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    Anna Webber


    It makes you wanna shout

    You get twice the shout on “Shout!” by Gov’t Mule. Last year’s two-disc release repeats disc-1 songs on
    disc 2, but in a different order and fronted by an impressive list of guests including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, and Steve Winwood. Aug. 13 at
    6:30 p.m. $20-$50. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


    No failure to comunicate Lisa Barthelson uses ordinary stuff to invite questions about our consumer culture. Elizabeth Duffy applies security envelopes to wallpaper, a chair, a rug, and other objects to make a statement about privacy in our public world. They are two of the nine artists whose work about storytelling is on view at “Ambient Folklore.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 27. Free. Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester. 508-753-8183.

    Harvest time We have several tomatoes on our pathetic-looking plant, very little rosemary, but healthy basil. All in all, not too shabby. How is your garden? The “From the Ground Up” group exhibit about the joy of the garden is told through paintings, photographs, sculpture, fiber, glass, ceramics, and other mediums. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. through Sept. 13. (Aug. 23 reception 2-4 p.m.). Free. Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell. 978-459-7819.


    Multiple personalities Which Shakespeare couple do you relate to? On any given day we can be Juliet, Cleopatra, Katherine, and Beatrice. The Plimoth Players present “Shakespeare’s Guide for Lovers,” a two-person romp through plays, sonnets, and songs by the Bard of Avon. 3 and 7:30 p.m. (through Aug. 16). $17, $12 students. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622, ext. 8346.


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    Muskrat love Don’t try to make sense of John Kuntz’s “The Annotated History of the American Muskrat” presented by the Circuit Theatre Company. Just enjoy this story about how the muskrat created the world. It involves Queen Elizabeth II, Little Debbie Snacks, and a video of a woman sleeping. We warned you. Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. (through Aug. 16). $20, $15 students 25 and under. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600.

    With five you get variety The Boston-area quintet Divas With a Twist covers the bases of pop, rock, R&B, disco, and country. The ladies welcome folk singer and songwriter Greg Greenway to this concert, part of the Project Arts of Plymouth Summer Concert Series.
    Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. (final concerts are Aug. 20 and 27). Free. Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Water Street, Plymouth. 508-747-7727.

    Spirituals at the Shell New England Spiritual Ensemble and One City Youth Choir join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for “From the New World: The Legacy of the Spirituals.” The program of African-American spirituals conducted by Christopher Wilkins in partnership with the Museum of African American History includes “The Chariot Jubilee” by R. Nathaniel Dett,
    “Griot Legacies” by Trevor Weston, and Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) by Dvorak. Aug. 13 at
    7 p.m. Free. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston. 617-987-2000.

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