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What's Hot in the City Oct. 15th

Colette Greenstein | 10/15/2013, 9:01 a.m. | Updated on 10/15/2013, 9:01 a.m.

The fall season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week!

Every Monday, the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge presents the “Open Mic Challenge” at 7:30 p.m.

This Tuesday, “Boston’s Singing Princess” Laquandra Seymour performs at Scullers Jazz Club at 8:00 p.m. Show: $20.00/Dinner & Show: $60.00. For tickets, visit www.scullersjazz.com

Janelle Monae hits the House of Blues stage this Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m. with opening act Roman Gianarthur. General Admission: $25/VIP Boxes: $45. It’s an all ages show. For more information, visit www.houseofblues.com

The Boston Book Festival begins a three-day event this Thursday, Oct. 17, offering a mix of free and ticketed workshops, panels, live music performances and readings. For a listing of events, visit www.bostonbookfest.org.

Comedian and “roastmaster” Jeffrey Ross takes the stage at The Wilbur this Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit thewilburtheatre.com

This weekend, see the best crew teams from around the globe compete at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta on the banks of the Charles River. For more information, visit www.hocr.org.

This Saturday, Oct. 19, the Orpheum Theatre presents “Dane Cook: The Under Oath Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Also on Saturday, Cyndi Lauper brings her “She’s So Unusual Tour” to the Citi Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$95. For more information, www.citicenter.org.