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Sarah Meyers Brent, Gooey, paint and mixed media.
Sarah Meyers Brent, Gooey, paint and mixed media.Handout

PICK OF THE DAY

Go organic Sarah Meyer Brent, Jodi Colella, and Bo Petran celebrate the beauty and ugliness of organic processes, or the growth and decay of the natural world. The local artists use plaster, paint, cement, fiber, and iron dust to make their point at “Gooey, Gobby, Gummy.” 1-6 p.m. (through April 15). Free. Gallery 263,
263 Pearl St., Cambridge. www.gallery263.com

FRIDAY

Into the chamber Step right up and see the world’s longest-playing cylinder-driven music box, one of the instruments in the capable hands of Cordis. The chamber ensemble presents a program of mostly new works by composer and cimbalom player Richard Grimes (the cimbalom is like a hammered dulcimer).
7 p.m. $12. Museum of Fine Arts Alfond Auditorium,
465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. www.mfa.org

SATURDAY

Sometimes sunshine What keeps us going is ice cream; what keeps Jonathan Edwards going is the feedback he receives after his shows. For four decades the tenor has delivered tunes of passion, insight, and humor including “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Shanty,” and “Sunshine (Go Away Today).”
April 7 at 8 p.m. $38. The River Club Music Hall, 78 Border St., Scituate. 339-236-6786. www.theriverclubmusichall.com

Renegade retro band Emily Miller and Zara Bode aren’t blood kin, but their country-swing charm and charisma make The Sweetback Sisters close. The ladies focus on heartbreak, revenge, remorse, and staying strong when relationships unravel. Presented by the South Shore Folk Music Club. April 7 at 8 p.m. $22. The Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston. 781-871-1052. www.ssfmc.org

SUNDAY

Come to the cabaret Queer political art with sparkle, and a campaign to put femininity in the spotlight are a couple of ways the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow describe its cabaret. You can expect dark and whimsical puppetry, music, literary and performing arts, survival strategies, and wild costumes. April 8 at 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Lorem Ipsum Books, 1299 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-497-7669. www.loremipsumbooks.com

From one to the other After brunch, walk around Harvard Square, then go to a different dining room for dinner. Easter at UpStairs on the Square begins with brunch that includes Easter eggs benedict and a Maine lobster omelet. Dinner features duck saltimbocca and more. April 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch), 5:30 p.m. (dinner). $50, $25 under 12 (brunch), a la carte dinner menu.
Reservations recommended. UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge. 617-864-1933. www.upstairsonthesquare.com