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    Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts

    Presented by Boston Athenaeum at Boston Athenæum

    April 23 - August 9, 2014

    This Exhibition is a celebration of some of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired by the Library since 2000. Some were gifts to the Athenæum by generous donors. Most were purchased using the income from the numerous endowed book funds established by members and friends of the Library. These named book funds have been essential to the growth of the Library’s book ...more


    The Power of Music for Change: Nedelka Prescod's Boston Solo Debut

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    July 30, 2014

    Vocalist Nedelka Prescod is a rising star who presents her first Boston solo concert, The Power of Music for Change, accompanied by guitarist Ben Eunson. She will explore the songs that...more

    Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 3 - July 31, 2014

    A member of the “second generation” of New York graffiti artists, Chris Ellis—best known by his street name, Daze—has been hailed as one of the most important...more

    POP! Selections from the Collection

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 3 - July 31, 2014

    Characterized by bright, explosive, and accessible imagery, Pop Art was unlike any other movement of the 20th century in its instant popularity and its all-encompassing cultural impact. Emerging...more

    Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 12 - July 31, 2014

     The decades leading up to the 1980s were a time of ferment and unrest in the country, triggered by events such as the Vietnam War, the bombing in Cambodia, the Kent State shootings, black...more

    Wish You Were Here - Summer Postcard Show

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 8 - July 31, 2014

    Reception and Sale: Friday, July 11th, 6-8pm


    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

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

    July 31, 2014

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group...more

    Bigfoot

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

    July 31, 2014

    Have you ever spotted the elusive Bigfoot? Come learn about nature and the animals that share the wilderness with him, make a diorama he’d be happy to call home, and...more

    2014 Summer Pre-College Session

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

    July 7 - August 1, 2014

    Study art and design in a college environment with professional artists. Our college courses for high school students are designed to challenge the imagination, foster creativity and help students...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshopsi

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 21 - August 1, 2014

     July 21st and July 28th: Two-week Fiction Film: Students will learn screenplay structure, story development, directing, acting, filming and editing. This year's fiction class is two...more

    Devon Govoni: New Painting

    Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

    May 19 - August 1, 2014

    The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by faculty member Devon Govoni.
    Devon’s show title, “A Wide Range of Emotions,” refers both to her...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

    Underscore Friday Evening

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 1, 2014

    Capital Region resident discounts available.


    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

    John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 2, 2014

    John Williams' Film Night has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings of the Tanglewood season. Join Mr. Williams, the Boston Pops, and special guests for a celebration of the...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

    Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Annual Quilt Show

    Presented by Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod

    July 31 - August 2, 2014

    Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod present their 33rd Annual Quilt Show. Featured quilters are Fran Brand and Margaret Sullivan. This year's Raffle Quilt features lighthouses from around the...more

    Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 26 - August 2, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers set in a magnificent...more

    Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    July 27 - August 2, 2014

    Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals...more

    The Wonders of Butterflies & Dragonflies

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    July 27 - August 2, 2014

    Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots.


    Redcoats and Rebels

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

    Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial...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

    Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 3, 2014

    HAYDN - Symphony No. 6, Le Matin

    MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218

    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2


    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

    Hidden Hollow Birthday Bash

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 3, 2014

    Join Heritage Museums & Gardens as they celebrate a milestone. Hidden Hollow is turning 4 ...and they are looking for outdoor adventurers to help them celebrate the big day! This unique and...more

    Free Annual Concert at Roxbury's Highland Park Features Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Highland Park/Fort Hill

    August 3, 2014

    Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program present the Jaleel Shaw Quartet at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert.  Alumnus...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

    Big Screen Classics: COOL HAND LUKE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    August 4, 2014

    Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke...more

    Tanglewood on Parade

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 5, 2014

    Conductors Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Leonard Slatkin appear together on August 5 for Tanglewood on Parade. Always a highlight of the season, the day...more

    Ice Cream and...Frogs, Fireflies, Bats...

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    July 8 - August 5, 2014

    What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids...more

    Monty Python Live (Mostly)

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

    August 6, 2014

    As part of ArtsEmerson’s summer series of live performance captured for the screen, we are thrilled to present Monty Python Live (Mostly) broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. For the...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

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

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...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

    BostInno's BostonFest 2014

    Presented by BostInno at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 7, 2014

    Forget about Harborfest. BostonFest is back.  On August 7th, over two thousand young professionals will descend on the Seaport World Trade Center for the city's best outdoor 'Fest....more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 4 - August 8, 2014

      August 4th: Docudrama Week: This week students combine documentary film with acting and/or fiction film. We have lots of fun interacting with the public and creating our own type of social...more

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

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

    August 8, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

     

    The project of composer Thomas Arsenault, Mas Ysa combines love songs, ecstatic pop, field recordings, and techno into mournful but...more

    Bolcom, Barlow, Barber and Elgar -Celebrating Leonard Slatkin's 70th birthday

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 8, 2014

    BOLCOM - Circus Overture (world premiere; BSO commission)

    BARLOW - The Winter's Passed, for oboe and strings

    BARBER - Violin Concerto

    ELGAR...more

    Photo Safari Featuring Olympus

    Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

    August 9, 2014

    With a state-of-the-art digital camera in hand, capture Appleton Farms - one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Equipped with the latest camera gear from Olympus,...more

    Debussy, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 9, 2014

    DEBUSSY - Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

    SZYMANOWSKI - Violin Concerto No. 2

    TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4


    Summer Photography: Focus on Butterflies, Wildflowers & more

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    August 9, 2014

    Summer fields and woodlands are full of great opportunities to photograph butterflies, other insects and wildflowers. Learn from a pro how to use natural light, perspective, depth of field and...more

    29th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 10, 2014

    The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod's single largest cultural event. For the past twenty-eight years we have welcomed one of the nation's finest and best-loved musical...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

    All-Tchaikovsky Program

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 10, 2014

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    4th Annual Highfield Hall & Gardens Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    August 10, 2014

    Enjoy foot-stomping fun for the whole family, featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project and Boston-based band Flatt Rabbit. Food vendors will be on hand, as well as Cape Cod Beer for adults, or bring...more

    Big Screen Classics: THELMA AND LOUISE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    August 11, 2014

    Thelma Dickinson (Geena Davis) has had enough of her domineering husband. She and her best friend Louise Sawyer (Susan Sarandon) decide to go on a road-trip in Louise's 1966 Ford Thunderbird...more

    Ceramics Workshop

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 8 - August 12, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
    Express yourself with clay. Perfect for students who wish to pursue individual interests in a relaxed atmosphere. All work will be fired and...more

    Yangsi - Presented by the Alive Mind Cinema Series

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    August 12, 2014

    Recognized as the reincarnation (‘yangsi’) of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the most revered Tibetan Masters of the 20th century, Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup must train to...more

    Beginning and Intermediate Wheel

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 13, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
    Throw and glaze cups, bowls and other useful pottery. New beginning students will develop fundamental pot-throwing techniques while returning students...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

    The Art of Giving Gala

    Presented by Down East

    August 14, 2014

    Win Maine art at the biggest event of the summer from featured artists such as: Alex Katz, Angela Adams, Barbara Ernst Prey, Eric Hopkins, William Wegman, and Maine College of Art Emerging Artist...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 7 - August 15, 2014

    BIG PICTURE runs photo and film classes for youth in the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. Classes include lessons at the Big...more

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