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Events
Name Organization Dates Location
The Throat Singers of Tuva Huun Huur Tu
The Throat Singers of Tuva Huun Huur Tu

The Throat Singers of Tuva Huun Huur Tu

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at The Rockwell

Jan 18, 2018

From the independent republic of Tuva, bordering Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu performs an ear-twisting vocal technique called khöömei. In this style, a single vocalist produces two or three notes simultaneously, often a low drone along with a high-pitched whistle. Accompanied by traditional string and percussion instruments, the four-member ensemble sings rhythmic songs that capture the magic of the Siberian steppe.

World Music/CRASHarts 01/18/2018 The Rockwell, Somerville
Ben Caplan
Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan

Presented by Bowery Boston at Great Scott

Jan 18, 2018

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling. His rough and textured tones cut through crowded halls; an enormous voice, roaring louder than raucous crowds. The microphone looks almost superfluous. But looks are deceiving; once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whiskey, pouring beauty into a harsh world.

Bowery Boston 01/18/2018 Great Scott, Boston
What Can I Say? - Reception
What Can I Say? - Reception

What Can I Say? - Reception

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at 301 Gallery - Montserrat College of Art

Jan 18, 2018

“What Can I Say?” brings together a group of artists whose work employs language as a tool for provocation and resistance. Drawing on personal experience, history, and current events, these artists respond poignantly to the salient issues of our time using humor, irony, and provocation. Through photography, painting, drawing, fiber art, sculpture, book arts, and performance, “What Can I Say?” collectively addresses national and social identities, the law, capitalism and greed, the news media, and more, illustrating how art can be used as an effective tool for change and resistance. Artists: Ryan Arthurs, Taylor Clough, Johan Deckmann, Pat Falco,  Andy Li,  Daisy Parris, John Richey, Joanna Tam, Alok Vaid-Menon

Montserrat College of Art 01/18/2018 301 Gallery - Montserrat College of Art, Beverly
Kavita Shah/Francois Moutin Duo Project
Kavita Shah/Francois Moutin Duo Project

Kavita Shah/Francois Moutin Duo Project

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

Jan 18, 2018

The François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo project is a meeting of minds and spirits, one that embraces virtuosity, spontaneity, and lyricism through a repertoire of standards and original music adapted to the unique instrumentation of acoustic bass and voice. Their first record, "Interplay," features 11 tracks recorded at Sear Sound Studios in New York and Studio le Meudon in Paris, and is due for release in January 2018 on Dot Time Records. Shah and Moutin are joined by their octogenarian mentors--NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan on vocals, considered by many as the pioneer of bass-and-voice duets, and legendary pianist Martial Solal- on two tracks each. The result is an improvisational journey across lyric-driven and wordless pieces alike. FRANÇOIS MOUTIN, a virtuosic bassist, was born in Paris, and received a doctorate in physics at the age of 24 before choosing to become a professional musician. He has been a member…

Regattabar at the Charles Hotel 01/18/2018 Regattabar, Cambridge
EcoMuse - Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video - Dinosaur Annex Concert #2
EcoMuse - Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video - Din...

EcoMuse - Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video - Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

Presented by Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble at Third Life Studio

Jan 18, 2018

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written work for accordion and live electronics developed at world-renowned computer music center IRCAM in Paris. Poet Allison Adair will curate and read a series of poems for the event, including original poetry that she and other poets have written in response to the theme of the concert. Victoria Cheah (music) and Pawel Wojtasik (video) –  We burned the care of  our flies for viola & accordion, *world premiere* Christopher Trapani…

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble 01/18/2018 Third Life Studio, Somerville
Albion
Albion

Albion

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Jan 19, 2018

Albion features some of the finest music to come out of England, performed in the company of superstar tenor Nicholas Phan. Opening with a baroque set, the pure, profound lines of Purcell find echoes in the Britten, and the vivid, visceral Locke finds a friend in Vaughan Williams. Matthew Locke & Henry Purcell: selections from The Tempest and The Fairy-Queen Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concerto Grosso Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31

A Far Cry 01/19/2018 NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Megan Davies & Keelan Donovan | Live at The Red Room
Megan Davies & Keelan Donovan | Live at The Re...

Megan Davies & Keelan Donovan | Live at The Red Room

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room @ Cafe 939

Jan 19, 2018

Megan Davies, originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is an alt/pop singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. During the summer of 2013, Davies began uploading acoustic covers and mashups to YouTube—collaborating with her sister Jaclyn and other artist friends in Nashville. Since then, her creative stylings have garnered her more than 163 million views and 1.1 million subscribers. Although Davies enjoys producing covers and mashups, her passion lies in writing and performing original music. Her unique sound has been influenced by a combination of commercial pop, indie folk, and experimental rock. Her debut original EP, Bad Poetry, is available now. She performed the EP live across the country this fall, opening 19 shows for YouTube heavyweights Boyce Avenue. In April 2016, Davies was the featured artist for the Spotify curated playlist Acoustic Covers, which received global visibility. Her songs on Spotify maintain more than 2 million listeners per month. In June 2015, her three-song mashup…

The Red Room @ Cafe 939 01/19/2018 The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston
Vance Gilbert
Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center

Jan 19, 2018

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes. Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert’s approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert’s compositions, while frequently employing…

Amazing Things Arts Center 01/19/2018 Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Too Many Zooz
Too Many Zooz

Too Many Zooz

Presented by Bowery Boston at The Sinclair

Jan 19, 2018

With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "BrassHouse" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.

Bowery Boston 01/19/2018 The Sinclair, Cambridge
Sullivan Fortner Trio
Sullivan Fortner Trio

Sullivan Fortner Trio

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Jan 19, 2018

Lauded as one of the top jazz pianists of his generation, Sullivan Fortner is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances. The winner of three prestigious awards – a Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and the 2016 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists – Sullivan’s music embodies the essence of the blues and jazz as he connects music of all eras and genres through his improvisation. As a leader, The Sullivan Fortner Trio has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, and the Gillmore Keyboard Festival. Fortner has been heard with other leading musicians around the world including Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, John Scofield, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fred Hersch, Sean Jones, DeeDee Bridgewater, Roberta Gambarini,…

Scullers Jazz Club 01/19/2018 Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Beatlejuice
Beatlejuice

Beatlejuice

Presented by The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) at The Center for Arts in Natick

Jan 19, 2018

For over 17 years Beatlejuice has been the #1 choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fix of the Fab 4. Faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog and on to the solo careers of the boys from Liverpool. The band has taken on a history of its own, with a talent and showmanship that go far beyond the norm.

The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) 01/19/2018 The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick
Atlas Soul
Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

Jan 19, 2018

Atlas Soul is a - multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions organically punched with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop. Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark! They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, NYC's Joe's Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits d'Afrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond. Atlas Soul's core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show. They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Zeke Martin…

Regattabar at the Charles Hotel 01/19/2018 Regattabar, Cambridge
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Napoleon Room
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Napoleon Room...

Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Napoleon Room

Presented by Club Cafe at Club Cafe

Jan 19, 2018

Wendee Glick, Vocals, with: Steve Heck, Grand Piano/Vocals No Cover Charge Join Wendee & Steve for an intimate evening of music in Boston's premier cabaret room, with excellent dining by Chef Luis, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Open Mike will take place for singers too!

Club Cafe 01/19/2018 Club Cafe, Boston
Labelled Degenerate
Labelled Degenerate

Labelled Degenerate

Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Longy's Pickman Hall

Jan 19, 2018

In the late 1930's, the Nazi regime identified hundreds of visual artists and musicians as “degenerate.” Preeminent figures of 20th century art, including Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Schoenberg, Hindemith, and Weill, all had works banned or burned. Hear this once-forbidden music alongside visual projections and writings from the artists whose identity and livelihood were stripped away.

Longy School of Music of Bard College 01/19/2018 Longy's Pickman Hall, Cambridge
Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell – The Lincoln Legacy
Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell – The Lincoln Lega...

Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell – The Lincoln Legacy

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Jan 20, 2018

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell examine the life’s work and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president. Kushner penned the 1993 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America, and wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Vowell, a best-selling author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress, has written seven nonfiction books about American history and culture, including Assassination Vacation and The Wordy Shipmates.

Celebrity Series of Boston 01/20/2018 Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Umalali & The Garifuna Collective
Umalali & The Garifuna Collective

Umalali & The Garifuna Collective

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Villa Victoria Center for The Arts

Jan 20, 2018

Hailing from Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, Umalali and the Garifuna Collective pay tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women. With evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response songs backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtles shells, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass, the group tells its stories through music, dance, and traditional costumes, demonstrating why UNESCO official proclaimed the language, dance, and music of the Garifuna people as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.”

World Music/CRASHarts 01/20/2018 Villa Victoria Center for The Arts, Boston
Bach and Child
Bach and Child

Bach and Child

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Jan 20, 2018

Join Cantata Singers for the world premiere of Peter Child’s Lamentations alongside J.S. Bach’s cantatas BWV 2, Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, a cantata never performed in Cantata Singers’ 54-year history, and BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis. Inspired by a contemporary poetic translation of the Lamentations from the Old Testament by writer David Rosenberg, Lamentations explores the themes of loss and turmoil, also echoed in BWV 2 and 21. Lamentations is Cantata Singers’ 15th commission and second commission of Peter Child. Composer Peter Child will give a pre-concert talk at 7pm in Williams Hall. All are invited toa free post-concert reception.

Cantata Singers 01/20/2018 NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock & Roll
Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock & Roll

Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock & Roll

Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Jan 20, 2018

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers.   Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the  fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! Lead singers from MEATLOAF, Trans Siberian Orchestra and several Broadway rock musicals will have you singing and dancing like you’re 18 Again!   From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940's, through the glory years of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, up until MTV in the early 80's. Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars as Chuck Berry/LittleRichard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy…

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 01/20/2018 The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler featuring Susan Graham
Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Ne...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler featuring Susan Graham

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

Jan 18 - Jan 20, 2018

The outstanding American mezzo Susan Graham joins Andris Nelsons, the BSO, and the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Mahler's Third Symphony, which, along with his Symphony No. 2, exemplifies the composer's ambitious expansion of the symphonic genre. This is the second of Mahler's trio of "Wunderhorn" symphonies (Nos. 2-4) employing text from the folk-poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The six-movement symphony is divided into two parts. Part I is a massive, 30-plus-minute opening movement representing a Bacchic procession celebrating the arrival of summer. Part II (movements 2 through 6) is a series of character pieces representing the responses of, in turn, wild flowers, animals of the forest, mankind itself, angels, and the spirit of love.

Boston Symphony Orchestra 01/18/2018 - 01/20/2018 Symphony Hall, Boston
Friends & Lenny Clarke
Friends & Lenny Clarke

Friends & Lenny Clarke

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall

Jan 20, 2018

Veteran Boston stand-up comedian Lenny Clarke has an oddly calibrated act — his material and his perspective is very much in an old-school Don Rickles vein, but his attitude is very much that of a quick-witted young comic. This contrast comes wrapped in a conversational, deceptively genial delivery, with just brief moments of clowning. Clarke is also unpredictable in a very good way on stage — you don’t know where he’s going to go next. It’s never the same show twice. He’s a unique and funny performer … truly worth catching. — NYC Review

Spectacle Management 01/20/2018 Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington
A Night With Janis Joplin
A Night With Janis Joplin

A Night With Janis Joplin

Presented by Boch Center at Shubert Theatre

Jan 19 - Jan 20, 2018

A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby," "Me and Bobby McGee," and many others.

Boch Center 01/19/2018 - 01/20/2018 Shubert Theatre, Boston
Snowflake Festival and Open House
Snowflake Festival and Open House

Snowflake Festival and Open House

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Jan 20, 2018

Stroll through our studio spaces and try out exciting projects in mixed media, comic creation, jewelry making, 3D sculpture and more! Warm up with some hot cocoa as you watch a live pottery demo, listen to music by Hugh Hanley and meet our teachers. This year's Snowflake Festival will also serve as the reception for our annual Student Exhibition that will be on view in the gallery. Our Student Exhibition highlights some of the best artwork created in our classes over the past year. Children, teens and adults display their creations in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry and metalsmithing, mixed media and other 2D and 3D mediums. Stop by for a day full of FREE creative family fun!

Brookline Arts Center 01/20/2018 Brookline Arts Center, Brookline
John Funkerhouser Sextet: Sonic Explorations
John Funkerhouser Sextet: Sonic Explorations

John Funkerhouser Sextet: Sonic Explorations

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center

Jan 20, 2018

Together in various combinations and incarnations for over 15 years, this quartet of forward thinking jazz musicians exudes true confidence of the kind that can only come from long-term trust and friendship. They have covered much musical ground together, playing everything from heavy rock to the sweetest folk love songs, from old-time swing music to avant-garde jazz, from Western classical to Indian classical, rock/jam music to Greek and Bulgarian folk songs, and all the while putting their unique stamp of truthfulness and integrity on everything they play. Despite these varied influences, the sound of the band is instantly recognizable: full of empathy, fire, staggering technical displays, profound intimacy, joy and playfulness. Their eclectic concert at Amazing Things Arts Center on January 20 will reflect Funkhouser’s recent studies of North Indian classical music, employing the deep serenity, pathos and light of ragas he has been studying in recent months, as well…

Amazing Things Arts Center 01/20/2018 Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room @ Cafe 939

Jan 20, 2018

Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with her new album, Regina. In the years since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, Perfect Animal, Stevens has undertaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I. This expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore, and her own imagination, to songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally to Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego. As for her muse for the album, Stevens explains, “Regina has become an alter ego, or an imaginary friend. Like a dream, she exists separate from me but is reliant upon my consciousness to exist. I carry her with me in everything now. So I guess you could say that neither ends; in Becca, there is always Regina, and in Regina, there is always Becca.” Stevens’ style has always…

The Red Room @ Cafe 939 01/20/2018 The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston
The Ballroom Thieves
The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves

Presented by Bowery Boston at Old South Meeting House

Jan 20, 2018

The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016's Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is -- and the trio takes their first steps forward today.

Bowery Boston 01/20/2018 Old South Meeting House, Boston
Elliot Brood
Elliot Brood

Elliot Brood

Presented by Bowery Boston at Great Scott

Jan 20, 2018

Elliott BROOD is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band's five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album "Days Into Years". Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song "West End Sky" that was featured in the film "Grown Up Movie Star". Their style has been called everything from 'blackgrass' to 'death country,' but those descriptions don't capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music. Fall 2017 will see the band…

Bowery Boston 01/20/2018 Great Scott, Boston
Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday!
Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday!

Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday!

Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo

Jan 20, 2018

Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 12th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join in on the festivities! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served). Stop by the exhibit to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card! WHEN:          January 20, 2018                         10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE:       Stone Zoo 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA 02180 ADMISSION: For ticket information, please visit www.stonezoo.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.stonezoo.org or call 617-541-LION. # # # Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham.  Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and…

Stone Zoo 01/20/2018 Stone Zoo, Stoneham
Halalisa Singers to Perform Draw the Circle Wide: Songs of Justice and Inclusion
Halalisa Singers to Perform Draw the Circle Wide: ...

Halalisa Singers to Perform Draw the Circle Wide: Songs of Justice and Inclusion

Presented by Halalisa Singers at Follen Church

Jan 20, 2018

The Halalisa Singers presents Draw the Circle Wide:  Songs of Justice and Inclusion on Saturday, January 20, 8 pm at Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, and on Sunday, January 21, 3 pm, United Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street, Reading.  The world music choral ensemble is led by Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, accompanied by Trevor Berens, piano and Bertram Lehmann, percussion.   In times like these, The Halalisa Singers aspire to nourish souls and inspire minds in song.  Draw the Circle Wide:  Songs of Justice and Inclusion draws from all corners of the planet and through the myriad styles of human expression in music. With themes of inclusion and justice threaded throughout the repertoire, the audience will experience fun, hope and witness the joy of working and singing together.   Featured in the program are many contemporary choral arrangements, including the concert title piece “Draw the Circle…

Halalisa Singers 01/20/2018 Follen Church, 0
Quindar
Quindar

Quindar

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Jan 20, 2018

Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and they packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound. Join us during the day for the museum’s annual Free Day, from 11am to 7pm.

MASS MoCA 01/20/2018 MASS MoCA, North Adams
Sasso & Company 2018 Winter Workshop
Sasso & Company 2018 Winter Workshop

Sasso & Company 2018 Winter Workshop

Presented by The Dance Complex at The Dance Complex

Jan 20, 2018

This one day intensive provides advanced students ages 11-18 the opportunity to train with leaders and innovators in the field of professional contemporary dance.  Faculty members include Artistic Director, Lacey Sasso, and Senior Company Member Colleen Roddy. Students will learn Sasso & Company’s unique movement style that blends the elegant lines of ballet with the sassy, rhythmic movements of jazz dance and quirky gestures that are a signature of Artistic Director, Lacey Sasso’s work. The workshop will close with an informal showing of Sasso & Company repertory performed by the students, followed by a sneak peak performance of a world premiere work featuring Sasso & Company’s senior members.

The Dance Complex 01/20/2018 The Dance Complex, Cambridge
Bria Skonberg
Bria Skonberg

Bria Skonberg

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Jan 20, 2018

Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation of jazz with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. Noted as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world,” (Vanity Fair), Bria Skonberg has played festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and hundreds more. "Ms. Skonberg has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O'Day and the wholesome glow of youth" Nate Chinen, NY Times 

Scullers Jazz Club 01/20/2018 Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre
Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre

Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Jan 20, 2018

Born in Boston in 1809, Poe ranks among the great American authors, inventor of the detective story, a wicked satirist and, master of the thriller. Literary historian Rob Velella brings Poe to life in a one-man, living history presentation with readings, biographical details, and wonderfully dark humor. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy some favorite and lesser known works by the Master of the Macabre! Recommended for ages 16 and up. $17, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.* Early Bird discount until Jan 1. ADVANCE TICKETS poe-gore.bpt.me. Before and after each performances, Attendees can shop at the Annual Book Sale with gently-used books starting at $1!

Gore Place 01/20/2018 Gore Place, Waltham
Popa Chubby
Popa Chubby

Popa Chubby

Presented by The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) at The Center for Arts in Natick

Jan 20, 2018

Larger than life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his very own band, and his own unique brand of hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n’ funky soul. And he’ll celebrate this major milestone the only way he knows how, with the release of a smokin’ hot studio album I’m Feelin’ Lucky – coming October 14 on Cleopatra Records – and a series of shows on the West Coast!

The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) 01/20/2018 The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick
Ben Rudnick and Friends
Ben Rudnick and Friends

Ben Rudnick and Friends

Presented by The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) at The Center for Arts in Natick

Jan 20, 2018

Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship, Ben Rudnick and Friends’ enthusiastic recordings and live performances seamlessly range from light folk, bluegrass, calypso, rock, and even Irish Jigs. With countless kudos to their credit, including seven Parents’ Choice Awards, the band considers its main focus to be providing a common ground where all family members can, without compromise, enjoy a shared musical experience.

The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) 01/20/2018 The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick
THE BACH INSTITUTE 2018 - Open Rehearsals and Discussions
THE BACH INSTITUTE 2018 - Open Rehearsals and Disc...

THE BACH INSTITUTE 2018 - Open Rehearsals and Discussions

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Jan 06 - Jan 20, 2018

Saturday, January 6 at 11:30 AM Cantata BWV 171 Discussion with Pamela Dellal and Ryan Turner Saturday, January 13 at 11:30 AM Cantata BWV 79 Discussion with John Harbison "How Bach Works" Saturday, January 20 at 11:30 AM Cantata BWV 3 Discussion with Pamela Dellal and Ryan Turner

Emmanuel Music 01/06/2018 - 01/20/2018 Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston
Revels presents Tenores de Aterúe in Concert
Revels presents Tenores de Aterúe in Concert

Revels presents Tenores de Aterúe in Concert

Presented by Revels at Belmont-Watertown UMC

Jan 20, 2018

Enjoy an evening of Mediterranean music and song by the quartet Tenores de Aterúe featuring Gideon Crevoshay, one of the featured performers from December's Venetian Christmas Revels.  Tenores de Aterúe (Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay, Carl Linich, and Doug Paisley) formed in 2007 to study and perform traditional songs from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The entrancing guttural sounds, overtones, and rhythmic precision of the traditional singing form called cantu a tenore led UNESCO to declare it a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” (2005.) The Tenores are the only ensemble outside of Sardinia that is dedicated to singing cantu a tenore. Over the years, the Tenores have been in-demand performers on stages throughout the US, Canada, and Sardinia. They have appeared on VPR, New York City's WFMU, BBC Radio, and on Sardinia’s Radio Barbagia and TCS Television.   

Revels 01/20/2018 Belmont-Watertown UMC, Watertown
pull | tirer
pull | tirer

pull | tirer

Presented by Heather Stewart Dance at Multicultural Arts Center

Jan 19 - Jan 20, 2018

On January 19th and 20th 2018 Heather will present the Boston premiere of "pull | tirer" and "they have taken nothing" at the Multicultural Arts Center. It is a full-length evening of her choreography and is representative of the work she has been creating in Boston, MA and Montreal, QC for the past two years. January 19th features an artist talkback with David Henry, Bill T. Jones Director of Performing and Media Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Art. pull | tirer performed by Heather Stewart & Louis Elyan-Martin original music by Marc Bartissol rehearsal direction by Emily Gualtieri costuming by holly Greco they have taken nothing performed by Cacia LaCount, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson, and Jessica Smith original music by Marc Bartissol for more information please email Heather at h.stewartdance@gmail.com

Heather Stewart Dance 01/19/2018 - 01/20/2018 Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
Mother Mary Says to Me: A Cabaret
Mother Mary Says to Me: A Cabaret

Mother Mary Says to Me: A Cabaret

Presented by Club Cafe at Club Cafe

Jan 20, 2018

After selling out OBERON and making a splash in the New York cabaret circuit, MEAGAN MICHELSON returns to Boston with her hit show, Mother Mary Says to Me, a story about her clumsy quest toward finding the meaning of love and sexuality, translated through her mother Mary’s Bostonian, Irish Catholic sensibility. Like a delicate friggin’ lotus floating in a pool of Smirnoff, Mary has offered beauty where it’s least expected, and Meagan is here to belt about it. Hailed by audiences as “a future gay icon” and a “drag queen with a uterus,” Meagan takes the stage alongside the fabulous J. KATHLEEN CASTELLANOS on piano. Musical styles range from the Beatles to Ethel Merman.  It’ll be wicked pissah.

Club Cafe 01/20/2018 Club Cafe, Boston
Leap of Faith - Gravitation
Leap of Faith - Gravitation

Leap of Faith - Gravitation

Presented by Evil Clown at Outpost 186

Jan 20, 2018

Next Week! 1/20/18 - 8 pm - $10 Leap of Faith - Gravitation Outpost 186 186 1/2 Hampshire Street Inman Sq, Cambridge, MA Small format Leap of Faith tears it up at Outpost 186!! On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG PEK- clarinets, saxophones, double reeds Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice Yuri Zbitnov - drums, percussion Eric Zinman - piano

Evil Clown 01/20/2018 Outpost 186, Cambridge
Cambridge Children's Chorus annual Winter Stars concert
Cambridge Children's Chorus annual Winter Stars co...

Cambridge Children's Chorus annual Winter Stars concert

Presented by Boston City Singers at St. John the Evangelist Church

Jan 20, 2018

Come celebrate the New Year with Boston City Singers' Cambridge Children’s Chorus as they sing songs of hope and joy from around the world at their annual Winter Stars community concert in North Cambridge! The concert will showcase the singing talents of local children aged 4 to 18 from Cambridge Children’s Chorus’ Kodaly, Melody Makers, Training Chorus and Cantare youth choirs. Admission is free. Free-will donations to Boston City Singers’ Scholarship Fund will be accepted at the door.

Boston City Singers 01/20/2018 St. John the Evangelist Church, Cambridge
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo & Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo & Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo & Juliet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Jan 21, 2018

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy.

Rockport Music 01/21/2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Tennis
Tennis

Tennis

Presented by Bowery Boston at Royale

Jan 21, 2018

Tennis continues their extensive North American tour in celebration of their fourth full-length album, Yours Conditionally. After a cross country tour in the Spring/Summer supporting artists including Spoon, The Shins, and Father John Misty the band is primed to head out on a Fall Headline tour crisscrossing the United States; their largest to date. The new record was composed both on land and at sea during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez. Upon returning, Tennis’ husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, CO. It was mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public HiFi.

Bowery Boston 01/21/2018 Royale, Boston
Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall with Pianist Thomas Adès
Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall wit...

Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall with Pianist Thomas Adès

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall

Jan 21, 2018

Founded in 1964, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players combine the talents of BSO principal players and renowned guest artists to explore the full spectrum of chamber music repertoire. The ensemble's typically wide-ranging programs for 2017-18 are distinguished by the presence of BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès as pianist in January and BSO Artist-in-Residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in March. The ensemble's fourconcert series takes place on four-Sunday afternoons at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.

Boston Symphony Orchestra 01/21/2018 NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Opera at the Cinema: Lohengrin
Opera at the Cinema: Lohengrin

Opera at the Cinema: Lohengrin

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Jan 21, 2018

Starring in their premiere Wagnerian roles, Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała, alongside the outstanding Staatskapelle Dresden and led by the baton of Christian Thielemann, were met with standing ovations from audiences, and an equally warm acclaim from critics: “Pure bliss! Never ending applause!” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) Anna Netrebko’s role debut as Elsa was one of the most wildly anticipated musical events: “The soprano sang a lush, mature-sounding Elsa with undeniable bel canto shadings, utterly at home in Wagner’s Romantic universe. Netrebko’s finely calibrated interpretation captured the full range of Elsa’s emotional development...Her plush voice seemed to glow from within”, (Opera News). The “Primadonna assoluta” (Die Welt) stars across fellow Wagnerian debutant Piotr Beczała whose role debut as the eponymous Grail Knight has garnered the acclaimed tenor further plaudits from fans and critics alike: “The revelation was Piotr Beczała, who was just about perfect in the title role” says WQXR “Netrebko…

Coolidge Corner Theatre 01/21/2018 Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
An Enchanted Evening
An Enchanted Evening

An Enchanted Evening

Presented by Mosesian Center for the Arts at Mosesian Center for the Arts

Jan 21, 2018

Join the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Belmont for an evening of enchantment and adventure as we dance our way through the Enchanted Forest to find friends, defeat old enemies and (hopefully) save the Kingdom once more. Led by the Fred Astaire Professionals and their magical students, our fairytale begins with Happily Ever After, or so it seems...

Mosesian Center for the Arts 01/21/2018 Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Boston Celtic Music Festival

Boston Celtic Music Festival

Presented by Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center at Club Passim

Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2018

This year, the all-ages festival will expand to four days and add programming at The Sinclair, one of Cambridge’s most popular nightspots. Tickets for the 15th Anniversary BCMFest go on sale this Wednesday, November 15th at 10:00A.M.   Changes in the 2018 festival will bring a fresh energy to BCMFest as it continues its mission of celebrating the variety of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic-related traditions found in the Greater Boston area.

Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center 01/18/2018 - 01/21/2018 Club Passim, Cambridge
Sanctuary Series: Recenter for the New Year
Sanctuary Series: Recenter for the New Year

Sanctuary Series: Recenter for the New Year

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jan 21, 2018

Refresh for the year ahead in the Gardner’s exquisite spaces. Join Jessie Schlosser Smith, Director of Public Programs, in experimental gallery activities designed to rejuvenate and spark creativity.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 01/21/2018 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Three Sisters in a new version by Tracy Letts
Three Sisters in a new version by Tracy Letts

Three Sisters in a new version by Tracy Letts

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Apollinaire presents Chekhov’s masterwork in an intimate production staged in three locations in the theater. Seating is limited to 30 per performance. Chekhov's dark human comedy of longing for a better life is presented in an adaption by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Stuck in a provincial outpost after the death of their army general father, the Prozorov sisters dream of returning to the cosmopolitan Moscow of their childhood. Desire battles reality as they struggle to find their place in a society on the brink of upheaval. Three Sisters is a story of yearning and denial, and finding love, beauty, and meaning even in the darkest hour.

Apollinaire Theatre Company 12/22/2017 - 01/21/2018 Chelsea Theatre Works, Chelsea
Stratford Festival Live: Caesar and Cleopatra
Stratford Festival Live: Caesar and Cleopatra

Stratford Festival Live: Caesar and Cleopatra

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room

Jan 19 - Jan 21, 2018

Caesar and Cleopatra is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by The New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now movie audiences can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue, and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The production also stars Nikki M. James, who later went on to receive the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.

ArtsEmerson 01/19/2018 - 01/21/2018 Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening R..., Boston
Familiar

Familiar

Presented by American Repertory Theater at The Ex

Jan 19 - Jan 21, 2018

Written by Kirsten Greenidge Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw Featuring graduate actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2018 Jill’s entire life revolves around three things: protecting her agoraphobic brother and closest companion Archibald, caring for her grieving and unloving mother May, and running the family clam shack on Martha’s Vineyard. When she hires the effervescent Lane as a cashier, she doesn’t anticipate that the new employee will befriend her reclusive brother and put the siblings’ relationship at risk. Written by Boston-based playwright Kirsten Greenidge (Milk Like Sugar, The Luck of the Irish), directed by Rebecca Bradshaw (Luna Gale, Stoneham Theatre; Bad Jews, Speakeasy Stage Company), and featuring the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Class of 2018, Familiar explores familial ties and the chaos that ensues when one’s world changes as swiftly as the tides.

American Repertory Theater 01/19/2018 - 01/21/2018 The Ex, Cambridge