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PICK OF THE DAY

Rise and fall

Before Boston’s elevated rail system came down in 1987, there was a 1985 project that documented the steel structure. There are 65 photos on view at “An Elevated View,” an exhibit of the Orange Line which took folks hither and yon and to and fro from 1901-1987. Monday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Jan. 19). Free. Boston Public Library Wiggin Gallery, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org

MONDAY

Believe it Here’s something from Lea DeLaria: “What do you mean you don’t believe in homosexuality? It’s not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn’t necessary.” You can believe that the singer, comedian, writer, and Broadway actress performs “The Last Butch Standing.”
8 p.m. $25-$35 (recommended for 18+). Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-495-2668. www.cluboberon.com

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Politics and pizza It’s all politics and pizza at this week’s trivia night where you can spend election eve tossing around your knowledge about leaders, scandals, and party positions at Presidential Trivia at Ducali on Election Eve. 8-10 p.m. No cover. Ducali Pizzeria & Bar, 289 Causeway St., Boston. 617-742-4144. www.ducali
pizza.com

Fouring Four wines and a four-course dinner transform Monday from boring to fouring at Wine & Dine Mondays. Southern France is your destination Monday when Gerard Bertrand, winemaker and former member of the French national rugby team, will talk about wines from Languedoc/Roussillon. 7 p.m. $60 (reservations recommended). The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, 25 Charles St., Boston. 617-723-1133. www.beaconhillhotel.com

Noir night Election eve is a perfect night for a reading of “Boston Noir 2: The Classics,” the newest addition to the anthology. The 14 crime stories in the publication include Robert B. Parker’s “Surrogate” and Linda Barnes’s “Lucky Penny.” Barnes and David Ryan will be in attendance along with special guest Atul Gawande. 7 p.m. Free. Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-1515. www.harvard.com

TUESDAY

Tally talk You know the “who” in Tuesday’s election, but at “America Votes!” you’ll learn about the “how” including the Constitution, voting history, campaigning, and that Electoral College. Nov. 6 at
2 p.m. Free (reservations required). The National Archives and Records Administration, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham. 866-406-2379. www.archives.gov/boston

Assembling an ensemble Ron Savage is a team player. As an alum and chair of the Ensemble Department at the Berklee College of Music, the drummer likes “the challenges and rewards of successfully helping young people make music happen.” With musical colleagues Ron Mahdi on bass and pianist Jetro da Silva (who has performed with Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder), the Ron Savage Trio makes music in Methuen. Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover. Jocko’s Jazz at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. 978-683-9200. www.jockosjazz.com

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