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5 things to do this weekend, including a photography exhibit at the ICA and the Boston Jewish Film Festival

November crept up so speedily! This week’s track advice is vital because effectively, the month’s title is in the title. I propose listening to “Sweet November” by SZA as you settle in and get at ease with the simple fact that we are now extremely near to the close of the 12 months, and daylight cost savings time is ending as the chilly climate strategies. Until it gets truly chilly, I’ll go on sprinkling in outdoor gatherings for this weekly record, which brings me to this weekend’s strategies, together with a free outdoor people new music pageant in Harvard Square (really don’t forget about your blanket!), a participate in about rising pains and self-discovery, a new pictures exhibit at the ICA, a film competition and far more.

BLKS‘ at SpeakEasy Phase Company

By Nov. 20

Published by Aziza Barnes and directed by Tonasia Jones, a member of WBUR’s ARTery 25 cohort, “BLKS” is about three Black girls in their 20s who are on the route to discovering their function. The engage in touches on themes of friendship, developing pains, and ultimately takes you on an journey of self-discovery. This comedic manufacturing is an hour and 45 minutes very long with no intermission. [Read theater critic Jaquinn Sinclair’s review here.]


Via Feb. 27

Photographer Deana Lawson’s operate centers about complicated stereotypical representations of Black people today. The exhibit at the ICA will contain photographs that Lawson has taken because 2004 up right up until now and current them in tandem with a scholarly collection of perspectives from historians and writers. Her photos variety from studio portraiture to documentary photographs to family members album shots. Via her function, she makes a narrative that expresses themes of household, appreciate and wish. Lawson takes images that remind her of people today she’s “known in this life, or possibly even in one more life,” she says in her Hugo Boss Prize 2020 winner movie.

Deana Lawson, "Hair Advertisement," 2005. (Courtesy the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles)
Deana Lawson, “Hair Ad,” 2005. (Courtesy the artist Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles)

Friday, Nov. 5-Saturday, Nov. 6

Luminarium Dance Corporation is a present day and modern dance organization that combines dance and lights style and design in their perform. This week, they’ll be presenting a dance that delivers an inside of appear into the woman practical experience, and particularly about things that force women outside the house of their comfort zones. The deeply own reside performances will be held at the Motherbrook Arts and Group Centre in Dedham. Evidence of vaccination or a detrimental COVID examination is necessary.


Saturday, Nov. 6

This absolutely free folks concert will characteristic Massachusetts-based artists Sadie Gustafson-Zook and Ira Klein. Gustafson-Zook examines deep relationships by means of her songs with careful guitar finding while Klein — a guitarist, banjoist and composer — generates modern roots tunes by combining inspirations from blues, gospel and old-time audio. Like most outside occasions, primarily as it gets cold, it’s BYOB, carry your very own blanket! Subsequent the live performance, there will also be an intimate efficiency by Susan Werner held at Passim (a person of the organizers of the celebration). The singer-songwriter will execute her latest release of New Orleans-themed new music, “NOLA.” Folk/rock duo King Margo will open up.


Sunday, Nov. 7-Sunday, Nov. 21

The 33rd Boston Jewish Movie Pageant kicks off this Sunday with a collection of 20 documentary and narrative movies with myriad themes, with a single significantly well timed: dwelling by means of the pandemic. This is specially present in the Shorts Produced in Quarantine assortment, about when the entire world went into lockdown and folks ended up in quarantine. One of the movies, the small documentary “Dialogues and Monologues,” follows two Jewish refugee sisters who survived World War II and traveled from Europe to New York City and captures the effects of 80 decades of sisterhood and survival. The competition features a blend of in-person and streamed films.