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Classical guitar

The Boston Classical Guitar Society will present guitarist Rene Izuierdo in concert from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St. Izuierdo has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba and Europe and has shared the stage with guitar virtuosos Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery and Jorge Morel and renowned flautist Ransom Wilson and soprano Lucy Shelton. He is the winner of the Extremadura International Guitar competition, Schadt String competition and Stotsenberg International Guitar competition amongst others. He is a professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University and an active solo performer and chamber musician. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 seniors and students and members. To purchase tickets and for more details, visit www.bostonguitar.org or call 617-420- 2247.

West End photographs

The West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., is displaying a new exhibition “Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord.” The exhibit features photographs from a collection donated by Ira Tarlin that depicts the West End at the time of demolition. Eli Tarlin, Ira’s father, was an original resident who came to own numerous properties in the neighborhood. The demise of the community, says the family, was also Eli’s demise. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more details, call 617-416-0781 or go online to www.thewestendmuseum.org.

Coloring for adults

 “Color Your World,” coloring for adults, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Fridays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St. Studies have shown the relaxing benefits of coloring for adults as well as children. Patrons are invited to drop in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Coloring pages, pencils, crayons and markers will be provided. For further details, call 617-523- 3957.

Picturing Douglass

The Museum of African American History is presenting a new public exhibition “Picturing Frederick Douglass” at the African Meeting House, 46 Joy St., now through February. Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century, more frequently photographed than Abraham Lincoln, and was immediately recognizable to millions in his own lifetime. Douglass used photography as a tool of reform and to elevate the image of the African- American in contradiction to the demeaning depictions of black life often seen in the 19th century. Based on the book of the same name by Drs. John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd, co-curators of the exhibit, it features more than 90 objects, including historic photos, books, newspapers articles and original letters by Douglass. Further information can be found by calling 617-725-0022, ext. 222 or online at www.maah.org.

Library tours

Boston Public Library volunteers will give art and architecture tours of the McKim Building, a National Historic Landmark, in its main building, constructed in 1895, throughout the week. Highlights include the murals of John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Edwin Austin Abbey and the work of architect Charles Follen McKim. Self-guided tours are available as well, and literature describing the architectural highlights is available on the web at www.bpl.org/central/tours.htm. For tours by appointment, call 617-536- 5400.