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    West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: King Pong

    Presented by Pontine Theatre

    December 29, 2014

    Pontine Theatre presents a host of New Vaudeville performers at its Sixth Annual West Fest New Vaudeville Festival. Each family-friendly show features a different exciting performer sure to delight audiences of all ages with magic, mirth, and mayhem.

    Trautman performs his original production, King Pong. Variously identified as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime (gasp), ...more


    Beauty and the Beast

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    A handsome prince of the realm is changed into a hideous beast by an evil enchantment. The only way to reverse the spell is for someone to fall in love with him in spite of his appearance. Will a...more

    JCC Kid's Choice December School Vacation Program

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    December 24, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice December Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC...more

    Feeling Frozen? Warm up inside the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    December 29, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Leave the winter chill behind and warm up inside the always-balmy Tropical Forest, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and much more! Enjoy winter-themed arts and...more

    Snowflake Festival

    Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center, Brookline

    January 3, 2015

    The Brookline Arts Center will host its annual Snowflake Festival and Open House Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 12:00-4:00pm. Join us for an afternoon filled with artwork, activities and a...more

    The Light Princess

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    December 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by...more

    The Joshua Show

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    January 2 - January 4, 2015

    Hailed as "The Ambassador of Joy" and "A Hipster Mr. Rogers," puppeteer Joshua Holden brings audiences a heartwarming story about friendship, confidence, and the value of being...more

    Neverland Theatre's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

    Presented by Neverland Theatre

    January 1 - January 4, 2015

     Neverland Theatre’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
    Celebrate the New Year with Neverland Theatre as they present this fun 90 minute non-musical version of the children's...more

    Family Fun Day: The Fishing Families of Gloucester

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 10, 2015

    Take a closer look at the Maritime Fisheries Galleries and the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront; create a family portrait of your own in the Activity Center.


    Beginning Group Piano - Mondays Fall 2014

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

    September 22, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    St. Petersburg Symphony

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 13, 2015

    A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly...more

    Animal Footprints and Signs

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

    December 6, 2014 - January 17, 2015

    Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for...more

    Junior District Pre-Audition Workshop

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester

    January 17, 2015

    For students in grades 6-9 trying out for the MMEA Junior District Festival. Guest speaker Carola Emrich-Fisher will provide a wealth of information about the audition process including how to...more

    Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

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

    January 16 - January 18, 2015

    No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend...more

    Belmont World Film's 12th Annual Family Festival

    Presented by Belmont World Film at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    January 16 - January 19, 2015

    Our 12th annual Family Film Festival, entitled "A Cinematic Adventure," touches down again at the Regent Theatre in Arlington and the Studio Cinema in Belmont from January 16 to 19,...more

    Canadian Brass

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    January 23, 2015

    Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost...more

    Beginning Group Recorder - Fall 2014

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

    September 26, 2014 - January 23, 2015

    Ages 5-8. Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots...more

    Training Choir - Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Training Choir | ages 5-7
    Director: Rachael Chagat

    This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to...more

    Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

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

    September 20, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small...more

    Ben Rudnick and Friends

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    January 24, 2015

    “Sophisticated melodies, precise instrumentation and witty lyrics that delight the entire family." - Washington Post

    Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship,...more

    Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    January 23 - January 25, 2015

    Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris,...more

    A Winter Strings Fest

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton, Newton

    January 25, 2015

    Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver...more

    Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids...more

    World Premiere: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    January 10 - January 25, 2015

     Puppet Showplace Theater presents the "New Year, New Shows!" series featuring new work by local artists. VIEW PERFORMANCE...more

    Ravel & Concertos

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    February 1, 2015

    This is a concert that will showcase both the brilliance of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a whole and the astonishing talent of some of its constituent members.
    ...more

    Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 4 - February 6, 2015

    Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering...more

    Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    February 7, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?


    From the Top Live in Boston

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

    February 7, 2015

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR...more

    Winter Panto 2015: KerPlop! The Tale of the Frog Prince

    Presented by imaginary beasts and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    January 17 - February 7, 2015

    imaginary beasts bound into town this January with a ribbiting tale of wonder when they refashion another classic fairy tale into a fantasy of amphibious proportions.

    The Book of Oracles...more

    Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    February 8, 2015

    Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in...more

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

    February 12, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 17 - February 21, 2015

    Curtain Call: BTS is a five-day musical theatre program, taught by Lindsay Albert and Jenna Lea Scott, designed to introduce young students to the stage. Students will sing, dance,...more

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating...more

    Pinocchio

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    January 30 - February 22, 2015

    An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians,...more

    Peter and the Wolf along with Hansel and Gretel: Classic Tales Told Through Music and Dance

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

    February 25, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known...more

    Mother Hicks

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Paramount Center, Boston

    February 26 - March 1, 2015

    By Suzan L. Zeder
    Directed by: Megan Sandberg-Zakian

    ...more

    The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice Rink

    Presented by Boston Common Frog Pond at Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston

    November 22, 2014 - March 1, 2015

    The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S. It is the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Open to the...more

    Color, Mixing & Reactions

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

    January 6 - March 3, 2015

    Color, Mixing & Reaction — Exploring our world through our senses helps children develop important observation and language skills as they investigate, process, and come...more

    Nature, Shapes & Patterns

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

    January 8 - March 5, 2015

    Nature, Shapes & Patterns — Did you know that when children learn with all of their senses, their brain connections are stronger and their memories last longer? Explore...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 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

    MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present "Color Fields" Exhibition

    Presented by MassArt at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston

    December 26, 2014 - March 7, 2015

    The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents the highly anticipated Spring 2015 exhibition: Color Fields from January...more

    WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    March 15, 2015

    The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree...more

    The Taste of Sunrise

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    March 13 - March 22, 2015

    The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural...more

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

    March 26, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    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

    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.


    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) 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.


    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    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

    Salon Series

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    May 14, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Shrek the Musical

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    April 17 - May 24, 2015

    The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess and a garrulous donkey, Shrek the Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy-tale expectations. With wit and a...more

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