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Guitarist Juanito Pascual (center).

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Guitarist Juanito Pascual (center).

PICK OF THE DAY

Trio plus two

Guitarist Juanito Pascual was born in Minneapolis and headed to Spain after high school to study with flamenco masters. The New England Conservatory grad is in town with his Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, flamenco dancer Auxi Fernández, and flamenco singer Alfonso Cid to celebrate the trio’s self-titled release. 8 p.m. $26-$125, $5 student and senior discount. Sanders Theatre , 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222. www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/online

SATURDAY

Two by two Keep the love going at “Heart and Sole: An Evening of Dynamic Duets,” a celebration of Valentine’s Day with professional Boston-area dancers. The dance menu of jazz, flamenco, tap, and classical Indian styles features tap dancer Ryan P. Casey and Luminarium Dance Company. 8 p.m. $22 and $27, $17 students and seniors. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849. www.regenttheatre.com

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Here today, gone tomorrow Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan selected the theme for “BRINK v1,” a group photography exhibit about transcience. Travel, documentary, and street photography are covered by Cole Caswell, Nelson Chan, Georgie Friedman, Houseboat Press, and Scott Patrick Wiener. Saturday hours are noon-9 p.m. (through April 13). Free. Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, 551 Tremont St., Boston. 617-426-8835. www.bcaonline.org

All grown up This band with a Beatles, Velvet Underground, and Stars influence formed at the Berklee College of Music in 2005. A few years later, the Grownup Noise recorded “This Time With Feeling” in recording studios, a Maine cabin, and a bathroom. The pop band’s special guests are Golden Bloom and Miracles of Modern Science. 9 p.m. $10, $12 at the door. Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge., 617-547-0759. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/565298

Mad about madrigals Local actor Joel Colodner reads selections by 14th-century poet Francesco Petrarca (known as Petrarch) to accompany the Blue Heron “Un petrarchino cantato” concert of 16th-century madrigals. According to director Scott Metcalfe, Petrarch’s “position in European culture is like that of Shakespeare, or Homer, or Virgil. Without him, the course of the madrigal in 16th-century Italy (300 years after he lived) would have been utterly, unimaginably different.” 8 p.m. (7:15 p.m. lecture). $30-$50, $25 seniors, $10 students and low income, free under 18. First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-960-7956. www.blueheronchoir.org

Oy You never call. You’re too skinny. I’ll sit in the dark. As a Jewish mother, we’d include these statements in the Jewish mother vocabulary. At “Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema,” Monique Schwarz takes a look at how the stereotypical Jewish mother of modern Hollywood developed. The Australian director also talks about how the Jewish mother is portrayed in Israeli films. 7 p.m. $3 donation (2 for $5). First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave., Milton. 617-698-3394. www.bethshalombluehills.org

SUNDAY

Go west The Valentine’s Day lovefest continues with Opera del West’s “A Night at the Operetta” with scenes from “The Merry Widow,” “Die Fledermaus,” and “The Mikado.” And after an intermission of champagne and chocolates, feast on Offenbach’s one-act operetta, “Pierrette and Jacquot.” Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. $25 (discounts available). The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097. www.natickarts.org

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.
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