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    Family trees return to Concord Museum

    A family enjoying the Concord Museum's Family Trees exhibit.

    FAMILY TREES The Concord Museum’s perennially popular “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature,” now in its 22nd year, opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day. Throughout the museum, 39 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes will be decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s books, ranging from classics to contemporary favorites, with each tree serving as a canvas for the artistic creations of a dedicated team of volunteer decorators. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children (4-18); children under 4 and members free. Family Trees admission includes all of the museum galleries and exhibitions. The Concord Museum is located at 200 Lexington Rd., Concord. For more information, call 978-369-9763 or go to www.concordmuseum.org.

    BODY IMAGES “Border Realms,” an exhibit by artists Lisa Olson, Amy Podmore, and Wendy Seller, is on view now through Dec. 23 at Room 83 Spring. Each artist works in different media — Olson in installations and assemblages, Podmore in mixed-media sculpture, and Seller in digital paintings. But their work is united by a common theme: using images of the body to capture and reflect surreal situations and narratives. Room 83 Spring is located at 83 Spring St., Watertown. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, go to www.room83spring.com.

    CERAMICS & PAINTING On view at Lacoste Gallery is the first East Coast solo exhibition by Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming. The exhibit runs now through Dec. 2. Bai graduated from the Fine Art School in Beijing and currently serves as the Director of Ceramic Art Department at University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He works with both ceramics and paintings. Lacoste Gallery is located at 25 Main St., Concord. For more information, call 978-369-0278 or go to www.lacostegallery.com.


    PHOTO EXHIBIT Gallery 93 at the Brookline Senior Center presents works by photographer Sally Chapman in an exhibit titled “Yards of Faith/Heritage,” on view now through Dec. 29. An artist’s reception takes place Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery 93, located at 93 Winchester St., Brookline, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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    FOLK-ROCK FUN As part of its local artist series, the Black Box in Franklin presents DayBreakers with Copilot at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Blending folk-rock melodies with blues guitar muscle and rock ‘n’ roll grit, the DayBreakers have crafted their own sound while paying homage to bands like the Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers, and the Eagles. The Norfolk-based duo Copilot, made up of Ry McDonald and Maggie Quealy, explores Americana music through popular covers and original songs. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $12 at the door. For tickets and more information, go to www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call 508-528-3370. The Black Box is located at 15 West Central St., Franklin.

    COFFEEHOUSE INSPIRATION On Saturday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse features Amy Oestreicher, an actress, playwright, TEDx speaker, composer, dancer and artist whose creative inspiration comes in part from having survived a coma and 27 surgeries. Following the featured artist will be open mic, an opportunity for audience members to share their poetry, stories, and songs. Teens and adults welcome. The coffeehouse is located at First Parish, 26 North St., Medfield. Admission is $5; $3 for students . For more information, email expressoyourselfcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

    BEHIND THE SCENES Spectacle Management presents An Evening with Peter Sagal of NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Lexington’s Cary Memorial Hall. Learn what goes on behind the scenes as Sagal discusses the show’s beginnings, some of its more memorable moments, and today’s news stories. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Tickets are $39-$69 and can be purchased at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257. Cary Memorial Hall is located at 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington.

    MAGICAL COMEBACK Magician David Oliver, resuming his long career in magic after recovering from a rare double-lung transplant, will perform two family-friendly shows at Wellesley Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for Seniors and children under 12. To purchase tickets, go to www.wellesleycommunitycenter.org. The Wellesley Community Center is located at 219 Washington St., Wellesley.

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