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Three's a charm

The California Guitar Trio includes virtuoso guitar players Hideyo Moriya, Bert Lams, and Paul Richards (above) who adapt any style of music - surf, classic blues, rock, etc. - for the three-acoustic guitar sound. The band’s music has earned it a Grammy nomination and a place in outer space. (Their music was played as a wakeup call for the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor.) If you want a sample of the sound, check out the video of the band playing a guitar-only version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on YouTube. 7:30 p.m. $15, students; $10, seniors. Salem State College, Recital Hall, Central Campus, Salem. 978-542-6515.


"Into Great Silence" screening
German Filmmaker Philip Gröning lived in the monks' quarters of the Carthusian order for six months, documenting a true ascetic lifestyle in his film, "Into Great Silence." Without the modern trappings of crew or lighting, he filmed daily prayers, tasks, and rituals. Honoring the simplicity of the monks, the documentary has no score, voice-over, or archival footage, but its sparseness claimed a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. Take time out of your busy schedule to see the film critics have lauded as meditative and poetic. 7 p.m. Free. Boston College, Robsham Theater, Chestnut Hill. 617-552-4576.


Boston OneVoice Echo
In conjunction with One Million Voices to End the Conflict, an international event today aimed at bringing together Israeli and Palestinians, the local collaboration of students and activists called the Boston Echo is hosting an evening of entertainment and discussion that will include comedy duo Stand-up for Peace, Basement Band, Arab and Jewish dance groups, and speakers. Yoni Vendriger, an Israeli senior at Emerson College and the president and founder of the group Students for Peace, says this is a chance for students to join the voices calling for an end to conflict: "For the majority to stop being silent and demand negotiations, demand peace." 7:30- 1 p.m. Free. Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-694-7900.


Comedy for a cause
Comedians descend on Harvard to raise money for Kiva, an organization that helps finance low-income entrepreneurs. The lineup includes Carlos Alazraqui from "Reno 911," Louis CK from "Lucky Louie," Lisa Landry, Tim Young, and John Fisch. 8 p.m. $10, Harvard undergraduates; $15, Harvard affiliates and undergraduates from other schools; $25, general public. Harvard University, Sanders Theater, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. 617-412-7123. foracause

Sunday Oppenheimer at Brandeis
Most recently, Belfast duo Oppenheimer has been touring the states with the show "They Might Be Giants." Sunday night, they swing by the Chum's Club at Brandeis to do a solo show. (This is a venue that's hosted Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, and the first American performance of the rock band Genesis ). Haven't heard of Oppenheimer? This free show at 9 is a great way to get to know a band whose melodies have the kind of feel-good sound - one listen and the music will start playing on the jukebox in your mind. Free. Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Cholmondely's (a.k.a "Chums") in The Castle, Waltham. punkrock

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