Holiday Open House and Winter Solstice Farewell to Fall; Cirque Us! performance; Beyond Tabletop Game Jam; holiday concerts in brass and strings; and Frozen Chanukah ice skating.
It’s an unenviable task to have to take over the reins of a franchise from J.J. Abrams, the creative wunderkind who helmed “The Force Awakens,” but Rian Johnson proves more than game to go where Abrams has taken this trilogy and beyond.
The problem with “Wonder Wheel,” which bears the indelible imprint of a Tennessee Williams drama, ultimately becomes its endless rotation of self-loathing, self-interested and shortsighted characters, wanting without doing. It’s not a good way to endear.
Guillermo del Toro returns to fine form with this fairy tale-cum-horror story that effectively echoes the texture, mood and style of his 2006 gem, “Pan’s Labyrinth” with a fine performance by Sally Hawkins that should be recognized.
Holiday caroling and shopping; 11th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” and second annual Gingerbread Village visit; 12th Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice World Dance Party; Annual “Messiah” Sing with the Cambridge Community Chorus; and Holiday Pops concert.
This week’s two-day celebration of Leonard Bernstein at Longy School of Music of Bard College will get personal with the help of a special guest: Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein.
Janice Zarro Brodman has been collecting tidbits about strange cultural practices – strange to us, anyway – since her time at Harvard, and has just published them as “Sex Rules! Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World.”
The MIT Wind Ensemble’s Third Annual Prism Concert Spectacular; “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” on stage; “Something Strange,” a tribute to “A Nightmare Before Christmas”; Happy Endings! Adult Folktale Telling; and “Fantasia” classical concert.
With “Coco,” the animators at Pixar have brought their warmth and character-grounded spectacle to the undead with a fervor that far outweighs many of the studio’s previous masterpieces.
For all the weighty topics it covers and ideas of the good and evil that lie within all of us, even the most noble, the greatest fault of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is how unfathomably safe it is.