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What’s Hot in the City this first weekend of fall?

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City this first weekend of fall?
Lianne La Havas

Thursday night the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents the RISE concert series curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio and featuring Los Angeles-based KING per forming a melting pot of nostalgic R&B, futuristic soul, and folksy-blues with opening act Dave Mackay at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12-27;

The three day musical festival Boston Calling returns this Friday thru Sunday on City Hall Plaza with performances by Alabama Shakes, Hozier, The Avett Brothers and many more. General Admission tickets: $60 and $85. For information on passes and a complete line-up, visit

Beginning this Friday, Highland Street Foundation presents ArtWeek Boston with 100 plus events from ballet, musical performances, family activities, and more taking place throughout the city thru October 4. For a complete schedule of events, visit

The free outdoor concert, The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returns this Saturday with performances by Alissia and the Funketeers, The Mosaic Project featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Jaguar Wright, ChoroBop, Ledisi, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, and many more acts from 12 noon – 6 p.m. at Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in the South End. For a list of musical acts and activities, visit

On Saturday evening, The Reel Life Experience hosts a screening of the critically acclaimed film Life of a King starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. at 7 p.m. at the Paramount in downtown Boston

Tickets: $25;

Beginning this Sunday, Massachusetts College of Art & Design presents their exhibit Wearable Art as part of Boston Fashion Week at the Atrium in Copley Place. Admission: Free.

On Monday, British singer, songwriter and guitarist Lianne La Havas performs at Royale Boston at 8 p.m. Tickets: $28.50 (includes a digital download);