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Entertainment & Events in Boston, Massachusetts

Cinema

  • Boston Film Festival
    200 Stuart Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    The Revere Hotel
    617-523-8388
    The Boston Film Festival has become one of the cultural events that annually launches the fall film season.  more

  • Irish Film Festival
    7 Avenue de Lafayette
    Boston, MA 02112
    401-861-4445
    The festival celebrates the very best of Ireland and the Irish on screen. more

  • Boston Underground Film Festival
    Brattle Theatre
    617-447-6405
    An annual competition celebrating the "bizaree and insane" in the world of film and video. " BUFF is an IMDb Qualifying Festival and seeks films that celebrate alternative visions and sounds, offering a platform that encourages new ideas and work and pushes the envelope in style and content."  more

Night Life

  • J.J. Donovan's
    Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Boston, MA 02109
    North Market Building
    617-523-9522
    J.J. Donovan's offers a true New England Pub experience.

  • Clarke's at Faneuil Hall
    21 Merchants Row
    Boston, MA 02109
    Faneuil Hall
    617-227-7800
    Clarke's is the bar to frequent. Great music, meet people, friendly atmosphere, extensive and eclectic menu. A place to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Berklee Performance Center
    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-266-7455
    This performance centre, located at the Berklee College of Music, offers a variety of musical performances and has been called “one of the premier venues for jazz and pop in the country” by the Boston Globe. more

  • Boston Symphony/Pops Orchestra
    301 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-CONCERT
    The Boston Symphony Orchestra features inspiring and top-grade performances of Classical pieces, as well as the popular Boston Pops series. In addition to the plethora of fine performances, the orchestra also offers education and community outreach programs.  more

  • New England Conservatory of Music
    290 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-585-1130
    The New England Conservatory of Music presents concerts by students and faculty, as well as performances by preeminent guest artists, in settings that range from drawing-room intimacy to concert hall grandeur. Of course, it goes without saying that education is a large part of the conservatory’s mission, and musical training for the very young, the young, and adults, through continuing education courses, is offered.  more

  • Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest
    1 David G. Mugar Way
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-431-1172
    The annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest will return to DCRs Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston with a stellar line-up that includes Third Eye Blind, The Spin Doctors, Switchfoot, and Eve 6. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the family-friendly festival is the largest free radio station concert in the country, showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations. The Radio 92.9 EarthFest will also include music and activities in Kids Planet - an interactive area designed specifically with families in mind. The Kids Planet area will also feature environmental activities, educational displays and other activities planned for children under the age of 12. The 2012 Radio 92.9 EarthFest is committed to offering festival goers an opportunity to learn how they can make a difference and help save Planet Earth. The festival will feature exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from New England. Nearly two dozen companies will sample earth-friendly products along with demonstrations and other interactive activities, the MBTAs hybrid bus will be on display, free bike valet will be offered by MassBike, Casella Waste Systems will manage a comprehensive recycling program onsite and in the Eco-Pavilion dozens of local environmental groups and agencies will be on-site to educate attendees on how to be green. more

  • Divi Zheni
    301-728-5773
    Divi Zheni is a chorus and orchestra directed by renowned Bulgarian vocalist, instructor, and conductor Tatiana Sarbinska. This group of 20 women performs traditional music from the Balkans. They perform frequently throughout the greater Boston area.  more

  • Rock and Blues Concert Cruises
    200 Seaport Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02210
    Located at the World Trade Center Pier
    617-431-1175
    The Rock and Blues Concert Cruises leave from the World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport District. Cruises usually are scheduled to be three-hours. There is a cash bar and food concessions on board. more

Plays & Productions

  • Boston Ballet
    539 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111
    The Boston Opera House
    617-695-6950
    Founded in 1963, the Boston Ballet has been a pioneering company throughout its illustrious career and has performed in Italy, London, China, and many other locations world-wide; Boston Ballet is known for its groundbreaking performances and impeccable renditions of ballet classics, and also sponsors community outreach programs. more

  • Boston Children's Theatre
    316 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    YMCA Greater Boston
    617-424-6634
    Boston Children's Theatre has presented “live theatre for children by children” for over fifty years.  more

  • Boston Lyric Opera
    11 Avenue de Lafayette
    Boston, MA 02111
    617-542-4912
    This professional opera company presents consummate performances of classic operas such as Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The Abduction from the Seraglio, La Rondine, and Die Fledermaus. more

  • Charles Playhouse
    74 Warrenton Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-426-6912
    Since its inception in 1958, the Charles Playhouse has enjoyed a long and colourful history and remained one of the most active Off-Broadway Theatre spaces in Boston. Throughout its history the theatre has seen the presentation of many classic dramatic works.

  • Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
    106 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-426-9393
    The Colonial Theatre was built in 1900 and is the oldest continuously operating theatre in Boston; the design of the theatre makes it ideal for both dramatic and musical performances. The theatre has seen the performance of many classics in the areas of dramas, melodramas and musicals throughout its history, and stands out even more today for having survived the changes of the last century to become a jewel in the crown of American theatre that still offers a wide range of professional productions.

  • Cutler Majestic Theatre
    219 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    Located at Emerson College
    617-824-8000
    This landmark theatre has been one of the preeminent performing arts centers in Boston for one hundred years, and continues to be the site of performances of dramatic, operatic and musical works.  more

  • Handel and Haydn Society
    300 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Horticultural Hall
    617-266-3605
    Founded in 1815 to enhance and preserve the performance of choral music in Boston, this chorus and period orchestra is the “oldest continuously performing arts organization in the country.” Both innovative performances and the performance and preservation of classic period pieces continues to be the driving force of this fine organization that features concerts of choral pieces and such symphonic pieces.  more

  • Huntington Theatre Company
    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-266-7900
    This professional theatre presents classics, comedies, and the best in new works; located within Boston University, it also offers extensive educational and community outreach programs. Much creative energy now goes into a program to “commission, develop, and produce new American plays,” which is an encouraging development for the state of artistic culture in America today. more

  • Lyric Stage Theatre
    140 Clarendon Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-585-5678
    The Lyric Stage Theatre is a professional Off-Broadway theatre that presents classic productions, lost or neglected plays, and premiers of new works; the whole gamut from comedy to soul-searching drama is presented impeccably by this professional theatre company. more

  • Shubert Theatre
    265 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-482-9393
    The Shubert Theatre is considered the “little princess” of Boston’s Theatre District, seats sixteen hundred, and has a history that stretches back to the early years of the Twentieth Century; throughout the years many of the brightest luminaries of acting have graced its stage, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, John Barrymore, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and many more. The theatre continues to present finely-tuned performances of dramas and musicals, and has become the home for such organizations as Boston Lyric Opera and World Music.  more

  • Citi Performing Arts Center
    270 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-482-9393
    The Citi Centre is one of the leading performance centres in the United States, and is host to the entire range of performance arts. The shows presented include dramas, musicals, ballets, concerts, dance productions, and more.  more

  • Wilbur Theatre
    246 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-248-9700
    The Wilbur Theatre was built in 1914 and presents a “quiet simplicity and intimate, almost home-like atmosphere.” Throughout its history, the theatre has witnessed the performances of myriad luminary thespians, and now serves as the city’s “Broadway in Boston venue,” presenting classic and newer Broadway plays.  more

  • Shear Madness
    74 Warrenton Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    The Charles Playhouse in the Theater District
    617-426-5225
    Shear Madness is Boston's hilarious whodunit that invites the audience to solve the crime. Set in a hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor and is delightfully different every time you see it. Successful for over 25 years, Shear Madness holds the Guinness record as the longest-running play in the history of American Theater. more

  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
    539 Tremont Street, Unit 308
    Boston, MA 02116
    617-426-0863
    Commonwealth Shakespeare Company "is dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions." Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performs at the Parkman Bandstand next to Park Street Station and the Parade Grounds. more

  • Wheelock Family Theatre
    200 The Riverway
    Boston, MA 02215
    Located on the Wheelock College Campus
    617-734-5200
    The Wheelock Family Theatre takes it as a mission to make theatre a vital force in the lives of the members of the Boston community; the theatre strives to become ever more accessible to all segments of the community, and features intergenerational and multicultural casts in order to better reflect the make up of the audience and the culture as a whole. more

Art Exhibits

  • Summer Arts Weekend
    Located in Copley Square
    617-431-1171
    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up once again to host the annual Boston Globe WGBH Summer Arts Weekend. Presented by Citizens Bank, the event will celebrate and promote Bostons arts community with a festival on Copley Square in the Back Bay, special offers around the city, and a series of ticketed unique performances. Once the main stage at Copley Square darkens, the music will continue with a series of ticketed After Dark performances. In this relaxed and intimate cocktail party setting, attendees will be treated to short-form, intimate performances from the artists who were featured earlier that day on the main stage. Sometimes acoustic, occasionally amped, these performances will feature unique collaborations by the artists and special guests.  more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Fisherman's Feast, The
    North, Fleet and Lewis Streets
    Boston, MA 02113
    Boston's Historic North End
    Boston's oldest continuous Italian festival, the annual Fisherman's Feast is based on a tradition dating back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). Live music, food, children's activities, and processions of the statue of La Madonna del Soccorso Di Sciacca are featured. more

  • St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast
    Hanover Street
    Boston, MA 02113
    Boston's North End
    617-367-2756
    Held each year during the first weekend of August, this annual celebration of St. Agrippina di Mineo includes a procession, marching bands, food, games and entertainment.

Marathons & 10K Runs

  • AIDS Walk Boston
    DCR Hatch Memorial Shell-Charles River Esplanade
    617-424-9255
    Annually on the first Sunday in June, join a movement that's taking steps to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, prevent the spread of the epidemic in the community, support over 25,000 individuals in Massachusetts that are living with HIV/AIDS, remember all those who have been lost to this terrible epidemic and raise funds to benefit the programs and services of AIDS Action Committee. Following the Walk, participants visit the Wellness Festival where vendors hand out food and speak with participants about aspects of a healthy lifestyle. The Walk is a family-friendly event that incorporates both education and entertainment into the day's festivities. more

Sporting Events

  • Boston Bruins
    Causeway Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    FleetCenter
    617-624-1000
    The Boston Bruins is a professional ice hockey team that offers the excitement of professional matches. more

  • Boston Celtics
    151 Merrimac Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-854-8000
    This professional NBA team, a Boston tradition, each season provides all the excitement that can be found in the game of basketball. more

  • Boston Red Sox
    4 Yawkey Way
    Boston, MA 02215
    Fenway Park
    617-267-1700
    The Boston Red Sox bring the great American pastime to Boston. more

  • TD Garden
    100 Legends Way
    Boston, MA 02114
    617-624-1050
    The TD Garden is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Boston; home to both the Bruins and the Celtics, the centre also hosts other events, such as musical concerts, wrestling events, ice shows, and more. more

  

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