From new choreography to experimental music to really uncomfortable clothes, this weekend’s arts offerings will challenge your expectations.
CATALYSTS | Jan. 12 - 26 | The Dance Complex, Cambridge
The Dance Complex presents work from its four choreographers-in-residence: modern dancer Ali Kenner Brodsky with a piece about grief, experimental choreographer Dawn Kramer with a new work combining improvised music and videography, traditional Irish dancer Rebecca McGowan with an Americana collaboration and hip-hop dancer Aysha Upchurch with new choreography inspired by the concept of home.
Not a Wasted Night | Jan. 11 | The Paradise, Boston
Back in the ‘80s, the Braintree-born band Gang Green played a vital role in Boston’s emerging hardcore punk scene. Now, friends of the band come together to raise money for frontman Chris Doherty’s recovery after a stroke. (Read Jim Sullivan's feature.)
Co-incidence Festival | Jan. 11 - 19 | Washington Street Gallery, Somerville
Now in its third year, Somerville’s co-incidence festival is collaborative, improvisatory and designed to elicit surprises — much like the experimental music that it celebrates. Along with concerts and showcases, the free festival includes activities like a “soundwalk” in the Middlesex Fells, a trip to Walden Pond and a wine tasting.
(Some of) The Best of 2018 | Jan. 9 - 17 | Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Feeling overwhelmed by last year’s cinematic bounty? The Brattle Theatre makes the tough choices for you, with a week-long series featuring its favorite films of 2018. (Here are some of our critics' favorite movies, if you want to venture through them on your own.)
'Uneasy Beauty' | Through April 21 | Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton
All of the work on display in “Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment” is wearable — though that doesn't mean you should wear it. The exhibit pushes the bounds of comfort, both physical and cultural, through eye-popping fashion. (Learn more from Maria Garcia on the exhibition.)