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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


    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

    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

    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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    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

    Mixed Media

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 1 - August 15, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Sarah Kahn
    All levels are welcome to this fun and relaxing class where students will explore various aspects of collage-making from start to finish. Class...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

    big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 11 - August 15, 2014

     August 11th: Travel Photo Week: Students will act like tourists around Boston capturing dynamic images. All lessons and reviews will take place at Big Picture teaching space and photo shoots...more

    Who is Lowell? - Portraits of the City Reception

    Presented by Lowell National Historical Park

    May 18 - August 15, 2014

     Lowell, Massachusetts. A reception to showcase the work of students from Lowell High School’s Freshman Academy, “Who is Lowell? – Portraits of the City” will be held...more

    Teen Art Studio

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 15, 2014

     Teen Art Studio (for teens entering grades 6-10).  Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  Sign up for one or more weeks.

     

    * Designed for teens who want to be...more

    As Far As the Eye Can See

    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

    May 3 - August 15, 2014

    The Cantor Art Gallery will present the exhibition “As Far As the Eye Can See” in collaboration with Seven Hills Family Services from May 3 – August 16, 2014 in the Iris and B....more

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

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

    August 15, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

    (DJ sets)

     

    New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal...more

    Underscore Friday Evening

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

    August 15, 2014

    BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

    PROKOFIEV - Alexander Nevsky


    Antiques Appraisals with Bonhams

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 16, 2014

    Learn more about objects of importance to you, while contributing to collection preservation and care efforts at Heritage. Experts from Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and most respected...more

    Leonard Bernstein's Candide

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

    August 16, 2014

    BERNSTEIN - Candide
    Concert performance sung in English

     

    Bramwell Tovey, conductor

    Nicholas Phan, tenor (Candide)

    Anna Christy, soprano...more

    'Winter' in July at the Nave Gallery Annex

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    July 17 - August 16, 2014

    'Winter' at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square: July 17–August 16, 2014

    “Ice on the sill
    and the snow
    they haunt me still”...more

    Textile Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    This weekend offers a rare glimpse into the Village’s textile collection. Visitors can enjoy tours of the collection and take part in hands-on activities. Previous textile events have...more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour

    Presented by South Coast Artists

    July 19 - August 17, 2014

    South Coast Artists is taking a Fresh approach to art this summer, with its 11th consecutive Open Studio Tours. It's a rare opportunity to connect artists in their working studios, with art...more

    Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

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

    August 17, 2014

    STRAVINSKY - Scherzo fantastique

    RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 3

    STRAVINSKY - The Firebird (complete)


    10th Annual Summer Artisans Market

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

    July 26 - August 17, 2014

    Original arts and crafts created by artists from our Guilds including: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay and Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers...more

    Zentangle Club

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    October 24, 2013 - August 18, 2014

    Join us for Zentangle Club! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and provides...more

    Big Screen Classics: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    August 18, 2014

     Our annual Big Lebowski Bowling Party has become one of our biggest Summer events! Not only do you get to see this fantastic film on the big screen, but we throw in plenty of pre-show...more

    1st Person Plural: The Art of Storytelling

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 18, 2014

    This monthly series features accomplished storytellers from Mass Mouth, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance....more

    Drawing and/or Painting

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 8 - August 19, 2014

     Course taught by Katherine Miller

    Learn drawing techniques and color theory to help improve your work. Discover tricks to set up your palette to draw and paint still life, landscape...more

    Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

    Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand

    June 24 - August 19, 2014


    Summer outdoor concert series begins on Tues. June 24, at 7:15 PM. Continue every Tuesday, ending on Aug. 19. Levi Burnell Bandstand in Hastings Park, concerts are free and open to the...more

    Glass Fusing Adult/Child

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 20, 2014

     Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate,...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

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

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    JCC Kid’s Choice End of Summer Vacation Program

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    August 18 - August 22, 2014

    Children in grades K-6 can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, sports, cooking and rock climbing at the JCC Kid's Choice End of Summer Vacation Program. Special highlights...more

    Young At Art Camp

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    June 24 - August 22, 2014

    Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

    Young at Art includes age...more

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