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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


    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

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

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

    August 22, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

     

    Hooray for Earth emerged in Boston in 2005, finding a following before relocating to New York. Widely praised, their full-length...more

    29th Annual Free Friday Flicks at DCR’s Hatch Shell

    Presented by Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    June 20 - August 22, 2014

    WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 29th Annual Free Friday Flicks movie series at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston! Movies...more

    Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

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

    August 22, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly...more

    Calamity #7

    Presented by Calamity Co Dance at Third Life Studio

    August 22, 2014

    Calamity Co Dance presents Calamity #7, a modern and pop art variety show full of dance, music, comedy, and visual art. It’ll be a night of silliness, friendship, snacks, engaging,...more

    LIGHT MINUS ZERO – Photography by Rick Macomber

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    July 25 - August 22, 2014

    DP/Director and photojournalist Rick Macomber is the winner of four prestigious Emmy Awards, nominated for eight Emmys in Videography and Editing and ten time first place winner for the Boston...more

    25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 23, 2014

    This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year featuring the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert is scheduled for Saturday,...more

    Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Respighi

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

    August 23, 2014

    BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture

    RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    RESPIGHI - Roman Festivals; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome


    REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One’s Surface

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    August 23, 2014

    REVEALED is an exploration of self - a glimpse into the spiritual expressions and personal beliefs of the participants that uncovers what lies beneath the surface in each of us. The REVEALED...more

    A Night at the “Brewseum” – A Craft Beer Expo

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

    August 23, 2014

    This “adult only” fundraiser will feature tastings of local and regional craft beers and ciders, gourmet food trucks, talented local musical acts, displays and exhibits to demonstrate...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

    Presented by Historic Newton

    August 24, 2014

    East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
    Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of...more

    Summer Performances at Maudslay Arts Center

    Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

    July 5 - August 24, 2014

    Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for...more

    Open Media Life Figure Class

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 23 - August 25, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Karina Kadiyska
    This class provides a personalized instruction in a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Students will explore different observation...more

    Supercharged Painting- Oil and Acrylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 23 - August 25, 2014

     Adult Course taught by John Murray

    This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and...more

    Cinema Jukebox: NASHVILLE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    August 25, 2014

    Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and...more

    Glass Mosaic Adult

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 26, 2014

    Adult Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of pre-cut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or...more

    Mixed Media Artist's Books

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Cristina Hajosy
    Explore the world of artist's bookmaking with this survey of techniques and applications. From basic single sheet constructions, accordions,...more

    Supercharged Painting - Oil and Acrylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 25 - August 27, 2014

    Adult Class taught by John Murray

    This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment...more

    Figure Education

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 27, 2014

    Adult Courses taught by Helen Payne

    In this fresh approach to figure drawing, students will gain core fundamentals while exploring how artist's visions of the body were shaped by their...more

    FAMILY WORKSHOP: PLANTS AND DANCE the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    August 26 - August 27, 2014

    Indoor/outdoor fun dance workshop for children ages 5-10 with a parent or caregiver (one child per
    adult). Students will explore actions inspired by the variety of trees and plants found at...more

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at the Strand

    Presented by Huntington Theatre Company and City of Boston at The Strand Theatre

    August 27, 2014

    Join us at the Strand Theatre for a free screening of the Academy Award-winning film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy,...more

    Painting Outdoors

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 10 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Michael Wilson
    Students will paint outdoors under the tents at Washington Park or in different locations that will be previously notified Explore a range of...more

    Painting Oil and Acylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 10 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Tanya Harsch
    This is a perfect class for students of any level. Work at your own pace while receiving individual instruction and critique. Over the course of the...more

    Art for Mindfulness

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Susan Dahl
    Discover new ways to experience your creativity. This class will introduce the concepts of meditative practices through the use of art materials and...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

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

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    "looks can be deceiving" Opens at Harvard

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. and Harvard Allston Education Portal

    May 15 - August 28, 2014

     

    Unbound Visual Arts, Inc....more

    Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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

    August 28, 2014

    NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week's news, hosted by...more

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and International Artist on Our Journey to Meet Africans in India

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    August 28, 2014

    The Siddi people living in India today are the descendants of enslaved Africans of centuries past. Journalist Kenneth Cooper and Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper, an American artist of Indian and African...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 - 18,...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

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

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

    August 29, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

     

    Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.


    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

    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