Boston-area to do list


Time for ‘Recess’

The latest release by Grammy-winning Sonny Moore, a.k.a. Skrillex, is “Recess,” described by Rolling Stone thusly: “And many of the elements that drove Skrillex’s initial success are still somewhere in the mix on ‘Recess’: the suffocating low end, the serrated edges, the industrial-strength aggression, the disorienting collisions of sound shards, the vocals distorted until they sound like alien transmissions. This is still Skrillex, just with lots of constructive self-remixing. Love him or show your age: He’s making some of the most forward-thinking pop around.”
July 29 at 6 p.m. $40, $44.50. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.


All of the above? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, all of the above? Multicultural Arts Center’s Boomtown Concert Series offers four music performances, one per night: Sol y Canto, Lisa Thorson, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and the Jetro Da Silva Group. July 28-31 at 7 p.m. Free. Multicultural Arts Center,
41 Second St., East Cambridge. 617-577-1400. www.multicultural

Seeing ‘Red’ Ken is the new assistant to artist Mark Rothko, not a warm-and-cuddly boss. John Logan’s Tony-winning “Red” is set in a ’50s Bowery studio where the former tries to convince the latter that the Four Seasons restaurant isn’t the best place for the painter’s abstract expressionist murals. 8 p.m. (through Aug. 8). $15-$35.
Payomet Performing Arts Center Tent, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro. 508-487-5400.


Berklee series Berklee College of Music talent is all over the city with “Berklee Summer in the City” and one of its offspring, the Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar. Perfect for summer is the modern jazz quartet Swim Team, followed on Aug. 4 by the Song Yi Jeon Quintet, and on Aug. 11 by pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie. 6-8 p.m., weather permitting. Free. Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757.

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They want you This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, and “Over There! Posters From World
War I”
remembers with 50 posters from the United States and Europe. The patriotic collection illustrates how the posters were used to urge enlistment, buy war bonds, support the Red Cross, and not waste food. Monday hours are 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (through June 14, 2015). $25, $23 seniors and students 18 and over (other discounts apply). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300.

Grooming We’ve been to two perfect weddings this summer, but here’s one that takes the cake. Robin Hawdon’s British farce “Perfect Wedding” begins with the groom’s hangover, a woman in his bed (not his fiancee), and panic. 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 2). $21.50-$81. Cape Playhouse, 820 Main St. (Route 6A), Dennis.


Reznor sharp On July 20, Rolling Stone said of the Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden opening concert in Las Vegas: “Rock of real ambition and history can never just be about nostalgia. For Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, the push forward continues decades after each band emerged from disparate underground rock scenes.” (For more on the concert, see next page). July 29 at 7 p.m. $29.50-$99.50.
Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000.

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