Arts & Entertainment

Artists in Residence Craft Workshops

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts and crafts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists.

From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to ten can enjoy watercolor painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure bottle creations, and more at the Artists in Residence Craft Workshops. The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in parks across the city.  Read more

Lehane to launch ‘Boston Noir’ at Book Festival

Fans of Boston’s highest-profile crime writer, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane, are awaiting the launch of his latest work, a celebration that will culminate the upcoming Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Lehane, whose best-sellers have been made into major motion pictures, including “Mystic River,” “Gone, Baby, Gone” and the soon-to-be-released “Shutter Island,” has edited and contributed the lead story to the forthcoming anthology, “Boston Noir.”  Read more

Things are looking up at the TD Garden!

Next Wednesday, fresh from a successful run out in Worcester, “Over the Top,” the 138th edition of “The Greatest Show on Earth” rolls into town for eight performances at Boston’s biggest venue.

From October 14 to 18, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus once again presents “children of all ages” with its signature mix of animal antics and human derring-do.  Read more

Prevaiews begin today for ‘The Mojo and The Sayso’

The award-winning Up You Mighty Race Company will open its 9th season, a season of violence: Exploring the links towards peace, with the Boston premiere of The Mojo and The Sayso by Aishah Rahman, a Brown University associate professor.  Read more

Veteran Dot actors in Footlight Club comedy

Three seasoned Dorchester actors – Mary Rutkowski, Fred Bernabe, and Jamie Alley – are in the cast of a classic comedy that is opening the unprecedented 133rd season of Jamaica Plain’s Footlight Club (FLC), America’s Oldest Community Theater Group.

Though of late the Footlight Club has presented some edgy works, the current show ,“You Can’t Take It with You”, couldn’t be a more conventional choice.  Read more

Dot professor-trumpeter has key role in Berklee’s Beantown Jazz Festival

“What Is Hip?” How about a Dot music professor leading a big finish to the 9th annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival (BBJF), which starts tomorrow?

Now in its ninth year, the BBJF—Boston’s largest and most popular outdoor festival—has expanded to nine days and nine stages at locations in Boston and Cambridge. From September 18 to 26, superstars and local artists will come together in free and ticketed offerings featuring performances by more than 20 bands and 130 musicians.  Read more

7th Boston Arts Festival opens next week; Three Dot artisans to exhibit works at Waterfront Park

Three Dorchester artisans are joining fellow artists from all over greater Boston in preparing for the bigger-than-ever 7th annual Boston Arts Festival, scheduled for next weekend, beginning on September 11.  Read more

Huntington to open with Wilson’s ‘Fences’ - its ninth production of playwright's canon

August Wilson’s decade-by-decade ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the last century has been widely acclaimed as one of the towering achievements of modern American theater. Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company (HTC) played an integral part in Wilson’s play development process, producing eight of his ten works before transferring them to New York.  Read more