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.
Now ongoing through January 29, 2017. Thousands of TV + film fragments, creating a 24-hour video in real time. At any given moment, the work displays accurate time, blurring lines between fictional clips and reality. Every clip shows a clock, mentions the time of day, or represents a metaphor of time. From Big Ben to Jack Nicholson, iconic movies, actors + clips from a century of film.
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.
October 29, 2016, 7:30pm at Club Cafe. A new group of men in their first burlesque performances. Dale Stones, co founder of the all-male burlesque troupe Sirlesque shows off his latest crop of prized pupils as they compete for a $100 cash prize! Also on stage: celebrity burlesque superstars Jane Doe, Claude Kitten, and Madge of Honor, plus comedian Will Smalley.
October 29, 2016, 9pm-2am at Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave. Former ManRay DJ Chris Ewen + DJ Addam Bombb. Bartendrix extraordinaire TerrI Niedzwiecki, MC Gene Dante. Host: Xtine. The DELICIOUS DANCERS. Burlesque: Honey Pie (Lipstick Criminals). Drag: Emphysema Menthol One-Hundreds; Performance: DOUBLE TROUBLE (Boil+Bubble). Tarot: Sara Wendell. Costume contest cash prizes.
October 29, 2016, 10:30pm-2am, at House of Blues - Epic - Saturday Gay Mafia Halloween Party w/ DJ BILLY LACE + $1,000 prize costume contest hosted by Mizery. October 30th, 10pm-2am, at Candibar - Hot Mess - Sunday Gay Mafia Halloween Party w/ DJ Richie LaDue + $500-prize costume contest hosted by Fena Barbitall. October 31st, 7-11pm, at Royale - Monday Sharon Needles Halloween Concert.
October 31, 2016, 7pm Halloween Double-Feature: Psycho & The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. A night to dismember on All Hallows' Eve with two masterpieces of the macabre, at Coolidge Corner, 290 Harvard St, Brookline. November 7th at 7pm, Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece.
March 30 - April 9, 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:
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.
September 21-25, 2017 (TBC), at the Revere Hotel Boston Common and other venues. The 33rd annual event. One of America's most recognized celebration of world cinema. See website for schedule.