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Popular Music

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Next: 423-NEXT, 617-262-2437

13 Lansdowne St.

Jun. 16: Ian Brown. Cancelled.

Jun. 17: Groove Armada.

Jun. 29: Five Iron Frenzy.

Jul. 1: Tree.

Jul. 6: Sunny Day Real Estate.

Avalon

617-262-2424

15 Lansdowne St.

Jun. 2: Patti Smith, $22.50.

Jun. 15: Sonic Youth, $22.75.

Jun. 17: Strangefolk, $15.25.

Jun. 25: Dropkick Murphy's, $12.25.

Jun. 30: Insane Clown Posse, $25.25.

Jul. 15: Stereolab, $12.75.

Jul. 19: Spit Kickers Tour: De La Soul, Common, Pharoahe Monch,

Biz Markie, Talib Kewli and Hi-Tech, TBA.

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.

Jun. 3: Bridge Over Troubled Water Benefit Concert.

Jun. 11: Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.

Jun. 17: Augusto Cego.

Jul. 8: Miriam Makeba.

Centrum Centre

Ticketmaster 931-2000.

Jul. 21: Summer Jam 2000 w/ Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and Warren G. Tickets $47.50, $37.50, on sale Jun. 3 at 10 a.m. Presented by JAMN 94.5 (WJMN).

Club Passim

47 Palmer St, Cambridge.

Ticket prices vary. Call 618-492-7679 for more info.

Jun. 2: Garnet Rogers.

Jun. 3: Ball in the House.

Jun. 4: Kris Delmhorst.

Jun. 7: adrianne, Kristin Cifelli and Kyler.

Jun. 8: Cordelia's Dad.

Jun. 9-10: Jess Klein.

Jun. 11: Michael Hurley & Vinal Avenue String Band.

Jun. 14: Ben Demerath.

Jun. 15-16: Lori McKenna.

Jun. 17: Bill Staines.

Jun. 21: The Loomers.

Jun. 22: Sam Shaber, Tara Greenblatt and James O'Brien.

Jun. 23: Pamela Means.

Jun. 24: Vance Gilbert.

Jun. 28: Dana Edelman and Steph Corby.

Jun. 29-30: Faith Soloway Crisis.

Fleet Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Jun. 8, 9: Tina Turner, Sold Out.

Jun. 21, 22: Ricky Martin,Sold Out.

Foxboro Stadium

60 Washington St, Foxboro, MA 02035, 508-543-3900

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Jun. 30: Metallica with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down, $65. Tickets on sale Apr. 29 at 9 a.m. Call (617) 931-2000.

Jul. 8-9: Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli, $45.50.

Jul. 12: 'N Sync, Sold Out.

The Lizard Lounge

1667 Mass Ave.

617-547-0759

Wednesdays: Baby Ray.

Thursdays: Club d'Elf.

The Middle East

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Ticket prices vary. Call 354-8238 for more info.

Jun. 2: Addison Groove Project.

Jun. 2: The Dismemberment Plan

Jun. 3: Lyres.

Jun. 3: Sugar Coat.

Jun. 4: Secret Chiefs.

Jun. 5: The Jupiter Project.

Jun. 6: Del Tha Funkee Homosapien.

Jun. 6: The Gloria Record.

Jun. 7: Calexico.

Jun. 7: Warhorse.

Jun. 8: L7.

Jun. 8: The Delta 72.

Jun. 9: Jazz Mandolin Project.

Jun. 9: Racketeers.

Jun. 10: Musique.

Jun. 10: Quintaine Americana.

Jun. 11: Over It.

Jun. 12: Shannon Wright.

Sanders Theatre

617-496-2222

45 Quincy St., 02138

Jun. 2: Addison Groove Project.Jun. 3: Greater Boston Youth Symphony, $25, $10. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony; Samuel Barber's "School for Scandal"; and Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story"

T.T. the Bear's Place

10 Brookline St, Cambridge, 617-492-BEAR

Jun. 2: Turbines.

Jun. 3: Wheat.

Jun. 4: Drexel.

Jun. 6: The Moves.

Jun. 7: Superdrag.

Jun. 8: The Continental Drifters.

Jun. 9: Tim Finn.

Jun. 10: Lockgroove.

Jun. 13: Majagaer.

Jun. 16: Splashdown.

Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Great Woods)

885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Jun. 12-13: KISS (farewell tour) with Ted Nugent, $80.25, $65.60, $36.50.

Jun. 14: The Cure, $40.50, $25.

Jun. 15: 311 with Incubus, $24.50.

Jul. 3: The Who. Ticket prices TBA.

Jul. 8: Poison, with Cinderella, Slaughter and Dokken, $30, $20.

Jul. 15: Steely Dan, $67.50, $27.50.

Jul. 16: Red Hot Chili Peppers, $40.50, $30.50.

Jazz Music

Regattabar

Concertix: 876-7777

Jun. 2-3: Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone.

Jun. 8: Chiara Civello Quartet.

Jun. 9-10: Benny Green Trio.

Jun. 13: Robbie Lee Quintet.

Scullers Jazz Club

(All performers have two shows per day unless otherwise noted.)

Jun. 2-3: Ray Brown Trio With Marlena Shaw.

Jun. 6-7: Roy Haynes Trio With Danilo Perez & John Patitucci.

Jun. 8: Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra.

Jun. 9-10: Hugh Masekela And Sibongile Khumalo.

Jun. 13: Sophia Belides With Doug Hammer.

Jun. 14-15: Spyro Gyra.

Jun. 20-21: Bamboleo.

Classical

Music

Boston Pops

Tickets: 266-1492.

Performances at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, unless otherwise noted.

Jun. 2-4: Keith Lockhart, conductor. Sold Out.

WCRB's Classical at Copley Concerts

At the reflecting pool of the fountain at Copley Square Park, Boston (accessible by the Copley T Stop on the Green Line). Free. For more information call 781-893-7080.

Jun. 4: Keith Lockhart and Friends.

Jun. 8: Lara St. John, violin.

Theater

Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman

Through Jun. 4, Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. at The Brimmer Street Studio Theatre, 69 Brimmer St., Boston. An exciting new play about America's greatest poet, his art, and his times, told through slides, poetry, and Whitman's own words. The play follows Whitman's struggles as a man and an artist through a remarkable period in American History. Written and directed by Boston playwright Michael Z. Keamy and performed by Stephen Collins. Theater is accessible via the Park St., Charles St., and Arlington St. T Stops. Parking available at the Boston Common garage. Tickets are $17, $12 students/seniors. For reservations, call Bostix/Ticketmaster (931-2000). Tickets also available at theatre box office one hour prior to performance. Group rates available. For more info., call 617-290-5978.

Comedy Connection

Mon.-Wed. at 8 p.m.; Thurs. 8:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. The oldest comedy club in Boston showcases big-name, national comedians on weekends and up-and-coming local talent during the week. At 245 Quincy Market Place, Faneuil Hall, Upper Rotunda, Boston. Admission $10-$8 (weekend prices vary). Call 248-9700 for more information and a complete schedule.

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.

Exhibits

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.

A Gardener's Diary

Jun. 16-Aug. 27: Public garden/installation artist Joan Bankemper presents an exhibition at the Gardner which will include gouache drawings and ceramic works that were inspired by plants in the Museum's courtyard and greenhouses. This installation will complement a healing garden planted in the Fenway Victory Gardens created by Bankemper in collaboration with the Senior Task Force of the Fenway Community Development Program.

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.

Commonwealth Museum

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.

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.

Other Events

Second Annual Blues Night Benefit

Jun. 2, 8-12 a.m.: A southern barbecue on the Charles River with dancing on the dock to the music of local blues band Two Picks and a Bone. Proceeds benefit CBI's Junior Program. At Community Boating on the Charles River Esplanade next to the Hatch Shell, Boston (accessible by the Charles/MGA T stop on the Red Line). Tickets $20 (barbecue and dancing), $10 (dancing only). For more information call 523-1038.

Italian-American Fiestas: Feast of Santa Marla DiAnzano

Jun. 2 at 2 p.m. through Jun. 4: Part of the North End's Italian fests. A different patron saint is honored almost every weekend during the summer with a procession, music, carnival games, and pasta. The Madonna di Anzano Society celebrates its 95th year. It is the second oldest feast in the North End. At Hanover St. in the North End, Boston. For more information, call 536-4100.

Flamenco Festival

At the Emerson Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremon St., Boston (accessible by the Boylston T Stop on the Green Line). Tickets $40, $35, $28. For more information call 824-8000.

Jun. 2 at 8 p.m.: Compania del Danza Flamenca Carmen Cortes. One of the world's most distinguished flamenco dancers, Carmen Cortes will be accompanied by male dancer Farafel del Carmen, two guitarists, and two singers.

Jun. 3 at 8 p.m. and Jun. 4 at 2 p.m.: Compania Manuel Soler. Features international flamenco artists Manuel Soler, Juana Amaya, Fernando Romero, and Israel Galvan.

Central Square World's Fair

Jun. 4, 12-6 p.m.: An annual event featuring arts and crafts and international cuisine. Stages located throughout the square will feature Irish, Gospel, Caribbean, Latin, country-bluegrass, local and national jazz, blues and rock music. In Central Square (accessible by the Central Square T stop on the Red Line). Free. For more information call 868-3247.

Beacon Hill Art Walk

Jun. 4, 12-6 p.m.: More than 100 artists from Beacon Hill and the surrounding area exhibit and sell their work. The artists will set up their displays in the gardens, courtyards, and entryways of Beacon Hall. Starts at 135 1/2 Charles St. Walk travels from Charles St., along Putnam Ave. and along Phillips Grove, Rever, and Anderson Streets, Boston. Free. For more info. call 523-5045.

Film Festivals

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.

Film Encore

Jun. 11. 17. 24: A Hero for Daisy By Mary Mazzio (1999, 42 min.). A moving portrait of Yale rowing legend Chris Ernst. In 1976 Ernst galvanized her rowing team to storm the Yale athletic director's office to protest the lack of locker-room facilities for women. The story was carried by all of the major international news outlets and Ernst won her fight for new locker rooms two weeks later. She went on to represent the U.S. in two Olympic games, becoming a world champion in 1986. With Run Like a Girl.