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What’s Hot in the City?

It’s all about art, crafts, dance, and more this weekend in Boston.

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

Tonight (Thursday), New Orleans comes to Boston by way of Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue with Ryan Montbleau at the House of Blues at 8 p.m. Tickets: $31.65; General Admission & Standing Room Only;

On Friday, December 5, Art 100 Boston presents its first art exhibition featuring over 300 original works of art by over 40 artists thru December 21 at the Piano Craft Gallery in the South End. The exhibition will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, collages and constructions created by established and emerging artists working in the Boston area. For more information, visit

Cary Rapaport

Straight from BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, comedian George Lopez headlines The Wilbur on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets: $55-$75;

This Saturday, December 6, catch the sneak peak performance of Angaje from the Haitian contemporary dance company, Jean Appolon Expressions at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10;

L. Russell at CraftBoston

Searching for that perfect holiday gift? Don’t miss the final day of CraftBoston Holiday this Sunday, December 7 at the Hynes Convention Center from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. General admission: $15; Senior Citizens: $13; Students: $12; Society of Crafts members: $7.50; and children 12 years and under: Free admission. For more info, go to