ArtsBoston Top 10 – Week Of 7/12-17
Cuisine & Confessions
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
Tonight – August 7
The world-famous circus The 7 Fingers invites you into the kitchen for a multi-sensory marvel. As in previous appearances (Traces), Cuisine & Confessions showcases this innovative troupe’s trademark acrobatic and choreographic prowess – but this time, adds sound, smell, touch, and taste!
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Outside The Box Festival
July 13 – 17
Starting tomorrow through Sunday, over 100 artists and organizations from Boston and beyond will gather on Boston Common to share their talents with you. From theatre to dance, from symphony orchestras to indie bands, from classic to cutting edge, Outside The Box has it all – for free!
Rhapsody in Green
Boston Landmarks Orchestra
DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade
Boston Landmarks Orchestra kicks off its free summer concert series with music from the wilds and the countryside. The program will include Tan Dun’s Secret of Wind and Birds, and Michael Gandolfi’s tribute to a Scottish garden, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
No Way to Treat a Lady
Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater
Loeb Experimental Theater
Now – July 16
With music ranging from classic Broadway to tango, witty dialogue, and fast-paced dance numbers, No Way To Treat A Lady tells the tale of two men who are willing to give up anything for the holiest of grails: their names on the front page of The New York Times.
NEMPAC Summer Concert Series: Swing Favorites in the Park
North End Music and Performing Arts Center
Christopher Columbus Park
NEMPAC continues its Summer Concerts in the Park series with Eight to the Bar, whose material, like their outlandish wardrobes and onstage choreography, is a colorful mix of 40s jive, 50s melodrama, and 60s through 80s Motown.
Bastille Day Party 2016
French Cultural Center and World Music/CRASHarts
Marlborough Street, Boston’s Back Bay
Be transported to Paris with an evening of authentic Francophone music, food, drinks, and dancing in the street! After selling out in 2014 and 2015, the French Cultural Center promises a Bastille Day event not to be missed for 2016. This year’s line-up showcases two phenomenal acts: Ginkgoa and Emeline Michel.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Villa Victoria Community, Boston’s South End
July 15 – 17
Festival Betances is New England’s oldest and longest-running Latino music and cultural celebration in New England. The three-day festival begins Friday night with a parade that winds through the streets of Villa Victoria to Plaza Betances, which is then filled with live music and dancing for the whole weekend.
Puppet Showplace Slam: Summer Edition
Puppet Showplace Theater
Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts – for adults! July’s Slam features experimental and irreverent works by puppeteers from across New England.
4th Annual Boston Urban Arts Festival
Save Our Streets
DCR Martini Shell at Memorial Park
The Urban Arts Festival displays and encourages the arts within the Boston community and promotes positive creative outlets among its youth to prevent violence. The free celebration features live performances, including bands, spoken word, and dance from local Boston artists.
3rd Annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival
Roxbury Community College
The free festival, held on the campus of Roxbury Community College, will feature music, dance, food trucks, free ice cream, balloons, and face painting. This year’s performers include The Beano Boyz Crew, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) String Quartet, reggae artist Konga Ninjazz, OrigiNation, and steel drummer and bassist Ron Reid.