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Beckett: No Baseballs, Just Bowling Balls

Thurs. July 29  Josh Beckett. Where have I heard that name lately? Well, at the A.R.T.'s Loeb Theatre where one clever attendee at "Johnny Baseball" wore a Beckett Sox shirt with the double meaning of the oft-injuredpitcher and the dead playwright. Not bad. But lately what we've heard from Beckett has …

They Must Be Giants

Thurs. Nov. 30 We met Robert Parish once at some charity function, and had nothing to say to the man. This, partially because we had a certain amount of awe – he being of the Bird-Parish-McHale troika that ruled the Celtics for so long, and partially because if we had …

Party All the Time

Sat. Feb. 24  They’re calling climACTS! Glam "The Can’t-Miss Party of the Year." Well, that’s a  pretty bold boast, see if they live up to it. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday February 24 at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center at Villa Victoria in the South End, and it’s …

Life After Death at Forest Hills

Thurs. July 12 Ever need a sense of tranquility in your life? (Don’t answer this, you live in or around Boston.) Here’s our hearty recommendation: "The Forest Hills Lantern Festival," Thursday, July 12, from 6 – 9 pm  (rain date: July 19). Here’s the way Cecily Miller, our friend at …

Babes in Boinkland: Back in Time for VDay

 Sat. Feb. 16  It’s fair to say that when Babes in Boinkland put on a show the attendance is predominantly male. The Babes, who put on a risque burlesque show, are an offshoot of the Boston-based college erotica magazine "Boink," and we’ve seen them in action. Sexy stuff. Stuff that …

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream …

 Thurs. June 12 There are numerous things – like Mermorial Day weekend or the recent mega-heatwave – that portend summer, which does not technically come upon us until June 21. One of those summer signs takes place at City Hall Plaza through Thursday June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 …