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What’s Hot in the City – Thursday, 9.12.13

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City – Thursday, 9.12.13

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!

On Monday, Sept. 9, the Department of Performing Arts and the Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston present a staged reading of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Strand Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, Sept. 11, Scullers Jazz Club presents Katani Sumner for one show at 8:00 p.m. Dinner and show packages are available at

Friday, Sept. 13. Director Charles Murray’s film Things Never Said opens at the AMC Loews Boston Common Theatre.

Also on Sept. 13, Comedian and actor Mike Epps takes the stage at The Wilbur at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Also on Sept. 13, award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s new play All The Way, starring Bryan Cranston, opens at the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center. For show times and tickets, go to

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Laugh Boston presents comedian Nick DiPaolo at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets available for $33.25. To purchase go to

Also on Sept. 14, Il Volo performs at the Bank of America Pavilion.

The musical Wicked at the Boston Opera House closes on Sunday, Sept. 15. Go to for showtimes and tickets.

Every Sunday night at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen check out “Sunday Night Jam,” an open session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. showcasing Boston’s developing musical talent.