Boston-area to do list

Alice in Chains performs at the Uproar Festival Aug. 14.
Johnny Buzzerio
Alice in Chains performs at the Uproar Festival Aug. 14.


What an Uproar

Do you agree with Rolling Stone that Jane’s Addiction is “A classic love ’em or hate ’em outfit,” or do you fall
in the “like” category? The rock band, one of many at the Uproar Festival of established and breaking talent,
is joined by Alice in Chains (above), Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, and others. Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.
$22.50-$84.50. Comcast Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000.


Jillette’s tunes This New York singer and songwriter is wise beyond her 20-something years. Reflective tunes by Jillette Johnson deal with identity, fitting in, failure, unrequited love, and other big deals that some of us never deal with. Johnson’s debut album is “Water in a Whale.”  9 p.m. doors $10. 18+. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 800-745-3000. www.ticket

The shape of things Lynette Haggard takes geometry and makes “energized, sensual surfaces” that sound a lot more interesting than what we studied in high school. Here’s how the Framingham artist has described her work: “By building layered and reworked surfaces, then using superimposed lines and grids for exacavating, I consciously explore the relationships of color, transparency, and opacity.” Check it out at “Lyrical Geometry.”  Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through
Sept. 26. Free. Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. 508-234-6232.


Plastic, pools, pols, and an expo Interesting stuff awaits at “Living . . . Room.” Photographer Keith Krisa (“The Living Room Series”) uses plastic cameras; Jennifer Moller (“Pools”) shoots the same area for years, covering all seasons; Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn (“Take No Prisoners”) skewer everything from bumbling pols to myths about pols and religion. Sam Smiley (“TUNLvision”) hands out 3-D glasses for her miniature expo. Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 25 (Aug. 16 reception 6-9 p.m.). Free. Art Market Provincetown,
148 Commercial St., Provincetown. 508-413-9090.

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Up on the roof They had us at the spicy grilled cornbread and “fall-off-the-bone” baby back ribs, but you might be had with the chocolate-covered bananas, smoked chicken wings, or the alt-country tunes at The Sinclair’s Rooftop BBQ Cookout Dinner.  7 p.m. $45, $55 (dinner and flight of beers). Reservations recommended. The Sinclair, 52 Church St. Cambridge. 617-547-5200.


P and j without the b Poetry and jazz become one when poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, and vocalist Stan Strickland get together at “An Evening of PoemJazz.”  Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. $25. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet. 508-349-7511.

Easy to love Swimming first into the Rockport Music Jazz Festival is vocalist Roberta Gambarini, whose “Easy to Love” got her a Grammy nomination. The Four Freshman take the plunge Aug. 15, followed by Kurt Elling (Aug. 16), and Regina Carter (Aug. 17).  Aug. 14-17 at 8 p.m. (Aug. 18 is sold out; 7 p.m. Jazz Chats).
$31-$52 (Aug. 14). Shalin Liu Performance Center,
37 Main St., Gloucester. 978-546-7391. www.rockport