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    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

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    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

    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.


    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

    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. 


    Ami and Tami

    Presented by Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    May 13, 2015

    Created by Matti Kovler at age 17, the musical was given a full production in Israel to much acclaim. Kovler, now living in the US, has had it translated into a hilarious English...more

    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

    Make a Sweet Bird Tea Light! (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    These sweet ceramic bird tea lights are a great way to add a Spring touch to the table. Paint yours to look like your favorite feathered friend, or as a fun work of art. 


    Peep Science Adventures: Tracing Shadows

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 20, 2015

    Shadows are everywhere! What makes a shadow bigger, smaller, or change shape?  Let’s run, dance, and chase after shadows as we explore and learn...more

    Great Hill Exploration

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 22, 2015

    Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land? Come explore some of the trails that wind through the...more

    Make a MESS: Sticks and Stones

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 23, 2015

    Take a variety of natural materials, add a little paint and imagination, and you get some colorful creations. We’ll be looking around the museum grounds for...more

    Make a Peace Lantern! (ages 4 and up)

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 23 - May 24, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is a great time to think about world peace. Create your own special lantern with peace symbols, flowers, and other designs as a reminder of what we can do to create a more...more

    Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day! Woodland Trail Hunt

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 24, 2015

    All day, outdoors The Discovery Museums

    Head to our Woodland Trail and put your skills for observation and exploration to the test. Inspired by the...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

    May 16 - May 24, 2015

    Intelligent and creative cinematic works for kids, and kids at heart. The festival includes two short film programs and three feature-length animated films.

    “This festival is...more

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 21 - May 25, 2015

    By All Hands Productions

    Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes...more

    Peep Pre-School Science

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

    April 28 - May 26, 2015

    You’ll be able to test, and investigate while having fun. Working with Krissy, junior scientists will use their skills to explore the wonders of science, sometimes involving messy...more

    Make a MESS: KEVA Design

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 26, 2015

    Haven’t been able to visit the KEVA exhibit at the Science Discovery Museum? Let’s make some blueprints of our designs as we borrow a few thousand KEVA...more

    Exploring Music

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

    April 29 - May 27, 2015

    Your young conductors will participate in musical activities with Kerry, including singing, rhythm-making, dramatic interpretation, listening and learning about many different forms and styles of...more

    Flower Take Aparts

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 29, 2015

    Go beyond a flower’s petals while dissecting and uncovering its insides. Challenge yourself to identify the different parts, then, mix and match the parts...more

    Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents "Clear Voices in the Dark"

    Presented by Skylark Vocal Ensemble at Church of the Advent, Boston, Boston

    May 29, 2015

    2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. To commemorate these events, Skylark...more

    Romeo & Juliet

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Strand Theatre, Boston

    May 29 - May 30, 2015

    Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet share a forbidden...more

    Newton Festival of the Arts 2015

    Presented by City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

    May 1 - May 30, 2015

    A Fabulous Month-Long, City-Wide Celebration & Showcase of Newton's Talented Citizens and Organizations

    What do Matt LeBlanc, Louis CK, John Kruczinski, BJ...more

    Backyard Builders

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    May 30, 2015

    From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn...more

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