PICK OF THE DAY
‘Wrecking Ball’ at Fenway
Early this year, the Boss spoke at a press conference about his new record, “Wrecking Ball,” and about growing up in New Jersey. According to CNN.com, the rock singer-songwriter said: “The deepest motivation comes out of the house that I grew up in and the circumstances that were set up there, which is mirrored around the United States with the level of unemployment we have right now.” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
perform at Fenway.
Aug. 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. $75, $103. Fenway Park,
4 Yawkey Way, Boston. 800-514-3849. www.livenation.com
King of comedy Philip King’s English farce borrows a nursery rhyme line for its title. The Barrington Stage Company production of “See How They Run” takes place during World War II in Merton-cum-Middlewick, where a wife tries to feel at home among the villagers. 7 p.m. (through Aug. 26). $15-$60, $38 seniors (matinees), $15 under 19 (except Saturday evenings). Boyd-Quinson Mainstage,
30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888. www.barringtonstageco.org
No more toga parties Imagine what Ron and Jill Tanner found during their restoration of a Baltimore Victorian that had been used as a frat house. The 1897 beauty was featured on “This Old House” and is the subject of the book “From Animal House to Our House” and Tuesday’s discussion by author Ron Tanner. Presented by Historic New England and the Victorian Society/NE. 6:30 p.m. (registration starts at 5:30 p.m.). $12. Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-994-5920. www.historicnewengland.org
A perfect tour Gloucester uses one of its products to tell the history of the city on Gloucester HarborWalk . With the help of local artists, historians, and craftspeople, 42 “Story Moments” are placed along the waterfront on granite posts from Cape Ann quarries. Learn about the country’s oldest fishing port by using the newest technology including mobile apps. Ongoing daily. Free. Downtown Gloucester. www.ghwalk.org
Pasta passion Are you itchy to give your notice and start a business? Get tips from two buddies and foodies who did it at “Turn Your Passion Into a Paycheck: An Evening With Nella Pasta.” Leigh Foster and Rachel Marshall founded Boston’s Nella Pasta which uses “what’s in season, picked fresh, and grown with organic practices.” 6-8 p.m. $50 (registration recommended). Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430. www.bcae.org
Shakespeare and Elvis, an unlikely partnership, you thinketh? Loosely based on “Twelfth Night,” “All Shook Up” has 25 Presley hits, lots of dancing, and for the North Shore Music Theatre production, actress Joyce DeWitt. The former “Three’s Company” star plays Mayor Matilda Hyde in Joe DiPietro’s story about a guitar player who brings rock ’n’ roll to a not-so-hip Midwest town.
7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 26). $40-$70. North Shore Music Theatre,
62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. www.nsmt.org
No labor in the labyrinth We had no idea there was a Labyrinth Guild of New England and that labyrinths are places to meditate. According to Beth Burnham Mace, they’re different from mazes because with labyrinths “there are no tricks to the path nor dead ends.” Join Mace for Labyrinth Walks, a series of strolls to help you reflect and relax. Aug. 15 at 7 a.m., rain or shine (Sept. 19 and Oct. 16). Free. Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston. 978-443-5803. www.labyrinthguild.org