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If you’ve heard “My Wish” at graduation parties and “God Bless the Broken Road” at weddings, chances are your hosts are Rascal Flatts fans. There’s a new inventory of music in “Rewind,” the latest release from the country band. Special guest is Grammy winner Sheryl Crow. 7:30 p.m. $25.50-$60.25. Xfinity Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

SATURDAY

A night at the museums If you’re efficient, you can visit all four museums: Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Harvard Semitic Museum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Summer Solstice Celebration: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. The evening also features telescope viewings, music, food trucks, and hands-on activities. 5-9 p.m. Free. Harvard Plaza and four HMSC museums, Cambridge. 617-495-3045. www.hmsc.harvard.edu

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The Puck stops here In addition to heat, another sure sign of summer is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare’s comedy about young lovers, fairies, a forest, wood sprites, and elves. The Shakespeare & Company production is set in the bayous of New Orleans during the jazz era. 7 p.m. preview (through Aug. 30). $15-$80 (discounts available). Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353. www.shakespeare.org

‘Unwritten’ rules Did you catch the Shanghai Quartet cameo in Woody Allen’s film “Melinda and Melinda” where they played Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4? There’s no Bartok on the Rockport Chamber Music Festival program, but the June 21 program includes Penderecki’s “Leaves of an Unwritten Diary,” commissioned by the quartet to celebrate its 25th anniversary. June 21 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. talk), June 22 at 5 p.m. $39-$58. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391. www.rockportmusic.org

Light and dark If you associate Bob Saget with “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” witness the comedian’s dark and edgy side on the YouTube clip of his HBO special, “That Ain’t Right.” 7 p.m. $29-$43. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

SUNDAY

Our emotional and physical selves Instead of his usual human and animal figures, for “Juan José Barboza-Gubo: Pink Narcissus” the multimedia Providence artist presents places where they might show up. The title comes from James Bidgood’s 1971 film of the same name. June 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (opening reception June 22 from 1-3 p.m.; through Aug. 31). $9, $5 seniors and students 13 and older; free 12 and under, active military and their families. Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207. www.fitchburgartmuseum.org

Waters run deep From 1967-1972, Paul Oscher played harmonica for Muddy Waters and became the first white musician to be a full-time member of a renowned black blues band. The award-winning blues singer and multi-instrumentalist met Waters backstage at the Apollo Theater and sat in with the band when Waters needed a harp player. The rest is history. June 22 at 8 p.m. $25. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org

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