Bars and Clubs
Avalon. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 262-2424. Digable Planets and Spearhead on Thurs., March 16.
House of Blues. Harvard Square. 491-BLUE. Frankie Lee on Thurs., March 16. Dough Sahm Orchestra on Fri., March 17. Guitar Shorty on Mon., March 20.
Man Ray. 21 Brookline St., Central Square, Cambridge. 864-0400. Leather and lace Fantasy on Fri., March 17. Alternative and Industrial with DJ Chris on Sat., March 18.
The Middle East. 472 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 497-0576. Downstairs: Blink on Thurs., March 16. Sirensong on Sat., March 18. Upstairs: The Premieres on Thursday, March 16. Skavengers on Fri., March 17. Skud Mountain Boys on Sat., March 18.
Paradise. 967 Comm Ave., Boston. 254-2052. Aquarium Rescue Unite and Planet Be on Thurs., March 16.
Regatta Bar. The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. 876-7777. Roomful of Blues on Fri., March 17. Soly Canto on Sat., March 18. Rebecca Parris and The Kenny Hadley Big Band on Sun., March 19.
Ryles. Inman Square, Cambridge. 876-9330. Music from 8:30 p.m. nightly. State of Grace with Ruthie Ristich on Fri., March 17. Dan Fox Quartet on Thurs., March 16.
Venus de Milo. 11 Lansdowne St., Boston. 421-9595. American Spirit, classic rock on Thurs.s.
Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave., Boston. 266-1492. Symphony Open House on Sat., March 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad" on Thurs., March 16 at 8 p.m.; Fri., March 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Sat., March 18 at 8 p.m.
Boston Conservatory. 536-6340 or 536-3063. The Boston Conservatory Theater is located at 31 Hemenway Street, Boston. Seully Hall is located at 8 The Fenway, Boston. The First and Second Church is located at 66 Marlborough St., Boston.
Longy School of Music. Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 27 Garden St., Cambridge. 876-0956, ext. 120. Benefit concert to aid the children, teachers and administration of Kobekko Land, a children's music school and the music department of Kobe Women's College, both severely damaged in the recent Kobe earthquake on Sat., March 18 at 7 p.m. $10.
American Festival. Through March 19. Wang Center. 931-ARTS. Twyla Tharp in the Upper Room with music by Philip Glass. Paul Taylor Company B with the music of The Andrews Sisters. Merce Cunningham Breakers with music by John Driscoll.