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    Green with envy

    If this environmental music festival doesn’t raise your environmental awareness, you are environmentally challenged. The Boston GreenFest offers more than 200 exhibitors, educational forums, four stages of live entertainment, kids activities (top), and a theme of “Water: Let Every Drop Count.” Also featured are: Green Cities, Transportation, Energy, EcoFashion, and Health-Food-Fitness. Aug. 15 kickoff concert 5-10 p.m., rain or shine (“One Gallon Challenge” vehicles (above) on display at 4 p.m.; through Aug. 17). Free. City Hall Plaza, Government Center, Boston.


    Paradise found? Three women, three vacations, three aspirations, one family. Filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy introduces us to Teresa in “Paradise: Love,” Anna Maria in “Paradise: Faith,” and Melanie in “Paradise: Hope.” 5:30 (“Paradise: Love”) and 8 p.m. (“Paradise: Faith”). Through Aug. 17. $9, $11 (Aug. 14). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975.

    Give a warm welcome There are some new kids (outside) on the block at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. “The Nothing Before Something” is Tony Feher’s 45-foot-tall fluorescent pink utility pole. DeWitt Godfrey’s “Lincoln,” more than 150 feet long, is a wall of steel that echoes deCordova’s curves and rolling landscape. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students (13 and up), free under 13 and for active-duty military personnel and their families. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. 781-259-8355.


    Each to his own Robert Morgan paints sun, sea, sand, and men’s bodies. Kevin Cyr photographs old cars, trucks, vans, and campers. Raúl Gonzalez III’s mixed media looks at the human figure, early American cartooning, and Japanese samurai prints. All are on view at Alden Gallery. Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. through Aug. 22. Free. Alden Gallery, 423 Commercial St., Provincetown. 508-487-4230.

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    A Mingus mingling “Epitaph” by Charles Mingus weighs in with more than 4,000 measures and a playing time of two hours. The renowned double bassist was convinced that the piece would never be performed while he was alive and said he wrote it for his tombstone. We don’t know if the piece is on the program at “Mingus Tribute: Greg Hopkins Band,” but the 16-piece jazz orchestra will pay its respects to the musician. 8 p.m. (food and drink from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.). No cover (dinner reservations recommended). The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069.

    Two to one Beethoven gets two-thirds of Wednesday’s concert program, but who’s counting? Longwood Symphony Orchestra partners with the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts and Boston Landmarks Orchestra for a program of Beethoven’s “Coriolan” Overture, Op. 62; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; and Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World.” 7 p.m. Free. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, Boston (rain location Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St.). 617-987-0100.


    On the loose With a mix of traditional country, Caribbean rhythms, and R&B, the Zac Brown Band picked the perfect title for its latest release, “Uncaged.” Aug. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. $22.50-$59.50. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000.