Nov 19, 2014 - Apr 05, 2015

Adriana Varejão

Over on the waterfront, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston honors patrons of contemporary art as it mounts world-renowned Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão's first U.S. solo museum exhibition. The selected pieces that comprise the titular show range from 1993 to the present day; a new work "Polvo" investigates racial identity in a series of self-portraits, while other, more haunting, works featuring depictions of flesh intersecting with beautiful Portuguese tile, as in "Folds 2." 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617.478.3100, www.icaboston.org

Jul 25 - Aug 02, 2015

Special Olympics World Summer Games

Kicking off with the opening ceremonies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place at various venues across the city, including UCLA, the Los Angeles Convention Center and USC. Watch as 7,000 athletes from 170 countries compete in the world’s largest humanitarian and sports event.

Dec 17, 2014

The Black Keys

This popular alternative band promotes their new album. From $33; amwaycenter.com

Dec 13-14, 2014

Celebrate Dogs

See the world's largest dog show at the OC Convention Center, celebratedogsorlando.com

Dec 12, 2014

Usher

Don't miss this R&B and pop music icon. From $35; Amway Center, amwaycenter.com

Dec 11-14, 2014

PNC Father/Son Challenge

See top  PGA players compete in this family tournament.  From $15; Ritz-Carlton; pncfathersonchallenge.com  

Nov 22, 2014

Cigars and Cars

Sample cuisine and spirits from the area's top restaurants. From $50; 5 pm-8 pm; 2300 Pembrook Drive; realradio.fm

 

Nov 20, 2014

A Conversation with President Jimmy Carter

Through the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's popular forum program, the 39th President of the United States discusses his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power" with MSNBC host Ronan Farrow. 3:30-4:30 pm. Columbia Point, 617.514.1600, www.jfklibrary.org

Nov 07-09, 2014

Christmas Festival

Get a jump on holiday shopping at this popular annual event where attendees fawn over artisan-crafted wares, custom creations and gourmet food items. From fashions and fine jewelry to toys, home décor and seasonal decorations, more than 300 exhibitors offer endless options for under the tree. Chef-created gingerbread houses also on display. Open F noon-7 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. Tickets: $15. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., 617.536.3400, www.bostonchristmasfestival.com

Nov 19-23, 2014

Boston Lyric Opera presents "The Love Potion"

With a repertoire that ranges from world premiere works to classics by Puccini, Britten and Mozart, Boston Lyric Opera produces fully staged operas featuring some serious emerging talent. This month, catch BLO's Opera Annex's presentation of Frank Martin's Tristan and Isolt tale “The Love Potion.” W-Sa 7:30 pm, Su 3 pm. Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, 617.542.6772, www.blo.org

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