Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.
This week’s picks from Globe critics.
The 25 year old spends most of his time working three jobs. During his free time, he’s still hard at work — on his illustrations which he highlights on his Instagram.
It’s a Thing
Michael Andor Brodeur’s review of the week online.
A raucous, freewheeling musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s popular book series about half-god, half-mortal Percy Jackson comes to the Huntington.
TV Critic’s Corner
On the still-untitled single-camera show, Danson will play a wealthy businessman who is unexpectedly elected mayor of Los Angeles.
WHDH-TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses her 11th novel, “The Murder List,” on Aug. 20 at Brookline Booksmith.
Your Week Ahead
A sand sculpting festival, the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts, Shakespeare, and more.
Greg Brady never ditched his responsibilities as the leader of the “Brady Bunch” kids. This weekend Barry Williams, the actor who played him, tries his hand a shucking clams.
On the 50th anniversary of an American landing on the moon, four books take us back to Earth to expore some of our country’s own strange and wonderful places.
This exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art mines a rich vein.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is expected to hit theaters in June 2020.
@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur
The resistible rise of FaceApp.
This week, the company is performing four works by Morris, spanning nearly four decades.
NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS | nina maclaughlin
The latest news from the New England literary scene.
Here are a few favorites from some standout series (oh, and the Oscars too).
Two very different photography shows both display the fantastic.
TV Critic’s Corner
The cast will also include Jason Schwartzman, Jack Huston, Ben Whishaw, and singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.
Lisa Taddeo’s deeply reported portrait of female desire isn’t really about that at all.
Forty years ago, the reggae superstar headlined a concert at Harvard Stadium organized by Boston social justice activists. But when the day came, he almost didn’t go on.
Things to Do
The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire.
It’s not a huge collection, around 2,500 LPs. But my wife was right; they take up space, and I didn’t have a functioning turntable. Maybe it was time to sell them.
The Cambridge native decamped to Spain with his wife, Luciana Barroso.
A preview of the HBO documentary about a murder in Potsdam, N.Y., and prosecutors attempts to make a case against a local black man.
President Donald Trump weighed in on the upheaval in crisis-stricken Puerto Rico on Thursday, tweeting harsh words for the territory’s leadership.
doc talk | peter keough
A preview of documentaries that can be seen at various venues.
scene here | local films, festivals, and faces
A look at local film events
Few years have had such a split cinematic personality.
The six-year residency for the theater company that produces free Shakespeare on the Common will end in January.
In the buzzy horror sequel, again directed by Andy Muschietti (this time adapting the back half of Stephen King’s novel), the Losers’ Club reunites 27 years after they last fought – and seemingly defeated – Pennywise.
The “Basement Archives” exhibition will feature over 100 portraits that the radio personality had stored away for years.
The festival announced its headlining presenters on Wednesday, including Samantha Power, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Candace Bushnell, and novelist Susan Choi.
Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed by the apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said.
The world premiere of a piece by Tom Stoppard and the late André Previn, co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has a starry cast that includes soprano Renée Fleming and actress Uma Thurman as the narrator.
He describes the show, debuting on Boston’s WGBH-2 Saturday, as a kind of hybrid between the Discovery channel and a “more mild form of Saturday Night Live.”
The pop singer was a force of nature onstage, powering through her hits and directing the crowd in call-and-response chants.
TV Critic’s Corner
Emmy show producers Don Mischer and Ian Stewart told Deadline this week that no decision has been made about the hosting job this year, and no invitations to host have been made.
Galleries | Cate McQuaid
“Tory Fair: Portable Archive” is at Drive-By Projects.
“Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse” is on view through July 28 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
The Montreal artist’s “what we say in private” digs deep into her emotions.
Historian Steven M. Gillon offers a compassionate and comprehensive reminiscence of JFK Jr.
The comedy stars podcaster Marc Maron.
Awkwafina stars in BC grad Lulu Wang’s comedy-drama.
Mass General specialist Dr. David Sweetser threw the first pitch at Sunday’s Red Sox vs. Dodgers game.