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Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan


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The American Academy of Arts and Letters couldn’t decide if Bob Dylan should be inducted for his words or music, so the artist recently gained entry as an honorary member like Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese. Dylan and his band are in Lowell on their Never Ending Tour. 7:30 p.m. $48, $28 students. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell. 866-722-8780.


Weeding through it Suffolk University NORML (National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws) and present Cannabis Curriculum & Hemposium, a discussion with students and professionals about their Cannabis Sativa plant research. 6-9 p.m. Free (includes dinner buffet). Suffolk University,
73 Tremont St., Boston. 781-944-2266.

Repeat after them Talking Heads’ David Byrne discovered the Grammy-nominated, New York-based Venezuelan funk combo Los Amigos Invisibles, which describes its sound as “gozadera.” This fusion of Latin rhythms can be heard on the band’s latest release, “Repeat After Me.” 9 p.m. $20. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


The nucleus “Nuclear Family” is the new release for Steafán Hanvey who has said “. . .as I sifted through my memories and experiences, I caught the public and political face of Northern Ireland pressing hard against the window of my private and personal world. Making the album made me realize that although I had never written explicitly about Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland had in fact, written me.” 8 p.m. $12. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.

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A trilogy With two months between each release, Green Day has presented its trilogy of “Green Day ¡Uno!” “Green Day ¡Dos!” and “Green Day ¡Tré!” Punk rockers Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool are on the road with their tour of the same name.
7:30 p.m. $35.50, $59.50. Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, R.I. 800-745-3000.


Almost half If there had been one more female director, we would have written that half of the 16 films at this year’s Jewishfilm.2013 were directed by women — but one shy of half isn’t bad. The 10 fiction features and six documentaries are presented by the National Center for Jewish Film, and screenings start with “Hannah Arendt” (6 p.m.). April 10 at 6 and 8:15 p.m. (through April 21 at several venues). Wednesday films at the MFA are $12, $10 students and seniors. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 781-736-8600.

Industrial revolutionaries It’s the 200th anniverary of Francis Cabot Lowell’s first mill in America and the Lowell System of Manufacturing, which was the first in American history to sell shares to investors. Raise a glass to Lowell and fashion designer Sondra Celli, the other Waltham innovator celebrated at the Waltham Food & Wine Festival hosted by the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. April 10 from 6-9 p.m. $45, $50 (at the door). Westin Waltham Boston, 70 Third Ave., Waltham. 781-893-5410.