Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.
Your Week Ahead
HubWeek brings its annual idea fest to the Seaport, country artist Hunter Hayes plays City Hall plaza, “Disney’s The Lion King” opens in Boston, and more.
Voting runs through Nov. 1, culminating in an awards show at House of Blues Dec. 11.
This week’s picks from Globe critics.
Author Kiese Laymon will discuss his memoir at Boston College’s Gasson Hall on Wednesday.
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The firing of Shane Gillis from “Saturday Night Life” was because of racist comments, but his hiring had to do with a hunger for conservative comedy. Dare I even ask?
Working alongside Broadway’s original Norma Desmond, Alice Ripley witnessed the towering performances of Glenn Close in “Sunset Boulevard.” Now, 25 years later, the role is finally hers.
A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the pop star’s money and affairs ended with no decisions made and no appearance by her.
A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released.
The Japanese artist’s selfie-friendly “Love Is Calling” is underpinned by personal, emotional depth.
TV Critic’s Corner
Usually when I see a revival movie of a TV show, I am displeased.
Lovers of Dickens and Bronte will feel right at home in Ann Patchett’s intricate and alluring new novel
Jim Goodkind met Ocasek through an ad, they added Orr, recorded an album as an acoustic trio, then dissolved. He eventually left the business; they became the Cars.
new england literary news | nina maclaughlin
The latest news from around the New England literary scene.
Things to Do
The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
The museum, like any, has decades of ingrained gender bias. On the eve of the MFA’s 150th anniversary, ‘Women Take the Floor” is its kitchen-sink stab at redress.
This year’s Provincetown festival continues a tradition of illuminating the lesser-known aspects of the playwright’s work.
“You’ve all been wondering what I’ve been training for, this is it,” he said on Instagram.
the story behind the book | kate tuttle
The biographer will read from ‘Becoming Dr. Seuss’ on Thursday at the Historic Rotunda at American Ancestors.
Upcoming movie events here and about.
A new book by Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits argues that the American elite is built atop a precarious ‘foundational myth.’
A 71-year-old man tripped atop a cliff and his adult son tried to save him, but both fell about 75 feet to their deaths at an abandoned quarry in Connecticut, police said Thursday.
The US premiere of the show opens ArtsEmerson’s 10th anniversary season.
The exhibition “Only at the Coolidge” l00ks at a beloved local cinematic institution.
While Bedlam would appear to be the perfect troupe to revitalize the much-performed “Crucible,” this production drags in places and the performances are a mixed bag.
Tom Stoppard's comedy gets a production at the Huntington Theatre Company, directed by Peter DuBois.
Chronicle named its next executive producer today. She’ll be the first black person to lead the longest-running locally produced news magazine, but she’s so much more than that.
TV Critic’s Corner
Best of all is the music, by Nicholas Britell. It’s virtually a character on the show.
Under artistic director Mary Beth Alger’s leadership, the long-running Ashmont Hill series has been flourishing, expanding, and forging partnerships in the Dorchester community.
The singer-guitarist-almost-anthropologist returns to Passim Friday for a show drawing on a half-century’s worth of songs.
Galleries | Cate McQuaid
Ceramicist Colby Charpentier built vessels from a material normally reserved for the final coat.
For 10 days at pop-up venues in Cambridge and Boston, you can treat yourself to a Concert for One.
Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85.
The queer artist has moved back to Boston after scoring Netflix’s “Sex Education” and releasing a new album, “Twelve Nudes.”
A preview of some of the documentaries at the festival.
A preview of the Shawna Shea Film Festival and the documentary “The Silence of Others.”
A new food hall is coming to Boston this winter, and already the lineup is looking delicious.
The Patriots QB had plenty of bold-face names on hand for the soiree.
Riding high with the No. 1 song in the country, the singer more than proved she was arena-ready.
Last fall, I attended the Dublin Theatre Festival. Some of the most memorable moments for a first-time visitor to Dublin were the smaller theaters and lesser-known actors, the pints, and the paintings.
“Choir Boy’’ speaks in its most expressive and resonant voice when the titular ensemble swings into action.
With about 400 people in attendance, including a handful of White’s teammates – Tom Brady among them – the event raised roughly $260,000, which will help inner-city kids get treatment at BMC.
Scott Aiello delivers an electrifying tour de force performance as the legendary mayor in a world premiere of George Brant’s play.
“Love, Weddings & Other Disasters” began production in the city this week.
“Downton Abbey,” after six years on PBS, won’t disappoint fans in its movie incarnation.
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Neptune is his destination, in search of his missing-astronaut dad, Tommy Lee Jones.
Swift announced a series of concerts tied to her new album “Lover,” with the singer planning to visit Belgium, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, France, Portugal, and Brazil starting in June 2020.