Weirdly, ‘Weird Al’ is at the peak of his career

“Weird Al” Yankovic (with Jodi DiPiazza) performing in New York City earlier this year.

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Comedy Central

Yankovic, who brings his tour to the Wilbur Theatre in early June, remains not only hugely popular but vital.

stages

In Provincetown, Cherry Jones will celebrate Tennessee Williams

Jones, who starred on Broadway in “The Glass Menagerie,” will appear at a gala event Saturday to benefit this year’s Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival.

Rose Marasco’s “Brunswick.”

pHOTOGRAPHY rEVIEW

In Portland, a survey of Rose Marasco’s photographs

Marasco’s body of work, the product of four decades and counting as a photographer, is large and varied and full of surprises.

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai.

ty burr

Who are the artistic geniuses of today?

Would we even recognize the Beethovens and Mozarts, the Picassos and da Vincis, the Shakespeares and Jane Austens?

A window marked with future rising sea levels in “Submerged” exhibit.

behind the scene

‘Submerged: Boston Underwater’ at ART’s Loeb Drama Center

“Submerged: Boston Underwater” offers an immersive vision of local sites awash in risen sea.

Tog Notaro.

Laugh Lines: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro tells a joke.

Malcolm Rogers will retire from the MFA at the end of July.

Malcolm Rogers facing ‘interesting choices’

Outgoing Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers recently revealed that he withdrew from a short list of potential directors for the National Gallery in London.

Galleries

Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art

Memoirs of genocide, slave trade fuel strong shows at Thompson Gallery and Samson.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Par8139519.jpg Dutch photographer redefines celebrity portraits

Portraits of rock stars and celebrities are featured in retrospectives of Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn’s work that celebrate his 60th birthday.

Art Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/SerialClassic1.jpg Prada Foundation collections refresh view of antiquities

In the Prada Foundation collections in Milan and in Venice, works from antiquity are shown in entirely new, thoroughly contemporary ways.

Art REview

deCordova show examines walking as provocation

“Walking Sculpture 1967-2015” examines how artists have employing walking in their works.

Photography review

Abelardo Morell’s photographs revisit last winter

Abelardo Morell photographs the snowy season in “A Mind of Winter,” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The Ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including American Repertory Theater’s “The Last Two People on Earth.”

The ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

The ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances in the Boston area.

A double feature from playwright Pamatmat

With separate but coinciding productions, Huntington Theatre Company and Company One are introducing emerging playwright A. Rey Pamatmat to Boston audiences.

Herd of sheep sculptures coming to Chinatown

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is launching a new art-based event series and announces a new sculpture commission for Chinatown Park.

summer arts preview

The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

summer arts preview

Critics’ picks for the summer

The best in arts, theater, music, and tv this summer.

Special section

summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/steeldriversPR_0490[1].jpg Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Local galleries

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Red_Light.jpg Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art

Memoirs of genocide, slave trade fuel strong shows at Thompson Gallery and Samson.

Don Aucoin

Theater critic

Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic, and has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.