PICK OF THE DAY
Signals and songs
It’s not often you hear extraterrestrial radio signals (do you?), but anything is possible at a Marc Ribot concert. The avant-garde guitarist and composer is known for his unpredictable performances (improvisation, zeitgeist, and those radio signals) and for compositions for Elton John, Leon Russell, Madeline Peyroux, and Norah Jones. The New York-based jazz quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing opens. Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. $20, $10 students. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. www.icaboston.org
Artistic melting pot
“A Night of Interdisciplinary Experimental Performance” sounds a little academic, but when a bunch of Boston artists get together, you can leave your backpack at home. Living Space is an evening of dance, improvisation, music, film, and photography at Oberon. 8 p.m. $15. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-547-8300. www.cluboberon.com
Here’s what Eric Clapton has said about Sonny Landreth: “He is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced.” “Elemental Journey” is the latest release by the guitarist, who performs Wednesday with bassist David Ranson and drummer Brian Brignac.
7:30 p.m. $30. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-395-7757. www.regattabarjazz.com
With a last name of Cannon, it’s fitting that the comedian is linked with the military. Laura Cannon is an Iraq veteran who shares her funny and shocking stories at War Virgin Comedy. The show will enlighten you on how “the Iraq war ironically catalyzed her own sexual liberation after being religiously repressed for her entire life.” 7-9 p.m. $12. The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-723-5101. www.massmouth.ning.com/events/war-virgin
It’s national honey month and the beekeeping InterContinental sous chef, Cyrille Couet, has more than 75 pounds of the sweet stuff collected from the hotel’s roof deck apiary to share at Miel’s Honey Harvest Dinner. The menu includes an appetizer of warm McIntosh apple tart with a peppery goat milk honey “ice cream” over mixed greens. 6 p.m. reception (7 p.m. dinner). $50 (additional $15 for wine pairing; reservations required). Miel “Brasserie Provençale,” InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-217-5151. www.intercontinentalboston.com
WGBH’s “Innovation Hub” with Kara Miller is our new BFF, but if the radio show is a bit early for your liking (Saturday at 7 a.m. on 89.7 and 5 a.m. on Classical New England), you can attend the Innovation Hub Live panel discussion moderated by Miller. “The New Economy: How Automation Is Changing the Game” includes panelists Andrew McAfee, author of “Race Against the Machine,” and Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics. Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, 525 Washington St., Boston.
It is necessarily so
The Boston Symphony Orchestra gives a gem of an encore with a reprise of a Tanglewood 2011 concert of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Bramwell Tovey conducts the “Porgy and Bess” Concert Performance . Sept. 27-29 at 8 p.m. $30-$114, $20 under age 40 (Sept. 28 only). Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-266-1200. www.bso.org