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Theresa Marie Kelliher

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How low can they go?

The definition of the lo-fi art you’ll see at the Somerville Toy Camera Festival is “any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera.” Examples will be on view at five locations: Somerville Museum, Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex, Washington Street Art Center, and Brickbottom Gallery. Check website for venues, dates, times, and details. Pictured (from left): Theresa Marie Kelliher’s “Monument Valley” and Lilyan Aloma’s “Cityscape Wall Street.” June 5-29. Free (fee for June 7 workshop). Venues include the Somerville Museum,
1 Westwood Road, Somerville. 617-666-9810. www.somervilletoycamera.org

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The Monroe doctrine There is more to be said about one of our icons, so author Carl Rollyson updated his 1986 book to give us “Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated.” Research involved interviews with Monroe’s colleagues, friends, and biographers, plus black-and-white photos and the actress’s drawings, letters, and diary entries. 7 p.m. Free. Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
617-499-2000. www.facebook.com/theharvardcoop

Pop goes our culture Three exhibits at the Addison Gallery of American Art explore our tumultuous, exciting, and colorful culture: “Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ’80s,” “POP! Selections From the Collection,” and “Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue With the Collection.” Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. through July 31. Free. Addison Gallery of American Art, corner of Route 28 and Chapel Ave., Andover. 978-749-4000. www.andover.edu/museums/addison

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Daisy, Daisy When Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones were on tour in Australia in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, their performance was captured for posterity. The “Driving Miss Daisy” screening is the funny and moving story of the relationship between an elderly Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur. June 4 at 7 p.m. (through June 10 at several movie theaters). $20. Theaters including Kendall Square Cinema, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge. 617-621-1202. www.
screenvision.com/cinema-events/driving-miss-daisy

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Listen to Lissie “No one knows anything for certain, so to have a strong opinion, but also have a sense of humor about yourself is important,” according to Lissie who celebrates her latest album, “Back to Forever.” Tracks by the Illinois-born songstress include “I Don’t Wanna Go to Work,” an ode to college grads who wind up with a lousy job and lots of debt. June 5 at 9 p.m. $18, $20 (day of show). 18+. Paradise Rock Club,
967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

Saving the planet “I always want to dedicate my music to world peace and to use my music to give back to the planet.” New-age fusion keyboardist Keiko Matsui gives back to the planet with her latest release, “Soul Quest.” June 5 at 8 p.m., June 6 at 8 and 10 p.m. $30. Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111. www.scullersjazz.com

Still standing You’re likely to see this funny guy anywhere from theaters, gay bars, radical political events, and festivals, to Johnny D’s where James Adomian, a finalist from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” provides the yuks. June 5 at 7:30 p.m. $16. 21+. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.