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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / July 21, 2011

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PICK OF THE DAY

Cheat trick Had enough with playing by the rules and doing the right thing? If so, listen carefully tonight at Jeff Kreisler: Get Rich Cheating. The satirist welcomes cheating expert and Harvard economics prof Mike Norton. 8 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org

TODAY

Their town More than 50 artists who live or work in Natick invite you to spend a summer evening looking at their work. At Art Walk, you’ll find paintings, photos, pottery, jewelry, and more (along with music and light refreshments) in restaurants, studios, businesses, and galleries. 5-8:30 p.m. (rain date July 28). Free. Natick Center, crossroads of routes 27 and 135. 508-653-2526. www.natickcenter.org

Midnight at the oasis If you want to visit Egypt but the closest you’ll get is sand at the local beach, head to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Neighborhood Nights. Tonight’s theme is “Summer Sensation,’’ and you’ll peek at Gardner’s photos from her trips to Egypt, go on a scavenger hunt to see the museum’s collection of Egyptian art, and more. 5-8 p.m. (The Aug. 4 theme is “It’s About Time!’’) Free. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, Boston. 617-566-1401. www.gardnermuseum.org

TOMORROW

All about Mankiewicz Here’s a director and screenwriter whose distrust of Hollywood made him one of its brilliant filmmakers. The Complete Joseph L. Mankiewicz celebrates the screenwriting and directing career of the man responsible for “All About Eve,’’ “Guys and Dolls,’’ “Cleopatra,’’ and other classics. July 22 at 7 p.m. is “The Barefoot Contessa’’ (through Aug. 29). $9, $7 students and seniors. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge 617-495-4700. www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Rhine and wine You can watch “Watch on the Rhine’’ with a gorgeous backdrop of Boston Harbor at tomorrow’s Movies by Moonlight. The 1943 film based on the play by Lillian Hellman stars Bette Davis. “Back to the Future’’ screens July 29. July 22 at dusk, weather permitting (Fridays through Sept. 2). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Sea Grille terrace, Boston. 617-856-7744. www.bhh.com

SATURDAY

Quite a development African Development Through Drum & Dance (A3D) calls your attention to Salem’s cultures and diversity with Salem CultureFest. There will be music, dance, family activities, a parade, and drumming, of course. July 23 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) and July 24 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), rain or shine. Free. Salem Commons, Washington Square, Salem. 978-306-3142. www.a3dinc.org