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Randee St. Nicholas

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Country cousins plus one

Cousins Gary LeVox and Jay Demarcus grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and both eventually landed in Nashville where they met Oklahoma native, Joe Don Rooney. Their bond became a band in the late 90s called Rascal Flatts , and the Grammy-winning harmonic country trio recently released “Changed.”6 p.m. $25.50-$60.25. Comcast Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

FRIDAY

Fine point Female factory workers in Illinois during the ’20s and early ’30s were told that the glow-in-the-dark paint they used on watch dials was harmless. Not true. The “radium girls” got radium poisoning from licking their brushes to get a fine point, and five of them took the Radium Factory to court. The US Supreme Court ruling gave individuals with “occupational diseases” the right to sue their employers. Their story is told in “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich. 8 p.m. Through June 22. $44 and $48, $40 and $42 seniors. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200. www.stonehamtheatre.org

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Tasting Heed the words of Texas singer/songwriter, Delbert McClinton, and leave the kids at home: “I’m an acquired taste in that my kind of music’s not for little kids. It’s adult rock ’n’ roll.” The Grammy winner’s latest release is . . . “Acquired Taste.” Special guest is Marcia Ball. 8 p.m. $35-$65. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

The borrowers All the young sculptor and his fiancée want to do is impress the latter’s father and an elderly millionaire art collector. So, they borrow some antique furniture from a neighbor (without asking), and the power goes out. It’s not pretty. Happy Medium Theatre presents Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy.” 8 p.m. Through June 22. $18, $20 at the door; $15, $17 at the door for students. Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. 800-838-3006. www.blackcomedyboston.
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Improvisational sleep Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut turned 50 this year, and that means a lot of people have left his concerts feeling better: “If I can send one person home after a performance feeling better than when they arrived, then I’ve done my job, and I sleep good at night.” The good sleeper and Berklee alum known for improvisations and jazz-gospel and bop styles is in town to make you feel better. 8 and 10 p.m. $25. Scullers Jazz Club at the DoubleTreeGuest Suites, 400 Soldiers Road, Boston. 617-562-4111. www.scullersjazz.com

SATURDAY

Spend and support Consider your shopping spree at the Cultural Survival Bazaar as community service, because while you go home with jewelry, rugs, accessories, art, and more, the international artists and musicians go home with money to support their schools and orphanages and feed their people. June 15 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Copley Square, Boylston Street at Dartmouth Street, Boston. 617-441-5400. www.bazaar.culturalsurvival.org

SUNDAY

Father knows best Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” is equal parts comedy and drama, just like parenting. The 1921 silent film, a perfect Father’s Day gift, stars Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and a then 5-year-old named Jackie Coogan. Live music is provided by Jeff Rapsis. The screening follows Chaplin shorts. June 16 at 1 p.m. $15. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-625-5700. www.somervilletheatreonline.com

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