Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.
Chvrches and Pale Waves contributed excellent sets on a day that also included Greta Van Fleet and ended with headliner Twenty One Pilots.
It’s a Thing
Michael Brodeur’s review of the week in things.
He and “brother for life” Blake Shelton traded kind words on social media after the announcement.
Matthew Teitelbaum wants to transform the Museum of Fine Arts into an institution that reflects the world outside its doors. Now he’s facing a nightmare scenario that underscores how difficult that can be.
Recommended acts, what’s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston’s big music festival
A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
The singer is opening an exhibition at Mass MoCA that features a large earthen mound, into which she has buried about 250 mementos from her life and career.
This week’s picks from Globe critics.
Judith Kerr was a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and other beloved children’s books.
Serious, subdued, and driven by artworks made by hand, this year’s installment simmers more than it boils over.
Daniel Okrent’s “The Guarded Gate’’ examines how bigotry and eugenics came together in the Immigration Act of 1924.
One extraordinary song followed another, with the orchestra settling comfortably into a supporting role for the singer.
The crowd was right there with her from the moment she went onstage, singing along, giving her extended ovations, and showering her with affection.
Now getting a production at Shakespeare & Company, his play is based on his grandmother’s decline into dementia.
Tayari Jones’s fourth novel is the award-winning and best-selling “An American Marriage.”
“America Transformed” looks at the years 1800-1862.
Capsule reviews of “Temp,’’ “Raw Deal,’’ “Lab Rats,’’ and “The Forgotten Americans.’’
Two studious high school seniors decide it’s time to be social in this exuberant comedy.
Julie Orringer’s new historical fiction involves a closeted journalist and his risky rescue of Nazi dissidents.
JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY
The racism on display at the MFA for the Leadership Academy students is not an isolated event. It’s an ongoing exhibit.
Game 1 is on Monday.
TV Critic’s Corner
Wednesday’s restaging of an episode of “All in the Family” and an episode of “The Jeffersons” was a ratings success for ABC. I’m hoping the network won’t get greedy about this.
new england literary news | nina maclaughlin
Boston cartoonist Nick Thorkelson’s new book is “Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia, A Graphic Biography”
Giving the audience what it wants can be a very bad idea.
A world premiere musical about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 falters after a promising start.
the story behind the book | kate tuttle
Ben Mezrich’s new book, “Bitcoin Billionaires’’ revolves around two characters from his bestseller “Accidental Billionaires.’’
A look at James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s “Public Hearing” documentary
A weekly calendar of literary events.
Can a generation united only by its shrugging consensus that reality bites truly be called on to repair anything?
Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit album of the same name, “Jagged Little Pill” is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Garner, a Golden Globe-winning actress, will speak with John Foraker, with whom she co-founded organic kid food company Once Upon a Farm in 2017.
The Florence + The Machine frontwoman spoke candidly to the Globe ahead of the band’s date at the Xfinity Center.
Actress Olivia Wilde makes her debut as a feature director.
Actress and comedian Jenny Slate often reminisces about growing up in Milton. Now, the yellow center hall Colonial Slate spent her formative years in is for sale.
These days there’s isn’t much Chris Collingwood misses about his hectic former life with the power-pop band famous for “Stacy’s Mom.” The Northampton resident has a stellar new group, Look Park.
doc talk | By Peter Keough
A preview of five documentaries.
“Meeting Gorbachev” is a documentary about the former Soviet leader.
scene here | local films, festivals, and faces
The Brattle hosts a Granik event, and the Somerville Theatre presents a rare showing of Swanson’s “Zaza.”
Its producers did not elaborate on whether they plan to go forward with the show in the future.
The JFK Space Summit is part of a yearlong celebration of the moon landing and the space program planned by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
The principal at the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, a Dorchester charter school, said one museum employee reportedly told students that “no food, no drink, and no watermelon” were allowed during the outing.
While he says he intends to be a “full-time volunteer” for the campaign, Fiedler’s exact role hasn’t been determined.
On her debut LP, Concord native Alyse Vellturo’s songs are made for the open road and sky, not curling up in bed.
One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday.
Things to Do
The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.