Boston entertainment

Top Choice Baseball in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Boston Red Sox

From April to September you can watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park, the nation’s oldest and most storied ballpark. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive – not that this stops the Fenway faithful from scoopi…
Top Choice Classical Music in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Flawless acoustics match the ambitious programs of the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. From September to April, the BSO performs in the beauteous Symphony Hall, featuring an ornamental high-relief ceiling …
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 Live Music in Back Bay

Red Room @ Cafe 939

Run by Berklee students, the Red Room @ Cafe 939 has emerged as one of Boston's least predictable and most enjoyable music venues. It has an excellent sound system and a baby grand piano; most importantly, it books …
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…
Top Choice Jazz in South End & Chinatown

Wally’s Café

When Wally's opened in 1947, Barbadian immigrant Joseph Walcott became the first African American to own a nightclub in New England. Old-school, gritty and small, it still attracts a racially diverse crowd to hear j…
Top Choice Theater in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Shakespeare on the Common

Each summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company stages a major production on the Boston Common, drawing crowds for (free) Shakespeare under the stars. Productions often appeal to the masses with a populist twist, …
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…
Dance in Downtown & Waterfront

Boston Ballet

Boston’s skillful ballet troupe performs modern and classic works at the Opera House. The program varies every year, but at Christmas they always put on a wildly popular performance of the Nutcracker. Student and ch…
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…