Natick: “Papua New Guinea and Birds in Paradise,’’ a Travel & Taste program exploring the South Pacific island nation’s diverse habitats and its array of exotic birds, takes place Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. Dinner and lecture: $28. Lecture only: $12. 508-655-2296, www.massaudubon.org.
Newton: Mary Fuhrer discusses “Newton’s Revolutionary Roots: Edward Durant, Leading Citizen,’’ focusing on one of the community’s largest landowners and a trendsetter for learning, refinement, and style in the mid-18th century, 7 p.m. tomorrow at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360, www.historicnewton.org.
Arlington: Deborah Henson-Conant, a Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and songwriter known for a renegade image, evocative singing voice, and fusing diverse genres while playing her 36-string, custom-built electric “harness harp,’’ performs an ‘’11-11-11’’ concert Friday, 8 p.m., at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $25, $22 advance. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
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