This week’s Wave

Brian Matuszak, right, as Macbeth, rehearses a scene from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” with John Pokrzywinski as Banquo at Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium last Sunday. The play opens Friday. (Bob King /

An actor known for his comedic side channels a dark-dark place as the title character in the Wise Fool Shakespeare production that opens Friday. Brian Matuszak is Macbeth.

Upright Citizens Brigade brings its long form improv comedy to Teatro Zuccone. Meet the players.

Best Bets include: “Macbeth,” Upright Citizens Brigade, Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival, The Big Wu, Lucy Kaplansky and snow angels.

Jason Koski is a songwriter worth keeping an eye on. So says music reviewer Tony Bennett, who looked at Yellow Plate Hotel this week.