This year is the 20th anniversary of IFFBoston. Here are the films I’m looking forward to seeing: Wed, Apr 26Love To Love You, Donna Summer (Q&A) Fri, Apr 28Confessions of A Good SamaritanBrooklyn 45Sun, Apr 30Plan 75Join Or DiePod GenerationBeautiful Was The Fight Tue, May 0220 Days in MariupolRiceboy Sleeps Wed, May 03Past Lives (Q&A)
Adam West tribute in Central Square
Brevity is wit: Short Play festival this weekend @AFDTheatre
The ArlingTen Short Play festival runs this Friday and Saturday at the Arlington Friends of Drama Theater.
Ripcord, a new comedy opens tonight at the Huntington
Two women contend for dominance in their senior living facility in the darkly comic Ripcord opening tonight at the Huntington Theater Company.
Dramatic endurance: watch 50 new plays in ten hours @PlaywrightsBPT
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre has selected 50 new plays from over 400 submissions to be performed at the 19th annual Boston Theater Marathon this Sunday at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in Boston’s South End.
Artweek Boston starts tomorrow
With over 250 events throughout the greater Boston area, most of them free, Artsweek Boston is a great way to start spring by exploring something new in the arts!
SATs: signifying nothing. Peerless mixes Macbeth and college admissions
Company One will stage the first-ever live theatre run at the Boston Public Library this weekend. Peerless recasts Macbeth as a tale of twins ruthlessly competing for admission to an elite college. Performances begin Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and continue through May 28, 2017 as part of “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare.”
Post-Meridian Radio Players production of Peter Pan premieres this evening
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are premiering an original full-length adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan this evening in Davis Square. There are 7 performances and the radio drama runs through April 29th. Given there are several “family friendly matinees” ones suspects that adaptation doesn’t focus on the Pan’s sociopathic behavior towards the lost boys, as… Continue reading Post-Meridian Radio Players production of Peter Pan premieres this evening
BLUESAPOCALYPSE NOW! (well, rather, this weekend @arlington_arts…)
A fundraiser for the Arlington center for the Arts featuring five bands: – Louise Grasmere with Meeting Across the Water – The Tokyo Tramps – Shikiboo & Butane Blue Band – Bees Deluxe – The King Street Band Also: Beer!
Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir two night event @BerkleeCollege this weekend
The Magnetic Fields roll into town this weekend with their most ambitious performance since 69 Love Songs: Stephin Merritt’s new 50 Song Memoir chronicles the first half century of his life with one song per year, performed by seven musicians playing seven instruments over the course the autobiographical song cycle.
Everyman opens at the Apollinaire Theatre in Chelsea
The Apollinaire Theatre Company is helping Chelsea become center of creative innovation. Their new black box theater will host some both old and new with Everyman a contemporary reimagining of a 15th century morality play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. It opens tonight and runs through May 6th. You can… Continue reading Everyman opens at the Apollinaire Theatre in Chelsea
Local fav @erinmckeown is @BerkleeCollege with the Welcome to Night Vale tour
Welcome to Night Vale is the good sort of “fake news”: surreal fun as opposed to increasingly surreal reality. It will arrive at Berklee College this weekend, with longstanding local fav Erin McKeown.
Nosferatu tomorrow night @BrattleTheatre with live music!
Festival fav “I Am Not Your Negro” screens @IFFBoston Fall Focus tonight
The Fall Focus series continues this evening at the Brattle Theatre with a screening of a documentary based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript. The filmmaker connects Baldwin’s words, narrated by Samuel L Jackson, to both the historical civil rights and black power movements, and to the struggles of today.
The Handmaiden: deceit and desire war in a scoundrel targeting an heiress. @IFFBoston.
IFFBoston continues at the Brattle tonight with The Handmaiden.Set in the 1930s this intense, stylized film tells the of a Korean pickpocket who is drawn towards an Japanese heiress she is meant to defraud. But there are wheels within wheels, as the complicated plot unfolds in three acts. Complications arise not just from individuals scheming,… Continue reading The Handmaiden: deceit and desire war in a scoundrel targeting an heiress. @IFFBoston.
Head of the Charles this weekend!
Come on down to the dirty water! And, if you want a more 21st century experience, you can watch the regatta livestream.
Honk Festival this weekend Sat: Davis Sq Sun: Harvard Square
The 2016 HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands is this weekend, with Sunday’s Parade to Harvard Square coinciding with the Oktoberfest celebration there.
mediums, well done
Personal Shopper is a ghostly story about a young woman who is seeking some sign from her deceased twin brother, a powerful medium, who had promised to communicate from beyond the grave. At the same time, she works as a personal assistant to a celebrity, earning just enough money to have a small place in… Continue reading mediums, well done
@LuminariumDance has 24-hour Choreography Festival! @go_centralsq
ChoreoFest, our nation’s only (known) 24 hour choreography festival (dances created in a single day on a randomly assigned theme) will occur from September 9th-10th at the Dance Complex in Central Square. Luminarium will be livestreaming the event, so you can see how things come together in such a short period of time!