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    Shrek The Musical

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    April 17 - May 24, 2015

    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

    Directed by Shelley Bolman
    Musical director: Matthew Stern
    Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak
    Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure

    The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess, and a garrulous donkey, Shrek The Musical ...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: Party Mix

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

    May 17 - May 24, 2015

    Featuring audience favorite and award-winning films from the 2015 New York festival, the Party Mix short film program is perfect for older kids looking for engaging, funny, and dynamic...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Mune

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

    May 16 - May 24, 2015

    Mune by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Pillippon (France, 2014, 83 min.). Plunge into a world of wonder, magic, and mythology in this sumptuously animated CGI adventure about a land...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Wolfy, the Incredible Secret

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

    May 23 - May 24, 2015

    Wolfy, the Incredible Secret by Gregoire Solotareff and Eric Omond (France/Belgium, 2013, 80 min.). Though they’re from opposite ends of the food chain, Wolfy and Tom (a wolf and...more

    Memorial Day Open House

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

    May 25, 2015

    Free admission for all! Enjoy engaging art-making activities and tours throughout the day. And don’t miss special exhibitions: ...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

    Galapagos Puppets presents: “Badger Meets the Fairies”

    Presented by Somerville Arts Council

    May 26, 2015

    Mr. Badger is thrilled to fly to the fairies’ garden to help build a playground. And then it’s complicated -- the fairies won’t use cement for their playground, and Mr. Badger wants to learn...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

    Dirt Don't Hurt

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

    May 28, 2015

    Welcome spring back with a day celebrating nature and animals! The Children’s Museum in Easton is happy to invite you to our Dirt Don’t Hurt event. On Thursday May 28th from 10am-1pm,...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

    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

    Free Family Concert: Fantasies, Fables and Faraway Places

    Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

    May 30, 2015

    Where does music come from? Composers’ inspirations come from many sources – stories, nature, people, moonlight, birds, and even other music. Join us as we explore the creative muse and the...more

    Everett Arts Association Spring Arts Festival

    Presented by Everett Arts Associatioin

    May 30 - May 31, 2015

    Come join us for Everett Arts Association’s 47th annual Spring Arts Festival. Ponder over 100 juried pieces of artwork, enjoy music performances from local students, admire art submitted and...more

    Every Hero Has a Story

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    By Sparky's Puppets!

    You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of...more

    Make a Post-It Notes Holder for Dads & Teachers

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    May 30 - May 31, 2015

    Here’s a great way to give Dad or a favorite teacher a special Thank You: a ceramic sticky note holder that you have painted with your own inspired designs. Ages 4 and up!


    Pentalum

    Presented by The Lawn on D

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    There is nothing like Pentalum. This massive inflatable is a spectacular mind-bending world that must be explored to be believed. Unlike anything we’ve seen before Pentalum is one-part...more

    Tot Rock

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    June 3, 2015

     Children’s Discovery Classroom

    Got a guitar, saxophone, cow bell, or other instrument lying around? Doesn’t matter how dusty it is or how proficient you are with it, bring it in...more

    Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    January 30 - June 5, 2015

    Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements...more

    The Wyeths: America Reflected Tours with Victoria Wyeth

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    June 6, 2015

    Victoria Wyeth will be the museum’s special guest on the exhibit’s opening day. The granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth and the niece of Jamie Wyeth, she will share her insights about her...more

    "Wild Women" Divi Zheni 15 Anniversary Concert of Bulgarian Music, led by Tatiana Sarbinska

    Presented by Divi Zheni at Payson Park Congregational Church, Belmont

    June 6, 2015

    Celebrate fifteen years of music by Divi Zheni--Boston's own Bulgarian Women's Chorus--with an unforgettable night of Bulgarian music and dance. Led by legendary soloist and music director Tatiana...more

    Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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

    June 6, 2015

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    Cambridge Arts River Festival

    Presented by Cambridge Arts Council at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    June 6, 2015

    Cambridge Arts River Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, attracting 200,000+ festival-goers. 
    ...more

    Make a Travel Mug for Dads & Teachers!

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    Travel Mugs for Dads & Teachers

    Paint a ceramic travel mug for a personal and practical gift for Dad or a favorite teacher. Dishwasher safe. 

    Projects are designed for...more

    The Hums of Winnie the Pooh

    Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music, Cambridge

    June 7, 2015

    Text by A.A. Milne, based on his Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Music by H Fraser-Simson

    with Lauren Cook, soprano and Kai-Ching Chang, piano

    Join us for an...more

    Earthworm Pie Puppet Theater presents "Live Story Hive"

    Presented by Somerville Arts Council

    June 9, 2015

    Earthworm Pie will present 3 folk tales with environmental themes from around the world. These may include: An Abenaki Story from Maine Gluscap and the Game Bag, which shares a...more

    Ivy Street School Extravaganza

    Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    June 11, 2015

     A group of students from the Ivy Street School will be performing in their fourth annual Extravaganza.

    The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can...more

    Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

    Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

    June 11, 2015

    Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District....more

    Hindi Thursday’s Tales

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    June 11, 2015

     

    Do you know Panchatantra - a renowned collection of moral tales and stories from India which are mostly based on animals - may be the oldest children’s literature in...more

    Dance Classes 3-11 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    January 26 - June 13, 2015

    The Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases. Dance...more

    Free Drop-in Family Days

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

    June 13, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families throughout the area to drop in and unleash their creativity during its June Free Drop-in Family Day on Saturday, June 13.

    Free Drop-in...more

    Playathon 2015

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    June 14, 2015

    It's time for the Suzuki School of Newton's third annual Playathon! Soloists and groups will be performing all day long in the Chestnut Hill Mall as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund....more

    Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Boston Dragon Boat Festival

    June 14, 2015

    ome celebrate the 36th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 12pm-5pm. Spectators will be able to watch brightly colored Hong Kong style dragon boats, piloted...more

    From the Studios: Artwork by ABC and MMA Students

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    June 1 - June 19, 2015

    For anyone who is despondent over the state of today’s youth “From the Studios: Artwork by ABC and MMA Students” at the Chandler Gallery provides a hopeful perspective on the...more

    Hubbub Festival: Dan Zanes and Friends Dance Party

    Presented by Boston Book Festival at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    June 20, 2015

    Want to cause a musical commotion? Dan Zanes and Friends, the internationally acclaimed children’s band, will help! Their catchy tunes, meant to be enjoyed by all members of the family, have...more

    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

    Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

     NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture....more

    Summer Solstice Celebration

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    June 21, 2015

    Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening of telescope viewings, music, dance, food, and hands-on activities for...more

    Create your own Summer Nature Journal

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

    Carry an art journal with you everywhere this summer. Start by designing your own cover on this spiral-bound book, and you’ll be ready for a summer of writing and sketching...more

    Billy the Liar (New England Premiere!)

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    June 20 - June 21, 2015

    What happens when you tell a lie? Find out in this absurdist comedy adventure from the zany and twisted minds of TOYBOX Theatre and Cripps Puppets. "Billy the Liar" follows the adventures of Billy...more

    Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the...more

    Disney's Peter Pan Jr., the musical, Student Workshop at Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    June 8 - June 27, 2015

    Registration is now open for Priscilla Beach Theatre's (PBT) student workshop, Disney's Peter Pan Jr., the musical beginning Monday, June 8.  Rehearsals are M-W-F from...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - June 28, 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

    Alastair Moock & Friends 'All Kinds of You and Me' Concert

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory, Somerville

    June 28, 2015

    Boston based folk and family music artist Alastair Moock celebrates the release of All Kinds of You and Me, a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark...more

    Summer’s Upon Us! Open House The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    June 28, 2015

    Celebrate the opening of The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall exhibition and meet the 30 artists who have created miniature masterpieces around the grounds of Highfield Hall.  The event...more

    Create a Summer Tote Bag

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    June 27 - June 28, 2015

    Get ready for travel by painting a sturdy canvas bag to carry your supplies wherever you go this summer.

    Projects are designed for ages 8 and older; many are suitable for younger children...more

    Suzuki Music and Arts Camp

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    June 25 - July 1, 2015

    A summer music program for Suzuki students of violin, cello and piano with mixed instrument and same instrument performance opportunities. Lessons are interspersed throughout the day, along with...more

    Help Save the Monkey!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 1 - July 3, 2015

    Summer Puppet Adventures : Get ready to blast off, set sail, and soar through summer with our annual adventure series!

    8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey...more

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