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Events

Boston-area to do list

Ed Krieger

PICK OF THE DAY

The ‘Happy’ couple

Real-life husband and wife Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams bring their marriage to the stage as Willie and Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s classic “Happy Days.” Renowned director Andrei Belgrader helps the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company bring the existential allegory to life for six performances. Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. (through Nov. 23). Tickets: $30-$80. Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College, 19 College Drive, Wellesley. 617-426-0863. www.commshakes.org

MONDAY

Free for all To celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, the Harvard Art Museums are hosting two Free Admission Days. Among the museums’ spectacular collections is the inaugural special exhibition of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals. Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (repeats Nov. 18). Free; ticket reservation required. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-9400. www.harvardartmuseums.org

TUESDAY

No strings attached The Simón Bolívar String Quartet makes its Boston debut with compelling pieces by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. The Venezuelan quartet is made up of members from one of Latin America’s premier orchestras. Nov. 18, 8-10 p.m. (repeats Nov. 19). Tickets: $20-$60. Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-482-6661.
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Just makes sense An artistic game of telephone comes to life in “Consenses: Festival of the Senses,” an interactive installation where the work of different musicians, dancers, artists, and filmmakers inspired each other’s pieces. Musician Sally Taylor — daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon — organized the exhibit and enlisted the help of more than 140 artists, including other musicians, such as Jimmy Buffett and Jennifer Nettles, as well as comedian Reggie Watts and novelist Susan Minot. Nov. 18, 6-10 p.m. (on view through Nov. 25). Free. Tishman Commons, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-1000. www.wellesley
.edu/events

Bilingual imbibing Wine newbies and sommeliers alike can test their French skills while tasting and learning about the wines of France at Le Bar à Vins. All language levels are welcome at the event, which is presented in English and French. Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 21+. Tickets: $15 for French Cultural Center members; $20 for nonmembers. The French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., Boston. 617-912-0400. www.frenchcultural
center.org

Homeboys Though they hail from San Diego, the rockers from Augustana are hometown favorites thanks to their 2005 hit “Boston.” They’re back in town and ready to hit the stage with indie rockers River City Extension. Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. 18+. Tickets: $26.50. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800. www.crossroadspresents.com/paradise-rock-club/

Eryn Carlson


Eryn Carlson can be reached at eryn.carlson@globe.com.