Weekend Guide: July 6 – 8

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Our Best Picks

Ghosts of Jupiter at the Museum of Science: It’s not your conventional rock show but its well worth seeing. The folks at the Charles Hayden Planetarium have teamed up with these Boston-bred rockers to put together a special rock-and-roll journey through space and time. Learn more about the show in our feature here. Shows take place all weekend and admission is $10.

The Baseball Project at the House of Blues’ Foundation Room on Saturday: Baseball and music go hand in hand with this band, which make them a big draw here in Red Sox Nation. Check out this supergroup of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn for free in-between games on Saturday around 5 p.m. Or if you are down on Cape Cod, see them play the Wellfleet Beachcomber on Sunday for $15.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Sarah McLachlan at the Bank of America Pavilion: Sure “Angel” makes you think of those poor dogs but Ms. McLachlan has plenty more to offer, especially when she’s backed by a symphony orchestra. Check out this special show for $31 to $76.

Howie Day at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Take in a few ballads from the Maine-based pop-rock troubadour for just $20. He’ll also perform at the Center for the Arts in Natick on Saturday.

Howard Jones at Showcase Live: Playing his first two albums – Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action – in their entirety along with other hits, see HoJo in Foxboro for $35 to $42.50.

Beat Connection at TT the Bear’s Place: The Seattle-based rockers hit Cambridge to promote their new album, The Palace Garden. White Arrows and Teen Daze round out the bill. Tickets are $12.

James Montgomery at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Hear some good ole blues with this local legend for $24.

Grouplove at Waterplace Park (Providence): WBRU have put together a great summer concert series and the best part is, all the shows are free. Make you way to Providence tonight to see Grouplove, who have been climbing the charts with their smash hit “Tongue Tied”.

Saturday

Trace Adkins at the South Shore Music Circus: Inspired after filming his “CMT Invitation Only” special last year, the country star bring his “Songs and Stories” tour Massachusetts this weekend. Expect a set of hits and the stories behind them for $44.75 or $63.75. The tour also hits the Melody Tent in Hyannis on Friday.

Grand Funk Railroad at Indian Ranch: They’re coming to your town, they’ll help ya party down for $27.50 to $42.50

Attack Attack!, We Came As Romans at The Palladium: The “Scream It Like You Mean” tour brings a packed lineup that also includes The Acacia Strain, Woe, Is Me, Abandon All Ships and Oceano for just $23.

MC Kabir and The Dub Down at the Lizard Lounge: Sounds like you should bring your dancin’ shoes, and $10.

The Shills at Great Scott: One of Boston’s best team up with fellow local favorites Art Decade and New York bands Shake The Baron and Great Caesar. Tickets are $10.

Sunday 

The Bacon Brothers at Indian Ranch: Forget about six degrees of separation because Kevin Bacon will be right there in front of you. Tickets range in price from $20 to $37.50.

Boston Pops with Bernadette Peters at Tanglewood: It’s opening weekend at Tanglewood and the Boston Pops move from Symphony Hall to their summertime home in Lenox. See them with Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters on Sunday afternoon for $21 to $117.

Lake Street Drive at Club Passim: The New England Conservatory-bred group recently released an EP of covers called Fun Machine, which makes sense cause their shows are always fun. Find out why when they play two shows in Harvard Square on Sunday. Tickets are still available for the 9:30 show in advance for $13.

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