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    GlobeDocs Film Festival

    Presented by The Boston Globe

    October 7 - October 11, 2015

    The GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue with each other. The ...more

    Katrina Then and Now: Artists as Witness

    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, Worcester

    September 2 - October 10, 2015

    Artists as Witness, curated by Daina Cheyenne Harvey, assistant professor of sociology at Holy Cross, brings together a myriad of contemporary artists whose work chronicles the relationship...more

    Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 10, 2015

    This documentary film examines Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical processes via a cinematic journey through his studio estate in the south of France. Art historian Michael Lewis excavates some of the...more

    Invisible Cities in Performance

    Presented by The Trident Live Arts Series and Trident Gallery

    October 10, 2015

    The Trident Live Art Series is pleased to present Invisible Cities in Performance, an exploration of Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cites involving spoken text, music,...more

    Back Bay Walking Tour - Dog Friendly!

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 10, 2015

    Boston By Foot is pleased to partner with the Urban Hound to offer a DOG FRIENDLY tour!

    Unlike the casual, chaotic way in which early Boston was...more

    Film Screening: Sneak Preview of NOVA's "Making North America"

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    October 10, 2015

    Attend a preview of the new NOVA-WGBH series, Making North America, an eye-opening adventure through our continent’s three-billion-year geological history. Filled with panoramic vistas and...more

    Illuminus Boston: Light.Sound.Spectacle.

    Presented by Illuminus Boston at Fenway Park, Boston

    October 10, 2015

    ILLUMINUS is a nighttime contemporary art event established in Boston’s SoWa Arts District in 2014 and taking place this year on Lansdowne Street. ILLUMINUS features installations and...more

    Aeolus Quartet­—A Family Concert

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 10, 2015

    Rockport Music and the Cape Ann Museum invite you to fill your morning with music!

    A live performance at the Cape Ann Museum featuring the exciting, young Aeolus String Quartet....more

    New Blue Makers Market

    Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge

    October 10, 2015

    New Blue is a show for local designers and makers held once a month in Central Square, Cambridge. Come visit our pop-up spot in the new Out of the Blue Gallery space on Mass Ave...more


    October 3 - October 10, 2015

    HUBweek is a weeklong series of events and experiences, taking place all throughout Greater Boston October 3-10, and is a first of its kind civic collaboration between The Boston Globe, MIT, MGH...more


    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival and Boston Asian American Film Festival

    October 10, 2015

    "Operation Babylift" was a $2 million U.S. initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist Regime. Even...more

    Jeppson Idea Lab: Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    March 14 - October 11, 2015

    Centering on a major conservation treatment by former Mellon Fellow Matthew Cushman, this Idea Lab presentation looks at a portrait of an unknown Antwerp man, painted by Anthony Van Dyck very...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

    Harvest Festival

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    October 10 - October 11, 2015

    Come celebrate the bounty of the harvest in this two-day event! Special activities will include a pop-up farmer's market featuring produce and livestock from Springdell Farm; farm animals raised...more

    HONK! Festival 2015

    Presented by HONK! Festival and Somerville Arts Council at Davis Square, Somerville

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    A wide variety of events scheduled in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston.

    Special attention must be paid to milestone birthdays. The HONK! Festival's 10th Annual Festival of...more

    Poetry Pop Walk

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    October 11, 2015

    In conjunction with our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop (September 3, 2015–January 3, 2016), poet Eileen Myles will lead a group walking tour. Participants will first view...more

    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

    In Conversation with Bunny Harvey

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    October 14, 2015

    Join curator Meredith Fluke in conversation with Bunny Harvey, artist and Professor of Art at Wellesley College, as they explore her retrospective exhibition, which spans four decades of...more

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Screening and Sing-Along!

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    October 14, 2015

    Worldwide one-day-only screening of the sing-along version on the BIG SCREEN!  Join us at  for the revival of a motion picture classic. Although you may not need on-screen prompting to...more

    75 Years of Film Noir, part 1: Proto-Noir

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    October 7 - October 14, 2015

    Please see below for daily lineup and showtimes.

    2015/2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the emergence of film noir and, since the hard-to-pin-down genre has played such a...more

    Gallery Talk: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    October 14, 2015

    Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fellow in Photography, will give a talk about the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view at the museums through...more

    The Heritage Collection Exhibit

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 18 - October 15, 2015

    Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects and the famed military miniatures offer...more

    NT Live: HAMLET

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 15, 2015

    Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great...more

    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

    Literary Beacon Hill: The 20th Century

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    October 15, 2015

    After the likes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott in the 19th century, another literary scene evolved on Beacon Hill in the 20th century. But, how did it compare...more

    Gallery Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    October 15, 2015

    Join us for this special, hour-long tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear...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

    Wind-Up Fest

    Presented by MASS MoCA and Williamstown Theatre Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 16, 2015

    The Williamstown Film Festival takes a dramatic turn to become Wind-Up Fest. Focusing on documentary film, the re-tooled festival dives deep into creative nonfiction, including long-form...more

    Art Exhibition: Ricardo De Lima

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    September 8 - October 16, 2015

    The Art Exhibition features works by Colombo-Venezuelan artist Ricardo De Lima. Fusing the investigation of visual art and material culture through video, sculpture, sound and programming into a...more

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    October 16, 2015

    Enjoy the first great American horror film, featuring John Barrymore and accompanied by Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer.  Blending historic charm with grim naturalism, this silent film...more

    Studio Tour with Mitch Ryerson

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    October 16, 2015

    Join The Society of Arts andCrafts and furniture maker Mitch Ryerson for an exciting tour of his Allston workshop as a closing program for the current exhibition. The tour will...more

    Calling all artisans and crafters! - Harvest Festival

    Presented by Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, Danvers

    October 17, 2015

    Calling all artisans and crafters! The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, invites you to participate in its Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17, from 9am to 2pm. For an...more

    Stay in Touch: Seven Years of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Exhibition

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    August 1 - October 17, 2015

    Established in 2009, The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship awards $25,000 annually to a young-in-career furniture maker demonstrating a dedication to the craft. This year, the Society of Arts...more

    Wild Thing

    Presented by 555 Gallery

    September 10 - October 17, 2015

    Featured in the exhibition is new work by Neal Rantoul, Mark-Anthony Kenney, and Tamara Al-Masouk.

    Neal Rantoul: "Monsters" The “Monsters” collection is printed larger...more

    Opera at the Cinema: Aida

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 17, 2015

    After two traditional productions of Aida staged by Zeffirelli in the last decade, this new production of Verdi’s magnificent opera is presented by two great masters -...more

    Dogtown Days

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 17, 2015

    Join the Friends of Dogtown for the kick off of a weekend celebrating Dogtown!

    This program is free and open to the public. 
    Co-sponsored by the Gloucester Lyceum and the Cape...more

    Namhi Kim Wagner, A Retrospective, Korean Ceramics

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

    October 3 - October 17, 2015

    October 3 ~ 17, 2015


    For the past 40 years Namhi Kim Wagner has enhanced the rich history of Korean ceramics with her passion, creative energy, and bold...more

    Raqs Media Collective: Luminous Will

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    September 17 - October 17, 2015

    The question of what is or can be a 'luminous will'—an illuminated, iridescent desire for life itself—is central to the constellation of works that constitute Raqs Media Collective’s...more

    Family Day at the Davis: Paint + Canvas

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    October 17, 2015

    Paint, canvas, and brushes, oh my! This special Family Day will explore the various materials and processes that artists use to create paintings. Go on a themed scavenger hunt, experiment with...more

    Craft Chat with Vivian Beer

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    October 17, 2015

    Please join the Society of Arts and Crafts and New England furniture maker Vivian Beer for an engaging morning “Craft Chat,” where the artist will discuss the influences, inspiration, and...more

    Opening Reception for Margaret Swan's

    Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery

    October 17, 2015

    Please join us for the opening reception of two concurant shows, "Color Constructs " by Margaret Swan" & "Making Tracks " by Dan Wills. Margaret Swan’s relief constructions refer...more

    Electric Pilgrims, Immersive Video Projection Project

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community and Emerson College at Midway Studios, Fort Point, Boston

    October 17, 2015

    As previously announced, Fort Point Open Studios weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, October 16th-18th. More than 150 artists will open their studio doors to thousands of visitors as we...more

    9th Annual Archaeological Institute of America-Museum of Science Archaeology Fair

    Presented by Archaeological Institute of America at Museum of Science, Boston, Boston

    October 16 - October 17, 2015

    The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) will be hosting its ninth annual Archaeology Fair in collaboration with the Museum of Science this October on International Archaeology Day. The...more


    Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    October 13 - October 17, 2015

    Cocoon is a collaborative performance between the Safarani sisters.There is video and performance accompanied with improvised live music and video installations. The video is about a person...more

    The Orlando Consort Vocal Soundtrack to the 1928 Film

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    October 17, 2015

    RESERVATIONS available, register here

    The Orlando Consort is considered one...more

    Todd White at Dzian Gallery

    Presented by Dzian Gallery

    October 16 - October 17, 2015

    Todd White captures restaurant, night and Hollywood scenes with contrasting colors and vibrant characters. He serves his viewer’s, just as his characters are served in his paintings, with...more

    Home Movie Day

    Presented by Harvard Film Archive

    October 17, 2015

    Don’t let your films decay—take them to Home Movie Day!

    Greetings, home movie makers and fans! We hope you will join us for our annual screening of your home movies.

    Immerse: New Watercolors by Ali Cavanaugh at Gold Gallery

    Presented by Gold Gallery

    September 8 - October 18, 2015

    Gold Gallery is pleased to announce "Immerse: New Watercolors by Ali Cavanaugh." The exhibit will include fifteen new watercolor paintings on clayboard by award winning watercolorist, Ali...more

    All the Light We Can See, Jennifer McCurdy Carved Porcelain & Janis Sanders Oil on Canvas

    Presented by Lexicon Gallery

    September 12 - October 18, 2015

    Opening: Saturday, September 12, 6-8pm

    Show Dates: September 12-October 18, 2015

    Jennifer McCurdy’s forms capture the elusive glimpse of light absorbed or reflected on convex and...more

    Art Around Town

    Presented by Sudbury Art Association

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    Please join the Sudbury Art Association as they celebrate Art Around Town. Over 20 artists will be showing their work at home studios and the Town Hall and the Grange in Sudbury...more

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