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Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

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The Oscars will be presented Sunday while the Berklee Performance Center celebrates one of its very own past Oscar nominees at The Great American Songbook: The Music of Quincy Jones. The producer, arranger, conductor, film composer, and trumpeter (left) won’t be in Boston, but in honor of his 80th birthday, Jones’s music will be well represented by a 30-piece orchestra of faculty and students plus performances by Siedah Garrett and Patti Austin (right). Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. $8 and $16 in advance, $12 and $20 day of show. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261. www.berklee.edu/bpc

SATURDAY

Mixing it up Mix Sigmund Freud with “Alice in Wonderland” and you get Freuderland (no you don’t, we’re just being silly). You get August Strindberg’s “A Dream Play,” presented by Heart & Dagger Productions. You’ll meet Agnes, daughter of the Vedic god Indra, who visits Earth to check out our problems (hope she’s not in a rush). 8 p.m. (through March 2). $16, $11 students. The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. www.heartanddagger.org

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Three men and an orchestra The three-man Alloy Orchestra performs its score to three Buster Keaton short films: “The Butcher Boy,” “Good Night, Nurse!,” and “The Play House.” The actors won’t say much, but there will be plenty of noise from the orchestra’s drums, hubcaps, truck springs, “rack of junk,” and electronic synthesizers. 8 p.m. $25. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 617-876-4275. www.worldmusic.org

Celtic pride Its name evokes images of falling water, but the four-piece Celtic ensemble keeps busy falling for traditional and modern Celtic compositions, particularly those from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Canada. Fellswater shows its love with the whistle, flute, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, violin, smallpipes, and border pipes. 8 p.m. $10-$15 suggested donation. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain.
617-524-3158. www.loring-greenough.org

Musical melting pot According to saxophonist and vocalist Bill Evans (who played with Miles Davis, among other greats), his new release, “Dragonfly,” is “Americana-meets-soul meets-jazz in a new kind of way. There are no boundaries here.” The Grammy winner welcomes keyboardist Marco Benevento to Bill Evans Soulgrass With Special Guest Marco Benevento.
7:30 and 10 p.m. $30 (7:30 p.m.), $25 (10 p.m.). Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757. www.regattabarjazz.com

SUNDAY

Band of brothers In the early ’70s, this California-based, Grammy-winning band of Mexican-American brothers got its name, Los Tigres del Norte, from an immigration official who called the boys “little tigers.” This was a nickname given to kids who crossed the border. Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. $45. 21+. Wonderland Ballroom,
1290 North Shore Road, Revere. 866-468-7619.
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Point and shoot It’s a great time of year to practice your photography skills. Dress warmly and bring your camera to the Kelleher Rose Garden for an instructive session at Pics in the Park. You probably won’t shoot any roses, but you can return later in the year with your camera and new skills. Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-noon. Free (registration recommended at lauren.patrick@cityofboston.gov). Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens,
73 Park Dr., Boston. 617-635-4505. www.cityofboston.gov/parks

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