Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 2000

Arts

2000 Best Art Gallery

Since 1937 Childs has been a flagship of Boston’s fine art market. Specializing in pre-World War II American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, Childs is where you go...

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Arts

2000 Best Photography, Organization

The collaborative is a nonprofit group for inner-city teens dedicated to fostering creativity and self-esteem through photography. The center has both summer and year-round programs for teen students, who are...

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Arts

2000 Best Art Dealer, Private

Forgoing the high rents of gallery space, private dealers use their expertise to match up high-stakes buyers and sellers discreetly. Mark L. Brock is a gem; he will happily source...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Reading Series

The Boston literary culture may actually exist on the opposite side of the Charles, but that hasn’t kept the folks in Coolidge Corner from thinking big. Writers like Dave Barry,...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Gay Club

The owners of Chaps were so excited about last summer’s renovation that they gave their club a new name. Reincarnated as Vapor, the space has a new floor plan, a...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Lesbian Club

On Thursday nights this Jamaica Plain hotspot boasts more sexy babes than Sinead O’Connor’s coming out party. These riotous grrrls cut a rug into pieces, courtesy of deejays Chris Hinsley,...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Pool Hall

Fast Eddie Felson wouldn’t have set foot in most of the upscale pool halls that have replaced the smoky hustler haunts of old. He might have made an exception for...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Golf Course

Legendary Scottish golf architect Donald Ross designed this shotsmakers course in 1931 with an emphasis on strategy and placement instead of distance and punishment. Coures manager Bill Flynn rescued GW...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Cinema

It’s not the fresh popcorn, hot cappuccino, or high-gloss neon that draws the crowds to this megaplex arthouse near MIT. Sure, those things don’t hurt. But even if the seats...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Picnic Spot

A little outdoor lunch in order? Your best bet is the secluded hilltop field next to the Museum of Transportation. This public plot has all the grass and trees to...

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Entertainment

2000 Best Record Label

Heartbeat has grown to be the definitive source for both new and traditional Caribbean, specifically Jamaican music. By gaining access to never-heard material from reggae legends like Coxsone Dodd, the...

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Music

2000 Best Website, Music

Gotta have the latest Godboy disc? Want to know where to hear The High Ceilings live? How ’bout downloading some fresh MP3’s from the likes of Double Dong and Miracle...

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Nightlife

2000 Best Dance Club

This crown jewel of Pat Lyons’ nightclub empire is the only local dance venue with the clout, and sound system, to draw superstar deejays, including in-house legend John Debo. For...

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Nightlife

2000 Best Club, Low-End

You’re only as old as you feel, so throw on some track pants and a baby-tee and join the high-energy kids at this “alternative Irish bar.” After midnight, the Phoenix...

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Theater

2000 Best Theater

History repeating: After 100 years of trap doors, fake blood, and on-stage livestock, the Colonial Theatre is still luring Broadway hits to Beantown. Armed with layers of gold paint, all...

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