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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / August 5, 2011

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PICK OF THE DAY She’s not in Kansas anymore If you didn’t get enough Martina McBride when she stepped in at the last minute to perform with the Boston Pops on July 4, the award-winning country singer from Kansas is in Cohasset for a two-night gig. “Shine,’’ her latest release, is a mix of old and new story songs. Aug. 6 doors at 7 p.m., Aug. 7 doors at 6:30 p.m. $49.25-$91.25. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 800-745-3000. www.themusiccircus.org

TODAY On the record Turntables get a workout in the Institute of Contemporary Art series DJs on the Harbor, starting with tonight’s Classic DJ Throwdown of classic turntablism (today’s favorite word). Four New England DJs will scratch, battle, and play classics to keep you dancing. Check out the exhibit “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.’’ 7:30-11 p.m. (inside if raining; also Aug. 12 and Aug. 26). $15, $10 students (includes ICA admission). Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. www.icaboston.org

Pot-ty humor Podcast star of “Doug Loves Movies’’ and “The Benson Interruption,’’ Doug Benson is also known for hitting on Jennifer Aniston on “Friends.’’ Seems like “hit’’ is the operative word for the comedian who has a documentary called “Super High Me.’’ 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com

TOMORROW Enjoy the scenery The region’s music scene is the star of tomorrow’s Naukabout Festival with the Ryan Montbleau Band assuming headlining duties. In addition to sets by Zach Deputy, Will Dailey and the Rivals, Barefoot Truth, Adam Ezra Group, and more, there’s a Busking Stage inside the main gates. Aug. 6 from 12:30-10 p.m. $27, $37 at gate, free under 12. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151, East Falmouth. www.naukabout.com

Go to the headliner of the class This year’s headliner at the Boston Urban Music Fest is the protégé of last year’s headliner, Wiz Khalifa. Pittsburgh’s Mac Miller does the honors at this event that highlights national and local urban talent on the hip-hop, R&B, soul, and pop scenes. Aug. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Free. City Hall Plaza, Government Center, Boston. 617-635-3911. www.bostonurbanmusicfest.com

SUNDAY Knorr-easter Are you fascinated by the RMS Titanic? How about hydrothermal vents? If one or both piqued your curiosity, you are invited to Tour the Knorr, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research vessel used to discover the Titanic and hydrothermal vents (whatever they are). There are presentations and displays, and tours involve climbing several flights of narrow stairs. Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (valid photo ID required). Woods Hole Village. 508-289-2252. www.whoi.edu/tourknorr