Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.
This week’s picks from Globe critics.
TV Critic’s Corner
It’s going to be directed by “Sopranos” veteran Tim Van Patten, it’s going to be set in 1932, and it’s going to star Matthew Rhys.
The production, highlighted opening night by Misa Kuranaga’s Swanilda, is an absolute charmer.
Your Week Ahead
Shakespeare at the Lyric Stage, a pancake breakfast in Brookline, archaeology education in Cambridge, and more.
A weekly calendar of literary events.
Pulitzer finalist Laila Lalami’s fourth novel is “The Other Americans.”
Namwali Serpell’s wonderfully chaotic debut novel is “Old Drift.’’
The master of the short story will publish her first collection in a decade, “Sing to It,’’ on March 26.
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The wall of secrecy surrounding the show has tiny cracks.
Tim Burton directed a live-action version of the tale of the lovable flying elephant.
The star is up to his old tricks in ‘The Beach Bum.”
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“Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance’’ is edited by Edie Meidav and Emmalie Dropkin.
How do we reconcile the work of a globally beloved pop superstar with the continuing allegations about his despicable private behavior?
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Farah Pandith’s new book is “How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat’’
TV Critic’s Corner
Emilia Clarke was 24 when she collapsed during a workout.
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Trump.
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A meme gives me hope . . . (not that you asked).
It’s not just about the music.
A preview of three documentaries at this year’s festival.
NBC’s attempt to re-up the magic of “Cheers” falls flat.
Ben Affleck is involved.
Thomas Wilkins, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s youth and family concerts conductor, makes his BSO subscription-series debut with a program featuring three African-American composers and Roberto Sierra, who is Puerto Rican.
A show at the Portland Museum of Art captures the complexities not visible in tourist brochures.
The show opened with Grande putting the full spotlight on her voice, but it quickly segued into a full-on pop fantasia.
Turn down the volume, take a deep breath, and look beneath the infospew.
A very eminent Victorian remains a force for how we understand art and society.
Will roses be given out in New England?
A preview of five documentaries screening between March 29 and April 4.
Things to Do
The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.
Michael J. Bobbitt, the head of a Maryland children’s theater, will become the first African-American leader at the Watertown-based company.
“This Land” offers new sounds and sharp commentary from a singer and guitarist who wants to be seen as more than a blues torch-bearer.
The first season of the vampire spoof about three undead housemates on Staten Island shows plenty of promise.
Sleeping Weazel’s documentary play blends the stories of sexism, harrassment, and worse from dozens of women.
The streaming coming-of-age comedy will center around the “complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling’s own childhood.”
Happy Place, a pop-up exhibit known for being the perfect place to take selfies, will take up in the former Marshalls space in the Back Bay in April.
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His follow-up to “Get Out” also does us all a great service by handing the talented Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o a genuine starring role.
Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.
Casey Sherman is looking for local actors to read for his Derek Sanderson biopic.
The US premiere of a musical based on works by Pushkin and Tchaikovsky adds up to much less than the sum of its parts.
The Washington, D.C.-based band, fronted by Mary Timony, serves up colorful scoops of garage-glam jams.
Siddharth Choudhary, who grew up in India, creates punchy digital drawings that reflect how places intersect in our psyches.
TV Critic’s Corner
We’ll get to see how Annie Wilkes turned into an ankle-busting superfan. Lizzy Caplan, from “Masters of Sex,” will play the young Annie.
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston will present Yayoi Kusama’s “LOVE IS CALLING” starting Sept. 24, according to ICA director Jill Medvedow.
Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard costar in the adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s book.
The Oscar winner is hosting an exclusive cocktail party — and Tribeca Film Institute fund-raiser — in Boston with Chazz Palminteri.
From the heartbreaking to the holy, “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials” and “Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane” explore the medium.