Raucous comedy ‘Hand to God’ on stage through Feb. 4

Devilish sock puppet Tyrone taunts and tempts his five human companions into mayhem in the raucous, adult-only comedy. During this theater season, “Hand to God” is the most produced play in America.

Emerson debuts new gallery, poignant show

“NO ONE will tell me who I am” is a student-curated show centered on the theme of “cultural self.”

‘Grotesques’ explores the art of cultural myths

The exhibit is a fascinating dive into the stories of ancient African cultures and includes masks and figures.

Jubilee: Handel & Haydn collaboration welcomes 2017 fiercely, joyously

Handel & Haydn rang in the New Year with a joint performance, “Jubilee,” along with the Museum of African American History. A dynamic blend of old and new, the combined effect of music and spoken word takes the rhythmic chanting ...

Wheat berries make for hearty winter salads

There’s good reason to get to know wheat berries — they’re crunchy, nutritious, versatile and hold up well in salads, soups and pilafs. They’ll give your lunchtime routine a much-needed jolt.

‘Hidden Figures’ sheds light on NASA’s ‘human computers’

Author Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book is the basis for the film “Hidden Figures,” sat down with the Banner to talk about Dorothy Vaughan and the legacy of these pioneering women.

Artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo confronts race relations at the Gardner Museum

January is the final month to see Maurizio Cannavacciuolo’s temporary, site-specific installation, “A Lecture on Martian History,” at the Gardner Museum. As the museum’s current artist-in-residence, Cannavacciuolo’s work is the centerpiece of the Gardner’s current contemporary exhibitions. The artist uses ...

Marie-Claude Mendy brings Senegal to Boston

Mendy’s goal was to bring the simple, but powerful taste of Africa to the cold Northeast. The restaurant decor is that of a moody, trendy nightspot, with a subtle nod to Senegal.

5 Questions: Allan Harris

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene, Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation.

Khabeer Sultan deconstructs the stereotype of the black man

Sultan’s poignant black-and-white portraits of men of color reveal the complex individuals underneath the stereotype.

Italian renaissance books on display at Gardner Museum through January 16

Writing in quill pens crafted from bird’s wings, with inks ground from plants and minerals on parchments made from animal hides, scribes would then illuminate their pictures and lettering by breathing on stencils hand cuts from sheets of precious metal ...

Actors Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo star in film version of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

“Fences” is the story of Troy Maxson, a married sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh, who once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Frustrated by the lack of ...

Fillet of Sole in Monte Carlo

Dinner at Elsa restaurant at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is quite the experience. Chef Paolo Sari serves 100-percent organic food that has gained Elsa a Michelin star. Each tasting plate was a masterpiece adorned with edible flowers. To break ...

A R E A gallery pushes boundaries of the white cube

A R E A, Boston’s newest gallery, radiates an intimate, homey warmth and makes arts accessible to all audiences, without the barrier of high ticket prices. The current exhibition features a roster of Cuban artists depicting their idea of American ...

Boston Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’ through Saturday, Dec. 31

Through Dec. 31, the Boston Ballet is performing Mikko Nissinen’s renowned rendition of “The Nutcracker.” The famed ballet, originally performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1892, has been shaped and updated over time to create the magical, humorous childhood fairytale ...