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Not just a place to get books and movies, the Cambridge Public Library hosts free events as diverse as our patrons from lectures and film screenings to puppet shows. Check our calendar for details on special and recurring events.

Arts Boston, The Boston Phoenix and The Boston Globe's Arts and Entertainment page are sources where you can find listings for concerts, readings, nightlife, theater and other goings on about town. If you prefer to spend your evening at home,'s A&E page also has local TV Guide listings.

The Harvard Film Archive and Brattle Theater are local venues that screen curated selections of classic, independent, documentary and foreign films. Their programming schedules also frequently include director visits and other special engagements with filmmaker and others from around the globe like Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (Turtles Can Fly) and around the corner, like Cantabrigians Errol Morris and Frederick Wiseman.

Cambridge is also home to the Tony Award winning American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), the group behind the long running The Donkey Show, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Other useful resources:
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Broadway Database
The Internet Theatre Database - a movie review aggregator where you can also watch trailers and look up local showtimes. - an aggregator of television, movie, music and video game reviews