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    Heart to heart

    Hotel rooms and studios on the left coast were the recording venues for “Fanatic,” the latest release by rockers Nancy and Ann Wilson. The sisters of Heart also published their memoir, “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll” with help from author Charles R. Cross. Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. $45-$65. Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

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    Primarily political In 1964, folks wondered which politicians inspired the film “The Best Man,” based on the book by Gore Vidal. The movie, in which Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson play opponents in a presidential primary, screens as part of the “Stage & Screen” series presented by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company. There will be a post-screening discussion with the Huntington’s “Now or Later” director Michael Wilson and playwright Christopher Shinn. 7 p.m. $10. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500. www.coolidge.org

    A+ The flight from analytical chemistry to astronomy to Audubon’s world is the story of Amesbury’s Alan Cormier. When the nature photographer retired from a career in medical instrumentation he shot total solar eclipses and eventually found his calling as a bird photographer. “Wild Birds and Other Inspirations” is on view in Newburyport. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (through Nov. 11). Free. Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. 978-462-9998. www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats

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    What an angle Photographer tSofi Inbar converts run of the mill into out of this world in “tSOfi Inbar: Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.” The photographer is “intrigued by observing well-known, widely photographed landmarks from unfamiliar angles, demonstrating that it is not ‘what’ one observes, but ‘how’ one observes that can offer the most joy and meaning.” Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (through Oct. 30). Free. Newton Free Library Gallery, 330 Homer St., Newton. 617-796-1360. www.newtonfreelibrary.net

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    To their own selves be true If you can’t get to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, then its members will cometh to you. ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents “Hamlet” with all of its political intrigue, sexual obsession, philosophy, violence, tragedy, and humor. Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. (through Oct. 21). $25-$79 (recommended for ages 12 and older). The Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org

    Election rhetoric Add to the many politically related events in town a discussion by Harvard professor, and author, David Gergen. The former adviser to Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton will talk about the upcoming election. Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m, Free. Washburn Auditorium at Lesley University, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge. 617-868-9600. www.lesley.edu

    Reunification tour Sretensky Monastery was founded in 1395 and was under Communist rule after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The all-male Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir is on tour to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church. Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. $25-$65. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000. www.aestages.org