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Tricksters of the mind The young acrobats in Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers) use knife juggling, trapeze flying, and other skills to depict psychological phenomena like obsessive compulsive disorder, hypochondria, and paranoia in “PSY.” The French Canadian circus troupe makes a return visit to Boston after a successful run in January. July 12-24. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 and 9 p.m., Sun 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000, www.artsemerson.org
Musical world What’s your favorite Kander and Ebb song? “Cabaret’’? “New York, New York’’? Whatever it is, it’s a good bet you’ll hear it in the Kander and Ebb revue “The World Goes ’Round,’’ New Repertory Theatre’s fun summer offering. The show features Boston theater divas (from left) Leigh Barrett and Aimee Doherty. July 11, 7:30 p.m. Through July 31. $28-$58, seniors $7 off, $20 student rush. Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487, www.newrep.org
Jazz outside the box Berklee College of Music can claim some of the country’s best up-and-coming musicians. Hear them flex their jazz chops in Berklee at the Regattabar, a summer outdoor concert series. Tonight features the Zac Zinger Group. Mondays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Free. Upper Courtyard, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-661-5000, www.regattabarjazz.com
Reel return Back when Carberry’s was in Central Square, Alan Nidle ran the film series Wildlife Preserve in the parking lot. More than a decade later, he’s resurrecting it at the same location (now Lyndell’s Bakery). Look for cinematic esoterica, multimedia shows, documentary, animation, and work by local artists to brighten Monday nights this summer. Tonight’s feature is “Supercops,’’ a ’70s buddy movie from the director of “Shaft.’’ Mondays through Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. $5. A few chairs available; BYO chair/blanket/pillow recommended. Lyndell’s Bakery, 74 Prospect St., Cambridge. 413-337-5304.
Hidden gems The Gallery of African Art can be tough to locate, but it’s worth the effort. The project of Clinton industrialist and art collector (and Museum of Russian Icons founder) Gordon B. Lankton is tucked into the back of a shop called the Sunrise Boutique. There, you find a diverse collection of African tribal masks, figures, sculpture, and artifacts. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thu until 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free through Aug. 31. Gallery of African Art, 62 High St., Clinton. 978-368-0227, www.galleryofafricanart.org
Legacy of arts The late Elma Lewis was a beloved arts educator and mentor who spearheaded Playhouse in the Park, a summer series bringing arts and culture to Franklin Park. The tradition continues with music, movies, and more. The series kicks off tonight with dance music from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s performed by the E-Water Band. July 12, 6 p.m. Free. Valley Gates section of Franklin Park, Boston. www.franklinparkcoalition.org