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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


    First Thursdays at The Umbrella

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

    May 7, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites visitors to explore artist’s studios and preview its annual Artrageous auction during the May installment of First Thursdays.

    The...more

    Collaborative Choreography

    Presented by OnStage Dance Company

    May 8, 2015

    Collaborative Choreography presents an opportunity for dancers of all levels and experiences to get their creative juices flowing! No prior choreographing experience necessary! Participants will...more

    Birding at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 9, 2015

    Join us on the Fruitlands landscape as we look for local residents and early nesters including Kingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and a variety of warblers. This guided birding walk covers about two...more

    50 Shades of Blue: Indigo dyeing and Shibori with Katie Buchanan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 9, 2015

    The practice of dyeing with indigo is an incredibly rich cultural tradition, with each region of the world having its own unique dyeing approach to the dyeing process. Indigo has been used for...more

    Salsa In The Park

    Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at Blackstone Community Center Park, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    MetaMovements Latin Dance Company is an entrepreneurial artist collective dedicated to using the arts as a tool for positive transformation of self and community, creating bonds,...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    By Spring Valley Puppet Theater

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production!...more

    Needle Felting with Emily Watlington

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 10, 2015

    Details: To start, participants will join instructor in making a felted ball. Then, participants will be invited to build upon the ball by introducing new forms,...more

    Piano Master Class with Sally Pinkas

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    May 10, 2015

    World-renowned pianist Sally Pinkas will work side-by-side with Brookline Music School students in a public master class setting. The program will include solo performances from students of...more

    Make a Silk Flower Window! (ages 4 & up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    Silk hoops with beautiful flower designs are waiting for your creative touch. Watch how silk paints flow to create a stained-glass look, and make an exquisite gift for mom. 


    Adult Art Workshop: En Plein Air Painting

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

    April 27 - May 11, 2015

    Paint en plein air on the grounds of the Wayside Inn and create a beautiful landscape from life! Connect with nature, become sensitive to changes in sunlight and experience fresh air and the...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 12, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    The Concord Film Project Presents The Snapper

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

    May 12, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Concord Film Project invite audiences to view a screening of The Snapper on May 12. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film centers on Sharon, the oldest...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Bracelet and Earrings

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

    May 15, 2015

    Come with a friend! Learn basic beading techniques from nationally known bead artist Andrea Alyse while making earrings and a bracelet. Tuition includes beads and supplies, but you may bring your...more

    80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demonstration

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 16, 2015

    Artists-in-Residence Linee Baird and Gary Ozias set up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center and demonstrate the techniques and approaches they take with pastel to make artwork that is...more

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 16, 2015

    If you have ever wanted to experience playing the instruments seen and heard on the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, now is your chance! Experienced...more

    The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch...more

    Danforth Art Public Tours

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

    March 15 - May 17, 2015

    Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through May 17 are: The Expressive Voice: Landscape Reimagined, David Berger: Space for the Human Heart, Prilla Smith...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Papermaking

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

    May 17, 2015

    Create your own paper! Learn to prepare pulp, form sheets and embed materials (such as flowers or thread) to create beautiful, unique sheets of handmade paper. Advance registration required.


    Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

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

    May 17, 2015

    Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit!...more

    Family Festival: The Great Paper Caper

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 17, 2015

    This afternoon event will enchant the young and the young at heart with guided trail walks with a local biologist, a puppet theater, paper airplane folding, nature crafts and more all inspired by...more

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    By Pumpernickel Puppets

    Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the quick-witted billy goats...more

    Make a Sweet Bird Tea Light! (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    These sweet ceramic bird tea lights are a great way to add a Spring touch to the table. Paint yours to look like your favorite feathered friend, or as a fun work of art. 


    Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

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

    May 17, 2015

    Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” this afternoon program focuses on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity....more

    River as Source Workshop

    Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center, Brookline

    May 17, 2015

    Come explore the Muddy River's flowing water, tall reeds, trees, shrubs, flowers and birds. We will look to the river and its inhabitants as a source of...more

    Fort Point Spring Open Studios

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    Twice each year the artists of Fort Point open their studios to the public. Join us for a weekend of art!

    Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters,...more

    Who Would Be King

    Presented by Oberon and Liars & Believers at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 18, 2015

    Adapted from the ancient tale of King Saul, Who Would Be King is the story of a good man given an impossible task, who stands up and fails nobly. It asks, what is the difference between...more

    UX Design Workshop

    Presented by American Graphics Institute

    May 18 - May 19, 2015

    Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while...more

    ART WORKSHOP: Painting with Pastels, Joelle Feldman

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 23, 2015

    A recognized and award-winning professional artist, Joelle Feldman teaches students fundamental skills and introduces multiple approaches to painting with pastels. This two-day workshop will focus...more

    Weaving In Metal with Emily Watlington

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 23, 2015

    Details: Participants will be invited to score a sheet of aluminum foil to create a loom-like structure. Then, cut strips of foil can be woven in. We can start with basic under-over techniques,...more

    Silk Painting with Sandra Golbert

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 23 - May 24, 2015

    May 23 & 24 – 1:00pm to 4:00 pm Last Day to Register 5/15/2015 Maximum students: 10 Learn to paint on silk with cold water dyes that can be ‘set’ with just an iron. Working...more

    Make a Peace Lantern! (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 23 - May 24, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is a great time to think about world peace. Create your own special lantern with peace symbols, flowers, and other designs as a reminder of what we can do to create a more...more

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21 - May 25, 2015

    By All Hands Productions

    Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Try It! Watercolor

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

    May 5 - May 26, 2015

    During the month of May, explore basic watercolor techniques and experiment with the vibrant, transparent colors of this often misunderstood medium. Learn about the range of supplies (types of...more

    Painting Materials and Methods for Acrylics and Oils with Jill Pottle

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 28 - May 26, 2015

    This course is for beginning and returning painters who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and conceptual understanding of contemporary approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A...more

    Painting with Pastels, Joelle Feldman

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 21 - May 26, 2015

    Join us for a hands-on class with an individual coaching approach. Students will learn how to build a pastel painting from start to finish. We will focus on...more

    Film Screening: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES: A Film by Jennifer Baichwal

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 27, 2015

    Manufactured Landscapes is a documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky and his large-scale photographs of quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, and dams....more

    Exploring Music

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 29 - May 27, 2015

    Your young conductors will participate in musical activities with Kerry, including singing, rhythm-making, dramatic interpretation, listening and learning about many different forms and styles of...more

    Original Gravity

    Presented by Original Gravity

    May 27, 2015

    The fourth season finale of the Original Gravity Concert Series will be on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the...more

    Waltz and Swing Workshops with Seattle's Ari Levitt

    Presented by Mostly Waltz of Boston and Folk Arts Center of New England at Payson Park Congregational Church, Belmont

    May 30, 2015

    The Folk Arts Center and Mostly Waltz for Boston are pleased to present a special afternoon of waltz and swing workshops led by expert dance...more

    Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 31, 2015

    Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an afternoon of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four...more

    Every Hero Has a Story

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    By Sparky's Puppets!

    You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of...more

    ART WORKSHOP: Landscape Photography with Norm Eggert

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 30 - May 31, 2015

    Learn how to take landscape photographs like a pro! Landscape photographer Norm Eggert leads beginning and intermediate students through the essentials for capturing stunning pictures in this...more

    Guided Tours for Historic Preservation Month

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    May 3 - May 31, 2015

    Guided Tours of The Emerald Necklace for Historic Preservation Month:

    Walking Tour: A Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Historic Back Bay Fens

    Sunday, May...more

    Everett Arts Association Spring Arts Festival

    Presented by Everett Arts Associatioin

    May 30 - May 31, 2015

    Come join us for Everett Arts Association’s 47th annual Spring Arts Festival. Ponder over 100 juried pieces of artwork, enjoy music performances from local students, admire art submitted and...more

    Make a Post-It Notes Holder for Dads & Teachers

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 30 - May 31, 2015

    Here’s a great way to give Dad or a favorite teacher a special Thank You: a ceramic sticky note holder that you have painted with your own inspired designs. Ages 4 and up!


    Adult Art Workshop: Photograph your 2-D Artwork

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

    June 1, 2015

    Learn how to photograph 2-D artwork in this one-session workshop. Angle of view, lighting, metering, polarizing and appropriate lens type/focal length will be covered. Basic knowledge and...more

    Intro to Welding

    Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts, Boston

    March 30 - June 3, 2015

    Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter....more

    Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    January 30 - June 5, 2015

    Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements...more

    Adult “Ladies Night Out” Clay Workshop

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

    June 5, 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 handbuilding skill...more

    Hansel and Gretel

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    By Tanglewood Marionettes

    Hansel and Gretel is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a...more

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