Have a great dinner and watch a show
House of Blues
You are part of the show at Jake Ivory's, a far-from-sedate Boston nightclub near Fenway Park featuring dueling piano players who get everyone singing and dancing. Sound corny? It is . . . and it's also huge fun.
Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Paradise Rock Club
The Paradise will forever be remembered as the first place where U2 played in the U.S. - another glorious "first" in Boston history. Ever since it opened in 1977, the Paradise has been one of Boston's premier rock clubs, in the past hosting Billy Joel, The Police, AC/DC, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Blondie, Tom Waits, Coldplay, REM, Elvis Costello . . . the list goes on and on.
The space seems small (although it actually has a capacity of 650) and the layout gives an intimate feeling, despite a pole that obstructs the view from certain spots. You'll feel really close to the musicians.
Recent acts include groups like Tokyo Police Club, MGMT, Poe, the Whigs, Drive-by Truckers, Dresden Dolls, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Liz Phair, Bloc Party, Thinking of England, King Kong and the Shrines, Ben Harper, Rhett Miller . . . and of course, many more.
You can now have dinner pre-show next door in the Paradise Lounge.
Directions: 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton; Green Line/Pleasant; 617-526-8800; website
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