Mark your calendars for a jam-packed month of dancing at the Citizens Bank Opera House, exploring artwork with the MFA and more.
Boston Design Week
Explore the city’s innovative and diverse design community as Boston Design Week returns for its 10th annual showcase—this year’s theme, Design for Tomorrow, Today!, emphasizes progressive planning, as well as environmental and social impact. The 12-day festival is serving up citywide events from some of Boston’s top designers and organizations, including interior design, urban architecture, landscaping, furniture and more. Plus, this year features the debut of Discover Design Fair, an online show highlighting modern and other styles of furniture, decorative arts, ceramics and sculptural objects. Multiple locations, 617.363.0405, bosto
SMFA at Tufts: Archive and Autobiography
Featuring the works of five students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, the SMFA at Tufts: Archive and Autobiography exhibition explores the concept of the archive to see the ways in which it shapes the self, one’s families, communities, history, politics and world-making. With a range of mediums from video to soft sculpture and painting, each artist presents unconventional archival forms to share a story. 465 Huntington Ave., 617.267.9300, mfa.org
Let your curiosity wander with Our Journey, consisting of two perceptive ballets that contemplate the natural desire for human connection. Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go features nine segments with 25 dazzling dancers to a score by Grammy and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens. The audience will also experience the debut of Nanine Linning’s choreography to Claude Debussy’s La Mer and choral work Les Sirenes performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and local women’s group Lorelei Ensemble. 539 Washington St., 617.695.6955, bostonballe
Boston International Film Festival
Returning for its 21st year, the Boston International Film Festival will screen over 80 short and feature films from more than 30 different countries this month. With an all-access VIP pass, guests can enjoy all five days of events, including red carpets, parties and films—plus an opportunity to meet the stars at the opening night gala. 175 Tremont St., 617.729.8310, bostoniff.
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