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Where Do You Go for the Best Live Events in Brookline? [POLL]

When events are coming into town, where do you go to catch them? Whose website or Patch calendar entries do you check first for upcoming events?

When it comes to entertainment, Brookline has more than a handful of options. Whether it's the 's  series, one of the many author events at, or the summer concert series put on the .

This week's Best of Readers' Choice poll may feel a little different, as the businesses may not be directly competing against each other. If this is your first poll, each week we set a few Brookline locales against each other in a bit of friendly competition. This week, we're looking for who has the coolest special events. 

If you need to do some research first, go ahead, then stop back here and  and vote for your favorite in the poll below. Reviews and poll votes help decide the winner, comments can break ties. 

For a full set of rules, see the attached .pdf. Please remember one vote per person, per day. 

And now, the nominees, along with links to their Patch Places pages (presented in no particular order):

  •  (lectures, slideshows)
  • Parks of the  (Summer Concert Series, nature walks)

As in past weeks, the poll closes at 9 a.m. on Friday. Because these polls aren't scientific, it isn't the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor (that's me, Grahame Turner), based on the comments votes in the poll and  on Patch Places, with comments being taken under consideration. Please vote only once per survey. To leave a review, head to the Patch listing for the business and post your thoughts.

The winner gets bragging rights and a framed certificate from Patch. Let the voting, reviewing and commenting begin!

Editor's Note: Because many places in town host events, we focused on those which post regularly on the Events Calendar, and often have special guests in attendence. 

Bill Davidson May 22, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Brookline Booksmith has consistently provided our town with wonderful author events. Sometimes the popularity of the authors requires the assistance of the Coolidge Corner Theatre or the Devotion School to accomodate larger crowds, but these live events originate at the Booksmith. I love the Coolidge, but their live events haven't been as good since former Program Manager Clinton McClung left in 2006.
Pam Roberts May 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM
If live performances at Brookline High School aren't on your radar, you are missing some terrific events. From theater to singing, from concert band, jazz and symphony to dance, there's always something happening at BHS. (I'll put in a plug for the annual Shakespeare production in the fall; they usually cook up some interesting twist on whichever play they do.) Here is the link to the BHS performing arts calendar: http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154&Itemid=266
Grahame Turner May 23, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Thanks for the comments here. Don't forget that leaving reviews on the listings (click the links in the bulleted list) will also help your favorite spot's standings in the final tally. Leading in reviews counts as much as leading in the polls! Comments are a tie breaker.

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