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Brookline: John Lurie presents three episodes of his cult classic TV series from the early 1990s, “Fishing with John,’’ and the beautiful video of his paintings, “The First and Royal Queen,” followed by a discussion with the accomplished artist, musician, composer, and actor Monday, 7 p.m., at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. $15. 617-734-2500,

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Newton: A 90-minute staged reading adapted from Wendy Kessleman’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be given by members of the Roxbury Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Marshall Hughes, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360,

Waltham: “Waltham Connect: From Farm to Feast’’ is a community conversation about food – what we eat, where it comes from, and why it matters — featuring TED talk videos to spark conversation, with guest panelists Dan Roberts from Waltham Fields Community Farm, Judy Fallows from Healthy Waltham, and Bob Perry from the Elephant Walk restaurant and the Benefit Restaurant Project, Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Parish in Waltham, 50 Church St. Free. 781-893-6240,

Waltham: The ninth annual Green Space Blues Jam features Toni Lynn Washington and Brian Templeton, backed by Mike Williams and the GSBJ All-Stars, Friday, 7:30-11 p.m., at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, 154 Moody St. $60; ticket includes Italian fare, drinks, and ice cream. 781-893-5410,

Wellesley: The fifteenth annual Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend celebration will offer walks along the trails in the town forest, including picturesque views around Longfellow Pond and access to 80-foot-high eskers deposited by glaciers, with participants meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Longfellow Pond parking lot off of Oakland Street. Other events include a parade and fireworks. Free.

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