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Next: 423-NEXT, 617-262-2437

13 Lansdowne St.

Feb. 28: Lit.

Mar. 8: Agent Orange.

Mar. 10: Long Beach Dub Allstars.

Mar. 24: Reveille.

Avalon

617-262-2424

15 Lansdowne St.

Feb. 19-20: Morrissey.

Mar. 3: Gov't Mule.

Mar. 4: The Pretenders.

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.

Feb. 26: John Edward $39-$69.

Mar. 4: Diana Krall $38-$30.

Mar. 5: Tony Kenny, $25.

Mar. 18: Bruce Cockburn $26.50-$24.50.

Mar. 26: Ryuichi Sakamoto, TBA.

Centrum Centre

Ticketmaster 931-2000.

Mar. 25: Britney Spears. Sold Out.

Mar. 30: Korn. Sold Out.

Mar. 31: Korn. $29.50.

Club Passim

47 Palmer St, Cambridge.

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

Feb. 18: Einstein's Little Homunculus, $10.

Feb. 19: Knots & Crosses.

Feb. 20: Songwriters in the Square.

Feb. 23: IndieGrrl, including adrianne, Edie Carey, Sam Shaber, Anne O'Meara Heaton and Vanessa Trien.

Feb. 24: John McVey.

Feb. 25: Dee Cartensen.

Feb. 26: Mica Richards.

Mar. 3-4: Melissa Ferrick.

Fleet Center

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

Mar. 26-27: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. $201, $76, $51, $40.50.

The Lizard Lounge

1667 Mass Ave.

617-547-0759

Feb. 29: Jim's Big Ego, 21+.

The Middle East

Ticketmaster: 931-2000.

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

Feb. 18: Angry Salad (presented by WFNX with X-Guru, Lake Boone, and Chasing Gray.

Feb. 18: Photon Torpedos (CD release party, with Kings of Nuthin' and TR6).

Feb. 19: Babaloo.

Feb. 19: Star Ghost Dog.

Feb. 20: The Damn Personals.

Feb. 20: Toshi Reagon.

Feb. 21: Labb with Roma, Tricycle, and Choke.

Feb. 22: Formula 1 with Chewy and If You Say So.

Feb. 23: His Name is Alive.

Feb. 24: Max Creek.

Feb. 25: Popgun Seven.

Feb. 26: Soulive.

Orpheum Theatre

Ticketmaster: 931-2000

Feb. 11-12: Beck, Sold Out.

Feb. 25: Fiona Apple, $36, $29.50, $24.50.

Feb. 29: Smash Mouth (with Luscious Jackson), $18, $11 (limited students tickets).

Apr. 15: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, TBA.

Sanders Theatre

617-496-2222

45 Quincy St., 02138

Feb. 19: Celtic Fiddle Festival, featuring Ireland's Kevin Burke, Scotland's Johnny Cunningham (of Silly Wizard), and France's Christian LaMatre, $25, $20.

Feb. 20: Pro Arte and Coro Allegro.

Mar. 5: Dave Brubeck Quartet.

T.T. the Bear's Place

10 Brookline St, Cambridge, 617-492-2327

Feb. 18: Honeyglazed.

Feb. 19: Wildfire Willie & the Ramblers.

Feb. 20: Youngster with Tizzy.

Feb. 25-26: The Sheila Divine.

Jazz Music

Regattabar

Concertix: 876-7777

Feb. 18-19: Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough.

Feb. 20: Aaron Goldberg Trio.

Feb. 22: Cindy Blackman Quartet.

Feb. 23: Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra.

Feb. 24-26: Bobby Hutcherson Quintet.

Feb. 29: Lello Molinari Project with George Garzone, Jeff Galindo, Frank Carlberg, Mike Goodrick, and Bob Guillotti.

Scullers Jazz Club

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

Feb. 18: Nicholas Payton Quintet.

Feb. 23-24: Teri Thornton.

Feb. 25-26: Ray Barretto & Kenny Burrell with New World Spirit.

Classical Music

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: 266-1492.

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.

Feb. 18-19: Mahler: Symphony No. 7. Bernard Haitink, conductor. Pre-concert talk given by Marc Mandel.

Feb. 24-26, 29, Mar. 1-2: Britten: War Requiem. Seiji Ozawa, conductor, Christine Goerke, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor; PALS (Performing Artists at Lincoln School), Johanna Hill Simpson, artistic director. Pre-concert talk given by Marc Mandel prior to each performance.

BankBoston Celebrity Series

Tickets: 482-6661.

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

Mar. 3 at 8 p.m.: Russell Sherman, piano, a 70th Birthday Celebration Performance. Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109; Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein"); Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. $38, $35, $30.

Mar. 5 at 3 p.m.: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. J.S. Bach: Brandenburge Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048; Concerto for Three Violins in D Major, BWV 1064; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4; Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11. $48, $45, $42.

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.

Theater

Miss Julie

Through Feb. 19, Th.-Sat. at 8:00 p.m., Sun. 2:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St. The Coyote Theatre, a professional, non-profit theatre founded in 1991, presents August Stringberg's Miss Julie. In the play an aristocratic young woman engages in a heated sexual tryst with her father's servant. Tickets for performances Sun. $20, Fri. and Sat. $22.50. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (617) 426-ARTS.

Anne of Green Gables

Through Feb. 27, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 3:00 p.m.: The Wheelock Family Theatre (180 The Riverway, Boston) presents the family musical based on the L.M. Montgomery classic. Tickets are $17, $15, and $10. ASL and Audio description Feb. 25 and 27. The theater is wheelchair accessible. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 617-734-4760, TTY 731-4426.

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.

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>

George Washington, American Symbol

Through Feb. 27, 2000. In observance of the 200th anniversary of his death, the Museum is hosting a unique exhibition which presents the most comprehensive exploration of the enduring nature of Washington’s image. The exhibit will present more than 150 paintings, prints, sculptures, decorative objects, and memorabilia, including works by Peale, Gilbert Stuart, Norman Rockwell, and N.C. Wyeth.

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.

b&w men: James Spada

Through Feb. 18, Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for weekend hours. At the New England School of Photography (537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 02115): A photographic exhibition by the author of biographies of Barbra Streisand and Bette Davis and editor of pictorial biographies of Jackie Onassis, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, and Jane Fonda. Call 437-1868 for more information.

Bear Icons

Mar. 6-19, 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 + 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>

Other Events

The Living Room

Feb. 19-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.

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.

The Journey of Howard Thurman: A Centennial Celebration

Feb. 27, 2 to 4 p.m.: A celebration of the life of Howard Thurman (1900-1981), one of the great spiritual leaders and social thinkers of the 20th century. Speakers will include former colleagues, friends, and students, and the event will also include singing, led by local choral groups. Young people are especially welcome to participate.

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.

Boston Film Artists Present ...

Feb. 19, 26: 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.

African Cinema 2000

Tickets 8-film series $40, $32 MFA members, students, seniors.

Feb. 23-25: Genesis By Cheick Oumar Sissoko (La Genhse, Mali, 1998, 102 min.) Cheick Oumar Sissoko marks the start of the 21st century with a film set at the beginning of time. By returning to the Biblical account of Jacob and Esau, he discovers insights into one of the most urgent problems facing Africa and the worldfratricidal strife. In Bambara with subtitles.

Boston Ballet Company: Without Words

Through Feb. 20 at the Schubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. World premieres choreographed by one of Spain's great modern-dance choreographers and leader of Spain's acclaimed Compania Nacional de Danza, Nacho Duato, and by American Mark Godden, currently in residence at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Paul Taylor's “Company B.” For resrevations call Telecharge 800-447-7400 or the Ballet's box office 617-695-6950. Tickets: $73-$12.50, $12.50 student rush.

Lesbigay Film Series

Club Pride at Roxbury Community College presents a monthly Lesbigay Film Series. Friday nights, March 3, April 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). Free parking. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Mar. 3: Lone Star Hate (Director: Paul Yule, 76 minutes, UK, 1997): A Channel 4 (London) documentary on the gruesome 1993 gay-bashing murder of Nicholas West in conservative Tyler, Texas. The Body of a Poet: A Tribute to Audre Lorde (Director: Sonali Fernando, 29 min., UK, 1995): An imaginary biopic, this film centers on the efforts of a group of young lesbians of color to devise a fitting tribute to one of this centuries great visionaries. Its genre bending celebration of the life and work of Audre Lorde, black lesbian poet and political activist, explores Lorde's trajectory from birth to death.