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    Family Day at the Davis: Words and Pictures

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 25, 2015

    Learn all about the different ways that text and image interact in this edition of Family Day at the Davis! Ask a graphic designer about his work, watch a calligrapher in action, sit down with pictures books at story time, make your own word art, and explore our special exhibitions with a scavenger hunt and special family tours.

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    Warrior Moves

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    April 25, 2015

    Join the Peabody Museum of  Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world.  Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America...more

    The Science of Handbells

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    April 25, 2015

    What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials...more

    Boston University Allegrettos A Cappella Concert!

    Presented by The Allegrettos

    April 25, 2015

    Do you or your family members love the movie, "Pitch Perfect?" Spend a night of family fun with The Allegrettos, Boston University's premier a cappella group, as we host our...more

    April Vacation - Brain Building

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 25, 2015

    Build Your Brain with Mike Mulligan & Mary Anne. Join CAM staff for this fun Brain Building event. Listen to a reading of Virginia Lee Burton's classic book Mike Mulligan and His...more

    Princess and Frog Day at Stone Zoo

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    April 25, 2015

    Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day! Throughout the day, enjoy arts and...more

    Sheepshearing Festival

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    April 25, 2015

    Head to Gore Place for this 28th annual outdoor event, which includes a crafts fair, live entertainment, historic reenactments, games, and, of course, demonstrations of sheep-shearing, herding...more

    Musketaquid Arts & Environment

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 25, 2015

    Celebrate art and nature at the Umbrella Community Arts Center, where Earth Day activities include a river ceremony with earth-themed floats, a parade, and an arts and environment festival with...more

    Neverland Theatre's Beauty and the Beast (Non-Musical)

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    Neverland has gathered a talented group of kids, teens and adults to present this delightful, non-musical version of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast over April Vacation! Fun for the whole...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    Everybody Loves Pirates

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure,...more

    APRIL VACATION FUN

    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    A Gift for Sancho Panza: A Quixotic Salsa Event

    Presented by Boston University

    April 26, 2015

    Conceptualized and Directed by:  Andres Espinoza Agurto

    Featuring the 14-piece salsa band: Orquesta Barataria
    Guest Singer: Jesús Pagán

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    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - April 30, 2015

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond...more

    Broadway On Highland / Rock Musicals

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    The theme for our last Broadway event of the school year is rock and pop musicals! Come sing your favorite Broadway rock or pop song (solo or with friends) with our fabulous accompanist, or sit in...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 18 - May 2, 2015

    One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War...more

    Digging In: Family Drop-In Day

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Join us for a fun-filled day of artmaking for the whole family. Explore our current exhibitions and create your own artwork inspired by what you see.


    Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Special Screening!
    Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
    (1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Open Arts Day

    Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children's Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown

    May 2, 2015

    The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

    This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2,...more

    KidsArtsFest

    Presented by Creative Haverhill

    May 2, 2015

    Join us for a community arts festival with something for everyone to enjoy! This event will span the broad scope of arts disciplines, offering theater performances, live bands, the annual...more

    Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    This month, Danforth Art’s family program Drop Into Art will celebrate the fine art and children’s book illustrations of Jennifer Goldfinger with fun gallery activities and art-making....more

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 30 - May 3, 2015

    By Magpie Puppets

    Kids learn to speak up for what’s right in this fun and highly interactive show. The Emperor has so many outfits that he orders...more

    Big Music, Little Ears: Planning and Performing a Family Concert

    Presented by From the Top at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 3, 2015

    On Sunday, May 3rd, From the Top‘s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders teams up with theBoston Philharmonic Orchestra’s Crescendo Program at the Boston...more

    Music MAYnia Festival

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 3, 2015

    Music MAYnia is a free community festival that features continuous live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, a Maypole, drum circles, balloon animals, a lollipop raffle, ring toss,...more

    Make a Silk Sachet for Mom (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 2 - May 3, 2015

    Paint beautiful colors on a silk bag and watch them blend into a rainbow of hues. Fill the bag with dried roses or lemon verbena as a fragrant gift for Mom or a friend.


    Jazz Show and Jam

    Presented by Amazing Things Art Center

    May 5, 2015

    Enjoy jazz? Have you always wanted to ask questions of the musicians? Are you a secret jazz musician? Come to our Open Mic night and enjoy a featured performer and then get in the jam...more

    Play Date!

    Presented by Urbanity Dance

    May 7, 2015

    Join Urbanity Dance for a special themed Baby Crawlers Play Date! Kids 6 months-2 years old will enjoy an interactive, exploratory class that supports the development of basic motor...more

    State Library’s Special Collection Tour for Children

    Presented by State Library of Massachusetts

    May 7, 2015

    Visitors will see samples of early documents that are normally kept in a secure storage area, including maps of Massachusetts towns shown from the point of view of a bird flying over the town,...more

    Russian Nested Doll Painting

    Presented by Marina Forbes

    May 7, 2015

    Traditional Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. It is a great opportunity for...more

    The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

    Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston, Boston

    February 19 - May 9, 2015

    Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel as they juggle everything from...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    NEW BLUE Makers Market

    Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for our 3rd monthly Makers Market and Cambridge Open Studios! All items for sale are unique and handmade by the artists. 
    Live music and a kids art project at each...more

    Mother's Day Canvas Painting Party

    Presented by The Arsenal Project

    May 9, 2015

    Create a Mother's Day gift at our Canvas Painting Party!

    Indigo Fire Studio will guide children through step by step instruction. Each child will create a free 12 x 12...more

    The Art of Craft

    Presented by Fayerweather Street School

    May 9, 2015

    The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    By Spring Valley Puppet Theater

    Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production!...more

    Needle Felting with Emily Watlington

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 10, 2015

    Details: To start, participants will join instructor in making a felted ball. Then, participants will be invited to build upon the ball by introducing new forms,...more

    ArtWeek Boston

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual, 10-day celebration of community creativity that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to...more

    Piano Master Class with Sally Pinkas

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    May 10, 2015

    World-renowned pianist Sally Pinkas will work side-by-side with Brookline Music School students in a public master class setting. The program will include solo performances from students of...more

    Make a Silk Flower Window! (ages 4 & up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    Silk hoops with beautiful flower designs are waiting for your creative touch. Watch how silk paints flow to create a stained-glass look, and make an exquisite gift for mom. 


    Sally Pinkas in Concert

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    May 14, 2015

    Pianist Sally Pinkas has been heard as a recitalist internationally. Join us in the Bakalar Recital Hall for an unforgettable evening of music.  This program will feature solo works by...more

    Birds of Prey with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 15, 2015

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see some feathered friends up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn all about the different birds of prey that call...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Petit Ensemble Perform At Boston Children’s Museum

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children’s Museum. BYSO’s...more

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 16, 2015

    If you have ever wanted to experience playing the instruments seen and heard on the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, now is your chance! Experienced...more

    Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 17, 2015

    Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit!...more

    The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch...more

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    By Pumpernickel Puppets

    Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the quick-witted billy goats...more

    Back to the 80's 5k!

    Presented by North Attleboro Schools Music Department (K-12)

    May 17, 2015

    This Back to the 80's 5k is your chance to get decked out in your most radical 80's clothes and run or dance your way through a 5k route with LIVE 80's MUSIC PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE...more

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