Formerly known as the Justice League, the Independent is a venue strictly dedicated to hosting live music events. Besides the bar, there's nothing else to divert your attention from the players on the sizable elevated stage. One of the strengths of the Independent is the variety of music booked here, usually big-name acts in the worlds of reggae, funk, blues, DJs, hip-hop, and the indie-rock circuit. Accordingly, expect to see a different crowd nearly every night of the week. Ticket price ranges from $15 to $30.
For more than 40 years the non-profit Intersection for the Arts has pursued its mission of using art to foster positive social change. Founded by Vietnam War objectors and socially-conscious church groups, the intimate theatre space (consisting of about 60 seats) hosts a diverse array of music, performing art, drama and gallery installations, in addition to a number of outreach programs designed to encourage artistic production in the community.
The Italian Cultural Institute promotes Italian culture by offering exhibitions, performances, film screenings and more.