ArtsEmerson: Emerson College churns out students who become some of the most sucessful names in film and television. And in just three years, the performing arts organization it established has managed to become one of the biggest names in the Boston theater scene. On September 17 it kicks off its fall season with Columbinus, which looks back at 1999's infamous Littleton, Colorado school shooting via dramatizations of real interviews with survivors and teenagers across the country.
Dine: The aptly named Teatro (pictured), chef Jamie Mammano's Theater District entry, offers tantalizing Italian and a romantic vibe steps away from the Paramount and Cutler Majestic theaters, where the majority of ArtsEmerson shows are staged.
Drink: Running late? You can still stop for a sip at Sip Wine Bar, which offers its selection of vino by the bottle, full glass, half glass and (you guessed it) 2-oz. sip that is perfect for sampling. Or if you're in a rush to catch the curtain.