Boston-area to do list

Alex R. Kirzhner


Don’t panic

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Brendon Urie, from Panic! At the Disco has said that the band’s name comes from a song lyric from “Panic” by former rock band, Name Taken (which took its name when it was told the name All That’s Left was taken). Anyway, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” is the latest release from the Las Vegas rock band. Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. $24.50-34.50. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


H & H Jonathan Epstein directs the cast and himself (in the title role) in this condensed version of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Parts I & II.” Prince Hal is busy rebeling against his sick father with Falstaff. Or, as they say in the play: “Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.” 7:30 p.m. preview (through Aug. 31). $15-$80 (discounts available). Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St.,
Lenox. 413-637-3353.

Naming convention The British Army wants to replace Gaelic names with English ones to end years of fighting and create a union with a common language. Brian Friel’s “Translations” presented by Bad Habit Productions takes place in Ireland in 1833. 8 p.m. preview (through Aug. 17). $18, $25 day of show. Calderwood Pavilion,
527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene


Beat it Described as a “minimalistic punk duo,” the Baltimore-based Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice who are in town to celebrate their new record, “Party Jail.” Schrader sings and plays a floor tom (a double-headed tom-tom drum); Rice plays bass guitar. 10 p.m. $5-$10 sliding scale. All ages. Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-955-7729.


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The stage is set Bring a picnic and blanket and take in beautiful Gloucester Harbor and lots of music at the Stage Fort Park Outdoor Summer Concert Series. The line up is Compaq Big Band (Aug. 3), Grupo Fantasia: A Latin Dance Party (Aug. 10), Cape Ann Community Band’s Celtic Concert in the Park featuring the North Shore Pipe Band (Aug. 17), and Cape Ann Big Band (Aug. 24). Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. (Sundays through Aug. 24; rain dates are the following Wednesdays). Free. Antonio Gentile Bandstand at Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave., Gloucester. 978-281-0543.

Here, there, and everywhere This Berklee College of music alum stays busy gigging at jazz festivals with Tom Harrell’s Colors Of A Dream and playing in New York City with the Roy Haynes Quartet. The saxophonist plays with his Jaleel Shaw Quartet at this Jazz at the Fort concert. Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. Free. Highland Park, Roxbury (enter on Fort Avenue or Beach Glen Street; if raining, concert is at Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Ave.). 617-747-6057.

Macchina Pretend you’re in Italy at “Tutto Italiano” where Italian cars and motorcycles are on display for judging. There’s music, family activities, food, and vendors. Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (museum open until 4 p.m.). Spectator admission is $10; $5 seniors, kids, military, and students (check website for registration information). Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547.

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