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    Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    May 30 - September 6, 2015

    Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild Music.

    Discover how nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. And, explore how human music is inspired by the music of ...more


    Cinderella

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 5 - September 7, 2015

    by Tanglewood Marionettes

    Cinderella is the classic story of a young woman whose good heart transports her from rags to royalty. This production, featuring a witty script...more

    ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    September 9, 2015

    After triumphant collaborations on 2008's REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012's THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second...more

    Puppet Playtime Open House at Puppet Showplace Theater

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 9, 2015

    Join Bella Monster and friends for a FREE preview of our Puppet Playtime season. Performers will take you on a tour of this popular program for our youngest audiences to see if it's a good fit for...more

    23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3 live music zones, a Kidsfest. Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates...more

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    by CactusHead Puppets

    The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of...more

    Finding Fay Festival

    September 12 - September 15, 2015

    More than 40 Greater Boston arts, cultural and advocacy organizations will gather to present a free family festival inspired by the creative spirit of artist Fay Chandler. Events are scheduled for...more

    stART on the Street Fall Edition

    Presented by stART on the Street

    September 20, 2015

    stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available), hands-on-kids'...more

    FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2015

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined...more

    Sir George and the Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    by Pumpernickel Puppets

    Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat,...more

    The Wiggles Rock and Roll Pre-School Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    September 22, 2015

    The Rock n’ Roll Preschool Tour features songs from their new Rock n’ Roll Preschool CD and DVD. This release will top the charts of every home! You’ll shake to “That’s the Sound of Rock...more

    Boston Kids Really Rock

    Presented by Kids Really Rock at The Lawn on D, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Kids Really Rock is a free, all-day family music and arts festival for families and communities in Boston and beyond. The event is held at the “Lawn on D” outdoor arts space at the...more

    Kids Really Rock

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Join us for a playful, energetic and musical festival for the whole family at The Lawn on D. Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family music and arts festival for children and families in and...more

    VivaLatino Cambridge

    Presented by El Planeta Media

    September 26, 2015

    Imagine the best of more than 20 countries from all around Latin America in your city! The food the music, the culture. All of that will be possible because the VivaLatino is coming to...more

    Robin Hood

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 26 - September 27, 2015

    by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic adventure tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up...more

    Family Concert

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    October 4, 2015

    The Boston Civic Symphony, Max Hobart, conductor, opens its 91st season with a family concert featuring Britten's beloved, "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," narrated by WBZ Radio...more

    Allston Village Street Fair

    October 4, 2015

    “Boston’s hippest multicultural festival” makes its way back to Allston. The event celebrates the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, while drawing residents and tourists from all over Boston...more

    Wasabi the Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 3 - October 4, 2015

    by No Strings Marionettes

    In this modern-minded fairy tale, Princess Aja’s wedding plans are interrupted when a dragon swoops from the sky, burns down the palace, and carries off...more

    From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley Live Recording

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 4, 2015

    Hearing classical music on the radio is enjoyable, but seeing it performed live by some of today's top young talent is truly magical. Join fellow music lovers at a live recording of...more

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 10 - October 12, 2015

    by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with nothing more than a handful of beans. His mother is not impressed! Jack doesn't know where...more

    Randy Kaplan

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    October 17, 2015

    The exceptional songwriter Randy Kaplan “doesn’t dumb it down for kids, he just expects them to come along for the ride… and they do.” (TimeOut New York) His genre-bending, fingerpicking...more

    Cinderella in the Wild West

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    by Robert Rogers Puppet Company

    Get ready for an all-American version of the famous fairytale! Cindy Lou Rella gets lost as a baby in the Wild West. She outwits wild animals until a...more

    King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    September 5 - October 25, 2015

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, announces its 2015 season, to run September 5 through October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor...more

    Lollipops for Breakfast

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 22 - October 25, 2015

    by Bonnie Duncan

    Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - October 31, 2015

    Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the...more

    Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 29 - November 1, 2015

    by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Dr. Doohickey thinks that monsters are more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit...more

    Trash Bash

    Presented by 3 Graces Productions

    November 8, 2015

    Get ready for Trash Bash 2015! We'll be taking over Aeronaut Brewery and turning it into an art show for a day. So mark your calendars for November 8th to join us as we dance, drink, and...more

    Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    November 13, 2015

    Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they...more

    An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 21, 2015

    An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
    with Special Guest Diane Blue

    “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most...more

    Hot Peas 'N Butter

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    November 22, 2015

    "Even if your kids don't like peas, there's no way they can resist Hot Peas 'N Butter!”-Charlotte Bohn, Baltimore's Child Magazine

     

    Hot Peas ‘N Butter, the...more

    Monsters Dance Convention Worchester

    Presented by Monsters Dance Conventions at DCU Center, Worcester

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Monsters Dance will be returning to Worcester, MA on our 2015-2016 'Unleash the Beat' tour from November 20-22, 2015! Join us at the DCU Center for a full weekend of classes and events instructed...more

    National Acrobats & Circus of the People's Republic of China

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 22, 2015

    Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. “Peking Dreams” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished...more

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    October 23 - November 22, 2015

    Based on the the book by E. B. White
    Written and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette 
    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Starring Elbert Joseph as Louis
    ...more

    Kids' Holiday POPS!

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    December 5, 2015

    Sing along and celebrate the season with Lexington Symphony! Suited for families with children of all ages, this afternoon holiday pops concert features popular carols, sing-alongs, and a...more

    Jukebox Heroes Live!

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    December 6, 2015

    Jukebox Heroes is a live musical event with incredible show stopping impersonations performed by The Mahoney Brothers. Jukebox Heroes creates an evening of unforgettable, nostalgic...more

    Peppa Pig

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    December 8, 2015

    More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig's Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young...more

    Kerplunk!

    Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum, Boston

    September 27 - December 13, 2015

    Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! 

    Each performance is based on your imagination...more

    A Family Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    December 19, 2015

    Celebrate the season with the Civic as we bring you the most family-friendly holiday pops in New England, conducted by Max Hobart. Our guest artists, Douglas Gerber and Nancy Hoffmann Gerber, will...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17, 2014 - December 20, 2015

    Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by...more

    The Glass Flowers

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    October 9, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000...more

    The Band of the Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums, & Dancers of the Scots Guards

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 26, 2016

    Regimental Bands from the British Isles - with Pipes & Drums & Dancers!!  Two very famous and acclaimed regiments also have some of the finest musicians.  The Scots Guard...more

    Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    February 14, 2016

    A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle...more

    Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

    Presented by Music Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 27, 2016

    Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE...more

    The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    February 19 - March 6, 2016

    Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, The Wong Kids transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the...more

    Annie

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    March 11 - March 13, 2016

    “Overflowing! Big, warm hearted and funny!”    – New York Post

    Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original...more

    Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 7, 2016

    Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns...more

    Puppet Showplace Slam: Spring Edition

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21, 2016

    Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the...more

    Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

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

    March 30, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years,...more

    Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions...more

    Mapparium®

    at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - January 4, 2022

    Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world...more

    Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

    Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School, Boston

    Ongoing

    Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning...more

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