Boston-area to do list

Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson.
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Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson.


Good vibrations

Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck joined Brian Wilson in the studio for the latter’s recent recording, and the Beach Boys cofounder said: “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I’ve ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring.” The Grammy winners conspire on their tour trying out new stuff and playing from their overflowing catalogs. Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. $39.50-$150. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738.


Family matters Large-format Polaroid images and multimedia works suit this Boston-based artist who covers large themes: family, exile, the sugar industry and slave trade in her home province of Matanzas, and her life. “Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: My Mother Told Me” is a tribute to the women in the Afro-Cuban artist’s family. Tuesday hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Dec. 8; Campos-Pons talk Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.).
$3 suggested donation. Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-3518.

Surf’s up The 80-minute opener for this Grammy-winning rock band sounds long, but since it’s a film about the San Diego-based quintet, it works. “Fading West,” the title of the film and the latest record by Switchfoot, continues the band’s theme of change, hope, and finding a place in the world — and the perfect wave. 7:30 p.m. $25-$31.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.the


Hear them out There’s power in silence, and Noelle Fiori, Sydell Masterman, and Astrid Reischwitz have powerful things to say about women in “Silent Noise.” Fiori’s mixed-media collages deal with the exploitation of female bodies. Masterman targets isolation in our always connected world. Reischwitz goes to the boudoir for her “Bedroom Series” photos. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 2. Free. Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge.

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Structure and improvisation Two worlds come together to make beautiful music under the name
. The 10-piece, Boston-based band blends jazz and Armenian folk music under the leadership of founder, composer, and classical pianist Ara Sarkissian. The ensemble’s latest blend is “Once Upon a Time.” 7:30 p.m. $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757.

High-flying low notes Perhaps one of the three singers performing “Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man” will win our heart. Marc Kudisch, Ben Davis, and Jeff Mattsey sing Broadway, opera, Gregorian chants, popular music, and more. 7:30 p.m. (through Oct. 20). $25-$89. Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400.


We can’t disagree With a career of almost 50 years, tunes totaling more than 100, and 40-plus covers of his hit “Feelin’ Alright,” guitarist Dave Mason must be feelin’ it. What began with Traffic picked up speed with performances and recordings with the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and others. Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. $25-$45. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444.

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