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  ART

South Shore

ART COMPLEX MUSEUM – 189 Alden St., Duxbury.  Through Jan. 25, Artists and Books. Rotations: Glass en Masse. Through September, Rotations: H. Gen Kozuru Through fall, sculptures by George McGoff.  Nov. 23-Feb. 15, On Their Own: Laura Tryon Jennings.  Through Nov. 9, Haiga. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 781-934-6634, www.artcomplex.org. 

HINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY – 66 Leavitt St., Hingham. Clemens Gallery:  Through Oct. 30, work by Joyce Cole Olsen.  Dolphin Gallery: Nov. 1-27, Tuscany: a family’s impressions, interpretations and images by Lynn, Rick and Dave Rizzotto. Oct. 30, Rita Brace, Summer Joy. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. 781-741-1405, www.hinghamlibrary.org.

JAMES LIBRARY AND CENTER FOR THE ARTS –  24 West St., Norwell.  Nov. 7-Dec. 1, Coastal Printmakers Show, Black, White, and Read All Over. Through Oct. 30, 50/50, work by Don and Vicki Larkin and David and Virginia Avery. 1-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. 781-659-7100, www.jameslibrary.org.

NORTH RIVER ARTS SOCIETY –  G.A.R. Hall, 157 Old Main St., Marshfield. Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Art Calendar exhibit. 10 p.m. Oct. 24,  reception and awards, $10.  Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Fri.; noon-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 781-837-8091, www.northriverarts.org.

OCEANSIDE 17 STUDIO AND GALLERY –17 Rockland St., Hull.  Ongoing: At Home in My Life: New Paintings by Franny Andahazy. Artwork by Nancy Colella, Jeanne MacFarland, Ros Farbush, Page Railsback, Conny Hatch and Kate Ryan. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 1-4 p.m. Sun. 781-773-1563. www.oceanside17.com.

PALMER GALLERY – South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham.   Through Oct. 31, John Arapoff. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon Sat. 781-749-7565, Ext. 10, www.southshoreconservatory.org.

 PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY –35 Ripley Road, Cohasset.  Through Oct. 31, work by Valerie Forte Vitali. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wed., Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 781-383-1348, www.cohassetlibrary.org.

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER – 119 Ripley Road,  Cohasset. Bancroft Gallery: Through Nov. 2, New England Watercolor Society 11th Biennial North American Show. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. 781-383-2787,  www.ssac.org.

SOUTH STREET GALLERY –149 South St., Hingham. Through Nov. 16, The Mastery of Watercolo,r work by Kathy Ferrara and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas.    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.  781-749-0430, www.southstreetgallery.com.

1640 SPARROW HOUSE MUSEUM AND POTTERY GALLERY –  42 Summer St., Plymouth.  Through Nov. 9, Judy Quinn, Recent Work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Wednesday. Gallery admission free; house museum $2 adults, $1 children. 508-747-1240, www.sparrowhouse.com.

VENTRESS LIBRARY GALLERY – Library Plaza, Marshfield.  Through Nov. 24, pastels by   Christine Bodnar and Susan Rogers. Mon.-Wed.; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. 781-837-8091.

 VINE HALL GALLERY – South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell.  Through Nov. 22, Reflections: North & South Rivers Fine Art Show.   Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 781-659-2559, www.ssnsc.org.

Boston/Cambridge

BOSTON ATHENAEUM – Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery, 101/2 Beacon St., Boston. Through Nov. 29, Albert Wein: American Modernist.   9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 617-227-0270,  www.bostonathenaeum.org. 

CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS – Harvard University, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. Through Dec. 7, Lossless, video installation by Rebecca Baron and Douglas Goodwin.   Free. 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon- 11:30 p.m. Sun. 617-495-3251.

CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS –  85 West Newton St., Boston.  Through Oct. 29, Hecho A Mano: New Visions of Latin Contemporary Art.  617-927-1737. www.iba-etc.org.

COMPTON GALLERY – M.I.T., 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.  Through Dec. 21, Red Lines, Death Vows, Foreclosures, Risk Structures, Architectures of finance from the Great Depression to the Subprime Meltdown.    9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free admission. 617-258-9106.

 COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART –  158 Newbury St., Boston.  Oct. 24-Nov. 15, Flora/Fauna, work by Marcella Stasa. 617-536-5049, www.copleysociety.org.

DORCHESTER OPEN STUDIOS –  Humphreys Street, 11 Humphreys St., near Uphams Corner; Pearl Street Studios, 11 Pearl St., near Savin Hill;  Walter Baker Lofts, 1231 Adams St., Lower Mills. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26.  617-282-7229, www.thedac.org.

HARBOR GALLERY – University of Massachusetts, McCormack Building, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester.  Through Oct. 31, Color, Pattern, Structure.  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. 617-287-7988.

HARVARD ART MUSEUM –   Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway. Re-View, selections from the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Sackler Museums. (Fogg and Busch-Reisinger closed for 5-year renovation project).    $9, $7 seniors, $5 students. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m Sun. 617-495-9400, www.artmuseums.harvard.edu.

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM –  280 The Fenway, Boston. Through Jan. 18, 2009, The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance.   $12 adults,  $10 seniors, $5 students, free for children 18 and younger.  Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 617-566-1401, www.gardnermuseum.org.

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART –  100 Northern Ave., Boston.    Through Oct. 26, Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo. Through Jan. 4, Tara Donovan. Through Jan. 6, Design Life Now: National Design Triennial. Nov. 14-March 2, Momentum 9: Kader Attia. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Wed., Sat.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $12, $10 seniors/students, free for children 17 and younger; free 5-9 p.m. Thursday. 617-478-3110, www.icaboston.org.

L’ATTITUDE GALLERY – 18 Newbury St., Boston.  Through Nov. 30, Off the Wall. Nov. 28-Jan. 8, Great Gifts/Small Packages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-927-4400,  www.lattitudegallery.com.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS –  465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Through Jan. 4, Zen Mind/Zen Brush: Japanese Ink Paintings From The Gitter-Yelen Collection. Through Jan. 19, Karsh 100: A Biography in Images. Through Jan. 4, Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum. Through Jan. 5, Great Company: Portraits by European Masters.  Through Dec. 7, Winslow Homer: American Scenes.      Hours: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Wed.-Fri.;  10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission good for 2 visits in 10 days, excluding Gund gallery : $17 adults, $15, seniors; free for children 1-17 ($8.50 during school hours); free for children  younger than 7. Wed. after 4 p.m., admission by voluntary contribution.  Information, 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org.

  SOCIETY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS – 175 Newbury St., Boston. Nov. 1-Jan. 25, Our Cups Runneth Over, biannual exhibit of ceramic cups. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-266-1810, www.societyofcrafts.org.

Region

CUSHING-MARTIN GALLERY – Stonehill College, 320 Washington St., Easton.  Through Nov. 7, Big Miniature: Moving Through a Picture of a Room, Kim Salerno. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 508-565-1755.

DAVIS MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER –  Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley.  Through Dec. 14, Black Womanhood:  Images Icons  and Ideologies of the African Body. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m Wed.  1-5 p.m. Sun. 781-283-2051, www.wellesley.edu.

DeCORDOVA MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE PARK –  51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln.  Through Jan. 4, Drawn to Detail. Laylah Ali: Notes, Drawings/Untitled Afflictions.  Zea Mays Printmaking. Stacy Steers: Phantom Canyon. Cal Lane: Crude. Through Sept. 2009, Face-to-Face: Portraits from the Permanent Collection.  $9 adults, $6 seniors, students, children 6-12. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. 781-259-8355, www.decordova.org.

FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM –  455 Oak St., Brockton. Through Feb. 8,  Call Me Chairmaker, Garry Knox Bennett. Fantasy Teapots from the Arthur Goldberg Collection. Through March 8, Micah Sherrill: A Language of Faces - Portraits + Icons. Portions of the Re-Possessed: Fiber Work by Xenobia Bailey.  Through Nov. 9, Gina Kamentsky: Mechanical Confections. $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, free for children 18 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 508-588-6000, www.fullermuseum.org.

GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY –  67 Shore Road, Winchester.   Main Gallery:  Through Nov. 2, Anna Tomczak Photography.  Nov. 13-Jan 11, VII Humankind. Atelier Gallery: Pins, Images by Pelle Cass. Nov. 13-Jan. 11, State School, John Wesley Mannion. Griffin Gallery: The McCann Family. Nov. 13-Jan. 11, codedknits, Jan Cadman Powell. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5, $2 seniors, members, children 12 and younger. Free to all on Thurs. 781-729-1158, www.griffinmuseum.org.

MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MASS MoCA) – 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.   Through Nov. 16, Jenny Holzer: Projections. Through Feb. 16, Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China. Through April, Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape. Through November 2009, Anselm Kiefer: Paintings and Sculpture.  10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. $9, $3 children 6-16. 413-662-2111, www.massmoca.org.

 McMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART – Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill.  Through Dec. 7, Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-552-8587, www.bc.edu/artmuseum.

 NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM – 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford. Ongoing: Inviting Response: Celebrating Our First Decade.  $3, $2 students/seniors, free admission for children 16 and younger  with adult. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; noon-7 p.m. Thurs.; free admission 5-9 p.m. on second Thursday of each month. 508-961-3072, www.newbedfordartmuseum.org.

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM –  East India Square, Salem. Through June 7, 2009, Polar Attractions. Through Feb. 1, 2009, Body Politics, Maori Tattoo Today. Through Jan. 25,  Stage Idols, Japanese Kabuki Theater.  Ongoing: Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art from India. Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light.  Ongoing: All of My Life: Contemporary Works by Native American Artists. Exposing the Source: The Paintings of Nalini Malani.  Perfect Imbalance, Exploring Chinese Aesthetics. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. $13 adults, $11 seniors, $9 students, free for children 16 years and younger. 978-744-9500, www.pem.org.

REVOLVING MUSEUM – 22 Shattuck St., Lowell. Through Dec. 31, Toys and Games: More Than Amusement. Free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 1-978-937-2787, www.revolvingmuseum.org.

 WORCESTER ART MUSEUM –  55 Salisbury St., Worcester.  Through Nov. 30, Sepia Memories: Nineteenth Century Photographs.    Through Oct. 26, Heavenly and Earthly Delights: The Essence of Nature in Brush and Ink. Through Oct. 31, Wall at WAM: Alexander Ross.   Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, under 17 free. Free on Sat. mornings. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org.

 CLASSICAL

South Shore

JAMES LIBRARY AND CENTER FOR THE ARTS –  24 West St., Norwell. 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Jonathan Bass, piano, works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Barber,  Rachmaninoff. $20, $18, seniors. $10 students. 781-659-7100 or visit www.JamesLibrary.org.

THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF –  South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Giancarlo Menotti's comic opera. Also at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Ellison Center for the Arts,  64 St. George St., Duxbury.  $20, $12 children. 781)749-7565, ww.sscmusic.org.

 OLD SHIP CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES – Old Ship Church, 107 Main St., Hingham.  4 p.m. Oct. 26, Harvest Home,’  40 costumed actors and singers perform harvest stories, hymns and anthems. Free. 781-749-1679, www.oldshipchurch.org.

 QUINCY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – North Quincy High School, 305 Hancock St., Quincy. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, works by Beethoven, Koto, Schreiner, Dvorak. $25. 800-984-3731, www.quincysymphony.org.

ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH CONCERT SERIES – 16 Highland Ave., Cohasset. 3 p.m. Oct. 26, organ concert by Gail Archer, work by Messiaen. Free, donations accepted. 781-383-1083.

Boston/Cambridge

BOSTON OPERA COLLABORATIVE – Christ the King Church, 99 Prospect St., Central Square,  Cambridge. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. $15, $10 students/seniors, free for children 9 and younger. 617-517-5883, www.bostonoperacollaborative.org.

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.  8 p.m. Oct. 23-25, Messiaen, Boulex, Berlioz. James Levine, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and 4; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31, brahms, Ciolin Concerto in D. Strauss, Symphonia domestica.  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor. 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Orff, Carmina burana. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor. $19-$115. SymphonyCharge, 617-277-1200, www.bos.org.

CANTATA SINGERS – Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 8 p.m. Nov. 7, works by Britten, Maw. $22-$56, $17 for student/seniors. 617-868-5885,  www.cantatasingers.org.

FOUNDATION FOR CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS –  Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston.   8 p.m. Oct. 25, Sound of the Ocean,  U-Theatre of Taiwan. $20, $35. 617-259-8195, www.chineseperformingarts.net.

 ISRAEL AT 60: SIX DECADES OF INNOVATIVE MUSIC – Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Boston. 3 p.m. Nov. 2, works by Klarman, Ben-Haim, Kopytman, Olivero, Tal. Gil Rose, conductor. $25-$45. 617-3496-2222, www.boxoffice.harvard.edu, www.bmop.org.

MARIO FRANGOULIS  –  Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 8 p.m Oct. 30, with soprano, Kristen Watson, chamber orchestra of leading Boston-based musicians, conducted by Steven Karidoyanes. $35-$150. 1-800-233-3123 or go online to www.maj.org.

HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY – Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Nov. 7; 3 p.m. Nov. 9, work by Mozart, Beethoven. Richard Egarr, conductor/fortepiano. $20-$75. 617-266-3605, www.handelandhaydn.org.

    TOKYO STRING QUARTET –  Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $45- $58. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org.

Region

BROCKTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA –  West Junior High School, 271 West St., Brockgon. 3 p.m Oct. 26, works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens. James Orent, conductor. $20, $15 students/seniors. 508-588-3841, www.brocktonsymphony.org.

THE MAGIC FLUTE – Rondileau Campus Center,  Bridgewater State College, 131 Summer St., Bridgewater.  8 p.m.  Oct. 25-24, 30-31, Nov. 1;   2 p.m. Oct. 26.  $15,  $10 youth, seniors, military, students.  508-531-1321, www.bridgew.edu/theatre

 COMEDY

South Shore

BEST OF BAY STATE: A NIGHT OF COMEDY –  Granite Links Golf Club, Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy. 6 p.m.   Oct. 23. $100 with reception, silent auction, dinner. Benefit for Bay State Community Services. 617-471-8400,   www.baystatecs.org.

COMEDY NIGHT – Colonial Restaurant, 39 Main St., Plymouth.    Oct. 18, Tommy Dunham, Christine Hurley. 7:30 p.m. dinner, show follows. $30.  781-848-0300.

 COMEDY SHOW – Sons of Italy Hall, 120 Quarry St., Quincy. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Kevin Knox, Alicia Love, Tim Grassey, Rick Ringerman, Annette Biggnez, Bill Farrell, $20. 781-843-4833.

DICK DOHERTY’S BEANTOWN COMEDY ESCAPE – Holiday Inn, Route 28, Randolph.  8:30 p.m.    Oct. 25, Jim Colliton, Josh Gondleman, Brian Moote. $20 per show. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com.

 Boston/Cambridge

ROBERT KELLY – Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, $20. Ticketmaster 617/508931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com. 

 Region

JERRY SEINFELD –  Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybossett St., Providence. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24, $48-$78. 401-421-2787,  www.ppacri.org. 

DANCE 

South Shore 

NEW ENGLAND SINGLES DANCES –   Sons of Italy, 161 King Hill Road, Braintree, $10; At Abington  VFW, 30 Central St., Abington. 8 p.m.   Oct. 31, $10.  617-325-4900, www.singlesdances-newengland.com.

SINGLES EXECUTIVE CLUB DANCES –   Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph. 8:30 p.m.  Nov. 7.  $12. 7:30 p.m.  free dance lessons.   35+. 781-446-0234,   www.se-4u.com.

SWING DANCING USA – Knights of Columbus Hall, 48 Schoosett St., Rte. 139,  Pembroke.  Oct. 25, $15. 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance. $15.781-826-2500, www.swingdancingusa.com.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR –  Agganis Arena, Boston University, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30. $35.50-$52.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Boston/Cambridge

BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY  –  Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25; 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $50. 617-478-3103, www.icaboston.org.

CINDERELLA – Boston Ballet, Citi Performing Arts Center, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. Throguh Oct. 26, $25- $115. 800-233-3123, www.telecharge.com.

FEARLESS SYMMETRIES – Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Sanctuary Theater, 400 Harvard St., Cambridge. 8 p.m Oct.  25-25; 4 p.m Oct. 19, 26. $35. 617-354-7467, www.ballettheatre.org.

PHILADANCO –   Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 7:30 p.m.  Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 3 p.m. Nov. 16.  $35. 617-876-4275, www.WorldMusic.org.

HALLOWEEN

South Shore

BARRETT’S HAUNTED MANSION – 1235 Bedford St., Abington. Through Oct. 31, 7-10:30 p.m. $17. 781- 871-4573

BEETLEJUICE –  Starcreations Theater, Kendall Hall, First Parish Church,  19 Town Square, Plymouth. 7 p.m. Oct.  24. $10. 508-747-1234, e-mail:  info@starcreations.org.

BOOK DISCUSSION – Winslow House, 634 Careswell St.,   Marshfield. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, John Demos, author of ``The Enemy Within: 2000 years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World.'' $10.  781-837-5753,  www.winslowhouse.org. 

FAMILY HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION –  Plymouth Antiquarian Society, Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich St. Plymouth. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, pumpkin decorating, fortunetellers, witches, spooky stories, cookies and cider. Ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. 508-746-0012.

GHOSTS, GOBLINS AND FAMILY TREES –  Ventress  Memorial Library. 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield. 7 p.m. Oct. 29,  storyteller and retired teacher Dick Sullivan traces customs and traditions of All Hallow’s Eve. Costumes optional. Refreshments. Free. 781-834-5535, www.ventresslibrary.org.

HALLOWEEN AT THE SOUTH SHORE NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER – 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. 4 p.m. Oct. 25, pumpkin carving, crafts, live animal presentations, walk through Spooky Woods.  Bring a pumpkin.  Registration required,  $15. 5:30-8 p.m. Spooky Woods, guided walks through not-too-scary Halloween scenes in the woods. For children 3 and older. Bring flashlight. $5.  Register 781-659-2559, www.ssnsc.org

HALLOWEEN PARTY – Winslow House, 634 Careswell St., Marshfield.  1 p.m. Oct. 26,  costumes, games, snacks. Free.  781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org.

HALLOWEEN SEANCE –  Plymouth Antiquarian Society, Spooner House Museum, North Street, Plymouth.  6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 with psychic Rita Berkowitz. $100. Benefit for house restoration. 508-746-0012,  pasm@verizon.net.

HARBOR HAUNTS –  Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull. 7 p.m. Oct. 24, an evening of Edward Rowe Snow ghost stories by Hull Performing Arts. $5. 781-925-5433,  www.lifesavingmuseum.org.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AND MUSICAL SHIVERS CONCERT –  Sharon Community Concert Band, Heights Elementary School, 454 S. Main St., Sharon. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26, hay ride,  face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume contest, followed by concert. $10, $3  children. 508-230-8868, www.sharonbands.org.

HAUNTED PIRATE SHIP  –  Mayflower II, Town Pier, Plymouth. 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24-25.  $8, $6  children 11 and younger. 508-746-1622, www.plimoth.org.

HAUNTED SHIP –  USS . Salem, 739 Washington St., Quincy.   6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23-26, 29-32; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., family days, less scary for younger children. $15, $10 children/seniors; $35 family pass; $10 guided tour; $15 per couple on Thursdays. 617-479-7900, www.uss-salem.org.

 SPOOKY STORIES AT THE FORBES HOUSE –  215 Adams St., Milton. 6 p.m. Oct. 24,  ghoulish and suspenseful stories. Adult chaperones are complimentary and must accompany children throughout the program. Bring a flashlight, blanket, and wear warm clothing.  For ages 4-10. $5. 617-696-1815.

TRICK-OR-TREATING AT THE MALL –  Hanover Mall, 1775 Washington St., Hanover. 5-6 p.m. Oct. 31, for children 10 and younger at participating stores. 6 p.m. costume contest. www.hanovermall.com.

Boston/Cambridge

BEACON HILL WITH A BOO –  Boston by Foot,  Boston. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 90-minute guided tour with tales of murder, hanging, and spooky stories. $15, costumes optional. Meet at State House steps, Beacon Street. 617-367-2345, www.bostonbyfoot.org.

BOO AT THE ZOO –  Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24-26,  spooky wagon rides and train rides, lighted pumpkin patch, haunted house, friendly haunted forest,  hay maze. $9 adults, $7 children; younger than  3, free.  For more information, visit www.bpzoo.org.

DAY OF THE DEAD –  Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge.  Nov. 2, 1-4:30 p.m. family event; 6-9 p.m. fiesta. Traditional Mexican dance, children’s activities. Free with admission. $9, $7 students/seniors, $6 children 3-18. 617-496-1027, www.peabody.harvard.edu.

GHOSTS & GRAVESTONES TOURS – Old Town Trolley Tours, Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. through Oct. 31. $36,  $23 children  13 and younger, accompanied by an adult. 617-269-3626.

GOOSE BUMPS! THE SCIENCE OF FEAR –  Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston. Through Jan. 4, science behind the physical and emotional responses to fear. $19, $17, seniors, $16 children 3-11. 617/723-2500, www.mos.org.

GOREFEST VI: BOATLOAD OF BLOOD  – Improv Boston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square, Cambridge. Oct. 23-31. $20, $17  students/seniors, 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com.

HALLOWEEN ON THE HARBOR – Georges Island, Boston Harbor. Oct. 25-26,  spooky tour of haunted Fort Warren, meet the Big Nazo Puppet Creatures who will be strolling the park, and keep you eyes open for the Lady in Black. Ferries from Long Wharf 11:15 a.m., 12:30 and  1:30 p.m.; from Hingham Shipyard at 11:30 a.m., 12:4 5 p.m.  $10 ,  children younger than 3 are free.  617-222-6999;  www.harborexpress.com.

HALLOWEEN TOWN –  Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 25-26, live music featuring Dan Zanes, storytelling, costumed characters, haunted mine, games, dance party, trick-or-treating, more. Benefit for Boston Medical Center Kids’ Fund. $19. $16 children, free for children 3 and younger. www.halloweentownboston.com.

SOL Y CANTO –  C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston. 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Noche de Muertos: Welcoming Our Ancestors Home.  7 p.m.  reception with Mexican folkloric dancing, food. $28,  $15 students. 866-411-8111, t www.theatermania.com.

SPACE 242 –  242 E. Berkeley St., Boston. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Sasquatch vs The Zombies: War in the Pacific Northwest,  paintings by Mordicai Sulk. Phantasmagoria: An Evening of Strange & Terrifying Art, group exhibition. Mini Theatre event, Halloween Hymns,  tales of death and dismemberment presented by Boston Underground Film Festival. 617-797-3191, www.space242.com.

 TREMONT TEAROOM HALLOWEEN GALA – 48 Winter St., Boston. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 20 minute psychic reading, seance, entertainment, raffles, buffet, $50. 617-338-8100, www.tremont-tearoom.com.

ZOO HOWL –  Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25-26, creature encounters, creepy crafts, ghoulish games and a trick-or-treat trail. Radio Disney, haunted maze, costume contest. 617-442-2002, www.zoonewengland.org.

Region

HALLOWEEN ROMP –  Children’s Museum, 9 Sullivan Ave., Easton.  6-8 p.m. Oct. 25,  fortunes told,  spooky music , creepy animal show. $8. 508-230-3789, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS – Downtown Salem.  Through Nov. 1, haunted houses and museums, haunted cruises,  psychics and   magical events, entertainment, family events, food, more. www.salem.org,  www.hauntedhappenings.org.

HAUNTED THEATER – Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxboro. Through Oct. 26. 7-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7-10 p.m. Sun. $10. 508-543-2787, ext. 4.

INSIDE THE HAUNTED HOUSE  –  Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station St., Brookline. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25-26; 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Gerwick Puppets. $10. 617-731-6400, www.puppetshowplace.org.  

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT – Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival,  Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway, Providence, R.I. 8 p.m. Oct, 24, 3 p.m.  Oct. 26,  classic themes of horror and the macabre through song and music by  classical performers. $20-$30. 401-861-4445.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW  –  Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxboro. 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31, with  RKO Army troupe, actors who will perform in synch with the movie. Costume contest. $10. 508-543-2787, ext. 4.

KIDS  

Boston/Cambridge

5W!TS – 186 Brookline Ave., Boston. Daily,  Tomb, 40-minute interactive adventure experience set in a pharaoh’s tomb in an archaeological dig site in ancient Egypt. Elements of theme parks, museum exhibits, haunted houses, and video games  create a real-life experience.  11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  Fri.-Sat; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Sun. Admission: Weekend, $20 adults, $16 children; weekdays $16 adults, $14 children. Not recommended for kids under 9 years old. 617-375-WITS (9487), www.5-wits.com.

BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 300 Congress St., Boston. Exhibits: Airplay. Arthur & Friends.  Art Studio.  Berenstain Bears. Boats Afloat. Boston Black. The Common. Construction Zone. The Gallery. Global Gallery. Japanese House. Johnny's Workbench. Kid Power.  KidStage. New Balance Climb. PlaySpace. The Recycle Shop. Science Playground. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.. Admission: $1, 5-9 p.m. Fridays. All other times: $10, adults; $8, ages 2-15 and seniors; $2, age 1 and free under age 1. 617-426-6500, www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS –  Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. Nov. 26-Dec. 28. $28-$78. 866-348-9738, www.citicenter.org.

FRANKLIN PARK ZOO –  Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester.   Exhibits: Tiger Tales,  Snakes, Franklin Farm, Giraffe Savannah, Kalahari Kingdom, Butterfly Landing, Tropical Forest, Australian Outback Trail, Serengeti Crossing, Butterfly Landing,  Bird’s World. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., holidays.  $11 adults,  $9.50 seniors; $6 children 2-12, free admission for children under 2. Half price admission on the first Sat. of the month, 10 a.m.- noon. 617-442-2002, www.zoonewengland.org.

Region

BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO – Route 140, New Bedford.   Monarch butterfly caterpillars  on exhibit in the Wildlife Education Center.  Animals and exhibits, including elephants, bison, mountain lions, bears, eagles, seals, otters, farm animals, train rides and pony rides.  Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 508-991-6178, www.bpzoo.org.

 PLAYHOUSE DISNEY LIVE –  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. 3 p.m. Nov. 7.  $18-$54. 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

POP GO THE WIGGLES LIVE – DCU Center, Foster Street, Worcester. 1:30 and 5 p.m. Nov. 8, $18.50-$38.50. 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO –  1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.  Ongoing exhibits: Dinosaurs: Hollywood Style. Plains of Africa. Marco Polo Trail. Madagascar. North America. South America. Australia. $12, $8 seniors, $6  children 3-12, free for children under 3. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 401-785-3510, www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org.

SPECIAL   

 South Shore

GRANITE RAILWAY QUARRY TO WHARF TOUR –  Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., Quincy. 9 a.m.     Oct. 25-26; 31/2 guided tour through Granite Railway archeological sites in Milton and Quincy. $10 donation, reservations advised. 617-822-4046, Mass Bay RRE, PO Box 870231, Milton 02187.

Boston/Cambridge 

ARNOLD ARBORETUM FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL –  125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 26, storytelling, square dancing, scavenger hunt, expert planting advice, more. Free. 617-524-1718, www.arboretum.harvard.edu.

 TOUR OF GYMNASTICS SUPERSTARS –  TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. 3 p.m. Oct. 26,  $35-$125. 617/508-931-2000, www.Ticketmaster.com. 

 THEATER

South Shore

AUDITION –Marshfield Council on Aging Drama Group, 230 Webster St., Marshfield. 10 a.m. Oct. 24; 1 p.m. Oct. 29, casting for February production of ``Wrinkles.'' 781-834-5581.

 DOUBT –  The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Through Oct. 26, $22-$24. 781-871-2787, www.companytheatre.com.

GODSPELL –  Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Avenue, Quincy. 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 23-25. $12. 617-745-3715, www.enc.edu.

 THE GREAT IMPOSTER SHOW – South Shore Stars Dinner Theater,  Braintree Sons of Italy, 161 King Hill Road, Braintree.   Oct. 25, comic impressionist Mark Verselli, singer Angela K. Dinner at 7, show at 8:30 p.m. $45. 781-843-5862.

IN THE KEY OF COMEDY –  Standing O! at Cela’s, 1495 Hancock St., Quincy.  Nov. 7-8, 8 p.m. Fri.; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat.   Cabaret concert with Joan Crowe, Tom LaMark. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 617-786-7469 www.jmproductionspresents.com.

OUR TOWN – Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial St., Braintree. 8 p.m.  Nov. 7-8, 13-15; 2 p.m. Nov. 9. $17,  $15 seniors, children 12 and younger. 781-356-5113, www.curtaincallbraintree.org. 

THERE’S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET –  Academy of The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 3 p.m. Nov. 9. $12.  781-871-2787, www.companytheatre.com.

THE WIZARD OF OZ –  Hingham Civic Music Theatre, Hingham Town Hall's Sanborn Auditorium, 210 Central St., Hingham. 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.   $18,  $15 students/seniors.  781-837-1499, www.HCMT.org.

Boston/Cambridge

ACCORDING TO TIP –  Stuart Street Playhouse, Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston. Through Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tues.- Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun.   $49.50. 1-800-447-7400, www.tele-charge.com, www.stuartstreetplayhouse.com.

BIG RIVER –  Riverside Theatre Works, 445 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park. Through Oct. 26,  $23, $20 students/seniors, $15 children. 617-361-5269,  www.ticketguys.com/riverside.

BOLEROS FOR THE DISENCHANTED –  Huntington Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston. Through Nov. 15. $25-$55.

 COMMUNIST DRACULA PAGEANT  –  American Repertory Theater, Zero Arrow Theatre,  Arrow Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Through Nov. 9. $25-$79. 617-547-8300, www.amrep.org.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL – Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.  Oct. 28-Nov. 9. $30-$91. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

 MARTHA MITCHELL CALLING – Nora Theatre Co., Central Square Theater, 450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. Through Nov. 9. $32,  $22 students/seniors. 617-576-9278 Ext. 213, www.centralsquaretheater.org.

MISS MARGARET LARUE IN MILWAUKEE –  Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Through Oct. 26. $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. 866-811-4111, www.bostonplaywrights.org.

SAINT JOAN –  Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Boston. Oct. 31-Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15-$25, $10 students. 617-879-2300, www.wheelock.edu/wft.

WISHFUL DRINKING – Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. Through Oct. 26, $20-$77.50. 617-266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org.

 Region

THE DREAMS OF ANTIGONE – Trinity Repertory Theater, 201 Washington St., Providence. Through Oct. 26,  $20-60. 401-351-4242, www.trinityrep.com.

THE FANTASTICS –  Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E Merrimack St., Lowell. Through Nov. 9,  $15-$61. 978-654-4678,www.merrimackrep.org.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF –  Fiddlehead Theatre Co.,  109 Central St., Norwood. Oct. 17-26, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $35, $26 seniores. 781-762-0528, www.fiddleheadtheatre.com.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL –  New Repertory Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Through Oct. 26.   $10-$30. 617-923-8487, www.newrep.org.   

 JAKE’S WOMEN – Nemasket River Productions, Middleboro Town Hall Black Box Theatre, 10 Nickerson Ave., Middleboro. 8 p.m. Through Oct. 25. $16, $14 students/seniors.  866-244-0448, www.nemasketriverproductions.com.

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE – Arsenal Center for the Arts,  321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Oct. 26-Nov. 16. $35-$55.  617-923-8487, www.newrep.org.   

RABBIT HOLE –  Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Road, Walpole. Oct.  24-26, 31, Nov. 1. $15. 508-668-8446, www.footlighters.com.

TUNES 

South Shore

THE BEACHCOMBER –  797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy.  Oct. 25, 16th Graders.     Oct. 31, The Ramblin Souls. 617-479-8989, www.beachcomberquincy.com.

NEXT PAGE BLUES CAFE –  550 Broad St., Weymouth. 9:15 p.m. Oct. 23, Sokinwet Blues Band. Blues Jam. Oct. 24, The Paramounts. Oct. 25, Chris Fitz. Oct. 30, Blues Gils. Blues Jam. Oct. 31, The Mighty HouseRockers, Halloween Blues Bash. Nov. 1, Undaunted Professor Harp. No cover. 781-335-9796, www.nextpagecafe.com.

 RUN OF THE MILL TAVERN –  6 Spring St. Plymouth.  Oct. 24, Plymouth Fury.  Oct. 31, Dave & JJ. Nov. 7, Chambers & Tobias. Nov. 14, Tex, Mad Dog & The Cat. 5:30 p.m.  Irish Sessuin every Saturday. No cover. 508-830-1262.

 SOUTHERN RAIL –  United Church of Christ, 10 Bedford St., Rte. 18,   Abington. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1; 5 p.m. turkkey supper. $12, $10 seniors, children 14 and younger. 781-878-0199.

SOUTH SHORE FOLK MUSIC CLUB –  Beal House, Route 106, Kingston.   7:30 p.m.   Nov. 1, Steve Gillette,  Cindy Mangsen, $13. 781-871-1052, www.ssfmc.org.

 VINE WINE BAR –  18 Main St. Extension, Plymouth.   Oct. 24,  Dave Yaeger. Oct. 25, Karen Grenier. Oct. 31, Jeff Copeland. Nov. 1, Judy Pavadore,  Paul Colarusso. Nov. 7, Nobrega Duo. Nov. 8, Kathy Hayden.  508-830-1942, www.thevineplymouth.com.

Boston/Cambridge

 TREY ANASTASIO –  Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamolton Place, Boston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, $39.50.  Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

EVA AYLLÓN – Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., BOston. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 6,   $30.  617) 747-2261, www.ticketmaster.com, www.berklee.edu/events.

DAVID BYRNE –  Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 31,   Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno. $35-$65. 866-348-9738, www.citicenter.org.

CELTIC THUNDER –  Agganis Arena, Boston University, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. $37.50-$57.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

 ALICE COOPER –  Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place,  Boston. 7:30  p.m. Oct. 25,  $29.50-$39.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

NEIL DIAMOND – DUC Center, Foster Street, Worcester. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $55-$121.25. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

   GHANA: A MUSIC LANDSCAPE –  Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 3. $10, $5 seniors. 617-747-2261, www.berkleebpc.com.

GOV’T MULE –  Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamolton Place, Boston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, $30.  Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

GREAT BIG SEA –  Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 8 p.m.  Oct 24. $27.50-$35. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

NANCI GRIFFIN–  Berklee Peformance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 7:30  p.m. Nov. 7, $35. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

ALAN JACKSON – DUC Center, Foster Street, Worcester. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, $32.50-$59.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

 KEITH JARRETT, GARY PEACOCK, JACK DEJOHNNETTE  –  Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 26, $55-$75. 888-266-1200,  www.bso.org.

LEO KOTTKE – Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 7 p.m. Oct. 26,   $35.75. 617-496-2222, www.fas.harvard.edu.

MATISYAHU –  Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 7:30 p.m.  Oct 29. $25-$35. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

MONSTER JAM 2008  –  TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. 7 p.m. Oct. 27, with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, NE-YO. $22.50-$250. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

DOLLY PARTON –  Providence Performing Arts Center,  220 Weybosset St., Providence. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, $68-$128.  401-421-2787, www.ppacri.org.

ROCK AND ROLL MEANS WELL: DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS AND THE HOLD STEADY –  Orpheum Theatre, Boston. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, $25-$27.50. Ticketmaster 617/508931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com. 

SMASHING PUMPKINS –  Citi Wang Theater, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-15, $39.50-$75. 617-482-9393, www.citicenter.org

SUSAN TEDESCHI –  Berklee Peformance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 7:30  p.m. Nov. 11, $37.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

BOB WEIR & RATDOG –  Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 8 p.m. Nov 8, $31.25, $36.25. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

 THE WHO –  TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. 8 p.m. Oct. 24,   $52-$202. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

NEIL YOUNG – DUC Center, Foster Street, Worcester. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $50-$250. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Region

TONY BENNETT –  North Shore Music Theater, 64 Dunham Road, Beverly.  6 p.m. Dec. 7,  $86, $101. 1-978-232-7200, www.nsmt.org.

COLDPLAY –  TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street,  Boston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, $49.50-$97.50. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

TOUMANI DIABATÉ – Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville.  8 p.m. Nov. 1, from Mali kora master. $22, $28. World Music 617-876-4275, www.WorldMusic.org.

JOAN OSBORNE –  Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 7:30 p.m. Oct 24, $28. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.

 OFF THE COMMON COFFEEHOUSE –   First Parish Unitarian Church, 50 School St., Bridgewater.   8 p.m. Nov. 1,   Lissa Schneckenburger Trio, $13. bluegrass   508-697-5425.

AMY RAY –  Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, $20. Ticketmaster 617/508931-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.