Boston-area to do list

Prairie Home Productions


He talks, we listen

The voice of the host of “A Prairie Home Companion” is like music to our ears, and now it’s like poetry. Garrison Keillor talks about and reads from his poetry collection “O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound.” The funny and thoughtful fellow
covers the fun stuff of life such as love, nostalgia, politics, and religion. 7 p.m. $5. First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-1515.


Spirituality This is a good time of year for spiritual stuff, so head over to the Stone Gallery, where 13 artists use an assortment of mediums to convey their views. “Elements, Rudiments, and Principles” includes Matt Ducklo’s photos of blind people on museum “touch tours” and Betty Tompkins’s close-up painting of a woman’s body. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat and Sun 1-5 p.m. through Dec. 20. Free. The Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-353-3329.

Contemporary and traditional Bojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth used for religious ceremonies, weddings, gift wrapping, and more. “Bojagi & Beyond” shows contemporary examples made by Chunghie Lee’s Rhode Island School of Design students alongside traditional examples by Korean artists. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Thu until 9 p.m. through Jan. 26. $8, $5 students and seniors, free 12 and under and for all Thurs 5-9 p.m. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000.


Harp on it Raised in Edinburgh with traditional folk music, Maeve Gilchrist brought her Celtic harp and music to the Berklee College of Music, where she was on full scholarship. Now an instructor at Berklee, Gilchrist is the first lever harpist on the faculty of the string department. Perhaps you’ll get a sneak preview of her upcoming record at Maeve Gilchrist & Friends. 8 p.m. $18. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.


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Reunited Before they played with Big Time Rush, Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt met at an event in Los Angeles where they discovered that they grew up on the same street in Wichita, Kan., named Heffron Drive. The buddies bring their electro-pop-alternative band of the same name to the Wilbur. Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. $25-$135.
The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

Only nine? Nine wicked bad political mistakes of the past 200 years are the subject of Richard S. Grossman’s book “Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn From Them.” The economist will tell us why our economic policymakers make bad decisions. Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

Simon shoots Peter Simon grew up in a famous family (he’s the brother of Carly), and for 50 years, the Martha’s Vineyard-based photographer has shot famous folks including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. The DVD “Through the Lens” chronicles Simon’s rock photos and his own life. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. for approximately three months. Free (DVD is $24.95). John Varvatos Boutique at Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-236-8650.

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