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A summer Lily

From her “Laugh-In” days in the early ’70s to movie roles in “Nashville,” “Nine to Five,” and “I Heart Huckabees,” Emmy-winning Lily Tomlin continues to unleash her wink and sly smile to make you laugh and think. We dare you to sit with a straight face at “An Evening With
Lily Tomlin.”
July 25 at 7:30 p.m. $55, $75. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St.,
Hyannis. 800-514-3849.


A piece of the necklace Leave the flip-flops at home and cover your piggies for the 90-minute guided walking tour “Invasion of the Aliens: Exploring Invasive Plants at Olmsted Park.” Part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, this hidden gem spans Brookline Village, Mission Hill, and Jamaica Plain. 6 p.m. (rain date July 31). Free. Meet at Pond Avenue parking lot near Route 9/Boylston Street (behind the Brook House complex). 617-566-1689.

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Check into Rehab Early-20th-century Toronto was a meatpacking mecca called Hogtown, and this gritty past is present for the fiddle-focused, alt-country New Country Rehab. “Ghost of Your Charms” is the band’s new release featuring the single “Home to You.” Betse Ellis adds her Ozark fiddling to the program. 8 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.

Musical harvest Here’s a chance to practice your prancersize moves. Boston Natural Areas Network invites you to Sounds of the Garden where dancing and audience participation are welcome, along with blankets and chairs. Jazz, funk, and blues will be provided by Carolyn Waters and Kenny Selcer. 6 p.m. (Lloyd Thayer performs July 31 at Mission Hill Community Garden). Free. Wheatland Avenue Community Garden, 86 Wheatland Ave., Dorchester. 617-542-7696.


Roche & Roche Mother is a founding member of the Roches, a folk-pop sister trio from New York. Daughter is a songwriter who has made the rounds with the Indigo Girls and others. The former is
Suzzy, the latter Lucy, and together Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche celebrate the release of their first duo recording, “Fairytale and Myth.” July 25 at 8 p.m. $17, $20 day of show. The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-2261.

Smile Be it jazz, pop, rock, or neoclassicism, Berklee College of Music’s Family Photo takes complex vocal harmonies and poses with them at HarborWalk Sounds. Take your family and friends and enjoy the sound of music, the view of Boston Harbor, and the taste of a beverage available at the Water Café. July 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. (indoors if raining; series runs through Aug. 29). Free (ICA is free Thursdays 5-9 p.m.). Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3100.

Plant it here His past includes Led Zeppelin, his present is Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters. Bandmates and their unique instruments are Justin Adams (guitar, bendir, vocals), John Baggott (keyboards), Juldeh Camara (ritti, kologo, talking drum, vocals), Billy Fuller (bass guitar, vocals), Dave Smith (drums and percussion), and Liam “Skin” Tyson (guitar, vocals). July 25 at 7:30 p.m. $25-$65. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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