Boston-area to do list


The end

When the French and Indian War ended, Bostonians assembled under the balcony of the Old State House
to hear the proclamation. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the end of the war, the Bostonian Society presents Britain’s original signed copy of the 1763 Treaty of Paris. Other items on view at “1763:
A Revolutionary Peace”
include weapons, artifacts, medals, and a Native American wampum treaty belt. Pictured: the Council Chamber in the Old State House. Daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 7. $8.50,
free under 19. Old State House, 206 Washington St., Boston.


Don’t be late See the world of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” through the eyes of a scientist at the new interactive exhibit “Alice’s Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. through Sept. 8. $14, $10 seniors, $8 ages 2-18. EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 508-929-2700.

What a day How are your Hemerocallis? We’re not getting personal, we’re asking about your daylilies. The colorful, drought-resistant, low-maintenance, hearty, and virtually insect-free perennials are in bloom at Daylilies at Tower Hill. Look for “Mary Todd,” “Bess Ross,” “Lemon Delight.” Tue-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through mid August (Wed until 9 p.m. through September; Daylily Show & Exhibition July 20). $12, $9 seniors, $7 ages 6-18. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston.


Magic Carper ride There’s no better time to hear country music than when we celebrate America. The Austin-based Carper Family trio of Melissa Carper (upright bass), Beth Chrisman (fiddle), and Jenn Miori (guitar) join the celebration with their harmonies to bluegrass, old-time, country, and swing tunes. 10 p.m. No cover. Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-354-2685.

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The women Amy Sanders uses pastels to capture the peacefulness and beauty of the Outer Cape. Susan Lyman started using Cape materials when she met up with bittersweet vines behind her house. Hannah Niswonger is inspired by fish, fowl, monkeys, and insects. The ladies show their work at “Three Women, Three Artists and Three Unique Translations of the Natural World.” Tuesday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (through
July 12; July 3 reception 4-6 p.m.). Free. Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 10 Meetinghouse Road,
Truro. 508-349-7511.

Cabin fever Wouldn’t you love a cabin by the sea? We can’t help you with that, but we can suggest “Cabin By the Sea” from the Dirty Heads. Perfect for summer, the album is a tidal wave of underground hip-hop, post-modern reggae, and riff-driven rock. 7 p.m. $25. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 800-745-3000.


A chorus line The Independence Day theme from the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra gives a nod to American composers Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, John Williams, and Marvin Hamlisch. The Hamlisch tribute will be Broadway musicals, of course, and it all leads to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,’’ fireworks, and Sousa marches. July 3 at 8 p.m. (rain dates July 5 and 6; additional concerts July 13 and 20). Free. Cristoforo Colombo Park, Shrewsbury St., Worcester. 508-754-1234.