 978-456-2730. worces terchambermusic.org 9/29: 7:30 p.m. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Debussy Trio Sonata, Elgar's Piano Quintet in A minor. $20, seniors $15, students $10. NEW MUSIC & PERFORMANCE ART Alea III Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-8725, 617-353-3340. aleaiii.com Free. Theodore Antoniou, director. 10/7: 7 p.m. Works by finalists of 25th International Composition Competition for Young Composers: Matthew Ricketts, Voro Garcia Fernandez, Byron Weigel, Dimitris Gogosis, Tom Rojo Poller, Stephen Yip. Boston Musica Viva Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-354-6910. bmv.org $22, seniors $18, students $12. Richard Pittman, director. 11/9: 8 p.m. "Honoring Eliott Carter," works by Carter, Wyttenbach, Rzewski, Jolas, Kurtag, Birtwistle, Donatoni; premiere of work by Rand Steiger. Guests Elizabeth Keusch, soprano; Geoffrey Burleson, piano. 2/10: 3 p.m. Family concert. Bernard Hoffer's "Ma Goose," premiere of "The Three Little Pigs" with Steve Aveson, narrator; Northeast Youth Ballet. 5/2: 8 p.m. "Hands Across the Sea," works by Korde, Yi, Kraft, Golijov. Collage New Music Pickman Hall, Longy School, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-325-5200. collagenewmusic.org Mon 8 p.m. $15, seniors $10, students free. David Hoose, director. 10/29: Berio program: works for piano, harpsichord, percussion. 1/28: Berio program with Janna Baty, mezzo. EARLY MUSIC Blue Heron Renaissance Choir First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-960-7956. blue heronchoir.org $27, $40; seniors $16, students $10, under 18 free. 9/30: 3 p.m. Taverner's "Missa Mater Christi," Byrd's "Jerusalem" motets. 12/22: 8 p.m. "A Medieval English Christmas and a Burgundian New Year." Boston Baroque NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-484-9200. bostonbaroque.org Preconcert talk one hour before performance. $25-$72. Martin Pearlman, conductor. See also Opera Boston listing above. 10/12, 10/13: 7:30 p.m. Semistaged production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" with Lauren Skuce, Jennifer Holloway, Vale Rideout, Hugh Russell, Sara Heaton, Kevin Burdette. Ned Canty, director. 12/14, 12/15: 7:30 p.m. Handel's "Messiah" with Amanda Pabyan, Alan Dornak, Kerem Kurk, Kevin Deas. 12/31: 8 p.m. 1/1: 3 p.m. New Year's Eve/First Day concerts. Works by Vivaldi, Rebel, Bach. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 2/29, 3/1: 8 p.m. Purcell's "King Arthur." 5/2, 5/3: 8 p.m. Haydn's "The Creation." Boston Camerata 866-427-2092, bostoncamerata.org 8 p.m. unless noted. $22-$46, 10% discount for seniors/students $10. Joel Cohen, director. 12/7: "A Renaissance Christmas." First Unitarian Church, 1 Benevolent St., Providence. 12/8: "A Renaissance Christmas." First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. 12/9: 3 p.m. "A Renaissance Christmas." First Parish, 20 High Road, Newbury. 12/13: "A Renaissance Christmas." Follen Church, 755 Mass. Ave., Lexington. 12/14: "A Renaissance Christmas." First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. Boston Early Music Festival Concerts 617-661-1812. bemf.org 8 p.m. $25-$64, discounts for students/seniors. 10/6: Teatro Lirico. Stephen Stubbs, director. "La Folia," arias, sonatas, and dances from 17th-century Italy, France, Slovakia, England. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 10/27: Le Concert des Nations. Jordi Savall, director. "Les Gouts Reunis," Baroque program. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 11/24: Les Voix Humaines. Buxtehude's "Membra Jesu Nostri." Concert commemorates 300th anniversary of Buxtehude's death. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 12/7: The Tallis Scholars. "Poetry in Music for the Virgin Mary." St. Paul Church, Bow and Arrow streets, Cambridge. Cambridge Society for Early Music "Concerts by Candlelight" Series Salem, Ipswich, Carlisle, Weston, Cambridge. 617-489-2062. csem.org Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4 p.m., Mon 7:30 p.m. $30, seniors $25, students $10, under 13 $5. Call for information on conversations and master classes. 10/20-10/26: Sylvia Berry, fortepiano. "The Many Faces of Mozart." 1/24-1/28: Asteria, voice and lute. 4/3-4/7: Marten Root, Baroque flute; Menno van Delft, harpsichord. Bach program. Exsultemus First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St., Boston. 857-998-0219. exsultemus.org Shannon Canavin, director. 10/19: 8 p.m. "Ou la musique vive," choral psalms and songs with solo airs de cour from 16th- and 17th-century France. With Catherine Liddell, lute. Historical Piano Concerts Ashburnham Community Church, Main and Chapel streets, Ashburnham. 978-827-6232. frederickcollection.org Sun 4 p.m. $10, students free. Concerts feature historical pianos from the Edmund and Patricia Frederick collection. Call for information on piano study center, tours. 9/16: Malcolm Halliday, piano; Chester Brezniak, clarinet. Works by Reger, Brahms, Schubert-Liszt. 10/7: Sharona Joshua, piano. Works by Schumann, Field, Chopin, Mendelssohn. 10/14: Sarah Gruenstein, piano. Works by Chopin, Schumann. "Music for Viols and Friends" Lindsay Chapel, First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-776-0692. 8 p.m. $22, students/seniors $17. 11/16: Pamela Dellal, mezzo; Duo Maresienne; William Henriksen, violin. "Sagas," works by Daniel Pinkham for voice and early instruments. Musicians of the Old Post Road Locations along Old Post Road. 781-466-6694. oldpostroad.org 8 p.m. unless noted. $25, students/seniors $20, accompanied children ages 7-17 free. 10/26: Scarlatti celebration with Pamela Dellal, mezzo. Works by Domenico, Alessandro, Giuseppe, and Pietro Scarlatti. First Parish 327 Concord Road, Sudbury. 11/2: Repeat of 10/26 program. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 12/8: "Feliz Navidad! Christmas from Spain and New Spain." Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 12/9: 5 p.m. Repeat of 12/9 program. Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster St., Worcester. Schola Cantorum of Boston 401-274-5073. Frederick Jodry, director. Monetverdi's "Messa di quattro voce di Capella," Lauridson's "Fire Songs," madrigals and motets by de Wert. $20, seniors $15, students $7. 10/19: 8 p.m. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin St., Boston. 10/20: 8 p.m. St. Joseph's Church, Hope and Arnold streets, Providence. 10/21: 4 p.m. St. Peter's Church, 320 Boston Post Road, Weston. MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. icaboston.org 9/22: 8 p.m. Daniel Bernard Roumain and DJ Scientific. Sonata for violin and turntables. $20, students/seniors $15. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway, Boston. 617-278-5156. gardnermuseum.org $23, seniors $18, college students $10, ages 5-18 $5; includes museum admission. Sunday Concerts and Young Artists Showcase Sun 1:30 p.m. 10/21: Claremont Trio. "The Piano Trios of Brahms and Schumann, Part I." 10/28: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 11/4: Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, piano. 11/11: Musicians from Marlboro.11/18: Borromeo String Quartet. "The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets, Part III." 12/2: Paavali Jumppanen, piano. "The Complete Beethoven Sonatas, Part IV." 12/9: Gardner Chamber Orchestra. Paula Robison, director and flutists. Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos. Composer Portraits Thu 7 p.m. Part of "Gardner After Hours," varied series third Thu of the month: 5-9 p.m. 10/18: Music of Julius Hemphill with Marty Ehrlich, saxophone; Ursula Oppens, piano; Daedalus String Quartet; Julius Hemphill Sextet; special guests. Gala benefit 12/14: 7 p.m. 857-288-7321 for tickets, proceeds benefit museum concerts. Recital by Frederica von Stade, mezzo. Includes dinner in Tapestry Room. Museum of Fine Arts Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-369-3306. mfa.org/concerts Sun 3:30 p.m. $25, $30; students/seniors $20, $25. Concerts by Boston Museum Trio and friends. 9/16: Trio with Gonzalo Ruiz, Baroque oboe. Works by Bach, Handel, Telemann. 12/2: John Gibbons, harpsichord. Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Newton Free Library 330 Homer St., Newton Centre. 617-796-1360. newtonfreelibrary.net Sun: 2 p.m. unless noted. Free. 9/9: Todd Brunel, clarinet; Joe Reid, piano. Classical jazz. 9/16: Unkyoung Kim, violin; Junghun Song, viola. 9/23: Scott Woolweaver, violin; Elizabeth Anker, alto; John McDonald, piano. 9/30: Jonathan Miller, cello. 10/7: Robert Prester, piano, and friends. 10/14: Miss Tess, vocals and guitar; Lyle Brewer, guitar. Jazz of the 1920s and 1930s. 10/21: Joan Garniss, piano. 10/25: 7 p.m. Wen-Yin Chan, piano. 10/28: Helena Vesterman, piano. 11/1: 7:30 p.m. US Air Force Band of Liberty New England Winds. Weston Public Library 87 School St., Weston. 781-891-8972. westonlibrary.org Sun 3 p.m. Free. 9/16: Christopher Dwyer, piano. Works by Mozart, Granados, Brahms. 9/30: Emil Altschuler, violin. 10/28: Fumito Nunoya, marimba. Program includes works by Bach. SCHOOLS Boston Conservatory Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston, unless noted. 617-912-9222. bostonconserva tory.edu Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 9/16: 5 p.m. New England Bassoon Quartet. 9/21: Xanthos Ensemble, new music. 9/23: 2 p.m. Conservatory Orchestra. Bruce Hangen conducts Ives's Symphony No. 3, Debussy's "La Mer," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-496-2222. $12, students/seniors $5. 9/25: Piano Masters Series. Jorge Federico Osorio. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms. 10/5: Wind Ensemble. Eric Hewitt conducts works by Schoenberg, Strauss, Wagner, Hindemith. Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St. 10/10: String Masters Series. Lynn Chang, violin, and friends. Tan Dun's "Ghost Opera." Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St. 10/14: 2 p.m. "The Children's Hour," works by Ives, Copland, Poulenc. Sara Goldstein, soprano; Maggy Gorrill, dancer; Karl Paulnack, piano. 10/20: noon & 2 p.m. Children's opera "Jack and the Beanstalk." $8, under 13 $6. Repeated 10/21: 10:30 a.m. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10/27: 4 p.m. Brass Ensemble. 10/27: Chorale and Women's Chorus. 10/30: Piano Masters Series. Max Levinson. Works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky-Pletnyev, Mussorgsky. Boston University Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, unless noted. 617-353-8724. bu.edu/cfa Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 9/11: Minkyung Oh, piano, winner of Richmond Competition. Works by Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Ravel, Yun. 9/21: noon. Muir String Quartet. Works by Kreisler, Tower. CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave. 9/25: David Gompper, piano; Wolfgang David, violin. Works by Bach, Schoenberg, Korngold, Hu, Zahler, Gompper. CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave. 10/2: Symphony Orchestra. David Hoose conducts works by Rouse, Janacek, Dvorak. 10/4: Chamber Orchestra and Chorus. William Lumpkin and Ann Howard Jones conduct works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Haydn. 10/8: Wind Ensemble. David Martins conducts works by Jenkins, Nelson, Mozart, Daugherty, Hindemith. 10/12, 10/13: Messiaen Project, film screening and recital. Marsh Chapel and CFA Concert Hall. 10/20-11/3: Fringe Festival, including Headrick's opera "Hostage," Nyman's opera "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," Opera Institute concerts and recitals. BU Theatre Studio 210, 264 Huntington Ave. 10/22: Peter Zazofsky, violin; Michael Zaretsky, viola. Works by Copland, Jakoulov, Martinu, Mozart, Spohr, Williams. Brandeis University Slosberg Recital Hall, Waltham campus. 781-736-3400. brandeis.edu/departments/music 8 p.m. unless noted. 9/29: "Starlight and Sweet Dreams: An American Songbook" with Nancy Armstrong, soprano; Robert Honeysucker, baritone; Daniel Stepner, electric violin; Laura Jeppesen, electric gamba. $25, students/seniors $15, discount for advance purchase. 10/13: Leonard Bernstein Scholarship Trio. Free. 10/27: 7 p.m. "Music Fest '07," university ensembles. Free. 11/3: Chamber Choir. James Olesen conducts Bach's motet "Lobet den Herrn," Palestrina's "Missa brevis." $10, students/seniors $5. 11/7: Wind Ensemble. Thomas Souza conducts "Musica da Banda Portugusa." $10, students/seniors $5. Harvard University Sanders Theatre unless noted, Cambridge. 614-495-2791, 617-496-2222. mu sic.fas.harvard.edu/calendar 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 10/19: Harvard and Princeton glee clubs, Queens Chapel Boys Choir. 10/19: Euro-Asian Philharmonic. Paine Hall. 10/27: Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. James Yannatos conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Holst's "The Planets." 11/2: Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. 11/30: Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. Yannatos conducts Harbison's "The Great Gatsby" Overture, Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Bong Ihn Koh, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. 12/1: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus. Handel program. 12/1: Harvard University Band. "The German Masters." Lowell Hall. Longy School "SeptemberFest" 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-876-0956, ext. 500. longy.edu 8 p.m. Free, tickets required. Chamber programs by faculty and guests. 9/15: "American Music: Song and Dance," works by Brust, Clarke, Morrison, Wilder, Larsen. 9/16: 7 p.m. "Anniversaries" works by Elgar, Ravel, Turina. 9/19: "The Spirit of Improvisation" with Early Music and Modern American Music faculty. 9/22: "Atmospheres" works by Elgar, Bartok, Ravel, Faure. "Turning Point: From the Romantics to the Impressionists," works by Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel. MIT Kresge Auditorium, MIT campus, Cambridge. 617-253-2826. mit.edu/arts Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 10/19: Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet. 10/20: Euro-Asian Philharmonic with Borromeo String Quartet. Nanse Gum conducts works by Shostakovich, Elgar, Tchaikovsky. 11/16: Zehetmair String Quartet. Works by Mozart, Hindemith, Schumann. 11/30: Wind Ensemble. Frederick Harris conducts works by Dana Wilson, composer-in-residence; premiere of Forrest Larson's "Seabird Fantasy." 12/7: Symphony Orchestra with John Miller, bassoon. New England Conservatory 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-585-1122. newenglandconservatory.edu Free concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted. 9/11: 7 p.m. Screening of documentary "Encounter Point" with talk by composer Kareem Roustom. 9/16: 2 p.m. Fenwick Smith, flute, and friends. Works by C.P.E. Bach, Heiss, Leclair, Marx, Feldman, Gaubert. 9/18-9/20: Three programs of Mozart violin sonatas by students of Miriam Fried. 9/20: Works by Fred Frith with Contemporary Improvisation Department, members of Callithumpian Consort. 9/26: Russell Sherman, piano. Beethoven sonatas. 10/1: First Monday at Jordan Hall. Strauss-Schoenberg's "The Emperor Waltz," Schubert's Octet. 10/3: Philharmonia. Hugh Wolff conducts works by Mackey, Mozart; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. 10/9: Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robert Levin, piano. Works by Bach, Britten, Brahms, South American composers. 10/9, 10/16: Perkin Opera Scenes. 10/10: Chamber Orchestra. Works by Handel, Martin, Tchaikovsky. 10/11: Wind Ensemble. Charles Peltz conducts works by Susato, Mozart, Kolb, Child, Milhaud. 10/17: Sinfonietta. John Page conducts works by Berlioz, Borodin, Haydn. 10/18: Chorus. Amy Lieberman conducts works by Schuetz, Bach, Brahms, Schubert. 10/22: Symphony Orchestra. JoAnn Falletta conducts works by Rossini, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov. 10/23: Arthur Berger memorial concert. 10/25: Jordan Winds. 10/30: Callithumpian Consort. Wellesley College Jewett Auditorium Wellesley campus, 106 Central St., Wellesley, unless noted. 781-283-2028. wellesley.edu/music Free. 9/19: 12:30 p.m., Carthage Consort. Works by Byrd, Lawes, Simpson, Ockeghem, Obrecht. Tishman Commons. 10/3: 12:30 p.m. Stephen Drury, piano. Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated." 10/13: 2 p.m. "Friends and Family Weekend" concert with Choir, Chamber Singers, Glee Club, Orchestra, Chamber Music Society. 10/21: 7 p.m. Faculty chamber concert. Works by Britten, R. Strauss, Boyadjian, Renie, Liszt, Beethoven. 10/31: 12:30-2:15 p.m. Triple Helix lecture-recital. "Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn: Exploring the Nature of Their Musical Kinship." 11/3: 8 p.m. Choir, Chamber Singers, University of Virginia Men's Glee Club. Bach's "Magnificat." First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 11/4: 7 p.m. Triple Helix. "Celebrating the Radiance, Wit, and Humanity of Mozart's Musical World," works by Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn. CHURCHES AND ORGAN RECITALS Emmanuel Music Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-3356. emmanuelmusic.org Craig Smith, music director. Sun 10 a.m. service. Free-will offering. Smith and guests conduct Bach cantatas, Palestrina masses, choral motets with choir, orchestra, soloists. See also chamber music above. 9/16: Cantata BWV 163. 9/23: Cantata BWV 185. 9/30: Cantata BWV 84. 10/7: Cantata BWV 177. 10/14: Michael Beattie conducts Cantata BWV 78 with Boston Children's Chorus. 10/21: Cantata BWV 54. 10/28: Cantata BWV 47. 11/4: Cantata BWV 72. 11/11: Motet "Jesu, meine Freude." 11/18: Cantata BWV 73. 11/25: Gospel Weekend with Boston Community Choir. 12/2: Cantata BWV 36. 12/9: Michael Beattie conducts Buxtehude's "Herzlich lieb." 12/16: Cantata BWV 186a. 12/23, repeated 12/24: 7 p.m. Cantata BWV 152. King's Chapel 58 Tremont St., Boston. 617-227-2155. kings-chapel.org Heinrich Christensen, music director. Sunday Concerts 5 p.m. Requested donation $12, students/seniors $8. 50th anniversary season, dedicated to memory of Daniel Pinkham. 10/28: King's Chapel Choir and Soloists, chamber orchestra. Heinrich Christensen conducts Faure's "Requiem," Pinkham's "The Small Requiem." 11/25: King's Chapel Soloists, period instruments. Heinrich Christen conducts works by Handel, Purcell, Buxtehude, others. Old West Organ Society Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-739-1340. oldwestorgansociety.org Fri 8 p.m. $15, students $5. Organ recitals by local and visiting performers on C.B. Fisk organ. 11/16: Lois Regestein. Works by Bach, Krebs, duMage, Dandrieu, Pinkham, Langlais, Respighi. St. Andrew's Performing Arts Series St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Road, Wellesley. 781-235-7310. sapas.org Fri 7:30 p.m. $20, seniors $10, students $5. 10/12: Olmsted Chamber Players. Works by Mozart, Beethoven. 11/16: Grigory Goryachev and Steven Link, Flamenco and classical guitars. 12/14: "An Evening With Brahms" with Katherine Evans, mezzo; Jonathan Girard, conductor and organist; Debra Ayers, piano; William Frampton, viola; SAPAS Men's Chorus. DANCE BoSoma Dance Company Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-358-2500. bosoma.org 10/19, 10/20: 8 p.m. $30, students and seniors $25. "Verve" with Amy Marshall Dance Company. Boston Ballet Wang Theatre, Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 800-447-7400, 617-695-6955. telecharge.com bostonballet.org Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. with some exceptions. Pre-curtain talk one hour before Fri performance. $45-$110; rush tickets $20 for full-time college students and children ages 7-17, available day of performance two hours before curtain; senior rush $20, available two hours before Sat matinee only. 10/12: 8 p.m. "A Night of Stars" gala benefit. $50-$500. 10/18-10/28: "La Sylphide," "Monumentum pro Gesualdo," "Movements for Piano and Orchestra." 2/14-2/17, 2/28-3/2: "Romeo and Juliet." 3/6-3/9: "Next Generation" premieres of works by Jorma Elo, Heather Myers, Helen Pickett; Sabrina Matthews's "Ein von Viel." 5/1-5/11: "Swan Lake." 5/15-5/18: "Concerto Barocco," "Dark Elegies," "In the Upper Room." Boston Ballet's "Nutcracker" Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 617-931-2787, 617-695-6955. ticketmaster.com bostonballet.org 11/29-12/29: 34 performances, call for schedule. $30-$110 depending on day. Boston Conservatory Dance Theater Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St., Boston. 617-912-9222. bostonconservatory.edu 11/15-11/17: 8 p.m. 11/18: 2 p.m. "3x3," premieres of works by Olivier Besson, Gianni Di Marco, Tommy Neblett. $20, seniors $10, students $5. 12/4: 3:30 p.m. "Styles Showings." Free. Celebrity Series of Boston Wang, Shubert, and Cutler Majestic theatres; Tsai Performance Center, Boston. 617-482-6661, 617-482-2595. celebrityseries.org Performance times vary. Children $28 for certain matinees. 10/26-10/28: Sean Curran Company. $35, $50. 11/30-12/2: Paul Taylor Dance Company. $42-$62. 2/7-2/10: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. $42-$70. 3/26-3/30: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. $42-$62. 4/17-4/18: Black Grace Dance Company. 5/28-6/1: Mark Morris Dance Group with Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music. "Dido and Aeneas." $42-$72. Dance Complex Julie Ince Thompson Theatre, 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-547-9363. dancecomplex.org 8 p.m., Sun 7 p.m., with some exceptions. Call for times and prices. Complete schedule TBA. 9/21, 9/22: Green Chair Dance Group. "For Emergency Use Only." $12, students $9. 203-247-5723. 10/12, 10/13: Shared Choreographers' Concert. 10/19-10/21: Kelley Donovan and Dancers. 11/3, 11/4: Amikai Dance. Solo performance by Wendy Jehlen. 11/10, 11/11: BE Productions and Rebecca Levy. 11/17, 11/18: Faculty concert, "Suite Sixteen," in collaboration with vocal ensemble led by Lorna Cooke deVaron. 12/14-12/16: "Christmas in Cambridge: A Holiday Show" with Honey Blonder. FirstWorksProv Providence. 401-621-6123. firstworksprov.org 8 p.m. Call for schedule of new music, theater, electronic and multimedia events. 9/29: Pilobolus. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St. $25-45. 401-421-2787. ppacri.org 10/26, 10/27: Lostwax, multimedia dance theater. "Melt." Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St. $18. arttixri.com 11/3: VMA Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. "Another Evening: I Bow Down." $22-$44. 800-919-6272. tickets.com Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. icaboston.org 11/29, 11/30: 7:30 p.m. Morgan Thorson's "Faker" presented in collaboration with Critical Moves Contemporary Dance. $20, students and seniors $15. Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St., Cambridge. 617-354-7467. ballettheatre.org Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. $35, reserved cocktail table seating. 10/5-10/28: "Covens." Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre "Nutcracker" 617-354-7467. ballettheatre.org Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 & 6 p.m. $18-$50. 12/7-12/16: Spingold Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham. 781-736-3400. 12/21-12/23: Duxbury Center for the Performing Arts, 73 Alden St., Duxbury. MIT Kresge Little Theater, MIT campus, Cambridge. 9/15: 7:30 p.m. "Sangeet," classical Indian music and Kathak dance. Presented by Chhandika Dance Company and MITHAS. $25, students $18. 617-797-4161, ext. 2. 9/24: 6 p.m. Rokafella and Kwikstep, hip-hop performance. Free. Talk by performers noon-1 p.m. Music Worcester Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester. 508-754-3231. musicworcester.org 8 p.m. $36, $39. 10/23: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. 10/30: Georgian State Dancers. Prometheus Dance Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge. 617-577-1400, 617-576-5336. cmacusa.org 20th anniversary season. 10/27: 7:30 p.m. Gala celebration and duet concert. Premiere of work by Diane Arvanites-Noya and Tommy Neblett, reception, dancing. $100. Scottish Music and Dance National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. 617-492-8180. rscdsboston.org 11/10: 3 & 7:30 p.m. $27, $25 advance. Highland Dance Boston and Boston Branch Scottish Dance Demonstration Team. Music by Alasdair Fraser, fiddle; Natalie Haas, cello; Peter Barnes, piano and flute; Lezlie Webster, pipes; Anne Hooper, fiddle. World Music and CRASHarts Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, unless noted. 617-876-4275. worldmusic.org Call for schedule of post-performance Q&A sessions. 10/20: 8 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. $30-$45. 11/2: 7:30 p.m., 11/3: 8 p.m., 11/4: 3 p.m. Maureen Fleming. "Waters of Immortality" and other works. Performance contains nudity. $35. 12/7: 7:30 p.m., 12/8: 8 p.m. Bridgman/Packer Dance with musicians Ken Field, Glen Velez. "Trilogy" featuring "Under the Skin," "Memory Bank," "Seductive Reasoning." POP AND ROCK A Night at the Rock Opera Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. anatro.com 10/26-10/27, 11/2-11/3, 11/9-11/10, 11/16-11/17: 8 p.m. 11/11 and 11/18: 5:30 p.m. $35. 24-musician Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra presents rock classics extravaganza. Agganis Arena 925 Comm. Ave., Boston University campus, Boston. 617-931-2000. agganisarena.com 9/12: 7:30 p.m. Interpol, the Liars. $30. 9/25: 7:30 p.m. The Cure, 65daysofstatic. $40-$65. POSTPONED to April/May 2008. Currently held tickets honored at new dates TBA. Refunds at point of purchase. Bank of American Pavilion 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-728-1600, 617-931-2000. livenation.com 9/15: 7:30 p.m. Underworld. $30-$40. 9/20: 7:30 p.m. Stevie Wonder. $40-$125. 9/21: 7 p.m. Live/Collective Soul. $25-$40. 9/22: 7:30 p.m. Michael McDonald. $23.50-$60. 9/28: 7:30 p.m. Heart. $20-$45. 9/29: 7:30 p.m. ZZ Top. $30-$50. Berklee Performance Center 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. berkleebpc.com 9/13: 7:30 p.m. Stephen Lynch. $25-$29. 9/16: 7:30 p.m. Paula Cole, Mandy Moore. $30. 10/4: 7:30 p.m. Steve Vai with Zach Wiesinger. $25-$35. 10/7: 7:30 p.m. Henry Rollins Spoken Word. $25. 10/19: 7:30 p.m. Stars. $20. 11/21: 8 p.m. Tegan and Sara. $25. Calvin Theater 19 King St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. iheg.com Shows at 8 p.m. 9/13: Loretta Lynn, Eilen Jewell Band. $49.50-$59.50. 9/14: Stephen Lynch. $25-$35. 9/16: Ryan Adams & the Cardinals. $30-$35. 9/25: Regina Spektor, Only Son. $25. 9/26: Sound Tribe Sector 9. $20. 10/5: Josh Blue. $25-$35. 10/7: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Blue King Brown. $24. 10/18: Billy Bragg. $25-$35. 10/27: Louis CK, Todd Barry. $25-$35. 11/9: 1964 The Tribute - Beatles Tribute. $25-$35. 11/20: Tegan and Sara, Northern State. $25. Center for Arts in Natick 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097 natickarts.org Discounts for students/seniors. 9/14: 8 p.m. John Sebastian. $38. 9/22: 8 p.m. Chad & Jeremy. $36. 9/28: 8 p.m. Carrie Newcomer. $20. 9/30: 7:30 p.m. Libana. $20. 10/5: 8 p.m. Kenny Rankin. $30. 10/6: 8 p.m. Bellevue Cadillac. $24. 10/13: 7:30 p.m. Judy Collins. TCAN fund-raiser. $150. 11/3: 8 p.m. T Lavitz. $22. 11/9: 8 p.m. Fair Yates & Betschart. $14. 11/10: 8 p.m. The Refugees. $24. 12/1: 8 p.m. Jimmy Webb. $36. 12/7: 8 p.m. Maria Muldaur. $28. 12/8: 8 p.m. Christine Lavin. $24. Cutler Majestic Master Series Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 800-233-3123. maj.org 10/27: 8 p.m. 10/28: 3 p.m. Dionne Warwick and Her Band. $28-$78. DCU Center 50 Foster St., Worcester. 508-755-6800. dcucenter.com 10/2: 7 p.m. Bob Dylan & His Band with Elvis Costello and Amos Lee. $39.50-$69.50. 10/4-10/7: Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up" Two shows daily, times vary. $14.50-$30.50 11/10: 3 & 8 p.m. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. $41, $51. 12/9: 2 p.m. Boston Pops Holiday Concert. $36.25-$66.25. 12/21, 12/22: Miley Cyrus of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana." Tickets on sale 9/29. Foxwoods Resort Casino Theatre 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. 800-200-2882. foxwoods.com Shows at 9 p.m. 9/14: Gretchen Wilson. $75-$85. 10/6: Billy Ray Cyrus. $35-$45. 10/13: Queen Latifah. $55-$66. 10/26: The Moody Blues. $55-$66. 11/3: Clint Black. $55-$66. 11/23: Sawyer Brown. $33-$44. 11/30, 12/1: Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza. $55-$66. 12/8: Wynonna - A Christmas Classic. $60-$75. 12/14, 12/15: Daryl Hall & John Oates - Christmas Show. Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. icaboston.org 9/21: 8 p.m.-midnight. "Experiment" featuring DJ Scientific and Heartthrob. $15. 9/22: 8 p.m. Daniel Bernard Roumain and DJ Scientific. "Sonata for Violin and Turntables." $20 reserved seating, $15 students/seniors. 9/23: 4 & 8 p.m. Mission of Burma. $25, $20 students/seniors. 10/18, 10/19: 7:30 p.m. Old Trout Puppet Workshop: Famous Death Scenes. $25 reserved seating, $20 students/seniors. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. 11/2: 7:30 p.m. 11/3: 8 p.m. 11/4: 3 p.m. Maureen Fleming: "Waters of Immortality" and other works. Multimedia concert includes live performance by Shakuhachi flute master and piano music of Phillip Glass. Video projections of still photography of Lois Greenfield, lighting by Christopher Odo. $35 reserved seating. 11/29: 7:30 p.m. 11/30: 7:30 p.m. "Faker." Seven dancers in new work by choreographer Morgan Thorson. $20, $15 students/seniors. 12/7: 7:30 p.m. 12/8: 8 p.m. Bridgman/Packer Dance Trilogy. Featuring Under the Skin with live music by Ken Field. $35, reserved seating. Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack, Lowell. 978-454-2299, 617-931-2000. lowellauditorium.com 9/27: 8 p.m. Phil Vassar. $37.50. 10/11: 8 p.m. Lonestar. $39.50-$49.50. 10/30: 7:30 p.m. Clint Black. $36.50-$56.50. 11/1: 8 p.m. Rain - The Beatles Experience. $29.50-$55.50. 11/2: 8 p.m. The Ten Tenors. $39.50-$49.50. 11/16: 8 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra. $29.50-$34.50. 11/17: 8 p.m. B.B. King. $44.50-$52.50. 11/24: 1 & 4:30 p.m. Doodlebops Live! $21-$57. 11/27: 8 p.m. Stomp. $29.50-$55.50. Lynn Veterans Memorial Auditorium 3 City Hall Square, Lynn. 781-581-2971, 617-931-2000. lynnauditorium.com 10/5: 8 p.m. Harvey Robbins Doo-Wopp Special. $29.50-$70. Gene Pitt and the Jive Five, the Tune Weavers, the Legacy of Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters with Ron McPhatter, Tribute to Tony Williams and the Platters, Bobby "Tossin' and Turnin' " Lewis, the Del Vikings, Buddy Holly Remembered with Brian Best, Royalty of Rock 'n' Roll All-Stars, Billy Davis. Middle East 472 Mass. Ave., Central Square, Cambridge. 617-864-3278. mideastclub.com 9/13: 7:30 p.m. The English Beat. $20. 9/14: 8 p.m. Noisettes. $10-$12. 9/17: 8 p.m. The Apples in Stereo. $15. 9/21: 8 p.m. Black Lips. $12. 9/23: 8 p.m. Aesop Rock featuring Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. $20. 9/24: 8 p.m. Drowningpool: This is for the Soldiers Tour. $16-$18, partial proceeds to returning veterans' healthcare. 9/25: 8 p.m. Okkervil River. $10-$12. 9/26: 8 p.m. Rocky Votolato. $12. 9/27: 8 p.m. Freezepop. $10-$12. 9/28: 8 p.m. Boot Camp Clik. $17-$20. 9/29: 8 p.m. Fujiya & Miyagi. $12. 10/1: 7:30 p.m. Magnolia Electric Co. $12. 10/2: 8 p.m. The Good Life. $12. 10/3: 7:30 p.m. Minus the Bear. $15-$17. 10/5: 8 p.m. Two Gallants. $12. 10/6: 8 p.m. Mr Lif. $15. 10/7: 1 p.m. Strung Out. $13-$15. 10/14: 8 p.m. The Hives. $12. 10/20: 8 p.m. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. $22. 11/2: 8 p.m. Lucero. $12-$14. 11/9: 8 p.m. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. $15-$18. Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn. 888-226-7711, ext. 27163. mohegansun.com 9/15: 8 p.m. Ana Gabriel. $48-$68. 9/20: 7:30 p.m. Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. $110-$165. 9/21: 7 p.m. ZZ Top. $30-$50. 9/22: 8 p.m. Paul Anka. $45. 10/3: 7 p.m. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. $96-$146. 10/4: 7 p.m. Big & Rich. $35-$55. 10/12: 8 p.m. Maroon 5, the Hives, Sara Bareilles. $67-$75. 10/19: 7 p.m. Phil Lesh & Friends. $35. 10/28: Celtic Woman - Skate From the Heart. $35-$125. 11/11: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 12/6, 12/7: Tim McGraw. 12/21: Kenny Rogers Christmas Show. Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-369-3306. mfa.org 7:30 p.m. $15-$20, discounts for students/seniors. 9/12: Dobet Gnahore. 9/21: Joe Henry. 9/32: Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and Ulrich Schnauss. 9/28: Ensemble Tartit. CANCELED. 9/30: The Sea and Cake. 10/6: The Blow. 10/25: Mates of State. 11/18: My Brightest Diamond with Tim Fite. 11/25: Tinariwen. North Shore Music Theatre 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. nsmt.org 10/10: 7:30 p.m. Engelbert Humperdinck. $55, $65. 10/12: 8 p.m. Judy Collins. $48, $55. 10/13: 8 p.m. Sha Na Na $30, $40. 10/14: 7:30 p.m. Kenny Rogers. $62, $72. Orpheum 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 617-931-2000. livenation.com 9/23: 7:30 p.m. Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals with Piers Faccini. $35-$50. 9/27: 7:30 p.m. Iron & Wine. $22-$30. 9/28: 7:30 p.m. Kings of Leon with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. $35. 9/29: 7:30 p.m. Scorpions. $29.50-$51. 10/5: 8 p.m. Brandi Carlile with A Fine Frenzy. 10/6: 7:30 p.m. Paolo Nutini with Jon McLaughlin, Serena Ryder. $25. 10/9, 10/10: 7:30 p.m. Phil Lesh & Friends. $45. 10/12: 7:30 p.m. Queens of the Stone Age. $35. 10/13, 10/15, 10/16: 7:30 p.m. Smashing Pumpkins, Explosions in the Sky. $39.50-$59.50. 10/14: 7:30 p.m. Regina Spektor. $25-$35. 10/17: 7:30 p.m. Rodrigo & Gabriela with Alex Scolnick. $21.50-$25. 10/18, 10/19: 7:30 p.m. Tori Amos. $39.50-$49.50. 10/21: 7:30 p.m. Twelve Girls Band. $35-$45. 10/22: 7:30 p.m. Sinead O'Connor. $35-$55. 10/26: 7:30 p.m. Umphrey's McGee. $20-$25. 10/27: 7:30 p.m. Tragically Hip. $25-$32.50. 10/31: 7:30 p.m. Disco Biscuits. $29.50. 11/16: 7:30 p.m. State Radio. $22. Regent Theatre 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849. regenttheatre.com $27.50-$37.50, discounts for seniors and groups. Family shows on select Saturday mornings Oct-Dec. Performers include Billy Jonas, Vanessa Trien, Jackson Gillman, Ben Rudnick, Meryl Galaid. $6-10 kids, $8-$12 adults. 9/28, 9/29: 8 p.m. 9/30: 2 p.m. Tina Turner Tribute Show starring Cooke Watkins. 10/19, 10/20: 8 p.m. 10/21: 2 p.m. "Country Legends: A Special Tribute to Dolly, Kenny & Patsy" with Sherrill Douglas, Sherry Gordon, and Marty Edwards. 11/2: 7:30 p.m. Celebrating John Belushi - Fund-raising Concert. $15-$25. Proceeds benefit Right Turn, supporting artists and entertainers in need of mental health care. Performers include Simon Kirke, James Montgomery, Michelle Wilson, Tim Pike, Boston Blues Brothers. 11/16, 11/17: 8 p.m. 11/18: 2 p.m. "Barbra & Frank - The Concert that Never Was . . ." With Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo. Roxy Tremont Street, Boston. 617-931-2000. livenation.com 9/10: 9 p.m. Blaqk Audio featuring Davey Havok & Jade Puget of AFI. $25. 9/25: 8 p.m. Devendra Banhart. $18. 9/29: 7 p.m. Soulive. $20. 10/12: 6:30 p.m. Of Montreal. $20. 10/13: 6 p.m. Matt Nathanson, Cary Brothers, Kate Voegele. $18. 10/16: 7 p.m. The Briggs. $23.50. 10/17: 8 p.m. Spoon, the Ponys. $20. 10/18: 8 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band. $20. 10/19: 7:45 p.m. They Might Be Giants. $20, $22. 10/22: 7 p.m. The Hold Steady, Art Brut, Demander. $20. 10/23: 8 p.m. The New Pornographers, Emma Pollock. $25. 10/27: 6 p.m. Big D and the Kids Table - Halloween Show. $15. 11/24: 7 p.m. Elliot Yamin, the Last Goodnight, Josh Hoge. $22. Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square, Somerville. somervilletheatreonline.com 617-625-4088. 617-931-2000. 9/20: 8 p.m. Suzanne Vega. $35-$40. 9/21: 7:30 p.m. Nick Lowe with Ron Sexsmith. $25. 9/27: 7:30 p.m. Zucchero. $35. 10/4, 10/5: 7:30 p.m. Josh Ritter. $21. 10/12: 8 p.m. Loudon Wainwright/Leon Redbone. $31-$36. 11/1: 7:30 p.m. Josh Rouse with Maria Taylor. $21. 11/4: 7:30 p.m. Mum. $22.50. 11/6: 8 pm. Robert Fripp & the League of Crafty Guitarists. $30-$35. TD Banknorth Garden Causeway St., Boston. 617-931-2000. livenation.com 9/9: 8 p.m. Barry Manilow. $52.50-$252.50. 9/11: 8 p.m. Genesis. $59.50-$229.50. 10/14: 7:30 p.m. Maroon 5, the Hives, Kevin Michael. $40.50-$50.50. 10/29: 7 p.m. Monster Jam Hip-Hop Show. $27.50-$127.50. 10/30: 7:30 p.m. Van Halen. $49.50-$149.50. 11/11: 7:30 p.m. The Police with Fiction Plane. $55-$225. The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. themusichall.com 10/23: 7:30 p.m. David Crosby & Graham Nash. $42, $60. 12/8: 4 & 8 p.m. Striking 12 featuring Groovelily. $26, $32. Tsongas Arena 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell. 617-931-2000. 12/9: 7 p.m. Brand New, Thrice, mewithoutyou. $25-$29. Tupelo Music Hall 2 Young Road, Londonderry, N.H. 603-437-5100. tupelohall.com Shows at 8 p.m. 9/11: Thomas Dolby and the Jazz Mafia Horns. $30. 9/13: Tim Reynolds. $30. 9/28: Roger McGuinn. $30. 9/29: Tom Rush. $35. 10/13: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. $40. Tweeter Center 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 617-931-2000. tweetercenter.com/boston 9/14: 7:30 p.m. Aerosmith $49.50-$125. 9/22: 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith with Miranda Lambert. $36, $72. FOLK, WORLD, COUNTRY Amazing Things Art Center 55 Nicholas Road, Saxonville, Framingham. 508-405-2787. amazingthings.org 9/22: 8 p.m. The Muses. $15 10/12: 8 p.m. Work o' the Weavers. $20. 10/19: 8 p.m. Johnsmith, Laura Bullock. $15. 10/27: 8 p.m. John McCutcheon. $25. Framingham Civic League, 214 Concord St. 11/16: 8 p.m. Guy Mendilow Band. $15. Boston Folk Festival UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston. 617-287-6911. bostonfolkfestival.org Full festival ticket $30. Ages 6-14 $5 per day, under 6 free. 9/15: 6 p.m. Songwriting Contest and Concert. Finalists and judges Catie Curtis and Mark Erelli perform. $15. 9/16: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Performers include Patty Larkin, Vance Gilbert, Ellis Paul, Jake Armerding, Geoff Bartley, Antje Duvekot, Jess Klein, Lori McKenna, Erin McKeown, Red Molly, Chris Smither, Bill Staines. Three stages including outdoor waterfront stage and indoor coffeehouse stage. Free kids activities, craft bazaar, international food court. $25. Brandeis Music Marquee Series Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University, 415 South St. Waltham. 781-736-3400. brandeis.edu 11/2: 8 p.m. Noche de Muertos: Welcoming Our Ancestors Home. Music for the Mexican "Day of the Dead" by Melodic Vision and Sol y Canto. $25, discount for advance purchase, students and seniors. 11/30: 8 p.m. Erin McKeown. Celebrity Series of Boston Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-482-6661. celebrityseries.org Tickets on sale 9/10. 11/11: 3 p.m. African Children's Choir. Boston debut. $40. Club Passim 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-492-5300. passimcenter.org 9/15: 8 p.m. Edie Carey. $15. 9/16: 7:30 p.m. The Arrogant Worms. $15. 9/19: 8 p.m. Cover Me HaLaLi-ous! Halali covers their favorite songs. Fiddle band features Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, Lissa Schneckenburger. $20. 9/22: 8 p.m. Jake Armerding. $15. 9/23: 7:30 p.m. Woodwork. $12. 9/26: 8 p.m. Jesse Harris. $18. 9/27: 8 p.m. Liz Stahler. $12. 9/28: 7 & 10 p.m. Anne Heaton. $15. 9/29: 8 p.m. Bill Staines. $15. 9/30: 7 p.m. Old School Freight Train. $18. 10/4: 8 p.m. Country Joe's Tribute to Woody Guthrie. $30. 10/13, 10/14: 8 p.m. Holly Near. $50. 10/17: 8 p.m. 10/18: 7 & 10 p.m. Erin McKeown. $25. 10/21: 7 p.m. Melissa Ferrick. $30. 11/10: 7 & 10 p.m. Willy Porter. $25. 11/15: 7 p.m. 11/16: 7 & 10 p.m. Girlyman. $20. 12/15: 8 p.m. Session Americana. $15. MIT Heritage of South Asia (MITHAS) Concert Series MIT campus locations, Cambridge. 617-258-7971. web.mit.edu/mithas/www/concerts.html $20-$25. 9/14: Veena Sahasrabuddhe, , Hindustani vocal. 9/15: George Ruckert, sarod solo, with Gretchen Hayden, Kathak dance. 9/28: Bombay Jayashri, Carnatic vocal. 10/7: T.N. Krishnan, Carnatic violin. 10/14: Allyn Miner, sitar, and Anuradha Pal, tabla. At Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 10/28: T.N. Seshagopalan, Carnatic vocal. 11/11: Shubhra Guha, Hindustani vocal. National Heritage Museum 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. monh.org 11/10: 3 & 7:30 p.m. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: Across the Ages. Scottish music and dance. 617-492-8180. rscdsboston.org $27, $25 advance, children $15. New England Conservatory - Intercultural Institute Concerts 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1122. Free. 10/22: 4 p.m. The Orchid Ensemble: Music of Asia. Lan Tung, erhu; Gelina Jiang, zheng; Jonathan Bernard, marimba, percussion. 10/30: 4 p.m. Zedashe: Traditional music from the Caucasus. Directed by Ketevan Mindorashvili. Pulse at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 800-233-3123. maj.org 12/1: 8 p.m. 12/2: 1 p.m. YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan. $35-$59. Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 401-421-2787. ppacri.org 10/20: 8 p.m. Loreena McKennitt. $29.50-$72.50. REVELS 617-972-8300 revels.org 9/23: 5:45 p.m. RiverSing 2007: Bridging the Charles with Voice and Light. 12/14-12/30: 2007 Christmas Revels. 18 performances, afternoon and evening shows. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. Music, dance, and folklore from the Balkan Peninsula. Ticket on-sale date TBA. Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-469-2195. planetarygroove.com 11/2: 8 p.m. Richard Shindell with Antje Duvekot. $24-$27. 11/17: 8 p.m. Ellis Paul. $27.50. Sovereign Bank Music Series Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-931-2000. berkleebpc.com 11/8: 8 p.m. "Rosa por Berklee" featuring Rosa Passos in concert. $25. 11/30: 8 p.m. "Those Go to Eleven: Christopher Guest meets Berklee." Director-writer/composer-musician Christopher Guest on guitar and vocals. Berklee students re-interpret his music. Ticket price and on-sale date TBA. The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. themusichall.org 10/14: 7 p.m. Natalie MacMaster. $32-$38. 10/18: 7:30 pm. Tango Buenos Aires. $20-$52. 11/3: 8 p.m. Four Bitchin' Babes presents Hormonal Imbalance - A Mood Swinging Musical Revue. $30-$36. 11/24: 3 & 8 p.m. Shaolin Warriors. $20-$48. World Music & CRASHarts 617-876-4275 worldmusic.org Local venues as noted. 9/28: 8 p.m. Lunasa. $22, $28. Somerville Theatre. 9/29: 8 p.m. The Either/Orchestra with guests from Ethiopia. $28. Somerville Theatre. 10/13: 8 p.m. Mary Black. $30-$45. Berklee Performance Center. 10/14: 7:30 p.m. Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia - Nomads, Mystics & Troubadours. $28-$40. Sanders Theatre, Cambridge. 10/19: 8 p.m. Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits. $28. Somerville Theatre. 10/20: 8 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. $30-$45. Orpheum Theatre, Boston. 10/27: 8 p.m. Greg Brown. $25. Somerville Theatre. 11/2: 7:30 p.m. 11/3: 8 p.m. 11/4: 3 p.m. Maureen Fleming multimedia. "Waters of Immortality" and other works. Music of Philip Glass. $35. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 11/9: 8 p.m. Crooked Still, Carolina Chocolate Drops. $22, $28. Sanders Theatre. 11/16: 8 p.m. Zakir Hussain & Rahul Sharma. $28-$37. Sanders Theatre. 11/17: 8 p.m. Shaolin Warriors. $30-$45. Orpheum Theatre. 11/24: 8 p.m. Youssou N'Dour & the Super Etoile de Dakar. $32-$42. Somerville Theatre. 12/7: 8 p.m. Blind Boys of Alabama. Christmas show. $28-$37. Berklee Performance Center. 12/7: 7:30 pm. 12/8: 8 p.m. Bridgman/Packer Dance with guest musicians Ken Field and Glen Velez. $35. Institute of Contemporary Art. JAZZ, BLUES, CABARET Barry Price Center Fund-raiser and Concert Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon St., Brookline. 781-239-1480, 617-332-7477. 10/27: 6:30 p.m. Steve Tyrell. $150. Concert and dinner. Beantown Jazz Festival Boston locations and ticket prices as indicated. beantownjazz.org 9/27: 9 p.m. The Beehive, 541 Tremont St. Rising local artists. Free. 9/28: 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall, 300 Mass. Ave. A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce: A Concert to Establish the Joyce Alexander Wein Scholarship Fund. Performers include Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, Kenny Werner, Howard Alden, Jimmy Cobb, Ray Drummond, Herbie Hancock. Tickets $40-$100. Available online at bso.org. 888-266-1200. Produced by George Wein. 9/29: Noon-6 p.m. Three outdoor stages along Columbus Ave near Mass. Ave. Free. Performers include Conrad Herwig, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra, Charles Tolliver Big Band, Entrain, ensembles from Berklee and NEC, more. 9/29: 8 & 10:30 p.m. Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd. Monty Alexander's Jazz & Root Ensemble. $25. ticketweb.com Berklee Performance Center 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. berkleebpc.com 10/26: 8 p.m. Joe Bonamassa. $26-$41. 617-931-2000. Celebrity Series of Boston Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. celebrityseries.org Tickets on sale 9/10. 11/17: 8 p.m. Maria Schneider Orchestra. $30-$48. Dee Dee Bridgewater's "RED EARTH - A Malian Journey" Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000, 800-233-3123. maj.org 10/10: 8 p.m. $25-$45. With her trio plus performers from Mali. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway, Boston. 617-278-5156. gardnermuseum.org $23 adults, $10 college students, $5 children ages 5-17. 10/18: 7 p.m. Music of Julius Hemphill. With Julius Hemphill Sextet, Ursula Oppens, Daedulus String Quartet, other guests. 11/15: 7 p.m. Chris Enright Quintet. 12/20: 7 p.m. Lucas Madrazo Quintet. John Coltrane Memorial Concert Weeklong celebration of concerts and community events. Sept. 16-22. 617-272-4374. jcmc.neu.edu 9/16: 7:30 p.m. Aardvark Jazz Orchestra with Jerry Leake. "Coltrane Facets." Broad Institute, Kendall Square, Cambridge. 617-452-3205. $15, $10 students and seniors. 9/17: 8 p.m. NEC Tribute to the 30-Year JCMC Legacy featuring Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, Rakalam Bob Moses, Cecil McBee, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi. New England Conservatory's Brown Hall. 617-585-1122. Free. 9/18-9/20: Discussions and panels led by Bill Banfield (Berklee), Leonard Brown (Northeastern), Ingrid Monson (Harvard). 9/21: 8 p.m. Bill Pierce Quartet featuring Mulgrew Miller. Fund-raiser for JCMC Educational Outreach Program. Northeastern University's Blackman Theatre. 617-373-4700. $25, $20 students/seniors. 9/22: 7:30 p.m. John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet & Amiri Baraka. Northeastern U. Blackman Theatre. 617-373-4700. $25, $20 students/seniors. North Shore Music Theatre 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. nsmt.org 10/9: 7:30 p.m. Diane Schuur. $25, $33. Real Deal Jazz Club at CMAC 41 2d St., Cambridge. 617-876-7777. concertix.com 10/19: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Marta Gomez Group. $16, reserved table seating. 12/15: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Christmas with Rebecca Parris. $20, reserved table seating. Regattabar Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-661-5000, 617-395-7757. regattabarjazz.com 9/13: 7:30 p.m. Anat Cohen. $18. 9/14: 7:30 p.m. Obbini Tumbao. $16. 9/18: 7:30 p.m. Matt Dusk. $20. 9/20 7:30 p.m. 9/21, 9/22: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Michel Camilo. $26-$30. 9/28: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Juanito Pascual. $17-$20. 9/29: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Sol y Canto - 13th Anniversary. $18-$20. 10/4, 10/5: 7:30 & 10 p.m. John Scofield. $25-$28. 10/11: 7:30 p.m. Tierra Tango featuring Katie Viqueira. $17. 10/12: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Chris Potter's Underground. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $22-$25. 10/16: 7:30 p.m. Dave Fiuczynski's KiF. 7:30 p.m. $12. 10/18: 7:30 p.m. Jazz Mandolin Project. $20. 11/2, 11/3: 7:30 & 10 p.m. The Bad Plus. $26. 11/8: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Los Amigos Invisibles. $20. 11/23, 11/24: 7:30 & 10 p.m. Freddy Cole Quartet. $25. Scullers Jazz Club DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Storrow Drive at Mass. Turnpike, Boston. 617-562-4111. scullersjazz.com Mon-Thu 8 & 10 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 & 10:30 p.m. Sun 4 & 7 p.m. 9/20: Wallace Roney. $22. 9/21, 9/22: Maysa. $26. 9/26: E.S.T. $20. 9/28, 9/27: Steve March Torme. $25. 10/3: Dominique Eade. $18. 10/4, 10/5: Danilo Perez. $22. 10/9, 10/10: Average White Band. $25. 10/12, 10/13: Warren Hill. $25. 10/17, 10/18: Bobby Caldwell. $40. 10/19, 10/20: The Yellowjackets. $25. 10/24: James Montgomery. $18. 10/30: Over the Rhine. $22. 11/9, 11/10: Walter Beasley. $30. 11/23-11/26: Chris Botti. $55. Steppin' Out at the Emerald Ball Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St. Boston. 866-468-7619, 617-442-8800, ext. 1006. steppinoutgala.org 11/3: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $200 general admission, $100 seniors. $350 Star Patron tickets include 6:30-9 p.m. performance by George Benson, with dinner and pre-gala reception. Lineup includes Andre Ward, Freddy Jackson, Vivian Male. Proceeds support Dimock Community Health Center health and human services programs. The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. themusichall.com 11/15: 7:30 p.m. Solid Blues Starring Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, North Mississippi Allstars, Joe Krown. $43-$49. Museums Boston & Cambridge Boston Children's Museum 300 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-8855. bostonchildrensmuseum.org Sat-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $10, seniors $8, ages 2-15 $8, age 1 $2, under 1 free. All ages $1 Fridays 5-9 p.m. Ongoing: "Airplay" "Arthur & Friends" "Art Studio" "Boats Afloat" "Construction Zone" "Japanese House" "New Balance Climb" "The Recycle Shop" "Science Playground" and more. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 617-495-3045. www.hmnh.harvard.edu Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. $9, students/seniors $7, ages 3-18 $6, under 3 free. Free to Mass. residents Sun 9 a.m.-noon. Ongoing: "Arthropods: Creatures That Rule," "Climate Change: Our Global Experiment," glass flowers, animal specimens, 42-foot-long Kronosaurus skeleton, world's largest turtle shell. "Nests & Eggs." Harvard University Art Museums Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-495-9400. artmuseums.harvard.edu Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $9, seniors $7, college students $6, under 18 free, free to all Sat 10 a.m.-noon. One admission allows entrance to all three Harvard Art Museums, Sert Gallery remains free. Harvard University Art Museums Arthur M. Sackler Museum 485 Broadway, Cambridge. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1-5 p.m. $6-$9, under age 18 free. Through 1/27: Downtime. Asian Gallery featuring Chinese ceramics and paintings. Through 2/10: "Overlapping Realms: Arts of the Islamic World and India, 900-1900." A sampling of visual arts produced by the people inhabiting the region from Southern Europe through South Asia. Ongoing exhibits: "Ancient Chinese Ritual Bronzes and Jades," "The Art of Ancient Rome," "Chinese Buddhist Cave-Temple Sculpture and Murals," "East Asian Buddhist Sculpture." Ongoing: "Hellenistic Art: Objects From an Expanded World," "Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture," "Near Eastern Art," "Wall Drawing #830: Four Isometric Figures With Color Ink Washes Superimposed." 9/22-12/31: "Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiguity." 9/22-12/31: "Alexander's Image and the Beginning of Greek Portraiture." 9/27-12/31: "On the Path of Madness: Representations of Majnun in Persian, Turkish and Indian Painting." 11/3-12/31: "A Tradition Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings From the Chu-tsing Li Collection, 1950-2000." Harvard University Art Museums Busch-Reisinger Werner Otto Hall 32 Quincy St., Cambridge. (Enter through Fogg Art Museum). Tours Mon-Fri 1 p.m. Exhibits specialize in art of German-speaking countries. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $6-$9. Through 1/6: "Paintings by Max Beckmann From the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich." Ongoing: "Art and Design From Central and Northern Europe Since 1880." Through 12/30: "Making Myth Modern: Primordial Themes in German 20th Century Sculpture." Features the work of German artists Franz von Stuck, Renee Sintenis, Max Beckmann, Gerhard Marcks, Bernard Schultz, and Joseph Beuys. Through 9/23: "Pavilions of Love: A Ritual Space in Indian Painting." Through 11/4: "Light Display Machines: Two Works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy." Harvard University Art Museums Fogg Art Museum 32 Quincy St., Cambridge. Ongoing: "18th Century European Ceramics and Paintings," "American Art at Harvard," "French Art of the 17th Century," "Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sketches in Clay," "Investigating the Renaissance," "The Maurice Wertheim Collection," "Modern Art, 1865-1965." Ongoing: "Recent Acquisitions of British and Continental Silver," "Rubens and His Collaborators," "To Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights From the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop." Through 11/4: "Bernini's Moor: A Monumental Model for a Roman Fountain." Through 2/08: "Contemporary Art From the Harvard University Art Museums Collections." Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3100. icaboston.org Tue-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open select Mon holidays. $12, students/seniors $10, under 18 free; free to all Thu 5-9 p.m., free to adults with children under 13 last Sat of the month. Ongoing: Permanent collection of 21st-century painting, sculpture, video, photography, drawing. Through 10/28: Chiho Aoshima's mural "The Divine Gas" on Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall in lobby. Through 10/8: "Art on the Harbor Islands." Through 10/28: "Momentum 8: Dave McKenzie." Video installation on the role of artists today. 9/28-12/31: "Design Life Now." 11/14-12/31: "Dave Muller." 11/14-12/31: "Momentum 9: Kader Attia." Through 3/2: "Bourgeois in Boston." Through 7/13: "Accumulations: More Than the Sum of Their Parts." Last Sat of the month: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Play Dates family program. 12/30: "Doing and Viewing: Meet the ICA." Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway, Boston. 617-566-1401. gardnermuseum.org Tue-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (galleries begin closing at 4:45 p.m.) Open some holidays. $12, $10 seniors, college students with ID $5, under 18 free. Free to all with the first name Isabella. Box office to all ticketed events is 617-278-5156. Ongoing: "A Closer Look: An Introduction to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum," regular museum and gallery tours led by museum teachers and volunteers. Free with regular museum admission. Through 10/14: "Stefano Arienti: The Asian Shore." 11/9-12/31: "Cliff Evans: Empyrean." John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point, off Morrissey Blvd., next to UMass-Boston, Dorchester. 617-514-1600. jfklibrary.org Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, seniors, college students with ID $8, ages 13-17 $7, 12 and under free. Through 9/15: "A Journey Home: John F. Kennedy in Ireland." Through 4/3/2008: "Jacqueline Kennedy Entertains: The Art of the White House Dinner." Larz Anderson Auto Museum 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. 9/9: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mercedes Day. Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Mass. Ave., Boston. 617-450-7000. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6, students/seniors $4. Ongoing: "Sensational Press, Radical Response," Eddy's experiences with local and national press, motivations behind founding of Christian Science Monitor. McMullen Museum of Art 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill. 617-552-8587. bc.edu Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. Free. Through 12/9: "Pollock Matters." MIT Museum 265 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-253-4444. web.mit/museum Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. $5, students/seniors $2, third Sun of the month free. Closed major holidays. Ongoing: "Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers," "Shipbuilding in Massachusetts 100 Years Ago," "Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence @ MIT," "Holography: The Light Fantastic." "Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson." "Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Doc Edgerton." MIT List Visual Arts Center 20 Ames St., Cambridge. 617-253-4400. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-8 p.m. 10/12-12/30: "Sounding the Subject: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust." 10/12-12/30: "Video Trajectories: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust." Museum of Afro-American History 46 Joy St., Boston. 617-725-0022 afroammuseum.org Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 12/31: "A Gathering Place for Freedom: The African Meeting House." Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. mfa.org Sat-Tue 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. $17, seniors/students ages 18 and up $15, ages 7-17 $6.50 and free weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends and public school holidays, ages 6 and under free; Wed after 4 p.m. no general admission fee. Through 10/8: "Women of Renown: Female Heroes and Villains in the Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)." Warrior prints showing legendary heroic figures from Japanese and Chinese history. Through 12/16: "Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings From the Floating World, 1690-1850." The museum's collection of more than 700 ukiyo-e paintings. Through 1/27: "Glittering Gold: Illumination in Islamic Art." Features examples of illuminated passages from the Koran, as well as some of the tools used to apply and burnish gold. Through 2/10: "Contemporary Outlook: Japan." Through 2/17: "Arthur Wesley Dow: Photographer and Printmaker." 9/11-12/31: "Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections From the Wornick Collection." 9/22-12/31: "Arts of Japan: The John C. Webber Collection." 9/27-12/31: "Walk This Way" footwear exhibition. 10/21-12/31: "Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815." 10/27-12/31: "Drawing: A Broader Definition." 11/10-12/31: "Sumo, Japan's Big Sport." Through 3/5: "Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection." Selections of contemporary craft jewelry. Through 3/5: "Ed Rossbach Fiber Art From the Daphne Farago Collection." Features Andean discontinuous warp weaving, Native American coiled basketry, European lace, Indonesian ikat, and three-dimensional works. Museum of Science Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500. TTY 617-589-0417. mos.org Sat-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Exhibit halls $17; seniors $15, ages 3-11 $14. Planetarium or Mugar Omni Theatre $9, seniors $8, ages 3-11 $7; Omni Theatre after 6 p.m. $6.50, seniors $5.50, ages 3-11 $4.50. Ongoing: "Making Models," "The Computing Revolution," "A Bird's World," "Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic," "Natural Mysteries," "Cahners ComputerPlace," "The Light House: Beaming, Bouncing, and Bending Light," "Messages," "Human Body Connection." "Science in the Park," "Welcome to the Universe," "Playing by the Rules: Fish, Fad, and Fireflies," "Beyond the X-Ray," "WeatherWise," "Communication Cafe." Other offerings: Gordon Current Science and Technology Center, "Animals and Stories Alive!" in Discovery Center, "Science Live!" Stage, 3D digital cinema, ($4), Butterfly Garden ($4), Friday night stargazing from rooftop Gilliland Observatory (free). Museum of Science Theater of Electricity Ongoing: Daily: noon & 2 p.m., Fri 7 p.m. Lightning shows. Museum of Science, Hayden Planetarium Hayden Planetarium Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500. mos.org Ongoing: Sat: Laser Shows: "Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall," "Laser U2," "Laser Magic" "Laser Beatles," "Laser Metallica," "Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon," "Laser Zeppelin." Ongoing: "The Sky Tonight." Through 4/13: "Far, Far Away: The Worlds of Star Wars." Museum of Science, Mugar Omni Theater Mugar Omni Theater Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500. mos.org Opens 11/23: "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs." Opens 11/23: "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure." New England Aquarium Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5200, TTY 617-973-0223. newenglandaquarium.org Ongoing: 200,000-gallon giant ocean tank with Caribbean coral reef, home of sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, various tropical fish; "Edge of the Sea," hands-on tidepool tank. New England Aquarium Simons IMAX 3-D Theatre newenglandaquarium.org Daily from 9:30 a.m. $9.95, ages 3-11 $7.97, discounts for double features and combination Aquarium admission. Ongoing: "Deep Sea 3D," underwater voyage by Jean-Michel Cousteau; "Sharks 3D" "Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of the Patagonia" "Whales" "Lions 3: Roar of the Kalahari." Old South Meeting House 310 Washington St., Boston. 617-482-6439. oldsouthmeetinghouse.org Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, seniors/students $4, ages 6-18 $1, under 6 free. Ongoing: Where the Boston Tea Party began. "Voices of Protest" "Behind the Scaffolding" "If These Walls Could Speak." Old State House Museum State and Washington streets, Boston. 617-720-1713. bostonhistory.org Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours daily at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Closed major holidays. $5, seniors/students $4, ages 6-18 $1. Oldest public building in Boston, built 1713, seat of Colonial government in Massachusetts. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave., Harvard University, Cambridge. 617-496-1027. peabody.harvard.edu Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $9, $7 students, seniors, ages 3-18 $6. Free time Sun 9 a.m.-noon. Closed major holidays. Ongoing: "Change and Continuity: Hall of the North American Indian" "Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead" "Distinguished Casts: Curating Lost Monuments at the Peabody" "Encounters With the Americas." Through 9/9: "Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925." 10/5-10/7: "Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas." 10/25-4/30: "A Good Type: Tourism and Science in Early Japanese Photographs." Through 3/31/08: "Feeding the Ancestors: Tlingit Carved Horn Spoons." Somerville Museum 1 Westwood Road, Somerville. 617-666-9810. somervillemuseum.org Through 10/6: "The Art of Mosaic: Traditional and Contemporary Mosaic Art by New England Mosaic Artists." West Charles River Museum of Industry 154 Moody St., Waltham. 781-893-5410. crmi.org Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, seniors/students $3, under 6 free. Thu-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. An industrial-strength museum experience. Clark Art Institute 255 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303. clarkart.edu Open Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12.50, students/children ages 18 and under free. Through 9/16: "The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings." The exhibit features Monet's pastels, finished drawings, and sketchbooks. Through 10/8: "Special Installation: Pastels." Through 10/28: "Gainsborough, Constable and Turner: The Manton Collection." 10/12-12/31: "Special Installation: Facing the Lens: Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photographs at the Clark." 10/28-1/21: "Consuming Passion: Fragonard's Allegories of Love." Concord Museum Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 978-369-9609. concordmuseum.org Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $10, $8 seniors, students, $5 ages 6-18, under age 6 free. Ongoing: "Why Concord?," six-gallery permanent exhibit exploring Concord events, people, and ideas; "A Main Street Point of View," contemporary photographs by Eric Roth, historical views, three centuries of artifacts from museum's collection. Through 1/6: "Building Thoreau's Boat." Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-2051. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. 9/19: 6-8 p.m. Reopening Celebration. 9/19-12/9: "Global Feminisms." 9/19-12/9: "Don't Look: Contemporary Drawings From an Alumna's Collection." 10/6-12/31: "Moving Through New England." DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 781-259-8355. decordova.org Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open some Mon holidays. $9, students/seniors $6, ages 5 and under free. Ongoing: "Nina Levy: Headlong and Big Baby." Through 9/16: "Approaches to Narrative," works from permanent collection. Through 1/13: "Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads." Through 1/13: "New Arrivals: Gifts to the Permanent Collection." Through 1/13: "Ricardo Barros: Facing Sculpture." Through 1/13: "Collection Highlight: Harriet Casdin-Silver." Through 3/08: Beauty and Decay: Photography of Flowers. Through 4/27: "Highlight: Randal Thurston's Kingdom." Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 413-658-1100. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $7, $5 seniors/youth/students/teachers, under age 1 free. $20 family (2 youths/2 adults). Through 12/9: "Birds of a Feather: The Art of Eric Carle and Leo Lionni." Fitchburg Art Museum Merriam Pkwy., Fitchburg. 978-345-4207. fitchburgartmuseum.org Tue-Sun noon-4 p.m. $7, seniors/students $5, under 13 free; grandparents accompanied by grandchild free first Sun of the month. Through 9/9: "72d Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft." Through 9/9: "Donald Barton: Scenes From Home and Abroad." Griffin Museum of Photography 67 Shore Road, Winchester. 781-729-1158. griffinmuseum.org Tue-Thu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. $5, seniors $2, under 12 free (free to all Thu). Closed major holidays. Through 10/28: "13th Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition." Higgins Armory Museum 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. 508-853-6015. higgins.org Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. $9, seniors $8, ages 6-16 $7, under 6 free. Ongoing: Medieval and Renaissance arms and armor, live swordplay, medieval pageantry. Historic Deerfield Off routes 5 and 10, Deerfield. 413-775-7214. historic-deerfield.org Museum Houses and Flynt Center open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $14, ages 6-21 $5, under 6 free. Ongoing: "Engraved Powder Horns From the French and Indian War and the American Revolution," "Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery." Longyear Museum 1125 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. longyear.org Mon, Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Ongoing: "Mary Baker Eddy: A Spiritual Journey," "The Baker Family," "Imparting a Fresh Impulse: Mary Baker Eddy Teaches the Class of 1898," Outdoor exhibit: "The Pleasant View Walk." Mass MoCA (Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art) 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111. massmoca.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tue. $5-$12.50, ages 5 and under free. Ongoing: "Joseph Beuys: Lightning With Stag in Its Glare." "Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic." "Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project." "Walter Fandrich: Music for a Quarry." "Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger: Harmonic Bridge." "Don Gummer: Primary Separation." Through 10/31: "The Believers." Through 10/31: "Eric van Lieshout." Through 3/08: "Spencer Finch: What Time Is It on the Sun?" National Heritage Museum 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. 781-861-6559. nationalheritagemuseum.org Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Free. Ongoing: "To Build and Sustain: Freemasons in American Community," learn about historic masons and discover how Freemasonry works in communities. "Lexington Alarm'd," why Lexington functioned as launch site for Revolutionary War. Through 9/9: "Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts From the Shelburne Museum." Through 10/14: "Pets in America: The Story of Our Lives With Animals at Home." Ongoing: "Sowing the Seeds of Liberty: Lexington and the American Revolution." 10/13-12/31: "Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture." Through 2/10: "Fins, Wings, and Other Such Things: Photos From the Polaroid Collections." Old Sturbridge Village Rte. 20 West, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $20, $18 seniors, $6 ages 3-17, under age 3 free. Ongoing: Celebrates New England life in the 1830s. 9/9: Celebration of Craftsmanship. $8. Rose Art Museum 415 South St., Waltham. 781-736-3434. brandeis.edu Tue-Sun noon-5 p.m. $3, under 12 free. 9/26-12/16: "Tom Sachs' Logjam." 9/26-12/16: "Steve Miler: Spiraling Inward." 9/26-12/16: "Tiger by the Tail! Videos by Indian Female Artists." Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History Regis College Campus, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-8367. spellman.org Thu-Sun noon-5 p.m. Adults $5, seniors/students $3, 16 and younger free. Ongoing: "History of Zeppelins on Stamps." "Stamp Cases and Stamp Boxes." "Postal Games of the World." Wenham Museum 132 Main St., Wenham. 978-468-2377. wenhammuseum.org $6.50, $5.50 seniors, $4.50 over age 2. Through 10/22: "Wenham Museum Links to the Past: Historic Golf Courses of the North Shore." Williams College Museum of Art 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown. 413-597-2429. wcma.org Open Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays except Labor Day and Columbus Day. Ongoing: "Specimens of a Higher Art: Ancient Art From the Collection." "Wall Drawing #959: Uneven Bands From the Upper Right Corner" by Sol LeWitt. Through 9/16: "Karin Stack: Idylls." South Art Complex Museum 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 781-934-6634. artcomplex.org Wed-Sun 1-4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Through 9/9: "Complex Women." Through 10/7: "On Their Own: Susan Jane Belton." 9/23-12/31: "Etch and Sketch." 10/18-12/1: "Unbridled: Horses in Contemporary Art." 12/23-12/31: "Consequences of Geometry: Diane Ayott, Mary Bucci McCoy, and Rose Olson." Cahoon Museum of American Art 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. 508-428-7581. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Closed major holidays. $4, under 12 free. Through 9/30: "Tree-mendous" a national juried exhibition. 11/13-12/1: "In Fine Feather: Excellence in Contemporary American Bird Carving and Avian Art." Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000. fullercraft.org Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free every Wed 5-9 p.m. $8, seniors/students $5, under 12 free. Through 9/9: "Robert Brady: Sculpture: 1989-2005." Through 10/21: "Ali's Light: The Cloth Paintings of Alison Cann-Clift, 1976-2006." Through 11/4: "Thomas Hill: Drawing on Muybridge." Through 11/11: "Sense of Place: The Glass Sculpture of Marc Petrovic." Through 1/6: "Pulp Function." Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove St., Sandwich. 508-888-3300. heritagemuseumsandgardens.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, seniors $10, ages 6-16 $6, ages 5 and under free. Through 10/31: "A Short Life and Merry: Pirates of New England in the Art Museum." Mass. Audubon Visual Arts Center 963 Washington St., Canton. 781-821-8853. Fri-Sun 1-5 p.m. $3-$4. Ongoing: Permanent collection of original art by such noted artists as John James Audubon and Andy Warhol. Through 9/23: "In Audubon's Footsteps: Denis Clavreul's Journey in Watercolors." New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. 508-997-0046. whalingmuseum.org Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. $10, seniors/students $9, ages 6-14 $6, under 6 free. Ongoing: "From the Deep: The Sperm Whale, Bone by Bone," watch as researchers and technicians from the museum and Roger Williams University reassemble the bones of a 46-foot sperm whale that washed ashore on Nantucket in 2002; "Dutch Whaling in the Golden Age." Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown. 508-487-1310. pilgrim-monument.org Through 11/30: Fri-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. $7, students and seniors $5, ages 4-14 $3.50, under 3 free; free to all Sun 9 a.m.-noon. Through 11/30: "A Centennial: Selections of Treasures From the Collection of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum." USS Salem Museum 739 Washington St., Quincy. 617-479-7900. uss-salem.org Ongoing: Former US Navy heavy cruiser that served as flagship of the Navy's 6th Fleet. "US Navy Cruiser Sailors Assn. Museum" "The USS Saint Paul Memorial" "The USS Newport News Memorial" US Navy Seal Exhibit" and a collection of ship models. North American Textile History Museum 491 Dutton St., Lowell. 978-441-0400. athm.org Thu-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, students and seniors $6, under 6 free. Closed holidays. Ongoing: Museum exhibitions spaces are closed during renovations. Selected school and scout programs will be available during renovations. The administrative offices, collections department, and the Osborne Library remain open by appointment. Boott Cotton Mills Museum Lowell National Historical Park, 100 John St., Lowell. 978-970-5000, TTY978-970-5002. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $6, students and ages 6-16 $3, under 6 free. Ongoing: Reproduction of a 1920s weave room with operating power looms, interactive exhibits, videos about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and Lowell. Through 10/14: "The Jack Kerouac on the Road, Original Scroll Manuscript Exhibit." The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum Gallery. Brush Art Gallery and Studios 256 Market St., Lowell. 978-459-7819. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Through 10/28: "Art Quilts Lowell 2007: A National Juried Exhibition." Cape Ann Historical Museum 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455. capeannhistoricalmuseum.org Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. $6.50, seniors $6, students $4.50, under 6 free. Through 9/16: "Fitz Henry Lane and Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries." Through 9/23: Paul Strisik: Still Life Paintings." Essex Shipbuilding Museum 28 Main St. (Rte. 133), Essex. 978-768-7541. Wed-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. $7, seniors $6, Children over age 6 $5, under 6 free. Ongoing: Tours of museum and working shipyard; changing exhibits in the Waterline Center. Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924. Through 10/31: "Canvassing the White Mountains." $10 adults, $8 seniors, $2 children. Lynn Museum 590 Washington St., Lynn. 781-581-6200. lynnmuseum.org Open daily noon-4 p.m. Through 9/9: "The Art of Lynn Folk: Creations and Connections." Marblehead Museum and Historical Society 170 Washington St., Marblehead. 781-631-1768. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ongoing: J.O.J. Frost Folk Gallery. Folk art paintings and models by this acclaimed folk artist and native Marbleheader (1852-1928). Through 12/31: "Pirates & Privateers in Marblehead." New England Quilt Museum 18 Shattuck St., Lowell. 978-452-4207. nequiltmuseum.org Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun noon-4 p.m. Closed major holidays. $5, seniors/children $4. Through 11/11: "Expressions of Beauty, Objects of Utility." Peabody Essex Museum East India Square, Salem. 800-745-4054, 978-745-9500. pem.org Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13, seniors $11, students $9, 16 and under and Salem residents free; includes Salem historic house tours. Admission to museum's Yin Yu Tang house $4 above regular museum admission (Salem residents and ages 16 and under free). Ongoing: "Of Gods and Mortals: Traditional Art From India," "Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light," "All of My Life: Contemporary Work by Native American Artists." 10/13-12/31: "Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style." Through 5/17/09: "Perfect Imbalance: Exploring Chinese Aesthetics." Features objects that date from the Neolithic era to 2004 including paintings, jade, textiles, and prints. Through 6/8/08: "Origami Now!" The exhibit shows masterworks in origami as well as connections between origami and innovations in design, medicine, and math. Through 1/27: "Accidental Mysteries." More than 65 vintage snapshots from the collection of John and Teenuh Foster. Through 12/7/08: "Gateway Bombay." Features works from the Herwitz collection and an installation in the Atrium by Bose Krishnamachari of video-enhanced tiffin carriers (Bombay lunch-boxes). Through 1/6/08: "Sketched at Sea." Whistler House Museum of Art 243 Worthen St., Lowell. 978-452-7641. whistlerhouse.org Ongoing: Birthplace of artist James McNeill Whistler owned and operated by the Lowell Art Assn. Permanent collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century artwork including etchings by Whistler. New Hampshire Children's Metamorphosis Museum Abbott Court, off Broadway, Exit 4 off I-93, Derry, N.H. 603-425-2560. childrensmet.org Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $5, under 1 free. Friday Family night after 5, $9 per family; Grandparents accompanied by a child free Fridays 1-4 p.m. Ongoing: Hands-on museum with activities geared to ages 1-8. Wed: 1 p.m. Pre-schooler story time. Fri: 10 a.m. Toddler Time, activities for parents and children. Thu: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun: 2-4 p.m. Activity Center with craft projects. Children's Museum of Portsmouth South Meeting House, 280 Marcy St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-3853. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $6, seniors $5, under 1 free. Ongoing: 19 hands-on exhibits; art and science activities. Museum of New Hampshire History 6 Eagle Square, Concord, N.H. 603-856-0604. nhhistory.org Ongoing: "New Hampshire Through Many Eyes Exhibition," includes an original Concord stagecoach, re-created wigwam and fire tower. Maine Farnsworth Art Museum 16 Museum St., Rockland, Maine farnsworthmuseum.org Winter hours Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; seniors, students, and 18 and over $8; under 18 free. Through 9/23: "The American-made Alphabet: Aerial Photographs by Margot Balboni." Through 10/07: "The Constructed Landscape." Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine 207-775-6148. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $10, students and seniors $8, ages 6-17 $4, under 6 free; free to all Fri 5-9 p.m. Ongoing: "Form and Design in Glass and Ceramics." Ongoing: "Selected N.C. Wyeth Masterworks." Ongoing: "Edward Hopper Painting: New Acquisition." Through 9/9: "Vividly True to Nature: Harrison Bird Brown, 1831-1915." Through 12/28: "Masterpieces From the Currier Museum of Art." Through 10/8: "Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful." Through 11/25: "Graphite." 10/25-1/6: "Both Sides of the Camera: Photographs from the Collection of Judith Ellis Glickman." Rhode Island Providence Children's Museum 100 South St., Providence. 401-273-5437. childrenmuseum.org Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $6.50, under age 1 free. Ongoing: "Waterways" "Pets and People" "Teech" "Hey Look!" RISD Museum 224 Benefit St., Providence. 401-454-6500. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., third Thu monthly until 9 p.m. $8, $5 seniors, $2 ages 5-18, $3 college students with valid ID. Ongoing: "An American Idyll." Ongoing: "A Grand Gallery: European Paintings from the Permanent Collection." Ongoing: "Jonathan Bonner: Site-Specific Installation" on the Benefit Street grounds of the Museum. Through 9/23: "Painterly Prints In Nineteenth-Century Japan." Through 10/7: Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981, Photographs by Henry Horenstein." Through 11/11: "Nuance In Nature: Birds and Flowers in Japanese Textile Design." 10/26-1/27: "Fabulous Fakes: Jewelry of Kenneth Jay Lane." Through 1/13: "Music Video/Silent Film: Innovations in the Moving Image." Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, Conn. 800-411-9671. pequotmuseum.org Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Last admission at 3 p.m. $15, seniors $13, ages 6-15 $10, under 6 free. Ongoing: Permanent exhibits include "A World of Ice" "Arrival of the People: Life in a Cold Climate" "The Changing Environment" "A Pequot Village." Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Conn. 860-572-5955. mysticaquarium.org 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $16, seniors $15, ages 3-12 $11, under 2 free. Ongoing: "Hidden Amazon," "Return to Titanic," "PT-109 Collision With History," "Noah's Flood and Ancient Shipwrecks," "Lions of the Sea," "Alaskan Coast," "Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Exhibit." Mystic Seaport the Museum of America and the Sea 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, Conn. 860-572-0711. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $17.50, $12 ages 6-17. Through 3/31: "From Model to Masterpiece: The Work of Thomas Hoyne and Erik Ronnberg." Ongoing: "The Art Spot." Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel St., New Haven. 203-432-2800. yale.edu Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free. Through 12/30: "Jem Southam: Upton Pyne."

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