With comfortable seating and stylish purple walls, Somerville Theater is an amazing place to catch the latest blockbusters to hit the big screen. Additionally, the Somerville Theater also hosts concerts and live music events featuring popular regional and international touring acts. A cafe and old-fashioned popcorn stand complete the nostalgic experience. It's no surprise that students and young professionals consider Davis Square such a hip locale.
This large pond was carved out by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Unusually deep and cold, Jamaica Pond is linked via underground channels to other bodies of water along the Jamaicaway. The park features one path for walkers and runners and another path for cyclists. During the summer months, you can rent a rowboat or sailboat, or you can fish for trout, bass, salmon and perch. Besides these activities, city folks also flock to Jamaican Pond for theater performances, concerts and children programs.
Established in 1953, Brattle Theater plays host to an array of alternative film screenings, in addition to book readings and acoustic concerts. Their eclectic schedule features everything from Japanese animation and American classics, to indie and foreign series. Occasionally they organize film festivals and entertainment events like film noir, French cinema and Oscar winning movies. This is one of the few theaters in town showcasing double features.
Established in 1982 by Ellen Holbrook a former student of Chicago's famous comedy enterprise: Second City, ImprovBoston is a non-profit theater and training center committed to the collaborative process of the art of comedy and improvisation. They strive to provide affordable high-quality entertainment and education to the people of Cambridge. Performances include brilliant storytelling and audience participation that make shows even more entertaining. These shows are held at their central location while their touring company conducts workshops for aspiring performers and soft skills training for professionals.
Sketch comedy in the style of Saturday Night Live and Second City is performed here by this namesake improvisational group. A favorite among local comedy junkies, performances at this North End venue have an interactive environment where the talented cast brings on something new and fresh each time they hit the stage and audience participation is not only requested, but required.
Looking for a lively and interactive bit of theater? This playhouse may be the ticket. It is home to two long-running theatrical productions. Boston's longest-running production, Shear Madness debuted here in 1980. Since then, more than 5 million people around the world have seen the much-acclaimed whodunit set in a 1960s-era hair salon. Blue Man Group is a wildly popular production featuring three actors covered in blue paint who cavort about the stage accompanied by loud rock music and plenty of audience interaction.
Built as a tribute to real-estate developer Norman B. Leventhal, Norman B. Leventhal Park is nothing less than an oasis of Boston. The park occupies the famous Post Office Square; its winding paths are lined with a canopy of trees while the ground is covered in a carpet of carefully manicured grass. The setting is perfect for a quiet evening in solitude but the park has plenty of amenities for groups as well. It has free WiFi, an endearing library, a beautiful fountain and many other hidden gems waiting to be explored. In addition, Norman B. Leventhal Park regularly hosts a variety of health and exercise programs, lawn games and many more activities. There's also a cafe on site where you can enjoy scrumptious baked goods and a cup of well-brewed coffee while appreciating the park's verdant landscapes.
This luxury vessel sets sail from Rowes Wharf for daily lunch and dinner cruises. The menu includes choices such as salmon, seafood ravioli, peach-glazed pork tenderloin and braised short ribs while the wine list was curated with the utmost care. A live jazz band entertains you during your meal and plays dance music afterward. From the romantic outside deck, you can enjoy views of the skyline and the harbor island lighthouses. Cruises run year-round.
The AMC Loews Boston Common 19 Cineplex has 19 screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. The theater overlooks the fine Boston Common. After a good movie, one can head to the nearby stores for shopping.