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Tom Horan

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Queen bee A critic once wrote: “Christine Ohlman reminds you of what used to be great about rock before it began to think too much.” The “Beehive Queen” and Saturday Night Live Band vocalist will rock tunes from her CDs “The Deep End,” “Strip,” “The Hard Way,” “Radio Queen,” “Wicked Time,” “Re-Hive,” “Live Hive,” and next year’s “The Grown-Up Thing.” 8 p.m. $22. The Bull Run, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311.

Much ado on the beach Swimming days are winding down, but thanks to Artists Theater of Boston, the beach is now a theater venue. The troupe presents Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy about deception, economic disparity, obligations, personal choice, and other issues that never grow out of fashion. 5:30 p.m.

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