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Beverly: “Unfinished: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters Gone Too Soon” features the music of Donna Summer, George Gershwin, the Andrews Sisters, George Harrison, and Dan Fogelberg. Saturday, 7 p.m. North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. $35-$75. 978-232-7200, www.voicesofhopeboston.org.
Lowell: Award-winning historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk traces the relationship of color and commerce, examining the evolution of the color profession from 1850 to 1970. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St. Free. 978-441-0400, www.athm.org.
Somerville: The first Somerville Toy Camera Festival, held in collaboration with the Washington Street Art Center, celebrates quirky and creative results that happen when photographers are forced to loosen their controls. Through Sept. 28. Reception Friday, 6-9 p.m. Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St. www.navegallery.org.