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Woman to woman

There’s no mutual admiration society between Beyoncé and Keyshia Cole after the latter’s March tweet about “Bow Down /I Been On,” Bey’s new song: “Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good.” Cole brings her “Woman to Woman” tour to town.  April 2 at 7:30 p.m. $35-$55. Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 800-745-3000.


Case not closed For his book “Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth,” Edward Jay Epstein interviewed every member of the Warren Commission and concluded that additional investigation was needed. Epstein’s new book, “The Annals of Unsolved Crimes,” is the subject of tonight’s discussion between Epstein and filmmaker-author Errol Morris. 7 p.m. Free. The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-499-2000.

Tall order Frontwoman Sarah Potenza-Crossman and her sidekicks recently relocated from Chicago to Nashville. The new home for Sarah & the Tall Boys sounds perfect for this band that cooks up a musical stew of blues, bluegrass, alternative country, and Americana. 8 p.m. No cover (reservations recommended). Smoken’ Joe’s Barbe-que, 351 Washington St., Brighton. 617-254-5227.


Ask and answered A couple of “formers” join the April Fool’s Day fun at the first Boston taping of the WBUR and NPR radio show “Ask Me Another.” Former congressman Barney Frank and former Globe film critic Wesley Morris, plus “The Giver” author Lois Lowry and audience members will play word games, puzzles, and trivia.
7 p.m. $30. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston.

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Do-overs If we have to go to a retirement center, we want Pine Haven, the literary creation of award-winning author Jill McCorkle in her book “Life After Life: A Novel.” One of our neighbors would be Marge Walker, who keeps a scrapbook of local murders and heinous crimes. Another would be lawyer Stanley Stone who feigns dementia to get away from his son. Never a dull moment. 7 p.m. Free. Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. 617-491-2220.

Cityscapes It will be hard to miss BR1’s painting of an American woman and a burqa-clad Afghan woman at the exhibit “From the City to the World.” The Italian artist’s 12-foot painting is the centerpiece of the urban art collection by visual artists, writers, and video makers who explore city life.   Monday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through May 10; reception April 5 from 6-8 p.m.). Free. The New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville. 617-964-3424.


Mixing it up Years ago, a record scratch was a bad thing, but now it’s a tool of the DJ trade. At “Scratch, Mix & Fade: Intro to Club DJ Essentials” dance-music vet Paul Dailey will teach you how to cue and scratch to create dub-step and techno music. April 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Four-session class is $66 plus $10 for materials (registration required). Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430.