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Arlington: The Boston Mandolins Quartet with special guest performer Emanuele Cappellotto will present a concert highlighting the sounds and styles of instruments in the mandolin family, including mandolin, mandola, and mandocello, as well as guitar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., in the St. John’s Coffeehouse, 74 Pleasant St. $12-$15, discounts available; $2 off for making a donation to the Arlington Food Pantry. www.facebook.com/stjohnsconcerts.
Lexington: Mitchell Zuckoff, author of the New York Times bestseller “Lost in Shangri-La,” returns to Cary Memorial Library to share his newest book, “Frozen in Time,’’ a gripping true story of endurance, bravery, and ingenuity set in Greenland’s vast arctic wilderness during World War II and today, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the large meeting room at the library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Free, but registration required. 781-862-6288, ext. 250; www.carylibrary.org.