Henson-Conant performs “Lose Your Blues” Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. Tickets are $24 for members, $26 non-members, discounts available for seniors and students. To buy tickets or find more information, call 508.647.0097 or go to www.natickarts.org.
THE TWAIN SHALL MEET: With his ensemble that plays both fretless and fretted guitars, a lute-like instrument called an oud, piano, acoustic bass, and percussion, composer and instrumentalist Jussi Reijonen previews his new CD, a fusion of the many Eastern and Western cultural and musical influences with which he was raised, at a concert on Friday at the Acton Jazz Café, 103 Nagog Park, Acton., at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door. For tickets, call 978-263-6161 or go to www.actonjazzcafe.com.
COFFEEHOUSE ROCK: Southern Rail’s music features high-energy exuberance, riveting harmonies, and sparkling banjo and mandolin solo work. The group performs at the Homegrown Coffeehouse in Needham on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the First Parish Church of Needham, 23 Dedham Ave., Needham. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 students and seniors, and can be purchased in advance at www.uuneedham.org/Coffeehouse. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 781-444-7478.
MOON MOVIES: Belmont World Film, which has presented the best in international films from around the globe for children and adults since 2001, will hold a “Full Moon Festival” for families on Saturday, at the Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont. The festival features two films: “Lotte and the Moonstone Secret” at 10:30 a.m. and “Moon Man” at 1 p.m., which will be followed by a discussion of phases of the moon led by an astronomer from the Museum of Science. Tickets are $5 for children, $8 for adults, and $7 for seniors, students, and Belmont World Film members, or both films for $8 for children and $12 for adults. Purchase tickets online at www.mktix.com/bwf or in person at the Studio Cinema box office. For more information, visit www.belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.
FROM ROMANIA WITH MUSIC: LiveARTS Sunday Concert Series presents Romanian-born Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Mihail Jojatu on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut St. He will perform the music of Bach, Suites No. 4, 5, and 6 for Unaccompanied Cello, and is dedicating this recital to the memory of the Newtown, Conn., victims. Tickets, available at the door, are $18 , $12 seniors age 60 or older, $12 youth ages 13-19) music students $7; children age 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. (Not recommended for children under age 6.) For more information, go to www.liveartsfranklin.org, or call 508-520-9238.
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