Cambridge entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Cambridge

Club Passim

The legendary Club Passim is a holdout from the days when folk music was a staple in Cambridge (and around the country). The club continues to book top-notch acts, single-handedly sustaining the city's folk scene. T…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Cambridge

Lily Pad

Lily Pad is a tiny space that fills up with music and performance art, whether it’s tango dancing or narrated jazz storytelling. You might also hear indie, avant-garde, folk and even chamber music. The space is stri…
Comedy in Cambridge

Comedy Studio

This low-budget, cutting-edge comedy gem moved out of its Harvard Square noodle house digs in 2018 and settled into happening Union Sq, Somerville. Mondays are reserved for the Mystery Lounge, a weird (and hilarious…
Performing Arts in Cambridge

American Repertory Theater

There isn’t a bad seat in the house at the Loeb Drama Theater, where the prestigious ART stages new plays and experimental interpretations of classics. Artistic Director Diane Paulus encourages a broad interpretatio…
Concert Venue in Cambridge

Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall

Set inside the magnificent Memorial Hall, this beautiful, 1166-seat, wood-paneled theater is known for its acoustics. It is frequently used for classical musical performances by local chorales and ensembles, as well…
Cinema in Cambridge

Somerville Theatre

This classic neighborhood movie house dates from 1914 and features plenty of well-preserved gilding and pastel murals of muses. On offer are first- and second-run Hollywood hits, live performances by local and world…
Live Music in Cambridge

Lizard Lounge

The underground Lizard Lounge doubles as a rock and jazz venue. The big drawcard is the Sunday-night poetry slam. Also popular are the Monday open-mike challenge and regular appearances by local favorite Club d'Elf.…
Live Music in Cambridge

Toad

This tiny, laid-back place is beloved for its excellent lineup of music (seven nights a week) and its no-cover-charge policy. (Ever. At all.) Among the booze on offer there are a dozen beers on tap. You wouldn't mak…
Lecture Series in Cambridge

Cambridge Forum

This excellent (free) series brings speakers on a weekly basis to talk in the meeting house at First Parish in Cambridge. Speakers have included such luminaries as Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman, poet la…
Cinema in Cambridge

Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque

Five nights a week, the Cinematheque presents retrospectives of distinguished actors, screenings of rare films, thematic groupings and special events featuring the filmmakers themselves. The screenings – which often…