Boston-area to do list

Correction: The Nov. 1 showing of “Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular” that was originally referenced in this story has been canceled.


Betting on love

Adelaide is engaged to Nathan; Miss Sarah is engaged to her missionary work; Nathan and Sky are married to gambling. Meet the lovable Damon Runyon characters in “Guys and Dolls” with a winning score by Frank Loesser that includes “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” and “Luck Be a Lady.” Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 11). $40-$70 ($25 Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.). North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200.


In the eye of the beholder “Milkmaid,” “Ferret in a Brothel,” and “Queen of the Chocolate Chip” are a few of the intriguing titles attached to works of “bad” art at “99% Inspiration + 1% Perspiration = No Sweat.” The Museum of Bad Art exhibit showcases pieces inspired by classics. On view during film screenings (check website; through end of February). Free with movie ticket. Museum Of Bad Art/Somerville, Somerville Theatrebasement, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 781-444-6757.

Serving country and creativity Veterans trade weapons for brushes and pencils to explore their combat experiences, emotions, and creativity at “Creative Valor: Recent Work by American Veterans.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 9. Free. Open Door Gallery, 89 South St., Boston. 617-350-7713.


Here’s the buzz Andrew Lloyd Webber is happy: “I have waited 42 years for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to play arenas in the UK, and it is great to finally see the show as it was originally intended, as an arena rock opera.” Before the screening of “Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular” you’ll watch a historical retrospective about the show. 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.) $18. Movie theaters including Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston. 617-424-6111.

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(UPDATE: The Nov. 1 showing of “Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular” has been canceled.)

Cutting edge It would be helpful to have this guy as a neighbor to help with hedge trimming and hair cutting. In the 1990 cult film “Edward Scissorhands” Johnny Depp’s character is left with scissors for hands when his inventor (played by Vincent Price) dies. He goes to live with an Avon lady, but the welcome wagon soon goes into reverse. The Science on Screen screening begins with a talk by BU professor Jeremy DeSilva about what it means to be human. 7 p.m. $10, $8 students. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.

Gasp, goblins, and ghouls Doctor Gasp (Dan Blakeslee) is making the rounds with his “Misshapen Jack-O-Lantern Tour!” The Somerville musician literally connects the dots on his 31-day New England tour locations to form a Jack-o-lantern face. The Halloween-themed folk music show also stars Streight Angular, Crazy Exes From Hell, and Haunt the House. 8 p.m. doors. $7. 21+. O’Briens Pub,
3 Harvard, Ave., Allston. 617-782-6245.


No child left behind Years ago, Jonathan Kozol met people living in a Manhattan welfare hotel and the South Bronx Mott Haven ghetto. The award-winning author, educator, and activist recently released “Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America” and will discuss his book. Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Free (first come, first-serve basis). Lesley University Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge. 617-349-8622.