Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
An Andris Nelsons show at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Institute of Contemporary Art has a new Steve McQueen exhibit, and more events around Boston.
A video installation from filmmaker Steve McQueen, Academy Award-winning director of 12 Years a Slave, is now on display at the ICA. The project, Ashes, presents two different moments in a fisherman’s life: one shows the happy, pastoral times of Ashes’ life, the other reveals a twist of fortune and fate for the young man. Shot on different types of cameras, the films’ contrasts in aesthetics and content will surely prove to be both poignant and thought provoking.
$15, through February 25, 2018, Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, icaboston.org.
Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
Can’t get enough sci-fi in your daily life? Look no further! Catch original, submitted films like Dead Sunrise, Without Name, OMG I’m a Robot, and so many more this weekend at the 42nd annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. Who knows, maybe the next J.J. Abrams is presenting their first film this year. It all culminates with the ‘Thon, a 24 hour marathon of sci-fi classics, which come from a range of eras and, er, quality.
$14 per film, through February 20, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, bostonscifi.com.
Join this English folk singer and his band, the Sleeping Souls, for an evening of mellifluous sounds and poetic lyrics. Known for his edgy combination of rock and traditional folk sounds, Frank Turner will play hits from his most recent album, Positive Songs for Negative People, as well as older favorites. Other performers include Bouncing Souls, Arkells, and Will Varley.
$24+, Saturday, 6:45 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, agganisarena.com.
Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry
Talk about glitz and glamour! Check out 70 pieces of jewelry from the span of 4,000 years at this new exhibition. Focusing on archaeological, classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance jewelry, the exhibit boasts a 1924 Cartier brooch, an Egyptian winged scarab from around 700 BCE, and more. Most of the pieces come from the MFA’s own impressive collection.
$25, through August 19, 2018, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org.
BSO music director Andris Nelsons will conduct Schuller, Mozart, and Beethoven with pianist Emaneul Ax. Schuller’s Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee, which was famously inspired by Klee’s paintings, is on the program, as is Mozart’s grand Piano Concerto in E-flat and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.
$36+, Saturday, 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., bso.org.
February 24, 2017, 6:45 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated the closing date of Steve McQueen's Ashes at the ICA. We regret the error.