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Gisele Bundchen (above), Tom Brady, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Prince William, and Kate Middleton are just a few of the celebrities who have posed for Mario Testino. See what all the fuss is about at the exhibits Mario Testino: “In Your Face” and “British Royal Portraits.”10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (“In Your Face” through Feb. 3; “British Royal Portraits” through June 16.) $25, $23 students and seniors, free ages 7-17 (weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975.


Let it Snow Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson, and Pontus Winnberg are the trio Miike Snow which is on tour to create a storm about its “Happy to You” release. Flurry to the pop, rock, and electronic gig. 7:30 p.m. $29.50, $35. Paradise Rock Club , 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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An arsenal of rhythm and soul When you hear Darcel Wilson, you might wonder why the Berklee College of Music instructor’s voice sounds familiar. The singer has done national and local TV and radio jingles, but the product she pushes tonight is Darcel Wilson and the Rhythm & Soul Project. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 students. Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487.

Traveling tales If we shared a travel story at the Travel Bug Slam, we would talk about the Latinesque nickname a buddy gave us because of our organizational skills: anal retentus. Sign up to tell your five-minute, travel-themed story and hope you are one of 10 selected. Otherwise, show up to listen and judge. Presented by massmouth and Hostelling International. 6:30-9 p.m. (30-minute pre-show workshop). Free. Hostelling International Boston, 19 Stuart St., Boston. 617-536-1027.

Flute and frases In her 20s, Jane Hirshfield spent three of eight student-of-Zen years in silence at a monastery. At “An Evening of Music and Poetry,” the poet is not silent and will read her poetry and translations of love poems by women of the ancient court of Japan. Flutist Linda Chase and other New England Conservatory faculty members provide accompaniment.8 p.m. Free. New England Conservatory’s Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1122.

Paint and party A glass of wine makes everything look better, especially your art. Radio talk-show host Frankie Boyer hosts Matisse & Merlot Mondays painting parties where instructors provide tips, the Living Room provides libations and inspirational music, and you go home with your masterpiece. Painting themes change weekly.Fall Mondays from 6:30-9 p.m. $36. The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-723-5421.


Car talk You can help climate change by purchasing a car with environmental protections and following good driving habits. At Cars and Climate Change: “Roadside Assistance: Driving Change on Our Streets and in the Oceans,” the folks who will steer you in the right direction include Ray Magliozzi of NPR’s “Car Talk,” Herb Chambers, president of Herb Chambers Motor Group, and Eric Evarts, Consumer Reports’ senior associate autos editor. Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. $50 (includes vegetarian lunch). New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston. 617-226-2143.

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