Navigating rough waters

Fiddlehead performed with power, precision and showmanship, taking a show marked by its time and making it watchable, even enjoyable.


In Megacities Asia, supersized sculptures and wall-mounted installations suit the show’s theme: how artists living in some of the world’s biggest cities are responding to the ruptures and changes brought about as towering buildings replace human-scale communities and green space.

Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities’ a show for all ages

Kurios is a magical universe set in the Victorian era where the imagination has no boundaries, and all is possible.

‘The Woven Arc’ on exhibit at Cooper Gallery through July 16

“The Woven Arc” features 36 contemporary and traditional works in a fascinating exhibition.

Lost in translation

The story centers on Knox, who is a deaf, gay, recovering addict with newly found interest in spirituality.

Check all that apply

We are all subject to racial categorizations and generalizations. Nicole Buchanan’s show “The Skin I’m in,” uses subtlety and comparison to show just how limited these identifications are.

The idea of the north

The landscape paintings of Canadian artist Lawren Harris have captivated many, including comedian, actor, author and art collector Steven Martin. Martin guest curated “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” a riveting exhibition on view through June 12 ...

Ignorance is bliss — and other lies

Ignorance is a powerful weapon in an age where Donald Trump is a political frontrunner and internet comment sections are more crowded than Disney World. Lebanese artist Walid Raad confronts misguided conceptions of Arab nations in his exhibit at the ...

‘Oklahoma!’ on stage in Providence through June 5

Like a wind sweeping down a plain, an exuberant production of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” surges through the main stage of Trinity Reportory Company in Providence through June 5, lifting both the cast and audience aloft in ...

Past, present and future

“Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia,” a compelling exhibition on display at the Harvard Art Museums exhibition through September 18, presents works of timeless immediacy by original inhabitants of Australia and their contemporary descendants.

Art of Jazz

In the sensational, jam-packed show, “Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes,” the captivating forms of the instruments themselves are celebrated in an installation by pianist Jason Moran. Many of the visual works stir the same feelings as the music: The excitement of ...

Poetry in motion

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago came to town last weekend, back for the first time since 2009, to perform three shows at Citi Shubert Theatre.

Cube & Cole back in ‘Barber Shop’

Ice Cube and Deon Cole speak about returning to film star in the latest Barber Shop film” ‘The Next Cut’.

Documentary revisits 1948 flood that wiped out Oregon City

The Wake of Vanport is a very moving documentary featuring archival photographs of the Memorial Day disaster in which a flood wiped out the Oregon city, as well as the wistful remembrances of a number of survivors

‘Bootycandy’ bursts onto Boston Stage

Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy, playing at SpeakEasy stage until April 9, strikes a rare harmony between cultural criticism and entertainment. The New England premiere of this groundbreaking production reveals the playwright’s experience growing up black and gay in a series of ...