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.
March 31 - April 10, 2016. 32nd 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 3, 2916, La Damnation de Faust - Paris Opera. Next: May 1st Boris Godunov - Royal Opera House. June 12th Il Trovatore - Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden. All at the Coolidge Corner, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, at 10am.
April 27 - May 4, 2016. 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:
April 29 - May 26, 2016, at The Boston Opera House. One of the most beloved and quintessential classical ballets, Swan Lake premiered in 1877 and like many of the best stories, it has been retold over the years. Russian choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov collaborated with Tchaikovsky to create the cherished version that served as Nissinen's inspiration.
May 7, 2016, W Boston The Skivvies w/ Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) performing troupe strips down, not just their arrangements! The Wall Street Journal calls them “smart, sophisticated . . . ingenious.” The NY Times calls them “a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups, and of course, highly toned displays of skin.”
June 3-12, 2016, 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, 2016. Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Hatch Shell concert on Charles River Esplanade, over 500,000 visitors. Six million Americans tune in on TV.
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.
September 15-19, 2016 (to be confirmed) at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The 32nd annual event. One of America's most recognized celebration of world cinema. See website for schedule.