Arts

Spotlighting local artists, exhibitions, and galleries, dance, musicals, theatre, public art and everything in between.

ACCESS THE ARTS: ENJOY ALL THE SCENE HAS TO OFFER

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If you’re a student who blew through your semester’s savings by the end of September, someone who hands over each paycheck directly to their landlord, or someone busy working to find work, sneezing next to one of greater Boston’s many arts institutions can feel like an overdraft threat to your bank account. That should’t be the case, and in many instances, it’s not. Continue reading

A GUY NAMED JASON WALKS INTO A BAR…

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“When I first walked into the backroom at the Burren, it was absolutely perfect. I literally sat at the bar there, had a pint of Guinness, and cracked open this book of plays from Fishamble Theatre in Dublin. I started reading ‘The Buddhist of Castleknock’ and I’m like, ‘Boom. I’m gonna direct this play here.’” Continue reading

SOCIAL STUDIES WITH ARTIST PAT FALCO

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Pat Falco’s project “Untitled November,” leads us to Dwight Street, where we hop into a dumpster together to view a snide piece about “AFFORDABLE HOUSING.” Eschewing art world clichés, he strives to present and create work that is approachable, humorous, and, perhaps above all, honest. Continue reading

SNAP TO IT

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“It’s one thing to have poetry events in Cambridge, but there is really no accessible slam on this side of the river in Boston,” says slammaster Janae Johnson. “One of our main goals is to have an accessible venue where poets can express themselves in a safe space free of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, et cetera.” Continue reading

KEY TO SNAZZ CITY: THE MAYOR’S HOLIDAY

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While we’re not recommending you see three different productions of “The Nutcracker” this winter, if you wanted to, the Mayor’s Holiday might allow you to swing it. Continue reading

REVIEW: “TROJAN WOMEN” IS A PINT-SIZED PRODUCTION WITH ACHILLEAN STRENGTH

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Sometimes you just need to see theater in a church basement on a rainy Friday night in order to really put things in perspective. Good theater doesn’t need the grand stage and the sold-out box office to be important and striking; the teary eyes at Theatre@First’s production of “Trojan Women” reminds us of that. Continue reading

DARE TO BE SQUARE: CAMBERVILLE HAS A NEW SQUARE DANCE NIGHT AND YOU SHOULD GO

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“I believe that this is something that’s really going to take off and become another staple in the community, just like Bluegrass night at the Cantab.” Continue reading

SUPER BOARD: INSIDE THE CONVERSE CREATIVE RECYCLING SKATEBOARD WORKSHOP

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Aside from the stool making, the event had a couple of skate features where the local kids were showing off their skills for all to see. Continue reading

REVIEW: “AWAKE AND SING!” IMPRESSES IN ITS CLASSIC FORM

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The audience is drawn into “Awake and Sing!” because of the play’s ability to be grounded in this specific tale, this particular dysfunction, this pre-World War II home, and also resonate with a contemporary audience. It’s an effortless duality. Continue reading

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