Music Heavy Metal: South of the Border Tour featuring Shall Perish with special guests Oceano, Within the Ruins, Obey the Brave, Reflections and Betrayal, 6 p.m. The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester.
Music Tempest, 8 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley.
Music Bill McCarthy, 7 p.m. Perfect Game, 64 Water St., Worcester.
Jazz Night featuring Pamela Hines, Bob Simonelli, Gary Johnson and Jim Porcella, 8 p.m. Viva Bene Restaurant, 144 Commercial St., Worcester.
Music Hothouse, 9 p.m. Beatnik's 433 Park Ave., Worcester.
Music Windfall, 9 p.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave., Worcester. (508) 792-1068.
Music Don't Let Go, 8 p.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St., Worcester.
Music Hard Candy with special guests The Sheltered, 8:30 p.m. The Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St., Worcester.
Peanut Butter Jam in the Park with Millbury Sutton Summer Community Band, noon. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. On the Common, Main Street, Millbury. Rain location: Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm St., Millbury.
Songwriter Sessions Lisa Martin host, 7 p.m. $5. The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road, Pomfret.
Music Dan Kirouac, 6:30-9 p.m. Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491 Main St., West Townsend. (978) 597-5644.
131st Annual Bolton Fair Animal exhibits, rides, games, entertainers, petting zoo, and more, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 9-11. $10; seniors, $6; children 7-12, $5; military personnel, $5; children 6 and younger, free. Multi-day passes available. Lancaster Fairgrounds, Route 117, Lancaster. www.boltonfair.org.
Friday Flick "Flyboys,'' 1 p.m. Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St., Worcester. (508) 799-1232.
Dance Party 8:30 p.m. $8 at the door; $10 after 9 p.m. DJ Jukebox Joe with music of the '70s, '80s and '90s. S.A.C. Park, 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury.
Contra Dance 8-11 p.m. Beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m. $8; students with ID, $6. Music by Einstein's Little Homunculus, Steve Howland, caller. Sovittaja Park, Finn Park Road, Rutland. (508) 885-2083.
Neighborhood Nature On the water at Green Hill Park, 2-5 p.m. Free. Green Hill Park, Skyline Drive, Worcester. Sponsored by Mass. Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary. To register, call (508) 753-6087.
Concert Featuring singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. $50; $45 members, $41 students with ID. $3 surcharge for tickets purchased the day of the concert. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. (508) 869-6111 or www.towerhillbg.org.