Boston-area to do list

David Rohde


It’s a beautiful ‘Dream’

OK, so they’re no longer the Young Rascals, but they’re still rascals, and the ’60s rock band comes together for a night of hits including “Good Lovin’,” “Lonely Too Long,” “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” “How Can I Be Sure,” and “Groovin’.” At “The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream,” original members Dino Danelli, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish (pictured, above, with Steven Van Zandt, center) are joined by archival footage and film segments of their good lovin’ years.  June 25 at 7:30 p.m. (through June 29). $45 and up.
Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 800-982-2787.


Ring a ding ding Our favorite Sinatra tune is “Fly Me to the Moon,” and we can sing every word complete with Sinatra inflection, finger snapping, and the right amount of cool. At Rat Pack Mondays, songs by the Chairman of the Board and his entourage (Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and others) will be given a modern spin by groups including this week’s Niki Luparelli & the Gold Diggers. Hosted by Kiss 108’s Rich DiMare.
6-10 p.m. (Mondays through Aug. 26). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-439-7000.

Subway wheels Subway stations and farmers’ markets gave Ezekiel’s Wheels a different audience every day, and because of one appreciative listener, the klezmer group won first place and a recording session at the 2012 Boston Jewish Music Festival’s “Klezmer Idol” competition. A listener at the Porter Square T station suggested to the ensemble that they enter the competition, and it fit them to a T. (Story, Page 4.) 7 p.m. $15. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.

Wailing On Tuesday, Universal Records releases Bob Marley’s “Legend: Remix,” a “reimagined” version of the 1984 classic. Monday, The Duppy Conquerors perform the original song arrangements to celebrate the release. 10 p.m. Free. Sally O’Brien’s, 335 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 617-666-3589.


A local getaway With airlines making seats smaller, if you decide to remain unsquished this summer, you can satisfy your travel desires at “That’s Amore: Travel Posters to Love.” More than 100 vintage travel posters show the growth of the travel industry thanks to railroads and tunnels through the alps. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-
6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. through Sept. 2. Free. International Poster Gallery,
205 Newbury St., Boston. 617-375-0076.

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Modern family The 125-page debut novel by Justin Torres is packed with powerful stories about three brothers who build kites and bonds while weathering the storms of their volatile family life. The “We the Animals” author appears as part of the Lesley University Summer Reading Series. 7 p.m. Free. Lesley University’s Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. 617-349-8369.


Lunch music There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but Berklee College of Music students provide free music at the Tuesday Berklee Lunch Sessions. You can expect jazz, pop, and Americana from a lineup that includes this Tuesday’s Hunting Stories. June 25 from noon-1:30 p.m., weather permitting (Tuesdays through July 30). Free. South Garden at the Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 617-236-3100.