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Boston-area to do list

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

PICK OF THE DAY

Opening Bell

We don’t know if there have been 75 trombones, but Friday marks the 76th Tanglewood season for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Opening Night at Tanglewood welcomes conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and violinist Joshua Bell (above) for an all-Tchaikovsky program of the Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5 (sorry, Beethoven, not yours). 8:30 p.m. $20-$105. Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200. www.tanglewood.org

FRIDAY

A hang-10 evening Boston Harbor isn’t a surfer’s paradise, but the Institute of Contemporary Art (which overlooks this body of water) certainly is this Friday. Surfin’ USA, a nice companion for the current exhibit by San Francisco artist and surfer Barry McGee, gives you waves of old-school surf videos, music by the surf-rock band, Abadabad, and spinning by Boston DJ, Evaredy. 5-10 p.m. (galleries open until 9:30 p.m.). $15. 21+. Institute of Contemporary Art,
100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. www.icaboston.org

Extra special It’s been more than 30 years since the lovable alien’s “E.T. phone home” and the touching goodbye between him and Elliot. Catch the 1982 Spielberg classic, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” at Music & Movie Fridays. Dusk (4:30 p.m. music; Fridays through Aug. 30). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel Rowes Wharf Sea Grille,
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-439-7000. www.bhh.com/summer

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It’s their party We always wanted to sing “It’s My Party,” but it didn’t belong at our Sweet 16 extravaganza, so we’ll sing it next year at our 65th. In the meantime, enjoy this and other hits from the ’50s and ’60s at “The Marvelous Wonderettes” where Suzy, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Betty Jean are singing at their 1958 Springfield High prom. 8 p.m. (through July 28). $44, $48; $40, $42 seniors (pay-what-you-can performance July 5). Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200. www.stonehamtheatre.org

SATURDAY

Harmonizing Holmes For more than 30 years, brothers Sherman and Wendell Holmes and their “brother-in-spirit” Popsy Dixon have fed others their blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, and country music. In “Feed My Soul,” the Holmes Brothers feed themselves by celebrating Wendell’s triumph over cancer and the healing power of love. July 6 at 8 p.m. $25-$55. Payomet Performing Arts Center Tent, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro. 508-487-5400. www.payomet.org

SUNDAY

Sights and sounds More than 80 Ethiopian tribal groups celebrate their native culture. Fendika musicians and dancers will be joined by violinist Kaethe Hostetter of Boston’s Debo Band. Bring your lawn chair a for a day of vocal chants, drum rhythms, dancing, and more. July 7 from 4-6 p.m. Free. Bartlett Yard, 2565 Washington St., Roxbury. 617-541-3900. www.hibernianhall.org

Rockin’ country About his new record, “3 Pears,” Dwight Yoakam has said: “Music is a bit of a mystery. Like all emotions are. And I think maybe it was something I needed to express and to share with the world at large.” The Grammy-winning country star brings his weighty talent to “Intimately Yours: Dwight Yoakam.July 7 at
7:30 p.m. $68, $78. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. www.themusichall.org

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