Boston-area to do list


Danceable in the park

Don’t plan to sit through this concert by Jamaica Plain-based electro group Lovewhip (above). The party band fronted by singer/guitarist Erin Harpe mixes disco, rock, dance-pop, reggae, and Afrobeat. They’ll play music from the new release “Love Electric,” plus ’80s covers and selections from their first three recordings in a performance sponsored by Zumix. Will you have a good time? It’s a good bet — Portland Press Herald writer Ainsel Ponti called Lovewhip “more fun than a truckload of Cyndi Laupers.” Aug. 14, 6 p.m. Free.
Bremen Street Park, East Boston. 617-568-9777,


Hot meal Chef Jason Santos celebrates the first birthday of Blue Inc. and his appearance on the cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen” with a Back in Hell’s Kitchen Party. Menu choices include lobster dumplings, New York strip, and fig bread pudding. The viewing party features craft cocktails, DJ Dolo, and Fran Waters-Klier, Ed Battaglia, Jim McGloin, and Salvatore Coppola from Seasons 6 and 7. Aug. 13, 5-6:30 p.m. dinner ($50), 7 p.m. party ($10). Blue Inc., 131 Broad St., Boston. 617-261-5353,

Blowin’ her horn Israeli saxophonist Lihi Haruvi picked up her instrument when she was 10 and is now studying jazz performance and film scoring at Berklee College of Music courtesy of a full-tuition scholarship. She appears at the Regattabar’s Summer Courtyard Series. Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. Free. Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757,



Art of dining Cape Cod potters make plates, bowls, and other eating paraphernalia both practical and beautiful. See their work in “Come Eat at Our Table: Items for the Meal.” While you’re there, check out the Nantucket baskets from the collection of Clara Hayes Barrett. Through Sept. 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-Sat, 1-4 p.m. Sun. $8, $7 seniors, $6 students, under 12 free. Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. 508-428-7581,

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Pasta pays When Leigh and Rachel quit their day jobs to start Boston-based company Nella Pasta, they only had a dream and some pasta dough. Now they have a dream-come-true and the other kind of dough. Check out their workshop in the Turn Your Passion Into a Paycheck series. Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. $50. Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430,

Bach lunch Office woes getting you down? Music can be an effective stress reducer, so steal away from behind the desk and head to King’s Chapel for a Tuesday Noon Hour Recital. This week features cellist Aristides Rivas in solo cello works of Bach. Aug. 14, 12:15 p.m. Suggested donation $3. King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont St., Boston. 617-227-2155,

Stories of spouses Rebecca Rose’s husband is acting strange, so she’s tempted by a former flame. Karen Bryan Shapiro’s left her, so she’s taking up with a single dad. Marco Goldstein’s is away on business, so he’s finding comfort with strangers. So it goes in Amy Sohn’s new novel, “Motherland,” a story about five mothers and fathers in Cape Cod, Park Slope, and Greenwich Village. Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660, www.brookline