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Events

Boston-area to do list

Shervin Lainez

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A frank DiFranco

On “Talk to Me Now,” Ani DiFranco sings: “I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.” And say she does on all her tunes. The self-monikered “Little Folksinger” has a new release titled “¿Which Side Are You On?” 8 p.m. $39. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

TUESDAY

Hey Jimi In 1970, the rock world lost Jimi Hendrix who died at 27 leaving a legacy created in four years. At the panel discussion, Hendrix at 70, former Globe music critic Steve Morse plus Hendrix scholar Joel J. Brattin and “Sunday Morning Blues” host Carter Alan will talk about the life, music, and legacy of the legendary electric guitarist. 7:30 p.m. $10. Arlington High School Media Center, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington.781-316-­3568. www.arlingtoncommunityed.org

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A stitch in time Elizabeth Bull started designing, sewing, and embroidering her wedding dress when she was in school. In 1735, Bull wore the unfinished China silk gown to her wedding to Reverend Roger Price at Trinity Church. Learn about (and feast your eyes on) this piece of American haute couture at Restoring the Elizabeth Bull Wedding Gown. Textile conservator, Kathryn Tarleton, will talk about conserving the gown. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15 (reservations recommended). Old State House, 206 Washington St., Boston. 617-720 1713. www.bostonhistory.org

Sporty souvenirs In the ’60s, our father drove to work in his orange MG, a popular British car that attracted a lot of attention from American soldiers after World War II. See some of the gems at “Britain Can Make It — Postwar Progress Through Determination, Innovation & Exportation.” Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 2013. $10, $5 students, seniors, military, ages 6-12. Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547.www.larzanderson.org

We hardly knew him Harry Agganis, the former Boston University quarterback and Red Sox first baseman, is the subject of the documentary “Agganis: Golden Greek, Excellence to the End,” produced by grandnephew Greg Agganis. 6 p.m. (5:15 p.m. red carpet ceremonies). $100 (profits benefit the Sports Museum’s Stand Strong program; reservations recommended; includes screening, DVD copy, 8:30 p.m. after party at Gypsy Bar). AMC Loews Boston Common 19 Theater, 175 Tremont St., Boston. www.agganismovie.org

Mix it up You have 35 chances to hear tomorrow’s jazz stars at “In the Mix.” The one-hour concerts by the New England Conservatory Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation ensembles are the result of weekly coaching sessions by NEC faculty. Tuesday’s music is the Bob Moses Ensemble (7 p.m.) and the Joe Morris Ensembles (8 and 9 p.m.). 7, 8, and 9 p.m. (through Dec. 12). Free. New England Conservatory’s Pierce Hall, 241 St. Botolph St., Boston. 617-585-1260. www.necmusic.edu

WEDNESDAY

Webb master Singer, songwriter, and composer Jimmy Webb will speak at the Museum of Fine Arts. Nov. 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. $47. Museum of Fine Arts Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975. www.mfa.org

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