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.
November 28 - December 31, 2014 The Nutcracker, at The Boston Opera House - a magical production that continues the company's grand holiday tradition. Coming up: February 26 - March 8, 2015: Lady of the Camellias. March 19-28: Shades of Song. April 30 - May 10: Edge of Vision. May 14-24: Thrill of Contact.
Ongoing - November 30, 2014, the MFA. Paintings made for Jainism followers, a religion that emerged alongside Buddhism in the 6th century BC. Among the most visually striking of Indian art. Large, colorful maps of the cosmos, depictions of Jain saints, early illustrated manuscripts, cloth paintings, embroidered book covers, sculptures and sacred Sanskrit syllable meditation images.
December 4-21, 2014 at Machine. An ADULT parody/ rollicking ride through the twisted imaginations of Boston's foremost comedic troupe. Their latest/ greatest offering, based on the 1947 classic "The Bishop's Wife" features all new songs, dances, fabulous costumes and positively gorgeous sets! See fb.
December 21, 2014, 10am, Falstaff at the Coolidge Cinema, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, Verdi's comic masterpiece, performed at the Paris Opera. Coming up: Jan 17th, 2015, 10:15am - Il Trovatore; Feb 15th 10am - La Forza del Destino; March 15th, 10am - Arabella.
April 2-12, 2015. Annual LGBT film fest. This past year 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:
Late-April, 2015 (to be confirmed). 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:
June 5-14, 2015, annual parade/ festival, stage entertainment and vendors, Stuart Street and Jamaica Plain block parties. Parade on Saturday, June 6 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, 2015. Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Hatch Shell concert on Charles River Esplanade, over 500,000 visitors. Six million Americans tune in on TV.
September 23-27, 2015 (to be confirmed) at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The 31st annual event. One of America's most recognized celebration of world cinema. See website for schedule.