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    We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the stuff of everyday life like keys and office supplies (unless we can’t find them), but for painter J.B. Jones, this stuff is the subject of his hyperrealistic paintings of modern life. See them at “Still Light.” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.; through May 10). Free. Copley Society of Art, 158 Newbury St., Boston. 617-536-5049.


    Washington in Concord In about a week, Concord will be all things patriotic, but Saturday it’s all things jazz, blues, and soul by Toni Lynn Washington. The singer known as Boston’s Queen of the Blues will be backed by the Workingman’s Band for an evening of such classics as “Unchain My Heart” and “All Of Me.”
    8 p.m. No cover. The Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-9200. www.concordscolonial

    They don’t give up Quick power-pop tunes is what you get from the Minneapolis-based Howler. The creation of singer-guitarist Jordan Gatesmith, the group recently released its debut album, “America Give Up.” 9 p.m. $8. 21+. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014.

    More than a spoonful “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” “Younger Girl,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?” “Summer in the City,” “Rain on the Roof,” “Darling Be Home Soon,” “Do You Believe in Magic?” During Beatlemania, the Lovin’ Spoonful with John Sebastian kept up with the British invasion. The singer spoons it up in Shirley. 8 p.m. $45. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311.


    Trapped In 1925, a local caver was looking for a new entrance to the system of underground caves in Kentucky when he became trapped in a narrow crawlway 55 feet below the surface. Folks were glued to their radios, and the caver’s plight was a media sensation. Moonbox Productions presents “Floyd Collins.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (through April 14). $32-$37. BCA Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 671-933-8600.


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    From past to present You can hang out in the Oval Room where Vic Damone and Lena Horne performed if you partake in Easter Brunch at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The buffet features a raw bar, carving stations, a dessert spread, and activities for the kids. April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $79, $39 children (reservations recommended). Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave., Boston. 617-267-5300, ext. 1063.

    Pancakes, please Chef Paul Turano whips up a two-course feast at Easter Brunch at Tryst. We stopped reading the menu when we saw lemon and ricotta pancakes. April 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $22. Reservations required. Tryst Restaurant, 689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. 781-641-2227. www.trystres