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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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    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 5, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or...more

    The Picasso Women Visit the White-Ellery House: Gabrielle Barzaghi

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    September 5, 2015

    The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations by local artists for seven years running. The series continues this year with an...more

    Cambridge Arts Summer in the City 2015

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

    July 7 - September 6, 2015

    Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Cambridge Arts offers a wide array of free, multicultural, interactive arts programs,...more

    Bread & Puppet Theater's

    Presented by Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) and Cambridge Arts Council

    September 6, 2015

    The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day weekend "little big tour" down to the Boston area, this year bringing their new...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 7, 2015

    The 30th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day, September 7, 11:30 am to 6 p.m., on the Common in Lawrence, MA. It is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration for the whole...more

    Alice Goffman: On the Run

    Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill

    September 8, 2015

    Alice Goffman is an American sociologist, urban ethnographer, and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American...more

    Opera on The House presents...

    Presented by Opera On The House

    September 9, 2015

    For our inaugural series, we are presenting an evening of comedic one acts and scenes. Our stories feature viking warriors, an opera company gala gone awry, saucy rascals, and a...more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Harvard Square

    Presented by Club Passim and Berklee College of Music at Harvard Square, Cambridge

    June 25 - September 10, 2015

    Come to a free concert in Harvard Square every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm for 12 weeks in June, July, August & September!

    This series will...more

    For the Greater Glory: Video Premiere

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    September 10, 2015

    Jeremy Zipple, S.J., Boston College alumnus and board member, will premiere his film of For the Greater Glory of God, a dance piece inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of...more

    Performing Democracy: Private Citizens in the Public Sphere

    Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill

    September 10, 2015

    The public performance of democracy and theater grew up together in ancient Greece, and their roots are still fruitfully intertwined. As legal scholar James Boyd White reminds us, we want to...more

    Strandbeest: Happenings

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    August 28 - September 10, 2015

    Enjoy the first public opportunity to experience the Strandbeests and explore its ideas through action, motion, demonstration and participation. Explore life with a beest or two during our...more

    Images of Grief and Healing

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    August 10 - September 11, 2015

    Grief may be a universal human emotion, but the expression of grief is highly individual, as evidenced by “Images of Grief and Healing” at the Chandler Gallery. The exhibit, juried by...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 12, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    September 12, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Stella and Lou and final show

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    August 26 - September 12, 2015

    Join us for our Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015! A summer long festval of music and wine. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday one hour prior to each Peterborough Players...more

    23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3 live music zones, a Kidsfest. Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates...more

    Rock and Roll Yard Sale

    Presented by Somerville Arts Council

    September 13, 2015

    Once again, Rhode Island natives Chris and Jennifer Daltry of What Cheer Records will bring their unique brand of shopping to Union Square with the Somerville Rock & Roll Yard Sale....more

    Finding Fay Festival

    September 12 - September 15, 2015

    More than 40 Greater Boston arts, cultural and advocacy organizations will gather to present a free family festival inspired by the creative spirit of artist Fay Chandler. Events are scheduled for...more

    Concert & Lecture: Lyra Vocal Ensemble

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 16, 2015

    This concert and lecture will feature the music and icons of Russia.  The concert portion will highlight music of Russian composers as well as Russian folk music.  The lecture will focus...more

    Author Talk with Erika DeSimone, Voices Beyond Bondage An Anthology of Verse by African Americans

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 17, 2015

    Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century is a collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era. These poems...more

    Exhibition Opening Reception

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

    September 17, 2015

    Join us for an opening reception to celebrate the 3 new exhibitions at the Tufts University Art Gallery - "Shahzia Sikander: Parallax", "Last Folio", and Sophia Ainslie's "In Person -...more

    Pity Party

    Presented by Somerville Arts Council

    September 17, 2015

    Are you feeling sad? A pity party is usually a kind of party you have by yourself to wallow in sadness—wear pajamas, binge on ice cream, listen to sad songs. Let’s feel bad together! Join us...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 19, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    September 19, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    One Hundred Years of Solitude Reading Marathon

    Presented by Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    In honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Prize of Literature, the Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee will hold a 24-hour readng marathon of One Hundred Years of Solitud....more

    stART on the Street Fall Edition

    Presented by stART on the Street

    September 20, 2015

    stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available), hands-on-kids'...more

    Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 20, 2015

    Join us to celebrate our exciting new season of exhibitions inspired by artists’ friendships and collaborations. Free and open to the public.


    Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2015

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Arts Council

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40+ sites including artists’ studios, the historic...more

    Let's Dance Boston

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    September 16 - September 20, 2015

    Put on your dancing shoes and head out to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for Let’s Dance Boston, one of the largest, free outdoor dance and music parties Boston has ever seen. Let’s Dance...more

    Simon Dyer, bass-baritone, Lindsay Albert, piano

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

    September 20, 2015

    Songs by Schubert, Brahms, Shostakovich, and Rorem.


    2015 Design Biennial Boston Exhibition

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 16 - September 25, 2015

    The winners of the fourth Design Biennial Boston, a program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with pinkcomma...more

    Rebellion and Grace: The Graphic Workshop 1970-1992

    Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    August 24 - September 25, 2015

    The exhibition will survey the history and accomplishments of The Graphic Workshop, an artists’ collaborative in Boston, conceived at MassArt. The Workshop produced hundreds of silkscreen...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 26, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial...more

    Berklee Summer in the City

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    May 20 - September 26, 2015

    The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through...more

    Beantown Jazz Festival

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    September 26, 2015

    The Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its...more

    MetroFest 2015

    Presented by MetroWest Visitors Bureau

    September 26, 2015

    MetroFest is the MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s signature event showcasing the richness and diversity of the region’s music, arts, and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities...more

    Kids Really Rock

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Join us for a playful, energetic and musical festival for the whole family at The Lawn on D. Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family music and arts festival for children and families in and...more

    What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention

    September 26, 2015

    Be a part of the celebration of the genius of Archibald Query who invented Fluff here in Union Square in 1917. Artists, musical and theatrical performers, culinary geniuses and the general public...more

    VivaLatino Cambridge

    Presented by El Planeta Media

    September 26, 2015

    Imagine the best of more than 20 countries from all around Latin America in your city! The food the music, the culture. All of that will be possible because the VivaLatino is coming to...more

    Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanty Season August-September 2015

    Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

    August 31 - September 27, 2015

    August 31st-September 27th, 2015:
    Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
    Seven days a week, 11AM -6PM
    Browse among the seven colorful...more

    A Concert of South Indian Music

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

    September 27, 2015

    B. Balasubrahmaniyan, vocals, Sahana Vasudevan, violin, David Nelson, m?da?gam.


    Fiction Days presents Edwidge Danticat

    Presented by Boston College

    September 29, 2015

    Edwidge Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969, is widely considered to be one of the most talented young writers in the United States, celebrated in particular for her...more

    A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat, hosted by Regine Jean-Charles

    Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill

    September 30, 2015

    Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning writer of Haitian descent whose books include Breath, Eyes, MemoryKrik? Krak! and The Dew...more

    Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

    Presented by Rockport @ Night

    May 1 - October 2, 2015

    Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

    Rockport merchants welcomes you...more

    Les mystères de Paris / Paris Mysteries

    Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    September 2 - October 3, 2015

    Les mystères de Paris / Paris Mysteries is a selection of photographs documenting the prominent place of art and artists in Paris daily life. Taken in May 2010, the photographs capture art...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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