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What’s Hot in the City Oct. 15th

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City Oct. 15th

The fall season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week!

Every Monday, the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge presents the “Open Mic Challenge” at 7:30 p.m.

This Tuesday, “Boston’s Singing Princess” Laquandra Seymour performs at Scullers Jazz Club at 8:00 p.m. Show: $20.00/Dinner & Show: $60.00. For tickets, visit

Janelle Monae hits the House of Blues stage this Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8:00 p.m. with opening act Roman Gianarthur. General Admission: $25/VIP Boxes: $45. It’s an all ages show. For more information, visit

The Boston Book Festival begins a three-day event this Thursday, Oct. 17, offering a mix of free and ticketed workshops, panels, live music performances and readings. For a listing of events, visit

Comedian and “roastmaster” Jeffrey Ross takes the stage at The Wilbur this Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit

This weekend, see the best crew teams from around the globe compete at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta on the banks of the Charles River. For more information, visit

This Saturday, Oct. 19, the Orpheum Theatre presents “Dane Cook: The Under Oath Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38. To purchase tickets, visit

Also on Saturday, Cyndi Lauper brings her “She’s So Unusual Tour” to the Citi Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$95. For more information,