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Natick: Bass-baritone Ian Pom­erantz, a member of the Sephardic (Iberian Jewish) ensemble Voice of the Turtle, performs with Eric Mazonson in a benefit concert that will include music by Mozart, Schumann, Ravel, and 20th-century French composer Jacques Ibert (a cycle of four songs written for a 1933 film about Don Quixote), as well as a set of ­Yiddish art songs, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut St. $10, $5 for students and seniors. 508-405-2514,

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Newton: “My Lovely Sister” mixes melodrama, surrealism, and mysticism inspired by a Moroccan fairy tale. The troubled marriage of superstitious Rahma and her coarse husband, Robert, is tested further by his love for a good-looking ghost — Rahma’s sister, Mary, who died from the pain of banishment for marrying an Arab man. Part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, “My Lovely Sister’’ screens Thursday, 7 p.m., at West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St. $12, $10 seniors and students. 617-964-6060,

Newton: Ever wonder what your neighborhood looked like 50, 100, or 150 years ago? Join Allison Carter for Map Night at the Jackson Homestead to look at the collection of historic atlases and learn such information as whose farm was subdivided to make your house lot, or when your street was first laid out, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Historic Newton’s Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. Free. 617-796-1450,

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