POPS VISIT, Keith Lockhart and Friends present composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” a talk and performance to benefit Northern Essex Community College’s Endowment Fund, Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road; tickets $35; 978-556-3870, www.mvarts.info, www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event.
TSONGAS CENTER, Global Spectrum presents country legend Hank Williams Jr. and his “Old School, New Rules” tour Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $39.50; Evolution 101.7 presents the Wicked Halloween Tour featuring electronic dance music superstar, Hardwell, Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $37; 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell; www.TsongasCenter.com, 866-722-8881.
CROSSROADS COFFEEHOUSE, Girls, Guns and Glory, combining elements of early rock and roll, country and R&B, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover; tickets $15, all ages welcome, alcohol-free; www.crossroads.coffeehouse.org.
ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Holly Robinson, author of "The Wishing Hill," Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.
FAMILY BONDS, Marjan Kamali, author of “Together Tea," the story of a mother and daughter who return to Iran 15 years after their family escaped and fled to America, Sunday, Sept. 29, noon, Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St., Andover; 978-474-0540.
ACT THEATER, "Les Miserables," featuring 80-plus cast, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 premium seating, $20 general admission; www.acttheathercompany.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-994-3358.
SIBLING RIVALRY, Sam Shepard's "True West" featuring Nathaniel Vilandre, Matt McCormick, Josh Canner and Kali Tudisco, presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $10, $5 college students and employees; www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers, 978-837-5355.