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    SUMMER IN THE CITY


    A curated list of the hottest events, performances, and festivals happening this summer.

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    Puerto Rican Festival

    at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    July 31 - August 2, 2015

    The annual Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share, learn, and celebrate our culture. Our three day event is held at the City Hall Plaza honoring our history, values, traditional music, typical Puerto Rican food, and local arts and crafts for the entire family. The Festival includes kiosks that will feature different activities, including a health fair, face painting ...more


    The Show Against Humanity

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum, Boston

    October 21, 2014 - July 31, 2015

    Based on the party game, Cards against Humanity, this show has Main Stage actors, alum and special guests doing some of the most politically-incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes...more

    Thunder From Down Under

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    July 31, 2015

     The PERFECT Girl's Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies,...more

    Wavelengths: Pico Picante / Otto Von Schirach

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    ...more

    NOVI

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    NOVI is a collection of inspired individuals driven to provide a complete artistic experience. NOVI is a home for expression, experimentation, and a new form of collaboration. This...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and Highland Street Foundation at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    Thanks to the seventh annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the ICA will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long! Activities for the whole...more

    Borromeo String Quartet 25th Anniversary Series

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    July 18 - August 2, 2015

    Through its visionary performances, the Borromeo String Quartet has become one of the most important string quartets of our time. For 25 years, the group has built a vast repertoire and performed...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Summer Encore Series (from BJFF2014)

    Presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival at West Newton Cinema, Newton

    July 1 - August 5, 2015

    The Boston Jewish Film Festival is gearing up for it's Summer Encore series, coming this July! We'll be screening five select favorites from last year's fall festival, allowing our local...more

    Wavelength: Sounds Convey

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers....more

    Free Fun Friday! The Greenway Carousel

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Highland Street Foundation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 7, 2015

    Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, we'll host free rides on Friday, August 7 from 11am-6pm as part of their Free Fun Friday preview.


    Free Fun Friday! The Old State House

    Presented by The Old State House Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Tours will occur every half hour throughout the day and will include, The Old State House Tour, The Boston Massacre Tour , and our Revolutionary Characters LIVE.


    Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 8 Live Stream

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Copley Square, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair for a free live video transmission of a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 from Tanglewood, with Andris Nelsons conducting, to Copley Square for the...more

    Hokusai

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

    April 5 - August 9, 2015

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest...more

    Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    May 23 - August 9, 2015

    Jesse Aron Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated...more

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School, Beverly

    August 6 - August 9, 2015

    Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, the high-octane musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of a small-town girl who follows her dreams to...more

    Assassins

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School, Beverly

    August 7 - August 9, 2015

    Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, Assassins tells the story of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of...more

    Boston Fuzzstival 2015

    Presented by Illegally Blind at The Middle East Corner, Cambridge

    August 6 - August 9, 2015

    The goal of Boston Fuzzstival is to highlight some of the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock and to help bring people together to celebrate our local music...more

    Dom Flemons

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

    August 12, 2015

    Returning from a sold-out performance in 2014, Dom Flemons presents an evening of American folk and roots music that is “timely and timeless” (NPR).


    The Greenway Sessions: Andrea Charls

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 12, 2015

    Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee...more

    Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

    Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    July 15 - August 12, 2015

    Now celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Mayor Martin...more

    Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National...more

    Wavelengths: Lucius / Lisa Hannigan + Aaron Dessner

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    ...more

    Skinny Pigeons

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one...more

    Free Fun Friday! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    All guests will be invited to take part in our complimentary Highlights Tour, a guided visit led by trained volunteer docents that is especially popular with families.


    Free Fun Friday! USS Constitution Museum

    Presented by USS Constitution Museum and Highland Street Foundation at USS Constitution Museum, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! A special Landmarks Orchestra Carnival performance and...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    August 8, 2014 - August 15, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    The Jon Butcher Axis

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    August 15, 2015

    The Jon Butcher Axis

    After stellar reviews by The Noise Magazine and New England Concert News of their 2014 Larcom Theatre shows, The JON BUTCHER AXIS returns to...more

    Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca

    at North End, Boston

    August 13 - August 16, 2015

    The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of...more

    New England Dance Festival

    Presented by New England Dance Festival

    August 13 - August 16, 2015

    * Country * Swing * Ballroom * A dance weekend with 3 genres & tons of fun! Come join us for weekend of non-stop dance fun!

    August 13-16 at the Boston Newton Marriott. Great hotel: go...more

    34: A Group Show

    Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery at Boston Harbor Island Pavilion, Boston

    July 22 - August 16, 2015

     As a part of the Isles Arts Initiative, a summer long public art series on the Boston Harbor Islands and in venues across Boston, the Boston Sculptors Gallery proudly hosts “34,” a group...more

    Aurelio

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

    August 19, 2015

    In a richly resonant voice and soulful songs, Aurelio celebrates Garifuna traditions with subtle innovation.


    The Greenway Sessions: Marina Maiztegui

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 19, 2015

    ...more

    The Greenway Sessions

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    June 17 - August 19, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed...more

    Wavelengths: Mykki Blanco

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Mykki Blanco is a genre-blending, gender-bending rapper known to feature spoken word by original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna. With a punk hip-hop act that merges electronic music, rap, noise,...more

    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

    Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

    August 21, 2015

    The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

    August 21st
    The Columbus Theatre
    Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
    $20 advance, $25 day of...more

    Free Fun Friday! Museum of African American History

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus and Highland Street Foundation at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Free Fun Fridays at MAAH Boston & Nantucket (8/21)


    The Cambridge Open Market

    Presented by New England Open Markets at Harvard Square, Cambridge

    July 10 - August 21, 2015

    The Cambridge Open Market, in collaboration with the Harvard University Common Spaces, sets up on Fridays in the freshly transformed Plaza at Harvard University, just steps from vibrant, eclectic...more

    Free Fun Friday! Franklin Park Zoo

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo and Highland Street Foundation at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    On Friday, August 21, Zoo New England is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation! The Free Fun Fridays program includes 70 museums...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Freedom Trail Foundation

    Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    The Freedom Trail Foundation is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Freedom Trail Foundation will...more

    Clown Circus

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 22, 2015

    Created by Paul Vincent Davis
    Performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Clowns come in all shapes and sizes, but everything about them is larger-than-life. Join Dusty and his...more

    8th Annual Boston GreenFest

    Presented by The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    August 21 - August 23, 2015

    Boston GreenFest offers more than just great music and food. It has something for everyone, and is free to attend. Boston GreenFest provides festival-goers with the chance to learn, connect,...more

    De Temps Antan

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

    August 26, 2015

    Rejoice in vibrant Francophone culture with the toe-tapping trio of Québécois folk music masters. Ilana Katz Katz opens the evening with her...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 27, 2015

    Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy...more

    Harborwalk Sounds

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain

    February 13 - August 28, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    The Colonnade

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 28, 2015

    The Colonnade is four relatively sad boys making jangly indie rock out of Boston since the summer of 2014. Infectious hooks and dreamy, sparkling guitars pulled from a Californian surf-rock...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    June 3 - August 28, 2015

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday...more

    Wavelengths: Kingdom

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 28, 2015

    Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles–based DJ, producer, and label CEO Kingdom (a.k.a. Ezra Rubin) has been climbing the electronic music ranks with futuristic hybrids that merge mainstream and...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015

    ...more

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