PICK OF THE DAY
We don’t think he’ll be reading, but if you don’t already know, Brad Paisley released his first book last year, the New York Times bestseller “Diary of a Player.” The current single by the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and author is “Camouflage,” and the Grammy winner’s latest album is “This Is Country Music.” The Band Perry and Easton Corbin are also on the bill. (For more on the Band Perry, see Page 4.) June 3 at 7 p.m. $25-$60. Comcast Center,
885 South Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
Classical Sessions Classical music meets video art when Chorus pro Musica welcomes 22-year-old British video artist Joss Sessions. Light and images will be projected onto the organ pipes and walls of Jordan Hall for the performance of Haydn’s “The Creation.” 8 p.m. $17-$87. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston.
From understudy to star In the early 1960s, Lee Meriwether understudied Betty Garrett and Joyce Van Patten in Charles Aidman’s adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’s 1915 “Spoon River Anthology.” Fast forward to 2012 when the actress stars in “The Women of Spoon River,” poems about residents in the fictional town of Spoon River, Ill. The former “Barnaby Jones” costar adapted Masters’s work to create a one-woman show about the women in the town. 8 p.m. (through June 4). $50. Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main St., Gloucester. 978-281-4433.
A feast for the senses This is a win-win-win-win situation. On the Beacon Hill Art Walk you’ll get exercise, music, art, and a peek at some lovely gardens and courtyards on Beacon Hill.
June 3 from noon-6 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Revere and Phillips streets, Boston (maps available between 135 and 137 Charles St. and at the corner of Cambridge and West Cedar streets).
Queen for a day The honor of your presence is requested at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, sort of. The Bostonian Society and the British Consul invite you to the British Street Party in the New World where you will eat cake, listen to music, and watch Shakespeare performances and Redcoat reenactors (be nice, we won). June 3 from 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Pedestrian mall outside the Old State House, corner of State and Washington streets, Boston.
Not a recital Jennifer Kuhnberg created OnStage Dance Company to give dancers 18 and older an opportunity to perform. The Boston-based troupe of 52 dancers and 12 choreographers pre-sents two performances of ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and contemporary dance. June 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. $12. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-266-0800. www.bostontheatre
100 percent Cotton
The most recent album from James Cotton, a giant among blues performers, is aptly named “Giant.” The award-winning harmonica player and singer-songwriter started his professional career at 9 and has been at it for more than
60 years. June 3 at 7 p.m. $30, $50. Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough. 508-543-0609. www.showcaselive.com