Boston-area to do list

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Last year, almost 27,000 pounds of food were donated by the Canstruction project. This year, the haul should be close to 60,000 pounds when the 20 sculptures made from canned goods are dismantled. Local architecture, engineering, and construction companies created the structures using a "Fun & Games" theme. Entries include "Can-opoly" and "Cantendo." Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 2. Free. BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston. 617-391-4039.


Hunger games Michael Nye does his part to raise money for food pantries. The photographer traveled around the country for more than four years talking to folks affected by hunger. His exhibit "About Hunger and Resilience" is a collection of photos and audio clips presented by Endicott College and Gathering Change, Inc. Tuesday hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (through Nov. 4). Free (spare change will be collected for food pantries). Endicott College Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. 978-927-0585.

Dances with drummer We don't want to take the limelight away from the namesakes of He's My Brother She's My Sister, but they have a tap-dancing drummer. The Los Angeles duo has a new record, "Nobody Dances in This Town," but things should change when the folk, glam-rock, blues, and rockabilly sibs perform in Cambridge with their drummer.9 p.m. $10. 18+. Middle East Upstairs, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932.


Poster persuasion Have you come across any mid-century posters in your treasure-hunt outings? If not, there are plenty of them at "Global Persuasion: Original Mid-Century Modern Posters." Vintage posters from 1945-65 include David Klein's nighttime view of the Hollywood Bowl created for TWA. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 21 (Sun noon-6 p.m.). Free. International Poster Gallery, 205 Newbury St., Boston. 617-375-0076.


What a drip If a splatter musical is a new art form for you, get thee to ImprovBoston's "GoreFest X: 28 Days Latte." The musical comedy is awash with "tasteless dialog and juvenile humor," and of course, fake blood. Thank writer and lyricist Don Schuerman and composer Steve Gilbane. Consider yourself warned.Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. (through Oct. 31). $20-$25, $18-$20 students. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253.


He said, he said Let's see what percentage of Wednesday's discussion will be about the scheduled topic "The Future of Newspapers and Journalism" and how much will focus on the recent presidential debate. We're told that Globe columnist Brian McGrory has promised to talk about presidential politics and hopefully his upcoming memoir, "Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family'' (seriously). Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Free. First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-267-6730.

These walls do talk Ever wonder what nuns are up to behind convent walls? Thanks to Cappella Clausura, you can hear the fruits of their musical labors covering the ninth century to the present. Three concerts of "Outside the Walls" evoke a 17th-century, salon-style concert. Oct. 24 at noon (abbreviated version). $15-$25. Mandel Center, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham (Oct. 27 in Cambridge; Oct. 28 in Newton).