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.
February 10, 2017, at Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase of five films, courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. Program A: 1hr 12mins at 12:15pm, 5pm, and 9pm. Program B: 1hr 22mins at 2:15pm and 6:45pm.
February 15, 2017, 8-11pm at Club Cafe Napoleon Room Cabaret. Come One, Come All! Professionals, rising stars, aspiring singers and folks who just love showtunes! Sing-along, Open Mic and more! with Brian Patton-Piano and Vocals. As a singer, pianist, and coach, Mr. Patton has performed throughout the Northeast and New York City for over 20 years.
February 18, 2017, 4:30-6pm, Remis Auditorium, MFA. A stark and graphic film portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts; documents the ways the inmates are treated by guards, social workers, and psychiatrists. "...transcends the time and place of its manufacture....” -Ray Greene, Village View.
February 23 - March 5, 2017, at The Boston Opera House. Artifact - This revolutionary choreographer promises to make you “forget what you always see.” Step inside his high octane world and open your mind and heart to all that is possible. Coming: Mar 23 - Apr 2, Kylián/ Wings of Wax; Apr 28 - May 25, The Sleeping Beauty.
March 3, 2017, 7-8:25 pm, Paramount/ Emerson College. Gay teenager Pablo is badly beaten. His father Juan, a withdrawn manager at a mannequin factory, struggles to pay the medical bills and attempts to make partner at his company. Running into dead-ends and unexpected betrayals, he makes mistakes, and discovers the world can be violent with him too -- but his son can still be saved.
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 20, 2017, 7-9pm, Paramount/ Emerson College. Chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world, growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood. A vital portrait of contemporary African American life and intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love; deep compassion and universal truths.
April 26 - May 3, 2017. 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.