The Must List
Theater: VENGEANCE IS THE LORD’S
Bob Glaudini scored a coup earlier this fall when his 2007 play Jack Goes Boating got the big-screen treatment courtesy of Philip Seymour Hoffman (in his directorial debut). Now the Huntington Theatre stages the world premiere of Glaudini’s newest work, a tough drama about a couple facing the upcoming parole of their daughter’s murderer. $25-$89, 11/12-12/12.
Design: JUDY KENSLEY McKIE
With sculptures in the MFA and DeCordova, Boston-based McKie has become a renowned crafter of studio furniture – the kind you look at, not sit on. She made her reputation with playfully stylized forms of animals, such as marble elephant benches and bronze anteater tables. See her latest menagerie prowl Newbury Street’s Gallery Naga. 11/12-12/18.
Art: INTERNATIONAL ARTS SHOW
Is your 401(k) getting fatter? Maybe it’s time to stop looking at art and start buying it. Forty international dealers are hauling their wares to this year’s installment of the Boston International Fine Arts Show, held at the Cyclorama. Look for creations by celebrity glass blower Dale Chihuly, but budget carefully – works here regularly command five figures. $15 admission, 11/18-11/21.
Music: BIEBER ‘N’ BUBLÉ
This month the TD Garden is giving mothers a rare opportunity to strike a bargain with their tweener daughters. If moms buy their breathless charges tickets to Justin Bieber’s 11/16 show, then the girls have to chaperone them to the 11/27 concert featuring jazzy crooner Michael Bublé. Bieber, $52-$79; Bublé, $69-$110.