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    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Carmina burana

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Back Bay Chorale at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 16, 2014

    Led by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, the opening night program will debut Larry Bell’s adaptation of "At the River" (the orchestra's unofficial anthem) which honors one of Boston’s most iconic concert settings. Then on tap is Leonard Bernstein's "On the Waterfront" and the Back Bay Chorale (Scott Allen Jarrett, music ...more


    David Kaiser reading

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    July 10, 2014

    In No End Save Victory, esteemed historian David Kaiser draws on extensive archival research to reveal the careful preparations that enabled the United States to win World War...more

    Author James Carroll & "Warburg in Rome"

    Presented by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at Harvard Book Store

    July 10, 2014

    Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Award winner and bestselling author JAMES CARROLL for a reading from his latest novel, "Warburg in Rome".

    David Warburg, newly minted...more

    Kate Racculia reading from Bellweather Rhapsody

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    July 11, 2014

    Bellweather Rhapsody is a whip-smart novel sparkling with the dark and giddy pop culture pleasures of The Shining, Agatha Christie, and Glee. Full of knowing...more

    Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime and Craft

    Presented by World's Only Curious George Store at World's Only Curious George Store

    July 11, 2014

    We cordially invite you and your teddy bear to join us for storytime. We will read books featuring bears of all kinds: beloved classics and new favorites. The only rule? No scary bears allowed!...more

    Free July 11 Second Friday

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    July 11, 2014

    Featuring "The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn".

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)...more

    Eleanor Aldrich: RE/CREATION

    Presented by Find & Form Space

    July 11, 2014

    Find & Form Space is pleased to present RE/CREATION, an exhibition of new paintings by Eleanor Aldrich. A 2012 participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she...more

    EQ presents Jennifer Bewerse, cello

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series

    July 11, 2014

    Looking for some cool contemporary music to liven up your Friday evening? Equilibrium Concert Series presents a special summer cello recital by Jennifer Berwerse. Her program places Bach’s...more

    Screening of Gasland Part II

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV

    July 11, 2014

    NewTV invites you to a special screening of Gasland Part II, an HBO documentary that "takes a deeper, wider look at the dangers of hydraulic fracking, now occurring on a global...more

    FREE Arlington Alive! Summer Arts Block Party

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    July 12, 2014

    Experience Arlington’s vibrant cultural and business community at this free all-day festival featuring:

    * Live music, theatre, short films, and dance performances on three different...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    July 12, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS, Discovering Houghton: Newton’s Secret Garden

    Presented by Historic Newton

    July 13, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS, Discovering Houghton: Newton’s Secret Garden
    Named the Garden City, did you know that Newton has only one public garden? Houghton Gardens has a rich history...more

    Into the Woods

    Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

    June 28 - July 13, 2014

     June 28 – July 13, 2014

     

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 12-4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4...more

    Abstract Color - Solo Art Exhibit at the Stove Factory Gallery

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown

    July 11 - July 13, 2014

    Alexandra Jordankova is proud to announce her solo art exhibit, the Abstract Color at The Stove Factory Gallery.  She is a graphic designer and visual artist from Boston, MA with a particular...more

    Hester Kaplan and Carolyn Cooke reading

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    July 14, 2014

    Two fiction writers team up for an evening of stories.

    Unravished is Hester Kaplan's new collection of stories. She is the author of The Edge of Marriage, which won the...more

    The Beehive’s 7th Annual Bastille Day Celebration

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

    July 14, 2014

    The Beehive will observe French National Day with a French-inspired evening on Monday, July 14th.  The Bastille Day Celebration will feature themed dinner, libations, and a special live...more

    FABric!

    Presented by Newton Open Studios and NewTV at NewTV

    May 8 - July 15, 2014

    Showcasing materials commonly associated with craft, this exhibit presents a captivating array of fine art images. Every image is either constructed of fabric and fiber, or has fiber as its...more

    Tuesday Evening Garden Stroll

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    July 15, 2014

    Last stroll of the season! This leisurely one-hour walk guides you through the Kelleher Rose Garden and the historic Victory Garden in the Back Bay Fens. A perfect antidote to the workday!


    Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity

    Presented by MassCreative at The Hanover Theatre

    July 15, 2014

    Create the Vote, a coalition of artists and arts, cultural, and creative institutions based throughout Massachusetts, will host the Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, and...more

    Highfield Hall: Family Night with Wayne Potash and His Music Fun Band

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    July 16, 2014

    Join us on the lawn with your picnic or enjoy snacks from our food vendors, then come see the entertainment with Parent’ Choice Award winner and family favorite singer-songwriter Wayne...more

    Author Gregory Flemming Appearance for His Book "At the Point of a Cutlass"

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    July 17, 2014

    Join us as Greg Flemming talks about his new book, which recounts the true story of Philip Ashton -— a Massachusetts fisherman captured by pirates, subjected to torture and hardship, who...more

    Explore space with Rosalita's Puppets

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton and The Children's Museum in Easton

    July 17, 2014

    Help us countdown and blast-off! Visit the Children’s Museum for some rocket science fun. You can experience what it’s like to be an astronaut and launch rockets by using water, air...more

    The Hubcaps

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 17, 2014

    Get ready for a generous helping of Cajun flavored-music to go with your bbq. Every night was a trip down to the Big Easy when the The Hubcaps played every Wednesday for years at the Plough &...more

    Woodwind Master Class with Robert Stallman

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

    July 18, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory presents the ninth season of the Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), with DMF faculty and student performances from July 20 through August 1.  The DMF is an intensive...more

    "ABSENCE OF COLOR" works by Catriona G. Baker, Alicia Dwyer, Arthur J. Garrone, and Joel Moskowitz

    Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

    June 3 - July 19, 2014

    Gallery Seven presents “Absence of Color” with works by Catriona G. Baker, Alicia Dwyer, Arthur J. Garrone, and Joel Moskowitz. Artists working in color are...more

    LOVE/AFFAIRS: Songs of infatuation and infidelity

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory

    July 20, 2014

     LOVE/AFFAIRS: Songs of infatuation and infidelity

    Please join us for a FREE event, exploring love for those who love exploring.

    With Robin Burrage, Marilyn...more

    Free Shakespeare on the Lawn!

    Presented by Concord Players at Concord Free Public Library

    July 12 - July 20, 2014

    The Concord Players present Twelfth Night, or What You Will, by William Shakespeare. This free production will be performed on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library at 5:00 p.m...more

    Scandinavian Heritage Festival

    Presented by Newton Centre Green

    July 20, 2014

    Presented as part of the City of Newton's Heritage Festival series reflecting the rich diverse heritage of Newton's population, bring lawn chairs and blankets to the Newton Centre Green...more

    REACH Outdoor Performance

    Presented by Boston University Dance

    July 23, 2014

    The Reach program will allow students to experience the thrills of dance in a company of dancers while bringing quality arts experiences to children in urban areas. Reach’s intergenerational...more

    Matthew Stubbs Band

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 24, 2014

    As a bandleader and composer, Matt Stubbs has earned himself a reputation for penning soul-drenched Roots & Blues guitar instrumentals. His well-crafted songs are melodic and original; echoing...more

    Our Fragile Home

    Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

    June 6 - July 25, 2014

    The Cantor Art Gallery will present “Our Fragile Home”, an installation of paintings and sculptural works by artist Pat Musick produced in collaboration with her husband, a former...more

    Wavelengths: ExtraSpecial DJ set by Peaches

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA)

    July 25, 2014

    MUSIC Wavelengths: Peaches (DJ Set)   Since the release of her debut album in 2000, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and outrageous performance artist Peaches has questioned and...more

    Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter Storytime

    Presented by World's Only Curious George Store at World's Only Curious George Store

    July 25, 2014

    The late, great Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, was born July 28th, 1866. She published over 23 books. Peter Rabbit first appeared in 1901 in a self-published storybook for her friends...more

    "Begin Anywhere" Art Exhibition of Fiber and Mixed Media

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

    July 2 - July 26, 2014

    "Begin Anywhere" showcases the artwork of Sonja Lee-Austin and Linda B. Dunn at The Loading Dock Gallery for the month of July. This exhibtion features mixed media works from both...more

    Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Mary O'Malley Park

    July 9 - July 26, 2014

    Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park features 2 plays about...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    July 26, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    July 27, 2014

     Sunday, July 27, 2:00 PM
    Join us for a walk around one of Newton’s historic neighborhoods. Please call 617.796.1450 for more information and for meeting place. Free and welcome...more

    Our View: Photography Show and Sale

    Presented by Newburyport Art Association

    July 15 - July 27, 2014

    Opening Reception - Sat. July 19, 7-9pm at the NAA.  Please join us for fine art, raffles, refreshments and to meet the photographers.  The exhibit runs July 15 - 27.


    FIGMENT Boston

    Presented by FIGMENT Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    FIGMENT Boston is returning for a fifth year of fun and revelry on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts...more

    Trident Gallery Presents: "Harbortown 2014"

    Presented by Trident Gallery

    July 3 - July 27, 2014

    Trident Gallery is pleased to present Harbortown 2014, an exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area's legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts....more

    History & Gardens of the Back Bay Fens

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    July 13 - July 27, 2014

    Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Includes stops at the Kelleher Rose Garden, with its 1,500+ roses, and the oldest World War II Victory Gardens in...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

    July 13 - July 27, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    ¡Bocón! by Lisa Loomer

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Mary O'Malley Park

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

    Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park features 2 plays about...more

    Live Jazz Every Tuesday at Stellina

    Presented by Stellina

    June 4, 2013 - July 29, 2014

    Every Tuesday, Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main Street in Watertown Mass, offers FREE live jazz in their bar.

    Stellina features the sounds of The Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble.

    Members of the...more

    Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: Summer Music Series with Ashanti & Sistah Soul

    Presented by Franklin Park Coalition

    July 29, 2014

    You’ll love their oldies and dance tunes. Perfect for a summer evening out in the park. All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends. The Playhouse is...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Longwood Symphony

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Longwood Symphony Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 30, 2014

    The acclaimed orchestra of Boston’s medical community, Longwood Symphony,  is one of the Landmarks Orchestra’s longest running...more

    July Summer Concert Series

    Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at Christopher Columbus Park

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will be partnering with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Arts, and Tourism for a 4 Week July Summer Concert series on the...more

    Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park

    Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Hastings Park Bandstand

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 43rd season with 4 Free traditional outdoor Band Concerts on Thursdays July 10, 17, 24, and 31.  MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will...more

    Peter Ward & the Electric Blues

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 31, 2014

    New England native, Peter Ward may have been raised in Maine; however, once you hear him play you would think otherwise. Taking a page from some of the greats, his style is a fusion and a...more

    Progression: Works by Ruth Daniels

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    June 20 - August 1, 2014

    When asked what inspires her as an artist, Ruth Daniels answers, “Everything from A - Z inspires me. Art, books, candy, detritus, entertainment, fractals, games, horses, images, Japanese...more

    Now Then Again: Robert Trumbour

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    August 2, 2014

    Insights On Site The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations (Insights On Site) by local artists...more

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