Chuck Klosterman talks about his first book of short stories, ‘Raised in Captivity’

Klosterman will chat about this new book with author Tom Perrotta on Wednesday at the Cambridge Public Library.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - 7/12/2019: Apollo 11 exhibit in the lobby of Draper Labs in Cambridge. Draper, in an ealrier incarnation, played a major role in the moon shot. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC

‘One giant leap’: How to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing around Boston

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the breathtaking historical moment will be marked with a variety of events around Boston.

Boston, MA 11/16/2013 Comedian John Mulaney (cq) performing at,


John Mulaney to headline arts fund-raiser in the Berkshires 

A limited number of tickets to the 2019 Mahaiwe Gala go on sale on July 23.


Dance in the dunes

Travel to the tip of Cape Cod for the upcoming Cape Dance Festival

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, July 15-21

Celebrate Irish culture in song, trade your old books, mark the moon landing, and more.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Dance Review

The simple gift of the Shaker experience, reimagined in dance

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is premiering Wilson’s “POWER” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Things to Do

The Weekender: French films, first-rate fests, and OMG ‘Evan Hansen’! 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Creating a learning environment with the new play ‘Greater Good’

This immersive, site-specific world premiere by playwright Kirsten Greenidge unfolds inside a progressive independent school in Boston.

Winter arts guide 2019

// Check out the Winter Arts Guide 2019

Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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Nora Eschenheimer is shown during a rehearsal of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of “Cymbeline.”


A fairy tale vision for Shakespeare on the Common

“It reminds me of so many outsized Disney characters,” says director Fred Sullivan Jr. of “Cymbeline,” Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free Shakespeare on the Common production.


Legendary jazz composer Billy Childs to join Berklee as a visiting scholar this fall

The five-time Grammy winner has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Sting.

Phillips Academy is hosting a college fair on Thursday, July 18, in Case Memorial Cage, 5 Highland Road in Andover.


North Calendar: What’s happening this week

Phillips Academy invites students and their parents to a free college fair, which is open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Duxbury Music Festival faculty and students will perform in the iconic tent on the Town Green on Sunday, July 21.


South Calendar: What’s happening this week

Americana Theatre Company performs a comic makeover of the famous Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”


Medford receives funding to upgrade Chevalier Theatre

Medford received the $600,000 it needed to install an air-conditioning system in the city-owned theater from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wynn Resorts, and revenues from Medford’s Community Preservation Act.

Jessica Phillips and her sons at Ventura Beach, Calif.

The VIP Lounge | Jessica Phillips

The VIP Lounge with actress Jessica Phillips

Phillips, an Emerson grad, is returning to Boston for a monthlong run in the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Even Hansen,” at the Boston Opera House through Aug. 4.

“West Side Story” Oscar winners from 1961, Rita Moreno (supporting actress) and Mr. Ramin (musical score), talked after meeting for the first time since 1961 at a New York Oscar party.

Sid Ramin, whose Roxbury friendship with Leonard Bernstein scaled music’s heights, dies at 100

Mr. Ramin, who died July 1, became best friends with the legendary composer and conductor when they were boys in Roxbury, and they went on to stellar musical careers.

Mandi Masden (left), Owen Tabaka, and S. Epatha Merkerson in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Stage Review

Timely and timeless qualities of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ come through in Williamstown production

S. Epatha Merkerson of “Law & Order’’ leads a strong cast in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 drama, directed by Robert O’Hara.

Joe Cocker took to the stage during Woodstock in 1969.

Week Ahead

Remembering Woodstock, 50 years on, at The Cabot

The Beverly theater has partnered with The David Bieber Archives to celebrate the anniversary with a free exhibit titled “Back To The Garden: 1969 & The Woodstock Era.”

Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, leads the orchestra during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Headliner Queen Latifah performs during the celebration.

Music Review

At the Hatch Shell, the Pops presents a melting pot

Its annual Fireworks Spectacular featured standout performances from Lynn teen Amanda Mena, a crooning Queen Latifah, and US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman.

From left: Antonio Michael Woodard, André Braugher, and Frank Wood in “A Human Being, Of a Sort.”

Stage Review

Captivity and injustice in ‘A Human Being, Of a Sort’

The Williamstown Theatre Festival drama explores the real-life tale of a Congolese man put on display in the Bronx Zoo.

“Halfway to Dawn” is an homage to musician and composer Billy Strayhorn, a longtime collaborator with Duke Ellington.

Dance Review

David Roussève’s REALITY pays tribute to an unsung hero

Even the small sample of Billy Strayhorn’s compositions that serve as the score of “Halfway to Dawn” — 14 songs, three co-composed with Duke Ellington — illustrate his significance.

US comedian and actor Mario Cantone arrives for the 30th Anniversary Screening of


In Broadway reading of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ Mario Cantone does his best Nigel 

The reading for the in-development musical featured Tony award nominee Emily Skinner, of Broadway’s “The Cher Show,” as the devil herself, Miranda Priestly. 

Olivia Parker, “Moonsnails,” 1978. Gelatin silver print.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, July 8-14

An annual Latin music series returns, WGBH FunFest focuses on kids, Theater in the Open stages “The Tempest,” and more.

Military Service Day in Hamilton features vintage vehicles, veterans, reenactors, and guest speakers.

North Calendar: What’s happening this week

Enjoy the harbor views as Apollinaire Theatre Company performs the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

“Dear Evan Hansen” composers Benj Pasek (far left) and Justin Paul (center) with book writer Steven Levenson outside the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

The creators of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ peered into the artifice of social media and found a hit

A touring production of the Tony Award winner comes to the Opera House this week.

SOMERVILLE, MA - June 21, 2019: Owner Liz Perlman works on a costume at Costume Works in Somerville, MA on June 21, 2019. (Formed in 1996, Costume Works is staffed by tailors, milliners, stitchers, designers, sculptors, and painter/dyers who can make hundreds of costumes at a time, and it has a giant list of clients, including lots of local theater companies, opera companies, and Boston Ballet, but also organizations as far away as Disney World and Ford's Theater in DC. ) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

In Somerville, a powerhouse of custom costume-making for Boston and beyond

In an inconspicuous brick building on a side street in Somerville, the staff at Costume Works creates elaborate, often fantastical costumes for theater, opera, dance, and other companies.

“How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run” is one of the Cunningham works performed by Compagnie CNDC-Angers.

Dance Review

Merce Cunningham dances are marvels anew with Compagnie CNDC-Angers

Robert Swinston, a longtime Cunningham dancer and now the director of his own troupe, brings three Cunningham works to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The dancers are terrific, the setting ideal, the timing glorious.

Ronnie Wood (L), Mick Jagger (C) and Charlie Watts (R) of the Rolling Stones perform as they resume their

Things to Do

The Weekender: Rolling Stones, creepy Swedes, and gleaming silver

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Jessie Mueller in “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical.’’


Jessie Mueller steps out of character — with some trepidation

The Tony-winning star of “Beautiful’’ and “Waitress’’ will talk about her career and sing tunes from her shows at the Colonial with Seth Rudetsky.

VIP LOUNGE | Matthew Lombardo

The VIP Lounge with playwright Matthew Lombardo

Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s Broadway-bound play, “Tea at Five,” is now in Boston for an extended run. We caught up with him to talk about all things travel.


In London, Red Sox and friends raise $1.3 million for veterans in need

Home Base — a Red Sox Foundation and MGH program — and the UK’s Walking With the Wounded hosted the Mission: Gratitude Gala at Kensington Palace.

Faye Dunaway as Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five.”

Stage Review

In ‘Tea at Five,’ Faye Dunaway delivers the full flavor of Kate Hepburn

One screen legend portrays another in Matthew Lombardo’s one-act play at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

William F. Brown, Tony-nominated playwright of ‘The Wiz,’ dies at 91

William F. Brown, an author and illustrator who was best known for writing the book of the Tony Award-winning 1975 musical ‘‘The Wiz,’’ died June 23 at a hospital in Norwalk, Conn. He was 91.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio in Lenox.

After the show’s over, stay and explore

Lenox, Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Pittsfield are filled with attractions for hikers, art lovers, history buffs, not to mention dining options for anyone who likes to eat out.

2016 production of The Pirates of Penzance.

Why the Berkshires ought to be any theatergoer’s summer destination

The hills are alive with first-rate shows, but the vibe at the region’s four main theaters is as laidback as the season.

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown Theatre Festival, photo by Joseph O'Malley.

A dozen shows to see in the Berkshires this summer

A sampling of the most promising productions.

“Ophelia,” starring Daisy Ridley, is the latest of many movies drawn from Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.”

With ‘Hamlet,’ to film or not to film hasn’t been much of a question

“Ophelia,” starring Daisy Ridley, is the latest of many movies drawn from Shakespeare’s play.

Himesh Patel as Jack Malik in

Things to Do

The Weekender: One man plays the Beatles, Faye Dunaway plays Katharine Hepburn, and Russell Crowe plays Roger Ailes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Seamus Doyle is held aloft during a rehearsal of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”


A sound and vision for ‘Curious Incident’ that will unfold under the stars

Apollinaire Theatre Company is staging the Tony Award-winning play at PORT Park in Chelsea.

Fiery flamenco as intense as the story ‘Yerma’ tells

Guitarist Juanito Pascual has returned to Boston to infuse the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Yerma” with his explosive playing.

A recent online search for orchestra seats for “The Prom” yielded fees on top of the ticket prices that ranged from $26.50 to $136.04.

Help Desk

How to do Broadway on a budget

If you can build in some time and are OK with a little spontaneity, scoring discounted tickets to even the hottest shows is possible.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Members of Ballet BC in Emily Molnar’s “To this day.”

Dance Review

Much to relish from Ballet BC at Jacob’s Pillow

While the dances on the company’s program share an athletically rubbery, kinetically articulate movement vocabulary, the dancers are full of individuality.

Joshua Wolf Coleman and Stephanie Clayman in “Cloud Nine.”

Stage Review

The sun sets on the British empire in Nora Theatre Company’s ‘Cloud Nine’

Director Lee Mikeska Gardner and an extraordinary cast deliver a first-class production of Caryl Churchill’s 1979 play about colonialism, oppression, sexual politics, and power.

Cast members swing from a chandelier in Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo.”

Stage Review

In Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo,’ flights of imagination in the afterlife

A show in which circus performers appear in a clown’s memories features the breathtaking aerial feats Cirque is known for.


Things to do in Greater Boston this summer

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

NEW TOY? Ð Everyone's favorite pull-string cowboy sheriff Woody, along with his best friends Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, are happy taking care of their kid, Bonnie, until a new toy called

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Toy Story’ has heart, Franklin Park’s got soul, and you’ve got moves 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend

Joel Murray’s resume includes work on “Mad Men” and Cheetos ads.

Whether it’s improv, ‘Mad Men,’ or Cheetos ads, Joel Murray has enjoyed it all

The actor and star of “Whose Live Anyway” talks brother Bill, Chris Farley, “Mad Men,” and voicing Chester the Cheetah.

The VIP LOUNGE | Seth Rudetsky

The VIP Lounge with Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky

Rudetsky will perform with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on July 8.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.