Mark your calendar

Aug. 1 “The Taffetas” opens at Salem Theatre Company Theater in Salem.

Aug. 7 “Wicked” opens at the Boston Opera House.

Aug. 9 Maroon 5 at Comcast Center in Mansfield.


Aug. 10 Vince Gill at South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Aug. 13-15 National Poetry Slam at Johnny D’s in Somerville.

Aug. 16 Kurt Elling at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.

The Four Freshmen at the Center for Arts in Natick.

Aug. 17 John Mayer (below) at Comcast Center in Mansfield.


Aug. 18 Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls at Comcast Center in Mansfield.

Aug. 19 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with special guest Josh Ritter at Tanglewood in Lenox.

Aug. 20 “Cats” opens at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly.

Aug. 21 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at House of Blues.