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    A Wolfe at the door

    When Sheryl Crow was on the lookout for a guitarist for her touring band, the singer-songwriter asked Todd Wolfe (center) to join the Crow-sade as lead guitarist. He did. Several bands later, Todd Wolfe and Band now features Roger Voss on drums and Justine Gardner on bass. The Wolfe man’s latest release is “Miles to Go.” 8 p.m. No cover (reservations recommended). Smoken’ Joe’s Barbeque, 351 Washington St., Brighton. 617-254-5227.


    Bieber moves How does Justin Bieber’s show choreography compare to laser moves set to the popster’s hits including “Baby” and “Boyfriend”? The bright, flashing lights are at Charles Hayden Planetarium’s “Bieber Fever.”Daily at 5:30 p.m. (ongoing). $10, $9 seniors, $8 kids. Museum of Science Charles Hayden Planetarium, 1 Science Park, Boston. 617-723-2500.

    The battle of the Bulger The verdict is in. If you’re not Bulgered out, check in with Boston University professor and former Globie Dick Lehr, who will discuss his book, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss.”7 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660.

    It’s a decoy Work by the royalty of decorative bird carving and decoy making is available for gazing at “Cape Cod’s Master Decoy Makers and Bird Carvers.” Gems by Elmer Crowell, his son Cleon , Preston Wright, Luther Nickerson, James Lapham, Eldridge Arnold, and Arnold Melbye are joined by 14 oil paintings by Russell W. Gordon. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. through Nov. 17. Donations welcome. Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870.


    Cuban celebration Norberto Marrero uses metaphors to explore power, class, and gender struggles. Janette Brossard uses humor in her images of daily life and public places. Both are contemporary Cuban printmakers whose show “Cuba: Printed Stories” includes etchings, screen prints, collagraphs, woodcuts, and engravings. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 18 (reception Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.). Free. Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St., Cambridge. 617-577-1400.


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    Mission possible? Roll the music in your head and start your dance moves. In “The Blues Brothers,” Jake and Elwood have to raise $5,000 in 11 days or the orphanage they grew up in, St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud, will close. Their band gets back together, adventures pile up, and folks including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, and Cab Calloway lend their support. Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. $9.25, $7.25 seniors and kids. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.

    What about Bob? Bob the Builder, Bob Barker, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Bob Denver, and Bobby De Niro are your hosts for “Transperformance: Beyond Bob.” As channeled by Julie Waggoner, Kelsey Flynn, Monte Belmonte, and others, that is. Local performers covering “Bob” music icons include Evelyn Harris as Roberta Flack, Zip Cody as Bob Seger, Toussaint the Liberator as Bob Marley, and Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan. Aug. 27 from 4-9:30 p.m. (rain date Aug. 28; if rains both days, Aug. 29 at Northampton High School). $8, $10 (at the door); $5 seniors; $3 under 13. Pines Theater, Look Park, Northampton. 413-587-1269.