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5 Things To Do This Weekend, From Indigenous Art To Dropkick Murphys

Spectators cheer during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston in 2017. (Michael Dwyer/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Spectators cheer during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston in 2017. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Despite yet another weekend list written in the throes of yet another storm, I come with good news — this weekend promises to be green, one way or another. In addition to the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, here’s a look at how else you can celebrate surviving our most recent nor’easter.

T.C. Cannon: At The Edge Of America | Through June 10 | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

As a young man, T.C. Cannon revolutionized Native American art. He painted his community on their own terms, joining traditional elements with contemporary settings. Though he worked in the '60s and '70s — Cannon died in 1978 at the age of 31 — his work resonates as if painted today. (Here’s a closer look at the exhibit from Maria Garcia.)

T.C. Cannon's "Cloud Madonna," painted in 1975. (Courtesy Collection of Charles and Karen Miller Nearburg, Hood Museum of Art, Estate of T.C. Cannon)
T.C. Cannon's "Cloud Madonna," painted in 1975. (Courtesy Collection of Charles and Karen Miller Nearburg, Hood Museum of Art, Estate of T.C. Cannon)

Bedlam's 'Hamlet' & 'Saint Joan' | Through March 25 | Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

New York-based theater company Bedlam brings together William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” in a high-energy double header. The four actors rotate between characters, jumping from one to the next within a single scene. (Here’s Jeremy D. Goodwin’s review.)

Aubie Merrylees and Kahlil Garcia in Bedlam's "Hamlet." (Courtesy Randall-Garnick Photography/ArtsEmerson)
Aubie Merrylees and Kahlil Garcia in Bedlam's "Hamlet." (Courtesy Randall-Garnick Photography/ArtsEmerson)

Boston Flower & Garden Show | Through Sunday, March 18 | Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

Clearly — and in my opinion, sadly — it’s not spring yet. But we can pretend for a while at the Boston Flower & Garden Show, packed with events and activities for garden enthusiasts, and landscape creations for those of us who just need to see a little green.


Dropkick Murphys | Thursday, March 15 - Sunday, March 18 | House of Blues, Boston

Speaking of green, it's St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which means Celtic-punk band Dropkick Murphy’s return to their home base for the annual tour.

If that’s not quite your scene, try The Burren or The Black Rose — both bars regularly host traditional Irish music, and have sets planned for this weekend’s fanfare.


Doyle’s Café Story Slam | Sunday, March 18 | Doyle’s Café, Jamaica Plain

Every third Sunday of the month Doyle’s Café in Jamaica Plain hosts a story slam a la The Moth. Participants have five minutes to tell a story about their life, and this time the theme is — appropriately — luck.

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Hannah Chanatry is a freelance arts writer whose work has appeared in CommonWealth Magazine and the Syracuse Post-Standard.

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