Language is life: ‘Librería Donceles’ brings Spanish to literary scene

The exhibit features a traveling bookstore of 10,000 used, Spanish volumes that serves as a venue for performances, readings, and bilingual salon- style conversations about cultural understanding, tolerance and activism.

Ibsen’s classic ‘A Doll’s House’ on stage through Feb. 5

A scathing portrayal of the Helmers and their toxic compromises, the play premiered in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 21, 1879 and brought Ibsen international fame. Since its debut, the play has been published in 78 languages and remains on stage ...

‘Thurgood’ paints stunning portrait of legal giant

Earlier this month, the New Repertory Theatre launched its “Prophetic Portrait” series of historical figures with “Thurgood,” a one-man show by George Stevens Jr. and directed by Benny Sato Ambush. It features Johnny Lee Davenport as the legendary Supreme Court ...

#WhereToBe — 1.20.17-1.26.17

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

In the mix

It is the start of a new year and there is no better way to bring it in than to start it off with a bang. On Thursday January 5, 2016 many attended The Boston’s Finest Hip Hop Showcase at ...

Tap troupe Dorrance Dance performs at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

Dorrance’s vein of tap celebrates the old masters of tap, combining mastery of their traditions with the imaginative reach of contemporary dance and a searching expressiveness that builds on the music of tapping feet.

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 ...

‘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.