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A weekly guide to the arts in Boston June 4 - 10 Compiled by Fred Choi

Send submissions to or by interdepartmental mail to “On The Town,” The Tech, W20-483.

Popular Music


Next: 423-NEXT.

Jul. 29: Alabina, $25.

Berklee Performance Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Jun. 11: Mike Ness, $18.

Jun. 20: David Cassidy, $22.50.

Jun. 23: The Art Ensemble of Chicago, $25.

Jun. 26: John McLaughlin: Remembering Shakti. $22.50, $26.50.

Fleet Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Jun. 14: Shania Twain. Sold out.

Jun. 17. Ani DiFranco + Maceo Parker. $25.

Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Great Woods)

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Jun. 5: Kiss Concert. Details t.b.a. on KISS. Sold Out.

Jun. 11: Charlie Daniels Band + Marshall Tucker Band + Molly Hatchet. $29.50, $25 pavilion, $15 lawn.

Jun. 12: John Mellencamp + Son Volt. $46 pavilion, $29.50 lawn.

Jun. 16, 18: Ozzfest incl. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Primus, Slayer. Both shows Sold Out.

Jun. 18: Motley Crue + Scorpions + Flash Bastard, $50 pav., $35 lawn.

Jun. 19: Rod Stewart, $79.75, $59.75, $29.75.

Jun. 20: Journey + Foreigner. $35.

Jun. 23, 24: J. Geils Band. $39.50 pavilion, $25 lawn.

Jun. 26: Allman Brothers Band. $40.50, $30.50 pavilion, $25.50 lawn.

Jun. 29: Nickelodeon’s All That Tour with 98 Degrees + Monica + 3rd Storee + No Authority + Aaron Carter. $35, $25 pavilion, $17.50 lawn.

Jun. 30: Bad Company + David Lee Roth. $35, $29.50 pavilion.

Jul. 9: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers + Lucinda Williams. $47.50 pavilion, $26 lawn.

Jul. 12, 13: Phish. $27.50. Both shows sold out.

Jul. 15: Poison + Ratt + Great White + L.A. Guns, $25 pav., $15 lawn.

Jul. 17. Cher + Cyndi Lauper + Wild Orchid. $75.25, $60.25, $30.25.

Jul. 22: Bob Dylan + Paul Simon. $115.00 and $69.50 pavilion, $29.50 lawn.

Jul 24, 25: ‘N Sync + Five + Jordan Knight. Sold out.

Jul. 27: Jewel + Rusted Root, $35 pav., $25 lawn. On sale 7/12 at 10:00 a.m.

Jul. 29: Barenaked Ladies. $35 pavilion, $25.00 lawn.

Jul. 31: Steve Miller Band + George Thorogood and the Destroyers. $32.50 pavilion, $23.50 lawn.

Aug. 3: Lillith Fair '99. Incl. Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, the Pretenders, Mya, and Me'shell Ndegeocello. Tickets on sale 5/22.

Aug. 4: Roger Waters. $45 pavilion, $35 lawn.

Aug. 20: Allman Brothers Band. $40.50, $30.50 pavilion, $25.50 lawn.

Aug. 27: Goo Goo Dolls + Sugar Ray + Fastball, $25 pav., $20 lawn.

Aug. 28: WKLB’s Country Music Festival featuring Alabama, + Ty Herndon + The Kinleys. $29.50 pavilion, $19.50 lawn.

Sep. 2, 3: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Both shows Sold out.

Sep. 11: R.E.M. $39.50 pavilion, $29.50 lawn.

The Middle East

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Jun. 4: Quintaine Americana, $7.

Jun. 4: Angry Salad, $7.

Jun. 5: Fuzzy, $7.

Jun. 5: Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad, $12.

Jun. 6: Alan Silva, $7.

Jun. 6: Black Rebels and Abdul Baki & New Roots, $10.

Jun. 7: Jimmy Eat World, $8.

Paradise Rock Club

Next: 423-NEXT.

Jun. 5: Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, $9.25.

Jun. 11: Melissa Ferrick Band + Faith Salloway Band, $15.

Jun. 18: Coolio, $20 adv., $22.50 d.o.s.

Jun. 26: Verve Pipe + Papa Vegas, $12.

Jazz Music


Concertix: 876-7777

Jun. 4-5: New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Fri. $12, Sat. $14.

Jun. 10: Grisha Goryachev, $10.

Jun. 11-12: Deborah Henson-Conant: Jazz Harp, Fri. $14, Sat. $16.


Tickets: 562-4111

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Jun. 4: Shirley Horn, $26.

Jun. 8-9: Jacky Terrasson, $14.

Jun. 10-11: James Williams and ICU, Thurs. $18, Fri. $20.

Jun. 13: Women in Song - Featuring the area's new female vocalists, $10.

Classical Music

Boston Pops

Performances at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave., Boston. Tickets: 266-1492.

Jun. 4, 6, 10-12: TECH Night at Pops. John Williams, conductor. 6/4: $33 seats available. 6/6: $13-$49. 6/10: $13-$31. 6/11: Sold out. 6/12: $27.

Jun. 5, 7: Keith Lockhart, conductor, Nathan Lane, vocalist. 6/5: Sold out. 6/7: $13-$27.


Titanic: A New Musical

Jun. 9-20, at the Wang Theatre. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7:30pm; matinees Thurs., Sat., Sun., 2pm. The Tony Award-winning musical about the legendary maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, directed by Richard Jones, dramatizes the lives and yearnings of the crew, staff and passengers aboard the Titanic. Story by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Group sales of 20 or more call (617) 350-6000; $15-$68.50.

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.

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 $30-34.


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.

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.”

Gallery lectures are free with museum admission.

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." 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.

Alive in the Body: Portraits of Yoga

Through Jun. 29. Andree Lerat presents a gallery at the Main Hall of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre, MA. Opening reception, Jun. 10, 7-9 p.m. Call 738-9553 for gallery hours and directions.

Other Events

First Provincetown International Film Festival

Jun. 18: The Film Festival kicks off w/ the presentation of the "Filmmaker on the Edge" Award, given to John Waters. Waters, who will be in attendance, is a cult figure of underground filmmaking, and his career includes Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, and Pecker. The "director's cut" of Female Trouble (1974) is slated to be reissued this coming summer and will have its world premiere in the festival. For tickets and more information for this and other shows, call 508-349-0578 or 617-739-2901.

Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts

All events will occur at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 02115. For tickets and more information, call 369-3770.

Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: Through Jun. 6: The 8th annual festival. 6/4: Reno Finds Her Mom, Pasajes. 6/5: Belonging: Women and Identity and The Real Ellen Story. 6/6: The Trio and Out of Season. $7, $6 MFA members, seniors, and students.

25th Annual Bastille Day Street Festival

Jul. 9: Celebrate the French National Holiday and support the French Library and Cultural Center and its programs. Join 3000 fellow Bostonians in celebrating a little early, at Malborough Street, which will be filled with cafe stands, street artists, and live music. The evening will kick off with special activities for families and children at 6:30 p.m. The Bastille Day street dance will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children <12 y.o. Call 266-4351 or 912-0400 for reservations.

11th Annual Boston Festival of Bands

Jun. 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will host the Festival at Feneuil Hall. Musical selections, played by Concert Bands from around New England, will range from Broadway showtunes to jazz to Sousa marches to classical music. Free.

W.W.F. - Raw Is War!

Jun. 8, 7:45: Worcester Centrum Centre, Ticketmaster: 931-2000. $35, $28, $22, $17.