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Boston-area to do list

A. R. Sinclair


A fun fender bender

Rusty Fenders is a heap of a mess with a rotten boss named Beaulah Gasket, a love life that backfires, and a ’93 Kia. Wesley Savick’s “Car Talk: The Musical!!!” comes equipped with music by Michael Wartofsky and voice-overs by Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers. Presented by Underground Railway Theater and Suffolk University. Pictured (from left): Maureen Keiller, Scott H. Severance, Tiffany Chen, and Leigh Barrett.
June 14 at 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 12). $20 and up. Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-811-4111.


Tradition Raising five daughters is challenging but doable; avoiding the czar is impossible. In the Tony-winning “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye tries to hold onto his family and Jewish traditions while the czar evicts the Jews from their beloved Anatevka. 7 p.m. (through July 14). $15-
$62, $15 under 19 (except Saturday evenings). Barring-ton Stage Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888.

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Flowering fruit A composition by Bonnie Cochran provided the first piece performed by this group and its name. Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble presents a classical program for flute and strings at the 1806 Gore Place carriage house. 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 students. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798.

Four days of films Let’s jump from the Roxbury International Film Festival’s Wednesday opening-night celebration to Sunday’s closing-night screening. It’s “The Contradictions of Fair Hope” produced and directed by
S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell C. Metcalf. Merkerson, who played Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on “Law & Order,” will participate in a post-screening Q&A about the Fair Hope Benevolent Society. The festival offers more than 50 features, shorts, and documentaries. Opening-night celebration from 6-9 p.m. (screenings at various venues June 14-17). $35 opening night celebration (free for festival pass holders). National Center of Afro-American Artists, 300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury. 800-838-3006.

From conception to birth In the ’80s, Tufts and Museum School graduate Kim Berman came up with the idea of the Artist Proof Studio; in 1991, she cofounded it with Johannesburg artist, Nhlanhla Xaba. “The Boston-Jo’burg Connection: Collaboration and Exchange at Artist Proof Studio, 1983-2012” features more than 150 prints by Boston and Johannesburg artists. Wed-Sun noon-5 p.m. (through July 29). Free ($3 suggested donation). Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-3518.


Creativity club Once a month, young artists from the worlds of film, fashion, music, visual art, hair and makeup, and performance art get together for a “circus of creativity.” The members of Raw Boston meet Thursday for “Solstice.” June 14 from 7-10 p.m. $10 online, $15 at the door. The Estate, 1 Boylston St., Boston. www.rawartists

It all started . . . The fertile ’60s nourished David Bromberg and Loudon Wainwright III, who share the bill in Somerville. The former brings his quartet for a set list from his latest CD, “Use Me.” The latter’s latest is “Older Than My Old Man Now.”  June 14 at 8 p.m. $34.50-
$37.50. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-625-5700.

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