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    An Tua Nua with Metamovements

    Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at An Tua Nua, Boston

    Ongoing

    Metamovements offers semi-private salsa lessons every Wednesday starting at 7 for those who want to quickly learn how to become better dancers. At 7pm we feature a specialized semi-private lesson focused on your specific needs. Each group is based on experience level so whether you're new to salsa or have been dancing for years we have something for you. At 8 we feature a Rueda de Casino class, a type of social, ...more


    The Legend of Banana Kid

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater and at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid...more

    Contemporary Artist's Eye: April Vacation Week

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Kids can explore contemporary art in galleries, then design your own picture-and-word quilt or collage using mixed materials in the Bank of America Art Lab. On April 22, meet Boston artist Ekua...more

    Midday Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 23, 2015

    Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Thomas Sheehan, the assistant university organist and choirmaster at the...more

    April Vacation Art Making Workshop with Basil el Hawagy

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    April 23, 2015

    In this workshop Basil will show participants how to turn images, either digital or printed, into toner-transfer prints, that have a beautiful hand printed quality...more

    Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

      Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have...more

    Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.


    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    A Tribute to John Denver with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Band

    Presented by Chevalier Theatre and Chevalier Theatre

    April 24, 2015

    Hailed as one of the nation’s most exciting tribute bands, the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon present a tribute to the music and legacy of...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    April 24, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School at the Natick American Girl Store for an interactive story hour on April 24.  Listen to the stories, hear the music, and explore the movement of...more

    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Stone Zoo!

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week and learn more about all of the incredible animals that call the zoo home, from snow leopards, jaguars, cougars (including Blue, the cougar...more

    Creative, Hands-on Control with your 35mm DSLR camera with Ronald Zincone

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 24, 2015

    This exciting course will help you understand and teach you 35mm photography by learning just two camera modes! That’s right — two camera modes that will take care of 90% of your...more

    Eat, Sip, Paint at Lasell College with Masterpiece Art Bar

    Presented by Lasell College Alumni Relations

    April 24, 2015

    Join us for an evening of painting, fun, and delicious wine and hors d'oeuvres in support of the Lasell College Student Emergency Fund (SEF). The SEF was created to assist undergraduate...more

    APRIL Vacation Week Art Adventures: GREEN WEEK!

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring – earth-friendly recycled materials art making. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics...more

    April Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House

    Presented by Paul Revere Memorial Association at Paul Revere House, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    This fun week will include varity of activities to learn about what really happened to Paul Revere's ride! There will be storytelling, museum visits, and colonial games! 

    Tuesday...more

    Cogan Family Foundation April School Vacation Week Adventures

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    During April vacation week, join us for art-making activities, performances, tours, storytelling, and more.

    All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult....more

    Week of the Young Child - April Vacation Activities

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Children experience an imagination playground with games, art, and live interactive performances during the museum's April vacation week activities including the museum marathon on Marathon...more

    April Vacation Week Activities

    Presented by Old State House

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical...more

    Art for April Vacation

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Spring has sprung! Let’s explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating...more

    826 Boston: April Writing Workshops

    Presented by 826 Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    826 Boston is offering free writing workshops over April school break. Workshops include:

    For students ages 6-8:
    Wednesday, 10am to 12pm: Planet Earth, 3015

    For students ages...more

    All Girls Sports Festival

    Presented by Roxbury Community College

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Girls from throughout the city are invited to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival. This festival features a variety of sport clinics and health and wellness...more

    Instruments for Change Presents: Charity Water

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    April 24, 2015

    Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

    But many people around the world don’t have...more

    Landscape for Life: Sustainable Landscaping with Barbara Conolly

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    March 28 - April 25, 2015

    In this 5- week class, through lecture and hands-on learning, students will learn how to do a simple Landscape for Life site assessment of their property, create a checklist for garden renovation...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    Yad Beyad Boston 2015

    Presented by Yad Beyad Boston

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Yad Beyad is a very special Israeli dance camp - a weekend of dance workshops and non-stop dance parties all in the exciting city of Boston!  Be part of...more

    Everybody Loves Pirates

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure,...more

    Introduction to Astronomy Part 1

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Does the Cosmos fascinate you? Do you often find yourself starring up at the night sky with jaw-dropping awe? Would you like to learn more about our cosmic neighborhood? Well, it’s time to...more

    APRIL VACATION FUN

    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    Watercolors in Nature

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 13 - April 28, 2015

    Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper Bookmaking

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 9 - April 30, 2015

    Learn to make beautiful paste paper, a squash book, an accordion book with pockets and a book with one signature. Paste papers are decorative papers made by brushing colored paste on paper and...more

    Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    April 27 - May 1, 2015

      Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have...more

    Adult “Ladies Night Out” Ceramics Workshop

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 1, 2015

    Enjoy a night out with the ladies. Bring a beverage; we'll provide the fun. Explore your imaginative side while creating ceramic bowls, mugs or containers. Learn a different hand-building...more

    English Beat

    Presented by Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 2, 2015

    The Allstonians are a third wave ska/reggae band formed in Allston, Massachusetts in 1992. They have released three albums, on the Moon Ska Records label and the most recent on Fork In Hand...more

    Open Arts Day

    Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children's Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown

    May 2, 2015

    The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

    This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2,...more

    DOWN TO EARTH: CLAY, PAPER & WOOD Artist Reception

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios, Lowell

    May 2, 2015

    The Loading Dock Gallery celebrates a long awaited spring with a group exhibit of artwork made with natural materials. Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood features creations with clay by Barbara...more

    Watercolor Demonstration by Nan Daly

    Presented by Needham Open Studios at Gorse Mill Studios, Needham

    May 2, 2015

    A demonstration of how to create textures in watercolor using various common materials, many of which can be found in the grocery store. Art can be fun and surprising, and these techniques...more

    Wrap Doll Workshop

    Presented by National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture

    May 2, 2015

    Dolls are known as one of the earliest items for play however they are not just play things,in fact as a cultural artifact they can provide a unique prospective into society. The African wrap doll...more

    Crocheting With Wire

    Presented by Needham Open Studios

    May 2, 2015

    For ArtWeek, join jewelry artistHanne Bernstein for a 30-minute demonstration in crocheting with sterling silver wire. Hanne will show you how a mesh is created and how it can be...more

    FREE VERSE – an ArtsUnion Event

    May 2, 2015

    Julie Ann Otis and Somerville Arts Council present an ArtsUnion event: FREE VERSE

    What will you type or take with you from FREE VERSE? A haiku? A love letter? A confession? Come...more

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 2, 2015

    As part of ArtWeek Boston the Museum will be offereing Yoga in the Galleries with Tree Top Yoga.

    Practice mindfulness and gentle yoga poses surrounded by art in CAM’s...more

    Art of the Weave

    Presented by Dover Rug and Home

    May 2, 2015

    WHERE EVERY RUG TELLS A STORY AND EVERY PATTERN HAS A HISTORY…

    Please join us as we partner to present a hands-on experience in the art form of traditional rug making and textile...more

    Elemental Journey Literary Event and Free Writing Workshop

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

    May 2, 2015

    Caroline Allen is a novelist, visual artist and writing coach from the Portland, Oregon area. Her novels, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, are part of the Elemental Journey Series. Earth was...more

    Capoeira Class for Kids with Live Music

    Presented by Sinha Capoeira

    May 2, 2015

    Capoeira is a dynamic Brazilian art form combining martial arts, dance, acrobatic movements, music and singing. In this workshop children will learn basic Capoeira kicks and dodges, as well as...more

    SUSHI DECONSTRUCTED Painting with Food

    Presented by Markus and Leslie Lewis

    May 2, 2015

    Let us take you on a culinary art adventure! Greater Boston art mavericks, Markus and Leslie Lewis, will host a painting competition, without paint. The medium- sushi ingredients. Create...more

    Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    This month, Danforth Art’s family program Drop Into Art will celebrate the fine art and children’s book illustrations of Jennifer Goldfinger with fun gallery activities and art-making....more

    Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Collage

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    Collage is drawing and painting with paper, and requires no formal art experience or drawing skills. But it teaches about composition, color relationships, texture, pattern and design! Students...more

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