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Brookline: Traditional storytellers from massmouth and the Puppet Showplace Theatre return for the fourth installment of a monthly series of folk and fairy-tale slams for adults Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St. $10; $8 in advance. 617-731-6400, www,massmouth.ning.com.
Natick: Canadian a cappella jazz quartet Cadence (left) performs innovative arrangements, genre-hopping covers, and eclectic originals Saturday, 8 p.m., at the Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St. $24; $20 seniors, students. 508-647-0097, www.natickarts.org.