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A log home outside Duluth, Minn., was the recording venue for “Stars and Satellites” by Trampled by Turtles. The bluegrass band wanted to step out of its comfort zone and go “inward,” according to mandolin player Erik Berry. The band is out to celebrate the release. Pictured: Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles. 8 p.m. $20. 18+. Paradise Rock Club,
967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


A watchful satellite With financial backing from George Clooney, the Satellite Sentinel Project at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative monitors human rights abuses in Sudan and Syria using satellite imaging. Director of operations Nathaniel Raymond will discuss the methodology and analyze recent images at “21st Century War Photography From 400 Miles High.” 6:30 p.m. $10 (register online). Boston University Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-975-0600.

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Macro, micro, marks What is behind the perceived forces of the universe? What are the similarities and differences between the micro- and macro-cosmic universes? Can making marks on paper help unravel the conundrums of observed reality? We have no clue, but drawings by six artists at “M(i)(A)cro: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition” will help answer the questions. Wednesday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through May 20). Free. New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville. 617-964-3424. www.newart


Breaking the code Lives have permanently changed as a result of genetic testing. Is this good, bad, both? Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents “Brand-Name Genes” with attorney Lee Carl Bromberg and Dr. Robert Klitzman. April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Suffolk University Law School, McLaughlin Moot Court Room, 120 Tremont St., Boston. 617-557-2007.

After Yorktown Let’s extend Patriots Day with a talk about “American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two years After Yorktown, 1781-1783” by author and historian William Fowler. April 19 at 6 p.m. Free (reservations recommended). National Archives & Records Administration, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham. 866-406-2379.

Get your free here An entire day at Fenway Park for free. A celebration of 100 years only comes along, well, every 100 years, so go to the park and follow the “Fenway Park: A Living Museum” path at Fenway Park Open House. Displays include old programs, tickets, chairs, blueprints, and plaques marking “The Red Seat,” “The Home Clubhouse,” and “Pesky’s Pole.” April 19 from 9 a.m.-
7 p.m. Free. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston. 877-733-7699.

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