Chef Jody Adams announced Thursday that she is leaving the Rialto restaurant in Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel in June, ending a 22-year run to focus on “family, nonprofit work and for exciting new restaurant projects.”
With a mess of movies to choose from, here are a few highlights to check out to keep from being overwhelmed by the lineup at this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston.
The past five years have seen Harvard’s A.R.T. do a reliable business sending plays from Cambridge to Broadway, but that may not be the case for the upcoming season.
Atwood’s Tavern celebrates its 10th anniversary with a weeklong series of concerts beginning Monday. Since opening, the cozy East Cambridge venue has been a home for some of the best local bands and artists, with top-notch talent performing nightly.
Remarkably ambitious and anxiously taut from its opening shots to its closing, the success of “Green Room” isn’t found in its jump scares or gore (although both are plentiful) but in its realistic approach to both.
On its third full-length album, dark rock band Jaggery has honed its ability to unsettle to a razor-sharp edge. Leader Mali Sastri has somehow become even more ferocious, leading with an ululating “War Cry” through a garden of complicated lyricism.
It wasn’t enough for Lainey Schooltree to be on the front lines of the prog rock revival that has rolled over the region, leaving it bloodied but grateful – she also felt the need to singlehandedly revive the truly trippy prog-rock opera concept album.
On Tuesday the License Commission declined to renew the alcoholic beverages license for the “desserterie,” which closed on Dunster Street in late 2014 and whose owners let the license lapse – but wanted it back to recoup some of its cost in a sale to another eatery.
Melissa McCarthy is as deftly nimble a comedienne as they come these days. It’s a shame, then, that such a wonderfully vibrant performer ends up in a film that can barely stagger to her level of commitment.
What makes a good life? Health, love, money, career success? Exploring that question – and arguing for simplicity – is the basis for Pamela Tanner Boll’s documentary “A Small Good Thing,” which gets a free screening and filmmaker Q&A on Monday.