It's hot, it's cold, and everywhere in between! The weather in Boston has been absolutely unpredictable in the past week or so. The only thing that remains predictable in Boston is that there's a smörgåsbord of fabulous #BosArts each week to warm up your body and nourish your soul. This week, in addition to #OpusOTT regular Graham Wright, we've got Opus A-lister Julie Judson! Julie is a fabulous dancer, choreographer, and founding member of the Allegro Dance Collaborative. When this firecracker isn't channeling her inner Fosse, she runs the Metropolitans at Citi Performing Arts Center. Put on your snow boots and join Graham and Julie On the Town!
Graham: Art + Social Justice @ Dorothy Arnold's Studio
Art and Social Justice: two things all of us hate. Wait. Check that. I mean the opposite. For one night only Dorothy Arnold (aka Doffie) is opening up her studio for an event to benefit the YWCA. 80% of art sales go directly to supporting the YWCA. Count on seeing some delightful people and enjoying drinks and a few snacks...and hopefully buying a little (quite reasonably-priced) art while you're at it. Just make sure to RSVP while there's still time/space.
Julie: Camille A. Brown & Dancers @ Institute of Contemporary Art
(Pictured above) Over the course of the past few months, the Institute of Contemporary Art has partnered with World Music/CRASHarts to present exciting young talent in dance and choreography. This week's guest artist, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, is no exception. Camille A. Brown seamlessly blends together theatricality, humor, and introspection with vibrant original music, and approachable choreography that has depth, grace, and attitude. The company will be presenting three not-to-be missed Boston premieres: New Second Line, City of Rain, and excerpts from Mr. Tol.e.rance.
Graham: Rigoletto @ Boston Lyric Opera
If you've spent time with me, I've probably made you listen to a lot Verdi, especially Rigoletto. The YouTube rabbit hole is deep. I just saw the BLO dress rehearsal and boldly say: you must see this one. It's a hard-to-cast show that has been thoroughly well-cast, with particularly baller leads. I don't have time for details, but I will say: Michael Mayes crushed it as Rigoletto. Bravo, sir. And what else would we expect from the man behind this little gem?
Julie: Boston Loves Impressionism @ Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is always finding new ways to make museum-going fun and innovative, and this crowd-sourced exhibit of the MFA's impressive collection of Impressionist works is a great example of that. The MFA invited the public to vote on their favorite works for a decidedly unique curation process, and now those works are on view in a special exhibit. Go get your Monet on...it'll be worth it!
Lead photo: Christopher Duggan