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Talking pictures

“Portraits of a Working Waterfront” is a collection of 75 photographs depicting the men and women of Gloucester who make their living working in the seaport. Join photographer Jim Hooper in discussing this collection, featured at the Cape Ann Museum. Space is limited so reservations are required. Nov. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Free with museum admission, $8-$10. Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455. www.capeannmuseum.org/events

SATURDAY

Holistic hip-hop Featuring strings, horns, piano, a DJ, a soul singer, and a rapping MC, Thee Phantom and his Illharmonic is not your typical hip-hop act. They specialize in blending the vigor of hip-hop with classical instrumentation to create a new subgenre. They will play at Cafe 939 with an ensemble of musicians from the Berklee College of Music. Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $10. Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=000f53383255e33d0928be1acf2bc727

Just for laughs Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro will perform at the Wilbur as a part of her Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour. Notaro has performed on late-night talk shows including “Conan” and “The Pete Holmes Show.” Funnyman Louis C.K. has described her work as “an amazing example of what comedy can be.” (For
more on Notaro, see Page 4.) Nov. 8, 7 p.m. $31. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-248-9700. thewilbur.com

We can be heroes Feeling retro? Join DJ Chris Ewen at T.T. the Bear’s Place for Heroes, their weekly dance party. Punk, industrial, and dance music dating from the 1980s and ’90s will be played all night to a diverse crowd of thrillseekers. Every Saturday, 10 p.m.-
2 a.m. $7. T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617-492-0082. www.ttthebears.com

SUNDAY

Do somethin’ As a continuation of its Super Fan Sundays Brunch Series, Back Bay Harry’s will host a culinary celebration of Britney Spears called “It’s Britney . . . Brunch.” This event includes a three-course prix fixe champagne brunch, a Britney-themed photo booth, and more. Reservations required. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $35.
Back Bay Harry’s, 142 Berkeley St., Boston. 617-424-6711. www.backbayharrys.com/happenings.php

Ain’t that a kick in the head For a one-night-only performance, The Rat Pack takes the Reagle stage this Sunday. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. impersonators will take you back to the 1960s. Nov. 9, 2 p.m. $35-$63. Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham. 781-891-5600. www.reaglemusictheatre.com

Kick the bucket Five-piece Brooklyn-based band Rubblebucket will perform Sunday alongside Canadian import Royal Canoe. Dance, sing, and groove the night away with this raucous guitar-and-horns collective. Nov. 9, 7 p.m. $26.50. Paradise Rock Club,
967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800. www.crossroadspresents.com/paradise-rock-club


Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta can be reached at raffaela.kenny-cincotta@globe.com.