PICK OF THE DAY
Time and again
The 27th season of José Mateo Ballet Theatre leaps onto the stage with “Mysterious Arrangements,” original ballets by the troupe’s namesake. Pieces include 2005’s “Time Beyond Time” about a couple and their time-traveling emotions. The ballet is set to music by Olivier Messiaen. 8 p.m. (through Oct. 28). $40. Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-354-7467. www.ballettheatre.org
Band of brothers The brothers Garza have come a long way from singing in cantinas and honky-tonks with their father. “Rockpango,” last year’s release by Los Lonely Boys, is also a word coined by the Texican rock ’n’ roll trio that reflects a progression from fandango (a beat of “loving celebration”) and huapango (another Latin rhythm that “gets the fiesta cooking”). 10 p.m. $29.50-$34.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation
Witches brew (First Witch) “When shall we three meet again; in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” (Second Witch) “When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won.” How about meeting in Medford where Actors’ Shakespeare Project opens its ninth season with “Macbeth.” Paula Plum directs. 8 p.m. (through Nov. 4). $33-$50. Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford. 866-811-4111. www.actorsshakespeareproject.org
They were there There are stories to be told when you walk down a candle-lit path. At “Battle Road Heroes” you’ll hear tales from Captain William Smith, the Lincoln Minute Men, the Hartwells, musicians, and His Majesty’s soldiers. Presented by Minute Man National Historical Park. 7-8:30 p.m. (guided tours leave every 15 minutes). $5, $10 per family. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Park at Hartwell Tavern Historic Area, 107 North Great Road, Lincoln.
Pathways A musical path opens the Chameleon Arts Ensemble season with “midst the twilight path,” a program of Brahms, Wagner, Schoenberg, Berg, and Kirchner. The intersection of late Romanticism and Modernism is the location for this portrait of the world of Arnold Schoenberg. 8 p.m. (Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.). $23-$43, $5 student and senior discount. Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon St., Boston.
Links in a chain Emerald Necklace docents reveal how a 17th-century Japanese Temple Bell and a historic bridge made from Roxbury puddingstone are related at Hidden Gems of the Back Bay Fens. The walking tour is presented by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
Oct. 7 from 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 the Fenway, Boston. 617-522-2700. www.emeraldnecklace
M & M It seems strange to refer to a 40,000-year-old baby mammoth as a “baby.” Lyuba, the Ice Age mammal, is one of the replicas at the “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age” exhibit of skulls, tusks, and bones. The bones were collected by William Clark (half of Lewis and Clark) for Thomas Jefferson. Oct. 7 from 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. (through Jan. 13). $22, $20 seniors, $19 ages 3-11. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500. www.mos.org