Nightlife in South Boston

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour at Theatre on the Square on Friday, January 23 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Theatre on the Square

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, December 16–28 (Up to 40% Off)

"White Christmas"

Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

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Classic holiday tale of a song-and-dance duo who stage a TV show in hopes of saving a ski lodge and impressing their paramours

$60.95 $36.50

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Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

The Wilbur Theatre

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism show

$31 $15.50

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 12/20-29(Up to 50% Off)

"Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy"

Agganis Arena at Boston University in Downtown Boston

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Characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Tinker Bell star in their own adventures in the newest Disney On Ice show

$33.80 $17

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Mike Epps: After Dark Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Friday, December 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Mike Epps

Orpheum Theatre

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup with witty social commentary

$58.35 $34

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Standup for Two at Laugh Boston Through December 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Comedy Show

Laugh Boston

Comedy superstars, including Yannis Papas, Finesse Mitchell, and Jen Kirkman, fill the winter schedule

$56 $28

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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County"

Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

$48.25 $31.60

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at Boston Symphony Hall on February 27, 2015 (Up to 40% Off)

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest

Boston Symphony Hall

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A full orchestra and chorus recreate the memorable music of The Legend of Zelda

$43.50 $28

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SuicideGirls: "Blackheart Burlesque" at House of Blues Boston on November 2 at 9 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour

House of Blues Boston

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Alternative burlesque celebrates Game of Thrones and Pulp Fiction with slinky comedy, exposed skin, tattoos, and piercings

$31.65 $22

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The Great Love Debate at Laugh Boston on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Laugh Boston

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Town Hall–style dating event pairs love experts with 200 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" at Orpheum Theatre on October 28 at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome!

Orpheum Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$26.75 $16.40

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Show at Medieval Manor on Fridays at 7:45 p.m. Through December 12 (Up to 48% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

$33 $17

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Tango Lovers Company Show at Berklee Performance Center on Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Tango Lovers Company Show"

Berklee Performance Center

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A celebration of the world’s cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

$39.50 $20

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Emerging Trends Boston Fashion Week Runway Show on Saturday, October 11 (Up to 50% Off)

Emerging Trends: Boston Fashion Week Runway Show

Boston Center for the Arts

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Up-and-coming designers from the Philippines, Germany, Canada, London, Paris, and the United States showcase their unique looks

$80 $40

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project's "Surround Sound" on Sunday, October 12 (Up to 50% Off)

Boston Modern Orchestra Project: "Surround Sound"

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory

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Contemporary pieces from Ronald Bruce Smith and David Felder, and a world premiere from Anthony Paul De Ritis

$40 $20

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Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference at Hynes Convention Center on September 23–24 (Up to 50% Off)

Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange

Hynes Convention Center

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Audio software developers, musicians, and manufacturers explore the future of music and sound technology in panels and demonstrations

$50 $25

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Boston Bowl Family Fun Center is a modern yet nostalgic bowler’s haven thats open 24/7 all-year round with 30 traditional tenpin lanes as well as 14 ever-tricky candlepin lanes. Fully automated scoring systems keep track of every roll, and optional bumpers prevent balls from appearing in the gutters or into the nightmares of first-time bowlers.

Once 10th frames have come and gone, Boston Bowl keeps players entertained with other forms of hands-on entertainment. In Dorchester, such activities include billiards, outdoor batting cages, and an arcade of more than 80 high-tech interactive video and prize games.

The recently expanded Hanover location now includes state-of-the-art party rooms for private post-bowling soirees as well as a larger game room. In addition to the pizza and handcrafted beer, both locations offer an extensive catering and party menu for private events.

820 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester,
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Within the bustling Faneuil Hall, Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar’s old-style décor transports diners to Mexico, while authentically crafted enchiladas and burritos complement more than 100 kinds of tequila. Since its opening, which caught the attention of the Boston Herald, Mija Cantina has delighted tongues with fresh guacamole and queso fresco. Diners hoist sails above their tables and grip knives betwixt their teeth before casting off with red snapper, lobster, and swordfish, or stay on solid ground with grilled steak and seared chicken breast. A selection of sides rounds out meals with additions ranging from the spicy lime mayo of corn on the cob to a simmering portion of pinto beans, bacon, and chorizo, whose protein boosts muscles after an evening workout or before a late-night battle royale.

Mija Cantina's décor, highlighted by NECN’s TV Diner and Thrillist, incorporates sun-bleached wood reclaimed from a Wyoming highway, iron candelabras, and leather booths to recreate the feel of a cantina from the past. Vaqueros celebrate romantic anniversaries of the day they married their six-shooters in the glow of lanterns or in the fresh breeze of outdoor seating as they quaff tequila made with 100% blue agave.:m]]

1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston,
MA
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Growing up across the street from the historical North End building where Villa Francesca now stands, Guglielmo Ranauro never guessed that he'd open a restaurant in 1976 and name it after his beloved mother. Ranauro was inspired by her traditional cooking and wanted to create a place where other people could get an authentic taste of Italy.

Today, Ranauro has handed over the family legacy to longtime manager and prot?g? Tomas Salmeron. Salmeron and his culinary team continue to follow those classic recipes, turning fresh-caught fruits of the sea into a daily seafood prix fixe menu. Furthermore, they transform chicken, lamb, steak, and veal into dishes you might find while strolling through a Tuscan piazza or steering a one-person submarine down a Venetian canal. The eatery?s extensive wine list, which includes 140 Italian and international varieties, earned a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Even the ambiance points diners in the direction of Italy: tin ceilings and stained-glass accents add Old-World nostalgia, and the exposed-brick walls are anchored by Romanesque archways and paintings of bustling village scenes.

150 Richmond St
Boston,
MA
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As you sit down on one of the The Red Hat's green vinyl barstools and lift a mug of lager to your lips, you might be replicating the movements of a patron from more than 100 years ago. Except that he or she would have snuck a nervous glance at the back door between every sip. The historic establishment survived the Prohibition era in Scollay Square—an area known for its bawdy vaudeville theater and risqué entertainment—by functioning as a reputable restaurant by day and a speakeasy by night.

Though the taps now flow freely in the daylight, some things at The Red Hat haven't changed. The menu still provides sailors, dockworkers, and local shoppers with hearty, comforting dishes of wings, fried fish, and other pub snacks. As Mike Dunphy of Beacon Hill Patch put it, "The Red Hat is a rare reminder of Boston's yesteryear, bringing an earthy spice to the more refined palate of Beacon Hill—an unpretentious watering hole to gain some courage for the climb." The exposed brick, wood-paneled walls, and old-timey memorabilia also give the space a turn-of-the-century feel. So do the nostalgic street-scene murals depicting the days when Saturns were Studebakers and people walked their Electrolux vacuums instead of pet dogs.

9 Bowdoin St
Boston,
MA
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“We’re trying to create a place where people can hang out all day, no matter what their need or no matter what time,” Kingston Station owner Ky Nguyen told Boston Business Journal in 2011. When that need is a bit of unique food and some cold drinks, the bistro certainly delivers. The menu takes diners on a culinary tour of the world through chef Dana Love’s contemporary American interpretations of the classics, from roasted duck leg to steak frites. But the original creations here get most of the attention, especially sandwiches that include the salmon banh mi burger and the signature Station Burger with a sunny-side-up egg on top. The fact that about a dozen items are gluten-free only gives diners even more options. Just as he’d intended, Nguyen has made his restaurant comfortable enough to sit back and forget what time it is. Low lighting ensures that shadows play a role in the bar’s nighttime scenery. Subway-tiled walls and thick crown moulding seem to give the room the feel of a business from an earlier period in Boston’s history. It only helps that the bar stays open until 2 a.m. Wednesday though Sunday, making it a no-brainer stop for signature cocktails after a show in the nearby Theater District.

25 Kingston Street
Somerville,
MA
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Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

290 Northern Avenue
Boston,
MA
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