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Latin American hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux grew up in France, where her parents were exiled from Chile during Pinochet’s dictatorship. After the family returned to Chile when Tijoux was a teenager, she became well-known as a member of the band Makiza then went solo to embark on an even bigger career. Her new recording, “La Bala (The Bullet),” follows up her Grammy-nominated recording, “1977,” and blends hip-hop, jazz, funk, classical, and politics. DJ Pajaritos (Picó Picante) opens. July 16, 8 p.m. $22. 18+. Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 617-876-4275,


Know the score If you have one, bring it. Otherwise, you can rent a score of Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War” and sing along at a South Shore Summer Sing. The seasonal, air-conditioned events are sponsored by Choral Art Society of the South Shore. July 16, 7:30 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors, $2 score rental. Aug. 13 features Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” St. Mary of the Nativity Parish Center, 14 Edward Foster Road, Scituate. 781-925-6095,

On the money As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank ought to know a thing or two about money. In the final program of the Financial Literacy at the Library series, he discusses “Financial Reform and the Economy” and shares ideas about cutting the national budget without cutting quality of life.
July 16, 7 p.m. Free. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 617-796-1360,


Picturesque pictures Between the light, the angles, and the composition, getting good outdoor shots isn’t always a snap. Sarah Berry helps at the Pics in the Parks Photography Workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. When you achieve your masterpiece, submit it to ParkARTS and it just might get selected for inclusion in an upcoming exhibit. BYO camera. July 16, 6 p.m. Free. Porzio Park, East Boston. Workshops at parks throughout the city through Aug. 18. 617-961-3051,

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Growing wild What gourmet goodies are flourishing in your neighborhood? At “Urban Foraging,” Josh Lewin clues you in to the what, where, how, and why of edible wild plants. Join him to make two light courses, an entree, and a dessert. July 16, 6-9 p.m. $70, $15 materials. Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St.,
Boston. 617-267-4430,


She loves you, tomorrow Lauren Weintraub, 13, of Sudbury is having a dream-come-true kind of summer. She’s “Annie” in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the blockbuster musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, recently seen on the NSMT stage in “Hello Dolly!,” plays the nasty Miss Hannigan. July 17-29. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed-Thu and Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $40-$70. North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200,

Burning bright Frank hires Anna to tutor his 10-year-old son Mark, who’s still reeling from the death of his mother. Becky Webber, who charmed North Shore audiences in the Gloucester Stage Company’s production of “Trying,” returns for Don Cohen’s “Tyger” in the company’s New Play Reading Series. July 17, 8 p.m. Suggested donation $20. Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., Gloucester. 978-281-4433,