Nightlife & the Arts in Boston

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Nightlife & the Arts in Boston

Nightlife Overview
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Alley
Several watering holes, packed into one cozy cul-de-sac opposite...
Bars Boston
 
American Repertory Theater
New director Diane Paulus at the helm is edging the ART into...
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Art of Black Dance and Music
The peripatetic, self-producing Art of Black Dance and Music...
Dance Boston
 
Bank of America Celebrity Series
This series presents about 50 signature events annually—renowned...
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Bank of America Pavilion
Up to 5,000 people gather on the waterfront for breathtaking...
Concerts Boston
 
Beantown Pub
Right on the Freedom Trail, this is the only pub in Boston where...
Bars Boston
 
Berklee Performance Center
The main stage for the internationally renowned Berklee College...
Concerts Boston
 
Bond Restaurant and Lounge
One of the hottest bars in the city, the stylish Bond belies...
Bars Boston
 
BosTix
This Ticketmaster outlet has two locations that sell half-price...
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Boston Ballet
The city's premier dance company performs at the Boston Opera...
Dance Boston
 
Boston Baroque
Founded by conductor Martin Pearlman as "Banchetto Musicale"...
Music Boston
 
Boston Camerata
Founded in 1954, Boston Camerata has achieved international celebrity...
Music Boston
 
Boston Cecilia
Founded in 1876, this choral group holds regular concerts at...
Music Boston
 
Boston Center for the Arts
Comprising more than a dozen quirky resident, emerging, and visiting...
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Boston Dance Alliance
This serves as a clearinghouse for local dance information. Visit...
Dance Boston
 
Boston Early Music Festival
Over 15,000 dyed-in-the-wool early-music devotees visit Boston...
Music Boston
 
Boston Early Music Festival
This festival is focused on medieval, baroque, and Renaissance...
Music Boston
 
Boston Gay Men's Chorus
With an aim to "create a more tolerant society through the power...
Music Boston
 
Boston Lyric Opera
At Citi Performing Arts Center's Schubert Theater, the Boston...
Opera Boston
 
Boston Opera House
The glittering, regilded Boston Opera House hosts plays, musicals...
Concerts Boston
 
Boston Opera House
The meticulously renovated 2,500-seat, beaux arts building has...
Theater Boston
 
Boston Philharmonic
The charismatic Benjamin Zander—whose signature preconcert chats...
Music Boston
 
Boston Pops
Under the agile baton of Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops (largely...
Music Boston
 
Boston Public Library
The beautiful and beloved Boston Public Library regularly screens...
Film Boston
 
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1881, The Boston Symphony is one of America's oldest...
Music Boston
 
Brattle Theatre
A classic moviegoer's iconic den with 230 seats, Brattle Theatre...
Film Boston
 
Broadway Across America—Boston
This organization brings Broadway shows to Boston in pre- and...
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Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
Presenting local and visiting arts programs and world, jazz...
Dance Boston
 
Cambridge Society for Early Music
This group has presented early-music performances since 1980...
Music Boston
 
Cantata Singers
Celebrating its 50th season, Cantata Singers perform choral music...
Music Boston
 
Charles Playhouse
The 1839 vintage Charles Playhouse—in its day a church, Prohibition-era...
Theater Boston
 
Citi Performing Arts Center
This performance space complex is dedicated to large-scale productions...
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Comedy Connection
This pretty white-and-gold spot, now more than 100 years old...
Comedy Clubs Boston
 
Coolidge Corner Theatre
This lovingly restored Art Deco theater presents an eclectic...
Film Boston
 
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
This theater linked to Emerson's adjacent communications college...
Theater Boston
 
Dance Complex
Performances (and classes and workshops) by local and visiting...
Dance Boston
 
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
This is a long-time neighborhood soul-food and jazz hangout but...
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Dick's Doherty's Comedy Den
Dick Doherty's Comedy Den, tucked away under Howl at the Moon...
Comedy Clubs Boston
 
Drink
Perhaps the most exciting cocktail lounge to open in recent years...
Bars Boston
 
Durgin-Park
Steeped in history since 1828 and serving Yankee classic dishes...
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Emmanuel Music
Concerts occur at Emmanuel Church, known as "the Bach church"...
Music Boston
 
Estate
In the Alley entertainment complex, The Estate offers guest DJs...
Music Clubs Boston
 
Felt
Dress to impress; once past the velvet ropes, you will encounter...
Bars Boston
 
Folk Arts Center of New England
This center promotes participatory international folk dancing...
Dance Boston
 
Franklin Café
Like its sister South End gastropub, Franklin is known equally...
Bars Boston
 
Good Life
This creative bar mixes exotic martinis and fresh-juice cocktails...
Bars Boston
 
Gypsy Bar
With its rich red velvet and crystal chandeliers, Gypsy Bar calls...
Dance Clubs Boston
 
Handel & Haydn Society
America's oldest music organization, staging performances since...
Music Boston
 
Harvard Film Archive
Screening independent, foreign, classic, and experimental films...
Film Boston
 
Hatch Memorial Shell
On the bank of the Charles River, this wonderful acoustic shell...
Concerts Boston
 
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston's largest resident theater company consistently performs...
Theater Boston
 
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
This institute hosts experimental jazz and world musicians, with...
Concerts Boston
 
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
The waterfront location and modern design are reason enough to...
Film Boston
 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Renzo Piano's stunning extension and renovation has integrated...
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J.J. Foley's Bar & Grill
This family-owned, century-old, no-frills Irish pub mixes blue-collar...
Bars Boston
 
Jacque's Cabaret
There's nothing traditional about Jacque's Cabaret, an institution...
Cabaret Boston
 
José Mateo's Ballet Theatre
This troupe is building an exciting, contemporary repertory under...
Dance Boston
 
Kendall Square Cinema
This cinema's nine screens are devoted to first-run independent...
Film Boston
 
Kinsale
Deconstructed in Ireland piece by piece, the Kinsale was reassembled...
Bars Boston
 
Last Hurrah
The mahogany club chairs and silver-tray service might make you...
Bars Boston
 
Limelight Stage + Studios
Sing privately or go big time: bold karaoke patrons belt out...
Bars Boston
 
Live Nation
This Ticketmaster outlet handles tickets for shows at major Boston...
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Lucky's Lounge
This is a subterranean dive with gritty charisma. Live cover...
Bars Boston
 
Lyric Stage Company Boston
This company mounts a top-notch mix of productions, classic and...
Theater Boston
 
Museum of Fine Arts
Enjoy jazz, blues, and folk concerts in the outdoor courtyard...
Concerts Boston
 
Museum of Fine Arts
Cinema has held its rightful place among the arts at the MFA...
Film Boston
 
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
One of the world's acoustic treasures, New England Conservatory's...
Concerts Boston
 
Ocean Club at Marina Bay
New England's largest summer outdoor dance club spreads over...
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Orpheum Theatre
A music hall since 1852, The Orpheum Theatre today is a faded...
Concerts Boston
 
Outpost 186
This underground (actually back-alley) arts and performance space...
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Ramrod & Machine
The granddaddy of Boston gay bars, Ramrod has spawned thriving...
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RumBa
In the InterContinental hotel, RumBa highlights two disparate...
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Rumor
This is the place to dance, dance, dance. DJs spin all types...
Dance Clubs Boston
 
Sanders Theatre
This gilt-wood jewel box of a stage is the preferred venue for...
Concerts Boston
 
Symphony Hall
One of the world's best acoustical concert halls—some say the...
Concerts Boston
 
TD Garden
TD Garden hosts concerts by big-name artists (from Céline Dion...
Concerts Boston
 
Ticketmaster
The ticket juggernaut has outlets in local stores (check online...
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Trinity Church
H.H. Richardson's 1877 neo-Romanesque masterwork is the centerpiece...
Music Boston
 
Tsai Performance Center
Associated with Boston University, Tsai Performance Center presents...
Concerts Boston
 
Umbria
This five-story Euro-chic townhouse attracts a mature, upscale...
Dance Clubs Boston
 
Venu
International jet-setters, weekend warriors, and clubby wannabes...
Dance Clubs Boston
 
World Music/CRASHarts
As the metro area's premier presenter of world-wide music and...
Dance Boston
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