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    “We want people to know that recovery rocks!” So says former Del Fuegos drummer Woody Giessmann, who founded Right Turn in 2003 to offer addiction and mental health services to creative people in recovery. For the 8th Annual 2013 SuperGroup Concert, he’s gathered a stellar lineup to lend the organization a helping hand. Performers include New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne (pictured), Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Evan Dando of the Lemonheads, blues artist James Montgomery, and North Shore native and Grammy winner Paula Cole. Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Royale,
    279 Tremont St., Boston. www.ticketmaster.com

    FRIDAY

    Treats not tricks Go party to party trick-or-treating at Halloween on the Harbor, where duck boats shuttle you to locations serving cocktails, appetizers, and other treats. Participating establishments include Blue Dragon, MJ O’Connor’s, No Name Restaurant, and LAUGH Boston. Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m. $5. 21+. TAMO Bar at the Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. www.seaportboston.com/promotions/Halloween-on-the-Harbor.aspx

    SATURDAY

    Don’t fret Musician Tev Stevig’s big epiphany came in the form of a musical instrument. It was the fretless guitar, and upon first hearing it Stevig realized he could use it to unify his musical passions of old-time folk, jazz, Balkan, and Middle Eastern music. His new project is titled “Jeni Jol,” or “The New Path.” Percussionist Brian O’Neill joins Stevig for the CD release. Oct. 26, 9 p.m. $10. Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge. www.lilypadinman.com

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    Horror on Harvard Street Norman Bates (“Psycho”) and Leatherface (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”) were both inspired by Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein. The Coolidge resurrects the classics for the 13th Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, which features seven terrifying flicks in all. The secret lineup promises to keep you up all night with ghosts, vampires, zombies, and the like. Oct. 26, 11:59 p.m. $15-$20. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500, www.coolidge.org

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    About place The latest in a series of exhibitions focusing on recent SMFA graduates is “Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place.” The Eritrean artist’s photographs, video art, and sculpture will be on view, including pieces made in four Boston neighborhoods. Oct. 26-April 13. Mon-Tues and Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

    SUNDAY

    The beat goes on Multiple Grammy winner Boney James took up the saxophone at age 10, but didn’t embark on a full-time music career until after graduating from UCLA with a history degree. As an instrumental artist with more than 3 million records sold, the sax player, who was born in Lowell, is now on track to make history. His latest recording is titled “The Beat.” Oct. 27, 7 p.m. $32-$43. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. www.thewilbur.com

    Mad about Madeleine Jazz vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started her career busking in Paris, and left school at 15 to join a touring jazz band. Her latest release, “The Blue Room,” pays tribute to Ray Charles’s “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” and features songs including “Bye Bye Love,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Gentle on My Mind.” Oct. 27, 7 p.m. $35-$65. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. www.berklee.edu/bpc