MUSICAL SEEDS Her grandfather’s farm in rural Ontario was where creative juices started to flow for “Clover,’’ the latest release by Jadea Kelly. Tracks by the Canadian pop/rock singer include “Lone Wolf’’ and “I’ll Be.’’ May 30, 6 p.m. doors $10. 18+. Middle East, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-468-7619. www.mideastoffers.com
STARS AND SONGS Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston Choral Ensemble’s “Cosmic Journey.’’ The Hayden Planetarium provides the stars and planets; the singers provide music about the heavens and celestial bodies. Included are Lux Aeterna by György Ligeti (heard in “2001: A Space Odyssey’’) and Ēriks Ešenvalds’s “Stars’’ for double choir and tuned water glasses. May 30, 7 p.m. June 1, 5 p.m.. $20, $15 students and seniors (reservations recommended). Museum of Science Hayden Planetarium, 1 Science Park, Boston.
FUNNY, FUNNY If comedian Bruce Bruce leaves the stage abruptly, here’s why: “Now, I want to explain something to you guys. I don’t have an ending joke, because I don’t tell jokes. I tell real-life stories and make them funny. So, I’m not like the average comedian. They have an ending joke; they always holler ‘Peace! I’m out of here,’ and walk off stage. So, basically, when I get through performing on stage, I just walk off.’’ May 30 at 9:45 p.m. $22.50-$30. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com
A-TRAK TRACKS By the age of 15, the Montreal-born, New York-based A-Trak was a DMC world champion DJ. He’s toured as Kanye West’s DJ, remixed tracks for artists including Boys Noize and Digitalism, and owns his own record company, Fool’s Gold. Recently he was seen accompanying The Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. May 30, 8 p.m. From $20. Paradise, 967 Comm. Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800, www.ticketmaster.com
ZOO + WINE Sip wine and stroll among the gorillas, pygmy hippos, ring-tailed lemurs, and giant anteater in the Tropical Forest Pavilion. “Uncorked’’ is Franklin Park Zoo’s first annual wine tasting event, featuring samples from Vela Wines, Cape Classics, The Naked Grape, Tricky Rabbit, and more. Stephie’s in Southie, Taza Chocolate, Zesty Cookie Company, and When Pigs Fly supply nibbling samples. Saturday, May 31, 5-7:30 p.m. $45. 21+. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 617-541-5466, www.franklinparkzoo.org
THE NAME GAME The venue has a new name, and the KISS Concert starring Jennifer Lopez and more has a lot of names including J.Lo, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Fifth Harmony, Karmin, Rixton, R5, MKTO, Timeflies, Cash Cash, Katy Tiz, and Aer. May 31, 3 p.m. $25, $35. Xfinity Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
PAJAMA PARTY A lot has changed for this English jazz and pop singer/songwriter. For his sixth album “Momentum,’’ Jamie Cullum wrote most of the tracks (in his pajamas, really) and recorded the album with his live band instead of using iPhone apps and cassette recorders. June 1, 8 p.m. $29.50, $45. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
YUMMY BY THE DOZEN Louis DiBiccari was inspired by his Uncle Adio, a sculptor, and for “Create’’ the chef combines art with food and drink. Six chefs and bartenders work with six local up-and-coming artists to create art/food/drink stations. June 1 from 2-6 p.m. $35. Fairmont Battery Wharf, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston. 617-994-9000.