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Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO

This time of the year, the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from concerts and plays to theatre, art and even dining al fresco. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

Today at 12 Noon, Berklee’s “Summer In The City” series presents Dave Whitfield performing at Brewer Plaza on Boston Common. The event is free and open to the public.

Tonight learn about Isabella Gardner’s globetrotting adventures. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hosts the exhibit “Third Thursdays: Wanderlust” beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 each and include museum admission. For more information, visit

Every Thursday, Wally’s Café Jazz Club in the South End presents Latin Jazz at 9 p.m.

This Friday, June 21 Grammy® Award winner Sting’s critically acclaimed “Back To Bass” tour stops at the Bank of America Pavilion for a sold-out show at 8 p.m.

Also on Friday, join the Haley House Bakery Café for its Summer Solstice #RoxTweet to celebrate the contributions of women to the arts and culture in the Roxbury community. Admission is free but registration is required at

Described as a combination of “Ella Fitzgerald’s clear vocal tone, Jill Scott’s spunk and Chaka Khan’s funk,” The Red Room at Café 939 presents jazz vocalist Rajdulari Barnes on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at

If comedy is your thing, then check out why Boston is known as one of the best comedy towns around the country with the “Legends of Boston Comedy Show” at the Citi Shubert Theatre. The performance features local comedy “greats” Lenny Clarke, Tony V., Steve Sweeney and Don Gavin. Tickets: $28.75-$48.75. To purchase tickets, visit

Scullers Jazz Club presents saxophonist Andre Ward this Saturday for two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25 and can be purchased at

If you’re in the South End stop by the Beehive on Tuesday, June 25 for Eric Bloom Presents “Tribute Jazz To Jazz Trumpet Pioneers” beginning at 9 p.m. For more information, go to

The Bella Luna Milky Way Restaurant & Lounge in Jamaica Plain presents the “Open Jazz Jam” on Tuesdays in June at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.