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Next: 423-NEXT, 617-262-2437
13 Lansdowne St.
Aug. 29: The Union Underground.
Sep. 15: The The.
Sep. 21: Fuel.
Sep. 23: La Ley.
Sep. 29: Queens of the Stone Age.
Oct. 22: At the Drive-In.
Oct. 25: Virtuoso. Local hip-hop artists. Featuring Iyadonna & Clinton Sparks, 7L & Esoteric, Skitzofreniks, Shuman, Reks, Elliot Ness, and Ray Barboza.
Mondays: Static (Gay, casual dress). $5, 18+.
Thursdays: Chrome/Skybar (progressive house, soul, disco; dress code). $10, 19+; $8, 21+.
Fridays: Spin Cycle (progressive house, 80's). $12, 19+; $10, 21+.
15 Lansdowne St.
Sep. 1: Papa Roach.
Sep. 9: Travis.
Sep. 15: Dickey Betts Band.
Sep. 24: David Gray.
Sep. 27: Lyricist Lounge. A night of hip-hop with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Major Figgas, and Punch & Words.
Sep. 30: Great Big Sea.
Oct. 3: Joan Osborne.
Oct. 19: Moby.
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.
Sep. 9: Compay Segundo.
Oct. 1: Marisa Monte.
Oct. 7: Irakere.
Sep. 17: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw: Soul 2 Soul Tour 2000. $59.50, $49.50, $29.50.
47 Palmer St, Cambridge.
Ticket prices vary. Call 618-492-7679 for more info.
Aug. 26: Mica Richards Band.
Aug. 27: StoryLAB. Open Mic. $10.
Aug. 30: Tim Mason's Birthday Show. Artists of all kinds come together to celebrate the booking manager's b-day.
Aug. 31: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem.
Sep. 1-4: Cutting Edge of the Campfire. Third annual Labor Day weekend folk fest. Four days of folk music and nothing but folk music featuring performances by Lori McKenna, Ellis Paul, Sara Wheeler and many, many more. Performances start at noon each day and continue until 2 a.m. $10 for a weekend pass; $5 per day. Free coffee after 11 p.m.
Sep 6: Clare Muldaur.
Sep. 7: Kevin So.
Sep. 9: Rachel Bissex and Barbara Phaneuf.
Sep. 10: Chris & Meredith Thompson.
Sep. 13: Darryl Purpose.
Sep. 15: Cliff Eberhardt.
Sep. 16: Lynn Miles.
Sep. 15: Furthur 2000 with performances by The Other Ones (featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman and Bruce Hornsby) and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. $35.
Sep. 20: Tina Turner. $85.25, $55.25, $35.25.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave.
Aug. 26: Pamela Means.
Aug. 29: The Pierce Woodward Trio.
Aug. 30: Miracle Orchestra.
Aug. 31: Inhale Mary.
Wednesdays: Baby Ray.
Thursdays: Club d'Elf.
21 Brookline St., Cambridge
Wednesdays: Curses (Goth. Appropriate dress required). $5, 19+; $3, 21+.
Thursdays: Campus (Popular tunes + House. Gay, casual dress). $8, 19+; $5, 21+.
Fridays: Fantasy Factory (First and third Friday of the month. Features kinky fetishes and industrial music.) Hell Night (every second Friday. 19+. Includes Goth music.) Ooze (the last Friday of the month). $10, 21+. reduced prices for those wearing fetish gear.
Saturdays: Liquid. Disco/house + New Wave. $12, 19+; $8, 21+.
The Middle East
Ticket prices vary. Call 354-8238 for more info.
Aug. 26: Count Zero.
Aug. 26: Darkbuster.
Aug. 27: Rye Coalition.
Aug. 29: Quix*O*Tic.
Aug. 30: Bird Gets the Smile.
Aug. 30: Mortician.
Aug. 31: Cave In.
Aug. 31: Pollyfonic.
Sep. 16: Dan Fogleberg.
Oct. 26, 27: Ani DiFranco.
Oct. 25: Omara Poruondo. A vocalist presented by The Buena Vista
Social Club. With guest Barbarito Torres, one of Cuba's greatest lute
45 Quincy St., 02138
Oct. 6: Holly Near And Cris Williamson.
Oct. 14: WOFA-Drum and Dance of Guinea.
Nov. 1: The Whirling Dervishes.
Nov. 10: Natalie MacMaster.
Nov. 25: Capitol Steps.
T.T. the Bear's Place
10 Brookline St, Cambridge, 617-492-BEAR
Aug. 26: Euphonic, Chromavoid and Scissorkiss.
Aug. 27: Porn.
Aug. 29: Laffing Freeman.
Aug. 30: Brian Charles & Friends.
Aug. 31: The Fly Seville.
Tsongas Arena (Lowell, MA)
Sep. 8: Mega Star Far East Indian Musical Concert.
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Great Woods)
885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Aug. 26: WKLB Boston Country Saturday with Reba McEntire headlining and special guests Mark Wells, Suzi Boggus, John Berry, Billy Dean and Yankee Grey.
Aug. 28: Britney Spears. Sold Out.
Aug. 28-29: Pearl Jam. Sold Out.
Aug 31, Sep. 2: Jimmy Buffett. Sold Out.
Sep. 11. 12: Phish.
Aug. 26: Max Roach, Jiebing Chen, and Jon Chang: The Beijing Trio.
Aug. 29: Natraj.
Aug. 30: Panorama: Calypso & Soca Ensemble.
Sep. 1: Mighty Sam McClain.
Sep. 2: Ronnie Earl Duo.
Sep. 6: Matt Gordy Group.
Sep. 7: Rusty Scott Quartet.
Sep. 8-9: Scott Hamilton Quartet.
Sep. 12: Either/Orchestra.
Sep. 13: Aaron Goldberg Trio.
Scullers Jazz Club
(All performers have two shows per day unless otherwise noted.)
Aug. 29-30: Richard Elliott.
Aug. 31: Miles Donahue Quintet.
Sep. 6: An Evening of Cabaret as two Boston song duos (Valeria Anastasio & Tim Harbold and Benjamin Sears & Bradford Connor) perform the music of Noel Coward and Cole Porter.
Sep. 7: Nelson Rangell.
Sep. 8-9: Rebecca Parris.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Performances at the Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, MA unless otherwise noted.
Sep. 28-30, Oct. 3: Beethoven, Missa Solemnis. Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Emiko Suga, soprano; Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano; Kurt Streit, tenor; Williard White, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. At Symphony Hall, Boston. Tickets on sale Sep. 7.
Dracula: The Music and Film
Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet perform live
music to a presentation of the 1931 classic film starring Bela Lugosi. At the Orpheum Theater (1 Hamilton Pl., Boston). Tickets $50, $35, and $25. Call 876-4275 to order.
Aug. 27, 29-31, Sep. 1-3, 5-10, 12-17. The pre-Broadway tryout of the show marketed as a "re-imagining of Dr. Seuss," Seussical brings together many of the characters (29 in all) from Dr. Seuss including Gertrude McFuzz and The Cat in the Hat who narrates. Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the same team who wrote the score to the acclaimed shows Once on This Island and Ragtime and the movie musical Anastasia. At the Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston St., Boston). Tickets $74-$23.75. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 931-2787.
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.
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.
Institute of Contemporary Art
955 Boylston St., Boston, 02115, (617) 266-5152 (Hynes Convention Center T-stop). Features a wide variety of contemporary conceptual art
with shows which emphasize artists from outside the United States. Admission $6 adults, $4 students and seniors, free to children under 12 and members. Admission free on Thursday evenings. Wheelchair accessible.
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
Through 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.
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.
The Art of Weightlessness
Sep. 22 at 7 p.m., Sep. 23 at 8 p.m. Imagine a space-age dancer transported into the silent film era attempting to fly despite physical constraints. In The Art of Weightlessness Bill Shannon a.k.a. Crutchmaster is a dancer, choreographer, and video artist who presents a mesmerizing production featuring rhythmic expression derived from complex simultaneous weight-sharing between arns and legs with a skateboard and crutches. New York's finest DJ, hip-hop, and contemporary dance artists accompany Shannon on this provocative trip into gravity. Presented by the Dance Unbrella at the Copley Theatre (225 Clarendon St., Boston). Tickets $32-$22. Student Rush/Children <18: $15. Contact MajesTix for tickets at 617-824-8000 (Voice/TTY) or visit <www.maj.org>.
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>.
Aug. 26-27: 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.
Two Wheel Deal
Through Sep. 29. Photographic exhibition by Tom McCarthy of motorcycles, with works since 1980. Daily 9-5 p.m.; call for weekend hours. At the New England School of Photography, 537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Call 617-437-1868 for more info.
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.
Art of Film Festival
Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m.: Christian Boltanksi (dir. Gerald Fox, 1994, 56 min.) and Christian Boltanksi: Portrait (dir. Brigitte Cornand, 1998, 52 min.) Christine Boltanski is a documentary which explores the thoughtful and provocative world of Boltanski, centering on a fascinating interview with the enigmatic artist. Black and white sequences show Boltanski at work, visiting regular haunts in search of materials, teaching at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and visiting his own exhibitions. Through investigating Boltanski's past as well as his present, the viewer comes to understand his work's relationship to death, and to the memory of the Holocaust. Free.
Sep. 21 at 6 p.m., Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.: Charlotte (dir. Frans Weisz, The Netherlands/Germany, 1980, 90 min.). Three elements of Salomon's life come together in this powerful film: the young Salomon's love for her inspirational voice teacher Alfred Wolfsohn (Derek Jacobi), her struggles to understand the tragic legacy of suicide on the maternal side of her family, and the evolution of her work as an artist. "Charlotte conveys the anxiety and despair of the times, and one woman's heroic attempts at self-liberation-the extent of the strength of an individual against the overpowering tide of history" (San Francisco Jewish Film Festival).
Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Three Apples Storytelling Festival
Sep. 22-24. The 16th Annual Festival will be held in Harvard, Massachusetts. Each year New England's largest storytelling festival features over 20 different tellers with performances for all ages and interests. Sponsored in part by grants from local cultural councils, the festival draws over two thousand people each year to hear stories in the beautiful New England fall setting. For tickets and more info., call 617-499-9529 or visit <www.threeapples.org>. Prices start at $7 for adults and $4 for children per performance, with some free performances taking place throughout the weekend. Discount family day passes and advance sales tickets also available. Venues are handicapped accessible, and Saturday daytime adult performances will be Sign Language interpreted.