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    Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

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

    November 14, 2013 - September 1, 2014

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods, the Harvard Museum of Natural History offers an exhibition of prints by photographer Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years retracing the footsteps of New England's native son, Henry David Thoreau. Opening Saturday, November 16, 2013, Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with ...more


    Family Fun Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or...more

    Heritage Museums & Gardens exhibit Wicked Plants

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    April 19 - September 1, 2014

    Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will...more

    Big Screen Classics: JAWS

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 1, 2014

    When a leviathan of a Great White begins making snacks out of the good people of Amity Island, it's up to police Chief Brody, the grizzled fisherman Quint, and Richard Dreyfuss to embark on...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Harvard Film Archive Presents "M"

    Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

    July 25 - September 1, 2014

    There is nothing tentative in M: not the use of sound to expand the visible frame, nor the implied links between mass culture and mass murder, nor the canny deployment of the serial killer story...more

    Trident Gallery Presents Ruth Mordecai’s New Works on Paper

    Presented by Trident Gallery

    August 1 - September 1, 2014

    Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai. The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August...more

    Highfield Hall: A Cut Above: Art from the American Guild of Paper Cutters

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    July 10 - September 2, 2014

    Curated by the Guild especially for Highfield Hall, this exhibition features over 50 art works by the country’s best cut paper artists. The show highlights the diversity of this...more

    Etchings From Moscow by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

    June 6 - September 2, 2014

    Cambridge, MA – The Multicultural Arts Center and From Russia with Art Gallery presents Etchings from Moscow on view beginning June 6 until September 2, 2014, in the Lower...more

    Timeless Journeys at Boston's International Poster Gallery Through Labor Day

    Presented by International Poster Gallery

    July 15 - September 2, 2014

    International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Poster Show: "Timeless Journeys." Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and...more

    NT Live: Medea

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 4, 2014

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie...more

    Season IV

    Presented by Find & Form Space

    September 5, 2014

    Find & Form Space is pleased to present Season IV, an exhibition of new work by Samara Pearlstein and Cody Justus.

    Pearlstein and Justus are friends and frequent collaborators,...more

    City Works Opening Reception

    Presented by Vessels Gallery

    September 5, 2014

    Join Vessels Gallery for the First Friday opening reception for City Work: Boston Architecture in Porcelaina solo exhibition of nationally recognized ceramicist,...more

    Art Exhibition - David Edgar

    Presented by Half Crown Design

    September 5, 2014

    Stunning and sophisticated large scale charcoal and pastels pieces interpreting geological formations of Tasmania, Australia. All works by visiting Australian...more

    A Night of Food and Film Featuring From Billions to None

    Presented by Plimouth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

    September 5, 2014

    On Friday evening, September 5, join Plimoth Plantation for a Night of Food & Film as we mark this centenary year of the passenger pigeon’s extinction with the screening of the dramatic...more

    Drummers' Call

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 6, 2014

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn...more

    First Saturday Open Studios

    Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

    January 4 - September 6, 2014

    Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  See painters,...more

    Celebrate Fruitlands 100!

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 6, 2014

    Come celebrate Fruitland's centennial year and the opening of our anniversary exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This free event will be fun for the whole...more

    Art in the Park

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at City Square Park

    September 6, 2014

    Presented by Artists’ Group of Charlestown ART in the PARK has been held for 16 years and provides 60 artists and artisans space to exhibit their original work throughout the day. If needed,...more

    Highfield Hall: Portals and Passageways: An Environmental Art and Sculpture Exhibition

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    June 29 - September 7, 2014

    Artist reception and exhibition celebration: June 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This exhibition inaugurates Highfield Hall & Gardens’ outdoor environmental sculpture initiative. 20...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

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

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    Opera at the Theatre: DON CARLO

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 7, 2014

    For the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Peter Stein and Antonio Pappano are working with the original version of the opera – albeit in Italian and minus the ballet. 

    By retaining this...more

    MFA Community Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Director Malcolm Rogers

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

    September 7, 2014

    Join us as we celebrate twenty years of Malcolm Rogers as the MFA's Ann and Graham Gund Director, with a free day of fun and activities for the community.


    Fall Open House

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

    September 7, 2014

    Discover all that this museum and studio art school has to offer you year-round at our Fall Open House. Join us for docent-led talks, studio art demonstrations, hands-on art-making, and much more....more

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    Presented by CrashLine Productions at City Hall Plaza

    September 5 - September 7, 2014


    3 day Music Festival on City Hall Plaza featuring:

    The National
    Lorde
    The Replacements
    Nas
    The Roots
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    Childish Gambino...more

    Hudson River Valley Tour

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 8 - September 11, 2014

    Fruitlands interpretive staff  lead this tour of museums and historic homes to study the art of some of the most beloved artists in our vast collection of Hudson River School landscapes.


    Kabbalat Shabbat with Havurah on the Hill and Isaac Akiba of the Boston Ballet

    Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

    September 12, 2014

    Shabbat is back! Join us this month for services, dinner and fun when we welcome the talented (and Beantown born!) Isaac Akiba of the Boston Ballet.

    Come to the Vilna Shul for
    6:30...more

    Free September 12 Second Friday 4-8 PM

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    September 12, 2014

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)
    6 PM Open Eyes An informal, guided conversation about an art object

    Reinstalled galleries open Sept...more

    From My Father's Hand: The Art of Abraham Isaac Goldberg, 1910-1970

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    August 15 - September 12, 2014

    Abraham Isaac Goldberg did not have the privilege of earning a living as an artist. Instead, he worked long hours in a factory to support his family, but during his lifetime, he created hundreds...more

    What a World

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

    September 12, 2014

    What a World offers a captivating look at DÜNYA (the Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Greek word for “world”), a Boston-based musicians' collective which has explored a wide range of...more

    Painting the Landscape

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    September 13, 2014

    Valerie Craig will demonstrate her approach to painting a landscape, using sketches, small plein air studies and photographs. She will discuss how she uses reference materials in designing a piece...more

    The Agricultural Exhibition

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 13 - September 14, 2014

    The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition,...more

    Body Worlds Vital at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Presented by Boston Exhibits, LLC at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

    April 15 - September 14, 2014

     Due to popular demand, Body Worlds VITAL has extended its stay in Faneuil Hall through this summer until September 14th.

    Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS...more

    9th Annual Films at the Gate

    Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 14, 2014

    Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation
    From skating in winter to swimming in summer, Crystal Lake has been an important community resource for outdoor recreation. Did you know that it also...more

    Body Language: an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma

    Presented by mobius

    September 13 - September 14, 2014

     

    The exhibit is a result of the collaborative work of artist, writer and professor Margaret Bellafiore with activist, writer & trauma survivor,...more

    5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

    Presented by The Williams Agency

    September 14, 2014

    For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Mass transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food...more

    Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 14, 2014

    Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire...more

    Embracing the Journey of Spanish Jewry: An Evening of Music, A Fusion of Traditions

    Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

    September 14, 2014

    From Spain to Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South America, Mexico, Cuba and the United States, the dispersion of Sephardic Jewry led to a far-reaching exchange of customs and ideas. This year,...more

    Jewish Women's Archive: Celebrate 18 Years!

    Presented by Jewish Women's Archive at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

    September 14, 2014

    18 years ago, the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) launched in a basement in Brookline, MA. Its commitment: to uncover, chronicle and share the stories of Jewish women. Now, JWA has grown into a...more

    Art–A– Blooming in Lexington

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

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    The Lexington Arts & Crafts Society (LACS) and the Lexington Field & Garden Club (LFGC) will present their thirteenth biennial collaborative event,...more

    September Senior Day

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 15, 2014

    Fruitlands is partnering with Tufts Health Plan to offer free admission for seniors aged 62 and over on September 15. The Museum will offer a private, guided tour for our senior guests beginning...more

    Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 17, 2014

    Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on...more

    Opening Reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

    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

    September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibition is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation...more

    Opening Reception for Reconfiguring Abstraction

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    August 7 - September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception of "Reconfiguring Abstraction" at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery on August 21, 5-7pm. Show is on view through September...more

    Cinematheque: "The 78 Project" Movie Screening with filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright

    Presented by Boston University College of Communication at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101

    September 19, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    FirstWorks Urban Carnevale, Co-presented with the City of Providence

    Presented by FirstWorks

    September 20, 2014

    A public celebration of music, spectacle, and food in the heart of Providence with FirstWorks artists from around the globe-and here in Rhode Island.  From the dizzying spectacle of...more

    Artist Talk with Stephanie Young

    Presented by Vessels Gallery

    September 20, 2014

    Come engage with City Works Boston Architecture in Porcelain artist Stephanie Young during the South end open Studios. Converse and learn about Young's techniique, process and inspriation for...more

    Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    September 20, 2014

    Local chefs go Nordic! Drawing upon influences from traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you’ll be the judge! Join us for...more

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