IT’S FALL—time to close up the cabin and step away from the Jet Ski. You’re going to get cultured, and we’re going to help. We’ve examined hundreds of upcoming performances and exhibitions and selected a cross-section of shows we think will engage, enlighten, and energize you over the long, cold season ahead. We’ve also profiled some of the area’s most exciting artistic personalities, ones to watch in the coming year. All you have to do is weigh the options and buy some tickets. And then take your seat.