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Boston is bursting at the seams with theater of all shapes and sizes from fringe troupes to the big players. At the meet-and-greet Greater Boston Theatre Expo you can find out what’s happening when almost 60 Greater Boston theater companies are more than willing to talk about their upcoming productions. Included are Puppet Showplace Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and Bad Habit Productions. Pictured: James Caverly in the SpeakEasy production “Tribes.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free (reservations recommended). Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston.


Happy being ignored Street photographer Saul Leiter often used inexpensive film past its expiration date because he enjoyed the unexpected shifts in color. Leiter shot the streets of New York in the ’40s, became a fashion photographer in the ’50s and ’60s, and has said: “I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” British director Tomas Leach’s documentary, “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter,” screens in Cambridge.
7 p.m. $15 ( Kendall Square Cinema,
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge.

Musical chairs Who will sit in the reserved chair at Berklee in the Round? Will it be a famous musician on tour? We don’t know, but he or she will join the acoustic show of Berklee College of Music students, faculty, and alum who sit in a circle and perform their original tunes. 8 p.m. Free. The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-6038.

Sea hunt Chef Peter Davis welcomes Newport fisherman Ted Platz and research scientist Kristin Kleisner to Southern New England Waters Supper, part of the “Eating With the Ecosystem” series. The menu, which is subject to change, includes steamers, razor clams, mussels, bluefish, squid, and more. 6 p.m. $55 (reservations recommended). Henrietta’s Table, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-661-5005.


The right woman WHDH-TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan solves consumer mysteries with her “Help Me, Hank” segments. The award-winning journalist also writes mysteries, and the new one is “The Wrong Girl.” The suspense novel is about a Boston newspaper reporter who suspects that an adoption agency is reuniting birth parents with the wrong children. 7 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660.

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Where’s Charlie? Charlie Crosby is the grandson of George Crosby, the protagonist in “Tinkers,” the 2010 Pulitzer winner by Paul Harding. In “Enon: A Novel,” the grandson is trying to deal with personal tragedy. 7 p.m. $22.10 (includes signed copy of the book).
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-499-2000.


Repaving the way Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon is also the singer and lyric writer for the experimental band Volcano Choir. The band’s recently released “Repave” is erupting on the scene. Sept. 11 at
8 p.m. $25. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston. 800-745-3000.