MASS YOGA, HAUTE OPENINGS, SPECTACULAR ART: HERE ARE BOSTON’S SIX CAN’T-MISS EVENTS THIS SEASON.
Mass yoga, haute openings, spectacular art: Here are Boston’s six can’t-miss events this season.
LET IT RAIN
Step into MassArt’s new Design and Media Center and look up—Rainfield (2016) hangs above. From artist Daniel Clayman, the site-specific installation of more than 10,000 handmade glass water droplets was built with the help of 18 MassArt students. “Just from an aesthetic standpoint, I think it is beautiful,” says Clayman. “The light in the atrium is ever-changing.” 621 Huntington Ave., 617-8797000; massart.edu/rainfield
RIGHT ON TIME
Boston, meet Detroit. Made-in-theMotor-City lifestyle brand Shinola has finally made its way to Boston, bringing its upscale watches, notebooks, and bicycles to a Prudential Center boutique. “We have had a very positive response since opening in Boston,” says president Jacques Panis. “This is a community we know has discerning taste.” The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-3400; shinola.com
ASHES TO ASHES
There are two sides to every story, and in Steve McQueen’s video installation Ashes (2002–2015), two sides of a film are split between one room. “The story that’s told is very beautiful,” says ICA curator Dan Byers of the film that follows a fisherman to his unexpected fate. “And it’s told through a beautiful use of lyrical video.” The US debut of a Venice Biennale favorite,
Ashes marks the first time in
“EACH BAD EXPERIENCE WE HAVE ADDS A BRICK TO THE WALL. THE IDEA IS TO BREAK THAT WALL DOWN.” —AMY LEYDON
two decades that the Oscar-winning film director’s art is on display in Boston. February 15 through February 25, 2018, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., 617-478-3100; icaboston.org
Legendary actor James Earl Jones, the recipient of two best actor Tony Awards (not to mention lifetime achievement honors from SAG and the Oscars), stars in Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theater. “[Williams was] the reason that I went into theater,” says Michael Wilson, director of the 1961 masterwork that follows a group of misfit travelers through a “sexy and funny” night in the Mexican jungle. February 18 through March 18, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-5478300; americanrepertorytheater.org
BUILD IT UP, TEAR IT DOWN
Part yoga class, part emotional release, part Pink Floyd rock show… Wait, what? On March 25, Boston yogi Amy Leydon instructs a mass yoga class to the tune of Pink Floyd’s The Wall (with an accompanying light show, naturally). But it’s more than just a fan tribute, says Leydon. “With each bad experience we have, it adds a brick to the wall. The idea is to break that wall down.” Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, 617-5478300; amyleydonyoga.com
PLAYING WITH FIRE
South Boston culinary leader Barbara Lynch’s new autobiography, Out of Line, takes readers through her tumultuous life journey, from hard-knocked childhood to alcoholism to the sometimes-not-soglossy world of top-tier restaurants. Says Lynch, “I’m hoping that my story of success will help others overcome what’s holding them back.” Available April 11, Barnes & Noble, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617- 247-6959; barnesandnoble.com; barbaralynch.com
Shinola chic! Motor City hits Boston in the form of exclusive, American-made watches, bicycles, candles—you name it—at the Shinola Boutique at the Prudential Center.
FROM TOP: Om against The Wall with Amy Leydon’s Pink Floyd yoga; 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen exhibits his video installation Ashes (2002–15) at the ICA; “I hope my story of success will help others overcome what’s holding them back,” says star restaurateur Barbara Lynch of her new memoir, Out of Line.