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Popular Music

AXIS

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. 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. 11: Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.

Jun. 17: Augusto Cego.

Jul. 8: Miriam Makeba.

Centrum Centre

Ticketmaster 931-2000.

Jul. 21: Summer Jam 2000: With 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. 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. 10, 11: Indigo Girls.

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. 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

T.T. the Bear's Place

10 Brookline St, Cambridge, 617-492-BEAR

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. 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. 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.

Through Jun.: Keith Lockhart, conductor.

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. 8: Lara St. John, violin.

Theater

I Kissed Dash Riprock!!!

Through Jun. 25, Thu.-Sun. at 8 p.m. A one woman comedy: Written and performed by Cyndi Freeman. Co-written and directed by Ellen Groves. An epic, hot-blooded tale of love, obsessions, and angst. A lovesick heroine travels the globe and romances the stars into a land of luxury hotel suites, multi-million dollar mansions, chauffeurs, champagne, bodyguards, private clubs, psycho fans with unauthorized web-pages, and intergalactic space warriors. At the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, MA. Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors. Call 617-628-4750 for tickets and more information.

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

Boston Queer Pride

Jun. 10: Pride Parade. Begins 12 noon at Copley Square. Grand Marhsal: Wilson Cruz ("My So-Called Life", "Party of Five"). If interested in marching with or watching with other MIT students, email derf@mit.edu. Parade followed by the Rally/Festival at the Boston Commons with music, food, and booths. Noon to 6 p.m. For more information and a listing of additional events, visit <http://bostonpride.org>.

Italian-American Fiestas

A different patron saint is honored almost every weekend in Boston's North End during the summer with a procession, music, carnival games, and pasta. For more information, call 536-4100 or visit <http://www.woc.org/public/edward-wharton/feast.htm>.

Jun. 25: Society of Saint Jude Thaddeus of Boston.

Jul. 9:Madonna Delle Grazie Society.

Jul. 16: St. Rocco Society.

Jul. 28-30: St. Joseph Society, Battery & Hanover Streets.

Aug. 4-6: Agrippina DiMineo Society, Battery & Hanover Streets.

Aug. 11-13: Madonna Della Cava Society, Battery & Hanover Streets.

Aug. 17-20: "Fisherman's Feast" of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca Society, Fleet & North Streets.

Aug. 25: St. Domenic Society.

Aug. 25-27: San Antonio Di Padova Da Montefalcione, Inc., Thatcher & Endicott Streets

Aug. 28: St. Lucy Society, Thatcher & Endicott Streets.

Sep. 10: Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society.

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.