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DANCE PREVIEW
Dorrance Dance will appear at the Emerson Cutler Majestic on June 2.

A high-profile dance fest rises again

Three acclaimed companies perform at the Cutler Majestic starting June 2 as part of a Global Arts Live series, rescheduled from deep winter.

BOOKINGS
Erica Ferencik (”Girl in Ice”) reads at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bacon Free Library in Natick.

Author readings around Boston May 29-June 4

All author appearances are virtual and free unless otherwise noted.

BOOKS
"This Time Tomorrow" by Emma Straub.

Local bestsellers for the week ended May 22

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

DON AUCOIN | ON BROADWAY
From left: Kurt Csolak, Beanie Feldstein, and Justin Prescott in "Funny Girl," a revival of the musical that made Barbra Streisand a star.

Out of the past and onto the Broadway stage

In “Funny Girl,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “American Buffalo,” and "Mr. Saturday Night," performers and playwrights are competing with the ghosts of illustrious predecessors — who, in some cases, include their former selves.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★★★
Jimmy Pesto Jr. (left, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and Tina Belcher (voiced by Dan Mintz) in "The Bob's Burgers Movie."

‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ has heart — and (mostly) hits the spot

The beloved Belcher family make their big-screen debut in this summer treat that’s welcoming to both fans of the Fox animated series and newcomers.

STAGES
BW Gonzalez (left) and Kai Clifton in a scene from "The Colored Museum" at Umbrella Stage Company in Concord.

In Concord, ‘The Colored Museum’ puts racial stereotypes on exhibit

George C. Wolfe's satirical play gets a production at Umbrella Stage Company through June 5.

MUSIC
A crowd gathered to hear Foxwarren perform at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams in 2019.

Solid Sound returns to North Adams, and that’s music to everyone’s ears

The festival doesn't just mean robust beer sales. “Every Airbnb is rented, every hotel room. Every business in North Adams benefits from what Solid Sound brings.”

ART REVIEW
Installation view of "Revival: Materials and Monumental Forms," currently at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston's Watershed in East Boston. Left, Ebony G. Patterson, "...and the dew cracks the earth, in five acts of lamentation ... between the cuts ... beneath the leaves ... below the soil...," 2020; center, Madeline Hollander, "Heads/Tails: Walker & Broadway 2," 2020; right, El Anatsui, "Area B," 2007.

Gorgeous trash and radical recycling at ICA’s Watershed

"Revival: Materials and Monumental Forms" is a group exhibition exploring themes of work and waste.


Boston Calling returns to the Harvard Athletic Complex this Memorial Day Weekend with 51 bands and artists, including 20 performers with local ties.

At Boston Calling, local artists will make themselves right at home

The festival lineup includes 20 acts from Boston and New England. Twelve of those artists will perform on the new Orange Stage, a showcase intended to introduce festival-goers to homegrown talent

Rüfüs Du Sol members (from left) Tyrone Lindqvist, James Hunt, and Jon George.

Nighttime is the right time for Aussie trio Rüfüs Du Sol, performing Friday at Boston Calling

The band from Down Under, recent winners of a Grammy for best dance/electronic recording, plays the penultimate set on Friday at Boston Calling, just as the sun goes down.

Fans dance and sing along to Marina at the 2019 Boston Calling festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex.
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Boston Calling has arrived: If you go, here’s what you need to know

When Boston Calling returns to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston this weekend, some things will look a little different, but most will be delightfully familiar. Here’s our advice for keeping cool, staying safe, and having an awesome 72 hours.

Brian Johnson (left) and Angus Young of AC/DC.

10 greats from the Land Down Under

From AC/DC to Sia to the Bee Gees, pop fans owe a lot to the Aussies.

Metallica (pictured in February at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas) headline Boston Calling on Sunday and will close the three-day festival.

Who’s playing when at Boston Calling

More than 50 artists will perform over three days and nights at the festival. Here's each day's lineup.

Norm Abram of "This Old House" and "The New Yankee Workshop."

‘This Old House’ star Norm Abram to hang up his tool belt after more than 40 years on television

Legendary carpenter Norm Abram, 72, and "This Old House" helped pave the way for the wildly popular home improvement TV genre after the show launched in 1979. A one-hour tribute to Abram, “The House That Norm Built,” will premiere this fall.

IN FOCUS
A still from "So Foul a Sky."

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston offers passport to intriguing stories

Ordinary people face extraordinary challenges in documentaries chronicling upheaval in Syria, Beirut, and Venezuela.

DOC TALK
A still from "Broken Wings."

Birds of a feather; feeding the spirit

Spotlighting "Broken Wings" and "We Feed People."