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For more than 50 years, the man with the fabulous falsetto has crooned his way into our hearts — and who hasn’t tried to sing along in a (pathetic) falsetto? “An Evening With Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” will hopefully include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and other heavy hitters. 7:30 p.m. $67.25. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 781-383-9850. www.themusiccircus.org (Aug. 24 and 25 at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 800-514-3849. www.melodytent.org)

FRIDAY

It’s all in the mix The former Mixit Soap Factory is now awash with works from its present incarnation as a printmaking cooperative. The exhibit “re-Think INK: 25 Years at the Mixit Print Studio” celebrates the milestone. Fri hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Oct. 26; Sept. 11 reception from 5-7 p.m.; second installation Nov. 7-Jan. 31). Free. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester. 508-793-3356. www.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

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Great big anniversary Here’s a test of your Roman Numerals knowledge. Great Big Sea celebrates a big anniversary with a tour and new album titled for the occasion (the clock is ticking). Time’s up. The folk rock band is in Lowell with its take on traditional Newfoundland folk songs. Special guest is Fortunate Ones. The answer is “XX.” 7:30 p.m. $28, $35 at the gate. Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell (rain location is Lowell High School, 50 French St.). 978-970-5200. www.lowellsummermusic.org

Memphis beat No test here, but it’s been 35 years for this rockabilly, surf, rock ’n’ roll, hillbilly, and rhythm & blues band founded by Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover. The Memphis Rockabilly Band will play covers and originals in Somerville. 7:30 p.m. $12. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Davis Sq., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

SATURDAY

Electrifying Born in 1937, Lou Cohen has composed since he was 11, studied math at MIT, and can count John Cage as one of his composition teachers. The ailing Cambridge composer is honored at a CD release party with a program that includes his Symphony 8 algorithmic electronic piece. Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. Free. Third Life Studios, 33 Union Sq., Somerville. 617-628-0916.www.thirdlifestudio.com

By George Drunken Logic, Eleven Dollar Bills, and Friendly People are more than just fabulous names. They are emerging musicians from Berklee College of Music who will perform at the Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island. The first (2 p.m.) band rocks, the second (3 p.m.) is a power trio, the third (4 p.m.) delivers folk-infused indie rock. Aug. 24 at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Free. George’s Island, Boston (hourly ferry from Long Wharf North from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). 617 266-1400. www.berklee.edu/events/summer

SUNDAY

What’s your memory? Many of us have Kennedy memories. At “The Brookline Years: Remembering the Kennedys in Brookline,” programs at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. celebrate Eunice and Ted Kennedy. There are self-guided and Ranger-led tours, talks, and interactive activities.Aug. 25 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, 83 Beals St., Brookline. 617-566-7937. www.nps.gov/jofi

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