PICK OF THE DAY
Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge named her latest record after a street in her hometown of Leavenworth, Kan. On “4th Street Feeling,” the folk/rock singer, songwriter, and Berklee College of Music alum played all the guitar parts for the first time in her 25-year career. Eric Hutchinson opens. 7 p.m. $23.50-$69. Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200. www.tanglewood.org
Twilight Cherry, evergreen, ash, and birch groves in the Arnold Arboretum have stories to tell, and they have help from storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain. Your on- and off-trail walk at “In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey” features ancient tree legends plus international songs and music.
June 21 and 22 6:30-8:30 p.m., rain or shine. $25 (recommended for ages 11 and older; rerservations recommended). Arnold Arboretum, 125 the Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain. 617-384-5277. my.arboretum.harvard.edu
Worcester-sheer music Festival season means lots of music, food, theater, art, dance, and just about anything you can think of. We’re thinking music at Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival in Worcester which gets underway Friday with Big Jon Short, Soul of a Man, and Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones. June 21 (7 p.m.-midnight), June 22 (noon-midnight), June 23 (noon-9:30 p.m.), rain or shine. $20 (June 21), $30 (June 22 and 23). Passes available. 221 Chandler St., Worcester. www.baevents.com
Wild about Harry Ladies, bring your honey along to hear Harry Connick Jr. share feelings about life and love from his original songs on his latest release, “Every Man Should Know.” The New Orleans native learned a thing or two about music from James Booker and Ellis Marsalis and went on to win a Grammy and an Emmy, and a Tony nomination. (For more on Connick, see Page 21.) June 21 at 8 p.m., June 23 at 7 p.m. $40 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200. www.broadwayinboston.com
It’s good to be mayor Here’s another music festival, thanks to Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, who remembers his musical roots as a trumpet player in the Somerville High School Jazz Band. Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off at noon with the Somerville High School Jazz Ensemble, followed by Darrell Nulisch, the Brett Walberg Group, Geoff Bartley & Howie Tarnower, Willie Laws, and the Fringe. June 22 from noon-6 p.m. Free. Powderhouse Park, 4 Liberty Ave., Somerville. 617-625-6600. www.somervilleartscouncil.org/jazzbluesfest
Cars You might not want to start your minivan engine after seeing a 1910 Oakland, 1936 Bugatti, 1934 Hudson, 1953 Cadillac, El dorado, and other auto treasures at the Elm Bank Auto Show. And to make you even more jealous, there will be a celebration of 60 years of the Corvette at the Elm Bank Estate Antique, Classic, and Custom Auto Show. June 23 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $6, free under 13. Elm Bank Estate, Route 16, Wellesley. 774-420-8811. www.elmbankautoshow.com