Sheepshearing and dragons top this week’s calendar
WALTHAM Gore Place’s annual Sheepshearing Festival takes place Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. In addition to shepherd Dave Kennard and his border collies demonstrating how they herd a flock of sheep with a series of whistled commands, highlights include more than 100 artisans offering hand-dyed wool, knitted, and woven clothing, jewelry, wooden toys, stained glass, and much more while musicians, a puppeteer, dancers, and Circus Smirkus provide entertainment. General admission is $20; free for children ages 12 and under and members. Gore Place is located at 52 Gore St. For more information, go to goreplace.org or call 781-894-2798.
LITTLETON, SUDBURY Experience a magical time of druids, dragons, wizards, and knights when Dance Prism performs “King Arthur & the Magic of Merlin” on Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis Middle School auditorium, 22 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury, and on Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Littleton Performing Arts Center, 56 King St., Littleton. Tickets are $26 general admission; $20 for children, students with ID, and seniors. For tickets or more information, go to www.danceprism.com or call 978-371-1038.
ARLINGTON Now in its eighth year, the annual Arlington Jazz Festival runs from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, at various venues around the town. The headliner concert features the Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Quintet with the Arlington High School Jazz Band as the opening act on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave. Other acts include The Psychedelic Jazz Experiment, The Boston/Havana Connection, Morningside Music Studio Teen Jazz Combo, The Bubblegum Quartet, and District 5 Jazz Band. Admission varies by performance. For a complete schedule of acts and venues, go to arlingtonjazz.org.
MAYNARD 6 Bridges Gallery presents “Tangled Bank,” an exhibit of photographs and mixed media by Peggy McClure that explore the edges and banks of small streams and rivers, on view now through May 14 at 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main St. For hours and more information, go to www.6bridgesgallery.com.
NANCY SHOHET WEST