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Shaker heights Shaker songs, modern dance, and theater about forbidden sex and unchanneled lust (yeh, you read that correctly) in New England’s 18th-century Shaker community is the stuff of “Angel Reapers.” ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents the work by Oscar- and Tony-winning writer Alfred Uhry and director/choreographer, Martha Clarke. Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Through Nov. 20; contains nudity; recommended for ages 14 and older). $25-$89. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8400.

Ploughing through The award-winning, Emerson College-based Ploughshares has been around for 40 years, and the “Best of’’ this literary magazine will be read by some of the best local authors and celebs. Your host is actor, comedian, and Emerson alum, Denis Leary, who welcomes Alice Hoffman, Sebastian Junger, Sue Miller, Dennis Lehane, Chef Ming Tsai, Cam Neely, and others. 6:30 p.m. $50, $10 students. The Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617 824-3756.

In the archives America’s cultural history and oral traditions are kept alive in part thanks to the New England Folk Music Archives which focuses on traditional, roots, blues, and contemporary music. Tonight’s New England Folk Music Archives Benefit Concert includes Mary Gauthier, Antje Duvekot, and Catie Curtis. 7:30 p.m. $40, $60 (includes pre-concert reception 5-6:30 p.m.). The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St. Cambridge. 617-876-6837.

Inspired Javier Osorio is inspired by the human form; Norma Lopez is drawn to the human spirit; Enrique Oswaldo Marmol is interested in the humanity around him; Carmelo Polanco’s paintings are inspired by his birthplace. See what they’re up to at “Interiors-Exteriors’’ at the Essex Art Center. Today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Dec. 2). Free. Essex Art Center, Chester F. Sidell Gallery, 56 Island St., Lawrence. 978-685-2343.

You be the judge Five of the 19 plays at SlamBoston, Uncensored are about the struggles of minority youth. Nine compete tonight, a different nine tomorrow, and the best nine compete for Wednesday’s cash prize. Judges are selected from the audience – interested? Produced by Another Country Productions. 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 16. $16. The Boston Playwrights Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 866-811-4111.

One-stop eating Why schlepp from restaurant to restaurant and deal with parking and lines. One-stop-eating is what it’s about at Boston Magazine’s Taste where 30 Boston and Cambridge eateries show off their cuisine and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. 8-10:30 p.m. (7 p.m. VIP hour). $95, $150 (VIP). Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston.


This man is an island Many solo albums by Todd Rundgren were made by the singer, songwriter, and producer known for his electronic music. He played all the instruments, sang all the vocals, and did all of the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. $35-$45. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

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