Boston-area to do list


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For almost 10 years, Carol O’Malia has been working on a snowscape series, a very different one from “On Their Own: Carol O’Malia,” the painter’s collection of boxers and young men at a lake. This collection deals with power, play, passion, and innocence. Pictured: “The Innocent.’’ Wed-Sun from 1-4 p.m. through Feb. 17. Free. The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 781-934-6634.


They did, they can, they will Concert footage from London, New Jersery, and New York, and a live broadcast from Times Square will load up your senses at “Bon Jovi Inside Out.” The band will fill you in from Times Square about its 2013 “Bon Jovi Because We Can – The Tour” and participate in a Q&A. 8 p.m. $12.50. Participating theaters including Regal Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston. 617-424-6111.

Lending a musical hand Boston Music Award winner Viva Viva plus the Jessica Prouty Band and Flat Swamp perform at the Reach Out and Rock benefit for the Prince Children’s Education Fund. This charity was established to help three young Fitchburg children who lost their 22-year-old mother, Davrina, in June. 8 p.m. doors. $10. 18+. Middle East Upstairs, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932.


Writers’ doc It’s amazing that some of the world’s greatest writers had time to put pen to paper. Consider the following questions addressed by Dr. John J. Ross in his book “Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers.” Were Shakespeare’s shaky handwriting, obsession with venereal disease, and premature retirement connected? Did writing “Nineteen Eighty-Four” kill George Orwell? 7 p.m. Free. Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton. 617-244-6619.

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Point and shoot We’d need a basics-for-dummies course because we don’t understand most of what Erick Gehring will talk about at “Back to Basics.” The photographer will cover aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and focus point, and, if there’s time, he’ll move on to histogram, white balance, metering, exposure compensation, polarizers, reflectors, and basic fill flash. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. All Saints Parish Church, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline.

Hearts at home David, 10, wants powers like superheroes; Salena, 10, wants to paint the world purple. They and other kids in foster care, ages 6-16, all want to be adopted. Their portraits and others’ are on view at the Heart Gallery Photography Exhibit organized by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. through Nov. 30. Free. Massachusetts State House Doric Hall, 24 Beacon St., Boston. 617-542-3678.


Shake, rattle, and Rollo Please bring an unbreakable Christmas ornament for the tree, which will be given to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. What you will receive at “Rattlin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is jazz by the Rollo Tomasi Quartet, a fashion presentation by “Dawn Mostow Models,” and a Southwestern tasting by chefs Brian Poe and Shawn Russell. Nov. 28 from 5:30-10 p.m. $20 donation (for Globe Santa Fund). Rattlesnake Bar & Grill, 384 Boylston St., Boston. 617-859-7772. www.spirited