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Olaf Heine

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Round and round he goes

The small, intimate TD Garden is where Josh Groban performs Monday on his “In the Round Tour.” The baritone has said: “It has been a vision of mine to do a tour in the round for a while now, it was just a matter of when was the right time. I have always had moments during the show where I walked through the crowd and interacted with the fans. I felt that now was the time to bring it all together.” 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

MONDAY

Producing new ideals Without high fashion and airbrushing, many of the rich and famous would look just like us mortals. For her self-titled exhibit, “Jane Maxwell,” at Lanoue Fine Art the Boston collage and mixed-media artist explores the feminine ideal by replacing fashion and airbrushing with vintage produce crate labels, Hollywood posters, and ephemera. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 9. Free. Lanoue Fine Art, 125 Newbury St., Boston. 617-262-4400. www.lanouefineart.com

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Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums

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Retro sound moves forward Powered by the sound of Motown, Stax Records, and an old church organ, tunesmith Michael Fitzpatrick formed Fitz & The Tantrums. The LA neo-soul group’s latest release is “More Than Just a Dream.” 7:30 p.m. $27.50, $45. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.live
nation.com

Fishing trip “The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish” is a title worth swallowing — hook, line, and sinker. Joshua Weiner’s collection combines his opinions with those of Walt Whitman’s in a reflection about Rock Creek. The Potomac tributary that runs through Washington, D.C., collects politics, murder, sex, homelessness, the Civil War, and more. Weiner will read at the Blacksmith House Poetry Series. 8 p.m. $3. Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-6789. www.ccae.org

TUESDAY

Citizens and the sea There’s estate planning, wedding planning, and now ocean planning. In their film, “Ocean Frontiers 2: New England’s Ocean Pioneers,” Karen and Ralf Meyer dive into the first multi-state effort to keep the ocean from being destroyed. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Free. New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5200. www.neaq.org

A case of the blues Psychological blues consumed actor Hugh Laurie in TV’s “House,” but musical blues consume the Brit in his new release, “Didn’t It Rain.” Tracks feature oldies going back to the days of W.C. Handy and Jelly Roll Morton plus recent tunes by Dr. John and Alan Price. Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. $45-$79. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

A complete menu Salsa, Andean, boleros, chacareras, Latin jazz, and fusion fill the stage at The Latin America Vive Music Festival. Berklee College of Music students and faculty created an 11-piece band for the program that features new compositions. Oct. 29 at
8:15 p.m. $8, $12 day of show. Berklee Performance Center,
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-266-1400. www.berklee.edu

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.
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