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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan


Forever young

It’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album, which was not very successful. The two original songs were “Song for Woody” and “Talking New York,” and if we fast forward to now, the troubadour’s new release, “Tempest,” has 10 Dylan songs. Mark Knopfler is the special guest when Bob Dylan and His Band play the TD Garden.
Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$125. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000.


Here a chick, there a chick Thanks to Chick Singer Night, young female musicians get a start in the music biz. The Boston chapter donates all proceeds from its talent showcases to music and art programs in area schools. The singer-songwriters at Saturday’s concert include Pan Morigan, Krista Angelucci, Barbara Alex, Colleen Nicholas, and Kyra Koman. Ira Bernstein fills the “Are You Man Enough” feature. 4-7 p.m. $10. All ages. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-776-2004.

Pastures of Guthrie Like Dylan, the Mystic Chorale pays homage to Woody Guthrie, and their “Pastures of Plenty” concert celebrates the singer’s 100th birthday anniversary. The program features songs that inspired Guthrie, ones that he inspired, and Guthrie classics like “Pastures of Plenty” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Be prepared to join in. 8 p.m. (Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.). $18, $15 students and seniors. Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St., Boston. 781-316-2500.


Open your wallets You should have no problem starting and finishing your holiday spending at the multimedia Brickbottom Open Studios. More than 100 established and almost-established artists work in painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, and other mediums. Nov. 17 and 18 noon-6 p.m. Free. Brickbottom Gallery,
1 Fitchburg St. and 86 Joy St., Somerville. 617-776-3410.

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Hero worship Boston Garden, Fenway Park, Braves Field, and Suffolk Downs are a few of the “Sports Temples of Boston” in the exhibit covering 100 years from 1872-1972. Test your knowledge about the historic ballparks, arenas, and stadiums that are still with us, no longer with us, famous, and forgotten. Be sure to check out the ongoing online exhibit. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through May 31). Free. Boston Public Library Johnson Lobby, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.


Afternoon flight The Somerville Museum’s Early Music Afternoons have been around for more than 20 years, but not as long as the music you’ll hear Sunday at “Flights of Melody: American Guitar Duos, 1890-1940.” Olav Chris Henriksen and Jamie Dunphy will play ragtime, blues, jazz, and Hawaiian-style music. Nov. 18 at
3 p.m. $19, $14 students and seniors (reservations recommended). Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road, Somerville. 617-666-9810.

Cano and Cano With hubby Christopher Cano at the piano, Jennifer Johnson Cano will mezzo-soprano her way through a program of Liszt, Gurney, Howells, Williams, Dvorak, and other composers. Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. $27, $24 seniors, $12 students and ages 7-17 (under 7 not admitted). Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, Boston. 617-278-5156.