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Weekend event picks, June 21-23

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  June 19, 2013 11:17 AM

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From left: Harry Connick Jr. is at Symphony Hall; Fabergé eggs are on view at the Peabody Essex Museum; DJ Benzi spins at The Estate

Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.

FRIDAY

WILD ABOUT HARRY Ladies, bring your honey along to hear Harry Connick, Jr. share feelings about life and love from his original songs on his latest release, "Every Man Should Know." The New Orleans native learned a thing or two about music from James Booker and Ellis Marsalis and went on to win a Grammy and Emmy Award, and a Tony nomination. June 21, 8 p.m., June 23, 7 p.m. $40 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200, www.broadwayinboston.com

SUMMER QUARTET Fill up part of this longest day of the year at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and the Semitic Museum. Outdoor activities and attractions at Summer Solstice: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture include the StarLab portable planetarium, live music and dance, and a chance for you to be part of a human sundial and tell time by your shadow. June 21, 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Plaza between the Harvard Science Center and Sanders Theatre, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge. 617-495-3045, www.hmnh.harvard.edu

SATURDAY

EGGS OVER EASY There are only 42 imperial eggs known to exist from the iconic carton made by the House of Fabergé between 1855 and 1916. The eggs made of jewels and precious metals were created for Russian tsars to give as Easter gifts. In addition to eggs, Fabergé made brooches, frames, cigarette cases, parasol handles, and carved stone animals. More than 230 items will be on view at "Fabergé Revealed." June 22, Opening Day Festival 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exhibit through Sept. 29. $15, $13 seniors, $11 students, free under 17. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. 866-745-1876, www.pem.org

NOW HEAR THEM For decades, John McLaughlin has been a fan of Indian music which he showcases on his latest release, "Now Here This." Of the many McLaughlin fans, Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." Indian drummer, Ranjit Barot, is featured at the John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension concert. June 22, 8 p.m. $35, $45. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-3161, www.berkleebpc.com

LOCAL LAUGHS The Shubert Theatre adds comedy to its roster with the Legends of Boston Comedy series. Saturday's funny guys are Lenny Clarke, Don Gavin, Steve Sweeney, and Tony V. Think Clarke will run for mayor again like he did years ago in Cambridge? June 22, 8 p.m. $28.75-$48.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738, www.citicenter.org

MICHIGAN MAN Born and raised in Michigan, DJ Benzi has an international career, collaborating and performing alongside artists including Clipse, Kanye West, LMFAO, and Gym Class Heroes. His latest single is "This Is Paradise." June 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20, $15 advance. The Estate, 1 Boylston Pl., Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

SUNDAY

FINAL RESTING PLACE While at Harvard, Cambridge-born poet E.E. Cummings met Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. Newton-born poet, Anne Sexton, enrolled in a poetry workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Education in 1957. At the Summer Walking Tour at Forest Hills, Jonathan Clark will talk about both poets who are buried at Forest Hills Cemetery. June 23, 2 p.m., weather permitting. $10. Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-3150, www.foresthillstrust.org

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