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Jay Blakesberg

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Further grateful

It’s a Grateful Dead love fest for you and former members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir who bring their band to town for an evening of classics and improvisations. Further Featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir features keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Joe Russo, guitarist John Kadlecik, and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. July 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. $45-$75. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

WEDNESDAY

Diving in The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University helps students market themselves for when they leave the nest. “Springboard 5” is a multi-media show of senior thesis work, so dive in and admire their creations. Daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 12. Free. Adams Gallery, David J. Sargent Hall, Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St., Boston. 617-573-8000. www2.suffolk.edu/offices/1104.html

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Parks and recreation Conductor Christopher Wilkins kicks off the Boston Landmarks Orchestra season with an evening of music thanking the folks who keep our parks pretty. The “Rhapsody in Green” program is “At the River” (De Ritis), “The Lark Ascending” (V. Williams), “Tales from the Vienna Woods” (Strauss Jr.), and Symphony No. 6, Pastorale (Beethoven). 7 p.m. Free. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, Boston (rain location is Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St.). 617-987-2000. www.landmarksorchestra.org

Sea what it’s all about Our experience with sea chanteys has been only on land, but you can sing ditties aboard a sunset cruise around Boston Harbor at Revels Boston Harbor Cruise and Chantey Sing. Revels music director George Emlen and song leader-musician David Coffin will be your musical guides. Bring a picnic and your spirit (the other spirits are available for purchase). 6:30 p.m. boarding (cruise 7-9 p.m.; also Aug. 14). $35. Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-972-8300, ext. 31. www.revels.org

Fans at the Fens Jelani Bauman went to high school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, so the Berklee College of Music alum knows a thing or three about the N’orleans sound. Swingin’ in the Fens presents his Jelani Bauman Quartet as part of Berklee’s Summer in the City series. Bring a picnic, folding chair, and your jazz appetite. 6:30 p.m. (rain date July 24). Free. Ramler Park, 120 Peterborough St., Boston. 617-266-1400. www.berklee.edu/events/summer

Loverly The musical “My Fair Lady” was based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” a story about a pompous professor who bets he can class up a poor flower seller. Nicholas Martin directs the satire about class and women's independence. 7:30 p.m. (through July 27). $55 (preview), $60. Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-3400. www.wtfestival.org

THURSDAY

Old yellow In 1974, Emmylou Harris first heard
singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, but it took almost 40 years for the two of them to put out an official album together. “Old Yellow Moon” is a honky-tonk record about time misspent and well spent. July 18 at 7:30 p.m. $48 (in advance), $60. Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell (rain location is Lowell High School Auditorium, 50 French St.). 978-970-5200. www.lowellsummermusic.org

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