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UFC President Dana White, left, and Jay Mohr attend the UFC on Fox event at Staples Center.

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UFC President Dana White, left, and Jay Mohr attend the UFC on Fox event at Staples Center.

PICK OF THE DAY

Four scores

You can never get enough of the local ladies performing at “All About Election Eve.” Leigh Barrett, Mary Callanan, Kerry A. Dowling, and Kathy St. George each get 20 minutes to sing tunes they have never been performed. Benefit for SpeakEasy Stage Company. Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. $60, $25 ages 25 and under (includes post-show reception with cast). Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene.com

FRIDAY

We want Mohr

A gig on “Saturday Night Live” ultimately led to Jay Mohr’s best-selling book, “Gasping for Airtime,” about his panic attacks on “SNL.” 9:45 p.m. $30-$35. The Wilbur Theatre,
246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

Platform shows

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If you’re not thrilled with Obama or Romney, vote for someone else at the ImprovBoston Election Show. You suggest a platform and the improv comedians will take it from there with campaigns, slogans, and attack ads. 8 and 10 p.m. (through Nov. 6). $14-$18 (student discounts available). ImprovBoston,
40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253. www.improvboston.com

SATURDAY

Young and prolific

Camille Saint-Saens, a child prodigy and pianist, wrote his first known composition at 3 years old and made his public debut at 10. The composer’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 41 is one of the pieces on the Chameleon Arts Ensemble program “first a childhood, limitless and free.” 8 p.m. (Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.). $23-$43, $5 student and senior discount. First Church in Boston,
66 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-427-8200. www.chameleonarts.org

Levitt-ating Eisler’s catalog

For more than a year, 96-year-old Eric Bentley has been working with soprano Karyn Levitt on her Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book program. Levitt will read poems by Austrian composer Hanns Eisler followed by a vocal performance of Bentley’s English translations of the “Brecht-Eisler Song Book” and “Eisler and the Poets.” Bentley is the original English translator of Bertolt Brecht’s plays and poems. Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. $25, $50; $12.50 students. Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston. 617-274-4550. www.ericbentleysbrechteislersongbook.eventbrite.com

SUNDAY

States of the union

The folks from American Classics put their voices into this election year with “Swing States (and Others),” a vocal romp through Broadway and Hollywood tunes about our 50 states. Included are birth and home states of the four candidates: “All Hail to Massachusetts,” “I Want to Go Back to Michigan,” “On, Wisconsin,” “Pennsylvania Polka,” and more. Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. $25, $20 students and seniors. Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-254-1125. www.amclass.org

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