Experience live poetry featuring Brooklyn poet Clementine Von Radics and Spokane-based Devin Devine, along with an open mic at the Cantab Lounge, Wednesday Mar. 20 at 10 pm.
Devin Devine and Clementine Von Radics perform at this open-mic night.
MBTA: Red Line to Central. 18+.
Mar20 THRU Mar 23
Look and learn at this ship show.
Seas the day and head to the Charlestown Navy Yard for Masters of Miniature. The show hosts family-friendly activities, such as a maritime scavenger hunt, learning how to place a ship in a bottle and observing the restoration of a 19th-century model of the USS Constitution by conservator Rob Napier. Visitors can also take a gander at prize winners spanning the past five years, and members of the Model Shipwright Guild will also be on deck to answer questions while working on their own projects. Grab your crew and set sail to the USS Constitution Museum through March 23. / Julia Aparicio
Masters of Miniature: 40th Annual Model Ship Show docks at the USS Constitution Museum through March 23 (617-426-1812) ussconstitutionmuseum.org.
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- $19; $15, One Canal residents
Bron Volney leads high-intensity workouts on Tuesday nights at One Canal.
Bron Volney hosts this boot camp-style class that uses body weight and equipment for a high-intensity interval workout.
BronCore Indoor Winter Series Boot Camps One Canal Apartment Homes, 1 Canal St., Boston (941-809-9551) broncorefitness.com. MBTA: Green or Orange Line to Haymarket. Tue., 6 pm. $19; $15, One Canal residents.
Photo: Andrew Wang
Mar20 THRU Mar 31
The Little House: Her Story celebrates the career of Gloucester native and children’s book author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton, with archival drawings, prints and a model of the home in her ‘The Little House.’ Nov. 3-March 31.
Make yourself at home at Cape Ann Museum’s latest exhibit, The Little House: Her Story, a collection of prints, drawings and illustrations by children’s author Virginia Lee Burton. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Burton captured the hearts of many thanks to her books’ universal themes, such as in The Little House’s plot of a simple country home that is threatened by urbanization. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Burton’s trademark tale, Cape Ann Museum worked with Tokyo’s Gallery A4 to create a traveling exhibition of Burton’s works, including Little House (pictured), which features the titular house surrounded by rolling hills glowing with golden wheat and foliage-bedecked trees, celebrating the natural beauty of the countryside. Find a home away from home at Cape Ann Museum through March 31. / Jennifer Suryadjaja
Mar20 THRU Apr 3
There and Then: Paintings, 2002-2012 showcases abstract landscapes by late artist Jon Imber, including ones that were inspired by his time in Ireland at Alpha Gallery through April 3.
Get a breath of fresh air at Alpha Gallery’s latest installation, There and Then, a group of oil paintings spanning a decade of the late Jon Imber ’s career. This pastoral collection was born from Imber’s residency in County Mayo, Ireland, where the Somerville artist spent some time at the early part of this century, the scene inspiring striking landscapes. The exhibit also highlights his work exploring the shoreline of Maine, depicted through his signature loose brushwork and quick strokes that create expressionist small towns and river bends, such as in Two Pines, Dow Ledges (seen above). See the bigger picture through April 3. / Caroline Long
Alpha Gallery 460 Harrison Ave., Boston (617-536-4465) alphagallery.com. MBTA: Silver Line to E. Berkeley. Tue.-Sat., noon-6 pm. There and Then: Paintings, 2002-2012 showcases abstract landscapes by late artist Jon Imber, including ones that were inspired by his time in Ireland. Through April 3.
Mar20 THRU Apr 7
SpeakEasy Stage Company performs this Tony Award-winning musical about a romance between an Irish singer/songwriter and a Czech immigrant at the BCA’s Calderwood Pavilion through April 7.
SpeakEasy Stage Company wants you to fall for its production of Once, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the 2007 film of the same name. On the streets of Dublin, an aspiring musician laments his heartbreak and meets a vivacious Czech performer and immigrant—the two known only as “Guy” and “Girl.” As they help each other with their musical careers, a romance enriches and complicates their paths, told through acoustic ballads and sorrowful songs. The show’s ensemble also acts as an onstage orchestra, with exiting cast members stepping to the back of the stage and picking up instruments of their own. Fall into the rhythm at the BCA’s Calderwood Pavilion through April 7. / Caroline Long
Once Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St., Boston (617-266-0800) speakeasystage.com. MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay. Through March 30. $25-$75. See website for complete details. SpeakEasy Stage Company performs this Tony Award-winning musical about a romance between an Irish singer/songwriter and a Czech immigrant. Directed by Paul Melone.
Photo: Maggie Hall
Mar20 THRU Apr 14
Gallery Bom presents Greta Van Campen’s Sunset, Gridstone Point and other works in Welcome Spring, on display through April 14.
Painter Greta Van Campen presents floral still lifes and landscapes using her signature hard-edged style in Welcome Spring. Through April 14.
Gallery Bom 460 Harrison Ave., Boston (617-651-2664) gallerybom.com. MBTA: Silver Line to E. Berkeley. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 pm.
Mar20 THRU May 12
Harvard Art Museums presents Club House, Argentina in Displaying Latin America, on view through May 12.
Displaying Latin America showcases the influence of Argentinian architects Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan, who worked alongside modernists Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, on cosmopolitan structures in the Americas. Through May 12.
Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St., Cambridge (617-495-9400) harvardartmuseums.org. MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. Daily, 10 am-5 pm. $15; $13, seniors; free, Cambridge residents, students and visitors under 18.
Mar20 THRU May 12
- $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico spans the photographer’s five-decade career, from images of Oxacan goat-slaughtering traditions to the Seri people living in the Sonoran Desert. Jan. 19-May 12.
Focus your gaze on the Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibit, Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico, showcasing Iturbide’s 50 years of mastery behind the camera. Separated into nine thematic groupings, the collection of 125 photographs explores the artist’s deep ties to her native country as she captures moments of everyday life, rituals and faith. The collection also provides commentary on the duality of Mexico’s rich culture and social paradoxes through subjects like indigenous rituals, traditions of the Seri people and women’s roles in Zapotec society, as shown in Mujer Ángel (seen above), a silver gelatin print depicting a woman traversing the Sonoran Desert in 1979. Travel through time at the Museum of Fine Arts from Jan. 19 to May 12. / Anapurl Feldman
Mar20 THRU Jun 2
Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at
Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2.
Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art is sporting a little extra university pride with its winter exhibit Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, featuring restored sculptures, ceramics and more from Japan’s Meiji period (1868 to 1912). Recent conservation of a bronze eagle donated to BC in the 1950s by Larz Anderson’s estate sparked a further desire to explore the piece’s Meiji origins and how it ended up in the U.S. Showcasing various depictions of birds of prey in Japanese art, such as in Suzuki Chokichi’s Eagle with Outstretched Wings (seen above), the exhibit also examines American art collectors’ fondness for the pieces. Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2. / Caroline Long
Mar20 THRU Jun 16
Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular
Through June 16, the Museum of Fine Arts presents Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn’ and other works.
Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular displays eight of the painter’s traditional Mexican folk works in the wake of the museum’s recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia). Feb. 27-June 16.
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston (617-267-9300) mfa.org. MBTA: E Green Line to MFA. Sat.-Tue., 10 am-5 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm. $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members.
Photo: Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / MFA
Mar20 THRU Jul 28
Exploring friendship, love and loss in The Visitors, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson uses nine channels of video and sound to showcase his friends playing music in different rooms of a New York estate. Through July 28.
Hit all the right notes at the Institue of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit, Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, a nine channel audio-visual projection of musicians staged at a New York estate. The piece, which the Icelander premiered in 2012, shows nine performers in separate rooms of the sprawling house all singing the same refrain. That song is an arrangement inspired by “Feminine Ways,” a poem written by Kjartansson’s ex-wife as the two ended their professional and personal relationship. With a meditative feel that’s meant to alternate between tragic and joyful, the piece was recorded in a single take on nine cameras scattered throughout the house. Feel the rhythm at the ICA through July 28. / Caroline Long
Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston (617-478-3100) icaboston.org. MBTA: Silver Line to Courthouse. Tue.-Wed. and Sat.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm; Thu.-Fri., 10 am-9 pm. $15; $13, seniors; $10, students; free, members and visitors under 18; free, Thu. after 5 pm.
- Tickets start at $15
Hit play when VHS Collection drops by Sonia on March 21.
Old VHS tapes lying around their recording cabin in upstate New York may have inspired the band name, but VHS Collection’s sound is far from old-school. The New York-based electronic band puts a futuristic spin on classic rock in its debut album, Retrofuturism, which dropped in November. Longtime friends James Bohannon, Conor Cook and Nils Vanderlip—vocals, guitar and synth respectively—began uploading their homemade records onto SoundCloud in 2014. That same year, the band performed live sets in a string of New York’s Lower East Side rock clubs, later selling out several headline shows. Songs off their 2016 EP Stereo Hype were featured on dozens of TV shows including Shameless and Sunday Night Football. Hit play when VHS Collection drops by Sonia on March 21. / Celia Carbone
Benefit the Boston Center for Independent Living at this ceremony and dinner featuring cocktails and a silent auction at the Fairmont COpley Plaza on Friday, Mar. 22 at 6 pm.
Enjoy dinner, cocktails, silent auctions and an award ceremony honoring local advocates at this benefit for the Boston Center for Independent Living.
MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay. 6 pm. $150.
Mar22 THRU Mar 24
Catch this festival of flicks from around the world from March 22-24 at Studio Cinema in Belmont.
This festival, showcasing unconventional filmmaking techniques and focusing on narrative and documentary styles, includes films such as Iván Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut’s Los Reyes.
MBTA: Commuter Rail to Waverly.
Princess presents ‘Out There,’ an androgynous concept piece, at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center on March 22.
The art duo of Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill performs a concept video album that explores the role of men in confronting misogyny.
Princess: Out There MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Cambridge (617-253-4680) listart.mit.edu. MBTA: Red Line to Harvard. March 22, 7 pm. Free. Registration required.
The sky’s the limit at Big Climb Boston on March 23.
Step up to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by climbing 32 or 64 flights of stairs.
Big Climb Boston 99 High St., Boston (508-810-1310) events.lls.org. MBTA: Red Line to South Station. March 23, 8 am. $35.
Photo: Larry Marion
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Natalie Johnson Dance hosts Nice to Miss You featuring the premier of “Here Now, Thereafter,” at Somerville’s Arts at Armory on March 23-24.
Natalie Johnson Dance hosts its first full-length production in Boston featuring the premiere of “Here Now, Thereafter” dance quartet. For more information, visit: nataliejohnsondance.com.
Head to the Franklin Park Zoo for this 21+ luau filled with music, drinks, appetizers animal encounters and tours led by zoo staff, Saturday Mar. 23 from 5-7:30 pm.
Don luau garb for this tropical-themed party that includes a DJ, animal encounters, tours led by zoo staff, a complimentary glass of beer or wine and a cash bar.
MBTA: #16 Bus to Franklin Park Zoo. 21+.
Enjoy tastings by local winemakers, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course Italian meal, dancing and a raffle hosted by the Italian American Citizens Club at Venezia, Saturday, Mar. 23 at 7 pm.
At this evening hosted by the Italian American Citizens Club, enjoy unlimited tastings from anonymous local winemakers and a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, a three-course Italian meal, dancing and a raffle.
MBTA: #201 or #210 Bus to Minot St. 7 pm. $85.
- $14; $20 with gear rental
Join LGBTQ+ climbers of all levels for rock climbing followed by socializing at a local spot.
Reach for the top with LGBTQ+ climbers on Sundays at Rock Spot Climbing.
QuICK (Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub) Rock Spot Climbing, 30 Old Colony Ave., Boston (617-269-2084) southboston.rockspotclimbing.com. MBTA: Red Line to Broadway. Sun., 5 pm. $14; $20 with gear rental.
Get your tickets to watch wrestlers like reigning champion Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks at this live taping of the TV show, WWE Monday Night Raw, Monday Mar. 25 at 7:30 pm
The weekly TV show stops in Boston for a live smackdown featuring wrestlers like reigning champion Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks.
MBTA: Green or Orange Line to North Station.
Whim Events hosts this hands-on experience for anyone planning a wedding at Artists for Humanity on March 31. Tickets available through March 15.
Head to Artists for Humanity for WED a hands-on wedding planning experience that will include budget planning sessions, expert speakers like Molly Hartman of Rye Workshop and more on March 31. Tickets sold through March 15. For more information, visit experiencewed.com.
Photo: Whim Events, photography: Tiffany Von
Apr26 THRU Apr 27
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery hosts ‘Sand,’ an evening length dance installation by Victoria Lynn Awkward on April 26-27.
Head to Abigail Ogilvy Gallery for Victoria Lynn Awkward’s Sand, an evening length dance installation featuring JoJo Boykins, Tabitha Hanay-Reaves, Michayla Kelly and Jessy Zizzo on April 26-27.
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