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13 Lansdowne St.
Mar. 10: Long Beach Dub Allstars.
Mar. 24: Reveille.
15 Lansdowne St.
Mar. 15: Paula Cole.
Mar. 16: Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Mar. 17: The Push Stars.
Mar. 29: No Doubt.
Apr. 4: Rollins Band.
Berklee Performance Center
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St.
Free student recitals and faculty concerts, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. some weekdays. For info. on these concerts, call the Performance Information Line at 747-8820.
Mar. 18: Bruce Cockburn $26.50-$24.50.
Mar. 26: Ryuichi Sakamoto, TBA.
Mar. 25: Britney Spears. Sold Out.
Mar. 30: Korn. Sold Out.
Mar. 31: Korn. $29.50.
47 Palmer St, Cambridge.
Ticket prices vary. Call 618-492-7679 for more info.
Mar. 10: Barbara Kessler.
Mar. 11: Grey Eye Glances.
Mar. 15: Don Conoscenti.
Mar. 16: Pierce Pettis.
Mar. 17: Joel Cage & Tom Dean.
Mar. 18: Odetta.
Mar. 26-27: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. $201, $76, $51, $40.50.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave.
Mar. 18: Astro Slut.
The Middle East
Ticket prices vary. Call 354-8238 for more info.
Mar. 10: Foxtrot Zulu.
Mar. 10: Wheat, CD release party , "Hope and Adams."
Mar. 11: Actual Proof with Loop Dreams, Balkan Tribes, and DJ. Seishi.
Mar. 11: Jennifer Teft Band with Crash 22, Lunar Plexus, and Beth Boche.
Mar. 12: High Rise with opening acts The Major Stars and Abunai.
Mar. 12: Toxic Narcotic Crash & Burn, Full Speed Ahead, and the Profits.
Mar. 13: Very Secretary with opening acts Rose of Sharon, 33 Slade, and Snailhouse.
Mar. 15: Chelsea on Fire.
Mar. 16: 128 Columbia Project with opening acts Dr. Awkward and Soulwork.
Mar. 16: 18 Abbe with opening acts Arms (from NY), Nook, and Y Not U.
Mar. 17: Al and the Transamerican with Members of the bands moe. and Strangefolk for a night of improv jam rock.
Mar. 17: Ragin' Teens.
Mar. 18: The Donnas.
Mar. 18: Waltham.
Mar. 20: Honeysuckle Vine with opening acts Steelhead, Fell Threw, and
Mar. 25: Femi Kuti.
Apr. 22: Dick Dale.
Apr. 6: Tracy Chapman. $36-$26.
Apr. 7: Bryan Adams. $51, $38.50, $31.
Apr. 8-10: Phil Lesh & Friends. $37.
Apr. 15: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, TBA.
Apr. 24: Third Eye Blind. $25.
Apr. 27: Oasis. $26.
45 Quincy St., 02138
Mar. 17: National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique.
Mar. 19: Salute to Robert Shaw, presented by the Masterworks Chorale.
T.T. the Bear's Place
10 Brookline St, Cambridge, 617-492-2327
Mar. 10-11: The Gravel Pit, "Reverse the Curse" benefit show for Paul Natale.
Mar. 12: Happy Hour with opening acts Choke, Revelation and Room with a View.
Mar. 13: Our Lady Peace.
Mar. 14: Krakow with opening acts Bird Get the Smile, Idiot Toaster, and The Complaints.
Mar. 15: St. Christopher with opening acts Mishima, Jumprope, Saturday People, and Part Time Losers.
Mar. 16: The Wine Field.
Mar. 17: Canine.
Mar. 18: Jim's Big Ego.
Mar. 19: Nimmmer, Carry the Zero, The Dot, and Digital Blue.
Mar. 21: Chelsea on Fire.
Mar. 22: Best Friend Josh with opening acts Kung Fu Grip and Jericho.
Mar. 10-12: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine.
Mar. 14: Steve Lacy Quartet.
Mar. 15: Michael Williams, with Sugar Ray Norcia, Bruce Katz, and David “Fathead” Newman.
Mar. 16-19: McCoy Tyner Trio.
Mar. 21: Michelle Willson & Her Evil Gal Festival Orchestra.
Mar. 22: Anton Schwartz Quartet.
Mar. 23-25: Kenny Barron Quintet.
Mar. 28: Galindo/Phaneuf Sextet.
Scullers Jazz Club
(All performers have two shows per day unless otherwise noted.)
Mar. 10-11: Yellowjackets.
Mar. 14: Wesla Whitfield.Mar. 15: Dechelis, Tomasic, Nakatani Trio.
Mar. 16-17: Walter Beasley.
Mar. 22: Eric Marienthal.
Mar. 23: The Joyce DiCamillo Trio.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Performances at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, unless otherwise noted. For MIT Students: Tickets are offered for Thursday evening concerts (8pm) and Friday afternoon concerts (1:30 p.m.) and are available on the day of the concert only at the BSO Box Office at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave. Open 10 a.m. - 6.p.m.). Two tickets may be obtained with two current valid MIT student IDs, subject to availability. For updated MIT student ticket availability, call 638-9478 after 10 a.m. on the day of concert.
Mar. 10-11, 14, Vadim Repin, violin; Semyon Bychkov, conductor. Gubaidulina: Offertorium, for violin and orchestra; Tchaikovksy: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.” Pre-concert talk given by Harlow Robinson prior to each performance.
Mar. 16-18, 21: Janice Watson, soprano; Andre Previn, conductor. An All-Strauss Program including Sextet, Moonlight Music, and Closing scene from Capriccio and the Symphonia domestica. Pre-concert talk given by John Daverio.
BankBoston Celebrity Series
Performances at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston unless otherwise noted.
Mar. 18 at 8 p.m.: Beaux Arts Trio. Beethoven: Variations on “Ich bin ein der Schneider Kakadu” in G Major, Op. 121A; Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”); Shostkovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67. At NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA. $45, $42, $38.
May 12 at 8 p.m.: Audra McDonald. Theater's youngest three-time Tony award winner presents songs from her latest album How Glory Goes, her debut album Way Back to Paradise, as well as standards by Arlen, Kern, and Weill. At the Sanders Theater, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, A. Tickets $42, $38, $35 and available by calling CelebrityCharge 617-482-6661.
Schubert and Brahms
Apr. 7 at 8 p.m.: The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus present a program of music by Schubert, Brahms, and Rossini, conducted by Harry Bicket. At the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. Tickets $49, $37, $25, available at the H&H box office, 300 MAss. Ave. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or call 617-266-3605 or visit <www.handelandhaydn.org>. Also available at all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 617-931-ARTS.
Apr. 9 at 3 p.m.: The boston Cecilia performs Handel’s Messiah in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hal. Music Director Donald Teeters will conduct the Cecilia Chorus and Period Instruments Orchestra, with soloists Sharon Baker, soprano, Jeffrey Gall, countertenor, Richard Clement, tenor, and Mark Risinger, bass. Tickets are $60-411 and may be purchased by calling the Boston Cecilia office at 617-232-4540 or the Jordan Box Office at 617-536-2412. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. For more info., call the Boston Cecilia office or visit <http://www.bostoncecilia.org>.
Mar. 10-11 at 8 p.m., Mar. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Emerson Majestic
Theatre (219 Tremont St., Boston): As part of the BankBoston Celebrity Series, Obie-award winner Spalding Gray will perform his monologue Morning, Noon and Night. The monologue examines a day in the life of Gray's family in their small town on Long Island. Tickets are $35 and $32 and are available by calling CelebrityCharge (617-482-6661, M-F 10-4) or at the Emerson Majestic Theatre.
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.
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.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Boston. (566-1401), Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $10 ($11 on weekends), $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 Our National Heritage
33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, 02421. (781-861-6559). Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking free. <http://www.mnh.org>
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.
220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, 02125. Located across from the JFK Library. Hours: M-F 9-5, S 9-3. Admission is Free. For more info. or to arrange a tour, call 617-727-9268.
Through Mar. 17 at the Kaji Aso Studio Gallerby, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston, 02115, near Symphony Hall. The Kaji Aso Studio presents the pottery of Yasuko Dower and the calligraphy of Kaji Aso. Yasuko Dower specializes in raku and pit fired works, and has a studio on Cape Cod. Kaji Aso has calligraphy featured in the permanent collection of the National Musem of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Modern Museum of Art in New York, and the MFA in Boston. Opening Reception Sat. Mar. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and gallery hours call 617-247-1719.
Mar. 10-19, Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At The Gallery at Mount Ida College (Carlson Student Center, 777 Dedham St., Newton Centre, MA): A presentation of the “Art and Artifacts of Queer Masculinity,” the presentation of this traveling exhibition reveals a vast array of self-representation of gay male “bear sensibilities” as a postmodern/avant-garde installation of two- and three-dimensional objects, multi-media, and live performance artists. The show mixes folk, commercial, documentary, and fine art vocabularies to demonstrate the rapid expansion of a new gay male archetype. Free admission. Opening Reception will be held Fri., Mar. 10, 7-9 p.m. On Sat., March 11th, there will be an Evening of Live Performance by bear-identified artists: Alan Reade, Martin Swinger, and Ernie Lijoi, in the Auditorium adjacent to the gallery from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.For more information, go to: <http://bearhistory.com>
The Living Room
Through Apr. 30: Born in Taiwan, Lee Mingwei's practice as an artist is to create installations that involve personal exchanges between the viewers and the artist. Lee will create a modern-day version of the salon life of Isabella Gardner used to enliven her collection. Lee and museum staff will act as hosts to the museum, spending the day interacting with visitors who enter the special exhibition gallery.
Lynn Beach Painters
Through Aug. 20: The exhibit, subtitled "Art Along the North Shore, 1880-1920," presents 60 works of the seven lyrical and evocative painters that comprised the school of American Marine Impressionists. The exhibition focuses on the significance and cohesiveness of the group placed within the context of the period of American art.
The End of the World
Mar. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at the Middle East Restaurant, 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. Local funk and blues band Crash 22 showcases the Boston arts scene with musical performances, film, fashion, dancers, tarot card readings, jugglers, visual art installations, and literary readings. $7.
John F. Kennedy Library Public Forums
At the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. Free. For more info., call 617-929-4571.
Robert Frost: The Nation's Poet
Apr. 2, 2 to 4 p.m.: In his recent biography, Robert Frost: A Life, Jay Parini analyzes the conflict between Frost's artistic need forsolitude and his desire for exposure to the general public. After viewing clips of Frost's recitation at JFK’s inaugural, Jay Parini, poet, novelist, and professor at Middlebury College, will offer his analysis of the final years of one of this century's greatest poets.
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 02115. For tickets and more information, call 369-3770. Tickets for each showing are $7, $6 MFA members, seniors, students, unless otherwise noted.
Nine Films by Max Ophuls
The retrospective of the German-born Max Ophuls combines revered calassics with rarely screened archival films.
Mar. 11 at 12 p.m.: Liebelei (1932, 85 min.).
Mar. 17 at 6 p.m.: The Exile (1947, 95 min.).
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Director of the Decade
The MFA is currently the sole institution to host all 14 of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's films in a complete retrospective, including his first three rarely seen films, and Boston premieres of Hou's two most recent films, The Flowers of Shanghai and Goodbye South, Goodbye. Hsien was called "the world 's greatest active narrative filmmaker" by the Village Voice.
Mar. 10 at 7:45 p.m.. Mar. 23 at 5:45 p.m.: Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996, 116 min.).
Mar. 24 at 7:45 p.m., Mar. 25, at 3:45 p.m.: The Flowers of Shanghai (1998, 120 min.).
Mar. 30-Apr. 9, Tue. 8 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat-Sun. 2 p.m.: The Boston Ballet presents Cervantes' classic tale of chivalry and romance. At the Wang Center (270 Tremont St., Boston). tickets available at the Boston Ballet box office, or by calling 617-695-6950 or Telecharge 1-800-447-7400. $73-$12.50, studnet rush tickets $12.50.
Lesbigay Film Series
Presented by Club Pride at Roxbury Community College.
Apr. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Community College, Academic Building, Room 121 (1234 Columbus Avenue, at the intersection of Columbus and Tremont, located directly directly across street from the Roxbury Crossing T station (Orange Line). Woubi Cheri (Directors: Philip Brooks & Laurent Bacahut, 62 minutes, France/Ivory Coast, 1998). in French with English Subtitles. The first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Free parking. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.