A New England television personality for over 40 years, Frank Avruch is Boston born and bred. He had an ongoing love affair with the city...a mixture of the old and new, a burgeoning restaurant scene, a thriving theatre, music and arts mecca, Frank covers it all. Bostonman.com is a counted-on-source for the oft-asked questions: "What's new", "What's happening" and "Where should we go?", he lists many of the events that make Boston a choice destination for tourists and residents alike.
The annual July 4th Boston Pops celebration on the Esplanade is free to all, and starts at 8PM.
2015 Tanglewood Season Highlights.
The 2015 Tanglewood season celebrates two historic occasions: the inaugural season of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center. The BSO season opens July 3 with a special all-American program. Opening weekend continues with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra on July 5. Following his inaugural season at Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons leads five BSO concerts this summer: with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, violinist Renaud Capuçon, and cellist Gautier Capuçon in Beethoven's Triple Concerto (8/1); a program with Dean's Dramatis personae featuring trumpet star Håkan Hardenberger and Strauss' Don Quixotewith Yo-Yo Ma (8/2); a special gala performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the TMC Orchestra, alumni of the TMC, and theTanglewood Festival Chorus (8/8); and concerts featuring Christian Tetzlaff in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (8/14) and soprano Kristine Opolais in a program of Barber, Boito, Puccini, Verdi, and Strauss (8/15).
“Architectural Allusions” opens Wednesday, July 8, and runs through May 1 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln (there’s a party and curator tour that night; reserve a space at firstname.lastname@example.org). The outdoor show, featuring pieces that look like bridges and buildings, includes works by Sol LeWitt, Esther Klas, and five more. 781-259-8355; decordova.org
Fridays, starting July 10 Summer free Friday movies at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade start July 10 (through August 28) with the adorable Paddington. Showtime is always sundown; if the weather’s iffy, call the hot line to make sure the show will go on. 617-787-7200; boston.cbslocal.com/flicks
Outside the Box is back and better than ever! This July over one hundred artists and organizations from Boston and beyond will gather over 6 days on Boston Common to share their talents with you. The Common will once again be transformed into a massive performing arts festival designed to engage, educate and most importantly, entertain the citizens of Boston. And all for free! From theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge whatever you’re looking for, Outside the Box will draw you in and make you a fanatic for the arts right here in your own backyard.
Herb Ritts back at the MFA with a new show, now through November 8
Featuring 15 recent acquisitions from the Herb Ritts Foundation, the new exhibit is a sort of modified reprise of a popular 1996 retrospective of the photographer’s work at the museum.
New Restaurants continue to flourish in the hub.
Sweet Cheeks owner Tiffani Faisom plans to open a south East Asian inspired restaurant and tiki bar called Tiger Mama in the Fenway. Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo is opening Banyan Bar and Refuge in the former Hamersley's in the South End. The food from chef Philip Tang will feature the flavors of Asia and India with an emphasis on seafood. Further west in Newton, David Punch (Sycamore) has plans for an east asian soul food diner meets izakaya.