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Weekend event picks, Aug. 23-25

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  August 21, 2013 11:40 AM

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

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From left: Franki Valli; "From Here to Eternity" (AP/Columbia Pictures); Antique & Classic Boat Festival

FRIDAY

JERSEY BOY For more than 50 years, the man with the fabulous falsetto has crooned his way into our hearts -- and who hasn't tried to sing along in a (pathetic) falsetto? "An Evening with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons" will hopefully include "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and other heavy hitters. Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. $67.25. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 781-383-9850. www.themusiccircus.org. Also Aug. 24 at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. 800-514-3849, www.melodytent.org

IF YOU BUILD IT Every year, thousands of people from all over the world flock to a Nevada dessert to build a city that will last about week before they burn it down. The documentary "Spark: A Burning Man Story" chronicles this annual large-scale arts festival. Aug. 23 at 4:30, 7, and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24-25 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at 9:30 p.m. $9.75, $7.75 students and matinee, $6.75 seniors and under 12. Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-876-6837. www.brattlefilm.org

GREAT BIG ANNIVERSARY Here's a test of your Roman Numerals knowledge. Great Big Sea celebrates a big anniversary with a tour and new album titled for the occasion (the clock is ticking). Time's up. The folk rock band is in Lowell with its take on traditional Newfoundland folk songs. Special guest is Fortunate Ones. The answer is "XX." Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. $28, $35 at the gate. Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell (rain location is Lowell High School, 50 French St.). 978-970-5200, www.lowellsummermusic.org

ON THE BEACH Have you imagined yourself to be Deborah Kerr or Burt Lancaster in that iconic beach scene from "From Here to Eternity"? Treat yourself to a screening of the Oscar-winning 1953 film that also stars Frank Sinatra and Montgomery Clift. The action takes place in Honolulu before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Aug. 23 at dusk. Free. Boston Harbor Hotel's Rowes Wharf Sea Grille terraces, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-439-7000, www.bhh.com/summer

SATURDAY

FLOAT YOUR BOAT "Cleopatra's Couch" should whet your appetite for the Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Track it down while feasting your eyes on and touring some of the snazzy vintage yachts. But don’t be a stowaway or you'll miss the Parade of Boats at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5, free under 12. Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Turner St., Salem. 617-666-8530, www.boatfestival.org

CAMERA ANGLE No digital editing, no high tech, it's all about authenticity at the Somerville Toy Camera Festival. The Nave Gallery and Washington Street Art Center present "Black, White, and a Little Local Color," a tribute to low-tech, lo-end, and limited-control photography. Aug. 24 and 31 from noon-4 p.m. (festival continues in Sept. at Nave Gallery and Nave Gallery Annex). Free. Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington St., Somerville. 617-623-5315, www.washingtonst.org

ASKED AND ANSWERED Did you ever call the "Loveline" radio show with a pressing question about your love life, or lack thereof? Here's a chance to ask the pros for advice because they're teaming up on their Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunion Tour. Aug. 24, 7 p.m. $29-$39. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000, www.thewilbur.com

SUNDAY

WHAT'S YOUR MEMORY Many of us have Kennedy memories, ours include the Special Olympics founded by Eunice Kennedy. At "The Brookline Years: Remembering the Kennedys in Brookline," programs at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. celebrate Eunice and Ted Kennedy. There are self-guided and Ranger-led tours, talks, and interactive activities. Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, 83 Beals St., Brookline. 617-566-7937, www.nps.gov/jofi

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