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Clubs

Axis

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: Avalandx, with Avalon.

Saturdays: X-night (rock, alternative, techno, hip-hop) downstairs and Move (techno) upstairs.

Avalon

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: Avalandx, with Axis. House. $15, 19+.

Saturdays: Downtown. Modern house, club classics, and Top 40 hits. $15, 21+.

Karma Club

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: Spin cycle. Prog. house. 19+.

Saturdays: Elements of Life. International House. $15.

ManRay

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+; $8, 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 and New Wave. $15,19+; $10, 21+.

Popular Music

Axis

13 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA. 617-262-2437

Oct. 23: Taproot

Oct. 24: No Use For A Name

Oct. 25: Big D and the Kids Table

Oct. 26: Snapcase, Boy Sets Fire

Oct. 30: Cali Comm 2002 Tour: Del the Funky Homosapien

Nov. 2: Nonpoint

Nov. 3: Relient K

Nov. 12: Kottonmouth Kings

Nov. 14: Theivery Corporation

Nov. 15: Saliva

Nov. 19: The Ataris

Avalon

15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA. 617-262-2424

Oct. 17: Reel Big Fish

Oct. 22: Badly Drawn Boy

Oct. 24: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tre Hardson

Oct. 25: Violent Femmes

Nov. 3: Sigur Ros, Amina

Nov. 5: Jerry Cantrell

Nov. 13: Les Claypool Frog Brigade

Nov. 21: Blondie

Nov. 22: Ani Difranco

Nov. 27: Frank Black and the Catholics, The Bennies

Dec. 2: The Wallflowers, Ours

Dec. 6: Melissa Ferrick

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

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 617-266-2261.

Oct. 25: Herbie Hancock

Nov. 20: Branford Marsalis

Club Passim

47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA. 617-492-7679

Tuesdays: Open Mic at 8 p.m. (sign up at 7:30). $5. See <http://www.clubpassim.com> for complete schedule

Oct. 11: Teddy Goldstein

Oct. 12: Wholsale Klezmer Band

Oct. 13: IndieGuy Night with brian Webb, Kenny White, Jake Armerding, and Chris Williams

Oct. 14: Open Poetry Night

Oct. 17: Connie Kaldor

Oct. 18: Diane Zeigler, Carl Cacho

FleetCenter

One FleetCenter, Boston, MA. 617-931-2787

Oct. 28: Rush

Nov. 3: Cher

Nov. 16: Bob Dylan

Nov. 18-19: The Other Ones, Robert Hunter

Nov. 25: Peter Gabriel

Nov. 30: Shakira

Dec. 2: Guns N’ Roses

The Middle East Central Square, 617-354-8238

Ticketmaster: 617-931-2787.

Oct. 11: Shellac

Oct. 12: Mistle Thrush (U)

Oct. 13: The Pacific Ocean

Oct. 14: The Mezz Bar, Mia Doi Todd (free)

Oct. 15: Michael Zapruder (U)

Oct. 16: Local H

Oct. 17: The Supersuckers

Oct. 18: The Figgs

Oct. 19: Crash and Burn

Oct. 20: Mooney Suzuki

Orpheum Theatre

1 Hamilton Pl., Boston, MA. 617-679-0810

Oct. 11: Ratdog

Oct. 15: Stone Temple Pilots

Oct. 19: Wilco

Oct. 21: Elvis Costello

Oct. 25: Shedaisy

Oct. 28: Beck & The Flaming Lips

Oct. 31: Alice Cooper

Nov. 1: The Disco Biscuits

Nov. 9: Jim Norton

Nov. 11: Joe Cocker

Nov. 14: Jack Johnson (sold out)

Dec. 5: Guster

Dec. 6: Martin Sexton

Paradise Rock Club

967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA. 617-562-8804

Oct. 11-12: Doug Martsch of Built to Spill, Mike Johnson

Oct. 15: Sugarcult

Oct. 17: Lori McKenna

Oct. 18: Raging Teens

Oct. 19: Soulive

Oct. 20: Vanessa Carlton

Oct. 23: Yonder Mtn. String Quartet

Oct. 25: Addison Groove Project

Oct. 27: Brad

Oct. 28: “Live Phish Official CD Release Party”

Oct. 29: Calexico

Oct. 30: Strangefolk

Nov. 3: Porcupine Tree

Nov. 7: Jump Little Children

Nov. 10: Fountains of Wayne

Nov. 19: Josh Joplin

Nov. 20: Jets to Brazil

Nov. 23: OAR

The Roxy

279 Tremont St., Boston, MA. 617-931-2000

Oct. 14: Sleater-Kinney

Oct. 17: Clinic, Apples in Stereo

Oct. 28: Flogging Molly, Andrew WK

Nov. 17: Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars

Somverville Theater

300 Arcand Dr., Lowell, MA. 978-848-6900.

Oct. 11: Jerry Douglas, Kevin Welch

Oct. 13: Rufus Wainwright

Tsongas Arena

300 Arcand Dr., Lowell, MA. 978-848-6900.

Oct. 28: Tool

Oct. 29: Mana

Nov. 15: Counting Crows

Nov. 19: Tori Amos, Howie Day

Tweeter Center

885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA. 617-228-6000

Oct. 12: Korn

TT The Bear’s

10 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA. 617-931-2000.

<http://www.ttthebears.com>

Oct. 11: John Wesley Harding

Oct. 12: Lot 6 CD Release

Oct. 13: Electroclash Festival

Oct. 14: Gene Dante, Jim Foster

Oct. 15: Shawn Mclaughlin

Oct. 16: No Luck at All

Oct. 17: The New Year

Oct. 17: Count Me Outs

Worcester Palladium

261 Main St., Worcester, MA. 617-797-2000

<http://www.thepalladium.com>

Oct. 12: Dashboard Confessional

Oct. 13: Hot Water Music, Thrice

Oct. 16: Our Lady Peace, Juliana Theory, Fingertight

Oct. 18: The Samples

Oct. 20: Bane

Oct. 26: Mushroomhead

Oct. 29: Jurassic 5

Oct. 30: Arch Enemy

Oct. 31: Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Nov. 1: New Found Glory

Nov. 2: Mudvayne

Nov. 3: Kinosian

Nov. 4: Box Car Racer

Nov. 9: Gwar, Clutch

Nov. 27: Saves the Day

Jazz

Regattabar

1 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA. 617-662-5000, <http://www. regattabar.com> Usually two shows nightly, call for details.

Oct. 11: Donal Fox

Oct. 12: Rebecca Parris

Oct. 19: Sergio Brandao Octet

Oct. 31: Max Roach Quartet

Scullers Jazz Club

DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 617-562-4111.<http://www.scullerjazz.com>. Call for schedule.

Oct. 11: Larry Coryell Trio

Oct. 13: Dolly Baker All-Star Revue

Oct. 15: Hilary Noble

Oct. 16: EFX

Oct. 17-18: Chris Botti

Nov. 16: Sergio Mendez

Classical Music

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: 617-266-1492.

Performances at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, unless otherwise noted. Student rush tickets, if available, can be obtained at 5 p.m. on the day of the concert (one ticket per person).

<http://www.bso.org>

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BSO in an American premiere of Weir’s Moon and Star, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantana. Performances on Oct. 11 (1:30 p.m), Oct. 12 (8 p.m.), and Oct. 15 (8 p.m.).

Roberto Abbado leads the BSO in an American premiere of Henze’s Scorribanda Sinfonica, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3. Performances on Oct. 17 (8 p.m.), Oct. 18 (1:30 p.m.), Oct. 19 (8 p.m.), and Oct. 22 (8 p.m.).

Fleetboston Celebrity Series

20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032, Boston, MA 02116. 617-482-2595. Venues vary by concert, consult website for further details, <http://www.celebrityseris.org>

Oct. 11: David Sedaris

Oct. 16: Anne-Sophie Mutter

Oct. 20: Jose Van Dam

Oct. 25-27: Paul Taylor Dance Co.

Nov. 9: Julliard String Quartet

Nov. 10: Boston Camerata

Nov. 14: American Ballet Theatre

Nov. 17: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Masiss Jansons

Nov. 22: Robert Kapilow, Juith Blazer: What Makes it Great?

Nov. 24: Itzhak Perlman

Dec. 1: Daniel Barenboim

Dec. 6-7: Vienna Choir Boys

Dec. 14: The Polar Express

Theater

Bat Boy: The Musical (Oct. 26)

A story about “the alleged discovery of a child -- half man, half bat -- in a West Virgina cave” finally comes to Boston in this production by the SpeakEasy Stage Company. Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-426-2787. Runs through Oct. 26, tickets range from $15 rush (one hour before performance) to $31.

George Gershwin Alone (Oct. 12)

One man show starring pianist Hershey Felder portraying Gershwin. Loeb Drama Center (Presented by the American Repertory Theater Company), 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. 617-547-8300. Tickets $32 to $42.

Spinning into Butter (Oct. 19)

A racist incident on a Vermont campus sends the all white faculty into a tailspin. Presented at the Theatre Cooperative, 277 Broadway, Somerville. 617-625-1300. Tickets $15 to $20.

Blue Man Group (Ongoing)

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 617-426-6912 for tickets and information on how to see the show for free by ushering.

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. At 245 Quincy Market Place, Faneuil Hall, Upper Rotunda, Boston. Admission $8-20. Call 617-248-9700 or visit <http://www.comedyconnectionboston.com>.

Oct. 11-12: Brett Buttler

Oct. 13: Mike McDonald

Oct. 16: Mike Donovan

Oct. 19-20: Pauly Shore

Oct. 25-26: Elayne Boosler

Oct. 26-27: Arnez J.

Nov. 1-2 Brian Dunkleman

Nov. 8: John Valby

Nov. 15-16: Robert Schimmel

Exhibits

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boston. (617-566-1401), 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 2,500 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. (617-267-9300), 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.

Currently on exhibit until Oct. 20 is “Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections,” an exploration of contemporary artists ranging from those named above to Warhol to Lichtenstein.

MFA Film Showings:

Oct. 11: Would I Lie to You? (6 p.m.), Short Films by Gus Van Sant (8 p.m.)

Oct. 12: Gus Van Sant: To Die For (10:30 a.m.), French Comedies: Would I Lie to You? (1:30 p.m.), Films by Ptushko: The new Gulliver (3:30 p.m.)

Oct. 13: Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine (6:30 p.m.)

Oct. 18: New England Film Artists: Last Call: Dreams, Main Street and the Search for Community (6 p.m.), Restored Classic: Siddartha (8 p.m.)

Oct. 19: Films of Gus Van Sant: Drugstore Cowboy (11 a.m.), Last Call: Dreams, Main St... (1 p.m.), Siddartha (3 p.m.)

For further listings, check <http://www.mfa.org/film/>

Museum of Science

Science Park, Boston. (617-723-2500), 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-andlightning shows daily) and more than 600 hands-on exhibits. Admission to Omni, laser, and planetarium shows is $7.50, $5.50 for children and seniors.

Other

Harvard Film Archive

465 Huntington Ave., Boston. (617-267-9300), Mon.-Tues., 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; check <http:// www.harvardfilmarchive.org> for more details.

Songs from the Second Floor, directed by Roy Anderson, showing 45 staged vignettes showing “a series of personal tragedies and city-wide crises.” Showing Oct. 11-12 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Earth (USSR 1930), Directed by Alexander Dovzhenko -- tells the story of collectivization on a Ukrainian farm. Showing Oct. 13-14, 7 p.m.