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What’s Hot in the City September 17th

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City September 17th

Music, dance and comedy take center stage in the city. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

Tonight (Thursday), World Music/CRASHarts presents Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loka and their exhilarating mix of African soukous, Cuban salsa and Angolan rhythms at Johnny D’s at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 General Admission, 21+; www.worldmusic.org.

Incorporating world music, hip-hop, blues, rock and grass roots is a performance by Ky-Mani Marley at The Sinclair tonight at 9 p.m. Tickets: $22; www.ticketmaster.com.

On Saturday, The Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake at The Strand at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $48, $38, $28 and $18; www.strandboston.com.

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Gregory Porter headlines the Berklee Performance Center with special guest Avery Sunshine on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37, $47 and $67; www.berklee.edu/events/

Also, on Saturday night is the legendary Diana Ross and The Name Of Love Tour at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets: $69.55-$118.85; www.citicenter.org.

Former King of Queens Kevin James returns to his stand-up comedy roots this Sunday performing two shows at 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at The Wilbur. Tickets: $57.70-$84.00; www.ticketmaster.com.