SUMMER PREVIEW 2015

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Summer is here, so let’s get down to brass tacks about the beaches, pools, food, concerts, arts events, theater happenings and everything else that makes summer in Boston summer.

TWIST AND SHOUT: CONTORTIONISTS AND MUSICIANS HIJACK THE MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS

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Rock act Doom Lover are hosting a vaudeville show full of musicians, comedians, poets, and, yes, contortionists.

GET OUT THERE: WINTER NIGHTLIFE GUIDE

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Think of it as a snapshot of what Sunday-Thursday has in store for you between now and the spring solstice on March 20, a time period that may later be referred to as “The Great Melt.”

SNAP TO IT

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“It’s one thing to have poetry events in Cambridge, but there is really no accessible slam on this side of the river in Boston,” says slammaster Janae Johnson. “One of our main goals is to have an accessible venue where poets can express themselves in a safe space free of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, et cetera.”

ACCESS THE ARTS: ENJOY ALL THE SCENE HAS TO OFFER

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If you’re a student who blew through your semester’s savings by the end of September, someone who hands over each paycheck directly to their landlord, or someone busy working to find work, sneezing next to one of greater Boston’s many arts institutions can feel like an overdraft threat to your bank account. That should’t be the case, and in many instances, it’s not.