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West End Museum Archives


Takin’ it to the streets

Hop in a cab or direct your GPS to Chambers, Lowell, or Leverett streets and see where you end up (hint: They are now Cardinal O’Connell Way, Lomasney Way, and along Thoreau Path in Charles River Park). These and other former West End streets are victims of 1950s urban renewal and the subject of “Street Names: Lost and Found.” Pictured: Leverett Street in undated photo.  Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 27. Free. West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., Suite 7, Boston. 617-723-2125.


Interesting instruments We got a tutorial on electronic music by reading about the Boston indie-electronic duo Stereo Telescope. In addition to vocals, guitar, bass, and hand percussion, Boston Music Award nominees Kurt Schneider and Nikki Dessingue perform with Ableton, Juno 6, Moog Taurus ii, Thingamagoop, Pocket Piano, and MicroKorg. “On and Running” is the pair’s newest album.
9 p.m. $10. 18+. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston.

Guinness plus This “Irish Comfort Food” involves Parsnip & Blarney Cheese Tart, Guinness Local Lamb Stew, and Colcannon Chocolate & Potato Cake. You have the luck of the Irish because all of these will be prepared by Volante Farms’ Todd Heberlein in the March Staycation Cooking Series class. The international series is presented by how2heroes and Rival. 6 p.m. (Mondays through March 26). $45 (multi-class “Passport Program” prices available). Rival/how2heroes Kitchen Studio, 1385 Cambridge St., Cambridge.


Before and after Before the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 replaced King James II with the monarchy of his daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William of Orange, there was James’s 1685 coronation — and music. At The Glorious Revolution: Music From the English and French Courts of James II, the Renaissance vocal ensemble Exsultemus performs coronation music by Purcell, Blow, and Child, plus works by Innocenzo Fede (he followed James II to France after his ousting).  7:30 p.m. $15-$35, $5 student and senior discount. First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St., Boston. 857-998-0219.

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In a Pepi-tone A pillar of the alt-comedy scene is Eddie Pepitone, known as the “comic’s comic.” In the documentary “The Bitter Buddha,” Pepitone’s self-doubt, sobriety, family history, and career are given the stand-up treatment with original animation and interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Marc Maron. Pepitone and director Steven Feinartz will be in attendance.  7:30 p.m. $12. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849.


Ray’s light What’s your favorite Ray Bradbury book? “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man,” “Dandelion Wine”? Inspired by Bradbury, who died last June at 91, twenty-six stories honor his legacy in “Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.” Editors Sam Weller and Mort Castle, along with contributors Alice Hoffman (“Dovekeepers”), Lee Martin (“Break the Skin”), and John McNally (“After the Workshop”) discuss the collection at “Shadow Show: Tribute to Ray Bradbury.”  March 6 at 7 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660.