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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / September 2, 2011

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PICK OF THE DAY Greats and soon-to-be greats In addition to established jazz artists, you’ll see rising stars perform in the Jazz Cafe (the established play Ozawa Hall). Tonight at 6:30 at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival it’s the Ulysses Owens Quintet (free to ticketholders) followed at 8 in Ozawa Hall by Robin McKelle and the Soul City Horns plus the Michael Kaeshammer Sextet. Tonight at 6:30 (through Sept. 4). $19-$77. Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. 617-266-1492. www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org

TODAY Kumbaya You probably shouldn’t expect s’mores; but do expect s’more great music at Club Passim’s campfire. Tonight’s lineup includes Viatsa, Ria Mae, Carrie Ferguson, and Dave Dersham. Tonight at 6 (through Sept. 5). $10, $30 weekend pass. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.clubpassim.org

Presently back to the future You can put Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Lorraine and George McFly, and Biff Tannen through their paces at ImprovBoston’s “1.21 Jigowatts.’’ This tribute parody to “Back to the Future’’ is improvised based on your ideas. 8 p.m. (Fridays through Oct. 14). $16, $12 students. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253. www.improvboston.com/1.21jigowatts

TOMORROW Hyde and go seek You don’t have to shlepp to Tanglewood for good jazz. All you have to do is bring a blanket and picnic and head to Hyde Park for the DCR Hyde Park Jazz Festival. In the lineup are Daniel Ian Smith and a Collective Directive, the Suprasonics, and Ron Reid and the Sunsteel Quintet. Sept. 3 from 2-6 p.m. Free. DCR Martini Shell Park, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park. 617-698-1802. www.mass.gov/dcr/events/bhhikes.pdf

Celtic hurrah Because it has more than 100 performers, five stages, and a fabulous venue, you might forget that this is the last hurrah of summer (sorry). Headliners at the Newport Waterfront Irish Festival include Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Calley McGrane & the Exiles, Pogey, the Screaming Orphans, and Town Pants. Sept. 3 from noon-9 p.m. (through Sept. 5, rain or shine). $17, $20 at the door (Sept. 3 and 4); $14, $17 at the door (Sept. 5 Family Day); see website for additional discounts. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, R.I. 401-846-1600. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com

SUNDAY Seasons of love Take Puccini’s “La Boheme,’’ shake it up in a cocktail mixer, serve it in New York City’s Lower East Side, and you have Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock opera “Rent.’’ Sept. 4 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (through Sept. 25). $28-$63, $7 senior discount. New Repertory Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. www.newrep.org