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Mindy Tucker

PICK OF THE DAY

Race, road, and recap

Here’s a snippet from Lizz Winstead that describes what you’re in for: “I’ll be summing up the race to the White House and the do-nothing-but-vote-on-abortion-bills Congress.” The co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show” presents “Bang the Dumb Slowly: The Long Road to the White House,” a recap of this year’s presidential race. Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. $24. 21+. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

SATURDAY

Everything is Rosie

Listening to the early sounds of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly grabbed the ears of a young Rosie Flores , who plays a range of styles including western swing, country, blues, and rockabilly. The Texas-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter celebrates her new release, “Working Girl’s Guitar” and performs in Cambridge with special guest Marti Brom. (For more on Flores, see Page 4.)
7 p.m. $15. 18+. T.T. the Bears Place, 10 Brookline St., Central Square, Cambridge. 617-492-0082. www.ttthebears.com

Steeples chase

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The bonus track on “Stories From the Steeples,” the new release by Mary Black, is “Fifi the Flea.” If that piqued your interest, there’s more from the Celtic singer, who started singing in the choir at convent school and graduated to Dublin pubs (what did the nuns think of that?). Róisín O opens. 8 p.m. $30-$48. Berklee
Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-876-4275. www.worldmusic.org

Twin peaks

Twin trio doesn’t sound accurate, but it is. Radius Ensemble plays Derek Bermel’s Twin Trio for flute, clarinet, and piano, which was inspired by real-life twins. The “Kin” concert also features Quintet for oboe and strings by Arnold Bax, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor, and “Tracing Lines” by Boston’s Jonathan Bailey Holland.
8 p.m. $20, $16 seniors, $10 students. Longy School of Music at Bard College, Pickman Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-792-7234. www.radiusensemble.org

Rock on

Earn points with the kids by bringing them to see the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra ; they’ll see how cool you are. The Boston-based singers and instrumentalists keep ’60s and ’70s classic rock alive with music by the Who, David Bowie, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Queen. Rock out to music, enjoy the light show, and impress the kids. 8 p.m. (see website for additional shows through Dec. 31).
$25. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849.
www.regenttheatre.com

Tater talker

As one fourth of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Ron White got laughs with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. As a writer, White had a bestseller with “Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent … But I Didn’t Have the Ability.” The comedian delivers yuks at the Wilbur. 7 and 9:45 p.m. (Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.). $49.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

SUNDAY

Solar-system symphony

Mozart’s last symphony, “Jupiter,” is considered to be one of the greatest works of the 18th century and a foreshadowing of Beethoven’s work. Decide for yourself when Bernard Labadie conducts the Handel and Haydn Society in Symphony No. 41 and other program offerings. Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. talk). $20-$84. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-266-3605. www.handelandhaydn.org

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