ON THE SCENE: People, trends, gossip and more

Chad Berndtson


Lots of good stuff is happening at South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset over the next few days,   including the sold-out Sugarland show (tonight); the take-no-prisoners country songstress Gretchen Wilson (Friday); an annual visit from the Beach Boys (Saturday); comedian Brian Regan (Sunday); and the long-awaited return of singer/songwriter Marc Cohn on a  bill with Suzanne Vega (Wednesday). It’s all good news, with one exception: a performance by comedian Artie Lange that had been scheduled for  Aug. 29   has been canceled. A show set for  Aug. 30  at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis has also been canceled.


The third annual Motor Head’s Cruise-in Car Show, a most necessary stop on the local circuit for gearheads and  lovers of classic and custom cars, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Bring your snazzy wheels to the Jenney Grist Mill parking lot in Plymouth – there’s no cost, just pull right in and show off a little. Prizes will be awarded for Best Classic Car (pre-1950 and post-1950), Best Classic Truck (pre-1950 and post-1950), Best Custom Built Car (overall), Best Custom Built Truck (overall) and Cruise-In’s Best in Show. It’s part of the Plymouth Waterfront Festival which has events all weekend long.  For more information, call 508-830-1620 or go to www.plymouthwaterfrontfestival.com. Check-in for cars begins at 1:30 p.m.


If you’re making September plans that include the third annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, you’ll get to hang with Eli Wallach and his wife, Anne Jackson. The actor – a legendary character/method performer with a humbling number of film credits to his name – is still engaging at 92. He and Jackson will be appearing at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 at ``Coffee with Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson''  at Provinceton’s Fine Arts Work Center. It’ll cost ya, of course – it’s a private program for those who hold a Williams Pass and/or are festival donors of $250 or more – but with true Hollywood legends leaving us with certain frequency, it might just be worth the splurge. For all festival-related information, go to www.twptown.org.


Insanely fun, boozy Southern/country-leaning rockers Drive-By Truckers are teaming up with insanely fun, boozy classic rock-leaning rockers the Hold Steady for what might be the tour of the fall. The Boston date on the tour is Sunday, Nov. 9, and tickets ($25-$27.50) go on sale  Friday at 10 a.m. Trust us: this is not one to miss.

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