Number of faithful fans expected at this year’s free outdoor concert
Feet of barricade
Headline act, Kim Burrell
City Hall Plaza, 5-8 p.m., cityofboston.gov/arts/performing
July 15-August 11
GO FOR THE OLD
The ideas-packed Decorator Show House in Old York, Maine, is now open. This year, ticket holders ($20) get a bonus: free admission to the Old York Antiques Show this coming Saturday and Sunday, so you can buy the stuff you’ll need to make your house look that good. Open every day except Tuesdays; oldyork.org
THE BAD BOYS FROM BOSTON ARE BACK
On the occasion of Aerosmith’s two shows at the Garden, a short quiz: Why, according to Steven Tyler, did the band choose the name “The Global Warming Tour”?
A) In honor of environmentalist Bill McKibben, currently sitting in on tambourine.
B) To remind opening act Cheap Trick to play “The Flame.”
C) “We like to light fires under people’s [backsides], and what better title than ‘Global Warming’?”
(Scroll down for answer)
July 19-August 19
In Shakespeare & Company’s summer production of The Tempest, the scheming shipwrecked Duke Prospero is played by a woman, and a fine actor, to boot. Olympia Dukakis headlines as the magician pulling all the strings, then getting tangled in them. Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, 413-637-3353, shakespeare.org
FLOCK TO SOMERVILLE
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Davis Square and environs will be transformed into a rollicking art and music festival for the annual Somerville ArtBeat. This year’s theme of “migration” will serve as inspiration for dance troupes, kids shows, more than a dozen bands, and some 75 craft vendors. Full schedule at somervilleartscouncil.org
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