Boston-area to do list

Kate Reeder


On a dime

This is the world Brooklyn-based band Roosevelt Dime wants to take you to: “Imagine yourself relaxing on a steamboat as it lazily floats down the Mississippi River all the way to The Big Easy. Suddenly, the band strikes up a tune, music fills the air and everyone is on their feet, clapping, dancing, and singing along.” Clap and sing to their neo-folk, played on the unusual instrumentation of banjo, electric and gut-bucket basses, percussion, clarinet, and saxophone. Their new album is titled “Steamboat Soul.” Local folkies Pesky J. Nixon open the show. July 14, 8 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679,


Package deal Philanthropist Ted Cutler is realizing a longtime vision with the founding of Outside the Box, a nine-day free festival filled with music, dance, theater, family programs, and a food fest. Among the featured acts are Alejandro Escovedo, Los Lobos, Blind Boys of Alabama, James Montgomery, Ricky Skaggs, Shea Rose, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. July 13-21. Free. Boston Common
and other locations around the city. Full schedule at www.outside

Hall of famer Not all sidemen make it into the limelight, but Grammy winner Leon Russell did. The versatile songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist has worked with artists including Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. July 13, 8 p.m. $40-$75. Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro. 508-487-5400,


All grown up It’s a hometown show in advance of a West Coast tour for Boston band The Grownup Noise. This year has seen the group recording its third studio album, which is scheduled to be mixed in September. The band plays its Americana-infused indie pop on a bill with Krief and Miracles of Modern Science. July 13, 8 p.m. $12. Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-2261,

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Some like it hot Want some extra sizzle in your summer? Go to Caliente!, the sixth annual festival celebrating Boston’s wealth of Latin music, culture, and community. Grammy-nominated salsa artist Jerry Rivera headlines, and Berklee College of Music
faculty member Eguie Castrillo opens. July 13, 7 p.m. Free. City Hall Plaza, North Stage, 1 Congress St., Boston. 617-635-3911,


Singing, swinging sisters Not all sisters get along as well as Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, who pool their talents for the cabaret act “Sibling Revelry.” Ann’s pipes are deep and jazzy, while Broadway star Liz delivers the goods with clarity and style. The show features show tunes, jazz, pop, and sisterly banter. July 14-15, 8 p.m. $45. Barrington Stage, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888,

Storm the Beehive Back in 1789, a French mob stormed the
Bastille and helped trigger the French Revolution. Celebrate La Fête
, French National Day, with special cocktails, champagne, dinner with a French flair (vichyssoise, fresh ahi tuna salade Niçoise, and steak tartare frites are among the specials), and live music by Lamine Toure. July 14, dinner 5:30 p.m.-midnight, music 8 p.m.-
1 a.m. No cover. The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston.