PICK OF THE DAY
Class, today’s lesson is about using art as a model for a better way to relate to nature and the landscape. We’re going on a field trip to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to see “Work Out,” an outdoor exhibit of four commissioned pieces: “Tree University,” “Domestic Integrities,” “Field Station Concordia,” and “Assisted Flagration.” Futurefarmers’ “The Reverse Ark.” There will be a test. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 6 (June 15 opening reception from 2-5 p.m.). $14, $12 seniors, $10 students 13 and older, free under 13 and for active duty military personnel and their families. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. 781-259-8355. www.decordova.org
Solstice celebration Those Revels don’t feel like waiting for their annual Winter Solstice show, so they bring you Midsummer Night Revels: A Summer Solstice Soiree. The group’s annual benefit celebrates Irish traditions and cultures with WGBH “Celtic Sojourn” host Brian O’Donovan and his wife, Lindsay, plus Ciaran Nagle, violinist/fiddler Tara Novak, step dancers Harper Mills and Kevin McCormack, musician David Coffin, and guitarist Owen Morrison. 8 p.m. $35, $100. Holy Trinity Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge.
617-972-8300, ext. 29. www.revels.org
Family arrangement This is Dar Williams’s first concert with a symphony orchestra, and the folk-pop singer-songwriter is in good hands. Her brother-in-law, Joseph Scheer, happens to be the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra concertmaster, and he arranged Williams’s music for her New Philharmonia Orchestra gig An Evening With Dar Williams. 8 p.m. $35-$100. First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon St., Newton.
White out “I’m From Lynn, What Can I Say?” will make you laugh. “I Know What Love Is” will make you cry. Both come from Lynn’s Don White, a folk singer, songwriter, and comic. So, bring your moods, all of ’em, to Salem and watch the guy from Lynn do them justice. 7:30 p.m. $20. Salem Theatre Company Theater,
90 Lafayette St., Salem. 866-811-4111. www.salemtheatre.com
Salon Sunday If Dad is A Viennese Salon type, we have the perfect gift from you to him. The program of piano music and songs by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven are performed by mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, accompanied by forte-pianist Sylvia Berry. June 16 at
3 p.m. $20, $15 students. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798. www.goreplace.org
A three-hour tour If Dad is a Ska In the Harbor type, we have the perfect gift from you to him. Boston’s Westbound Train and New York City’s the Toasters will accompany you and Dad on a three-hour cruise on the Provincetown II presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruises. June 16 at 3 p.m., rain or shine (2 p.m. boarding). $25, $30 day of cruise. 21+. Depart from World Trade Center Pier, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. 617-431-1175. www.rockandbluescruise.com
A high bar If Dad is a classical type, we have the perfect gift from you to him. The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s most advanced ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony, performs works by Ravel, Debussy, and Stravinsky. June 16 at 3 p.m. $25, $30 (discounts available). Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge.