Niho Kozuru: Cast & Layered

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

Cast & Layered premieres new work by Boston sculptor Niho Kozuru. Kozuru casts her iconic columnar forms in glass. The light-filled sculptures, with their turned forms,  reference New England architecture and furniture.



10/28/14 - 01/28/15

FREE



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Roosevelt Dime

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 We all carry the Roosevelt Dime. It’s not a relic of the past, it’s the silver in your pocket. There was a time when Appalachian strings made romance with New Orleans rhythms, a love affair that yielded one of the most infectious beats the world had ever heard. For Roosevelt Dime that time is now. Some would call it Rock & Roll, others Americana, but “Mardi-Grass” is more like it—a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving, melodic banjo, fat-back blues guitar, pure honky-tonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty R&B vocals along for the ride—it makes for a groove so inspired the New York Times has called Roosevelt Dime “a perpetual crowd pleaser.” http://rooseveltdimemusic.com/



01/28/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members: $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Fleetwood Mac

Presented by Dunkin Donuts Center at Dunkin Donuts Center

The twice-reunited Grammy Award-winning rock ‘n’ rollers continue their “On With The Show” tour amid rumours (wink) of an in-the-works new album. This isn’t “second hand news,” people! The Wall Street Journal reported it! Yesterday may be gone, but Fleetwood Mac never stop thinking about tomorrow.



01/28/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D48E1B672F1

Dunkin Donuts Center - 1 LaSalle Square, Providence, RI, 02903



Conversation and Clinic with Branford Marsalis

Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis—member of the First Family of Jazz with his father Ellis and siblings Delfeayo and Jason—will conduct a conversation on his career and creative process and lead a clinic with students in the Harvard Jazz Bands. This event is co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Marsalis and his quartet will appear in concert on Thursday, January 29 at 8 pm at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston. 



01/28/15

Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp/details.php?ID=45188



The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Dartmouth College Professor of Native American Studies Colin G. Calloway explores a key military episode that has become an aberration in the American narrative and a blank spot in the national memory. In 1791, General Arthur St. Clair led the United States army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages in northwestern Ohio. Almost within reach of their objective, his 1,400 men were attacked by about a thousand Indians. In a dramatic defeat, the U.S. force suffered nearly one thousand casualties while Indian casualties numbered only a few dozen. The highly motivated and well-led Native American force shattered not only the American army but the assumption that Indians stood no chance against European methods and models of warfare. Calloway explores how and why this battle has been overlooked in American history and shows how it ultimately changed the ways in which Americans fought their wars.



01/28/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2421/victory-no-name-native-american-defeat-first-american-army

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and a composer. Expect an astounding performance by one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around.
 



01/29/15

Tickets start at $45



- http://celebrityseries.org/branford/index.htm



Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

 BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Dark Visions,” the second program, probes the deepest reaches of human expression, from musical ars moriendi to violinistic depictions of grief and despair.



01/29/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



An Evening with Kip and Vanilla Chip

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Join artist Stephen St. Francis Decky in an exploration of his adorably subversive characters and the ways in which they navigate life in a terminally cute world. This interactive event promises puppetry, animation, live performance, and more - all ages welcome!

 

 



01/29/15

Free



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New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Piggy Bankers

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

Led by staffers from HarborOne Bank, this series introduces 3-4 year olds to the concept of money through stories and play. Children will learn about the importance of making, spending and saving money. Sponsored by HarborOne Bank

Session 2 of 3: Spending



01/29/15

$9 per person; Members and children under 1 year are free.



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx

The Children's Museum in Easton - The Old Fire Station, North Easton, MA, 02356



BlackNificent

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

There is no other way to describe this show but BlackNificent. Future stars of Boston comedy –Tawanda Gona, Jason Cordova, Shaun Bedgood, Nick Chambers, and Kofi Thomas – appear onstage together at Oberon. The night will entertain and inform, as comics will regale the audience with humorous tales of experiences from their own unique perspective.



01/29/15

Tickets: $10 - $20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/blacknificent

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Color Sweep

Presented by New Gallery Concert Series at Community Music Center of Boston

Our featured artist, Suzy Marden, will enliven this performance with the vibrant aesthetic of her abstract acrylic paintings. The program brings together music by Dan Dediu, Elena Ruehr, Melody Gardot, and Fritz Hauser and performances by singer Claudia Eliaza, violinist Irina Muresanu, pianist Sarah Bob, and percussion group extraordinaire, Trio Okho. The program for this concert is as follows: 

Violin Sonata op. 7, 1st movement - Allegro (1987)
À la récherche de "La Marseillaise" de Stravinsky for violin op. 134 (2008)
Dan Dediu (1964)
Irina Muresanu, violin

Second Violin and Piano Sonata for Irina Muresanu and Sarah Bob (2012)
I. For William Bolcom
II. For Eddie Russ
III. Meeting Oscar
Elena Ruehr (1963)
Irina Muresanu, violin; Sarah Bob, piano

Our Love is Easy (2009)
Melody Gardot (1985)
It's Still Called the Blues (1994)
Buddy Guy (1936)
Foli Damou (2000)
Boulo Valcourt (1946)
Claudia Eliaza, singer; Maxim Lubarsky, piano: Dave Landoni, bass; Aaron Trant, drums

Shi (2008)
Alexandre Lunsqui (1969)

Second Thought (2011)
Fritz Hauser (1953)

Gather (2006)
Keeril Makan (1972)

Trio Okho: perucssionists Nick Tolle, Jeffrey Means, Mike Williams
 

 



01/29/15

Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and children. Tickets may be purchased at the door.



- http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/events/

Community Music Center of Boston - 34 Warren Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



The Anatomy of an Exhibition–Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Senior curator Jodi Hauptman and senior conservator Karl Buchberg, both of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will discuss the innovative model of curatorial practice they developed while working on their internationally acclaimed exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, currently on display at MoMA.

What are the benefits of this new model? In what ways might art-historical interpretation draw upon yet also exceed the findings of conservation science? Special attention will be paid to Matisse’s The Swimming Pool (1952), the conservation of which provided initial impetus for this wide-ranging exhibition.

Cosponsored by Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Harvard Art Museums

Free and open to the public. Please enter via the Broadway Street entrance.

Support for the lecture is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.



01/29/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/the-anatomy-of-an-exhibition-henri-matisse-the-cut-outs

Harvard Art Museums - 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Airport with Nate Leavitt Band

Presented by Atwood's Tavern at Atwood's Tavern

AIRPORT
Sometimes-rock/sometimes-Americana/always-melodic. Five guys neck-deep in the Boston and beyond scene (Waltham, Boone, Electric City, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents), doing a wee-bit twangy and lots of singing thing.

NATE LEAVITT
Nate has been performing in the Boston music scene for a little over twenty years. While most of that time was spent with the Supercharged Soul band The Blizzard of 78, he now makes his time as a solo artist as well as with the bands Parlour Bells (nominated for Video of the Year by the Boston Music Awards 2013) and Old Jack (nominated for Best Live Act by the Boston Music Awards 2011).



01/29/15

Atwood's is a mix of seating and standing room. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee seating. 

This is a 21+ show.



- https://www.facebook.com/events/327821020744177

Atwood's Tavern - 877 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poet Askia M. Touré

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

A lifelong interest in the history of Africa inspired Askia M. Touré to use his work to restore the lost heritage of African American people. The award-winning poet, author, social activist, and African American Studies professor, now based in Boston, is a fountain of fascinating oral history about SNCC, Civil Rights, the Black Panthers and the Black Arts movements, of which he is a co-founding architect.

Along with Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and other black writers, Touré helped shape the legacy of the movement and profoundly changed how race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, politics, and art were and are understood. He is featured in a host of anthologies, and authored five books, including From the Pyramids to the Projects, From the Projects to the Stars, winner of the 1989 American Book Award for Literature, and Dawnsong!, which received an award from the African-American Literature and Culture Society, an affiliate of the American Literature Association. Touré recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Pen Oakland.



01/29/15

Admission: $5;

Youth (13 - 17) and seniors (62+): $3

MAAH members and children 12 years and under: free.



- http://www.maah.org/events.htm#MLK_2015

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Paula has starred in comedy specials for HBO and Bravo while garnering numerous awards, accolades, and firsts for a female comedian. She is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and is the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner. In 2012, she received the 2012 Moment Magazine Creativity Award at their 35th anniversary. She is also the recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 was accepted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.



01/30/15

$25-$35



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For over two decades, Pauly Shore has been an iconic figure in show business in front of the camera, and for the last 10 years, behind the scenes with multiple producer, director, and creator credits. He’s also recently starred in comedy specials and scripted films for the premiere cable networks Showtime and CMT. Independent films that enjoyed worldwide distribution include Adopted, Pauly Shore is Dead, Pauly~tics, and others. Pauly can be frequently seen on the popular comedy web site Funny or Die, where he has done several digital shorts that have gone viral. He is currently in post-production on a true-to-life documentary about his mother, the legendary founder of The Comedy Store. When Pauly isn’t touring the country on his sold-out comedy tour, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and connecting with his Los Angeles roots.



01/30/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/pauly-shore-6/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

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

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music pulled from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools will also dive into some of the legendary Asbury Jukes material–revisiting the classics as well as the underperformed deep track.

Members include: Southside Johnny Lyon, Jeff Kazee, John Conte, Tommy Byrnes, and various pals from town to town.



01/30/15

$40 public / $35 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends October 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Kingsley Flood

Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair

The Boston folk-rock band celebrates the release of their new EP “To The Fire,” a boisterous offering with shades of “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”-era Wilco.



01/30/15



- http://www.sinclaircambridge.com/event/700693-kingsley-flood-cambridge/

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nick Hakim

Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs

This past year, recent Berklee College of Music grad Nick Hakim put out a gorgeous debut, a soul-inflected study in heartbreak called “Where Will We Go.”



01/30/15



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Middle East Downstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Shout It Out

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Shout It Out!  completely improvised and interactive show where the audience supplies the ideas, and Boston's best improv comedians supply the comedy. The amazing cast takes audience suggestions and turns them into hilarious scene, songs, and stories on the spot. With a ton of audience interaction and participation, Shout It Out! is fast-paced, unpredictable and always hilarious. 



01/24/15 - 01/30/15

General Admission: $20



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364573

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Artist Talk at FPAC Gallery with Ariel Freiberg

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at FPAC Gallery



01/30/15

Please join us at the FPAC Gallery for an artist talk in conjunction with our current exhibit Chora, featuring work by Ariel Freiberg and Filiz Emma Soyak. Ariel Freiburg will engage in a dialogue with art historian Afshan Bokhari, artist Audrey Goldstein, and curator Trevor Smith on ideas inspired by the exhibition.

Date: Friday, Jan. 30th 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Refreshments to be provided


 



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FPAC Gallery - 300 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210



CAMafterhours

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Experience the sights and sounds of the Museum after dark.

Featuring:

Special preview of Sounds of a Working Waterfront, an original sound composition by Robert Bradshaw

A conversation with artist Jeffrey Marshall and gallery owner Ken Riaf

Live music by Mosse, with Andrew Luman, Pete Koeplin, Jerry Smith and Rich Lehrer

Photobooth experience in the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront

Hearty Appetizers, Wine & Beer by Tim Hopkins Catering

 

 

For ages 21+



01/30/15

$35 CAM members; $45 nonmembers



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/camafterhours_jan2015/

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



Yoron Israel-High Standards

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Yoron leads the Boston based quartet "High Standards", which is featured on his latest release "VISIONS" - The Music of Stevie Wonder. The quartet currently features; Laszlo Gardony - piano/keyboard, Lance Bryant - tenor & soprano saxophones and Henry Lugo - bass, along with special guests Larry Roland - spoken word and Thaddeus Hagarth - harmonica and guitar. This core foursome represents a depth of virtuosity and musical cohesiveness that is infectious. This ensemble is committed to forging ahead "new standards" for the 21st century; adding a personalized perspective to familiar performance, compositional and arrangement references that will become common repertoire of choice for future generations of jazz musicians.



01/30/15

$18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Jazz in the Sanctuary: Tribute to Horace Silver

Presented by Winchester Unitarian Society at Winchester Unitarian Society

Join some of Boston’s best jazz musicians as they play the works of pianist, composer, and bandleader Horace Silver, who died in 2014 at the age of 85. The program features Greg Hopkins on trumpet, Bill Pierce on saxophone, John Kramer on piano, Mark Pucci on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. Horace Silver's dynamic playing style and compositions were rooted in gospel, African, Latin, and Cape Verdean music. Among his best known compositions are “Peace,” “Melancholy Mood,” “Song for My Father,” ”Sister Sadie,” and “The Preacher.” A reception will follow the concert.

 



01/30/15

$20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students



- http://www.winchesteruu.org/concert-series-66.html

Winchester Unitarian Society - 478 Main St., Winchester, MA, 01890



Welcoming Andris Nelsons: A Multi-Media Exhibit

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

A multi-media display installed in Symphony Hall will provide BSO fans with a kaleidoscope of information about new BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons including a state-of-the-art hologram featuring the Maestro! 

The exhibit features a hologram of Maestro Nelsons that speaks to the audience about his musical values, and also includes several videos including "Boston Welcomes Andris"with backstage and behind-the-scenes clips, interviews, and concert footage that tell the story of the excitement surrounding Andris' appointment as BSO Music Director. The exhibit will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10-5 p.m., and before evening concerts.

The multi-media exhibit will also feature a loop of the acclaimed documentary Genius on Fire, podcasts, promotional video from the new BSO Wagner and Sibelius CD, various professional interviews and footage from concerts this season and from Tanglewood including a piece which aired on CNN International in December, an iPad trivia contest about Andris Nelsons, and a display of Andris' memorabilia and press clippings. 



01/06/15 - 01/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bso.org/brands/bso/features/2014-15-bso-season/andris-nelsons-a-multi-media-exhibit.aspx

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with fast-moving reportage and insider accounts from the Afghanistan war, Sarah Chayes identifies the unexpected link: corruption. Since the late 1990s, corruption has proliferated to such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. These kleptocrats drive indignant populations to extremes—ranging from revolution to militant puritanism. Through deep archival research, Chayes reveals that canonical political thinkers such as John Locke and Machiavelli, as well as the great medieval Islamic statesman Nizam al-Mulk, all named corruption as a threat to the realm. In a thrilling argument connecting the Protestant Reformation to the Arab Spring, Thieves of State presents a powerful new way to understand global extremism. And it makes a compelling case that we must confront corruption, for it is a cause—not a result—of global instability.

An award-winning former NPR correspondent, foreign policy expert, and entrepreneur with ten years’ experience in Afghanistan, Sarah Chayes is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment and the author of The Punishment of Virtue. She lives in Washington, DC.



01/30/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2423/thieves-state-why-corruption-threatens-global-security

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Red Alert: A Space Comedy Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Red Alert follows the intrepid crew of the USS Starship Caliburn, led by Commander Daniel Booker as they encounter aliens, discover worlds and navigate the inevitable dangers of outer space. On top of showcasing the cast’s exceptional improvisation skills from the theater’s veteran performers, Red Alert introduces a fun new way to get the audience involved in the performance. At any moment during the show an audience member can push the “Red Alert button”, activating an alarm and setting off a disturbance that the ship must band together to conquer. Cast members deftly maneuver both the ship and the show through these audience instigated accidents, overcoming them just in time for the next crisis to occur. With outlandish scenarios and high tech equipment that puts the whole audience onboard the ship, Red Alert issues a laugh-out-loud performance every week.



01/09/15 - 01/30/15

$18 General Admission \ $14 Students



- http://www.improvboston.com/schedule

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Kingsley Flood

Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair

Boston and Washington, DC based six-piece Kingsley Flood, described recently by the Boston Herald as a “Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer,” has supported Grace Potter and Nocturnals, Angus and Julia Stone, Langhorne Slim, and Brett Dennen, among others, and is a two-time winner at both the Boston Music Awards and the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.

with The Grownup Noise and The Lawsuits



01/30/15

This event is 18 and over.

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only.



- http://www.boweryboston.com/event/700693-kingsley-flood-cambridge/

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

Presented by Artist Exposure

“LEGACY” Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8:00 PM ARTIST EXPOSURE PRESENTS: “Legacy” Exhibit December 20 – January 31, 2014 Mother, Daughter Find Passion in Watercolors PLYMOUTH, MA – Artist Exposure Gallery is pleased to present a mother-daughter exhibition by artists: Martha D. Kelly and Muriel L. Davis. The “LEGACY” show will run from December 20 – January 31, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, December 20th from 5-8:00pm. The exhibition will also feature musicians from the group Con Moto (with movement) Tom Shaughnessy: Viola, Susan Curtiss: Flute, Stewart Sanders: Violin and Lois Weiss playing the Cello. Martha D. Kelly will honor her mother Muriel L. Davis’s memory with a watercolor exhibition titled “Legacy.” “Legacy” is a unique mother-daughter artist combo exhibition. Muriel blessed her daughter with the creativity and encouraged her to pursue her dreams to become a painter. Please join us and experience their journeys as you see this mother-daughter Watercolor Exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8pm Exhibition: December 20 – January 31, 2014 



12/20/13 - 01/31/15

FREE



- www.artistexposuregallery.com



Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Met Live in HD: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.



01/31/15

$25



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/met-hoffmann

Peterborough Players - 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458



Murder Most Medieval

Presented by Mystery Cafe

The world famous Mystery Café cordially invites you to attend a Medieval banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court! Party like it’s 1399 with a zany cast of characters who will transport you to another world, complete with food, fun, music, mayhem, and…murder!
Queen Maliciouscent has planned a celebratory feast to welcome home her favorite knight, Sir Lancelittle. With the entire court in attendance, the revelry starts off with bang but ends with a thud as a murder interrupts the festivities! Who could have committed such a heinous crime? Who is hiding a sordid past? Who has a secret love? Who is holding on to a grudge? Everyone is a suspect – including you! As soon as you arrive, you will become part of the mystery and the fun. Learn how to swordfight, try your hand at entertaining the court with a joke, question the suspects and solve the crime – you could even become the evening’s “Super Sleuth” and win a prize! So join us for an experience you’ll never forget: “Murder Most Medieval!” Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



09/13/14 - 01/31/15

$54.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/murder-medieval/



Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

PROGRAM:
Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano
Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs after Pablo Neruda for oboe & bass
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87



01/31/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/february.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.



01/31/15

Ticket release dates:
Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22

Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/offenbachs-les-contes-dhoffmann/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting of nearly 1,800 posters from fourteen countries, this collection provides a unique graphic record of the War of Nations. The exhibition, Over Here: World War I Posters from around the World, timed to coincide with centennial observances of World War I, will feature highlights from the collection, including forty-four framed posters and cases filled with leaflets, postcards, and book and magazine illustrations. Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World is curated by Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the Boston Athenæum. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated booklet with an essay by Ms. Slautterback.



09/10/14 - 01/31/15

Public $5 | Boston Athenæum Members Free



- https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Sounds of the Working Waterfront

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Robert Bradshaw premiers his original composition created for the Portraits of a Working Waterfront exhibition. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Also offered at 3:00 p.m.



01/31/15

Adults: $10.00

Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00

Museum members, Cape Ann Residents and youth (under 18): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/sounds-working-waterfront-1pm/

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



International Guitar Night

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

“With International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvelous opportunity for virtuosos to interact and learn from one another onstage.”
- Michael Parrish, Dirty Linen Magazine

For the 2015 North American International Guitar Night tour, founder Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York; Brazilian jazz master Diego Figuierido and contemporary French-Canadian steel string icon Erik Mongrain. Andrew York is a Grammy winner both for his work with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and for his own brilliant compositions. Diego is one of the most sought-after jazz artists in the United Sates and around the world, and Erik is among the leading exponents using tapping and percussion to enhance his melodies. We are looking forward to a particularly inventive evening of contemporary guitar music.

Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.

Andrew York is one of today's most visible and innovative classical guitar composers, winning a Grammy with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during their sixteen-year partnership. Andrew’s discography includes “California Breeze,” a recording for Sony Japan, three solo CD's for the GSP label, ten CD’s with the LAGQ on Delos, Sony and Telarc labels, as well as inclusion on Rhino Records “Legends of Guitar”and numerous other compilations.

Erik Mongrain is a unique and highly talented acoustic guitarist who can claim to be a master of a large number of styles using different techniques, approaches and textures. One of his trademarks: The “lap-tapping” technique is astonishing to watch let alone hear. Better than anyone, he is a true master of lying the guitar flat as he hammers relentlessly on different parts of the strings to make unique sounds with rapid notes with this extra layer of percussion as well as harmonics.

San Francisco guitar poet Brian Gore is gaining a reputation as one of the most interesting and influential performers of "the next generation" in fingerstyle guitar. A musical romantic, his compositions draw inspiration from myth and modern literature. Hailed as having "...one of the most unique new acoustic guitar styles on the scene today (News and Review)," his lyrical, understated compositions integrate classical and percussive techniques that display what the Los Angeles Times calls "a characterful bounce and spaciousness all his own."



01/31/15

$28 public / $26 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends November 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



David Garrity Presents ‘Magic & Beyond’ One-Man Illusion Show

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

“Magic & Beyond” is a one-man illusion show that features unique, theatrical and visual magic, audience participation, comedy, and a custom-edited musical soundtrack. In this performance, you will see a table mysteriously float, objects that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye and witness the hilarious Houdini-style Escape Challenge!



01/31/15

General admission: $10 adults, $8 kids & seniors



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/david_garrity_presents_magic_beyond_one_man_illusion_show

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



AFFORDABLE ORIGINAL ART Exhibition

Presented by Gallery/Studio Z

Selected pieces from the stable of the gallery & the collection of the director (Prices range from $50-$1,500)



12/18/14 - 01/31/15

FREE



- http://www.galleryzprov.com/



Free Day

Presented by MASS MoCA

On a day when our galleries teem with visitors and activities, take a peek behind-the-scenes in every aspect of the museum. Director Joseph Thompson elaborates on the history of our campus and museum. Art fabricators break down the process of taking a project from concept to completion, and you can watch our tech crew build a concert light show. Elevator music (played live), art-making, carrot cake, and all the usual Free Day fun is in place.



01/31/15

Free



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Nomadic Massive

Presented by MASS MoCA

The sprawling Montréal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive descends on MASS MoCA for a game-changing dance party. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal,Chili, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, St-Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group is a force to be reckoned with, and its live show is a multi-lingual eruption of old school hip-hop with live instrumentation and a deeply global vibe.



01/31/15

$5 member + student / $10 advance / $15 day of



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Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church

Music for Peace presents an All-Mendelssohn Program with Nicholas Kitchen, violin and Yeesun Kim, cello — both of the Borromeo Quartet, joined by Alexander Beyer, piano.

The concert will include the Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 58; the Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49; and the Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series.



01/31/15

$35 non-member, $25 member, $10 student/low income, $250 two tickets preferred seating (series of 3 concerts)



- http://masspeaceaction.org/event/music-for-peace-mendelssohn

Harvard Epworth Church - 1555 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Demetri Martin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Demetri Martin started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later, he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. 



01/31/15

$37



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/demetri-martin/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Songs of the Heart

Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio

An evening of harp tunes, poems, readings, and songs from Celtic lullabies to contemporary folk, from shape note hymns to Leonard Cohen.



01/31/15

In advance: $15
At the door: $20; $15 for seniors and students



- http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/#!upcoming-concerts/c3ut

Third Life Studio - 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA, 02143



Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Presented by Cantata Singers at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest compositions. Ethereal, poignant, and beloved around the world, the All-Night Vigil was composed during the “golden age” of Russian choral music, when composers like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimski-Korsakov were all writing music using texts from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The All-Night Vigil is considered the crowning musical achievement of this era.



01/31/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/january/

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Introduction to Digital Photography

Presented by NewTV at NewTV

 Learn how to fine tune your images! We'll learn how to touch up images and how to fix exposure, color and other common problems quickly and easily. Bring a paper and pen for note taking. If you have a laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements bring it along also! Bring your camera, a notebook and your questions!



01/17/15 - 01/31/15

$125 for members of NewTV.

To become a member of NewTV, visit www.newtv.org/membership



- http://www.newtv.org/classes/schedule/intro-to-digital-photography-and-editing/

NewTV - 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA, 02461-0192



Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 BUG OUT! With Karen K & the Jitterbugs! Known for their upbeat,catchy, genre-swirling tunes that parents enjoy as much as their kids, Karen K & her Jitterbugs keep hands clapping and feet jumping at their rockin’, crowd-engaging shows performed across the country. The scene is set in Karen K’s Bug Out, the fort in her back yard where she seeks adventures and makes music with her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (Seth Connelly, guitar); Stinky (Dan Wheddle, drums), Hop (Eric Salt, bass); side-kick and best friend, Lightning Bug (Aaron Jones, banjo and everything else); and Lady Bug (Tracey O'Farrell), vocalist. Dubbed “The Kiddie Queen” by the Brooklyn Paper, Karen K and her Jitterbugs have been featured on CBS-NY and in New York Times, New York Magazine and Boston.com. They have also won national awards including a Parents Choice Award and Best Kid Video 2014 (Zooglobble) for their smash hit “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck.” Their blend of imagination, music, humor and fun makes Karen K & the Jitterbugs a family music favorite. www.karenkjitterbugs.com



01/31/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members: $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Freedom Bound

Presented by Hibernian Hall

Performed by Mad River Theater Works, Freedom Bound uses drama and songs to create characters who emerge from the past to bring the nineteenth-century Underground Railroad to life.  In the play, Addison White escapes in 1851 to Ohio where he is befriended by a farmer named Udney Hyde. It is not long before White is discovered, and federal marshals surround Hyde’s house in the middle of the night. Over 100 neighbors confront the marshals and demand they set White free. 



01/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.hibernianhall.org/



Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church, Boston

With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of Raffaella Aleotti, and modern works inspired by chant by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Duruflé, Amelia LeClair, and Patricia Van Ness.

Be transported, as the voices and instruments of Cappella Clausura, in ever changing spatial configurations, fill our beautiful acoustic spaces with some of the purest sounds ever written!



01/31/15

General Admission: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Seniors & Students: $15 in advance / $18 at the door



- http://www.clausura.org/concerts.html

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Big Quiz Thing Family Event

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

 The afternoon show will present six rounds of fast and funny multimedia team-trivia for the whole family (ages 7 and up). Teams compete against each other with fantastic prizes up for grabs including passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Wheelock Family Theatre, and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, as well as $250 towards kids cooking classes or a birthday event with Sabine’s Cuisine. It’s a great way for families to spend quality time together after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.



01/31/15

Tickets: $15 per adult, $10 per kid; four-person family pack $40.



- http://www.biqquizthing.com

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

A dyed-in-the wool liberal from the deep heart of Texas, the unsinkable Molly Ivins' rapier wit made her one of America's highest-regarded political columnists, satirists, and beloved rabble-rousers. Red Hot Patriot weaves personal anecdotes with Molly's unforgettable humor and wisdom, celebrating her courage and tenacity - even when a complacent America wasn't listening.



01/02/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets: $30 - $63
Student Rush tickets $10 at the door.
Limited number of $25 tickets available at every performance.



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=87

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Horticulture Workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting horticulture workshops and landscape lectures. There are open studios for visitors to explore their own creative, artistic process every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In January, it’s a Sculpture Lab to turn sketches into sculptures.

Museum hours: Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursdays until 9 pm. Closed Tuesdays. • Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella” • $2 off admission with a same-day Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ticket • Info Line: 617.566.1401 • Box Office: 617.278.5156 • www.gardnermuseum.org
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—a work of art in totality—is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a 1902 building, modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, and a 2012 wing, designed by Renzo Piano, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Collection galleries installed in rooms surrounding the verdant Courtyard contain more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts featuring works by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. Visit the Gardner Museum online at www.gardnermuseum.org for more about special exhibitions, concerts, innovative arts education programs, and evening events.



01/03/15 - 01/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella”



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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 02115



The Sketchbook Show

Presented by The Nave Gallery

Artists use sketchbooks for as many different reasons as there are artists: daily practice, planning book, travelogue, dream journal. Sketching happens from life, memory, ideas, or repetition.

What distinguishes sketchbook work from other artist works is the sense of a thought being puzzled out, a problem being explored. There’s an openness to leaving the thought incomplete. Usually (but not always?) sketchbook work is done in one moment, and the next time the sketchbook is opened, a new pieces is begun.

CURATED BY:
Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel Mello

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, January. 9, 2015; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

EXHIBITION DATES:
January 7-31, 2015

GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday-Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

ARTISTS:
Michael Ahern, Annie Aqua, Tony Astone, Heather Balchunas, Danielle Burch, Franklin Einspruch, Jasmine Gao, Emily Garfield, Sarah Gay-O’Neill, Peaches Goodrich, Rosemary LaHaise, Ellien Laramee-Byers, Rachel Mello, Chris O’Neill, Sarah Rushford, Patty M Simon, Skunk, Solei, Daria Theodora, James Weinberg



01/07/15 - 01/31/15

FREE



- http://navegallery.org/wp/the-sketchbook-show/



Copenhagen

Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery

The spirits of Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr and Bohr’s wife Margrethe, meet after their deaths to attempt to answer the question that Margrethe poses in the first line of the play, “Why did he [Heisenberg] come to Copenhagen?” They spend the remainder of the two-act drama presenting, debating and rejecting theories that may answer that question.

PRODUCED BY:
Porpentine Players

The Nave Gallery is pleased to welcome the Porpentine Players as its first Theater Residency.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, January 16 at 7 pm
Saturday, January 17 at 7pm

Thursday, January 22 at 7pm
Friday, January 23 at 7pm
Saturday, January 24 at 7pm
Sunday, January 25 at 3pm

Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Saturday, January 31 at 7pm

ADMISSION:
$14.00
Thursdays are pay what you wish.
 



01/16/15 - 01/31/15

$14.00



- http://navegallery.org/wp/copenhagen/

The Nave Gallery - 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA, 02144



Intro to Photoshop Elements

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

Want to improve your digital photos after they are taken? Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements! From cropping images, to adjusting lighting and colors for a more realistic look, slight alterations can have an amazing effect on a photo. Learn how and when to use these tools to improve your photos. We will also introduce the basics of the layering feature to help with color and lighting changes.

We will have laptops with Photoshop Elements available for use. If you have your own laptop with Photoshop Elements, please feel free to bring it. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/31/15

Adults $55.00m/ $65.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=camera:program_code=35416

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Sonny And Her Joy Boys With Duke Robillard

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Award-winning guitarist Duke Robillard has traveled the world over for the last 40 years entertaining audiences with his special blend of blues and classic jazz. He's recorded with, played with, or produced such important artists as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds among many more. Duke brings us Sonny Crownover and a crew of great musicians in a show that celebrates the rich era of women song stylists of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s (think Ivie Anderson, Helen Humes and Billie Holiday) and that brings poise and class to the great American songs of the time.



01/31/15

$20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17 Child U 12 $10)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



The Midnight Mischief Cabaret Presents: A Raucous Revival

Presented by The Midnight Mischief Cabaret at Davis Square Theatre

Calling all sinners, saints and sojourners!

The Midnight Mischief Cabaret presents: A Raucous Revival!

Join us at The Davis Square Theatre for an old school variety show with an edge sharper than your grand pappy's straight razor!

Our cast will leave you filled with the spirit, speaking in tongues, and booty-bumping your bibles! This audience interactive show features the finest in Boston's cabaret entertainment - from sexy songstresses to crazy comedians and everything in between!

Featuring:
Old School Game Show's, Michael D'Angelo
Comedians:

Casey Malone
Nonye Brown-West
Will Smalley

Burlesque & Performance Artists:

Dewie Decimator
Butch Sassidy
Claude Kitten

Contortionist:

Belle Gunz

With special guest preacher:
Fruit on the Bottom

And musical worship from Thee Legendary Rockin Prophets!

Hosts Allix Mortis and Ginny Nightshade call upon you to witness, testify, and party till the end of days.

"Spend an evening in heaven before the devil even knows you're dead!"



01/31/15

$10 general admission advance, $15 VIP advance, $15 at the door



- https://www.facebook.com/TheMidnightMischiefCabaret

Davis Square Theatre - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band ~ Beverly, MA

Presented by gimmeLIVE at Larcom Theatre

 Multi-platinum recording artist and #1 hit maker, John Cafferty, brings his high energy music to The Larcom Theatre for one night only with The Beaver Brown Band featuring critically acclaimed actor and saxophonist Michael "Tunes" Antunes.

You'll hear his #1 hits "On The Dark Side" (from Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack), "C-I-T-Y", "Tough All Over", "Hearts on Fire" and many more.

Don't miss this rare chance to see a major rock star up close and personal!



01/31/15

ALL AGES

RESERVED SEATS

$25, $35, $45



- http://gimmelive.tv/cafferty.cfm

Larcom Theatre - 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



Music from the Dow Partbooks

Presented by Convivium Musicum

The repertoire for Convivium's winter program will be selections from the Dow Partbooks, one of the most visually stunning and important collections of English music from the Tudor period. The collection includes some of the great English works of the time: Ne irascaris of William Byrd; O sacrum convivium of Thomas Tallis; the stunning Ave Maria of William Parsons; and Robert White's incredible Lamentations of Jeremiah. Earlier this season, Convivium Musicum had the special opportunity to perform some of these pieces as part of a day-long workshop with the Viola da Gamba Society and in celebration of Powers Music School's 50th anniversary.



01/31/15

$20/$12 Students, Seniors, Low income
Free for children under 18



- http://www.convivium.org



13th Annual A Cappella Night

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

13th Annual A Cappella Night Starring Simliar Jones, Featuring Boston Jazz Voices with special guests Merrimack College's own Mackapella

Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and soul and influenced by elements of blues, funk, and jazz. Their repertoire consists of cover songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and today, and includes a growing number of original tunes. The Jones sound is marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and – most importantly – by a rock-solid groove. Similar Jones performs frequently at a wide variety of venues. For example: at Fenway Park, with Top 40 recording artist Aaron Carter; at city festivals; in Faneuil Hall Marketplace; on street corners of Provincetown and Boston; at a number of nightclubs in the Boston area; on the radio; at Tall Ships Boston. The Joneses also appeared as part of the Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest in Boston, and have done a string of performances for Radio Disney all over New England. They’ve also performed with such a cappella luminaries as The House Jacks and Sean Altman. Similar Jones has been selected to appear in the Boston regionals of the national Harmony Sweepstakes competition four of the last five years.

What Boston Jazz Voices offers is a unique combination of classic sounds plus contemporary vocal jazz idiom. Their membership consists of talented musicians from all backgrounds and age groups, and yet they are all dedicated to the same mission: to perfect the vocal jazz ensemble, and to capture the spirits of those who hear them. The group shares a love for the same ensemble vocal jazz singing that their predecessors dreamed about.
 



01/31/15

Advance Tickets: $15.00
Tickets at the Door: $20.00



- http://www.merrimack.edu/live/events/4486-13th-annual-a-cappella-night-starring-similar

Rogers Center for the Arts - 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845



Bret Ernst

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Bret is considered one of the best comedians in the business today, and has been written up in trade magazines like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, as well as being mentioned in national magazines like Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. His Comedy Central Presents was voted one of the Top 5 specials of 2011 by Comedy Central viewers, and his comedy album American Comic broke the Top 10 on iTunes the first week of its release in 2012. Bret first gained national notoriety starring in the feature film Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, which documented Ernst with Vaughn and three other comedians as they performed in a 30 night-30 venue tour across America. Bret had a recurring role on the hit Showtime series Weeds, was seen on CSI: NY, and also appeared in Artie Lange's movie Beer League. He has hosted the Oxygen series Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too as well as Wrestling Society X on MTV. His stand-up has been featured on The Late Late Show on CBS, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, the Showtime series Comics Without Borders, Lopez Tonight on TBS, and was most recently seen on the Kevin Hart series ComicView: One Mic Stand on BET. Bret performs internationally and to sold out crowds in top clubs across the country.



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Thursday: $20 General Admission
Friday & Saturday: $25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=357328

Laugh Boston - 425 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210



Displaced

Presented by Steven Zevitas Gallery at Steven Zevitas Gallery

In Displaced, Rinklin presents a group of twelve new paintings that continue her exploration of the visual language of constructed reality that permeates the history of pictorial space. Three of the works are installed on wallpaper that Rinklin designed, a move that adds both visual and conceptual intricacy to the exhibition.

Both the history of painting and contemporary experience inform Rinklin’s practice. She has always been fascinated by the role that illusion has played in the historical practice of painting. With the invention and codification of linear perspective in the early-15th Century, artists gained the ability to create a simulated reality that could psychically transport the viewer. In our present day, encountering constructed realities has become a daily experience as we are constantly bombarded by images through the Internet, virtual reality, gaming, and cinema, all of which generate worlds that we may psychologically inhabit. Like painting, these virtual constructs can become a reflection of our desires, as well as our deep seeded fears.



12/19/14 - 01/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://stevenzevitasgallery.com/cristi-rinklin-displaced

Steven Zevitas Gallery - 450 Harrison Ave. #47, Boston, MA, 02218



ZUMIX Firehouse Sessions featuring Bill Janovitz & the Needy Sons and The Tim Gearan Band

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

ZUMIX is excited to host some of Boston's greatest rock and Americana performers for one night only! Join us for our first-ever Firehouse Session, featuring Bill Janovitz & the Needy Sons with The Tim Gearan Band. The lineup for the evening includes Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, Tim Gearan, Mike Gent of The Figgs, Ed Valauskas of The Gravel Pit, Eric of White Lion, and more!

Tickets are only $25 and all proceeds raised from the night will support ZUMIX’s award winning work using music as a tool to empower youth and build community. Today ZUMIX serves over 500 youth per year through after-school and summer programming and 500 through in-school partnerships. Over 10,000 additional adults, children, and families attend ZUMIX’s community events and festivals



01/31/15

Event is 21+. 



- http://zumix.org/community/events/bill-janovitz-and-needy-sons-tim-gearan-band-firehouse-session

ZUMIX Firehouse - 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128



8th Grade Field Trip to Washington D.C.

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 This improv show is a hilarious coming of age romp. We join a group of improvisers playing middle school children and their chaperons on their trip to a historical monument in Washington D.C. The audience gets to see what they learn (or DON’T learn) and how those lessons affect their night navigating the trials of a junior high, unisex, away-from-home hotel escapades. There will be prank calls. There will be sexual anxiety. There will be pop-culture references. Basically the American experience.



01/24/15 - 01/31/15

$12

$10 at the door for students



- http://www.improvboston.com

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty – On view beginning March 8, 2014
Whistler’s Peacock Room reimagined – drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and current economic conditions, the artist reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room as a fantastic ruin



03/08/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=847

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



The Best Brothers

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident at a gay pride parade, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker over the details of the obituary, Kyle’s unfortunate taste in men, and whom Mom loved best – only to find it may very well have been the dog.



01/08/15 - 02/01/15

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/best-brothers

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many visual artists who create work for gallery and museum settings remain among the devoted users of 16 mm and 35 mm film formats. This exhibition features work by six artists who emphasize film’s unrivaled texture and luminosity, as well as its potential for metaphor.



03/29/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=903

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang (Betty's Summer Vacation), Vanya and Sonia's quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, this rollicking and touching new comedy pays loving homage to Chekhov's classic themes of loss and longing.



01/02/15 - 02/01/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/vanya-sonia-masha-spike/



Bid Them Dance and Bid Them Sing: Dvorak, Lutoslawski, Phibbs, Prokofiev

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Prokofiev’s fiendishly kinetic Quintet originated as a ballet that was too difficult to dance, Lutoslawski captured the spirit of Polish folk music, and Dvorak never lost sight of the rhythmic vitality and heartfelt lyricism of his native Bohemia, the song and dance at the root of all music.

PROGRAM:
Witold Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes for clarinet & piano
Joseph Phibbs, Flex for flute, violin, cello & piano
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet in g minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & bass, Op. 39
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs after Pablo Neruda for oboe & bass
Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87



02/01/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/february.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Measure for Measure

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Multicultural Arts Center

Society is going to hell in a handbasket. Duke Vincentio figures the best way to rectifty a bad situation is to remove himself and put the government into the hands of the one person who can restore order, Angelo. Big mistake. Angelo may not be as righteous as the laws he enforces. We learn he's sitting on some pretty wrongheaded lust when the one innocent who pleads to him for mercy on behalf of her brother suddenly becomes the object of his deep-seeded desire. Sex, prison, and power collide in a city of the edge, and a vaulted struggle begins.



01/07/15 - 02/01/15

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/measure-measure

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Ravel & Concertos

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

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.

Bookending the program are two brilliant and contrasting works that would push any orchestra to its limit. First is Schoenberg’s powerful, kaleidoscopic, expressionist masterpiece Five Pieces for Orchestra. Although written in the atonal style that is reputed to be “difficult,” the Five Pieces ride the crest of such an intense wave of emotional expression that they never fail to make a powerful impression on audiences, who often find themselves liking “difficult” Schoenberg for the first time.

Nobody has difficulty with the Second Suite from Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe. It is a piece that for years seemed to float in the air above Symphony Hall because of the innumerable performances given by the BSO under Munch, Monteux, and a host of other conductors. It is lavish in its scoring but, like all Ravel, extraordinarily lapidary in the exactness of its craftsmanship and the ravishing beauty of its harmonic invention.

In between these two masterpieces lies the heart of this program. You will hear a group of concertos, or concerto movements, played by the winners of the BPYO concerto competition. You will be amazed and moved by the extraordinary depth, skill, and maturity of these young players.



02/01/15

Level A $50
Level B $30
Level C $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Portraits of a Working Waterfront: Photographs by Jim Hooper

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

An exhibition of 75 photographs of men and women who make their livings working today in one of this country’s oldest seaports, Gloucester, Massachusetts. The images were taken by Jim Hooper and include photos of a wide range of individuals involved in the in-shore and off-shore groundfish fishery and in the shore side businesses which supports them. 

After successfully completing a large community-based portraits project in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2012, Hooper was drawn to Gloucester by the city’s famed past and by the spirit and determination of the people who draw their living from the sea today. With the help of industry leaders from the Northeast Seafood Coalition and Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund, Hooper was able to identify key individuals and families within Gloucester’s fishing community and entice them into sitting for their portraits. The project took 18 months to complete with the result being a powerful and thought-provoking portfolio of the people who make up the port of Gloucester today.

A series of educational and outreach programs will be held in conjunction with the display including gallery talks by Hooper, a historical review of Gloucester’s working harbor over the past century and other related programs.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Northeast Seafood Coalition.



10/11/14 - 02/01/15

Adults $10.00 | Cape Ann residents, seniors and students $8.00 | Museum members and youth (under 18) Free



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/exhibitions/portraits-working-waterfront-photographs-jim-hooper/

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



Two Dance Stories

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

Two Dance Stories
Created by Susan Dibble and Ensemble
Directed by Susan Dibble

This celebratory and soulful dance performance tells two unique stories through movement. Students work side by side with professional performers under the direction of Professor Susan Dibble, a renowned resident choreographer and master teacher for Shakespeare & Company, among numerous other theaters. Inspired by the poetry of W.H. Auden, one piece illustrates how people are propelled into movement through the rhythms and sounds of time, and asks what happens when the ticking hands of the clock stop. The other piece revolves around a small shop that hatches a plan to heal people through the ghost costumes it creates.



01/30/15 - 02/01/15

$20
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/twodancestories.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



The Importance of Place: A Sketchbook of Drawings by Stuart Davis

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Although artist Stuart Davis' visits to Cape Ann took place primarily during the early years of his career, the drawings he did here exploring the shapes and rhythms of the working waterfront, the upland moors, and the densely populated neighborhoods of central Gloucester served as artistic inspiration for the rest of his life. In fact, it is estimated that upwards of 70% of his paintings and caseins done between 1940 and 1963 were created from compositions created during the 1920s and 1930s- the years Davis visited Cape Ann regularly. With this exhibition of drawings done by Stuart Davis during these early years, the Cape Ann museum explores the importance of place in the career of one of this country's most important 20th century artists.

The drawings on display here are from the sketchbooks kept by Stuart Davis between 1929 and 1938.They were donated to the Cape Ann Museum by Davis' son, Earl. The ink and crayon on paper Gloucester Terraces is an early work, done on one of Stuart Davis' first visits to the area. At the time of his death in 1964, Davis left behind thousands of pages of drawings and notes which are organized into a catalog raisonne, published in 2007.



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): Free



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



A Chosen Place: Walker Hancock and Friends

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Of all the sculptors to have chosen Cape Ann as their place, Walter Hancock (1901-1998) stands head and shoulders above all others. A quiet and dignified man, dedicated to his family, his community and his art, Hancock's work has earned the sculptor a status few others have achieved. The Cape Ann Museum is honored to present a selection of his work in this gallery, a gathering of pieces spanning the decades, with works done on commission as well as for pure enjoyment. Also on display are works by some of Hancock's Cape Ann colleagues including George Demetrios, Paul Manship, Katharine Lane Weems, Anna Hyatt Huntington, James McClellan, and Daniel Altshuler.



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): Free



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

Cape Ann Museum - 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



Drop Into Art: Past and Present

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Explore stories and traditions from past and present day while discovering Native American art and objects. Make a silhouette collage or found object sculpture in our studios. In the galleries, join us for Tons of Traditions Story Time, Eye Spy, and a Make-Your-Own Mini Beaded Bag craft.



02/01/15

Free for children with their accompanying adults



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



VOICES BOSTON 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

Presented by VOICES BOSTON at NEC's Jordan Hall

 VOICES BOSTON, formerly PALS Children's Chorus, presents its 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. Singers include current VOICES singers and alumni, with special guest, Nik Walker, all under the direction of PALS Founder, Jody Simpson and VOICES Artistic Director, Andy Icochea Icochea.



02/01/15

Students, Seniors and Children, $15


Adult seats are $30 and $45, depending on location



- http://voicesboston.org/gala

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Dublin-born Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman are both legendary fiddle players and have just released a new album together! Laghdú, the title of this debut album translates as a lessening, a decrease, a reduction. The music they have written stretches and abstracts the DNA of Norwegian and Irish fiddling; the result is something new, sparse and stunning. It ranges from the near-silent to the nigh-on orchestral, at times exploding joyously from their hybrid 10-string fiddles, at times barely there, holding time still. Utterly unique, this is music of an exceptional and unusual beauty. The album comes in a stunning triptych cover designed by Rossi McAuley of Distinctive Repetition. http://www.caoimhinoraghallaigh.com/



02/01/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members: $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church

With Soundings, Director Amelia LeClair invites audiences to immerse themselves in sound. Experience Medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen and Kassia, Renaissance sacred music of Raffaella Aleotti, and modern works inspired by chant by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Duruflé, Amelia LeClair, and Patricia Van Ness.

Be transported, as the voices and instruments of Cappella Clausura, in ever changing spatial configurations, fill our beautiful acoustic spaces with some of the purest sounds ever written!

 



02/01/15

General Admission: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Seniors & Students: $15 in advance / $18 at the door



- http://www.clausura.org/concerts.html

Eliot Church - 474 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Muckrakers

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

A young activist hosts a famous political journalist/hacker in her apartment. What follows is an evening full of rich debate over who has the right to information, how much the public needs to know, and the consequences of power. Dynamics shift when secrets are revealed and each discovers that there is always a price to pay for privacy. In the wake of controversy surrounding WikiLeaks and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, The Boston Globe calls Muckrakers “an absorbing play that’s ripped from the headlines.”



01/10/15 - 02/01/15

For mature audiences. Contains sexual situations and adult language.

General Admission: $36 plus fees
Seniors: $31 plus fees
Students: $20 plus fees



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/muckrakers/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Captain Boycott

Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater at BCA Cyclorama

In keeping with their long-standing tradition of "sublime arsekicking puppetry," the award-winning Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater, featuring Artistic Director Peter Schumann and his troupe of puppeteers, returns to the Cyclorama at the BCA, bringing their signature powerful imagery, masked characters, and giant papier-mâché puppets. Their nine day-residency includes performances of Captain Boycott (recommended for ages 12 and up), performances of The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus (recommended for everyone), and a political art installation conceived by Schumann, along with the sale of Bread & Puppet’s legendary Cheap Art.

All the visuals are created by Schumann, including sculpting and painting of all the major masks and puppets, with input from the company. Although all Bread & Puppet events have a seriousness of purpose, a few laughs are always thrown in!



01/28/15 - 02/01/15

General Admission: $18
Student/Senior: $13
Kids (ages 11 & under): $10 (Although not recommended for this age group)



- http://breadandpuppet.org/tour-schedule

BCA Cyclorama - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



School of Rock Boston Presents: A Tribute to The Police

Presented by School of Rock Boston at Middle East Upstairs

For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating over 100 schools in the US and Mexico. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.



02/01/15

ALL AGES



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Middle East Upstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



A program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and Paretsky (20th century)

Presented by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc at Loring-Greenough House

Shirley Hunt, baroque cello, with guest mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, will offer a program of works by Bach, Handel and other 18th century composers, and works for cello and soprano by Handel and Paretsky (20th century) in the Sunday Parlor Concert Series, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.

Meet Ms Hunt and Ms Lobo at afternoon tea following the program.

Donation $15 ($10 seniors & students). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com
 



02/01/15

$15 ($19 students & seniors)



- http://www.loring-greenough.org

Loring-Greenough House - 12 South Street (Jamaica Plain), Boston, MA, 02130



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transformation and identity is magically explored. Ruhl writes and Woolf soars, with both women writers winning accolades from actors and audiences.



01/08/15 - 02/02/15

$20 General, $10 Seniors/students- Tickets available at the box office day-of-show, or in advance over the phone. To make a reservation call the box office @ 781-283-2000. 



- http://www.wellesleysummertheatre.com

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Jake Schepps Quintet featuring Matt Flinner

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 The string band instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass—canonized as the quintessential bluegrass combo when Earl Scruggs teamed up with Bill Monroe in 1945—is rewired, rebooted and re-contextualized by the Jake Schepps Quintet on their new album Entwined. It features newly commissioned long-form works by composers hailing from the contemporary classical world (Marc Mellits and Matt McBane) and mandolinist-composer Matt Flinner helping to bridge the genre gap with a monumental new four-movement work rooted in the worldly new acoustic aesthetic. The quintet features Jake Schepps (banjo), Matt Flinner (mandolin), Ross Martin (guitar), Ryan Drickey (violin) and the indomitable Eric Thorin (bass). From the vantage point of the adventurous banjo player and arranger Jake Schepps as well as his fellow travelers in the vibrant new acoustic scene, the horizon for string band music is infinite. www.jakeshepps.com



02/02/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $18



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



"Of Many" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Presented by The Pluralism Project at Harvard University at Cambridge Public Library

Of Many film screening with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Diana Eck, founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University (www.pluralism.org). 

This event is the first in a series entitle "Religion Refocused," which will utilize documentary and narrative films to explore the lived experiences of religious minority communities and promote greater understanding. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For updates on this series, follow the Pluralism Project on Twitter (@pluralismproj) and like us on Facebook.

 

Synopsis of the film Of Many: Set against the dramatic backdrop of violence in the Middle East and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, who serve as university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. Timely and humorous, this short documentary offers an inspiring and hopeful narrative in the face of a seemingly irreconcilable conflict. (http://www.ofmanyfilm.com/trailer/)



02/02/15

Free



- http://www.pluralism.org

Cambridge Public Library - 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The African American Experience: Nourishing the Soul Through Music and Food

Presented by Historic New England

Celebrate black history through musical performances, a panel discussion, and food tastings. Explore the journey of the estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans to the New World and its continued influence on our culture today. Presented by the Boston African American National Historic Site, Congregational Library & Archives, Historic New England, and the Museum of African American History.The program highlights the experiences of the enslaved men and women through music, food, and cultural influences, which continue to impact life in America today, and features music performances.



02/02/15

Free and open to the public. Reservations are required.



- http://shop.historicnewengland.org/p-10088-the-african-american-experience-nourishing-the-soul-through-music-and-food.aspx



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



02/03/15

Non-Passim Members:$5/Passim Members: Free



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Small Worlds: Through A Small Glass Window, Works by Josh Falk

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Highlighting the intricate beauty of plants and nature, Josh Falk’s “Small Worlds: Through a Small Glass Window” is an ongoing macro-photo series shot with the intent of not only showcasing the subtleties of what we often take for granted in nature, but to also create new abstract landscapes through manipulation of depth of focus and segmentation of the larger picture. As if the photos themselves and their glass-like finish are windows into a brief moment of time, Falk invites the viewer to look out, or perhaps in, to a new and re-imagined world of nature and its complex beauty.



10/25/14 - 02/03/15

Free



- http://arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/art-shows/

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA, 02130



K-T Mass Extinction: What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

 About 66 million years ago, 70 percent of all the species that existed at the time, including the non-avian dinosaurs, became extinct in an apocalypse widely thought to have been caused by a meteor or comet impact on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. At approximately the same time, a series of volcanic eruptions in Western India produced torrents of lava that discharged large amounts of carbon dioxide and sulfur gas into the atmosphere. Mark Richards will review these concurrent events and explain a radical new theory suggesting they may be causally related. He will also discuss how ongoing research is shedding new light on the true cause(s) of the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



02/03/15

Free



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Slavery in Early Massachusetts

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society

This panel discussion considesr two papers. “‘Is this where Titus lived?’ Researching and Interpreting African-American Presence in 18th-Century Rural New England,” by Barbara A. Mathews, and “The Body of Liberties and Bodies in Bondage: Dorcas the Blackmore, Dorchester’s First Church, and the Legalization of Slavery in the Anglo-Atlantic World,” by Gloria McCahon Whiting.

Mathews’s paper draws on a remarkable cache of documentation preserved by early antiquarians of Deerfield, Massachusetts. It discusses the preliminary results of research into slavery in the 18th-century town, focusing on the ways in which slavery was inextricably bound up in the social, economic, and political web that defined a closely-knit rural community. Drawing on the work of Joanne Pope Melish, it also explores the broader implications of this history and its preservation even as Deerfielders in company with other New Englanders disassociated themselves in the decades before and after the Civil War from the region’s slave-holding history.

Whiting’s paper contextualizes the lived experience of one of the Bay Colony’s first African slaves to argue that slavery was bound up with democracy in the colony’s early years; that race shaped servitude from the colony’s founding; that Puritan religion provided slaves with unique opportunities for family building; that family was linked to freedom for the region’s early blacks; that Africans were building kin networks—and whites were recognizing them—from the first decades of Puritan settlement; and that the histories of whites and blacks, of powerful men and their polyglot households, and of law and social relations are inextricably linked.



02/03/15

Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.



- http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1406

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA, 02115



Reception for Drawing the Line at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

DRAWING THE LINEDrawing by Fort Point Arts Community members

 

January 26—March 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday February, 3rd 5:00-7:30pm RSVP
Guest juror: Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

Drawing The Line is an exhibition of drawings by seventeen FPAC member artists. The show includes traditional approaches to drawing, such as graphite, silverpoint, ink, and pastel as well as digital drawings and needlework.

 

works by:

Susan Blatt, Sammy Chong, Maggie Connors, Laura Davidson, Ruth Fields,

Jason Fiering, Sarah Gay-O’Neil, Elisa H. Hamilton, T.D. Heavican,

Jan Johnson, Lisa Knox, Maria Molteni, Steven Muller, Krina Patel,

Alexandra Rozenman, Jonathan Sahula, Candice Smith Corby



02/03/15

FREE, wheelchair accessible. MBTA: South Station

 

 



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reception-for-drawing-the-line-at-atlantic-wharf-tickets-15541015596



The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Multimedia Tribute Concert

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

Get ready for the new Australian Bee Gees Show, a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind while celebrating over four decades of the infectious music written by the Gibb brothers. Their record breaking music is captivated on stage with mesmerizing resemblance in sound and mannerisms. Together for more than 17 years, The Australian Bee Gees Show has mastered the look, sound and personality of the adored trio, while cementing their reputation as the world’s leading Bee Gees show. The Australian Bee Gees Show captures unsurpassed and state of the art sound, live camera images, and vivid graphics that will get you dancin’ on your feet. From early hits "Massachusetts," "New York Mining Disaster 1941," and "To Love Somebody" to later classics "Stayin’ Alive" and "You Should Be Dancin’," this show will have you reliving your favorite Bee Gees moments.



02/04/15

$32 - $42

10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=159

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ed Kowalczyk

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

As former lead singer of top '90s multi-platinum rock band Live, Ed Kowalczyk is unmatched in his genre, thanks to a distinctive voice and incredible stage presence. His signature sound shines in iconic songs like "Lightning Crashes" and "All Over You." Stripped back, intimate and disarming – he will appear onstage with a new and powerful unplugged production, featuring some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades.

Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide. Among this catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes," “I Alone," “Selling the Drama," “The Dolphin’s Cry," “Overcome” and “Heaven."

In 2010, Kowalczyk released his first solo album Alive, which spawned the hit single “Grace," which was followed in 2013 by The Flood and The Mercy, which featured the hit song, “Seven."

For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour – Kowalczyk will perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, along with a few surprises. “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production," Ed says. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”



02/04/15

$35 public/ $30 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends December 8, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



The St. Olaf Choir, in concert

Presented by St. Olaf College at Mechanics Hall

Founded in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, the St. Olaf Choir is
internationally recognized as a creative force behind America’s a
cappella choral tradition. Led by Dr. Anton Armstrong, celebrating his
25th year as conductor at the choir, the St. Olaf Choir will launch
their annual national tour on Jan. 24, presenting 18 concerts in 13
states through Feb. 15. The 75-voice St. Olaf Choir is the premier
choral ensemble of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.



02/04/15

Adults $35, Students $15, group rates available

 



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Shooting Reality Documentary Workshop

Presented by NewTV at NewTV

This documentary basics class will cover how to document reality to tell a story. We'll cover scene selection, short lists, capturing emotion, directing non-actors, how not to disrupt, release forms and more. We'll focus on short videos that serve a purpose on their own (2 to 5 minutes), but the skills are transferable to longer projects.



01/21/15 - 02/04/15

$40 for NewTV members.

To become a member of NewTV, visit www.newtv.org/membership.



- http://www.newtv.org/classes/schedule/shooting-reality-2/

NewTV - 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA, 02461-0192



The Camino Experience: Making the Way

Presented by Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross

 Arts Transcending Borders' first artist-in-residence, Galician bagpiper CRISTINA PATO returns to present a new work-in-progress inspired by the Camino de Santiago and her Galician roots.

Since the middle ages, pilgrims across Europe have undertaken an arduous journey along several routes, which, like the grooves on the scallop shells carried by the pilgrims, culminate in the town of Santiago de Compostela, the site of St. James’ tomb. Today, El Camino, or The Way of St. James, invites people from all walks of life, often embarking on the journey to mark moments of transition.

Making The Way brings together the College Choir, Theatre Department faculty and students, and the Cantor Art Gallery in an exploration of the Camino in words, images and music, from medieval chant recorded in Codex Calixtinus to the tender aria “Lùa Descolorida” by Osvaldo Golijov. Drawn from the stories of local pilgrims, moments of hardship, resolve, camaraderie and mirth coalesce into a timeless narrative that invites us all on a spiritual journey along the Camino.



02/04/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://academics.holycross.edu/ATB/TheCaminoExperience



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



02/05/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Asaf Avidan

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club

 Perhaps the most interesting voice in the Israeli music scene today, 34-year-old Asaf Avidan has become a huge sensation in Israel and Europe. Singing primarily in English, Avidan’s powerful voice is unmatched. He has been called a "force of nature" and "the love child of Dylan and Joplin." He will be performing with his full band.



02/05/15

$25 advance, $28 day of



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Paradise Rock Club - 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Joshua Radin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Cleveland born songwriter/performer Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations and hit songs. His rootsy-pop track, “I’d Rather Be With You” from Simple Times topped the iTunes album chart at #1 and hit ‘Top 10’ in ten different countries. The hushed, emotionally raw “Winter” and “Closer” from his 2006 album We Were Here received a four-star review in Rolling Stone Magazine. Radin’s compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol and House. His songs have been used more than 100 times in various films and television shows, making him a ‘behind the scenes’ artist whose music is heard most everywhere.



02/05/15

$31.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/joshua-radin/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



SmartPhoneography

Presented by NewTV at NewTV

This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smartphone photography. We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhance your images. Then we will explore photography apps that will let you edit your images and add filters to get the look you want or add an artistic twist. iPhones and Androids welcomed!



02/05/15

$40 for NewTV members.

To become a member of NewTV, visit www.newtv.org/membership



- http://www.newtv.org/classes/schedule/SmartPhoneography/

NewTV - 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA, 02461-0192



Piggy Bankers

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

Led by staffers from HarborOne Bank, this series introduces 3-4 year olds to the concept of money through stories and play. Children will learn about the importance of making, spending and saving money. Sponsored by HarborOne Bank.

Session 3 of 3: Saving



02/05/15

$9; members and children under 1 are free



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The Children's Museum in Easton - The Old Fire Station, North Easton, MA, 02356



Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Shakespeare’s Sonnets comprise the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate, daring, intimate, and fiery as any love poems we may encounter. But they are often misunderstood: as W. H. Auden wrote, “more nonsense has been talked and written, more intellectual and emotional energy expended in vain, on the sonnets of Shakespeare than on any other literary work in the world.” Ideas of Order instills pleasure in this extraordinary verse, revealing an underlying narrative within the 154 poems that illuminates the work—providing a guide that inspires a new understanding of this complex masterpiece. Neil L. Rudenstine makes a compelling case for the existence of a dramatic arc within the work through an expert interpretation of the poems in relationship to each other: the jealousies, petty squabbles, reconciliations, discoveries, and longings. The sonnets show us a poet in turmoil who falls for a young man who returns his affections—and the love is utterly transformative, binding him in such an irresistible way that it survives a number of heartbreaks. This spell is only broken when a dark lady comes into the poet’s life, and he becomes enmeshed in another coupling of lust and betrayal.

Neil L. Rudenstine is a literary scholar and the former president of Harvard University. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his Ph.D. in English literature at Harvard, where he began teaching in 1964. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former director of the American Council on Education, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, and the Committee for Economic Development. He currently serves as the chairman of the advisory board for ARTstor. Rudenstine is the author of The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy. He lives in New Jersey.



02/05/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2428/ideas-order-close-reading-shakespeare%E2%80%99s-sonnets

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Author Michael M. Greenburg Talk and Signing for His Book 'The Court-Martial of Paul Revere'

Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

Please join us as Michael Greenburg talks about his book The Court-Martial of Paul Revere, the first book that strips away the myths that surround Paul Revere and reveals the humanity beneath. The book gives a full account of Revere’s conduct before, during, and after the disastrous Penobscot Expedition, and of his questionable reputation at the time, which only Longfellow’s poem eighty years later could rehabilitate. It is a must-read for anyone who yearns to understand the early days of our country.

We promise an enlightening and enjoyable evening!



02/05/15

FREE



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Porter Square Books - 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA, 02140



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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 positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.



02/04/15 - 02/06/15

$10



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing, as is that of pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber music. Both of these remarkable musicians share a passion for music played at the highest level.

Program:
Prokofiev | Five Melodies
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major
Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ravel | Tzigane

“Passionate but precise, always at the music’s service, Jansen showered us with her superlative art. Dark sorrowing sighs; cadenza virtuosity; mincing mockery: every effect and emotion required was hit in the bull’s eye. The audience sat spellbound.” – Jazz Times

“Jansen is the most subtle of interpreters, and always a sensitive partner.” – BBC Music Magazine



02/06/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/jansen/index.htm



Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Miami born and raised, 24-year old vocalist Salvant has burst onto the jazz scene with astonishing speed since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition three years ago.

“If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this 23-year-old virtuoso . Ms. Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette ...” —The New York Times

Sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan



02/06/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00 Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/mcbridesalvant/index.htm



The Newberry Consort

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, returns to BEMF in a spellbinding multimedia performance of selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria with singers from Boston’s own Exsultemus. The Cantigas, a gorgeous collection of medieval Spanish songs in praise of the Virgin Mary that are replete with tales of saints, sinners, and miracles, come alive in a presentation incorporating projected images of the lavish illustrations from the original 13th-century manuscripts commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile.



02/06/15

Tickets: $66 / $49 / $38 / $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/newberry.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Bill Cosby

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

One of the most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and bestselling books including Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. A man of many talents, Cosby has created, written, produced, and starred in television shows that have been both entertaining and educational.

This multiple Emmy Award winner is well known for his groundbreaking work on I Spy, Electric Company, Fat Albert, Little Bill, Cosby Kids, and of course, the record shattering sitcom The Cosby Show. The Cosby Show dominated the number one spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Life Magazine described the program as “a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted” show whose “delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter-splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.”

Cosby is also a successful author, having written a dozen books. In his latest bestseller, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was, he writes with his unique humor and insight about religion, being a grandfather and his first love. Among Cosby's many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. A true entertainer, Bill Cosby returns to Worcester to captivate audiences with his humorous, insightful manner.



02/06/15

$43 - $75
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=158

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ladies Night Out Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Enjoy a night out with the ladies. Bring a beverage; we’ll provide the fun. Explore your imaginative side while creating ceramic bowls, mugs or containers. Learn a different handbuilding skill on the first Friday of the month while enjoying conversation and laughs. Bring a friend, or make new ones at Danforth Art! Advance registration required.



02/06/15

Danforth Art Members $35; Non-members $45



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Nancy Dewey | My Peruvian Quest Gallery Exhibit

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

 The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting Nancey Dewey's 'My Peruvian Quest" from December 5 - Febuary 6. The exhibition will include photographs depicting the evolution of life from 1979 to 2013 in the rural Peruvian town of Tinta. These photographs transport the viewer straight to the rural village of Peru, allowing us to see Tinta through Dewey's eyes. Both inviting and sentimental these photos show Dewey's deep understanding and love of the locale and its people. The reception for "A Peruvian Quest' will be held on Monday, December 8th, from 6-8 PM. 



12/05/14 - 02/06/15

FREE



- http://multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Cynthia Brody | The Subject of Women Gallery Exhibition

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

 The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting the colorful, surreal works of artist Cynthia Brody. Through mixed media, Brody creates a multi-faceted world full of various textures, colors, and cultures to entice the viewer into looking past the surface and delve deeper into the intricacies of both the art and subject matter. The women featured appear pensive and strong amidst their surroundings, speaking to the complexity and beauty of the female experience. The reception for "The Subject of Women" will be held on Monday, December 8th, from 6-8 PM. 



12/04/14 - 02/06/15

FREE



- http://multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

Multicultural Arts Center - 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Ryan Montbleau

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. For that and many other reasons, Montbleau's next album, For Higher, is quite literally a departure. Well-established out of his home base in the Northeast, the singer threw himself into New Orleans, where everything is slow-cooked, for a few fast-moving days — and whipped up an instant delicacy. At 34, he's a late-bloomer who's right on time.



02/04/15 - 02/06/15

Non-Passim Members: $32/Passim Members $30



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a single sound. Their songs about love and ramblin’ are filled with lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves.

Formed in February 2013 and driven by a shared passion to create music with purpose, the Western Den is the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, who blend folk harmonies and ambient textures to produce a sound all their own.

Nemes has made their mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. On their album I Carry Your Heart, dropping October 28th, the band showcases their violin shredding and songwriting. The album’s first two singles, "Butterfly" and "Black Streak," have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs.



02/06/15

$8 Advance/$10 Day of Show
$5 Berklee Students



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/damn-tall-buildings-western-den-nemes

The Red Room at Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215



The Marco Pignataro Jazzet

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The Marco Pignataro World Jazzet brings together the renowned pianist Laszlo Gardony and the virtuoso accordionist Cory Pesaturo for a program with a strong Mediterranean jazz influence. With the addition of John Lockwood on bass, Yoron Israel on drums and master Peruvian percussionist Jorge Perez-Albela, the Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro explores original music and arranges existing compositions from the Mediterranean regions and the Americas in a world jazz context but without losing its connection to its folkloric roots. The combination of soulful and haunting melodies with Mediterranean sounds and modes, creates a very original springboard for jazz improvisation and jazz harmonic explorations.



02/06/15

$18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Black Girl (La Noire De...)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair. The harsh treatment leads her to consider suicide the only way out. Black Girl is the first feature film ever released by a director from Sub-Saharan Africa.



02/06/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=20C0244C-077B-49EB-B552-D24E9C8A35DC

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



02/07/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone. Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and instrument demonstrations, take place from 9-10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



A Future Perfect, a world premiere

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Claire and Max find their values put to the test when bestfriends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a puppeteer for PBS. With friends entering into parenthood, they ask: What happened to the indie-rock kids that hated everything their parents believed in? A Future Perfect is a dark comedy about friendship, babies, and defining success.



01/09/15 - 02/07/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=future

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jamie Barton in Recital: The Return of Artist Night!

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

with Bradley Moore, piano

Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would come to Worcester. Music Worcester is pleased to bring back that tradition with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton – winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, 2013 Cardiff Singer of the Word, and fresh off her resounding success in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. Other recent and upcoming appearances include Houston Grand Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and being invited to sing at Marilyn Horne’s 80th Birthday Party.

Program to include Dvoraks’s Gypsy Songs.

“But the night belonged to Jamie Barton, a sensitive, attentive artist with a stunning and flexible sound.” – New York Classical Review



02/07/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
!0% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Amy Helm

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A dynamic singer and talented songwriter blessed with legendary rock and roll blood (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus), Amy Helm infuses her particular brand of Americana with heavy doses of gospel, folk and country.



02/07/15

$18-$32



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/amy-helm/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



From the Top Live in Boston

Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

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 radio show at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from across the country. Performer and repertoire information to be announced.



02/07/15

Single tickets start at $27. Senior and student discounts available.



- http://www.fromthetop.org/boston-tickets

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Teens grades 7-10 are invited to join artist and filmmaker Stephen St. Francis Decky for this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation, story boarding, and more while creating a collaborative film to share with your family and friends.

 

 



02/07/15

Free



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New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



I've Found a New Baby: Baroque Meets Afro-Latin Jazz

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with us! La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO combine to present a fusion of Afro-Latin jazz and vibrant Baroque musical styles applied to popular love songs and lullabies, performed on historical and folk instruments.

Mezzo-soprano Daniela Tosic will sing “Bei Mir Bistu Shein” in Yiddish, “Dark Eyes” in Russian, and “Besame Mucho” in Spanish, among others. The concert will also feature arrangements of works by American songwriters Edna Osser and Marjorie Goetchius, which will be performed by Osser’s grand-daughter, mezzo-soprano Roselin Osser. Songs will be interspersed with our instrumental arrangements of “Milonga de Mis Amores,” “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” and others.



02/07/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://rumbarroco.org/shows.html

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre

 With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies harmonized in layers of call and response.



02/07/15

$42.00, $37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Sanders Theatre 75¢ restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2191/ladysmith-black-mambazo

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

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

World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by chamber works by beloved Russian composers Arensky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.



02/07/15

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Student free; group rates available



- http://www.mistralMusic.org

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Figure Drawing Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Explore the figure and its structure, proportion, spatial relationships and anatomy through detailed instruction and demonstration. Prerequisite: one drawing class or equivalent. Bring a large drawing pad, soft pencil, vine charcoal, eraser and lunch. Tuition includes model fee. Advance registration is required.



02/07/15

Danforth Art Members $85; non-members $110



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs The Who’s Quadrophenia

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

For the second time, the URO performs The Who’s masterpiece Quadrophenia in its entirety. Perhaps the most thought-provoking concept album ever produced, Quadrophenia is a complex work that delves into the depths of human feeling and expression. From the opening chords of “The Real Me” to the closing jubilation of “Love Reign O’er Me,” this might be the most power-packed recording ever made.



02/06/15 - 02/07/15

Tickets: $25 plus fees



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/ultrasonic_rock_orchestra_performs_the_whos_quadrophenia

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



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

Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box

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 predicts the kingdom is doomed unless the unruly Princess Aurelia marries before the looming total eclipse of the sun! Meanwhile, our hero, Prince Friedrich, is on his way to woo and possibly wed the wild Aurelia when an ill-fated encounter with a wicked water nymph turns him into a frog!

Now, in order to bring about a traditional “hoppy” ending, the entire Kingdom – from Her Royal Majesty down to an unlikely pet skunk – must band together and take a giant leap of faith, or be caught in the clammy clutches of the wicked nixie forever!

The classic Tale of the Frog Prince receives the full Panto treatment when the beasts return with their annual Winter Panto. Audiences of all ages will want to hop on over to the Boston Center for the Arts to catch the fun: KerPlop! 



01/17/15 - 02/07/15

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - $24.00
Wednesday, Thursday - $20.00

Students/Seniors - $15.00
Children - $10



- http://www.imaginarybeasts.org

BCA Plaza Black Box - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Owl Festival: Up Close and Personal with the Owls of Broadmoor

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

Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of some of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl. Following the show, join us for a guided prowl to listen for owls in the wild. Join us for one or both programs!

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

3-4 pm Owl Festival: Up Close and Personal with the Owls of Broadmoor
Adults $15M;$18NM, Children $8M;$10NM 4:15-5:30 pm

Owl Festival: Owl Prowl for Families
Adults $10M;$12NM, Children $6M;$8NM



02/07/15

Adults $15.00m/ $18.00nm, Children $8.00m/ $10.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Owl%20Festival

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Seasons Life: A Choral Celebration of Life's Milestones

Presented by Voices Rising

As we travel life's journey, we pass through stages and transitions seamlessly from birth through life to death. While we regularly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, holidays and special occasions, we often fail to mark some important milestones of our lives: coming of age, falling in love, overcoming the trials of adolescence, first (and second) dates, embracing the realities of aging. In our upcoming concert, Seasons of Life, Voices Rising pays musical tribute to some of those lesser celebrated passages along with the monumental ones. We will sing about birth and death, about the cyclical passage of time and the ways we measure it. Our songs cover a breadth of styles, with folk tunes and show tunes, Hawaiian chant and a cappella jazz. With music from Joni Mitchell, Pat Humphries and Ysaye Barnwell and words from Khalil Gibran and Ecclesiastes, we will sing about the many phases of our time here on earth and the transition to the other side. Please join us in January and February for Seasons of Life. And until then, may all your milestones be celebrated with joy!



02/07/15

Priority Seating = $30
General Admission (Door Price) = $25
General Admission (Advance) = $20
Students/Seniors = $10
Children 5 and under = $5



- http://voicesrising.org/tickets.shtml



"It Might as Well Be Spring": An Afternoon of Eclectic Jazz

Presented by Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

Join Pakachoag Music School for this Pakachoag faculty special event, an afternoon of ‘eclectic’ jazz, including Rhythm & Blues, jazz standards, and a taste of ‘cross-over’ composition.  School faculty performing include:  Sam Politz, Piano; Betsy Bronstein, Cello; Scott Daugherty, Trumpet; Jung-Yi Hsieh, Flute; Debby Sedgwick, Piano; and guests Noel Cary, Sax and Scott Chaurette, Bass.



02/07/15

Free. Suggested donation: $15/$5 students. Proceeds to support the Save the Instruments Fund.



- http://www.pakmusic.org/calendar-and-events/special-events/



Goddamn Draculas: Record Release Show

Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs

Goddamn Draculas

"Tough but glossy early-'80s power-chorded arena rock"
- The Boston Globe

Aquanutz

A celebration of the glamour and excesses of metal’s shinier days, played from the heart, loud and proud. The huge backing vocals and harmonies of Def Leppard; the leather and denim of Mötley Crüe’s Girls and Feelgood tours; the rapid-fire harmonies of DeMartini and Crosby in “Round and Round” and Vito Bratta’s tapping magic in “Wait”. Tight pants. Fishnets. Bandanas. Eyeliner. Lots of eyeliner. And absolutely NO WIGS.

Township

"[Township] works up a churning 70’s funk while it sweats out classic riffs. With sludgy grooves, scorching solos, and Southern Gothic operas, Township fires off a series of timeless anthems that resonate like sun-bleached Polaroids.” 
- Boston Magazine

Planetoid

Our mission: to enslave the human race with our transmissions of face-melting rock. In the wake of an intergalactic war, the likes of which this universe has never seen, we have been cast backwards in time from the year 3032. Marooned on this accursed planet known as Earth, we have taken on the guise of the most highly respected and influential force this world has ever known: That of a rock & roll band. 

Party Bois

"[Party Bois] plies a brand of dance pop that touches on everything we mean when we talk about ’80s music: chintzy synth toms and handclap percussion, fluorescent keyboard effects, funk bass lines, and libidinous dance floor innuendo... For regular observers of the Boston rock scene, the effect [is] all the more delirious because the group comprises members from a number of notable local hard-rock bands, including frontman Keith Pierce of classic-rock throwbacks Mellow Bravo... The interplay of the two frontmen is a key part of the appeal in songs like Party Bois’s first single, “In Your Head” — a sort of Robert Palmer-David Bowie hybrid as Zampiello describes it, with Pierce’s lower-end growl playing off of Northrup’s upper-register crooning."
- Luke O'Neil, The Boston Globe



02/07/15

This event is 18 and over.



- https://www.facebook.com/events/560266584117599

Middle East Downstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Frank Santos Jr.: R-Rated Comic Hypnotist - After Dark Show

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Frank Santos Jr. has been amazing audiences for over a decade. His spectacular display of mind-bending antics can turn any skeptic into a fan. His act is always fresh, energetic, and unique, and no two shows are ever the same. When Frank Santos Jr. performs the audience becomes the stars, you are not merely an idle bystander vicariously absorbing an out-of-date comedy routine. You, your friends, and strangers across the room are all fair game awaiting the possibility of instant stardom!

Frank has a show for every occasion. He can read his audience and adjust his performance to please every appetite. The limitless variations enable Frank Santos Jr. to perform for anyone from curious and impressionable high school students, to hip and rowdy college students or a night club crowd. Frank is sure to throw everyone into a frenzy of fun and cheers.



02/07/15

Tickets: $31



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frank-santos-jr-2/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Uncommon Women and Others

Presented by Emerson Stage at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Maureen Shea

Six years after graduation, seven women meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and relive their college days in the early 1970’s at Mount Holyoke College, measuring their youthful dreams and hopes for the future against the fear and anguish they face living in the “real” world.

More than any other theatre artist of her generation, Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) changed the way contemporary women’s lives were presented onstage. She celebrated the complexity of the “New York woman” long before Sex and the City arrived on the scene. Her heritage can be seen in the post-1970’s “boom” of activity from women playwrights, many writing “serious” plays in Wendy’s preferred genre of comedy, from Paula Vogel to Teresa Rebeck, on through toSarah Ruhl. Wasserstein was one of a handful of women who have achieved pre-eminence as a professional playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to win an unshared Tony Award for The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Further, she was our most successful commercial female playwright in the last half of the 20th century (perhaps of all time?).
 

 



02/05/15 - 02/08/15

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Breath & Imagination

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

Before there was Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes – the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in Georgia, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. Breath & Imagination is a musical play that renders the life of his amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe and becoming the first African-American soloist to perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Employing spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is an inspirational exploration of one man’s determination to be an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Breath & Imagination was created by celebrated artist Daniel Beaty (Emergency) and stars award-winning actor Elijah Rock – reprising his role as Roland Hayes for which he received the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Performer in 2014. 



01/27/15 - 02/08/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=breath_and_imagination

Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.

Olga Kern, the striking young Russian Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will join Ms. Fleming for this recital.

Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao



02/08/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will be on sale 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/fleming/index.htm



Bill Cosby

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best selling books including Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.



02/08/15

$49.50 - $97.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-cosby-2/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Children’s Chorus

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children and communities. In 2001, Mr. Jones experienced a breathtaking performance by the nationally renowned Chicago Children's Choir, and returned to Boston determined to replicate this innovative program, as there were no organizations in Boston that effectively combined a mission for artistic excellence with an agenda for social change. He gathered the support of civic leaders and, after a year of planning and pilot projects, the Boston Children's Chorus was launched in October of 2003.



02/08/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/bostonchildrenschorus/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

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 a world premiere by Charles Zoll. The work features Marimba Magic, young and talented musicians from the Rivers School Conservatory. This and a chamber setting of the classic Babar the Elephant story are both narrated by NECN news anchor Steve Aveson.



02/08/15

Adults $30
Seniors $25
Students/children $10 

All seats general admission



- http://www.bmv.org/concerts/babarandbliss.html

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Lied To's with Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

CD Release. Special guests Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. With a combined slew of awards, festivals, tours, song placements, and writing/performing accolades, Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler unite to create a formidable blend of urgent, gritty, folk-rock and country tinged music about negotiating relationships in the wake of difficult times and burdensome pasts. This is their debut CD release show! http://www.liedtomusic.com



02/08/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO features pianist Vytas Baksys playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Vaughan Williams Overture and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps, Debussy's Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, Suk's Scherzo Fantastique and Weber's Jubel Overture (based on God Save the King)

Max Hobart, Conductor

 



02/08/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, Children under 12: free, MassBay Students/Faculty/Staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



From Russia with Love Valentine Concert

Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

World renowned husband and wife duo, Tamara Volskaya and Anatoly Trofimov return to the Mistral stage to play Russian love ballads on the authentic domra and bayan (think Dr. Zhivago)! Followed by chamber works by beloved Russian composers Arensky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.



02/08/15

Adults $30; Seniors$25; Students free; Group rates available



- http://www.MistralMusic.org

West Parish Church, Andover - 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA, 01810



Paste Paper and Squash Books Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

A Squash Book is a magical book that looks small when folded up into a square, but becomes big when opened, with ten squares for writing or other creative projects. Create your own beautiful paste paper to be used on the cover and for the inside squares, then make a squash book using special origami folds and bookmaking techniques. Advance registration required.



02/01/15 - 02/08/15

Danforth Art Members $66; Non-members $91



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Family Art Workshop: Clay Dragons

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories. Create fierce or friendly dragons using air-dry clay; then paint and decorate your mythical creature! Learn basic handbuilding techniques in clay as you create imaginative clay pieces. Ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required.



02/08/15

Danforth Art Members $20; Non-members $25



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Trace Drawings Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

For those who claim not to be able to draw a straight line with a ruler, there are Trace Drawings, a simple process using minimal materials (water based oil paint, a brayer, and paper) that results in beautifully expressive artwork suitable for framing or for making into cards. This one day workshop promises impressive artwork that anyone can master in a day! Advance registration required.



02/08/15

Danforth Art Member $50; Non-members $60



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

This documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise The American Songbook. The film showcases the work of some of the nation’s pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, and many more.

USA | 2013 | 90 min | English | Director: Michael Kantor, Narrator: Joel Grey

 



02/08/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/02/film-broadway-musicals-jewish-legacy

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



The Revelers

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from southwest Louisiana that's sure to get you moving. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabate, Dirk Powell, Cedric Watson and Tim O'Brien to name a few. As a group they play with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together. Simply put, The Revelers are the next Louisiana supergroup. http://revelersband.com/



02/08/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Stuart Little The Musical

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Cambridge YMCA Theatre

It’s the story of the little mouse with a big personality and a big sense of adventure! Experience this classic tale based on the book by E.B. White on stage at BCT in this fun and engaging musical production. Join little Stuart on his journeys in the big city- it’s an adventure for the whole family to enjoy! 



01/31/15 - 02/08/15



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/2014-2015-season/

Cambridge YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



Fighting for Freedom: The Civil War and Its Legacies

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

Harvard University Professor Timonthy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, Father Comes Home From the War; Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; and Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.



02/08/15

Free and open to the public, subject to availability.



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/art-human-rights

Loeb Drama Center - 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by Richard Clark, a U.S. premiere by Jon Laukvik, and choral works by Charles Stanford, Gerald Finzi, Carson Cooman and James Woodman. Jennifer Lester, Music Director; Heinrich Christensen, organ.

For more information, visit www.seraphimsingers.org.



02/08/15

Tickets: $20 regular / $15 students & seniors (available at the door)



- http://www.seraphimsingers.org

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

Bruce Hangen, conductor
Michael Lewin, piano

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Michael Lewin, piano)
KHACHATURIAN: Symphony No. 2 “With a Bell”



02/08/15

Tickets: $10 - $15

FREE PARKING is available at the Broadway Garage located on Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Let the attendant know that you are attending a Sanders Theatre event. Receive a swipe ticket which you will use to get back into the garage after the performance and will need to exit.



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/boston-conservatory-orchestra-11

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



A Midsummer Night's Dream

Presented by Watertown Children's Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

 A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Deidre Purcell for Watertown Children's Theatre on February 6 at 7 pm, February 7 at 1 pm and 7 pm, February 8 at 1 pm. Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. A Watertown Children’s Theatre Black Box Series production. Tickets are $12 each, general admission, and sales begin on January 13, 2015 at 10 am.

Director Cassandra Lovering says of this production, "In our version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, love can be an illusion which can make you feel invincible or send you into madness-- a division that can seem arbitrary from the outside. Working on this play with adolescents is especially resonant; it's a time when you begin to feel the vast spectrum of emotions that come with falling for your first love. Having been able to delve into the depths of what it feels like to be in love with these generous actors has been such a joy."
For more information, visit WCT’s website at www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org or call 617-926-ARTS.



02/06/15 - 02/08/15

$12 plus online fee



- http://www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



New England Utopia: Transcendental Communities

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Presented as a cafe evening with informal seating and tasty refreshments, this program by Pontine’s artistic directors features scenes from their original production The Common Heart with discussion of the New England Transcendentalists, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson and the community at Concord MA, and the utopian experiments led by Bronson Alcott at Fruitlands and by George Ripley at Brook Farm. Appetizers, drinks and desserts make for a casual evening of conversation and performance.



02/06/15 - 02/09/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org



Iphigenia in Tauris (Iphigénie en Tauride)

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Conflict on the Crimean peninsula goes all the way back to the Greeks. Iphigenia, the eldest daughter of the doomed House of Atreus, has been rescued from death at her father’s hand, to become a priestess of the goddess Diana in the kingdom of the Scythians. Charged with sacrificing any stranger who dares come ashore, Iphigenia struggles to overcome tragedy, oppression and her family’s bloody legacy to reunite with the brother she believed to be dead. Gluck’s ravishing score (premiered in 1779) was an operatic turning point, uniting music and drama to eschew the excesses of the Baroque stage. Iphigenia in Tauris is sung in French with projected English supertitles.

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard based on the play by Euripides
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage direction by Johnathon Pape



02/05/15 - 02/09/15

Tickets: $10 - $15



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/iphigenia-tauris-iphig-nie-en-tauride

Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Israeli Stage presents Never Ever Ever

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

This touching portrayal of a teenage boy dealing with dyslexia was the winner of four Israeli Assitej Awards in 2013. Yoni runs away from school, from home, from himself. He runs away the moment he’s confronted with the words disabled or dyslexic. In this moving, one-man play, Ben Yishai provides the audience an experience of what it’s like to feel like an outsider, feeling different, being differently-abled, yet, at the same time whole. Never Ever Ever is performed as a staged reading.

Israeli Stage is dedicated to exposing audiences to the works of Israeli playwrights, offering high-quality artistic, apolitical programming to help promote Israeli culture in a meaningful way.



02/09/15

Tickets: $15
JCC Members/Students/Seniors: $12



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/Cultural-and-Performing-Arts/Performances-and-Lectures.aspx

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



02/10/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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From tablet to Tablet: An Evening with Sven Birkerts

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

The context of reading has changed throughout history, but never so radically as in recent decades. We all are implicated in digital culture, taking part in a transformation that extends far beyond books and reading. Does the fascination with speed of information outweigh the notion of slow-grown substance, sophistication, and understanding? How does the digital age shift our intellectual, contemplative and literary culture? Does the benefit outweigh the cost? This evening, Sven Birkerts, renowned critic and author of The
Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age,
will explore the implications of this transformation.

Sven Birkerts has been editor of AGNI since July 2002. He is the author of eight books and has edited Tolstoy’s Dictaphone: Writers and the Muse as well as Writing Well (with Donald Hall) and The Evolving Canon. He has received grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation. Birkerts has reviewed regularly for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Mirabella, Parnassus, The Yale Review, and other publications. He has taught writing at Harvard University, Emerson College, Amherst College, and Mt. Holyoke College, and is director of the graduate Bennington Writing Seminars.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 

 



02/10/15

$10.00



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=SGUT

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



Dialogues of the Carmelites

Presented by New England Conservatory at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Ensembles: NEC Opera, NEC Philharmonia
Stephen Lord, Conductor
Steven Goldstein, Director

A timid Carmelite novice, who entered the convent seeking refuge from fear, comes face-to-face with a revolution screaming for blood. How does courage surface from the depths of terror? Poulenc’s stunning masterpiece is about fear, and conquering that fear - with courage and the power of love.

The opera will be sung in English with projected surtitles.



02/07/15 - 02/10/15

Tickets: $20
Students: $16
WGBH Members: 2 for 1 with ID



- https://cutlermajestic.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FFFB3305-5875-4E80-91D7-734E3D4DD8ED

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



King a Filmed Record: from Montgomery to Memphis

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at Regent Theatre

Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature in 1970 and recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as culturally and historically significant, this landmark documentary film biography chronicles Dr. King’s non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice from the movement in Montgomery, Alabama culminating in his assassination in Memphis in 1968. KING was released and shown in theaters as a “one-time-only” event on March 24, 1970. Using original newsreel and other primary materials, KING combines dramatic readings by many celebrities including Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, creating a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King's legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. KING is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history.



02/10/15



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Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Slide Sessions with Jim Henry, Cliff Eberhardt, Brooks Williams and Abbie Gardner

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Jim Henry: Fans first discovered Jim Henry in the Sundogs, an eclectic "swamp-boogie-swing" group that was one of New England's hottest touring club and dance hall bands in the late 80's/early 90's. In 1993, Jim released his debut solo disc, Into the Blue, whose title track garnered national praise and still gets airplay 15 years later. Signed to Signature Sounds in 1995, Jim released Jacksonville, which hit the upper reaches of the Gavin Americana chart and received significant airplay throughout the country.
Cliff Eberhardt: Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.



02/11/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $18



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Persistence of Memory: An Evening with Leora Tec

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

Never Again. These iconic words have been written and spoken countless times in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Part of the admonition Never Again is Never Forget. Join Leora Tec, daughter of Holocaust survivor and scholar Nechama Tec, for a thought-provoking exploration of how we remember the Holocaust. She will explore who does the remembering, how we remember and why remembering is important, especially given that in a few short years all eyewitnesses to the Holocaust will be gone. Leora looks forward to a lively discussion with audience members after her presentation

Leora Tec is the daughter of Holocaust survivor and Holocaust scholar Nechama Tec. As the founder and director of Bridge To Poland (BTP), Leora creates immersive intellectual and cultural experiences that examine the history of the Jews in Poland and how Christian Poles today are commemorating that history. She views this work as the second generation of her mother's work on rescue and resistance during the Holocaust. Leora holds a BA from Wellesley College and a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.



02/11/15

$10.00



- http://www.lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=SMEM

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



Selected Smiles: Serigraph Exhibit by Professor Benjamin Gross

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Selected Smiles is a new series of 26 editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. Happiness, and the outward display of such, is an unavoidable pervasive theme for this new body of work. Professor Gross states, “Human expressions have always been crucial, poignant elements in my art. Some of the faces in this series are storied, significant, similar, or just plain silly. My work can be subjective and personal at times, but always strives to be deliberate, immediate, and revealing. The bold, graphic quality of the black and white serigraph allows me to get at the fundamental roots of process and content. In my portrait selections, there’s a focus on issues of gender, identity, character, humor, personality, ethnic heritage, and contemporary culture. My work allows the viewer to find parallels between the portraits I have chosen to showcase and the people that they encounter in their own daily experience.” 

Benjamin Gross, a professor in the Salem State University Art + Design Department since 1997, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in solo, group, regional, national, and international exhibitions.



01/20/15 - 02/11/15

Free



- http://www.salemstate.edu/arts/28205.php?id=587



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Stefan Sagmeister

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

The New York-based graphic designer’s bold style and careful sense of craft expands to photography, video, bookmaking, murals, installation, and more. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, and Aerosmith.

A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.

 

 

 



02/12/15

Free



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Morse Auditorium - 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Film Screening: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Join us for a screening of "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" (1960), a classic comedy starring Doris Day and David Niven based on Jean Kerr's stories about an art critic and his family. After the movie, Michael Gaughran, curator of "The Power of Negative Thinking," will lead a discussion about art and camp.



02/12/15

Free



- www.newartcenter.org/attachments/PONT_PR.pdf

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Salon Series: Concert #3

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs

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

Program:

MILHAUD: La cheminée du roi René
IBERT: Trois pièces brèves



02/12/15

Tickets: $30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

Gregorian Rugs - 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA, 02162



Vlada Tomova's Bulgarian Voices Trio

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Vlada is a Bulgarian-born vocalist, arranger and composer, who weaves Balkan and world sensibilities into her own contemporary sound. Having made New York her second home, Vlada leads an innovative world music group, with its current project Balkan Tales, as well as New York’s Bulgarian Women’s Choir, Yasna Voices, which she founded in March 2003. Vlada enjoys collaborating on interdisciplinary projects and is a sought after guest vocalist. Her recent work with the Balkan Beat Box has received international acclaim and the group’s debut album has reached top positions in the world music charts.
Vlada is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Magna Cum Laude. She has presented clinics on Balkan singing and world music appreciation at Columbia University, and Berklee College of Music. http://www.vladatomova.com/



02/12/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $12



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Lone Below

Presented by Paradise Cafe

Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow make blissful, straightforward roots rock—they just happen to do it really, really well. Their latest, “Then Came The Morning,” due Jan. 27, has the heartfelt feeling of a Springsteen record and Memphis-esque aspirations à la Elvis.



02/12/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D6EED80BBD9



Travel & Taste Ethiopia: Hidden Jewel of Africa

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

Ethiopia might not be the most obvious choice as a destination in Africa. It lacks the classic safari appeal of Kenya and South Africa, and its infrastructure is not as well developed, but Ethiopia’s lack of renown will not last long. With its cast of hundreds of bird species (thirty-one of which are endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea), spectacular concentrations of waterfowl and shorebirds, many interesting mammals, and breathtaking landscapes, it is a truly exciting destination indeed.

Bird photographer and artist Luke Seitz traveled to Ethiopia for a month during his winter break this year, with a particular focus on gathering video footage of the endemic bird species. His talk will highlight the fascinating diversity of habitats in Ethiopia, from 14,000-foot mountains to lowland acacia savannah, and promises to be full of stunning photographs and videos of rarely seen birds and mammals.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, February 10. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.



02/12/15

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members,
Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members(7:30 start)



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Ethiopia:program_code=37127

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Swan Lake

Presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia at Lynn Memorial Auditorium

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.  This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.  The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!



02/12/15

$35 - $80



- http://www.lynnauditorium.com/index.shtml

Lynn Memorial Auditorium - 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA, 01901



The Silks

Presented by Atwood's Tavern at Atwood's Tavern

Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there's a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if The Silks have anything to do with it, the body will soon be out of bed, bopping around the room.

What makes their debut disc, Last American Band, so special is this Rhode Island trio not only rocks but also rolls. While longhaired singer-guitarist, Tyler-James Kelly belts it out like early Paul Rodgers, bassist Jonas Parmelee and drummer Matthew Donnelly, keep the beat swinging. One listen to these guys and you'll remember this music is for the body as well as the mind. The minute you hear The Silks? You can't sit down.



02/12/15

Atwood's is a mix of seating and standing room for live music. Purchasing a ticket DOES NOT guarantee seating. 

All evening shows are 21 plus.



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Atwood's Tavern - 877 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration drives, sit-ins, and Freedom Schools for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Nearly 40 years later, the renowned activist began organizing again, this time as teacher and founder of the national math literacy program called the Algebra Project. His work was recognized with a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, which he used to found the Algebra Project. He argues that the crisis in math literacy in poor communities is as urgent as the crisis of political access in Mississippi in 1961.



02/12/15

Admission $5



- http://www.maah.org/events.htm

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/13/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

Maestro Enrique Bátiz helped found the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. Both the orchestra and its artistic director have repeatedly received the Annual Award Mexican Union of Theatre and Music, awarded for its over 40 years of existence as well as for its continued the promotion of musical activities in Mexico.

Award-winning, Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuzcecovaite has been a beneficiary of the Rostropovich Fund since 2004 and has toured the globe extensively as a concerto soloist since winning several major competitions in 2008.

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Ponce Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 4

“...Brilliant technique, a fine sense of harmony and a strong temperament.”
Salzburger Nachrichten



02/13/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry (encore performance)

Presented by Seraphim Singers

 The Seraphim Singers gives musical voice to the beauty of sacred poetry by George Herbert, John Donne, Jones Very, Hildegard von Bingen, and more. Featuring a world premiere setting by Richard Clark, a U.S. premiere by Jon Laukvik, and choral works by Charles Stanford, Gerald Finzi, Carson Cooman and James Woodman. Jennifer Lester, Music Director; Heinrich Christensen, organ.

Reception to follow performance. For more information, visit www.seraphimsingers.org.



02/13/15

Tickets: $20 regular / $15 students & seniors (available at the door)



- http://www.seraphimsingers.org



Jeffrey Gaines

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie,Paul Weller, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records in 1990. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist.Somewhat Slightly Dazed followed in 1994, and in 1998 Gaines returned with Galore. Always Bemarked Gaines first release for the new millennium.
http://www.jeffreygaines.com/#



02/13/15


Non-Passim Members: $30/Passim Members $28



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Misgivings

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Father Aloysius Misgivings - Join Father Patrick Aloysius Misgivings for this divine presentation of stories and one liners about growing up Catholic. From miracles and marriage counseling to bazaars and birth control, nothing escapes the good father’s razor sharp Irish wit. This hilarious, interactive comedy includes a collection, a raffle and even an actual Bingo game. Dave Kane, born January 26, 1948, is a performer, comedian, published author, and radio talk show host beloved by New Englanders for over 40 years. Dave was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and currently still makes his home in the Ocean State. Nicknamed "The Pitbull of comedy" in the 1980s during his time as a stand-up comedian, Dave is known for his passionate stances on social issues, urging people to stand up for what they believe in and to take action in the face of injustice. One of Dave's favorite phrases is the well known quote, often attributed to Irish philosopher Edmund Burke, "All that is necessary for evil to exist is for good people to do nothing." Dave Kane has been involved in the field of radio for over 40 years, beginning in 1962, when he was 14 years old. His first radio-related job was at Pawtucket's WPAW where he acted as an intern for radio legend Chuck Stevens (an inductee into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame). Dave's first paying radio job at the now defunct WKFD in North Kingstown lasted for just one day. His involvement in talk radio began in the early 1970s when he worked as a producer for WJAR radio and filled in for the other hosts. From that point forward, Dave carved a successful niche in Rhode Island talk radio, spending time at various stations throughout the region, including WPRO and WHJJ, the two of largest and most powerful talk stations in the state. In 2005, Dave joined WNRI in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, becoming a weekday host in the 10am to 12pm time slot. Dave parted ways with the station in 2009. Starting in January of 2014, Dave returned to the airwaves as a weekend host on WARL in Attleboro, Massachusetts in the 8-10am time slot on Saturdays. Dave is well-known regionally for his one-man show "Misgivings", which features the character of Father Misgivings, an Irish Catholic priest. In the performance, which features "belly laughs, blessings, blarney and Bingo," Father Misgivings tells stories and relates his views about the idiosyncrasies of growing up and living life as a Roman Catholic. Dave performs the show multiple times each year, usually in the form of a dinner theater, in venues throughout New England. Dave's fundraising and charity efforts include Misgivings (which is available as a fundraiser), Just for Funds (a concept in which the venue and entertainment are provided for fundraising organizations), and Christmas is For Kids. Christmas is For Kids provides gifts to an average of 800 to 1,000 children in need each Christmas. It was started in 1983 by the Attleboro Council for Children. At age 18, Dave's son, Nicholas O'Neill, was the youngest victim of The Station nightclub fire of 2003 in which 100 people lost their lives. In the wake of this tragedy, Dave became a strong proponent of fire safety awareness and the enforcement of strict laws for the administration of fire safety inspections on public buildings. Dave was publicly opposed to Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch's handling of the criminal investigations of those involved in negligence leading to the fire.



02/13/15

$18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Sergey Schepkin Plays Bach

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

The New School of Music welcomes special guest pianist Sergey Schepkin presenting a recital of the works by Bach featuring Partita VI in E minor and The Goldberg Variations. Mr. Schepkin started performing Bach’s six Partitas cycle and The Goldberg Variations two decades ago, while he was a doctoral student at New England Conservatory. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first presentations of these works, Mr. Schepkin is once again presenting them on a series of concerts throughout this season. Please join us for this exciting program to enjoy a performance by a master of the piano whom The New York Times described as “a formidable Bach pianist.”

For more information on Mr. Schepkin and his upcoming concerts please visit www.schepkin.com.



02/13/15

Tickets $20



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/events-performance/schepkin-piano/

New School of Music - 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Mike Birbiglia

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Award-winning filmmaker, author, and comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories of telling jokes and how that can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he visits Cats-a-chusetts, argues with someone about their nut allergy, hosts an awards show for angry celebrities, and learns that Fozzie Bear is a tough act to follow. Ira Glass of public radio's This American Life writes “Birbiglia's stories are even funnier live than they are on the radio.” Time Magazine calls Birbiglia “master of the personal, embarrassing tale.” The New York Times describes him as a “supremely enjoyable monologist.”



02/13/15

$35.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/mike_birbiglia/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these industries have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn.

AcousticaElectronica sends the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries. A place full of secrets and surprises, rewarding the curiosity of those willing to lose themselves in a night of dream, abandon, and ecstasy…?? Do you dare enter?



02/13/15

$25 Standing Room




$45 Lower Mezzanine




$55 Table Seats



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/acousticaelectronica

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/12/15 - 02/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.



02/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/iolanta-and-duke-bluebeard/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Lee Boroson: Plastic Fantastic

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Lee Boroson’s work begins with ideas of nature, which he mediates between the landscape as culture as opposed to notions of the outdoors as “wild” or “untamed.” To achieve this goal, Boroson creates large-scale immersive installations using inflatables, fabric, and light to create phenomenological experiences for his viewers, based on the elemental forces in nature, from air, fog, and smoke, to fire and the cosmos. Boroson’s installations are embodied and ephemeral within the space of the museum.



10/11/14 - 02/14/15

Adults $18 | Seniors / Veterans $16 | Students (with ID) $12 | Children 6 - 16 $8 | MassMoCA Members and children 5 and under Free



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=868

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

Now in the third act of a long and illustrious career, George Clinton has settled into his role as the genial uncle, and principal proponent, of funk. Renowned for his wacky and spectacular performances during the 1970s, Clinton is ultimately the kind of artist who must be experienced live.



02/14/15



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004D4AE526821D&oid=0

House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Craig Ferguson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. On December 19th, 2014, Ferguson will conclude his nine-year run as the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” which has set all-time viewer records and earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination during its run. Ferguson can currently be seen as the host of the new syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” from executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette. He recently lent his voice to the animated features “How to Train Your Dragon” and its sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” as well as the Disney animated features, “Winnie The Pooh” and “Brave.” Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit, having performed to sold out theaters all over the country, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Craig has released three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, including, “I’m Here to Help,” which garnered him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Ferguson is also a New York Times bestselling author, having released his first novel in 2006, Between The Bridge and The River, and his memoir in 2009, America On Purpose – a book about why and how the late night funnyman became an American.



02/14/15

$50  -$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/craig-ferguson/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Music from the Movies

Presented by Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium

Music and film aficionados of all ages can celebrate Valentine’s Day at this unique concert featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies. This fun-filled evening will offer some surprises along the way (how does one write a piece of music for the movies, anyway?) as we explore the epic love themes, adventures, and boundless imagination at the heart of the cinematic experience. 

 



02/14/15

Adults: $30 - $50
Children/Students: $15



- http://lexingtonsymphony.org/come-to-concerts/concerts

Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium - 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421



CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE

Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel

CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATRE. Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance. Performances Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 at 8 pm at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA. Tickets are free. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1068967. Ten of Boston’s adventurous choreographers collaborate with painters, photographers, playwrights, and other artists to create short movement works with imaginative and far-reaching visual and audio impact, plus a half-dozen two-minutes-long movement-themed plays.



02/13/15 - 02/14/15

FREE



- http://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/channeldance



Intermediate Photoshop Elements

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

After a quick review of the key basic methods of editing, we'll cover how to use layers, gradient maps, layer blending modes and other effects used to improve colors, focus, sharpness and lighting in your images. A great way to improve your images.

This class is designed for those who have had previous experience with PSE. (Intro class on 1/31)

Computers:
We will have laptops with Photoshop Elements available for use. If you have your own laptop with Photoshop Elements, please feel free to bring it. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



02/14/15

Adults $55.00m/ $65.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=camera:program_code=37184

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Antje Duvekot with Bridge and Davies

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

"Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community". The Boston Globe “When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special. She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should.” — Neil Dorfsman, producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Dire Straits



02/14/15

$22 (Stu/Sen $21, Mem $19, Child U12 $11)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

Amazing Things Art Center - 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA, 01702



Under The Astral Skies

Presented by 555 Gallery

With Under Astral Skies 555 Gallery presents five bodies of work exploring our fascination with the night sky. Fireworks and moon light from Jim Nickleson, the vast, soaring Milky Way from Christopher Wright, stratospheres of dust and detritus from Corinne Schulze and “re-used” light from Amy Friend, all get us thinking about and experiencing the stars and the moon, real or imagined in a sparkling symphony of light to guide us through dark winter nights ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



01/01/15 - 02/14/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.555gallery.com



A Night of Eden, Drinking and Dancing

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

 Tickets are now on sale for Marblehead Little Theatre’s Special Valentine’s Day Presentation: An Evening of Eden, Drinking and Dancing!  You will be swept away by Act 1 from The Apple Tree starring Jennifer Herry, Evan Tarmy and David Scannell  featuring Charlie Vaughn and the Apple Tree Band.  The Apple Tree Act I is based on the short story The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. The evening will continue on with entertainment, dancing to the music of a live five piece band and refreshments.  Seating is limited to 75 tickets.   The show is being directed by Betty Lautner and produced by Jessica and Andrew Barnett.  This is a one night only event.  The show begins at 7:30PM at The Marblehead Little Theatre’s Firehouse located at 12 School Street in Marblehead.  For more information please visit www.mltlive.org



02/14/15

$45



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Marblehead Little Theatre - 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Pro- vs. Anti- Valentine's Day Showdown Show/Party

Presented by Unstraight

Are you in love with Valentine's Day? Do you loathe it and wish for it to burn in a fiery pit? Come duke it out at our show!! Wear black if you're against, and red or pink if you're for. Elongated battling with inflatable swords will be encouraged. Free kisses for all, as always, from Unstraight.

No matter which side you choose, we have a RED HOT lineup for you:

The Four Point Restraints

Unstraight

The Wrong Shapes

Night Slice

This is NOT TO BE MISSED!



02/13/15 - 02/14/15

$8, 21+



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1562606777287101/



"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts

 The Chinese Monkey King soars into the heavens and delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden.  But when he discovers he has been left out of the Jade Emperor’s New Year Banquet,  Monkey flies off to make mischief, gobbling peaches and magical potions.   Puppeteer Margaret Moody presents this lively episode of the Chinese epic “Journey to the West” with traditional Taiwanese hand puppets and choreography. The show is best for ages 4 and up.

Please stay after the show to welcome the Year of the Goat! We'll decorate and dance with a New Year lion.

"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" is the fourth in this season's Saturdays with Puppets series of fine puppet shows for families at Arlington Center for the Arts.



02/14/15

Tickets $7; 3 for $20

cash or check at the door
 



- http://galapagospuppets.blogspot.com

Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Flashdance The Musical

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

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 hot new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis). For more information, please visit www.FlashdanceTheMusical.com

Sponsor: UniBank



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=125

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Green Porno, Live on Stage featuring Isabella Rossellini

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Iconic actress and art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini (Blue VelvetDeath Becomes Her) teams up with legendary French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere for Green Porno, Live on Stage, the hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Adapted from Rossellini’s Sundance Channel series, this intimate one-woman conference uses cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss the bizarre world of reproductive oddities, animal seductions, and deadly enigmas. With puppets, props and projections, Rossellini shares stories like no other.  



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=green_porno

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! Join our favorite Martian and discover how to get a little "piece" on Earth.

"A hilarious one-man parody from the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade. The show was a hoot!" - Examiner.com



02/12/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets: $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=27

Larcom Theatre - 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Rhapsody in Bluegrass

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
THE ANNIE MOSES BAND, GUEST ARTISTS

You asked for it. Nashville’s Annie Moses Band is back with a brand new show that takes us deep into the heartland, the rich and rhythmic heartbeat of America. Shenandoah. Simple Gifts. Summertime. The songs you know and love, woven together into a colorful patchwork quilt. But you’ve never heard them like this before. Take Gershwin’s rhapsody. It’s definitely blue… blue as in bluegrass, a new style that suits it so well. This family band has a gift for rearranging all the notes and pulling every string imaginable (violin, viola, cello, mandolin and harp!) to create a new sound for each song that’s so fabulously familiar, but deliciously different. Yes, we’re calling this musical train the Orange Blossom Special. It’s crossing borders and crossing genres… from country and classical to folk and pure jazz. America the Beautiful. In song. Hear it with one of the most exciting bands we’ve ever met. LIVE!



02/14/15 - 02/15/15

$30 - $69



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-7.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Mozart and Beethoven

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall

Hear these titans of the Classical era as young composers. Composed by the master at the tender age of 13, Mozart's Waisenhaus Mass receives a rare performance from conductor Richard Egarr, the Period Instrument Orchestra, and soloists from H+H's own Chorus. You also won't want to miss Egarr conduct one of his favorite works, Beethoven's charismatic Symphony No.1. 



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$22-$88
 



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mozart-and-beethoven/

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 Join Trinity Church Boston's Director of Music Richard Webster and nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of what the organ looks like "inside," and of course, an unforgettable listening demonstration of its strengths and challenges.



02/15/15

FREE, no tickets required



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Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Freedy Johnston

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early '90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer/songwriters of the day. Johnston was born in 1961 in Kinsley, KS, a small town with the odd distinction of being equidistant between New York City and San Francisco. http://www.freedyjohnston.com/



02/15/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $18



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Motown The Musical

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!



01/27/15 - 02/15/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/motown-musical/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Defending the Caveman

Presented by Spectacle Management at Regent Theatre

Valentine's Day 2015 brings Defending the Caveman, which holds the record as the longest-running solo play in Broadway history! The wildly popular comedy was written by Rob Becker over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology, and mythology. A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognitions. Affectionate nudging between audience memebers occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage.



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Preferred Orchestra Center, Left, and Right (Rows A through G): $55
Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony (Rows H through P & Front Balcony): $45
Rear Balcony: $35



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/spectacle_management_presents_rob_beckers_defending_the_caveman

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Dave Fox, drums



02/15/15

$10 donation at the door



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Lily Pad - 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



SPIRIT of the EAST, Chinese Guild Member Show

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

 January 31 – February 15

 

Reception: Saturday, January 31, 3 – 5pm

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Friday &  Sunday 12-4; Saturday  10-4

 

The Chinese Painting Guild is a collective of artists, all current or former students of Ma Qingxiong. Their work blends the values and techniques of traditional Chinese brush painting with Western expression and individuality. The objectives of the Guild are to promote appreciation and understanding of traditional Chinese brush painting through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, special events and publications.



01/31/15 - 02/15/15

free admission and free parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society - 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421



Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England

Presented by Boston Cyber Arts at Boston Cyber Arts Gallery

he Boston Cyberarts Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition in 2015, Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England, which will examine Otto Piene and his role as a founding figure in art and technology in New England. From the time that György Kepes invited Piene to be a Fellow at his newly founded Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at MIT in 1968, Piene catalyzed several generations of artists in collaborative ventures to harness nature and technology and create interactive, participatory events that engaged the public in spectacular feats of what he coined “Sky Art.” His career marks the initiation of New England as a center of art in technology in the United States and around the globe. Otto Piene passed away in July 2014 while participating in his monumental installation of Proliferation of the Sun (1967) and a Sky Art event for the New National Gallery of Germany, his native country.

The exhibition will document the range of Otto Piene’s work in Boston from 1967 through 2014 and its international reach. It will present an inflatable sculpture, videos, projections, photographs and ephemera to document the key moments in Piene’s career, the many electronic artists who came through CAVS and thus the development of art and technology in New England.



01/10/15 - 02/15/15

Free



- http://bostoncyberarts.org/gallerypage/

Boston Cyber Arts Gallery - 141 Green Street, Jamacia Plain, MA, 02130



List Projects: Redmond Entwistle

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Combining documentary with fictional scenarios, the films of Redmond Entwistle (b. London, 1977) examine specific geographical sites, pedagogical models, and historical figures and events as a means to address larger issues—for the films in this exhibition, these concerns include how economic inequalities are reproduced across generations and the rise and collapse of democratic institutions.

Entwistle’s films often engage binary relationships or dualisms—such as original and reproduction, historical interpretation and lived experience, individual and institution. Rather than arranging these in a conservative hierarchy, or an equivalent or interchangeable postmodern series, Entwistle is “more interested in a kind of nesting” of mediums and techniques that allows a “determinate aesthetic,” one that considers the limits of artistic representation.

List Projects: Redmond Entwistle will be the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition and most comprehensive screening of his works to date.



01/06/15 - 02/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/list-projects-redmond-entwistle

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Presidents’ Day Free Family Day

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Discover how art can tell stories with imagination and humor in activities inspired by the exhibition Once Upon a Pop-Up: From the Ellie G. Levine Moveable Book Collection in our Children’s Gallery. Make story illustrations and 3-D figures in the studios. Join us for a storytelling game, Tell Me a Story photo booth, and story time in the galleries.



02/16/15

Free and Open to the Public



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Toying with Science

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Discover the fascinating and fun world of science! This action packed show is filled with circus skills, mime, comedy, original music, and plenty of audience participation. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, February 16, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 2+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.



02/16/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/magicark

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



MFA Guide: African American Artists Tour

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

Edmund Barry Gaither, former MFA curator and director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, guides you through the MFA’s rich collection of works by African American artists from the early 19th century to today.



02/16/15



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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Lollipops for Breakfast

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

A World Premiere by Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents

An industrious young girl dreams of making the perfect lollipop. She discovers an enchanted cookbook that transports her to a fantastic, gadget-filled world of candy creations. With help from her trusty pet bird, and YOU, she works tirelessly to invent the perfect lollipop-making contraption. Lollipops for Breakfast is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.

Bonnie Duncan has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 14 years. Her work has been described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance” (Austin Live Theatre). She has most recently been working as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher. Their show, Poste Restante, continues to tour worldwide, winning Best Touring Show of 2011, Austin, TX; Best of the Fringe, San Francisco, 2009; and a nomination for Most Innovative Show at Prague Fringe Festival. She is currently touring her solo family show, Squirrel Stole My Underpants, throughout the US to delighted audiences, and has just celebrated show #100!



01/31/15 - 02/16/15

Recommended for ages 3 and up. 

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



The Pink Floyd Experience

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Tom Quinn: Band leader, lead guitarist, and relentless crusader for all things “Pink Floyd”. In 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. That same year Tom bought his first guitar, and started his first band. From day one, his chief mentor was David Gilmour. Tom also cites Joe Walsh and Leslie West as big influences on his playing. He dates the musical roots of PFX back to 1994, and Pink Floyd’s Division Bell tour stop in San Diego. The band hit the stage in April 1995, and went on to garner many San Diego Music Awards from 1999 to 2003.

Gus Beaudoin was born on May 3, 1952, and started playing bass guitar at age 13. With almost 40 years of musical experience to draw from, Gus is well-respected by his peers for his talent and tenacity. Players such as Tim Bogart, Chris Squire, Stanley Clarke, and also early Motown and the Monkees were big influences on Gus’s powerful and rock-solid style. Gus has toured across the United States and Canada playing many styles of music, including rock, country, jazz, disco, and classical. Gus and Tom Quinn joined up in 1997 and started playing Floyd music anywhere someone would let them set-up their equipment, out of pure love for the music of Pink Floyd.

Randy McStine is a young native of Endicott, NY. Beginning his music career at the age of ten, McStine has continued on a path of musical discovery and self-reinvention as an artist. Since the birth of his solo project, Lo-Fi Resistance, in 2010, Randy has branched out into many new territories as a musician. Recently, his work has been used for national television commercials, as well as being hired to perform alongside members of Yes and Triumph on a tribute album to the Canadian rock trio, Rush. The new Lo-Fi Resistance album, Chalk Lines, was released on December 11th, 2012. A year and a half in the making, the album is a powerful hybrid of Alt-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Progressive influences. Featuring members of Porcupine Tree and King’s X, Chalk Lines is the most exciting chapter of McStine’s work to date.

Jesse Molloy, saxophone player based out of San Diego is a dynamic complement to the PFX sound. Jesse tours nationally with his group, On The One, which is lead by Jesse and PFX drummer John Staten. Jesse has toured internationally with several acts, including the Giant People Ensemble, and the Jamaican National Orchestra. Molloy has shared stages with many including Karl Denson and the Wailers. He has studied under the great Charles McPherson and Rhett Bender.

John Cox has been playing keyboards since age 9, and is self-taught. In 1976 he bought a Moog synthesizer and formed the space music group Embryo with synthesist Steve Roach and was hooked on creating atmospheres and textures with sound. John cites Jan Hammer, Beethoven, Carl Stalling, and Frank Zappa as his major influences. He has also played keys in the YES tribute band Roundabout, and the Jethro Tull tribute Heavy Horses. John resides in San Diego, California, and in his spare time he loves to ride his GSX-R and Supermoto bikes at track days with his two sons.

Bob Sale was born in Oakville, ON, eventually moving to Toronto, then to Chicago, and currently lives in San Diego with his wife and two kids. Bob first heard Pink Floyd as a kid listening late at night to WLS underground radio in Chicago and has been playing drums professionally since he was 15. Bob has had the honour of working with many excellent artists including, Rick Elias, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Peter and Gordon, and Ben Vereen. He also worked on the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks movie, “That Thing You Do!”



02/17/15

$40 - $50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-pink-floyd-experience/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Rita Rudner

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 One of the country’s top comedians and a New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. She performs at The Venetian in Las Vegas, where over the course of a ten year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold over one million tickets and become the longest-running solo show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Comedian Of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award (other recent recipients include Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Chita Rivera and Twyla Tharp).



02/18/15

$37



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/rita-rudner/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Trina Hamlin & Annie Keating

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been compared to over the last 10 years.
With her sixth album, "Make Believing” Keating proves herself even more worthy of that list, with her strongest album to date. The songs on this record are tender, raucous and raw, all of them shot through with intelligence and feeling. Keating, who picked up a guitar at age 12 and taught herself a few chords and never stopped playing, writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe — in that way that only the best artists can — that all of is worth the cost. http://www.anniekeating.com

Trina Hamlin combines gentle understanding with raw emotion in a way that is, quite simply, captivating from the first note. With a rich, powerful voice, Hamlin reveals a rare confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus, and raw passion while adding a disarmingly sharp wit in her stage banter. She seamlessly moves from guitar to piano with self accompaniment on harmonica leaving many who have seen her wondering what she can't do.
Regarded as one of the best harmonica players around, she presents a driving, sensuous rhythm in her performance reawakening audiences to the art of the instrument.
In the current climate of "sounds like" artists and "heard it before" lyrics, Trina offers an intelligent and refreshing musical experience. Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady national following. Trina tours full-time throughout the US and Europe. Additionally, she is a much sought after harmonica player and percussionist, accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage. http://www.trinahamlin.com



02/18/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $18



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Curator Workshop and Info Session

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

This workshop brings together emerging and aspiring curators to learn about curating contemporary art from a curatorial professional. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

This workshop will feature a presentation by Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University. Sutton will discuss her curatorial practice as well as some effective ways to create visual art exhibits and programs that reach beyond the gallery walls.

Following Sutton’s presentation, New Art Center staff will lead a question-and-answer period on the Curatorial Opportunity Program's proposal submission process.

About the Workshop Presenter

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles and was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. Sutton’s teaching and research focus on network-based communication models, time-based media practices and a critical history of technological experiments within visual art.

She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. She has lectured at the New Museum in New York, MIT’s Program in Art Culture and Technology, Carleton College in Minnesota, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris.

She has contributed to Afterimage, Art Bulletin, Art in America, and Rhizome.org, and has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays on artists including Kirsten Everberg (Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), Renée Green (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2009), Karl Haendel (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 2006), Carsten Höller (New Museum, 2011), Laura Owens (Kunsthalle Zurich, 2006), Kerry Tribe (American Academy Berlin, 2006), as well as Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2007) and Vitamin Ph, New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon, 2006).



02/18/15

$10



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New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.



02/19/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/treasure-island

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



The Mavericks

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences - has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life, and the two decades that have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country have given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away.”

The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” prove that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.



02/19/15

$35 - $55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/mavericks/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Geological Lecture Hall

In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala. Their research revealed that Ceibal was a very early settlement, one that predated the cities constructed in the heyday of Maya civilization. Recent excavations in Ceiba have produced exciting new findings, including the discovery of what is considered the earliest ceremonial complex in the Maya lowlands, dating to 950 BCE. Inomata and Triadan discuss the new discoveries and what they reveal about the origins of Maya culture and society.



02/19/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2103

Geological Lecture Hall - 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Jim Gaudet is a folksinger - but without all that microscopic self-examination and tedious political correctness. Mostly, he's a storyteller and he does it extremely well. Whether singing about a baseball hero, a death row inmate, or a childhood love, Jim's straightforward approach is remarkably refreshing.

Bobby Ristau is an American Roots bassist and harmony singer. Bobby's love of old time country and bluegrass music had its roots years ago when he first heard his friend's dad, singer songwriter Johnny Richards, sing and pick guitar. Later he began his 36 year professional music career with the Armed Forces working with the band Smoke. Smoke's popularity evolved from its ethnic mix of players from both the Army and the Air Force. Smoke toured and played Army camps and Air Bases throughout a 13 month stay in South Korea.

Sten Isachsen has appeared as concerto soloist with the University at Albany Orchestra and the Ithaca College String Quartet. Possessing a Bachelor and Master of Music in Guitar Performance from Ithaca College, he has studied guitar with Frederick Hand, Ed Flower and Joel Brown, and has participated in master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Sergio and Odair Assad and Benjamin Verdery.

Picking up the fiddle at the tender age of five, Mat Kane was exposed to bluegrass early on through playing with his uncles singer-songwriter Kieran Kane and instrumentalist Richard Kane of the O'Kanes. After graduating from college, Kane lived in Beijing, China for two years where he played electric violin with Chinese rock legends Shazi, Cui Jian and Tang Dynasty. After moving back to the United States, Kane became the fiddler for the cajun/country band The Doc Marshalls for seven years. Presently he's a proud Railroad Boy and stylistically mixes it up with his electronic rock project the Disposable Rocket Band. http://www.jimgaudet.com



02/19/15

Non-Passim Members: $18/Passim Members $16



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Presented by Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars began in Guinea, where the band’s members fled during the Sierra Leone Civil War, and last year celebrated their 10-year anniversary with their fourth studio album, “Libation.” Now based in Providence, Rhode Island—refugees from the Ebola epidemic—the band continues to mine the reggae-reminiscent West African baskeda rhythm to euphoric effect.



02/19/15



- http://johnnyds.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=187117&cart

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club - 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 02144



Building a Sustainable Worcester: Taking a Regional Food Hub from Vision to Reality

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

As the sixth largest agricultural region in the country, Central Massachusetts is poised to play a big role in the distribution and processing of locally grown food. Embracing the region’s rich farming tradition, a group of social entrepreneurs is determined to make a 21st century Food Hub in Greater Worcester a reality.

Join us for this Access Hanover Lyceum presentation, in partnership with the Regional Environmental Council to learn more about this exciting new development project contributing to building a greener more sustainable community.

A panel of experts will explore important questions like: What exactly is a food hub? Who will benefit? Where does a regional food hub fit into the broader issues of food justice, healthy living, climate change and a more resilient community? Most importantly, how will it affect you, the city-dweller, the rural or urban farmer, the business person, the theater-goer, the healthcare worker or the educator?

The presentation will further explore how a food hub in the city has the potential to help local farmers grow their business and create jobs, provide access to feed families, patients and the underserved, and contribute to a greener, culturally vibrant community.

In addition, the presentation will be followed by a networking reception and Sustainability Exhibit highlighting college and university food sustainability projects, area growers and farmers, local restaurants and businesses, and health and nutrition institutions.

We encourage all sectors of the community to attend: local farmers, business, academia, healthcare, public and non-profit sectors.

Generously sponsored by National Grid.



02/19/15

This Access Hanover Lyceum event is free to the public, thanks to the support of our sponsors.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=183

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ooey Gooey!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

A Boston Premiere by Barefoot Puppets

Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations! This lively puppet show for young audiences features a mix of famous and funny nursery rhymes including "Three Little Kittens," and "Little Miss Muffet." In this world of "Ooey Gooey" poetry, we'll also meet an entertaining circus worm (who meets a sad fate!) and a young man named Jonathan (who ate way too much cake!). Barefoot Puppets' playful acting and multiple styles of puppetry will delight families during February Vacation Week.


Having spent most of her early childhood barefoot in Hawaii, it only seemed natural that Heidi Rugg would name her company Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Barefoot Puppet Theatre began miles away from Hawaii, though, in Richmond, Virginia. Heidi founded the company in 1997 after apprenticing as a puppet builder with Handemonium Puppets in Washington, D.C. In 2001, with a growing touring schedule and a growing family, her husband Sam Rugg joined the company.



02/17/15 - 02/19/15

Recommended for ages 3 through 6

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended during school vacation week!
General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Talk to Strangers

Presented by Liars & Believers at OBERON

Do you Talk to Strangers?

In splintering politics, deep-niche music genres, the solace of twitter and the loneliness of a bus stop, we are all looking for connection – your date from OkCupid, the woman behind you at the deli, or the audience member sitting right next to you.

How did we get isolated, and how do we come together?

In collaboration with the Boston Circus Guild and fifteen local performers, Liars & Believers brings you this immersive theatrical event. Through live music, installation art, mask, video, aerial performance, dance, poetry, and more, we invite you to interact with the people moving through the world with you, and to… Talk to Strangers.

Join our Facebook group to contribute to our creative process, then come see the show.

Liars & Believers expands the language of live performance, exploring the widest variety of theatrical forms, creating accessible, unique shows that meaningfully engage the world we share.

In Collaboration with the Boston Circus Guild
Directed by Jason Slavick
Music Direction by Chuck Lechien



02/19/15

Standing room tickets $20.00

Seated tickets $35.00
 



- http://www.liarsandbelievers.com/Shows/Talk-to-Strangers

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Lorelei "On the Rocks"

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and English madrigals, including works by Palestrina, Willaert, Monte, Weelkes, and Morley.

With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord.



02/20/15

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in Worcester

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano

J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major

The Boston Phil returns to Mechanics Hall in a program highlighting some of Maestro Zander’s favorite works, including one of Mahler’s powerful symphonies. Soprano Aga Mikolaj, a student of the late Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and former company member of the Bavarian State Opera, appears in the incredibly poignant Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.

“…vigor and enthusiasm” – Boston Globe



02/20/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with College ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/boston-philharmonic/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Calder Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley, and Thomas Adès – the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform.

“…one of America’s most satisfying – and most enterprising – quartets.” – Los Angeles Times

“Exquisitely shaped playing and bold musicianship…” – The Independent (UK)

Program:
Andrew Norman | Sabina
Ravel | String Quartet in F Major
Thomas Adès | Arcadiana
Beethoven | String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, “Serioso”

Sponsored by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



02/20/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the performance at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/calder/index.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Mavis Staples

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A veritable titan of both gospel and R&B, Mavis Staples has been tiptoeing the boundary between the spiritual and the secular for more than 60 years. And she isn’t slowing down.



02/20/15

$55-$85



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mavis-staples/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Pity Party

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

If you don’t have anything nice to say, this party’s for you. Misery loves company, so come air your grievances with some like-minded pessimists over signature cocktails and catty treats. Artist and libations expert Emily Lombardo will create a series of delightful downers to toast and complain about.



02/20/15

Free



- www.newartcenter.org/attachments/PONT_PR.pdf

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



February Vacation Week Workshops (K-8)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

February 17-18, 2015
February 19-20, 2015
Danforth Art offers 2-day school vacation week art workshops in drawing, painting, clay, and other creative fun for children in grades K-8. Advance registration is required. Learn more at http://www.danforthart.org/schoolvacationworkshops.html.
 



02/17/15 - 02/20/15

Price varies



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



February Vacation Week Workshops (Teens- Grades 9-12)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

February 18, 2015
February 20, 2015
Danforth Art offers 1-day school vacation week art workshops in drawing especially for teens in grades 9-12. Advance registration is required. Learn more at http://www.danforthart.org/schoolvacationworkshops.html.
 



02/18/15 - 02/20/15

Price varies



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



"The Pueblo Incident" (1973)

Presented by Channel Zero at Somerville Theatre

 Channel Zero Presents "The Pueblo Incident", A Rare TV historic dramatization of the 1968 seizure of the intelligence ship, USS Pueblo, by North Korea & the brutal treatment of the crew during their year of captivity as depicted via flashbacks during the 1969 Senate investigation. Starring Hal Holbrook, Richard Mulligan & James Hong.



02/20/15

$ 7.50



- http://www.channel0.blogspot.com

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Sturgill Simpson

Presented by Paradise Cafe at Paradise Rock Club

Nashville’s Sturgill Simpson turns classic country bluntness into weird, roving introspection.



02/20/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/sturgill-simpson-boston-massachusetts-02-20-2015/event/01004D58CD5F772B

Paradise Rock Club - 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Intimate Still Life Paintings: Works by Amy Schuyler Clarkson

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

 “I love that it is never easy to paint the next painting,” says Amy Schuyler Clarkson, whose quietly radiant watercolors and oils betray neither hesitation nor struggle. The luscious colors in Clarkson’s still lifes at the Chandler Gallery entice us to contemplate plantains, hydrangeas, jam-thumbprint cookies and stacks of cupcake liners. “I have always been attracted to small works of art,” says Clarkson, who cites ancient Mughal watercolors and Japanese woodblocks as inspiration. “They draw a viewer in and invite accessibility that larger works do not.”

These still lifes may appear tranquil at first glance, but each scene has a subtle, underlying tension. In “Strawberry Cheesecake,” a line of sauce has dripped halfway down the side of the cheesecake slice—an unfinished action that leaves the viewer to anticipate its completion. Clarkson’s paintings of cupcake liners piled on top of one another or spilling out across tabletops have titles that imply emotional relationships between these unassuming scraps of paper, such as “Steady,” “Nesting,” and “Shelter.” One of Clarkson’s favorite pieces in the show is “Two Figs with a Blue Bowl,” which she describes as a “moody watercolor.” A pair of figs rests beside a gray-blue bowl against a dark background. The light catches the side of the bowl, but not the figs, and the empty darkness on one side of the bowl contrasts with the two figs huddling close on the other side, perhaps sensing the unknown just inches away. Says Clarkson, “There is a tender ache to it that I love.”

In applying human complexities to humble inanimate objects, Clarkson encourages viewers to find themselves within the images. “The most gratifying experience is when a viewer engages with a painting in a deeply personal and powerful way,” says Clarkson. “…This human connection is vital to me whether I am the viewer or the artist. Without this interaction, there would be little meaning for me as a painter and a human being.” Clarkson’s show provides many opportunities to make this connection.

“Intimate Still Life Paintings” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from January 19 through February 20, 2015. The opening reception will be held on January 29 from 6-8 pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



01/19/15 - 02/20/15

Free



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



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

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

Join us for winter fun and exploration! We'll search for the tracks and signs of Broadmoor's many winter creatures, learn how animals survive the winter, play games in the snow, drink hot chocolate, and much more! Sign up for single sessions or all four! Extended hours for parents!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



02/17/15 - 02/20/15

$80.00m/ $95.00nm per day



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=February

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Rob Delaney

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Rob Delaney, author, comedian, and the co-star of the new British sitcom Catastrophe announces his “Meat” tour with 11 dates, with tickets going on sale Friday, January 16. Additional information and links to purchase tickets are available at www.robdelaney.com.

“I am going to tour very hard all over America and I won't stop until I'm done/hungry. Got it?” - Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Much of Delaney’s success can be attributed to his massive following on Twitter of over 1,000,000 followers.

In 2013, his first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.

In 2012, he was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” and won the award for “Funniest Person on Twitter” at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards, beating out such luminaries as Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert. He’s also been listed as one of “The Funniest People on Twitter” on such sites as Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Rob’s reach spreads beyond the US market; in the UK he sold out the Soho Theatre in 7 minutes via one “tweet” making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history. His first TV series Catastrophe, which he co-wrote and co-stars with Sharon Hogan, will premiere on Channel 4 (UK) in January 2015. His television credits include Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Burning Love, and TBS’ Cougartown.

His debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records.

Rob also sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.

Huffington Post: “Rob certainly meets all the criteria required for the clutches of stardom to grab hold of him and whisk him away.” 4 and a half stars

The Guardian: “Delaney is one of the sensations of the US scene.”

UK Arts Agenda: “An excellent US comic, who pedals wry, searing anecdotes on modern life. A rare, and fleeting, delight.”



02/20/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/rob-delaney/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Loni Love

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Throughout her career, comedian and actress Loni Love has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. Loni was named a "Hot Comic" in Campus Activities Magazine and one of “10 Comics to Watch” for both Variety and Comedy Central. She has been seen on E! Wildest TV Show Moments, has recurred as a panelist on the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest..., and is a host of Logo TV’s popular series The Gossip Queens. Loni starred in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central in 2007 and has also been seen on the channel’s Premium Blend, Weekends at the D.L., and Chocolate News. Her many television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show, Dr. Drew's Lifechangers, Bethenny, Good Afternoon America, Kickin’ It, The Doctors, The Joy Behar Show, The Rosie Show, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, VH1′s I Love the '70s/'80s/'90s, VH1′s The Great Debate, and Comics Unleashed, among numerous others.



02/20/15

Tickets: $31



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/loni_love/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Frank Caliendo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is best known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.



02/21/15

$27 - $35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frank-caliendo/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Second Girl

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night as a backdrop, The Second Girl is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two Irish immigrant servant girls and the chauffeur search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world in this lyrical and poignant world premiere by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone (Brendan, The Atheist) and directed by Campbell Scott (The Atheist).



01/16/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets: $25 - $83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/second-girl/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Aurora Borealis

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve Reich’s “Duet” soon gain intensity and develop into a full-blown blizzard of sound.. But as cold as it may be, once you find your way inside, a raucous party awaits – with a pretty stellar live band, of course!

Steve Reich: Duet from “Triple Quartet”
Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings
Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34
Traditional Swedish fiddle tunes, arr. AFC



02/21/15

$15 General Admission
Kids come free!



- http://http:www.afarcry.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

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, participate in group theatre games, read from scripts and explore theatrical improvisation. The ensemble will prepare a series of scripted and staged scenes to present in a public performance for family and friends. This is a great opportunity to preview our Curtain Call program, offered during the summer. We are looking for a dynamic group to engage in the program – join with a friend and make the most of out this February vacation!



02/17/15 - 02/21/15

$395



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/vacation-week-programs/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project), Gregory Douglass opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called “a voice for the gods” (Boston Globe), “a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto” (Variety), “soul-permeating” (Portland Press), and “supernatural” (author Anne Rice). Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists. www.http://maryfahl.com/



02/21/15

Non-Passim Members: $30/Passim Members $28



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Ariel Pink

Presented by Paradise Rock Club at Paradise Rock Club

Ariel Pink’s persona is that of a sleazy outsider, sardonic and alienating, but his steeped-in-rock-nostalgia ramblings are mesmerizing.



02/21/15



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Paradise Rock Club - 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



PRhyme

Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs

PRhyme is the critically-acclaimed collaboration between rapper Royce da 5’9” and producer DJ Premier. They favor old-school boom bap and lyrical complexity, though their music is no sentimental throwback, but rather something lithe and smoldering.



02/21/15



- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5505315&pl=mideastclub&REFID=elink

Middle East Downstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Power of Negative Thinking

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of The Power of Negative Thinking, an exhibition celebrating the joys of pessimism. The seven featured artists address some of the more unpleasant aspects of life, in seemingly delightful ways. They all create work that in some way challenges societal notions of happiness, either through humor, avoidance, or direct confrontation.

The projects on view exist in a world where happiness is seen as the ultimate commodity, and thinking positively is the solution for all that ails us. By approaching the darker things in life through an intelligent, often humorous, lens, the artists confidently acknowledge that not every glass needs to be half full.

Through the use of work that is bright, bold, and full of surprises, The Power of Negative Thinking provides a striking challenge to simplistic notions of looking on the bright side.

About the artists

Stephen St. Francis Decky (West Roxbury, MA) creates dreamlike worlds filled with bright pastel colors and adorable creatures. In his paintings, sculptures, and stop-motion animations, his characters’ permanent smiles and seemingly utopian landscapes thinly veil undercurrents of cruelty and fear that these lovable critters inflict upon each other, but refuse to acknowledge.

Anthony Montuori (Malden, MA) creates video games that can never be won. His use of bright graphics and innocently nostalgic imagery provides a joyful approach to nihilism, allowing the participant to find comfort in their own shortcomings. In addition to showcasing previously playable works, Montuori will be creating a brand new game, The Power of Negative Thinking, exclusively for this exhibition.

Alicia Riccio (Brooklyn, NY) scours social media platforms to collect photographs of whimsical towel sculptures created aboard cruise ships. She then highlights the disparity between perceived utopias and the reality of human nature by correlating these images to tragedies that occurred on the same ship.

Kirk Amaral Snow (Jamaica Plain, MA) repurposes building materials to create a dialogue on impermanence, façade, and learning to live with failure. In his sculpture When Transition Becomes Stasis, he builds a permanent structure around a collapsible ladder to stop the people he loves from walking under it in a bold reflection on coping with anxiety.

Randy Stevens’ (New Braintree, MA) paintings challenge the viewer to question both her taste and theirs. Through the use of vibrant color and gallons of glitter, Stevens creates work that is seemingly vapid, yet loaded with pathos.

Bradley Tsalyuk & Corey Dunlap (Los Angeles, CA) create work that straddles the line between enticing and repulsive. Their piece Don’t Wish it Were Easier, Wish You Were Better, offers the viewer a slogan that is both motivational and crushingly self-loathing. Printed on a banner attached to smiley-faced balloons, these aggressively colorful objects create a form that is simultaneously lifted and pulled down by their own weight.

About the curator

Born and raised on Long Island, curator Michael Gaughran currently lives and works in Waltham, MA. His curatorial and artistic research is focused mainly on camp and performativity, with a special interest in the crossroads of appropriation and popular culture.



01/16/15 - 02/21/15

Free



- http://www.newartcenter.org/

New Art Center - 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA, 02460



Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

 Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield, Ontario. Playing alongside their children and additional musicians, dancers, and singers, the first family of traditional fiddlers perform Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration filled with dancing, singing, and, of course, world-class music-making.



02/21/15

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2251/natalie-macmaster-donnell-leahy

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings Tribute Show

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were two of the most important figures in the 1970s outlaw movement within country music. They were also two great friends that shared many stages together over their careers that lasted decades and who both left behind a legacy of songs that are a part of the American music landscape. This is full band concert extravaganza gives vintage country fans the chance to experience these two legends in a live show .

When it comes to the outlaw sound and movement in countrymusic, one name stands tall above all others, and that name is Waylon Jennings. Waylon bucked the system by refusing to follow the Nashville Establishment and make music his way. His way broke down walls and left a catalog of some of the best-known country songs including hits like “Good Hearted Woman,” “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line,” and the TV theme “Good Ol' Boys” from The Dukes Of Hazzard. Along with what made him and his sound unique was his insistennce of using his band in the studio instead of the same studio players that made up most records out of Nashville. The sound of his band is raw and live even on recordings, and for any fan of pure music, it is undeniable. Along with his sounds was Waylon’s swagger and stage persona, his dark aviator glasses, leather vest, black hat of an outlaw, and his signature leather tooled Telecaster as his six shooter. With this full band tribute to Waylon Jennings, people will be able to relive or see for the first time the power and emotion of what was a Waylon show.

Legendary country rebel Johnny Cash comes to life in the re-creation show. With a career spanning half a century and countless hits, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Ring of Fire,” The Man in Black became a musical icon. Now you can experience the father of outlaw country as he was in his prime, from his Sun Records days to his historic concert at Folsom Prison. Singer Brian Chicoine captures Cash’s trademark baritone, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of The Tennessee Three. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Johnny Cash show without Mrs. Cash, June Carter, brought to life by Vicky St. Pierre on such classic duets as “Jackson.” With authentic costumes and stories from Cash’s eventful life, this show is the true Johnny Cash experience.



02/21/15

All seats are reserved and pricing includes a $3 facility fee:

Preferred: $30 (Front 10 rows in First Level Center Orchestra)
Remaining First Level Orchestra: $25
Balcony: $20 (Please note that the balcony is not handicapped accessible)



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/two_nashville_outlaws_one_outlaw_night

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



I Heart Science

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Embrace your love of science! Explore fossils of long-extinct animals. Try your hand at sketching a mammal, excavating a mock dinosaur dig, or discovering life in a rotting log. Meet a live scorpion and tarantula. Bring a rock, mineral, or shell to be identified by members of the Boston Mineral Club or the Boston Malacological Club. Talk with scientists and graduate students studying topics ranging from tiny insects to dinosaurs. This event is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.



02/21/15

$8-$12



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php#i

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Binchois & Du Fay

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

"…this virtuosic chorus…has turned historical excavation into vibrant musical adventure"
David Weininger, The Boston Globe

With this concert, Blue Heron initiates "Ockeghem@600," a long-term project exploring the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497), one of the greatest musicians of all time, as we approach the 600th anniversary of his birth (more or less). The program features Ockeghem’s Missa De plus en plus, based on a song by Gilles de Bins (called Binchois), and other music by Ockeghem, as well as Binchois and Guillaume Du Fay, his two most famous colleagues from the previous generation.

Voices:
Martin Near, Jason McStoots, Owen McIntosh, Mark Sprinkle, Paul Guttry, Sumner Thompson
Instrumentalists:
Scott Metcalfe, director, harp & medieval fiddle; Laura Jeppsen, rebec & medieval fiddle

"…a sense of pure joy…rises out of the music-making"
"intensely soulful…breathtaking passion"
Rebecca Marchand, Boston Musical Intelligencer



02/21/15

Reserved seating: $60 / $42.50
General admission: $30 / $25 senior / $10 student or low income / free under 18
(Add $3 for sales at the door, except for $10 tickets.)



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/ockeghem600-ockeghem-binchois-du-fay/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Works of Love

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Warm up winter’s chill with Works of Love, three powerful ballets by celebrated dancemaker José Mateo that explore the intensity, emotion, and playfulness of human relationships. A Cuban-inspired favorite, Danzones Balleticos (2004) is a flirty and fun venture into Cuban social dance set to various Cuban composers. Released (2014) is a recent premiere that The Patriot Ledger says, “…spices up Mateo’s repertory...” set to Ferruccio Busoni/Bach Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in D Minor. Sound Secrets (2010) features a woman haunted by her own guilt about her disloyalty to a lover who is himself unashamedly disloyal, to Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartok.

More than just “going to the ballet”, José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a thrilling live dance theatre experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square offers an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.



02/06/15 - 02/22/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Presented by Feld Entertainment at TD Garden

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 into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! 

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/244952129040058/

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



The Wiz

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre

The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com/

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the master composer’s five piano concertos.

“[Andsnes] is a virtuoso of full clarity. Bass lines come naturally bubbling up from the depths of the heart…” – Berliner Mogenpost

Program:
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Opus 19
Piano Concerto No 3. In C minor, Opus 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58

Sponsored by Tufts Health Plan



02/22/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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Travis Tritt

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry. Of course his trademark long hair and conspicuously absent cowboy hat aided in making Tritt one of the most recognizable country music stars of the last 25 years. His impressive string of multi-platinum albums and Top Ten singles didn’t hurt either.



02/22/15

$75 - $135



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/travis-tritt/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Strauss & Mahler

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each found indelible artistic expression. The unconventional assemblage of pieces on this program is a reflection of that tension and imbalance.

First come the whirl and bittersweet nostalgia of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Frühlingsstimmen, one of the best known works by that master of the waltz. Both glamorous and haunting, it is an evocation of a time of elegance, charm, and endless youth that never really was.

From the buoyancy of the waltz we move to the other end of the spectrum – and to the other Strauss. Richard Strauss’ great last work, the Four Last Songs, is his supreme, uncanny musing on the things of this world that linger most memorably just before the light is extinguished forever. Clothed in an orchestral garb of autumnal colors and radiant in the glow of sunset, it may be the most perfect example of his orchestral art that he bequeathed to us, and it also contains his supreme writing for the female voice. The extraordinary, silver-toned Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj, who has made a specialty of this Strauss masterwork, will be making her Boston debut in these concerts.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony brings yet another aspect of the complex Viennese matrix to the fore. Light and charming on the surface, but constantly plumbing deep recesses, it is a vision of life, and of the world after life, as seen from the viewpoint of a child who has suffered deprivation in this world, only to discover overflowing abundance in the next. Aga Mikolaj returns in the vocal fourth movement of the symphony as the boy in heaven, experiencing true delight for the very first time. The Fourth Symphony is quite possibly the most perfectly beautiful composition Mahler ever wrote.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

Level A $72
Level B $52
Level C $36
Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february-0

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Angels in America

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice, and courage set during the early stages of the AIDS pandemic in 1980s New York City. Angels in America is composed by Peter Eötvös, with a libretto by Mari Mezei, conducted by William Lumpkin, and with stage direction by Jim Petosa.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/angels-in-america-opera/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Adam DeVine

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Adam Devine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which recently wrapped its second season.



02/22/15

$25-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/adam-devine/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Mozart, Mostly

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart being himself in one of his last and most adventurous chamber works.

Mozart/Bach: Selections from Preludes and Fugues for String Trio, K. 404a
Mozart: Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
Schnittke: Moz-Art for Two Violins
Mozart: String Quintet in D major, K. 593 Yura Lee & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath & Marcus Thompson, violas; Ronald Thomas, cello



02/22/15

Adults: $56, $45, $34, $23
Students: $8
Seniors: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-222-fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Theatre at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School - Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



U R a Star! Voice Workshop 12-18 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The U R a Star Voice Workshop is a two-day intensive, taught by Carola Emrich-Fisher and Katie Seiler, which will culminate in a performance on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Participants will discover their individual voices and learn about the fundamentals of vocal technique, while exploring topics such as acting and movement, listening and analyzing different genres of vocal repertoire, and mind-body connection.



02/21/15 - 02/22/15

$185



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/vacation-week-programs/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Pinocchio

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

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, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. Despite being lured away from his loving home by promises of instant fame, fast money, and a life of fun and leisure, the impetuous Pinocchio must learn what is truly important in life. Written by Steven Bogart and Wendy Lement. Directed by Steven Bogart. Based on the book “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Colladi.



01/30/15 - 02/22/15

$15 - $35



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Lost Town

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

The story of one man’s obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family’s town of Trochenbrod. First made famous by Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Trochenbrod was the only all-Jewish town to ever exist outside of Palestine. Trochenbrod’s 5,000 Jews were obliterated by the Nazis, except for 33 townspeople who escaped the massacre there. This personal search triggers a resurgence of interest in the town and reconnects the few remaining survivors who hadn’t seen each other in over 60 years.

USA | 2013 | 85 min | English | Directors: Richard Goldgewicht & Jeremy Goldscheider



02/22/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/02/film-lost-town

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Pinkalicious The Musical

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Cambridge YMCA Theatre

One of the biggest hits with BCT audiences, Pinkalicious returns for a limited run in our 2015 season. This pinktastic musical features everyone’s favorite pink princess, Pinkalicious, along with her brother Peter and her adoring parents! Learn why it’s so important to eat your green vegetables! A pinkerrific time will be had by all!  



02/14/15 - 02/22/15



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/2014-2015-season/

Cambridge YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Circle of The Song, featuring Ed Jurdi, Seth Walker, and Edward Anderson

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Ed Jurdi: Ed Jurdi is blazing a trail with music. His inimitable style, dubbed "Cosmic American Soul," has enthralled listeners, critics, and musicians across the country and beyond. It's like a cross-section of American musical history, starting with heaping doses of soul augmented by flashes of country, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and folk to create a sophisticated yet earthy union. People have certainly taken note of his archetypal musical map: over the past five years Ed has steadily emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic artists in American music, earning best album, best artist, and best song nominations and awards from several outlets, including the Portsmouth Herald, Windrift Music, JAM Music Magazine and Radio Belgium.

Seth Walker: Revered roots music troubadour Seth Walker recently took up residencey in New Orleans. Upon relocating to the Big Easy, the North Carolina-native completed his rounds of the Holy Trinity of Southern American music cities. His journey began in Austin where he fast became a staple of the texas blues scene. He’d later shuffle off to Nashville where he’d absorb the cosmopolitan twang of its storytelling tradition. Clearly, however, it is the influence of his current NOLA home with its funky melting-pot swagger that inspired the gospel-soaked fervor and gritty guitar burn at the core of his latest album, Sky Still Blue.http://www.sethwalker.com/

Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In a time when the music business desperately flails about, grasping at any new trend that will save its sinking ship, he exists far beyond its confines. Best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire who released a string of acclaimed albums in the previous decade, Anderson returns to the national stage with his highly anticipated solo debut, Lies & Wishes. Produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, it finds Anderson creating his own mythology through a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots. Anderson sings, "I'm the son of a plumber, from a God fearing mother." The lyric says much about where his story begins as an artist. He was born and raised just west of Chicago and lives a simple life, spending winters in an RV alongside the Gulf of Mexico in lower Alabama. Anderson's an American songwriter on an existential quest who seeks and who searches through song. http://www.edwarddavidanderson.com



02/22/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/ Passim Members: $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Sleater-Kinney

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

Beloved riot grrrl indie rockers Sleater-Kinney (pictured at top in a photo by Brigitte Sire) reunite to tour their new album “No Cities to Love.” Should you manage to procure tickets, it is advised you pregame with the classic album “Dig Me Out” and episodes of “Portlandia.”



02/22/15



- http://concerts.livenation.com/sleaterkinney-boston-massachusetts-02-22-2015/event/01004D506B8013F0

House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Weld A Critter Workshop

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Weld A Critter Workshop, 10-6PM, SUN, (1/18, 2/8, 2/22)

This 4 hour mini-course in MIG welding allows each student to complete a welded “critter.” This workshop will cover studio and personal safety, along with welding equipment function and uses. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas or MIG welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination. Students will take home a welded “critter” which they will weld during the workshop. Stonybrook Fine Art also offers other workshops in welding (Intro to MIG, (Intro to TIG, Intro to Stick, Intro OxyAce Welding, 8HR Welding Intensives). In addition to welding workshops, Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers workshops in Jewelry Making (Make A Ring, Make A Ring/Set A Stone, Jewelry Enameling (Enamel Earrings, Enamel A Pendant). Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers classes in Welding*, Jewelry, Casting (Lost Wax Casting), Stone Carving, Figure Sculpting, as well as Mold Making and Foundry. *Day and evening classes are offered in welding.



01/11/15 - 02/22/15

$250.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Ron White: Nutcracker

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

This show contains strong adult content and is recommended for mature audiences only. Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand up comedians on tour in America.



02/22/15

Full price tickets are $40.50, $45.50, and $62.50, with limited VIP seats available for $112.50 and $211.50.



Ron White "200 Proof" VIP Experience!

Want a premium seat in the first 5 rows and to meet Ron White after the show? Wanna ask him a question? Take a picture with him? Just see for yourself if that's really scotch he's drinking? If your answer is yes, then purchase the Ron White "200 Proof" VIP Experience! At the VIP experience you'll be a part of a small group of fellow fans talking with Ron White and taking a photo with him. Not only will you get this special access after Ron's show, you'll receive a VIP access pass personally signed by Ron White. Click here to see the video of other fans having a great time at Ron's 200 Proof VIP Experience.



Package includes seat ticket in first five rows, Q&A session with Ron White, a photo with Ron White, VIP access pass personally signed by Ron White, autographed Ron White’s newest DVD: “A Little Unprofessional”, Margo Rey CD (Ron White’s wife and top Billboard charting singer/songwriter)



*Check in early at the merchandise table with our VIP manager on tour. The VIP Meet & Greet will take place immediately following the performance.



Ron White “100 Proof” VIP Experience!

Package includes premium seat ticket, autographed Ron White’s newest DVD: “A Little Unprofessional," Margo Rey CD (Ron White’s wife and top Billboard charting singer/songwriter)



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=181

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Barefoot Puppets

Emus, crocodiles and frogs -- oh my! Experience the magic of The Land Down Under in this interactive performance inspired by traditional Aboriginal folktales. Learn about some truly unusual animals as a mother platypus tries to get her young one to sleep by sharing three stories from the Australian Dreamtime. In these "How and Why Tales," you'll learn how the emu became a flightless bird and why the platypus looks so strange. In the final story, you'll meet a giant, bloated ocean-swallowing frog...and help bring the water back!

Having spent most of her early childhood barefoot in Hawaii, it only seemed natural that Heidi Rugg would name her company Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Barefoot Puppet Theatre began miles away from Hawaii, though, in Richmond, Virginia. Heidi founded the company in 1997 after apprenticing as a puppet builder with Handemonium Puppets in Washington, D.C. In 2001, with a growing touring schedule and a growing family, her husband Sam Rugg joined the company.



02/20/15 - 02/22/15

Recommended for ages 4 and up

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended during school vacation week!
General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi, poets like Andrea Chénier. Then there are those, like Tosca, who demand an actual audience—divas, actors, wandering minstrels, and street clowns.

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera performers, hear these characters sing their music. Listen to dramatic words evoking the hypnotic power of the performer from Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, and Willa Cather; and look at paintings and images from the MFA collection that portray singers and artists in their full passionate glory.

BLO subscribers receive member-priced tickets.

Bravo reception with BLO presenters at 3pm: add $50 per person.



02/22/15

$16 member/$20 non-member



- http://blo.org/learn/signature-series/

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Truth and Beauty: Pictorialist Photography

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

Photographers known as the Pictorialists, who worked around 1900, were part of the first international movement in the history of the medium. Their mission was to prove the artistic merit of photography by strengthening its connections with the fine arts. To this end they made images that sought to represent truth and beauty; that were atmospheric; that had poetic, literary, or spiritual value; and that emphasized the role of the photographer as a craftsman. Figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Frederick H. Evans, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gertrude Käsebier, and Clarence H. White made spectacular images influenced by current art trends, including Impressionism, Symbolism, and the Arts and Crafts movement.The Pictorialists primarily utilized two printing processes: platinum, with its extraordinary tonal richness, and gum bichromate, a labor-intensive process that involved hand coating papers with carefully prepared emulsions and pigments. They often presented their images by mounting them on papers that were specially lined or colored, like fine art drawings, and they sometimes showed them in specially designed frames.

This exhibition celebrates the MFA’s recent acquisition of four major works related to the Boston leader of the movement, F. Holland Day. His The Seven Last Words (1898), purchased in 2013, is a centerpiece of the show and was recently called “an important touchstone of Modernist photography,” by The New York Times. Day daringly styled himself in this series as Christ wearing a crown of thorns. The other three photographs—portraits of Day by Edward Steichen, James Craig Annan, and Clarence H. White—are also included. A small number of significant loans from private collections are also on view.



04/17/14 - 02/22/15

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/truth-and-beauty

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



D Is for Design

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

Design drawings are among the hidden treasures of the MFA’s collection, and this exhibition displays nearly 30 works on paper, each representing a different artist, architect, or designer in an alphabet of design from the 16th through the 20th centuries. A is for Ashbee: a design for a ring by the Arts and Crafts designer and social reformer C. R. Ashbee; L is for La Farge: a design for stained glass by the artist and designer John La Farge; and R is for Rossi: an architectural model by the renowned 20th-century Italian architect Aldo Rossi. The surprising juxtaposition of unrelated but visually compelling designs for architecture, theater, stained glass, furniture, jewelry and silver, and textiles—many of which are rarely, if ever, on view—presents an opportunity for visitors to engage with questions surrounding design, from technical to artistic.



04/17/14 - 02/22/15

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/d-design

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Timothy Bouldry: A Landfill Life

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

Over the last six years, Timothy Bouldry has dedicated himself to documenting the complex global economy built around garbage, recyclables, and the communities of extremely impoverished adults and children at landfills known as “waste pickers” in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

In the inaugural exhibit of the Lesley University College of Art and Design's Alumni Exhibition Series, Bouldry (BFA ’02) showcases his photographic investigations from around the world. The exhibit is on view from January 19 to February 22 in the university’s Marran Gallery, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. It is free and open to the public.

Bouldry’s images have been presented to the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the Organization of American States to illuminate issues around human rights, climate, health and children in distress. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tapped him to showcase his landfill photographs and videos to draw attention to the civil rights implications of the environmental impact of garbage.



01/19/15 - 02/22/15

Free



- http://www.lesley.edu/a-landfill-life/



Wrestling Jerusalem

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Written and performed by Aaron Davidman
Directed by Michael John Garcés

“Remarkable solo performance...yearning beauty...riveting...” - San Francisco Chronicle

An old proverb says, "An enemy is someone whose story you do not know." Wrestling Jerusalem is a solo performance piece about Israel and Palestine. It’s a personal story. Of grappling. With identity. With social justice. With ethnic allegiance. With history. With spirituality. Drawn from a 30-year journey, the play weaves a tapestry of narratives and gives voice and humanity to a dozen different characters. Set in America, Israel, and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem reflects on the multilayered issues that live at the center of a conflict that has lasted generations.



02/21/15 - 02/22/15

Tickets: $28
JCC Members & Seniors: $25
Students: $15



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of Apartheid. In a collaborative performance with a band, Masekela and Mahalsela will pay homage with 20 Years of Freedom, featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as 'The Voice' in his home country South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics.

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene. Masekela's Grammy Award-winning hit "Grazing in the Grass" sold over four million copies and made him an international star.



02/24/15

Tickets: $32 - $74



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=35

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most enthralling operas. The story paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. To escape her claustrophobic existence, she finds true love in the arms of another man. Dramatic tension builds as Janácek takes us on a musical journey, reflecting Kátya’s competing feelings of hope and despair, freedom and oppression and ultimately, a tragic end. This 20th-century opera is not only a musical and dramatic response to Janáceks nationalistic pride and heritage, but also his own unrequited love. Join us for this special musical presentation and lecture that will explore the fascinating personal and cultural influences that inspired this powerful Czech work.
 



02/24/15

Free



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Pile

Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott

Pile is one of Boston’s most adored underground outfits. They produce unhappy music that resists easy grasp, lurching through extended breakdowns and subdued meditations with bracing frankness.



02/24/15



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Great Scott - 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Our Mathematical Universe: The Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

This evening, MIT professor and author of Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, Max Tegmark will lead us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he will not only help us grasp some of his often mind-boggling theories, but will he also share with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last–Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

A native of Stockholm, Max Tegmark received his B.Sc. in Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology. He began teaching at MIT in September 2004. Tegmark is an author on more than two hundred technical papers, and has featured in dozens of science documentaries. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a Packard Fellowship (2001-06), Cottrell Scholar Award (2002-07), and an NSF Career grant (2002-07), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year: 2003.”

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.



02/24/15

$10.00



- http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=SOMU

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



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

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 fairytale from the storybook pages to the grand stage. Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is an irresistible musical adventure that continues to delight children and adults alike. This collaborative production by the Youth Ballet of Worcester County and the WPI Orchestra combines music and movement in order to cultivate the musical taste of children from the start of their very first theatrical experience.



02/25/15

$20



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=160

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Stratford Shakespeare Festival: King Lear

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he doesn't expect. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance. Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king – and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity. Recommended 12 years old and up. Once scene depicts an act of brutal violence.



02/25/15


Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Bill Brett Retrospective, Lecture, and Signing

Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

At 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 25th we will be celebrating Boston by hosting a retrospective of Bill Brett's unparalleled career as Boston's preeminent photographer. He will be speaking about his career, the nature of his photography, and of course the making and inspiration of his newest book  "Boston, Irish". His work is such that it'll remind you of what a fantastic city we live in, and how in this time of year, we're all Irish here in Boston.



02/25/15

FREE



- http://www.nebookfair.com/



One Mic Shootout with Ry Cavanaugh & Jeffrey Foucault and Friends

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 From the very first night they played together at St Bonaventure's in Bristol England, the musical performance connection between Jeffrey Foucault and Ry Cavanaugh just clicked. They designated a format of one microphone and a portion of the evening as a song-swap, which quickly became dubbed a shoot-out because of its slightly competitive edge. While sitting firmly on a body of original songs which have made each of these musicians a "songwriter's songwriter", they also have a very deep mine of other people's songs which allows each set to follow its own course as each singer tries to build on themes, genres, or any thread of connectivity from song to song in a spontaneous duel in song.

Jefferey Foucault grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa. He finished school, roofed houses, drove a snowplow, and home-schooled the son of the local bar owner in exchange for beer. He cut his …first album in the winter of 2000.
Longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil, Foucault has spent the last decade mining the darker seams of country and blues, producing a string of spare and elemental albums of rare power while garnering accolades across the United States and overseas for a tersely elegant brand of songwriting set apart by its haunting imagery and weather-beaten cool. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

Ry Cavanaugh Son of a Honky Tonk singer from Stamford, Connecticut (unlikely, but true), RY CAVANAUGH has been a central figure in the Boston Folk and Rock (roots, if you like) scene for the last 20 years. He produced a live compilation, “One Night in Cambridge,” in 1995 featuring Mary Gauthier, Faith Soloway, and many others. He was a founding member of cult-residency bands Vinal Avenue String Band (with Sean Staples and Kris Delmhorst) and Maybe Baby (with Jennifer Kimball). Also, a reluctant and brief member of the acclaimed Wayfaring Strangers. Currently performs with Session Americana and on his own. His song “Lighthouse Light” has been recorded by Mary Black and Redbird (Kris Delmhorst, Peter Mulvey, Jeff Foucault).
https://www.presskit.to/foucaultandcavanaugh#/about



02/25/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members $15



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Susan Cattaneo

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released 3 albums of mostly upbeat, catchy pop-country music, “Brave and Wild,” in 2009, “Heaven to Heartache” in 2011 and “Little Blue Sky” in 2012. You’ll hear a blend of country, rock and soul with sparkles of blues and folk- music that would slide into the comfort zone for fans of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow. http://susancattaneo.com/



02/26/15

Non-Passim Members: $15/Passim Members $13



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic singers of the legendary 1960s music revolution share the stage for a unique, multi-media event.

Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon), Denny Laine (of the Moody Blues & Wings), Chad & Jeremy,Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers,and Terry Sylvester (of the Hollies) will perform their hits and key cuts, backed by a four-piece beat combo. Asher serves as master of ceremonies, offering first person anecdotes of the era.



02/26/15

$40 - $60



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Screaming Females

Presented by Great Scott Boston at Great Scott

New Brunswick punk-esque rockers Screaming Females play in Boston a lot (in fact I recommended them in the fall preview), but this time is special: they are touring in support of their upcoming album, “Rose Mountain,” which is out Feb. 24 and represents a marked departure from their previous efforts. If the singles “Ripe” and “Wishing Well” are any indication, pop-minded arrangements and layered vocals have done nothing to diminish the raw power of Marissa Paternoster’s voice and snarling guitar.



02/26/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D8CD7598AAD?brand=greatscott

Great Scott - 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Chora at FPAC Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at FPAC Gallery

Reception: January 8th, 5-7pm

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Chora, featuring the work of Ariel Freiberg and Filiz Emma Soyak. The show was juried by Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery.

 

Freiberg and Soyak re-imagine and visualize what is found between the seen and the peripheral. Dingy corners and scraps of images are excavated for their potential. By layering multiple languages and processes, these non-structured visual moments- otherwise forgotten- are presented to the viewer.



01/08/15 - 02/26/15



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FPAC Gallery - 300 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210



Travel & Taste South Africa: On Safari and off the Beaten Path

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

South African safaris are famous for a spectacular array of wildlife that includes predators and prey, grazers, browsers, and scavengers. You probably know "the Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros; but can you name "The Ugly Five?" The country also hosts a rich avifauna from eagles and chanting-goshawks to hornbills and bee-eaters. In addition to exploring the savannahs, our journey will include other beautiful habitats: the desert-like Karoo, the heath-like Fynbos, the coastline, and the Swartberg and Drakensberg mountains.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, February 24. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.



02/26/15

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members,

Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members(7:30 start)
 



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=South:program_code=37692

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Killers of the King tells the shocking stories—including the fascinating fates—of the 59 men who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England in 1649. This act not only changed British history forever, but may it very well have reverberated across the ocean to the young British colonies, which more than a hundred years later also rose up against their king to become an independent country known as the United States. When Charles I’s son, Charles II, was restored to the throne in 1660, he set about enacting a deadly wave of retribution against all those responsible for his father’s death. Some of the "regicides"—the killers of the king—pleaded for mercy, while others stoically awaited their sentences. This powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of England’s past, a unique contribution to seventeenth-century history, Killers of the King tells the incredible story of the men who dared to assassinate a monarch.

A direct descendant of King Charles I, Charles Spencer was educated at Eton College and obtained his degree in modern history at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of four books, including the Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim: Battle for Europe (shortlisted for the British National Book Awards History Book of the Year) and Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier. He lives in Northampton, England.



02/26/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2446/killers-king-men-who-dared-execute-charles-i

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES

Presented by Historic Newton at Newton Free Library

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 PM
A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES
Newton Corner: Newton’s First Village

Newton’s main village center at the time of the City’s founding in 1688, and always a vital thoroughfare for traffic from Boston to the west, Newton Corner expanded again in the 1860s due to the railroad. A century later, the village’s commercial center was largely demolished to make way for the Turnpike extension. Join Newton Corner residents Jay Walter and Keith Jones to learn about this area’s progression from rural farmland to commuter suburb, including the history of Farlow Park and the current efforts to restore it.

Co-Sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. 

Free.
For questions, please call Historic Newton at 617.796.1450 or 617.641.9142
Or, visit http://www.historicnewton.org



02/26/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Newton Free Library - 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459



BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.



02/27/15

$39 - $58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/beausoleil/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Ralphie May

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, Ralphie May has filmed a record-setting three separate 1-hour Comedy Central Specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highly-rated. He’ll be filming a new special on October 1st at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, proving that Ralphie’s relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever.



02/27/15

$39



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ralphie_may/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Aztec Two-Step

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

The legendary folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step makes a triumphant return to TCAN performing their timeless, harmony-fueled hits in addition to selections from the Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continue to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts. Armed with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies, Aztec Two-Step present a remarkable display of seasoned musicianship not to be missed.

Possessing a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups, if any, are more qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. In this special evening, Rex and Neal honor the pure poetry of the legendary S&G and the seminal songs and harmonies of the remarkable Everly Brothers. And as the other "classic duo," they'll perform their own fan favorites as well.



02/27/15

$30 public / $27 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Kishi Bashi String Quartet

Presented by Royale at Royale

Having collaborated and toured with indie strangelings of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, singer, violinist, and composer, K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi), embarks on a epic orchestral solo project. His solo live show is a dazzling array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics. K is also singer of the NYC synth rock band Jupiter One.



02/27/15

$25



- http://royaleboston.com/live-music/

Royale - 279 Tremont st, Boston, MA, 02116



Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

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

Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other international hits, including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry." Prior to that, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose long-haired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early '90s.

Since Semisonic, Wilson has released three solo albums, Free Life, Live at the Pantages, and Love Without Fear, which was released in April. He has also become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, perhaps due to his slow-drip brew of philosophy and artistic seriousness; dry Midwestern humor; and songwriting, performing, and production skills. As a songwriter and producer, he has worked with a diverse group of artists including Adele, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Taylor Swift, among others. He has received Grammy Awards for Adele's hit "Someone Like You" and the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice."



02/27/15

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show
$10 Berklee Students



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The Red Room at Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215



The Juliana Hatfield Three

Presented by Bowery Presents at The Sinclair

In 1993, Juliana Hatfield was in the eye of the alternative-rock storm. She'd made a name for herself as one third of sharply sweet alt-poppers Blake Babies, she'd played bass on the Lemonheads' cherished It's a Shame About Ray, and she'd released a solo debut, Hey Babe, which contained heart-on-wrist tracks like "Everybody Loves Me But You" and "Ugly" (with a capital 'U'). She'd even anticipated Nirvanamania with a 1991 song named for the band, which she wrote after becoming obsessed with the Bleach track "Negative Creep." She courted controversy by suggesting that women can't play guitar ("I was just being a brat," she says now, "because people were asking me, 'How does it feel to be a woman in rock?'") and entered the celebrity gossip mill, being paired with Evan Dando and Johnny Depp ("I don't know how that rumor got started," she told SPIN in 1994.)

So it was really no surprise that with the release of Become What You Are, her Nietzschean-titled second solo album -- and her only LP released under the name the Juliana Hatfield Three (which included bassist Dean Fisher and drummer Todd Philips) -- she would start to climb the charts. Its hits were unusual: The giddy, flirtatious "Spin the Bottle" (also on the Reality Bites soundtrack) with its off-kilter 5/4 groove, hit No. 97 on the Hot 100. And its first single, definitive sororal love anthem "My Sister," is one of the rare songs to become a hit without a chorus -- in company with the Beatles' "Yesterday" and Lionel Richie's "Hello."

And now, she is getting the band back together....Dean, Todd and Juliana have reunited in a studio in Hoboken to work on a new record with her co-producer, Tom Beaujour. They will release their second album, 20 some odd years later, in early 2015. A national tour will follow and will include a performance of Become What You Are in its entirety.



02/27/15

This event is 18 and over.

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only.



- http://www.boweryboston.com/event/741227-juliana-hatfield-three-cambridge/

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

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 and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



09/19/14 - 02/28/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Evening in Paris

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

Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, led by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus. The enthusiasm continues with Mozart’s Paris Symphony and dance interpretations by Fauré and Ravel.

David Angus, Conductor
Sergey Antonov, Cello

MOZART Paris Symphony No.31
SAINT-SAENS Cello Concerto No.1
FAURE Pavane
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess & Mother Goose Suite



02/28/15

Tickets: $18 - $73



- http://www.proarte.org/evening-in-paris/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism.” The quartet, which is comprised of Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin on violin, Misha Amory on viola and Nina Lee on cello, hit the ground running from its founding in 1992, quickly racking up coveted awards such as the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two, a program which has since become a coveted distinction for chamber groups and individuals.



02/28/15

Tickets: $46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brentano-quartet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Shantala Shivalingappa Akasha

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

“Exquisite.” —The New York Times

Perhaps best known for her work with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wüppertal, Shantala Shivalingappa is also one of the world’s leading experts in South Indian Kuchipudi, a narrative classical dance form. Expect an evening of storytelling, surprising rhythms, and quicksilver movement in a format seldom seen in Boston.



02/27/15 - 02/28/15

$15 members + students
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/shantala-shivalingappa/



Wit

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Boston Center for American Performance, the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Wit, directed by Sidney Friedman and featuring Judy Braha, Mark Cohen, and Paula Langton. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness — and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital — Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.



02/20/15 - 02/28/15

$20 general admission | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for students, seniors, groups, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers.
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/wit/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Wild Kratts Live!

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

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!”, the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite creature power suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home "Living Free and in the Wild!"



02/28/15

$25 - $35. Limited VIP seats are available for $45 and include post-show photo opportunity.

10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=164

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced!

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

The Jon Butcher Axis explores the music and majesty of one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the last century: Jimi Hendrix – The Axis will be performing the iconic music re-calibrated, re-formulated and re-accelerated.

Grammy Winner and member of Boston's elite rock royalty, Jon Butcher has earned his place in music history books and beyond as founder of The Jon Butcher Axis. Jon's discography of 19 national and international releases, MTV and VH1 music videos are the underpinnings of a music career spanning decades. Jon's latest Cd release, "AXIS 3" and the theatrical debut of Kiss the Sky both promise an exciting year for Jon.

Jon continues to explore and re-define his own artistic vision, and this powerful and dynamic show features Jon reunited with original Axis bassist Chris Martin along with drummer/ vocalist John Anthony.



02/28/15

$30 public / $25 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Tom Cotter

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With a burst of energy, Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm this year as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Tom’s other television credits include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”, “New Joke City with Robert Klein,” “The Ru Paul Show,” A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv,” as well as Comedy Central’s “2-Drink Minimum,” “Short Attention Span Theatre,” “Premium Blend” and his very own half hour special “Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter.” Tom plays in America’s most famous comedy clubs including, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at The Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival and at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.



02/28/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tom-cotter/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Figure Painting Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Don’t miss this opportunity to work from a model in a beautifully staged setting with attention to lighting, pattern and color. Bring your lunch, your favorite drawing materials or paints and
a canvas or two. Bob will do a full demonstration painting and be available for critique and tips for drawing and painting the model. Advance registration required.
 



02/28/15

Danforth Art Members $85; Non-members $110



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Edie Carey

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 “Accidental Poet,” one of Edie Carey's earliest songs, describes a particularly eloquent friend, but could just as easily refer to Carey herself and the circuitous and serendipitous route that led her to become one of the country's most notable young songwriters. Somehow, all of the seemingly unrelated turns – from her intention to become a doctor, to a tiny music room in the basement of a Morningside Heights' chapel, to a year in Italy – managed to steer her towards music.

Born in Burlington, Vermont and raised in the Boston suburbs by her English teacher father, therapist mother, and poet stepmother, Edie Carey couldn't help but learn to love words. She has been a successful singer/songwriter since 2002 and continues to grace her audiences with her eloquent yet ground breaking performances. http://www.ediecarey.com/



02/28/15

Non-Passim Members: $20/Passim Members: $18



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Corey Holcomb

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Corey hit his first open mic in 1992 when Adele Givens called him to the stage. He was a smashing success and has been a full-time comedian ever since. He has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search, Budweiser Comedy Competition, Chicago Home Jam, and Laffapalooza. He has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival.

Corey’s comedy genius transcends class and racial divides. If you understand English, Corey’s humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. According to Corey, a “hunter” (man) being captured by his “prey” (woman) makes for the best comedy ever.

Corey offers plenty of advice on how men who have been the victim of a “hostile takeover” by the female in the relationship can take back control. You can believe there is no counselor on the planet who offers the kind of relationship advice and remedies Corey dispenses from the stage.

Corey Holcomb’s comedy set is both an auditory and visual experience. His facial gestures alone can make an audience burst with laughter. “I spend a lot of time practicing my stage faces because I need to be able to convey care and concern while I criticize.” Although Corey has a long and diverse resume of successes, he remains humble and approachable.

Corey’s film and television credits include independent film “Who’s Watching The Kids,” MTV2′s “Wild ‘N Out,” MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” 20th Century Fox’s “Like Mike,” a recurring role on UPN’s “Half & Half,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” BET’s “Comic View,” Fox’s “Mad TV,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” Showtime’s “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Pain,” TV Ones “Rickey Smiley Show,” and plays recurring character Robert Tubbs on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show”! He has appeared in three comedy specials of his own, Corey Holcomb: “The Problem Is You,” Comedy Central Presents: “Corey Holcomb,” and Showtime Presents: “Your Way Ain’t Working.”

You can currently see Corey in the movie “Think Like A Man Too” and Adult Swim’s new TV series “Black Jesus.”



02/28/15

$25



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Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Altan

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with fellow fiddler Ciaran Tourish are the centerpiece of the group’s sound. Their complementary styles are anchored by one of the best rhythm sections in the business, with Dáithí Sproule on guitar, Ciarán Curran on bouzouki, and newest member Martin Tourish on accordion. They are touring in support of a new album recorded in Nashville and due to be released on Compass Records this winter.



02/28/15

Reserved Seating
$30.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2266/altan

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



AFD Theatre Auditions for "Quartet" Feb. 26 and 28

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama

AUDITION NOTICE
Arlington Friends of the Drama
QUARTET
By Ronald Harwood
Directed by Dayle Ballentine

Auditions will be held at Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy Street, Arlington, MA, on Thursday, February 26 at 7 PM and Saturday, February 28 at 1 PM. Call backs will be Saturday February 28 at 3 PM.

Performance dates: June 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8 PM and June 14 and 21at 1 PM. There will be a talk-back session following the June 14 production.

About the Show
Arlington Friends of the Drama announces auditions for Ronald Harwood’s “Quartet.” This is a lovely play, warm, witty, very funny, but not without some “tough” moments as it looks at the aging process in general.

Cecily, Reginald, and Wilfred are retired opera singers who often worked together during their active careers. They now reside in a home for retired musicians in Kent, England. When Jean, who used to sing with them, arrives, she disrupts their equilibrium and refuses to sing. But the show must go on!

“Four feisty old troupers make us laugh a little, sigh a little and cry a little, as they take us into the bitter sweet world of facing up to age and mortality.” The Independent

Actors will be asked to read sides for their auditions. It is strongly suggested that you are familiar with the script.

Rehearsals will be Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays evenings starting April 30.

Cast/Roles: Two Men, Two Women, Ages 65+

Cecily Robson: A plump, soft lady who is also a little “soft” in the head, as she is suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Reginald Paget: A sophisticated gentleman with refined taste in all things, clothes, music, etc.

Wilfred Bond: The opposite of Reginald physically, yet every inch the “artist”. He is larger than life, slovenly, and very much the Lothario.

Jean Horton: Jean is slender and frail at this stage of her life but that doesn’t hide her “Diva” demeanor. She dresses and acts like the “Grande Dame” of opera, as she was in her day.

Please print out a copy of our online Audition Form on the theater website (www.afdtheatre.org) , and bring it with you to your audition, along with a resume and headshot or snapshot.

To schedule your audition please call the theatre audition line at 781-646-5922. Press 1 for auditions and leave a message at the beep. Or contact Evelyn Corsini Alcorn corsinievelyn@gmail.com or 617-484-3308.
 



02/26/15 - 02/28/15

No charge to audition.



- http://www.afdtheatre.org/



The Return of Yemen Blues

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 The passionate and magnetic Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani ('the Yemenite Mick Jagger') leads a roaring group that merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni melodies, mambo and funk. The group has been making huge waves of late, appearing in Paste magazine's list of 10 International Acts to Watch and performing a captivating, star-making set at globalFEST, the most prestigious world music festival in America. With members hailing from Israel, Finland, Uruguay and the U.S., Yemen Blues captures myriad global influences, blending them into a highly danceable, soulful and raucous stew.

Ravid Kahalani vocals, gimbri
Itamar Borochov trumpet
Shanir Blumenkranz bass, oud
Itamar Doari percussion
Rony Iwryn latin percussion

This amazing Israeli world-music ensemble had everyone dancing at the aisles at the Somerville Theater in 2011. Imagine them in a club.



02/28/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
At the door, $25



- http://yemenblues.bpt.me/



Fufu & Oreos

Presented by Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In FuFu & Oreos, a 20-something "multiculti" navigates her Nigerian heritage, her American lifestyle, and the loaded promise of Prozac. This tell-all solo show straddles the line between comedy and drama -- an energetic, bittersweet meditation as hilarious as it is poignant. Created and performed by Obehi Janice (Best Actress - Improper Bostonian 2014), FuFu & Oreos is offered in repertory with Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, by Dan LeFranc.

 



02/06/15 - 02/28/15

Tickets: $35



- http://bridgerepofboston.com/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



BOSTON PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS

Presented by Winthrop Cultural Council

 BOSTON PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS The Clock Tower Gallery is proud to be the exclusive venue to display these works by some of the topmost photojournalists working in the field today. Open February 7-28, Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 12-4pm. Opening reception Saturday, February 7, 12-4pm. The show this year is again generously sponsored by Hunt’s Photo and Video. CAUTION:This presentation contains a few graphic images of extreme injury taken at the Boston Marathon bombing. Discretion is advised.  



02/07/15 - 02/28/15

FREE



- http://www.winthropculturalcouncil.org



South Asian Showdown 2015

Presented by South Asian Nation at John Hancock Hall

Teams from all over North America & Canada will compete to be crowned the Showdown champion.The concept of Showdown is to put the best Fusion, and Bollywood/Hindi-Film teams up against one another and let the judges have the unenviable task of selecting the best team of the night. Fusion is a combination of any dance style set to a majority of Indian music. It is a very creative and unique form of dance incorporating many others forms of dance. Bollywood/Hindi-Film style of dance is based on the Bollywood film style of dance featuring expression, theme and storyline. It is a mini-story on stage set to indian music. This will be an unbelievable show to watch and an unparalleled experience for all the teams to be involved in!



02/28/15



- http://www.southasianshowdown.com/2015

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



African-American Patriots Tour

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

If 18th-century African-American patriot Crispus Attucks could tell you his life story and rebellion in pre-Revolutionary Boston, what would he say? Tales of intrigue and bravery, poetry and defiance by black Bostonians unfold during this 90-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Led by a costumed guide, visitors view history through the eyes of African-American revolutionaries such as Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others. - See more at: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/book-tour/public-african-american-patriots.shtml#sthash.8Eiq4oAf.dpuf



02/01/15 - 02/28/15



- http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/book-tour/public-african-american-patriots.shtml



Impressionism from the Cape School of Art

Presented by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios at Brush Art Gallery

Exhibition: January 17 - February 28, 2015
Reception: January 24, 2-4 PM (Snow Date January 25)

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios presents six artists that have carried on the tradition of Provincetown Impressionism: John Clayton, Robert Louis Del Russo, Arthur Egeli, Rob Longley, Dennis Lucas, and Margaret McWethy. The exhibit is titled “Impressionism from the Cape School of Art.” The Cape School of Art has a long history of teaching a method of plein air painting where students learn to see color in its purest forms and paint the illusion of light. The technique was first introduced to Provincetown at the turn of the twentieth century by Charles Webster Hawthorne, who at one point was an assistant to instructor William Merritt Chase, another well-known American Impressionist. Henry Hensch, who learned from Hawthorne, ran the Cape School of Art for over fifty years and taught his technique to countless students. Now, we are lucky to have a group of artists that preserve this tradition, exhibiting in Lowell. Visit “The Brush” during the cold winter months of January and February. Impressionistic paintings from Cape School artists will give you a dose of sunshine.



01/17/15 - 02/28/15

FREE ADMISSION



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Brush Art Gallery - 256 Market Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Bach: St. John Passion

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Baroque will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's well-known and controversial St. John Passion for the first time ever. The sacred oratorio will feature the stunning tenor John Mark Ainsley, whose performances of the Evangelist are renowned.

Ainsley is the winner of the Munich Festival Prize and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award. With these performances, he will make his debut with Boston Baroque. Other featured soloists include baritone Andrew Garland as Jesus, soprano Mary Wilson, countertenor Christopher Lowrey, tenor Nicholas Phan, and baritone Jesse Blumberg as Pilate.



02/27/15 - 02/28/15

Tickets range $35 - $95.

Student rush $10, senior rush $20, $30 under 30 all available 90 min before the performance with valid ID



- http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concert-series/subscription-series

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Mother Hicks

Presented by Emerson Stage at Paramount Center

By Suzan L. Zeder
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.



02/26/15 - 03/01/15

General Audience: $20
Students & Seniors: $15
Emerson Community & Children (under 16): $10



- http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/performing-arts/emerson-stage/mother-hicks

Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

Join us for the sixth annual Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen as Boston's top chefs create modern twists on traditional Jewish food.



03/01/15

$36



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-nowbeyond-bubbies-kitchen-2/?instance_id=



Brian Brooks Moving Company with special guest Wendy Whelan

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Brian Brooks is a daring choreographer, concocting precise, kinetic, and volatile choreography that tests the threshold of physical endurance. In addition to Brooks’ choreography, Wendy Whelan joins Brooks for a collaborative duet that was originally choreographed to be part of the Celebrity Series’ 2013-2014 season.

“Brooks loves to shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance.” – Dance Magazine

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.

Sponsored by Jann E. Leeming and Spring Sirkin.
 



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets start at $60

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00 Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/brooks/index.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



An Evening with Audra McDonald

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

“One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing – a defining voice of our time.” – The New York Times

“McDonald is one of the most consummate performers there is, effortlessly intimate, casually masterly, seemingly more comfortable on stage than most people are anywhere.” – The Boston Globe



03/01/15

Tickets start at $45



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/audra/index.htm



Stile Antico

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have rapidly established themselves as a favorite on the BEMF concert stage and one of the most sought-after Renaissance vocal ensembles in the world. Performing in the BEMF Concert Season for their fifth consecutive year, the group explores the music associated with three great Hapsburg monarchs: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, his successor and grandson Charles V, and Charles’s son King Philip II of Spain, who married Mary I of England. They employed many of the finest Spanish, Flemish, and English Renaissance composers, including Morales, Josquin, Isaac, Gombert, and Tallis. The glorious works on this program range from heart-wrenching laments to solemn and joyous motets, every one truly fit for an emperor.



03/01/15

Tickets: $66 / $49 / $38 / $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/stileantico.htm

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - 29 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Uncle Jack

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre present this Boston University New Play Initiative production, a comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this modern-day retelling of Uncle Vanya, Uncle Jack, his niece Sonya, and his British brother-in-law Derek struggle to save their small summer theatre company in the Berkshires…and the company’s looming demise causes old wounds to bleed afresh. Jack fires a keepsake pistol, Derek runs for cover, and hearts are broken. Uncle Jack features Nancy E. Carroll, Michael Kaye, John Kooi, and Will Lyman.



02/12/15 - 03/01/15

$30 general admission | $25 seniors and groups of 10+ | $15 with CFA Membership | $10 students | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for WGBH and WBUR members, BPT and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/uncle-jack/

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Woods

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

Internationally renowned video artist Candice Breitz explores how we create, define and perform identities in a world of mass media saturation. In her newest work, a trilogy called The Woods, Breitz delves into the cinematic culture of three epicenters of global filmmaking -- Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood -- to reflect the experiences of child actors and actors who perform childhood. With each section, shot in Los Angeles (The Audition), Mumbai (The Rehearsal) and Lagos (The Interview), The Woodscleverly splices together actor interviews to examine the movie industry's nuanced culture of aspiration and emulation.

The Peabody Essex Museum and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, co-commissioned The Woods, the latest exhibition in PEM's contemporary FreePort initiative. FreePort funders Jeffrey P. Beale and Fay Chandler provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.



10/11/14 - 03/01/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/168-the_woods

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Polly Apfelbaum

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition for the Worcester Art Museum will focus on the 1990s and will include a selection of her rarely seen early synthetic velvet and fabric dye works which developed into her now-iconic floor installations (or “fallen paintings”), exemplified by Blow-Up (1997) in the Museum’s collection.

It was during these important formative years, experimenting with various applications of dye (poured, blotted, stamped) and different organizing systems of color (geometric units, organic spills), that Apfelbaum began to challenge the conventional boundaries between painting and sculpture and discovered methods of activating both the space and the viewing experience. Her choice of velvet opened the work up to an array of associations from clothing and craft to gender and class.

Because they have no fixed configuration (individual elements are not permanently adhered to one another or the floor and are reorganized each time they are installed), Apfelbaum’s works resist the historic qualifiers of finish and permanence and instead embrace a sense of immediacy and possibility



10/08/14 - 03/01/15

Adults $14 Adults | Seniors/students $12 | Children 4-17 $6 | Members Free



- http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/polly-apfelbaum/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared frequently as recitalist and soloist across the US. This performance of the Bernstein 2nd Symphony will showcase the brilliant piano part written by Bernstein, composer and premiered by Bernstein, pianist with the BSO under the baton of Serge Kousevitsky in 1949.

Bernstein – Symphony No. 2 – The Age of Anxiety
Brahms – Symphony No. 2



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

$10 - $45.



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Dancing Pros Live Hosted by Alan Thicke, Featuring Chelsie Hightower

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

 From Dancing with the Stars Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, an unforgettable live show that features pros from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dance Champions from around the globe dancing off against each other- & YOU choose the winner.



03/01/15

Full price tickets are $40, $50, $60 and $65, depending on seating location. Limited VIP seats are available for $75 and includes photo opportunity with selected members of the show.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=163

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Drop Into Art: All About Color!

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

This month’s free family program celebrates a rainbow of colors! Try Color BINGO or Colorful Story Time in the galleries, and make A Palette of Possibilities collaborative mural. In the studios, you’ll play with color in acrylic painting or paper collage.



03/01/15

Free for children with their accompanying adults



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

Set during the Civil War, this explosively powerful new drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks follows a slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Inspired in part by the stories and scope of Greek tragedy, this trilogy examines the mess of war and the cost of freedom and is a co-production with The Public Theater.



01/23/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets from $25

Recommended for ages 14 and up / 9th grade and up.



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/father-comes-home-wars-parts-1-2-and-3

Loeb Drama Center - 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice Rink

Presented by Boston Common Frog Pond at Boston Common Frog Pond

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 public with skate rentals available. Depending on the weather, ice skating begins mid-November and usually ends in March.

Join us for College Nights, show your current college ID and get a half-price admission for just $2!
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm until closing at 9:00pm.

 

 



11/22/14 - 03/01/15

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.

Daily Admission
Admission price based on skater’s height:
58-inches and over: $5.00
Under 58-inches: free

Skate Rentals
Adult men/women: $10.00
Kids: $5.00
Lockers: $2.00

Skate Sharpening
$8.00 per pair

Bobby the Skating Seal
$10/hour
Skating aids for children who are learning to skate.

 



- http://www.bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/

Boston Common Frog Pond - 46 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02108



When Morning Comes

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

Dallas photographer Brandon Thibodeaux has been photographing in the Mississippi Delta since 2009. While his work makes specific reference to the rural black experience, in his work we see themes of faith, identity, and perseverance that are common to us all. Thibodeaux states that these are “the traits of strong men.”



01/08/15 - 03/01/15

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-main-gallery/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



Getting the Gig: A Guide to Navigating Auditions and Callbacks for the Singing Actor

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Wheelock Family Theatre

Auditions can make even the most seasoned performers nervous, but there are ways to conquer those challenges! This workshop will help students make the most out of their audition packages and callback chances by assessing their individual strengths and learning how to market themselves in an audition setting. Participants will discover performance opportunities in musical theatre and classical repertoire, fine-tune their selections with input from professionals, and receive individualized recommendations for further study. The elements of a successful callback audition and how to prepare for success will also be explored.

Part of the Finding Your Voice: The Complete Singing Actor series; One- and two-day workshops for youth ages 11 - 15



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

$200 per workshop; some scholarships available



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Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr. Elizabeth Seitz will explore the three different stylistic periods of Schoenberg. We will follow his growth as a composer from his lush post-Romantic language, through his atonal period, and then discuss how Serialism works. Each period will have a live performance component, as well as open discussion and questions with the audience. Free, no tickets required.

 



03/01/15

Free, no tickets required



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



King of the Schnorrers

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

Based on a famous Israel Zangwill play, Robert Brustein’s King of the Schnorrers is a comedy with music, set on Manhattan’s Second Avenue. A wily Sephardic actor named Da Costa, now down on his luck, schnorrs (begs) Joseph E. Lapidus, a wealthy Hollywood producer, out of his clothes, money, groceries, and self-respect, in a hilarious sequence of con games. With a lively klezmer score by Hankus Netsky, this comedy also features a Romeo and Juliet love story set against the background of antagonistic Jewish sects.



02/07/15 - 03/01/15

Tier A: $55 - $60 plus fees
Tier B: $45 - $50 plus fees
Tier C: $25 - $30 plus fees

Seniors: $7 off each ticket
Students: $20 plus fees for all tiers



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/king-of-the-schnorrers/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



The Singing Turtle

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Encounter the art, music, and theatrical styles of Japan in this charming folk tale about friendship and generosity. Taro, a hard working farm boy, must overcome his uncle's trickery in order to buy medicine that will save his sick mother. Taro discovers an amazing turtle with a musical gift who helps him save the day! Elegant glove puppets originally created by master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis bring the story to life.

Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier-mâché. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Brad trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. Brad’s original works include Robin Hood, The Carrot Salesman, Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine, The Yankee Peddler, and The Magic Soup and Other Stories, featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013.

Master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis is widely recognized as one of America's foremost glove puppeteers. For over 30 years he served as Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theater where he and founder Mary Churchill worked tirelessly to establish a home for puppetry in New England. Paul created over a dozen full-length puppetry productions and received five prestigious UNIMA Citations of Excellence for his work. Paul was also honored with the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Puppeteers of America. Now retired from performing, Davis remains active as a teacher and mentor in the New England puppetry community. Paul currently resides in Brookline Village, where he recently celebrated Puppet Showplace Theater's 40th anniversary and his own 80th birthday.



02/26/15 - 03/01/15

This show is recommended for ages 4 through 10.

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Sacred Songs with Cantor Randal Schloss and Deepte Navartna

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 A fascinating program sharing the sacred music of two faith traditions.
Deepti Navaratna is known for her 'particularly lovely and bewitching voice' (Boston Globe, 2010) and rare mix of classical wisdom, expressivity and virtuosity. From South Indian classical repertoire to avant garde contemporary compositions, she displays a unique versatility that is distinctly her own. Deepti is the first South Indian classical musician to be awarded a merit scholarship and cash prize to study World Music and Contemporary Improvisation at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. She was the first South Indian classical vocalist to be selected to represent India in a month-long residency at the Music Omi International Music residency for which she was awarded the Rajshekar Parikh Fellowship as well.

After a varied career in music as a classical singer both on the opera stage and in concert, as a teacher of voice and music theory, and as a choral conductor/music director, Cantor Schloss began his journey into the world of Jewish music as a singer and composer. In 2006, he composed his first extended setting of Shabbat evening liturgy, Avodat Hayom, combining traditional liturgy and modern poetry with musical elements of eastern European nusach and chazzanut, Israeli and Sephardic folk music, classical and twentieth century Reform repertoire and contemporary pop and jazz.

He received his investiture and a Masters Degree in Sacred Music from the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Cornell University in Ithaca and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.



03/01/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $18
At the door, $25



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Shinique Smith: Bright Matter

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

For the past decade, Shinique Smith (American, born in 1971) has been internationally admired for exuberant paintings, sculpture, and large-scale installations that capture the power of human expression and resilience. Whether in graffiti, calligraphy, and vibrant sweeping strokes on canvas; patterned clothing densely clustered or hung as human forms; or even full-body impressions pressed in ink against walls, her works reflect intersecting forces—of personal history, influence, and energy. Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER surveys 30 key works from the past decade while debuting more than a dozen new pieces, including painting, sculpture, full-room installation, video, and performance. The exhibition marks a significant return to Boston for Smith, who completed her Masters in Teaching at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts (2000) while working full-time with high school students. Her exhibition at the MFA fosters new connections to the Boston community, inspiring family art activities at the Museum, projects with the MFA's Teen Arts Council, and more.



08/23/14 - 03/01/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/shinique-smith

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Mississippi Delta

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

Magdalena Solé is a social documentary photographer living in New York and now Vermont. She is known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. Her photographic projects span the globe from the Mississippi Delta to Japan and Cuba. Mississippi Delta is an exploration of the iconic region lying between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers running from Memphis, TN to Vicksberg, MS, a place that evokes visions of sharecroppers, plantations and of course, the sound of the Blues

Solé founded TransImage, a graphic design studio in New York City creating publications for worldwide markets, attuned to cultural nuances. In 2002 she graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in Film from Columbia University. Her last film, Man On Wire, on which she was the Unit Production Manager, won an Oscar in 2009. Over the years she has won numerous awards.



01/08/15 - 03/01/15

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-main-gallery-2/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



Expired

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

Kerry Mansfield photographs expired library books that “have traveled through many hands, and across county lines until they have reached their final resting place” as a discard and withdrawn from circulation.

Kerry Mansfield lives in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in photography. She also studied architecture at California College of the Arts. Mansfield has had exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Her work has garnered several national and international awards including the Lens Culture Single Image Award, First Place IPA in the Fine Art Professional Self-Portrait Category, the Worldwide Photography Gala First Place Storyteller Award and a spot on the Shortlist in the Professional Documentary Portrait category for the 2012 World Photography Organization (WPO) Awards. “Expired “was featured on the New York Times Lens Blog in 2013. The Filter Photo Festival in Chicago awarded this exhibition, at the Griffin Museum.



01/08/15 - 03/01/15

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-gallery/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



The Last Bookstores: Americas Resurgent Independents

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

Bryan David Griffith explores America’s remaining independent bookstores. In this age when on-line retailers dominate the book ordering terrain, Griffith examines the remaining independents to see what marks their resilience and questions our future should they go away.

Like the book industry, the last decade has been a time of turmoil for photographers. In keeping with the theme of books—an elegant, functional, and affordable technology threatened by an ever-changing parade of electronic gadgetry—Griffith photographed this project using cameras without electronics on large and medium-format film, a slow but superlative craft in jeopardy. Two of the films he used to create these images have since been discontinued.



01/08/15 - 03/01/15

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-atelier-gallery/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



Sixty Miles to Silver Lake

Presented by Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A lifetime can pass in the sixty miles between a boy's soccer practice and his father's new apartment. In this 90-minute dramatic comedy, we pile in for a car ride with characters Ky and Denny, as playwright Dan LeFranc delivers a painfully honest and deceivingly simple two-hander about the complex dynamics between father and son. Winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake is offered in repertory with FUFU & OREOS, created and performed by Obehi Janice.

 

Written by Dan LeFranc

Directed by Shana Gozansky

Cast: Barlow Adamson*, Kristian Sorenson
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Creative Team: Anita Shriver (Scenic Design), Juliana Beecher (Lighting Design), Tyler Kinney (Costume Design), Andrew Duncan Will (Sound Design)

Stage Management: Keagan McCarthy, Ryan McEniry



02/07/15 - 03/01/15

Previews – Pay What You Can $5 Minimum

All Other Performances - $35 // Student Tickets - $14



- http://bridgerepofboston.com/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Albatross

Presented by The Poets' Theatre at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Albatross is bold new adaptation of one of the greatest poems ever written, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  Written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett, Albatross brings you face to face with the Ancient Mariner, doomed for eternity to retell his harrowing story of an old ship, a voyage to the bottom of the world, and a mystical seabird. It is a powerful tale of adventure on the high seas and a spiritual journey that reveals interconnectedness of all living things.



02/13/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets are $30.00



- http://www.poetstheatre.org/albatross/

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Lollipops for Breakfast

Presented by The Charlestown Working Theater

Charlestown Working Theater presents a new performance for families created and performed by Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents. Lollipops for Breakfast is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. An industrious young girl dreams of making the perfect lollipop. She discovers an enchanted cookbook that transports her to a fantastic, gadget-filled world of candy creations. With help from her trusty pet bird, spoons that come to life, she works tirelessly to invent the perfect lollipop-making contraption.

The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation. For families and children ages 4 and up.



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets are $15.00



- http://www.charlestownworkingtheater.org/index.cfm



The Sing-Off Live! Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this year’s 2-hour The Sing-Off television special which airs Wednesday, December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.

The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans of the genre the chance to discover top local talent as well.

The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, known among the a cappella community as “The Godfather of Contemporary A Capella.” In addition to working as arranger, consultant, and producer on The Sing-Off, Sharon served as musical director and arranger for the hit film Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-off’s and a few surprises.



03/02/15

$29 - 460



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-sing-off-live-tour/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Oldest Living Things in the World

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Since 2004 Rachel Sussman has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. Her work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it is part art and part science, has an innate environmentalism, and is underscored by an existential incursion into Deep Time. Her original index of millennia-old organisms has never before been created in the arts or sciences. Enjoy her awe-inspiring photographs and hear what it means to bear witness to organisms that perhaps precede human history and that may survive well into future generations. Her book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, will be available for purchase and signing.



03/02/15

FREE, but registration required.



- http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1389&DayPlannerDate=3/2/2015

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA, 02130



Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in 1878 for Brahms's lifelong friend, the virtuoso violinist-teacher Joseph Joachim. Stravinsky's?Dumbarton Oaks?is named for the Washington, D.C., estate of its commissioners; its premiere took place there under the baton of Nadia Boulanger. This brief, objective, consummately neoclassical chamber concerto is a "concerto" in the sense that each section is treated as a solo participant. Debussy's?Images?is at the other end of the spectrum, a richly orchestrated, richly illustrative triptych drawing on an English jig, idealized Spanish music, and a subtle, evocative Spring Round.



02/26/15 - 03/03/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Silk Road Ensemble

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society.

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” – Vancouver Sun



03/03/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Color, Mixing & Reactions

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

Color, Mixing & Reaction — Exploring our world through our senses helps children develop important observation and language skills as they investigate, process, and come to understand new information. Mix colors using paint on textured surfaces such as tin foil, bubble wrap and contact paper. Learn how to make your own sensory recipes for home such as oobleck and play dough. Children will not only be exploring new sensations but developing dexterity and fine motor skills as we manipulate our materials using turkey basters, funnels, and eye droppers.

Adult + Child, ages 1 – 3 years old
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
January 6 – March 3, 2015 [No class February 17]
$150 per 8-week session // Siblings receive 25% discount // Siblings under 1 free
3rd Floor Playspace, 48 Rutland Street, Boston MA 02118
 



01/06/15 - 03/03/15

$150



- http://www.uses.org/CAC



MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present The 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture Ft. Wangechi Mut

Presented by MassArt at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium

 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the nation's first and only public college of art in the country, today announced that contemporary African artist Wangechi Mutu will deliver the esteemed 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. This free lecture will take place from 6-8 pm in the Tower Auditorium at MassArt (621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu moved to the United States to study art and anthropology. Her multimedia works use dreamlike and provocative imagery to eplore issues of gender and sexism, race, (neo)colonialism, and rampant consumption. The unique mix of elements in her collages, videos, animations, sculptures, and among the vanguard of Afrofuturism in visual arts.

Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community to give lectures, artist talks, gallery walkthroughs, panel discussions, and for residencies to make new work. These visiting artists often meet with students to give critiques and offer professional experience and advice, an invaluable tool for those about to embark on their own career in the arts.

The Adderley Lecure series was established in 1995 in memory of MassArt painting student Tyrone Maurice Adderley. The lecture series recognizes the achievements of outstanding artists, historians, and educators from diverse cultural groups. Past Adderley lecturers have included Chakaia Booker, Melvin Edwards, Lorraine O'Grady, Alison Saar, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, and Fred Wilson, among others. 

For more information on this and other events at MassArt please see www.massart.edu/galleries, email galleryinfo@massart.edu, or call 617-879-7337. 

 

 

 

 



03/03/15

Free and Open to the Public



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Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium - Tower Auditorium, Boston, MA, 02115



Maroon 5

at TD Garden

Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award®-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. Produced by Live Nation, THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 will kick off at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Feb. 16, 2015 and will take the band to 27 cities throughout North America including Boston's TD Garden on Mar. 3, 2015. MAGIC! will join the tour as special guests. Rozzi Crane will open the tour in the US.



03/03/15

$33.00 - $128.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=385

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Piano Masters Series: John O'Conor

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

John O'Conor returns to The Boston Conservatory after a triumphant all-Beethoven recital in the 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. Known for his interpretation of Beethoven works, the Irish piano master presents an exciting program that includes the rarely-heard Bagatelles and the mighty "Diabelli" Variations.



03/03/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/piano-masters-series-john-oconor-0

Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Artist Talk - Gabriel Martinez

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

 GABRIEL MARTINEZ, A CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIVE OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, WORKS PRIMARILY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION. ALTHOUGH MANY OF HIS PROJECTS HAVE BEEN MOTIVATED BY THE THEMES OF LOSS, CELEBRATION, MEMORIAL, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY, THE SUBJECT CENTRAL TO HIS EXPLORATIONS HAS BEEN THAT OF MASCULINITY AND ITS VARIOUS INTRICACIES, CONTRADICTIONS, AND COMPLEXITIES. MUCH OF MARTINEZ’S ARTISTIC CAREER HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO MALENESS AND TO THE FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF QUEER IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS AN EXPLORATION OF MALE HETEROSEXUALITY. MARTINEZ’S PRACTICE IS PRIMARILY BASED IN PHILADELPHIA, PA, AND HIS WORK IS REPRESENTED BY SAMSØN, BOSTON, MA. HE IS SENIOR LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA’S SCHOOL OF DESIGN.



03/03/15

FREE



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



Demetri Martin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person, is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin, is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.



03/03/15

$37.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/demetri-martin/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

“Culture opens our hearts to one another. And the currency in culture is not money, but trust.” – Yo-Yo Ma

“Cross-cultural dialogue never sounded as good as this.” – NPR Music

Sponsor’s Circle Annual Recognition Reception
 



03/04/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/silkroad/index.htm



Los Lobos

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984.

Although the album’s name and title song were inspired by a National Geographic article about real life wolves in the wild, the band—David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin—saw parallels with their struggle to gain mainstream rock success while maintaining their Mexican roots. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973. The band chronicles a key moment of their expansive journey on Disconnected In New York City, a dynamic live album that marks the band’s 40th anniversary and launches their new association with 429 Records.

“We’re well known for our electric, high energy performances but we’ve done acoustic stuff for certain smaller auditorium tours,” Perez says. “Playing these songs acoustically makes them feel more intimate. We notice that when you play softer and quieter, the audience tends to pay attention to everything we’re doing. When you play rock, they’re thinking more about rhythm than melodies and lyrics, but playing them this way allows for more subtle elements of the songs to stand out.”



03/04/15

$30-$50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/los-lobos/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cameron Carpenter, organ

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier recital instrument on par with violins and pianos. Carpenter has energy and vision equal to his talent: his repertoire is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist.

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused the shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical combos.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A fallen angel who gives the organ back its sin.” – Die Zelt

Presented in association with American Guild of Organists



03/05/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/carpenter/index.htm



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



03/05/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



America's Test Kitchen Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Our recipes, equipment reviews, ingredient taste tests results, and kitchen tips are made available through our magazines, our websites, our television series; America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen, and our cookbooks.



03/05/15

$37-$92



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/americas-test-kitchen/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Nature, Shapes & Patterns

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

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 animal habitats such as the arctic, ocean, desert and forest and engage our five senses in creative play using instant snow, ice, soapy bubbles, play dough, and natural materials like sand, sticks and leaves to build your own imaginative worlds.

Adult + Child, ages 1 – 3 years old
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
January 8 – March 5, 2015 [No class February 19]
$150 per 8-week session // Siblings receive 25% discount // Siblings under 1 free
3rd Floor Playspace, 48 Rutland Street, Boston MA 02118
 



01/08/15 - 03/05/15

$150



- http://www.uses.org/CAC



Coolidge Corner Cafe Crawl

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Wander the neighborhood and check out some great local musical talent.

Kolbo: Di Bostone Klezmer, klezmer
Blue Hills Bank: Max Rose, jazz oud
Panera Bread: Yabuno Etun Project/jazz
16 Handles: The Rosenthals, Americana
The Place Next Door Saul Conrad

This program is presented free of charge courtesy of Blue Hills Bank but please make a reservation thru this website to help us manage and plan the event.



03/05/15

Free, but please make a reservation to help us with program logistics.



- http://thecrawl.bpt.me/



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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 ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



03/06/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Justin Townes Earle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of beloved country folk rabble-rouser Steve Earle, Justin (his middle name Townes is in honor his father’s mentor and friend, the great Townes Van Zandt) had large musical shoes to fill, but after five critically-adored records and an ever-growing legion of fans, it’s safe to say he’s done that.



03/06/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/justin-townes-earle/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Comically Speaking

Presented by Essex Art Center

 

Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner
Jan 9 – March 6, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5-7 pm

The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner.

   

 

 

 

 

 



01/09/15 - 03/06/15

FREE and open to the public



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Old School

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect example, and his Fantasia Concertante takes Corelli to undreamt-of new places. Golijov, the ultimate musical omnivore, pulls upon musical traditions near and far in his Three Songs, for which A Far Cry is joined by the lustrous soprano Margot Rood.

W. A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue, K. 542
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (2002)
Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli
W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29

Featuring Margot Rood, Soprano



03/06/15

$50 - A section
$30 - B section
$20 - C section

Discounts available:
Seniors over 65 - 20% discount
Group purchases (10 or over) - 25% discount
Students / under 18 - $10



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NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Ladies Night Out Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Enjoy a night out with the ladies. Bring a beverage; we’ll provide the fun. Explore your imaginative side while creating ceramic bowls, mugs or containers. Learn a different handbuilding skill on the first Friday of the month while enjoying conversation and laughs. Bring a friend, or make new ones at Danforth Art! Advance registration required.



03/06/15

Danforth Art members $35; Non-members $45



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Watercolor Basics: Color Mixing Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

When do you use which brush? What paints should you use? What are washes, how do you apply them, how much paint do you use? How can you make that color? Students will practice as the instructor demonstrates, then create a finished painting. Advance registration required



03/06/15

Danforth Art Members $36; Non-members $46



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Punch Brothers

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

With Punch Brothers, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of pop-bluegrass band Nickel Creek) pioneered the pseudo-genre “chambergrass”—intricately composed music written for bluegrass instrumentation. In spite of (or perhaps due to) the fact that the band’s single “I Blew It Off” features drums, their upcoming album “The Phosphorescent Blues” is getting plenty of buzz.



03/06/15



- http://concerts.livenation.com/event/01004D66BC0D4D2C?cid=aff_BUYAT_97249&crosssite=TM_US:1221113:9044&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249

House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Red Baraat's Festival of Colors

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

 Brooklyn-based Red Baraat has made a name for itself as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by Sunny Jain, the eight-piece party band, composed of dhol (double-sided barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drum set, percussion, sousaphone, and five horns, melds infectious North Indian bhangra rhythms, funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz. In celebration of the Hindu holiday Holi, Red Baraat presents Festival of Colors, a celebration of South Asian arts and culture. Now in its fourth year running in New York and its first in Boston, the Festival of Colors features a full Red Baraat set and performances from very special guests.



03/06/15

General admission, standing room only, 18+
$20 advance, $23 day of



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2281/red-baraats-festival-of-colors



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Adults

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

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech and great horned owls.

This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/30/15 - 03/06/15

$13 members/ $16 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Full:program_code=37256:whoTags[]=audience_adult

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's moving opera?King Roger. Set in 12th-century Sicily and loosely based on Euripides'?The Bacchae,?King Roger?has long been championed by Maestro Dutoit, who led the Paris, New York, Japanese, and Canadian premieres of this rarely heard work, which, even beyond the conflict between Christianity and paganism built into the libretto, more broadly addresses the universal struggles between paganism and intellect, intellect and wisdom, darkness and light. Featuring an internationally heralded cast headed by star Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who makes his BSO subscription series debut in the title role, these performances will be sung in Polish with English supertitles.



03/05/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Mike + The Mechanics

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s 30-year anniversary—as the group kicks off a North American tour in Virginia on February 26. This will mark the first North American trek the band has made since their tour supporting the initial release of Living Years in 1989. Living Years Deluxe Edition will also make its U.S. debut on February 10.



03/07/15

$55-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/mike-and-the-mechanics/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Billy Childs Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own.



03/07/15

$39 - $58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/billy-childs-quartet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/07/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall

Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the crossing of the Red Sea; and songs of praise and rejoicing. The Chorale is pleased to join forces with The Zamir Chorale (Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director) for this performance. Dr. Lisa Graham conducts.



03/07/15

$30 Adults / $25 Students, seniors, & Coolidge Theatre or WGBH members



- http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Intro to Stick Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Stonybrook Fine Arts Intro Stick Welding workshop provides an overview of the Stick or ARC welding process and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice their welding techniques.

Age requirement: Ages 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

 



01/24/15 - 03/07/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



The Big Meal

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose life and loves are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corndog, calamari, and Cadillac margarita in-between – a multigenerational potluck of characters live life’s major and minor moments around the dinner table. Expect humor and heartache as eight actors portraying 26 characters and five generations serve up a veritable theatrical feast. Food and family, laughter, love, and loss, it’s The Big Meal.



02/13/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets: $30, $25 advance purchase
Seniors: $20
Students: $15

Low Priced Preview Performances 2/13 - 2/15: $25, $20 advance purchase



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

BCA Plaza Black Box - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair

Maine native Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, has always written in emphatic, colorful strokes, at once direct and inventive. “Billions of Eyes,” the lead single off of her upcoming album, “After,” tightens up her sprawling, songwriterly impulses even as it threatens to burst at the seams.



03/07/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D83DB93D3B7

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the century since World War I, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically, though its resulting death and destruction remain constant. On view January 29–March 7, 2014, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s spring exhibition “Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict” brings together 16 international artists who examine the lives of military and private citizens living in an era of what seems to be a permanent state of war. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.

Related Events
January 29, 5–7 pm: Opening reception
February 2, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke and Bonnie Donohue
February 12, 6:30 pm: Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara
February 19, 6:30 pm: Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky
February 23, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett and Ken Hruby

 



01/29/15 - 03/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.smfa.edu/permanent-war

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and George Fawcett. Valentino died suddenly just as the film was being released, unleashing an outpouring of love and support for the deceased actor along with his last and perhaps finest film. This wonderful swashbuckling romance is being presented in a beautifully restored print along with one of Alloy Orchestra’s best original scores.



03/07/15

Reserved Seating
$25.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2296/alloy-orchestra

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Color Fields Exhibition

Presented by MassArt at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents the highly anticipated Spring 2015 exhibition: Color Fields from January 26–March 7, 2015. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color featuring the works of thirteen internationally recognized artists. Curated by MassArt’s Director of Curatorial Programs, Lisa Tung, Color Fields debuts four site-specific installations on the East Coast. Spanning over 8,000 sq. ft. (both the Bakalar & Paine Galleries) it will be the singular featured Spring 2015 exhibition. From painterly photographs to illuminating projections the works in Color Fields range from the monochromatic to the riotous. The exhibition also pays tribute to MassArt alumnus and Professor Albert Munsell, the inventor of the Munsell Color System and grandfather of uniform color naming, without whom we would not have a consistent approach to color identification.



01/26/15 - 03/07/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/Bakalar_andPaine/Color_Fields.html

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery - 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl.

Instructions and Directions:
This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/31/15 - 03/07/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Full:program_code=37256:whoTags[]=audience_family

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on drums. The Regent Theatre is proud to once again host Boston’s First Lady of Jazz for a memorable, romantic evening of impeccable vocal jazz from a beloved icon of the genre.

“… Parris gives fresh life to standards and a new gleam to superb, lesser-known gems. Her intelligence, class, and masterful musicianship have long been respected among her peers….” -- J. Schlesinger, AllAboutJazz.com

“Her voice sets her apart from any other vocalist on record today. A mood that transcends the ordinary, that in one moment exudes warmth and is poignant, in another driving hard and swinging.” -- Shirley Horn

“Best of all, she sings with power, conviction, originality, total believability. She is that rare bird: the true jazz singer with the soul of an entertainer.” -Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times



03/07/15

All seats are reserved and pricing includes a $3 facility fee:

Preferred Center Front Orchestra (Rows A-F): $28
Reserved Orchestra: $23
Reserved Balcony: $18 (Please note that the Balcony is not Handicap Accessible)



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/rebecca_parris2013

Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Israeli All Star Cabaret

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

 A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
Tutti Druyan, Contemporary Pop
Tal Zilber, Piano Sensation
Florie Namir, Jazz-Classical Fusion

Sit around the table with new and old friends as we set the auditorium cabaret style. Freshly brewed coffee drinks will be available at an additional cost.

Please note that tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and just $18 for JCC members in advance at the JCC Box Office.



03/07/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
At the door, $25
JCC Members advance sale at the JCC Box office, $18



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Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Oran Etkin's A Gathering Light

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin and his Ensemble will present A Gathering Light, a concert inspired by kabbalistic texts that draws on the rich musical traditions of Israel, New Orleans and Africa.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door.

SAVE 10% when you purchase the special NHCombo ticket which is good for admission to this event and the Israel All Star Cabaret on Sunday, March 15 at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester. $36 for both events, rather than $40.



03/07/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25
NH Mini Fest 2 Concert Special, $36



- http://gatheringlight.bpt.me/



Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon edition that offers a unique perspective on this masterwork as completed by Mozart's colleagues Joseph Eybler and Franz Xaver Sussmayr.

Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Lisa Bloom, alto
Charles Blandy, tenor
Ulysses Thomas, bass



03/07/15

Tickets: $45 Reserved / $30 Reserved / $15 General Admission
Ticket price determines seating location within venue



- http://www.spectrumsingers.org

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Celebration at Chevalier

Presented by Friends of Chevalier Auditorium

Medford’s Chevalier Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a concert of traditional Celtic music by the Barra MacNeils, one of Canada’s most popular and successful musical groups.A family ensemble from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the Barra MacNeils are widely regarded as one of the finest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with deep Celtic roots, the six-player troupe combines captivating vocals and harmonies with extraordinary musicianship on a wide variety of stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.



03/07/15

$31 and $26 ($23 and $19 for seniors/students)



- http://www.chevaliertheatre.com/index2.htm



SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

at Lynn Memorial Auditorium

It’s time for the steamy book that created a world sensation to get SPANKED! SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud!  

See your favorite characters come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the leading hunk, and lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails then stay to meet the cast and pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself!**

In 2013, audiences and critics alike loved getting SPANK!’d. The show played in over 170 cities, making it the world’s #1 theatrical parody. “A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time…Wildly entertaining” – Toronto Stage “The audience went wild. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!” -BroadwayWorld.com “A hilarious satire of practically every trope in popular culture” – Chicago Public Radio
 



03/07/15

$30 - $50



- http://www.lynnauditorium.com/spank.shtml

Lynn Memorial Auditorium - 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA, 01901



Oceanside

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

The past never lets go. Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter’s disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.



02/12/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $20 - $60

 



- http://www.mrt.org/show/oceanside

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

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

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time! L.A. Examiner’s Ron Irwin says I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is “an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!” TV Guide’s William Keck calls it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”

The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Mendelssohn Elijah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal title role of the Old Testament prophet.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $22 - $88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world over for their standing room only appearances, their concerts are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

“A SPIRIT-RAISING CONCOCTION”
The Irish Times



03/08/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/danu-anniversary-tour/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Presenting Stephen Burns

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for Freedom. Assistant conductor Taichi Fukumura will conduct the final piece, "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.

 

Burns - Fanfare for Freedom

Honegger - Pastorale d’été

Thomas Oboe Lee - Trumpet Concerto

World Premiere

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique



03/08/15

Adults $40-$15

Senior & Student Discounts Offered



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NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the modernist he would become, and Beethoven gives us the first truly equal duo sonata for cello and piano. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Richard Strauss, Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115
Elliott Carter, Sonata for cello & piano (1949)
Frank Bridge, Elegie, H. 47 (1904)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69



03/08/15

$45, $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_march.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Hot Club of Cowtown

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down.



03/08/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/hot-club-of-cowtown/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Hungry Hearts

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City’s Lower East Side. 

USA | 1922 | 80 min | Black & White | Silent with English intertitles | Director: E. Mason Hopper



03/08/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-hungry-hearts

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Lady of Camellias

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Ignite your desire for true love with Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias. Based on Alexander Dumas' 19th-century French novel and set to the music of Chopin, Lady of the Camellias follows the tragic affair of Marguerite, one of Paris' most sought-after courtesans, and Armand, a young gentleman from the country.

Dumas' novel, which he later reworked for the theatre, has inspired countless of stage and screen adaptations, including the opera La Traviata, Greta Garbo's magnificent Oscar-nominated interpretation of Marguerite in Camille, and the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge.

Boston Ballet's staging of Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias celebrates the 20th anniversary of the work.



02/26/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/camellias/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Kard Goes Hollywood

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

This exhibition in Sharf Visitor Center presents twenty iconic figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age photographed by Karsh over his life-long career. Karsh captures the star quality in his celebrity sitters photographed in their prime, a selection that includes images of Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, and many more.



09/09/14 - 03/08/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/karsh-goes-hollywood

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown, the special run of shows will visit intimate venues only. With her one-of-a-kind powerhouse voice and engaging storytelling flair, Wynonna–joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and award-winning artist Cactus Moser–will share with audiences the personal stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.



03/08/15

$29-$59



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wynonna-friends/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Oran Etikin's Timbalooloo Wake Up Clarinet

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

 A sensational, hand clapping, foot stomping interactive family introduction to music and jazz by award winning clarinetist, Oran Etkin.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $12
Advance Sale, JCC Member at JCC Box Office, $10
At the door, $15



- http://timbalooloo.bpt.me/

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



8 Hour Welding Intensive

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

8 Hour Welding Intensive: 10-6PM, SUN, (1/18, 2/8, 3/8)

In this comprehensive overview of Oxy-Acetylene, Stick, and MIG welding, this workshop will cover studio and personal safety and welding equipment function. All participants will complete a small welded sculpture created using these three forms of welding to take home. Oxy-Acetylene welding covers the basics of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, familiarization with the gas tanks, welding and metal cutting practice with the torch. Oxy-fuel is one of the oldest welding processes, though in recent years it has become less popular in industrial applications. However, it is still widely used for welding pipes and tubular structures, as well as in repair work. It is also frequently well-suited (and favored) for fabrication of metal-based artwork. Stick welding is one of the most common types of arc welding, and is sometimes referred to as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); it is also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA) or stick welding. Electric current is used to strike an arc between the base material and consumable electrode rod, which is made of steel and is covered with a flux that protects the weld area from oxidation and contamination by producing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas during the welding process. The electrode core itself acts as filler material, making a separate filler unnecessary. “MIG” welding, or gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination. Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers other workshops in welding (Intro to MIG, Intro to TIG, Intro to Stick, Intro to OxyAce Welding, Weld A Critter). In addition to welding workshops, Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers workshops in Jewelry Making (Make A Ring, Make A Ring/Set A Stone, Make A Pendant, Jewelry Enameling), as well as Hydrocal Sculpting. Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers multi-week classes in Welding*, Jewelry, Lost Wax Casting, Stone Carving, Figure Sculpting, as well as Mold Making and Foundry. *Day and Evening classes available



01/18/15 - 03/08/15

$350.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Raccoon Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Journey deep into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they ever learn their lessons? Raccoon Tales features three humorous vignettes inspired by the Native American just-so stories of the Seneca tribe: "How the Fox and the Raccoon Trick Each Other," "Why the Blue Jay is Blue and the Gray Wolf Isn’t," and "Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail."

Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier-mâché. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Brad trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. Brad’s original works include Robin Hood, The Carrot Salesman, Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine, The Yankee Peddler, and The Magic Soup and Other Stories, featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013.

Master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis is widely recognized as one of America's foremost glove puppeteers. For over 30 years he served as Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theater where he and founder Mary Churchill worked tirelessly to establish a home for puppetry in New England. Paul created over a dozen full-length puppetry productions and received five prestigious UNIMA Citations of Excellence for his work. Paul was also honored with the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Puppeteers of America. Now retired from performing, Davis remains active as a teacher and mentor in the New England puppetry community. Paul currently resides in Brookline Village, where he recently celebrated Puppet Showplace Theater's 40th anniversary and his own 80th birthday.



03/05/15 - 03/08/15

This show is recommended for ages 4 through 10.

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Sarah Aroeste Quartet

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Inspired by her family's Sephardic roots, Aroeste writes and performs contemporary Ladino music. Sarah is the 2014 winner of the Sephardic Prize at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. She has performed in major music venues throughout the US and overseas (tours through Europe, Israel and Cuba), and has collaborated with such notables as Frank London (The Klezmatics), Roberto Rodriguez, Tamir Muskat (Balkan Beat Box), Y-Love and more.
Her ensemble features pianist Shai Bachar (who played with Aaron Bensoussan at the 2013 BJMF), Fima Ephron, Bass, and Liron Peled, percussion.
This event is present in partnership with Temple Israel, Sharon.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
At the door, $25



- http://aroeste.bpt.me/



Diwan Saz: Harmony in the Holy Land

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna Saleme featured vocalist with Nazareth Orchestra; and Mohammed Gaddir, a 14-year-old Bedouin singer.

Using traditional acoustic instruments such as the saz and baglama, this multicultural group of seven musicians perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land - - promoting peace and understanding through their music. Their 'Harmony in the Holy Land' concerts incorporate melodies and texts of the the diverse musical heritages found in Israel.

This event is made possible with the generous support of Temple Shalom and The Israeli Consulate of New England.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25



- http://diwansaz.bpt.me/



The Pajama Game

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this 1954 romantic comedy. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbot and Richard Bissell
Directed by Laura Marie Duncan (B.F.A. '94, musical theater)
Musical Direction by Steven Ladd Jones
Conducted by Peter Mansfield



03/05/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $25 - $30 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/pajama-game

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

Bruce Hangen, conductor

BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
CRESTON: Concertino for marimba and orchestra, featuring Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition Winner Ayami Okamura (M.M. '16), marimba
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome, featuring Indervir Singh (M.M. '15), conductor



03/08/15

Tickets: $10 - $15

FREE PARKING is available at the Broadway Garage located on Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Let the attendant know that you are attending a Sanders Theatre event. Receive a swipe ticket which you will use to get back into the garage after the performance and will need to exit.



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/boston-conservatory-orchestra-12

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Intro to Lost Wax Casting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have an idea or image you would like to make into wearable jewelry or sculpture? In Intro To Small Metals Casting, students can take their ideas and create a prototype in wax. Once the wax prototype is complete, the student has a choice of casting their piece in either silver or bronze. Make rings, pendants, brooches or small sculptures in wax, then use the wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze using different finishing techniques.

This class introduces multiple ways of wax working including: additive, subtractive, filing, using hot tools and a small alcohol torch.



01/05/15 - 03/09/15

$400.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Intro to Stone Carving

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized. Price includes a piece of stone.

Teacher: Morris Norvin



01/06/15 - 03/10/15

$350.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Danu

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin's magazine Irish Music, as well as getting voted Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Danú is comprised of founding members Benny McCarthy (accordion), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Donnchadh Gough (bodhran, uillean pipes), as well as Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, whistle), Tom Doorley (flute), Oisín McAuley (fiddle) and Éamon Doorley (bouzouki).



03/10/15

$46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/danu/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



03/10/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story of the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations. The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated people within Union borders and directing their labor to the benefit of the Union fell to the Federal army and navy. This book shows how the campaign to reduce Rebel forts west of the river also involved the creation of a black army of occupation and a remaking of the social and political landscape of Louisiana and the nation. The longer the military campaigns in the Mississippi Valley dragged on, the more Federal officials could feed liberated slaves into the system. No matter the outcome of the war, the Federal government set out to break slavery—forever.

Donald S. Frazier is professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He is the award-winning author of three books on the Civil War including Blood and Treasure (1996), Fire in the Cane Field (2009), and Thunder Across the Swamp (2011). Frazier has worked on the development of three museums, two research centers, and a Mexican War battlefield. Dr. Frazier is also an elected member of the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas, the oldest learned organization in the state, as well as the Texas Historical Foundation.



03/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2438/blood-bayou-vicksburg-port-hudson-and-trans-mississppi

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Intermediate Modern Dance

Presented by EgoArt. Inc at Green Street Studios

Ongoing class every Monday night at Green Street Studios taught by Artistic Director Nicole Pierce. Class runs 5:45-7:15 with live music Thorough warm-up followed by long eclectic phrases. Emphasis on clarity, musicality, expression. Students cover a wide range of ages and backgrounds. A good balance of demanding movement in an open, humorous atmosphere.



03/11/09 - 03/11/15

Single Class $15 10-Class Card $120



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Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Intro to Jewelry Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have you ever wanted to express yourself in a wearable art form and have some fun to boot? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering Wednesday evening jewelry classes this spring. Learn how to make a ring, pendant or brooch and express yourself in your own unique way!

Stonybrook Fine Art offers a rudimentary jewelry making class which covers such metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. This is a great introduction for those who want to learn jewelry making; however our class sizes are small enough to allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance with more difficult projects.



01/07/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter. In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six week session.

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

Age requirement: 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/05/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00 for 6 session class
$640.00 for 8 session class



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Saints and Tzadiks

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

 "A unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it all together without becoming tongue-tied."
Patrick O'Donnell, Green Man Review

"A consistent, unique work and thoroughly entertaining."
Irish American

What could be more appropriate for a Boston Jewish Music Festival than a program combining Yiddish and Celtic songs? Renowned Irish singer Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg, lead vocalist of The Klezmatics, offer a Celtic-Yiddish musical conversation in ballad, lore and myth. An intimate, coffeehouse style concert by two Grammy winning singers.

Presented in partnership with the Irish Consulate of Boston.

If you would like guaranteed table seating for this concert, you must purchase a concert-dinner reservation package directly through Johnny D's at johnnyds.com or by calling 617.776.2004 after 3:30 pm.



03/11/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $18
At the door, $20



- http://irishyiddish.bpt.me/

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club - 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 02144



Figure Sculpting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Study the anatomy and gestures of a live model in a variety of poses. Practice short studies to explore themes of abstraction and interpretation. Using a wire armature, form the figure, then create a sculpture using Klean Klay (a form of plasticine). The same model will be present for two weeks in the same pose.

Class size: Maximum 8 students per class.



01/08/15 - 03/12/15

$325.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Jesse Cook

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook is set to release yet another Public Television Special, “Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre”, on November 30, 2013. In addition, due to an increase in demand from fans for more performances in America, Cook is also pleased to announce a 25-date U.S. tour in April/May of 2014.



03/11/15 - 03/12/15

$37 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jesse-cook/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Try it! Monotype Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Try monotype, an expressive process where students draw with a brush and ink on a metal plate, add and subtract with brushes, rags and fingers, then print on the etching press to create a one-of-a-kind prints. A great way to extend drawing or painting skills! All levels of experience welcome. Tuition includes all supplies. Advance registration required.



03/05/15 - 03/12/15

Danforth Art Members $66; Non-members $91



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



The Klezmatics in New Hampshire

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at The Music Hall: Historic Theater

 Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable. Tickets make great Hanukkah presents.

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival in partnership with Temple Israel and the Greater Seacoast Region Jewish Federation.



03/12/15

General Admission, $20, $25, $36



- http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/the_klezmatics

The Music Hall: Historic Theater - 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801



We Banjo 3

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

 An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and Fergal Scahill and brothers Martin and David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Martin holds seven All-Ireland titles and Enda four, while Fergal and David hold All-Ireland titles on banjo, fiddle, bodhran, and guitar.



03/12/15

Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation
$25 General admission, 21+



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2311/we-banjo-3

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club - 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 02144



Travel & Taste Brazil: The Pantanal, a Wetland Wonderland

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

The Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands, is about 10 times the size of the Everglades and one of the most pristine and biologically rich environments on the planet. During the rainy season about 80% of the Pantanal floods making the area difficult to visit, while consolidating the spectacular wildlife. From over 700 species of birds, including jabiru storks, the emblematic hyacinth macaw, wading birds, and tiny endemic antwrens, to 100 species of mammals such as monkeys, capybara, giant otters and jaguars along with fish and reptiles, the Pantanal provides a once in a lifetime bird and wildlife spotting experience.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, March 10. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.



03/12/15

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members,


Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members(7:30 start)

 



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Brazil:program_code=37184

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Bach: St. John Passion

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson, tenors
Thomas Jones, Steven Small, & Stephan Barnicle, bass-baritones

The St. John Passion is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John, constructed of dramatically presented recitatives and choruses, with commentary in reflective chorales, ariosos, and arias all leading to a magnificent final chorale. Compared with the St. Matthew Passion, the St. John Passion has been described as more extravagant, with an expressive immediacy, at times more unbridled and less “finished.”



03/13/15

Adults: $42
Students: $15
Youth Below 18: $5
10% off and 2 points for WOO Card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/bach-saint-john-passion/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Daniil Trifonov, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric rise.

Program:

Bach/Lisz, Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Beethoven, Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Liszt, Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

“Power in spades, crystalline passage-work, and a… singing tone” [Trifonov has] already got it all…” – The New York Times

“Here is a performer who already knows a huge amount not just about technique, but performance itself.” – The Times (London)

An Aaron Richmond Recital



03/13/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/trifonov/index.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Music of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello

Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello, highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility” by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world’s most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.



03/13/15

Tickets: $66 / $49 / $38 / $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/vbo.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Foundry

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubber mold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost of a commercial foundry. Learning materials will be provided.

Please note: Larger scale projects will have additional materials fee. Also, this class does not include the time to create your object. This is not a walk in class.

Suggested pre-requisite: Mold Making.
Class size: Maximum: 5 students for AM classes 6 students for PM classes.

Number of sessions: 10

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$600.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Intro to Mold Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

In this 10 week course, students will learn casting basics to create single objects using clay, wax, and plaster, rubber. Students will then later cast more complicated forms, your own original art or other objects which you provide. Learn to prepare waxes to cast in aluminum or bronze, producing pieces for a fraction of the standard foundry fee. Learning materials will be provided. Larger scale projects will have an additional materials fee. This class does not include the time to create your object. Note: This is not a walk in class.

Class size: Maximum 8 students.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$375.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Watercolor Basics: Landscapes Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Landscapes are a favorite subject for watercolor for beginning watercolor artists. Learn tried-and-true techniques for painting skies, trees, water, rocks, grass and sand, as well as the important considerations of composition and format. Students will practice as the instructor demonstrates, then create a finished painting. Advance registration required.



03/13/15

Danforth Art members $36; Non-members $46



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Where I Live/Là où j’habite

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Des mots d'la dynamite

Montréal's acclaimed "Words of Dynamite" theater company explores the wonder of the places we inhabit in this wildly imaginative production for very young audiences. Two characters, Téqui (Who-are-you) and Téou (Where-are-you), create delightful vignettes from found objects and simple materials in order to better understand one another. As they play, their feet become cars, their heads houses, their arms pathways, and their voices cities. In this way, even the smallest audiences members are invited to consider big questions about how we inhabit our bodies, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our planet. 

Since 1988, Des mots d'la dynamite has been a pioneer in the field of interdisciplinary arts, creating shows for small children and their families that incorporate theater, puppetry, dance, music, and visual/media arts. The company has been seen throughout Canada, France, Italy, the United States, and Cuba, and has performed for theaters, museums, artist-run centers, festivals, and other cultural events. This performance is their Boston debut.     



03/11/15 - 03/13/15

This show is recommended for ages 18 months through 5 years old.

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Shabbat Dinner And Singing with the Klezmatics

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 This is a first for BJMF: Let's have Shabbat dinner together!
We'll enjoy a festive, family-style as Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London form the Klezmatics lead us in celebratory wordless songs (niggunim). Fun and good food for all. Eat. Sing. Bang on the tables. Enjoy.

Dinner will be made with kosher ingredients in a kosher kitchen but the caterer and the hotel are not certified kosher.Dinner includes wine, soft drinks, and coffee/tea.

Menu:

Nosh:
Chickpea empanadas
Mediterranean platter

Dine:
Root vegetable couscous
Roasted acorn squash and Brussels sprouts
Cranberry slaw salad
Spring mix with pears salad

Choice of:

White Fish in Tomato Pepper Sauce
or
Tofu with Wild Mushrooms and Chestnuts

Dessert cups:
Chocolate mousse
Israeli style cheesecake
Passion fruit parfait

There will also be a kids pasta plate available.



03/13/15

Kids dinner, $25
Adult dinner, $65



- http://niggundinner.bpt.me/



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

 WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/13/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Leo Kottke

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.



03/14/15

$58, $48, $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/leo-kottke/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.

“Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchesetra is one of the best jazz orchestras in existence, a powerhouse outfit whose precise section work is enhanced by thrilling soloists.” – San Francisco Chronicle
 



03/14/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/cubanola/index.htm



Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.



03/14/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1010 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ofarrill.htm

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Bach Mass in B minor

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, Soprano, Douglas Dodson, Countertenor, Sumner Thompson, Tenor, and Bradford Gleim, Baritone.



03/14/15

Reserved - $45 - $57 in advance / $50 - $62 at the door
General - $27 in advance / $30 at the door
Seniors & Students - $15
Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/031415.html

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Titans III

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Brahms String Quartet, op. 51, no. 2

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
With Mark Miller, Clarinet

Beethoven String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2

Pedroia String Quartet
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Rohan Gregory, Violin
Peter Sulski, Viola
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello



03/14/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.



03/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/la-donna-del-lago/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Intro to MIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Intro MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) provides and overview of the MIG welding process, and covers the basic use of the equipment, shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice welding techniques.

Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers a morning workshop on Sat, 3/14 from 10-1PM.

Class size: Maximum:8 Minimum: 5

 



01/10/15 - 03/14/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Princess Ivona

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? Come and find out!



03/12/15 - 03/14/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/princess-ivona/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/14/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons



Watercolor on Masa Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn a crinkled paper technique using watercolor on Masa, a Japanese paper. Working on a new surface and learning new techniques will inspire your art-making! Methods of flattening and mounting a finished painting will also be demonstrated. Advance registration required.

 



03/14/15

Danforth Art members $38; Non-members $48



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



The Klezmatics in Somerville

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Somerville Theatre

 The Klezmatics - Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable. Be prepared for some special musical surprises, too. Presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival.



03/14/15

General Admission, $20, $36

(depending on seating location)



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c0d135746a9a254d2af4d846823b9e9a

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre

WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/14/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Animal Footprints and Signs

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

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 tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

Instructions and Directions:
Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/25/15 - 03/14/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Footprints:program_code=35402:whoTags[]=audience_family

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

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

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

Instructions and Directions:
Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/25/15 - 03/14/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Animal%20Tracking:program_code=35402:whoTags[]=audience_adult

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Photo Review with a Pro

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

Wondering if you cropped your image too close? Is your image is too over-processed? Which angle is the best of several? Thinking about entering your image in a photo contest or just printing your best image for your wall? What would a magazine editor do? Bring your untouched images and come find out! Ethan will take images from each participant and edit them like a pro. A great chance to help develop your photographer’s “eye.”

Small class size for individual attention.

Ethan Gordon is a widely published photojournalist and former photography magazine editor. He teaches several different photography classes at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Please bring 5-10 unedited images on a thumb drive or contact us to send images via drop box. If shooting RAW, please bring RAW images. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



03/14/15

Adults $30.00m/ $36.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=photo:program_code=37690

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Intimate Apparel

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

From the author of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Intimate Apparel is a loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown.  When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins an epistolary courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems.  Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life’s experiences. 



02/13/15 - 03/14/15

Tickets: $30 - $48



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=88

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Tristan & Yseult

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music, and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving.

Kneehigh are a UK-based theatre company with a local, national, and international profile. For over 30 years Kneehigh have created vigorous, popular, and challenging theatre, and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from this groundbreaking company. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, sculptors, and musicians, and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.  



03/05/15 - 03/15/15

Tickets start at $25
 



- https://artsemerson.org/

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one of the great chamber music coaches in the world today). The program begins with two works by Schumann written in 1849: first, his?Fantasy Pieces?for clarinet and piano, written over the course of two days; and the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, written over four days and one of the composer's most popular chamber works, composed for the then-recently invented valved horn. The centerpiece of the concert will be Kurt?g's melancholic song cycle,?Scenes from a Novel?for soprano and ensemble, composed in 1982 and setting texts by Russian writer Rimma Dalos. Kurt?g's brief, eight-movement Wind Quintet, Op. 2 is a Webern-influenced delicacy of intimate colors. Closing the program is another work featuring Mr. Ax, Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat, one of the masterpieces of the genre.



03/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



The Way of Water

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

By Caridad Svich
Directed by Robert Walsh

While the headlines have faded, the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still run deep. Explore this crisis through the lives of two couples fighting valiantly to survive in the spill's aftermath. OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich has woven a subtle and personal journey that effortlessly evokes the larger disaster and its subsequent impact.



03/12/15 - 03/15/15

$20
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/thewayofwater.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



Maceo Parker

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history.



03/15/15

$50 - $80



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/maceo-parker/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Someone Else's Country, Photographs by Jo Ratcliffe

at Peabody Essex Museum

Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to the former battlefields where mines and disused military installations litter the landscape, the artist explores the poignant, humane and occasionally surreal vestiges of violence past, and examines the lives of the people and animals who now inhabit the land. Recently the artist has been photographing in South Africa itself, where encampments and mining facilities helped sustain that country's involvement in the war. Now largely decommissioned, these installations have become curious features of the landscape.

Someone Else's Country brings together a selection of Ractliffe's haunting black and white photographs inspired by the Angolan conflict. Beautiful and evocative, her work raises questions not just about the war, but also about the triumph and folly of human endeavor, showing us history on a human scale. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



10/11/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free

 



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/169-someone_elses_country_photographs_by_jo_ractliffe

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Forged in the Stars

Presented by Pontine Theatre at Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond

In 2008, NASA commissioned Jay O’Callahan to create a story to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. The resulting work, Forged in the Stars, features the stories of three prominent NASA personalities: J.C. High Eagle, a NASA engineer of Cherokee Indian heritage whose childhood dream was to help men land on the moon; astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1969 Apollo moon landing; and the poignant story of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Further, the story explores the wondrous journey of the twin Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977 with the goal of exploring Jupiter and Saturn, and continuing on to this day to places no other spacecraft has ever explored.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org

Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond - Near Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Brian Regan

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show! Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. It is the quality of his material, which is relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, that continues to grow Brian’s fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.



03/15/15

$39.50

10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=176

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Sherlock Jr. featuring Buster Keaton

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theatre projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth to bring his fantasies to life.



03/15/15

$20. $5 discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=161

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

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 with soprano Anya Olsen, Greg Rice's Irish Stew & audience Irish Singalong. The concert is narrated and hosted by Brian Hagar-McKee


Max Hobart, Conductor
 



03/15/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, Children under 12: free, MassBay Students/Faculty/Staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



Dorrance Dance

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Michelle Dorrance and her award-winning company perform the Boston premiere of The Blues Project, an unforgettable evening combining nine astonishing tap artists with live music by world-renowned musician and composer Toshi Reagon and her band, BIGLovely.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 / $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2341/dorrance-dance

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Conversation Piece

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

In the 18th century, the term “conversation piece” referred to an informal or intimate group portrait staged in an everyday setting. Today, the phrase commonly refers to an object whose distinctiveness inspires curiosity and launches dialogue.

Contemporary works on view in Conversation Piece invite interaction by serving as platforms for dialogue. By taking everyday objects as a starting point for conversation—such as a curtain, television, table, or chairs—these works tease out novelties from the mundane and disrupt viewers’ expectations of what they would find in a museum. Blurring the lines between art and everyday life, each of these works asks viewers to reconsider the world around them through the lens of art. Pointing to individual and collective agency, and how we perform in our everyday lives, this installation highlights art's ability to mobilize us. Included are performance, installation, sculpture, and video by artists Sarah Crowner, Pedro Reyes, María José Arjona, Jaime Davidovich, and Andrew Witkin. An iPhone app by artist and filmmaker Miranda July—the first to be featured as an artwork at the Museum—sends a message not to its intended recipient but to the closest user nearby, who will then deliver it verbally in person. MFA galleries are a hotspot for the app, Somebody™, which means they will be one of the top places to find “somebody” to deliver a message. Together with these works in the exhibition, visitors become the active subjects of a contemporary “conversation piece.”



10/10/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/conversation-piece

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Israeli All Star Cabaret

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
Tutti Druyan, Contemporary Pop
Tal Zilber, Piano Sensation
Florie Namir, Jazz-Classical Fusion

Sit around the table with new and old friends as we set the auditorium cabaret style and enjoy these wonderful talents.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25
NH Mini Fest 2 Concert Special, $36



- http://nhallstars.bpt.me/



Classical and Operatic Music by Jewish Composers

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

Cantor Rosemberg and the Boston Chamber Symphony present works by renowned Jewish composers including Gustav Mahler, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Weiner, and Jacques Halevy.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $25
Advance Sale, Student, $20
At the door, $30



- http://bjmfclassical.bpt.me/



Ronan Tynan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has participated in Master Classes with Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ugo Benelli, Australian tenor Ken Neath, American tenor James King, and American soprano Cynthia Lawrence.

Dr. Tynan has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, 4 of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records while participating in the Paralympics, of which he still holds nine.



03/15/15

$32 - $55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ronan-tynan/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre

 WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/15/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Rumplestiltskin

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Dream Tale Puppets

A beloved European folk tale comes to life in this whimsical production created by Polish master puppeteer Jacek Zuzanski. Rumpelstilskin tells the story of a young girl who must spin straw into gold in order to save her life. A strange-looking man offers to help, but demands that the girl promise him her first-born child. Her only way out is to guess the mysterious stranger’s name…but how? This gentle and light-hearted adaptation comes to life with beautiful, large-scale puppet characters performed by visible puppeteers on a table top… and sometimes in the audience!

Dream Tale Puppets offers quality original puppetry performances for children and families, and theatrical and educational programs for all ages. The theater is dedicated to the study of both traditional and innovative styles of puppetry, and the richness of theatrical and literary cultures of the world.



03/14/15 - 03/15/15

This show is recommended for ages 4 through 10.

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Guided Snowshoe Adventure

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

Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!

Instructions and Directions:
Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/18/15 - 03/15/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Guided%20Snowshoe:whoTags[]=audience_adult

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Mixed Media Play Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

A workshop for painters both new and old who want to get their hands dirty and their creative juices flowing! You will play, explore mediums, paper, paint, found objects, stamps, layering techniques, and more. Bring whatever supplies you have: acrylics, brushes, found objects such as dried leaves, fabric, decorative paper, collage materials, stencils, stamps, makers, and ideas. Work will be done on paper supplied by Danforth Art. Examples and additional materials for collage will also be provided. Advance registration required.



03/15/15

Danforth Art members $50; Non-members $60



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Recovering from Brain Injury: A Poetry Reading by Catherine Morocco

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

 "Moon without Craters or Shadows is, "a remarkable documentation of the experience of and recovery from two brain surgeries...it sizzles with perception, imagery and vision. It is a life-changing book." – Kathleen Spivack, author of With Robert Lowell and His Circle (University Press of New England)

"The poems translate the experience of being a patient with a serious illness into words, images and metaphors that allow the reader to share the experience at both a cognitive and emotional level. Physicians, caregivers and fellow patients can all benefit from sharing the author's experience in such an intimate format." – Andrew James Cole, M.D. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Catherine Morocco, a poet and educator, suffered a hematoma and seizures while writing a book for teachers. Out of that experience, she has written and published a volume of poetry that explores her experience of recovery---its terrors, fascination and occasional moments of beauty and humor. Her poems explore life on a neurology ward, her son's gifts of scarves and butterflies, interactions with doctors and nurses, regaining her coordination and learning to drive again. She will read poems and talk about how writing--keeping a diary and writing poems--has been a tool for her recovery. Catherine is a published poet and book author. 



03/15/15

$20.00



- http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=WBRN

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



Fraunstimmen: Women's Voices from Ravensbruck

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 A powerful, theatrical cabaret portraying the lives of seven women who were imprisoned at Ravensbruck, the Nazi's only camp built for an all-female, ethnically diverse population.

This piece was conceived and directed by cantor and performer Lynn Torgove Hebrew College, Emmanuel Music, Cantata Music) with music direction by cantor Becky Wexler Khirtik (Temple Sinai, Congregation Kahal B'raira, and Temple Beth Zion . She also plays clarinet in Boston's popular Klezwoods ensemble.

This cabaret has been performed at Northeastern University and at KlezKanada and is presented in partnership with Temple Israel, Boston 3G, and Generations After.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25



- http://frauenstimmen.bpt.me/



Petrochemical America

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at Northeastern University, Gallery 360

Northeastern University presents Petrochemical America on view from Jan 15 to March 15, 2015. Organized by Aperture Foundation, Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley” because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach’s haunting photographs of the region and Orff’s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or “throughlines.”

The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with its output.



01/15/15 - 03/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/petrochemical-america/

Northeastern University, Gallery 360 - 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115



The Hopey Changey Thing

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

It’s Election Day 2010, and the Apple family gathers for dinner in their childhood home in upstate New York. On the menu is a discussion of everything from Sarah Palin to the best way to de-skunk a dog. Richard Nelson explores ideas big and small, personal and political, and fashions them into a heartfelt, funny, and engaging snapshot of contemporary life.

"Mr. Nelson's series is quietly turning into one of the great accomplishments in American theater to date in this century."  — The New York Times



02/26/15 - 03/15/15



- http://stonehamtheatre.org/season15/thathopeychangeything.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of interiors embrace cultural and spatial fragmentation, creating a kaleidoscopic vision that recasts traditional notions of beauty, gender, race, and representation.

A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.

 



03/16/15

Free



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Morse Auditorium - 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Video Games Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Special events surround the show, including a pre-show experience where guests can enjoy a costume contest, Guitar Hero competition, prize give-a-ways and interactive game demos. Post-show event includes the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers. All pre and post show events are open to all ticket holders.


The best way to describe Video Games Live™? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family.


If you or someone you know is into video games, you won’t want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore. Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live™ will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this.



03/16/15

$36 - $77



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/video-games-live/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, composed in early 1784 as the first of the dozen piano concertos dating from the height of his popularity in Vienna; and Richard Strauss's?Burleske, a sparkling, classically stylish early work composed when he was twenty-one. The program opens with the lovely Sextet for strings from Strauss's final opera,?Capriccio, and ends with Mozart's?Haffner?Symphony, which began life as a serenade composed for the Haffner family in 1782, then was turned by Mozart into a symphony introduced in Vienna the following year.



03/12/15 - 03/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Double Vision: Paintings by Elizabeth Awalt and Angelo Fertitta

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by Elizabeth Awalt and Angelo Fertitta. Rooted in the natural world, Elizabeth Awalt’s paintings evolve from observational studies into expressive evocations of nature. The micro and macro view of nature exist simultaneously in her recent paintings which weave those two worlds together. Oppositional forces of growth and decay, dark and light, and interior and exterior create a tension both visual and spiritual. Awalt’s paintings are physical beings that shift and change through sanded, wiped, and sensually painted surfaces.

Angelo Fertitta absorbs landscape features that dwarf the painter—the Grand Canyon, glaciers, mountains and rivers, and crystallizes them into kaleidoscopic panoramas. Says Fertitta about his work “My drawings, overlaid on the modified images, become the paintings, representing the stream of consciousness experienced while viewing the landscapes. While painting, the use of color follows a similar process. The process for me is both spiritual and meditative; a means to be within myself.”
 



02/04/15 - 03/18/15

Free and open the public



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Jefferson Starship

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

Paul Kantner and Marty Balin founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The Airplane were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. They headlined the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 and, like The Beatles with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years, though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.

In 1974 Kantner created Jefferson Starship and, again with Balin, enjoyed chart-topping success. Paul, Marty & Jefferson Airplane were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as Pink Floyd. In 2005 they celebrated their 40th anniversary, playing 21 countries on their world tour. In 2007 they headlined “The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration” and performed at The Monterey Pop commemorative on the exact same stage as the historic landmark rock festival of 1967.

Jefferson Starship, the name created by Kantner for his 1971 solo debut “Blows Against The Empire” recording has endured 37 years as rock music’s premier “political science fiction” themed band. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fiction’s Hugo Award … a stellar achievement.



03/19/15

$55 public / $50 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Ledisi: The Intimate Truth Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means “to bring forth” or “to come here” in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals.



03/19/15

$39-$49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ledisi/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Moody Blues Timeless Flight: The Polydor Years

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

The name, legendary. The music, timeless. THE MOODY BLUES have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits includes: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few. The Moody Blues’ No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence.

Get your tickets to THE MOODY BLUES as they kick off their new tour at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester on March 19. They return for one night, but a lifetime of hits, as original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge continue to wow audiences wordlwide.



03/19/15

Full price tickets are $60, $80, $90, and $128, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=182

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back. With the city on edge, authorities believe the abductions are the handiwork of a psychopath, until they discover that their killer—fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy—is barely older than his victims. The criminal investigation that follows sparks a debate among the world’s most revered medical minds and will have a long-lasting impact on the judicial system and medical consciousness for decades. The historical novel, The Wilderness of Ruin is a riveting tale of gruesome murder and depravity, but at its heart it depicts a great American city divided by class, a chasm that widens in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1872. Roseanne Montillo brings Gilded Age Boston to glorious life—from the genteel cobble stone streets of Beacon Hill to the squalid, overcrowded tenements of Southie—and here, too, is the writer Herman Melville, who, eager to understand both the child killer case and his own mental instability, enlists the aid of physician Oliver Wendell Holmes. With verve and historical detail, Roseanne Montillo explores this case that reverberated through all of Boston society to help us understand our modern hunger for the prurient and sensational.

Roseanne Montillo is the author of The Lady and Her Monsters. She holds an MFA from Emerson College in Massachusetts, where she is a professor of literature. She lives in Boston.



03/19/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2441/wilderness-ruin-tale-madness-bostons-great-fire-and-hunt-americas-youngest-serial-killer

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Mozart: C Minor Mass

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s "Elegiac Song," Op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D minor. The C Minor Mass was unique in its time for the work’s magnificent choruses, sensuous solo movements, and large ensemble. Paired with Mozart’s masterpiece is Beethoven’s brief and tender "Elegiac Song"a musical gem often overlooked among Beethoven’s grander works - and Haydn’s sumptuous Symphony No. 86.



03/20/15

Tickets: $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/march/

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Perfume Genius

Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair

Seattle musician Mike Hadreas made one of my favorite albums of last year, “Too Bright.” His music has a shimmering, yet weighty quality that is rooted in despair but somehow animated by it.



03/20/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D67B0346D83?brand=sinclair

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Drawing the Line at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

DRAWING THE LINEDrawing by Fort Point Arts Community members

 

January 26—March 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday February, 3rd 5:00-7:30pm RSVP
Guest juror: Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

 

Drawing The Line is an exhibition of drawings by seventeen FPAC member artists. The show includes traditional approaches to drawing, such as graphite, silverpoint, ink, and pastel as well as digital drawings and needlework.

 

works by:

Susan Blatt, Sammy Chong, Maggie Connors, Laura Davidson, Ruth Fields,

Jason Fiering, Sarah Gay-O’Neil, Elisa H. Hamilton, T.D. Heavican,

Jan Johnson, Lisa Knox, Maria Molteni, Steven Muller, Krina Patel,

Alexandra Rozenman, Jonathan Sahula, Candice Smith Corby



01/26/15 - 03/20/15



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/atlantic-wharf/



Bach: St. John Passion

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised from this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: Dana Whiteside
Susan Consoli; Brenna Wells, soprano
Thea Lobo; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto 
Jonas Budris; Frank Kelley, tenor 
Bradford Gleim; Mark McSweeney; Paul Max Tipton, bass



03/21/15

Tickets: $30 / $50 / $70 / $150 / students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_st_john_passion.html

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event. Virtually defining their genre at the peak of the Classical era, the composer's last three symphonies were written within the span of a few weeks in the summer of 1787. Scholars have never pinpointed what may have triggered their composition-perhaps a projected concert series that never took place-but Mozart covered an enormous amount of expressive and technical ground, elevating the symphony (along with Haydn) far beyond the glorified, serenade-like status it had previously held. For Viennese audiences who came of age immediately after Mozart's early death in 1791-i.e., Beethoven's generation-these three works and just a handful of others kept Mozart's name and spirit alive, inspiring composers like Beethoven and Schubert to greater heights. They remain Mozart's most frequently performed symphonies, by far.



03/19/15 - 03/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Richie Furay Band

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

Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and later, Poco. His best known song with that band was "Kind Woman," which he wrote for his wife, Nancy. As a founding member, singer, guitarist and songwriter of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Souther Hillman Furay, Richie Furay has cemented his place in rock history. Now with his own Richie Furay Band, he is writing a new musical chapter anchored by a songbook that includes “For What It’s Worth”, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”, “Good Feelin’ To Know”, “Fallin’ in Love” and more.



03/21/15

$50 public / $45 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

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

Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make beautiful music, and they write songs that draw you in with rich harmonies and deep, intimate lyrics. Join Andy Baxter, Kyle Jahnke, and their band for an evening of your favorite songs, storytelling, and friendship.



03/21/15

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/evening-penny-sparrow

The Red Room at Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215



The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Episode

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Jacques Underground

Audiences loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the often bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy for each actress over the course of its seven seasons. Now comes the loving parody The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Funeral Episode. This 65-minute show adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage reuniting at the funeral of Dorothy's Husband Lucas (Blanche's Uncle). This show gives fans of the show the reunion episode that never was. Equal parts new material and content we know and love. Called a "Must see.!" by LA Weekly where it played in Los ANgeles for 10 months. Nominated for the Broadway World Awards. This show features the original cast of the Golden Girls LIVE from NYC in 2003.



01/09/15 - 03/21/15

Priority front of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $60. First 20 seats. Assigned on arrival.





Rear of house of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $45. General Admission.



- http://goldengirlsliveonstage.com

Jacques Underground - 79 Broadway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116



Sculpture Day Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Create sculpture using a variety of materials and styles as you explore 3-D space, form, movement, balance, anatomy and proportion. Create a cardboard stabile, a paper relief,
a clay torso and a collaborative oversized sculpture. Tuition includes all materials and clay fees. Bring your lunch. Advance registration required
 



03/21/15

Danforth Art members $85; Non-members $110



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Ghazal

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Beautiful, mesmerizing, and profoundly musical, Ghazal brings together world-renowned Persian and Indian musicians to create an exquisite and harmonious dialogue between the two traditions. Iran’s kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and India’s sitar virtuoso Shujaat Hussain Khan have toured the world over to critical acclaim. They will be joined by the superb tabla player Sandeep Das.



03/21/15

Reserved Seating

$37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2356/ghazal

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



New Moon Coffeehouse presents bluegrass with Southern Rail

Presented by New Moon Coffeehouse

SOUTHERN RAIL brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the NEW MOON COFFEEHOUSE in HAVERHILL on Saturday March 21 at 8 pm.

This promises to be another packed house, featuring high-energy exuberant bluegrass with lush harmonies, irrepressible good humor, and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin.


"Beautiful and creative arrangements, emotionally knife-edged" Twangin Country Magazine, CA
“First rate bluegrass...precise harmonies, sharp instrumental work...soaring and lush.” Boston Herald
“The vocal harmonies are exquisite and the musicianship is impeccable.” Radio Star, Ireland
”The phones went nuts over this!” KVML, CA
 



03/21/15

Tickets are $20. ($10 for 18 and under.) Reservations can be made via the New Moon web site or by calling: 978-459-5134.



- http://www.newmooncoffeehouse.org



Steven Wright

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Academy Award winning, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright continually sells out theaters internationally with his skewed comedic view of the world. Since his “Tonight Show” debut, which caused such a stir that Johnny invited him back to perform again within a week, the deadpan surrealist master has pushed the comedic boundaries in film, television and the live stage. With an Oscar-winning short film, a 2014 Emmy nomination as a Producer on the hit FX series Louie, two Grammy-nominated CD’s, three critically acclaimed hour specials and countless appearances on TV and in film, Wright is a prototype comedian that others continually try to follow.



03/20/15 - 03/21/15

$30 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/seven-wright/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Missa Solemnis

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's masterpeice Missa Solemnis, featuring soloists Jessica Muirhead, Adriana Zabala, Stefan Barner, and David Kravitz.  



03/21/15

$65, $53, $37, $27 ($5 senior/student discount)



- http://bbcboston.org

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Golden Dragon Acrobats

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Cirque Zíva is sure to entertain, delight, and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. Performed by the internationally celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei Province, China, this fast-paced, technically innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobatics, dance, and costumes; ancient and contemporary music; and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, heart-stopping stunts, and the grace of their centuries-old art form.



03/21/15

Tickets: $30, $48, $58



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2376/golden-dragon-acrobats

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Books in Bloom

Presented by Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library

 The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are a hosting “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, March 21st, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, at the Georgetown Peabody Library on Maple Street.

“Books in Bloom” features floral arrangements that represent books and other media available at the library. Local floral designers - amateur and professional - are welcome to participate. The displays will be placed throughout the library that evening for guests to admire. Many of the displays will be available for raffle.

Tickets are $20. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Those interested in submitting a floral arrangement can contact Joan Chatterton at jdchat@verizon.net or Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com.

To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net.

Proceeds from the event benefit library children’s programs, the museum pass program, and the purchase of books and other resources for the library.



03/21/15

$20.00



- http://www.georgetownfol.org



Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Busnoys, Regis, Caron & Faugues

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

With this concert, Blue Heron continues "Ockeghem@600," a long-term project exploring the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497), one of the greatest musicians of all time, as we approach the 600th anniversary of his birth (more or less). This concert explores the music of the five “modern” composers lauded by the 15th-century theorist Johannes Tinctoris: “All of these men’s works exhale such sweetness that, in my opinion, they should be considered worthy not only for men and heroes, but even for the immortal gods.”

Voices:
Martin Near, Daniela Toši?, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Mark Sprinkle, Paul Guttry, Steven Hrycelak, David McFerrin



03/21/15

Reserved seating: $60 / $42.50
General admission: $30 / $25 senior / $10 student or low income / free under 18
(Add $3 for sales at the door, except for $10 tickets.)



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/ockeghem600-ockeghem-busnoys-regis-caron-faugues/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



American Brass Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. 

Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass already in existence. This has led to the commissioning of numerous works from contemporary composers that are now considered to be among the most significant contributions to the brass quintet repertoire. ABQ has premiered works by Jan Bach, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, Virgil Thomson, and Melinda Wagner among many others.



03/22/15

Tickets: $39, $35, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/american-brass-quintet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary about the groundbreaking klezmer band the Klezmatics. It is the culmination of a four-year journey alongside the band members, their music, and their creative process.

USA | 2010 | 106 min | English | Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou



03/22/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-klezmatics-holy-ground

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael Sévère went on to win the prestigious competition of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in November 2013, where he was awarded First Prize and eight special prizes. He has since played all over the world, as one of the leading represenatives of the French school of clarinet.



03/22/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal Vibrations,” an exhibition that follows an experiment led by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, and in which specially designed objects disembody vibrations generated by visitors’ own voices and promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation.

Visitors first enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Tod Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings by soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, Machover’s music blends voices with other sources to create a wide variety of textures and timbres that prepare the listener for the next sonic journey: the oRb Tunnel. The Tunnel leads to an intimate room containing a sensorial “cocoon,” which closes around the participant as they hold an object called the oRb, a magical ceramic sphere created by Machover and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

 



10/31/14 - 03/22/15

Free



- http://opera.media.mit.edu/vv/



Jay Leno

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” The Tonight Show has also taken home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and Jay was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.



03/22/15

$48 - $125, limited VIP seats are available for $200 and include a photo opportunity.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=174

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Taste of Sunrise

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

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 world, to the deaf school where his mind explodes with the discovery of sign language. Tuc is a boy who must navigate the perilous path of love, loss, and language to weave a family out of wishes. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing directors, designers, and actors invite you to explore the cultural complexities of deafness with humor and compassion. Written by Suzan Zeder. Directed by Wendy Lement and Kristin Johnson. Scenic design by Janie Howland. Lighting design by Annie Wiegand.

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 9+.This play will be in both spoken English and American Sign Language.



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

$15 - $30



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/performances.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Collage Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Collage is drawing and painting with paper, and requires no formal art experience or drawing skills. But it teaches about composition, color relationships, texture, pattern and design! Students will leave with two unique artworks and lots of ideas. Advance registration required.



03/22/15

Danforth Art members $40; Non-members $50



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes”. He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar-work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. “Hotel California” was recently voted the Number 1 best 12 string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine.

Four time Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times best selling author, amazing guitarist and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder today.



03/22/15

$30 - $65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/don-felder/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Curious George

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Theatreworks USA presents a delightful new musical based on the adventures of the inquisitive,
lovable, little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.
 



03/22/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/magicark

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Katya Kabanova

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Leoš Janácek | Libretto by Francesco Vincenc Cervinka
Sung in an English translation by Norman Tucker

Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janácek’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. The opera paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. Finally she finds both liberation and tormenting guilt in the arms of another man. Janácek’s deeply moving and melodic score evokes freedom both longed for and feared. Elaine Alvarez, making her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the title role, has been praised by the Chicago Tribune for “conveying lyric pathos [that] seems to come as naturally as breathing.”



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/katya-kabanova/

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Amish Project

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

Called “a remarkable piece of writing” by The New York Times and “unique, uplifting, and unforgettable” by Chicago Theatre Beat, this powerful and poetic piece is inspired by the 2006 killing of five girls in a hostage-taking at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. This one-woman exploration of the Nickel Mines shooting conjures seven characters, from gunman to victims, and delves into the stories that tie these characters together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of tragedy. “It’s my private prayer,” writer Jessica Dickey says, “that this play, should they ever know about it, would not hurt them further, but somehow honor the goodness they forged in the face of such tragedy.”



03/07/15 - 03/22/15

General Admission Seating

General Admission: $36 plus fees
Seniors: $31 plus fees
Students: $20 plus fees



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/the-amish-project/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Winsor Music Chamber Series III - Arneis String Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular series, hosted by the VNA and featuring the nationally recognized Arneis Quartet. Save the date, and we'll bring the Haydn!



03/23/15

Free with registration



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber3-2014-15



Dance and Exercise Class at the JCC

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will offer an eight-week dance class on Mondays, January 26-March 23 from 11am-12pm. Participants will learn dance technique in sections until a dance routine is completed. Movements will be lyrical, contemporary, jazz and other genres not often encountered in a group exercise class. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community. Cost is $170. Register at www.bostonjcc.org/register. For more information, contact 617-558-6459 or fitness@jccgb.org.



01/26/15 - 03/23/15

$170, JCC member cost $145



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/register

Leventhal-Sidman JCC - 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Neil Diamond

Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden

Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015, kicking off in Allentown, Pa. on Feb. 27, 2015 and ending in Denver, Colo. on May 31, 2015. The tour makes a stop in Boston at the TD Garden on Mar. 23, 2015.

Produced exclusively by Live Nation in North America, the 2015 tour will include 29 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada plus one stop in Mexico City, which marks Diamond's first time ever visiting or performing there. "Neil is one of the greatest live performers touring today and we are honored to be working with him on his 2015 world tour," said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation Entertainment. "The depth and power of the Neil Diamond songbook, from his early hits, right through to his soon to be released Melody Road album, will be a treat for fans everywhere."

The 2015 tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favorites.



03/23/15

$68.50 - $153.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=392

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Anyone who has spent time in New England will recognize the century-old buildings that Maureen Meister will discuss in a slide lecture based upon her new book—the first comprehensive study of Arts and Crafts architecture in the region. Focusing on the 1890s through the 1920s, she will explain how a group of Boston architects and craftsmen encountered English Arts and Crafts theorists, including John Ruskin and William Morris, and produced exquisite works of their own. Among the architects were Ralph Adams Cram, Lois Lilley Howe, Charles Maginnis, and R. Clipston Sturgis. They were conservative in some respects, promoting designs based on historical precedent and the region's heritage, while they also were forward-looking, blending Arts and Crafts values with Progressive Era idealism. Their legacy is apparent in landmarks honored today in cities and towns across New England.

An architectural historian, Maureen Meister is the author of Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Boston: Harvard's H. Langford Warren, and she was volume editor of H. H. Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era. She received her doctorate from Brown University and has taught for many years at area institutions of higher education, including Tufts University.



03/23/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2442/arts-and-crafts-architecture-history-and-heritage-new-england

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores with lives reconfigured in new and different ways.  



03/26/14 - 03/25/15

FREE



- http://www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious, unstable, prone to misinterpretation; yet highly frenetic, adaptable, and charged with a sense of fierce autonomy.



03/25/15

Free



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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation of country-rock bands in its over 45 year history.



03/26/15

Tickets: $85, $75, $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/nitty-gritty-dirt-band/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Salon Series: Concert #4

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Beth El Temple Center

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



03/26/15

$30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

Beth El Temple Center - 2 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478



From the Top

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

From a musical setting of a poem by Hannah Szenes, to works by Gershwin and Shulhoff, with a rousing Klezmer finale, this episode of From the Top will celebrate Jewish music and music by Jewish composers played by some of America's best classically-trained young musicians.



03/26/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $25
At the door, $30



- http://fromthetop.bpt.me/



Frank Carroll presents An Evening with The Priests to Benefit St. Johns Food for the Poor

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame. Now, four years on, Frs Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album sold at such a pace that it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever .

They have sung to audiences that include the British Royal Family and the Irish President. They were nominated for Classical Brit Awards for Classical Album of the Year for three consecutive years and in September 2010, the Priests shared a stage with Pope Benedict XIV before a crowd of 80,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.



03/27/15

$25 - $45
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=171

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



David Wilcox

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

“A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.” - The New York Times

David Wilcox is a true American treasure and a traveler and adventurer at his core. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. His songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David Wilcox believes that the right song at the right time changes people’s lives.

His latest release is Blaze. As Wilcox notes in his liner notes, blaze is a “complex blossom of contradictions that is held together at the center by this blissfully focused state of mind that I first came to know while pedaling across the country. Working with the bigger sonic choices that this rhythm section brought gave me a broader emotional palette and meant that I could go beyond those introspective, soul-searching songs and actually state some strong opinions."



03/27/15

$25 public / $22 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre

The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex therapist Dr. Lauda (think Sofia Vergara), are going out in style! The ladies love to dish about life, love, sex, marriage, relationships, friendships, motherhood, careers, food, alcohol, and, yes, men in any capacity. This show will have audiences dishing, dancing, laughing and singing from start to finish as these three talented ladies belt out hits by artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, and many more!



03/27/15

$48.75 - $58.75



- http://www.citicenter.org

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sinbad

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him back in the day - Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking the various painful trials or embarassing tribulations of his audience's day-by-day life, throwing it back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.



03/27/15

$25 - $39



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/sinbad/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Owl Prowl Adventures (adults)

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

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech and great horned owls.

Instructions and Directions:
This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/24/15 - 03/27/15

Adults $13.00m/ $16.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Adventures:whoTags[]=audience_adult

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



The Nile Project

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center

The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and beyond, the music is produced by a stunning variety of instruments, including the masenko from Ethiopia, the ney and oud from Egypt, and the adungu from Uganda, in addition to violin, saxophone, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 languages. The Nile Project's 2013 recording Aswan was named a Must-Hear International Album by NPR.



03/27/15

Reserved Seating
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2391/the-nile-project

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience - a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! 



06/18/10 - 03/28/15

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Karla Bonoff

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

Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today. When Karla’s self-titled first album was released in 1977, she was in her early 20s and already a veteran of the Southern California music scene. Karla is the composer of a string of hits for Linda Ronstadt including the classic “Someone To Lay Down Beside Me.”

Check out Karla on the new release "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," which features Karla along with fellow artists Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, David Lindley, Lyle Lovett, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Springsteen and many more covering Jackson Browne's iconic songs.



03/28/15

$35 public / $30 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Heritage Chorale Meets Bluegrass

Presented by Heritage Chorale


Bluegrass Band Monroe Crossing comes from Minnesota to perform with Heritage Chorale
An exciting collaboration of Heritage Chorale with the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Band, Monroe Crossing, performing Carol Barnett's, "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass", composed for Monroe Crossing. This amazing work (to quote from the band's website) "blends the classical mass, modern choral sophistication, touching poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation into an exhilarating musical experience."

"The World Beloved" is such a different choral work that we are thrilled to be one of the first choral groups to present it in the Metro West area, and the first to perform it here with Monroe Crossing themselves.

Rounding out the program will be a variety of American folk songs and spirituals by the Chorale, as well as a set of Bluegrass works by Monroe Crossing.



03/28/15

At door-$25 General, $20 Senior/Student
$15 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts: $22, $17, $10



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/spring_concert.htm



Owl Prowl Adventure for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/24/15 - 03/28/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Adventures:whoTags[]=audience_family

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Heritage Blues Orchestra

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery horn arrangements, and echoes the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. HBO's music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities, and beauty of the blues.



03/28/15

Reserved Seating
$35.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2406/heritage-blues-orchestra

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Brattle Street Chamber Players

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998.



03/29/15

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brattle-street-chamber-players/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Bach St. Matthew Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

“There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of Lent.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/bach-st-matthew-passion/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery

Presenting the work of over thirty artists who currently teach at Boston University, this exhibition features a wide range of visual practices, spanning genres and media, from realism to abstract, two to three dimensions, and small to large scale.


A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.



01/29/15 - 03/29/15

Free



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808 Gallery - 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Jeremy Denk, piano

Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055
Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op.22

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world - is renowned for its recorded legacy, polished and refined sound, and outstanding musicianship. This program will feature thought-provoking, multifaceted, and compelling pianist Jeremy Denk, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year.

“…precision and warmth of the strings, the sonic beauty and well-blended tones of woodwinds and horns, the assured musicianship that yields authentic, well-executed performances of works spanning three centuries." – South Florida Classical Review



03/29/15

Adults: $49
Students: $15
Youth Below 18: $5
10% off and 2 points for WOO Card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/asmf-and-jeremy-denk/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre. Blue Man Group is recommended for ages 7 and up.



09/17/14 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $59.50 - $117.10



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Shades of Sound

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Three riveting works of magnificent musicality and exhilarating choreography featuring the return of Wayne McGregor's Chroma and the company premieres of George Balanchine's Episodes and Hans van Manen's deliciously comic Black Cake.



03/19/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/shadesofsound/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the nature of life and death, to Louis Vierne’s epic Piano Quintet, a rarely-heard, late-Romantic masterpiece written in response to the death of his son in World War I.

PROGRAM:
Franz Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn, D. 943, Op. 119
Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & piano
George Rochberg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & piano
Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $45 / $35 / $25 /
$5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/march.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre

The magnificent Ailey company continues its exciting new expansion of repertoire under Artistic Director Robert Battle, while celebrating the core works that have made it the world’s leading modern dance company.

“Ailey’s (relatively) new artistic director, has brought in an encouraging amount of good-quality work that is either new, or at least new to the company and its faithful audiences.” — The New York Times

“The company is dancing better than ever.” — The New Yorker

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/alvinailey/index.htm

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and recently selected as the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.

Program:
Schubert | Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574, “Grand Duo”
Schubert | Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895
Bach | Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



03/29/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/batiashvililewis/index.htm



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C., and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=culture_clash

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Mozart, Strauss, Golijov

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Mozart
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstadt

R. Strauss
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Golijov
Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Ida Levin & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio showcases the viola’s and the clarinet’s lyrical qualities and is suffused with a spirit of playfulness and spontaneity. Composed under a romantic spell, the Violin Sonata by Richard Strauss is full of energy and hope and shows a young composer at the cusp of discovering his own voice. The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Boston-based composer Osvaldo Golijov weaves a tale inspired by the named great kabbalist rabbi of Provence and presents “a kind of epic, a history of Judaism.”

 



03/29/15

$23, $34, $45, $56; Student: $8; Senior/WGBH: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-329-sanders

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Danforth Art Public Tours

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through March 21 is Facial Expressions, a new installation of works from the Permanent Collection representing portraiture’s changing conventions in New England from the 19th century to the present day, with pieces representing a range in style and technique from Gilbert Stuart to Boston Expressionism to contemporary photography.



01/04/15 - 03/29/15

Free with Museum admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free



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Danforth Museum of Art - 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01702



Reggie Wilson: Moses(es)

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Reggie Wilson, who completed a weeklong residency in our theater in July 2014, returns with his Brooklyn-based Fist and Heel Performance Group. An evening-length exploration of “how we lead and why we follow,” Moses(es) draws from influences including Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain; Wilson’s studies of Monotheism, African cultures, and fractal geometry; and trips to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali.

“The dance vocabulary is rich,” wrote the New York Times after the work’s premiere, with “wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps…a thrilling work.” The movement is accompanied by a soundtrack including blues, spirituals, klezmer, calypso, and house music.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

$15 members + students
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/reggie-wilson_moseses/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



WinterFest

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view our centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Whatever your preference, hot chocolate and a toasty fire will help to keep you warm this winter season!



01/24/15 - 03/29/15

Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person



- http://www.fruitlands.org/winterfest2015

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Transient Currents

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Transient Currents offers three gripping ballets by celebrated dancemaker Jose Mateo. The concert features Time Beyond Time (2005), a ballet that portrays different dimensions of time as lenses to a range of human emotion set to French composer Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Pagano y No is an Cuban-inspired audience favorite set to Aruan Ortiz’ original score Santiarican Blues Suite commissioned for the ballet in 2011. The Patriot Ledger says that Vanished Verses (2013) is a ballet that, “…encapsulates the artistic vigor and spellbinding storytelling of choreographer Jose Mateo,” set to Bach’s Cello Suite in D Major.

More than just “going to the ballet”, José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a thrilling live dance theatre experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square offers an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.



03/13/15 - 03/29/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America performing The Pulse of the World for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians.



03/29/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2421/zakir-hussain-and-celtic-connections

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Dignity: Tribes in Transition

at Boston University Art Gallery

DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition is an exquisite photography exhibition by Dana Gluckstein, honoring Indigenous Peoples worldwide. The sixty black-and-white portraits, spanning three decades, distill the universality of experience that links us all without diminishing the dignity of the individual. Whether photographing a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief, Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential human grace.

DIGNITY’s power, artistry, and impassioned call to action create a historic exhibition in support of Indigenous Peoples — who comprise six percent of the global population and are amongst its most impoverished and oppressed inhabitants. DIGNITY is intended to give a fuller awareness of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration was adopted by 144 countries in 2007 even though the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand voted against the declaration. In December 2010, the U.S. adopted the declaration following the other three countries. The declaration is the most comprehensive global statement of the measures every government should enact to ensure the survival, dignity, and well-being of Indigenous Peoples around the world. DIGNITY was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva in 2011 sponsored by the U.S. Gluckstein spoke at the World Economic Forum, in 2013, in Davos, Switzerland on how art can impact the state of the world. DIGNITY begins its U.S. tour at the Boston University of Art Gallery after several years of touring museums in Europe.

 



01/30/15 - 03/29/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bu.edu/art/2014/04/16/dignity-tribes-in-transition/

Boston University Art Gallery - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Rake's Progress

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had seen at an exhibition in Chicago. The Faustian plot traces the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, an ambitious young man, who, goaded and tricked by Nick Shadow, betrays his beloved Ann Trulove, but is eventually redeemed by her constancy. The Rake's Progress is a cautionary tale for a hedonistic age. Performed in English with projected supertitles.

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage direction by Nathan Troup



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $25 - $30 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/rakes-progress

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama

8th Annual AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair March 26-29, 2015
The 4-Day Show is the Culminating Event in Boston Design Week
AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award to Architecture Critic Robert Campbell
 

Co-Producers Tony Fusco & Robert Four announce the 8th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries Boston Print Fair taking place March 26-29, 2015, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  The only show of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawings and other works on paper.  For more information visit www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.

AD20/21 is the culminating event in the second annual Boston Design Week, March 19-29, 2015, a 10-day design festival offering more than 60 events citywide.  Launched by Fusco & Four in 2014, the first annual Boston Design Week was a major success: The 10-day citywide festival featured 80+ events and was declared "Boston Design Week" by Mayor Walsh. 12 Media Sponsors provided more than  $100,000 in sponsored advertising reaching more than 1 million readers and radio listeners. The events attracted an estimated 8,000 participants, with many events Sold Out.  For more information, visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com.

The Gala Preview for AD20/21 on Thursday evening, March 26 from 5:30-8:30pm will support and celebrate Boston Design Week. The co-producers are pleased to announce that the AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the nationally recognized architecture critic Robert Campbell at 6:00pm at the Gala Preview.  Tickets for the Gala Preview are $250 (VIP Admission at 5:30pm) and $125 (Gala Admission at 6:30pm) and are available online on the AD20/21 website.  Past Lifetime Achievement Awardees have included Vladimir Kagan, Dakota Jackson, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, and Vicente Wolf among others.

“We are thrilled to be able to present the award to Robert Campbell,” comments co-producer Tony Fusco. “For many years through his column in The Boston Globe, Robert has had been major voice on the design and architecture of our city, and it allows us to recognize design criticism as an important part of the design cycle and celebrate his longstanding contributions.”

The weekend show takes place Friday, March 27 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 28 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 29 from 11am-5pm.  Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free, and includes a complimentary color show catalog and admission to all special programs at the fair.  Valet and discount parking is available, and the show café is catered by Jules Catering.  For details, hotel information and driving direction visit www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.

 

“Many people return each day to the show to take advantage of the insightful special programs, book signings and panel discussions we offer,” notes Fusco.  “This year the lineup of special programs at AD20/21 will be even more integrated with Boston Design Week, on topics ranging from Art Deco, to contemporary home design and décor, to public art.”

 

The Cyclorama provides the ideal venue for this exciting show.  Built in 1884 to house an enormous panorama painting (a "cyclorama") of the Battle of Gettysburg, the large circular rotunda and adjacent salons encourage visitors to both linger and wander throughout the show.  The historic structure is the heart of the Boston Center for the Arts complex, which boasts four theatres, a gallery, the Boston Ballet School, artist studios and other facilities.  There are more than a dozen "hot" restaurants and nightspots within a five-minute walk.

 

The Cyclorama is also the location for Fusco & Four's other shows including the 19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show that will take place October 22-25, 2015.  For more information on all of Fusco & Four’s art and design events, visit www.BostonArtFairs.com.    

 

Editor’s Note:            • Additional background information and photos on request.

                                    • Interviews are available with Tony Fusco and the exhibitors.

                                    • Media coverage of the Gala and show is encouraged. 



03/26/15 - 03/29/15


Thursday, March 26: Tickets for the Gala Preview are $250 for VIP Admission at 5:30pm
OR $125 for Gala Admission at 6:30pm
Friday, March 27- Sunday, March 29: Tickets are $15 for weekend admission OR under 12 free



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BCA Cyclorama - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

Presented by American Textile History Museum at American Textile History Museum

This exhibition, on loan from the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.



01/21/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.athm.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

American Textile History Museum - 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA, 01854



Zumba Classes every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit, burn calories, lose weight, or a good cardio workout, Zumba is a perfect choice for you. Zumba is Latin dance inspired and is a lot of fun! Group and Private Zumba and Dance Fitness classes are available.



04/07/14 - 03/30/15

$12 per class and discount packages available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1



03/30/15

Free



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Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Belle and Sebastian

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.



03/30/15



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004D58D4427F59&oid=0

House of Blues - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic Speculation(premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra) and?Night Train to Perugia?(premiered by the BSO in 2012). Gandolfi's new work shares a program with Gustav Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 6, arguably Mahler's most heartfelt symphonic statement-his wife Alma called it "the most completely personal of his works."



03/26/15 - 03/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Matthew Ritchie: Remanence

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

Ritchie’s contribution to the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall will continue his exploration of the possibilities, limitations, and collaborative capabilities of various media. Here, painting escapes its traditional confines both dimensionally—by extending across the art wall to the adjacent bay of windows—as well as materially—through the inclusion of sound. The imagery, like the Dewey Square mural, will be composed of dark, gestural and diagrammatic lines on a pale background. The drawing on the wall will become more and more colorful as it reaches the windows, where the drawing will erupt with complexity and color.

Supported by Louis Vuitton and additional support provided, in part, by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest.



06/26/14 - 03/31/15

Mueseum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/matthewritchie/fineberg-art-wall/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Citizen Cope

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

Cope’s musical education was catch-as-catch-can. During the eighties, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats that only later would be shaped into songs. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope figured he would eventually find the right voice to sing his songs – he later found that voice within himself.

Citizen Cope introduces us to a world of musical worry that doesn’t come fully into focus until his second album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which this year celebrates its 10 year anniversary. His song “Sideways” caught the attention of Carlos Santana who covered it and asked Cope to perform with him during a European tour. In 2010, he founded his own label, Rainwater Recordings, under which he has since put out two albums, The Rainwater LP and One Lovely Day.

In 2014 Clarence began working with The President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities and First Lady Michelle Obama in her initiative Turnaround Arts, accepting an Ambassadorship (alongside Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others) to work with the students of Red Lake Middle School in northern Minnesota on the Red Lake Nation reservation.

From the get-go, Citizen Cope has taken his case to the people. He has toured tirelessly, bringing his stories to whatever venue would have him. His motivation to make music in front of people, no matter the size of the crowd, has won him a vast audience in America and abroad.



03/31/15

$36.00-$40.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/citizen-cope/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Roman in the Provinces

Presented by McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

The Roman Empire conjures images of sculpted marble emperors, elaborately engineered aqueducts, and conquering soldiers. Yet one reason for the empire’s success and longevity was its ability to accommodate different peoples, languages, and religions. This exhibition explores the lives and experiences of people living in the provinces through evidence gleaned from their material culture.

Focusing on the eastern Mediterranean between the 2nd and 6th century CE, a region already rich in ancient civilizations, the exhibition reveals how earlier cultural interaction intensified during the empire through access to trade networks and new technologies. On view is a vast array of paintings, mosaics, textiles, inscriptions, sculpture, glass, coins, and pottery, primarily from the Yale University Art Gallery, supplemented with loans from museums and private collections. Highlights include a newly restored floor mosaic and wall painting from Yale’s excavations at Gerasa and Dura-Europos. Together these objects tell stories of both public and private identities revealing the different ways people in the provinces reacted to being Roman.



02/14/15 - 03/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rip/index.html

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 108, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Lorelei "On the Rocks" in Beacon Hill

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

The third in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble.Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform Salon music of the 18th-19th century, by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger.

With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, fortepiano.



04/01/15

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting BLO’s upcoming productions. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the theatre.

Feminine Vengeance – Opera’s Unforgettable Leading Ladies
Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and psychological insights. With special guests from the New England Foundation of Psychoanalysis, this final Opera Night at the BPL presentation will include riveting performances from some of BLO’s very own leading ladies and an engaging discussion about the inspiration, portrayal, and psychodynamics of these unforgettable female roles.



04/01/15

Free, and open to the public



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Libera

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members
aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements and innovative
harmonies that stretch the full range of the boys’ voices. Libera is known through their international
concert tours, television appearances, and many recordings of their music.



04/01/15

$30.00-$40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/libera/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



04/02/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



The Bow Makers Dilemma

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
 

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
 



04/02/15

Free, no tickets required



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Good Friday Concert

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.



04/03/15

FREE, no tickets required; $20 suggested donation.



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night. Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



04/03/15

$50-$125



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Shockheaded Peter

Presented by Company One Theatre at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Fall into the world of Victorian SteamCRUNK nightmares as a manic music-box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter, with the musical mayhem of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!



03/06/15 - 04/04/15

Full Price: $25 - $38

Students w/ ID: $15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 Minimum):
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015



- http://http://companyone.org/production/shockheaded-peter/

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University - 523-525 Washington Street, Boston, MA,



X Dance

Presented by Emerson Stage at Greene Theater

 Directed by: Marlena Yannetti

 At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.



04/02/15 - 04/05/15

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Greene Theater - Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place 6th floor, Boston, MA, 02116



Adriana Varejao

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

The ICA presents the first U.S. solo presentation of work by Adriana Varejão, one of the leading voices in contemporary Brazilian art. Varejão’s work mines the history of Brazil referencing the history of art, architectural ruins, Baroque church interiors, Portuguese azulejos (blue and white ceramic tiles), scenes of colonialism, and Brazilian indigenous paganism. The exhibition features a selection of works made from 1993 to the present—including early paintings, floor and wall-based sculptural works, installations, and work from Polvo, a recent series of self-portraits highlighting the spectrum of interracial identity in Brazil. The exhibition traces the artist’s exploration of the effects of colonialism through the lens of anthropophagy, the concept that Brazilian culture was developed through a process of ‘devouring’ and reinterpreting the symbolic and cultural contributions of its colonizers.



11/19/14 - 04/05/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/adriana-varej%C3%A3o/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



The Colored Museum

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.



03/06/15 - 04/05/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/colored-museum/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little MermaidPeter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Never Land to join Tinker Bell; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters, and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation your family will never forget.

 



04/02/15 - 04/05/15



- http://www.disneyonice.com/passport-to-adventure

DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Lisa Fischer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well her astonishing range, flawless intonation, and casual mastery of the stage. But before joining the elite of session and stage backing vocalists, Lisa was an acclaimed recording artist in her own right and the winner of a 1991 GRAMMY Award for Best Female R&B Performance for her hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain.” In his Minneapolis Star–Tribune review of a September 2014 performance, Jon Bream described Lisa Fischer’s voice as “a wondrous instrument that can seamlessly blend classical, jazz, soul, gospel, rock and folk into the same song and sometimes the same sentence…She mesmerized, haunted and seduced with nuance, dynamics and remarkable inventiveness.”



04/05/15

$39.00-$61.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lisa-fischer/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus



04/07/15

Tickets available at the door, day of performance, 10am-6pm

$25 general public; two free tickets with CFA Membership; free with BU ID at the door; student rush $10



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Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Stephen Dubner

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

An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 5 million copies around the world in more than 35 languages.



04/07/15

$26 - $36.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=157

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning raves for his albums. The Piano Masters Series is proud to present Sudbin's much-anticipated Boston debut.

SCARLATTI: Sonatas
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN: Nocturne, op. 27, no. 1
SCRIABIN: Sonata no. 9 "Black Mass"
MOZART/SUDBIN: "Lacrimosa" from Requiem
SAINT-SAENS: Danse Macabre (Liszt-Horowitz-Sudbin)



04/07/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/piano-masters-series-yevgeny-sudbin

Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Dublin Guitar Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

“The Dublin Guitar Quartet have no frontiers when it comes to blazing a trail for contemporary music.” – Sunday Business Post (Ireland)


Program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, Arvo Part.

Seating for this performance is limited

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/08/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/dublinqt/index.htm



Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Bach the Apollonian” closes the series on an exalted note, with grand, heavenly sonatas by two generations of composers.



04/09/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Stratford Shakespeare Festiva: King John

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Ex-communication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.



04/09/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great? spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder, and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger



04/10/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/wmigellington/index.htm



Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In advance of their eagerly anticipated appearances as Poppea and Nerone in BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, beloved soprano Amanda Forsythe and superstar countertenor David Hansen join forces with BEMF’s Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring selections from Monteverdi’s Poppea, sparkling chamber duets by Steffani and Handel, and solo showcases from each performer. This collaboration of world-class artists promises to be a truly unforgettable musical event!



04/10/15

$100 - $66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/forsythe.htm

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

The Cantor Art Gallery will exhibit new work by full and part time faculty artists Amy Archambault, Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, Matthew Gamber, Randy Garber, Roger Hankins, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, Leslie Schomp, Marguerite White and Amy Wynne.

A series of noontime gallery talks by faculty artists will be held in February and March, please check the Cantor website for dates.

Closed Saturdays February 28 & March 7 during Spring Break and April 2 – 5, Thursday – Sunday, for Easter Break.

Tours and workshops of the exhibition for Worcester Public School classrooms are available and supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



01/21/15 - 04/10/15

No cost, open to the public



- http://www.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



Big Fish

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.



03/13/15 - 04/11/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=fish

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jazz Meets Broadway

Presented by Highland Jazz

The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of improvisation to the great body of Broadway songs. From swing style to contemporary rock rhythms, the Winikers’ jazz combo, featuring Tom Petrakes (bass), pianist Neil Green, and Cyndy Gayle (vocals), will explore how jazz artists from every decade put their own stamp on the music.



04/11/15

$18 Adv($17 Sen.$10 Stud); $20 Door



- http://www.highlandjazz.org



BMV World Tour 2015

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music

SHIRISH KORDE: New work World Premiere
   Iva Bittova, soprano, Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist, and Sandeep Das, tabla
CHOU WEN-CHUNG: Ode to the Eternal Pine
FRANCO DONATONI: Arpege
SEBASTIAN CURRIER: Whispers

See the world on stage with a season finale featuring a new fusion work by Shirish Korde for BMV and international soloists, presented alongside works from BMV-favorite composers from around the globe.



04/11/15

$30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $10 Students / Children



(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

The Longy School of Music - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Price is Right Live!

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

The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to cliffhangers to the big wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.

Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly ten years, The Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets. Made possible through the support of TD Bank.



04/11/15

$32.50 - $52.50. Limited VIP seats are available for $92.50 and include premium seating.

10% discount available to members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO card holders during member presale only.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=168

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church

Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, featuring:

D’Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-soprano
Linda Toote, Flute
Michelle La Course, Viola
Ina Zdorovetchi, Harp
Mana Tokuno, Piano

“In this time of international strife, I felt that the most appropriate centerpiece of this concert should be the gripping chamber work- Earl Kim’s Now and Then- written in response to his having flown as an American airman over Nagasaki right after the atomic bomb fell. Mr. Kim waited quite a few years to let this work rise within him, bringing the texts of Samuel Beckett and William Butler Yeats to full haunting impact. Other works on the program by Ravel and Poulenc will complement and contrast with this work, utilizing the beautiful sonorities of the chamber ensemble and piano.” – D’Anna Fortunato

The concert will include:

Earl Kim, Now and Then: 5 Movements with Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp
Francis Poulenc, Priez pour Paix with Voice and Harp
Claude Debussy, Nous n’avons plus de Maison with Voice and Piano
Maurice Ravel, Greek Songs with Voice and Harp
and other music to be announced.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series.



04/11/15

$35 non-member, $25 member in advance, $10 student/low income



- http://masspeaceaction.org/event/music-for-peace-vocal-chamber

Harvard Epworth Church - 1555 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Out of the City

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

Everyone loves a birthday surprise. When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.



03/19/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/out-city

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert III

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder, 34-53

Roberta Anderson, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano
Jesse Irons, violin
Gabby Irons & Karen Oosterbaan, violin II
Mark Berger & Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell & Cora Swenson, cello



04/12/15

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Needles and Opium

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre. Robert Lepage is a director, playwright, actor and film director. He founded his multidisciplinary production company, Ex Machina, in 1994 and has won such accolades as the medal of the Officers of the Ordre national du Quebec, Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award, Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the Prix Europe and the Stanislavski Award, among others. Lepage’s new Ring cycle for The Metropolitan Opera will be performed in its entirety in New York, spring 2012.  



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets start at $25
 



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



God's Ear

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Davis Square Theatre

The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of language, Jenny Schwartz guides us through a window of loss that may appear at first opaque but, in fact, cuts to the bone.



03/25/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets: $28 - $50.
Student Rush: $15 at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/gods-ear

Davis Square Theatre - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and left his worn-torn homeland, hoping to find an audience for his third concerto in America. Decades later, pianist Jon Kimura Parker took a giant step of his own, making his stunning Carnegie Hall debut with the Russian’s now critically-acclaimed piece, known as the “Giant.” This year marks Parker’s 30th anniversary performing this famously difficult masterpiece which positions both soloist and orchestra as mighty protagonists. Another place, another time. Mahler, Vienna’s brilliant conductor, crosses a different threshold with the premier of his fourth symphony, so beautifully interlaced with a song, a child’s view of heaven. To capture the music’s purity, innocence and wonder, a young boy will perform the solo, usually sung by a soprano, Mahler often said “my time will come.” Maestro Pak, a master interpreter of the composer, and the orchestra will prove that it will
always be. Join us as we walk among Giants.

SYMPHONY NO. 4 | Gustav Mahler
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 | Sergei Prokofiev



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-8.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on that historic collaboration between two master musicians.

“[Chick Corea is]… a luminary, ebullient, and eternally youthful.” – The New York Times

“The sheer rhythmic dynamism, relentless invention and all-over-the-keyboard virtuosity of his performance… suggested, in fact, that [Herbie Hancock] may be entering a new period of creativity and rejuvenation.” – Chicago Tribune



04/12/15

Tickets start at $45.



- http://celebrityseries.org/coreahancock/index.htm



National Pride (and Prejudice)

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

The American Flag, Stonehenge, Chairman Mao Zedong: instantly recognizable, powerful symbols of the nations that produced them. But what instills pride in one citizen may be a call to protest for another, or may represent a complex combination of thoughts and feelings. The seven works in this installation take a critical look at such images to spark dialogue around provocative issues of national identity. They challenge long-held assumptions about these symbols with a combination of humor, beauty and biting commentary, highlighting the close link between politics and contemporary art. A new acquisition, Jeremy Deller’s off-the-wall video portrait of British culture, English Magic (2013), is accompanied by works by Dave Cole, Burhan Dogançay, Matthew Day Jackson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Catherine Opie and Stan Nanchez.



11/15/14 - 04/12/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/national-pride-and-prejudice

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

BACH: Duo for two violas
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
BRAHMS: String Sextet in B-flat Major, op. 18



04/12/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-carol-rodland-viola-0

Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Brit Floyd

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

BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100 concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015.

Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River', this amazing show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.

Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the 'true' live Pink Floyd concert experience, BRIT FLOYD brings together all the best moments from the timeless Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology, to create a performance that is both sonically perfect and visually awesome. BRIT FLOYD'S World Tour 2015 promises to be their best yet.

For both the well seasoned Pink Floyd connoisseur and newcomer alike - close your eyes, and let Brit Floyd take you to the Dark Side…and to the unmistakable sound...of Pink Floyd.



04/12/15

Full price tickets are $34.50, $39.50 and $49.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=179

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Drawing Apart

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of both memory and history. Sigurdardóttir’s exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center will consist of two bodies of work recently completed as part of the commission for this project. The series Ellefu–Eleven in Icelandic–are abstracted, miniaturized constructions of interior segments of the artist’s childhood home in Reykjavík. For each of these floor-bound sculptures, the artist methodically regenerates cross-sections of rooms and passageways, their surfaces rendered without evidence of personal history. For the series Unbuilt Residences in Reykjavík, 1925-1930, Sigurdardóttir uses unrealized architectural drafts of houses to create models that are then destroyed by various means only to be reconstructed from the remains. The partially eroded structures evince a history simulated through a process as rehearsed and anticipated as it is left to chance.



02/13/15 - 04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/katr%C3%ADn-sigurdard%C3%B3ttir-drawing-apart

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15 - 04/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



04/14/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Harlem Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.



04/16/15

Free, no tickets required.



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites in the Anglican tradition.
Questions? Contact Janet Stone, jstone@trinitychurchboston.org



04/16/15

$10, $30, $50



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Joseph Calleja, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Gramophone magazine’s 2012 artist of the year and a Grammy nominee, this silver-toned tenor promises an unforgettable recital experience.

“Mr. Calleja has one of the lovliest voices in opera right now, pure, sunny and strong, but ith a ringing vibration…” – The New York Times

“Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seem serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who…is now maturing into an artist of the first rank.” – The New Yorker

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



04/17/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/calleja/index.htm



Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Giselle

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

The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Giselle returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of Giselle, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, which comes to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia, presented by Music Worcester.



04/17/15

Full price tickets are $42, $45, $48, and $53, depending on seating location.
Kids and students tickets are only $25.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=169

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

 Exploring the world and its people.



04/11/15 - 04/18/15

All tickets $10



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/o-ship-aboard-the-ship/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

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

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 Chuggington trainees.

In Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure, it’s the first day of advanced training for the trainees. They are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol?



04/18/15

$29 - $39. Limited VIP seats are available for $52 and include premium seating and a goody bag with show merchandise.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=165

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Tongue in Cheek

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile, Boccherini gets his groove on, Farina channels cats, dogs, and roosters, and and Harvard composer/mathematician Noam Elkies shows us just how nutty a fugue can get, as A Far Cry concludes its season with a smile and a wink, tongue firmly in cheek.

Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass



04/18/15

$15 General admission
Kids come free!



- http://www.afarcry.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Hannibal Buress

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.



04/17/15 - 04/18/15

$30



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/hannibal-buress/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons from a private European collection (usually 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which be on display. The dates of the icons and objects will range from the 16th century to the present. 



01/23/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $10; Seniors 59 +, $7; Students 18+w/ID, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ethiopian-icons/

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA, 01510



Animal Behavior for the Photographer

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

Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn more about the pre-shoot planning process, how best to approach different animals for your photos, and techniques for capturing that perfect expression. The more you know about wildlife, the better you can capture those interesting behaviors!

If weather allows, we will then take our cameras outside and practice some of these techniques with the wildlife at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Class will run rain or shine. Additional information, including a list of what to bring will be included in a link in the confirmation email. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



04/18/15

Adults $40.00m/ $48.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=photo:program_code=37408

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway

Presented by Spectacle Management

Back by popular demand with an all new line-up of Broadway hits! A smash-hit revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber. 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century. It's an unforgettable evening of music that will keep Broadway buffs in state of bliss for weeks to come.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

$43



- http://www.spectacleshows.com



Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques
Steven Stucky, Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream)
Franz Schubert, Grand Rondo in A Major, Op. 107, D. 951
Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps for piano four-hands



04/19/15

$45 | $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_april.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

 The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides. Neither side wins, but all of the music – both the devout and the torrid – is unforgettable.

The Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz also concerns itself with passion and religiosity, but both, in this work, are not just fervid, but are driven to the brink of obsessive madness. This amazing early work of Berlioz ushered in previously unknown orchestra colors and instrumental techniques, and employed harmonic and rhythmic audacities that were so shocking in 1830 that, in a good performance, they still manage to stun us today. Benjamin Zander and the BPO have performed it several times in the past, and judging from past experience the odds are that these performances are going to stun us again.

In between these two tumultuous works comes the beloved First Cello Concerto of Saint-Saëns. Its single movement melds a huge variety of melodic ideas – and astonishing instrumental virtuosity – into a supremely satisfying whole. Nineteen-year-old Jonah Ellsworth, who is already well-known in Boston from local appearances, is the phenomenal soloist in these performances.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/april

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Massenet's CENDRILLON

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Composed by Jules Massenet with libretto by Henri Caïn. Massenet's ethereal score carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment. Conducted by William Lumpkin, with Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker. Sung in French with English supertitles.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/cendrillon/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Taj Mahal

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.



04/19/15

$93; $83; $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/taj-mahal/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf’s” (New York Magazine). Preserving Woolf’s vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who’s magically transformed into an immortal woman.



04/04/15 - 04/19/15

$18 in advance, $25 day-of-show.



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/orlando/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



My Fair Lady

Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

The Wellesley Players' spring production is My Fair Lady, a musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalian. The show played for nearly 3000 performances on Broadway opening in 1956 starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and held the record for longest running musical at the time. It has since run in London and been revived on Broadway several times. And, of course, it was remade into a now-classic film in 1964.

The cast and crew of Wellesley Players' production are drawn from talent throughout Eastern Massachusetts, from Ashland to Beverly, from Tewksbury to Winthrop, and some hometown Players from Wellesley. The talented cast includes both Wellesley Players veterans and performers who are new to the troupe.

The show will be directed by Celia Couture with music direction by Art Finstein, choreography by Kelly Murphy and set design by Ruth Neeman.  Director Celia Couture has taken shows to the National Drama Festival three times, including once with the Wellesley Players. Her Radium Girls with the Burlington Players won the Best Show Award in 2013.

My Fair Lady will be performed at the Arsenal Center of the Arts, Mosesian Theatre from April 10-19. To reserve tickets please visit: www.wellesleyplayers.org.



04/10/15 - 04/19/15

$22-$28. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more



- http://www.wellesleyplayers.org/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Limitless

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Dance Division students perform works by internationally recognized choreographers: "Battlefield" by Robert Battl, (currently Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), "Swing Concerto" by audience favorite Danny Buraczeski;, "To Have and To Hold" by Shapiro and Smith, and the premiere of a new work by Darrell Moultrie (Witness Uganda, Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour), accompanied by the music division. Cathy Young, Artistic Director.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $25 - $30



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/limitless-0

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



The Hard Problem

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry.



04/21/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/the-hard-problem/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Trio Jean Paul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary muse, the German Romantic poet, Jean Paul.

“…The Jean Paul players unashamedly held nothing back. These are acutely musical and sophisticated players, and they deserve an audience.” – The New York Times

Program:
Beethoven | Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, No. 1
Wolfgang Rihm | Fremde Szenen III
Dvo?ák| Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Opus 65

Seating for this performance is limited.

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/22/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/jeanpaul/index.htm



Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



04/25/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Lily Tomlin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comedians, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards.



04/25/15

$50-$77



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lily_tomlin/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist, Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, has matured into a compelling artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name. No Boston jazz fan will want to miss this exciting double-bill.
 



04/25/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/blanchardcoltrane/index.htm



MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.



04/25/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cavalleria-rusticana-and-pagliacci/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Ulysses on Bottles

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston’s own Israeli Stage, featuring the acting talents of local favorites Jeremiah Kissel, Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald. With surprising humor and powerful insight, Ulysses on Bottles tells the story of two unlikely companions who meet in prison: an Israeli-Arab literature teacher nicknamed Ulysses and a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes on his case pro bono. Combined, the perspectives of the two men explore the different reactions to Gaza: the collisions of the personal and the political, morality and ambition. Evron wrestles with people living in separate realities where a life of privilege is pitted against a life of deprivation, and the story of Ulysses raises profound questions about absolute morality and personal freedom.



04/09/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets start at $25.



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=ulysses_on_bottles

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



A Night on the Clowns

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

Enjoy an evening of comedy, music, magic and silliness featuring some of the best physical comedians and variety artists working today. These entertainers have performed on Broadway, with Cirque du Soleil, on television and on assorted stages in Germany, Australia, England, France, Chile, Israel, Turkey and the United States.

What do you get when you put a troupe of clowns on the Brandeis stage? Join us to find out!



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Free and open to the public, however this event is ticketed.

Get your free tickets through Brandeis Tickets by phone at (781) 736-3400, or in person. Internet ticketing is not available for this production.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/anightontheclowns.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



Handel: Agrippina

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much sought after countertenor David Hansen as Aggripina’s son Nerone.

Handel’s opera Agrippina is the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, and her plot to achieve the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius, her fourth husband, in order to install her son as emperor. It’s a story of passion, murder, and the desire for power. Other key soloists include Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano as Ottone, Amanda Forsythe, soprano as Poppea, Kevin Deas, bass-baritone as Claudius and Douglas Williams as Pallante. Stage direction is by Mark Streshinsky.



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets range $35-95

Student rush $10, senior rush $20, and $30 under 30 available 90 min before the performance with valid ID



- http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concert-series/subscription-serieshttp://bostonbaroque.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



A Symphonic Spectacular

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

The Boston Civic Symphony brings to a close its celebratory 90th season with a program showcasing the orchestra musicians. Music Director Max Hobart will conduct.

 



04/26/15

Adults $40/$35
Senior & Student Discounts Offered



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Come Back, Little Sheba

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.



03/27/15 - 04/26/15

Ticket price range: $25-$88



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/come-back-little-sheba/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our season-long exploration of Haydn's chamber works with the Symphony Quintetto, an exquisite chamber arrangement of his Symphony No. 97. 



04/26/15

At the door: $30 general, $15 senior/student
In advance: $20 general, $10 senior/student



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber4-2014-15

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French music. The program features works by three quintessential French composers: Ravel's iridescent Introduction and Allegro for harp, accompanied by string quartet, flute, and clarinet, one of the first pieces to use the full range of the harp in a solo role; Poulenc's elegant three-movement Sextet for piano and winds; and Faur?'s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, a surprisingly warm and welcoming piece despite its key. The program also includes American composer Hannah Lash's??Three Shades Without Angles?for flute, viola, and harp, commissioned by the BSO for the Chamber Players' 50th anniversary season to use the same ensemble template as Debussy's seminal Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. Lash's elegant, vibrant single-movement work, partly inspired by Debussy's compatriot, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, received its world premiere in February 2014.



04/26/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Walden, revisited

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau; and the connection and disconnection between the two. In 1845, Thoreau (1817–1862) embarked on a now-legendary two-year, two-month, and two-day venture into the Concord woods to write and live “Spartan-like.” He immortalized his experiment in Walden; or Life in the Woods, which extols the virtues of a life simplified to “only the essential facts,” spent in a self-built, one-room cabin near the shores of Walden Pond.

Today, 160 years after its first publication, Walden is firmly ensconced in the canon of great American literature. It remains the foundational text for American nature writing, and its message of living simply, economically, and intentionally has resonated throughout subsequent generations. In the wake of the Great Recession and the growing urgency of climate change, Walden emerges again as a home-grown American handbook dedicated to self-reliance and a life lived with, not against, nature.

These same topics loom large as contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment, and the role of art within culture. Walden, revisited brings fifteen artists to deCordova, the pond’s neighbor, to contemplate and review the less explored legacies of this great American memoir through and in contemporary art practices.

Walden, revisited features sculpture, installation, performance, painting, drawing, and video, alongside new commissions. Artists include James Benning, David Brooks, William Cordova, Spencer Finch, Futurefarmers, William Lamson, Ana María Gómez López and Pamela Jordan, Jane D. Marsching, Michael Mercil, Oscar Palacio, Gina Siepel, Lisa Sigal, Jennifer Sullivan, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Hilary Wilder.



10/31/14 - 04/26/15

Adults:  $14
Seniors (65+): $12
Students: $10
Children 12 and under: FREE



- http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/walden

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Coolsville, a concert musical

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past and present converge in this multidisciplinary musical event featuring songs such as "Chuck E's in Love," "The Last Chance Texaco" and "Satellites." Coolsville is directed by Doug Lockwood



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets: $25 - $30
 



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/coolsville-concert-musical

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello octet, BoCoCelli, led by Rhonda Rider, cello.

HAENDEL-HALVORSEN: Passaglia for violin and cello
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante In Eb Major K. 364/320d (string sextet version, edited by Gunther Schuller)



04/26/15

Tickets: $10-15 plus fee



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-strings-chamber-fest

Seully Hall - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve

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

For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century.

Adam and Eve (1917–18) will be on loan from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna as part of the MFA’s Visiting Masterpiece series, giving visitors a taste of the artist’s signature style, including his sensuous approach to the nude, his bold experiments with pattern, color, and finish, and his exploration of human consciousness and desire. The work will be juxtaposed with the MFA’s life-sized study of a nude couple, Two Nudes (Lovers) (1913), painted by Klimt’s Viennese friend and colleague, Oskar Kokoschka. No more than five years separate the two paintings, which share many features—ambitious scale, daring experiments with form and finish, and, above all, a fascination with sexuality. Each is, in its own way, a product of Freud’s Vienna, but also of a singular artist with a singular vision.



01/17/15 - 04/27/15

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/visiting-masterpiece-klimt

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire.Mother Goose, an earlier Ravel score illustrating the stories of Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, and others, began life as a four-hand piano suite written for children, was orchestrated in 1911, and expanded into the complete ballet score the following year with added interludes. Mozart wrote his?Linz?Symphony in emergency conditions: arriving in the Austrian city on October 30, 1783, without a symphony in hand, he had the four-movement work ready for performance four days later with nary a seam showing. In keeping with the French/Classical theme that underscores this program,?Three Studies from Couperin(2006) by the brilliant English composer Thomas Ad?s offers his modern orchestral take on harpsichord music by the great French master.



04/23/15 - 04/28/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little scholarly attention. Professor Ophir (Tel Aviv University) will speak about two moments in this history, the most ancient and the most recent. Exploring the origins of the concept of the gentile, he will ask what makes this "other" so different from many others. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



04/28/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163091



Watercolors in Nature

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

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/13/15 - 04/28/15

Adults $36.00m/ $44.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Watercolors

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - 280 Eliot St (Rt 16), Natick, MA, 01760



Salon Series: Concert #5

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs

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



04/30/15

$30
 



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

Gregorian Rugs - 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA, 02162



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

 Friday, May 1, 8pm, Brooks Hall at Holy Cross

Brentano Quartet

Bartók String Quartet No. 3
MacMillan String Quartet No. 3
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

Named Quartet in Resident at Yale School of Music beginning in fall 2014, the Brentano Quartet has also recently achieved fame for providing the soundtrack to the film A Late Quartet. Known particularly for the intensity of their music-making, they have received numerous awards since starting out in 1992, including the Cleveland Quartet and Naumburg Chamber Music Awards.

Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames.” The London Times



05/01/15

$45 for adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.

Program:
Bach | Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Prokofiev | Sonata in C Major, Opus 119
Joseph Hallman | New work
Schubert | Fantasia in C Major, D. 934

“Barnatan obviously possesses tons of technique…The audience cheered the performance to the rafters, complete with standing ovation.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Though buoyant and youthful, Weilerstein approaches the works she plays with an oversize presence. Already her musical personality…a combination of curiosity and intensity…well developed and unmistakable.” – The New York Times

 



05/01/15

Tickets start at $45.  Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/weilerstein/index.htm



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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 ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Chris Hardwick

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multiplatform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 1M subscribers; 2.4M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages over 6 million monthly downloads. Nerdist also produces content for television including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science” for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International. On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.



05/01/15

$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-hardwick/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, from the series of great Vienna concertos the composer wrote at the height of his career there. The A major concerto, K.488, is one of the most chamber-musical and intimate of these works. Opening the program is Robert Schumann's dramatic?ManfredOverture, composed in 1848 as part of incidental music for Byron's drama of the same name. Grappling with the shadow of Beethoven's symphonies, Brahms famously delayed completing and releasing his Symphony No. 1 to the world until after his fortieth birthday. It bears several deliberate touches of homage to Beethoven but is fully Brahmsian in its spirit and effect.



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of the most respected artists on the Boston classical music scene. With long standing musical involvement at Handel & Haydn, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Boston College and Framingham’s Heritage Chorale, John is a sought after organist with many organizations including the BSO.

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America
Schuman – New England Triptych
Saint Saens – Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony”



04/26/15 - 05/02/15

$10 - $45



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Godspell

Presented by Voices of Hope Boston at North Shore Music Theatre

Presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Proceeds from the show go to the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center.

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.  



05/02/15

$40 for Outer Circle
$50 for Inner Circle
$75 for VIP including Post Show Party



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



City of Angels

Presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston at The Lyric Stage Company

Set in the seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, City of Angels chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a disillusioned young novelist attempting to write a screenplay for a tyrannical movie producer. As his marriage falls apart, we follow Stine's film alter ego, the dashing detective Stone, who is haunted by the memory of the girl that got away. With a jazzy, brassy score, City of Angels simultaneously spoofs the glamorous real world of old Hollywood and the film noir "reel" world of thugs and femme fatales.



03/27/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets: $25 - $67
Student Rush: $10 at the door



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=89

The Lyric Stage Company - 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre

Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.



04/24/15 - 05/03/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://fiddleheadtheatre.com/

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It’s a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.  



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $25


 



- https://artsemerson.org/

Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Haydn The Creation

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/haydn-the-creation/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Love, Loss and What I Wore

Presented by Spectacle Management

Proving that a great shows is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories about clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger, produces funny and often poignant insights of life and love. A must-see for any woman who has a love/hate relationship with her wardrobe.

Written by Delia and Nora Ephron.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

$43



- http://www.larcomtheatre.com



All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Max Hobart, Conductor.

 



05/03/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, children under 12: free, MassBay students, faculty, and staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



The Cripple of Inishmaan

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

A dark comedy in the great tradition of Irish storytelling set on a remote Irish island in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film "Man of Aran", the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.



04/29/15 - 05/03/15

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers | $6 CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/theatre

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Iggy Azalea

Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden

After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced. One of the most-anticipated tours of the year, the Great Escape Tour will travel across North America, making a stop in Boston at TD Garden on May 6, 2015. Joining Iggy on tour will be multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas as special guest. In addition, also joining as support acts are R&B/Hip-Hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.



05/06/15

$39.50 - $69.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=419

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



05/07/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Stephen Hough, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography of more than fifty recordings.

Program:

DEBUSSY
La plus que lente
Estampes

CHOPIN
Ballades Nos. 2 and 1
Ballades Nos. 3 and 4

DEBUSSY
Children's Corner
L'isle joyeux



05/08/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/hough/index.htm



Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.



05/08/15

$10, $30



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

Opera in Concert
In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.

Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: TBA
 



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

 Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.



05/09/15

Reserved - $45 in advance / $50 at the door

General - $27 in advance / $30 at the door

Seniors & Students - $15

Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/index.html

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Jad Abumrad

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius Grant”). Abumrad is a storyteller of profound skill and creativity.

This lecture thread begins with a simple question: what does it mean to “innovate?” How does it feel to make something new in the world? (These are questions Radiolab host Jad Abumrad was frequently asked after being awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011). This lecture, on one level, is the personal story of how Jad invented a new aesthetic. On another, it is a clinic in the art of storytelling. On a third and more profound level, the lecture is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty, which all began with the two words that are the title of this talk. Gut Churn. What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?



05/09/15

Tickets start at $45.

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/jad/index.htm



The Hour of Feeling

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

“It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?”  - Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Humana Festival, 2012



05/07/15 - 05/09/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/the-hour-of-feeling/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Camelot

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

Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.

Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!

Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.” Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets for CAMELOT are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, FLASHDANCE, and I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=126

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. J.S. Bach’s jubilant and beloved Magnificat in D, BWV 243 is paired with the Boston premiere of Zelenka’s profound Te Deum, ZVW 146. According to music Director David Hoose, “both pieces are brilliant in their color and energy. It’s hard to find a piece as vital as Bach’s Magnificat, yet Zelenka’s Te Deum may be right there.”



05/10/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Edge of Vision

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Boston Ballet presents Edge of Vision, a beautiful trio of contemporary dances featuring a World Premiere by resident choreographer Jorma Elo, Helen Pickett's Eventide, and Lila York's Celts.



04/30/15 - 05/10/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/edgeofvision/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CAPE COD CHILDREN’S CHORUS, JOHN YANKEE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Insistently earthy. Bold and barbaric. A lusty, rowdy masterpiece. Everyone has something to say about Carmina – from the subject matter (wine, women, gambling, wealth and that fickle thing called fate) to its original authors (medieval minstrels, vagabond scholars and defrocked monks)! The renowned Boston Camerata takes you on a rare trip back to medieval times to hear selections of this magical music in period style. Then, we’ll present Orff’s extravagant orchestral masterpiece, known for its raw, sensual energy and hypnotic rhythms. Three soloists, two choruses and an enormous orchestra combine forces for an unabashed and unrelenting celebration of life. Passion, drama, innocence, excess – and even a bit of sin. Carmina Burana isn’t something you hear. It’s something you feel.

CARMINA BURANA | Carl Orff
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE MEDIEVAL CARMINA BURANA | Presented by Boston Camerata



05/09/15 - 05/10/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-9.asp

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf” has appeared at the bottom of hundreds upon hundreds of the labels next to artworks in our galleries. And what a range of works! Late 19th-century Japanese prints, American folk art, drawings by fashion designers, jewelry, architectural renderings, and concept drawings for automobiles. Fred and Jean have never had conventional taste, and they have always followed their passion. In the process, they’ve blazed paths that many other collectors and museums have followed.

Even so, one theme does run through the Sharfs’ collection: transportation. Fred, whose energy is legendary and who is always on the move, has forever been fascinated by the great speeding up of life that occurred in the middle decades of the 20th century. Planes, trains, and, most of all, automobiles, appear over and over again in the collection, as Fred has sought to capture the excitement that accompanied the simple act of getting from one place to another at mid-century. Now, for the first time, we’ve gathered the planes, trains, and automobiles of Fred’s—and the world’s—dreams in one place. There are “spin-dizzies,” concept cars, see-through model planes, and a train that lights up; many by major designers such as Raymond Loewy and Viktor Schreckengost. Come and take a trip!

With generous support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund.



11/15/14 - 05/10/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/planes-trains-and-automobiles

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, the woman scorned who pursues Giovanni to the ends of the earth, with new sensation Duncan Rock in the title role. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/don-giovanni/

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



05/12/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Salon Series: Concert #6

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

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

A program of tangos.



05/14/15

$30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Man and Superman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.



05/14/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/man-and-superman/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln center, Passion World explores the language of love in a journey around the world through internationally famous ballads of love and loss. For this edition, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen.



05/15/15

Tickets start at $45.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/elling/index.htm



Edwin Mccain

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single “I’ll Be” and a relentless touring schedule.



05/15/15

$39, $35, $25



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Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Bill Burr: Wilbur Week

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Bill Burr- Wilbur Week
Internationally Acclaimed Comedian Bill Burr Performs Week of Shows at The Wilbur in Boston, MA

(BOSTON, MA) – [January 5th, 2015] – This May 2015 comedian Bill Burr will bring his internationally acclaimed act to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District. The Boston-bred talent will headline “Bill Burr- Wilbur Week,” performing an astounding seven shows over the course of one week, all of which are expected to sell out.

“We’re proud to not only be hosting one of the top comedians in the world, but to be hosting him for an entire week of shows which we’ve deemed the first-ever ‘Wilbur Week’. It goes to show you that Boston is one of the top markets, and we’re at the forefront of the industry,” said Bill Blumenreich, owner of The Wilbur.

Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation, achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. A recipient of the “Comedian of the Year Award” from the Boston Comedy Festival, Burr is a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, he sells out theaters internationally, and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. On December 5, Burr premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix and on September 30, 2014 Burr released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records. On January 30, Burr will co-star with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in the film Black or White, and later in the year Burr’s animated Netflix series, F is for Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family. Bill received rave reviews for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC TV show, Breaking Bad; he was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. For more on Bill visit www.BillBurr.com and follow Bill on Twitter – @BillBurr.



05/09/15 - 05/15/15

$40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-burr-wilbur-week/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/16/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/may.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



What Is This Thing Called Love?

Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Guillaume de Machaut, Heinrich Schutz, Schubert, Brahms. Imagine the Spectrum of possibilities!



05/16/15

Tickets: $45 Reserved / $30 Reserved / $15 General Admission
Ticket price determines seating location within venue



- http://www.spectrumsingers.org

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Who gets to decide? Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone. Sponsored by Circle Health



04/23/15 - 05/17/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, May 17, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

A remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz, Triple Play is led by the late Dave Brubeck’s son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist, and pianist.

Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18



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Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/17/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/may.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers, its constant quest for new forms and an extraordinary repertory of work by some of the world’s most forward-thinking choreographers.

“The 16-member Cedar Lake…has become a New York success story, possibly the country’s most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent of creation that few companies worldwide can match.” – The New York Times

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/cedarlake/index.htm



South American Gems

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on violin and Juanjo Mosalini on the Argentinian Bandoneón. We conclude with Ginastera’s masterpiece of folklore and dance.

Gisele Ben-Dor, Conductor
Adrian Anantawan, Violin
With a special performance by The Conservatory Lab Charter School Dudamel Orchestra

PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
PIAZZOLLA Adios Nonino
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
GINASTERA Variacones Concertantes



05/17/15

Tickets: $18 - $73



- http://www.proarte.org/south-american-gems/

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Wheelock Family Theatre

For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch seamlessly from one style of music to another. Students will develop essential collaboration skills as they work closely with a pianist/coach on elements of style, diction, and musicality to create interpretations that are uniquely suited to their own skills and strengths. By encouraging the development of a healthy vocal technique and fundamental skills, this session will help students become well-rounded singers who can wow a crowd across several musical genres and styles.

Part of the Finding Your Voice: The Complete Singing Actor series; one- and two-day workshops for youth ages 11 - 15 



05/16/15 - 05/17/15

$200 per workshop; some scholarships available



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Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The establishment of the Boston Athenæum in 1807 as a place for the advancement of American culture coincided with the rise of Neoclassicism as the aesthetic-of-choice, first in Europe and then in the new United States. As an artistic movement, Neoclassicism dominated western art from the 1750s when major archaeological sites at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and elsewhere were discovered, and the second quarter of the nineteenth century when Romanticism, an outgrowth of Neoclassicism, came into vogue. In the United States, with its pretensions to a democracy modeled on Greco-Roman and Enlightenment ideals, the design language of the classical world seemed perfect for the translation of heady ideas into visual, accessible reality. Thus the proliferation of ancient forms—columns, capitals, acanthus leaves, ideal faces, perfect torsos—in the American fine arts during the late eighteenth century and into the first half of the nineteenth.

This exhibition brings together many of the masterworks of American neoclassic sculptures from the Athenæum’s collection for the first time. The exhibition installation will include sections that summarize the ancient roots of Neoclassicism; early European interpretations of it; the rise of Neoclassicism in America; the tension between the classical and the real in portraiture and in images of children during this period; the Neoclassicist’s preference for themes from literature and religion; and the special role that Boston—and the Boston Athenæum—played in the patronage of American sculptors during the first half of the nineteenth century.



02/26/15 - 05/17/15

Boston Athenæum Members free; non-members $5.00



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition

Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Stratsford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.



05/21/15

$22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Shelter

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel

 Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong Liú, Lorelei Ensemble, and Calligrapher Mike Mei. Rarely performed music from the Spanish Las Huelgas codex rounds out the program. 



05/22/15 - 05/23/15

$30 General Admission
$15 Students



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com

Marsh Chapel - 735 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, Boston, MA, 02215



Thrill of Contact

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join Boston Ballet for a striking program of precision and impressive athleticism featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premiere by Jeffrey Cirio.



05/14/15 - 05/24/15

$142-$29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/thrillofcontact/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Shrek the Musical

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

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 mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love; all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily-ever-after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are. Directed by Shelley Bolman Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks film “Shrek”. Musical director: Matthew Stern. Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak. Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure.

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+.



04/17/15 - 05/24/15

$15 - $35



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



StereoType: New Directions in Typography

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. 



11/13/14 - 05/25/15

Free



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/stereotype-new-directions-typography



The Invented Landscape

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Just as the Arnold Arboretum is an invented landscape, so are the paintings in this exhibition. While every work of art is an invention, Nancy Sableski takes this concept a step further by painting imagined landscapes that are constructed by blending multiple images taken with her cellphone. In this way she invents places that don’t exist but which clearly refer to the Arboretum. This technique allows her to examine aspects of landscape that continually capture her imagination: the interplay of powerful verticals, unpredictable diagonals, and receding horizontals.



02/21/15 - 05/29/15

FREE



- http://arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/art-shows/

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA, 02130



The Worcester Chorus - Memorial Day Tribute

Presented by Music Worcester

 Saturday, May 30, 8pm, First Unitarian Church

The Worcester Chorus
A Memorial Day Tribute
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Thompson Testament of Freedom
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Moravec Songs of Love and War

The 2014-2015 Season of Music Worcester begins and ends with The Worcester Chorus, and this final concert celebrates and honors Memorial Day. The text of the Moravec work comes from letters written by American soldiers to their loved ones.



05/30/15

$40 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Under 18
10% and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



Get the Led Out

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!



05/30/15

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/get-the-led-out/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

Presented by Heritage Chorale

Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway," feature songs and shows like "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game, the movie Jersey Boys, "Popular" from Wicked, the pounding excitement of the Broadway version of The Lion King, and end with Disney's animated phenomenon, Frozen.

Free refreshments for all, free parking and an air-conditioned hall with not a bad seat in the house. Why not join us for this fun-filled afternoon?



05/31/15

At door - $25 General,$20 Senior Student,$10 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts - $20, $16, $5



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/pops_concert.htm



Africa's Children of Arms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The Pulitzer Center is committed to telling the stories of vulnerable populations all over the world, and perhaps one of the most startling is that of child soldiers. Boys and girls from more than 20 countries are recruited or abducted into armies where they serve as messengers, spies, and combatants. All are subjected to the atrocities of wars that many are not old enough to understand. Their experiences in war and rehabilitation are diverse and haunting.

This project presents the work of three photographers, Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andre Lambertson, because of their deep understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Their images tell the stories of former child soldiers—of haunted pasts and of hope for the future.



11/19/14 - 05/31/15

Free with museum admission.



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/africas-children-of-arms/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



"Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.” For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm. The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week. Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots. In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

 



06/02/15

$52.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/weird-al-yankovic/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

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 and scripted dialogue. This class will incorporate singing, dancing and acting in a creative, low-pressure environment. At the end of the term, students will showcase their work in a casual performance for family and friends.



01/30/15 - 06/05/15

$375



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Titans IV

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, op. 8
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano



06/06/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Mothers & Sons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.



05/08/15 - 06/06/15

$25-$61



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Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect. The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band.



06/06/15

$35 - $95



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/fab-faux/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Henry VI, Part 2

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

How do you take what was probably Shakespeare's first history play, filled with more characters than any other in the canon, rife with conflicts from days gone by, mount it with a handful of actors, and make it engaging? Turst! The Henry VI plays were popular back in the day not for being an Elizabethan equivalent of a reality show, but because they were packed with conspiratorial machinations unfolding right in front of you in an irresistible feast of intrigue.



05/13/15 - 06/07/15

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/henry-vi-part-2



Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Pretty Raw takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to refocus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. In this version, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, pleasure, and authorial control take center stage. Artists from the 1950s through the present work in a range of mediums, finding personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/prettyraw.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



New Acquisitions

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

New Acquisitions gathers together objects that have entered the Rose's collection in the last 18 months. Major historical works by artists including Howardena Pindell, Sam Gilliam and Melvin Edwards demonstrate the Rose's commitment to diversifying its holdings in 20th century painting and sculpture by acquiring important works by figures who until recently have been excluded from canonical accounts of art history due to race and gender-based discrimination.  Curated by Rose Director Chris Bedford, this exhibition focuses on abstract painting and sculpture by African Americans with an emphasis on work made in the 1970s. 



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/newacquisitions.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Bette Midler

Presented by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group at TD Garden

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national tour kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide, including a stop in Boston at TD Garden on June 12, 2015.

With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, "It's the Girls!" The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group.

The tour will feature material from Midler's iconic career and material from her new album, "It's The Girls!" - a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. "It's The Girls!" features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60's super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90's hit makers TLC.



06/12/15

$45.50 - $260.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=396

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Boston Pride presents Fortune Feimster

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Fortune Feimster made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she finished as a semi-finalist. That same year she was selected to perform in the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Now Fortune is a
full-time writer and roundtable regular on the E! Network’s popular late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” with Chelsea Handler. She’s also a cast member on the second season
of Handler’s scripted series, “After Lately.” In her spare time, Fortune travels the country doing stand-up, but can be seen on a weekly basis at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store. She is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist, and is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts other such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.



06/13/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/boston-pride-presents-fortune-feimster/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dance Classes 3-11 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

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 Instructor Tom Krusinski starts with each child’s strengths within individual and ensemble work, engaging them using the practices of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, including spatial, linguistic, mathematical and logical. Such intelligences assist in emotional and behavioral control, resisting impulses, developing cognitive flexibility and memory, and bringing courage and joy to meeting challenging situations in and out of the dance class.

Creative Dance 3-5
Sibling Dance 3-8
Pre-Ballet 4-7
Pre-Ballet for Boys 4-6
Ballet 6-8
Modern Dance 6-8
Making Dances for Boys 6-8
Dance Ensemble 8-11
Boys Dance Ensemble 9-11



01/26/15 - 06/13/15

$345, 15 weeks



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/dance/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Visit a variety of exquisite gardens at Pontine Theatre’s annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour. The self-guided walking tour takes participants on a leisurely stroll through the quaint seaside town and into several private gardens, some on the water’s edge.

The New Castle Village Walk will take place rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Pontine Theatre's cultural and educational programs. This event is underwritten by Piscataqua Landscaping.



06/14/15

$20, $15 if purchased online



- http://www.pontine.org



Over There! Posters from World War I

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

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe—including select examples from Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Many of the works were used to encourage enlistment in the US Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Service, while others appeal to the American citizenry to buy war bonds, conserve food, support the Red Cross and other relief agencies, and maintain a strong work ethic on the home front. This exhibition is the first time since 1938 that many of these works will be on view, and marks the MFA’s first display of the newly acquired poster I Want You for U. S. Army (1917) by James Montgomery Flagg.



07/26/14 - 06/14/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/over-there

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Dreamgirls

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are discovered by an ambitious agent who begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.  Share their elation and tribulations on the road to stardom, told through an unforgettable score that features "One Night Only," "Dreamgirls," and one of the most popular songs in musical theatre history, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." This brand-new production of DREAMGIRLS will provide the show-stopping numbers and touching performances audiences have come to expect from North Shore Music Theatre productions.



06/02/15 - 06/14/15

Please contact the Ticket Office for Seating and Pricing.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Rose Projects 1C: Painting Blind

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

 

Painting Blind brings together work by four artists­–Willem de Kooning, Maria Lassnig, Frank Auerbach, and Georg Baselitz–that deliberately blurs touch and vision, bodily experience and image. A small group of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reveal these artists rejecting the confines of categories such as abstraction and representation in order to feel their way to new possibilities in art in the post-war world. This exhibition, curated by Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel, is the final installment of Rose Projects 1, a series of three research-based exhibitions.  

 

 



02/11/15 - 06/17/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/roseprojects1c.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Handel and Haydn Sings

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an audience of choral enthusiasts. This program surveys some of the most moving vocal music of the past four centuries, from the glorious counterpoint fo Palestrina to the spirtual minimalism of Arvo Part. 



06/18/15

$27-$52



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-and-haydn-sings/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



After All The Terrible Things I Do

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.



05/22/15 - 06/21/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/after-all-the-terrible-things-i-do/

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season May-June 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

May 15th – June 21st, 2015
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties
180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Friday-Sunday, 11AM -8PM Also, Monday, May 25th.
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment, July/August. http://www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



05/15/15 - 06/21/15

FREE!



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport. Every show is driven by audience suggestions, and you pick the winners, so no two matches are alike. CSz's match features two teams of 'actletes' competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Like all good sporting events, the National Anthem starts things off. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show offers different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. On occasion a ComedySportz team asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15; Kids 12 & Under: $10
Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm.



- http://cszboston.com

Davis Square Theatre - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Celtic Woman: 10th Anniversary Celebration

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

Global music sensation CELTIC WOMAN brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to Worcester. This enchanting musical experience features CELTIC WOMAN performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss CELTIC WOMAN live in concert! CelticWoman.com

 

 

Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank



06/27/15

Full price tickets are $45 and $74, with limited premium seats available for $105.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=173

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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 best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. Their latest release, KIDZ BOP 26, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2015. The all-new “Make Some Noise!” tour will stop in more than 40 major cities across North America.



06/27/15

$25.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kidz-bop/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks Free Concert

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert
Saturday, July 4th, Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
7PM-dusk
 



07/04/15

Free



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos 1972-2005

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

In conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works surveying the breadth of her career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work. Her first single-screen tape Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy (1972) combines her inquiry into the representation of femininity using masks, mirrors, and other props, with the conceptual probing of video’s properties such as instant playback. The film Mirage (1976) shows the artist executing a number of signature, enigmatic chalk drawings, and erasing them immediately after. In the 1980s, Jonas’s work turned towards more narrative forms, inspired by antique myths, fairy tales, and literature. Using a range of stylized special effects, Double Lunar Dogs (1984), based on a science fiction story by Robert Heinlein, envisions the inhabitants of a space ship lost in space for generations, whereas Volcano Saga (1989), originally produced for television broadcast, stages a retelling of an ancient Icelandic saga. Also presented isLines in the Sand (2002-2005), documenting Jonas’s celebrated performance first staged for Documenta 11 in 2002.



04/07/15 - 07/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/joan-jonas-selected-films-and-videos-1972-2005

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/07/14 - 07/06/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Advanced Salsa at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach a generic style of Salsa, an extremely sexy, flowing fun social dance to Latin Salsa music, and popular throughout the world. Salsa is an energetic, fast-paced dance that can be intricate, and requires a strong male lead dancer. Salsa is typically a partner dance, it can be danced in any social dance setting, and competitively as well. 



07/07/14 - 07/08/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/12/14 - 07/11/15

$20 per class and discount packages available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Swing Class at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and other kinds of Swing Dancing, fascinating and fun dance style that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise, get ready for a wedding, and can be danced either slow and sexy, smooth and sophisticated, or fast and rhythmically to most types of swing, pop, or jazz music, emphasising a strong connection between the partners as well as improvisation and individual interpretation of the music.  Swing is all about enegry, fun, and having a good time, so each swing lesson aims to keep your feet moving and your face smiling. Our talented, energetic, and friendly instructors will have you swing dancing in no time at all.



07/07/14 - 07/15/15

Classes are $20 each and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation.



07/17/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/melanie/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Phil Vassar

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” 

With eight albums under his belt, Vassar has a resume full of accolades including two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Vassar last performed at Indian Ranch in 2013.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. This past season (2014), Indian Ranch played host to Willie Nelson, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, Bret Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Young, and more. Additional shows for the 2015 season will be announced soon.



07/19/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and 42.50
General Admission: $30.00
Adv. General Admission: valid until July 5: $35.00
Children’s Tickets: $20.00



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Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Shrek

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, SHREK THE MUSICAL proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.



07/07/15 - 07/19/15

Please see website for Ticket Prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? Chinese Paintings from the MFA, Boston

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

Across all cultures, physical allure has been a central focus of depicting women in art. In China, the rich visual cultures of the region have produced many different images of women in accordance with the fashions, styles, aesthetics, and concepts of beauty. Works that today seem to be modest depictions of beautiful women may have been considered highly suggestive when first created. Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? includes paintings, prints, posters, and photographs of women by Chinese artists from the 11th through the 20th century. Highlights include Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk (1082–1135), one of the MFA’s great masterpieces of Chinese paintings, as well as 18th century erotic paintings, turn-of-the century hand-colored photographs of courtesans, a 1930s advertisement poster, and 20th-century propaganda posters of female factory workers. 



12/20/14 - 07/19/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/court-ladies-or-pin-up-girls

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Kerry Dunn

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

 5 Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop (5 day)

Guest Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Dates for Workshop: July 20th to the 24th
Times: 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $700

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet painting technique where the painting is finished in one sitting and has become a very popular method over the last 100 years. We will have a different portrait model for each day of this workshop. The instructor will demo in the mornings from 9:30 - 11:00am to lead students with what they will work on for the day. The first day students will practice building a day long painting focusing on proportion and blocking in flesh tones along with a few color accents to develop a value range, the planes of the head, and begin rendering form and some basic anatomy of features, etc. The second day we will switch gears and do two color study paintings following the color theory of Henry Hensche. As long as proportions and values are under control then color can be pushed as far as possible even when getting into smaller planes and facial features. This is a great way to get students to push color outside of their comfort zones. The last three days students will practice combining both approaches into one cohesive method by starting with a grisaille and flesh tones, and then adding color and developing further, resulting in three additional one day paintings, each completed while the paint is still wet. We will also cover anatomy, edges, working from larger to smaller, modeling form and develop features and focal points. Students will leave with six paintings total, one flesh tone, two color studies, and three finished alla prima portraits. A 3 hour public demonstration by the instructor will be conducted the day before the workshop begins. This workshop is for beginners to advanced painters.



07/20/15 - 07/24/15

700.00



- http://academyofrealistartboston.com/workshops-classes/



The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Details: • Acoustic format • 2 song or 10 minute limit • Original music encouraged, but covers okay too • Electric bass okay • Percussion okay • Bands welcome • No backing tracks (wanna keep this real) • Featured performer sets (to come) • Myself and co-host David will accompany anyone who wishes and in some cases, learn your originals in advance • Theme weeks (Music of particular artist on their birthday, holiday-themed songs, a certain genre)



07/21/13 - 07/26/15

N/A



- https://www.facebook.com/TheHalfDoorSundayOpenMic



Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums’ new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this mural series to public view and scholarship while also encouraging study and debate of the technology. Featuring 38 works from 1961–62, including the murals and many of the artist’s related studies, the exhibition also explores Rothko’s creative process.



11/16/14 - 07/26/15

Free with admission to museums.

Adults, $15; Seniors (65+), $13; Non-Harvard Students (18+), $10. Free for youth under 18, members of the Harvard Art Museums, and Cambridge Public Library cardholders. Harvard University students, faculty, and staff receive free admission for themselves plus one guest. Massachusetts residents receive free admission on Saturdays, 10am–noon.



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/rothkomurals

Harvard Art Museums - 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Suffield Academy Summer Academy

Presented by Suffield Academy

 Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day students or boarding students.

Application materials are available online. Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Suffield Academy has been running an academic enrichment summer session since 1995.

According to Suffield Academy Summer Programs Director, Greg Lynch, “The summer session offers academic programs in mathematics, languages, computer science and sciences; workshops in leadership and study skills; and a full array of athletics, arts, and recreational activities on the campus in Suffield, Connecticut. We also program weekend field trips to New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island”.

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer

For additional information, contact Kyle Vigneault, Summer Academy Director of Admissions, at 860-386-4482 or kvigneault@suffieldacademy.org.

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, Connecticut. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy's programs and services: www.suffieldacademy.org.



06/28/15 - 07/31/15

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer



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Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The PERFECT Girl's Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes dance on tabletops, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that Thunder From Down Under is the is best male revue show on the Strip!

This show is the ultimate bachelorette party, divorce party and girls' night out destination.



07/31/15

$20.50 - $37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/thunder-from-down-under/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Springboard 5 exhibit

Presented by Suffolk University

This annual juried show of senior thesis work from the Fine Arts program of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University features a wide variety of media and ideas and reflects the rich creative practices the students developed as they completed the bachelor of fine arts degree. The exhibit was juried by critics from the MFA and the Krakow Gallery.



06/21/13 - 08/12/15

FREE



- http://www.suffolk.edu/adamsgallery



Saturday Night Fever

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your "Boogie Shoes" as NSMT presents a New England Regional Premiere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" Based on the 1970's hit film, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL tells the story of Tony Manero, a humble New York paint store clerk by day who transforms into a polyester-clad stallion king of disco by night. Every Saturday night, Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his ludicrously large-collared shirt and hits the streets and the clubs to strut his stuff. However, when the club nights come on and Tony and his friends emerge into the daylight, things are never as simple as they seem. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL combines scintillating disco choreography with the best-selling soundtrack by The Bee Gees featuring classic tracks such as "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Disco Inferno," and "Jive Talkin'."



08/11/15 - 08/23/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



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North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
6:00-7:30pm
Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape musicians. Bring your blankets and dancing shoes! Performances are listed at HyArtsDistrict.com Free parking available Town Hall, 230 South Street. Public restrooms at Bismore Park on the Harbor. No rain dates. All events are free and family friendly.
 



07/07/15 - 08/28/15

FREE



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/05/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/12/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. 

In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” 

Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.



01/17/15 - 09/13/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/19/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Branching Out: Trees as Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and sap, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force.  From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



09/27/14 - 09/20/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/175-branching_out_trees_as_art

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Dance Friday

Presented by Dance Friday

Join us every week Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke-, scent-, and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization. We're located at 3 Church Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square.



09/15/13 - 09/25/15

All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Suggested Donation is on a sliding scale of $10-15, Youth ages 13-23 $5. Children 12 and under are free. We recommend casual, light-weight, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.



- http://dancefriday.org/



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/26/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanty Season August-September 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

August 31st-September 27th, 2015:
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Seven days a week, 11AM -6PM
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment Saturdays in September. www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



08/31/15 - 09/27/15

FREE



- http://hyartsdistrict.com



Billy Elliot

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical...BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL The Musical is the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, audiences will follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.



09/29/15 - 10/11/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

 Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the ancient Near East at the Harvard Semitic Museum, founded 125 years ago in 1889. See Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon’s own travel and excavation photographs. The exhibition opening public lecture on Lyon’s legacy entitled David Gordon Lyon and the Harvard Semitic Museum with museum director Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian, will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at the Yenching Auditorium at 2 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge. One of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Harvard Semitic Museum is free and open to the public. For more, see www.hmsc.harvard.edu



12/05/14 - 11/05/15

FREE



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-exhibitions



Frankie Valli

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.



11/08/15

$59 - $165



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frankie-valli/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sister Act

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique talents to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. Featuring all new original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!



11/03/15 - 11/15/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



MFA First Fridays

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

MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

Accepted forms of identification for First Friday entrance include:
Massachusetts Drivers License
Massachusetts Liquor ID
Massachusetts ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License from any US state
Valid Passport (photocopies are not accepted)
Federal Identification (e.g. Military ID)



09/06/14 - 12/04/15

Nonmembers $25.00
Seniors and Students $23.00

Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-first-fridays

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Power Hour

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston announces a new addition to the “Grab Bag Thursday” family of shows. On the second Thursday of every month, PowerHour gives the mic to a rotating roster of the best standups in Boston and beyond. In Boston, even the most experienced local comics typically get just a few minutes to bring the laughs... ImprovBoston tears down those walls to give audiences a full 15 minutes from each of the carefully curated comics. Veteran Boston standup Dan Crohn hosts this unique showcase in the ImprovBoston Main Theater to give Boston’s top comics the stagetime they deserve and their audiences want.



02/12/15 - 12/10/15

$10, student discount at the door w/ student ID. No ticket fees online. General admission seating.



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ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Studio 40

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Studio Teams are independent improv ensembles from the Boston Area who have been hand-selected by ImprovBoston to showcase regularly in the IB Studio Theater, OH! Oh! Studio! They are self-motivated and self-organized ensembles, driven by a love for a comedy. They do it for you. Support them!



10/03/14 - 12/18/15

$12
$10 (for students w/ ID)



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/studio40

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

"Best of Boston 2012, Best Improv Troupe." - Boston Comedy Scene Examiner

"One of the fastest, highest energy shows in Boston" - NECN

 

New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams enter: one tastes the sweet nectar of victory and takes home the coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World (trademark pending); the other eats their dust in an agonizingly hilarious defeat. Face Off presents fast-paced competitive improv comedy, improv games, scenes and team challenges, offering you a night of glory, bragging rights, and most of all, fun. You be the judge. Literally.

Directed by Face Off veteran John Serpico.

Featuring Face Off Rockstars: Amy Frizzi, Annie Kozakiewicz, Camilo Aladro, Casey Stoddard, Ceara O'Sullivan, Dan Chapman, Dana Jay Bein, Kelly MacFarland, Liz Roderick, Mary Largenton, Matthew Walczak, Nate Stoddard, Nick Garner, Sara Burns and Shawn Musgrave



01/10/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 Students (student tickets can only be purchased at the door night of show). General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



ImprovBoston Mainstage

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games, scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and audience participation, an elite cast of Boston's best improvisers creates a show that redefines itself with every performance. No rules. No boundaries. Just spectacular comedy and incredible improvisation. Featuring: Amy Click, Ari Stern, Ben Scurria, Bradley Taylor, Brian Agosta, Conor Allen, Holly Tarnower, Jenna O'Brien, John (Mickey) McCauley, Kate McGroarty-King, Kristina Smarz, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Natalie Cunha, Nate lopez and Samuel Ike; Directed by Bobby Smithney



01/08/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 at the door with student ID. General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.

 



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/mainstage

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

Museum of African American History's exhibition Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books  examine historical and cultural implications of forbidding enslaved Africans to read or write, and traces the evolution and majestic recovery of their written voices. Free black communities from Boston and beyond used their writings to advance the pursuit of freedom, fuel civil rights campaigns from the Colonial period through the 19th century, and inspire gifted writers through the ages to use words as an agent of social change.

The exhibit also explores the early black community of Boston and their purposeful, powerful, and prophetic use of the written word in pursuit of freedom and civil rights. The exhibit’s body of literature also examines artistic and creative expression in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. It draws on the Museum’s antique book collection, the Clark Collection of African American Literature housed at Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library, and other archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. 



01/01/15 - 12/26/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/exhibits.htm

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



Harold Night: Top Shelf

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, THE classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch, an original improvised set exploring a world of characters we guarantee you won't soon forget. Your ticket also grants you free admission to Harold Night: Fresh Blend, which occurs directly after Top Shelf.



01/14/15 - 12/30/15

$12, $10 at the door with student ID. General admission seating. No ticket fees online.



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ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy Presidential Library. On view in the Museum starting September 12th.

Visit www.JFKLibrary.org for more information.
 



09/12/12 - 12/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Glass Flowers

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000 models were made by just two men, Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939). Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, they had moved to Germany and established a studio outside of Dresden.

Glass Flowers would be a perfect addition to visits to the Boston Garden & Flower Show, March 16-20, 2011, or the 10th World Flower Show in June 15-19, 2011. Docent-led tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, although these are not necessary as good signage and a short video presentation makes self-guided tours just as rewarding.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Glass artist Dale Chihuly on the Glass Flowers at Harvard:
"It is an unbelievable collection...No one really knows how they did that, it is mind boggling and extraordinary."

 



10/09/12 - 12/31/15

Adults: $12.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Children ages 3–18: $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Free for members



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics

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

This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft and contemporary practice. Outstanding works that display the transformative nature of clay include objects drawn from the MFA’s rich holdings as well as a number of local private collections. The exhibition features more than 70 works organized into three thematic sections: Sculpture and Abstraction, Nature and Landscape, and Surface and Decoration. Many of the objects have never before been on display in a museum, with the majority making their MFA debut. Pushing the boundaries between functional and sculptural, the works demonstrate unprecedented experimentation not only with forms, colors and glazes, but also with the role of clay as an artistic and sculptural medium. Highlighting the connections between contemporary art and the art of the past, the exhibition explores each generation’s distinct style, examining how the potter has been redefined as an artist, and how ceramics have been redefined as a vehicle for artistic expression. Diverse highlights include The Pine tile manufactured by Grueby Faience Company around 1906-20, Gourd-shaped vase form (model no.J821) by Gertrud and Otto Natzler from 1958, and a newly acquired porcelain sculpture, December (2013) by Cheryl Ann Thomas.



01/17/15 - 01/03/16

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/nature-sculpture-abstraction-and-clay

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Swing City

Presented by Swing City

Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.

Cover charge includes free swing dance lessons, select from either beginner or intermediate.  Lessons are from 8-9pm, no partner needed.

All ages admitted.  Soft drinks and snacks available.

Held in the newly constructed, bamboo sprung floor, acoustic ballroom at the West Cambridge Youth Center.



03/08/14 - 03/12/16

$16 ($12 w/ valid student ID), includes free lesson



- http://swingcityboston.com



WINTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS 2014

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

 The Winter Session of Classes and Workshops offered at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society begins taking registrations beginning November 18.  There are many excellent opportunities to join with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they guide everyone from the novice to the advanced in enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic experience.  This session includes many new selections such as Digital Photography, Monotype, Weaving, Painting and Drawing in all mediums to name a few.  Detailed catalogues are available on our website.  Teachers: LACS is an authorized PDP provider.  Visit our website at www.LACSma.org  and select Classes for complete brochures of offerings or call 781.862.9696. 

 



01/20/14 - 05/06/16

Varied



- http://www.LACSma.org

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society - 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421



Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

War has been an attribute of human cultures throughout time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, deadly intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself is the practice of decorating the objects used to wage it. Arts of War is a new Peabody Museum exhibition that presents the beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world. From maces, clubs, daggers, and spears to shields, helmets, and suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 striking examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art.

What compels a warrior to deliberately create a weapon infused with beauty that stands in such stark contrast to its intended purpose? And why are war objects so much more common and elaborately decorated than those crafted for peacemaking? Arts of War probes intriguing questions, unveils the stories behind some of the most stunning war objects ever created, and explores the passion and purpose of the people who made them.



10/18/14 - 10/18/17

Adults - $12
Senior Citizens - $10
Students with ID - $10
Children (3-18) - $8



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/971

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Birds of the World

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size, from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds.

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling the museum’s Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with 750 specimens, representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in surprising scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaurs.



11/12/14 - 11/12/17

Children (3-18): $8
Students with ID: $10
Seniors: $10
Adults: $12



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/exhibits/index.php#birds

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis personae. The Australian-born, Grawemeyer Award-winning composer wrote this concerto for Hardenberger, who gave its first performance in August 2013 in Austria. The idea of the title refers to the soloist's position as dramatic protagonist. Inspired by one of literature's most recognizable protagonists, Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem?Hamlet, which opens the program, is one of the composer's several intensely Romantic works based on Shakespeare. Stravinsky's groundbreaking, still-thrilling ballet score?The Rite of Spring, an orchestral tour de force, closes these concerts.



11/13/17 - 11/18/17

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Mapparium®

Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Visit the Mapparium and venture to the This popular Boston landmark is a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe that has been visited by over 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935.

Step inside this three-dimensional globe for a 20 minute tour. Learn about its construction, history, and the significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement. From the bridge of the giant sphere, visitors explore the Earth at its center, surrounded by continents and oceans. Brilliant colors track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes from thinkers (such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt), music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.



01/03/12 - 01/04/22

General Admission: $6
Seniors (62+), Students (with ID), Youth (6-17): $4
Children under 6 and Library donors: Free
Groups: Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.



- http://mbelibrary.org/mapparium



An Tua Nua with Metamovements

Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at An Tua Nua

Metamovements offers semi-private salsa lessons every Wednesday starting at 7 for those who want to quickly learn how to become better dancers. At 7pm we feature a specialized semi-private lesson focused on your specific needs. Each group is based on experience level so whether you're new to salsa or have been dancing for years we have something for you. At 8 we feature a Rueda de Casino class, a type of social, round form of salsa dancing. Each class is followed by a small performance to show off the skills you've learned! At 9, Johnny and Kelly teach a group footwork followed by a partnering routine. From 10 to 1 we have open dancing! Grab a partner and show off what you've just learned! You not only learn a fun skill, but you learn about the history of salsa and rueda and how each dance reflects the culture it has come from.



03/25/09 - Ongoing

For those only taking the 7pm class (leaving at 8) the cost is $14. For those who want to stay for more than one class or the entire night the cost is $20.



- http://salsaboston.com/antuanua/

An Tua Nua - 835 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215



AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

 



05/14/09 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.ahanewbedford.org



Literary Landmarks Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot at Borders Book Store - School Street

During the nineteenth century, Boston was the most important literary center in the United States and was home to many of America's greatest writers. Our literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such great Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters and earned it the nickname "the Athens of America". Come along to discover a modest brick building that went from being an apothecary's shop to the center of literary achievement in the USA. Learn about the Saturday Club and where they met. Join your Boston By Foot guide for a walking tour of literary Boston in Victorian times.



06/03/09 - Ongoing

$12per person. Boston By Foot members are free, info on membership is available at: www.bostonbyfoot.org/join

- http://www.bostonbyfoot.org

Borders Book Store - School Street - 10 School Street, Boston, MA,



Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

An exploration, from the student perspective, of the cultural curiosity that is an MIT education.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/mindhand.html



Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

A multimedia excursion into the world of artificial intelligence, Robots and Beyond throws open the doors of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where scientists have been probing the mysteries of A.I. for five decades.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/robots.html



Holography: The Light Fantastic

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Holograms from the Museum's collection -- the world's largest -- illustrates the many artistic and scientific facets of the medium.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/holography.html



Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Permanent installation of Ganson's whimsical kinetic sculptures address emotional and philosophical issues between the animate and inanimate, human and machine



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/ganson.html



Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.



06/01/09 - Ongoing



617/253-5942 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/hart.html



Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School

Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning something unique watching our skilled artists blowing. After the demo, participants can make fused glass pendants or order blown pieces and watch the artists producing them. Price per event: $15 Demonstration 1-2 PM $10 Additional Hands-On Fused Glass 2-3 PM Group size limit: 60 for Demonstration 12 for Hands-On Fused Glass



10/11/09 - Ongoing

$15 per person for the demonstration, additional $10 for the hands-on fused glass



- http://www.diabloglassschool.com/familyexperience.htm

Diablo Glass School - 123 Terrace St., Boston, MA, 02120



Free WGBH Studio Tours

Presented by WGBH at WGBH

Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.



02/09/10 - Ongoing

For more information, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours



- http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours

WGBH - One Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135



JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.

See events of the 1960s through President Kennedy’s eyes and narrated in his voice. Experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.

Visit us in our striking I.M Pei building on Boston’s waterfront. Located on Columbia Point, the Library and Museum are set on a 9.5 acre park landscaped with pine trees, shrubs and wild roses reminiscent of the landscape of Cape Cod familiar to President Kennedy. From May to October, President Kennedy’s 26' sailboat Victura is on display on the Museum grounds at the edge of Boston Harbor.
 



10/29/10 - Ongoing

Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK+Library+and+Museum/Visit+the+Library+and+Museum/50th+Anniversary+of+the+Kennedy+Administration/default.htm

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Art of the Americas Wing

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

 Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.

Opens to the public Saturday November 20



11/20/10 - Ongoing

11/20 Public Opening and Community Day is free admission

Please check the MFA website for full schedule and admission prices



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/art-americas-wing-opens-november-20

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Presented by Poetry Jam

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.



02/13/11 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.poetryjam.com



Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join Artistic Director Jeremy Brothers, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation. Vanity Project...egos will be stroked.



04/13/11 - Ongoing

 $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Afternoon Delight is a hilarious, fully improvised, two-act show that’ll leave you wanting more. Actors from the Main Stage Show cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



07/06/02 - Ongoing



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/afternoon-delight.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the next generation of explorers with themes related to the museum's galleries.

For children 6 and under. Free with museum admission.

 



03/12/11 - Ongoing

 FREE



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_and_families.html

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Guided River & Harbor Tours

Presented by Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Amazing experiences on the Charles River and Boston Harbor, including:

* Skyline & Sunset Tours - Spectacular Skyline Views from Kendall Square
* Boston Harbor Tours - Experience the Harbor from Kendall Square
* Barbeque Tours - Paddling & Food from Allston or Kendall Square
* Moonlight Canoe Tours - Relaxing Evening Canoe Tour from Newton
* Custom Tours & Events - Unforgettable Group Outings Just for You
* Eco-Tours - See and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Charles



06/23/11 - Ongoing



- http://www.paddleboston.com/tours/tours.php



Fridays At Trinity

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Enjoy this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. Wheelchair accessible.



02/10/12 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.trinitychurchboston.org/calendar/58.html

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery

Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family. Sculpture became an essential feature of this environment, as people commissioned the great artists of their day as well as local artisans to create memorials. Today, Forest Hills is an open air museum, home to one of America’s finest collections of Victorian sculpture.

While Forest Hills is an important historic site, it is not frozen in time. It continues to evolve in ways that reflect the spirit of contemporary society. Our Victorian sculpture collection was modern in its day, and the Trustees of Forest Hills have launched The Sculpture Path to welcome the work of contemporary artists into this unique setting. The Path leads from the oldest parts of the Cemetery to newer areas where burials still take place.

We plan to continue developing the Path over time, exhibiting contemporary sculpture which expresses the diverse interests and aesthetics of 21st century Boston, much as our older sculpture reflects the sensibility and ideals of the 19th and early 20th centuries.We invite you to explore and enjoy the many dimensions of Forest Hills — history, art, and nature — and to refresh your spirit in this beautiful setting!



05/18/11 - Ongoing

 Free



- http://www.foresthillstrust.org/path_intro.html

Forest Hills Cemetery - 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, MA, 02130



Dick Doherty's Comedy Den 7 Nites A Week Boston's Funniest Comedy

Presented by Dick Doherty\'s Comedy Den at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon

26 years Boston Most Fun Comedy Club, Boston's Only Full Service, 7 Nights A Week Comedy Club.18+ National headliners are joined by Boston's next superstars. Dane Cook had a show here every Fri for 2 years in the 90's.


Located in a Remodeled Bank with a Giant Glass Faced Vault Door and Color Cartoon Wall Murals as a background for the funniest comedy in town.



06/25/11 - Ongoing

Fri & Sat $20 Sun thru Thur &15

Thurs $5 off Fri & Sat w/ College, Active Military, Disabled Vets & Public Service Employees with ID.
$5 OFF w/ res & password AMERICA



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Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon - 184 High Street, Boston, MA, 02110



Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

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

Contemporary art finds a dynamic new home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the recently opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, located in the MFA’s dramatic I. M. Pei-designed building.

The transformed wing features seven galleries introducing innovative approaches to contemporary art within the context of the Museum’s collections, offering new perspectives and encouraging connections between art of the past and present.

Art is displayed throughout the wing, including in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, where the exhibition "Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture," the first museum survey of wood sculpture by the acclaimed artist Ellsworth Kelly, debuts September 18. And don't miss the 24-hour screenings of Christian Marclay's The Clock in Loring Gallery 276.

The Linde Family Wing is also a lively social space at the Museum—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, film, performances, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations, including the Contemporary Thursdays series.



09/18/11 - Ongoing

Included in General Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Senior: $20.00
Student: $20.00



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/linde-family-wing-contemporary-art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Duck Tours

Presented by Boston Duck Tours

With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River!



06/25/12 - Ongoing

$10 - $32.99



- http://www.bostonducktours.com/Default.aspx



All The Single Ladies

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

All the Single Ladies
"All the Single Ladies" is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering Bachelorette Parties and Girls Nights Out groups a wild night of comedy, dancing and a whole lot of naughtiness. Over the course of the show, four friends set out for one last wild night out before one of them gets married. After a few drinks, old feuds and new secrets threaten their good time, and only some songs and dancing can help them work through it.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$25-$35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



House Teams

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's House Teams are where students and alums of our Training Center get together to present some of the freshest faces in Boston Comedy.

Every Tuesday, teams of students join NXT, Main Stage actors and alums to put up the House Teams, followed by the Lottery, an improvised set featuring different House Teams members each week joining Main Stage Actors.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/house-teams.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.

Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, bonnethead sharks, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.
 



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/shark_and_ray_touch_tank/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Penguin Exhibit

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

Everyone loves the penguins, and so will you. More than 80 birds live in the massive first-floor exhibit. Explore all around the exhibit, peer through the underwater periscope, play with the penguins at the penguin light station and listen to penguin sounds at the Hear a Penguin interactive panel. Curious visitors can also learn more about penguins at the Penguin Smart Station, participate in a Penguin Presentation or watch a penguin feeding.

The Aquarium’s penguin exhibit surrounds the Giant Ocean Tank, and can be seen from almost everywhere in the Aquarium. The exhibit holds more than 150,000 gallons of fresh, clean, filtered salt water from Boston Harbor.



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission
 



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/penguin_exhibit/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



IMAX Theatre

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps that project the crystal clear images onto the gigantic screen get as bright and as hot as the surface of the sun! So hot, in fact, that cold water must be pumped into the lamp connectors to keep the machine from melting.

Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.

You can see an IMAX movie on its own, on a combo ticket when you visit the Aquarium or as part of an IMAX Theatre birthday party package with a participating local restaurant.



01/01/12 - Ongoing

Standard Prices:
Adult: $9.95/$15.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $7.95/$13.95 (double feature)

Members:
Adult: $8.95/$13.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $6.95/$11.95 (double feature)

IMAX/Aquarium Combo:
Adult: $28.95
Child (3-11): $21.95



- http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/imax_theatre/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. These 90 minute tours are designed for individuals, groups, corporate team building and schools. Read the descriptions carefully and select your special tour.

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers Public Tours daily throughout the year at convenient times. (9 daily tours between April and November; and a reduced schedule December through March.) Tickets are valid for ANY DAY / ANY TIME and may be purchased online or at the departure location. Private, Corporate and School group tours are available at a preferred date, time and departure location, but reservations are required. Please contact the Freedom Trail Foundation or by calling 617.357.8300.



01/01/09 - Ongoing

$12 adults / $10 seniors and students / $6 children



- http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/events/



BOSTON SUZUKI FLUTE INSTITUTE

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

(Formerly known as Suzuki in the Berkshires Flute Institute)
August 5-9, 2012 at Brookline Music School
Students & Teachers Book 3 & 5

Student Program
Each flute student will participate in four classes daily, including a master class, tone and technique, repertoire and one level-appropriate enrichment class.

Enrichment Classes
Enrichment classes include Dance/Movement, Outside the Box, Comfluter, and Jazz. Additional enrichment classes available at extra cost are Sibling Piano (daily master class and one enrichment elective) and Piano Elective (for enrolled flute students).

Performances
Students will have performance opportunities in play-ins, noon recitals, and a final concert.

A half-hour SAA meeting will be scheduled as part of the institute program.
All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact Amy Poliakoff: amyflute@comcast.net or
Brookline Music School: info@bmsmusic.org; 617.277.4593



08/05/12 - Ongoing

$425 & up



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Presented by The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Step inside for an incredible journey back in time.

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.

About Your Tour
Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.



06/25/12 - Ongoing

Adult $27.50
Child $16.50
Ages 3 & under FREE



- http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/



Handel's SAUL

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse orchestra, choruses that rival Messiah for power & spectacle, and vivid arias that convey all the nobility and tragedy inherent in this epic yet very personal story. Free parking at Broadway Garage



05/10/14 - Ongoing

$27 to $68, $5 discount for students and seniors



- http://www.bbcboston.org

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's new mainstage show combines Improv Asylum's signature audience-inspired improvisation with written sketches to deliver a night of laughs. It features improvised scenes and a set of sketches that utilize the audience's opinion when they least expect it. Featured on HBO and named Boston's Best Comedy Club, Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show features a cast of actors who bring together improvisation and sketch material in front of a live audience. This show has been described as a "hilarious mix of Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!" The cast takes suggestions from the audience and creates comedic scenes on the spot – nothing is predictable, anything can happen and it's never the same show twice!



05/15/13 - Ongoing

$20-$25



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



ArtWeek Boston: Ready SETs Go: Fashion Photography

Presented by Restoration Resources

Learn/participate in a photo shoot led by Boston based fashion photographer, Younes Sphinx using vintage props and the set location spaces at Restoration Resources in Boston. Restoration Resources is a 7000 square ft treasure trove of antique architectural salvage, vintage furnishings, and unique artifacts for sale, and rental as props. Within the 4 story antique building, there’s also a wide spectrum of different set locations that are rented out for photo/ film shoots. Younes is co-founder of Boston Studio Photography and owner of Pravda Models International. Workshop Attendees will learn various photography/lighting/styling techniques while participating in an actual photo shoot.

Also during Artweek Boston, Restoration Resources invites you to reserve your own FREE one hour photo or video session with your own photographer, anytime from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Attendees MUST RSVP to photoshoot@restorationresources.com and indicate whether you are attending the Free event or reserving Free photo session time.



04/26/14 - Ongoing

FREE



- http://artweekboston.org/events/free-photo-free-prop-stop-ready-sets-go/



Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

 Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. From delicate jellyfish and anemones to tentacled squid and bizarre sea slugs, these spectacular models were commissioned by Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and many have not been on display for over a century.



05/24/14 - Ongoing

Adults: $12, Students/Seniors: $10, Children: $8



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Raunch

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Saturday nights at midnight, Improv Asylum gathers members of the Main Stage, NXT and alums together to perform some adults-only improv that needs to be seen to be believed!



10/21/14 - Ongoing

$15

Advanced purchases for Raunch get first seating. Audience members from the 8pm and 10pm shows on Saturday are invited to stick around for Raunch at midnight, provided seats are available.



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/raunch.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Based on the party game, Cards against Humanity, this show has Main Stage actors, alum and special guests doing some of the most politically-incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes you're ever going to see.

The Show Against Humanity -- You're going to hate yourself for laughing. #sorrynotsorry.



10/21/14 - Ongoing

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



The Sunday Night Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Come finish up your weekend with us. The Sunday Night Show features a blend of improv and new sketches each week. No rules and definitely never the same show twice. Members of the Main Stage Show cast, the NXT, and alums will all be there to ensure a raucous good time.



11/24/14 - Ongoing

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Las Posadas

Presented by Alchemists' Workshop at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Alchemists' Workshop, a professional touring company from Henniker, NH, will present the Boston premiere of Las Posadas, a new musical based on the Tomie dePaola classic holiday story, "The Night of Las Posadas.” 



12/20/14 - Ongoing

Donation



- http://www.lasposadasmusical.org/

Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



The Booby Trap

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Work all weekend and feel like there is nothing to do on "your Saturday"? Come down to Improv Asylum and party like you only have to brunch the next day! Featuring two shows for the price of one -- sketch and improv!

8pm: Just Suspects: About Time

The Just Suspects are back at Improv Asylum with all new material this May! “About Time” is their latest sketch comedy revue featuring all new bizarre characters and inappropriate sketches that will have you scratching your heads and laughing you out of your seats. These suspects are gonna alter your minds and leave you wanting to come back for more each week. 

9pm: Improv!

Featuring improvisors from Improv Asylum's Main Stage, NXT and Training Center



10/21/14 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

Improv Asylum Theater - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Boston Black

Presented by Boston Children\'s Museum at Boston Children's Museum

Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John Smith’s Barbershop and African Queen Beauty Salon, and dance to the Cape Verdean beat at Café Sodade! Developed with community leaders from across Boston and highlighting real people and places from the city, Boston Black is a dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity, and community. It’s designed to highlight the tremendous diversity within Boston’s Black community, share the significant history of Black people in the city, and stimulate new ways for families with young children to talk about race and identity.

Packed with fun and imaginative interactive experiences, the exhibit takes visitors through a number of Boston’s neighborhoods, and helps children develop a greater understanding of our city and the people who live here.



01/15/15 - Ongoing

Adults: $14Children (1-15): $14 Children (0-12 months): FREE Boston Children Museum Members: FREE



- http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/boston-black

Boston Children's Museum - 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02110