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    Harvard: The Fruitlands Museum will be featuring two new exhibitions when it opens for the season on Wednesday. “The Changing Landscape: Fruitlands’ Living Collection” looks at the property’s connection to the land with maps, historical farm implements, archaeological materials, and plant samples, while “The Ehrenkranz Basket Collection” features more than 80 antique baskets made by indigenous peoples around the world. An opening reception for the new displays will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road. Admission is $12, or $10 for seniors and students, $5 for ages 5-13, and free for younger children. 978-456-3924, ext. 292; www.fruitlands.org.


    Natick: Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin brings her powerful voice, masterful guitar work, and well-crafted tunes — evidenced by her 11 Boston Music Awards and showcased on her latest recording, “Still Green” — to the Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Saturday at 8 p.m. $28. 508-647-0097, www.natickarts.org.

    Watertown: Jazz @ the Arsenal presents the Lisa Thorson Quartet, with the vocalist joined by her longtime collaborators — pianist Tim Ray, bassist David Clark, and drummer George Schuller — performing a mix of standards and original tunes Monday, 7:30 p.m., at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St. $20, $15 students. 617-923-8487, www.arsenalarts.org.