Billerica: The Billerica Fine Arts Department and the Billerica Friends of Music are sponsoring a production of “The Music Man,” April 4-7. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on next Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. $15, students and seniors $12. Billerica Memorial High School, 35 River St.
Medford: The ninth John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading features Rosanna Warren, author of four collections of poetry and a book of criticism. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and The American Academy of Arts & Letters, among others, and was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999-2005. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Tufts University, Tisch Library, Hirsh Reading Room, 35 Professors Row. Free. www.library.tufts.
Salisbury: With hit songs like “Psycho Chicken,” “It’s a Night for Beautiful Girls,” and “I Won’t Grow Up,” The Fools deliver a nonstop powerhouse show. The band is on stage Saturday, 8 p.m., at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North. $20-$25. 978-462-5888, www.northshorepavilion.com.