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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / July 26, 2011

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Piano man We took a stroll down memory lane and watched a YouTube clip of a younger Josh Groban singing ‘‘You’re Still You’’ on ‘‘Ally McBeal.’’ Next, the more recent ‘‘Higher Window’’ music video shows the singer-songwriter crooning at a piano, helping move a huge piano, and playing an upright piano on the back of a pickup truck. Tonight he’s live and will deliver a collection of album faves. 7:30 p.m. $65, $95. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 800-745-3000.


Arts and the man Each mixed-media piece on exhibit at “From Pickin’ Cotton to Pickin’ Presidents: The Work of Napoleon Jones-Henderson’’ is based on people or events linked to the election of President Obama. The Roxbury artist is a pioneer in the Black Arts Movement. Today from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (through Sept. 17; reception July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.). Free. Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade St., Roxbury. 617-445-0900.

Dating game How’s Internet dating working for you? For the Manhattan protagonist in “Matchmaker Matchmaker I’m Willing to Settle,’’ online adventures include love, disaster, and fire hazards. Music and lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn, book by Kelvin Moon Loh and Hamilton-Wenham native Nikki MacCallum. 10 p.m. $15, $20 at the door. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 866-811-4111.

Resourceful A bakery employs a human resources manager who hates his job and manages his personal human resources poorly. In the award-winning Israeli film The Human Resources Manager,’’ it takes a tragedy to help the manager rediscover his own humanity. 7 p.m. $15, $12 students and seniors. West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St., West Newton. 617-244-9899, ext. 216.

His and hers A 1950s visit to Cape Ann led to a 1960s decision to make Rockport their summer home. Recent work by husband and wife Bernard Chaet and Ninon Lacey is on view at the Cape Ann Museum with steel sculptures by Lawrence Fane. Today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through Aug. 28). $8, $6 students and seniors, free under 12. Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455.


Harry’s world Armed with your Marauder’s Map, look for the specimens that inspired magical objects in the Harry Potter books. Summer Nights at the Museum presents Hogwarts at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring the Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt. You are invited to dress as your favorite character or creature. July 27 from 5-8 p.m. Free with half-price museum admission of $4.50, $3.50 students and seniors, $3 ages 3-18 (regular admission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt runs through Sept. 5). Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 617-495-3045.

On a mission Helena wants to marry Bertram. Helena is on a mission. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare on the Common presents “All’s Well That Ends Well’’ directed by Steven Maler. July 27 at 8 p.m. (through Aug. 14). Free. Boston Common. 617-426-0863.