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History

Lowell: The Lowell Folklife Series presents “Weaving Bitter with the Sweet: The Meaning of Heritage for Refugees,” a film, a hands-on weaving experience, and a conversation. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 Foot of John St. Free. 978-970-5000, ext. 978, http://1.usa.gov/1cpYaxh.

Music

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North Andover: Crossroads Coffeehouse presents Girls Night Out Quartet, made up of four of the original seven members of the Boston-based band formerly known as Girls Night Out. With Wendy Sobel on guitar and vocals, and Alizon Lissance on keyboards and vocals. Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960, www.crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

North Chelmsford: The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Shakespeare, Etc.” featuring Robert Schumann’s overture to Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Mendelssohn’s incidental music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and other works. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road. $10 suggested donation. 978-251-0533, www.lowellphilharmonic.org.

Theater

Reading: The Reading Memorial High School Drama Club brings the hilarious, high-energy and high-heeled musical “Legally Blonde” to the stage. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Also Nov. 15-17. William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center, Oakland Road. $20, $15 students and seniors. www.ticketstage.com.

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