PICK OF THE DAY
Here for the concert
The 2004 debut album, “Here for the Party,” opened the country doors for Gretchen Wilson. The single, “Redneck Woman,” won a Grammy for Wilson, who has a new single titled “One Good Friend.” We checked out www.gretchenwilson.com and voted for Wilson in Taste of Country’s “The Toughest Woman in Country Music” (sorry, Dolly). Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. $36.50-$49. Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Webster. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
A Plum role You can’t go wrong with William Shakespeare, Paula Plum, and Happy Medium Theatre, who team up for “Romeo and Juliet.” Plum directs the cast in this love story that has no happy ending. 8 p.m. (through Aug. 25). $24, $12 (matinee performances). Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 537 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene.com
Serious pillow talk In Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman,” a writer is interrogated about his stories, which resemble brutal crimes under investigation. Presented by Flat Earth Theatre.
8 p.m. (through Aug. 18). $15, $20 at the door. The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. 800-838-3006. www.flatearth
Sweet jam Several choirs lend their voices to this fund-raiser for Fourth Church. Gospel Jam welcomes Fourth Church Singers, the St. Monica’s Catholic Church Praise Singers, and other choirs. The music is accompanied by an international buffet and a Red Sox ticket raffle. 7:15 p.m. $10. Fourth Presbyterian Church,
340 Dorchester St., South Boston. 617-268-1281.www.4thboston.org
Politically incorrect and funny We loved “Politically Incorrect” in the hands of Bill Maher. The TV show had a nine-year run from 1993-2002, and the Emmy-nominated comedian, author, and political commentator followed that with HBO’s “Real Time.” 8 p.m. $64-$83. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis (Aug. 12 at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset).
Nose to nose The real Olympics end Aug. 12, but don’t forget the “Nose Olympics” that take place at Saturday’s Hungry Tiger Street Festival in Somerville. This Union Square event is also known for its food-tasting “extravaganza,” fire throwers, buskers, human statues, and martial artists. 6-10 p.m. (rain date Aug. 12). Free admission. Union Square, intersection of Washington Street and Somerville Avenue, Somerville. 617-625-6600.
Reeling it in After a five-hour Culinary Fishing Trip where you’ll hopefully catch some cod and haddock in Boston Harbor (8 a.m.-1 p.m.), clean up and head to Tryst Restaurant for a three-course New England seafood dinner prepared by Chef Turano. Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (dinner 4-9 p.m. at Tryst Restaurant, 689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington). $80, $35 under 13, $38 (dinner only). Reservations required for fishing trip. Meet at Walsh’s Deep Sea Fishing, 76 Marine Blvd # R, Lynn. 781-641-2227. www.culinaryfishingtryst.eventbrite.com