PICK OF THE DAY
Close your eyes and listen to one man sound like an entire band, thanks to Bernhoft and his looping-enhanced skills. The Norwegian retro-soul and pop singer, and multi-instrumentalist has a goal to “get people to dance and let go and smile and be happy, but to also get them thinking at the same time.” Don’t let him down. 9 p.m. $15. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Parking lights The 260 feet of trellis will be covered with 50,000 blue lights and decorated trees for the Christopher Columbus Park Lighting. The explorer would be proud of the illumination plus the music performed by North End Music and the Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir. 5:30 p.m. Free. Christopher Columbus Park,
110 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-635-4505. www.cityofboston.gov/parks
SI and more The cover of Sports Illustrated has been adorned more than 60 times with photography by Damian Strohmeyer. The Boston picture taker and his lenses have been at it for two decades covering the World Series, the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the World Cup, Stanley Cup, the Olympics, and 27 Super Bowls. The Newton Camera Club and the Boston Camera Club present “An Evening With Damian Strohmeyer.” 7 p.m. Free. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 617-796-1360. www.newtonfreelibrary.net
Time is on their side After touring with the Rolling Stones in 1999, Tim Reis decided that a lot of the band’s music had “great potential for jazz arrangements.” The keyboardist, horn player, composer, and arranger released “The Rolling Stones Project” which will be performed by Reis and two other former Stones members, vocalist Bernard Fowler and bassist Darryl Jones. Nov. 25 and 26 9 p.m.
-midnight (food and beverages 5 p.m.-midnight). No cover (reservations recommended). Beat Hôtel, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-499-0001. www.beathotel.com
Laura on Lynch For his 2006 film, “Inland Empire,” director David Lynch shot scenes without a script. Laura Dern has said that Lynch “started out just saying, ‘Let’s experiment.’ There was a monologue that was scripted and which we shot, but we didn’t know what it was going to be or how it would fit into anything. We were just experimenting with a character, and then, after a few get-togethers, we arrived at a turning point where suddenly he saw the movie. And we were so in the thick of it that instead of stopping and writing an entire script, we decided to just keep shooting and go day by day, scene by scene.” At “J. Hoberman Presents Inland Empire,” the author will talk about his book “Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?” 7 p.m. $12. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700. www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
Mix it up New England Conservatory Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Ensembles meet once a week with faculty members to learn and prepare for “In the Mix.” This installment features the Anthony Coleman Early Jazz Ensemble (7 p.m.), the Tim Ray Wednesday Ensemble (8 p.m.), and the Tim Ray Thursday Ensemble
(9 p.m.). Nov. 26 at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. (Dec. 2, 9, 10, 11). Free. New England Conservatory’s Pierce Hall, St. Botolph Building, 241 St. Botolph St., Boston. 617-585-1260. www.necmusic.edu
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