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    Summer Arts Program

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

    June 23 - August 29, 2014

    Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

    Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)
    Session 2: July 7 - 18, 2014.....................$475
    Session 3: July 21 - August 1, 2014.........$475
    Session 4: August 4 - 15, ...more


    Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    April 17 - September 1, 2014

     Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community will explore the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how they can be...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House (Northshore Studio)

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

    September 2, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from On Your Toes Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

    September 2, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special Adult...more

    Boston Ballet School September Open House

    Presented by Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School

    September 3, 2014

    Activities:
    • Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
    • Learn how to make a ballerina bun
    • Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
    • Special Adult...more

    Celebrate Fruitlands 100!

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 6, 2014

    Come celebrate Fruitland's centennial year and the opening of our anniversary exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This free event will be fun for the whole...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

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

    French Cultural Center Open House

    Presented by The French Cultural Center

    September 9, 2014

    Come meet the staff, tour our beautiful brownstone, get all the information you need to take a class, check out the library's latest arrivals, learn about...more

    Free September 12 Second Friday 4-8 PM

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

    September 12, 2014

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)
    6 PM Open Eyes An informal, guided conversation about an art object

    Reinstalled galleries open Sept...more

    9th Annual Films at the Gate

    Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film...more

    Salon Series

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

    September 18, 2014

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


    The Family Show

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

    September 23, 2013 - September 19, 2014

    Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston...more

    Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    September 20, 2014

    Local chefs go Nordic! Drawing upon influences from traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you’ll be the judge! Join us for...more

    stART on the Street: Fall Edition

    Presented by stART on the Street

    September 21, 2014

    stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available),...more

    "Ways to Live Forever" movie screening

    Presented by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation at Somerville Theatre

    September 23, 2014

    Join us for a special screening of the British feature film, Ways To Live Forever. Starring Robbie Kay (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger...more

    The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent....more

    The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent....more

    Sunday Parkland Games

    Presented by Charles River Conservancy and Knucklebones

    June 22 - September 28, 2014

    The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games...more

    Finding Neverland

    Presented by American Repertory Theater

    July 23 - September 28, 2014

    Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't...more

    The Craft Festival at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Come check out our 4th Annual Craft Festival in partnership with the Worcester Center for Crafts. Craftsmen from all across New England are onsite for this juried...more

    The Berenstain Bears

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    October 4, 2014

    Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa...more

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)

    Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

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

    Family Concert - Disney, the Beatles, & Looney Tunes

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Civic Symphony opens its 90th season with music from the greatest rock group of all time and two cartoon giants; Walt Disney and Looney Tunes. Jordan Rich will be our guest host and 17...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

    October 5, 2014

    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...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).


    Kids' Shows: Mister G

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 11, 2014

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who spent 20 years as a Boston-based rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to family music.

    Recently,...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    at DCU Center

    October 9 - October 13, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    MassArt Presents Family Day!

    Presented by MassArt

    October 18, 2014

    Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day! Drop in for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and artmaking designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery...more

    Harvest Festival- Make Your Own Instrument

    Presented by Rockport Music

    October 18, 2014

    Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items. All ages are welcome to...more

    Kids' Shows: Ben Rudnick & Friends

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 18, 2014

    Multiple award winners in family music, Ben Rudnick & Friends' adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won them fans of all ages. Whether on stage or record, the...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    at TD Garden

    October 15 - October 19, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    Kids' Shows: The BJ Hickman Magic Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 25, 2014

    The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. New England-based magician BJ Hickman has performed shows nationwide, in locations...more

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

    October 26, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian...more

    Inside the Haunted House by The Gerwick Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    In this original Halloween story, two brave children dress up as ghosts to investigate a creepy old mansion. Find out what haunted surprises await them inside! Elaborate scenery, large-scale...more

    Vocalist Cyrille Aimée

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 29, 2014

    Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,...more

    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 31, 2014

    Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back...more

    Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 1, 2014

    Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their...more

    Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 7, 2014

     Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 8, 2014

    Starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap is the delightful comic tale of twin sisters, long separated, who meet accidentally for the first time at summer camp. After...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    ALICE

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

    October 17 - November 16, 2014

    Alice is a new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato. Based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis...more

    Annie

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

    November 5 - November 16, 2014

    The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will...more

    Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 22, 2014

    Silly Sally's Bubble Show is a fun, inventive, educational, silly and interactive show for kids and families of all ages! Little bubbles, medium bubbles and GINORMOUS bubbles collaborate to...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    ELF: The Musical

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...more

    The Play of Daniel

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

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