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Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

Music, theater, comedy, museums, family events, and more, selected by Globe critics and writers.

GlobeDocs 2022: from Massachusetts to Mars, and many destinations between

Highlights in this year’s film festival include "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," "Good Night Oppy," and "Afghan Dreamers."


Just by being her authentic self, Loretta Lynn made sure women were heard

Lynn embodied country music from a woman’s perspective like no one else before or since.

Ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? ‘Borealis’ illuminates the Cambridge Science Festival.

An immersive, multisensory installation is coming to Kendall Square, reimagining the aurora borealis with a three-hour light and sound show. Check out the free outdoor experience Thursday through Sunday, starting at 8 p.m.

Ziwe masters the art of asking all the wrong questions

On her self-titled Showtime variety and talk show, the Lawrence native's aim is to subvert the tradition of talk show niceties to get to something more real.

At the MFA, a new show looks at what Life left out

"Life Magazine and the Power of Photography" examines the ambitions, biases, and blind spots of the iconic "general interest" publication.


Harvard Art Museums examines the power of print in the Enlightenment era

Ambitious exhibition "Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment" captures the first real age of mass media.

An invitation to Sudan Archives’s prom

Ahead of her show at The Sinclair, the singer says her new album, “Natural Brown Prom Queen,” is a true reflection of herself and her DIY aesthetic, which blends pop experimentation with her ever-present violin.


Going for the gold — and redemption — in ‘The Redeem Team’

The documentary, on Netflix, looks back at the 2008 US men’s Olympic basketball team.

Christian Bale thinks ‘we need to find something to be obsessed about’

His obsession? The 14 or so different scripts director David O. Russell wrote for their new movie, "Amsterdam." He also talks about the humbling experience of singing with Taylor Swift.

Ringo at his most fab

These Beatles tracks show just how inventive and intuitive Ringo was.

Don’t pass Ringo by: How other drummers regard the most underappreciated Beatle

Bypassed on a few of the band's early recordings, and never flamboyant, Ringo Starr didn't always get the respect he deserved. But ask a drummer — or for this story, a half-dozen — and you’ll find them singing Starr’s praises.

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Self-help: Set aside one week to put your sleep issues to bed

“The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest” is designed to help you diagnose and eliminate the obstacles to some satisfying Zs.


Wilco’s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ reissue captures the sound of a band driven to greatness

For most devotees, the heart of the "super deluxe" set will be the trove of 43 alternate versions and outtakes, most sounding almost nothing like their final versions.


A movie, a city, a state of mind: ‘Amsterdam’

Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie head a starry cast in David O. Russell’s latest directorial effort.


At halfway point, ‘The Serpent Queen’ commands attention

Samantha Morton is mesmerizing as Catherine de’Medici in the royal drama from Starz.