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Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City

What’s Hot in the City this week?

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 in Boston this week!

Thursday, Aug. 1, Scullers Jazz Club presents jazz musician and songwriter Somi for one show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 for show and $65 for dinner and show. Go to www.scullersjazz for more information. If you’re in the mood for stand-up comedy, see Eric Andre at Johnny D’s Uptown, also on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. For reservations, go to

Beginning Aug. 1 and running through Sunday, Aug. 4, the Boston Opera Collaborative presents: Rossini’s Cinderella at the Strand Theatre. A great show for the whole family. To purchase tickets, go to

Mix, mingle and socialize Friday, Aug. 2, at the Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays event beginning at 6 p.m. DJ Denise LaCarubba gets you in the groove for the 60s Dance Party. Tickets: free for members, $23 for students and seniors, $25 for adults. You must be 21 or over to attend. To purchase tickets, visit Also taking place Aug. 2 is the Institute of Contemporary Art’s First Friday: Urban Beach. Check out the urban oasis featuring music, spotlight talks, a pop-up oyster bar and lobster rolls from the Island Creek Oyster Bar and more! Admission: free for members and $15 for non-members. You must be 21 or over to attend. For more information check out If hip-hop is your thing, the Comcast Center presents America’s Most Wanted Festival 2013 starring Lil’ Wayne along with T.I. and Tyga Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Cavalia’s Odysseo – “an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts and awe inspiring acrobatics” – makes its Northeast premiere on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the White Big Top at Assembly Square in Somerville. Tickets available at

One of the hottest shows returns to Boston! Wicked is back for a limited engagement beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7, and running through Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Boston Opera House. For tickets visit In his first museum exhibition, local artist/painter Steve Locke showcases a brand new exhibition, there is no one left to blame at the Institute of Contemporary Art, opening Wednesday, July 31, and running through Sunday, Oct. 27. For more details, visit