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    Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

    Presented by Boston Harbor Association at Christopher Columbus Park, Boston

    September 5, 2015

    For the first time since before September 11, 2001, a “battle of the barges” fireworks show returns to Boston Harbor!  Barges anchored off the North End and Seaport will illuminate the skyline with spectacular volleys set to music.  Best viewing locations are East Boston’s Piers Park, Downtown’s Christopher Columbus Park and Long Wharf, and the Seaport’s Fan Pier.

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    AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

    Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

    Ongoing

    AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

     


    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH, Boston

    Ongoing

    Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.


    Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    Ongoing

    Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the...more

    The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

    Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

    Ongoing

    Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family....more

    Las Posadas

    Presented by Alchemists' Workshop at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston

    Ongoing

    Alchemists' Workshop, a professional touring company from Henniker, NH, will present the Boston premiere of Las Posadas, a new musical based on the Tomie dePaola classic holiday story,...more

    Free Night at the Museum of Fine Arts

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

    Ongoing

    Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).


    Trinity Church: Free Guided Tours on Sundays

    at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - April 1, 2018

    If you've ever wanted to know more about Trinity, if you're a visitor from out-of-town looking to see the sights, or if you live around Boston but have just never been inside this...more

    Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

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

    March 30, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years,...more

    Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions...more

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program

    at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - March 24, 2018

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program provides unlimited free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to everyone with the first name Isabella—forever! Complete and submit a form...more

    Free Thursday Nights: ICA, Boston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - March 24, 2018

    ICA, Boston is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 - 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. And is always free for youth 17 and under.

    The ICA aims to present the most...more

    Lab Lounge at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    June 12, 2015 - August 13, 2016

    Come join us for a drink and casual conversation at Le Laboratoire Cambridge's Lab Lounge, which is now open Friday and Saturday nights! The Lab Lounge is a new place to unwind and enjoy the...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Cantata Series

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    September 20, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel Music Bach:      Selected Cantatas

    Cantatas presented every Sunday starting September...more

    Choro das 3

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 12, 2016

    A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe.


    Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts

    Presented by Boston College

    October 15, 2015 - January 24, 2016

    Although they are rarely considered in relation to each other, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance (1852) and Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave” (1853)...more

    Words in Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 12, 2015 - January 17, 2016

    nspired by the language of painting and poetry and the powerful ways in which each art form communicates distillations of experience, Edward E. Elson Artists-in-ResidenceJennifer Caine and...more

    Puppet Showplace Slam: Puppet Pandemic

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    January 16, 2016

    Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the...more

    Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 12, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    This exhibition celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). While their...more

    In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    Exchanging ideas with mentors and peers—fellow students, friends, studio mates, travel companions, or collaborators—has always been a significant source of inspiration for artists. For some,...more

    John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred

    Presented by McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College and Boston College at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill

    September 1 - December 13, 2015

    John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred presents more than eighty-five paintings, stained glass windows, and works on paper by one of America’s finest and most complex artists. John...more

    Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

    Presented by Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

    February 12 - December 11, 2015

     This exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners....more

    Music at St. Mary's Christmas Concert

    Presented by Boston College

    December 8, 2015

    Members of the University Chorale of Boston College, John Finney, conductor.


    Lecture with Sebastian Smee

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 6, 2015

    Lecture with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic. Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program...more

    Lecture for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 3, 2015

    Lecture in conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell....more

    We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

    Presented by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library, Boston

    May 2 - November 29, 2015

    To commemorate the 250th anniversary of American colonial resistance to Britian's 1756 Stamp Act, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library presents the...more

    An Afternoon and Evening of Chamber Music

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 22, 2015

    Come for an afternoon and evening of Chamber music at Boston College!  Sandra Hebert will be directing.  The schedule of the day is as follows:

     

    2:00 p.m.—3:00...more

    Michael Roth: Why Liberal Education Matters

    Presented by Boston College

    November 12, 2015

    Michael S. Roth became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty...more

    Trash Bash

    Presented by 3 Graces Productions

    November 8, 2015

    Get ready for Trash Bash 2015! We'll be taking over Aeronaut Brewery and turning it into an art show for a day. So mark your calendars for November 8th to join us as we dance, drink, and...more

    SoWa First Friday Open Studios 2015

    Presented by SOWA Artists Guild at SOWA Artists Guild, Boston

    April 3 - November 6, 2015

    The first Friday of every month, over 60 artists open to the public.

    First Fridays are an integral part of the SOWA Artists Guild mission. The aim is to give visitors access to the artists...more

    From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    December 5, 2014 - November 5, 2015

     Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the...more

    Mirages: The Light and Life of John La Farge through Music

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    November 5, 2015

    Performers include Charlotte de Rothschild, soprano, and Adrian Farmer, piano.  This concert iwll be teaturing Mirages by Gabriel Fauré and Japanese Songs.  It is in...more

    Literary Landscapes

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    February 1 - October 31, 2015

    Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often...more

    Farmers Market @ Kendall Square

    at Kendall Square, Boston

    June 4 - October 29, 2015

    Kendall Square’s annual summer Farmers’ Market opens Thursday, June 4th running weekly through October. This season’s market is better than ever with an emphasis on fresh and local...more

    South End Open Market at SoWa

    Presented by NE Open Markets. LLC at Sowa Open Market, Boston

    May 3 - October 25, 2015

    Every week, 15 to 20 food trucks serve up a variety of mobile cuisines, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to brick oven pizza to organic, healthy eats. The Farmers Market is located...more

    New Music by Boston College Composers

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 25, 2015

    This event sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Bosotn College Music Department will feature composers Mark Berger, Kevin Cao ’16, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Erin...more

    Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 21, 2015

    An Atlantic National Correspondent, Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned many influential articles. His George Polk Award-winning Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The...more

    Wishful Thinking – Jessica Brandl

    Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    August 18 - October 16, 2015

    “Wishful Thinking” – Jessica Brandl celebrates the great talent of ceramic artist Jessica Brandl as she completes her 2014-2015 residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at...more

    Jazz at the Cabaret Room

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    October 16, 2015

    BC bOp!, Boston College's premiere instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble lights up the night with jazz standards and contemporary favorites.


    Artist Talk: An Evening with Shahzia Sikander

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    October 15, 2015

    Join us for a keynote presentation wtih artist Shahzia Sikander on October 15 at 6:00 pm in Alumnae Lounge (in the Aidekman Arts Center).  This presentation is in conjunction with Shahzia's...more

    Irish Dance and Céilí, directed by Kieran Jordan

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 15, 2015

    Dances will be taught by Kieran Jordan, a renowned dance performer and teacher as well as a member of the Boston College faculty. Dancers of all ages are welcome to join in, and no prior...more

    Music of Johannes Ockeghem, featuring Missa L’homme armé

    Presented by Boston College

    October 15, 2015

    Featuring the Blue Heron Choir, with Scott Metcalfe as director.

     

    This event is sponsored by the Boston College Music Department and the Jesuit Community. 


    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

    Presented by Cape Ann Artisans

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 26 professional artists in 23 studios and see...more

    Untitled, Janet Echelman at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    May 3 - October 11, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, Untitled, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. This incredible...more

    The Greenway Open Market

    Presented by New England Open Markets at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    May 2 - October 10, 2015

    The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant arts market that features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. It is held on Saturdays from May to October along the Wharf...more

    Last Folio film screening and discussion

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    October 6 - October 9, 2015

    Co-organized with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
    7:00-9:00pm: Last Folio film screening and discussion

    Please visit: ...more

    Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at BSA Space, Boston

    June 17 - October 4, 2015

    BSA Space explores the power of architectural installations by featuring works by architects and designers who use this medium to test new technologies and building techniques, while executing...more

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 4, 2015

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou


    Roxbury Open Studios

    Presented by Discover Roxbury

    October 1 - October 4, 2015

    It's time for the 17th Annual Roxbury Open Studios! (#ROS15) This event is an opportunity for Roxbury's visual artists to welcome the public to view and purchase...more

    Allston Village Street Fair

    October 4, 2015

    “Boston’s hippest multicultural festival” makes its way back to Allston. The event celebrates the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, while drawing residents and tourists from all over Boston...more

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