The Must List
This month's not-to-be-missed happenings.
EVENTÂ Boston Jewish Film Festival
This creative 32-film lineup features shorts, and even the Israeli version of The Office. The centerpiece is Deaf Jam, the story of Aneta Brodski, a deaf Israeli teen in Queens who performs sign-language verse at poetry slams. Most films, $12; three-film pass, $30; 11/2â€“11/12.
COMEDYÂ Bo Burnham
Five years ago, Bo Burnham recorded â€śMy Whole Family Thinks Iâ€™m Gayâ€ť in his bedroom. Now the Hamilton comedian fills theaters with fans of his merrily offensive melodies. Heâ€™ll play the Wilbur on Thanksgiving weekend. $24.50â€“$29.50, 11/26.
FINE ARTÂ â€śUnboundâ€ť at Pem
With 400,000 volumes, the Peabody Essex Museum has one of the countryâ€™s finest rare-book collections. This PEM exhibit curates the best of the best, including original transcripts from the Salem witch trials. $15, 11/12/2011â€“11/26/2012.
BOOKÂ Henry Louis Gates Jr.Â Â
Barack Obama may be the latest chapter in African-American history, but thatâ€™s just one in 500 years of triumph and tragedy. In Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513â€“2008, Gates weaves his insights through 880 images to create a comprehensive visual saga of race in America. $50, Out 11/22.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2011/11/the-must-list-november-2011/