by Megan O’Brien, deputy inside editor
Thursday, Sept. 24
“Olate Dogs,” the season-seven winners of “America’s Got Talent,” are performing at The Wilbur Theatre this week. After headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas, starring in NBA halftime shows and making a few television appearances, this tail-wagging group will bring its hybrid show of comedy, acrobatics and dog tricks to Boston. Father-son duo Richard and Nicholas Olate will lead their pack of dogs, most of which they rescued, through jump ropes, on scooters and down slides. 246 Tremont St.; 7 p.m.; $27-75.
Friday, Sept. 25
Twice a year, Citi Performing Arts Center puts on ArtWeek Boston, a ten-day event featuring an array of art-themed activities and performances. Since its inception in 2013, the ArtWeek movement has spread to more than 45 neighborhoods and towns in Massachusetts. This year’s fall Boston ArtWeek will begin Friday and run until Sunday, Oct. 4. A lighting of the Prudential Tower kicks off the festivities on Friday night. It will include exhibit tours, aikido demonstrations, concerts, plays, welding workshops, master dance classes and more. A full schedule can be found at www.artweekboston.org/events. Locations, times and prices vary.
Saturday, Sept. 26
On Saturday night, Chinatown will host its second annual Lantern Festival at the Chinatown Gate of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. As part of Mayor Walsh’s “Main Street Initiative,” the Lantern Festival will bring both vitality to the Chinatown market and fun for Bostonians. The festival is one of the first intensive urban use plans to enrich local economies in the nation. Prior to sending a paper lantern up into the night sky, those who join the festivities can check out local culinary arts and crafts vendors, listen to live Chinese folk music, sample mooncakes, watch a Lion Dance, try some Tai Chi and see a martial arts demonstration. 185 Kneeland St.; noon – 8 p.m.; free.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Through October, three blocks of Harrison Avenue in the South End will be home to food trucks, locally grown produce and handmade crafts on Sundays. Those who find themselves at the South End Open Market @ SoWa can munch on anything from ice cream sandwiches to grilled cheese with a selection of 15 to 20 food trucks. The farmers market poses a perfect opportunity to try some apple cider, or shop at the Arts Market for fall clothing, ceramics, jewelry, houseware and more. Offering an opportunity for people to meet those behind the work, visitors can also meet the farmer, craftsman or chef behind the fun. 460 Harrison Ave.; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; free.
Monday, Sept. 28
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will unveil two new contemporary art exhibitions at their Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Both exhibitions feature artists from around the world, with a common theme of India. “Seeing the Elephant” presents work that explores topics facing present-day India and “Looking In/Looking Out: Contemporary Indian Photography from the Gaur Collection” highlights pieces from one of the largest modern Indian art archives in the country. The exhibits will be on view until Dec. 5. An opening reception will take place Monday. 621 Huntington Ave.; 6 – 8 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
The national tour of “Cinderella” makes its premiere at the Boston Opera House this Tuesday. Reminisce on the 1957 classic tale of masked balls, giant pumpkins and glass slippers with a polished design from director Mark Brokaw. The 2013 musical features the classic compositions of Rodgers and Hammerstein, including the classics “Ten Minutes Ago” and “In My Own Little Corner,” and an updated book by Douglas Carter Beane, to create a production that garnered nine Tony Award nominations and one win during its Broadway run. “Cinderella” will be at the Opera House until Oct. 11. 539 Washington St.; 7:30 p.m.; $40-125.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
As part of Boston Fashion Week, 30 reenactors will show off fashion from the Revolutionary War on Wednesday. Founding Fashions: Clothing from the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, is an opportunity to see the 240-year-old styles come to life outside of the usual display case. Soldiers’ uniforms, farmers’ outfits, ball gowns and more will be included to showcase a broad spectrum of lifestyles from the late 18th Century. Commentary by experts on the period will provide information on the materials, construction, origin and functionality of garments during the show. 193 Salem St. ; 6 – 7 p.m.; $25.
Photo Credit Tim Evanson, Creative Commons