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    April School Vacation: Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow

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

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Join us during April School Vacation and Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow. Bring the whole family to work together on earth-friendly creations and learn how the pros adapt their designs to be green. Use your noodle in Imagination Playground, test your engineering skills in KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, bring your hard hat to the Green Construction Zone, and get inspired to create during Story Time ...more


    Keith Munslow in concert

    Presented by Needham Public Library

    April 3, 2015

    An award-winning performer who combines rock solid funky piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning fast cartooning, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 4, 2015

     Nothing beats the sweetly strange original adaption of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.

    Gene Wilder stars as the weird and wonderful candy man Willy Wonka, who starts a...more

    Joseph / V Blackburn

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at Cafe 939, Boston

    April 4, 2015

    Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner...more

    Easter Egg Hunt at Faneuil Hall

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    April 4, 2015

    Be part of a Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt around Faneuil Hall Marketplace! Visit the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market to pick up your Easter basket and clue sheet to find out which businesses are...more

    The Mikado

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and Oberon at OBERON, Cambridge

    March 31 - April 5, 2015

    The Chicago-based company The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance) reimagines this 1885 operetta, infusing the absurdist comedy of W.S. Gilbert’s libretto with Monty Python clownishness,...more

    Classics Come to Life

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

    April 8, 2015

    What are some of your favorite children’s books? Join us for a day inspired by classic children’s books at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday April 8th from...more

    Musical Safari for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Musical Safari is an afternoon workshop for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If your school has an early release day, or you have homeschool students, please join us for this special two-hour program...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    April 10, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Friday, April 10 from...more

    Hidden Falls + North Coast

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Come see two improvised forces of nature collide at this one night only, one of a kind showcase!

    HIDDEN FALLS:
    Hidden Falls, Boston’s longest-running musical improv ensemble,...more

    Kids' Shows: Alex the Jester

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    It’s easy to imagine a court jester – the colorful trickster with bells jingling from his floppy hat. But have you ever seen one perform in real time? A rare treat,...more

    OMG--Oceanside Magic Gala! Spectacular Magic and Illusion On Stage

    Presented by Rotary Club of Yarmouth

    April 11, 2015

    One Show Only!  Don't miss this never-to-be-repeated spectacular magical event--starring some of the top magicians in the world today! Featuring Las Vegas superstar female magician Ariann...more

    Passports for Peace - Creative Bookmaking with Jeannie Hunt

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    April 11, 2015

    Youth (10+) and adults are invited to a free art workshop about the concept of responsible world citizenship. Join us for this creative morning of learning and fun, as we explore common values and...more

    Wild About Reptiles

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    April 12, 2015

    Come meet some of the species of reptiles found around Broadmoor. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? Find out for yourself as you meet...more

    2015 Family Concert by BEEP PTO

    Presented by BEEP Brookline Early Education Program

    April 12, 2015

    Come sing and dance with Vanessa Trien and Philip Alexander at the 8th Annual Family Concert! Vanessa and Philip and the band will give us a shoe stomping, hand clapping show that...more

    Family Clay Workshop: Mothers’ Day/Fathers’ Day Projects

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

    April 12, 2015

    Make a wonderful clay container, mug, or a creation of your choice for someone special! Tuition includes firing: creations can be picked up 3 weeks after workshop. Workshops are limited to 10...more

    Dance Prism presents A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland

    Presented by Dance Prism at Littleton High School, Littleton

    April 12, 2015

    The ballet traces Alice’s encounters with such legendary figures as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the irascible Queen of Hearts...more

    Great Art by Little Artists

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    April 12, 2015

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house and open studio. Each preschool classroom will be studying different artists and replicating (the artists) most famous works. The...more

    South Shore Conservatory Holds Annual Performathon at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory

    April 10 - April 12, 2015

    South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is proud to announce that Barnes & Noble in Hingham will once again host their annual performance marathon Performathon - Kids Helping Kids. ...more

    The Magic Soup and Other Stories

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 9 - April 12, 2015

    By Resident Artist Brad Shur

    What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up...more

    Suzuki Violin Graduations

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    April 12, 2015

    Violin students of the Suzuki School of Newton perform as a group to celebrate completion of all the repertoire in a Suzuki book. Performance will include Book 1 to 5, and...more

    The 31st Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival

    Presented by Boston LGBT Film Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 2 - April 12, 2015

    The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England. Now in its 31st year, the festival celebrates work that entertains, enriches and enlightens all...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Peabody Institute LIbrary, Peabody

    April 17, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Tuesday, February 17 from...more

    The Onlies

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle,...more

    Family Autism Night

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

    April 17, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton is proud to be hosting Family Autism Night on Friday April 17th from 5:30-8pm. This wonderful event will allow families with children on the Autism Spectrum,...more

    O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston

    April 11 - April 18, 2015

     Exploring the world and its people.


    Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 18, 2015

    The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

    Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are...more

    Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

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

    April 18, 2015

    The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the...more

    Dance Prism presents A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland

    Presented by Dance Prism at Curtis Middle School, Sudbury

    April 18, 2015

    The ballet traces Alice’s encounters with such legendary figures as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the irascible Queen of Hearts with her retinue of Cards. In a...more

    Love, Lust and Romance

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    April 4 - April 18, 2015

    Birds do it. Bees do it, and apparently, space aliens, mad scientists, office workers and early 20th century art patrons also do it. From Scott Kremer, author of Fool Descending a...more

    African Adventure Tales

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 16 - April 19, 2015

    By Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

    Two funny folktales from Africa come to life in this vibrant new production. In "Koi and the Kola Nuts," the...more

    Birds of Prey and Native American Artifacts

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the strong connection between raptors and Native Peoples during this exciting program presented by WINGMASTERS combing live birds of prey with authentic Native American artifacts....more

    [SENSE]ation Day • Free Family Afternoon at Fuller Craft

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 23, 2015

    Come to Fuller Craft Museum for an afternoon filled with hands-on activities, craft demos, new exhibitions, and fun! Free admission from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Save the date for an exciting...more

    The Legend of Banana Kid

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater and at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    April Vacation Week Show
    By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid...more

    Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

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

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

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

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.


    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough...more

    Mary Baker Eddy Library: April School Vacation Week Programming

    at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! Join the Library staff, along with kids from the Aaron’s Presents organization, for...more

    Boston Ballet School Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    April 24, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School at the Natick American Girl Store for an interactive story hour on April 24.  Listen to the stories, hear the music, and explore the movement of...more

    BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. Celebrating six years of...more

    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

    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

    9th Annual Cambridge Science Festival

    Presented by City of Cambridge at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    April 17 - April 26, 2015

    We take curiosity to a new level! The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering...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

    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

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