Boston-area to do list


Here comes the gown On Sept. 12, 1953, Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I., and in honor of what would have been their 60th anniversary, you can see an Artist’s Replica of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s Wedding Gown. A paper replica by Isabelle de Borchgrave and Rita Brown was commissioned in 2004 by the Marshall Field Department Store in Chicago. Daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 3. $12, $10 seniors and college students, $9 ages 13-17, free under 13. Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Columbia Point, Boston. 617-514-1600.

A playful trio John Cederquist’s “Indecision of Upholstery” title refers to the challenge of picking out the right fabric, and his three wooden chairs on view at Gallery NAGA play tricks on your eyes. Mary Kocol’s “Ice Gardens: The Poetics of Nature” are photos of blossoms frozen in ice. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 28. Free. Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St., Boston. 617-267-9060.

Temperamental Transformational and transactional presidential temperaments have been critical in developing our country’s international power, according to Joseph Nye, Harvard University distinguished service professor. Nye will talk about his book “Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era” with Harvard Kennedy School professor David Gergen. 7 p.m. Free. Cambridge Forum, 3 Church St., Cambridge. 617-495-2727.



Tiny meal “Herbal Turkey Breast” and “Blackened Red Snapper” album titles by this jazz-funk saxophonist, singer, and flutist make us hungry. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is in town to serve menu items from next year’s release (will it have a food name?). Sept. 19 doors at 8 p.m. $25, $28 day of show. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000.

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Cool Kat We can’t wait for the holidays, when we listen to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” by Lyle Lovett and Kat Edmonson. Edmonson’s album of original material, “Way Down Low,” made Downbeat Magazine’s “Best of 2012” list. Sept. 19 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. $25. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757.

Poetry in motion Singer-songwriter Mike Scott, founder of the Waterboys, has said of “An Appointment With Mr. Yeats”: “I love the way [William Butler] Yeats’s poems lend themselves to music, but I also like Yeats as a guy — a dandified, opinionated, larger-than-life character. I feel a kinship to him.” Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Wilbur Theatre , 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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Correction: The “Linda Ronstadt in conversation with Christopher Lydon” event at Brookline Booksmith listed in an earlier version of this “To Do” column is sold out.