SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Ogunquit Playhouse gets rowdy when rootin’-tootin’ seven brothers go a-courtin’ for brides in this rambunctious musical, through October 1. 10 Main St., Route 1N, Ogunquit, Maine. OgunquitPlayhouse.org.
OFF THE GRID The theater company presents Sarah Kane’s controversial play, “Blasted,” starring some of Boston’s award-winning stars, through September 17, Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion, Wimberly Stage, 527 Tremont St., Boston. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25; students with valid college ID, $15. Contains nudity and highly graphic scenes of physical and sexual violence. Not intended for patrons under 17 years old. bostontheatrescene.com.
EIGHT BY TENN Zeitgeist Stage Company presents “Eight by Tenn, ”a presentation of eight short plays by Tennessee Williams, through October 8, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. with post-show talkback. Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St. Boston. 617-933-8600.
Gloucester Stage Company presents the New England premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s not-so-tall tale of an oligarchic takeover in Nebraska, led by a Palinesque Manchurian candidate, potentially thwarted by an unlikely one-man commando squad, appearing through September 24, Wednesday- Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m. 267 E. Main St., Gloucester. $28- $38, senior, patron 25-under discounts. Gloucesterstage.com.
COMPANY Lyric Stage Company of Greater Boston opens its new season now through October 9, with Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Company,” book by George Furth, featuring a cast of Boston stardom. Tickets start at $25; seniors, $10 discount, student rush, $10; group rates available. 140 Clarendon St., Boston. Lyricstage.com.
REGULAR SINGING New Repertory Theatre opens its new fall season with Richard Nelson’s final installation of his Apple Family series, “Regular Singing,” starring the same Boston award-winning cast, through September 25, Charles Mosesian Theatre, 321 Arsenal St., Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. newrep.org.
BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Trinity Repertory Theater opens its fall season with this wild medieval tale, September 8- October 9, Chace Theater, Providence, RI. Trinityrep. com.
LUCKY STIFF Stoneham Theatre presents murder mystery musical play, “Lucky Stiff,” starring Boston’s finest, Thomas Derrah, Mark Linrhan and others, book, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, September 8-25, 395 Main St., Stoneham. $50- $55; seniors, $45-$50; students with
valid ID, $20, other discounts available. Stonehamtheatre.org.
CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Citi Performing Arts Center and John Tobin Presents bring the national touring company of Emmy Award-winning classic TV comedy to the Citi Shubert Theatre stage, 265 Tremont St., Boston, September 9-18, citicenter.org, 866-348- 9738.
RED ROOM Pathogenic, Merithius and Myth Of perform September 8, 8 p.m., at Red Room at Café 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. Free.cafe939.com.
JOYCE ANDERSEN AND HARVEY REID me and thee coffeehouse presents Andersen and Reid, performing with special guest Dave Mattacks, at the coffee house’s season opening, Friday, September 9, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. $20. Meandthee.org.
SELF PORTRAITS This Berklee-based, female-fronted rock band performs, along with Sleeping Lion and David Schaeman, September 10, 8 p.m., free, standing room only, Red Room at Café 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. cafe939. com.
THE RETURN TO MORALITY Titanic Theatre Company presents the New England premiere of Jamie Pachino’s satire about the power of speech in politics and how the media can manipulate political attitudes, September 8-25, Central Square Theater, 450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. $20. Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. centralsquaretheater.org,
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY CONCERTS The conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Improvisation departments present free performances, open to the public. Tuesday, September 15, enjoy the music of Dave Holland in Brown Hall. Necmusic.edu.
DYLAN ROCKOFF The Boston-based performer appears Wednesday, September 14, 8 p.m., along with Tipling Rock and Bay Faction, Red Room at Café 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. Advance tickets, $10; day of show, standing room only, $12. cafe939.com.
OWEN DANOFF This award-winning singer-songwriter performs at the Red Room, Café 939, Thursday, September 15, 8 p.m., along with Mike Squillante, 939 Boylston St., Boston. Advance tickets, $12, day of show, standing room only, $15. cafe939.com.
BEN WENDEL Included in Motema Music’s presentation of Ben Wendel’s “What We Bring” tour is his only Massachusetts performance, September 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Regattabar Bar at Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge. Motema.com
LATINX FILM SERIES The Theater Offensive and Inquilios Boricuas en Accion present a film series on queer Latinx experience, free and open to the public, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 7 p.m., Villa Victoria Center of the Arts, Boston. Films are in Spanish, with English subtitles. TTOBoston.org.
DEADBEAT The music lives on, the Dead arise, Friday, September 16, with DeadBeat, New England’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, performing at Opus Underground, Washington Street, downtown Salem. Patrons must be 18+ years old.
MUSIC AT EDEN’S EDGE The chamber music group presents “Hope and Glory,” featuring the music of Ives, Mozart and Schubert, September 16, North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, and September 17, Congregational Church of Topsfield, 9 E. Common St., both at 7:30 p.m. Family tickets, $55; adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $15. Edensedge.org.
Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison’s compelling play about human relationships and the positive role of technology in the future, through October 9, Central Square Theater, 450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. CentralSquareTheater.org.
JAZZ WITH RHEA SIMON Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Rhea Simon Jazz Trio at Bullfinch’s restaurant from 10:30-2 p.m., on Sunday, September 11. 730 Boston Rd Sudbury, MA reservations are highly recommended: call 978-443-4094.
Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah Fall kickoff dinner at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 21 with a concert of ‘’Jewish Music Through the Ages” from 7-8 p.m. featuring: Cantor Idan Irelander on vocals/guitar, Rhea Simon on vocals/ piano, and Michael Feingold on flute/
clarinet/tenor saxophone. Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Rd., Andover, MA 978-470-1356. $25.00.
RSVP Sondra Feingold. 978-273-4202
The Rhea Simon Jazz Trio performing at the Colonial Inn, Concord, MA, 48 Monument Square, from 7:30- 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, in the Forge Tavern. 978-369-9200.
THE PIETASTERS AND BIM SKALA BIM perform Sunday, September 11, 8 p.m., Brighton Music Hall, Boston. Ticketmaster.com.
THE SPECIALS 92.5 THE RIVER presents The Specials, Monday, September 12, House of Blues, Boston. Ticketmaster.com.
WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY The legendary singer-songwriter with long, gray braids and twangy voice performs Monday, September 12, 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston. $30-$80, Ticketmaster.com
TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN The group performs Tuesday, September 13, Middle East – Upstairs. Ticketmaster.com. 3 DOORS DOWN WAAF presents the group, Wednesday, September 14, Orpheum Theatre, Boston. Ticketmaster. com.
PARTICLE AND KUNG FU appear Wednesday, September 14, Paradise Rock Club. Ticketmaster.com.
EARPHUNK rocks away, Wednesday, September 14, Brighton Music Hall, Boston. Ticketmaster.com.
THIRDSTORY The group appears Thursday, September 15, Paradise Rock Club, Boston. Ticketmaster.com.
NAO brightens Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Thursday, September 15. Ticketmaster.com.
PETER AND PAUL Spectacle Management presents the legendary Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary, Friday, September 16, 8 p.m., Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington. CaryHallLexington.com.
SHE LOOKS GOOD IN BLACK Exiled Theatre presents Salem playwright Sarah J. Mann’s new, black comedy, September 16-October 2, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Boston Playwrights Theatre, 949 Comm. Ave.,Boston. $20; students with ID, $15. Exiledtheatre.com.
SEAN HAYES The San Francisco-based independent recording artist performs Friday, September 16, 8 p.m., along with Tim Carr, the Red Room, Café 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. Advance tickets, $20, day of show, standing room only, $24. cafe939.com.
SUSIE BURKE AND DAVID SURETTE me and thee coffeehouse welcomes Berklee-bred trio member, Lula Wiles, September 16, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets, $16; at the door, $19. Meandthee.org.
THE SAINT JOHNS Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson perform their heavenly Americana strains, Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m., the Red Room, Café 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. Advance tickets, $10, day of show, standing room only, $12. cafe939.com.
GARRISON KEILLOR Spend a nostalgic, fun night with author Garrison Keillor, Sunday, September 18, 3 p.m., and Wednesday, September 28, 7 p.m., Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington. CaryHallLexington.com.
FLYING HORSE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
This annual event features 55 sculptures by several New England artists, through October 30, on display at Pingree School campus, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton. Free, open daily during daylight hours. Pingree.org.
PREDICTING THE PAST Atlantic Works Gallery presents Charlene Lisa, Suzanne Mercury and Diane Teubner’s exhibition, “Predicting the Past: A Sampler,” September 9-30, Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., Third Floor, Boston. Third Thursday reception, September 15, 6-9 p.m.; closing reception, September 29, 6-9 p.m. Gallery open Friday, Saturday, 2-6 p.m. or by appointment.
CHILDE HASSAM The acclaimed American impressionist’s beloved Isle of Shoals exhibition of the rugged, craggy Maine coastline is on display through November 6, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. pem.org.
INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program presents Home Town: representing Boston’s Chinatown as a place of people – then and now, Wen-ti Tsen’s interactive public art exhibition located throughout Chinatown, September 10-18, including special visitor interactive photo sessions, September 11, 2-6 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway’s Chinatown Park
MATTHEW J. LEE The Cabot is exhibiting the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe photojournalist’s live concert photography through November 30, 286 Cabot. St., Beverly. 978-927-3100.
EARTH, WIND, FIRE AND WATER Robert Chiller’s and members of the Chiller Photo Project’s latest photographic exhibition is currently on display through September 11, Institution for Savings Art Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Firehouse.org.
MARBLEHEAD ARTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBITS Association artist members will hold solo exhibits, through September 25. Closing reception, September 25, 2-4 p.m. 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Reception free, open to all. Marbleheadarts.org.
MAA MEMBER ARTISANS NEW WORKS Through October 16, Marblehead Arts Association members Patti Baker, Frank Costantino, Jacqueline De Falco, Peggy Farrell, Beth Palmer, Zev Rejman and Ruth Worrall’s works will be exhibited and for sale at historic King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Marbleheadarts.org.
OPENING OUR DOORS ARTS FESTIVAL The Fenway Alliance presents the annual festival featuring the largest free single day arts event in Boston, rain or shine, with music and dance performances, museum gallery admissions, backstage theater access, public art exhibitions, kite flying, interactive workshops, walking tours of the Muddy River restoration, food trucks and more, Monday, October 10. Open to all. The event kicks off at 11 a.m., at Christian Science Plaza, 201 Mass. Ave., Boston. A complimentary trolley shuttles visitors throughout the Fenway neighborhood.Fenwayalliance. org.