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The rockers in Grammy Award-winning band Train specialize in two of the world’s great pleasures — music and wine. Their 2012 recording “California 37” features hits including “Drive By” and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Wines from their Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company include Drops of Jupiter California Red, Calling All Angels Chardonnay, and Hella Fine Merlot (they donate proceeds from wine sales to temporary housing for families with seriously ill children through the nonprofit Family House). Train’s Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour also features the Script and Gavin DeGraw. July 27, 7 p.m. $17.50-$67.50. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,


By Day One of guitarist and songwriter Howie Day’s recent gigs was performing with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on the Fourth of July. See the artist whose hits include “Collide” and “She Says” performing in Natick. July 27, 8 p.m. $25. Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097,

It’s an adventure The most recent release for the band O.A.R. is a live CD and DVD recorded on a summer night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The voice-over on the trailer says, “It’s not just one thing that makes summer concerts a timeless adventure. It’s everything.” Enjoy the adventure when the band stops in Boston on the Sounds of Summer Tour. Also performing are Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone.
July 27, 6:30 p.m. $39.50. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.


Movie mania The 22d annual Woods Hole Film Festival is bigger than ever, with five filmmakers-in-residence, 33 narrative and documentary feature-length films, and close to 70 other films. Among the movies are Jay Craven’s “Northern Borders” starring Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold, Allan Piper’s documentary about a gay couple celebrating 25 years together, “Married and Counting,” and Bill Plympton’s animation “Drunker Than a Skunk.” One of the filmmakers-in-residence is James Mottern, whose film “God Only Knows” with Harvey Keitel was shot in Boston last fall. July 27-
Aug. 3. Individual events $12. Various venues in Woods Hole. 508-495-3456,

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Paula’s return One of the reasons we love NPR's “Wait Wait Don't Tell Me” is comic Paula Poundstone. The Massachusetts native who now resides in California returns to the venue where her recent CD “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston” was recorded. July 27, 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from April). $22, $35. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000,

Catch a glimpse A walk through the gorgeous Mount Auburn Cemetery on a summer evening is a pleasure in and of itself. For “A Glimpse Beyond,” area musicians, dancers, and poets dressed in white add to the experience, appearing along the way in surprise vignettes.
July 27, 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. $20, registration required. Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. 617-607-1980,


Exterior decorating Head for the financial district to see the city in a new, geometric, art deco kind of light. Boston By Foot’s Art Deco Tour features Harold Field Kellog’s Batterymarch Building, Arthur Bowditch’s Paramount Theater, and other architectural and landscaping examples of the 20th-century design style. July 28, 2-3:30 p.m. $15. Meet at Angell Memorial Fountain, Post Office Square, Congress and Milk streets, Boston. 617-367-2345,