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    The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

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    Billie Eilish plays Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion June 14.


    Pop & Rock

    BILLIE EILISH The hottest ticket of this summer’s concert season is this 17-year-old crooner, whose mesmerizing (and chart-topping) debut full-length, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” packs its funhouse-mirror reflections of pop songs with AirPod-tickling production tricks and “lol, jk” sardonicism. June 14, 6:30 p.m. $50.88 and (way) up. Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion. 800-745-3000,

    WU-TANG CLAN Staten Island’s reigning hip-hop collective celebrates the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” which placed its members’ wildly varied styles atop low-lit, stereo-rattling beats. June 12, 7 p.m. $99.99 and up. House of Blues. 888-693-2583,


    DRONEFLOWER Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky’s collaborative album, which came out in April, is windswept and spare, with a breathtakingly stripped-for-parts reworking of Guns N’ Roses’ mega-ballad “Estranged” at its sun-bleached center. June 15, 9:15 p.m. $15. Great Scott, Allston. 617-566-0914,

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    Folk & World

    FIRE AND GRACE AND ASH Violinist Edwin Huizinga and trad guitar player William Coulter are Fire and Grace; when mandolin player Ashley Broder hops on board, they convert to Fire and Grace and Ash. The trio has just released their debut album, “Partita Americana,” an interest-piquing mashup of Bach’s E Major Partita and American fiddle tunes. June 10, 8 p.m. $20. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679,

    THE WILD FEATHERS If you’re pining for the golden days of country-rock, when bands like Poco, Pure Prairie League, and the Eagles were riding high, the Wild Feathers have just what you’re looking for with their redolent sound and triple-stacked harmonizing. June 14, 9 p.m. $15. Brighton Music Hall, Brighton. 800-745-3000,

    SINKANE “Truly understanding one’s duality means seeing beyond where you came from,” says Sudanese-American Ahmed Gallab, mainstay of the marvelous Afro-funk-and-more outfit Sinkane. So, Sinkane’s latest, “Depayse,” is “an act of imaginary cartography” that maps “a place we can all know as home, with elements of all our homes.” June 15, 8 p.m. $16. Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston. 617-747-2261,



    Jazz & Blues

    AMANDA FISH Rising blues star and sister of similarly ascendant guitarist Samantha Fish, the gutsy singer and canny songwriter won the 2019 Blues Music Award for best emerging artist for her second album, “Free.” June 13, 8 p.m. $15-$20. 9 Wallis, 9 Wallis St., Beverly. 978-525-9093,

    JEREMY PELT QUINTET: RODIN SUITE The eminent jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader celebrates his latest album, “The Artist,” featuring his five-movement suite inspired by and dedicated to the sublime artistry of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. June 14, 8 p.m. $30-$45. Scullers JazzClub, Boston. 866-777-8932,

    JOE’S JAZZ & BLUES FEST Back in the day, Somerville mayor and supporter of the arts Joseph Curtatone played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band. The latest installment of his annual musical shindig presents the current generation of Somerville High jazz players, plus Shokazoba, Meridian 71, Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers, BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways, Ken Field Nonstandards, and more. June 15, noon to 6 p.m. Free. Powderhouse Park, 850 Broadway, Somerville.




    BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL The biennial early-music extravaganza takes over various venues downtown, with events from morning to midnight many days. On the opera mainstage, there’s the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani’s “Orlando generoso,” festival concerts feature top-flight domestic and international artists, the exhibition draws vendors and early-music organizations from all over the world, and if you still haven’t had enough, there are too many fringe concerts to count. June 9-16. Various venues, Boston. 617-661-1812,

    ODYSSEY OPERA Helen of Troy docks in France with “La belle Hélène,” Offenbach’s satirical sendup of the myth. Ginger Costa-Jackson stars as the legendary beauty in this fully staged production directed by Frank Kelley and conducted by Gil Rose. June 14 and 16, Huntington Avenue Theatre. 617-826-1626,

    ROCKPORT MUSIC The Rockport Chamber Music Festival kicks off with a Roaring ’20s-inspired night including Stephen Prutsman’s original score to the Buster Keaton film “College.” The next evening, it’s the Parker Quartet and friends (including Rockport Festival artistic director Barry Shiffman) playing Mozart and Brahms, and a Weimar cabaret for a nightcap. On Sunday, pianist Barry Douglas performs a late-19th-century program with cellist Ani Aznavoorian and clarinetist Anthony McGill.” June 14-16. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391,




    FUN HOME A remount of Paul Daigneault’s exquisite production of one of the finest musicals of our time. Adapted from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, it’s a powerful coming-of-age story, told retrospectively, of a self-described “lesbian cartoonist’’ who journeys back through her family history in hopes of finally understanding the tormented, closeted gay father who committed suicide. Featuring a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, who became the first all-female songwriting team to win a Tony Award for best original score. Through June 30. SpeakEasy Stage Company, at Roberts Studio Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600,

    I HATE HAMLET A sitcom actor (David Hansen), his show having been canceled, is offered a chance to perform the title role in “Hamlet’’ onstage in Central Park, but he despises the classic Shakespeare tragedy. So who should show up in his apartment but the ghost of John Barrymore (Anthony Mullin), one of the greatest stage Hamlets of all time, exhorting him to do the play and offering him acting tips. Fran Weinberg directs Paul Rudnick’s 1991 comedy, with a cast that also includes Matt Arnold, Shelley Brown, Shalyn Grow, and Megan Ward. Through June 15. Titanic Theatre Company. At Plaza Black Box Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600,

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE The conventions of costume drama are cast aside in Kate Hamill’s fast-paced, screwball adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel about the Bennet sisters, navigating the complications of courtship and marriage in early 19th-century England. Cast includes Lydia Barnett-Mulligan as Lizzy, Omar Robinson as Mr. Darcy, Zoe Laiz as Jane, Louis Reyes McWilliams as Mr. Bingley (and Mary), Mara Sidmore as Mrs. Bennet, Gabriel Kuttner as Mr. Bennet (and Charlotte), Doug Lockwood as Wickham (and Collins), and Anna Bortnick as Lydia. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. Through June 29. Actors’ Shakespeare Project. At Balch Arena Theater, Medford. 866-811-4111, DON AUCOIN


    PROMETHEUS DANCE For more than three decades, the company has been enriching Greater Boston’s dance scene with exquisite artistry and bold invention. But this 30th-anniversary celebration marks the company’s final repertory performances, as directors Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett retire the troupe. The event features original company repertory, a performance by the Elders Ensemble, and guest artists. June 15. $25-$30. Delbridge Family Arts Center, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick. 508-904-4900,

    HOT WATER OVER RAISED FISTS In this Boston Dancemakers Residency showcase presented by Boston Center for the Arts and Boston Dance Alliance, choreographer Jenny Oliver collaborates with designer Aja Jackson to create a performance/installation for Connections Dance Theater that explores resistance protests. Inspired by action against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Michigan lead water crisis. June 14-23. $18-$23. Calderwood Pavilion. 617-426-5000,

    VIAJE — A SPANISH DANCE JOURNEY Yu-Ling Hu’s Heart.Dance.Space ensemble presents this one-night-only production. It highlights three styles of Spanish dance: flamenco, classical Spanish dance, and “escuela bolera,” which dates back to 17th-century France and Italy. June 15. $20. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 617-547-9363,



    CHRIS ARMSTRONG: SELECTIONS While Armstrong’s realist paintings of sea and sky offer a summery tonic for trying times, depicting water and light is no day at the beach. He has mastered the sea’s reflectivity and translucence, its shimmer and surge. A surfer, Armstrong takes us right into the drink. Through June 30. Beth Urdang Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave. 781-264-1121,

    MINOO EMAMI: WOUNDED BEAUTY This Iranian artist works in a variety of media to plumb the costs of war and the healing that can ensue after violence. She adorns prostheses to express ideas of growth after loss and lasting scars. Her recent pieces explore the protections, rules, and impositions that come along with wearing a hijab. Through June 29. Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-482-0411,

    PRIED June is Pride month, and the Society of Arts + Crafts celebrates with this exhibition of works by LGBTQ artists organized by Izzy Berdan and Dave J. Bermingham. Some of the art pointedly addresses sexual or gender identity, some encompasses larger social issues, and some is simply about fine craftsmanship. Through June 30. Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier 4. 617-266-1810,



    JOHN AKOMFRAH: PURPLE Six large screens will fill the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Watershed for its second season, unfurling this engrossing epic multichannel video project by the British-Ghanaian artist John Akomfrah. With its poetic collage of image and sound, the piece’s subject, climate change, has deep resonance for a city uncomfortably close to the sea. Through Sept. 2. Watershed, Institute of Contemporary Art, 256 Marginal St., East Boston. 617-478-3100,

    IN AND OUT OF PLACE There’s much to sift in this 100-plus piece survey exhibition drawn from the Addison Gallery of American Art’s permanent collection, and much of it great. Big names like Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, Walker Evans, and Laurie Simmons fall together in its ultimately bleak enterprise of how the landscape, and our interventions into it, have shaped America’s myriad identities, most often not for the good. Through July 31. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. 978-749-4015,

    HUBRIS ATË NEMESIS A wildly immersive installation in Maine updates an artistic tradition warning of the unforgiving ferocity of the sea. At one point, a wave of wooden fronds rears up like an angry fist, poised to strike. Consider it the sea’s retribution for centuries of abuse, and it seems fair enough. Through June 16. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., Rockland, Maine. 207-701-5005,




    DUSTIN SLAY The Alabama native has worked a lot of low-wage jobs, and mentions one of his “favorites” in his new Comedy Central spot. Customers at a cheap restaurant used to ask, “Can we be in and out of here in 30 minutes?” His reply? “Hell, you can leave right now. Don’t let me hold you up.” June 13 at 8 p.m., June 14 at 7:30 p.m., and June 15 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $20. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,

    THE CROSSWORD SHOW Zach Sherwin returns to Boston to host this live crossword puzzle show, in which comedian solvers get clues in the form of raps. Guest contestants are Bethany Van Delft, Will Smalley, and Val Kappa. June 14, 7 p.m. $15. WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-358-8672,

    LAURA SEVERSE She’s from Dorchester, she’s been married for roughly 17 years, and she has two kids, which means stand-up is a comparative cakewalk for this tough-minded working comic. June 14, 8 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-963-6261,



    THE GREAT GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL Roslindale is offering a tasty way to fund-raise. The Great Grilled Cheese Festival is an “all you can eat” experience filled with grilled cheese sandwiches, chips, and desserts. The festival will also feature a variety of activities, including face painting, raffles, and live music. Proceeds go toward Chefs Table Foundation, a nonprofit scholarship organization for veterans and youth interested in the culinary arts. June 9, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $8-$10. Adams Park, Poplar St., Roslindale,

    JUNIOR ART STUDIO Kids in grades 3 and above can enhance their artistic skills at Junior Art Studio. For each of the six Monday sessions a new artistic medium will be explored. June 10, 3-4 p.m. $145, The Makery, 2 Sewall Ave., Brookline,

    FENWAY PORCHFEST Amid the season of music festivals, this one-day celebration is on a smaller, local scale. Porchfest will use 40 spots in the Fenway neighborhood to highlight and celebrate local artists. June 16, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. Fenway Neighborhood, 1200 Boylston St.,



    June 21 Matt and Kim at the Plaza at MGM Springfield

    June 21 Dave Matthews Band at the Xfinity Center

    June 22 Ariana Grande at TD Garden

    June 28-29 New Kids on the Block at TD Garden

    July 5-6 Phish at Fenway Park

    July 12 Florida Georgia Line at the Xfinity Center

    July 13 Belle and Sebastian at House of Blues

    July 16 Jennifer Lopez at the Xfinity Center