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    Play Date: Harborwalk Art Festooning

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 26, 2014

    Take in the array of contemporary art in our galleries, make your own sketchbook, and shake it up in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater with Rainbow Tribe. Ready for more action? Join us outside for an afternoon of “festooning,” games, and an Inflatable Beehive (weather permitting). Families may also donate unopened, non-toxic arts and crafts materials to be ...more


    "Begin Anywhere" Art Exhibition of Fiber and Mixed Media

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

    July 2 - July 26, 2014

    "Begin Anywhere" showcases the artwork of Sonja Lee-Austin and Linda B. Dunn at The Loading Dock Gallery for the month of July. This exhibtion features mixed media works from both...more

    Fiddle Fun Day!

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    July 26, 2014

    Join us for an afternoon of fiddle music! Ari and Mia Friedman, Boston’s Americana Sister Act, will be joined by Founder of the Rhode Island Fiddle Project Rachel Panitch to guide...more

    The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program presents Footloose

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    July 25 - July 26, 2014

    One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, Footloose bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town,...more

    Enrichment Day at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

    July 26, 2014

    Have you ever wondered why some of the animals have balls, spinner toys and other items in their exhibits? This is called enrichment and it is an important part of caring for the animals at the...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    July 27, 2014

     Sunday, July 27, 2:00 PM
    Join us for a walk around one of Newton’s historic neighborhoods. Please call 617.796.1450 for more information and for meeting place. Free and welcome...more

    Kid Days at the Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 27, 2014

    THE BOXCAR CHILDREN is based on one of the best selling children's books of all time! A touching tale of family togetherness targeted to kids ages four to twelve.

    The film explores...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

    July 13 - July 27, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    FIGMENT Boston

    Presented by FIGMENT Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    FIGMENT Boston is returning for a fifth year of fun and revelry on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts...more

    ¡Bocón! by Lisa Loomer

    Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Mary O'Malley Park

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

    Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park features 2 plays about...more

    Lowell Folk Festival

    Presented by Lowell Folk Festival

    July 25 - July 27, 2014

    The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.  For more information visit...more

    Wacky Wednesday

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

    July 2 - July 30, 2014

     South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces the lineup for the 2014 Summer Spotlight outdoor concert series in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Summer Spotlight...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Longwood Symphony

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Longwood Symphony Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 30, 2014

    The acclaimed orchestra of Boston’s medical community, Longwood Symphony,  is one of the Landmarks Orchestra’s longest running...more

    July Summer Concert Series

    Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at Christopher Columbus Park

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will be partnering with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Arts, and Tourism for a 4 Week July Summer Concert series on the...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 31, 2014

    Latimbop

     

    Cuban jazz

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music...more

    Bigfoot

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

    July 31, 2014

    Have you ever spotted the elusive Bigfoot? Come learn about nature and the animals that share the wilderness with him, make a diorama he’d be happy to call home, and...more

    Summer Day Camp

    Presented by PluggedIn Teen Band Program

    July 7 - August 1, 2014

    Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Session includes all the most popular parts of our Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, offsite events, and...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshopsi

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 21 - August 1, 2014

     July 21st and July 28th: Two-week Fiction Film: Students will learn screenplay structure, story development, directing, acting, filming and editing. This year's fiction class is two...more

    Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 26 - August 2, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers set in a magnificent...more

    Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

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

    July 27 - August 2, 2014

    Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals...more

    Splendors of the Summer Milky Way

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

    August 2, 2014

    Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky as...more

    13th Annual Bang on a Can Festival

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    July 16 - August 2, 2014

    From Wednesday, July 16, through Saturday, August 2, Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present the 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The three-week long festival is dedicated...more

    Redcoats and Rebels

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

    Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street...more

    The Sgt. Pepper Project

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    July 21 - August 3, 2014

    The Sgt. Pepper Project Perform The Beatles’ Greatest Album from Beginning to End.

    Are you a Beatles fan? Have you always wanted to sing and play an entire album with friends and...more

    Hidden Hollow Birthday Bash

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 3, 2014

    Join Heritage Museums & Gardens as they celebrate a milestone. Hidden Hollow is turning 4 ...and they are looking for outdoor adventurers to help them celebrate the big day! This unique and...more

    Ice Cream and...Frogs, Fireflies, Bats...

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

    July 8 - August 5, 2014

    What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    August 6, 2014

    The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 4 - August 8, 2014

      August 4th: Docudrama Week: This week students combine documentary film with acting and/or fiction film. We have lots of fun interacting with the public and creating our own type of social...more

    Free August 8 Second Friday 4-8 PM

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    August 8, 2014

    Featuring "The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn"

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood

    Presented by Historic Newton at Mrytle Baptist Church

    August 10, 2014

    The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood
    Founded at a time when the nation was recovering from the Civil War, Myrtle Baptist Church was one of the first in New...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    August 3 - August 10, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    Family Game Night in the Studio

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    February 21 - August 15, 2014

     Game on! Once a month, Artbeat's studio transforms into a game room, with five different exciting games for all ages to play. Join us in fast-paced games that use color, language, logic,...more

    Glove Puppetry Boot Camp; Adult Puppetry Class

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 11 - August 15, 2014

    Glove puppetry (also known as hand puppetry) is one of the world’s oldest and most versatile theatrical traditions. From Punch and Judy to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe,...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 7 - August 15, 2014

    BIG PICTURE runs photo and film classes for youth in the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. Classes include lessons at the Big...more

    big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    August 11 - August 15, 2014

     August 11th: Travel Photo Week: Students will act like tourists around Boston capturing dynamic images. All lessons and reviews will take place at Big Picture teaching space and photo shoots...more

    Who is Lowell? - Portraits of the City Reception

    Presented by Lowell National Historical Park

    May 18 - August 15, 2014

     Lowell, Massachusetts. A reception to showcase the work of students from Lowell High School’s Freshman Academy, “Who is Lowell? – Portraits of the City” will be held...more

    "Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine" by Brad Shur

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

    August 13 - August 16, 2014

     Dr. Doohickey always thought that monsters were more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they...more

    Teen Workshop of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

    Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

    July 15 - August 16, 2014

    Priscilla Beach Theatre is excited to announce its new Teen Intensive Workshop production of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, based on Robert Fulghum’s...more

    Textile Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    This weekend offers a rare glimpse into the Village’s textile collection. Visitors can enjoy tours of the collection and take part in hands-on activities. Previous textile events have...more

    Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or...more

    10th Annual Summer Artisans Market

    Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

    July 26 - August 17, 2014

    Original arts and crafts created by artists from our Guilds including: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay and Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers...more

    Zentangle Club

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

    October 24, 2013 - August 18, 2014

    Join us for Zentangle Club! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and provides...more

    Arts in the Park

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    August 19, 2014

    United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre presents, the 10th annual Arts in the Park!

    This hands-on event will showcase the artistic talents of artists and...more

    Glass Fusing Adult/Child

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 20, 2014

     Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate,...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    Star Dance School Summer Dance Camp

    Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

    July 7 - August 22, 2014

    About our Summer Dance Camp: Our Summer Dance Boot Camp for children ages 5-17, filled with all kinds of fun and exciting dance classes, will help beginning students to gain self-confidence in...more

    Pitter Patter Puppets

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

    June 27 - August 22, 2014

    Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

    Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.


    Cinderella

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    August 22, 2014

    The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in...more

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