Music
Downtown Block Parties

I Am Downtown Boston: Brian Appel, CEO Crash Line Productions

When you hear the name “Crash Line Productions,” usually what follows is quite literally music to your ears. Whether it’s a free block party showcasing local bands or a giant all-out music fest pumping with in...


Don't miss out on Boston's only music festival. Where will you be when Boston Calling 2014 comes into town?

Boston Calling Spring 2014: Bigger, Better, and Three Days Long

It's back! Bigger, better and now a day longer, Boston Calling 2014 is officially rolling back into town, and its schedule of events is quite a doozy!



Mardi Gras beads

Mardi Gras in Boston: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

Though we tend to come up short with marching bands and plastic beads, local restaurants and organizations will help you celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston.


Sweet Honey in The Rock

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Boston

Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in Boston? Take some time out this February to get a more nuanced view of the history of Boston.



Once the Musical will run at Boston Opera House January 7-19.

Once the Musical Takes the Stage in Boston

Confession: I don't always take kindly to musicals. Once the Musical, on the other hand, could make even me a believer.


The Blue Man Group; credit: David Hawe

The Blue Man Group Adds Color to the Theatre District

Usually when I'm positioned to have marshmallows biffed off my head, paint splashed on my shirt or chewed up pieces of Cap'n Crunch cereal all over me,...



Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker; photo credit Gene Schiavone

A Holiday Tradition: The Nutcracker Enchants Downtown Boston Again

Sweeter than Aunt Edna's fruitcake and not as tacky as a reindeer sweater, some Bostonians consider The Nutcracker Ballet the floodgate for all things...


Crowds fill City Plaza for Boston Calling

Boston Calling Brings the Party Back to City Hall Plaza

Launching a music festival is no small feat. Putting that festival on twice in its inaugural year, that's bold. And that's exactly what Boston Calling...



The Stylistics

R&B, Soul Legends to Grace Boston Outdoor Concert Stage

Even for those with deep pockets, the price of concert tickets can be discouraging. Sure, club shows barely put a dent in the wallet, but a ticket to...


Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare on the Common: Backstage Access from La Vie

Nothing quite says "VIP" like a backstage pass. Some might associate that experience only with rock bands and pop stars. But this month guests at the...