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We just had our major American holiday, now it’s time to observe France’s big day. Take to the streets for dancing, music, and celebration at the Bastille Day Party 2013 presented by the French Cultural Center and World Music/CRASHarts. Atlas Soul, headed by Frenchman Jacques Pardo, will play original tunes and singalong French classic pop. Madame Moustache, a quintet featuring guitar, bass, fiddle, drums, and vocal harmonies, will also perform. In between all that dancing, refresh yourself with French cuisine and beverages from area restaurants. July 12, 6-11 p.m. $30 at the door, under 10 free. Rain or shine. Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Clarendon, Boston. 617-912-0400, www.frenchculturalcenter.org

FRIDAY

Well-done comedy With all the jokes they play on each other, it’s a wonder high school pals Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto, and Brian Quinn, otherwise known as The Tenderloins, are still friends. The Staten Island natives and stars of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” present two shows in Boston. July 12, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $37. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. www.thewilbur.com

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Decades of Boz He was a kid in the ’50s, played in bands in the ’60s, and hit the big time in the ’70s with hits like “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle.” Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boz Scaggs took a break in the ’80s, then returned to music in the ’90s and is still writing, recording, and performing. His most recent album is “Memphis.” July 12, 7:30 p.m. $65. Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell. 978-970-5200, www.lowellsummer
music.org

Family dynamics Logistics can be the least of the drama involved in planning a three-generation family reunion. When an African-American family gathers in Sean Travis Taylor’s comedy “To Hell With This Village!” the unwelcome revelations unfold. July 12-
13, 7:30 p.m. July 14, 3 p.m. $20, $10 students and seniors.
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury. 617-849-6322,
www.hibernianhall.org

SATURDAY

Like father, like sons Brothers Adrian and Tony Perry enjoy classic rock acts including the Beatles, Cheap Trick, the Rolling Stones, and (we guess) Aerosmith. That’s no surprise, since their dad is Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry. In their band Dead Boots they channel those influences and others including punk, arena rock, and pop. July 13, 8 p.m. doors. $12, $10 advance. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com

A Bernstein classic Maestro Leonard Bernstein taught and performed at Tanglewood for many years, so it’s a fitting location for a performance and screening of “West Side Story.” Hear “Tonight,” “America,” “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Somewhere,” and the rest when the Boston Symphony presents a live performance of Bernstein’s score with a showing of the newly remastered 1961 film on the big screen. July 13, 8:30 p.m. $20-$105. Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. www.bso.org

SUNDAY

Let Hur rip Before MGM’s 1925 epic movie version of “Ben-Hur,” there was a 1907 one-reel, 15-minute version filmed in NYC that featured Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach as the Holy Land. The short warms up for the long in this installment of the film series “Silents, Please.” Jeff Rapsis provides live musical accompaniment. July 14,
1 p.m. $15. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-625-5700, www.somervilletheatreonline.com

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