Boston-area to do list


It’s all Greek

Greek mythology guided Dar Williams for her new studio album, “In The Time of Gods,” and the singer-songwriter guides you with her exploration of today’s social challenges. Remembering stories she heard as a child, Williams covers subjects like keeping your moral compass and taking responsibility for changing the world. May 6 at 7 p.m. $38. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311.


Bunny hop Former pinup model Bunny Yaeger turned from subject to photographer, and more than 200 images from her collection are at the Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo. On the other end of the metaphorical shelf will be original editions of best-selling children’s books. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7, free for college students and under 18. Shriner’s Auditorium, 399 Fordham Road, Wilmington. 781-862-4039.

Moving moments Known for its athleticism, BoSoma Dance Company is a Boston-based contemporary dance group founded in 2003 by artistic directors Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper. The troupe explores relationships, individual reflection, and life journeys at “Moments.” 6 and 8 p.m. $18. Mass Motion Dance Studio Theater, 100 Holton St., Brighton. 978-500-3057.


Here a chick Music and art programs in Greater Boston schools are recipients of Chick Singer Night proceeds. You are the recipient of music by talented ladies including Anne Stott, Valerie Giglio, and hosts Jennifer Truesdale and Kristin Bythewood. 4 p.m. $10. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-776-2004.


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Welcome back A South End tradition is back for the season, so bring your wallet and appetite, slather on the sunscreen, and introduce yourself to artisans who bring clothing, photographs, paintings, jewelry, baked goods, and more to SoWa Open Market. May 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine (Sundays through Oct. 28). Free. SoWa Open Market, 460 Harrison Ave., Boston. 800-403-8305.

A messy situation Elizabeth Alexander’s “Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills” is one of the selections at Cantilena’s “Making a Mess!” concert. The Arlington women’s chorale covers all kinds of messes including shipwrecks, scandals, and spilled red wine. May 6 at 7 p.m. $18, $20 at the door; $12 seniors, students 10 and older. Arlington First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington Center. 781-938-5825.

Craning in Ipswich Our stateside version of Downton Abbey is open for self-guided tours at the Crane Estate Open House. The 59-room Great House is one attraction at this celebration of spring that also includes lawn games, a family treasure hunt, and maypole dance. May 6 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (bring a picnic or purchase from vendors from 11:30-2:30 p.m.). The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. 978-356-4351.