The week ahead: Music, art, theater, dance, and more

Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In
Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In (Matt Roberts/Getty Images)


Pop & Rock

JAM’N 94.5 SUMMER JAM + KISS 108 CONCERT These popular smorgasbords offer a range of current hitmakers catering to diverse tastes. Fetty Wap, Ty Dolla Sign, and Kevin Gates are among the big names at Summer Jam; Halsey, Charlie Puth, the Chainsmokers, and Troye Sivan are KISS Concert standouts. June 16, 6 p.m. $25-$129.50 (Summer Jam); June 18, 3 p.m. $25-$125 (KISS Concert). Xfinity Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,

BRIAN WILSON WITH THE BOSTON POPS The Beach Boys maestro, joined by Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his art-pop milestone “Pet Sounds” by playing the album start-to-finish, reportedly for the last time. Two Boston shows sold out in a heartbeat, but you can still go west. June 19, 2:30 p.m. $25-$109. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox. 888-266-1200,


CANCELED on 6/18 due to illness: AT THE DRIVE-IN It’s understandable that some might be skeptical about the reunion of this crucial Texas post-hardcore band, especially after the messy end of its most visible splinter faction, the Mars Volta. But hit YouTube for footage from recent AtDI shows and you see instantly that even with guitarist-singer Jim Ward sitting this one out, the band means business. June 18, 6 p.m. $40-$55. House of Blues. 800-745-3000,


Folk & World

KEVIN MORBY Morby just released a fine new record, “Singing Saw,” which has its roots in the effects of his relocation to Los Angeles. The record does feature its titular oddball instrument on a couple of tracks, but is defined more by Morby’s murmuring, orchestrated refractions of ’60s singer-songwriter folk. June 19, 9 p.m. Tickets: $12. Great Scott. 800-745-3000.

LIZARD LOUNGE 20TH BIRTHDAY BASH In its time, this funky Massachusetts Ave. basement joint has showcased early appearances by buzzed-about artists such as Hayes Carll, been a launching pad for the likes of Josh Ritter and Lake Street Dive, and offered ongoing residencies for Dennis Brennan, Session Americana, and other local luminaries. Tuesday, the club marks 20 years with free music and free cake. June 21, 7 p.m. No cover. Lizard Lounge, Cambridge. 617-547-0759.


JOHN PAUL WHITE/SECRET SISTERS John Paul White is in the midst of relaunching his solo career after the flame-out of the Civil Wars; he releases a new album, “Beulah,” in August. Fellow Alabamans the Secret Sisters open with their sibling-harmonied roots music. June 22, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Red Room at Café 939. 617-747-2261.


Jazz & Blues

THE TARBOX RAMBLERS The inaugural season of the Second Shift Music Series aptly concludes with series curator Michael Tarbox and band playing their soulful and grungy country-blues. Music at the crossroads of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, featuring Tarbox’s gravelly voice and barbed-wire guitar. June 16, 6 p.m. Tickets: $20-$30. Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody St., Waltham. 781-893-5410,

JIM HOBBS & TATSUYA NAKATANI Mandorla Music presents a duo of improvisors: free-ranging alto saxophonist Hobbs (the Fully Celebrated Orchestra), by turns fluid, filigreed, and unfettered; and genre-jumping percussionist/sound artist Nakatani, who plays drums, bells, gongs, and everything in between, including silence. June 18, 8 p.m. Tickets: $12-$15. Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville.,

MANDUCA SEXTA Formed by acclaimed composer, arranger, and bassist Manuel Kaufmann, this three-horn sextet performs original post-bop compositions and imaginative new arrangements of the Great American Songbook. Featuring the first call roster of trumpeter Greg Hopkins, tenor saxophonist Rick DiMuzio, trombonist Jeff Galindo, pianist Doug Johnson, and drummer Mike Connors June 21, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Ryles, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-876-9330,




ASTON MAGNA The country’s oldest early music festival opens this week with a program titled “Love and Lamentation: 17th Century Italian Monody,” with works by Monteverdi, Marazzoli, Rossi, and Marini. June 16 in Waltham (Brandeis University), June 18 in Great Barrington (Bard College at Simon’s Rock). 800-875-7156,

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Coming this week to Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center: the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (Thursday), a mostly Russian chamber evening (Friday), and a recital by pianist Lise de la Salle (Saturday). 978-546-7391,

OPENSOUND The new-music series takes to the shores of Jamaica Pond for a performance of Dean Rosenthal’s “Stones/Water/Time/Breath.” Organizers have issued an open call for participants, noting that “the only equipment you will need is a bag of pebbles.” June 21, 7 p.m., Jamaica Pond, “north side, on the tip of the peninsula.”




ALBATROSS In an adaptation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,’’ Benjamin Evett re-creates his solo performance as Coleridge’s anguished seaman, which won him an Elliot Norton Award from the Boston Theater Critics Association. Directed by Rick Lombardo. June 16-July 3. Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester. 978-281-4433,

FUNNY GIRL Not every actress would take on a role so closely identified with Barbra Streisand. But Shoshana Bean strides confidently, even merrily, out of Streisand’s long shadow in James Brennan’s production of the 1964 musical — which now and then shows its age — about the professional rise and personal heartbreak of comedienne and singer Fanny Brice. Through June 19. North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly. 978-232-7200,


I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU The world premiere of Craig Lucas’s intricate, frequently absorbing, occasionally sluggish new drama, enacted in spoken word and American Sign Language, about the struggles of a Southern California family to cope and to communicate when adversity hits, and hits, and hits again. Through June 26. Huntington Theatre Company at Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts.



ON DISPLAY: A MOVEMENT INSTALLATION This new dance project by dancer/choreographer Heidi Latsky examines our society’s obsession with body image and our inclination to judge people by the way they look. Each performance features more than 30 local movers from the dance and disability communities. Through June 19. Free. Outdoors at the Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100,

ON TRIUMPH AND TRAUMA In the wake of the centenary of the Irish Rebellion of 1916, this new work by Luke Murphy/Attic Projects explores contemporary Irish identity and policy as part of a tribute to one of the pivotal events in Ireland’s history.
June 16 and 18. $5-$25. The Yard, Chilmark. 508-645-9662,

EVERYDAY CABARET Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion teams up with musician Brian Patton for what promises to be a series of delightful cocktail hours, with songs and mini-dances performed around tables as you sip (admission includes one free drink). A different constellation of singers and dancers each night. Through June 18. 6 p.m., $20-$28. Martin Hall, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600,




STEPHEN WILKES: DAY TO NIGHT Wilkes photographs cities and landscapes over periods of up to 30 hours. He blends photos from each shoot into a single, epic image of time passing. Through Aug. 20. Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury St. 617-267-7997,

SOO SUNNY PARK: HYBRID OBJECTS Park finds 2-D patterns and lines in 3-D materials — wire mesh, egg cartons — she uses to make work that waffles between drawing and sculpture. Light adds another layer, with drawing-like shadows and reflections. Through July 3. Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave. 617-820-5173,

JORDAN, LANG, & SAVAGE: CONSTRUCTS & STRUCTURES Painter Courtney Jordan and sculptors David Lang and Stacy Latt Savage push familiar forms — buildings, vehicles, figures — into surreal territory, using whimsy and fragmentation to expand perception. Through July 8. Gallery@Spencer Lofts, 60 Dudley St., Chelsea. 617-851-1129,



RODIN: TRANSFORMING SCULPTURE A survey of sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble, along with related drawings by the greatest sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through Sept. 5. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. 978-745-9500.

GEOFFREY FARMER Farmer, who will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale, presents an installation of hundreds of his small-scale, puppet-like sculptures made of photographic cutouts and fabric, as well as a projection of photos from a clippings library, and an installation of cut-out photographs of sculpture. Through July 17. Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive. 617-478-3100,

ROCKWELL AND REALISM IN AN ABSTRACT WORLD Works by celebrated illustrators are placed alongside realist and abstract works by such artists as Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Walton Ford, Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol in an ambitious show exploring the changing fortunes of illustrational modes of image-making over 60 years. June 17-Oct. 29. Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100,




SOMETHING BIG Hosts Nick Chambers and Al Park welcome comedian and storyteller Anthony DeVito with Sam Evans and Kenice Mobley for this monthly stand-up show. June 16, 8 p.m. $10. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-684-5335,

JIM COLLITON Sarcastic nice guy and family man Colliton tops the bill at Giggles this weekend with Graig Murphy and Mitch Stinson. June 17-18, 8:30 p.m. $20. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950,

WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY Comedians from all around the country are heading to Boston for this competition, which runs June 22-25. June 22 at 8 p.m. $25. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,



Circle in the Square Glass blowing. Face painting. Lego robots. Pulled pork sliders. If summer were only one day a month, this festival will have you hoping it were the third Thursday in Medford. June 16, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Medford Square, Medford.

EurekaFest Duck ’n’ Hover Competition High school teengineers battle for the hovercraft crown, while smaller spectators can float their own designs. What do rubber ducks have to do with it? Find out. June 18, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20-23. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park. 617-723-2500.

Feast of the East Ever wonder why there isn’t a West Arlington? Maybe there was once, but odds are it couldn’t top East Arlington’s possum puppets, brass bands, and pizza trucks in whatever lame west-ivals it threw together. June 18, noon-4 p.m. Free. Capitol Square, East Arlington. 617-835-5793.

Joe Incollingo


June 24 Paul Simon at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 6 Cam’Ron at House of Blues

July 9 The Beach Boys at Wilbur Theatre

July 13 Vans Warped Tour at Xfinity Center

July 14 Bob Dylan at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 16 Hall and Oates at Xfinity Center

Joe Incollingo