5 things to do in Boston this weekend - Metro US

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Tina Turnbow

Why not check out some live music from a “Walking Dead” cast member this weekend?


Emily Kinney

Sunday, 8:30 p.m.

The Sinclair

52 Church St., Cambridge

$15, 18+, 800-745-3000


Emily Kinney is probably best known for playing Beth Greene on “The Walking Dead”, but she’s also a singer-songwriter. Unlike some such “double threats”, for whom one or the other talent is secondary, Kinney’s equally good at both—her sweet voice is amiable and inviting, but doesn’t hide the yearning and tension in her strong melodies and story-like lyric sheets.


Andrew Millner

Through June 9

Miller Yezerski Gallery

460 Harrison Ave., Boston

Free, 617-262-0550


Andrew Miller’s preoccupation is flowers, in particular roses, which he depicts with a monochromatic style, his images—created with a variety of media—usually limited to black, red or white. His red-on-red still lives of roses in vases are particularly striking, imbued with an erotic energy that could very well make you swoon—even when the title is “Mother’s Day”.



Saturday and Sunday

Cutler Majestic Theater

219 Tremont St., Boston

$65-$105, 617-824-8000


The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg performs this ballet by director Boris Eifman, based on the life of sculptor Augustre Rodin, best known for his iconic and much-parodied “The Thinker”. Eifman’s ballet, however, focuses on Rodin’s 15 year relationship with Camille Claudel, his mistress and muse, who went mad after their breakup, convinced Rodin was part of a conspiracy to destroy her.



Through Saturday

Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle St., Cambridge

$8-$12, 617-547-8300


This play by Will Eno is about an American small town called Middletown, where things are just a bit too normal. We’re informed that the population and the elevation are stable; the main street is called Main Street, the police officer’s name is Cop, the librarian’s name is Librarian. What’s going on here? New resident Mary Swanson is about to find out.



Friday, 6 p.m.

BSA Space

290 Congress St., Boston

$12, 617-391-4000


It’s hard to overstate the devastation of Detroit, Michigan since the 2008 financial crisis. Seven years later, great swaths of the city remain veritable ghost towns. This documentary by Heidi EwingandRachel Grady takes a look at the effects of the automotive industry’s caving-in on the Motor City, and the remarkable fortitude of residents who refuse to give up.

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