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Events

Boston-area to do list

Paul Lyden

PICK OF THE DAY

You’re off to see the Wizard

David Coffee is one versatile and busy actor at the North Shore Music Theatre. He plays Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” played the Cowardly Lion in NSMT’s 2002 production of “The Wizard of Oz,” and now takes on the roles of Professor Marvel,
the Gatekeeper, and the title character. 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 4). $45-$75.
North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. www.nsmt.org

TUESDAY

Footloose Pick a partner and bring him or her to ballroom, swing, or salsa Couples Dance Classes, where you’ll learn all the right moves. 6-7 p.m. (ballroom Tuesdays starting July 16), 7:15-8:15 p.m. (swing Tuesdays starting July 16), 8-9 p.m. (salsa Wednesdays starting July 17). $120 per couple per four-session course (registration required; wear leather-soled shoes). Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430. www.bcae.org

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Sticks and stones The historic Port-of-Spain neighborhood near fisherman’s wharf in Trinidad is the birthplace of calypso. Called Kobo Town, the area was known for its rowdiness with sticks and stones and its music. Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves named his band after the neighborhood and is in town to celebrate “Jumbie in the Jukebox.” 8 p.m. $10. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

A hello and echo On Feb. 4, Josh Groban performed at the intimate Allen Room at Lincoln Center. If you weren’t part of the intimacy, here’s your chance to hear Groban’s hits plus selections from his new “All That Echoes.” “Josh Groban: All That Echoes Artist Cut” even includes a special welcome from you-know-who and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the record. 7:30 p.m. $15. Participating movie theaters including Regal Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston. 617-424-6266. www.fathomevents.com

Songs and sweets We aren’t a fan of intermissions unless they’re at Fresh Strawberry Concerts where homemade strawberry shortcake is served. They also serve American standards and French jazz songs by Violette & La Vie En Rose. 7 p.m. (series continues July 23 and 30). $16.50 (plus shortcake). Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. 978-443-1776. www.wayside.org/events

The big bang band The “Last Summer on Earth” tour by Canadian pop-rock band Barenaked Ladies celebrates new release, “Grinning Streak.” When Tyler Stewart was asked how he would like to spend his real last summer, the drummer and vocalist said, “I want to be doing this tour, but I also want Beyoncé to be my wife.” Ben Folds Five opens for the band that brought us “The Big Bang Theory” theme song. 7:30 p.m. $28.25-$78.25. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Blvd., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

WEDNESDAY

BC does AD (all dance) This contemporary ballet company from British Columbia visits Becket with a program that includes three US premieres. Ballet BC dances “Petite Cérémonie” set to music by Mozart, Puccini, and Vivaldi; “A.U.R.A.” (Anarchist Unit Related to Art) to a score by the German electro-acoustic duo 48nord; and “Aniel” which drew inspiration from John Zorn’s album “Book of Angels.” July 17 at 8 p.m. (through July 21). $39-$75. Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745. www.jacobspillow.org

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