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    Bonnie Bishop
    Bonnie Bishop


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    Bonnie Raitt had this to say about another Bonnie: “Bonnie Bishop is so talented, and very special. She’s an amazing presence. I think she’s going to be a big star.” Raitt (Bishop’s musical hero) recorded the Bishop and Al Anderson tune “Not ’Cause I Wanted To” for her “Slipstream” record. Touring in support of “Free,” Nashville’s Bishop uses her voice, guitar,
    and piano to deliver songs of survival and redemption. 8 p.m. $10 cover. Johnny D’s,
    17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-776-2004.


    A read on Jackie O. It’s hard to single out just one year in the very public life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but former Globe reporter Tina Cassidy chose 1975 for her book “Jackie After O.” This was the year the former first lady lost her second husband, saved a New York City landmark, and found her workplace calling. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at Boston University, 660 Beacon St., Boston. 617-267-8484.

    Bergen beat Peter Bergen, an expert on foreign policy, national security, and the new generation of terrorism, is one of a few Westerners who interviewed Osama bin Laden. The CNN national security analyst and best-selling author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad” is in Cambridge to talk about his latest book, “The Awakening: The Remaking of the Middle East.” 7 p.m. Free. Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church of Greater Boston, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-354-0632.


    From tree to art A 6½-foot-tall floor lamp and a 2-inch-tall “Ball in Square Lens Box” are among the 100-plus wood items at “Across the Grain: Turned and Carved Wood” that show how wood is transformed into teapots, tables, benches, bowls, and even a hat. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Sept. 15; May 19 reception from 1-5 p.m.). $8, $5 students and seniors, free under 13 and for all on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000.

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    From Canada to Australia Canadian electro-poppers singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara and her hubby bassist, Dan Kurtz,
    created Dragonette in 2005. The group co-headlines at the Paradise with The Presets, the Aussie indie and DJ duo on tour promoting “Pacifica.” 8 p.m. $25. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


    Hungry for parody? Poverty, oppression, war, and 12-year-olds with bows and arrows are in the mix at “The Hungry Hungry Games: A Parody” brought to you by the folks who delivered “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody.” May 8-11 at 8 p.m. $34. CityStage, 1 Columbus Center, Springfield. 413-788-7033. www.citystage.symphonyhall

    Overgrown at 24 At 24, this singer, songwriter, and producer is making a name for himself in the world of electronic music. James Blake, the young Englishman who has his way with post-dubstep, pop, hip-hop, and house will perform “Retrograde” and other tracks from “Overgrown.” May 8 at 8 p.m. $25, $35. House of Blues,
    15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 800-745-3000.