Boston-area to do list




Feminism, a soap opera, architecture, the body, and colonialism are a few of the threads that weave through resumes and works on view at “Visiting Faculty 2013-14.” The artists from California, New York, and Vermont are Kalup Linzy, Catherine Lord, Luisa Rabbia, Halsey Rodman, Heather Rowe, and Roger White. (Pictured: White’s “Portrait.’’) Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 1-11 p.m. through Sept. 29 (Sept. 12 reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.). Free. Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-3251.


Multiple personalities How many personas do you have? Are they revelatory, confrontational, intimate, obscure? Nick DiStefano and Kristen Freitas explore identity and personality at “Through & Through.” Opening reception 6-9 p.m. (gallery hours Fri and Sat 2-6 p.m. through Sept. 28). Free. Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., East Boston.

A declaration Do you have a favorite coming-of-age film? “The Breakfast Club”? “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? “Where the Boys Are”? Let’s add “I Declare War,” a 2012 film about 12-year-olds who play Capture the Flag while capturing their youth. Sept. 3 and 4 at 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 p.m. $9.75, $7.75 students, $6.75 seniors and kids under 12. The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-876-6837.



Roughage Of “Fly,” the new release by Lettuce, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based, Berklee College of Music-trained funk band, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes said: “Lettuce is like a Learjet that wasn’t getting clearance from the tower, but we’re done just rolling around on the runway. They’re not asking for permission, so put your tray tables in their full, upright and locked position. This plane’s itching for liftoff.” Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. $18, $20 day of show. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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Gore and more Chamber music, jazz, and more meet at Gore Place when classical guitarist John Muratore and accordionist Roberto Cassan show off their arrangements of contemporary and classical selections. You can expect a program of European classical, contemporary American, Latin American, tango, folk, and jazz-influenced pieces. Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. $10. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798.

At the Helm You probably associate Levon Helm with The Band, but the late drummer should also be associated with beating odds. In the late ’90s, Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer which resulted in damage to his vocal cords and a remarkable recovery that led to “Dirt Farmer,” his first solo album in more than 25 years. Sadly, the Grammy-winning musician died in 2012. Helm is the subject of Jacob Hatley’s 2010 documentary, “Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.” Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. (through Sept. 12). $11, $9 students, seniors (matinee prices available). Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975.

Different strokes “We had to break up, though. We wanted different things — like he wanted kids and I wanted him to hear.” You can hear a lot more from Amy Schumer when the Comedy Central star pushes the comedic boundaries in Lowell. Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. $35, $25 students. Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell. 866-722-8881.