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    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 27 - August 29, 2014

    The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites include: 

    MIT Museum, Worcester Art Museum, and Franklin Park Zoo (June 27)
    Falmouth Museums on the Green (July 4)
    JFK Library and Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (July 11) ...more


    Summer Arts Program

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    June 23 - August 29, 2014

    Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

    Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)
    Session 2: July 7...more

    Family Fun Fridays

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    July 11 - August 29, 2014

    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM,...more

    Morning Market: The Work of Women by Lori Lander

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

    June 5 - August 29, 2014

    The Multicultural Arts Center will be exhibiting paintings by local artist Lori Lander from June 5 until August 29, 2014, in the Upper Gallery. The paintings of Morning Market showcase the beauty...more

    Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    July 7 - August 29, 2014

     Let your creativity be your guide this summer with The Umbrella Community Arts Center's summer programs!  Guided by our experienced instructors who are practicing artists, arts...more

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series

    Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

    June 12 - August 29, 2014

    This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on...more

    Summer in an Artist's Paradise

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    July 7 - August 29, 2014

    For an artist, it’s the perfect summer afternoon: two hours immersed in ceramics, followed by another two hours of drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Clay classes focus on a...more

    Train at Tanglewood

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

    August 29, 2014

    Grammy-winning multi-platinum group Train will again perform at Tanglewood on Friday, August 29 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the...more

    ICA Summer Fridays

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

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

    Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

    June 14 - August 30, 2014

    Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official brand....more

    Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

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

    August 30, 2014

    One of today's most popular music superstars, Josh Groban has become a Tanglewood favorite. He partners with the Pops, Keith Lockhart, and chorus, for a spectacular close to the 2014 summer...more

    Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival

    Presented by Magic 106.7

    July 5 - August 30, 2014

    Join us for free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival! The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South...more

    Medicine Wheel

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 30, 2014

    Living by its mantra, "Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion, Building Community from the Inside Out, and Using Art as the Threshold,” Medicine Wheel Productions is an extraordinary art...more

    Bread & Puppet Theater: "Insurrection Oratorio"

    Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater and Contemporary Arts International

    August 30, 2014

    An improvised piece developed by Peter Schumann, artistic director of Bread & Puppet, with instrumental music created on mechanical sound sculptures including "Container Man," a...more

    Armando Variations 2

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    August 23 - August 30, 2014

    Where does inspiration come from? In this show, it comes from a long list of outrageous games and concepts. The audience chooses what they want to see and whatever they say goes. It could be a...more

    The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

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

    January 31 - August 31, 2014

    Seeing is a way of knowing; photography is a way of thinking—Anne Whiston Spirn

    The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer,...more

    SUMMER - FREE FOR ALL

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

    May 27 - August 31, 2014

    Admission is free for Smith College Museum of Art through August 2014 while the second and third floor galleries are closed for reinstallation and reinterpretation. Free...more

    Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

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

    August 31, 2014

    No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early...more

    Abigail Lee Goldberger: "Fairytales & Enchantment" Art Exhibiition

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    July 17 - August 31, 2014

    Abigail Lee Goldberger is inspired by myths, nature, memories, folk art, children’s books, longing, science, and religion. Themes and stories begin to unravel as she layers multiple colors...more

    Soul Sessions xix The Lotus Garden

    Presented by 1 O O O V I R T U E S D A N C E at ZuZu @ The Middle East

    August 31, 2014

    1 O O O V I R T U E S D A N C E presents Soul Sessions, a home for artists of any style to come together to express current themes in a creative performance and intimate party. Individual artists...more

    Saint Anthony's Feast

    Presented by The San Antonio Di Padova Da Montefalcione, Inc. at North End

    August 29 - August 31, 2014

    Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of...more

    Bread & Puppet Theater: "Circus"

    Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater and Cambridge Arts Council

    August 31, 2014

    As described by Bread & Puppet Theater, "The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus" is for the not yet existing upriser masses and their kids who need to practice their...more

    Boston Arts (ähts) Festival

    Presented by City of Boston at Christopher Columbus Park

    August 30 - August 31, 2014

    Now in its’ eleventh year the Boston (ähts) festival will be showcasing local artists, diverse performances, educational interactive art activities and cutting edge temporary public...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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