See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Boston area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Ongoing, at First Church in Jamaica Plain, at the corner of Centre and Eliot Streets. Second and 4th Saturdays Sept-June and 4th Saturday in July. See website for dates, callers and bands. Dances normally run 7:30-1pm, usually $10, students $6, or less/what you can afford. Guest callers welcome the first dance after the break. Contact Bob Peterson at contracorner.com to reserve a slot.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 9pm-midnight at Jacques Underground. Boston's NEWEST / HOTTEST party for BEARS, CUBS, OTTERS and CHASERS! Hot Go Go Bears! WOOF! Chad Brennan + Matt Wilbur + Arthur. DJs MickCloud & The Yeti! No dress code! Cover: $10, 21+ only.
Ongoing through August 14, 2016, MFA Brown Gallery. His versatility stands out among illustrators of his time. Throughout his career, mainly with WWD and W Magazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and celebrity lifestyles. Blending illustration and portraiture, his drawings capture figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Guinness, spanning the 1950s to the 90s.
August 15, 2016, 7pm The Big Lebowski at Coolidge Corner, 290 Harvard St, Brookline. August 22nd: 8 1/2. August 29th: Alien.
September 22-26, 2016, at the Revere Hotel Boston Common and other venues. The 32nd annual event. One of America's most recognized celebration of world cinema. See website for schedule.
March/ April, 2017. 33rd annual LGBT film fest. Typically with over 120 films, 11 days of screenings at locations across Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge: Museum of Fine Arts, (465 Huntington Ave), Brattle Theatre (by Harvard Square, Cambridge), and Fenway Health Center (Boylston St, Boston). Also ongoing schedule of films throughout the year. See website for line-up:
April/ May, 2017 (TBC). Most screenings at The Somerville Theatre (Davis Square, Somerville), and Brattle Theatre, (by Harvard Square, Cambridge); also at The Coolidge Corner, (Brookline). IFF Boston presents more films throughout the year - see their website:
October 27 - November 6, 2016, 2016, at The Boston Opera House. This classical ballet is steeped in swashbuckling adventure and passionate romance. A dashing pirate battles to rescue his beloved from the Pasha's harem with danger looming at every turn - in opulent palaces, secret caves, and on the turbulent sea.
June 2-11, 2016, annual parade/ festival, stage entertainment and vendors, Stuart Street and Jamaica Plain block parties. Parade on Saturday, June 10 from Copley Square to arrive at City Hall Plaza Pride Festival on Cambridge Street. See website for past years media, and upcoming events details online:
July 4, 2017. Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Hatch Shell concert on Charles River Esplanade, over 500,000 visitors. Six million Americans tune in on TV.