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Ziggy Marley will perform.
Ziggy Marley will perform.

Lowell: Grammy Award-winning artist Ziggy Marley performs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Boarding House Park, 40 French St. Tickets $39-$139. 978-970-5200,

Somerville: Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band. To honor and support jazz in the city, he started Joe’s Jazz & Blues Fest. This year’s edition features the Somerville High School Jazz Ensemble, Laura Grill Band, Racky Thomas Band, Mark Zaleski Band, Joey Vellucci Quartet, New Black Eagle Jazz Band, and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. Saturday noon-6 p.m. Rain date June 22. Free. Powderhouse Park, across from 136 College Ave. 617-625-6600,

Salem: “Conflagration! The Great Salem Fire of 1914” is a centennial symposium focusing on the 1914 fire that originated at the Korn leather factory on Boston Street. Author Bruce Hensler is the keynote speaker. The event also features talks, discussion forums, walking tours, and an exhibit. Friday and Saturday. $10-$25. Salem State University, Marsh Conference Center, 71 Loring Ave. 978-542-7757,


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