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.
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+.
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.
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+.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
300 Arcand Dr., Lowell, MA. 978-848-6900.
Oct. 11: Jerry Douglas, Kevin Welch
Oct. 13: Rufus Wainwright
300 Arcand Dr., Lowell, MA. 978-848-6900.
Oct. 28: Tool
Oct. 29: Mana
Nov. 15: Counting Crows
Nov. 19: Tori Amos, Howie Day
885 South Main St., Mansfield, MA. 617-228-6000
Oct. 12: Korn
TT The Bear’s
10 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA. 617-931-2000.
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
261 Main St., Worcester, MA. 617-797-2000
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
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
Boston Symphony Orchestra
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.