ALL THAT JAZZ The second annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, a three-day festival produced by local musician Johnny Souza, boasts longtime jazz radio host Eric Jackson as emcee on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23.
Friday’s performers include the Johnny Souza Quintet, the Marshall Wood Quartet featuring Donna Byrne, and the Harry Allen Quartet. Saturday night’s bill features Yoron Israel & High Standards, Cassandre McKinley and the Paul Broadnax Trio, and the Joey Calderazzo Trio.
Brockton band leader and percussion master Israel, whose resume includes 100 major recordings as accompanist, is professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.
Inspired by jazz artists McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea, Calderazzo also performs in the Branford Marsalis Quartet.
Area musicians are welcome to take part in the All Star Jazz Jam Session next Sunday, May 24. Trumpeter and vocalist Souza will host the event and lead a house band comprising some of the area’s finest jazz musicians, including Michael Shea on piano and Gary Johnson on drums.
Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25½ Court St., Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., $30; Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., $10; www.spirecenter.org.
PRECIOUS METALS The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton hosts a reception for its show, “Haystack Components: Metals and Jewelry,” an exhibition featuring artists connected with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, next Sunday, May 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. The show includes a wide variety of materials under the heading of “metals and jewelry,” such as precious and nonprecious metals, gems, wood, plastic, glass, fiber, and concrete.
455 Oak St.; reserve tickets at www.fullercraft.org or call 508-588-6000.
CHORAL FAVORITES TODAY The Harbour Choral Arts Society presents a spring concert featuring classical favorites: Faure’s “Requiem,” Mozart’s “Te Deum Laudamus,” and “Hear My Words, Ye People” by Charles Parry.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Church Street, Hanover, Sunday, May 17, 4 p.m.; $20, $15 seniors and students; light refreshments.
GOOD OLD GOLF Support the Plymouth Antiquarian Society with a day of golf followed by dinner at the Southers Marsh Golf Club, 30 Southers Marsh Lane, Plymouth. Monday, May 18, 1 p.m.; $125; e-mail Sean Condon at email@example.com or call 508-746-7763.
CHAPEL CONCERT TODAY The Chapel of St. Gabriel the Archangel at Highland Cemetery hosts a concert by Tramontana, a five-person a cappella vocal ensemble. The free concert includes rarely performed madrigals by Gesualdo, Marenzio and Monteverdi, Spanish sacred music, and French Baroque music for voices and viols.
Highland Cemetery, Winter Street, Norwood, Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m.
TALENTED SONS TODAY The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra joins with “America’s Got Talent” finalist Sons of Serendip, a Boston University quartet, in a benefit concert for the Arc of Greater Plymouth. The Arc provides personalized services, supports, and advocacy to more than 1,000 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.
Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth, Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m.; $30-$45, floor seating $75 including cocktail reception with performers; www.plymouthphil.org.
GOLF WITH ANDRUZZI South Shore Hospital will host its 26th annual Golf Classic to support the hospital’s cancer care program with former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi, a member of three Super Bowl winning teams. This year’s event will raise money for a colonoscope, a piece of medical equipment used to conduct vital colon cancer screening tests.
Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Drive, Plymouth, Monday, May 18; contact Meghan Canal at 781-624-8142 or meghan_canal@ sshosp.org for information or to register.
ART-FILLED SUNDAY The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury hosts two receptions for current exhibitions on Sunday, May 17.
“Look Again: ACM Collection Inspires the Boston Printmakers’’ features new works by the group’s member artists responding to prints from the museum’s collection. Visitors can view both the museum pieces and the 58 works inspired by them through Sept. 6. The free reception is 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The second opening reception takes place at the same time in the complex’s Alden Studio Gallery for local artist and museum volunteer Cynthia Krusell, whose love of the woods, rivers, and sea is evident in her work. The exhibit is open May 17, 23, and 24, 1 to 4 p.m.; free.
Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St.; www.artcomplex.org.
PLANTING DAY Young gardeners are encouraged to help beautify Bird Park in Walpole by planting mystery seed.
Francis William Bird Park, 251 Washington St., Thursday, May 21, 3 to 5 p.m. (rain date May 22); free.
Bird Park also holds a guided tree and nature walk on May 30, 1 to 3 p.m.; free; meet at the Rhoades Avenue parking lot entrance.
LOCAL PORK Brown Boar Farm, a Vermont family-owned and operated farm with South Shore connections, sells its bacon and other products at markets throughout the area, including the Plymouth Farmers Market. Peter Burrows will share an insider’s look at his pastured pork farm, offering tips on ways of cooking pork and the many benefits of lard, at a meeting of the South Shore Locavores.
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