Chamber music, flying machines, and pastel lessons
MIDDLEBOROUGH Erik Lindgren and the Bespoke Consort will perform a crossover chamber music concert, including quirky musical novelties, neo-Baroque pieces, Impressionistic tone poems, and Alberto Ginastera’s “Estancia” ballet suite. You’ll also hear lively arrangements of music by Erik Satie, Leroy Anderson, Rising Storm, and the Boston ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. The group will perform at the First Unitarian Universalist Society church, 25 South Main St., on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. It’s free. For more information, visit uumiddleboro.org.
DUXBURY “Some Assembly Required,” a new exhibition at The Art Complex Museum, presents the work of artists who have assembled three-dimensional installations in strikingly original ways. Among the many intriguing works on show are flying machines and motorcycles built from pieces of vacuum cleaners, bicycles, and wood stoves by Martin and Michael Ulman. Located at 189 Alden St., the museum is open on Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., and the exhibit will continue through Sept. 1. Admission is free. For more information, visit artcomplex.org.
SCITUATE The English Beat, a band hailing from working-class, industrial Birmingham, England, was formed during late ’70s. Consummate showman and ska musician Dave Wakeling continues to keep the band going and “the beat” strong. The English Beat will perform at The River Club Music Hall, 78 Border St., on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, visit theriverclubmusichall.com.
CANTON Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack presents an adult hands-on workshop designed for all ranges from beginners to experienced artists, called “Sail Away on the Craft of Pastel Painting.” Maichack is a seasoned professional whose pastel teaching techniques have been recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts and other organizations. The workshop will take place at the Canton Library, 786 Washington St., on Wednesday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required at www.library.canton.ma.us.
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