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PICK OF THE DAY

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

With training in the circus arts, karate, and boxing, it’s no surprise that choreographer Mourad Merzouki incorporates these influences in his hip-hop dances. The artistic director and founder of Lyon-based Compagnie Käfig brings two pieces to Jacob’s Pillow: “Correria” and “AGWA.” 8 p.m. (through June 30; pre-show talks 30 minutes before performances).
$39-$69 (discounts available). Jacob’s Pillow Ted Shawn Theatre, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745. www.jacobspillow.org

WEDNESDAY

It’s all Greek With its vast collection of Greek antiquities, the Museum of Fine Arts is a perfect venue for Wednesday’s concert by Orfeas. The Greek-American band of vocals, guitar, bouzouki, keyboards, and drums performs as part of the Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series.7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 28; inside if raining). $30, $24 students and seniors. Museum of Fine Arts Calderwood Courtyard, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975. www.mfa.org/tickets

This week’s lineup Swap your flip-flops for cowboy boots for Country Pop Wednesdays, and give a big hello to this week’s band, Walkin’ the Line. The country rock group has opened for Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, and Travis Tritt, and you might hear a little Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, and Vince Gill in their delivery. 6-10 p.m. (Wednesdays through Aug. 28). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-439-7000. www.bhh.com/summer

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Friendship awakening A factory worker shares his past with a singer who shares his future in the Chester Theatre Company production of “Arms on Fire.” This play with music is by the folks who brought the Broadway world “Spring Awakening,” Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. 8 p.m. (through July 7). $30 (Wed-Fri), $35 (Sat, Sun). Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. 800-595-4849. www.chestertheatre.org

Serious silliness We don’t know which will provide more slapstick, the script by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind or the 21 roles played by nine actors in “Animal Crackers.” The Marx Brothers’ Broadway musical and film is about an African explorer, jokester, and womanizer who is the guest of honor at a ritzy party. You know the rest, right? 7:30 p.m. (through July 14). $65 and $70, 50 percent discount under 19. Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage,
1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-3400. www.wtfestival.org

THURSDAY

They’re the inspiration We’d wager that many boomers can hum several Chicago songs without having to Google them. “If You Leave Me Now,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday In the Park,” and other rock anthems traveled with us through the ’60s and beyond. June 27 at
8 p.m. $41-$91. 18+. The Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd.,
Hampton Beach, N.H. 603-929-4100.
www.casinoballroom.com

Small but speedy We confess that we are new to the National Slot Car Championships. Popular in the '60s and early ’70s, this mini-car motorsport features 2-inch-long cars with tiny electric motors that travel faster than 35 feet per second. You are welcome to be a big spectator at this mini-car event. June 27-30 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Lenjet/Modelville Hobby, 280 Eliot St., Ashland. 508-881-7616. www.modelvillehobby.com

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