Globe West best bets
Arlington: The Boston premiere of “The Wrecking Crew,’’ a documentary focusing on the West Coast studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and ’70s, including “Be My Baby,’’ “California Girls,’’ “Strangers in the Night,’’ “Mrs. Robinson,’’ “Viva Las Vegas,’’ and “Mr. Tambourine Man,’’ screens Thursday, 7 p.m., at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $8 in advance, $10 day of show, $7 for Regent members. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Newton: The Undertones, an award-winning a capella ensemble from Northwestern University, performs Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St. $10; children under 10, $5. 617-527-3203.
Newton: The Newton Family Singers will present “When I was a Child,’’ a program of folk songs inspired by common childhood experiences and watching children grow, today, 4 p.m., in the Mason-Rice Elementary School gym, 149 Pleasant St. $8 suggested donation. www.newtonfamilysingers.org.
Waltham: Rachel Kadish will read from “The Argument,’’ her collection of short stories set in Israel and the United States that uses a wide span of characters and voices to pose questions about love, humor, memory, and Jewish and human identity, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., at the Women’s Studies Research Center on the Brandeis University campus, 515 South St. Free. 781-736-8100.
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