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MUSIC

Pop & Rock

GREG DULLI The captivating Afghan Whigs frontman takes solo flight in these shows. His reach is broad when it comes to constructing a set list, with songs from both the Whigs and Twilight Singers catalogs as well as covers of everyone from Marvin Gaye to David Bowie. March 10, 7 p.m. $27. The Sinclair. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

BRIAN FALLON & THE CROWES The Gaslight Anthem frontman plays hooky from his day job on this sojourn in support of his forthcoming solo LP, "Painkillers." The live-wire singer, songwriter, and guitarist will perform with members of his side projects the Horrible Crowes and Molly and the Zombies. March 11,6 p.m. $22.50 Royale. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

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REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE & SECOND LINE SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE SOCIETY This is it: the last hurrah for the venerable nightclub and restaurant Johnny D's. The two brass bands will give short performances in the club before leading the crowd on a New Orleans-style parade through Davis Square, culminating at the statue in front of the Somerville Theatre across from the club. March 13, 4 p.m. Free. Johnny D's and Davis Square. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com

SARAH RODMAN

Folk & World

AVI AVITAL, KSENIJA SIDOROVA, AND ITAMAR DOARI Mix Avital's mandolin, Sidorova's accordion, and Doari's percussion together, and you get the "Between Worlds Tour," the worlds in question being folk and classical music. The three genre-spanning musicians will play works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, and Bartók, as well as traditional Turkish, Bulgarian, and Israeli music. March 11, 8 p.m. $30-$60. Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org

LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS Married and musical partners Campbell and Williams have played in the area a couple of times as a supporting act since the release of their fine debut collaboration. You'll get a more extended version of the pair this time. March 11, 8 p.m. $30. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org

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WINTERPILLS The Northampton band celebrates the release of the latest and perhaps finest iteration of its gorgeous, slow-burning chamber folk, "Love Songs," a wide-ranging exploration of the phenomenon as manifested in romantic and other guises. March 13, 9:30 p.m. $9. Great Scott. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com STUART MUNRO

Jazz & Blues

THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET This virtuosic acoustic string band — co-led by American violinist Jason Anick and Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli, and rounded out by second guitarist Max O'Rourke and bassist Greg Loughman — celebrates its new disc, "Travels," which features reinterpreted classics and original compositions that boldly bring Gypsy jazz into the 21st century. March 10, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Regattabar. 617-395-7757, www.regattabarjazz.com

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Mississippi born, Memphis reared, and Chicago schooled, the legendary harmonica player has released over 25 albums and guested on many more. He was inducted into the Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and finally won a Grammy in 2014. March 11, 8 p.m. $32-$37. Narrows Center, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. 508-324-1926, www.narrowscenter.org

THE WARREN WOLF GROUP The scintillating vibraphonist's star continues to rise. He's played with the likes of Donal Fox, Christian McBride, and Esperanza Spalding, and currently mans the SF Jazz Collective's vibraphone chair, previously occupied by masters Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris. March 13, 2 p.m. $10-$20. Highland Jazz at Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre. 781-237-1917, www.highlandjazz.org KEVIN LOWENTHAL

Classical & Opera

WERTHER Tenor Alex Richardson sings the title role in Boston Lyric Opera's new production of the Massenet classic. Crystal Manich directs and David Angus conducts a cast that will include Sandra Piques Eddy as Charlotte, Rachele Gilmore as Sophie, and John Hancock as Albert. March 11-20, Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912, www.blo.org

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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Veteran maestro Herbert Blomstedt returns to the podium with an all-Beethoven program devoted to the Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 1, with Garrick Ohlsson as soloist. March 10-15, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

NEW MUSIC Chorus Pro Musica has a premiere by Andy Vores on its March 12 program. And on March 13 it's a movable feast, with the Spektral Quartet playing Hans Thomalla and Beat Furrer; Boston Chamber Music Society offering a Harold Meltzer premiere; Boston Musica Viva performing a Bernard Hoffer premiere; and Collage New Music delivering an all-Carter program. www.gardnermuseum.org, www.choruspromusica.org, www.spektralquartet.com, www.bostonchambermusic.org, www.bmv.org, www.collagenewmusic.org JEREMY EICHLER

ARTS

Theater

SORRY The personal overlaps with the political in Richard Nelson's quietly wrenching drama, set on Election Day 2012, about four middle-aged siblings preparing to move their beloved uncle to a nursing home. The third installment of Nelson's remarkable, four-part Apple Family series, it features a blue-chip ensemble (Karen MacDonald, Joel Colodner, Laura Latreille, Sarah Newhouse, and Bill Mootos) and is directed with a sensitive touch by Weylin Symes. Through March 13. Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham. 781-279-2200, www.stonehamtheatre.org

BOOTYCANDY Robert O'Hara's comedy about growing up African-American and gay is based on his own life and constructed as a series of vignettes. Directed by Summer L. Williams and featuring a talented cast that includes Johnny Lee Davenport, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, John Kuntz, Jackie Davis, and Tiffany Nichole Greene. Contains nudity; recommended for adult audiences. March 12-April 9. SpeakEasy Stage Company at Roberts Studio Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600, www.speakeasystage.com

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THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY World premiere of a drama by Idris Goodwin, whose "How We Got On'' incisively explored ambition and identity in the world of hip-hop. In "The Realness: a break beat play,'' a young man looking to break into the hip-hop scene of 1996 falls for an MC and finds himself drawn into a web of duplicity. Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. March 16-April 10. Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell. 978-654-4678, www.mrt.org DON AUCOIN

Dance

COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI This intriguing company features a dozen French-Algerian and African men, most of whom have backgrounds in hip-hop and street dance. But the choreography also mines capoeira, martial arts, ballet, and contemporary dance. For the troupe's Boston debut, the fluidly acrobatic "Ce que le jour doit à la nuit" ("What the Day Owes the Night") also includes evocative Sufi imagery. March 11-12, $36-$40. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org

SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK Sidra Bell is known for exploring aspects of the human condition, especially identity, through works that are inventively quirky and sensuously muscular. For this performance, she and her company offer her "Shrines:Remembrance," followed by a discussion. March 12, 8 p.m., $28. Jewish Community Center's Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Newton. 617-531-4610, www.jartsboston.org

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ISRAEL FOLKDANCE FESTIVAL OF BOSTON This lively festival celebrates its 40th year of bringing together diverse strands of Jewish culture, from Eastern Europe to Yemen. The festival expects hundreds of dancers of all ages from across North America to participate. March 13, $15-$20. Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 617-253-3913, www.bostonfestival.org KAREN CAMPBELL

Galleries

MAGS HARRIES: PRECAUTIONARY TALES Harries, best known for her public art, here plays with the possibilities of 3-D printing. Moving from 3-D to 2-D and back, she collages elements and shifts colors and sizes as easily as a painter. Through April 9. Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-482-0411, www.gallerykayafas.com

FRED H.C. LIANG: STREAM In ornate prints, drawings, and an ambitious golden cut-paper installation, Liang delicately layers, weaves, and abstracts natural imagery. Also on view: the artist's ceramic Buddha heads and vases, which toy with the gallery's architecture. Through April 16. Carroll and Sons, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-482-2477, www.carrollandsons.net

THE EXPLORING EYE:THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ERIC DE MARÉ The great British architectural photographer, who died in 2002, brought curiosity and respect to all his subjects, from the vernacular to the modernist. Through April 8. Wolk Gallery, MIT School of Architecture + Planning, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-258-9106, sap.mit.edu/resources/galleries

CATE McQUAID

Museums

EVERYWHEN: THE ETERNAL PRESENT IN INDIGENOUS ART FROM AUSTRALIA An overview of indigenous art from Australia, most of it made over the last 40 years. Through Sept. 18. Harvard Art Museums. 617-495-9400, www.harvardartmuseums.org

ROSALYN DREXLER: WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? A retrospective of paintings, collages, sculptures, and writings by the pioneering pop and political artist. Through June 5. Rose Art Museum, Waltham. 781-736-3434, www.brandeis.edu/rose

WALID RAAD A survey of disorienting, provocative photographs, videos, sculptures, and more, made over the past 25 years by the Lebanese-born artist, who tackles politics, war, and museums, blurring lines between fact and fiction. Through May 30. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

SEBASTIAN SMEE

EVENTS

Comedy

HEATHER McDONALD The comedian, author, podcaster, and former "Chelsea Lately" regular has a bit of fun with her family and celebrities on her new special, "I Don't Mean to Brag," currently airing on Showtime. March 10 at 8 p.m., March 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $29-$39. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com

JONO ZALAY AT THE GAS The formerly Boston-based comic, who holds a doctorate in neuroscience, returns from New York having just released his debut CD, "Dr. Jono Zalay's Snake Oil for Humorous Relief." March 11, 7 p.m. $5. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014, www.greatscottboston.com

KATHY GRIFFIN The Grammy-winning comic and queen of celebrity chops-busting is on her 80-city "Like a Boss" tour. March 12, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $50-$72. The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur.com NICK A. ZAINO III

Family

The Music of Harry Potter Spend an evening with the wizards of Berklee and the symphonic sounds of the Harry Potter series. March 10, 8-10 p.m. $8-$12. Berklee College of Music, 136 Massachusetts Ave. 617-266-1400, www.berklee.edu/events

Lion Birthday Celebration Dinari and Kamaia are turning 7 and you’re invited to celebrate! Visitors can sign a lion-size card, beef up their cat facts repertoire, and enjoy some cake. March 12, 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. $13-$20. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road. 617-541-5466, www.zoonewengland.org/engage/lion-birthday-celebration

The Airborne Comedians Have you ever seen someone juggle birdbaths and electric guitars? While balancing atop a 7-foot unicycle? You want to? March 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $9-$12. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2501, www.coolidge.org/films/airborne-comedians

Joe Incollingo

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

March 30 Pusha T at Paradise Rock Club www.ticketmaster.com

March 31 The Second City at The Wilbur www.ticketmaster.com

April 4 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Sinclair www.ticketmaster.com

April 7 Waka Flocka Flame at Paradise Rock Club www.ticketmaster.com

April 9 Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld at The Wilbur www.ticketmaster.com

April 12 Esperanza Spalding at Citi Shubert Theatre citi.insiteticketing.com Joe Incollingo