ON THE TOWNClubs
13 Lansdowne St., 617-262-2437
Sundays: See Avalon below.
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, 80s. $12, 19+; $10, 21+.
15 Lansdowne St., 617-262-2424
Sundays: Gay Night (with Axis on long weekends). Featuring hardcore house and techno. $10, 21+.
Thursdays: International Night. Eurohouse. $10, 19+.
Fridays: Avaland. House. $15, 19+.
Saturdays: Downtown. Modern house, club classics, and Top 40 hits. $15, 21+.
Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. A small but energy-filled place to hear local DJs spin a range of techno/trance. No age restrictions, no dress code. At the VFW, 371 Summer St, Somerville (take the Red Line to Davis Square). $5, $1 before 9:30.
9 Lansdowne St., 617-421-9595
Sundays: “Current dance favorites” by guest DJs. Cover varies.
Tuesdays: Phatt Tuesdays. With Bill’s bar, modern dance music. $10.
Wednesdays: STP. Gay-friendly, house. $15, 21+.
Thursdays: Groove Factor. House.
Fridays: Pure. Drum and bass, guest DJ. $15, 19+.
Saturdays: Elements of Life. International House. $15.
21 Brookline St., Cambridge, 617-864-0400
Wednesdays: Curses. Goth. Appropriate dress required. $5, 19+; $3, 21+.
Thursdays: Campus. Popular tunes + House. Gay, casual dress. $10, 19+; $7, 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. $15, 19+; $10, 21+.
13 Lansdowne St., 617-262-2437
Apr. 10: Big Dumb Face.
Apr. 11: Mourning Widows.
May 1: (Hed) Pe.
15 Lansdowne St., 617-262-2424
Apr. 25: The Slip.
Apr. 30: Badly Drawn Boy.
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.
Apr. 14: Joshua Redman.
Apr. 21: Loretta Laroche.
Apr. 28: Agathonas Iakovidis and Kompania.
May 5: Comics 4a Cause - Brett Butler.
47 Palmer St, Cambridge, 617-492-7679
Tuesdays: Open Mic at 8 p.m. (sign up at 7:30). $5.
Apr. 6: Silverleaf Gospel Singers.
Apr. 7-8: Kevin So.
Apr. 11-12: Ferron.
Apr. 14: Jennifer Kimball.
Apr. 17: John Trudell.
Apr. 19: Erica Wheeler.
Fleet Center Ticketmaster: 931-2000.
Jun. 5-6, 8-9: U2. Sold out.
The Middle East
Ticket prices vary.
Call 354-8238 for schedule.
1 Hamilton Pl., Boston, 617-679-0810
Apr. 7: Brian Evans.
Apr. 13: Papa Roach
Apr. 28: David Gray.
45 Quincy St., 02138, 617-496-2222
Apr. 15: Willie Nelson.
Apr. 21: Dance Hall Hip-hop Explosion Mop Bravehearts Sean Paul.
Apr. 30: Van Morrison.
T.T. the Bear's Place
10 Brookline St., Cambridge, 617-492-BEAR
Apr. 6: High Ceilings, Kitty in the Tree, Star Ghost Dog, Helicopter Helicopter CD Release.
Apr. 7: Frigate, The Decals, Calendar Girl Cd Release, Seventeen.
Apr. 8: Tim Easton.
Apr. 9: EOSS, Chicks On Speed.
Apr. 9: Chicks On Speed.
Apr. 10: Rainshine, Leaning on Sill, Rabadango, Hazzard County.
Apr. 11: Bluegrazer, Bipolar Coaster, Mumble & Peg, Rabbit.
Apr. 12: Starla Dear, Last Stand, The Alarm 2000.
Apr. 12: Alarm 2000.
Apr. 13: The Heygoods, The Scrimshanders, Robbie Fulks.
Apr. 13: Robbie Fulks.
Apr. 14: Roxie, Jaded Salingers, The Shelley Winters Project, Mappari.
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Great Woods)
885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Jun. 11: The Black Crowes and Oasis.
Jun. 22: The Allman Brothers Band.
Jul. 25: Bon Jovi.
Aug. 8: Ozzfest 2001.
1 Bennett St., Cambridge 02138, 617-662-5000
Apr. 6-7: Los Hombres Calientes.
Apr. 6: Irvin Mayfield.
Apr. 10: Michelle Willson and The Evil Gal Orchestra.
Scullers Jazz Club
DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 617-562-4111
Apr. 6: Jeff Lorber.
Apr. 11: Being Ernest.
Apr. 12: Kevin Lettau.
Apr. 13-14: Monty Alexander & Stir It Up Quartet.
Apr. 18: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Performances at Symphony Hall. Call for ticket prices.
For MIT Students: Tickets are offered for Th. evening concerts (8 p.m.) and Fri. 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 Mass. 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.
Apr. 7 at 8 p.m.: Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Apr. 14 at 8 p.m., Apr. 13 at 1:30 p.m.: Walton: Scapino Overture; Sibelius: Symphony No. 7; Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1. Antonio Pappano, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano.
The Daughter of the Regiment
Apr. 6, 8 at 7:30 p.m.: The Boston Lyric Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti's classic virtuosic opera. Sung in English with English Surtitles. Conducted by Stephen Lord. Directed by Nick Olcott. At the Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont St., Boston 02116). Tickets $108-$27.50. Call Telecharge at 1-800-447-7400 or visit the Shubert Theatre Box Office at 265 Tremont St. Pre-opera lectures are held at the Tremont Hotel, next to the theatre, an hour prior to every performance, and are free to all ticket holders. For more information call the BLO at 617-542-4912, or visit <www.blo.org>.
Un Ballo in Maschera
Apr. 20, 24 at 8 p.m., Apr. 22 at 2 p.m. at (Emerson Majestic Theatre, 221 Tremont St., Boston). Verdi’s classic opera, notable for its effective mix of tragedy, music drama and comedy. This revival of the Met’s impressive staging stars Franco Farina as King Gustavo, Alexandru Agache as Anckarstroem (the spurned husband) and Michele Crider as Amelia, the woman caught in the middle. Tickets: $65, $47, $33, $18.
Through Apr. 8: The Huntington Theatre Company, a professional theatre in residence at Boston University, presents Moliere’s comedy, with the East Coast premiere of a new verse translation by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. The production will be ASL-interpreted on Saturday, Mar. 31 at 8:00 p.m. Deaf patrons are asked to purchase tickets for this performance via TTY 617-266-8488 by Mar. 25th. Tickets $36, $44, $52, $55. Students, Seniors, BU Faculty/Staff/Alums $5. ASL section $27. Visit <www.huntingtontheatre.org> for more information or to reserve tickets.
Apr. 10-15, at the Wang Theatre (270 Tremont St., Boston, 617-482-9393): The now classic musical by the great Jonathan Larson retells Puccini’s opera La Boheme, complete with homosexuals, drug addicts, transvestites, HIV-positive artists, and divas. Tickets: $60-$20. A limited number of $20 orchestra seats are offered on the day of the show, generally through a lottery-limit of two tickets per person (cash only), although the wait is generally long.
The Dumb Waiter
Apr. 6-7, 12-14, 19-21 at 8 p.m.; Apr. 7, 14, 21 at 4 p.m.; Apr. 8, 15 at 3 p.m. The Boiler Company presents Harold Pinter’s brilliant mix of comedy and suspense, in which two hitmen visit a dilapidated boarding house and anxiously await their unknown prey. At the Threshold Theater in the Piano Factory on the corner of tremont St. and Northampton St., one block south of Mass. Ave. Take the Orange Line to Mass. Ave. stop. Enter theater through parking lot on Northampton. Tickets $16, $13 students with ID. Tickets available at the door, through BosTix, and by reservation 508-579-5686.
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.
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 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: “Friday Night Stargazing,” Fri., 8:30 p.m.; “Welcome to the Universe,” daily; “Quest for Contact: Are We Alone?” daily. Admission to Omni, laser, and planetarium shows is $7.50, $5.50 for children and seniors.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Apr. 17-21 at 8 p.m., Apr. 21 at 2 p.m., Apr. 22 at 3 p.m. At the Wang Theatre (270 Tremont St., Boston, 617-482-9393). Alvin Ailey’s groundbreaking dance group presents a show that includes classic works from its much-celebrated repertoire. Many of these pieces are rooted in Ailey’s personal experiences: “Blues Suite” inhabits the rural, Depression-era Texas of Ailey’s childhood, while “Cry,” depicts a black woman’s transcendent journey through slavery. With rich musical selections (ranging from Fela Kuti’s African pop and Duke Ellington’s jazz to rock, gospel and traditional blues) and inventive direction (in the new work “Double Xposure,” dancers are equipped with wireless cameras that relay real-time 20-foot projections behind them), the Ailey family has put together a performance that catapults the senses. Tickets are $55-$35, $40-$20 for matinees, and are available through TeleCharge at 800-447-7400 or via <www.celebrityseries.org>.
Through May 5: An annual spring festival of multi-media and performing arts run by Massachusetts College of Art’s Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) program. The festival was founded in 1977 to provide venues for new experimental works and to create a link within the college environment and the professional art world. In the 24 years since, Eventworks has presented hundreds of artists working in music, installation, film, video, performance, dance, sound, and more. Located at 621 Huntington Ave., Boston 02115. Take the Green Line E train to the Longwood Medical stop. For more information, visit <www.massart.edu/~eventworks> or call 617-879-7726.
Wild At Heart: The Films of Julio Medem
Apr. 6-10: While his name is not yet as recognizable as that of his compatriot Pedro Almodovar, director Julio Medem has steadily garnered a reputation as one the central figures in Spanish film today, more specifically, in the thriving Basque cinema that is too little seen in the United States.
All festival films will be screened at Harvard Film Archive, located at the lower level of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St. Cambridge 617-495-4700 for more info. or visit <www.harvarfilmarchive.org> for a complete schedule. Tickets $7, $5 students, seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the Harvard Box Office, located at: Holyoke Center Arcade, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. For ticketing info. call 617-496-2222 or TTY: 617-495-1642.
Apr. 6 at 7 p.m.: Cows (Vacas) (Dir. by Julio Medem, Spain 1992, 35mm, color, 96 min. With Emma Surez, Carmelo G?mez, Ana Torrent. Spanish with English subtitles). Cows explores issues of national and cultural identity as it sardonically draws attention to its own recycling of stereotypes.
Apr. 7 at 9 p.m., Apr. 10 at 9 p.m.: Tierra (Earth) (Dir. by Julio Medem, Spain 1996, 35mm scope, color, 125 min. With Carmelo Gomez, Emma Surez, Silke Klein. Spanish with English subtitles). A bug fumigator with schizophrenic tendencies, Angel is hired to clear up the wood lice infecting a wine-growing district. Believing himself to be half-human, half-divine, and governed by heavenly instructions only he hears, Angel encounters two women of wildly opposing character. Against this magical backdrop, Medem explores an unusual man's request for transcendence, his search for an elusive state of calm and inner peace.
Boston Asian American Film and Video Festival
Through Apr. 14, at the Remis Auditorium Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 02115. For tickets and more information, call 369-3770. Tickets are $8, $7 MFA members, seniors, students, unless otherwise noted.
Apr. 6 at 8 p.m.: Short Films. Featuring works by Erika Surat Andersen, Lily Mariye, Anna Kang, and Ted Kim. Co-sponsored by Asian Sisters in Action.