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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world


It’s not often that one gets to see an EGOT and a MacArthur genius in the same place, so the dual presence of Latin quadruple threat Rita Moreno and bluegrass innovator Rhiannon Giddens is worth the daylong campout on the banks of the Charles River on its own. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” star Natalie Cortez, politely pugnacious popster Rachel Platten, and folk-rock duo Indigo Girls round out this year’s star-spangled lineup. July 4, 8 p.m. (Gates open at 9 a.m.) Free. Hatch Shell. 617-728-1600, www.bostonpopsjuly4th.org MAURA JOHNSTON

Pop & Rock

DJ PAULY D Fresh off his return to MTV via “Jersey Shore: Family Reunion” — which wrapped Thursday — the gym-ratting, tanning-salon-worshiping, laundry-folding Rhode Islander Paul DelVecchio returns to the decks. An April “party playlist” Pauly put together for Billboard included two of this year’s No. 1 singles (Drake’s woozy “God’s Plan” and Post Malone’s glum “Psycho”), so expect the vibe to be “Like Amp 103.3,” but with a higher hair-gel quotient.” July 2, 10 p.m. $30 and up. The Grand. 617-322-0200, www.thegrandboston.com

SCREAMING FEMALES In February, rock’s most potent power trio released “All at Once,” a showcase for leader Marissa Paternoster’s resolute-yet-vulnerable vocals and guitar-hero riffs. Live, their brawny, hooky songs get even more oomph thanks to their long-hewn chemistry and Paternoster’s fearless presence. July 7, 8 p.m. $15 and up. ONCE Ballroom, Somerville. 617-285-0167, www.oncesomerville.com



Folk & World

AMERICANA SUNDAYS The club where your weekly music series takes place shuts down? No problem; find another location, and keep on going. That’s what Greg Klyma has been doing almost every week for the past two years, bringing in a variety of local and national Americana flavors. Sunday, the series celebrates its second anniversary at the venue it now calls home. July 1, 7 p.m. $5. Thunder Road, Somerville. 866-777-8932, www.ticketweb


JOHN ANDERSON A visit from an ’80s icon: With hits like “Wild and Blue,” “Seminole Wind,” and “Swingin’,” John Anderson was one of the leading lights in the return to the hard country sounds of fiddle and steel guitar represented by the neo-traditionalism of the 1980s, even while he found plenty of room in his music for blues, rock ’n’ roll, and R&B. July 2, 8 p.m. $45-$60. City Winery, Boston. 617-933-8047, www.city

MARISA ANDERSON/GLENN JONES A marvelous pairing of two of the finest contemporary players in American instrumental folk-and-beyond music. Each of the Thrill Jockey label-mates will be highlighting a new record, “Cloud Corner” (her label debut) from Anderson, and “The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar” from American primitivist Jones. July 3, 10 p.m. $12. Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets


Jazz & Blues

THE HAL MCINTYRE ORCHESTRA Saxophonist McIntyre helped found the Glenn Miller Orchestra and played with them from 1937 to 1941, when he spun off his own band. It continues to this day, playing its vintage swing-era charts under the direction of drummer Don Pentleton and featuring the Sinatra-esque vocal stylings of Steve Marvin. July 5, 6:30 p.m. Free. Saltonstall Park, Main Street, Watertown. (Rain location: Watertown Public Library.) www.facebook.com/

THE MAKANDA PROJECT WITH MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON The Boston-based big band’s ongoing exploration of Makanda Ken McIntyre’s music also brings infrequent visitors to the area, like guitarist Jackson, who first gained notice in New York’s 1970s loft jazz scene and has played with everyone from David Murray to Mick Jagger. July 7,
1 p.m. Free. First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury. www.makandaproject.com


LYNDA D’AMOUR The Boston-based cabaret singer with the sultry alto voice and wise way with lyrics performs an eclectic assortment of standards, show tunes, pop songs, and more. July 7, 8 p.m. No cover. Napoleon Room Cabaret, Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. www.clubcafe.com



TANGLEWOOD The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer season opens July 6 with Andris Nelsons conducting works by Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 5) and Mozart (Overture to “The Magic Flute” and Piano Concerto No. 24 with soloist Lang Lang). On July 8, Nelsons is back on the podium with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with Rudolf Buchbinder). In between, on July 7, Keith Lockhart leads the Pops in a semi-staged performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town.” Lenox. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org

YELLOW BARN This intimate Vermont chamber music festival, known for its adventurous programming, begins its season with an ambitious program featuring a Handel Concerto Grosso, works by John Cage and Morton Feldman, a 2013 piece by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and selections by Gyorgy Kurtag and George Enescu. July 6, 8 p.m., Big Barn, Putney, Vt. 800-639-3819, www.yellow

ASTON MAGNA The venerable period-instrument festival’s artistic director Daniel Stepner (violin) is joined by the eloquent Robert Levin (playing an 1869 Streicher piano) for an evening of Violin Sonatas by Brahms. July 5, 7 p.m., Brandeis University’s Slosberg Music Center. 413-528-3595, www.astonmagna.org





ANYTHING GOES Leigh Barrett, fresh off receiving the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence from the Boston Theater Critics Association, portrays evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the 1934 Cole Porter musical, opposite Jared Troilo as Billy Crocker. Directed and choreographed by Eileen Grace, the force behind last summer’s splendid, against-the-odds Reagle production of “42nd Street.’’ July 5-15. Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, Waltham. 781-891-5600, www.reaglemusictheatre.org

ALADDIN Clinton Greenspan plays Aladdin, Michael James Scott is the Genie, and Isabelle McCalla portrays Jasmine in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney hit. They’ll be singing songs composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman as well as Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, the latter of whom also wrote the book. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (“The Book of Mormon,’’ “Something Rotten!’’). July 5-Aug. 5. Broadway In Boston. At Boston Opera House. 866-870-2717, www.BroadwayInBoston.com

COMING BACK LIKE A SONG! Three songwriting legends — Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy Van Heusen — are at the center of this world premiere, written by Lee Kalcheim. It’s set on Christmas Eve in 1956, when the Great American Songbook to which they made so many vital contributions has been eclipsed by rock ’n’ roll. Now, over the course of a boozy, fractious, and song-filled night, they try to figure out the next step in their careers. Directed by Gregg Edelman. June 28-July 21. Berkshire Theatre Group. At Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. 413-997-4444, www.berkshiretheatre




TAP THE YARD: A VINEYARD FESTIVAL OF RHYTHM AND BEATS The Yard celebrates percussive dance with two weeks of rhythm-based performances spread over two locations. Caleb Teicher & Company opens July 5-6, followed by the Bang Group on July 7. Ephrat Asherie Dance anchors the following weekend, July 14. $5-$75. Patricia N. Nanon Theater (Chilmark) and Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (Oak Bluffs). 508-645-9662, www.dancetheyard

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY The acclaimed troupe’s 11th annual appearance at the Mahaiwe brings new work and new artistic leadership, with dancer Michael Novak as the company’s artistic director designate. Taylor created the new position to prepare Novak for taking the company’s artistic reins, though Taylor will continue to choreograph. The program includes the New England premiere of “Concertiana,” as well as the humorous “Gossamer Gallants” and the exuberant “Company B.” July 6-7. $10-$95. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, www.mahaiwe

MYCELIAL: STREET PARLIAMENT Chicago-based Erica Mott Productions partners with dancers and musicians from Cairo for this US premiere. Three years in the making, the cross-cultural collaboration explores civic engagement and interconnectedness in the digital age. A custom mobile app enables audiences to navigate large moveable video screens, a movement-reactive sound score, and diverse choreographies. July 5-7. $12-$20. Gannett Theater, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. 207-786-6381, www.batesdance



South Street Gallery


Charles Movalli, who died at 70, in 2016, was a dean of Cape Ann painters. “I want you to see what I see in a glance,” he said. His vigorous, expressive landscapes and harbor scenes stream and spark with color and light. Pictured: “The Big Dig.” Through July 26. South Street Gallery, 149 South St., Hingham. 781-749-0430, www.southstreetgallery.com  CATE McQUAID

POWER OF THE FLOWER Miraculous in color and form, emblematic of love, fragility, and spirit, flowers beguile us. Many artists, naturally, can’t resist. Those here include Andrew Millner, Kahn & Selesnick, and Ilana Manolson. Through Aug. 12. Concord Center for the Visual Arts, 37 Lexington Ave., Concord. 978-369-2578, www.concordart.org

DONNA RHAE MARDER: THE COVER UP Marder investigates how garments shape identity by resurrecting her family’s castoff clothes in textile art resonant with history and imbued with questions about power, transgression, and security. Through Aug. 18. Society of Arts + Crafts, 100 Pier 4. 617-266-1810, www.societyofcrafts.org



FRENCH PASTELS: TREASURES FROM THE VAULT Pastels are extraordinarily fragile and only rarely exhibited. This show spotlights daring work by artists such as Degas and Millet, capturing fugitive moments: a cast of light, a telling posture, a dandelion gone to seed. Through Jan. 6. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300 , www.mfa.org

WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965-1985 Participating in Second Wave feminism and the Black Power movement, black women were often made to feel second- class. This show celebrates how they held their ground. Artists include Faith Ringgold and Howardena Pindell. Through Sept. 30. Institute of Contemporary Art,
25 Harbor Shore Drive, 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

SALLY MANN: A THOUSAND CROSSINGS The artist’s large-format black-and-white photographs, which have occasionally ignited controversy, chronicle her family, her Virginia farm, and other landscapes such as Civil War battlefields — all reflective of a Southern sensibility. Through Sept. 23. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500, www.pem




CROUTON ROUGE This sketch and improv revue from the Improv Asylum’s NXT Cast promises material on mansplaining, sex positivity, and Annie (from the musical) as an adult, hopefully in separate pieces. Sundays and Tuesdays, 8 p.m. $10. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887, www.improv

COMEDY AT THE POUR HOUSE If you’re bored by fireworks on the Fourth and would rather see comedy, head to Shawn Carter’s regular Wednesday night haunt, where he’ll be doing a live episode of his podcast “Pick A Side Stupid: The Comedy Debate Show.” The topic will be the movie “The Big Lebowski.” July 4,
8 p.m. Free. The Pour House, 907 Boylston St., Boston. 617-236-1767, www.pourhouseboston

BROOKS WHEELAN His personal and strange brand of humor made him a good fit for “Saturday Night Live,” though he lasted just one season, but it works a lot better in his stand-up. July 7 at 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., July 8 at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $15-$20. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com



SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING ROAD TRIP Looking for a good book to bring to the beach or take on the road? Luckily, the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV is making its rounds across the country all summer long. Stop by the mobile book hub for fun activities, author signings, cameos from certain big red dogs, and much more. July 1, noon-2 p.m. An Unlikely Story, 111 South St. Plainville. For full list of stops, visit www.scholastic.com/kids/books/summer-road-trip.

READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE What’s more patriotic than fireworks, BBQ, and loud music about freedom on the Fourth of July? Try a reading of the document that started this whole grand experiment. Join in on the festivities and parade at City Hall Plaza, which will all lead up to the Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts reading the Declaration of Independence from the Old State House balcony. July 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Old State House, 206 Washington St.  www.bostonhistory.org

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT This Independence Day, take in Boston’s history through a new lens — literally. With a camera in tow, capture the locations of momentous events while learning more about Boston’s role in the Revolutionary War. July 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$25. Massachusetts State House , 24 Beacon St. Register here at www.photowalks.com/tours/boston-scavenger-hunt

Robert Steiner


July 11 Lauryn Hill at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion www.ticketmaster

July 15 Beck at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion www.ticketmaster.com

July 21-22 Foo Fighters at Fenway Park www.ticketmaster.com

July 22 Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at The Sinclair www.axs.com

July 25 Panic! at the Disco at TD Garden www.ticketmaster.com

July 27 Arctic Monkeys at TD Garden www.ticketmaster.com

July 27 A$AP Ferg at House of Blues www.ticketmaster.com

Aug. 3 Us the Duo at Paradise Rock Club www.ticketmaster.com