Brookline: The Lavazza Chamber Ensemble, composed of Kristina Nilsson and Paula Oakes, violins, France Pfeiffer-Rios, viola, and Jan Pfeiffer-Rios, cello, with guest pianist Brady Millican, performs Sunday, 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St Paul St. Free. 617-680-3854, www.lavazzachamberensemble.org.
Brookline: Joyce Carol Oates presents “The Accursed,” her novel of psychological horror set in 1905 Princeton, Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. $5. 617-734-2500, www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com.
Newton: The Back Bay Guitar Trio — David Newsam, John Mason, and Sharon Wayne — will perform a program featuring South American composers and arrangements of jazz works Sunday, 2 p.m., at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360, www.newtonfreelibrary.net.