Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 2007

Arts

2007 Best Consultant, Art

As the longtime chair of the MFA museum school art sale, Boston’s other Barbara Lee—the art consultant, not the gazillionaire—has built it into the largest event of its kind in...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Karaoke

There are two kinds of karaoke-goers: traditionalists “just in it for the music” and Axl-style mike hogs. Limelight suits both. More than 5,000 songs provide variety, and an always appreciative,...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Bowling Alley

It may not have 24-hour lanes or the pervasive stench of stale beer, but Kings is nevertheless the city’s premier spot for throwing rocks. Dim lighting, dozens of flat-screens, good...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Gay Club

It’s tough to find a hangout that appeals on this many fronts. If you’re hungry, an outstanding full-service menu is available until 10 p.m., with mouthwatering entrees ranging from duck...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Club, General

While college kids and out-of-towners wait in line downtown for their overpriced martinis and bland playlists, hipsters hit Central Square for a much more appealing kind of scene. The Enormous...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Happy Hour

Since what’s traditionally known as happy hour is illegal in our great state, local establishments have been forced to get creative with the concept. Grendel’s, housed in a funky basement...

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Entertainment

2007 Best Theater, Alternative

A mediocre alternative theater is content to stage Brecht rip-offs and plumb the depths of existential mime. A great alternative theater like Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway hosts political fundraisers, film panel...

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Music

2007 Best Jazz Club

A knack for luring the top names in the biz has elevated the Regattabar to its rank among the very best in the East. Far from the popular conception of...

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Music

2007 Best Club for Live Music, Small

With a capacity of only 270, this Central Square haunt has an oversize personality that defies its small scale (and always sticky floor). The volume’s appropriately loud, the drinks (served...

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