This weekend, Ken Clark will be at the Blue Taleh in Lowell Friday and Ferdinando Argenti will be there Saturday. At Back Page in Lowell, Toni Lynn Washington will appear Friday and Travis Colby will Saturday. Popa Chubby will be at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., on Friday ($25) and Stephen Kellogg will be there Saturday ($25). And at Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Jo Koy will have two shows Friday ($33) and Rob Schneider will have one Saturday ($43.70).
New Year's Eve is a busy night for entertainment. The Lowell Beer Works will host its New Year's Eve Comedy Show featuring Mark Scalia, Dave Rattigan, Brian Ronan and Chris Poublon ($20). Shemekia Copeland will be at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley ($100), while The Rebecca Paris Trio ($75) and Jeff Purchon and Friends ($35) will be at the Acton Jazz Cafe. Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury will have its New Year's Eve Bash featuring Entrain ($25), and My Morning Jacket will be at Agganis Arena in Boston ($60.30). Also in Boston, Steve Sweeney and Friends will be at Shubert Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center ($33), Soulive will be at Paradise Rock Club ($40) and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be at House of Blues ($35).
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