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Pan-American highway in Cambridge


Well, make that the only World Music Wednesday  that we know of.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Sneak preview


Most troupes workshop new plays, but the Huntington Theatre Company puts its money where its staged-reading mouth is.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Bar for highly alcoholic and imaginative concoctions made up on the spot


It’s a great feeling, pushing your way up to a crowded bar, catching the bartender’s eye, and uttering those cocky yet indecisive words: “Surprise me.”
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Licentious behavior


For years, the Lily Pad (formerly the location of Zeitgeist Gallery) has had on-again, off-again battles with Cambridge’s licensing commission
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Low notes


Absurdly low guitar tunings are typically employed only by the heaviest of heavy-metal bands looking to punish eardrums with evil cannonballs of six-string sludge.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Free Shakespeare


Okay, it’s the only free Shakespeare in town, unless you count the troubled street performer reciting from Hamlet as he juggles in Harvard Square.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010



Boston film festival that isn't the Boston Film Festival


The official Boston Film Festival, never robust to begin with, has been lingering on life support for the past couple of years.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Editors pick: Free jazz


Faculty concerts are a requirement at New England Conservatory.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Place to buy books from a cat lady


Is that a 1977 copy of George Lucas’s Star Wars ? And over there . . . a stack of those choose-your-own adventure books you used to read as a kid?
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Place to hoof it with Elks


Is it possible that the city’s best dance party takes place in the dingy, wood-paneled confines of the Cambridge Elks Lodge? Hell yes it is.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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(BYOB) English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Karaoke


Do Re Mi Music Studio, in Allston, is literally out of this world.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 08, 2010



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Editors pick: Film society with the worst name


Is it one of the moons of Jupiter? A sexually transmitted disease?
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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place to roll around with Gloria Gaynor and the Village People


Bostonians looking to shake a tail feather to classic disco on roller skates don’t have to live vicariously through Linda Blair’s 1979 homage Roller Boogie anymore.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Place to see some skin


Now that the sun's coming out, clothes are coming off, especially along the Charles River Esplanade.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

Manicure/pedicure


The rosy, apple-colored façade of the Carriage House welcomes weary city folk.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

Urban bike route


Once the projected site of a major highway that would have extended I-95 through Boston, the Southwest Corridor is now a long, narrow scenic park that stretches along the South End, Roxbury, Back Bay, and Cambridge.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010



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Pick-up spot


How many times have you caught a fellow commuter trying to engage you in steamy Monday-morning eye sex?
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Massage


Massages are good regardless of who's giving them.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Haircut


Named for the foxiest, most futuristic of cartoon characters, Judy Jetson's is the place to head if you want a custom haircut that redefines edgy and sassy.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Public Transportation


Though it won't get you laid like its emerald-colored counterpart, the expanded Red Line is mostly clean, mostly efficient, and features hilariously robotic courtesy announcements that are usually a stop or two off.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Neighborhood character


You know, it's always Mr. Butch.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010


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