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What's Hot in the City

Colette Greenstein | 8/19/2013, 12:09 p.m. | Updated on 8/19/2013, 12:09 p.m.

This time of the year, the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from concerts and plays to theatre, art and even dining al fresco. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week!

Every Tuesday, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen presents “Reggae Tuesday Night” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

If “hard-edged blues” is your thing, then go see The Dirty Bourbon River Show at the Regattabar in Cambridge this Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

This Thursday, August 22, Madrid percussionist Sergio Martinez performs at Atlantic Wharf in Downtown Boston at 12pm. Admission is free. It’s all part of Berklee’s “Summer in the City” series.

This weekend, Grammy Award winner Oleta Adams performs at Scullers Jazz Club for two shows each night at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. For tickets, visit www.scullersjazz.com.

Catch comedian Corey Holcomb this Friday, August 23 at The Wilbur for one show at 7:30 p.m.

This Friday, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents “Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Friday”! Free tickets will be available at the Museum entrance starting at 11 am. For more information, visit www.gardnermuseum.org for more information.

If you’re a daredevil at heart, then don’t miss the “Red Bull Cliff Diving Series” this Sunday at 2pm at The Institute of Contemporary Art, where the best high divers in the world will leap off the ICA’s rooftop into the Boston Harbor. Admission is free. To reserve your ticket, go to www.icaboston.org.

Check out some really interesting outdoor art - "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" that has travelled around the country and is now here in Boston. Most of the Globes are located in the Esplanade area. Check them out!

On Sunday, August 25 the second week of Restaurant Week kicks in and runs through Friday, August 30. For a list of restaurants, visit www.restaurantweekboston.com.