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On his musical autobiography, Glen Campbell gives more than one nod to his wife, Kimberly. “Ghost on the Canvas” covers the singer’s 75 years from his beginnings in Arkansas to his music, TV, and film success and failures, and his spiritual redemption. Campbell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has said that this is his last album. Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. $50-$70. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.


Flower power Taylor Mac plays a five-petaled flower named Lily in “The Lily’s Revenge” presented by the American Repertory Theater. The allegory in five acts features more than 30 performers, in the mediums of dance, film, theater, and music. (See review, Page 4.) 6 p.m. (through Oct. 28). $25 and up (recommended for ages 16 and older). Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300.

Different or the same? Are the prostitutes of Desiderare and the church ladies of Parish Blues as different as we imagine? Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano photographed performances by the local Prometheus Dance and Prometheus Dance Elders for “Transit of Venus.” Perhaps one evolves into the other, or maybe the young women are daughters of the elders. You decide. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (through
Dec. 26). Free. The Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., East Cambridge. 617-577-1400.


“Thriller” reggae style? The Easy Star All-Stars are pros at reggae-izing music legends on their tribute albums. Pink Floyd, Radiohead, the Beatles, and now a “Thrillah” tribute to the King of Pop. The New York-based band had some challenges with Jackson’s vocal style so they brought in some new voices to get the job done. 8 p.m. $16.50. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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Looming Some weavers liken the warp and weft of their craft to the connection felt among weavers who bond like the hundreds of threads they weave together. “Grand Tales of the Loom: Four Master Weavers” explores a devotion to their shared meditative practices. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 20. $8, $5 students and seniors, free under 13 and for everyone Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000.


Mules and maggots Interesting book titles by New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon include “New Weather,” “Mules,” “Hay,” and “Maggot.” The Pulitzer-winning poet and Northern Ireland native is a guest of the Boston College Lowell Humanities Series. Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Free. Boston College, Devlin Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill. 617-552-8000.

Breaking bad Folks from the Arlington International Film Festival aim to break ethnic barriers by screening independent films from all over the world. Barrier breaking starts with “Best of Festival Shorts” followed by the “Best of Festival” feature “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert” by Vivian Ducat (post-screening discussion with Ducat and Rembert). Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. (through Oct. 21). $11, $45 festival pass (20 admissions). Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849.