November crept up so promptly! This week’s song suggestion is vital due to the fact properly, the month’s identify is in the title. I advise listening to “Sweet November” by SZA as you settle in and get at ease with the fact that we are now very shut to the conclusion of the yr, and daylight cost savings time is ending as the cold climate techniques. Right up until it gets definitely chilly, I’ll continue on sprinkling in outdoor gatherings for this weekly record, which delivers me to this weekend’s tips, which includes a free of charge outdoor folks audio competition in Harvard Sq. (do not ignore your blanket!), a enjoy about escalating pains and self-discovery, a new pictures exhibit at the ICA, a film pageant and much more.
‘BLKS‘ at SpeakEasy Stage Business
By means of Nov. 20
Published by Aziza Barnes and directed by Tonasia Jones, a member of WBUR’s ARTery 25 cohort, “BLKS” is about a few Black gals in their 20s who are on the route to getting their purpose. The enjoy touches on themes of friendship, increasing pains, and finally normally takes you on an adventure of self-discovery. This comedic production is an hour and 45 minutes long with no intermission. [Read theater critic Jaquinn Sinclair’s review here.]
By way of Feb. 27
Photographer Deana Lawson’s work centers close to demanding stereotypical representations of Black men and women. The exhibit at the ICA will include shots that Lawson has taken given that 2004 up until finally now and current them in tandem with a scholarly assortment of views from historians and writers. Her photographs array from studio portraiture to documentary pics to family album photos. By her function, she results in a narrative that expresses themes of relatives, love and wish. Lawson can take images that remind her of individuals she’s “known in this lifetime, or it’s possible even in a different daily life,” she suggests in her Hugo Boss Prize 2020 winner online video.
Friday, Nov. 5-Saturday, Nov. 6
Luminarium Dance Enterprise is a contemporary and up to date dance business that brings together dance and lights design and style in their get the job done. This 7 days, they’ll be presenting a dance that delivers an inside of appear into the woman working experience, and specially about things that force women of all ages outside of their comfort and ease zones. The deeply own live performances will be held at the Motherbrook Arts and Group Centre in Dedham. Evidence of vaccination or a destructive COVID exam is necessary.
Saturday, Nov. 6
This free of charge people concert will function Massachusetts-primarily based artists Sadie Gustafson-Zook and Ira Klein. Gustafson-Zook examines deep associations by means of her music with very careful guitar choosing even though Klein — a guitarist, banjoist and composer — results in up to date roots audio by combining inspirations from blues, gospel and aged-time audio. Like most out of doors occasions, especially as it receives chilly, it truly is BYOB, carry your own blanket! Next the concert, there will also be an personal overall performance by Susan Werner held at Passim (1 of the organizers of the party). The singer-songwriter will perform her latest launch of New Orleans-themed tunes, “NOLA.” Folk/rock duo King Margo will open.
Sunday, Nov. 7-Sunday, Nov. 21
The 33rd Boston Jewish Film Competition kicks off this Sunday with a selection of 20 documentary and narrative films with myriad themes, with one especially timely: dwelling via the pandemic. This is especially present in the Shorts Designed in Quarantine collection, about when the world went into lockdown and individuals had been in quarantine. A person of the movies, the quick documentary “Dialogues and Monologues,” follows two Jewish refugee sisters who survived Entire world War II and traveled from Europe to New York City and captures the influence of 80 several years of sisterhood and survival. The festival offers a mix of in-man or woman and streamed movies.