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Every breath they take

After performing together at a benefit last year, these two buddies decided to do it again with their “Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together.” The setlist of more than 30 tunes includes “Boy in the Bubble,” “Fields of Gold,” “Driven to Tears,” “Mother & Child Reunion,” “Desert Rose,” “Every Breath You Take,” “The Boxer,” and “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.” 8 p.m. $40-$250. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000.


Come here often? The book “Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex” by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle influenced the NBC comedy “Undateable” (we think 311 is a low number). Four cast members are in town. 7 p.m. $25. Laugh Boston, Westin Seaport Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844.


A Middle Eastern musical summit The Middle East, Balkans, and Mediterranean are musically represented at the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia. Music, dance, and a live painting are presented by Perspectives Ensemble, a cappella trio Zulal, artist Kevork Mourad, Berklee’s Pletenitsa Choir, the Ludo Mlado Dance Ensemble, the Sayat Nova Folk Dance Ensemble, and Berklee World Strings. 8:15 p.m. $12. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261.

Border patrol A bomb and chocolate soda cinematically collide in the 1958 Orson Welles film noir “Touch of Evil.” The movie starts with a ticking time bomb in the trunk of a car on its way to the US/Mexico border, and a Mexican narcotics investigator (Charlton Heston) and his wife (Janet Leigh) who want a chocolate soda. 7 p.m. $11, $9 seniors and kids. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.

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Fellows and finalists Work by a lucky group of 13 Massachusetts photographers selected from more than 350 applicants is on view at “MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition” presented by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New Art Center. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-5 p.m. through March 23 (artist talk March 4 at 11 a.m.). Free. New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton. 617-964-3424.


Field snakes Can’t get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Can you make it to Cambridge? Good. The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will make Fat Tuesday funky and fun while promoting its new release, “Live Snakes.” Original and traditional music will be played by Ken Field’s band and guest Charles Neville. March 4 at 7:30 p.m. $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757.

A matter of taste It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Approximately 40 South End eateries will create small-plate masterpieces for the Taste of the South End benefit for AIDS Action. Take a digestion break with cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle, and wine and beer tastings. March 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP admission). $100, $150 (VIP). Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston.

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