CONCORD At the Concord Museum’s 30th annual Garden Tour, Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to observe a wide variety of gardening styles and inspirations including a Japanese-style Zen oasis, an Italianate utopia, a garden of 17th-century medicinal plants, and numerous sanctuaries for birds and other woodland creatures. Tickets are $35 for museum members; $45 for nonmembers. For tickets or more information, go to concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216.

LEXINGTON The funny and irreverent performance troupe Capitol Steps will appear at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. Highlights of the current show from the Washington, D.C.-based political satire group include “The Sounds of Sanders,” “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major Liberal,” “I Like Big Cuts,” “Stormy Daniels,” and more. Tickets are $39 to $59 and can be purchased at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 1-800-657- 8774.


NEWTON Newton’s annual PorchFest takes place Saturday, June 1, from noon to 6 p.m. This free event features musicians playing on porches, lawns, and driveways around Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban, with genres including country, pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B. For a complete schedule of acts and locations, go to newton.porchfest.info.

ACTON Enjoy Boston-caliber comedy in the suburbs at Boston Comedy Night on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in the Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Massachusetts Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door. Mike Dorval hosts the lineup, with Myq Kaplan as headliner supported by Andrew Mayer and Chloé Cunha. For tickets or more information, go to www.westactonvillageworks.com/events.

Nancy Shohet West

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