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4 can't-miss arts events in Boston this week

4 can't-miss arts events in Boston this week
Drag Me to Brunch. | Photos: Eventbrite
By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2018.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Boston this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from gallery openings to drag shows. 

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The Aesthetics of Function: The Influence of the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Modern American Studio Ceramics

Led by William Thrasher, an independent curator of contemporary Japanese arts and crafts, this program focuses on how American ceramicists have adapted the items used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies to their own work.

"Innumerable American potters have studied in Japan with master potters, and an increasing number of Japanese potters have taught in America," the organizers write. "It would be impossible to engage in the study of Japanese ceramics without being confronted with the single most famous of all Japanese ceramics — the tea bowl — and the challenge (for foreign potters as well as contemporary Japanese potters) to demystify it."

When: Wednesday, June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, 63 Park Plaza
Admission: Free
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Opening Reception: 'The Cover Up' & 'Infinite Vibration'

This free event at the Society of Arts + Crafts celebrates the debut of two new exhibitions. Donna Rhae Marder's The Cover Up explores "identity, tradition, authority, and comfort," using textiles made from garments belonging to members of her family. Niho Kozuru's Infinite Vibration showcases a variety of vivid, colorful rubber sculptures and wall pieces.

The event begins at 6pm with remarks from both artists. Wine and snacks will be served. 

When: Thursday, June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Blvd., Suite 200
Admission: Free
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The NEMPAC Opera Project's Don Giovanni

Fans of opera won't want to miss the North End Music and Performing Arts Center's production of Mozart's classic opera Don Giovanni, which follows an infamous womanizer who leaves havoc in his wake. 

Performed in the original Italian (with English supertitles), this new production showcases an array of young talent, including NEMPAC's own students, in Faneuil Hall's Great Hall. 

When: Thursday, June 21, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square
Admission: $29 (general admission), $25 (seniors and students), $65 (VIP seating)
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Drag Me to Brunch

Enjoy the "ultimate Sunday Funday experience" at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club's Sunday-afternoon brunch show, which features drag performers Destiny Boston and Dee Dee de Ray alongside a rotating cast of top local drag queens.

The 21+ party kicks off with a brunch buffet and cocktail specials at 11 a.m., with the interactive drag show starting at 2 p.m. After the show, a professional photographer will snap photos of guests with the resident queens. 

When: Sunday, June 24, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club, 11 Beacon St.
Admission: $15 general admission; $30 for admission and brunch buffet
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