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18 IN THE ‘HOOD
Allston: Where to shop, eat, drink and have fun.
20 FUNNY STORY
A chat with Boston comedy star Bethany Van Delft.
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A: The Greenway, a linear park, is in the heart of the city. I’m lucky enough to get to work in all five of the neighborhoods the park runs through, connecting downtown Boston to the Waterfront.
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A: Well, obviously, I would have to say The Trillium Garden and the Downeast Back Porch on The Greenway. Nothing like finally being able to enjoy the warm weather, a cold beverage, and the beautiful city we live in after a neverending winter.
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he traditional, passive ways of enjoying a great city like Boston no longer apply. In the old days, you would turn up with a wallet full of hard-earned vacation savings and pay for the Bostonian treats you most desired. Now, the 21st century has added an experiential element to the customary mix so that it feels good not just to consume but to create as well. Welcome to DIY Boston. Our cover star, standup comedian and storyteller supreme Bethany Van Delft, got her start in the business of being funny by following her therapist’s advice—she threw caution to the wind, gave comedy a go and now she’s a local comedic rock star. Bethany has inspired the new wave of up-andcoming entertainers who are not sitting around waiting for the establishment to notice them. Instead, they are making their own luck and the Boston comedy underground has become a hotbed of indie talent. These days, if you want to ﬁnd big laughs and truly unique performers in Boston, look for spontaneous comedy pop-ups in the city’s bars and craft breweries. On the subject of brewing, check out our story on the DIY beer scene at Hopsters in The Seaport. There, you can mix up a batch of ale to suit your preferences, then return to collect and enjoy the nectar of your crafty labors. Also in this June issue you’ll ﬁnd restaurant news and tips, a Guide section full of recommendations for places to shop and explore, and a Calendar of hand-picked happenings. As always, welcome to Boston—and thanks for letting us show you around town.
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everything itâ€™s cracked up to be.
Head south of the city and take a tour of Island Creek Oyster Farm in lovely Duxbury.
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Get a Glow On
Nocturnal fun comes to the Rose Kennedy Greenway June 8 with Glow in the Park.
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Give the month a culture boost at the SoWa First Friday open studio event June 1.
Get a Show On
Have the time of your lives June 13-17 at the Shubert Theatre with “Dirty Dancing.”
At the Downeast Back Porch pop-up drinkery in Dewey Square.
Some of the world’s finest big band grooves will be laid down and lapped up at Symphony Hall, when musical director and trumpeter extraordinaire Wynton Marsalis glides elegantly into town with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The outfit has based its vibe on highly polished improvisation, swing and blues—and to hear them, outstanding soloists all, in full collaborative flow is to float joyously towards jazz nirvana. Expect fizzing standards drawn from an extensive repertoire, and plenty of enlightening intersong banter. 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617.482.6661
Now that summer’s here, many Bostonians will be heading west to the Berkshires for seasonal frolics and culture. Well worth a visit is the Norman Rockwell Museum where illustrator Katie Atkinson is holding a June 30 art and wellness workshop. nrm.org, 413.298.4100
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June at a Glance
IN JUNE Motown the Musical June 12-17
Sweet soul music returns to the Boston Opera House.
The Good Party June 14
Annual fundraiser for Goodwill in a big tent at the Roxbury HQ.
TechJam June 14
City Hall Plaza becomes a block party for geeks who want to make the world a better place.
U2 When four aging horsemen of the rock ‘n’ roll apocalypse rattle ‘n’ bumble through town in a fog of knee-joint embrocation and William Blake allusion, the central questions of contemporary pop culture take center stage: Why do we pickle our rock gods? Is there a time for kicking back on a comfy sofa and reading, rather than railing? Then, The Edge cracks open a cosmos-searing riff, Bono’s timeless, sublime vocal kicks in, and for a few brief moments all is right with the universe— as ever, we’re delighted U2 didn’t trade “Bullet the Blue Sky” and “Miss Sarajevo” for golf or bingo. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, tickets 800.745.3000. June 19
Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the US. The Museum of Fine Arts joins forces with Boston’s Transformative Culture Project for an evening (June 20) of song and discussion. 465 Huntington Ave., 617.267.9300
Bogota meets 1920s Paris at the Paradise Rock Club, when Monsieur Periné uncorks a smooth blend of gypsy jazz, cumbia and tango. Sultry, exotic, hotter than the tropics— just what Allston needs on a Tuesday night. 967 Commonwealth Ave., 617.562.8800
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra June 16
Messrs. Shakespeare and Mendelssohn converge with sublime harmony at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium.
Kathy Griffin June 21
Ms. Scandalicious takes the Boch Center Shubert Theatre to the edge.
Cesar Millan June 22
Sr. Pooch-Whisperer does wonders with dogs at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium.
John Cusack June 23
The acclaimed actor hosts a screening of “High Fidelity” at the Wang Theatre.
Brian Setzer June 24
The reigning king of rockabilly and swing does his thing—in Lowell.
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Three hot spots for delicious Spanish tapas
THE TUSCAN ORDER
Head over to the Hilton Boston in Woburn for destination tapas in a very groovy space—for our money, the shrimp toast with spicy saffron butter is a surefire winner.
The Seaport’sTuscan Kitchen rests on classical Italian pillars
Tuscan Kitchen dwells at the base of one of The Seaport’s defining residential high rises, for just as the columns in the dining room support the glass and steel rising from the waterline, so too is the restaurant’s menu built on equally strong pillars. The antipasti, primi and secondi are made from some of Boston’s freshest Italian ingredients: hand-stretched mozzarella, seafood unloaded daily from boats mere blocks away, and house-made breads, pizza and pasta dough. Anything with the mozzarella is a must, the shrimp cocktail’s prawns could double for lobster tails, and the brasato di cinghiale—truffled, pecorino stuffed gnocchi and wild boar ragout—paired with the Toscana Rosso aged specially for Tuscan Kitchen, will have you re-crossing the Seaport Boulevard Bridge for seconds. 64 Seaport Blvd., 617.303.7300 IT’S FITTING THAT
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South End joint from Boston pioneers Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer inspired by the Barcelona tapas scene, which means perfect patatas bravas and a killer pulpo a la plancha. For more great food in the city visit wheretraveler.com
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Chef Julio grew up in Madrid so you know you’re getting the real deal—we love the crispy artichoke hearts and vegan garbanzos fritos.
ON THE CUFF
Give your shirtsleeves a Boston upgrade at Gifted MOST PEOPLE head to Boston’s South End, where the avenues
and leafy residential side streets have a relaxed Parisian feel, for the concentration of outstanding restaurants. An exploratory ramble through the neighborhood also delivers the occasional retail surprise, and it was our pleasure to stumble upon Gifted on Dartmouth Street, an emporium of well chosen objects ideal for birthdays and other special occasions. Owner Marie Corcoran (who has a BFA in photography and ceramics) has avoided all the usual gift shop cheesiness and instead offers a wide range of items sure to delight the creatively-minded shopper. We really like these rhodium-plated, US-made Boston map cufflinks, a way more subtle sartorial tribute to the Hub than that “Wicked Smaaht” hoodie. 2 Dartmouth St., 617.716.9924, giftedboston.com For more great places to find luxury in the city visit wheretraveler.com
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Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers Collection
The famed jewelry marque takes refinement and delicacy to new heights. 5 Newbury St. & Copley Place.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea
You don’t have to be a deep sea diver to crave this gorgeous watch. Sidney Thomas Jewelers, 800 Boylston St.
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FIND THE BEST IN ALLSTON ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
The Avenue is a fine holein-the-wall with excellent nachos and chili; Common Ground pub has a standout locally sourced menu; and the Hopewell generates a loyal following with “good eats, good whiskey and good games.”
1249 Commonwealth Ave., 617.903.3110, facebook. com/TheAvenueBar
185 Harvard Ave., 617.202. 3808, ivysushiallston.com
85 Harvard Ave., 617.783.2071, commongroundallston.com
477 Cambridge St., 617.787.2337, deepellum. allston.com
wealth Ave., 617.208.8925, hopewellboston.com
If you want to buy a tambourine, follow Bob Dylan’s advice and go see Mr. Tambourine Man, but if you want to buy a vintage guitar, and perhaps make it big on Allston’s legendary gig circuit, take a trip to Mr. Music. For vintage fashion, visit the Allston outpost of Buffalo Exchange. Mr. Music 128 Harvard Ave., 617.783.1609, mrmusicguitars.com Buffalo Exchange 180 Harvard Ave., 617.779.7901, buffaloexchange.com
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Hopewell Bar and Kitchen 1277 Common-
Unless you visit the Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum, local culture is pretty much limited to local rock ‘n’ roll. Weave your way from Great Scott to Brighton Music Hall and the Paradise Rock Club.
1222 Commonwealth Ave., 617.566.9014, greatscottboston.com
Brighton Music Hall 158 Brighton Ave.,
Paradise Rock Club 967 Commonwealth Ave., 617.562.8800, crossroadspresents.com
Stage at Brighton Music Hall; libation at Deep Ellum; a night owl’s view of Allston; typical stock at Mr. Music.
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Given Allston’s reputation for unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll, you may expect the neighborhood’s signature plate to be the hot dog or the pizza slice. That honor, however, has more refined claimants—at Ittoku and Oppa Sushi, you’ll find some of the best Japanese food in the city. Deep Ellum is a noteworthy gastro-bar. Ittoku 1414 Commonwealth Ave., 617.608.3630
Funny Story Comedian Bethany Van Delft is a key player in the Boston standup renaissance.
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IF YOU TOOK A TRIP to the heart of the comedy zeitgeist, where razor-sharp wit meets soft-edged empathy, you’d find Boston standup Bethany Van Delft. A natural gift for laid-back storytelling, combined with the unique perspective of her Dutch-Puerto Rican roots and her cool finesse with observational gags, has placed her at a sweet spot within the modern business of merriment. Plugged directly into the new Boston groundswell of brewery-night indie comedy, and skilled as both a host and a star turn for The Moth (the acclaimed live yarnspinning hub on radio and podcast), Van Delft is as hot and fresh as artisanal bread, but much funnier. And, as she tells Where Boston, it all started with a gauntlet thrown down by her shrink. Where Boston: How did your standup career begin? Bethany Van Delft: I literally took a standup class. It was a challenge from my therapist—I made up all these excuses why it wouldn’t work and she said: ‘Why don’t you go tell a joke and see what happens?’ The rest is history. There were lots of stops and starts but that’s the very beginning. I stuck with it from there. WB: How has Boston shaped your standup comic persona? BvD: Some of the best comedians in the country start here, so having those people as my peers has been unbelievable. Getting advice from comedy legends, how supportive the community is with each other here, it’s just inspiring. WB: Who are your comedy heroes? BvD: I grew up in a lefty household, with tons of Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor and George Carlin. And Rita Moreno. I grew up with “The Electric Company” so seeing a Puerto Rican woman, a woman of color, being funny and ridiculous—that put it somewhere in my head that something like this could happen one day. WB: How does your storytelling for The Moth feed your standup? BvD: The two things don’t seem like they go together but it’s symbiotic—you know how football players will sometimes take
ballet. I always thought those big burly guys taking ballet must be hilarious, but it helps them strengthen their core, it helps their balance and timing, and it actually makes them better football players, so that’s kind of how I feel about storytelling and standup. A good comedian is telling a story. WB: What’s driving today’s comedy scene in Boston? BvD: There are so many bar shows now. The new group of comedians coming up, they don’t wait for stage time: they just start a show. One of the great shows is at The Hideout; there’s a couple of guys doing shows in Cambridge at Gallery 263; and brewery shows. I have one at Dorchester Brewing Company called Artisanal Comedy on the last Wednesday of the month. I host it and I produce it— I do the lineups for the shows. If I see someone who has a really fresh point of view I’ve never heard before I will book them on the show. Lots of women, people of color, different gender orientations, people who express their comedy in a different way. Like, there’s a jester that performs, musical acts, people that use power point presentations. This is a phenomenal comedy city: There’s something for everybody in Boston.
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(Above) Van Delft rocks the 2018 Women in Comedy Festival.
Craft brewing is everywhere these days and Hopsters lets anyone have a go. By Alex Oliveira 22
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Way of the Hop
IT’S SAID THAT 80 PERCENT of taste is derived from smell. What a relief then, when crossing over to The Seaport and biting into fresh wafts of low tide and gasoline, to pass into the aromatic haven waiting within the doors of Hopsters Brewing Co. If you’ve ever driven past a Kellogg cereal plant or stuck your nose into a box of cornflakes, you know the smell; it’s warm and brown, it’s familiar and comforting, and Hopsters is awash with it. This soothing aroma is not what makes Hopsters one of the most unique breweries in Boston, but it’s a pleasant byproduct.
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DIY BEER While most breweries craft their chrome cask magic in isolated rooms or behind panes of glass, at Hopsters the beer is brewed right there in the taproom. What’s more, they let you do the brewing yourself. Hopsters sits at the gateway to The Seaport. It’s the first building to the right when you pass over Seaport Boulevard Bridge, and the innovative brewery is a fitting introduction to Boston’s fastest growing neighborhood. Just 20 years ago, The Seaport was a little more than a vast parking lot, a grey landscape dotted with rotting piers, rusting scrap metal and decaying industrial warehouses. That image today is comparable to a dream from last night, the details of which you can’t quite place. Can it be that where today’s glass high-rises stand were mud flats and vast parking lots mere years ago? And those long brick warehouses, now filled with the flip-flops and laptops of Boston’s tech industry—were they ever really maritime wharfs and storehouses for Boston’s industrial trade? It was no dream, and Hopsters is an unlikely symbol of the district’s past, present and future. Immediately upon entering Hopsters, yesterday’s and today’s Seaport begin to mix: plate glass windows wrap around a taproom filled with sleek wooden tables, while the bar is lined with old metal roof tiles. In this setting, the contemporary glitz of the new neighborhood blends seamlessly with reminders of an industrial, rust-stained past. Those visuals are just the start. While the traditional craft brewery deals in small batches, specialized recipes and unique brewing techniques, Hopsters takes this idea a step further: Their batches are about 70 bottles small, and their recipes vary based on your individual taste, because at Hopsters, you can brew the beer yourself. The fun starts a few steps above and behind the taproom, where about a dozen
small ‘kettles’ face each other, the warm light from large lamps glinting off the chrome lids. With the help of a Hopsters brewer, you choose from a book of their signature styles—nut browns, porters, IPAs, you name it—to determine what kind beer you’ll be brewing. Next you select the malt (dried wheat kernels) based on how light or dark you want your beer to taste. If you’re not certain what flavor you want, just pop a kernel in your mouth and crunch away: it’ll taste startlingly like beer. You grind the malts, pour them into a mesh bag, then its over to the kettle where you raise and lower the malt bag in heated water, exactly like dropping a tea bag into a porcelain cup. Throughout the process, the Hopsters brewer expertly guides you through the steps and explains the significance of each ingredient, from the scents each hop variety will add to the beer, to the effect on flavor based on when in the brewing process those hops are added. In the end though, which ingredients you choose, when you add them—and the resulting flavors, colors and scents—are entirely yours to decide. The brewing process takes two to three hours, and Hopsters has a salty menu full of American and New England classics, along with a full draught lineup of (officially brewed) signature Hopsters beers that will keep you full and refreshed throughout. Your beer will need about two weeks to ferment, at which point you’ll return to bottle and take home your creation. Hopsters is no tech startup, it’s not a luxury apartment complex, and it isn’t even a gourmet restaurant. It’s a microbrewery, a craft brewery, a brewpub—whatever your preferred title is—but most importantly, it’s a business that’s redrawing the borders of its own industry. For a place like The Seaport, a neighborhood that exemplifies the reinvention of Boston, Hopsters is a fitting introduction.
CITY OF MAKERS Boston has loads of options for people who love to make things, from truffles to sensor-equipped robots. Here are five of the best. BOSTON CHOCOLATE SCHOOL Check out the Saturday truffle workshop at the Financial District’s Elephant & Castle pub. bostonchocolatetours.com EATALY The emporium for all things and flavors Italian offers loads of foodmaking classes, and their ‘Back to Basics’ fresh pasta demos are outstanding. eataly.com CONVERSE INK BAR & BLANK CANVAS Tweak your sneakers with artwork and textiles so that your footwear becomes truly unique. 1 Lovejoy Wharf, 617.248.9530 THE CLAYROOM Learn to use a potter’s wheel, then make and paint your own pottery: Why not craft a jug from which you can pour the beer you made at Hopsters? 1408 Beacon St., Brookline, 617.566.7575 ARTISAN’S ASYLUM A non-profit community workshop in Somerville where you can make pretty much anything you can imagine (including robots). artisansasylum.com
波士顿是全世界最令人 愉快的目的地购物城市 之一，而这在很大程度上 要归功于整座城市的布 局——波士顿的大部分 历史景点（包括波士顿公 园、芬威公园和法尼尔厅 等）都在主要零售场所的 步行距离范围内。
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后湾区的一个美丽部分， 目前已成为著名的旅游目 的地。Newbury Street 下端 分布着诸如 Chanel、Dolce 24
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作为全世界最具创意的餐厅目的地之一，波士顿的金牌美誉逐年 升高，一系列业已成名的经典名店（Menton 餐厅、Top of the Hub 餐厅）和打破常规的后起之秀（Little Donkey 餐厅、Uni 餐厅）都为 这座城市奠定了坚实基础。海鲜无疑是永恒的新英格兰特色，意式 餐厅则赋予北城以独特定位，但波士顿对创新和亚洲风味和融合 才是大部分餐厅最令人兴奋的特色所在。
Michael Mina 和 Ken Tominaga 共同创办的高档 “izakaya”（日语意 思为美食酒吧）PABU Boston 位于千禧豪景阁，餐厅将质朴的日式
传统和现代的华丽复杂完美融合——在设计赏心悦目的菜单上， Happy Spoon（一口香）、东京炸鸡、御好烧、熏油甘鱼和炉端烧牛排 （在桌上完成制作）。日式威士忌的选择丰富多样，非常值得一试。 PABU Boston at Millennium Tower, 3 Franklin St., 857.327.7228
Ken Oringer 和 Tony Messina 创办的餐厅 Uni 使出浑身解数，供应日
本料理、以全球街头小吃为灵感的小碟、以及创新的细卷寿司、握寿 司和生鱼片。Uni 餐厅采购的海鲜源自当地渔民和东京的筑地市场。 光滑的暗色木头和以纹身为灵感的艺术品使这里精致和现代的氛围 更加浓厚。日本拉面极受欢迎，但仅在周末晚间供应。清酒用玻璃 罐和玻璃瓶倒出。Uni, 370 Commonwealth Ave., 617.536.7200 26
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Tim 和 Nancy Cushman 创办的高 档餐厅 O Ya 位于一个拥有百年历史
的消防站，这里是波士顿必去的现 代化日本餐厅之一。这家店几乎不 能预订；至少要提前三星期订位。 菜单供应采用创新原料制作的精 致菜肴，清酒酒单选择多样，无与 伦比。位于芬威的 Hojoko 餐厅同样 由这家餐厅的团队负责，该餐 |厅将现代化的日本料理与怪诞的 流行文化装饰完美地融于一体。 餐厅氛围和菜单上的菜品更为休 闲随意。欢迎散客偶然前来，现场 音乐从不间断，香辣大眼金枪鱼卷 配蒜香蛋黄酱这样的创意菜品一 定不会令您失望。 O Ya, 9 East St., 617.654.9900 Hojoko, 1271 Boylston St., 617.670.0507
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Kathy Buist & Natasha Zupan A pair of acclaimed current artists converge at Galerie D’Orsay this month in one fascinating exhibition: “Contemporaries: Kathy Buist & Natasha Zupan.” The pairing is well judged. Buist, who was raised on a flower farm in Michigan, takes on nature’s grandest and most transcendent spaces with a Turner-esque sense of scale and awe, while Zupan (daughter of Bruno Zupan, another artist whose work can be seen at Galerie D’Orsay) carries light, texture and shadow into whole new realms. Zupan’s work has been collected by the Hollywood cognoscenti and she has also collaborated with Italian heritage fashion label, Larusmiani. 33 Newbury St., 617.266.8001
This cooperative endeavor acts as an alternative venue for solo sculptural exhibitions. The large space always features varied, contemporary work by two of its more than two dozen members, who are all Boston-area artists. Open W-Su noon-6 pm. 486 Harrison Ave., 617.482.7781. CHILDS GALLERY
Since 1937. This gallery houses a diverse portfolio of fine American and European paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors and sculpture— from the Renaissance to the 1950s. Open M and Sa 10 am-5 pm, Tu-F 9 am-6 pm. 169 Newbury St., 617.266.1108.
am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 158 Newbury St., 617.536.5049. DTR MODERN GALLERIES
DTR specializes in 20th-century masters and boasts a significant privately-held collection of works by artists including Picasso, Chagall, Basquiat, Dali, Botero and Warhol. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 167 Newbury St., 617.424.9700. ETHELBERT COOPER GALLERY OF AFRICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
hood. Before going inside, peek through the gallery’s giant glass wall at museum-quality solo exhibitions by Boston-based artists. Open W-F 10 am-6 pm and by appointment. 300 Summer St., 617.423.4299. GALATEA FINE ART
GALLERY AT ARTBLOCK
This large cooperative art gallery boasts more than 50 members and diverse contemporary art. Open W-F noon-6 pm, Sa-Su noon-5 pm. 460 Harrison Ave., 617.542.1500.
With a focus on Boston-based artists, ArtBlock contributes to the city’s vibrant arts scene with contemporary, high-quality showings. Open M-F 11 am-4:30 pm and during individual exhibit schedules. 725 Harrison Ave., 617.338.7600.
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART
Located adjacent to Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, this gallery celebrates diverse cultures and historical traditions. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm. 102 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, 617.496.5777.
America’s oldest nonprofit art association, Co|So shows more than 500 living member artists who range in ability from student to world-renowned. Open Tu-Sa 11
THE FPAC GALLERY
The stunning, seven-story artist-owned cooperative features 48 live-work studios in the Fort Point neighbor-
The Cambridge gallery strives to provide a place where artists can engage the community and exhibit their works. In
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2010 the gallery established an artists-in-residency program to further foster the artistic community. The space regularly hosts workshops, music nights, yoga and more. Open W-Sa noon-7 pm. 263 Pearl St., Cambridge.
Galerie d’Orsay represents international art masters including Rembrandt, Matisse and Dali, as well as highly recognized contemporary painters and sculptors. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 33 Newbury St., 617.266.8001.
Located in the neo-Gothic Church of the Covenant, this gallery is primarily focused on work from many highly regarded, living New England painters. Also find pieces by contemporary photographers, printmakers and sculptors. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm. 67 Newbury St., 617.267.9060.
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BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
Art GARNER CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
New England School of Photography’s exhibition gallery promotes and celebrates contemporary photography. Open M-W 9 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. 537 Commonwealth Ave., 617.437.1868. GOLD GALLERY
Photography, painting and mixed media are what’s on display at this contemporary art project founded by Adam Gold in the South End. Gallery artists include Jeff Cohen, Christie Scheele, David Gyscek, Miriam Shenitzer and Louise LeBourgeois. Open M-Tu by appointment only, W-F noon-6 pm, Sa-Su noon4 pm. 460C Harrison Ave, 857.239.8972. INTERNATIONAL POSTER GALLERY
This poster nexus—recently relocated to SoWa—is global-
ly recognized for its collection of 10,000 original vintage posters ranging from the 1890s to the post-war era. It also boasts the world’s largest collection of Italian posters, a series of 20th-century Swiss posters and one of the world’s finest arrays of Soviet posters. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 460C Harrison Ave., 617.375.0076. KATHERINE HOUSTON PORCELAIN
Artist Katherine Houston creates delightful porcelain pieces in botanical themes, such as vegetables, fruits and flowers, by hand-sculpting hard-paste porcelain and then glazing it in wonderful colors. Open by appointment only. 81 Wareham St., 617.695.6880. KINGSTON GALLERY
One of SoWa’s first galleries, this artist-run cooperative
shows alternative and contemporary works by local artists, including Julie S. Graham and Elif Soyer. Open W-Su noon-5 pm. 450 Harrison Ave., 617.423.4113. KRAKOW WITKIN GALLERY
This gallery focuses on minimal and conceptually based work from international artists, including Sol LeWitt and Julian Opie, as well as many Boston artists. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm. 10 Newbury St., 617.262.4490. LEICA GALLERY
The Park Plaza Hotel ups its creativity with this gallery dedicated to the art of photography. A rotation of Leica photographer’s works are on display, showcasing both seasoned photographers and up-and-coming talent. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 74 Arlington St., 857.305.3609.
M. FINE ARTS GALERIE
This gallery in the SoWa arts district features international contemporary artists, including Beth Carter, Marc Chalmé, Michel Delacroix and Xavier Rodés, many of whom are only represented in the U.S. here. Open Tu-Sa 10:30 am-5:30 pm. 61 Thayer St., 617.450.0700. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
The charm of this Newbury Street gallery doesn’t stop at its aesthetic. The location features a comprehensive collection of works by Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami and exclusive works by Sam Francis. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 77 Newbury St., 617.369.4800. MASSART’S BAKALAR & PAINE GALLERIES
Located on campus at Massachusetts College of Art
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and Design, the Bakalar and Paine Galleries feature professional local and international works in varied media. Hours vary by gallery, generally open M-Tu and Th-Sa, noon6 pm, W noon-8 pm. 621 Huntington Ave., 617.879.7337. RAFIUS FANE GALLERY
Contemporary works in multiple media, like paintings, sculptures and photography, are always on display here. Open W-F 1-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-4 pm. 460C Harrison Ave., Suite C24, 508.843.2184. ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY
This gallery specializes in fine art photography by established and critically acclaimed masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Herb Ritts, Henri Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Yousuf Karsh, Alfred Stieglitz and Walker Evans. Open Tu-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 11 am-5 pm. 38 Newbury St., 617.267.7997. SAMSON
Samson’s exhibits feature highly contemporary, alternative and experimental art that pushes boundaries, running the gamut from film, video, music and performance to the more traditional notions of visual art from emerging, under-recognized as well as some established artists. Open W-Sa 11 am-6 pm. 450 Harrison Ave., 617.357.7177. SLOANE MERRILL GALLERY
Promotes contemporary, traditionally trained painters who work in oils and have a distinctive approach. Open Su-M noon-5 pm, Tu-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm. 75 Charles St., 617.227.1775. THE SOCIETY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
After 118 years in the Back Bay, America’s oldest craft organization moved to a brand new, 20,000-square-foot space in Boston’s Seaport District. Open Tu-W and F-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Th 10 am-9 pm. 100 Pier 4, 617.266.1810.
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Founded in 2001 by Frank Roselli, Soprafina is committed to exhibiting contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography by artists like Susan Gheyssari, Anne Krinsky, Michael Palmer and others. Open W-Sa noon-5:00 pm. 55 Thayer St., 617.728.0770. YVE YANG GALLERY
With a belief that art plays an integral part in human history, Yve Yang Gallery dedicates its space to emerging artists and their dynamic, thought-provoking works. Open W-Su noon-6 pm. 460 Harrison Ave., Suite C8B, 617.834.5356.
HARVARD ART MUSEUMS
Harvard Art Museums are comprised of three institutions—Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler museums—plus four research centers and possesses some of the nation’s foremost art collections, with holdings of Western art dating from antiquity, Islamic and Asian art, and European and American art since 1900. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Admission: $10-15. 32 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617.495.9400. THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/ BOSTON
This landmark fosters contemporary artists working in multidisciplinary forms. Permanent collections include 21st-century sculpture, painting, video, photography and drawing. Also features lectures, family programs, dance and music performances, and film. Open Tu-W and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-9 pm. Admission: $1015, free ages 17 and under and to all Th 5-9 pm. 25 Harbor Shore Drive, 617.478.3100. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
Originally modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo with a four-story interior courtyard garden
and a modern wing in 2012, this museum gem showcases Isabella Stewart Gardner’s vast collection of more than 2,500 fine and decorative art objects, paintings, tapestries and furnishings and includes a venue for contemporary artists and concerts. “Bharti Kher: Sketchbooks and Diaries,” through Sept. 6, 2018. Admission: $5-15. Open W and F-M 11 am-5 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm. 25 Evans Way, 617.566.1401. MCMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART
Roman Renaissance Revivalstyle building at Boston College, boasts a 127-yearold stained glass triptych by John LaFarge. Open M-W and F 10 am-5 pm, Tu 10 am-8 pm, Sa-Su noon-5 pm. 2101 Commonwealth Ave., 617.552.8587. MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER
This modern arts center is dedicated to the pursuit of contemporary art in all media. Free admission. Open Tu-W and F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm. Wiesner Building, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, 617.253.4680. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Encyclopedic collection culls some of the world’s finest treasures, including international and contemporary art, instruments, photographs and textiles. Free guided tours available. Open Sa-Tu 10 am-5 pm, W-F 10 am-10 pm. Admission: $10-25. 465 Huntington Ave., 617.267.9300. NATIONAL CENTER OF AFROAMERICAN ARTISTS
Founded by Elma Lewis and celebrates the heritage of visual arts created by Black artists. Showcases African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African-American collections. Admission: $4-5. Open Tu-Su 1-5 pm. 300 Walnut Ave., Roxbury, 617.442.8614.
ART WALKS/OPEN STUDIOS
SOWA FIRST FRIDAY
At the center of the SoWa Arts District, on the first Friday of each, month more than 70 SoWa Artist Guild artists open their studios to the public en masse, making their 450 Harrison building a contemporary art lover’s dream destination. Free event 5-9 pm. 450 Harrison Ave.
ART ON THE MARQUEE
Located outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, an 80-foot-tall, multi-screen LED marquee shows a rotation of works by contemporary local artists. Daily artist M-F 7 am-10 pm, and rotating showcase of work Su. 415 Summer St. GRAFFITI ALLEY
Pedestrians may stumble upon this tucked-away alley in the heart of Central Square. Its fundamental purpose is to connect Mass. Ave. with a public parking lot, but it’s a lot of fun to look at. Especially since the street art is always on the change. 565-567 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. HARBORARTS
The Boston Harbor Marina & Shipyard is a surprising hot spot for experiencing monumental sculpture and public art by contemporary local artists. 256 Marginal St., 617.982.3244. MIT PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
Lauded tech school MIT also has an artistic side. The school’s campus has become a hotbed of creative works in all media, and the university is also known for its artful architecture—take, for example, the Frank Gehry designed Stata Center. Audio tours available. 20 Ames St., Cambridge, 617.253.4680.
Sights An Out-of-Gravity Experience One of the best apps you can get for your phone is ISS Spotter, which allows you to track the position of the International Space Station at any given time, and plan a viewing for when it next overarches your neighborhood. The first time that happens, we guarantee you’ll feel an uncontrollable urge to wave, while singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Another way to connect to the ISS is to visit “Space: An Out-ofGravity Experience” at the Museum of Science. Opens June 24. 1 Science Park, 617.723.2500
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BANK OF AMERICA’S MUSEUMS ON US
Bank of America offers cardholders free admission to 150 participating cultural institutions across the U.S. on the first full weekend of each month. Seven in Massachusetts, three in the Boston area. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge 617.253.5927; Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617.267.9300; Isabella Steart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way 617.566.1401.
Save 43 percent off admission and skip lines at four participating sites. Valid for nine consecutive days from first use; purchase online or at each site. $56; $44 ages 3-11. New England Aquarium; Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge; Museum of Science, 1 Science Park; Skywalk Observatory, 800 Boylston St.; Boston Harbor Cruises, Long Wharf; For information, call 208.787.4300 or 888.330.5008.
Jump down the rabbit hole of arena-based virtual reality gaming at this hub for im-
mersive fun—battle zombies and robots with like-minded players. Tickets available online. 34 Cummings Park Drive, 781.787.2600.
Boston merchant Peter Faneuil had this building constructed in 1742 and gave it to the city of Boston. It became known for being the breeding ground of the American Revolution, and thus called “The Cradle of Liberty.” Today, Faneuil Hall remains a symbol of freedom and houses a visitor center, the Great Hall and an armory museum. Free admission. Open daily 9 am-6 pm. Financial District, 617.523.1300. THE FREEDOM TRAIL
Focused on the American Revolution, from the Colonial period to the War of 1812, this 2.5-mile, red-painted and bricked path connects 16 historic sites, each of which has its own story. 617.357.8300. GRAND LODGE OF MASONS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Did you know Paul Revere was a prominent Boston Freemason? Built in 1898, this Grand Lodge is the third on this site. Today, the magnificent building shows off exterior glass mosaic panels that symbolize Masonic themes,
interior exhibits of Masonic ephemera and other treasures, and a research library, which is open to the public. Tours depart M, W and F-Sa 10:30 am-2 pm. 186 Tremont St., 617.426.6040. HARVARD SQUARE
Harvard Square pulses as the heart of Cambridge, Boston’s sister city here in the Hub. The square is noted for its great people watching, dozens of specialty book stores, eclectic shopping options, and also music clubs known for regularly hosting legendary talent. Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617.491.3434. KING’S CHAPEL BURYING GROUND
King’s Chapel Burying Ground is Boston’s oldest cemetery, founded 1632, and is full of retiring famous Colonial folk, like Mayflower passenger Mary Chilton. Notable features to look for: Joseph Tapping’s headstone, and William Dawes’ tomb that bears his name but not his body. Open daily M-Sa 10 am-4 pm, Su 1:30-4 pm. Tremont Street at School Street, 617.523.1749. LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
Kids ages 3-10 go absolutely crazy for this place, and its Assembly Row entrance
marked by a giant yellow LEGO giraffe. Not only can children build to their hearts’ content they can tumble, climb and slide in LEGO City Play Zone or catch a movie at the 4D Cinema. Tickets: $18.95-$29.95. Open Su-Th 10 am-7 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 9 am-8 pm. 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, 866.228.6439. LONG WHARF
Literally, Boston’s longest wharf. In the 18th century, John Hancock had his offices on the dock (which you can visit while dining at Chart House restaurant). Today, yachts, ferries and tour boats weigh anchor here. Long Wharf. LOUISBURG SQUARE
Beacon Hill address that’s been home to some of Boston’s richest residents like Louisa May Alcott and the Kennedys. Many of the Greek Revival row houses remain single-family homes and surround a private, gated green. Between Pinckney and Mount Vernon streets. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS STATUE
String of bronze statues in the Public Garden created by local artist Nancy Schon. Celebrates the duckling family in Robert McCloskey’s chil-
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dren’s book “Make Way For Ducklings.” Public Garden. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
This preeminent bastion for higher learning focused on the practical application of technology, science and research for the 21st century extends over 168 acres along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Basin. The Great Dome of Barker Library is perhaps the school’s most iconic structure, but a premium has always been placed on the entirety of the campus’ architecture, with sleek and modern buildings designed by the likes of Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei and Frank Gehry. Visitor Center, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.253.1000.
see the Giant Ocean Tank, a Caribbean coral reef environment boasting 2,000 sea creatures! Admission: $18.95-26.95. Open M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-6 pm. NEAq’s IMAX Theater screens films daily; tickets: $7.95-9.95. 1 Central Wharf, 617.973.5200.
Second Empire architectural style in the U.S and is now one of the only ones that survives. This is actually Boston’s third city hall, and it saw the service of 38 mayors through 1969, including Josiah Quincy and James M. Curley. 45 School St., 617.523.8678.
OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE
Newbury Street is a hot destination for shoppers. Part posh (the lower end of Newbury features luxury brand boutiques from Chanel to Valentino) and part hip (the upper end of Newbury boasts independently owned shops and international flagship stores). Newbury Street at Arlington Street; Newbury Street at Massachusetts Avenue.
Built in 1729 as a Puritan meetinghouse, this site is well known as the place of mass protest gatherings that led to the Boston Tea Party. Famous former congregants include Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Admission: $1-$6. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. 310 Washington St., 617.482.6439.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
OLD CITY HALL
Explore the world’s waters from the Amazon rain forest to the Gulf of Maine. Come
This decadent structure was built 1862-1865 as one of the first buildings in the French
OLD NORTH CHURCH
Freedom Trail attraction. Built in 1723, Old North is Boston’s oldest church building. While it played a pivotal role at the onset of
the American Revolution, it is interesting to note that at the time the church was highly Loyalist. Its bells, which still ring, are the oldest church bells in North America. Learn more on in-depth “Behind the Scenes” tours that visit the steeple and the crypt, offered daily ($3-5). Admission to the Old North Church & Historic Sites (Old North, Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, the gardens, etc) $8 for adults, $6 for students/seniors/military, $4 for children ages 6-18. Free for Boston residents, EBT cardholders, children under 5 years old, the Old North Church congregation, and Historic Site members. April 1-Nov. 15, open daily 9 am-6 pm; Nov. 16-March 31, open daily 10 am-4 pm. 193 Salem St., 617.858.8231.
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Sights HISTORIC HOMES
Built between 1681-1682 this “lean-to” style house is the oldest dwelling in the city of Cambridge. Despite alterations to the home over the years much of the original frame and materials remain. 21 Linnaean St., Cambridge, 617.994.6669. FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
National historic site commemorates the great American landscape artist. Free guided tours of Fairsted, Olmsted’s historic design office and grounds, offered F-Sa between 9:30 am-4 pm. 99 Warren St., Brookline, 617.566.1689. GIBSON HOUSE
Formerly the home of widow Catherine Hammond Gibson and her son Charles, this
six-level structure was designed by Boston architect Edward Clarke Cabot and built 1859-1860. Admission: $3-9. Open for guided tour only W-Su at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. 137 Beacon St., 617.267.6338. WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT HOUSE
Twin Federal-era town houses named for the American historian who lived there in the mid-19th century. Features Prescott’s restored study, decorative arts and a costume collection. Open W-Th and Sa 1-4 pm. Admission: $8. 55 Beacon St., 617.742.3190.
One of the city’s largest and oldest membership libraries and its first museum of fine arts. Visitors may tour the first floor and galleries M-Th 9
am-8 pm, F 9 am-5:30 pm, Sa 9 am-4 pm, Su noon-4 pm. 10 1/2 Beacon St., 617.227.0270. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
America’s first municipally-funded public library houses millions of books, manuscripts, music scores and art and boasts a scenic courtyard, events and exhibits. Open M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Copley Square, 617.536.5400.
BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Kick off a visit to this youngster-friendly museum by scaling the giant, three-story New Balance Foundation Climb. Kids engage in interactive and educational displays; exhibits include “Arthur and Friends” and “Our Green Trail.” Open Sa-Th 10 am-5 pm, F 10 am-9 pm. Admission: $16. 308 Congress St., 617.426.6500.
BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM
Live actors, tea-tossing reenactments, high-tech interactive exhibits, a film and three authentically restored tea ships tell the full story of the Boston Tea Party and its aftermath. Guided tours every 30 minutes, daily 10 am-4 pm. Tickets: $18-28. 306 Congress St., 866.955.0667. DREAMLAND WAX MUSEUM
Famous historical faces come alive through the magic of wax and expert craftsmanship. Located near City Hall and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Open Su-W 10 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-9 pm. 1 Washington St., 508.400.1712. EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute offers a dynamic, interactive experience in
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democracy. Visit a full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber and see a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington office. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. Admission: $8-16. Columbia Point, 210 Morrissey Blvd., 617.740.7000. HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Offers a look at fascinating objects, including meteorites, 1,500 mammal and bird specimens, and the a dazzling collection of 3,000 glass flowers and plants. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Admission: $8-12. 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, 617.495.3045. JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Dedicated to JFK and the legacy of Camelot, spotlighting such subjects as JFK as a child, the 1960 campaign, Vietnam, the Peace Corps, and civil rights. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Admission: $10-14, free ages 12 and under. Columbia Point, 617.514.1600.
Open M-Sa 10 am-4 pm. Admission by donation. 46 Joy St., 617.725.0022. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
A compelling technology and science-based destination. Permanent exhibits study the weather, mathematics, space, the human body and other “minds-on” topics. Admission: $20-25. Open Sa-Th 9 am-5 pm, F 9 am-9 pm. 1 Science Park, 617.723.2500. MUSEUM OF THE ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Chartered in 1638 as the New World’s first organized military. Headquarters have been in Faneuil Hall since 1746. Today, the space is a museum featuring artifacts from every war America has been a part of. Open M-F 9 am-3:30 pm. Faneuil Hall, 617.227.1638.
PAUL S. RUSSELL, MD MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND INNOVATION
This medical museum tells the rich story of Massachusetts General Hospital’s two centuries of history. Learn about the hospital’s important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present. Open M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa 11 am-5 pm. Free admission. Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 North Grove St., 617.724.8009. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
Collections include American art and architecture, maritime art and history, Native American art, Asian export, African, Oceanic and contemporary art, photography and the fascinating Yin Yu Tang house. Great hands-on activities, tours, concerts, classes and family programs. Open
Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. Admission: Adults $20, seniors $18, students (with ID) $12; Free for youth (under 16) and Salem residents (with ID). 161 Essex St., Salem, 866.745.1876. SALEM WITCH MUSEUM
This popular museum brings the Witch Trials of 1692 to life, recreating the drama of accusers and accused, court proceedings and the execution of 20 victims. 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, 978.744.1692. THE PEABODY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY
Offers collections of human cultural history from Africa to Europe and South America. Exhibits include: “Day of the Dead,” Ongoing. Admission: $8-12. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, 617.496.1027.
THE MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY
Explore achievements of Mary Baker Eddy, 19th-century writer, teacher and businesswoman who founded the Christian Science religion, The Church of Christ, Scientist, and the newspaper The Christian Science Monitor. Admission: $4-6. Open Tu-Su 10 am-4 pm. 200 Massachusetts Ave., 617.450.7000.
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New England’s largest African-American history museum is dedicated to the preservation, conservation and accurate interpretation of the contributions of African Americans. Exhibits offer the stories of leaders, activists and citizens of this region who have impacted history from the Colonial period through the 19th century.
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Sights THE WEST END MUSEUM
This small-scale museum documents the history of Boston’s West End, with particular emphasis placed on the immigrant era from 1880 to 1958, when the neighborhood was “lost” to urban renewal. Open Tu-F noon-5 pm, Sa 11 am-4 pm. Free admission. 150 Staniford St., 617.723.2125. THE USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM
Located beside where Old Ironsides is berthed, the museum teaches about the historic warship named by George Washington. Suggested $3-10 donation. Open daily 9 am-6 pm. Charlestown Navy Yard, 617.426.1812.
PARKS & NATURE
Founded in 1872 and administered by Harvard University, the historic arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted is a great escape from the city, and consists of 281 acres filled with trees, flowers and plants from around the globe. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open Th-Tu 10 am-5 pm. 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, 617.524.1718. COMMONWEALTH AVENUE MALL
The beautiful promenade, studded with monuments, benches and Japanese pagoda, sweetgum, maple, linden and elm trees, links the Public Garden with Frederick Law Olmsted’s park system. Along Commonwealth Avenue, from Arlington street to Charlesgate. MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY
America’s first landscaped cemetery. Many 19th-century forward thinkers are buried here. Grounds open 8 am-6 pm; visitor information, M-Sa 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, 617.547.7105.
THE ROSE F. KENNEDY GREENWAY
The Greenway, as locals call it, spreads across 15 acres in the heart of the Financial District. It was created after the Big Dig, which sent previously elevated highways here underground, and it is inspired by other urban green spaces like New York City’s Battery Park City and Amsterdam’s Vondel Park. Lots of things to do here, including incredible public art installations, splash fountains, food trucks, craft beer pop-ups, Glow in the Park and carousel rides. Chinatown to the North End.
This specialized fitness center is the place to get your climb on. Bouldering and auto belay, top roping and lead climbing. Day pass: $29. Gear rentals: $2-$11. Open M-F 7 am-11:00 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-11:00 pm. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, 617.623.6700. CHARLES RIVER CANOE & KAYAK
Breeze along the Charles River and/or Boston Harbor in canoes, kayaks, and other water-bound vessels, no matter your level of experience. Rentals, by hour and/or day: $9-760. Soldiers Field Road, Allston, 617.462.2513; 356 3rd St., Cambridge. MINUTEMAN BIKEWAY
Eleven-mile trail for recreational cyclists and commuters extending from the Alewife MBTA Station to the town of Bedford. Start: Alewife MBTA Station, Cambridge; End: Depot Park, South Street, Bedford.
BOSTON RED SOX
Watch Boston’s hometown team play baseball at historic Fenway Park. Full schedule online. Tickets: $12-165. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, 617.482.4769.
Explore BPL Art & Architecture Tour The best things in life are free—and that holds true for some of the best tours in Boston, too. The Art & Architecture Tour at the Boston Public Library is one of the most rewarding cultural hours you can spend anywhere in the city and fulfills the vision of architect Charles Follen McKim to create an accessible “palace for the people.” Get the lowdown on those amazing memorial lions by Louis Saint-Gaudens and the Abbey Room with its “Holy Grail” murals by Edwin Austin Abbey. 700 Boylston St., 617.536.5400
a cool old art cinema and a variety of restaurants, taverns and delis.
Sail out to marine sanctuary Stellwagen Bank where migrating humpback, finback and minke whales stop and feed. Naturalists narrate the four-hour journey aboard a comfortable high-speed catamaran. Tickets: $33-53 ($16 for kids under 3). New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, 617.227.4321.
Cambridge is a city in its own right, with many unique squares like Central, Kendall and Inman. Its most wellknown square is Harvard, home to the titular university and its yard, as well as book stores, boutiques, and amazing restaurants.
Back Bay is one posh place to spend some leisure time. Stores on Newbury Street and designer boutiques in Copley Place provide lavish shopping options and outdoor green spaces like the Public Garden and Copley Square offer serene spots to sit. BEACON HILL & WEST END
Violet-tinted windowpanes, iron boot scrapers, and cobblestone streets named for trees create a quaint mystique that is rich in history. Across Cambridge Street, the Hill meets the West End, home to the Museum of Science. BROOKLINE
Explore a smattering of tourist destinations like the John F. Kennedy Birthplace, or visit bustling Coolidge Corner for independently owned shops,
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This is the historic heart of Boston. The Freedom Trail begins here at Boston Common and continues past sights like the Granary Burying Ground and Old State House.
and New England Aquarium daily. Tickets: $10.5039.50. Prudential Center, 53 Huntington Ave.; Museum of Science, 1 Science Park; New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf; 617.267.3825. BOSTON SEGWAY TOURS
Zip around town on a guided tour or on your own (as long as you’re older than 14 and weigh more than 100 pounds). Hourlong Segway tours cover the neighborhood, while two-hour tours venture clear across the city; on both you’ll learn lots of fun facts. Rain or shine. Tours: $60-90; rentals (half and full day): $100-175. 199 State St., 617.421.1234.
On these three-hour, historian-led tours, patrons can explore the North End, chronicle the local works of artist John Singer Sargent, examine African-American history and more. Group size: up to 6 people. Tickets: $85. 800.691.6036.
CITY VIEW TROLLEY TOURS
Once Boston’s original posh neighborhood (home to Thomas Hutchinson and Paul Revere), this long-lived sector of Boston is now awash in Italian heritage. The North End shows off dozens of restaurants, artisan food markets and summers rife with saints’ festivals.
Charming, open-air silver trolley cars let visitors explore Boston. Hop on and off at will, at destinations like Freedom Trail sites, Newbury Street, Charlestown Navy Yard, New England Aquarium and more. Along the way, tour drivers and guides narrate the journey and teach a thing or two about the Hub. Trolley service daily 9:30 am-5 pm every 10-15 minutes. Tickets: $16-40. Long Wharf, 617.363.7899.
BOSTON DUCK TOURS
Eighty-minute tour narrated by “conDUCKtors” versed in local lore. Combines land tour with a splash in the Charles River. Departs the Prudential Center, Museum of Science
ipants learn the fundamentals of tasting, pairing and buying wine. Departs South End and Harvard Square Sa at 3 pm, North End Sa at 2 pm and 3 pm, Back Bay Sa-Su at 3 pm. Tickets: $66. 855.455.8747.
CITY WINE TOURS
Expert-led, two-hour jaunts dedicated to wine. Each tour makes three stops, and partic-
FENWAY PARK TOURS
These 60-minute tours include a visit to the Press Box, State Street Pavilion Box and the Green Monster (areas subject to availability). Departs daily 10 am-5 pm on the hour; stops three hours before home game time. Tickets: $14-20. 4 Yawkey Way, 617.226.6666. FREEDOM TRAIL’S HISTORIC PUB CRAWL
You’ve never quite done a bar crawl like this one! Your guide, dressed in the full regalia of the 18th century, brings you to four of Boston’s most historic pubs, teaching a few things about how these were inspirational to the Sons of Liberty. Beer tasting and traditional New England bites at each stop. Tours: Tu at 5:30
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pm. Reservations required. Tickets: $43. 21+ with ID. Tour begins at the ArtsBoston booth at Faneuil Hall. 617.357.8300. HARVARD STUDENT-LED WALKING TOUR
These official Harvard University guided historical tours are led by students and boast an informative and fun take on America’s oldest campus. Learn about early American history, colonial and modern-day architecture, and much more. Tours: M-Sa at 10 am, noon, 2 pm. Free, but reservations required for groups of 15 or more. Holyoke Center Arcade, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.495.1573. MIT CAMPUS TOURS
Famous for their brilliance and inventive annual pranks, MIT students are as fascinating as the world-renowned campus on which they live and learn. Students also lead
free 75- to 90-minute tours of geek central, pointing out popular sites like the Z-Center, Kresge Auditorium, the “Infinite Corridor” and the Stata Center. Tours depart M-F at 11 am and 3 pm, schedule may change during holidays. Departs from lobby of Building 7, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 617.253.4795. OFF THE BEATEN PATH FOOD TOURS
History, folklore and fabulous local food—from root beer floats to artisanal gyros, pies and pizza—converge in the neighborhoods of Cambridge and Somerville. Davis Square and Union Square are the focus, with more tours of nearby hotspots on the way. Morning and afternoon tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check website for details. Somerville & Cambridge,.
OLD TOWN TROLLEY
Narrated historical journey takes in points of interest like the Freedom Trail and Fenway Park. Ride in a continuous loop or disembark and reboard as you choose at 19 convenient stops. Departs daily 9 am-5 pm. Tickets online. 855.396.7433.
Benjamin Edwards. He’s got a personal perspective on Boston’s early days, and his tours offer many unique moments at 14 stops. Private tours for families and groups, call for rates and availability. Reservations required. Meet at Park Street T Station on Boston Common, 617.670.1888.
WGBH STUDIO TOURS
Guides completely customize these personal and intimate tours for groups of up to six people. Sightsee in Boston, or venture further afield to Concord and Lexington, Cape Cod, Newport and other interesting nearby places. 617.653.8373.
WGBH, a front-runner in the broadcast field that entertains millions with arts and culture programming, offers 45-minute tours of the digital TV and radio studio, including the site of the award-winning international news program “The World,” the performance center and theater, and more, depending on the day’s schedule. Tours every W at 11 am, and first and third Sa of the month at 3 pm. Free. 1 Guest St., Allston, 617.300.4211.
Learn about Colonial history with someone whose ancestors had a hand in it. Founder and guide Ben Edwards is descended from Paul Revere and 18th-century sea captain
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YE OLDE TAVERN TOURS
At this walking tour, learn offbeat facts about the pre-Revolutionary era from your PhD-educated guide while stopping by historical landmarks and three fabled taverns where you can sip a pint, included in ticket price. Tickets: $52-55; must be 21 or over. Boston Common. YUMMY WALKS
Food tasting and Boston history meet in the Yummy Walks walking tours that explore different neighborhoods of the Hub. Local “mom and pop” places are often highlighted as are iconic local eateries, plus you’ll learn about the city’s past, its culture, its architecture and other details. Current tour themes include “Foods of the Freedom Trail,” North End Little Italy Food Tour,” and “Boston Chowda and Seafood Tour.” For reservations, call 800.979.3370.
TRANSPORTATION: NORTHEAST REGIONAL
Amtrack offers the convenience of high-speed rail services, with routes like the Acela Express that travels from Boston to Washington, D.C., and The Downeaster, which journeys from Boston to Portland, Maine. North Station, 135 Causeway St. 800.872.7245; Back Bay Station, 145 Dartmouth St.; South Station, 2 South Station. LIMOLINER
Bus service travels between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Midtown Manhattan multiple times daily. Passengers can expect a movie, snacks (including a meal!) and free Wi-Fi. Pets allowed on select trips. Tickets: $99. 145 Dartmouth St. 844.405.4637. STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY
Year-round ferry and fast-ferry service from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard
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and Nantucket, for both passengers and vehicles. Tickets: $4.50-107 (additional charges for cars, bikes, etc.). 508.477.8600; Hyannis Terminal, 65 South St., Hyannis, 508.771.4000; Woods Hole Terminal, 1 Cowdry Road, Woods Hole, 508.548.3788.
TRANSPORTATION: PUBLIC & CITY
BOSTON COMMUTER BOAT SERVICE
This MBTA commuter boat service crosses between Charlestown Navy Yard and Long Wharf in the Financial District. It’s a quick (10 minutes) way to get to Charlestown to explore attractions like the USS Constitution Museum. Fare: $3.50. Departs M-F 6:30 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. 1 Long Wharf 617.227.4321. BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES WATER TAXI
The Water Taxi operates year-round, offering travelers an alternative to traditional ground transportation. Look for 28 water taxi stops along the waterfront. Call for a pick-up 6:30 am-10 pm (until 8 pm on Su). Tickets available onboard: $12. 1 Long Wharf 617.227.4320. BOSTON PEDICAB
These eco-friendly, bike-propelled chariots transport patrons across the city. Hail one or call for a pickup—and “pay as you please.” Customized and points-of-interest tours of the city available, as well. Tours start at $95. Riders are out 11 am-11 pm. 617.266.2005. LOGAN EXPRESS
Full-service buses take travelers to Logan International Airport, making stops at each terminal, from the Back Bay at Hynes Convention Center and Copley T Station. Allow 20 minutes travel time. Daily 5 am-9 pm. $5; free with valid MBTA pass. Logan International Airport, 800.235.6426; Hynes Convention Center, 900
Boylston St.; Copley Square T Station, 650 Boylston St. MBTA BUS
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority offers bus services to complement its subway system. Bus routes run throughout Boston proper, Greater Boston and suburbs. Operates from 5:15-12:30 am. Fares: $1.70-2. 617.222.3200. MBTA SUBWAY
Boston’s subway system (a.k.a. the “T”) is the nation’s oldest. It is comprised of five lines (Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Silver) and connects areas like Newton, Malden and Logan Airport with Downtown Boston. Fare per ride: $2.252.75. The subway operates from 5 am 1 am. 617.222.3200. NEW BALANCE HUBWAY
Hubway features 180 bicycle rental stations across Boston where visitors can grab a bike and pedal off for a tour of the city. Select Cambridge locations open year-round. Price: $6 for 24 hours; $20 monthly pass; $85 yearly pass. 855.948.2929. SUPERSHUTTLE
Around-the-clock, affordable, shared-ride airport transportation since 1983. SuperShuttle serves Logan International Airport and more than 40 other airports nationwide, offering doorto-door service, group rates, charters, and frequent flier points and miles with select airlines. Find curb-side attendants at Terminals A, B, C and E daily 7 am-11 pm. Customers can also book online or by mobile app. Logan International Airport. For after-hour service (11 pm-7 am), please call 617.567.8900.
One-stop website for everything worth seeing and doing in Salem, MA, the culturally rich North Shore city just a 30-minute train ride
from North Station in Boston. Includes Events Calendar and Tour information. salem.org GREATER BOSTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
The GBCVB has two locations stocked with visitor guides, maps, and brochures from local businesses and more. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont St.; Prudential Center Visitor Information Desk, 800 Boylston St. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE VISITOR CENTER
Faneuil Hall serves as the National Park Service’s point of information for Boston National Historical Park and the Boston African American National Historic Site. Open daily 9 am-6 pm. Faneuil Hall, 617.242.5601. THE SHATTUCK EMERALD NECKLACE VISITOR CENTER
Old Stony Brook Gatehouse in the Back Bay Fens for information about Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks created by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-4 pm. 125 The Fenway, 617.522.2700. DISTRICT HALL
The contemporary Seaport spot was envisioned by the City of Boston as a gathering space for innovators and ideas people. A large and open room features shared workspace, classrooms, assembly space, flexible-use pods and writable surfaces everywhere, including on the walls. District Hall also boasts its own dedicated coffee bar Brew and full-service restaurant Gather. Rates: $50-$300 per hour. Open M-F 6:30-2 am, Sa-Su 9-2 am. 75 Northern Ave., 617.982.3213.
Scene Michael Che Fans of “Saturday Night Live” know that when it comes to steering a course through the daily cluster-nonsense of current events, there’s no steadier pilot than Michael Che. As the regular co-host of the Weekend Update segment, Che packs a highly effective combo punch of wry gravity and pin-point hilarity. He keeps it real and surreal at the same time. Now’s your chance to see him unfettered from his customary SNL format, cutting loose in the standup arena. June 30 at The Wilbur. 246 Tremont St., 617.248.9700
“Endorsed” by countless local politicos like Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and former mayor Kevin White, Doyle’s has been operating since 1882 and has quite a history. For one, the neighborhood saloon was a speakeasy during Prohibition, not to mention that its interior bar is original. Sandwiches, salads and meat-centric entrees make up the menu— try the daily specials. Open daily 9 am-midnight 3484 Washington St., 617.524.2345.
offers great mixed libations, while the food is focused on things like kebabs, burgers and salads. Open daily 11-1 am. 321 Massachusetts Ave., 617.868.2866.
the scenic view from the wall of windows overlooking the Public Garden. Light-fare menu available. Open daily 2:30-11:30 pm. Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St., 617.536.5700.
WINK & NOD
Where expatriates go to watch sports from their home countries, such as Premier League football (soccer) and Tri Nations rugby. Open M-W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 10 am-1 am. 512 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.576.6260.
Wink & Nod’s talented team of bartenders have created a uniquely collaborative cocktail program featuring one-of-a-kind takes on classic recipes from the Golden Age of Cocktails to the Tiki Wave. Open M-Sa 5 pm-2 am. 3 Appleton St., 617.482.0117.
Lincoln Tavern caters to South Boston’s young professionals with a modern tavern vibe. Grab a bite at a booth or a seat at the bar. Menu features sophisticated takes on pub classics, like polenta fries and sliders with quail egg. And check out the weekend brunch menu with inventive options like Fruity Pebble pancakes or crab and avocado toast. Open M-Th 11:30 am-2 am, F-Su 10 am-2 am. 425 West Broadway, 617.765.8636.
Located in the geographical center of Boston and tucked into the winding streets just outside of Haymarket Square, this two-story watering hole provides a bustling retreat to a casual clientele that is a good mix of sports fans, college students, tourists and locals. Nightly entertainment like trivia, karaoke, live music and DJs. Open daily 11:30 am-2 am. 147 Hanover St., 617.523.7020.
MIRACLE OF SCIENCE BAR & GRILL
This celebrated social club opened in the 1930s, shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, and maintains its commitment to great cocktails and martinis. Patrons can relax in a warm atmosphere complete with a fireplace, and enjoy
Near MIT, this “geek-chic” watering hole caters to its brainy clientele with beaker-inspired bar ware and a huge periodic table of menu items that decorates the tiny space. A full bar
THE BAR, TAJ BOSTON
Named for a stretch in County Clare filled with stone structures, this no-frills Irish pub slings cheap beer, good cheer and is a Davis Square staple. There’s live traditional Irish music seven days a week. Open M-Th 11:30-1 am, F 11:30 am-2 am, Sa 10 am-2 am, Su 10 am-1 am. 247 Elm St., Somerville, 617.776.6896. J.J. FOLEY’S CAFE
In business since 1909, J.J. Foley’s is a friendly, family owned neighborhood Irish pub that caters to a working class crowd. Grab a beer and some tasty yet inexpensive food that runs the gamut from burgers to baked stuffed haddock. Open M 11 am-10 pm, Tu-Th 11 am-11 pm, F-Sa
11 am-12:30 am, Su 10:30 am-10 pm. 117 E. Berkeley St., 617.728.9101. THE WHISKEY PRIEST
Carries more than 100 whiskeys and menu ranges from traditional Irish fare to American comfort food. Roof deck and 32 beers on draft. Live music on weekends. Open M-F 11:30-2 am, Sa-Su 10-2 am. 150 Northern Ave., 617.426.8111. WAXY’S, MODERN IRISH BAR & KITCHEN
Chef Randi Rose brings a taste of Ireland stateside with creative dishes like Irish cider-seared Salmon, Smithwick’s ale-battered redfish, and locally sourced, grassfed beef burgers. For a unique libation, head to the bar, where Beverage Director James O’Brien is putting a fresh spin on classics with house-made fruit syrups and fresh-squeezed juices. Enjoy your meal and cocktail in a beautiful setting that has been designed using European-sourced materials such as Italian tiles and artwork from Irish artist Nicky Hooper. Open M-F 11-1 am, Sa-Su 10-1 am. 617.651.8323.
GAME ON! SPORTS CAFE
The self-titled “official” bar of any game that’s on, this
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two-story venue sidles up to Fenway Park. Above the bar and around the room, more than 30 HDTVs screen professional and college games. Menu includes wings, pizzas and other pub grub. Open Su-W 11:30 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11:30 am-2 am. 82 Lansdowne St., 617.351.7001.
former factory. For 10 bucks, visitors can take a tour of the 11,000-square-foot space, learn about the building and the distillery’s history, and try a couple samples in the lounge. Open Sa 1-7 pm. 12R Ericsson St., Dorchester, 617.533.7001.
JOSHUA TREE BAR & GRILL
Started in 1986, Harpoon has more than two decades creating traditional beer styles with contemporary flourish. Tour and tasting offered daily ($5). Beer Hall open Su-W 11 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 11 am-11 pm. 306 Northern Ave., 617.456.2322.
Sports, burgers and beer are big here. Custom draft system offers 32 beers on tap; sporting matches shown on a 106-inch HD projector screen. Open M-Th 4 pm-1 am, F 11:30-2 am, Sa 11-2 am, Su 11-midnight. 256 Elm St., Somerville, 617.623.9910.
KINGS LANES, LOUNGE AND BILLIARDS
Swanky gaming hall and lounge, with locations in Back Bay and Seaport. Rack ‘em and shoot ‘em on vintage Brunswick Gold Crown billiard tables or test your skills at bowling, shuffleboard or skee ball. Players who want to feast can nosh on American food with a Southwestern bite. Bowling rates: $7-9 per person per game; shoe rental $4. Billiards and shuffleboard: $15-18 per hour. Open M-W 3 pm-1 am, Th-F noon-1 am, Sa noon-2 am, Su noon-11 pm; 21+ after 6 pm. 50 Dalton St., 617.266.2695; 60 Seaport Blvd., 617.401.0025.
BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES
Started by beer-enthusiast friends (of MIT and Yale), the brewery has a distinct homegrown, laid-back feel. Open Tu-Th 5 pm-midnight, F 5 pm-12:30 am, Sa noon-12:30 am, Su noon-8 pm. 14 Tyler St., Somerville, 617.987.4236. BOSTON HARBOR DISTILLERY
This local distillery opened its doors in late spring of 2015 serving up its signature liquor—Lawley’s New England Spirit—from within this
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SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY
Craft brewery known for the Sam Adams family of beers. Free hour-long brewery tour and sampling session. Tours M-Th and Sa 10 am-3 pm, F 10 am-5:30 pm. Suggested donation: $2. Shop hours M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-6:30 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. 30 Germania St., Jamaica Plain, 617.368.5080. SLUMBREW
Microbrewery and taproom lives up to its motto, “make good liquids, make good friends.” Beer garden located in Somerville. Brewery open M-W 4-11 pm, Th 11 am-11 pm, F 11 am-midnight, Sa 11 am-8:30 pm, Su noon-1 pm. 15 Ward St., Somerville, 800.428.1150; 310 Canal St., Somerville. TRILLIUM BREWING COMPANY
Opening in 2013 with its Fort Point Channel location featuring “farmhouse-style” brews, including Skimpy Sparrow IPA and Secret Stairs Boston Stout, this brew hub now boasts a second location in Canton. Open M-F 11 am-7:30 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm. 369 Congress St., 617.453.8745; 110 Shawmnut Road, Canton, 781.562.0073.
LANDMARK’S KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA
Above the iconic Hong Kong, The Comedy Studio has been spotlighting comedians who push boundaries for 15 years. National headliners try out new material as do newcomers hoping to break into the industry. Running themes include: “Mystery Lounge,” “The Big Saturday Night Show,” and “The Sunday Funnies.” Tickets: $10-12. Shows: Tu-Su at 8 pm. 1236 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.661.6507.
This Cambridge cinema located adjacent to historic Kendall Square, is one of Landmark Theaters’ most successful venues showing independent films, documentaries, restored classics, foreign and indie films for over a decade. Often hosts local premieres and film festivals. Visit website for screening times. 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617.621.1202.
Classic, cutting-edge, foreign and art-house films are shown at this repertory theater, where a screening of the German film, “Der Hauptmann von Köpenick,” kicked things off in 1953. Schedule online. 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.876.6837.
THE COMEDY STUDIO
North End-based sketch comedy troupe strives to provide the best comedic theater in Boston on the fly. Multiple main stage shows and alternative programming. Reservations recommended. Tickets: $7-33. 216 Hanover St., 617.263.6887.
THE BRATTLE THEATER
The oldest improvisational comedy troupe in the area hosts sketch, stand up and improv entertainment. Themes vary by night, shows: W at 7:30, 8, 9:30 and 10 pm; Th 7, 7:30, 9 and 9:30 pm; F at 7-11 pm on the hour and 11:30 pm; Sa at 6-11 pm on the hour and 11:30 pm; Su at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets: $5-25. 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, 617.576.1253.
Formerly Fritz Sports Bar, this casual bistro attracts an athletic and largely gay crowd. Food is excellent, ranging from American small plates like spicy cauliflower wings to burgers and entrees like panseared salmon. Great drinks, Sunday brunch and frequent live music. 26 Chandler St., 617.482.3450.
BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
This standup comedy venture features different performers every week. Show times: W-Th at 8 pm, F-Sa at 7:30 pm and 10 pm. Ticket prices vary per show: $15-25. 425 Summer St., 617.725.2844.
This is the 21st century iteration of Boston’s legendary Harpers Ferry. Today, the midsize music venue hosts up and coming rock, alternative country, indie rock, Brazilian pop and more. Full schedule online. Shows at 9 pm, unless noted. Doors open one hour before show time. 158 Brighton Ave., Allston; Tickets: 800.745.3000.
COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE
This building was originally a church, but was converted into a theater in 1933 and is now an Art Deco movie house—one of the top 10 art house film exhibition theaters in the country—that shows predominantly art and independent films. Full schedule online. 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617.734.2500.
LIVE MUSIC CLUBS
On the Venn diagram where rock n’ roll intersects with wine, you’ll find City Winery, familiar in other parts of the country but a very welcome arrival to Boston’s West End. Check listings for gigs and vi-
Scene no-centric happenings. Open daily 5-11 pm. 80 Beverly St., 617.933.8047. HOUSE OF BLUES
This landmark concert hall on Lansdowne Street plays host to new acts as well as rock n’ roll legends and can accommodate up to 2,400 fans. Full schedule online. 15 Lansdowne St., 888.693.2583. MIDDLE EAST & ZUZU RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB
performers that includes the music industry’s finest. Full schedule online. Doors one hour prior to show. Ticket prices vary. 967/969 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617.562.8820. Concert line: 617.562.8800.
BOND RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Located in the historic former home of the Federal Reserve, From national acts and local Bond plays on its wellbands to jazz, funk, reggae preened past with a theme and blues, this nightspot that’s just, well, money. The features all types of music. high-vaulted room is decoratFull schedule online. Box ed with five stunning chanoffice open daily 12-7 pm. deliers and the famous faces 472/480 Massachusetts Ave., on our greenbacks while the Cambridge, 617.864.3278. heady cocktail list has a number of winners. Global, small THE PARADISE ROCK CLUB plates are on the menu and & LOUNGE include gluten-free and vegMore than just a rock club, etarian options. Open M-Th 4 The Paradise is a Boston pm-midnight, F-Sa 4 pm-1 am. WhereAd 3/1/17 11:54 Page 1 institution with a list of past 250AM Franklin St., 617.956.8765.
Clubbing gets a Seaport upgrade at The Grand, featuring cutting-edge sound and visuals, a wrap-around LED wall and a jazzed-up feeling of glitzy opulence. Big-name DJs have already started calling this place home—check out I Love Mondays. Full details online. (F-M) 10 pm-2 am. 58 Seaport Blvd., 617.322.0200.
Everything from theater to comedy to concerts is offered at this Somerville favorite. Full schedule available on website. 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617.684.5335. SHUBERT THEATER AT BOCH CENTER
Opened in 1910 as a stage for Shakespearean productions, the Shubert has hosted that and a lot more, seeing performances by John Barrymore, Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Today, many community arts groups offer productions here. Tickets from $39.50. 267 Tremont St. 866.348.9738. WANG THEATRE AT BOCH CENTER
The Wang Theater, formerly The Metropolitan Theater, features crystal chandeliers, gilded Renaissance-style frescoes and imported marble. It can accommodate 3,600 audience members and is one of only a few capable of accommodating the national Broadway tour production of “Miss Saigon.” Full schedule online. 270 Tremont St., 866.348.9738.
AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER
In association with Harvard University and led by artistic director Diane Paulus, the A.R.T. is a professional nonprofit that has won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a number of Tony Awards. Show times vary.
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.547.8300. BROADWAY IN BOSTON
Broadway in Boston presents the official touring productions of hit Broadway plays and musicals. Principal show times: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 pm and 8 pm, Su 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St. 866.523.7469. THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON
Artistic director Spiro Veloudos leads Boston’s oldest professional theater company, a mid-size organization that produces contemporary productions written by accomplished and emerging playwrights from Shaw to Mamet. Tickets start at $36. 140 Clarendon St., 617.585.5678. SHEAR MADNESS
Fresh, funny and set in a hair salon, this “whodunit” lets the audience match wits with the suspects to catch the killer in this hilarious murder mystery. Show times: Tu-F at 8 pm, Sa at 5 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm and 7 pm; call for added shows. Tickets: $61. Stage II at The Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 617.426.5225.
What to do, where to go, what to see: The ArtsBoston Calendar is a go-to resource for current and upcoming performances, exhibits, festivals and free events. The site is updated daily, curated weekly and features hundreds of deals from BosTix. TICKETMASTER
Provides tickets for concerts, sporting events, arts, theater and family activities at local venues and arenas. 800.745.3000.
Food Rebel’s Guild There’s a playful irony in the fact that a signature dish at Rebel’s Guild—the new Revolutionary War-themed restaurant at the Revere Hotel—couldn’t be more British if it tried: fish ‘n’ chips. But that’s totally in tune with the cod-conspiratorial vibe of the joint, which also boasts a steampunk cannon and a mural mash-up depicting the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. A great, insurgent time will be had by all, especially if you plan to hatch a plot of any kind. 200 Stuart St., 617.482.1800
Chinese Fresh, made-in-house dumplings and Chinese and Taiwanese favorites like the award-winning mini steam buns with pork, oyster pancakes and grilled duck tongues. L and D (daily). 137 Harvard Ave, 617.562.8888.
French Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud operates this Frenchinspired bistro and wine bar at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Chef de Cuisine Michael Denk runs the kitchen, offering traditional Parisian bistro fare. B, L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., 617.535.8800. DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
Italian Grand and sophisticated, this restaurant is amenable to dates, business dinners, or even a simple glass of wine at the bar. Lengthy menu features regional dishes from northern Italy, as well as grilled meat a la carte. Gluten-free menu available. L (M-F), D (daily). 75 Arlington St., 617.357.4810. $$$$; 236 Patriot Place, Foxboro 508.339.4810. EARLS KITCHEN & BAR
American Although the first Earls cropped up in Canada in 1982, everything about the
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Somerville and Prudential Center outposts is local, from design elements to staff. Concept is upscale casual; vibe is lively; food is modern, scratch-made and sourced around here. Favorites, depending on the venue, include the Cajun blackened chicken breast and the messily more-ish Avocado Super Toast (with a cheeky kick of Sriracha). At the bar, we especially love Earls’ honey-lemony Bees Knees, served short. L and D (daily). Assembly Row, Somerville; 800 Boylston St., 857.957.0949. EATALY
Italian The Turin import, by way of New York City, is an Italian-themed market-restaurant hybrid of every foodie’s dreams. It gives Boston’s iconic North End neighborhood a serious run for its money with a number of sit-down restaurants featuring Neapolitanstyle pizza, hand-crafted pasta and the Barbara Lynchformulated Il Pesci. Counters offer handmade mozzarella, fresh-caught fish and freshbaked breads, imported gourmet sauces and wine. Dine in, take out, eat as you wander. Open M-F 7 am-11 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-11 pm. Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617.807.7300.
Seafood This Maine-style lob-
International One of the best
ster dining destination serves up sustainable seafood and has a commitment to preserving its local fisheries. It’s food with a conscience and loads of flavor. L and D (daily). 75 Exeter St, 857.350.4626; 53 Northern Ave., 617.848.0911.
features of this longstanding Newbury Street restaurant are its French doors that open right onto the sidewalk. Inside, the vibe can be clubby, sophisticated and chic without being pretentious. The menu is international in flavor, seasonal in ingredients and follows the trends of upscale dining. In the morning, Sonsie serves espresso drinks and pastries. B (daily), L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa, Su). 327 Newbury St., 617.351.2500. $$$
Mediterranean Acclaimed chef Jody Adams brings her new restaurant to Back Bay denizens looking to wrap their tastebuds around modern Mediterranean-style New England seafood. From the open kitchen, expect oysters, whole-roasted fish, steamed mussels and seasonal vegetables. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). Ring Road, 617.536.1234. RED LANTERN
Pan-Asian This foxy Asianstyle restaurant and lounge off the Back Bay’s beaten track has some pretty amazing food. Try the duck buns (think slow-cooked hoisin barbecue duck with pickles stuffed into taco-shaped, fluffy, steamed bread), as well as the Singapore street noodles, the spicy tuna tempura roll and, frankly, the martinis. Excellent gluten-free offerings available. D (daily). 39 Stanhope St., 617.262.3900. $$$
STEPHANIE’S ON NEWBURY
American This popular, prep-
py bistro has been a landmark on Newbury Street for 20-plus years. A recent renovation has it looking as fresh as the menu, which serves up awesome comfort food as well as a number of signature dishes. In season, Stephanie’s expansive patio is consistently packed. Great after work bar scene for professionals. B (M-F), L and D (daily), brunch (Sa, Su). 190 Newbury St., 617.236.0990. $$$ TOP OF THE HUB
American Expect modern, eclectic takes on regional New England cuisine with a focus on seafood. Top of the Hub also stands 52 stories above the city, so diners get a stunning view. Two wine
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bebaynetu (medley of veggies and lentils). L (M-Sa), D (daily). 739 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.864.7447.
eclectic cocktails. B and L (M-F), dinner (daily), Br (SaSu). 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.945.1008.
LIFE ALIVE URBAN OASIS & ORGANIC CAFE
CAMBRIDGE/ HARVARD SQUARE
American American and inter-
food and a cozy ambiance where you can catch a game or meet up with friends. Dinner entrees include Nantucket seafood stew and Meyer lemon chicken breast. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 75 Chestnut St., 617.227.2175.
organic cafe is a magnet for vegetarians, vegans, macrobiotic and raw eaters and/or those who follow a gluten-free and paleo diets. The plant-based menu is filled with healthy “warm meals” and “cool meals” with fun names. B (M-Sa), L and D (daily). 765 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.354.5433. $
CAMBRIDGE/ CENTRAL SQUARE
Small Plates-Tapas James
philosophy behind this foodtruck-turned-brick-and-mortar creation is simplicity and speed. With an average serve time around 3.5 minutes, there’s no need to wait long for a fresh, delicious meal. The food is locally sourced and the menu is constantly
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American Regional comfort
African Cuisine native to the Horn of Africa (Eritrean and Ethiopian). Hefty menu includes such options as alitcha begeeh (lamb curried in yellow sauce) and ahimilti
Beard Award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette focus on their global travels through diverse and unique (truly!) small plates, a raw bar, rotating charcuterie and
nationally inspired food mingle with the offbeat live music in an atmosphere rife with whimsy and joie de vivre. Great cocktails and sustainable, small-batch wines. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.499.0001. CLOVER FOOD LAB
changing to keep pace with the seasons. And don’t forget to order a one-of-a-kind drink like cinnamon lemonade or maple soda. B, L and D (daily). 1075 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge; 6 Harvard St., Brookline. FORAGE
Contemporary American As the name suggests, the focus here is on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Innovative plates offer an above-average dining experience, not to mention craft cocktails and an “out-of-the-box” beer selection. D (daily). 5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, 617.576.5444. THE HOURLY
Seafood The latest concept from Grafton Group (creators of staples like Russell House Tavern), this oyster house features a menu that focuses on fresh seafood
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and comes from the creative mind of Executive Chef Taryn Bonnefoi. Start the meal with freshly fried salt and vinegar chips and take home taffy from Cabot’s Candy. And, of course, indulge in delicacies like the Seafood Tower featuring eight varieties of oysters or the shrimp cocktail, curried mussels or a unique lobster dish. D (M-Sa). 15 Dunster St., Cambridge, 617.765.2342. PAMMY’S
American The decor at Pammy’s is simple, rustic, classical and decadent all at the same time: just like the menu, where Sicilian anchovies elope with ricotta-stuffed artichokes and handsomely crisped red snapper dances a lascivious tango with Pammy’s signature chili sauce. Stellar. D (M-Sa). 928 Massachusetts Ave., 617.945.1761. PARSNIP RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Global Quiet and refined, this new Harvard Square dining room occupies the space once run by Upstairs on the Square. Chef Peter Quinion serves modern European dishes that use fresh local ingredients and change with the season. Sunday brunch provides elevated dining options to start you r morning right, like potato griddle cake with cured salmon and guacamole or French toast brioche with with fruit compote. D (Tu-Sa), brunch (Su). 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617.714.3206. TOM’S BAOBAO
Chinese After much success in China, restaurateur Tom Tong brings bao to Harvard Square. These delicious handmade buns come filled with flavors ranging from curry beef to lobster to orange zest sweet potato. L and D (daily). 84 Winthrop St., 617.945.0067. WAYPOINT
Seafood Michael Scelfo’s second Cambridge restau-
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rant focuses on seafood in sharing plates, pizzas, pastas and inventive. D (daily). 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.864.2300.
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Eastern Mediterranean Shareable dishes embody the culinary traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean with such offerings as chicken liver, couscous tfaya with chickpeas, raisins and carmelized onions, lambchops with pistachio butter as well as plenty of dips, pickles and olives to snack on. D (daily). 243 Hampshire St., 617.945.7448.
CAMBRIDGE/ KENDALL SQUARE
ARTSCIENCE CULTURE LAB & CAFÉ
American/French No surprise this place is within the bounds of MIT. ArtScience Culture Lab & Café explores innovations within the culinary world and shows off products being developed onsite. Inhale a cocktail or a flavor cloud; then munch on the refined, innovative cuisine. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge, 857.999.2193. THE SMOKE SHOP
Barbecue Andy Husbands, chef-proprietor of Tremont 647, focuses entirely on the art of slow-cooked barbecue here. Texas-style brisket, glazed barbecue chicken and Burnt Ends sandwich. L and D (daily). 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617.577.7427.
BAO BAO BAKERY & CAFE
Bakery The employees at this tiny Chinatown bakery are dressed in fun and bright purple uniforms, but Bao Bao serves a serious expanse of authentic pastries, baked goods and sweets, from almond and crunchy palm leaf cookies to taro sweet bread loaves. Sandwiches are also available. Open daily 6:45
am-7:30 pm. 77 Harrison Ave., 617.988.8191. $ DOUBLE CHIN
Asian Fusion Gloria and Emily Chin opened their new Chinatown-Theater District Hong Kong style cafe hoping to corner the college and post-college aged crowd with delightful and calorie-heavy Asian-American treats of both the sweet and savory variety. Try modern Asian fusion salads, sandwiches and comfort food, including Craisin crab rangoon, Asian-inspired “poutine” and Spam-and-taro fries. Dessert is decadent, from Matcha Tres Leches Grass Jelly to the signature cube toast. Open 7 am-midnight. 86 Harrison Ave., 617.482.0682. NEW SHANGHAI
Chinese Highly-skilled Shanghainese chefs man the kitchen that offers Shanghaistyle cuisine, as well as Szechuan and Americanized entrees. Don’t miss the specialty Shanghai-style cold dishes. L and D (daily). 21 Hudson St., 617.338.6688. $$
American Like a neighbor’s backyard barbecue, this casual eatery serves up meats prepared on the open kitchen’s three hardwood charcoal grills. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa, Su). 2 West St., 617.670.0320. $$ FAJITAS & ‘RITAS
Southwestern Easygoing restaurant featuring fresh, healthy southwestern barbecue and Texan fare at bargain prices. An all-around fun place to drink some of Boston’s best—and sturdiest—margaritas. L and D (daily). 25 West St., 617.426.1222. $ HALEY.HENRY
Wine Café Haley Fortier’s wine bar pairs more than 40 wines with tinned fish, cheese and charcuterie boards, crudo and salads. The oldworld European style decor
is inspired by tiny wine bars found throughout Barcelona and Paris, which provides an intimate sipping and dining experience. L (Sa), D (M-Sa). 45 Province St., 617.208.6000. PABU
Japanese Co-owners Michael Mina and Chef Ken Tominaga have brought their legendary, modern izakaya-style dining to Boston with irresistable sushi, robatayaki, small plates and steaks. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 3 Franklin St., 857.327.7228. YVONNE’S
Global Supper club experience with a contemporary approach. Dining among the sophisticated but noisy crowd is meant to be social and shared. D (daily). 2 Winter Place, 617.267.0047.
EAST BOSTON/ AIRPORT
Global American Global cuisine with a New England slant is offered by outstanding destination restaurant ReelHouse, well worth the short hop over to East Boston—by water taxi if you like. Gorgeous space and great views back to the city too. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 6 New St., East Boston, 617.227.4320.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT/ WATERFRONT
LEGAL SEA FOODS
Seafood Discover award-winning chowder, pristine oysters, succulent Maine lobster, and more than 40 varieties of delicious fish and shellfish. Excellent wine list. Hours vary by location. 100 Huntington Ave., 617.266.7775; 255 State St., 617.742.5300; 26 Park Plaza, Theater District, 617.426.4444; 20 University Road, Cambridge, 617.491.9400. UNION OYSTER HOUSE
Seafood Opened in 1826, Union Oyster House is a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s oldest continuously operating res-
Food taurant. Fresh seafood is the main attraction and always has been, and the menu is heavy-handed on shellfish and oysters, fried and broiled fish, baked, boiled and broiled lobster and local Yankee favorites. L and D (daily). 41 Union St., 617.227.2750. $$
chicken Veracruzano are just two of the many traditional Mexican dishes at this quaint restaurant. Sip on Central and South American varietals. D (daily). 914 Beacon St., 617.262.0909.
KENMORE SQUARE/ FENWAY
venture featuring globally inspired fare in the laid-back, beachy setting of the openkitchen-style Expo Kitchen as well as inspired, upscale cuisine in the Club Room. D (Tu-Su), brunch (Sa-Su). 69 Kilmarnock St., 617.421.4470.
Greek Jody Adams’ casual Greek to-go: patrons can build their own pita wrap choosing from a variety of proteins and sauces, or they can select from classic recipes. Salads, soups and a couple sweets make up the rest of the menu. L and D (daily). 4 Kilmarnock St., 617.266.0001; 181 Massachusettes Ave., Cambridge, 617.714.5151. SOL AZTECA
Mexican Cactus enchiladas covered in green sauce and
American Two-part dining
American Around the corner from Fenway Park, quintessential Bostonians Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg open the third outpost in their family’s small chain of burger joints. On the menu: burgers and artisan-style sandwiches, onion rings,
boozy frappes and more. L and D (daily). 132 Brookline Ave., 617.927.6810.
(Tu-Sa). 9 East St., 617.654.9900. $$$$
CAFFE DELLO SPORT
Coffee Premium coffee roaster from Philadelphia. Unique offerings include bottled cold brew to-go and lattes on tap. Open M-F 7 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 8 am-6 pm. 745 Atlantic Ave., 857.317.5340. O YA
Japanese Located in a century-old fire station, Tim Cushman’s upscale O Ya is Boston’s coolest place for modern Japanese cuisine. The izakaya-style menu offers elegant dishes with interesting and innovative ingredient combinations and flavors; diners can also indulge in the omakase chef’s tasting menu. Sake list is extensive and unparalleled in this city. D
Café One of Boston’s oldest caffés where sports play almost as important a role as the delicious Italian roasts. Select from espresso, caffè latte or latte macchiato or lunch on the inzaghi, zanetti or di vaio paninis. Imported grappa, Limoncello, Sambuca and other specialty liqueurs. Caffé Dello Sport also screens soccer matches direct from Italy, on two large screens. B, L and D (daily). Cash only. 308 Hanover St., 617.523.5063. $ IL MOLO
Seafood Seafood focused eatery with Chef Pino Maffeo serving up housemade pastas, fresh oysters and fish-focused entrees like hay-roasted salmon with seasonal vegetables. L (Th-Sa), D (M-Sa),
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brunch (Su). 326 Commercial St., 857.277.1895. MOTHER JUICE
Vegetarian-Vegan-Raw Delicious veggie, vegan, gluten-free and juice options abound at well-situated brick-and-mortar locations— including Boston Public Market—for this former foodtruck startup. Mother Juice is a Boston pioneer in the meatless market, under a “Peace, love and veggies” banner. Hours vary by location. 100 Hanover St.; 291 Newbury St., 857.263.7401; 625 West Kendall, Cambridge, 617.945.7357. PARLA
Italian Not your typical “Little Italy” joint. Find a modern speakeasy vibe served up with contemporary takes on Italian cooking such as herbed-lamb pappardelle and pork belly chips. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 230 Hanover St., 617.367.2824. WARD 8
American Its location in the far reaches of the North End doesn’t hamper this place from being jammed every night of the week with young professionals. The bar program revisits different eras with its cocktail creations, sometimes staying true to classic recipes and sometimes putting on a new spin. Bristol Lounge vet Kenny Schweizer mans the kitchen, serving up a menu of sinful dishes the run the gamut from fresh lobster chowder to the signature Ward 8 mac and cheese. D (daily). 617.823.4478.
SEAPORT DISTRICT/ FORT POINT CHANNEL
Mediterranean-style small plates that run the gamut from grape leaf dolmades to marinated lamb with tzatziki. Don’t miss the Greek yogurt pancakes at brunch. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 50 Northern Ave., 617.737.5051.
packed with locals. Great beer list—32 on tap. Vittles run the gamut from roasted Asian pear pizza to pan-roasted scallops to the gravy and cheddar-smothered poutine. L (M-Sa), D (daily), brunch (Su). 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617.628.9999.
SOUTHERN KIN COOKHOUSE
Pan-Asian Empire is one of the largest restaurants to open in Boston in recent years, which makes it not too hard to find a seat and order up pan-Asian treats, from freshly rolled sushi and delicate dumplings to spicy stir-fry. The lively open kitchen contains a noodle station, eight-seat wok bar and eight-seat sushi bar. D (M-Sa). 1 Marina Park Drive, 617.295.0001. $$$ HOPSTERS
American Casual The restaurant that’s equipped to make an instant craft brewer of its customers has added a gorgeously appointed Seaport branch to its original Newton location. Great brews, hearty pub fare. L and D (daily). 51 Sleeper St., 857.239.9042. MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB
Seafood Boston’s addition to the nationwide collection of classic, elegant Ocean Club and Steakhouse locations makes a very comfortable home in the Seaport District. First-class wine list, lively atmosphere. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 25 Fan Pier Blvd., 617.530.1925. OAK + ROWAN
Italian Italian regional cuisine
gets the full, fresh artisanal treatment in the Seaport— everything is prepared in-house from bakery bread to incredible pastas. L and D (daily). 64 Seaport Blvd., 617.303.7300.
ethos means artisanal dishes comprised of locally sourced ingredients. Think lobster and veal sweetbreads, beef sirloin with tallow bread pudding and tarragon fettuccine with pistachio. L and D (daily). 321 A St., 857.284.7742.
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FOUNDRY ON ELM
Southern Expect southern hospitality, whiskey-centric drink options and a full belly. Comfort food is on the menu, and there’s six types of pie for dessert. L and D (daily). 500 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA, 617.764.5966.
Italian House-made pastas and classic Italian dishes aren’t just for the North End. Here you’ll find authentic flavors
in a rustic, neighborhood setting, including wood-fired pizzas and plenty of vino on the carefully curated menu. The speakeasy-style Supper Club downstairs features Monday Night Comedy. L (Sa-Su), D (daily). 443 West Broadway, 617.993.8080. COPPERSMITH
Global Restaurant and cafe offering a vintage-industrial aesthetic. Chef Jason Heard provides a globally inspired menu reflective of his extensive travels and Southern upbringing. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 40 W. 3rd St., 617.658.3452.
Italian Sophisticated and contemporary coastal Italian cuisine cooked by chef Colin Lynch. Handmade pasta, deliciously fresh crudo, and traditional Italian cocktails are
Food all part of the mix. D (daily), brunch (Su). 360 Harrison Ave., 617.530.1770. THE BEEHIVE
Global This casual rendezvous point aimed at a funky, music-loving crowd is part café, bar, artist hangout and music club and plays to old bohemia. The menu features tasty and eclectic, globally inspired food. Nightly live music runs the gamut from jazz to cabaret to electronica. D (daily), live-music brunch (Sa, Su). 541 Tremont St., 617.423.0069. BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS
Bakeries From popular South End restaurant The Gallows comes this bakery that focuses solely on the doughnut. Fresh-made daily onsite, styles range from chocolate old-fashioned to wild berry Bismark. Open M-F 7 am-6 pm, Sa-Su 8 am-6 pm. 492
Tremont St., 617.482.9000; 20 Kilmarnock St. DARRYL’S CORNER BAR & KITCHEN
conservatory out back. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 560 Tremont St., 857.233.5941. PETIT ROBERT BISTRO
Southern This club and restau-
French Outstanding South
rant sends out great Southern food and good vibrations in the South End with an upscale, modern interior and live jazz and R&B acts. Open Tu-Th 5 pm-midnight, F-Sa 4 pm-2 am, Su 10 am-10 pm. 604 Columbus Ave., 617.536.1100.
End charmer, authentically French from escargots and coq au vin to bouillabaisse and steak frites—nice touches include a vegan soup of the day and a regular selection of local oysters. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 480 Columbus Ave., 617.867.0600.
French Frenchie is a visionary, modern and supremely chilled spin on the Gallic standard. Small plates—including sublime salt cod croquettes and escargot toast— can be paired with a smart selection of great wines-bythe-glass, and the sugar for your coffee comes in vintage French tin boxes. Choose between the main dining space or the greenhouse-style
Italian Venice meets the contemporary culinary traditions of Boston’s South End. Chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell tag team the kitchen, preparing a menu of snacks, pasta and protein-heavy entrees. Atmosphere is ornate yet casual and lively. D (daily). 569 Columbus Ave., 617.536.9500.
Italian Evan Deluty’s Stella is a sexy room with a sleek bar and cuisine that is rooted in roasting, braising and homemade pasta. Great $6 appetizer menu M-F 4-6 pm. D (daily), brunch (Su). 1525 Washington St., 617.247.7747.
Modern European Beneath hundred-year-old coffered ceilings, Explorateur heralds French cafe culture but puts a modern, global spin on items like baked eggs, radish-dazzled avocado toast, bacon frisée salad and sole meunière. Duos (or really hungry solo diners) can order the whole roasted chicken. Baristas work with La Colombe beans to create connoisseur-worthy coffee drinks that, along with such pastries as a maple bourbon-glazed, baguette-y ‘doughnut’, can be taken to go. B, L and D (daily).186 Tremont St., 617.466.6600.
THEATER DISTRICT/ BAY VILLAGE
American The Four Seasons’ sophisticated dining room, a bar that locals love for its people-watching power and an upscale spin on New England comfort food. Great view of the Public Garden, situated right across Boylston Street. B, L and D (daily), brunch (Su). Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St., 617.351.2037. $$$$ MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
Italian This is the kitchen you might imagine your Italian grandmother running. Dig into massive platters of food served family-style that range from specialties like beef tenderloin medallions and chicken saltimbocca to all types of pasta. Reasonably priced and very popular, so expect to wait for a table. L and D (daily). 4 Columbus Ave., 617.542.3456. $$
Shop Monika Ramizi While knitwear has enjoyed something of a millennial-era resurgence in the hipster pockets of town, designers with deep cultural roots in the craft are the true drivers of this versatile fashion niche. Local artisan Monika Ramizi combines her Albanian heritage with European knitting techniques and Americansourced materials to create stunning items that extend far beyond the customary fireside knitwear bundle-up on chilly evenings. monikaramizi.com
Finnish textile and design company recognized around the world for its saturated colors and gregarious patterns. Home decor, apparel and accessories. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 140 Newbury St., 617.247.2500; 350 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617.354.2800. SHINOLA
The Detroit-built company keeps its product development in the U.S., and the care and craftsmanship of its employees is evident in each swanky watch it produces. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 800 Boylston St., 617.262.3400.
Johnny Cupcakes is not your average bakery. In fact, it’s not a bakery at all. Boston native Johnny Earle created one sweet street wear brand here in the Hub, and now serves up his highly sought-after, limited-edition cupcake-themed graphic tees—in pastry cases and commercial refrigerators, naturally—exclusively at his boutiques. Open M-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 279 Newbury St., 617.375.0100.
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KIT AND ACE
Vancouver-based company created its own fabric (Technical Cashmere) to provide sophisticated luxury apparel with the functionality of sportswear. Open M-Sa 11 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 208 Newbury St., 844.548.6223.
Exclusive and hand-crafted items are the name of the game at Boston-based jewelry designer and artist Lana Barakat’s store. Find her own Lazuli line, as well as pieces by other emerging designers, including Peg and Awl bags, apparel from Lurdes Bergada, scarves, body care products and more. Open M-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon5 pm (South End closed M-W). 88 Charles St., 617.982.6802.
Retail man-cave that takes the hard work out of looking good. Custom fittings at the showroom, includes beer. Open M-W 11 am-8 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm, F 9 am-7 pm, Sa 9 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 91 Newbury St., 888.800.8616. BALL AND BUCK
This local retailer only sells American-made products for style-conscious men. Includes a complete Ball and Buck product line, and other exclusive brands. Open daily 11 am-8 pm. 144 Newbury St., 617.262.1776.
ALICE + OLIVIA
The expert eye of Stacey Bendet brings cutting-edge fashions to womenswear and accessories. Find all your wardrobe needs, from dresses and jumpsuits to handbags and sunglasses. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 166 Newbury St., 617.297.9059.
for its cutting-edge knitwear and California aesthetic. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 49 Charles St., 617.535.9144. MAX & RILEY
Susan and Hope Roussilhes call the shots at their family-owned-and-operated women’s boutique, proffering contemporary fashions. Open M-Tu 11 am-6 pm, W-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 226 Newbury St., 617.236.1431.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Known for her signature wrap dresses and bold patterns, Diane von Furstenberg is nothing short of legendary. The luxury line has expanded over its nearly 40 years of business, but the quality of style and abundant philanthropy has not. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 73 Newbury St., 617.247.7300.
Browse artisan-made, spagrade beauty products that are free of synthetic chemicals, including local producers, like Indie Lee and Dr. Dandelion. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 53 Dartmouth St., 857.284.7078; 65 Charles St., 857.233.5211.
Effortlessly chic styles of California’s fashion scene. Rich textures, colors and prints define this brand’s free-spirited womenswear and accessories. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 800 Boylston St., 857.233.5989. MARGARET O’LEARY
Irish-born O’Leary began this San Francisco-based clothing company, which is renowned
Born-and-raised Boston beauty company Fresh offers top-quality skin care and cosmetics made from natural ingredients like soy, sugar and black tea. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 121 Newbury St., 617.421.1212. THE ART OF SHAVING
Men face off for fine shaving essentials of all kinds. Tools include straightedge razors, various oils and brushes. Find specialized skin care prod-
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BOOKS & MEDIA
Hide away in this cozy half-bookstore, half-café with an extensive selection of magazines, unusual titles and bargain books. Café serves “perpetual breakfast,” lunch and dinner. Open daily 8 am-midnight. 338 Newbury St., 617.267.8688.
BRATTLE BOOK SHOP
Longest continuously operating antiquarian book store in Boston. The Brattle houses used and rare book, from antique tomes to bestsellers, as well as maps and prints. Open M-Sa 9 am-5:30 pm. 9 West St., 617.542.0210.
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Import and domestic, independent and major label CDs and vinyl at this Boston-born music destination. Check out the selection of T-shirts, shoes, posters and pop culture essentials. 332 Newbury St., 617.236.4930; North Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 617.248.9992; 36 J.F.K. St., Cambridge, 617.491.0337;
The Manhattan institution’s New England outpost spotlights the best of haute couture like Lanvin, Givenchy and Diane von Furstenberg as well as edgy looks from new designers. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., 617.385.3300.
This Irish shop features trendy looks as one of Europe’s largest clothing retailers—from cropped tops to men’s slipon sneakers to housewares. Open M-Th 8 am-9 pm, F-Sa 8 am-9:30 pm, Su 10 am-9 pm. 10 Summer St., 617.350.5232.
BANG & OLUFSEN
Founded in Denmark in 1925, Bang & Olufsen is known for its design excellence, its advanced technology and its high-quality audio, video and other media experiences. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 141B Newbury St., 617.262.4949.
Alley. Open M-Sa 8 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 100 Hanover St., 617.973.4909.
For those with an eye for upscale, contemporary design, the showroom here offers a plethora of aesthetically pleasing options for both home and office. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm. 460 Harrison Ave., 617.654.2974. KATE AND THEO HOME
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On Beacon Hill’s Charles Street, this off-shoot of interior design firm Theodore & Company features lovely lifestyle and home decor pieces. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-5 pm. 96 Charles St., 617.227.1915.
The space hosts 35 farms, fisheries and other food producers from across the commonwealth. Booze connoisseurs should make for Hopsters
With roots in Italy, this home furnishings store proffers designers such as Gio Ponti,
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Aldo Rossi, Michele Di Lucchi and Luca Nichetto. Find sofas, tables, home office items, beds, wardrobes and more. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm. 450 Harrison Ave., 617.858.0805.
New York jewelry designer Alexis Bittar sells his bold, modern collections globally and is a favorite of Hollywood A-listers. Collaborates with designers like Jason Wu and Michael Kors. Open M-W 10 am-6 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 130 Newbury St., 617.236.0505. LAURA PRESHONG
Local artist Laura Preshong handcrafts many of the classic, yet modern pieces of jewelry highlighted in this showroom, plus gemstones and metals used are ecofriendly and conflict-free. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 558 Tremont St., 617.236.7660. ORE JEWELRY
Sophie Hughes’ jewelry boutique features handmade pieces by local and emerging designers who use recycled precious metals and responsibly sourced gems whenever possible. Open daily 10 am-6 pm. 80 Dartmouth St., 617.247.7426. SIDNEY THOMAS JEWELERS
Sidney Thomas Jewelers delves further into the luxury market than its predecessor Ross-Simons, offering clients a concierge-style experience and a broader range of brands, including Roberto Coin and Charriol. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-8 pm. The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617.262.0935. SMALL PLEASURES
Charming shop that specializes in antique, estate and custom jewelry, from engagement rings to cameo brooches and elegant necklaces. Watch repairman on premises. Open M-F 11 am-6 pm. Sa
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10:30 am-5 pm. 142 Newbury St., 617.267.7371.
Elegant leather portables of all sorts and in both traditional and bold colors are in-store here. Classic looks take on contemporary needs—find attaché cases, laptop bags, purses, shoulder bags, wallets and much more. Repairs on Longchamp brand only. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 139 Newbury St., 617.425.0740. LOUIS VUITTON
The ultimate stop for any stylish traveler who values fine craftsmanship and a classic look. Find the icon’s signature leather bags, luggage and other essentials. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., 617.437.6519. RICK WALKER’S
Rick Walker’s has everything from “Western wear to biker gear,” like cowboy boots from Lucchese or hats and accessories from the likes of Stetson. Also find vintage designs. Open daily noon-7 pm. 306 Newbury St., 617.482.7426. RIMOWA
Germany’s leading manufacturer of high-quality, luxury luggage and known for its four-wheeled, hard-cased suitcases. Open M-W and Sa 10 am-6 pm, Th-F 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 12 Newbury St., 617.536.2300.
Somerville shopping destination with 50 upscale outlets, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Brooks Brothers Factory Store. Exclusive dining options, a movie theater with IMAX screen and more. 340 Canal St., Somerville, 617.440.5565.
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Find discounts of 25 to 65 percent off at this outdoor village-style outlet center 35 miles from Boston, with stores like Michael Kors and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 1 Premium Outlets Blvd., Wrentham (exit 15 off I-495), 508.384.0600.
This marketplace has been a vendor market since Colonial days. Today, find numerous stores, pushcart vendors and historic and modern restaurants. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Financial District, 617.523.1300.
You might walk right past this shop that caters to an ultra exclusive audience interested in one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories—a convenience store and a secret entrance are part of the gimmick. Open M-Sa 11 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 6 Clearway St. CONVERSE
Design your own pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars here. Huge selection of Converse gear, including lines like Jack Purcell, One Star and Star Chevron. Open daily 10 am-7 pm. 348 Newbury St., 617.424.5400. HEART & SOLE
Mother-daughter-owned North End shop offering ontrend women’s shoes, jewelry and accessories at affordable prices. Open M-W 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 354 Hanover St., 857.239.9426.
Upscale shopping mall featuring select brands including Aritzia, Johnny Was and Shinola. Hungry shoppers stop by Eataly Boston, Bar Boulud or others. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-8 pm. 800 Boylston St., 617.236.3100.
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Destination for official NBA (Adidas-branded) and NHL (Reebok-branded) team apparel with special focus on the Celtics and Bruins. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm; also open during games. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 617.624.1500. RED SOX TEAM STORE
Local owner ‘47 Brand purveys licensed professional and collegiate sporting apparel and notable near-perfect-fit caps. Red Sox gear and autographed Fenway Park seats available. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. 19 Yawkey Way, 617.421.8686.
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Waterfront shopping center boasts more than 120 brand-name stores and restaurants. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-7 pm. 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, 617.621.8666.
This family owned store seasonally imports and bottles on site more than 60 varieties of the highest quality, unfiltered, extra virgin olive oil and finest-aged balsamic vinegar. Open Su-F 11 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-7 pm. 253 Newbury St., 857.277.0007.
Posh offerings at this luxury designer mall include Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Chanel and Tom Ford. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon6 pm. 100 Huntington Ave., 617.262.6600.
FOLLOW THE HONEY
Pots run the gamut from raw New England wildflower honey to royal Sidr honey of Hadramaut. Open daily noon6 pm. 1132 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.945.7356.
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More than 200 types of tea call this shop home. The Australian brand has more than 20 years experience with tea. Stores feature teawares and gift packs, too. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 131 Newbury St., 857.350.4126.
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Below street level on Newbury Street, this little liquor store has been around since 1960 and is not only well-stocked with some amazing deals, but the resident wine experts are usually available to answer any vexing questions. Free deliveries in Boston with $100 orders. Open M-Sa 10 am-11 pm, Su noon-8 pm. 330 Newbury St., 617.262.0363.
SPORTS & YOGA APPAREL
If you’re going to battle through a blizzard on the way to the city’s bountiful selection of shows, restaurants and boutiques, you may as well look fantastic doing it—visit the Prudential Center’s new Canada Goose flagship for parkas, accessories and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 800 Boylston St., 617.982.0320. CRANE & LION
No need to sacrifice a chic aesthetic while in your workout gear thanks to the simple elegance of Crane & Lion styles, which transition seamlessly from day wear to gym wear. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 460 Harrison Ave., Suite C2, 617.982.7145; 40 Charles St., 857.239.8170. FJÄLLRÄVEN
Swedish heritage brand and outdoor provisions company. Find functional yet stylish outdoor camping gear, durable apparel, waxed day packs and more. Open Su-Th 10
am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm. 304 Newbury St., 857.702.3075. IBEX
Vermont-based retailer Ibex has its flagship in Boston. Items are made exclusively of New Zealand merino wool, water repellent and temperature regulating. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 303 Newbury St., 857.277.1932. NEW BALANCE U.S. GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE
Heritage displays, a made-onsite demo area, digital screens, and performance-apparel-clad mannequins show what New Balance is all about. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 140 Guest St., Brighton 857.316.2130 NIKE BOSTON
This cornerstone of the sneaker world sits on the corner of Newbury and Exeter streets. Look your best on and off the field, court or track with the newest in premium Nike running, training, basketball, football, soccer and sportswear product for men, women and children. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 200 Newbury St., 617.267.3400. THE NORTH FACE
Technical, innovative gear and apparel fit for all types of weather. Find jackets, accessories, footwear, packs and equipment. Open M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 326 Newbury St., 617.536.8060. REEBOK STORE
Reebok’s global flagship store offers custom-made and personalized products as well as yoga, bootcamp and crossfit classes. If you like to wear your city with pride, there’s no shortage of gear designed with Boston in mind. Open M-F 9 am-7 pm, Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-4 pm. 25 Drydock Ave., 617.772.0267.
Be Well Health Club This is the slot where we usually shine a light on the Boston spa and beauty scene—so what’s a fast-casual Somerville restaurant doing here? Well, there’s a clue in the name. Health Club is built on a core menu of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan delectables, so popping in for lunch is a positive fitness move in its own right. The Galactic Berry smoothie is especially delicious, while the All Green bowl is a zesty riot of mint, baby kale, avocado and verde sauce. 278a Highland Ave., Somerville, 617.623.3447
Half a dozen barbers treat men to grooming, skin care and relaxation at this new South End rendezvous. A dozen or so services run the gamut from precision cut, shampoo, massage and hot towel treatment to a simple neck trim. Open M-W 10 am7:30 pm, Th 10 am-8:30 pm, F 10 am-6:30 pm, Sa 8 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 518 Tremont St., 857.305.3106.
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BOSTON CENTER FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION
Based on Newbury Street in the Back Bay—and with a second location in Brookline— this excellent practice specializes in state-of-the-art plastic surgery as well as innovative non-surgical treatments. Procedures available include Botox, Tummy Tuck, CoolSculpting and Juvederm. Boston office hours M-Th 9 am-5 pm. 69 Newbury St., 617.450.0070; 1 Brookline Pl., 617.735.8735. ELIZABETH GRADY
Give way to an innovative approach to beauty and skin care at Elizabeth Grady. Services include skin care, waxing treatments, makeup consultations, nail treat-
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ments, massage therapy and microdermabrasion. Hours vary by location. 69 Newbury St., 617.536.4447; 1 Winthrop Square, 617.259.1000. LASH L’AMOUR
Show a little love for your lashes at this boutique beauty care hot spot. Services include everything eyelashand eyebrow-related, from extensions to tinting, waxing and hydrafacials. Open M-W 10 am-7 pm, Th-F 9 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 129 Newbury St., 617.247.1871. PYARA SPA AND SALON
pm, Sa-Su 10 am-8 pm. 284 Newbury St., 617.236.1444. SKOAH
This Vancouver-based “spatique” is welcoming and warm and caries all your beauty and skin care needs. Skoah’s facials are highly sought-after thanks to plantbased products mixed with a scientific approach—evident in the “Facialicious” treatment. Open M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F 10 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. 641 Tremont St., 857.350.4930.
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This boutique gym is shaking up workout routines with innovative sweat sessions that keep your body guessing with a multitude of physical challenges. Combining strength training, cardio and flexibility, the classes here are sure to “burn” in the best way. Class schedule and registration available online. 867 Boylston St., 617.651.3625; 547 Columbus Ave.
One of New York’s top stops for skin care and beauty treatments also calls Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood home. Services include anti-aging treatments, custom facials, massage and laser hair removal. Locals love the membership program, but à la carte services are the go-to for travelers. Open M-F 10 am-9
Full-service lifestyle center focusing on balancing the mind and body. Offers Gyrotinic, Pilates, yoga classes, massage and acupuncture treatments. The boutique proffers athletic wear and UMI skin care products. 40 Charles St., 617.720.0411.
Merges Ayurvedic philosophies with modern day, plant-based Aveda products. Treatments range from a botanical resurfacing facial to a meditative chakra balancing massage. Open M-F 8 am-10 pm, Sa 8 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 781.270.9200.
CORE DE VIE
While the classes and training of this private mind-and-body facility are members only, nonmembers can indulge in the Spa at Equinox, which offers facials, massages, body treatments and waxing. Call for appointment. 131 Dartmouth St., 617.578.8918; 225 Franklin St., 617.426.2140; 4 Avery St., 617.375.8200. ETHOS
The ethos here is simple: move well, eat well, be positive. Kettlebell training programs are this studio’s bread and butter, but there are group classes and personal training, too. Scheduling and registration online. 477 Harrison Ave., 617.936.4346. EVERYBODY FIGHTS
Boxing great George Foreman brought the art and intensity of boxing to Bostonians in 2013. Now with two locations, the gym delivers a holistic fitness philosophy with time-tested training methods and high-intensity workouts. Open M-Th 5 am-9 pm, F 5 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 8 am-4 pm. 15 Channel Center, 857.250.4140; 1 Federal St., 857.990.3108. FLYWHEEL SPORTS
This indoor cycling studio offers an intense cardio experience aboard a high-tech bike
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for 45 or 60 minutes. Climb, race and sprint while you listen to “Flybeats” and find your rhythm. Sign up online. 800 Boylston St., 617.300.0388. NORTH END YOGA
Drop in and take a class for $16. Owners Alicia Orr and Alessandra Miele have more than 10 years of combined experience as yoga students and teachers, and they offer some 30 classes each week at their studio. 256 Hanover St., 617.227.9642. PURE BARRE
This popular franchise has been transforming bodies across the nation with toning, isometric movement routines that emulate the art (and intense workout) of ballet. Schedule and registration available online. 350 Newbury St., 617.247.5360.
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Part dance party, part workout, the high-intensity, rhythmic cardio classes here are 55 minutes of endorphin-inducing fun. To tone it down a bit, try the Flow class featuring vinyasa yoga. Class schedule online. 699 Boylston St., 617.603.2522; 181 Massachusetts Ave. YOGAWORKS
Drop in for a class for $18 and get your flow on. Yinyasa, yin, heated core and even hip hop yoga classes are available, and all experience levels are welcome. Class schedule available online. 364 Boylston St., 617.375.9642; 1032 Commonwealth Ave., 617.277.9642.
Cate Brinch’s cycle studios were some of the first to open in Boston, back in 2011. Today, the boutiques are candle-lit, state-of-the-art and designer implemented, in order to put a focus on relaxation and well being. Schedule online. 9 Newbury St., 617.366.9670; 18 Union Park St.
Aveda Lifestyle Salon offering services including cuts, color, keratin treatments, botanical therapies and airbrush tanning. Private hair services room for those requiring privacy for religious reasons. Open M-F 10 am-10 pm, Sa 9 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 800 Boylston St., 617.423.1350.
Swet Studio hosts a variety of classes intended to raise your fitness level and provide relaxation. Whether you choose an aerial yoga, barre or meditation class, you are sure to have a challenging yet rejuvenating experience. Schedule and registration online. 480 Tremont St., 617.670.0631.
Opened in 1994 by Bostonian Gretchen Monahan. Services include customized facials, designer haircuts, nail treatments, massage and make-up application using only the best brands. Open M-F 9 am-8 pm, Sa 8 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 10 Huntington Ave., 617.266.6166.
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This large indoor cycling studio features low-lit, music-driven classes where you can clip in and spin away some calories. Walk-ins welcome, but classes fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended. Single class: $24. 141 Dorchester Ave., 617.451.1270; 1336 Boylston St., 857.239.9789;
Honored by fashion and style magazines, this local salon offers expert services that range from color, cut and styling to specialty addons like Olaplex. Open Tu 10 am-5 pm, W-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 9 am-5 pm. 91 Newbury St., 617.267.1900.
Nick Penna’s hair salon is unpretentious, has won a variety of awards and is one of only 12 salons in the U.S. to have the interactive L’Oreal Professional Hair Color Center. Open Tu 9 am-6 pm, W-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9am-8 pm, Sa 8:30 am-6 pm. 11 Newbury St., 617.236.0020. SALON EUPHORIA
Located in the historical Jewelers building in Downtown, salon offers up glamor and charm with services like cuts, blowouts, conditioning treatments, color and foil. Open Tu-Th 10 am-7 pm, F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. 333 Washington St., 617.742.7951. SALON MARIO RUSSO
Long established in this city, this upscale salon offers haircuts and coloring, scalp treatments, straightening and bridal services. Open Su-Tu 10 am-6 pm W-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 9 am-6 pm. 9 Newbury St., 617.424.6676. Map 5, F4; 22 Liberty Drive, 857.350.3139.
lounges, vitality pools and more. Emphasis on Asian philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, influencing massage treatments and signature spa therapies. Reservations required. 776 Boylston St., 617.535.8820.
Since 1997, Bostonians have been relaxing here with customized and specialty massages, from deep tissue and Swedish to traditional Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi. All treatments use natural and organic oils. Available W-F 12:30-6:30 pm, Sa 8 am-1 pm. 45 Newbury St., Suite 333, 978.771.5590. BALANS ORGANIC SPA
Scientist and wellness professional Marie Aspling opened the city’s first 100 percent organic spa. Treatments here run the gamut, from organic skin care and massage to nutrition counseling and even flotation therapy. Open M noon-5 pm, Tu-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 216 Newbury St., 617.424.1500.
Candlelit rooms, finely made robes and immaculate surroundings are all part of the experience at this local favorite. Relax and renew with services like the Blueberry Smoothie Facial or the Coconut Oil Massage with Dry Brushing. Open M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 8 am-9 pm, Sa 8 am-6 pm, Su 9 am-6 pm. 38 Newbury St., 617.424.9930.
Services nourish both the mind and body and range from body treatments to acupuncture, yoga and Core Fusion classes. Therapeutic massage includes deep flow, Thai stretching and shiatsu. Open M-F 6 am-9 pm, Sa-Su 7:30 am-8 pm. 28 Arlington St., 617.532.7000; 2 Battery Wharf, 617.603.3100.
Everybody loves a great massage, and one of the best in town is available right here in the Back Bay. Featuring Swedish as well as Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian) techniques that provide superlative tension relief and a great foundation for improved and continuing wellness. Based in Copley Square, but visits are available. Hours by appointment. 581 Boylston St., 617.207.6010.
At Boston’s W hotel, locals and visitors alike find New York’s famous Bliss Spa and, accordingly, flawless skin. Signature treatments include the Triple Oxygen Facial and Blissage 75 massage. Open daily 9 am-9 pm. 100 Stuart St., 617.261.8747. THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL
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Tapestry Doesn’t get much better than the broccoli rabe Neapolitan pizza at Tapestry near Fenway before a Sox game! –Kellie Speed, Writer/Editor, @hauteliving
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Soma Try the Greek pizza at Soma in Beverly, a great North Shore spot for shopping, drinks and dining. Margherita, quattro 56
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formaggi or ﬁre roasted vegetable round out your second choice. –Mark Keaney, Digital Transformationist, @markkeaney2pt0
Baking Steel The Baking Steel test kitchen in Cohasset will give you one of the best pizza crusts you’ve ever tasted. –Kristin Quinn, Writer, @MisadventuresinMommyhood
Area Four Our go-to spot for artisanal pies will forever be Area Four. Order the Wellﬂeet clam and bacon pizza. It’s garlicky, smoky, herbal and just a touch briny. Molly Ford & Sarah Jesup, Co-founders, @thefoodlens
CIAO! Just over the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea is CIAO! Pizza, home of the best
Neapolitan pizza. Try the pollo arrosto, with roasted chicken, bacon, pesto, and mozzarella. –Matt Simko, TV Host, @SimkoSays
Waypoint The overnight roasted tomato pie at Waypoint is ridiculous. You’ll be licking your ﬁngers (and your plate). –Gillian Britt, Executive Editor, @eatdrinklucky
Local Boston inﬂuencers tell us about their current obsessions. This month—a selection of the city’s ﬁnest artisan pizzas.
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