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Medford: The Tufts Beelzebubs present the Welcome Home Concert. A stellar array of vocalists — including many former members of the Beelzebubs who now perform professionally — will assemble at the university’s Cohen Auditorium for a blockbuster concert. The concert kicks off a year-long celebration of the Beelzebubs’ 50th anniversary and will feature a broad spectrum of artists and musical styles. Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave. $10. 617-627-3493,

Melrose: Melrose Performing Arts Center presents “Starmites,” a sci-fi Broadway musical. Eleanor from Earth dreams about being part of her comic-book fantasy world of ‘The Starmites’ when the Evil Shak Graa transports her from her own world to inner space. Eleanor and the Starmites must defeat Shak Graa to save the universe. Friday, 7 p.m., and Saturday, 2 p.m., Melrose Center for the Performing Arts, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. $10, $5 students and seniors.


Somerville: Theatre@First presents Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” featuring a local cast, as well as music by the all-female guitar trio Somebody’s Mother. All proceeds benefit the Somerville Commission for Women and V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. $15, $12 seniors and students. 617-625-5700,

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Swampscott: Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” highlights the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra’s winter concert. Music director Robert Lehmann also conducts Dvorak’s Violin Concert, featuring soloist Irina Muresanu and Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni.” Sunday, 3 p.m., Swampscott High School Auditorium, 200 Essex St. $20, $15 seniors and students; 12 and under free. 781-596-8830,

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