For Valentine’s Day, a comic zombie opera: ‘La Zombiata’

Garry McLinn (left) plays “Cristolpho” and Nora Maynard plays Philonia during a rehearsal for “La Zombiata,” a zombie opera, at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The production, set to open Valentine’s Day weekend, is a comedic sendup of operatic tropes and traditional notions of romantic love.

Emily Kngwarreye’s “Anwerlarr angerr (Big yam),” on view in “Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia” at Harvard Art Museums.

Eye-opening Australian Aboriginal art at Harvard

A new show of Australian Aboriginal art at the Harvard Art Museums showcases items of rare beauty, while raising difficult questions about history and society.

“I was fascinated by the idea of how people respond to situations,” says Melinda Lopez of her play “Back the Night.”

Lopez’s ‘Night’ plunges into the darkness of campus violence

The writer of “Sonia Flew” and “Becoming Cuba” has written a drama about two friends dealing with repercussions of an assault.

US Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.

The Public stage | don aucoin

Bernie’s underdog tale? We can relate.

The socialist senator from Vermont draws strength from subtle cultural connections shaped by film, theater, and sports.

From left: Carolina Sanchez, Jasmine Carmichael, and Shazi Raja in Huntington Theatre Company’s “Milk Like Sugar.”

Stage REview

‘Milk Like Sugar’ a bittersweet portrait of a striving teen

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge again demonstrates her great ear, her gift for empathy, and her skill at crafting plots.

“Alchemy of the Soul, Elixir for the Spirits.”

Art Review

Ghosts of her Cuban past

With her commanding new show “Alchemy of the Soul” at the Peabody Essex Museum, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons blends a myriad of memories.

behind the scene

Imagination and illusion in ‘Mary Poppins’

Using found objects and working with a modest budget, Wheelock Family Theatre props designer Marjorie Lusignan creates onstage magic.

Stage Review

//,GabrielleMcClinton,MathewdeGuzmanPhotoCreditJoanMarcus.jpg In ‘Pippin,’ existential reckoning, and derring-do

There is magic to do in the Diane Paulus reincarnation of “Pippin,”and, rest assured, magic does happen at the Boston Opera House.

Photography Review

// People’s republic of all over the place

The Tufts University Art Gallery features Tseng Kwong Chi, Marcelo Brodsky, and Jorge Tacla.

Dance Review

// Trinity Irish Dance steps out at the Majestic Theatre

The company’s appearance Saturday confirmed that its return to Boston, 18 years in the making, was long overdue.


// ‘An American in Paris’ to begin tour in Boston

The lavishly choreographed musical will open on Oct. 25 at the Citi Wang Theatre.

laugh lines

Jim Breuer

A joke from Jim Breuer, who performs at the Wilbur Theatre Friday night.

critic’s notebook | sebastian smee

How to look at nakedness — in art, that is

Nude sculptures in Italy were covered when Iran’s President Rouhani visited last week. But we can learn a lot from these works.

// In ‘Ubu,’ he’s with stupid, she’s with stupid

The lewd and crude mayhem of “Ubu Sings Ubu” will be on full display at Oberon Thursday and Friday.

2015: The year in arts

// The year in arts and movies

Boston Globe critics look back on 2015.

Local galleries


// Artists play with perceptions of place in new shows

Locations, real and imagined, are at the heart of three fascinating new shows.

Special section

Museums special section

// What’s happening in local museums

Exploring how we keep museums vital today, plus a look at Vermeer groupies, late-night museum-going, and, of course, things to see and do.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.