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Five things to do, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Janet Jackson at the TD Garden, “Peter and the Wolf” at Symphony Hall, cheese in Somerville, and more.

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Janet Jackson will perform at TD Garden Sunday, Nov. 5.

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DRAWING A CROWD

Opening Saturday, November 4

The 25th Drawing Show, The Gig Economy: Depictions of Life and Responses to Work in the Digital Bazaar, takes over the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. Among the 20-plus artists who measured up to Somerville-based artist and writer Robert Moeller’s curatorial standards are “collaboration with artificial intelligence” Jxmie Timms, the BCA’s own Georgina Lewis, and Boston College alum Tim McCool. Through January 7. Free. bcaonline.org

SONGS & SPIRITS

Saturday, November 4

Pull out the cat ears one more time before packing away your Halloween costume. Opera gets spooky at the Halloween Hangover Brunch at the Burren in Somerville. The Boston chapter of Opera on Tap, a national organization on a mission to bring opera to venues beyond the concert hall, provides the entertainment. 1 p.m. Free; food and drinks not included. operaontap.org/boston

SO CHEESY

Saturday, November 4

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The fifth annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival hits Somerville’s Arts at the Armory for two lactose-tolerant 2½-hour sessions. This year’s event celebrates the Commonwealth’s history in American artisanal cheese, featuring award-winning makers. Admission includes samples, workshops, and lots of local food and wine for 21+ guests. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40. macheesefest.org

BIG BAD ORCHESTRA

Saturday, November 4

Some musicians wait their whole lives to perform at Symphony Hall. The Boston Youth Symphony jumps the line with Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved fairy tale Peter and the Wolf. The pack of 115 exceptional 10-to-18-year-old New England musicians, selected from about 800 applicants, is the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ most advanced ensemble. Noon. $20. bysoweb.org

RHYTHM NATION

Sunday, November 5

After taking a break for the birth of her son in January, Janet Jackson is back on tour, and she and her incredible dancers are stepping into the spotlight at the TD Garden. Expect favorites from Ms. Jackson’s 2015 album Unbreakable, a showcase of socially conscious music from throughout her career, and sneak peeks of work in progress. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $26. tdgarden.com


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