Boston-area to do list

Blue Man Productions


Same color, new stuff

If it’s been a while since you gazed at Boston’s blue boys, it’s time for you to upgrade your Blue Man Group experience. The classics are still there — “Captain Crunch,” “Paint Drumming” — but the bluesters have kept pace with our technology-driven times by poking fun with their “GiPads” routine. 7:30 p.m. (no end date; under age 5 not admitted). $55 and up.
Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.


Blues Waters Tuesday’s music by Carolyn Waters and the Peter Ward Electric Blues Band spreads the blues of Robert Johnson,
B.B. King, and their own contributions to the blues catalog. Boston-based Waters offers up her barrelhouse and juke joint blues infused with gospel and roots. 8 p.m. $20. Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111.

A balancing act Today’s science lesson is that reptiles, amphibians, and fish are good barometers of the health of our environment. The exhibit “In Cold Blood: Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish” celebrates the cold-blooded specimens and their role in ecologically balancing our planet. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. through Dec. 7. Free. The Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell. 978-459-7819.


No rush Jan McKeachie Johnston isn’t in a hurry to finish her clay pieces because it takes 60 hours to complete the firing process in her Japanese-style, wood-fired kiln. “Relativity” features Anagama baskets, Noborigama four-section vases, fan trays with shells, and cone vase forms made with sculptor Kinji Akagawa. Tue-Sat
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Dec. 8. Free. Lacoste Gallery, 25 Main St., Concord.

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Generous and beautiful Keep in mind that while you enjoy the pop-rock sound of this New Jersey-based singer-songwriter, your admission benefits the Life is good Kids Foundation. Deleasa has toured with the Jonas Brothers and Ryan Cabrera and recently released his single, “Too Damn Beautiful.” 8 p.m. $12. 18+. Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 800-745-3000. www.ticket


Welcome home, Ladd This centennial tribute to Alan Ladd screens “The Blue Dahlia,” an early film noir about a war hero who becomes a suspect in his wife’s murder. Here’s your chance to see Raymond Chandler’s only screenplay. The double feature includes 1942’s “The Glass Key” about a corrupt politician (imagine that) and his loyal assistant played by Ladd (of course) at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.. Nov. 27 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7-$10. The Brattle Theatre,
40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-876-6837.

You can’t beat it The last time was in 1888 and the next time is in 77,798 years. The answer is Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day, and this convergence is not lost on the folks from Harvard Square’s new hotel. At “Thanksgivukkah at Beat Hôtel” you can feast on smoked beef brisket with challah stuffing and cranberry pumpkin tzimmes ($24) and maple smoked salmon with potato, carrot and parsnip latkes ($14). Nov. 27 5 p.m.-midnight (music 8 p.m.- midnight; reservations recommended). Beat Hôtel, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-499-0001.

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