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    3rd Annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank at Copley Square

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder will headline the festival, designed to celebrate and promote Boston’s arts ...more


    Indian Hill Jazz Quartet

    Presented by Town of Acton

    July 22, 2014

    Join us for a night of jazz with Indian Hill's Jazz Quartet on Tuesday, July 22. Please visit www.acton-ma.gov/events for more information.


    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

    Fable Grazer, John’s Cage, and The Gentlemen's Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham

    Presented by Outpost 186 at Outpost 186

    July 23, 2014

    If you enjoy searching for that elusive center where all forces converging on you are in a comfortable balance -- and then shifting your vector -- you will have a blast on Wednesday, July 23rd at...more

    Boston Ballet School Summer Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

    July 24, 2014

    Stop by Boston Ballet School’s North Shore Studio for their Summer Open House on Thursday, July 24 from 1-3pm! See what our campers have learned this summer, meet our faculty, tour our...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: Peaches

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

    July 25, 2014

    Since the release of her debut album in 2000, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and outrageous performance artist Peaches has questioned and disrupted global perceptions and practices...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

    Free Fun Friday is Coming to the Children’s Museum in Easton July 25th!

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

    July 25, 2014

    The Children’s Museum in Easton is participating in the 6th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60...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.


    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

    Cambridge Jazz Festival

    Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival

    July 27, 2014

    The Cambridge Jazz Festival presents an afternoon of free music, featuring nationally known jazz artists along with local musicians; and supporting musical opportunities for Cambridge...more

    Lowell Folk Festival

    Presented by Lowell Folk Festival

    July 25 - July 27, 2014

    The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.  For more information visit...more

    Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at The Strand Theatre

    July 24 - July 27, 2014

    Boston Opera Collaborative presents, Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten.

    The scene: The zany residents of Loxford, England are preparing for their local May Day festivities. The...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

    A Night of Music Celebrating Reggae

    Presented by Image Unlimited Communications

    July 30, 2014

    On Wednesday July 30th, 2014, Beat Hôtel, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, will pay homage to reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff with cuisine from Executive Chef...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

    BOOMTOWN: Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

    July 28 - July 31, 2014

    The Multicultural Arts Center will be presenting the Boomtown Free Music Concert Series this summer from Monday, July 28th – Thursday, July 31st. We have four fantastic musical groups and...more

    Jessica Prouty Band

    Presented by Town of Acton

    July 31, 2014

    The Jessica Prouty Band, female-fronted, rock band, has won the John Lennon Educational Tourbus Daddy's Junky Music Rockin' Roland Battle of the Bands, won first place in Children's...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

    Capturing Wellfleet Exhibition

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 19 - August 1, 2014

    Featuring paintings by Rick Fleury, Paul Schulenburg and award-winning plein air artists at Wellfleet Public Library. For more information please...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

    HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street...more

    We Are You Project @Fountain Street Fine Art

    Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

    June 19 - August 3, 2014

     The We Are You Project is the first comprehensive 21st Century coast-to-coast exhibition depicting current Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions, reflecting triumphs,...more

    The 7th Annual ACANA African Festival

    Presented by ACANA

    August 3, 2014

    The PECO Multicultural Festival Series presents the 7th Edition of the ACANA African Festival. Enjoy music and dance from African artists and sample tasty African food while exploring all the...more

    Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: National Night Out DJ Dance Party

    Presented by Franklin Park Coalition

    August 5, 2014

    Brother Charles Clemons from TOUCH 106 FM and Nomadik will be our DJs. Get ready to dance! All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends. The Playhouse is located...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    August 6, 2014

    The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by...more

    First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    August 7, 2014

    Take a break from the sun and come explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. During First Thursdays, the artists open their doors, and visitors have a chance to come in and see the...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 9, 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 The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood

    Presented by Historic Newton at Mrytle Baptist Church

    August 10, 2014

    The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood
    Founded at a time when the nation was recovering from the Civil War, Myrtle Baptist Church was one of the first in New...more

    Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth Night

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Boston Common

    July 23 - August 10, 2014

    Join us on the Boston Common for Bard’s classic comedy of love in disguise. Follow the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    August 3 - August 10, 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

    BCMFest Celtic Music Session

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 11, 2014

    BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers.

    BCMFest showcases Greater...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

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

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    Family Game Night in the Studio

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    February 21 - August 15, 2014

     Game on! Once a month, Artbeat's studio transforms into a game room, with five different exciting games for all ages to play. Join us in fast-paced games that use color, language, logic,...more

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

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

    August 15, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

    (DJ sets)

     

    New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal...more

    Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or...more

    South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour

    Presented by South Coast Artists

    July 19 - August 17, 2014

    South Coast Artists is taking a Fresh approach to art this summer, with its 11th consecutive Open Studio Tours. It's a rare opportunity to connect artists in their working studios, with art...more

    10th Annual Summer Artisans Market

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

    July 26 - August 17, 2014

    Original arts and crafts created by artists from our Guilds including: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay and Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers...more

    Arts in the Park

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    August 19, 2014

    United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre presents, the 10th annual Arts in the Park!

    This hands-on event will showcase the artistic talents of artists and...more

    Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

    Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand

    June 24 - August 19, 2014


    Summer outdoor concert series begins on Tues. June 24, at 7:15 PM. Continue every Tuesday, ending on Aug. 19. Levi Burnell Bandstand in Hastings Park, concerts are free and open to the...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

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

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

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