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Popular Music

AXIS

Next: 423-NEXT, 617-262-2437

13 Lansdowne St.

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+.

Avalon

617-262-2424

15 Lansdowne St.

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.

Centrum Centre

Ticketmaster 931-2000.

Sep. 17: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw: Soul 2 Soul Tour 2000. $59.50, $49.50, $29.50.

Club Passim

47 Palmer St, Cambridge.

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

Sep. 9: Rachel Bissex and Barbara Phaneuf.

Sep. 10: Chris & Meredith Thompson.

Sep. 13: Darryl Purpose.

Sep. 15: Cliff Eberhardt.

Sep. 16: Lynn Miles.

Fleet Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

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.

617-547-0759

Sep. 9: The Coots.

Wednesdays: Baby Ray.

Thursdays: Club d'Elf.

ManRay

21 Brookline St., Cambridge

864-0400

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

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

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

Sep. 8: Helicopter Helicopter.

Sep. 9: Stocklan.

Sep. 10: Stick Figures.

Sep. 14: Hot Rod Circuit.

Sep. 15: Luna.

Sep. 15: Shiner.

Sep. 16: Jiggle (formerly Jiggle the Handle).

Sep. 16: The Knoxville Girls.

Sep. 17: Lynx.

Sep. 17: Toots & the Maytals.

Orpheum Theatre

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

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

players.

Sanders Theatre

617-496-2222

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

Sep. 8: Silkworm.

Sep. 8: The Gentlemen.

Sep. 9: Waltham.

Sep. 10: Leaf Jumpers.

Sep. 11: Charlie Chesterman.

Sep. 12: Nelly Furtado.

Tsongas Arena (Lowell, MA)

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Sep. 8: Mega Star Far East Indian Musical Concert.

Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Great Woods)

885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Sep. 11. 12: Phish. Sold Out.

Jazz Music

Regattabar

Concertix: 876-7777

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.)

Sep. 8-9: Rebecca Parris.

Sep. 13: Loston Harris.

Sep. 14, 15: Walter Beasley.

Sep. 19, 20: Jonathan Butler.

Sep. 21, 22: Danilo Perez Quintet.

Sep. 26: Salim Washington Ensemble.

Classical Music

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: 266-1492.

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.

Theater

The Water Engine

Sep. 8-Oct. 1 Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. at the Tremont Theater (246 Tremont St., Boston, 617-292-4740. Pet Brick Productions, now in its second year, begins their 2000-2001 season with a work by David Mamet. The Water Engine is an exciting early piece of Mamet's originally written as a radio play for NPR. Radio technology plays a large role in the play and Pet Brick Productions has recreated a radio studio complete with a Foley sound effects artist. Although the technology is 1930's, it has many brillian commentaries to make on the roles of science and scientist in our daily lives. Tickets for The Water Engine are $20 for adults and $16 for students/seniors. Tickets are available through MajesTix at (617) 824-8000 or online at <www.maj.org>, and at all BosTix locations.

Seussical

Sep. 8-10, 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.

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

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.

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.

Other Events

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>.

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>.

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.

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.

Art of Film Festival

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.

Clint Eastwood: An American Master

Sep. 18-24 at the Harvard Film Archive, located at the lower level of

the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (24 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617-495 4700.) This year marked the seventieth birthday of one of the iconic figures of contemporary cinema: actor-director Clint Eastwood. It was nearly thirty years ago that Eastwood began his work on the other side of the camera, coming of age as a filmmaker with a generation of auteurs who would define the New Hollywood. While he remains a superstar in the film business, his legacy may well emerge less from his trademark "make my day" glare than from his quiet mastery of the codes of classical American cinema. Admission Prices are $7 general, $5 Students, Sr. Citizens unless otherwise noted. Visit <www.harvardfilmarchive.org> for more info.

Sep. 18 at 8:30 p.m.: Play Misty for Me (1971).

Sep. 20 at 7 p.m., Sep. 24 at 8:30 p.m.: Bird (1988).

Sep. 22 at 7 p.m., Sep. 24 at 6 p.m.: Unforgiven (1992).

Sep. 22 at 9:15 p.m.: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966/1968).

Sep. 23 at 8 p.m.: Director Bruce Ricker in Person. Special Event, all seats $10. Clint Eastwood: Out Of the Shadows (2000, Dir. by Bruce

Ricker)