PICK OF THE DAY
“Scars & Stories” and “Stronger” bring The Fray and Kelly Clarkson together on tour to promote their recent releases. The latter’s “Stronger” features hit singles “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” 7:30 p.m. $25-$65. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
He says, he says According to saxophonist Gerald Albright: “Even when we sleep we’re thinking about melodies, recordings, concerts, and whatever we’re
going to do next.” According to guitarist and singer
Norman Brown: “When we were recording the project, we didn’t have a lot of time — so we were working on it 24/7!” Hence the title of their first combined album, “24/7.” 8 and 10 p.m. $40. Scullers Jazz Club,
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-783-0090. www.scullersjazz.com
Locally grown It started in Stoughton where Lori McKenna grew up surrounded by her musical family. Fast forward to Faith Hill, who recorded McKenna’s songs for “Fireflies.” The folk singer-songwriter and guitarist closes the Rock and Blues Cruises season with her Lori McKenna Band presented by Club Passim.
Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. boarding), rain or shine. $27.50, $33 day of show. 21+. Provincetown II at
World Trade Center Pier, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. www.rockandbluescruise.com
Hot and cold The order of this event is critical. At the Hot Sauce and Ice Cream Takedown, you’ll start with 10-15 local hot sauces, finish with the same amount of local ice creams, and vote for each category. Aug. 26 at
2 p.m. $15. Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 800-838-3006. www.thetakedowns.com
On your mark, get set, go You have 150 minutes to scoop up one or more of the 50 mixed-media pieces for $100 each. At the juried “50-100-150 — Riverside
Gallery’s Annual Summer Pop-up Show,” the artists hang their work just before the show and remove it when the bell rings. Aug. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. Free
admission. Riverside Gallery, Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge. 617-547-6811. www.cambridgecc.org/riverside-gallery
On the farm Tasting stations from Boston-area restaurants and vendors are a great excuse to pig out with the kids at Family Food Fest. Join TV Diner’s Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson in South Natick where adults can watch cooking demos and visit the beer and wine tent; kids can do their thing in the play area and visit with the farm animals. Aug. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $30, $40 at the door; free under 11. Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant St. South, South Natick. 888-248-3355. www.necn.com/foodfest
Going Ga-ga We’re not talking about the singer, this dodgeball-like game is one of the activities at the all-ages Sunday Parkland Games presented by the Charles River Conservancy. If you prefer a gentler activity, yoga is from 4-5 p.m. Aug. 26 from 2-5 p.m., weather permitting (Sundays through Sept. 30). Free. DCR parklands between Memorial Drive and the Charles River (between the Weeks Footbridge and JFK Street), Cambridge.