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PICK OF THE DAY

The heart of rock ’n’ roll

Not even “Honky Tonk Blues” from the “Sports” album will stop your toes from tappin’ and your body from bouncin’. Thirty years later, the Grammy-winning release still packs a punch, shoots a hoop, and makes the goal. We’re partial to “If This Is It” from Huey Lewis & the News, how about you? Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
$25-$65. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

TUESDAY

Wanna see his etchings? During his career, Rembrandt made almost 300 etchings and experimented with printing on different papers to achieve a variety of inkings and images from the same plate. Forty-five etchings are on view at “Rembrandt the Etcher.” Tuesday hours are 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (through Feb. 17). $25, $23 students (18+) and seniors, $10 ages 7-17, free under 7 (free for ages 7-17 weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and Boston public school holidays). Museum of Fine Arts Frances Vrachos Gallery, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. www.mfa.org

WEDNESDAY

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He had a dream Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that, according to the Washington Post, “took less than 18 minutes to deliver.” You are invited to stand in the pulpit of the African Meeting House and read a passage at the “I Have a Dream” public reading.Aug. 28 at noon. Free (space limited, reservations recommended; free museum admission). Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., Boston. 617-725-0022, ext. 222. www.afroammuseum.org

Finger-picking good Emmylou Harris is a fan: “When St. Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I’ll be able to say — with pride if that’s allowed — that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee.” The Grammy-winning guitarist who celebrates his 70th birthday this year also celebrates a career of more than 50 years. Aug. 28 at
7:30 p.m. $25. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757. www.regattabar
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We smell a Rat Kenmore Square was home to a music club that is the subject of Andrew Szava-Kovats’s documentary “Let’s Go to the Rat.” A benefit concert for the Boston filmmaker is like old home week for performers who did their thing at the Rathskeller and will do it at Johnny D’s. They include Rick Berlin & the Nickel & Dime Band, the Schemers, and Lizzie Borden & the Axes. Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. $10, $15 (at the door). Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

Our heart is with him We’re having a moment. OK, we’re back from our memories of seeing Tony Bennett sing his heart out (the one he left you know where). The Emmy- and Grammy-winning Kennedy Center Honoree visits Newport. Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. $80.50, $100.50. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, R.I. 800-745-3000. www.newportwaterfront
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K and K If you’re in the Gloucester area and want an ocean of fun, a wave of hilarity, and sandstorm of songs, catch Dueling Divas ( . . . and a Dandy!) Cabaret. Kathy St. George and Kerry Dowling give the Great American Songbook a workout with assistance from Daniel Robert Sullivan who “officiates” (National Tour of “Jersey Boys”). Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. (through Sept. 1). $40, $35 students and seniors. Gloucester Stage Company,
267 East Main St., Gloucester. 978-281-4433. www.gloucesterstage.com

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