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ON THE TOWN

March 19 -- April 2

Popular Music

Avalon

Next: 423-NEXT.

Mar. 19: The Corrs. $15.

Mar. 20: Buffalo Tom. $16.

Mar. 22: Stabbing Westward + Placebo. $15.

Apr. 3: Love + Rockets. $18. On sale 2/27 at 10am.

Apr. 9: moe. $15.

Apr. 20: Eve 6. $12.

Apr. 23: Wilco + Vic Chestnutt. $15.

The Orpheum Theatre

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Mar. 20: Jeff Beck. Sold out.

May 4, 5: Sheryl Crow + Semisonic. $32.50, $27.50. Second show tickets on sale 3/8 at 10am.

Fleet Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Mar. 22-23: The Roling Stones + Goo Goo Dolls. Sold out.

Mar. 27: Jay-z + DMX + Method Man. Sold out.

Foxboro Stadium

Next: 423-NEXT.

May 29: Dave Matthews Band + Santana + The Roots. On sale 3/20 at 10am.

Worcester Centrum Centere

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Mar. 19: Korn + Rob Zombie. $29.50.

Mar. 22: Jay-Z + DMX + Method Man. $35, $25.

Apr. 9: Marilyn Manson + Hole + Monster Magnet. $29.50.

Great Woods

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

May 28: Lenny Kravitz + The Black Crowes + Everlast. $39.50 shed, $25 lawn.

Jun. 12: John Mellencamp. $46 shed, $29.50 lawn.

Jul. 24: ‘N Sync. Sold out.

Jul. 25: ‘N Sync. $39.50 pavilion, $24.50 lawn.

Paradise Rock Club

Next: 423-NEXT.

Mar. 19: Dance Hall Crashers.

Mar. 20: Barry and the Remains.

Mar. 23: Silverchair.

Mar. 24: Hepcat.

Mar. 25: Gov't Mule.

Mar. 27: Great Big Sea + My Favorite Relative.

Mar. 28: Fuel + Zebrahead + Mayfield Four. Free concert, listen to WBCN for tickets.

Apr. 6: Pork Tornado w/Jon Fishman.

Apr. 7: Galactic.

Apr. 9: Martin Sexton.

Apr. 14: Robin Trower.

Apr. 15: Burlap to Cashmere.

Apr. 16: Latin Playboys

Axis

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Mar. 23: Kid Rock. $9.

Mar. 24: Vast. $7.

Jazz Music

Regattabar

Tickets: 661-5000.

Mar. 19-20: Ruth Brown & Friends

Mar. 23: The Teresa Ines Group

Mar. 24: Ron Bosse and Persuance

Mar. 25-27: The Joe Lovano Trio

Mar. 30: Yoron Israel's Connection

Mar. 31-Apr. 3: Max Roach & The So What Brass 5

Sculler's

Tickets: 562-4111

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Mar. 19-20: Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Mar. 23: Kendrick Oliver & the New Life Orchestra

Mar. 24: Doron Johnson Trio

Mar. 25: Marc Antoine

Mar. 26-28: Poncho Sanchez

Classical Music

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: 266-1492. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 P.M.; Fridays, 1:30 P.M. $23-$71; rush seats $7.50 day of concert, on sale Fridays from 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.. Free tickets for MIT students Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons, call 638-9478 for availability.

Mar. 19-20: Kazushi Ono, Conductor. Yefim Bronfman, piano. Kodaly, ‘Dances of Galanta.’ Bartok, Piano Conerto No. 2. Prokofiev, Suite from ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

Mar. 25-27, 30: Jeffrey Tate, Conductor. Pinchas Zukerman, violin. Ades, ‘Living Toys.’ Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1. Dvorak, Romance for violin and orchestra. Schoenberg, Chamber Symphony No. 2.

Dance

Boston Ballet

“Festival of Firsts” features Roland Petit's "La Jeune Homme et La Mort," Daniel Pelzig's "Bachianas," and Christopher Wheeldon's "Corybantic Ecstasies" on Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston (800) 447-7400. Tix $12.50 to $69. Student rush tickets available.

Lord of the Dance

Wang Theatre, June 3 at 8pm, 4 at 8pm, 5 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $66, $46, $36, $26 with $61 as the top price for 2 p.m. Tickets from Tele-charge, 1-800-447-7400, or Wang Theatre box office.

Theater

Blue Man Group

Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, indefinitely. Curtain is at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, at 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 3 and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $35 to $45. Call 426-6912 for tickets and information on how to see the show for free by ushering.

The Master Builder

American Repertory Theatre at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge (547-8300), in repertory through March 21. Curtain is at 8 p.m. March 19, and 20; there are matinees at 2 p.m, and 21, and at 10:30 a.m. March 19. Tix $23 to $55.

Ragtime

Broadway in Boston at the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston (931-2787), through March 28. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; there is a midweek matinee on March 24. Tix $15 to $75.

Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton Street, Boston (426-5225), indefinitely. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $30 to $34.

Peter Pan

The Lyric Stage, in collaboration with Once Upon a Time..., continues its series of participatory plays for children with the saga of the boy who refuses to grow up and the dastardly, if physically challenged, Captain Hook. At the Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston (437-7172), through March 28. Curtain is at 11am on March 27 and 28. $7.

Exhibits

Computer Museum

300 Congress St., Boston. (423-6758 or 426-2800), Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $7, $5 for students and seniors, free for children under 5. Half-price admission on Sun. from 3-5 p.m. Tours daily of “Walk Through Computer 2000,” a working two-story model of a PC. The world’s only computer museum; features a collection of vintage computers and robots with over 150 hands-on exhibits illustrating the evolution, use, and impact of computers. Featured exhibits include: “The Hacker’s Garage,” a recreation of a ‘70s hacker’s garage with such items as an Apple I and Pong; “The Networked Planet: Traveling the Information Highway,” an electronic tour of the Internet; “Robots and Other Smart Machines,” an interactive exhibition of artificial intelligence and robots; “Tools & Toys: The Amazing Personal Computer”; “People and Computers: Milestones of a Revolution,” explores a number of ways computers impact everyday life. In the Smart Machines Theater a multi-media show features NASA’s Mars Rover, R2-D2, Shakey, Sea Rover, and other robots. Through Nov. 30: “Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing.” Ongoing: “Virtual FishTank.”

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boston. (566-1401), Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for students with ID ($3 on Wed.), free for children under 18.

The museum, built in the style of a 15th-century Venetian palace, houses more than 2500 art objects, with emphasis on Italian Renaissance and 17th-century Dutch works. Among the highlights are works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Whistler. Guided tours given Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

Through April 25: "Josiah McElheney: The Story of Glass."

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. (267-9300), Mon.-Tues., 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. West Wing open Thurs.-Fri. until 9:45 p.m. Admission free with MIT ID, otherwise $10, $8 for students and seniors, children under 17 free; $2 after 5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., free Wed. after 4 p.m.

Mon.-Fri.: introductory walks through all collections begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; “Asian, Egyptian, and Classical Walks” begin at 11:30 a.m.; “American Painting and Decorative Arts Walks” begin at 12:30 p.m.; “European Painting and Decorative Arts Walks” begin at 2:30 p.m.; Introductory tours are also offered Sat. at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Permanent Gallery Installations: “Late Gothic Gallery,” featuring a restored 15th-century stained glass window from Hampton Court, 14th- and 15th-century stone, alabaster, and polychrome wood sculptures from France and the Netherlands; “Mummy Mask Gallery,” a newly renovated Egyptian gallery, features primitive masks dating from as far back as 2500 B.C.; “European Decorative Arts from 1950 to the Present”; “John Singer Sargent: Studies for MFA and Boston Public Library Murals.”

Through March 31: "I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts." Through May 9: "French Photography: Le Gray to Atget;” "Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman." Through April 11: "Abelardo Morrell & the Camera Eye." Ongoing: "The Art of Africa, Oceana, and the Ancient Americas"; "Egyptian Funerary Arts and Ancient Near East Galleries."

Gallery lectures are free with museum admission. Thurs. 11: at 11 a.m., "Baroque Decorative Arts," presented by Joyce Geary Volk. Sat.: at noon, "17th-Century Dutch Painting," presented by Amy Daughenbaugh. Sun.: at 2 p.m., "A Valentine for Lupercalia: Lovers in Art," presented by Henry Augustine Tate. Wed.: at 6 p.m., "Maritime America," presented by Guy Jordan.

Museum of Science

Science Park, Boston. (723-2500), Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free with MIT ID, otherwise $9, $7 for children 3-14 and seniors.

The Museum features the theater of electricity (with indoor thunder-and-lightning shows daily) and more than 600 hands-on exhibits. Ongoing: “Discovery Center"; "Investigate! A See-For-Yourself Exhibit"; "Science in the Park: Playing with Forces and Motion"; "Seeing Is Deceiving."

Ongoing: "Everest: Roof of the World"; "Living on the Edge." Through May 9: "Cats! Wild to Mild."

Admission to Omni, laser, and planetarium shows is $7.50, $5.50 for children and seniors. Now showing: "Laser Depeche Mode," Sun., 8 p.m.; "Laser Offspring," Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; "Laser Rush," Sun., 9:15; "Laser Beastie Boys," Thurs.-Sat., 9:15 p.m.; "Laser Floyd's Wall," Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m.; "Friday Night Stargazing," Fri., 8:30 p.m.; "Welcome to the Universe," daily; "Quest for Contact: Are We Alone?" daily.