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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / August 19, 2011

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PICK OF THE DAY Clearly, beautiful trumpeting We don’t know whether Chris Botti will bring his fog machine to Cohasset (he brought it to Boston last year when we saw him), but perhaps Mother Nature will take care of the fog. Botti will take care of the trumpet playing and hopefully will play “When I Fall in Love.’’ Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. $39.25, $57.25 (limited tickets available for tonight’s 8 p.m. concert at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis). South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 800-745-3000.

TODAY Second to one We all know that the first city is Boston, but The Second City is a bunch of creative actors who fill the stage with topical comedy sketches. Alumni include Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, John Belushi, and Tina Fey. 8 p.m. $25. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

TOMORROW Taking the plunge Did architects who designed the Institute of Contemporary Art ever imagine that the waterfront building would become a diving platform? At the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, world-class acrobatic athletes will dive from the roof of the ICA, plunging 80 feet into Boston Harbor. While they drop you can dine on the Spirit of Boston. Aug. 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (3 p.m. boarding). Spirit of Boston, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. $37.90 (includes boarding cocktail and light buffet), free under 13. 866-310-2469.

Funky town New Orleans funk invades Salem when Bonerama is in town for the first day of the two-day Salem Jazz and Soul Festival. Saturday’s lineup also includes Charles Neville of the famed brothers and the Salem High School Jazz band. Big Sam’s Funky Nation handles the New Orleans sound on Sunday. Aug. 20 and 21 from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Salem Willows, 167 Fort Ave., Salem.

First and foremost Every music act at the first evuh JP Music Festival includes at least one Jamaica Plain resident or someone who works there. You’ll hear everything from Americana to blues, Cuban, jazz, folk, hip-hop, salsa, pop, indie rock, and more. (Story: Page 22.) Aug. 20 from 1-7 p.m. (after-party from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., JP). Free. Pinebank Baseball Field near Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain.

SUNDAY Musical waves Contemporary and traditional music from Scotland, Cape Breton, and elsewhere makes waves in Rockport on the gorgeous stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center (you can see the ocean behind the performers). A Celtic Celebration With Hanneke Cassel and Friends stars the fiddling namesake and friends on fiddle, cello, guitar, piano, mandolin, and foot percussion. Aug. 21 at 2 and 5 p.m. $27-$49. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391.