Boston-area to do list

“The Jungle Book”
Liz Lauren
“The Jungle Book”


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“The Jungle Book” is based on Disney’s animated film and Rudyard Kipling’s 1893 stories. Tony-winning Mary Zimmerman wrote the book and directs the musical set in the Indian jungle, where we meet the young Mowgli. 8 p.m. (through Oct. 13). $25-$135 (discounts available).
Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-0800.


You’ll get plenty  Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg are on a grand ride with their blues-rock band, The Rides. Their debut album, “Can’t Get Enough,” features “the blues band of my dreams,” according to Stills.  8 p.m. $55-$65. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur


No labels   Jimmy Carter, the former president, has said this to describe Charlie Daniels’s talents: “In his time he’s played everything from rock to jazz, folk to western swing, and honky-tonk to award-winning gospel.” Daniels labels his style “CDB music.” The Grammy winner brings his Charlie Daniels Band to Webster with opener Ayla Brown.  Sept. 8 at 2 p.m., rain or shine. $35-$47.50, $20 kids. Indian Ranch, Route 16, Webster. 800-745-3000.


Flute honorees   The annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition was created in 1979 in memory of the Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist and teacher. Another teacher and former BSO flutist, Fenwick Smith, is honored Sunday when competition winner Thomas J. Wible performs with pianist Ayako Yoda and harpist Franziska Huhn. Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. Free. Jordan Hall,
290 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-461-3994.

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Parlez-vous?  If you’re not fluent in French, access a French app on your smartphone because this gig is
performed in French. Moroccan-born comedian Gad
has appeared in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”  Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. $40-$65. Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-876-4275.

Lloyd’s lesson   Today’s freshmen probably don’t wear raccoon coats and play the ukulele like they did when Harold Lloyd’s character went to college in the 1925 silent film classic “The Freshman.” Live music performed by Jeff Rapsis on a digital synthesizer accompanies the comedy about a small-town guy who heads to college. Lloyd’s character is a waterboy for the football team but decides he can become a big man on campus on the day of the big game. Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. $15.
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville.

Going to the Chappelle  Dave Chappelle is one of many funny-bone ticklers at The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Others include Flight of the Conchords, Al Madrigal, Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, and
Kristen Schaal. Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. $32. Comcast Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000.