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    Jim Holland’s “Hopper’s House” is part of “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.
    Collection of Elizabeth English and Leigh Williams
    Jim Holland’s “Hopper’s House” is part of “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.


    Pop & Rock

    ANTHRAX The punkiest, punchiest members of thrash’s “Big Four” — alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer — meld bludgeoning riffs, breakneck drums, and the powerful bellow of frontman Joey Belladonna into mosh-ready metal that always seems to have its heart in the right place. Co-headlining with Westfield’s metalcore innovators Killswitch Engage. May 7, 7 p.m. $35-$45. House of Blues. 888-693-2583,

    SCREAMING FEMALES Led by the majestic shredding of Marissa Paternoster, these New Jersey punks have been one of the country’s best rock bands for years, redefining the power trio with anthems that celebrate the riff while poking at society’s conventional wisdoms. May 8, 8 p.m. $15. ONCE Somerville. 617-285-0167,


    PERFUME GENIUS “No Shape,” the fourth album by the musical alter ego of Seattle-based singer-composer Mike Hadreas, is daring and expansive, borrowing inspiration from popular music’s deepest corners to create intricate songs that vibrate with hushed-whisper urgency. May 13, 6:30 p.m. $21, $19 advance. Royale. 617-338-7699,

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    Folk & World

    WILLIAM MATHENY West Virginian Matheny’s new record, “Strange Constellations,” is not really a debut — he released a couple of records last decade as “Billy Matheny” — but it’s his first as William, and a shining return that finds him corralling everything from racing country-punk to swinging honky-tonk to rootsy, Tom Pettyesque fare. May 9, 10 p.m. $7. Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge. 800-838-3006.

    JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE/THE SADIES Justin Townes Earle comes to town with a new album and a new band. The album is “Kids in the Street,” the third in a titular trilogy; the band is the Sadies, the Swiss Army knife of alt-country, who will serve up an opening set of their twin-guitar-fueled psychedelic twang (including some from their latest, “Northern Passages”) before returning with Earle. May 13, 7:30 p.m. $25. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 888-929-7849.

    TIMBILA Timbila guitarist Banning Eyre describes his group’s music as “a one-of-a-kind fusion of roots music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with a New York sensibility,” a description borne out by listening. The band will be celebrating its new double album, “Sadza With the Head of a Mouse,” along with collaborator Chartwell Dutiro. May 13, 7:30 p.m. $10. The Lilypad, Cambridge. 617-955-7729.



    Jazz & Blues

    THE ALCHEMISTS The Boston-based collective melds jazz, world rhythms, chamber music, and more in its engaging musical journeys. With Matt Langley (saxophones, bass clarinet,) Dennis Livingston (flute, recorders), Randy Roos (guitar), Bob Nieske (bass), and Jerry Leake (percussion). May 9, 8 p.m. $10. Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-395-1393,

    JULIA & THE ZEROUNIAN ENSEMBLE Armenian vocalist-actress Julia Zerounian marvelously interprets songs in English, French, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yiddish, no less. And her husband, pianist Sarkis Zerounian, beautifully accompanies her with his multinational quintet featuring violin, guitar, bass, and percussion. May 10, 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,

    ROY HAYNES & THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND Born in Roxbury in 1926, the drum master emerged with Charlie Parker in bebop’s glory days and has played over the years with everyone from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane and beyond. His superb band of youngsters — saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, pianist Martin Bejerano, and bassist David Wong — have seen some seasoning in their decade-plus with the master, but he still magisterially rules the roost. May 13, 8 and 10 p.m. $35-$50. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,




    BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS The group’s final Jordan Hall outing of the season is an all-Russian affair, with music by Stravinsky, Gubaidulina, Weinberg, and Shostakovich (the searing Piano Trio No. 2, with this week’s BSO soloist, Leif Ove Andsnes, at the piano). May 7, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. 888-266-1200,

    CHORUS PRO MUSICA The chorus takes on George and Ira Gershwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning political satire, “Of Thee I Sing.” 1930s-style costumes are encouraged. May 13, 8 p.m.,Robbins Memorial Town Hall, Arlington. 617-267-7442,




    BECKETT IN BRIEF Three short plays by Samuel Beckett, that all-time master of saying so much by leaving so much unsaid. Will Lyman costars with Ashley Risteen in “Rough for Radio II’’ and with Ken Baltin in “The Old Tune,’’ then tackles the monologue “Krapp’s Last Tape.’’ To each performance Lyman brings not just his talent and craft but his singular presence. Directed by James Seymour. Through May 7. Production by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Presented by BabsonArts at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley. 781-239-5880,

    PEERLESS Jiehae Park’s “Macbeth’’-inspired play about twin sisters determined to get into an elite college at any cost works on multiple levels: as an ink-dark comedy, as an ingenious psychological drama, and as a chilling parable about the soul-warping price of extreme ambition. Directed by Steven Bogart with the necessary edge of tension, mystery, and supernatural flavor. Through May 28. Company One Theatre in collaboration with Boston Public Library at Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library.617-292-7110,

    GABRIEL In this suspenseful production of Moira Buffini’s drama, directed by Weylin Symes and set on a Nazi-occupied island in World War II, an amnesiac young man (Alexander Molina) is taken in by a family headed by a widow (Georgia Lyman) after he is found unconscious on a beach. That intensifies the war of nerves between the family and a German commander (Thomas Derrah), even as the family tries to figure out whose side the young man is on. Through May 14. Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham. 781-279-2200,



    BOSTON BALLET The name of the company’s season closer, “Robbins/The Concert,” doesn’t quite capture the wonders that lie within, including Jerome Robbins’s comic ballet of the title. The program features the world premiere “Creatures of Egmont” by resident choreographer Jorma Elo, plus the company premiere of the exquisite “Stravinsky Violin Concerto” of George Balanchine. Through May 27. $45-$159. Boston Opera House, 617-695-6955.

    KEIGWIN + COMPANY Larry Keigwin’s New York-based contemporary dance troupe brings an adventurous program that includes the audience favorite “Love Songs” and “Portraits,” a series of intimate solos. In honor of the Leonard Bernstein centenary, the dancers also perform Keigwin’s “Waterfront & Episodes,” set to two of the composer’s iconic works, “On the Waterfront” and “On the Town — Suite.” May 13. $27-$47. Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford. 508-994-2900.

    CINDERELLA Festival Ballet Providence presents its production of the beloved fairy tale — rags-to-riches princess, handsome prince, wicked stepsisters, and magical transformations included. Choreographed by company cofounder and artistic director Winthrop Corey, it is set to Sergei Prokofiev’s vibrant score. May 12-14. $23-$85. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence. 401-421-2787,



    BEVERLY SEMMES: WILD CHILD/WORKS IN FABRIC 1994-2017 In her sculpture, fashion, and mixed-media works, Semmes blows up notions of women’s sexuality and desire. Implications of veiling and revealing invest the female figure with agency, allure, and clout. Through May 27. Samson, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-357-7177,

    BETH GANZ: ATLAS PROJECT Ganz approaches landscape from above, blending painting, printmaking, collage, and photography to translate the earth’s contours into abstraction. Her large-scale, gridded works find confluences among land formations, modernist abstraction, and gestures from art history. Through May 27. Cynthia-Reeves, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257,

    CATHERINE KERNAN: PERIMETERS — NEW WOODCUT MONOPRINTS A printmaker with a painter’s sensibility, Kernan starts with a big woodblock, and working improvisationally but with an eye toward nature, constructs deeply layered images that depend as much on the caprices of process as on intention. Through May 27. Soprafina Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-728-0770,



    PAINTED LANDSCAPES: CONTEMPORARY VIEWS Twenty-first-century landscapes may be realist, abstract, climate conscious, structurally complex, and sometimes all of the above. This show spotlights works by nearly 50 artists, including Alex Katz, Lois Dodd, and Rackstraw Downes. Through Oct. 9.Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich. 508-888-3300,

    WHY DRAW? 500 YEARS OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS AT BOWDOIN COLLEGE In 1811, James Bowdoin III gave the school he founded 141 drawings. Now the collection includes works by artists from Peter Paul Rubens to William Kentridge. Through Sept. 3. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275,

    CARPET DIEM: MOLLY NYE TOBEY DESIGNS FOR THE MID-CENTURY HOME In the 1940s, this Rhode Island antique dealer started making “Hooked Historical Tapestries of the United States,” depicting themes particular to each state, in designs ranging from folk to modern. Through Oct. 31. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, Vermont. 802-985-3346,




    RESISTANCE CABARET: A BOSTON ARTISTS AGAINST VIOLENCE BENEFIT SHOW This variety show features comedian Wes Hazard, playwright Liana Asim, the band Ways and Means Committee, and solo musicians Daniel Miraglia and Zion Rodman to benefit the Boston Anti-Racism Collaborative. May 7, 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,

    SOMETHING BIG WITH LIZ MIELE The New York-based comic got snowed out in February, and is now making up the date, with host Nick Chambers and guests Doug Key and Liam McGuirk. May 11, 8 p.m. $13-$15. The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-684-5335,

    DAVE ATTELL The veteran comic has practiced his dark art for every kind of audience imaginable, and knows how to work a crowd better than just about anyone in the business. May 13, 9:45 p.m. $35. The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-248-9700, NICK A. ZAINO III


    POLISH FEST For the third year, part of Dorchester will turn into Little Poland for an afternoon of cultural exploration and stellar food. Live bands, a DJ, and children’s entertainment are all promised. For the adults? I hear Polish beer is pretty good. May 7, noon-6 p.m. Free. Polish American Citizens Club, 82 Boston St., Dorchester.

    ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE DISCOVERY & ACTION MUSEUM PUBLIC DAY The museum’s current exhibit is titled “Weather and Climate: Our Changing Worlld.” The exhibit is tailored specifically for third through seventh graders, who will likely enjoy the hands-on activities so much they won’t even realize they’re learning. May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$10. 114 16th St., Charlestown. 617-242- 4700.

    BOSTON CHORAL ENSEMBLE PRESENTS COSMOS The Boston Choral Ensemble is full of otherwordly voices, and the Hayden Planetarium is about as otherwordly as you can get without a spaceship. May 11, 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park. ALEX FRANDSEN


    May 16 Laura Marling at Paradise Rock Club

    May 17 The Growlers at The Sinclair

    May 18 Soul Clap at The Sinclair

    May 19 Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors at Paradise Rock Club

    June 2 Fabolous at House of Blues

    June 4 Ozuna at House of Blues

    June 6 Don Henley at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

    June 7 Everclear at House of Blues