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



Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play in exploring social, political, and historic experiences through art and science. Leah Dickerman, Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, will discuss MoMA’s new exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. 



04/27/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/museum-conversations-working-across-disciplines-moma-and-exploratorium



Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin - Boston Premiere

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama, combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration, to tell the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a smuggled score, they performed the famous oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, "We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them." 



04/27/15

$25-80



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/69346

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



Naked Winger Installation

Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at StoveFactory Studios

Naked Winger is a multimedia installation (visual, sound, and heart beat sensor to control additional visuals). It describes the process of fighting against stress and illusions when a human steps on a huge mission or belief, or carries a sudden loss or tragedy. This piece states the importance of walking the line of pressure instead of escaping. This piece encourages those who have the will to tear apart excuses, finish the mission, and continue the belief or carrying on the loss.

 



04/18/15 - 04/27/15

Free and open to the public. 



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

StoveFactory Studios - 523 Medford Street, Boston, MA, 02129



Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

In this year’s seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play in exploring social, political, and historic experiences through art and science. Leah Dickerman, the Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will discuss MoMA’s new exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works (April 3–September 7, 2015). Tom Rockwell, director of the Exhibits and Media Studio at the Exploratorium, in San Francisco, will talk about his institution’s exhibition The Science of Sharing: Investigating Competition, Cooperation, and Social Interaction. A moderated conversation will follow.



04/27/15

Free admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/museum-conversations-working-across-disciplines-at-moma-and-the-exploratorium

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



Art in Bloom

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

Once again, garden clubs and professional designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art. Art in Bloom is open during regular Museum hours (10 am–4:45 pm) and is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in many of the programs.

Christian Tortu, France’s most renowned floral designer offers master classes in floral design on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, and, on Monday, April 27, Christian Tortu presents a lecture and demonstrations of his “East meets West” floral masterpieces. 

Daily demonstrations and lectures on flowers in the home, Ikebana, and garden design are featured daily. 



04/25/15 - 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/programs/series/art-bloom

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



STANDUPROVA

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Standuprov is a comedic collision that blends comedy's two most popular—yet wildly different—forms, stand-up and improv! The name says it all, really. (Like, literally.) 

Here's how it works, you guys. Standuprov's first act will feature two stand-up comics who will deliver five minute's worth of hysterical material. Drawing comedic inspiration from the stand-up sets – improv comedians will take the helm for a series of full-blown improvisational scenes.

In the second act, we flip it! The show's stand-up comics will transition over to the improv cast and two of the improvisers will grab the mic and prove they can be funny all by they 'selves.



04/27/15

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/schedule/event-details.aspx?id=14230

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



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



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



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



The Waterboys

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute closer, “Long Strange Golden Road”, already destined to become a Waterboys’ classic. A mythic quest-song encompassing Druid colleges, dim-lit motel rooms and the “bright-lit neon canyons” of Tokyo, it features walk-on cameos from Aphrodite, Venus and the ghost of Jack Kerouac’s Dean Moriarty. Along the way it also captures something of Scott’s own compelling journey: from post-punk seer, raggle-taggle roustabout and spiritual seeker to the mercurial spirit of today, full of fire and attack. “Keep the river on your right / And the highway at your shoulder,” he sings as the music roars around him. “And the front line in your sights / Pioneer.” Modern Blues is the glorious, inimitable sound of The Waterboys driving forward once again, stretching up and out to the higher ground.



04/28/15

$30.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-waterboys/

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



Gallery Talk: Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art History at Wellesley College and specialist in Dutch and Flemish Art, will discuss the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, the growth of the landscape genre in the seventeenth century, and how this growth reflects greater historical, social, and cultural trends of the time.

Throughout the seventeenth century, Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries explored the genre of landscape as both the setting for and the subject of their work. Dramatic, inviting, wild, and inhabited, the natural settings frame narratives depicted by these artists and become the focus of the works themselves. This exhibition of drawings and prints drawn from the Davis collections examines changing attitudes to nature in the United Provinces and the diverse ways in which landscape both imagined and observed was depicted by Rembrandt and other artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

Van Rijn was a renowned Dutch painter and printmaker in the Dutch Golden Age, which coincided with the European Baroque period. He was known for his skill in portraying light and shadows in a highly realistic manner. Though his portraits constituted a large portion of his work, this exhibition showcases his iconic landscapes of the Dutch countryside.  

Co-curated by Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art, Wellesley College and Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs, with generous support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

 

 



04/28/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55476

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



The Song of Achilles-An Evening with Madeline Miller

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

This evening join best-selling author, Classicist, and educator, Madeline Miller as she discusses the importance of studying and teaching the Classics, and her process of blending scholarship and creativity to create The Song of Achilles.

The Song of AchillesMadeline 's first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. It has been translated into twenty-three languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek. Madeline was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year, and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Laphamís Quarterly and NPR.org. 



04/28/15

$10.00



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

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



Shakespeare & Leadership: King Lear

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College

King Lear, which tells the tragic story of an aging king and the transfer of the rule of England to his three daughters, elevates the concept of "family business" to epic proportions.

The Shakespeare and Leadership series features a staged reading of a Shakespeare play performed by business leaders from the corporate world alongside professional actors, including Will Lyman as Lear. The reading is followed by a panel discussion featuring the participants addressing leadership questions and themes raised in the text.

About King Lear: An aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss – of status, of love, of loyalty – does King Lear learn what is truly resonant at the end of a life. This summer, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present King Lear as it's 20th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare on the Common. 



04/28/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/92

Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College - Park Manor South, Wellesley, Ma, 02457-0310



Renée Green: Begin Again, Begin Again

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Renée Green will focus her talk on Begin Again, Begin Again, her recent exhibition for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, in which she considers the former house of architect R. M. Schindler (1887–1953) as matter in space conjoined with dreams and memories.

An excerpt of the film Begin Again, Begin Again, produced for the exhibition, will be shown. The film is a meditation on propulsive drives of live organisms, a probing passage through forms of inhabiting and occupying, as well as myriad sensations and perceptions that flow through the process of staying alive. Questions of configurations, architectures, and spaces emerge in relation to people and subjectivities that exist in the world: What is inherited and what is made, gained, lost, and transmuted through time, amid change and migrations, amid contestation, repetition, and difference? What efforts do live creatures exert to begin again?

The presentation will be followed by a conversation between Green and Carrie Lambert-Beatty, professor of visual and environmental studies and history of art and architecture at Harvard. The conversation will emphasize the role of writing, language, and poetry in Green’s practice, prompted by the recent publication of Green’s selected writings, Other Planes of There (Duke University Press, 2014).



04/28/15

Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/renee-green-begin-again-begin-again

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



Wolf Alice

Presented by Great Scott at Great Scott

British indie rockers Wolf Alice marry dreamy pop melodies to psychedelic sonic textures to create a complex yet catchy sound that is sure to fascinate audiences. At the band’s live shows singer Ellie Rowsell alternates between singsong verses and screamed choruses to brilliantly enact her impassioned lyrics. With their cranked amplifiers and well-orchestrated blasts of feedback, the rest of the band matches every emotional twist and turn the singer conjures. While these aggressive elements are part of their calling card, they maintain a controlled vibe with composed loud-quiet dynamics and group harmonies that give songs like “Moaning Lisa Smile” a surprisingly sweet edge. 



04/28/15

$12 General Admission

This show is 18+ with a valid ID.



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/Wolf-Alice-tickets/artist/1819413?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Great Scott - 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Wrong is Right

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they are paving a way through the acoustic scene as they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music.


 



04/29/15

$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors



- https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/

Outpost 186 - 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA, 02139



W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across five television series, an animated series and twelve motion pictures, the Trek franchise developed a fictional universe of such depth, richness and detail that it became the subject of books - serious, non-fiction books—by specialists from a number of academic disciplines: The Physics of Star Trek, The Biology of Star Trek, The Ethics of Star Trek and many others. W. D. Kay, a political scientist at Northeastern University who specializes in science and technology policy, continues this tradition with his forthcoming book The Politics of Star Trek. As with earlier works, the book is partly a “mind-stretching” exercise, drawing upon current knowledge of political science in an attempt to understand how an institution like Trek’s Federation Council—which supposedly represents some 1 trillion citizens from an untold number of different species spread over 150 planets—could possibly function. In addition, it uses characters, situations, and events from the franchise as a way of teaching about politics and government (e.g., looking at the so-called United Federation of Planets can provide some insight into the origin and operation of federal systems in our own history), as well as to point out gaffes and oversights on the part of the writers (why are so many Federation Council members wearing Starfleet uniforms?). Finally, the book addresses questions about our future in space, comparing the vision of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from 1966 with the subsequent reality.

 



04/29/15

$10 General Admission, walk-ins welcome as space permits


Arlington High School, Media Center



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Senior Thesis Show Reception @ Mingo (3)

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of Zachary Naylor and Emily Varley.

Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

 



04/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.mingogalleryandframe.com/



Debkas, Zhoks, and Beygeles

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

Join the inimitable Jumbo Knish Factory for an evening of klezmer dance songs from Israel to the Ukraine with a touch of Yiddish and Sephardic song for spice. Michael McLaughlin, director

 



04/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/calendar.htm

Distler Performance Hall - 20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02155



Book Talk and Signing with Rosamund Purcell

Presented by The Nave Gallery

Join artist Rosamond Purcell, exhibiting artist in The Birds and the Bees, for a talk about her fascinating photographic studies of the ornithological collections of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology in Camarillo, CA.

Copies of her book, Egg & Nest, will be available for purchase.
 



04/29/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://navegallery.org/wp/book-talk-and-signing-rosamond-purcell/



Illustration (2) Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of Amanda Prather, Amberlynne Narvie, Anna Speight, Brynn Walker, Dylan Griffith, Lauren Douglas, Lauren Lowell, and Maura O'Connor.

Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

 



04/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://montserrat.edu/galleries/301



The Independent Film Festival Boston

Presented by IFFBoston at The Brattle Theatre

The 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) will take place April 22 - 29, 2015 at various locations including Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and at UMass Boston. The festival, complete with nearly 100 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, visiting filmmakers, parties and events, will showcase the best in current American and International cinema. 

See Full List of Featured Films

IFFBoston is a 100% volunteer-run event, and a 501(c)3 organization. We have been able to harness the unbridled enthusiasm of the community. And the industry is taking notice. Filmmakers love to show their films to our audience, finding them articulate and perceptive. We’re proud of the accolades we get from filmmakers, distributors, and the press, but we’re most proud of the recognition we’ve gotten from the people of Boston: we’ve been named Best Film Festival by readers of Boston’s Weekly Dig in 2012, and by readers of the Boston Phoenix in 2011 and 2012.



04/22/15 - 04/29/15

How many films you can see in eight days? 

The Film Badge (early bird discount - $275 per badge) gives you the freedom to find out! Plan your schedule ahead of time, or decide as you go along. You'll get priority seating to as many screenings as you like--including Opening and Closing Night films--so take a chance and discover your new favorite film. 

A Chrome Badge (early bird discount - $375 per badge) will give you all the benefits of a Film Badge, plus access to all of our official parties! 

Single Tickets Also Available



- http://iffboston.org/

The Brattle Theatre - 40 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Claudia Rankine Q&A and Reading

Presented by Emerson College Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

The Emerson College WLP Reading Series continues with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine. There will be a Q&A at 4:00pm, followed by a reading of Rankine’s work at 6:00pm. Both will take place in the Bright Family Screening Room, located in the Paramount Center, at 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric; Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. In 2014 she was a National Book Award Finalist and also received Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. Rankine co-edited the anthologies The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind and American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry.

 



04/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/writing-literature-publishing/reading-series

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



Two Gallants

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

On “We Are Undone,” their new album released in February, the duo of Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel veer even further from their folk-rock roots in San Francisco. Now they’re thrashing their way through a set of corroded punk-blues and dusky late-night laments, a new direction that suits them. Blank Range will open. 



04/29/15

$18 General Admission

This event is 18+ with a valid ID.

 



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/two-gallants-boston-massachusetts-04-29-2015/event/01004E2FB13E4360?artistid=1010777&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Brighton Music Hall - 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



Swiftly Tilting

Presented by Aviary Gallery

On his new site, monologist David Mogolov has invited funny friends to write pieces based on stock photos he assigns them. At the Aviary, a few of his contributors, including Steve Macone, Rachel Klein, Lillian DeVane, Jackie Arko, and Steve Kleinedler, will read their work. 



04/29/15

$5



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/771977



Independent Film Festival Boston

Presented by The Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

The Brattle Theatre invites Boston film buffs to “discover emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic storytellers.” The closing film, Wednesday, brings audiences “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” wherewithwill be author and attended by screenwriter Jesse Andrewswill be attendingin attendance.



04/24/15 - 04/29/15

Price varies.



- http://iffboston.org/

The Brattle Theatre - 40 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Multimedia Poetry Reading

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Brant Gallery

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

These three poets are innovative thinkers, poets, and performers whose scholarship and/or literary practice also connect to the visual arts.

The Readers: 

Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012) and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be issued in 2014 as an artist’s book and iPad app created by Ian Hatcher. Amaranth teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at The University of Washington, Bothell.

Maria Damon is a text/textile artist and contributor to the digital poetics movement. She is the author of Postliterary 
America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries
(University of Iowa Press). She serves as chair of the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute. 

Danielle Legros Georges is writer and educator, and the author of a book of poems, Maroon (2001). Her essays, interviews, poems, and reviews have appeared in publications including The Boston Globe, Callaloo, Consequence, Salamander, spoKe, sx salon, Transition, World Literature Today, and the Women’s Review of Books. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. She is the recipient of a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in poetry, a Professor at Lesley University, and the new Poet Laureate of Boston.POSTS



04/29/15

Free and Open to the public.



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1680583395502410/

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Brant Gallery - 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



STEPHANIE PIERCE:RADIANT WELTER

Presented by Alpha Gallery

Pierce has been a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville since 2007. Prior to that she earned her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, and her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and is represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Boston Public Library, Scholastic Corporation, and the Joan and Roger Sonnabend Collection, among others. Using everyday subjects such as a bed by a window, Pierce explores the shifting of time and light to create “a brief presence that threatens to fall apart.” References to literature and music heavily inform her work. Her first solo exhibition with Alpha Gallery was in 2011.



04/23/15 - 04/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.alphagallery.com/artists/#/stephanie-pierce/



FOREVERINMOTION / Chris Riffle / Noah Chenfeld / Emma Hern

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

Foreverinmotion is a musical project fronted by Vermont native Brendon Thomas, who currently resides in Philadelphia. Thomas has released four LPs and one live album that span the genres of rock, folk, and ambience. 

Chris Riffle’s brand of heartfelt folk is a product—and a tale—of two coasts. There’s no mistaking the pastoral, spacious sound of his roots in the picturesque coastal towns of Washington, where while still in college Riffle began making waves on local radio stations and landed support gigs for such bands as Death Cab for Cutie. 

Noah Chenfeld is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from New York City. With his band and solo, Chenfeld has played at a number of venues around New York including Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, Stephen Talkhouse, and the Bitter End. He's opened for Dar Williams, Seth Glier, and Suzanne Vega.

Virginia native Emma Hern is a singer-songwriter whose music is steeped in the late '60s and early '70s rock and blues she was raised on. Her powerhouse rock vocals meld with her lyrical storytelling and thick harmonies to create a sound reminiscent of a contemporary Fleetwood Mac. Her electricity on stage will capture any audience. 



04/29/15

$10 in advance / $12 day of show / $5 with a Berklee student ID



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/foreverinmotion-noah-chenfeld-chris-riffle-emma-hern

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



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



Daniel Boyarin: The Language of Divinity Speaker Series

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose work on Jewish identity and Talmud hermeneutics has crucially informed the contemporary study of early Judaisms. Reception to follow.



04/30/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163092



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not fully aware of the method to Bradlee’s madness.

On the surface, the method is video – clips of full-band performances (that’s Bradlee on piano) shot in the bandleader’s living room with a single stationary camera. The madness: pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” tricked out in flapper jazz; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” rendered a 1940s big-band standard.

In fact, Bradlee’s method runs deeper. He’s educating his audience about 20th-century song styles; he’s commenting on the elasticity of the pop form; he’s confounding cultural context; he’s uniting generations; he’s breaking the rules. He’s manifesting postmodernist ideas in his approach to production and business as well as music. But as far as the fans are concerned, it’s just fun (and sometimes funny). Bradlee himself will tell you, simply, “I reimagine a song in another style because I want to hear it that way.”

Clearly, so does everyone else, as evidenced by PMJ’s presence on concert stages (stateside and abroad) and Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart, where its self-released 2014 opus “Historical Misappropriation” landed in the Top 10 alongside John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live at Temple University” and “All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller.”

This proximity of Bradlee’s outfit to Waller is particularly fitting; the former, a self-taught jazz pianist, considers the latter, an innovator of the Harlem stride style who helped lay the groundwork for modern jazz piano, a key influence, as is Jellyroll Morton, James P. Johnson and Art Tatum.

Which isn’t to discount the importance to Bradlee’s development of Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” the vinyl incarnation of which was, he says, “the first album I ever loved.” That was when he was six, growing up in Pattenburg, New Jersey, where he moved at four from Nesconset, New York. He took piano lessons, but they didn’t take. Then, at age 12, Bradlee heard “Rhapsody in Blue” and was forever changed. “I got the sheet music and taught myself how to play it,” he recalls. “I started wondering, ‘Where does this come from? What else sounds like this?’”

Asked what appealed to him about the popular music of the 1920s, ragtime especially, he says, “I could play it fast and loud. It was brash. And it had contempt for rules, which really appealed to me.”

Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist during high school with a standing gig at a local eatery; he began his career as a pop-cultural provocateur during high school with a “this might be cool” ragtime medley of classic rock songs. “Not much has changed,” he says of the lyrical content of pop music. “In the 1920s, in the ’60s and ’70s, today – it’s still about love and drinking and dancing.”

He pursued Jazz Studies at the University of Hartford, then moved to New York to become a starving artist. He booked gigs, but as he puts it, “Jazz pianists are a dime a dozen in New York City.” So he moved to Astoria to save on rent and, in 2009, started making videos. “There was this niche on YouTube where people were doing experimental, interesting, funny things with music,” he notes. “It was another way to reach an audience.”

Bradlee’s first video was straight-up jazz. He didn’t have much footage of himself, however, so he decided to try a video experiment of his own: a ragtime medley of ’80s pop. He managed to amass 100 views. But through one of those viewers, Neil Gaiman discovered him. The author tweeted Bradlee’s flying fingers to his millions-strong Twitter following. Within a week, Bradlee reports, “more people had seen that video than had seen me play live my entire life.”

Things went viral from there, affording Bradlee and the coalescing Postmodern Jukebox a receptive online crowd. Among Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s subsequent hits are a New Orleans-flavored take on Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – 3+ million views; the “grandpa-style” reiteration of “Thrift Shop” – 6 million views; and “We Can’t Stop” – 10.5 million views. Media coverage, including the likes of “Good Morning America” and NPR, ensued.

How does he come up with this stuff? “A lot of pop songs are constructed of elements that lend themselves to a certain feel,” he points out. “The simple progression of the bass line in ‘Blurred Lines,’ for instance, reminded me of bluegrass. ‘Sweet Child’ sounds like an old blues song – the structure, the way the chorus repeats …” With Cyrus, it was more an instance of tongue-in-cheeky cultural criticism: “She’d gained all that notoriety from her 2013 VMA appearance. I had to recast her song for the ’50s, which everyone thinks of as this squeaky-clean era.”

Then there were the gifts from the pop-music gods, like Meghan Trainor’s #1 hit “All About That Bass.” Bradlee knew a musician-singer named Kate Davis. “I’d wanted to do something with Kate for a while,” he reveals, “but I was waiting for the right song to come along.” Check the PMJ video for “All About That Bass” and you’ll find Davis singing – and playing stand-up bass. If you do click there, you’ll be in good company: 3.5 million views and counting.

The mashup of Davis and Trainor is some good old-fashioned A&R. The repertoire Bradlee selects for PMJ’s vocal artists has furnished a platform for some very talented but previously little-known performers. And it’s not just the eyeballs afforded by YouTube; Bradlee provides an intuitive musical context for the singular gifts of these singers that allows them to be seen in a new light – it’s as if he’s somehow cracked the code to their essential appeal.

Take Puddles. “Last week, a seven-foot clown dropped by my apartment to sing an epic cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ NBD,” Bradlee blogged in November of 2013. Puddles the Clown (née Michael Geier), frontman for Puddles Pity Party, is possessed of a dramatic baritone that has thrilled cabaret-goers for years – but it wasn’t until Bradlee asked Puddles to cover “Royals” in his signature style that he clicked with a mainstream audience. The reinterpretation of Lorde’s chart-topper, just one of Puddles’ collaborations with PMJ, has been viewed more than nine million times.

Discovering talent and knowing what to do with it is fundamental to the business of music. Bradlee is something of a postmodernist here, too, having achieved renown doing everything himself, mostly online, “with no budget” (i.e. using the recording equipment he’d had since college). His adherence to the DIY ethos also suggests the decidedly postmodern form of punk rock. “I was a struggling jazz pianist sitting in my basement apartment in Queens,” he attests, “but I just figured it out and made it happen.”

That said, punk rock is likely not top of mind for those attending a Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox show. The scene is more reminiscent of a speakeasy, with swells in vintage threads swilling Prohibition-era cocktails. “It’s a variety show, a musical revue featuring special guests,” Bradlee illuminates. “Coming to a PMJ show is like time-traveling back to Old Hollywood – it’s an experience.” Creating that for audiences appears to be PMJ’s ultimate mission.



04/30/15

$37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox/

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



Dell Hamilton Public Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Dell Hamilton examines the fragmented nature of the human condition at the intersections of race, gender, power, language and memory through performances meant to confront the past and alter the future.



04/30/15

Free



- http://www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Daniel Boyarin: "What Jews Talk About When They Don't Talk About Judaism"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose work on Jewish identity and Talmud hermeneutics has crucially informed the contemporary study of early Judaisms. Reception to follow.



04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163092



Don Quixote on the Big Screen

Presented by Boston University at Boston University George Sherman Student Union

Don Quixote on the Big Screen is a film series in celebration of the IV Centennial of Don Quixote Part II, 1615-2015.

Presented by the Observatorio de la Lengua Española y las Culturas Hispánicas en los Estados Unidos and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices initiative of the Department of Romance Studies of Boston University, this film series includes classic and lesser known film versions of Miguel de Cervantes' Masterpiece.

Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring both Cervantes scholars and film specialists. The screenings and panel discussion are free and open to the public. Audience participation in the panel discussions is encouraged.

The films and dates are as follows:

Man of La Mancha (1972) - Thursday, February 19th @ 6pm (Boston University)

Lost in La Mancha (2002) - Thursday, March 26 @ 6pm (Boston University)

Don Quijote de La Mancha (1948) - Thursday, April 2 @ 6pm (Harvard University)

El Caballero Don Quijote (2001) - Thursday, April 30 @6pm (Harvard University)


Please follow the link to our website for more information on the showing venues.



02/19/15 - 04/30/15

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/rs/files/2015/02/filmfestival_DQ7x10.jpeg

Boston University George Sherman Student Union - 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper Bookmaking

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn to make beautiful paste paper, a squash book, an accordion book with pockets and a book with one signature. Paste papers are decorative papers made by brushing colored paste on paper and creating patterns with a variety of tools or objects. Paste paper has been used by book binders for over 400 years. Your paste paper will be used to embellish your own books for the covers, end papers, pages and/or decoration. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



04/09/15 - 04/30/15

$118 non-members; $93 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SAC76RB

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



Gordon College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College

The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble "The Coy Pond Piranhas" will perform their annual spring concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards such as “Satin Doll, ” “Embraceable You,” “Harlem Nocturne” and “In the Mood”.



04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

Phillips Music Center, Gordon College - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



Focus on Autism Art Show

Presented by Lesley University

To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley presents its annual Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show. The art show features JB Finnerty, Jessica Park and John Williams. Finnerty’s works include whimsical watercolors and abstract paintings that explore graffiti-like, symbolic images. As an autistic adult, Williams sees his work as a metaphor for his daily life. Park is passionate about astronomy, Victorian architecture, and urban skylines; her detailed acrylic renderings have a distinctive and colorful pop art quality and other worldly brilliance about them.



04/01/15 - 04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.lesley.edu/NewsDetail.aspx?id=21077



TypeCast: Twelve Quick Talks on Type

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic explorations and passions of some of Boston’s top designers, illustrators, and artists while enjoying libations and snacks. And don’t miss the opportunity to explore the current exhibition at BSA Space, StereoType: New directions in typography. 



04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/typecast-twelve-quick-talks-type



Hanging Nasturtiums

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Cascades of blossoming nasturtium vines make their brief but dramatic appearance above the Courtyard, celebrating the arrival of spring at the Gardner Museum. (Nasturtium blooms last about three weeks.) The annual Hanging Nasturtiums display continues an annual tradition started by Isabella Stewart Gardner during the week before Easter, marking the valiant return of color to The Fenway.



04/01/15 - 04/30/15

Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students: $5 with current ID



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/gardens/courtyard/hanging_nasturtiums

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



The Weston Wind Quintet

Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at John J. Moakley United States Courthouse

The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Scott Chowning - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) performs Franz Danzi - Wind Quintet, Op. 67 #2; Astor Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango; Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 2 and 8, and Op. 72, Nos. 2 and 7.  This one-hour concert is free and open to the public, and will take place in the 2nd Floor atrium of the courthouse.



04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.moakleycourthouse.com/

John J. Moakley United States Courthouse - One Courthouse Way, Boston, MA, 02210



An Evening with Patrick Deville

Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB)

Coming to the French Cultural Center from Paris, French author Patrick Deville will speak about his bestselling novel Plague and Cholera. A multiple award winner in France, this fictionalized biography of French microbiologist Alexandre Yersin takes the reader through world wars, epidemics, colonialism, and the fascinating life of a man who discovered bubonic plague. The novel is a captivating scientific and human adventure that Deville narrates by mixing periods and characters linked to Yersin’s life.

This talk is presented in French, with optional translation in English. Following the talk, there will be a book signing and reception with French wine and hors d'œuvres.



04/30/15

French Cultural Center members and employees of Sanofi/Genzyme: Free.
Non-members: $5.



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/an-evening-with-patrick-deville/

The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB) - 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Photography Exhibition at the Lesley University Lunder Arts Center

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design at Laconia Gallery

Enjoy a dynamic exhibition featuring the work of 10 artist-scholars whose creations span a variety of light-dependent genres including film, installation, alternative processes, printmaking, cut paper, digital color and integrated media.

The artists in the program’s third graduating class are: Nicole Carriere, Anne Eder, Danielle Ezzo, Kaleah Lanae King, EV Krebs, Tomi Jiantao Ni, Natalie Rzucidlo, Tabitha Sherrell. Taylor Singmaster and Anna Yeroshenko.

See their work and enjoy an opening reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.



04/23/15 - 04/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/news/2015/04/mfa-in-photography-thesis-exhibition/

Laconia Gallery - 433 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, 02118



Whitman's Civil War Revisited: 'Drum-Taps' at 150

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard at Paine Hall at Harvard Univ.

In October 1865, only months after Lincoln’s assassination and the final battle of the American Civil War, Walt Whitman published the completed version of Drum-Taps, a poetic tribute to the tragedy and anguish of the war. The collection was later disassembled and certain poems were worked into his later Leaves of Grass, but their heightened emotional context was lost. 150 years later, Drum-Taps is now available again from NYRB Poets in its unexpurgated original form.

Join Lawrence Kramer, the editor of this new edition of Drum-Taps, as he discusses the historical and literary importance of Whitman’s collection with Lawrence Buell and Elisa New, professors of American Literature at Harvard University.

The concert portion of the evening will feature settings of Whitman’s poems performed by tenor Eric Christopher Perry.



04/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.nybooks.com/events/whitmans-civil-war-revisited-drum-taps-150/

Paine Hall at Harvard Univ. - Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Culture Fest 2015: Native American Cultures

Presented by Lesley University

The Lesley University Diversity Council announces Culture Fest 2015 featuring Native American cultures on Thursday, April 30th.  Gain a deeper understanding of Native American culture through daylong celebration and activities.  Peruse authentic Native American wares, taste some Native American cuisine in White Dining Hall, view the film “Winter in the Blood” followed by a discussion, watch a performance by Joseph Firecrow – Cheyenne Flutist and Storyteller, and converse with the Wampanoag Native People from Plimouth Plantation.  There will be gifts raffled off throughout the day.  Come and learn about Native American cultures.

 



04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.lesley.edu/culture-fest/



Midday Organ Recital: Nancy Granert

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Adolphus Busch Hall

Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Nancy Granert.

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

Nancy Granert is organist-in-residence at the Memorial Church, Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and organist at Emmanuel Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

The event will be held at Adolphus Busch Hall.



04/30/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/midday-organ-recital-nancy-granert

Adolphus Busch Hall - 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



"You Must Believe in Spring" Plamen Karadonev with Elena Koleva

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Plamen and Elena present "You Must Believe in Spring" Jazz Concert of Fifth Season Quartet with a program of sweet, foot-tapping swing and modern Jazz arrangements. Pieces by M. Legrand, B. Strayhorn, Tchaikovsky, A.C. Jobim, W. Shorter, P. Kardonev, and others will be featured!


Fifth Season Quartet:
Elena Koleva - vocals
Plamen Karadonev - piano, accordion
Greg Laughman - bass
Austin McMahon – drums



04/30/15

$15 General Seating / $13 students and seniors (65+) with ID and Jazz Boston members.



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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

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.

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames.” -- The London Times



05/01/15

Adults: $45
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15
WOO Card holders: 10% off and 2 points



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/brentano-quartet/



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



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



Chris Hardwick

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

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



Film Screening: Detropia

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Detropia is a documentary about the tough reality of this post-industrial city.



05/01/15

$12



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/film-screening-detropia



Noura Mint Seymali

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

 A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the desert-blues guitar lines created by her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly. They are backed by a declarative, funk-driven rhythm section with traditional instruments at its core—ardine (harp), tidinit (lute), and tíbeul (bowl drum), along with western bass and drums.



05/01/15

Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation
$25 General admission, 21+



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2551/noura-mint-seymali

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club - 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 02144



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

  Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have received the highest levels of honors, awards and accolades. A uniquely unforgettable art experience of growth, inspiration, laughter and life-long friendships - like art therapy but, so much more. Our spacious, well-lit and comfortable studio is a supportive atmosphere welcoming all ages and levels (adults only during nude modeling) with individual 'play-stations' and other surprises accessible 24 hours - here in America's oldest working Art Colony: Boston's North Shore.



04/27/15 - 05/01/15

595



- http://northeastartworkshops.com/event/47516/georgia-mansur-workshop



Adult “Ladies Night Out” Ceramics Workshop

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 hand-building 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.



05/01/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk rock music. 

Hailing from Harbour, NL, Doyle formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallet, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada.

His second solo album, So Let's Go, is set to release on January 20, 2015.



05/01/15

$32 public / $28 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

 Michael Ondaatje is the best-selling and award-winning Canadian author of The English Patient, his classic novel, Running in the Family, a childhood memoir, and There’s a Trick With a Knife I’m Learning to Do, his Governor-General’s Award-winning book of poetry. His bestselling novel, The English Patient, was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. Ondaatje has received several literary prizes including The Booker Prize for Fiction, The Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, and the Giller Prize.

Pico Iyer is an acclaimed travel writer and author of twelve books that explore the contrast between local tradition and global pop culture. In 2013 and 2014 Iyer delivered popular TED talks entitled “Where is Home?” and “The Art of Stillness.” He has also written introductions for roughly 50 books, among them Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.
This feature event will bring these two authors together to discuss the concept of home.

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the Wilson Lecture on behalf of the Office of the President. The lecture will serve as the keynote address for the House and Home Conference.



05/01/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56211

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



Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps of Lexington, Massachusetts hosts various musical groups to perform in an outdoor concert including The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, The Grand Republic Fife and Drum Corps, The New Hampshire Pipes and Drums, and A military band.

 



05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.williamdiamondjrs.org/muster.html



Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF FLOWERS will be a Spring Flower Show and May Day Celebration in one! This sprightly and festive combination of dance, poetry, music and nature photography will brighten and add sparkle to the Spring Performing Arts Calendar! The music of Tchaikovsky's gorgeous Waltz of the Flowers will literally make these photos of beautiful blossoms at their peak, dance and come alive!!! This glorious celebration of flora will be sure to brighten and cheer everyone!



05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bostondancealliance.org/events/view/KiraOSeamon-sOSHOWEROOFOFLOWERS-1615781014

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



Slavic Soul Fest

Presented by Cocek! Brass Band

Slavic Soul Party is coming to Somerville for an all out Slavic Soul Fest!  Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk. SSP! has created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting. SSP!’s music has won the ear of fans and musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.



05/01/15

$15-in advance
$20-at the door



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/slavic-soul-fest-tickets-16041101366



Gallery Exhibition - Johanna Harmon: Exploring The Poetic Figure

Presented by Newbury Fine Arts

Please join us for the opening reception honoring OPA award-winning artist Johanna Harmon. The evening will feature a special artist's talk during the premiere unveiling of 25 new oils. Each timeless painting explores the figure, conveying the poetic sensations such as dreams, reverie, serenity and euphoria. 



04/17/15 - 05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.newburyfinearts.com



Artists in the Garden

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to New England Wild Flower Society‘s Garden in the Woods, a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, MA, before it opens to the public and when the light is especially beautiful. This is your chance to photograph, paint, draw, and sketch beautiful landscapes, native wildflowers, pollinators, and more! Botanical artist, Carol Govan, will give a 30 minute watercolor demonstration in the Garden! 



05/01/15

$16; Preregistration is required.



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Ari Hest

Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

Back in 2008, Hest cut ties with his record label, launching a Web-based subscription service in which he remarkably wrote, recorded, and released a new song every Monday for an entire year. At the end of the year, subscribers voted for their twelve favorite songs, those garnering the most votes reworked and digitally released in 2009 on the album “Twelve Mondays.” These days find Hest touring more than 150 dates a year and recently notching a score for the movie “Dreamriders.”



05/01/15

$18



- http://meandthee.org/hest-finnegan-5-1-15.html



Sidewalk Driver & Vundabar

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These critically-acclaimed artists are sure to bring in audiences from across the city to enjoy live music in downtown Boston in an exciting new venue.The May Concert Weekend features live music performances by Sidewalk Driver and Vundabar, The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, and Anne Malin. Boston-area bands have had litle opportunity to perform in downtown Boston for decades, and this weekend of concerts will provide music lovers with a fantastic opportunity to see/hear some of the best Boston bands performing in a stunning building, rich with entertainment history.  



05/01/15

$10 in advance
$12 at the door



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=7FAC17B3-A8BF-471E-8B42-45454FB1E2F2

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



Broadway On Highland / Rock Musicals

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

The theme for our last Broadway event of the school year is rock and pop musicals! Come sing your favorite Broadway rock or pop song (solo or with friends) with our fabulous accompanist, or sit in the audience and join the sing-along numbers. All ages and ability levels welcome. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist. 



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Music Duo concert

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Concert Hall

Pianist Hsin-chieh Lin is going to perform duo sonatas with her friends!!
Featuring: French hornist Josh Blumenthal, Violist Steven Laraia, and pianist Zenan Yu.

Program includes Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Paul Hindemith Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 25 no. 4, Sergei Taneyev Prelude and Fugue G-sharp minor Op. 29, and Franz Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan for two pianos.



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/news-events/events/

Boston University Concert Hall - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Radius Ensemble Presents: INSIGHT

Presented by Radius Ensemble

Radius Ensemble presents its season finale, INSIGHT, on May 2. Robert Schumann’s imaginative Fairy Tales, Sofia Gubaidulina’s extraordinary string trio, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Peruvian-inspired Pre-Inca Sketches. Plus the transporting Fratres for winds and percussion by Arvo Pärt.

JUST FOR ARTWEEK: free open rehearsal on Friday May 1 at 10 am. Meet the musicians and observe the rehearsal process as we prepare for our concert the following evening.  Please note that tickets for the concert on May 2 are $10-23 and not required to attend the free open rehearsal.



05/01/15

Free Open Rehearsal



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/radius-ensemble-presents-insight/



Community Murals: Uncovering and Exploring Your Ecstatic Creativity

Presented by Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery

For Art Week, Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery will be transformed into a dynamic community building creative adventure. We begin by discussing our art experience, positive and negative attitudes, and how we can move past them. Groups work together on a mural of a hopeful dragon with scenes of Boston children and hopeful messages to be displayed at the end of Art Week and possibly at children’s hospital. We will learn techniques through demonstrations and hands on practice. We will learn through informative and supportive artist talks, new ways to connect to our inherent creativity fearlessly and freely with new attitudes. Included are guided relaxation sessions to support our art making! All that is required is an openness to fun and surprising yourself! All ages welcome; suitable for adults and children. No skill required. Supplies will be provided. Just show up and get ready for fun and learning!



05/01/15

$10-15



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/community-murals-uncovering-and-exploring-your-ecstatic-creativity/2015-05-01/



Musical Hues

Presented by Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Like Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Dudley World Music Ensemble has a distinctly international focus. Enjoy live music drawn from cultures around the world while exploring the Peabody Museum’s impressive galleries. Wander freely or let the ensemble’s music spark your imagination and inspire you to draw what you hear. Art supplies will be available. All ages welcome.



05/01/15

Free with museum admission. Includes admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Adults: $12
Senior citizens: $10
Students with ID: $10
Children (3-18 years old): $8
Children under 3: Free



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2164



Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room

Presented by Anthi Frangiadis Associates: The Drawing Room

Stop by and Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room to take part in a visual adventure where artists will be demonstrating various methods of art making. Robert Abele, a New England landscape painter, will be available to discuss his plein air works—done in the tradition of Corot and Monet. Robert responds to the changing effects of light and atmosphere. Enjoy a discussion and painting demonstration as Sally McCarthy illustrates her process for creating a memory in paint. A unique opportunity to learn how Sally infuses her paintings with color and personalized content.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in architecture will have the opportunity to speak with Anthi Frangiadis a skilled architect. Anthi is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). These featured artists will pass on the valuable knowledge and experience they have gained through years of working in their field. Refreshments will be provided.



05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/meet-the-makers-in-the-drawing-room/



A Spectrum of Ideas

Presented by Suffolk University

Embracing the broad spectrum of ideas and materials that defines contemporary art, the Senior Thesis show of Fine Arts students at the New England School of Art and Design/Suffolk University will be open to the public on May 1 between 5 and 7pm with a special talk at 6pm. Painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, photography, performance and interactive installations are used to explore themes of identity, personal mythology, perception and representation. While they incorporate a wide variety of media, all ten artists participating in the exhibition embody a spirit of experimentation, personal reflection and a disciplined attention to craft. This is a culmination of years of development and pushing  limits of what is possible for these graduates, who collectively are creating exciting and ambitious work.



05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/a-spectrum-of-ideas/



James Montford Silent Performance

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

On Friday, May 1st, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts presents “Silent Performance,” a powerful experiential art piece by artist James Montford during the opening reception of the exhibition “James Montford: Persuasions 1990-2015,” on view at the gallery through June 21. Montford has been creating a rich and challenging body of work, including provocative performance art works, for the past 25 years, yet its relevance to the issues of our times feels ripped from the headlines, including his latest productions that incorporate the national social moment of “Hands Up” sparked in response to Eric Garner’s racially charged arrest and death in New York City.



05/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/707-james-montford-opening-reception-and-silent-performance.html



Wearable Art Extravaganza II Featuring The Four Elements

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

Wearable Arts Extravaganza II Featuring the Four Elements atWestern Avenue Artist Studios is a revue of performance and visual art that reflects the artists’ interpretations of the four elements of nature. The artists and drag queens are ready to dazzle our guests with costumes, song and dance for two evenings in May. The purpose of the event is to raise money, through the generous donations of our guests, for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. The Miracle Providers NorthEast (MPs) are partnering with the Loading Dock Gallery to raise money for the MPs annual holiday gift event. Each year the MPs collect, purchase, and distribute gifts through various agencies to fulfill wish lists from approximately 400 children.



05/01/15

$Suggested donation $20 per person or $30 per couple (VIP Seating $25 per person or $40 per couple)



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/wearable-art-extravaganza-ii-featuring-the-four-elements/all/



Juerga Flamenca

Presented by El Arte Flamenco

Spanish music and flamenco have taken Boston by storm. Greater Boston has more than a dozen artists teaching flamenco dance and music and scores of students who are hungry to perform. Special for ArtWeek, El Arte Flamenco, in collaboration with The Boston Arts Consort and Always Be Dancing, will present a Juerga Flamenca and offer free Flamenco lessons from 7:00-8:00 p.m. A juerga is a gathering for fun or merrymaking with song and dance. This event is an opportunity for Boston’s flamenco community dance, sing, play, and show what they have learned along with the area’s participating artists and teachers. There will be musicians to accompany dancers, and singers, or recorded music can be used. Bocaditos (snacks) will be available to add to the atmosphere. The intimacy of the Cambridge’s Democracy Center, and your participation will provide a delightful and authentic flamenco experience.



05/01/15

Tickets are $10 for participants; $15 for the audience.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/juerga-flamenca/



Authors in the House

Presented by GrubStreet at Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Readers, writers and those who want creative, interactive entertainment are invited to join GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace Conference attendees at Authors in the House, Friday, May 1st at 7:30p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza. Authors in the House showcases great new books by national self-published authors and combines entertainment with an opportunity for audience members to hear feedback from literary judges and participate with their own feedback. Five curated authors each have the stage for five minutes pitching their story, thoughts on writing and/or motivation for writing the book. Our panel of five judges includes best-selling authors, literary agents, book reviewers, book bloggers and an audience pick!



05/01/15

$15



- https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/authors-in-the-house/

Boston Park Plaza Hotel - 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116



The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da VinciThe Bea

Presented by Jaggery

Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci on special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The band will perform a song cycle in their characteristic sepia-toned, fluid style, mixing the classical precision of piano, harp, and viola, the jazz-inflected looseness of contrabass and drum kit, and the volcanic voice of Mali Sastri, whose “performances are at once breathtaking feats of physical expression, and a form of psychic excavation.”(WBUR) Sonically conveying the themes of beauty and ugliness in da Vinci’s work, the group will push opposites–light and shadow, delicacy and ferocity–producing a palette of gnarled elegance and graceful clashes. With opener Rabbit Rabbit, whose love of art and folk song, industrial and improvised music, and heart-wrenching balladry are rendered on a motley assortment of acoustic instruments to sparse and rich effect.



05/01/15

$25



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/jaggery-presents-the-beautiful-and-the-grotesque-inspired-by-leonardo-da-vinci



Shit-faced Shakespeare

Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at Davis Square Theatre

Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member.
Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 30,000 eager theatre goers across the UK. Having successfully completed multiple sell-out runs of the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals.
With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same and audiences can even dictate when the actor gets to drink more to prevent unwanted sobriety.
Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist - reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.



04/14/15 - 05/01/15

$20 



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shit-faced-shakespeare-tickets-15866483078

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



Jaggery Presents The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

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

Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The band will perform a song cycle in their characteristic sepia-toned, fluid style, mixing the classical precision of piano, harp, and viola, the jazz-inflected looseness of contrabass and drum kit, and the volcanic voice of Mali Sastri, whose “performances are at once breathtaking feats of physical expression, and a form of psychic excavation.”(The ARTery) Sonically conveying the themes of beauty in da Vinci’s work, the group will push opposites–light and shadow, delicacy and ferocity – producing a palette of gnarled elegance and graceful clashes.



05/01/15

MFA Members $20.00 / Nonmembers $25.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/jaggery-presents-the-beautiful-and-the-grotesque-inspired-by-leonardo-da-vinci

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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 - 05/02/15

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



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

The final Classics Concert of our 20th Anniversary Season!

Francisco Noya, Guest Conductor

Join the New Phil for a musical celebration of America, New England, and Newton with our final Classics Concert of our 2014-2015 season!

Ives: Variations on "America"
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (the "Organ Symphony")

Featured artist in Kabalevsky's Cello Concerto No. 1 will be Sophie Applbaum.
Featured artist in Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 will be John Finney.



04/26/15 - 05/02/15

$10-$48
 



- http://www.newphil.org/



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



Humorist Kinky Friedman

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

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth. Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. An evening of song, stories and surprises.



05/02/15

Tickets: $28
JCC members, students, seniors: $25



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents

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



The Diary of Anne Frank

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

One of the most poignant plays of our generation, The Diary of Anne Frank tells the honest story of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi’s during World War II. Told through the eyes of young Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless story that should never be forgotten.



04/18/15 - 05/02/15



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

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



House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, literature, film, and on stage. How does the physicality of a house—its architecture, spatial configuration and design, even the furniture within—intersect with the more intangible emotions, aspirations, and sense of ownership we associate with the place we call home?

 



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56216

Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Special Screening!
Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
(1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92 min; DCP]
Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN is considered one of the best fantasy novels of all time and the wonderful animated film version by Rankin & Bass is no less of a classic. Since its initial release over 30 years ago, THE LAST UNICORN has enchanted audiences everywhere with its moving story about a unicorn trying to find and rescue her lost people, and the price she pays for bringing magic back into the world. We are pleased to host this special screening of this charming film, now available in a remastered digital version, accompanied by a Q&A and book signing with its creator, Peter S. Beagle.



05/02/15

Tickets for this special event are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, children, and Brattle members. No member passes accepted for this event.



- http://bit.ly/196k1Ol

The Brattle Theatre - 40 Brattle St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Wendy Williams

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Mother, wife, media mogul, entrepreneur, performer and best- selling author, Wendy Williams is best known for her long- running talk show “The Wendy Williams Show”. The nationally syndicated weekday program now airs in 52 countries, on BET at midnight, and launched its sixth season on September 15, 2014 delivering the shows highest ratings ever and ranked #1 in all syndicated talk shows.

“The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see talk show in daytime. Taped live in New York City, viewers delight over Williams’ distinctive and entertaining personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own unpredictable, honest and authentic take on the most talked about headlines and “Ask Wendy,” in which she offers real advice to audience members looking for guidance to everyday problems.

“The Wendy Williams Show” is a reflection of its star and host; the vibrant colors and upbeat soundtrack matches Williams’ own personality and spirited sense of humor. The focus on entertainment and pop culture reflects Williams’ passion for those topics. Hailed by the New York Post as “daytime TV’s favorite guilty pleasure,” Williams’ interviews countless celebrity guests from the perspective of a fan, as she asks the questions that her audience wants to know.

Live out of NYC, “The Wendy Williams Show” ratings are growing exponentially and surpassing the competition with guaranteed renewal through 2017. This is the only syndicated talk show that achieved year-to-year national growth in W25-54 ratings (0.9 to 1.0 = +11%).

Prior to achieving success in daytime television, Williams built a devoted fan base throughout a successful 23-year career in radio. “The Wendy Williams Experience” was Williams’ top-rated, daily radio show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York and was listened to by an audience of more than 12 million people. One of the most popular personalities in radio, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 – one of only a handful of women with that honor.

Turning 50 this past July, Wendy celebrated her milestone birthday with a bucket list of items including making her stand up debut in Las Vegas. Her sold out show was a huge hit and will be returning to perform two more shows on October 31 and November 1 for the “Lipshitck” comedy series.

Expanding her media footprint, Williams and her husband Kevin launched the non-fiction television programming company Wendy Williams Productions (WWP) in 2013. The joint partnership with Debmar-Mercury, the producers of “The Wendy Williams Show”, sees WWP finding, developing and producing original programming including the Lifetime original movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B that will air in November. 2013 also saw the launch of another entrepreneurial endeavor with Wendy’s own line of wigs: Wendy Williams Hair WorldTM Collection. Having been diagnosed over a decade ago with a thyroid condition that causes thinning hair, Williams has long been a proud and outspoken supporter of hairpieces. Following years of wearing, styling and openly talking about wigs on her show, Wendy is a recognized expert in the field.

In Spring 2004, Wendy released her seventh book and first romance novel, “Hold Me In Contempt” (Harper Collins). It became a New York Times bestseller the first day of its’ release. This past spring also marked another milestone; Wendy was the first talk show host to donate show items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

With TV, Broadway and film performances to her name, Williams is a seasoned performer, both as herself and in character. Her television credits include appearances on NBC’s “30 Rock” as herself, competing on Season 12 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” hosting Game Show Network’s original series “Love Triangle,” and appearing as a featured guest on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva”. Wendy also appeared in the major motion picture, Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man” and took center stage as Mama Morton in the Tony-winning revival of the musical “Chicago”.



05/02/15

$54.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wendy-williams/

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



Loretta LaRoche - Humor Your Stress

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

Loretta LaRoche has helped millions of people deal with everyday stress. With her irreverent humor and an innate sense of the absurd, she helps people see how needlessly complex and stressful our lives can become. Loretta’s wit, wisdom and humor is a common-sense view of life that leaves audiences inspired, motivated and roaring with laughter. An acclaimed humorist, speaker and author, Loretta has shared the stage with Former President Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, Tony Robbins, Lisa Williams, Cesar Millan and many other great leaders.



05/02/15

Full price tickets are $30, and $40, depending on seating location. Womenaid of Central Mass will be having a pre-show meet and greet with Loretta LaRoche that includes a book signing, hug, and photo opportunity. Tickets are $65, proceeds to benefit the Womenaid of Central Mass. 10% discount available on regular tickets for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=187

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



La Cage Aux Folles

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

Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

La Cage Aux Folles runs April 17 – May 2 at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, Massachusetts. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit www.theumbrellaarts.org or call 978.371.0820.



04/17/15 - 05/02/15

$20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/production/la-cage

The Umbrella Community Arts Center - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium

Ayaman signifies a call to gather. Join us for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.

Join Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble, bringing to Wellesley the aesthetics of Africa as found throughout the African Diaspora – particularly in Haiti. With special guests, including Wellesley BlueJazz, Wellesley Bluejazz Strings and Combos, Haitian master artists, Yanvalou founders, and alumnae. Then join us afterwards for the final gathering: AYAMAN: Gran Moun (The Mentors!)

 



05/02/15

Free and open the public. 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55116

Jewett Auditorium - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02109



English Beat

Presented by Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

The Allstonians are a third wave ska/reggae band formed in Allston, Massachusetts in 1992. They have released three albums, on the Moon Ska Records label and the most recent on Fork In Hand Records. They have also appeared on many ska compilations. The band has been featured on MTV's The Real World, and can be heard often on college radio in the United States. They are influenced by bands such as The Skatalites, Laurel Aitken, Madness, The Specials, and The English Beat.

 



05/02/15

$35.00, 21 and over



- http://johnnyds.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=193235&cart

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club - 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 02144



Susan Werner

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

At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her Last of the Good Straight Girls album in its entirety. This was Susan’s third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major label.  Cultivating a reputation as a daring and innovative performer with unforgettable live shows, Werner is a genre-busting singer/songwriter. Werner traverses pop, folk, blues, country, roots, jazz, and gospel with grace and wit.



05/02/15

$22 members / $26 public



- http://natickarts.org/performance/susan-werner-last-good-straight-girls

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



Jeff Dye

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jeff Dye is an extremely talented comedian and actor who is best known for hosting MTV's Numbnuts and Money From Strangers. He did so well at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central's Live At Gotham that he got his very own half-hour comedy special. Jeff was also recurring cast member on ABC's hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364568

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



Digging In: Family Drop-In Day

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Join us for a fun-filled day of artmaking for the whole family. Explore our current exhibitions and create your own artwork inspired by what you see.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.newartcenter.org/calendar/

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



Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center

Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps hosts this FREE event at the Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Center, Route 2A/Marrett Road, Lexington (GPS address: 250 N. Great Road, Lincoln, MA). 

The Muster offers an authentic look into our nation’s history with a parade, colonial vendors, re-enactors and 30 fife and drum corps from around the country. These uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, will perform our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.williamdiamondjrs.org/muster.html

Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center - 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Full Moon Story Slam at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

The Story Slam is our chance to gather friends and share true stories from our lives. Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit and it is great entertainment! Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme. There are opportunities for one-minute stories too!



05/02/15

All Tickets $15.



- http://www.newburyportacting.org/calendarapril.html



Betty Bam!

Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box

A knock at the door followed by an accusation of an undisclosed crime forces Betty Bam to engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with her would-be pursuers. Charming Betty will take on many roles in a no-holds-barred attempt to escape her fate. Daughter. Wife. Temptress. Actress. Cold blooded killer. But which is the real Betty Bam? Who killed Pyotr Nikolayevich? And isn’t that him standing right over there? 

 



04/10/15 - 05/02/15

$20 general, $15 students and seniors. All dates and times are general admission.



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Betty-Bam/

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



Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

In restaurants and various venues 9 groups will be playing  a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient instruments. The day ends with a fiddler jam session and an old fashion square dance.
All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine
 



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artsfalmouth.org/d7/trad-stroll-woods-hole



Flora's Holiday

Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for the Tower Hill landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Backgrounds include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, forest glades, the heritage apple orchard in fragrant bloom and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales will be drawn from Ancient Greek, Norse, and Native American cultures delving into the mythic origins and meaning of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise.

 

Appropriate for adults and young people ages twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in Tower Hills Stoddard Education Center Theater.

Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30

Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early.



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

Member $25, Non-member $30



- https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/EventDetail.asp?cguid=C7E2C131-AD0F-49AA-B073-5B92F8300A37&eid=51264&sid=07A79CAB-C1B3-4955-8038-C018B2CF89B9



EXULTET! (Boston)

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s “Exultet Terra,” as recreated for Cappella Clausura for double choir and double reed quintet featuring guest artist Peggy Pearson.



05/02/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2014-2015-season/csl5

Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



DOWN TO EARTH: CLAY, PAPER & WOOD Artist Reception

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

The Loading Dock Gallery celebrates a long awaited spring with a group exhibit of artwork made with natural materials. Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood features creations with clay by Barbara Guilmet and Samantha Tucker of Muddy Girls Studio, works on paper by Laura Doran, and “old school woodworkin” by Kevin Connolly. The exhibit has something for everyone from vases to teapots to sculpture to handcrafted furniture to wall art.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.theloadingdockgallery.com/

Western Avenue Artist Studios - 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, 01851



They Came Two by Two

Presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop

Noah Sark is a very successful marriage counselor.  What happens, though, when the couple that needs counseling the most is he and his wife, Robin.  In the meantime, he still must counsel the various couples who have appointments with him. To complicate matters even more, Noah’s secretary, Ingrid Marvellis, has been pursuing him, which challenges the core of Noah’s values. Then there is his rescue of Gail Childsworth from Jeremy Langston, who is stalking her after she rejects him.  With some playful help from his best friend, Aeschylus Rhodes, Noah tries to sort it all out.



04/24/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets are $12.50. On April 24th and 30th all Seniors and Students may purchase a ticket at a discounted rate of $7.50.



- http://www.georgetowntheatreworkshop.org/?page_id=561



2nd Annual Heat It Up! Fundraiser

Presented by Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

2nd Annual  Heat It Up  Fundraiser

Join a dinner hosted in your neighborhood for 2nd Annual Heat It Up! Fundraiser! The night will also include music and dance party with wine and beer cash bar! 



05/02/15

$100.00 per person suggested donation



- http://www.motherbrookarts.org/heat2015



Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy Mills. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. 

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music in an intimate setting, a menu featuring sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffees, and plenty of free parking.



05/02/15

Suggested donation: $10 at the door.



- http://artsatthearmory.org/events/somerville-songwriter-sessions-2-2015-05-02/

Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143



Anchors Aweigh - Marblehead Little Theatre's Spring Gala

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

The theme of this year’s Marblehead Little Theatre Gala is “Anchors Aweigh”.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid in the silent auction.  This will be followed by dinner graciously provided by Bertucci’s of Swampscott, a live auction which will be followed by an evening of entertainment by several of MLT’s veteran performers all of which will be hosted by Erik Rodenhiser.

 



05/02/15

$50 to include dinner, refreshments and entertainment.



- http://www.mltlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/gala-invite.jpg

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



Watercolor Demonstration by Nan Daly

Presented by Needham Open Studios at Gorse Mill Studios

A demonstration of how to create textures in watercolor using various common materials, many of which can be found in the grocery store. Art can be fun and surprising, and these techniques remind us of that.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/

Gorse Mill Studios - 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA, 02494



The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, Anne Malin

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These critically-acclaimed artists are sure to bring in audiences from across the city to enjoy live music in downtown Boston in an exciting new venue.The May Concert Weekend features live music performances by Sidewalk Driver, Vundabar, The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, and Anne Malin. Boston-area bands have had litle opportunity to perform in downtown Boston for decades, and this weekend of concerts will provide music lovers with a fantastic opportunity to see/hear some of the best Boston bands performing in a stunning building, rich with entertainment history.  



05/02/15

$10 in advance
$12 at the door



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=B845ABD6-3467-469A-A39E-B0F88CDE503D

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



5th Annual High School Story Slam

Presented by massmouth,inc. at C. Walsh Theatre

High school students from several local schools tell their own life stories and compete for a total of $5,000 in scholarship prizes at the 5th annual StoriesLive High School Scholarship Story. For ArtWeek, in between contestants the audience can share their 1 minute high school stories.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/5th-annual-high-school-story-slam/

C. Walsh Theatre - 55 Temple Street, Boston, MA, 02114



Art of the Weave

Presented by Dover Rug and Home

WHERE EVERY RUG TELLS A STORY AND EVERY PATTERN HAS A HISTORY…

Please join us as we partner to present a hands-on experience in the art form of traditional rug making and textile design.

-Live demonstrations of rug weaving
-Pattern discovery-scavenger hunt!
-Kids will create their own rug design and get a souvenir photo (Share their design on -Facebook to be entered into a drawing for a 5X8 artisan rug)
-Sample area of wool and textiles

Refreshments will be served.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/art-of-the-weave/



Maynard’s Spring Art Walk

Presented by ArtSpace Downtown

For ArtWeek at ArtSpace Downtown, Berit Strong’s classical guitar students will give a special recital at 4:30 PM and art students will give a talk about their work at 5:15 PM.

As part of Maynard’s Spring ArtWalk on May 2nd from 5:00-7:00 PM, stroll downtown Maynard to enjoy an evening of art and music by area artists. 



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/maynards-spring-art-walk/



Be On the Stage of Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company

A special theater experience for all ages! Walk in the shoes of an actor in Jesus Christ Superstar and see the backstage, meet crew, experience the set and before the show starts and feel like you are the star.



05/02/15

FREE



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/be-on-the-stage-of-jesus-christ-superstar/



Vintage Vocals

Presented by Privateer Rum

Vintage Vocals brings together the harmonies of a Capella music featuring Peking And The Mysticswith the unique locale and vintage cocktails of the Privateer Rum Distillery.

The evening will include an introduction to the distillery’s rich New England history by Christopher J. DeStefano, Director of Tours and Hospitality at Privateer Rum.

From there, sit back and relax to the sound stylings of Peking and The Mystics as they perform from their eclectic a Capella repertoire, made up of swing, jazz, doo-wop, and pop music of every decade from the 1890s to the 2000s.



05/02/15

$20



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/vintage-vocals/



Yoga in the Galleries with Tree Top Yoga

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Practice mindfulness and gentle yoga poses surrounded by art in CAM’s Special Exhibition Gallery. Participants of all levels are invited to partake in this immersive 75-minute yoga session. This program is offered as part of ArtWeek Boston, a twice-annual 10-day collection of events throughout Greater Boston that features unexpected or creative interactive experiences.



05/02/15

$5 Museum members, $10 nonmembers. Space is limited and reservations are required. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/artweek-boston/

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



Open Arts Day

Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts

The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The drop-in open house features visual and performing arts workshops taught by the skilled arsenalARTS & Watertown Children’s Theatre staff.

Participants can experiment with Clay (handbuilding and pottery wheel), Printmaking, Mixed-media and other art activities for the whole family. This year’s event will also feature a very special outdoor Steamroller Printing Project where artists will carve printmaking plates, ink them up, and then roll over them with an industrial steamroller to create Relief print masterpieces!

Watertown Children’s Theatre will present workshop performances of two student-written plays selected by a panel of local judges, as well as an encore performance of The Main Street Kids Club: A MathStart Musical, which had its Boston Premiere at the Arsenal Center in March.  In addition, there will be a costume photo booth, songwriting workshop, and other fun family activities. Watertown Children’s Theatre and New Repertory Theatre will also reveal their 2015-2016 seasons.

Every registrant will also be entered into a raffle drawing to win theatre tickets or summer classes.  



05/02/15

Free



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/open-arts-day/

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



Voices of Spring

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

Highlights include Thomas Tallis’s “If Ye Love Me”, Anton Bruckner’s “Locus Iste” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night”  



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



Spring Art Thing at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts

Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Come to Western Avenue Studios and Lofts during the First Saturday Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm for a special event “Spring Art Thing.” Pick up a postcard on your way into any of our buildings, visit participating studios and lofts, collect artists’ fun facts and tips as well as stickers from the artists, browse the art, and buy unique gifts.  Deposit your postcard with your contact information in the box on your way out for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to spend at the participating studios and lofts.  Flower door tags will mark the entryways to participating studios and lofts.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/spring-art-thing-at-western-ave-studios/

Western Avenue Artist Studios - 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, 01851



Crave by Sarah Kane

Presented by Green Street Studios at Green Street Studios

Winner of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Directing

In this unique multimedia rendition the poetry of Kane's play is expressed through sound and imagery born of movement and light. In a marked break with her previous work, Sarah Kane wrote a play devoid of narrative and stage directions. Kowalski treats the text as a variation of a radio play in which the pre-recorded dialog is triggered by the movements and actions of performers using an interactive system he devised. These actions in turn give shape to projected imageries, all to Dave Seidel’s live sound design.



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

$20



- http://gregorykowalski.com/Crave

Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Bruce Millard with Michael Moran

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

In the two off-the-beaten-path years since his last ATAC performance, Millard has been 'making the rounds' — frequently wandering from the Americana landscape to perform with an extensive and diverse range of musicians. He'll bring those whirlwind, eclectic two years of experiences and more to this no-boundaries ATAC show, while also spotlighting the individual members of his band, each of whom have their own projects and will feature material of their own. "For years they've been making me sound better than I am. I want to return the favor — turn them loose and show what they can do. We'll be tossing the ball around. It'll be six little concerts wrapped into one."



05/02/15

$20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17, Child U12 $10)



- http://amazingthings.org/event/bruce-millard-with-special-guests-hokums-heroes-michael-moran/

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



Middletown

Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center

When Mary Swanson moves to Middletown, it seems as humdrum as a small American town can be: “Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees.” But as she befriends townsfolk like Librarian the librarian, Cop the cop, and the peculiar John Dodge, she begins to question if anything is truly ordinary. Hilarious yet beautiful, Middletown is a quirky and touching exploration of birth, death, and everything in between.



04/24/15 - 05/02/15

Adults: $12
Students and seniors: $8
All tickets are general admission



- http://hrdctheater.com/middletown

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



Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper.

American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.



05/02/15

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

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or emailinfo@capannmuseum.org or details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/hoppers-houses-walking-tour-may-2-2015/

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



Fork & Tune Presents- Pulp Fiction

Presented by Treats on Washington

Fork & Tune is a dining experience that uses groundbreaking albums as inspiration for a 4 course meal served around one communal table. This menu is designed to highlight not only the season’s best ingredients, but also invoke the rhythm, timbre & theme of an album listened to from start to finish. Guest are encouraged to interact with each other as well as the chef, Jessica Brown, and evening’s host, Dana Briley. This intimate setting provides the perfect venue for the ultimate synergy of food and music. Treats on Washington is happy to announce our newest release; the soundtrack to Quentin Tarrantino’s cult masterpiece, Pulp Fiction.



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

$40



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/fork-tune-presents-pulp-fiction-2/2015-05-01/



Betty Barn by Daniil Kharms

Presented by Imaginary Beasts

Catch the final week of the critically acclaimed Imaginary Beasts’ production of Betty Bam!, appropriate for ages 13 and up. Join us for a special talkback following the Friday, May 1st performance with dramaturg Matthew McMahan. Reflecting Kharms’ writing experiment, the Beasts have put this project into the hands of not one but three directors who will each bring their unique flavor to the project.

Artistic Director Matthew Woods (IRNE Nominee for direction, Knock! and Hairy Tales) will helm the production, joined by long-time collaborators onstage and off, Joey C. Pelletier and Michael Underhill (IRNE nomination for direction, Hairy Tales).

Following their exploration of Kharms’ micro-prose with last Fall’s critically acclaimed KNOCK! (nominated for 7 IRNE’s, including Best Play), the Beasts push ever further into the psyche of one of Stalinist Russia’s lost voices with BETTY BAM!. Working from an original translation by Zoya Derevyannich, the ensemble will present never-before-seen adaptation of the piece.



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

$20



- http://www.imaginarybeasts.org/imaginary_beasts/Now_Playing.html



Yoga in the Galleries

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

As part of ArtWeek Boston the Museum will be offereing Yoga in the Galleries with Tree Top Yoga.

Practice mindfulness and gentle yoga poses surrounded by art in CAM’s Special Exhibition Gallery. Participants of all levels are invited to partake in this immersive 75-minute yoga session.

ArtWeek Boston is an initiative of the Citi Performing Arts Center, whose mission is to be a champion for nonprofit innovation in Boston and provide arts and entertainment to the greater community. ArtWeek Boston is a twice-annual 10-day collection of events throughout the city that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-thescenes
access to artists or the creative process.



05/02/15

$5 Museum members, $10 nonmembers

Space is limited; reservations and advance payment required.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/artweek-boston/

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



Henry VI Part 2 Rehearsal with Tina Packer

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Actors’ Shakespeare Project is working with international Shakespeare luminary Tina Packer who returns to ASP to direct Henry VI, Part 2. The Open Rehearsal is an up-close-and-personal opportunity to witness the rehearsal process, hear a short talk by Tina, engage in a Q&A session, and enjoy a light reception. Tina Packer is one of the most engaging and respected directors, teachers and actors of Shakespeare worldwide. The award-winning Actors’ Shakespeare Project has a track record of stellar community engagement, innovative education programs, and acclaimed artistic work. For this show, ASP is partnering with Suffolk to perform at The Modern Theatre, located in easily accessible Downtown Crossing, a hub of cultural activities. This setting is prime for all lovers of theatre, culture, and the arts. We partner with local bakeries for our reception, and invite school partners, artists, and theater lovers to come together and enjoy this extraordinary experience with ASP.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/henry-vi-part-2-rehearsal-with-tina-packer/

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University - 523-525 Washington Street, Boston, MA,



KidsArtsFest

Presented by Creative Haverhill

Join us for a community arts festival with something for everyone to enjoy! This event will span the broad scope of arts disciplines, offering theater performances, live bands, the annual Haverhill Idol singing competition, cultural dance performances and workshops, martial arts demonstrations, and an interactive improv comedy show!

New for ArtWeek, KidsArtsFest in Downtown Haverhill will feature a creative careers booth which will allow students to pick the brains of local creative professionals. Local businesses and non-profit organizations will line the streets, offering many free crafts and activities including face painting, sand art, an expressive art activity, robotics, interactive poetry board, and so much more! Come down to see local artists install creative crosswalks in the Riverfront Cultural District, and partake of delicious food as talented artists take the stage to perform throughout the day. 



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/kidsartsfest/



Front Door Framingham – Gateway Mural Launch

Presented by Framingham Downtown Renaissance Inc

On May 2nd 11 to 2PM, Framingham Downtown Renaissance launches its Gateway Mural Project in front of the wall at 16 Concord Street in the infamous MBTA Banana Lot. Bring your lawn chairs, your pets and your creative edge for an awesome, artful day soaking in local food and music. Hard to beat spending a day downtown in the sun after a long snowy winter — celebrating art and the great comeback of Downtown Framingham! Meet mural artist, Sorin Bica of Fountain Street Studios and our historic Bancroft Building. Participate (say cheese) on our Community Portraits Project with local photographer and multimedia artist, Kyle Taylor Ganson, as we initiate the integration of art and construction on the eve of our downtown redesign.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. Parents or guardians accompany kids, please. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/front-door-framingham-gateway-mural-launch/



Elemental Journey Literary Event and Free Writing Workshop

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

Caroline Allen is a novelist, visual artist and writing coach from the Portland, Oregon area. Her novels, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, are part of the Elemental Journey Series. Earth was published in February, and Air will be released this autumn. For ArtWeek on May 2 at 4PM, in her role as founder of the writing coaching service, Art of Storytelling, Caroline will host
a workshop: How to Start Your Book: The Elemental Journey Begins, a workshop that will guide beginning writers in starting their memoir or novel. Prior to the workshop, from 1-3 PM, Caroline will be reading from Earth, followed by a Q&A, followed by a book signing. Caroline worked as a journalist in Tokyo and London, and was a travel writer in Asia before moving into the literary and visual arts. She is a past member of the Western Ave community and The Loading Dock Gallery and WASAA are pleased to welcome her back.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/elemental-journey-literary-event-and-free-writing-workshop/



Spring Art Thing at Western Ave Studios

Presented by Western Avenue Studios

Come to Western Avenue Studios and Lofts during the First Saturday Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm for a special event “Spring Art Thing.” Pick up a postcard on your way into any of our buildings, visit participating studios and lofts, collect artists’ fun facts and tips as well as stickers from the artists, browse the art, and buy unique gifts. Deposit your postcard with your contact information in the box on your way out for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to spend at the participating studios and lofts. Flower door tags will mark the entryways to participating studios and lofts.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/spring-art-thing-at-western-ave-studios/



Somerville Open Studios Tour

Presented by Somerville Open Studios

Get a tour of the Somerville Open Studios Artists’ Choice exhibit at Somerville Museum noon at Sat May 2nd at 12:00pm. Learn about the city and its arts community and the Somerville Open Studios event. The Artists’ Choice Exhibit offers a great opportunity to preview the studios and artists’ work.

Somerville Open Studios is a free citywide event that gives access to the work of visual artists living and working in the city of Somerville. View art, interact with local artists and visit artists’ working spaces. Over 350 Somerville artists will be opening their studios to the public on Sat May 2nd and Sun May 3th from noon to 6 pm. Also includes a free fashion show, showcasing local fashion on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 – 9 pm at the Somerville Armory.
 



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/visit/



Wrap Doll Workshop

Presented by National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture

Dolls are known as one of the earliest items for play however they are not just play things,in fact as a cultural artifact they can provide a unique prospective into society. The African wrap doll is just one art form of doll making passed down for generations in the African American culture during the era of slavery. Using found items to create three dimensional characters you will be taught in 90 minutes Recommended age 10+ the basic techniques to create your own three dimensional character. King, Queen, Warrior, Ninja’, Doll or Action Figure its all in your hands.



05/02/15

$10  Space is limited, Pre- registration is encouraged . 



- https://database.hartfordperforms.org/program/23



Crocheting With Wire

Presented by Needham Open Studios

For ArtWeek, join jewelry artistHanne Bernstein for a 30-minute demonstration in crocheting with sterling silver wire. Hanne will show you how a mesh is created and how it can be sculpted into various shapes. Questions are welcome. Hanne, a Danish native, has studied silversmithing and wire wrapping in the Boston area. In her work, she draws on her many years of working with fiber art. She is inspired by contemporary Scandinavian design and combines her historical heritage with a clean and modern look. Hanne incorporates the techniques of Viking knit and crochet in her jewelry and lets silver and gold wire interact with pearls and gemstones in a sculptural design..



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/



The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston

Presented by ArtWeek Boston

The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston: This 90-minute tour explores Poe’s connections to Boston, from his birth here in 1809 to his return as a young man in 1827 and his controversial appearance before the Boston Lyceum in 1845. Though Poe spent only about a year living in Boston, he was intensely engaged throughout his career with the writers and editors he called “Frogpondians.” Sites visited include the likely Poe birthplace, Edgar Allan Poe Square and the new Poe statue by Stefanie Rocknak, the grave of Charles Sprague (called the Banker-Poet of Boston), the Frog Pond on Boston Common, and the King’s Chapel Burying Ground. Your guide is Paul Lewis, Boston College English professor and vice president of the Poe Studies Association. 



05/02/15

$15 

No advance tickets.
Cash only



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/the-ravens-trail-a-walking-tour-of-poes-boston/



Omni Parker House Literary Tour

Presented by Boston Literary District at Omni Parker House

Where Did Charles Dickens practice his reading of A Christmas Carol before speaking in front of an American audience? Where did the Transcendentalists hang out on the last Saturday of every month? With a long waiting list last time, local historian Susan Wilson is back by popular demand to uncover the rich literary history of the Omni Parker House! ArtWeek participants will be given a private talk and tour of the hotel, retracing the steps of renowned writers of the “Golden Age of American Literature” such as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Longfellow as well as Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Britain’s Charles Dickens. The Omni Parker House is the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. This showcase will occur in conjunction with Boston’s Literary District.

Limited to the first 15 registrants.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/omni-parker-house-literary-tour/

Omni Parker House - 60 School Street, Boston, MA, 02108



Capoeira Class for Kids with Live Music

Presented by Sinha Capoeira

Capoeira is a dynamic Brazilian art form combining martial arts, dance, acrobatic movements, music and singing. In this workshop children will learn basic Capoeira kicks and dodges, as well as acrobatics like handstands and cartwheels. Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary is incorporated into class and children will learn to sing simple Capoeira songs in Portuguese. Workshop will be instructed with live accompaniment of traditional Capoeira music and singing. Children will have a unique opportunity to learn how to play the game of Capoeira and participate in a traditional Capoeira ritual!

No prior dance or martial arts experience necessary. This class is geared towards all ability levels and focused on children of ages 5 through 12.



05/02/15

$18



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/capoeira-class-for-kids-with-live-music/



SUSHI DECONSTRUCTED Painting with Food

Presented by Markus and Leslie Lewis

Let us take you on a culinary art adventure! Greater Boston art mavericks, Markus and Leslie Lewis, will host a painting competition, without paint. The medium- sushi ingredients. Create simple to elaborate works of art entirely out of food. No skill level required. Be inspired by the amazing new restaurant, NOBO, and it’s uniquely creative environment, not to mention the fabulous food you will be tasting as part of this hand’s on event. Let Markus and Leslie guide you and your friends on a food and art lover’s adventure. A brief art tour will be followed by an introduction to the world of sushi by the restaurateurs at NOBO. Then we break the rules of fine dining and play with our food!



05/02/15

$25 Get your tickets now, space is limited to 30 adventurers.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/sushi-deconstructed-painting-with-food/



Art Demonstration and Activity

Presented by ArtWeek Boston

Join artist Anne E.G. Nydam during Needham Open Studios to see her work and learn how she creates a relief block print, from design, to carving, to printing. Then try it yourself by carving your own miniature rubber block to print. Anne will provide all the materials you need as well as demonstration and instruction to bring out your creativity.

Needham Open Studios, now in its seventeenth year, features more than 45 artists exhibiting and demonstrating their art in 10 locations throughout the town of Needham. These artists work in a variety of media and styles, and each has a unique creative vision. They have exhibited in solo and group shows including juried shows, as well as galleries and museums across the country. The Needham Open Studios self-guided tour offers the opportunity to meet the artists, see how they work, talk with them about their techniques and creative processes, and take home original art.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. Limit 12 participants.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/art-demonstration-and-activity-2/



FREE VERSE – an ArtsUnion Event



Julie Ann Otis and Somerville Arts Council present an ArtsUnion event: FREE VERSE

What will you type or take with you from FREE VERSE? A haiku? A love letter? A confession? Come compose an unexpected ode on one of our vintage typewriters in Union Square Plaza and share it on the Type.Tack.Take. board, on display May 2 – 17. Our resident poet will teach you how to create stories and poems just from observing what’s around you. Come play with words and create a laundry list, a rave review, or a mad lib. If you can think it, you can write it into FREE VERSE. Recommended for ages 8 and up.



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/free-verse-an-artsunion-event/2015-05-02/



Running North An Interactive Journey On The Underground Railroad

Presented by National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture

Danger at every stop. Courage at every turn. Freedom at the end of the line. For almost fifty years, a vast network of abolitionists spanning across the United States dedicated itself to helping enslaved people escape the bondage of the South. They called this network The Underground Railroad. It remains today one of the most storied and epic campaigns for human freedom ever to be undertaken on American soil. In this interactive exhibit, you will come face to face with daring run-aways, with deadly slave hunters, with abolitionists unshakeable in their beliefs. You will try incredible methods of escape, decode everyday art concealing life-saving messages, and examine the words and artifacts of the real-life people who lived this story. Take the journey- and leave asking yourself: what would you risk for your own freedom? And what would you risk for someone else’s? 



05/02/15

$10



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/running-north-an-interactive-journey-on-the-underground-railroad/



Artists’ Talk with music by the Farewells

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

Hear the stories behind the creation of the art in ‘Common Thread’, an exhibition of mixed media paintings and giant sculpture by local artists Brenda Cirioni and Leslie Zelamsky. Both artists use paint and a variety of materials as a means of storytelling, a language they use to talk about destruction, renewal, impermanence and grace. The visual artists will be joined by The Farewells, an acoustic duo from Boxborough, MA, who will perform their unique mix of acoustic pop, folk, rock and a pinch of electronica and poetry – a vista of dark twang and sunny pop. 



05/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/artists-talk-with-music-by-the-farewells/



Wearable Art Extravaganza II Featuring The Four Elements

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

Wearable Arts Extravaganza II Featuring the Four Elements at Western Avenue Artist Studios is a revue of performance and visual art that reflects the artists’ interpretations of the four elements of nature. The artists and drag queens are ready to dazzle our guests with costumes, song and dance for two evenings in May. The purpose of the event is to raise money, through the generous donations of our guests, for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. The Miracle Providers NorthEast (MPs) are partnering with the Loading Dock Gallery to raise money for the MPs annual holiday gift event. Each year the MPs collect, purchase, and distribute gifts through various agencies to fulfill wish lists from approximately 400 children. 

 



05/02/15

Suggested donation is $20 per person $30 per couple (VIP seating $25 per person $40 per couple).



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/wearable-art-extravaganza-ii-featuring-the-four-elements/all/



Fork & Tune Presents: Pulp Fiction

Presented by Treats on Washington

Fork & Tune is a dining experience that uses groundbreaking albums as inspiration for a 4 course meal served around one communal table. This menu is designed to highlight not only the season’s best ingredients, but also invoke the rhythm, timbre & theme of an album listened to from start to finish. Guest are encouraged to interact with each other as well as the chef, Jessica Brown, and evening’s host, Dana Briley. This intimate setting provides the perfect venue for the ultimate synergy of food and music. Treats on Washington is happy to announce our newest release; the soundtrack to Quentin Tarrantino’s cult masterpiece, Pulp Fiction.



05/02/15

$40



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/fork-tune-presents-pulp-fiction-2/2015-05-01/



owen weaver X maria finkelmeier

Presented by times two

times two series presents a pair of percussionists that will make you question the possibilities of sound. Owen Weaver (NYC) and Maria Finkelmeier (Boston) join forces to create a dynamic program of new works featuring an array of instruments – from traditional drums to metal pipes, to marimbas, bells, electronics, and beyond. The show will be held at The Record Company, a non-profit recording studio boasting a large, but intimate space. Listen to the music. Have a drink. Hang out. That’s the idea. Please join us – because art grows from conversation, which usually happens when people are in the same room.



05/02/15

$10 suggested donation



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/owen-weaver-x-maria-finkelmeier/



Fragrant Stream Chinese Classical Music

Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall

Chinese traditional music from the mid-16th century along with recent compositions, performed by virtuoso Chinese traditional instrumentalists.



05/02/15

Tickets: (Children under 6 not admitted)
$50: VIP Reserved Seats, $30: open seating at non-VIP section , $15: student open seating at non-VIP section
100 free student tickets (age 14 and up) available at
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/specials/20150502/index.htm

Rush tickets $10 for students and senior, available 6:30 pm on concert day at Jordan Hall Box Office only,
617-585-1260
Order Online:
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/tickets/index.htm (no fee) 781-259-8195
Email: Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net



- http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/season/20150502/index.html

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



Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

Presented by Harvard Book Store

James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In the book, Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. Wood—who is commonly regarded as our finest living critic—has written an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer, and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.

An event not to be missed!



05/02/15

 

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.harvard.com/event/james_wood1/



Battle Hymns

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum at Sanders Theatre

Experience an unprecedented collaboration between the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and the Harvard Dance Project reflecting on the American Civil War. The performance is the second program in a three-concert series entitled Unfinished Work, presented by the Holden Choruses and the Harvard Civil War Project that coincides with Brian Knep’s interactive art installation, Deep Wounds, in the transept of Memorial Hall. Battle Hymns is also a headlining event of Harvard’s annual Arts First festival (April 30-May 3).

Composer and classical guitarist Jeffrey Van will perform his lyrical setting of Walt Whitman war poetry for chorus and guitar, A Procession Winding Around Me. The concert also features the New England premiere of David Lang’s after stephen foster, a dynamic and immersive work for mixed chorus, children’s choir, and dance ensemble.

The concert marks the world premiere of several new works by Harvard student composers, including a setting of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Hymn by Evan O’Dorney ‘15, the winner of Collegium’s inaugural Student Composition Competition. Holmes's poem was written for Memorial Hall’s cornerstone-laying ceremony in 1870, and its performance aims to bridge Harvard’s past and present.



05/02/15

Students- $8 and $10 (SEF eligible); General- $20, $25, 30; VIP-$45



- http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hrcm/

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



Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean (Lexington)

Presented by Halalisa Singers at First Parish Church in Lexington

The Halalisa Singers will take audiences to the land of the vine and fig tree with an all-Mediterranean program. The concert creates a sonic trip around the "middle sea" to ancient regions of beauty and strife, with medevial Arabic dance tunes, a 20th century Italian ballad, Balkan and Greek songs, traditional Sufi melodies, and Turkish flirtations.

The concert will feature Eric Whitacre's 5 Hebrew Love Songs. Known for their warmth and passion, Whiteacre's intimate Love Songs interwine choral voice with violin and cello and feature soloists Batsheva Fenster and Sarada Hernandez. Other soloists include Talib Hussain and Charles Hollander on the transcendent Adinu, who text is attributed to Andulalusian Moorish Sufi mystic, philosopher, and poet Abu Abdillah Muhammad (1165-1240). Gordan Harris deftly leads the chorus through K'ayal Ta'rog, Boston-based Nick Page's multilingual arrangement of Pslam 42. The haunting lullaby Iraqi Peace Song oens with an Arabic solo performaned by Nancy Knight while Nella Fanastia  features 'la dolcissima voce di' Jessica Berens. 



05/02/15

Advance tickets: $15 Adults/ $12 Students and Seniors
At the door: $18 Adults/$15 Students and Seniors



- http://www.halalisa.org/concerts-tickets.html

First Parish Church in Lexington - 7 Harrington Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



2nd Annual Onstage Arts Marathon

Presented by OnStage Dance Company

Our Annual OnStage Dance Company Arts Marathon is returning even bigger and better than its first year and we'd like you to join us!

Here's just a partial set list:
Boston Community Dance Project: BCDP 
Kate Brulé 
Cambridge Dance Company
Sean Clarke
CONcept ARTists
George Woods Band
Grant Jacoby & Dancers...
Ben Higginbotham
Kinetic Synergy Dance Company
Emily Lavadiere
Nazar - Bollywood Dance Troupe
The Okay Win
OnStage Dance Company

Saturday, May 2, 2015 
6 - 11 p.m.
OnStage Dance Company, 276 Broadway in Somerville.
Doors at 6. First act at 6:30. Entry open throughout the evening.

The Annual OnStage Dance Company Arts Marathon brings together artists—dancers, acoustic musicians, stand-up and improv comedians—from the Somerville/Cambridge/Boston area to perform, celebrate, and promote our many talents



05/02/15

$10
18+ to attend
21+ to drink
Cash Bar



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1612458848996837



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



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

Tickets: $22 - $88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/haydn-the-creation/

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



The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

Created on a farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, Double Edge Theatre's surreal, theatrical collage takes us along a 100-year historic journey of the mythology of our time in a style inspired by visual artist Marc Chagall. Through a kaleidoscopic vision of humanity, The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) blends circus, puppetry, dance, and projections, juxtaposing iconic images of historic moments with Chagall's vibrant paintings. From marked events including the moon landing, the skilled escapes of Houdini, the atomic bomb, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, this work of memory and memorial celebrates where we are now by examining from where we have come.



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $25


 



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=E0C36CEB-1A0B-40DC-8F5A-CE7BA3393031

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



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,



Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

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 Nora and Delia Ephron based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends, Love, Loss, and What I Wore celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run at New York City’s Westside Theatre.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets: $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=25

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



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



Adult Art Workshop: Collage

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. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



05/03/15

$50 non-members, $40 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles - rock, soul and EDM - which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius. Todd’s preternatural gift of melding the bold and the accessible is the hallmark of “GLOBAL” ’s finely crafted tracks.

Todd will be embarking on what will eventually be a world tour in support of the release, beginning in the USA from April 10 - June 10, and continuing in the UK/Europe in September/October. The stage production will be unlike anything Rundgren has mounted in the past: the singer/guitarist will be joined on stage by just two female vocalists and a DJ/keyboardist, and while Todd is keeping the details under wraps, he is promising that the show will be a “video and lighting spectacle to behold”.



05/03/15

$30.00 - 65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/todd-rundgren/

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



Cinephile Sundays: A Touch of Sin

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

A brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China, A Touch of Sin was inspired by the shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. The film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. This film is presented as a part of the spring Cinéphile Sundays series.

Filthy lucre, dirty money…this spring, we turn to a suite of films that explore our many orientations to money: greed, lust, power and impotence, the temptations of gambling, global economies and personal struggles, and stock market manipulations from 1909 to 2009. In films ranging from the magnificent 1928 French silent film L’Argent to the entangling 2011 Margin Call, from China to Senegal and Mali to the United States, we invite you to join our growing band of cinephiles for a series of brilliant films by major world filmmakers, all on the big screen.

All films are shown in Collins Cinema and are free and open to the public.



05/03/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56221

Collins Cinema, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a defender of liberty; a police chief with a lust for flesh, power and blood, ready to do anything to achieve his ends. Puccini artfully combines the ingredients of a melodrama written for Sarah Bernhardt and comes up with what might be called the opera of operas, a spectacle at once primitive and decadent. In a mythical yet real Rome, from the shadows of the church of Sant' Andrea della Valle to the terrace of Castello Sant' Angelo, passions collide and tear all apart, mingling the erotic with the sacred, love with possession, theatre with life. Nothing is what it seems in Tosca: beautiful women who come to pray are conspirators, defeats are victories, and mock executions are real - a spectacular work which captures the essence of opera as few others do.



05/03/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/tosca-2015

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

This month, Danforth Art’s family program Drop Into Art will celebrate the fine art and children’s book illustrations of Jennifer Goldfinger with fun gallery activities and art-making. Meet the artist and view her work on exhibit in the Children’s Gallery. In the studios, make playful collages inspired by Goldfinger’s layered, encaustic pictures, or build a chess or checkers set out of air dry clay. And, look through kaleidoscopes to fracture your view in an activity inspired by the exhibition Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.danforthart.org/firstsundayactivities.html

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



Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that depict everyday experiences with a fresh and inquisitive eye. Come hear about her artistic process and range from sketches to completed works. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.



05/03/15

Free with Museum admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free



- http://www.danforthart.org/JenniferGoldfinger-AtPlay.html

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



Rising Waters

Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery at Boston Sculptors Gallery

The Boston Sculptors Gallery is pleased to show new works by Mags Harries. In this show Harries references the dilemma of Rising Waters and our inability to grasp it. Harries, who is noted for her public art nationally and internationally, is investigating personal objects of futility.

Twice in her life, Harries has found life ring buoys in dumpsters. One at a dumpster on the banks of the river Thames, one at the Blithewold Arboretum in Rhode Island; both were deteriorated and deemed useless. Harries explains, “Carrying the life ring in London, into the subway and over the bridges for a day was an amazing experience. People kept reassuring me that the subways never flooded, the Thames was under control and I was being overly cautious. Despite the humor in these encounters that happened about 25 years ago, these threats are becoming a reality.”

Through simple placement, materials and scale, Harries creates a darker side to these objects that reflects the new reality of global warming. In her public art practice with Lajos Héder, many of the award winning projects are based on water, and often reflect on environmental issues. In the Boston Sculptors Gallery show, Harries imbues objects with the powerful presence of water.

Born in Wales and based in Cambridge, MA Harries exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently at Blithewold Garden and Arboretum (Bristol, RI), the Boston Sculptors Gallery (Boston, MA) and at Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA).  Locally, her sculptural installations Glove Cycle (Porter Square MBTA, Cambridge, MA) Asaroton, 1976 (Haymarket, Boston, MA), and Drawn Water (Fresh Pond Reservoir, Cambridge, MA) have be­come community landmarks. Since 1990 she has collaborated with architect and artist Lajos Héder to create over 30 major public art projects. Their most recent works include Terpsichore for Kansas City (Kansas City, MO), Meeting Place (Greensboro, NC), Xixi Umbrellas (Hangzhou, China) and Light Gate (Manhattan Beach, CA). For more of Mags Harries’ work please visit: www.harriesheder.com and www.magsharries.com.

Mags Harries’ Rising Waters will be shown in conjunction with Christina Zwart’s Whole (in part).



04/01/15 - 05/03/15

Free



- http://www.bostonsculptors.com

Boston Sculptors Gallery - 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118



Unitas Ensemble presents: Destined to be Classics

Presented by Unitas Ensemble at Old South Church, Boston

We hope you will join us in the beautiful sanctuary of Copley's Old South Church as we present the wonderful music of Latin America to Boston. Artistic Director Lina Gonzalez has chosen pieces by world-famous composers of Latin America, works that are part of the canon of Latin American classical music. We are also excited to feature a North American premiere by young composer Carlos Agreda on our opening program, tieing into our composer commissioning program and our commitment to music of the next generation. 



05/03/15

$10 general admission
$5 students/seniors



- http://www.unitasensemble.com/#!opening-concert-5-3-15/c7xf

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Gordon College Spring Pops Concert

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

Join the Gordon College Women's Choir, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for the Annual Pops Concert in A.J. Gordon Chapel. Broadway show medleys, marches, and lighter classical music are performed to celebrate the spring season. The concert features highlights from “Annie”, “Westside Story” and “The King and I”, among many other great works.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demonstration

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artists-in-Residence Joelle Feldman and Lisa Regopoulos set up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center and demonstrate the techniques and approaches they take with pastel to make artwork that is uniquely their own. Stop in to see how they transform a chalky stick of color into a work of beauty.



05/03/15

Free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/pasteldemo1

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Boston Strong

Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at National Heritage Museum

This Metropolitan Wind Symphony band concert will start with R. B. Hall’s famous Officer of the Day March, followed by Nowlin’s energetic Synergy Rising. By contrast, The Last Stand, David Avshalomov’s powerful, moving conservationist plea to preserve our dwindling forestlands, reflects both the tragic tree loss and the hope of reforestation. Our title piece will be Boston Strong, young composer Zach Friedland’s musical response to the indomitable spirit with which Bostonians met the challenge of the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013. We were thrilled when Friedland approached us to offer us the opportunity to give the world premiere of his new work. Once again, we turn to one of the composers we previously commissioned to write for us, Guy Woolfenden. This time, we bring you his Illyrian Dances, named after Illyria, the setting for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Although Illyria was a real place, Shakespeare treated it more as a fantasy land; Woolfenden's treatment is similar. It is by turns light-hearted, lyrical, and energetic, and, per the title, it always dances.

This is also our student participation concert, in which we will happily welcome students of MWS members to join us for the last four pieces on the program: A Moorside Suite by Gustav Holst, Mt. Everest by Rossano Galante, Havendance by David Holsinger, and American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik.  Rounding out the program are pieces by J. S. Bach (Fugue a la Gigue) and Stephen Bulla (Heather Ridge Sketches).



05/03/15

Adult: $18
Senior (62+): $14
Student (5+): $6
Child (under 5): Free



- http://www.mws-boston.org/events/2015springconc

National Heritage Museum - 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



The Emperor's New Clothes

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Magpie Puppets

Kids learn to speak up for what’s right in this fun and highly interactive show. The Emperor has so many outfits that he orders all the shops and schools in the kingdom to close so that he’ll have more space to store his wardrobe. Two brave tailors, Greta and Rebecca, outwit the vain Emperor to save their country from ruin. Audience members help fool the Emperor’s by inventing an imaginary outfit, then everyone teaches the Emperor a lesson by questioning him at the Royal Press Conference! Children will enjoy the show’s many colorful characters and silly adaptations of courtly behavior.

The Emperor's New Clothes is recommended for ages 3 - 6. The show is very gentle, silly, and interactive.



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



EXULTET! (Newton)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s “Exultet Terra,” as recreated for Cappella Clausura for double choir and double reed quintet featuring guest artist Peggy Pearson.



05/03/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2014-2015-season/csl5



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, clarinet

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Dave Fox, drums



05/03/15

$10 donation at the door



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



The Handy-Anderson Duo Presents Three Centuries of Masterpieces for Cello and Piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Handy-Anderson Duo presents three centuries of masterpieces for cello and piano. Trevor Handy and Bonnie Anderson began playing concerts together as teenagers in the Boston area. They both attended the Juilliard School in New York City. Trevor, cellist, enjoys an active career in Los Angeles where he serves as Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, is a member of other various orchestra. He is also a Hollywood studio musician. Bonnie, pianist, is a North Shore resident and is currently on the piano faculty at Phillips Academy Andover. She plays chamber concerts with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. This spring will mark Trevor and Bonnie’s second annual tour working together as professional musicians. 



05/03/15

Tickets are available now! Ticket prices: $19-$34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/bonnie-anderson-and-trevor-2015/

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Jan Müller-Szeraws and Sally Pinkas

Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Weston Public Library

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws and pianist Sally Pinkas will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at the next Hammond Performing Arts Series concert in Weston.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.hammondre.com/community-outreach/performing-arts-series.html

Weston Public Library - 87 School Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Rug Hooking for Beginners with Hayley Perry

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Primitive Rug Hooking for Beginners is an introductory course into the traditional North American craft of rug hooking. Dating back to pioneer times, rug hooking recycles common materials into utilitarian objects for the home. This course will teach the original technique used in rug hooking and allow you to create beautiful textile art pieces that will brighten your floors and walls. Each student will complete one 12 by 12 inch geometric hooked mat with the shapes and colors of their choosing. Students will learn about some basic design elements and learn some traditional geometric fiber art designs. Students will also learn the correct hooking and finishing techniques to complete their rug.



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

Members $95, Nonmembers $105



- http://fullercraft.org/event/rug-hooking-for-beginners-with-hayley-perry/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



A Screen for the New Year: Pines and Plum Blossoms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

This rare screen from the 1600s is superbly representative of the sophisticated elegance, energy and sumptuousness that appealed to Japanese noblemen and feudal lords. Created for display in a dimly-lit room in a castle at New Year's, the screen features two enduring symbols of the new year set against a gold background: dark, hardy evergreen pines, emblems of long life, dignity and power, and delicate white plum blossoms, the first flowers of the lunar calendar year, symbolic of new life.

During the 15th and early 16th centuries, Kano? school artists were often commissioned by Zen abbots and feudal warlords to produce monochrome ink paintings of, for example, Chinese landscapes with scholars or tiger and dragon motifs. However, starting in the late 1500s, Kano? Eitoku (1543-1590) and his students dramatized and expanded the Kano? school repertoire. During the peaceful Edo period (1615-1868), when wealthy merchants also began to commission screens, Kano? school artists freely merged ink brushwork with the bright colors, patterning and seasonal references associated with native Japanese tastes. In this screen, linear vertical and diagonal branches and soft pine boughs contrast with an undulating branch of white plum blossoms that dramatically winds across the screen surface.



01/23/15 - 05/03/15

Wednesday-Friday, Sunday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
3rd Thursday of every month: 11am-8pm



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/screen-for-the-new-year/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



7th annual LEXINGTON OPEN STUDIOS

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

Lexington is very fortunate to have a growing, changing and thriving arts community. Sometimes this is invisible. Artists often work quietly and may not show or sell their work in places near you. The 7th Annual Lexington Open Studios offers the public a rare opportunity to venture into some of these otherwise hidden creative places! There are many artists working behind their closed doors, inside basements, attics, attached studios, studios in community arts buildings, who are creating wonderful and unique art. So enjoy this exciting weekend.  



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://lacsma.org/Portals/0/2015/LOS15%20Flyer%20H%20rev3-19-15.pdf

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



Watercolor Demonstration by Sally Meding

Presented by Needham Open Studios at Gorse Mill Studios

Join artist Sally Meding for a free watercolor demonstration of brightly colored boats in Maine painted semi-abstractly. You will see techniques such as masking, wet-in-wet, glazing and creating textures will be shown. Everyone is welcome.

 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/

Gorse Mill Studios - 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA, 02494



Embodying Trust

Presented by Danza Orgánica

We are in an era of mistrust. Invasion of privacy, police brutality, and other tragic issues have planted a seed of fear in the world. The mission of this workshop is to touch upon the wall of fear, and to disable it with movement trust exercises and activities that will lead to a dance.

Geared to absolute beginners, this workshop aims to create positive human interactions, in a time where people depend highly on the relatively safe place of technology to relate to each other. We want to restore the faith in each other with something as simple as being present, committed, and accountable.



05/03/15

$8



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/embodying-trust/



5 de Mayo Concert featuring Award Winner Mariachi Singer Veronica Robles

Presented by Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Celebrate 5 de Mayo with Veronica Robles and Mariachi band in East Boston

5 de mayo is not the actual Mexican Independence Anniversary but it’s another great excuse to gather together and celebrate diversity in company of neighbors, family and friends and dance to the bit of Mariachi music and be entertain by Veronica Robles the most authentic representative of Mexican Music and Culture in New England.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/5-de-mayo-concert-featuring-award-winner-mariachi-singer-veronica-robles/



AddiSUNDAY

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Engage your inner creativity with activities in the galleries for all visitors. 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



Jake's Women

Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Agassiz Theater

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife.



04/23/15 - 05/03/15

General Admission: $12
Students & Seniors: $8



- http://hrdctheater.com/jakes-women/

Agassiz Theater - 5 James Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Music MAYnia Festival

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Music MAYnia is a free community festival that features continuous live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, a Maypole, drum circles, balloon animals, a lollipop raffle, ring toss, refreshments, and more! Over 200 performers of all ages and abilities perform a music marathon on three stages, ranging from classical to rock. Listen to bands, ensembles, and solo performances by students ages 5 to 95! 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/music-maynia



Make a Silk Sachet for Mom (ages 4 and up)

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Paint beautiful colors on a silk bag and watch them blend into a rainbow of hues. Fill the bag with dried roses or lemon verbena as a fragrant gift for Mom or a friend.



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

$15 per person



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

Artbeat The Creativity Store - 212A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474



Folk String and Vocal Trio Low Lily

Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School

The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Indian Hill Music voice faculty Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass, to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds.  When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

The members of Low Lily are seasoned musicians and have individually toured and performed with the likes of Ruth Moody, Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, Adrienne Young, Childsplay and Solas, among others. The band’s latest release, The Same Way Down, captures the band’s innate connection with American roots music. The album features traditional songs and fiddle tunes alongside stunning original pieces, presented with the band’s unique style and inspired arranging sensibilities. This album debuted at #7 on the international folk DJ charts, with False Sir John reaching the #1 played song on folk radio worldwide, and the band #1 played artist in the Massachusetts RMR.



05/03/15

$10.00



- http://www.indianhillmusic.org/IHMusicians.html

Indian Hill Music School - 36 King Street, Littleton, MA, 01460



Celebrate! Puccini & Beethoven - Choral Art Society Spring Concert

Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 56th season, will present its spring concert, Celebration! Puccini and Beethoven.

Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director and Conductor, is celebrating her 10th year with Choral Art Society of the South Shore. Following the concert there will be a celebratory reception to which all are invited.

The program includes Puccini’s Messa a 4 Voci con Orchestra and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Sarah Tocco. The guest soloists, all young professional opera singers with careers in Boston and beyond, include Amal El- Shrafi, soprano, Oriana Dunlop, mezzo soprano, Omar Najmi, tenor, and Justin Hicks, bass. Baritone soloist Paul Frazer of Kingston, is a long time member of the chorus. Accompanying the chorus will be the Choral Art Society Orchestra, made up of professionals from Boston, New Hampshire, and the South Shore, including Scituate High School’s Director of Instrumental Music, Sally Tucker, Flute and Steve Biagini, French Horn, Director of Instrumental Music, Deer Hill School, Cohasset.

 

 



05/03/15

$20.00 general admission

$18.00 senior citizens and students



- http://www.choralartsociety.org



2015 Flash Forward Festival

Presented by The Magenta Foundation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Set within the Boston cityscape, the 10 day festival celebrates New England and international photography. Programming includes talks, nightly events, indoor exhibitions throughout Boston, and outdoor exhibitions on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway—six curated container exhibitions, the Photoville Fence, plus New England photographers’ Fence. For a full list of scheduled programs click here.



04/24/15 - 05/03/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.flashforwardfestival.com

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show

Presented by Lesley University

To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley University presents its annual Autism Symposium. The symposium events are an acknowledgment of the effort to raise awareness about autism, and also align the university’s efforts with that of the autism community in recognizing and celebrating neurodiversity.

On Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 am to 1 pm, please join us for a lecture with Dr. Rhoda Bernard of the Boston Conservatory. Dr. Bernard and Conservatory musicians with autism will speak on musicians with autism. Also speaking will be poet Scott Lentine.

 



05/03/15

Registration and information:  http://www.lesley.edu/event/focus-on-autism-spectrum-disorders/ or ekeefe@lesley.edu



- http://www.lesley.edu/event/focus-on-autism-spectrum-disorders/



Arts First: A Celebration of the Arts at Harvard

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the OFA, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages. There are 100 free events and 11 venues. Choose whatever you want, because ARTS FIRST has everything! Drama, dance, music, and visual arts. Whichever you feel like, we've got it. 



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts/



Muse and the Marketplace 2015

Presented by GrubStreet at Boston Park Plaza Hotel

The Muse and the Marketplace is a three-day literary conference designed to give aspiring writers a better understanding about the craft of writing fiction and non-fiction, to prepare them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and to create opportunities for meaningful networking. On all three days, prominent and nationally-recognized established and emerging authors lead sessions on the craft of writing-- the "muse" side of things-- while editors, literary agents, publicists and other industry professionals lead sessions on the business side-- the "marketplace."



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

The cost of the Muse and the Marketplace varies depending on your GrubStreet membership status, the number of days you attend, and your optional participation in the Manuscript Mart and/or Shop Talk Lunch. The breakdown is as follows:

Full Weekend (3 days) for members: $475
Full Weekend (3 days) for non-members: $500

One Day Only for members: $295
One Day Only for non-members: $320



- http://museandthemarketplace2015.com/

Boston Park Plaza Hotel - 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116



Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg: Rodin

Presented by Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg returns to the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater with the Boston premiere of Rodin, a full-length ballet that is based on the life of French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) and his turbulent relationship with his mistress and muse, Camille Claudel. 

The story of their passionate relationship is full of drama. For 15 years, Rodin and Claudel had been one sensual and creative body. But their breakup dealt a deathblow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Almost forgotten, isolated from the outside world, vegetating in misery, Claudel went out of her mind. She was convinced of a deliberate conspiracy against her, with Rodin the main perpetrator.? She spent 30 years in a mental asylum, where she died in 1943, forgotten and left by everyone.

Visionary choreographer Boris Eifman’s full-length ballets combine dramatic stagecraft, exquisite technique, and powerful dramatic interpretation. Rodin is a massive artistic utterance about the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses. With the help of the unique body language of the modern psychological ballet, which the choreographer honed in previous works (Onegin, The Seagull, Anna Karenina, Russian Hamlet, and others), Eifman presents a new conception? of the world of human passions studied masterfully by Rodin and Claudel in their works, and also creates a masterpiece dedicated to the incomprehensible mystery of the creative process.



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $65.00, additional ticket fees may apply.

Recommended for ages 12+.



- https://cutlermajestic.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=870BB2EE-98F3-40BF-A887-2AE4CDFC407F

Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College - 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chu Chun Jean Huang DMA Violin Recital

Presented by New England Conservatory at New England Consevatory

This recital is in fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.

Chu Chun Jean Huang is a violinist who has studied with James Buswell and Jennifer Frautschi.
For this first recital of her doctoral requirements, she plays four works all written within 10 years of each other by Ives, Respighi, Faure, and Stravinsky.
 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://necmusic.edu/event/14307

New England Consevatory - 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Making Chain Maille Demonstration

Presented by Needham Open Studios

On Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, studios all over the town of Needham, MA will be open to visitors. At my chain maille jewelry studio at 12 noon on both days I will show how to make “European 4-in-1 Chain maille. This is a weave that is known to almost everyone – it’s what knights used to wear in battle.

This demo is from everyone from youngsters to adults; however pliers & metal will only be used by those ages 12 and up. (For under 12 there will be a project using bigger rings). Chain Maille is made from combining ring together in various repeating patterns and is a craft that is experiencing newfound popularity.

Visitors to my studio will also experience the behind the scene secrets of how jump rings are made, how chain maille is work-hardened & made shiny, & can purchase my handmade jewelry.



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/



Art Bridge to Culture

Presented by Needham Open Studios

During the annual town-wide Needham Open Studios, view the artwork of Naomi Y. Wilsey. This exhibit and sale will focus on Japanese brush painting (sumi-e) and traditional watercolors.

The artist, Naomi Wilsey, will hold a special children’s workshop in Japanese-style art at 1:30, Saturday, May 2 and at 1:30 on Sunday, May 3. The $5 fee covers all materials will be donated to the Needham Art Association Scholarship Fund. For ages 5 – 16, no minimum skill level required and limited to four per group. Also, the artist will demonstration watercolor painting at 1:00 on Saturday, May 2. It will offer a fun and educational experience.



05/02/15 - 05/03/15

$5



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/



Big Music, Little Ears: Planning and Performing a Family Concert

Presented by From the Top at Boston Children's Museum

On Sunday, May 3rd, From the Top‘s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders teams up with theBoston Philharmonic Orchestra’s Crescendo Program at the Boston Children’s Museum for “Big Music, Little Ears: Planning and Performing a Family Concert.” Sign up for this workshop here.

Following a workshop for high school and college-aged musicians, audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy an engaging and interactive musical concert for families, performed by talented young musical leaders in the Boston community. The workshop begins at 10am and the concert at 2pm. Both events are free and take place at the Boston Children’s Museum.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.fromthetop.org/show/big-music-little-ears-planning-and-performing-a-family-concert/

Boston Children's Museum - 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02110



Flash Forward Party on the Greenway

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Flash Forward returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway during Artweek Boston. Join Mary Ann Camilleri, Director of the Flash Forward Festival, for a brief tour of the six shipping container galleries each featuring a different photographer’s works on Sunday, May 3rd at 2pm. Come and see the 2015 edition of the Fence with over 600 feet of photographs curated by Photoville NYC. If you are hungry, we’ll have several food trucks on hand as well as seating and great company with representatives from Flash Forward, the Greenway, and exhibited photographers. 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/flash-forward-party-on-the-greenway/



Rising Waters at Appearances in Provincetown

Presented by Energy Necklace Project

Bring your wellies, a ladder, and a rowboat, because you’ll need them! Not Really – not yet, but eventually we all will. Come on out to help show how high the flood water will go if we get a super storm at high tide. What about in 2050 and 2100, after sea level starts to rise? Up to your toes, your knees, your nose? Higher? Find out and show everyone on the public pier in Provincetown. It’s part of the Appearances Eco-Festival. Join Susan Israel, project artist of Rising Tides, in marking the flood levels with fish to show the impact of rising sea levels due to climate change. Chat about where the project has been and its future plans, and find out how you can get involved. By Susan Israel of the Energy Necklace Project



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/rising-waters-at-appearances-in-provincetown/



NOT Camp Mosaics! It’s REAL-ART!

Presented by Needham Open Studios at Gorse Mill Studios

Artist and Art Enthuses of all ages and skills are Welcome!

Make something real while exploring your artisticness, participating in the building of a demonstration piece that will be raffled at the end of the day. Learn different cutting techniques, color and tile selection, and placement design on a mirror, box or light switch. There will be discussion of what a “mosaic tile” really is. It has no limit – ceramic, glass, stone, shells, found objects and memorabilia.

 



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/

Gorse Mill Studios - 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA, 02494



Shirley Temple’s Curly Top – A 1930s Matinee Experience

Presented by The Wenham Museum

For #ArtWeekBoston, the Wenham Museum and The Cabot Performing Arts Center are partnering to recreate a 1930s day at the movies to promote Wenham Museum’s upcoming exhibit, Love, Shirley Temple. From period newsreels to 1930s cartoons and a “Dish Night” give-away, moviegoers will step back in time to experience a slice of old Hollywood. Together, we’ll watch Curly Top, a classic film starring America’s Little Darling and 1930s star, Shirley Temple.

Participants are asked to join in the fun by dressing in your Shirley Temple or 1930s best: tap shoes, banana curls, or old Hollywood glam.



05/03/15

$15



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/shirley-temples-curly-top-a-1930s-matinee-experience/



Echelman Sculpture Installation

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Join the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy as they install the latest piece of contemporary, temporary public art in Boston. For ArtWeek, join Charlie McCabe, Director of Public Programs for a brief talk on Sunday, May 3rd at 5pm explaining the process as the monumental Greenway Echelman Sculpture is installed overnight May 3-4 in the Greenway Fort Point Channel Parks located on Atlantic Ave between Pearl and Oliver streets. The installation of the sculpture, an aerial piece approximately 250 feet long by 125 feet wide will take up to 14 hours and will be attached to four points on three buildings: International Place, 125 High St and the InterContinental Hotel by multiple cranes. Temporary lane and street closures will be required during the installation and the Conservancy will set up public viewing areas on Oliver and/or Pearl streets. Once installed, the Greenway Echelman Sculpture will hang from a height of approximately 50 feet up to 250 feet above the Greenway and will be lit at night. The sculpture will stay until early October.

Meet Charlie at the corner of Atlantic Ave and Pearl St, across from Nebo. He will be wearing a Greenway shirt and jacket.



05/03/15

 

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/echelman-sculpture-installation/all/



Peace Coast Fam Jam @Follow The Honey’s Bee Deck

Presented by Richual Space

The Peace Coast Fam Jam is a unique community concert experience presented by Richual Space and Follow The Honey, the area’s only Honey Bee themed store and community space. Participants enter through the magical store’s glowing golden gallery, with the opportunity to taste honeys from around the world on their way to the back “Bee Deck”.  We start with performance art around 5pm, followed by some acoustic folk music and ending with electronic dance band The 7th House. Audience members will be invited to sing, dance and chant along with the bands as we set up various corners of the deck for the various performances. After three amazing “Art Sanghas” in 2014 we are excited to continue the intimate celebration of the area collective’s “Peace Coast” mantra with the sweet company of Bees live in the hive!



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/peace-coast-fam-jam-follow-the-honeys-bee-deck/



Belmont World Film 2015 presents the US premier of COURT

Presented by Belmont World Film

For ArtWeek, Belmont World Filmpresents a special East Coast premiere of the Venice Film Festival winner COURT, about the trial of a wrongly accused singer in Mumbai, India, followed by a discussion led by Harvard Law School Resident Fellow Nicholson Robinson. Nicholson knows his way around the Indian court system; he clerked for the Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court and was a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi.

For 14 years Belmont World Film has provided a cinematic “passport to the world,” featuring area premieres of award-winning international films paired with topical speakers and cultural performances and cuisine.  COURT is part of “Secrets & Lies,” the theme of this year’s international film series of eight films. The film follows the trial of an aging folk singer in Mumbai, who is tried on charges of abetment of suicide for performing an inflammatory song that might have incited a sewage worker to kill himself. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the case’s lawyers and judge are observed while the context of the trial itself serves as a way to explore a number of pressing sociopolitical issues facing Indian society.



05/03/15

$11



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/belmont-world-film-2015-presents-the-us-premier-of-court/



"Merry Melodies" Concert Celebrates the Tunes of the Toons

Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

The concert on Sunday, May 3 will start at 2pm with a performance of Jazz standards from the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Paul Coombs, who is in his last season with the ensemble.  Listeners will escape to a warmer, more fantastic place with the classic “Over the Rainbow” and the evocative “Summer Wind.” The program will also ask the listener to “Come Fly with Me” and to go “Beyond the Sea.”

When the Concert Band takes the stage for the second half, their “Merry Melodies” program will then show how classic music has become inextricably linked with the absurd.  Thanks to a certain wisecracking rabbit, cartoon watchers are more likely to recognize Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” as “Kill the Wabbit” and to think of grass growing on Elmer Fudd’s head during Rossini’s “Barber of Seville.”  Horses will gallop across the imagination during the “William Tell Overture,” and contemporary selections will include the theme from “The Simpsons” - but the audience will need to devise their own couch gag.

In addition to the musical enticements, the band will be offering their annual spring basket raffle.  Local businesses and sections of the band have donated fantastic themed gifts, services, and baskets to be raffled off throughout the concert.  Baked goods and beverages will also be available for purchase.



05/03/15

Free; Donations gladly accepted - suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors



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



Dudley Orchestra Spring Concert: Music of Dvo?ák, Messiaen and Schubert

Presented by Harvard University, Dudley House at Sanders Theatre

The Dudley Orchestra presents a late evening spring concert of diverse works as part of Harvard's Arts First festival. The program consists of Dvorak's Symphony 8, Messiaen's Les Offrandes Oubliées, and excerpts from Schubert's Rosamunde featuring mezzo-soprano soloist Erica Brookhyser and the Dudley Choir. This is the orchestra's first concert under the baton of new music director Kai Johannes Polzhofer. Tickets are available online, at the Harvard and Sanders box offices, and at the door.



05/03/15

$10 general admission / $5 students



- http://dudley.harvard.edu/event/dudley-orchestra-spring-concert

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



Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

Presented by Concord Bookshop

James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In the book, Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. Wood—who is commonly regarded as our finest living critic—has written an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer, and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1394054780914939/



Cantilena - Choral Concert

Presented by Cantilena

The women’s chorus, Cantilena, performs “Illuminations: music of myth and meditation,” Sunday May 3rd at 4 pm, Guest Conductor Carol Marton.

This eclectic musical assortment features “The First Runo,” an evocative setting of a Finnish creation myth by Rautavaara; gems by Bach, including “Suscepit Israel” from the Magnificat ; a serious set by Schickele; Snyder’s remarkable “Missa Brevis,” magical reflections by Fauré and Szymko; and the humorous “Telemarketing Blues.”



05/03/15

Tickets (cash or check):
$18 in advance on the web or at The Book Rack, 13 Medford St., Arlington | www.book-rack.com
$20 at the door | $12 students/seniors



- http://www.cantilenachoir.org/sunday-may-3rd-2015-300pm/



The Devine - Nix Duo – A Tuneable Feast

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

As a tribute to the late Pete Seeger Chris Devine and Michael Nix will perform their arrangements of  several of Seeger's songs in addition to their virtuoso arrangements of traditional classical music, a world tour of musical traditions, multi-genre original compositions as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House Parlor Concert Series.   

Chris Devine and Michael Nix perform energetic and entertaining music for violin, guitar, mandolin, and the Banjar--a seven string classical banjo. Their repertoire features virtuoso arrangements of traditional classical music, a world tour of musical traditions, American banjo music, vintage jazz, and multi-genre original compositions. Devine and Nix bring together decades of international concert touring, recording, and composing in many genres. They are founding members of world chamber music trio The Pioneer Consort. 

Meet Chris and Michael at afternoon tea following the program.



05/03/15

$15 ($10 students and Seniors) includes afternoon tea.



- http://www.devine-nix.com

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



Walden Chamber Players: The Viennese Coffeehaus - brewing up creativity

Presented by Walden Chamber Players

Vienna’s coffee-houses were not only famous for its desserts and delicious coffee but also as a place were artists of all stripes gathered and busily exchanged ideas. Our program aims to recreate this unique environment of a by-gone era by presenting music by some of the foremost Viennese composers of the day, interspersed by readings from correspondence by Gustav Klimt, Alma Mahler, Schoenberg, Egon Schiele and Alexander Zemlinsky, among others. There will of course be a reception of Viennese coffee and pastries as well!



05/03/15

Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/218898



 



- http://www.waldenchamberplayers.org/2014-2015-season.htm



This Is My Brave - The Show Boston

Presented by This Is My Brave, Inc. at The Footlight Club

This Is My Brave - The Show Boston is a theater style presentation of personal stories from people who live with or love someone who lives with mental illness.  Cast members share their stories through original essays, poetry, and music. Cast members include playwright Amy Ferris, award-winning author Marya Hornbacher, and natives of Boston who are willing to be brave and share their stories.  The Depressed Bake Shop, a pop up bakery from Los Angeles (of Huffington Post and Oprah fame) will be selling bakery treats as well. 



05/03/15

$20, unreserved seating



- http://boston.thisismybrave.org

The Footlight Club - 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, 02130



Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean (Newton)

Presented by Halalisa Singers at First Unitarian Society in Newton

The Halalisa Singers will take audiences to the land of the vine and fig tree with an all-Mediterranean program. The concert creates a sonic trip around the "middle sea" to ancient regions of beauty and strife, with medevial Arabic dance tunes, a 20th century Italian ballad, Balkan and Greek songs, traditional Sufi melodies, and Turkish flirtations.

The concert will feature Eric Whitacre's 5 Hebrew Love Songs. Known for their warmth and passion, Whiteacre's intimate Love Songs interwine choral voice with violin and cello and feature soloists Batsheva Fenster and Sarada Hernandez. Other soloists include Talib Hussain and Charles Hollander on the transcendent Adinu, who text is attributed to Andulalusian Moorish Sufi mystic, philosopher, and poet Abu Abdillah Muhammad (1165-1240). Gordan Harris deftly leads the chorus through K'ayal Ta'rog, Boston-based Nick Page's multilingual arrangement of Pslam 42. The haunting lullaby Iraqi Peace Song oens with an Arabic solo performaned by Nancy Knight while Nella Fanastia  features 'la dolcissima voce di' Jessica Berens. 



05/03/15

Advance tickets: $15 Adults/ $12 Students and Seniors
At the door: $18 Adults/$15 Students and Seniors



- http://www.halalisa.org/concerts-tickets.html

First Unitarian Society in Newton - 1326 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02465



Harvard Square Mayfair

Presented by Harvard Square Business Association at Harvard Square

The Harvard Square Business Association is proud to announce the 32nd Annual MayFair in Harvard Square happening on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 12pm – 6pm. This annual spring time tradition features three stages of music, over 20 dance troupes, food, crafts, street art, a chalk art gallery and entertainment for all ages. Other highlights include Roaming Railroad train rides for the young and the young at heart, four beer gardens, a children's activity area, Zumba lessons and over one hundred thousand happy people! In addition, MayFair features over 150 artisans and merchants selling arts and crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing and boasts over 40 food vendors serving up international fare and local favorites!



05/03/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.harvardsquare.com/32nd-annual-mayfair-harvard-square-sunday-may-3rd-2015-noon-600pm

Harvard Square - Massachusetts Ave and Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



PERFORMANCE | "The Oven"

Presented by Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

A monologue, written and performed by professor and author Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman, in which Stavans recounts a life-transforming experience he had after taking hallucinogenics during a shamanic ceremony in Colombia.

ILAN STAVANS, one of today’s preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. His play The Disappearance, performed by the theater troupe Double Edge, premiered at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and has been shown throughout the world. 
 
MATTHEW GLASSMAN is a Core Actor in the Double Edge ensemble as well as Executive Director of the Farm - International Center for Training, Collaboration and Exchange, which hosts educational programs for emerging artists, indoor and outdoor performances, community events and international artistic exchange.



05/03/15

Student | $6
Member | $8
General Admission | $10



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/05/performance-oven

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



Butch Walker

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Butch Walker’s latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, debuted at #1 on the Top New Artists chart when it was released last month on Dangerbird Records. Butch is a prolific recording artist & producer who has worked with the likes of everyone from Taylor Swift to Weezer to Katy Perry. For Afraid of Ghosts, Butch teamed up with fellow GRAMMY nominee Ryan Adams at Adams’ PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. He will head out on a headlining tour this spring following a successful run with Adams last fall.



05/04/15

$30.00-$40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/butch-walker/

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



The Sounds of Silents: The Last Laugh

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is proud to welcome back Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, commissioned for our screening of F.W. Murnau's silent classic The Last Laugh. In the film, an aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.



05/04/15

$20 general admission, $17 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/last-laugh

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Louis Pasteur and the Evolution of Vaccine

Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB)

In recognition of World Immunization Week, The French Cultural Center is delighted to shed light on Louis Pasteur and the remarkable breakthroughs he made in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease with our April exhibit. This fascinating exhibition of historical photographs from the Musée Pasteur in Paris about Pasteur’s life and work on vaccine development is made possible by generous support from Sanofi. Photos on display include Pasteur’s laboratory and tools, scientific collaborators, first vaccinated patients, documents and posters.



04/01/15 - 05/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/louis-pasteur-and-the-evolution-of-vaccine/

The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB) - 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Gordon College Chamber Music Recital

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall

Gordon College Chamber Music Groups perform a recital of classical chamber works.



05/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

Phillips Recital Hall - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



A Taste of Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Center for Adult Education at Boston Center for Adult Education

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) team up to lead a lively armchair tour through Mozart’s Don Giovanni – the latest BLO production. Listen to selected recordings of the world’s most renowned singers performing highlights from this beautiful work, while Adam Centamore, the BCAE’s wine and cheese guru (and resident opera buff), punctuates this musical adventure with delicious Italian wine and cheeses inspired by the opera’s twists and turns.  Along the way, you'll learn a bit about the composer himself; discover some inside scoop regarding the historical context of the work; and get the lowdown on this tale of an arrogant young cad who quite literally paves his own path to hell. Whether you are in need of a little introduction before attending the performance or just want to participate in a little post-show review, this event promises to hit all the high notes.



05/04/15

$35



- https://bostoncae.augusoft.net//index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=12897&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

Boston Center for Adult Education - 122 Arlington St., Boston, MA, 02116



BNN TV Live Cablecast

Presented by BNN TV

BNN TV proudly supports local artists in its neighborhood art gallery located at its television studios in Egleston Square and on its cable channels (Comcast 9 and 15 and RCN 23 and 83) with digital art galleries. For ArtWeek, join us for a live cablecast of “It’s All About Arts” with host Glenn Williams and co-host Valerie Eliason on May 4 at 6 p.m. Our May/June feature is artists from Canvas Fine Arts (CFA) in the South End SOWA District. Canvas Fine Arts is a full service representation agency designed to promote, sell artwork, show, and build the resumes of fine artists including painting, sculpture and photography. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to visit the gallery especially during the reception with the artists on May 4, 2015 at 6 pm following the cablecast.



05/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/bnn-tv-live-cablecast/



Art of the Cocktail

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at Mills Gallery at the BCA

The Boston Center for the Arts and food and cocktail blogger Dr. Markeya Williams host an evening where the creativity of cocktails and visual art collide illuminating sherry. Guest presenter, Devon “Devo” Burroughs (Audubon Boston) explains Spain’s often overlooked export. Sherry, a fortified wine once banished to holiday dinners, is regaining popularity and developing a new generation of fans. Join us and make sherry a part of your cocktail repertoire, while surrounded by the BCA’s latest exhibition “James Montford: Persuasions 1990-2015.”



05/04/15

Tickets, starting at $25, include tastings, interactive
lectures and private gallery viewing. Buy tickets at www.bcaonline.org



- http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/704-art-of-the-cocktail-fortify-your-sherry-knowledge.html

Mills Gallery at the BCA - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Second Annual PreXFenway

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company and The Fenway Alliance

Are you an Agitator or an Innovator? Interested in hearing how people are disrupting to make change?

If yes, The Fenway Alliance invites you to the Second Annual PreXFenway. This year, in partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company, we are hosting a live audition event at the historic BU Theatre, featuring speakers chosen from an Open Call on this year’s TEDxFenway theme, Agitate/Innovate/Evolve. We invite you to join us for inspiring talks by people who are pushing the boundaries within Greater Boston. If you would like to audition, we welcome anyone with an idea related to Agitate/Innovate/Evolve to submit a video, or summary, to the TEDxFenway Committee. Ten finalists will be chosen to audition at PreXFenway. 

 

We invite anyone to audition/attend PreXFenway on Mon., 5/4/2015 from 6:30-8:30pm. To enter a submissionclick here
This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6pm. 



05/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/second-annual-prexfenway/



THE LAST LAUGH, featuring a live performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is proud to welcome back Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, commissioned for our screening ofThe Last Laugh.

Directed by F.W. Murnau (Sunrise, Nosferatu), the film stars Emil Jannings as the doorman of a posh Berlin hotel. Fiercely proud of his job, Jannings comports himself like a general in his resplendent costume, and is treated like royalty by his friends and neighbors. The hotel’s insensitive new manager, noting that Jannings seems winded after carrying several heavy pieces of luggage for a patron, decides that the old man is no longer up to his job. The manager demotes Jannings to men’s washroom attendant, and the effect is disastrous on the man’s prestige and self-esteem. But, the tables may yet turn again.



05/04/15

$20



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/last-laugh

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



A Taste of Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Center for Adult Education

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and theBoston Center for Adult Education(BCAE) team up to lead a lively armchair tour through Mozart’s Don Giovanni – the latest BLO production. Listen to selected recordings of the world’s most renowned singers performing highlights from this beautiful work, while Adam Centamore, the BCAE’s wine and cheese guru (and resident opera buff), punctuates this musical adventure with delicious Italian wine and cheeses inspired by the opera’s twists and turns. Along the way, learn a bit about the composer himself; discover some inside scoop regarding the historical context of the work; and get the lowdown on this tale of an arrogant young cad who quite literally paves his own path to hell. Whether you are in need of a little introduction before attending the performance or just want to participate in a little post-show review, this event promises to hit all the high notes.
 



05/04/15

Cost: $35 (including $15 per person for materials) Registration: Enroll online at www.bcae.org



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/a-taste-of-don-giovanni/

Boston Center for Adult Education - 122 Arlington St., Boston, MA, 02116



Teeth and Human Evolution

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Modern humans and our closest-living ape relatives differ in developmental and reproductive biology, as well as in lifespans, but evolutionary anthropologists do not know when these distinctive characteristics evolved. It might seem that our development is invisible in the fossil record, but much can be learned from the faithful records of birth and growth embedded in teeth. In this free, public, illustrated lecture, Tanya Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will discuss how she studies fossil teeth with state-of-the-art technologies to gain virtual access to these records and share what this research reveals about differences between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, and about our evolution over the past seven million years.

 

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage.



05/05/15

FREE



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2166

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Ludovica String Quartet

Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the luxury and comfort of the Hotel’s iconic Bristol restaurant and bar, affectionately known as “Boston’s Living Room.” Jazz Lounge is presented in partnership with Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and features an eclectic lineup of artists comprising traditional, contemporary and world jazz sounds.

Performances are held select Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Bristol restaurant and bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, beginning March 24. Performances are available to guests dining in the The Bristol or Bristol Bar; tickets are not required. Dining reservations are highly recommended for dinner and can be made by calling +1 (617) 351-2037.

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Ludovica String Quartet

The Ludovica String Quartet explores the possibilities of string instruments in different musical genres, all through the lens of jazz. The group includes Italian violinist Ludovica Burtone, Venezuelan violinist Carlos Silva, New Jersey native Dan Lay on viola, and cellist Marta Roma from Spain. Also an improviser and composer, Burtone has performed worldwide as both a soloist and chamber musician. A scholarship recipient and recent graduate from Berklee College of Music with a diploma in Jazz Composition, Burtone has been classically trained: She studied at the Conservatory of Liceu in Spain and at the Conservatory J. Tomadini in Italy, where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Violin Performance. Burtone grew up improvising jazz and folk music contexts, and since 2012 has immersed herself in all aspects of jazz studies. In 2011, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Banff Festival in Jazz and Creative Music, where she studied performance and composition with such artists as Dave Douglas, Eyvind Kang and Kneebody, and she has also worked in masterclasses with Jim Black, Mark Feldman and Mark Dresser. During the last year at Berklee, Burtone worked on building an eclectic repertoire for string quartet, from arrangements of jazz standards to tangos and original compositions, first presented in a concert at George Island in summer 2014. Burtone has worked with several European orchestras and as a chamber musician she has toured throughout continental Europe, Canada, Costa Rica and the United States.



05/05/15

Free



- http://www.fourseasons.com/boston/dining/happenings/jazz_lounge/#

The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston - 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jazz Show and Jam

Presented by Amazing Things Art Center

Enjoy jazz? Have you always wanted to ask questions of the musicians? Are you a secret jazz musician? Come to our Open Mic night and enjoy a featured performer and then get in the jam yourself! 



05/05/15

Free if you mention ArtWeek at the door (usually $6). 



- http://amazingthings.org/event/jazz-show-jam-13/



Listen and Walk through Music History

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society

Listen and take a walk through music history with Handel and Haydn Society, America’s oldest performing arts organization! H+H is celebrating its 200th anniversary and invites you to join the celebration with a free concert featuring members of the H+H Chorus at King’s Chapel, the site of H+H’s first concert. With H+H’s free smartphone app, you can begin a self-led walking tour of historic H+H sites which finishes at the Boston Public Library. There, you can visit the interactive exhibition Handel and Haydn Society: Bringing Music to Life for 200 Years that highlights H+H’s impact on music in Boston and the nation.



05/05/15

The exhibition is  appropriate for all ages and free to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/organizer/handel-and-haydn-society/



Dirty Dancing Experience

Presented by Broadway in Boston

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGEreturns to Boston for 2 weeks only from April 28-May 10, and is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” presented byLexus Broadway In Boston. Get out of the corner, baby, and dance!

‘Have the time of your life’ and join DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE for an exclusive experience! Learn how to move like Baby and Johnny in a Dirty Dancing themed dance class at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, taught by members of the cast, followed by a Q&A opportunity. Dance level intermediate and up. Limited to 30 participants.



05/05/15

$44 

The ticket includes the class and May 5th performance. 

Tickets available until 4/28

Use code: ARTWEEK when purchasing tickets



- http://www.dirtydancingontour.com/tickets/experience/



Music in Motion Performance and Talk Back

Presented by Juventas New Music Ensemble

Experience an unforgettable evening of music and visual theater as Juventas New Music Ensemble joins withPuppet Showplace Theater on a journey through 100 years of modern music.

Travel back in time with Satie’s comical “Things Seen Left and Right (without Glasses),” Berberian’s graphically-notated “Stripsody” (complete with tarzan yells) and Stockhausen’s outrageous “Wings of the Nose Dance.” Finish the evening with a glimpse into the future of music with two premieres – One using robotic instruments (!) and another by our youngest composer to date (the 15-year-old Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg).  The evening also features a pre-show one-act comic mystery-opera, “The Cellist is Dead” (7:30 PM) prior to the start of Music in Motion (8 PM).  For ArtWeek, the May 5 performance will be followed by an audience talk-back, while performers will be accessible during both evenings.



05/05/15

$10



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/music-in-motion-performance-and-talk-back/



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



David Kelley: Art Making!

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm 



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Think, Don't Think: John Cira Mixed Media Works

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Kids in the Hall

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Six long years of waiting are over: The Kids in the Hall are finally ready to get back on their tour bus and hit the road, bringing their seminal, take-no-prisoners comedy to stages in cities both north and south of the US/Canadian border from late April through June, 2015. KITH Tour 2015 will feature both characters well-known and loved by fans of their HBO comedy series and entirely new material those fans will embrace just as fiercely.

 



05/06/15

$57.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kids-in-the-hall/

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



Boston Ballet’s Next Generation

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join us for an inspirational evening of dance!

Next Generation showcases the talented youth in Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program and Boston Ballet II, with young musicians from New England Conservatory.

This inspirational, one-night-only performance demonstrates the progression of Boston Ballet School’s curriculum at its highest level. Program highlights include George Balanchine’s timeless Divertimento No. 15 and Peter Martins’ Les Gentilhommes, an elegant ballet for male dancers.

Come support the extraordinary young talent from two of Boston’s finest arts education institutions! Order tickets online or call the Box Office at 617.695.6955.



05/06/15

Tickets from $25



- http://boxoffice.bostonballet.org/storefront/2015-spring_showcase/boston-ballets-next-generation/c2015springshowcase-c2015nextgen-p1.html

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



Pink Martini

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

Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through the genres of pop, jazz, and classical.  The Telegraph comments, “The songs swoosh past like fabulous gowns in a vintage fashion parade.”  This multilingual performance has graced stages throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, New Zealand, South America, and North America.  Described as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands,” by the Times (UK), you won’t want to miss this.  This dynamic and enchanting performance is a must-see for everyone! 



05/06/15

Ticket prices range from $35 to $85, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=188

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



Senior Thesis Show Reception @ Zeitgeist

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of Taylor Kurmis and Kaitlyn Wiles.

Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://zeitgeistgallery.net/



Previewing Revue

Presented by Urbanity Dance

Preview Revue at a closed rehearsal and Q&A with Urbanity Dance! Meet the company, watch the creation process and see what no one else will until June. This event is free, but pre-registration with a “ticket” is required as we are limited to hosting 15 guests.



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/previewing-revue/



Comedy Variety Night

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Please join us for an evening of PG-14 comedy, music, magic and more!

Our monthly show is produced by Sharon Ellen Burtman and hosted by Joey Friedman, the only dyslexic MIT graduate software engineer married to a women’s chess champion performing stand-up comedy today. For ArtWeek, Joey Friedman will give a pre-show talk about doing stand-up comedy.



05/06/15

$3



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/comedy-variety-night/

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



Fine Art Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301 (4)

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of Robert Manson, Daniel Stone, Nygel Jones, Sarah Arnold, Nur Ozkaynak, Sarah Graziano, and Katherine Dougherty.

Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://montserrat.edu/galleries/301



What the Sketch?

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

This Pictionary-style tournament offers a night of friendly competition to benefit youth programs of the BSA Foundation. Four of Boston’s leading architects will draw buildings, while teams compete to guess which ones. Form a team to go head to head for bragging rights and the What the Sketch trophy, or just sign up to join the fun. Audience rounds will allow everyone to participate. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres all evening.



05/06/15

$40



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/what-sketch



Kiesza

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

KIESZA: The Sound of a Woman Tour with special guest Betty Who

In January 2014, ‘Hideaway’ was released by Rami’s own Lokal Legend label, and soon after Kiesza moved to London. The track was recorded in just over an hour; just before Kiesza was due to get on a flight. The song’s video was shot in one-take on the streets of Brooklyn, and showcases Kiesza’s attention-grabbing dance moves. In 2014 her voyage is just beginning, and everyone is welcome along for the ride.



05/06/15

All tickets subject to all applicable facility fees and service charges.No refunds, exchanges, cancellations.



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004E3CC1406A0D&oid=0

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



Book Reading in Studio A

Presented by BNN TV

For ArtWeek, bring your children dressed in pajamas and learn the Pajamas of My Dreams Rap song before staying for a television studio reading of “Pajamas of My Dreams”, a picture book by local author Laurie Collins and illustrator Margie Florini to Boston School Children in partnership with ReadBoston. An interactive program with a celebrity reader and the author and illustrator, ReadBoston will provide goody bags for participants.

“My dream is that all children go to bed in snug pajamas, not hungry or cold, thus able to sing their own lullaby of a promising future as they fall off to sleep”. —Laurie Collins



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/book-reading-in-studio-a/



Where’s the Art? exploring the spectrum of public art practices

Presented by Now and There

Where’s the Art? brings together artists, architects and placemakers who’ll give examples of their work and discuss the spectrum of practices in public art…and the gaps in between.
In the discussion of place-making and art-in-the-public-realm it often seems like the philosophies and interests of artists are left in the shadows. This panel will bring together artists – from social practice artists who often don’t have a tangible product, to traditional sculptors – with designers for a healthy discussion about the many definitions of public art and what we can do to support more public art in our communities.

Co-sponsored by Now and There , NEFA’s Fund For the Arts and Boston Center for the Arts.



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.nowandthere.org/events/wherestheart



Think Art – Think Smart

Presented by United South End Settlement

Please join United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centrefor Think Art – Think Smart, a community-wide and family friendly educational celebration of the arts.

Together – lets make an impact in the early years of our child’s education by being informed in the benefits that the arts hold for our children’s future success, engagement in learning and 21st century workforce skills – Together – lets raise awareness to integrate arts based methods with classroom content in order to reach a diversity of learners – Together – lets support the growing number of opportunities and resources available to everyone in the community regardless of ability to pay.



05/06/15

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required at www.uses.org/thinkart.



- http://www.uses.org/programs/cac/



"John Brown Song!" An Artist's Talk by Laylah Ali

Presented by Harvard University Black History/Art History Lecture & Performance Series at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

As the final event in Harvard University's Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series, contemporary artist Laylah Ali will discuss John Brown Song! (2013), an online project commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation. Exploring her longstanding interest in the radical abolitionist John Brown, Ali asked nineteen people to sing "John Brown's Body," a song that became popular during the Civil War. The resulting assemblage of performances and video clips raises important questions about iconic -- and forgotten -- moments in American history.

Laylah Ali is currently a Professor of Art at Williams College, where she received her B.A. in 1991. She also holds an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and trained at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2006 she was named one of the first United States Artist Fellows. She has also been featured in the PBS series Art21 and has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennale.



05/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://blackhistoryarthistory.org/home/laylah-ali/

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts - 24 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Adult Art Workshop: Try it! Monotype

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.



04/30/15 - 05/07/15

$91 non-members; $66 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper and Squash Books

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. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



05/03/15 - 05/07/15

$91 non-members; $66 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Slaid Cleaves

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

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Cleaves delivers equal measures of hope and resignation throughout his most recent release as life lessons slide subtly through side doors. His songs are filled with raw emotion, speaking to his audience intimately through his music.



05/07/15

$26 public / $24 members



- http://natickarts.org/performance/slaid-cleaves

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



TickleJuice CD Release Party

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Certainly, TickleJuice recalls the music of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, George Adams, and the whole pantheon of Improvisers of American Music of the 20th century, but Merenda’s music is not imitative or derivative. Merenda, a mature voice in contemporary music, has assimilated the lessons of the masters, taken the next step, and created a vital, inspired and inspirational group. Profound, yes, but not too serious: TickleJuice! 



05/07/15

$15 ($10 Members and students). 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/ticklejuice-cd-release-party/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

Presented by Cultural Organization of Lowell at Downtown Lowell

Downtown Lowell First Thursdays - Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell!  On the first Thursday of every month, visit our galleries, museums, businesses and restaurants and they show you what Lowell has to offer.  We have a variety of activities including gallery openings, craft activities for adults and kids, book signings, lectures, movies, food, music, and more. 
 



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



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

Downtown Lowell - 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood - A Benefit for Egleston Square Main Street

Presented by Egleston Square Main Street

Recently featured on the BBC, and in the Christian Science Monitor, Kina Zoré is one of the hottest bands in Boston. Founded by Egleston Square resident Helder Tsinine, of Mozambique, the group delivers powerful African dance grooves at every show. This collective of Berklee (and NEC) graduates is also focused on social issues, preaching the importance of compassion, and action on behalf of those suffering from poverty, homelessness, and AIDS. Despite tackling such serious topics, Tsinine's music has an undeniably positive tone to it, proving that music made to move the world forward can still move people on the dance floor.



05/07/15

$10 



- http://eglestonsquare.org/hot-jazz-cool-neighborhood/



Play Date!

Presented by Urbanity Dance

Join Urbanity Dance for a special themed Baby Crawlers Play Date! Kids 6 months-2 years old will enjoy an interactive, exploratory class that supports the development of basic motor skills and range of motion in a fun, musical environment! Colorful and textured props and elements are introduced

Caregivers or parents participate with their children and are guided by an instructor. No experience is required to participate – all are welcome!



05/07/15

Tickets available only at the door. $10 per child.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/play-date/



In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist is part one of our three-part spring lecture series Crossing the Pond: American Artists in Europe. Join us for any or all of the lectures. 



05/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



Exhibition: Sommar Solace

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Presented as an official event of Newton’s Festival of the Arts, artist Anna Kristina Goransson and musician Maria Finkelmeier collaborate to create an interactive multimedia installation inspired by the sights and sounds of summer in Sweden. Talk at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition on display May-June



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://scandicenter.org/event/maria-kristina/



Improvisational Movement!

Presented by Urbanity Dance

Join Urbanity Dance for an Improvisational Movement class with Jacob Regan and a special guest instructor! The class is designed for beginners to discover ways to enjoy improv and for more experienced people to have a class to further develop their sense movement. We will play with solo improvisational work, contact improvisation with partner(s), and group improvisation scores to bond as a growing community. Improv is a judgement free zone, designed to allow your body a freeing release from stress that you may build up during the week.



05/07/15

$15



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/improvisational-movement/



Artists: Getting Seen and Getting Sold

Presented by Boston Neighborhood Network Television

Free workshop, Exposed with Suzanne Schultz Canvas Fine Arts, Boston. Learn how to build a resume and make sales from Boston’s premier Artist Representative Suzanne Schultz , CEO of Canvas Fine Arts. This one session course will help you develop a strategy to transform your talent into a successful career. Suzanne explains her “10 Tips for Success” and speaks candidly about her experiences as an Artist Representative.



05/07/15

Free



- http://www.artweekboston.org



SASU Creative Madness from IDEO Boston

Presented by IDEO

SASU is an event that provides a fun, safe place where everyone can let their imaginations go a little crazy. Participants will be issued what may sound like an absurd little design challenge, some art supplies and an hour to let their imaginations run wild. No constraints. No rules. No judgments or grades.

The point is just to see where your unfettered and uninhibited imagination might take you.

No prior artistic or design experience is required. Just bring an open mind and a sense of humor. 



05/07/15

$25;  Event is limited to 12 guests. Lunch and all materials will be provided. Participants must be 18 or older.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/sasu-creative-madness-from-ideo-boston/



State Library’s Special Collections Tour

Presented by State Library of Massachusetts

Visitors will see treasures from the State Library collections that are not normally on public view, including some of the earliest published laws of Massachusetts, a realistic facsimile of Mayflower passenger William Bradford’s manuscript journal Of Plimoth Plantation, broadsides recruiting soldiers for the Civil War, photographs of African-American soldiers, a handwritten journal by a Civil War soldier from Massachusetts, early maps of Boston, and 19th-century birds-eye view maps of other Massachusetts cities and towns. 

 



05/07/15

Free admission. Registration required. Limited to 6 visitors.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/organizer/state-library-of-massachusetts-special-collections-department/



State Library’s Special Collection Tour for Children

Presented by State Library of Massachusetts

Visitors will see samples of early documents that are normally kept in a secure storage area, including maps of Massachusetts towns shown from the point of view of a bird flying over the town, letters written with quill pens in the 1700’s, books of Native American laws printed in the Cherokee and Creek languages. Visitors will have a chance to decipher old handwriting, and to fold a letter and seal it for mailing without an envelope.

Note: parents or other adults who accompany the children are welcome to watch the presentation.



05/07/15

Free admission. Registration required. Limited to 6 visitors.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/organizer/state-library-of-massachusetts-special-collections-department/



ArtsEmerson 2015/16 Season Preview

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

Our 2015/16 Season will be different. In the midst of a wild array of fresh stories from around the globe, we’ll invite you to be part of something wholly eclectic…and entirely ArtsEmerson. We'll experience diverse cultures, multiple languages and unexpected musical forms; we'll crack open the classics, travel to new lands and even battle space aliens. Together, we'll continue to discover the world on stage and celebrate that being different isn't just okay...it might just be the best thing ever. Join us for a special evening that will include an open house, sneak-peek performances, a party with next season’s artists and other surprises along the way. Be among the first to hear how YOU can be part of all the exciting things to come. Free drink, food and merriment provided!



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=04B22397-A96F-415A-836E-DCED15C0C123

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



Russian Nested Doll Painting

Presented by Marina Forbes

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture hands-on. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced. The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. Students can work on 7-piece, 5-piece, 3-piece or 1-piece matryoshka sets. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and, during a brief break from the painting, there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian “matryoshka dance.” All skill levels!



05/07/15

The cost varies from $25 to $50.

The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up.



- http://marinaforbes.com/Workshops/MatryoshkaNestedDoll.aspx



Fort Point Spring Public Art Tour

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community

Three pieces of temporary public art are installed in Fort Point for our Spring Public Art series. Please join us for a free walking tour to see the pieces and hear from the artists.

Projects on view include:
Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss, Bright Side of the Road:
Mike and Claudia present a continuation of an earlier project, that activates an under-used and overlooked space along Congress Street.

John Hanson, Outside the Box:
A plexi-glass sculpture with solar LED lighting embodying a collection of imagery that is structurally supporting, with visually entertaining elements, and open to interpretation. This large-scale structure activates the Harborwalk by day and by night.

Spring Public Art in conjunction with Fort Point Open Studios- project TBD.



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/fort-point-spring-public-art-tour/



Sommar Solace

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents a multi-sensory experience inspired by the buzz of a summer on the Baltic Sea. Join felt sculpture artist Kristina Goransson and percussionist Maria Finkelmeier for Sommar Solace, a visual and aural journey to a place where the sun never sets. Kristina’s pieces will pair bold, vibrant colors, intricate forms and shapes to exemplify the buzz and static energy of the Swedish summer. Maria will bring the sculptures to life with a new piece amplified from the pieces, featuring cymbals, bells, and the marimba. The opening will include a special musical performance and artist talk at 6:30pm



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/sommar-solace/



Love Shirley Temple

Presented by The Wenham Museum at The Wenham Museum

Celebrate America’s Darling at an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the movie costumes, dolls, and childhood memorabilia from the personal archives of iconic actress, Shirley Temple. From May 7 to 10, 2015, the Wenham Museum will be the only site in New England to host this retrospective, which spans Shirley Temple’s popularity during the golden age of Hollywood from 1930 to 1941.

In an ArtWeek exclusive, your visit into Shirley Temple’s past will be lead by Stuart Holbrook, a national expert from Theriault’s, via a private tour on the exhibit’s opening day. Be among the first to experience this unique opportunity through private tours at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.



05/07/15

$20



- http://www.wenhammuseum.org/love-shirley-temple/

The Wenham Museum - 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA, 01984



ArtsEmerson’s 2015/16 Season Preview

Presented by ArtsEmerson

ArtsEmerson’s 2015/16 Season will be different. In the midst of a wild array of fresh stories from around the globe, we’ll invite you to be part of something wholly eclectic…and entirely ArtsEmerson. We’ll experience diverse cultures, multiple languages and unexpected musical forms; we’ll crack open the classics, travel to new lands and even battle space aliens. Together, we’ll continue to discover the world on stage and celebrate that being different isn’t just okay…it might just be the best thing ever.

Join us for a special evening that will include an open house, sneak-peek performances, a party with next season’s artists and other surprises along the way. Be among the first to hear how YOU can be part of all the exciting things to come. Free drink, food and merriment provided!



05/07/15

Free



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First Thursday Open Studios and Tour

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

Explore studios at The Umbrella Community Arts Center during our monthly First Thursday Open Studios. Our artists, some of whom have been practicing in this building since it opened in 1983, work in a variety of mediums from ceramics to oils to metals to wood to fiber and beyond. On May 7 from 7:00 – 8:00PM, several studios throughout the three story building will be open as we celebrate a preview night of our annual Artrageous Show.

Special for ArtWeek, tours will be led at 6:30 and 7:30 to give visitors the full story behind the building which opened as a high school in 1929. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by to admire the work in the gallery and then enter the worlds where it was created.



05/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/first-thursday-open-studios-and-tour/

The Umbrella Community Arts Center - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Ampersand Concert Series

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT Bartos Theater, ground floor Bldg E15

Ampersand is the collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & MIT List Visual Arts Center that showcases live contemporary music and art experiments. Explore sound design and the physical realm with No Lands with Brian House & Topu Lyo. No Lands hails from NYC and many sounds heard in Negative Space were created by custom audio software inspired by bodies of water, floods & water flow. Brian House, from Providence, showcases a piece entitled Forty-eight to Sixteen which will have live music written and performed by Topu Lyo that reflects the biometrics of Brian’s heart beat during a bike commute.

A special gallery tour for ArtWeek Boston of Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972-2005 exploring film, performance, and the body opens the night. All ages show. 



05/07/15

Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Tour is free, concert price is $5 gen admission, $3 with MIT ID.

Cash only.



- http://www.artweekboston.org/

MIT Bartos Theater, ground floor Bldg E15 - Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142



Folk Open Mic

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Special for ArtWeek, host Dan Cloutier will give a pre-show talk about being a folk artist. Our Amazing Things Folk/Acoustic Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know our local music community and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier, (www.dancloutiermusic.com) takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful grand piano is available too.



05/07/15

Free



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



Andrew Ripp

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

Since beginning his career in 2005, Andrew Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience, from fans who appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album to fans who simply want to hear a catchy tune. He creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into soul culture and adding the depth and groove of soul music to pop culture. 

Jesse Ruben cites legendary artists like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor as his greatest influences, and he also admits a fondness for the standards penned by Cole Porter and the Gershwins. Ruben is reluctant to compare himself to his idols, saying he takes courage from their stories. He has independently sold over 10,000 albums and had his music featured on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, and Teen Mom. In addition, he has toured with some amazing artists including Jewel, KT Tunstall, Matt Simons, Hanson, and Ryan Cabrera.



05/07/15

General Admission $15



- https://www.berklee.edu/events?keys=&start_date[value]=&end_date[value]=&page=6

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



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by 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 theatre 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?



11/15/13 - 05/08/15

Dance Floor: $25; VIP Table Seat: $55



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



Stephen Hough, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

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.

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 are $20. 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

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



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



Maria Bamford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People!

Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made numerous latenight appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, GQ and LA Weekly. She can be seen as both herself and her mother in the My Damn Channel web series Ask My Mom. Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God!, is available on Comedy Central Records.



05/08/15

$22.00 - $27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/maria-bamford/

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



WROR Comedy Series: Paul Reiser

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

A seasoned actor, writer, and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to TV last year in the FX series Married. He has also garnered many notable film achievements including his supporting role in the Golden Globe and Oscar-winning movie Whiplash.

Not one to abandon his roots in stand-up, in between projects Reiser continues to tour the country performing to sold out venues with a show highlights the funny things about life, love, and relationships. He has been voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” 



05/08/15

Tickets: $29 - $92 plus fees



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/paul-reiser/

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



The Adding Machine

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

By Elmer Rice
Directed by Tim Spears
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre

After 25 years at his job, Mr. Zero—an accountant at a large, faceless company—discovers that he will be replaced by an adding machine. In anger and pain, he snaps and kills his boss. A landmark of American Expressionism, Rice's 1923 play takes us through Mr. Zero’s arrest, trial, and execution going into the afterlife—in the "Elysian Fields."



05/01/15 - 05/08/15

$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.bostontheatrescene.com/season/The-Adding-Machine/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Girls Guns & Glory

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

For the past eight years, Boston’s rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring (about 200 gigs a year worldwide), the release of four critically acclaimed records, a slew of local awards, including Boston Music Awards’ Act of the Year, and international awards including Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards. Now, they are refining their focus to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll with a twist of country on their fifth album, “Good Luck,” on Lonesome Day Records.  girlsgunsandglory.com



05/08/15

$20 public / $18 members



- http://natickarts.org/performance/girls-guns-glory

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



Concerto No. 5

Presented by Les Bostonades at First Church in Boston

In this conclusion to their 9th season, period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades explore the mystique of the number 5 in a concert of concertos that share that label. The 5th of a series in many an artist’s output often holds a place of distinction. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto laid the groundwork for the solo keyboard concerto, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony gave us one of the most iconic themes in classical music, and the formula that became Chanel No. 5 redefined women’s perfume.

 Les Bostonades bring Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto Op. 12 No. 5, RV379 out from the shadow of The Four Seasons and set it next to Bach’s Brandeburg No. 5, along with lesser known but equally attractive concertos by Naudot and Leclair.  Featured soloists include Les Bostonades members Akiko Sato, harpsichord; Sarah Darling and Asako Takeuchi, violin; and Heloise Degrugillier, recorder and transverse flute. 

The program for this concert is as follows:

J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Asako Takeuchi, violin, Heloise Degrugillier, traverso,
Akiko Sato, harpsichord

A. Vivaldi
Violin Concerto Op.XII No.5 in B-flat major, RV 379
Sarah Darling, violin

Jacques Christophe Naudot
Recorder Concerto Op.XVII No.5 in G major
Heloise Degrugillier, recorder

Jean-Marie Leclair
Violin Concerto Op.VII No.5 in A minor
Asako Takeuchi, violin



05/08/15

Tickets: $25/General; $20/Senior; $15/Student; 17 and under free.


Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by email (bostonades@hotmail.com), and phone.



- http://www.bostonades.org/

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



A Place for Us

Presented by Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus at Faneuil Hall

Could there be any better way to celebrate a gorgeous spring weekend after the winter we’ve had then to have your spirits uplifted and your senses soothed by a concert in Boston’s famed Faneuil Hall? Golden voices, young and old- the Boston City Singers join the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus to celebrate spring… at last! The program celebrates some of the best that these distinguished composers have given us from musicals. The evening is guaranteed to put the sunshine in your hearts.



05/08/15

$20 General Admission
$10 Students
Family $50



- http://saengerfest.org/calendar/

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Tim and Myles

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship - magic happens!
Tim and Myles Thompson have been inspiring audiences throughout the country. With recent performances that include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, and the Chet Atkins Festival, they have polished their craft to a fine luster. The duo has opened for Spyro Gyra, Don Williams, Mountain Heart, and Richard Elliot.



05/08/15

$20.00 (ATAC Mem $17, Stu/Sen $19, Child U12 $10)



- http://amazingthings.org/event/tim-myles/

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



Soundproof the Armory

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

Come join us at the Armory for a benefit series to soundproof the Performance Hall!

35th Parallel will open the concert with their signature MediterrAsian sound, blending Middle Eastern, North Indian, North African, and Mediterranean influences. Prepare to be taken on a sinuous journey around the globe through the sounds of non-Western instruments.

Headliner Esthema creates unique music by fusing progressive rock and jazz-fusion with the sounds of the traditional music of the Balkan region and the Near & Middle East. Their music brings together Eastern and Western influences, transcending musical genres and culture.

This will be the first of four benefit series to raise money for soundproofing the ArmoryPerformance Hall. Based on the current circumstances, the Performance Hall can only host bands below a certain decibel level, which drastically restricts the musical acts we can invite to perform. Come out to help Arts at the Armory expand the musical acts we can bring to our stage and enable us to develop stronger community relations with our neighbors.



05/08/15

Advance ticket sales available, tickets are $15 at the door, and $12 for students.



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/armory-soundproofing-benefit-tickets-15937282842

Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143



Free May Second Friday

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

4–6 PM Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Dance/Draw: using Smith College dancers as live models, practice drawing fromobservation, inspired by Edgar Degas’ Dancer on the Stage.

6 PM Open Eyes: An informal, guided conversation about an art object.

6:45 PM: Smith students dance "happening" in the Museum inspired by the work of the late choreographer, Merce Cunningham and by the visual artist, Mary Bauermeister.

Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM.

Image Credit: Lynne Graves.



05/08/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Events/Second-Fridays

Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



Freshly woven, not your typical runway scene

Presented by Midway Channel Gallery

Midway Channel Gallery presents off the woven path, an exhibition of artists weaving materials to tell stories. Watch the exhibition come alive in freshly woven, not your typical runway scene. Mingle with models showcasing a collection of independent designs weaving together the art of textiles, fashion and jewelry. Listen to original musical accompanying their every step, accentuating the mood and flair of these avant garde designs. Meet four new designers and a runway manager from Lasell College, Donahue Center for the Creative & Applied Arts as well as established Boston artists and designers.



05/08/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/freshly-woven/



Collaborative Choreography

Presented by OnStage Dance Company

Collaborative Choreography presents an opportunity for dancers of all levels and experiences to get their creative juices flowing! No prior choreographing experience necessary! Participants will be grouped to work together to create choreography to a selected piece of music. Groups will decide whether there is a theme or a message, what style(s) of dance to use and how to best express what they want through their movements. Feel free to invite a guest to watch because the end features a showcase where you will have the chance to share what you have created with others. It will also be videotaped and uploaded to the internet for you to share with the world!



05/08/15

Free and open to the public; registration required. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/organizer/onstage-dance-company/



#ArtBar!

Presented by Arts Connect International

#ArtBar! Bringing community together for laughter and libations through art. Join us at the Open Door Gallery for a early evening/ post-work event full of art making, socializing, laughter and libations! Hosted collaboratively by VSA Massachusetts and Arts Connect International.

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED ~ just an open mind and a good sense of humor, both of which will take you a long way. People of all ages and abilities are welcome (email to RSVP@vsamass.org with requests for ASL or other accommodations). What’s not to love about friends, laughter, art and community? There will be a super artsy after party announced following the event as well, so stay tuned and join us at a local restaurant for continued fun (21+ for this part!).



05/08/15

$10



- http://www.artweekboston.org



Meet Pops Musicians and Attend a Show

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

Enjoy an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring several Boston Pops musicians with their instruments at the hip showroom of Audio Concepts on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. A complimentary shuttle will take you there and back to Symphony Hall where you will attend the 8pm Boston Pops performance Singin’ in the Rain conducted by Keith Lockhart featuring this iconic film shown in its entirety on a giant screen above the stage while the Boston Pops play the enchanting film score. See Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor like you’ve never seen them before.

Audio Concepts provides smart technology, audio/visual, networked communications and electronics for commercial and residential projects, nationally.  For over 39 years, this tech savvy company has offered the best solutions for educational institutions, sporting arenas, worship centers, corporate offices, and private residences. Each project is approached from an aesthetic perspective that combines both function and presentation. 

Audio Concepts forged a relationship with the Fenway Culture District to achieve a mission of giving back to communities, which have long supported their business. The mission became a reality in 2012 when Audio Concepts began to offer a series of free public art exhibitions; provided support for Boston’s Park Arts program; and sponsored TEDxFenway annually.



05/08/15

$50



- http://www.artweekboston.org/

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



Aaron Karo

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Aaron Karo is an author, comedian, and screenwriter whose latest novel Galgorithm will be published on May 5 by Simon & Schuster. His career began in September 1997 when he wrote a funny email from his freshman dorm room that eventually spawned the viral sensation Ruminations. Since then he has written four books, toured the country, and starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special filmed in Boston. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to see Karo bring his outrageous brand of storytelling from the page to the stage and celebrate the release of his new book!



05/08/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=374422

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



Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

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: Donald Wilkinson



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150
Students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church in the City of 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



Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Parish Church in Cambridge

 Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the world's finest fiddle players, has a deep understanding that spans centuries of Scottish music. Haas, a consummate cellist, is known for transforming the role of the cello in traditional music.



05/09/15

General Admission
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2591/alasdair-fraser-natalie-haas

First Parish Church in Cambridge - 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Martyn Joseph

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.



05/09/15

$20



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston

Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel as they juggle everything from potted plants to tennis rackets, sometimes from atop seven-foot unicycles. Who knew physics could be this fun?



02/19/15 - 05/09/15

Included with Exhibit Hall Admission.



- http://www.mos.org/amazing-nano-brothers

Museum of Science, Boston - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114



Spring Concert- Women of the Americas

Presented by Concord Women's Chorus

Concord Women's Chorus presents their Spring Concert, "Women of the Americas", featuring music by women composers from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Special collaboration with Boston-based Rumbarroco, a Latin-Baroque fusion ensemble.



05/09/15

Adults $25, Seniors/students $20, Children under 12 $5



- Http://www.concordwomenschorus.org



Dancing with the BoSoma Stars

Presented by BoSoma Dance Company at Mass Motion Dance Studio

Come watch local celebrities paired with BoSoma dancers face off on the dance floor.  Ticket includes entry to the event, appetizers, silent auction and the chance to bid on a dance with one of our BoSoma dancers, mingle and meet the BoSoma Dance Company dancers, artistic directors and board of directors. 



05/09/15

$40



- http://www.bosoma.org/#!performances-2015/cms0

Mass Motion Dance Studio - 8 Brookfield Road (Rt. 148 & Rt. 20), Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Queen Night at The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their groove thang before taking the stage for a disco diva inspired performance.

March 28: Fena Barbitall
April 18: TBA
May 9: TBA


Past queens include Raquel Blake, Rainbow Frite, Miranda Wrights, Lili Whiteass, Dee Dee de Ray, Loosey LaDuca, Severity Stone, Veronica Sukhard, Camille Yen, Kurt Fowl, Anaol Fetale, Laila McQueen, and Violencia Exclamation Point.



03/28/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets from $20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/node/16535

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3

Presented by Mortis Ministries

Boston's madcap seasonal variety show by and for the queer community is back! Join us for a night of extra queer craziness, burlesque and boylesque debuts, standup comedy, drag performers of all stripes and royalties, and so much more! As always the night ends with an epic Pants Off Dance Off contest! Host Allix Mortis brings together a diverse cast of performers to celebrate, burlesque, satirize, and annihilate pop culture as only queers can. 

Join us before we go on summer hiatus! 



05/08/15 - 05/09/15

$10



- https://www.facebook.com/events/754458747995224/



Art BINGO

Presented by The Art Connection at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Get ready to fall in love with artwork worth testing your luck for! Join The Art Connection for our fourth annual signature Art BINGO event, part of ArtWeek Boston. Don your lucky Bingo hat and play for the chance to win art from 12 celebrated artists, many with work featured internationally in museums, galleries, and private collections, and by an emerging artist from Boston Arts Academy.

Jurors: Arlette Kayafas, director of Gallery Kayafas and James Hull, Interim Director of Exhibitions, School of Visual Arts, Boston University

Honorary Chair: Julie Burros, City of Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture

All proceeds from Art BINGO will support The Art Connection, a Boston nonprofit that expands public access to visual art by placing donated artwork on the walls of community service organizations. Founded in 1995, The Art Connection’s unique program has been bringing art to life for 19 years, and has celebrated the placement in over 370 agencies of 6,750 original works of art, generously donated by over 400 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for similar programs in other cities including New York, Providence, Baltimore, Beverly, New Bedford, Minneapolis, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Learn more at www.theartconnection.org /// www.facebook.com/TheArtConnection /// www.twitter.com/ArtConnectionMA



05/09/15

Price: $30 in advance, $40 at door



- http://www.theartconnection.org/art-bingo-2015

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology - 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Milton Art Center Spring Music Series

Presented by Milton Art Center

Milton Art Center Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 20!

Don’t miss MAC’s spring concert series loaded with local artists who shape the music climate in Boston and beyond.

Vapors of Morphine with Franc Graham (Friday March 20)

Vapors of Morphine grace the MAC stage with members of the late, great Mark Sandman’s legendary band, Morphine. The Vapors honor the legacy of its predecessor while staking out their own territory. Original Morphine members Dana Colley (baritone sax) and Jerome Deupree (drums) are joined by vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jeremy Lyons performing the music of Morphine, while mixing in their own work as well as interpretations of West African, Rock and Delta Blues tunes. Miltonite and MAC Open Mic host, Franc Graham, opens up the show with Jerome on drums.  Tickets: http://vaporsatmac.bpt.me/

The Wild Northern with Bob Bradshaw (Saturday, April 11)

The Wild Northern is a successful indie-rock-Americana quintet that includes three Milton High grads: Brian Gallagher, Jim Abdon, and Andy Guerini. The band finds inspiration in late night NYC dives, mythical American frontier animals, 12-year Highland Malts, and buffalo chicken pizzas, among other things. Their 2011 EP, Line of Demarcation EP in 2011, sent the band on tour between Boston and New York City. Local great, Irish-born Bob Bradshaw opens the show with his gorgeous songs and voice. Tickets: http://wildnorthernmac.bpt.me/

Dennis Brennan with Cameron Keiber   (Saturday, May 9)

One Boston’s finest singer songwriter and frontman since the 80s, Dennis Brennan rivets audiences with his powerful songs and performance. Used in films and TV (“Copland”, “The Matthew Shepard Story”,”Clockwatchers”, “Loveland”) Dennis’ songs are described as “lonesome, ornery and great.” by the Boston Globe. Peter Guralnick’s review of his latest CD captures Dennis’ magic: “The diversity is stunning as he takes listeners on a journey that comes from the gut.” MAC welcomes back Cameron Keiber, Boston singer songwriter and frontman for the Beatings and Eldridge Rodrigues, to open the show. http://dennisbrennanmac.bpt.me/



03/20/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets are $10 each or buy the package of three shows for $25.



- http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MAC-Spring-Music-Series-on-Sale-Now-.html?soid=1107401835610&aid=pEW0Rcjh0aw



Watch City Steampunk Festival

Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic technology and fantastical fiction.  There will be vendors, music, food, activities for kids, and MORE.

2015 marks the much anticipated return of the Steampunk Festival to Watch City after a one-year hiatus. Once again, attendees can expect a panoply of period fascinations that has something for everyone. Victorian-era calliopes, high-wheeling Penny Farthings, costumed performers, musicians and bands, lectures and discussions, an open-air market with a unique collection of vendors of all things Steampunk, and a parade are just some of the delightful things guests of the Watch City Steampunk Festival can expect to encounter while enjoying a spring day on the banks of the historic Charles River.



05/09/15

Daytime events are free and open to the public. 



- http://watchcityfestival.com/



Trace Bundy

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

Dubbed the “Acoustic Ninja” by his fans, Trace Bundy is a musician that must be seen as well as heard. His use of harmonics, looping and multiple capos, coupled with unique banter and stage presence delivers an unforgettable live concert experience. Trace has independently sold over 90,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music, and regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world.

 



05/09/15

$20 public / $18 members



- http://natickarts.org/performance/trace-bundy-0

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



In Conversation

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.newartcenter.org/calendar/

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



The Voices of We

Presented by Goodwin Group at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Award-winning Boston area stage and screenwriter, Robbi D'Allessandro, explores the many faces of shame as 333 Productions presents the World Premiere of her original play. The Voices of We is a new full-length play that explores the challenges women face in today’s sociopolitical and economic climate. The production will be benefitting a different Boston women's organizations each night. Beneficiaries to include: The Women's Center, Casa Myrna, GLAD, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Our Bodies - Ourselves and MassNOW.



04/25/15 - 05/09/15

$20-30



- http://voicesofwe.com/

Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



Excavations

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

This exhibitions investigates the relationship between artwork, geology, landscape and time. The six featured artists engage in excavation either formally, by removing layers of material, or metaphorically, through a process of uncovering memories and hidden histories. Informed by twentieth-century land art and altered objects, these artists skillfully cut, rip, dig, scrape, peel, rebuild and relocate to give their materials new meaning. 



03/22/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.newartcenter.org/galleries/exhibit.aspx?id=83

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



Detroit

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

By Lisa D'Amour

In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life. The quintessential American backyard party quickly turns into something more dangerous – and filled with potential.



04/10/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 students



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/productions/productions.html

Chelsea Theatre Works - 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA, 02150



Birding at Fruitlands

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join us on the Fruitlands landscape as we look for local residents and early nesters including Kingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and a variety of warblers. This guided birding walk covers about two miles on maintained trails passing through meadow and wooded glens with some steep sections. Meet at the upper parking lot for this early morning exploration.



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.fruitlands.org/birds2

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Opening Reception: Art in Nature

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Come to the hillsides and meadows at Fruitlands and see the remarkable interplay between contemporary sculptures and nature during the opening reception and guided walk of our special outdoor exhibition Art in Nature. Guest artists will be on hand to talk about their artwork as we see up close how sculpture can transform the way we see the landscape.



05/09/15

Free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/ArtinNature

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Guys and Dolls

Presented by The Longwood Players at Cambridge YMCA Theatre

The Longwood Players continues its 2014-2015 season with the classic American musical, Guys and Dolls. Filled with colorful characters and show-stopping numbers, Guys and Dolls tells the story a bygone New York City complete with singing gangsters, sassy showgirls, and straight-laced (and not-so-straight-laced) missionaries. While Nathan Detroit hustles to keep his illegal crap game afloat, his long-suffering showgirl fiancée, Adelaide, pressures him to set a wedding date. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson takes a bet to win the love of Sarah Brown, but she’s more concerned with saving his soul. 



05/01/15 - 05/09/15

General Admission, $20 (Student/Senior, $16)
Table, $25 (Student/Senior $21)



- http://www.longwoodplayers.com/OurSeasonSpring.html

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



Durufle: Requiem

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale in a performance of Durufle's Requiem for chorus and organ, along with choral works by contemporary American composers, all in the visual and acoustic splendor of St Paul Church in Harvard Square.



05/09/15

Tickets: $53, $37, $27 ($5 senior/student discount)



- http://bbcboston.org/performances/perf4.php

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - 29 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



A Ceramic Spectrum

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of A Ceramic Spectrum, an examination of three emerging ceramic artists who represent a promiscuous approach the medium of clay. The three featured artists, Michael Fujita, Lauren Mabry and Peter Pincus, blur the boundaries of painting, sculpture and ceramics. They share a love of surface, and perhaps even a tendency toward a similar color palette, but their approaches are radically different. These three artists examplify the multivalent tendencies of the emerging generation.

 



03/22/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.newartcenter.org/galleries/exhibit.aspx?id=84

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



50 Shades of Blue: Indigo dyeing and Shibori with Katie Buchanan

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

The practice of dyeing with indigo is an incredibly rich cultural tradition, with each region of the world having its own unique dyeing approach to the dyeing process. Indigo has been used for thousands of years; it has survived tombs in Egypt, and made its way through Japan, and we are able to see it today in the American blue jean. Shibori, an ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing, will be taught with both traditional techniques and contemporary approaches. Indigo dyeing appeals to all ages, children will enjoy tie-dyeing and painting, while adults may prefer a more mathematical and precise approach; the processes may be as simple or as complicated as the artist wishes. Indigo dyeing is an art, not just a technique.



05/09/15

Members $60, Nonmembers $70



- http://fullercraft.org/event/indigo-dyeing-with-katie-buchanan/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

A celebration of the visual & performing arts of the Gloucester Public School District sponsored by the Gloucester Education Foundation. For a schedule of events visit Gloucester Education Foundation.



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/gloucester-public-schools-arts-festival-may9-2015/

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



A Nordic Spring Sojourn with Stambandet

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

If you live in the land of the midnight sun, you can be forgiven an obsession with summer. Precious months of nearly constant day call forth a delight that borders on cult-like devotion. The music of Scandinavia abounds with themes of light, love, celebration, and all things green and growing, often imbued with a mystical quality. From calling to the fishing boats to calling the goats, the Vocal Ensemble relates the infectious joy of a Nordic spring! Join us as we journey through space and time, weaving Scandinavian life and lore into a tapestry of sounds. You will experience voices echoing in the mountains and fjords of Norway, ride through the enchanted desert of Iceland, wander through the magical summer forests of Sweden and dance in the villages of Finland and Denmark. We will take you on a musical odyssey you will never forget!

Founded in 1978, Stämbandet has a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group. Presenting songs rarely heard outside of Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, this captivating vocal band often breaks into six- and seven- part harmonies sung in six languages. Led by Allen LeVines, musical director since 1985, Stämbandet performs a wide range of a cappella folk traditions unique to Scandinavia, including "trall" - singers imitating fiddlers playing dance music - a practice that has been compared to scat singing.



05/09/15

$10.00. Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.



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

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on the inaugural tour of our 20th season, to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
 



05/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.jphs.org/2015-historic-walking-tours/

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



Boston Childrens 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.



05/09/15

$15



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

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



Mother's Day Canvas Painting Party

Presented by The Arsenal Project

Create a Mother's Day gift at our Canvas Painting Party!

Indigo Fire Studio will guide children through step by step instruction. Each child will create a free 12 x 12 canvas painting.



05/09/15

Free and open to public; RSVP to Erica at ecruz@wilderco.com



- https://www.facebook.com/events/939556336089009/



Collection 2015 Student Fashion Show

Presented by School of Fashion Design at Boston Park Plaza Hotel

The School of Fashion Design proudly presents the very best of our students’ work at Collection 2015 – our annual graduation fashion show. 

Ranked among the top fashion schools worldwide by fashionschools.org, the School of Fashion Design is the only educational institution in Massachusetts dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design.



05/09/15

$50



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfd-collection-2015-tickets-16440333480

Boston Park Plaza Hotel - 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116



Patsy Cline Tribute By Donna Lee

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The Music of Patsy Cline is as popular today as it was at the time of her death on March 3rd, 1963. She was a popular and country music icon and she has inspired millions with her songs celebrating the joys and heartaches of life. Songs like Crazy, She's Got You and Walkin' After Midnight still grace the airwaves and still stir powerful emotions in the hearts of listeners young and old.

In her show, Donna Lee brings to life the music and memory of the late great Patsy Cline. An internationally renowned vocalist and recording artist, Donna Lee brings her rich mellifluous voice and her many years of experience as an entertainer to the stage and leaves her audiences with a glimpse of the life, love and loss of Patsy Cline. Interwoven with the stories of her trials and triumphs are the songs - the classic timeless songs we know and love. 



05/09/15

$18.00(Mem $15, Stu/Sen $17, Child U12 $10)



- http://amazingthings.org/event/patsy-cline-tribute-by-donna-lee/

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



MassArt Made 2015 Spring Sale

Presented by MassArt

The highly anticipated MassArt Made Spring Sale 2015 is a not-to-miss event. Every year MassArt students, faculty and alumni present unique, quality, hand-crafted artwork for purchase. This sale is a great opportunity to purchase unique, quality artwork created by MassArt students and alumni.  Sales support MassArt artists and student scholarships.



05/03/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://inside.massart.edu/Campus_Life/Student_Activities/Holiday_and_Spring_Sales.html



Historic Middle Street Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Discover Gloucester's historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

Did you know that a resident of Middle Street, Gloucester, saved the town from a British attack by sea during the Revolution? Or that a leading feminist and religious free thinker lived halfway down Middle Street? Or that the 1764 Saunders House that forms part of the Sawyer Free Library has undergone at least three radical architectural changes including a massive Victorian tower? Four centuries of Gloucester's social, economic, and architectural history are packed into this one short street in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Join us for a docent-led tour of an ever-evolving neighborhood where you will see surviving evidence of the past and will learn about structures and people now gone. 



05/09/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capannmuseum.org for details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/historic-middle-street-walking-tour-may9-2015/

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



May Day celebrations at the Garden in the Gallery

Presented by Chelmsford Center for the Arts at Chelmsford Center for the Arts

As part of the current exhibit, “Garden in the Gallery,” everyone is welcomed to explore all the art offerings at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts! Celebrate May Day with an evening reception in the Gallery. Take part in an artist’s demonstration of iPad painting (bring your own iPad!). Listen to local musicians play during open rehearsals. Watch artists in their studios. Join us in creating a one-of-a-kind flower garden at the CCA. Get out your paints and brushes and come along for plein air painting. The exhibit, “Garden in the Gallery” presents the work of local artists as they capture nature in its most beautiful forms…flowers, gardens and landscapes. The show runs from April 3 through May 17. The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00-4:00. Closed Easter. The Chelmsford Center for the Arts is Chelmsford’s only public arts institution.



05/01/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/may-day-celebrations-at-the-garden-in-the-gallery/

Chelmsford Center for the Arts - 1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824



Artrageous!

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

Enjoy an evening of artistic immersion to benefit The Umbrella Community Arts Center at its annual Artrageous gala. With fabulous entertainment, music, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts Artrageous is The Umbrella’s largest fundraising event. Guests at this year’s gala will have the chance to meet award-winning journalist and co-host of Here & Now from NPR & WBUR, Robin Young, who will be the evening’s celebrity host. The event will feature the presentation of the Stewardship of the Arts Award to sculptor and Concord resident Michio Ihara. Guests will also be able to bid on over 30 original works of art, as well as performances, sporting events, and dining experiences in the evening’s silent auction.

The gala will include performances by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Paul Sullivan, folk rock ensemble Hillary Reynolds Band, and Angel Dance Company, which specializes in traditional Chinese dance and music.

All funds raised will directly support The Umbrella’s mission and allow its programs to remain affordable and accessible for all.



05/09/15

Individual tickets: $125



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/event/artrageous2015

The Umbrella Community Arts Center - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Antje Duvekot with Jenna Lindbo

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston's acoustic music scene. She has won the triple crown of songwriting awards: Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville Festival Best New Folk Award, and a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act. Her song Merry Go Round was featured in a national TV advertising campaign for Bank of America and was played during the Super Bowl.  Opener Jenna Lindbo travels the country, inspiring audiences from Asheville to Anchorage with her rootsy folk songs and infectious joy.



05/09/15

Advance: $12; suggested contribution at door: $14, seniors $9, juniors $5, families: $28



- http://rockportucc.org/May09-2015.htm

Old Sloop Coffeehouse - 12 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Salsa In The Park

Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at Blackstone Community Center Park

MetaMovements Latin Dance Company is an entrepreneurial artist collective dedicated to using the arts as a tool for positive transformation of self and community, creating bonds, fostering meaningful relationships and creating lasting social change. Every summer, MetaMovements transforms the South End’s Blackstone Community Center building and courtyard park into a hub of positive activity called "Salsa In The Park" drawing out residents of all ages and backgrounds from across the city (rain or shine) for free Latin dance instruction, performances, social dancing, health promotion, a musician’s corner and more! Attendees learn the basics of Salsa and Rueda, as well as join in on Afro-Cuban line dances and social dance in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa with dancers from across Boston. During ArtWeek, MetaMovements invites you to a special Salsa In The Park to celebrate the Spring , build bridges among cultures and classes from across Boston and kickoff our summer fundraising campaign.

 



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/salsa-in-the-park/

Blackstone Community Center Park - 50 West Brookline St., Boston, MA, 02118



Rhythm of the Latin Quarter

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force

Audiences won’t need to travel to the Caribbean to experience the beauty and richness of Afro-Latin music. Come to Boston’s Latin Quarter, accessible by T, and be moved by the rhythm of Afro-Latin Percussion.

For ArtWeek, bring your own drum or use one of ours and join in on a drum circle led by professional percussionists. Enjoy performances by professional and youth percussionists, including Afro Latin band Afrika Gente and Hyde Square Task Force’s own ¡Dale! youth percussion ensemble. In addition, children and adults of all ages are welcome to participate in a drum making workshop led by Boston Makers, and try out instruments at our Instrument Petting Zoo that make Afro Latin music so vibrant! Make a day of it and stick around to visit the businesses of the Latin Quarter, including some of the best Latino restaurants in the city! 



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/rhythm-of-the-latin-quarter/



NEW BLUE Makers Market

Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery

Join us for our 3rd monthly Makers Market and Cambridge Open Studios! All items for sale are unique and handmade by the artists. 
Live music and a kids art project at each event! Tea and coffee while you check it out.

NEW BLUE Makers Market is a show for local designers and makers held each second Saturday in Central Square, Cambridge. Come visit our pop-up spot in the new Out of the Blue Gallery space on Mass Ave (the old Blockbuster building!) and check out the best of local makers, crafters and artists. 
 



05/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://bostonhassle.com/event/new-blue-makers-market-out-of-the-blue-too-gallery-central-sq/



The Art of Craft

Presented by Fayerweather Street School

The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s activities, and delicious locally made food for all. 

The Art of Craft features only handmade work from artists and artisans from all over New England. There will be a live stage with music for listening, dancing and singing along, and a variety of free children’s activities.

Vanessa Trien & the Flip Flops Concert at 11:00, included with admission to the event.



05/09/15

$5/pp; $20/max per family



- http://www.fayerweather.org/art-of-craft/



Dustin Ybarra

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Dustin Ybarra was seen most recently in recurring roles on the ABC series The Goldbergs and the CBS series Battle Creek. Other television credits include a recurring role on the cable series Californication, as well as Stand Up Revolution and Live At Gotham.

His recent film credits include Hop, We Bought a Zoo, Date and Switch, and 21 & Over.

Ybarra began his comedy career as a writer and performer in the online comedy troupe Sucker Punch Comedy.



05/07/15 - 05/09/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=376914

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



Endgame

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Experimental Theater

With biting comedy and titillating sadness, Samuel Beckett portrays a family at the end of all things. Should we hang on? Or leave forever? Do we need each other? Was humankind an abomination to begin with? Can we have a last bit of fun with one another before the painkillers run out? Come see Endgame, the play where you can lose your teeth, scratch your fleas, and pee your pants, all in the name of No One Cares.



05/01/15 - 05/09/15

Email exendgame@gmail.com with your name, showtime, and desired number of tickets to reserve yours today!



- http://hrdctheater.com/endgame/

Loeb Experimental Theater - 64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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

Single tickets $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



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

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



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



Edge of Vision

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Edge of Vision features works made in Boston for Boston Ballet: Resident Choreographer, Jorma Elo's, highly anticipated world premiere, Bach Cello Suites; Helen Pickett's Eventide originally commissioned in 2008, with music by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, returns to the stage with a completely new first movement; and Lila York's rousing Celts which sets classical ballet, jigs, and speedy footwork to a mix of favorite Irish music.



04/30/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/edgeofvision/

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



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



Momix

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

From the wild and whimsical imagination of Moses Pendleton comes Alchemia, Momix's dazzling new multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, and playful humor. A fantastical exploration of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, the show bursts with aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sensuality of nature itself. It's Momix at its most magical.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Reserved Seating: $69.00, $58.00, $35.00 (includes Cutler Majestic Theatre $1.50 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2576/momix

Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College - 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

When the Stars Begin to Fall brings together 35 artists of different generations and working in different mediums who share an interest in the American South as both a real and fabled place. Key to the exhibition is the relationship between contemporary art, black life, and “outsider” art, a historically fraught category typically encompassing artists who have not received formal art training and who may have been marginalized in society. 

When the Stars Begin to Fall includes artworks by self-taught, spiritually inspired, and incarcerated artists alongside projects by prominent contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, David Hammons, and Theaster Gates. It presents diverse artworks—from drawing and painting to performance, sculpture, and assemblage—unified by an insistent reference to place.

When the Stars Begin to Fall was curated by Thomas J. Lax for The Studio Museum in Harlem and organized for the ICA by Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator.
 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

Included with museum admission*

General Admission is free for all members and youth 17 and under



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/when-the-stars-begin-to-fall/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Sonic Abroretum: Sculpture by Ian Schneller / Sound by Andrew Bird

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Sculptor/instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird share a fascination with sound and its interaction with the natural world.

Since 2010, the duo has collaboratively produced Sonic Arboretum, an installation of over 30 colorful horn speakers made from recycled newsprint, dryer lint, baking soda, and shellac and powered by custom-made tube amplifiers. Through the speakers, Bird plays an original, 50-minute composition, Echolocations: Canyon, which he recorded by whistling and playing his violin in a canyon to experiment with the site's reverberations. 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/sonic-arboretum/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Dirty Dancing

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit song, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and the heart-stopping "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life," London’s Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!



04/28/15 - 05/10/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/dirty-dancing-baa/

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Big Apple Circus presents Metamorphosis

Presented by Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza

Fly away to our magical all-new show, Metamorphosis! Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches, and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy, and astounding magic of Metamorphosis!



03/24/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets: $25 - $100

Tickets to select Wednesday performances are Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

Tickets to autism-friendly performances on Tuesday, April 7 are $10 - $25.



- http://bigapplecircus.org/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Oceans!

Presented by Blue Wave Art Gallery

Featured artist, Suzanne Connor: Heavily influenced by the natural world, particularly water and sky, she brings to her work a unique sense of color and balance as well as simple elegance, clean lines, and sophisticated color - the hallmarks of her pieces. 

 



04/04/15 - 05/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bluewaveartgallery.com



Suspicious Spaces

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

“…the antithesis of stuffy, over polished dance…The intimacy lends Mateo’s dynamic choreography a raw power that is compulsively watchable…”  Boston Magazine 

Experience ballet like never before with the culminating event of the season! Suspicious Spaces features three compellingly dynamic ballets by celebrated dancemaker José Mateo, including a highly anticipated Mateo premiere. The program includes House of Ballet (1993), a piece that The Boston Globe calls, "…one of Mateo’s quirkiest and most engaging works."  Follow the alluring tale of a maniacal balletomane who abducts the object of his desire, set to Alfred Scnittke’s Gogal Suite. The fast-paced, dynamic Fearless Symmetries (2008), set to John Adams’ Fearful Symmetries, features a young woman swept by the appeal of contemporary urban life and then overwhelmed by its very unpredictable forces. Be one of the first to see the premiere of the season.

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.



04/17/15 - 05/10/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42

 



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Spring Valley Puppet Theater

Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production! When Jack trades the family cow for a few magic beans — which grow into a beanstalk overnight — he climbs it to find adventure and fortune. Along the way he meets a feisty and funny chicken, a magic singing harp, and one real rat of a giant. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects, and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever chicken, saves the day!

Jack and the Beanstalk is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Some children may be scared of the giant.



05/07/15 - 05/10/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Together with Andy Stott

Presented by Together Festival at Middlesex Lounge

From Manchester, Andy Stott is a true scientist of sound, having released four albums via the respected Modern Love imprint. Beloved by techno purists and indie rockers alike, his most recent album was awarded an 8.4/10 and Best New Music from Pitchfork. Stott will make a special debut Boston appearance at the Together opening party.



05/10/15

Tier 2: $125



- https://www.facebook.com/events/808973025856202/

Middlesex Lounge - 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA,



ArtWeek Boston

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center

ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual, 10-day celebration of community creativity that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Beginning its fourth season, ArtWeek Boston is comprised of more than 100 events across creative genres produced by 175 organizations in more than 45 neighborhoods and towns across Massachusetts.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Most are free or under $25; up to $50



- http://www.artweekboston.org/



World's Fairs

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

World’s Fairs were created to showcase cultural, scientific and technical achievements and to highlight future ambitions of nations around the world. Featuring a range of objects drawn primarily from the museums’ collections, this installation examines cultural display through the art and architecture of world’s fairs from the mid-19th century to the postwar era. Beginning with the Crystal Palace in London (1851), it explores the history of fairs as artistic and social phenomenon along with how these events were shaped by national identity, ethnicity, social class, race, imperialism, colonialism, and gender issues. This installation complements a course taught by Suzanne P. Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.



11/16/14 - 05/10/15

$15Adults$13

Seniors (65+)

$10Non-Harvard students (18+)

Free Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest), youth under 18, Cambridge residents, Massachusetts residents - Saturdays from 10am–noon

 



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/4834/worlds-fairs

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



hermitage piano trio concert

Presented by chamber music foundation of new england at First Church in Boston

A rarity in the chamber music world, three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right make up this elite trio.  The Trio excels at performing an enormous range of music and has a wide repertoire from Shostakovich, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky to Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms. Based in the United States, the members of the Hermitage Piano Trio have taught at the Eastman School of Music, Boston University, Oberlin College, and the Tanglewood Music Center, and have recorded for the Mariinsky Label, Naxos, Marquis Records, and ALM Records. Cellist Sergey Antonov is the artistic director of the concert series for the Chamber Music Foundation of New England.



05/10/15

general admission $35; students with id free



- http://cmfone.org

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



Make a Silk Flower Window! (ages 4 & up)

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Silk hoops with beautiful flower designs are waiting for your creative touch. Watch how silk paints flow to create a stained-glass look, and make an exquisite gift for mom. 



05/09/15 - 05/10/15

$15 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

Artbeat The Creativity Store - 212A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474



7th Annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

Explore the work of over 100 visual and performing artists over one vibrant weekend! Celebrate the special women in your life with a memorable mother's day weekend celebration of the visual and performing arts in Cambridge. Discover exceptional works of art and find unique presents to wrap up for mom. New this year, performing artists are paired with visual artists for engaging and intitimate performances in studios and common venues throughout the city. View our interactive web mapdownload the brochure, or find us in your smartphone app store to see who is participating and plan your weekend!!



05/09/15 - 05/10/15

FREE, artwork can be purchased for additional cost.



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/programs/openstudios



Needle Felting with Emily Watlington

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Details: To start, participants will join instructor in making a felted ball. Then, participants will be invited to build upon the ball by introducing new forms, using the same needle felting technique. Once participants feel comfortable with the technique, which involves stabbing to make fibers into a dreadlock-type, they will be invited to make their own creations with the materials available. This technique is perfect for a workshop because the basics can be learned quickly, but expanded upon infinitely.



05/10/15

Members $65, Nonmembers $80

All materials included.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/needle-felting-with-emily-watlington/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



An Afternoon of Beethoven

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

Revel in the majesty of Beethoven’s piano trios and violin and cello sonatas, performed on period instruments by principal members of the Handel and Haydn Society: Susanna Ogata, classical violin, Guy Fishman, classical cello, and Ian Watson, fortepiano.



05/10/15

MFA Members $20.00 / Nonmembers $25.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/an-afternoon-of-beethoven

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale 2015

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

More than sixty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 7, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The Spring Show and Sale continues Friday through Sunday, May 8-10, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.  

The Ceramics Program’s new exhibition space, Gallery 224, will present Selected Works from Show and Sale exhibiting artists. For information on current and upcoming exhibitions at Gallery 224.



05/07/15 - 05/10/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/show.php



The Birds and the Bees

Presented by The Nave Gallery

The buzz of bees, the chirping of birds, vibrantly colored flowers, and green tender shoots pushing up from barren ground are dreamed of promises during these cold winter months. Rest assured, spring will come again, and with it: Pollination!

Brush up on bee lore, botanical illustration, nest building techniques, avian husbandry, honey hunting or ornithological sleights of hand. What might it all mean? Waggle dances? Colony Collapse disorder?

BUT then again- Maybe it’s all just about LOVE, SWEET LOVE!



04/17/15 - 05/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://navegallery.org/wp/birds-and-the-bees-opening-reception/



Piano Master Class with Sally Pinkas

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

World-renowned pianist Sally Pinkas will work side-by-side with Brookline Music School students in a public master class setting. The program will include solo performances from students of the BMS piano department followed by individual coaching sessions with Ms. Pinkas. This is a unique educational opportunity open to members of the Brookline community. Performers, teachers, students and aspiring artists will all benefit from this open exchange of artistic and technical approaches. 



05/10/15

Free and open to te public.



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/international-recitalistconcert-pianist-sally-pinkas-at-bms/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Sweeney Todd School Edition

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

Watertown Children’s Theatre presents Sweeney Todd School Edition.

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, From an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Originally Directed On Broadway by Harold Prince, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Parental discretion is advised due to violence and adult content. A cast of 9th-12th graders presents this thrilling musical in an intimate black box setting. For more information, call 617-926-ARTS.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets are $15 each plus online fee, general admission.



- http://www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org

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



Judith Motzkin’s Sculptural Demonstration

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

For ArtWeek, participate in local artist, Judith Motzkin’s demonstration of her spiritual sculptural process encompassing ideas of change, fire, earth, and love on May 9th and 10th at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

In addition, come out and discover Cambridge’s creativity and culture during Cambridge Open Studios May 9 – 10th from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. Across Cambridge, artists open their homes and galleries as exhibiting spaces for visual and performing art. Participate in artist demonstrations and learn something new! Immerse yourself in the vibrant talent of the community.



05/10/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.artweekboston.org/event/judith-motzkins-sculptural-demonstration-2/all/



Celebrate the Remarkable Jewish Women of Boston! Annual Mother’s Day Celebration and Brunch

Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc

This year we will honor the women who brought life to the Yiddish theater and Entertainment in Boston in the early 1900s, including some of the most famous names in Jewish entertainment, Sophie Tucker and Molly Picon. Join us for a kosher dairy brunch and a spectacular presentation by librarians Helaine Davis and Linda Stern in our historic sanctuary. Crafts and music will ensure that all the children in the family have something fun to do while you enjoy the presentation. Inspiring, funny, and innovative, it's the perfect way to spend the afternoon with the remarkable women in your life!

Guests are welcome to stay after the program for a free tour of the Vilna Shul and learn about our building's own remarkable history. 



05/10/15

Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated.



- http://www.vilnashul.org/events/event/20710



Bachanalia

Presented by Cambridge Concentus at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Cambridge Concentus raises its glass to all things Bach on Sunday, May 10 at 3pm in First Church, Cambridge with a program of vocal and keyboard works by J.S. Bach, his most celebrated sons C.P.E. Bach and J.C. Bach, and Felix Mendelssohn. These notables stand at the head of J.S. Bach’s enduring influence on generations of composers and keyboardists in Western music history – a bacchanal of Bach two and a half centuries long. Classical keyboard specialist Sylvia Berry and virtuoso organist Balint Karosi join vocalists Ulrike Präger, Anney Barrett, Thea Lobo, Michael Barrett, and Elijah Blaisdell to perform music either composed by or inspired by the Bach family, including J.S.’s captivating motet Jesu Meine Freude, Mendelssohn’s Op. 65 Organ Sonata in D minor, Emmanuel Bach’s motet Der Kampf der Tugend (The Battle of Virtue), and Christian Bach’s C-minor sonata for fortepiano. “Bachanalia” certainly has spanned the ages, so please join us for our last concert of the season and imbibe in a delicious musical cocktail! 

Please join us after the concert for a free wine and cheese reception.



05/10/15

General Admission / $20
Seniors / $10
Student with ID / $5



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

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



Lo-fang

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

Dreamy synth-pop crooner Lo-Fang was handpicked to tour North America and the UK with young superstar Lorde, and for good reason --  his genre-bending  music and soaring vocals are an irresistible combo that have fans, critics, and fellow musicians taking notice. Whether he's mixing strings and banjo alongside sparkling synths on "Look Away" or serenading fans with "When We're Fire", Lo-Fang is quickly winning new devotees both at home and abroad with his enchanting live performances. Equally adept both in the studio and on the stage, Lo-Fang is a hot new star who only promises to get hotter.



05/10/15

$15 General Admission

This event is 18+ with a valid ID.



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1946471

Brighton Music Hall - 158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134



BORSCHT BELT FILM FESTIVAL | Double Feature

Presented by Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

11am - Welcome to Kutsher's
The legendary Jewish resort Kutsher’s Country Club was family-owned and operated for over a century. This award-winning documentary explores the Borscht Belt’s heyday and looks at how this now-lost world changed American pop culture. 

USA  | 2012 | 72 minutes | Color | English | Directors: Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg. 

2pm - Dirty Dancing
A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie while spending the summer with her family at a Catskills resort in 1963.

USA | 1987 | 100 minutes | Color | English | Director: Emile Ardolino.



05/10/15

COST OF BOTH FILMS TOGETHER:
Student | $6
Member | $9
General Admission | $12

COST OF ONE FILM:
Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/05/borscht-belt-film-festival-double-feature

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



Scribbles to Novels

Presented by Jumpstart

 An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.



05/11/15

$1,000-$50,000



- http://jstart.org/scribbles



Adult Art Workshop: En Plein Air Painting

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Paint en plein air on the grounds of the Wayside Inn and create a beautiful landscape from life! Connect with nature, become sensitive to changes in sunlight and experience fresh air and the creative pull of working from direct perception. Advance registration required.



04/27/15 - 05/11/15

$188 non-members; $148 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Belmont World Film's 14th Annual International Film Series

Presented by Belmont World Film at West Newton Cinema

Belmont World Film moves to the West Newton Cinema for its 14th Annual international Film Series titled “Secrets and Lies.” The series features eight internationally-acclaimed films, many of which are New England or East Coast premieres, as well as their countries’ entries for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film. Most films are immediately followed by a discussion moderated by an expert speaker.

Of special interest to Bostonians are The Finishers, a film inspired by the Boston Marathon father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt, which will be shown the day before the race, as well as The Cut, the first film to focus on the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority from the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which will be shown two days after the 100th anniversary observation of the Armenian genocide. Greater Boston is home to the second largest population of Armenians in the country.

The festival opens on Sunday, March 22 with the New England premiere of Ghadi, a good natured satire about Lebanon's marginalization of people with mental and physical disabilities that was the country's entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film. It will be preceded by a Lebanese reception at the theatre. The series closes on Monday, May 11 with the East Coast premiere of Tokyo Fiancée, a film that examines two very different cultures - French and Japanese - and how far apart they are both physically and mentally. It will be preceded by a French and Japanese reception at the theatre. Both receptions begin at 5:45 pm and require separate admission.

Several other films were their countries' entry for Best Foreign Language Film, including Three Windows and a Hanging from Kosovo, about how the country's patriarchal society has prevented women from speaking out about the rape of women by the Serbians during the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and A Few Cubic Meters of Love from Afghanistan, which is based on a true story about a romance between an Afghanistan factory worker and an Iranian girl whose father works illegally at the factory (in the film, the countries are switched).

Full Schedule
Sunday, March 22: Ghadi directed by Amin Dora; Lebanon/Arabic; New England premiere

Sunday, March 29: Three Windows and a Hanging directed by Isa Qosja; Kosovo/Albanian); New England premiere

Monday, April 6: Henri Henri directed by Martin Talbot (Canada, French & English) Boston premiere

Sunday, April 12: A Few Cubic Meters of Love directed by Beadie Finzi (Afghanistan/Persian); East Coast premiere

Sunday, April 19: The Finishers directed by Nils Tavernier; France, Belgium/French; New England premiere

Sunday, April 26: The Cut directed by Fatih Akin; Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Italy/English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish & Spanish; East Coast premiere

Sunday, May 3: Court directed by Chaitanya Tamhane; India/Marathi, Gujarati, English & Hindi; East Coast Premiere

Monday, May 11: Tokyo Fiancée directed by Stefan Liberski; Belgium, France, Canada/French, Japanese & English; East Coast Premiere



03/22/15 - 05/11/15

General Admission: $11
Students, Seniors, & Belmont World Film Members: $9
Passport: $65 (includes admission to 8 films)

Optional Lebanese reception on March 22: $15
Optional French & Japanese reception on May 11: $29



- http://www.belmontworldfilm.org

West Newton Cinema - 1296 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02465



Big Screen Classics: CHARADE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them.

"The only person she can trust is Cary Grant’s suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit."- The Criterion Collection



05/11/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/charade

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



33rd Elliot Norton Awards

Presented by The Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre

Lea DeLaria, the triple-threat actress-comedian-singer, will be this year’s guest of honor at the 33rd Elliot Norton Awards. The ceremony will be at the Shubert Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11.

 

The Elliot Norton Awards, now in their 33rd year, were created to honor the distinguished theater critic upon his retirement as well as to laud artists who have made outstanding contributions to theater in Boston and beyond. The ceremony informally known as THE NORTIES includes awards to area writers, directors, designers, and performers, selected and presented by members of the Boston Theater Critics Association at an annual gala ceremony in May.

 

The evening is capped by the presentation of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, which pays special tribute to the recipient’s body of work rather than to contributions during a given year. We have also been privileged to welcome annual Guests of Honor who have included August Wilson, Jason Robards Jr., Tommy Tune, Elaine Stritch, Irene Worth, Edward Albee, Brian Dennehy, Chita Rivera, Olympia Dukakis, and Al Pacino.



05/11/15

$32.75



- http://www.elliotnortonawards.com/#!awards-night/c11vh

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Faith No More

Presented by Orpheum Theatre at Orpheum Theatre

Faith No More is back! Don't miss your chance to celebrate their reunion and unwritten journey for the future! 



05/11/15

Price varies. 



- http://www.livenation.com/artists/140693/faith-no-more

Orpheum Theatre - 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA, 02108



A Toast to the City of Boston: BYSO's Annual Spring Gala

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BYSO's annual Spring Gala is an event not to be missed!  As we grow and thrive in the city we've called home for 57 years, we will be taking the opportunity to toast to the city of Boston and celebrate our success as one of Boston's pre-eminent arts institutions. Please join us as we honor the city of Boston and Audax Group and Managing Director, Young Lee!

Enjoy a light dinner of festive and creative food stations, matched with beautiful Tuscan wine from revered winery Podernuovo a Palazzone. Plus, have the chance to bid in our live and silent auctions, which will feature a money-can't-buy Italian holiday experience at the Bulgari family estate in the Etruscan village of San Casciano dei Bagni, including a spa package, a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, and private cook. And of course, enjoy unforgettable performances by our inspiring young musicians. 

Help us celebrate Boston, and support BYSO as we continue to transform lives, communities and beyond.

 

 



05/11/15

Tickets: $225



- http://www.bysoweb.org/atoast

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



New Center LIVE! Presents... "Drawing Laughs: A Life in Cartoons"

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

The New Center for Arts & Culture presents ‘Drawing Laughs: A Life in Cartoons,” featuring cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Robert Mankoff.

During this interactive discussion, Mankoff will take the audience on an illustrated tour of nearly a century of American cartooning, including the work of such Jewish artists as Saul Steinberg, William Steig, Roz Chast, and Art Spiegelman. He’ll also talks about his own life in cartooning, from a childhood in Queens punctuated by Yiddish phrases, to copying the drawings in pulp magazines as a teenager to the hundreds of cartoons he submitted to The New Yorker before he got one accepted.

 

Mankoff joined the staff of The New Yorker as a cartoonist in 1977 and 20 years later became the cartoon editor. He has now published more than 800 of his own cartoons in the magazine. He is also the editor of The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker and the creator of The Cartoon Bank, the world’s largest and most influential cartoon licensing business.

 

Photo credit: Davina Pardo



05/11/15

$45 premium, $28 regular



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-live-lexington-drawing-laughs-a-life-in-cartoons/?instance_id=



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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Karl Larson and Andy Costello

Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Lily Pad

Pianists Karl Larson and Andy Costello display their insight into contemporary music in a program that spans 50 years of music, from John Cage’s experimentalism, through Messiaen’s avian inspired soundworlds, to Robert Honstein’s alternately contemplative and rhapsodic Grand Tour. Included are two premieres:  Boston based composer Clifton Ingram’s Encolpius, and Damian Rodriguez’ …Tre, Va!.



05/12/15

Tickets are $10 general admission and are sold at the door.



- http://equilibriumconcertseries.org/

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



Together Festival W/ DVS1

Presented by MMMMAVEN at Middlesex Lounge

Originally from the USA, Minneapolis to be exact, DVS1 is known as an unparalleled DJ talent with a record collection as massive as his skill. His bold and uncompromising nature has brought him to the heights of club culture, having recently obtained resident status at Berghain / Panorama Bar (OFFICIAL), perhaps the most respected nightclub in the world. 

w/ John Barera



05/11/15 - 05/12/15

General Admission (available at the door)



- https://www.facebook.com/events/708506285927181/

Middlesex Lounge - 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA,



TOGETHER & DROWN W/ KAHN [TUE 5.12]

Presented by Together Festival at Wonder Bar

UK bass afionciano Kahn is the type of producer that refuses to be tied down to one sound. From dub to house to future bass, the man continually finds a way to weave his own unique style across various iterations of underground bass music. As a member of the Young Echo collective, Kahn has definitely cut his own path in the UK music scene. 

Kahn [Bristol, UK] https://soundcloud.com/kahn
TectonicRecordings / DEEP MEDi / Young Echo



05/12/15

Tier 2 : $20 

http://togetherboston.com/product/second-tier-pass/



- http://togetherboston.com/

Wonder Bar - 186 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA, 02134



Modern Man

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

This exhibition features selections of artwork by regional and New York artists which challenge traditional expectations of gender. Painters, sculptors and installation artists include: Ria Brodell, Bruno Cancado, Andrea Evans, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Peter Hutchinson, Dan McCarthy, Ethan Murrow, Brad Nelson, Kirk Amaral Snow. More at highfieldhall.org.



04/01/15 - 05/13/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Boston Accents

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston


Boston Accents features the best stand-up comedians in Boston, from legends that have put Boston comedy on the map, to the next generation of nationally known comics from our city.



04/22/15 - 05/13/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=377777

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



Film Screening and Q & A Session: The Last Patrol: A Film by Sebastian Junger

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

A few years ago, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger (Restrepo) planned a walk from Washington, D.C. to New York City along Amtrak railroad lines with his close friend, acclaimed war reporter Tim Hetherington. After Hetherington was killed covering the Libyan civil war in 2011, Junger decided to take the same trip accompanied by combat veterans Brendan O’Byrne and Dave Roels, as well as acclaimed Spanish photojournalist Guillermo Cervera.

Naming their journey The Last Patrol, they walked from D.C. to Philadelphia and then turned west, away from the cluttered Northeast Corridor, and headed for the Allegheny Mountains and Pittsburgh. The Last Patrol recreated the hardship, brotherhood and closeness of combat, without getting fired upon. 

 



05/13/15

$10 Members, $15 Nonmembers



- http://www.fruitlands.org/lastpatrol

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Ami and Tami

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Created by Matti Kovler at age 17, the musical was given a full production in Israel to much acclaim. Kovler, now living in the US, has had it translated into a hilarious English libretto. The original score calls for a cast of seven leads, a dancing choir, and a full orchestra. In the current production, inspired by Sondheim’s recent adaptation of Sweeney Todd, all parts are performed by seven actors who also play various musical instruments. The new version was workshopped this spring at Boston University's Elie Wiesel Center and the Boston Children's Museum. The world premiere of the orchestral version will take place this summer as part of the Outside The Box Festival at the Boston Commons.



05/13/15

$20-35



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/ami-and-tami

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



NT Live: MAN AND SUPERMAN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

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.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.



05/14/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/man-and-superman

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



SPECIAL EVENT: Holly Near with Catie Curtis

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

Holly Near has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes in peace, justice, and feminism. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Dubbed as “folk-rock goddess” by the New Yorker, Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene. She is the winner of several Boston Music Awards, and the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries) and has performed at the White House several times. 

 



05/14/15

$45 all seats



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/holly-near-catie-curtis

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



Film Series of Cuba’s Contributions to Cinema

Presented by Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art presents the Cuban Cinema Series, which is part of its ongoing exhibition Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba. The Cooper Gallery is showing films each Thursday that illustrate the breadth of Cuban cinema including the award-winning Suite Habana, the romantic drama One Way or Another, the animated ¡Vampiros En La Habana!, and JoséMartí: El Ojo Del Canario, which one critic called “the most significant film made in Cuba in the twenty-first century so far.”



04/02/15 - 05/14/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-2-2015-1200pm/cuban-cinema-series-suite-habana



TOGETHER W/ CREW LOVE [THU 5.14]

Presented by Together Festival at The Middle East Corner

Performers:

Soul Clap
Tanner Ross
w/ special guest
Life on Planets
 



05/14/15

Tier 1: $15 
Tier 2: $20 
Tier 3/DOS: $25

Pass:
togetherboston.com/product/second-tier-pass/

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5748255&pl=mideastclub&REFID=elink



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1420430344937319/

The Middle East Corner - 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Internationally Known Artist Wangechi Mutu Free Public Artist Talk

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

The public is invited to a Montserrat College of Art sponsored lecture by Wangechi Mutu, an internationally renowned, Kenyan-born, New York-based artist and activist who has been called the most important African artist today.

She is the keynote commencement speaker and honorary doctoral recipient at Montserrat College of Art’s graduation ceremonies this spring.

Mutu is the recipient of the United States Artist Grant (2014), the Brooklyn Museum’s Artist of the Year Award (2013), and was honored as Deutsche Bank’s first Artist of the Year (2010). She received an MFA from Yale and BFA from Cooper Union.She will be just returning to the US from her appearance at the Venice Biennale.

“We are extremely honored to have an artist of Ms. Mutu’s caliber speaking to our community,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art. “Her successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome her to the campus and to the North Shore.” Mutu joins a long list of illustrious commencement speakers at Montserrat including Bryan Konietzko, Gregory Crewdson, Amy Sillman, Jenny Holzer, Janine Antoni and James Rosenquist, to name a few.

Photo by Kathryn Parker Almanas



05/14/15

Free and open to the public. Registration is requested by contacting Margaret.Waugh@montserrat.edu.



- http://montserrat.edu/news/commencement



Sally Pinkas in Concert

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Pianist Sally Pinkas has been heard as a recitalist internationally. Join us in the Bakalar Recital Hall for an unforgettable evening of music.  This program will feature solo works by Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich.



05/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/international-recitalistconcert-pianist-sally-pinkas-at-bms/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Rite of Spring Extravaganza

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

New Gallery Concert Series concludes its 15th season with Rite of Spring Extravaganza. This much needed celebration of warm weather, blooming foliage, and blue skies features wire sculptor Clyde Bango and performances by the Calyx Piano Trio, The Eric Hofbauer Quintet and pianist Sarah Bob of music by Eric Hofbauer, Amy Beth Kirsten, and David Rakowski.

 

The program for this concert is as follows:


Kiss to the Earth (2013)
Amy Beth Kirsten (1972)
The Calyx Piano Trio

#18 Mind the Gap (Crisply and stridely) from Preludes Book II (2012) for Sarah Bob WORLD PREMIERE
David Rakowski (1958)
Sarah Bob, piano

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring  (2013)
Eric Hofbauer (1974)
Eric Hofbauer Quintet



05/14/15

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



- http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org

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



Alfred Maurer: Seventeen Years as a Parisian

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Alfred Maurer: Seventeen Years as a Parisian with Susan Faxon, Associate Director and Curator of Art Before 1950 is part two of our three-part spring lecture series Crossing the Pond: American Artists in Europe. Join us for any or all of the lectures. 



05/14/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



"Menagerie and Myth" Artist Reception

Presented by Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Santuary

The gallery at Habitat Wildlife Santuary presents the 3D paper art of Barbara Fletcher. In Menagerie and Myth Fletcher uses bird imagery in her interpretation of ancient animal myths. Her 3D environments and prints utilize paper, clay, collage and mixed media. Inspiration began in childhood where the artist grew up surrounded by nature and all its disguises.
 



05/14/15

Free



- http://massaudubon.org



Best-selling Author Jennifer Weiner at JCC in Newton

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

Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her latest novel, All Fall Down, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm. All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again. Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 11 fictional novels, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and The Next Best Thing. In 2005, In Her Shoes was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.



05/14/15

Cost is $22; JCC member cost is $20



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/books

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



TOGETHER X CLLCTV BOSTON W/ SANGO, STWO, BLACK EL, DURKIN & YVNG PAVL

Presented by Together Boston at Middle East Downstairs

Performers:

Sango
Stwo
Black EL
Durkin
CLLCTV BOSTON #yvngpavl
 



05/13/15 - 05/14/15

Tickets available at http://bit.ly/t6stwo



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1428074264161616/

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



The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at BCA Cyclorama

The Master of Fine Arts program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University celebrate the 2015 graduates with a large-scale exhibition May 11–14, 2015 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. Working in a range of media and methods, the 52 artists will showcase thesis projects in film/video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Reception: May 14, 7:30–10 pm. 



05/11/15 - 05/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.smfa.edu/cyclo-show

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



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



-

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



Bill Burr: Wilbur Week

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

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



Adult Art Workshop: Bracelet and Earrings

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Come with a friend! Learn basic beading techniques from nationally known bead artist Andrea Alyse while making earrings and a bracelet. Tuition includes beads and supplies, but you may bring your own beads if you wish. Advance registration required.



05/15/15

$46 non-members; $36 members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Our World Foreign Film Series

Presented by Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council is pleased to present our 7th annual Our World Foreign Film Series. On four successive Friday nights starting at 7:00 PM we will show the following films.  All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles where appropriate.  All showings will be followed by a discussion of the film and its artistic impact



04/24/15 - 05/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.actonboxboroughculturalcouncil.org



Cossack beyond the Danube

Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton

Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast -  soloists from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the USA, - in this hilarious adaptation of the Ukrainian classic.  Collaborating with Commonwealth Lyric Theater: Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble (Hartford, CT) and Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (New York, NY).  Sung in Ukrainian with English supertitles. Commonwealth Lyric Theater Orchestra and Chorus.  Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor;  Olga Lisovskaya, Executive Director;  Alexander Prokhorov, Artistic Director. The opera is presented as part of the Newton Arts Festival, 2015. The story is based on a historical event: when the Zaporozhian Cossacks were overwhelmed by the Russian Army, they moved to Turkey, dreaming about returning home some day.



05/14/15 - 05/15/15

$30/$40/$50/$100;
Student tickets $20 with student ID (on the day of the performance,
30 minutes before the beginning
subject to availability)



- http://www.CommonwealthLyricTheater.com

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Wanda Sykes

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

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas.

In 2012, Sykes joined forces with veteran producer Page Hurwitz to form Push It Productions, a production company dedicated to creating quality, comedy-based programming for network and cable television outlets. The company's diverse slate of projects includes sketch comedy, concerts, reality, talk/variety, and competition formats. Sykes also has an extensive history in front of the camera. She can currently be seen on the Amazon Prime showAlpha House, a comedy depicting a group of Republican Senators who share a DC rental house.



05/15/15

Full price tickets are $37, $47, $57, and $67, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- https://tickets.thehanovertheatre.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FACBCC4B-6E50-4E2C-9A9A-1AE9F0B748C9

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



Shepley Metcalf sings Going Places

Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio

Hop aboard for Going Places, terrific traveling tunes and city songs offered up by Shepley and Ron Roy, the "superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist" (The Boston Globe).  Expect songs about San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, London, Paris and beyond, by composers as varied as Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  Cambridge-based Metcalf and Boston Conservatory faculty member Roy have performed together since 2008, playing at the Metropolitan Room (NYC), Scullers Jazz Club, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, and many other venues around New England.  Their new album "Don't Bother to Knock" was released last fall and features little-known gems from the 1930s to '50s.



05/15/15

$15 online in advance at brown paper tickets; $20 at the door (cash only)



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

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



Word + Image: Small Works Salon 2015

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

This exhibit includes a little light reading. The pieces in “Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image” at the Chandler Gallery incorporate signs, poems, memos, receipts, and sometimes whole pages of text into 2D and 3D works. Juried by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, a distinguished artist and professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, this salon blurs the boundaries between writing and visual art.

Often the words provide a caption or suggest a narrative for the image. In Chuck Beisch’s “Connecting the Dots,” the words above the faceless outline of a young black man read “Under Suspicion.” Michelle Saffran’s “Heavy Pressure” juxtaposes the photograph of a smiling young white woman with phrases on torn scraps of paper that indicate silent suffering. The photograph is repeated, cropped and reversed, adding visual testimony to the words. Gary Duehr presents an ambiguous image in “SORRY Disaster”: a blurred face behind frosted glass. But the words beside the picture are an apology for not “scream[ing] into your face: We’re Lost! Run! Our lives are in danger!” The text adds a backstory while retaining the work’s mysterious quality by raising more questions than it answers.

Sometimes the words are part of the medium. “Hollow Word” by Jeanette O’Connor is a roughly rectangular structure made of shredded newspaper. The use of reading matter as construction material is significant to the piece, but the words themselves (most of them are indecipherable) are not the focus. Michele Fandel Bonner’s “Taliswomen” series features dolls sewn from clothing labels. When separated from the garments they were intended to describe, phrases such as “Perfect Fit” and “Made in Vietnam” take on new meanings.

Finally, “Fizzy Dreams in Percentages” by Tania Sen uses the words themselves as images: Red letters in the style of the Coke logo spell out “Ninenty9-Percent” right side up across two ceramic plates and “One-Percent” upside-down across a single plate. This work, like many others in the show, demonstrates how effective the combination of word and image is as a vehicle for political or social commentary.

“Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image” is on display at the Chandler Gallery April 10-May 15 with an opening reception on Sunday, April 12, from 3-5pm. 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.



04/10/15 - 05/15/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Ayla Brown

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

Recognized as a pioneer and entrepreneur, Ayla founded and owns her own record company, Ambient Entertainment, and has achieved many significant hallmarks in her young career.  Her last album Heroes & Hometowns has peaked at #1 on Amazon MP3 and #51 on iTunes. Prior to these latest milestones, Ayla was a finalist on Fox Network’s American Idol in 2006, and a national news correspondent for The Early Show on CBS. The daughter of former US Senator of Massachusetts Scott Brown, this performance will include a special CD release party and homecoming for Ayla, who will be generously giving a free copy of her newest recording to all ticket holders. 



05/15/15

$25 public / $22 public



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/ayla-brown

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



Birds of Prey with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see some feathered friends up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn all about the different birds of prey that call Massachusetts home and handle natural history artifacts. For more information about The Blue Hills Trailside Museum, visit www.massaudubon.org. This “All About Animals” program is sponsored by the Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund.



05/15/15

$11.50



- http://www.discoverymuseums.org/events/birds-prey-blue-hills-trailside-museum

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Kaiser Chiefs

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

Hailing from Leeds, New Yorkshirem, Kaiser Chiefs is coming to Boston. This biritish indie rock band has won brit awards with their famous album Employment and other number of hits including "Ruby," "The Angry Mob," and "Everything Is Average Nowadays". Come and find out more at House of Blues on May 15! 



05/15/15

$31.65



- http://www.livenation.com/events/436336-may-15-2015-kaiser-chiefs

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



TOGETHER X RESIDENT ADVISOR W/ MANO LE TOUGH, BOB MOSES & PROJECT PABLO

Presented by Together Festival

Together Boston is an annual celebration of music, art and technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The festival was first held in February, 2010, with continually broadening scope of musical genres as well as a thorough exploration of the art and technology sectors.

Through a week-long series of educational and professional discussion panels, art installations, film screenings, and musical performances at venues around the Boston/Cambridge area, Together Boston attracts tens of thousands each May. Although historically based in Boston, the festival has found its footing across the Charles River in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts and expects to be working closely with Cambridge City Hall in 2013.

Performers:

Mano Le Tough
Bob Moses
Project Pablo



05/15/15

Tier 1: $15 
Tier 2: $20 
Tier 3/DOS: $30
http://bit.ly/t6mano

One pass = See it all
http://togetherboston.com/product/second-tier-pass/



- http://togetherboston.com/



Brought to Life

Presented by Blanc Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the new gallery at Casablanc with new works by both artists. Ramiro presents pieces created this year that push his expectation of the viewer to suspend their sense of reality and enter the realm of flying heads and travel by bottle. There is no shortage of fascination in his multi-layered compositions that build a narrative of exploration and curiosity. In his latest series Sonni continues to bring to life the parts of childhood that are often lost with age. His primary color palette is bold and captivating, while his characters play and search for adventures in a beautiful, imaginative world of slides, pinball machines and totem poles.



04/25/15 - 05/15/15

Free and open to the public. - RSVP



- http://www.casablanc.co



Brooks Williams with Loren and Mark

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Pan-Americana Roots ‘n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie” Net Rhythms Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene today. From Statesboro Georgia USA, he is a proverbial triple threat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. In February 2014 he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s folk roots mavens, Spiral Earth. -- Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets, giving them wide appeal and strong audience connection. Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, Loren and Marks unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins



05/15/15

$20, Mem $17, Stu/Sen $19, Child U12 $10



- http://amazingthings.org/event/brooks-williams-2/

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



Tribute to Linda Rondstadt featuring Susan Cattaneo, Amy Fairchild, Carla Ryder, and Jenee Halstead

Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

A concert celebrating the songs made famous by the legendary Linda Ronstadt, which include music originally written by Little Feat, the Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, and many more. This annual Me & Thee concert series brings together local Boston musicians to perform their own material and to pay tribute to the artists who have inspired them. The performance will feature the powerhouse line-up of Boston singer-songwriters Susan Cattaneo, Amy Fairchild, Carla Ryder, and Jenee Halstead, who will be singing Linda’s songs as well as their own. Backing up the artists will be Boston Americana band Commanchero.

 



05/15/15

$18; Students: $10



- http://meandthee.org/linda-ronstadt-tribute-5-15-15.html



Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Petit Ensemble Perform At Boston Children’s Museum

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Boston Children's Museum

The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children’s Museum. BYSO’s Petit Ensemble, comprised of students ages 6-12 and conducted by Marta Zurad will introduce young audiences to the string instruments and will perform children’s favorites such as: My Favorite Things, Feed the Birds, The Muppet Show Theme, and more.

The performance provides an opportunity for more youth to experience classical music. The uniqueness of very young children playing music for their similarly-aged peers offers an opportunity for these children to interact and creates curiosity for both the young performing musicians and the young audience members. Kids playing for kids inspires and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Boston Children’s Museum are proud to bring their youth together on May 15th.



05/15/15

$1



- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-Youth-Symphony-Orchestras/121715604531537

Boston Children's Museum - 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02110



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 dreamlike 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

Tickets: $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



Wanda Sykes

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 
Sykes was previously seen on several television shows over the past two years. Her Own special “Herlarious” which aired in July highlighted female comics. Last year she made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David. In 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show”. In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.July 2012 she was heard in the animated feature “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as ‘Granny.’ In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature “Rio” as ‘the Goose.’
Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped in Seattle Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” for Dreamworks as well as “The Barnyard” for Paramount Pictures.

She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It” where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic”. She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly- Inside The NFL”.

In 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

She also appeared in the feature films: “Pootie Tang”, “Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps”, and “Down to Earth”.



05/16/15

$39.00 - $59.00



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

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



ART Off The Wall

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present ART Off The Wall, an exhibition and fundraiser.

ART Off The Wall features original works of art by artists who support the work of the BAC. The exhibition culminates in a wonderfully thrilling evening of art, where everyone who holds a Collector's Ticket wins a piece of art from the exhibition. All Collector's pieces are valued at $250 and higher.

To view the Collector's pieces, silent auction and raffle artwork, please visit our online gallery here: http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/events/ARTOffTheWall/OnlineGallery.

Thank you to our donating artists: Rebecca Arnoldi, Tracey Babin, Elissa Barr, Domingo Barreres, Evelyn Berde, Barney Berliner, Lauren Blais, Caroline Bowden, Richard Buckley, Frank Criscione, Mac Dewart, Craig Eastland, Rachel Eng, Tina Feingold, Tatiana Flis, Nicole Gsell, Julie Graham, Cristina Hajosy, Miriam Haven, Alison Horvitz, Chad Joiner, Peg Kane, Judith Larsen, Peik Larsen, Marja Lianko, Leonie Little-Lex, Karenna Maraj, Julianne Martin, Jennifer Mason, Carolyn Newberger, Peg O'Connell, Hannah Perrigo, Tilla Rodemann, Lenore Sempert, Vaughn Sills, Mitch Shiles, Wendy Soneson, George Summers, Ashley Vick and Timothy Wilson.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Harpoon Brewery and Commercial Cleaning Service



05/16/15

Collector's Tickets are $150 and are limited. General admission to the event, which includes hors d’oeuvres, libations and access to an irresistible art silent auction and raffle is $50. All ticket holders receive one included raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased during the event.



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/events/ARTOffTheWall

Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demonstration

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artists-in-Residence Linee Baird and Gary Ozias set up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center and demonstrate the techniques and approaches they take with pastel to make artwork that is uniquely their own. Stop in to see how they transform a chalky stick of color into a work of beauty.



05/16/15

free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/pasteldemo1

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



The Left Banke & Ian Lloyd's Stories

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

The Left Banke has been cited by many top groups of the decades since their first hits as a major influence on their own music. Their first hit record "Walk Away Renee" in late 1966 reached #2 on the Cashbox magazine national charts and #5 on the Billboard charts. The hit was listed as #22 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time and made it into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll. Because of the classical music arrangements and beautiful vocal harmonies the group became known by the term “baroque-pop.”  

 



05/16/15

$35 public / $30 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/left-banke

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



Colin Quinn

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A native of Brooklyn, comedian, writer and actor Colin Quinn is known for his sharp observational humor and high profile stints on Saturday Night Live and his own critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn



05/16/15

$28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/colin-quinn/

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



Instrument Petting Zoo

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

If you have ever wanted to experience playing the instruments seen and heard on the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, now is your chance! Experienced professionals and students will be on hand to guide you with the correct way to hold and make music on many of the instruments of the string family, as well as instruments of the brass and woodwind families, and a Celtic harp.



05/16/15

Free and open to the public. No tickets required



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

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



The Boston Girl

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

In collaboration with The Bookstore of Gloucester and Ohana Restaurant, best-selling author Anita Diamant brings The Boston Girl book tour to Cape Ann. Join us for a reading and book signing with light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase. 



05/16/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/boston-girl/

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



Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by Needham Community Theatre

Needham Community Theatre is proud to present:

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Set in the 1960's 
Directed by Marianne Phinney



05/08/15 - 05/16/15

Directed by Marianne Phinney

Performance Dates/Times:

Friday May 8 at 8:00pm
Saturday May 9 at 8:00pm
Friday May 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday May 16 2:00pm

Place:
Needham Presbyterian Church
1458 Great plain Avenue, Needham, MA

For tickets visit www.needhamtheatre.org
Or call 781-444-4740
 



- http://www.needhamtheatre.org/showinfo.html



A TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER with special guest BILL STAINES

Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

Pete Seeger taught us that our voices matter, that each of us can change the world.  The 200 voices of The Mystic Chorale begin our tribute with songs that inspired Pete Seeger - songs by Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and more.  Then special guest Bill Staines leads us in Seeger classics like "Where Have All The Flowers Gone."  Lastly, we’ll bring the folk process full cycle with songs influenced by Seeger like Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" and a new Pat Humphries tribute to Pete Seeger, "Sing People Sing."  The concert comes to a rousing close with Bill Staines leading his powerful songs like "All God's Critters Got a Place In The Choir" and "River."

 



05/16/15

$18 Adults/ $15 Seniors/Students



- http://mysticchorale.org/events.php#spring15



Light and Shadow: Celebrating the International Year of Light

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Light and Shadow: Celebrating the International Year of Light

Science Discovery Museum

2015 is the International Year of Light! Today we will be exploring with light, shadow, liquid watercolors and more as you create unique artwork connecting the light and shadows we find all around us.

 



05/16/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-16

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Family Concert: Triton Brass

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region's most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, Triton is in its fourth year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet International Seminar. Triton Brass also served as chamber music faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2005-2010.



05/16/15

Free and open to the public.No tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

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



Lost in the Stars

Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline

Come revel in the music that has become the soundtrack for romance, adventure, and joy in our lives. The Metropolitan Chorale and Music Director Lisa Graham present 'Lost in the Stars' which showcases Broadway classics and the best of the Great American Songbook with favorites by Porter, Gershwin, and more. Featuring internationally acclaimed baritone Justin Hopkins singing selections from 'Porgy and Bess', 'Les Misérables', and 'Show Boat'.



05/16/15

$25 Adults $20 Students, seniors, WGBH & Coolidge Corner Theatre members



- http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/lost/



WunderHaus: The 2015 BFA Illustration Exhibit

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

The Illustrators of The Lesley University College of Art and Design have come together to present WunderHaus, an ephemeral salon and shop by the Class of 2015. Come and celebrate the work of the graduating class in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration program.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.



05/06/15 - 05/16/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/NewsDetail.aspx?id=21639



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



05/16/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Robert Richfield Time Travel : Travel Time

Presented by Gallery Kayafas

Richfield assembles his multi-panel photographic panoramas to stretch and warp space. In these images of railroad stations shot by a rotating camera, structures pivot, flatten, and bulge; the cyclical movement suggests the passing of time.

Artists’ Receptions:

Friday, April 10th from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 – 9:00pm

 

 



04/23/15 - 05/16/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gallerykayafas.com/



I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

Presented by Tramontana at Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs of love and loss to the joys of nature and the changing of the seasons, come celebrate the return of spring and all its delights!



05/16/15

Suggested donation of $15 at the door



- http://www.tramontanasings.com

Cambridge Friends Meeting House - 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a stroll through this 19th century maritime artist’s Gloucester neighborhood.

Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of a style known as luminism. The Cape Ann Museum’s unparalleled collection of Fitz Henry Lane includes 40 paintings, a rare watercolor (his first known work, painted in 1830) and 100 drawings, plus lithographic town views (all three that he did of Gloucester).



05/16/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capannmuseum.org for details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/fitz-henry-lanes-gloucester-walking-tour-may-16/

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



Jake & Taylor Armerding

Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

It was the early 1980s when Boston bluegrasser Taylor Armerding, co-founder of the band Northern Lights, started his 5-year-old son, Jake, on Suzuki violin. Jake studied classical violin into high school and absorbed bluegrass just by being around the house. At 13, he joined Northern Lights on fiddle and recorded three albums with the band during his high school and college years. He soon turned his attention to songwriting, and recorded his first CD, Caged Bird, while at Wheaton College (IL).  In 2003, Nashville independent label Compass released Jake Armerding, a collection of folk-pop songs written over a year living in Music City. The Washington Post lauded Armerding's instrumental skills as "remarkable," while the Boston Globe heralded him "a master at bending boundaries ... his real achievement has been to break the conventions that define country music."

 



05/16/15

$15 in advance/$18 at the door



- http://communityhouse.org/adultsall-ages/



Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

A documentary by Ward Serrill and Sophie Jane Mortimer

One man’s quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound. 

Tom Kenyon, brain scientist and sound shaman, was on his way to fame as a country singer in Nashville when he began to experience uninvited paranormal states of consciousness. His quest to understand these experiences sent him on a journey into Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, the Taoism of China, and Egyptian alchemy. The film follows Kenyon’s journey from the stage on Broadway, to giant caves in the south of France, the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna and finally to the snowy peaks of Tibet, performing with his unique - almost four octave range - voice which has earned him a worldwide following.



05/16/15

$15.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org/calendarmay.html



Robert Kelly

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Robert Kelly's comedy is rooted in his early days as a kid growing up in Boston. His dysfunctional family, repeat trips to juvie, and his honest take on his own life and relationships make his comedy clever, abrasive, and funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable.

Kelly has been winning over audiences for years while touring clubs, colleges, and theatres. He was featured on HBO's Tourgasm with Dane Cook and has been a highlight at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival for the last four years. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert can be seen recurring as Louie CK's brother Robbie on the hit series Louie, and will be a series regular on Denis Leary’s new half-hour comedy series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, that will debut on FX this summer.



05/14/15 - 05/16/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363831

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



The Outgoing Tide

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

By Bruce Graham

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.



04/23/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/outgoing-tide

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



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Triple Play - Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck - create a remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz. The groupo is led by the late Dave Brubeck's son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist and pianist.

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

Adults: $49
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/chris-brubeck-triple-play/

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 dreamlike 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

Tickets: $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 at Citi Shubert Theatre

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 $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/cedarlake/index.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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



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 May 17 are: The Expressive Voice: Landscape Reimagined, David Berger: Space for the Human Heart, Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions, Elizabeth Ellenwood: Of Light and Line, and Jennifer Goldfinger: At Play in the Children’s Gallery. 



03/15/15 - 05/17/15

Free with Museum admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free
 



- http://www.danforthart.org/tours.html

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



Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965) brings together imagery from myth, nature, art, and culture to create complex works in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, relief, collage, print, sculpture, and film. This season the Addison is delighted to be able to exhibit Gallagher’s seminal print portfolio DeLuxe. To create this remarkable series of sixty works, the artist used beauty and hair product advertisements drawn from vintage African American magazines as raw material which she then transformed via printing techniques ranging from aquatint, drypoint, and silkscreen to laser-cutting, mold-making, and digital technology. Further subverting and recontextualizing the original ads, Gallagher added plasticine, paint, coconut oil, toy eyeballs, and glitter to each of the printed surfaces. A tour-de-force fusion of printmaking, drawing, collage, and painting this playful and provocative series of gridded prints offers sly and insightful commentary on modernism, mass media, fashion, identity, and race in mid-century America. Taking center stage in this exhibition, DeLuxe serves as inspiration for groupings of works chosen from the Addison’s permanent collection that explore the multiple layers of material and meaning revealed in Gallagher’s work.



02/07/15 - 05/17/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Papermaking

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Create your own paper! Learn to prepare pulp, form sheets and embed materials (such as flowers or thread) to create beautiful, unique sheets of handmade paper. Advance registration required.



05/17/15

$50 non-members; $40 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit! Workshops are limited to 10 adult/child pairs, and work best for children ages 5 and above. Advance registration required.

 



05/17/15

$30 non-members; $22.00 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SCW23UB

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



Highfield Hall & Gardens Maypole Celebration

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual maypole celebration for families.  The event begins with an estate tour at 12:30, followed by an artist reception for Yardscapes  as well as garden activities, demonstrations, music  and snacks from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  The maypole dance, appropriate for children, begins at 2:00 pm. 



05/17/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/maypole-celebration/

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Chamber Music Concert with Members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Experience beautiful chamber music selections performed by members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Concert followed by a reception. Program and musicians to be announced.



05/17/15

$20 ($15 Members and $10 Children under 12)
Please call to reserve your tickets today.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chamber-music-concert-with-members-of-the-brockton-symphony-orchestra-2/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Old Jews Telling Jokes

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The off-Broadway hit show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES comes to Boston for a five week run at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass. and is sure to make audiences laugh 'til they plotz. Performances run April 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015.

Co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is directed by Jerry Bisantz and showcases five local actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before?  Not this way. The show also features comic songs -- brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website that inspired the show.   If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog - OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion, and ask you where you got that.

The show the New York Times called “Hilarious...Magnificent, Enduring Rhythm of Jewish Humor” promises to be an outrageous evening of one-liners, double-entendres and hysterical routines sure to triple you over with laughter! Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone! (However, there is some Adult material recommended for 17+)

The Boston production, directed by Jerry Bisantz, features a talented and hilarious cast of local actors including David Frank (Nathan), Michael Herschberg (Reuben), Dana Block (Bunny), Arielle Kaplan (Debbie) and Barry Lew (Morty). The cast of five actors/singers include young and old, Jewish & Non Jewish talent, all of which makes the point that you don't have to be Jewish to love this show.  Jewish Humor is universal... it is the essence of AMERICAN HUMOR.

Daniel Okrent is a writer and editor, and best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times.  He also invented Rotisserie League Baseball, and wrote several books, including Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, which served as a major source for the 2011 Ken Burns/Lynn Novick miniseries “Prohibition.” Most of his career has been spent as an editor, at such places as Alfred A. Knopf and TIME, Inc. His book Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in history.

Peter Gethers is President of Random House Films as well as an editor and publisher at Random House, Inc., a screenwriter, television writer and producer, novelist, and non-fiction author of the bestselling trilogy about his Scottish Fold cat Norton: The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad and The Cat Who'll Live Forever. He too is a founding member of the Rotisserie Baseball League, the 1980 group that started the fantasy sports craze.

Jerry Bisantz (Director) is an actor, singer, theatrical producer, and playwright. Jerry has been active in the New England theater scene for the past thirty years.  As a director, some of his credits include Glengarry Glenross, A Few Good Men, Music Man, Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing… Forum, Once Upon A Mattress, Monsters: The Musical, Strange Snow, and a literal cornucopia of new works for Boston Playwrights Theater Marathon, Hovey Summer Shorts, Femnoire: The Woman’s Playwriting Festival, and The Naughty Readings. Jerry has been an active member of Playwrights’ Platform of Boston, Merrimack Valley Playwrights (MVP) in Lowell, Mass., was the founder of Hovey’s Summer Shorts Festival, and he is a co-founder of Lowell’s Image Theater (ww.imagetheater.com), a company that specializes in new works by local playwrights since 2005.

Old Jews Telling Jokes is produced by Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy of Playhouse Productions Inc.  Previously, they have brought My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy! and the current New York City Off Broadway hit comedy MY SON THE WAITER: A Jewish Tragedy! to the Regent Theatre. They are also producing the Nora Ephron hit “dramedy” - Love, Loss & What I Wore! in San Diego, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! on tour and the one man musical Gefilte Fish & Chips in Calif.



04/15/15 - 05/17/15

FRONT ROWS - FIRST FLOOR ORCHESTRA: $65.00

MIDDLE ROWS - FIRST FLOOR ORCHESTRA and FRONT BALCONY: $55.00

REAR BALCONY and REAR ROW ORCHESTRA: $45.00
 



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



Together Festival 2015

Presented by MMMMAVEN

Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields. Featuring exhibits, Q&A with visiting artists and musicians plus a film component, Together contains a multitude of inclusive activities, putting the city and New England at the center of a new festival experience.

 

The festival includes:

 

Night-time events schedule that showcases local, national and international forward thinking-music talent

Day-time event schedule that includes discussion panels, technology demonstrations, art installations, a tradeshow/expo, and film screenings

 

This year's Line Up includes:

 

Andy Stott | Ardalan | DJ Three | DVS1 | Justin Martin Music Page | Life on Planets | Louis BreakBeat Lou Flores | Mano Le Tough | Martyn | Sasha | Scuba | Soul Clap | Tanner Ross | Total Science

 

Visis our website for more information: www.togetherboston.com

 

Grab your Passes today!: http://togetherboston.com/product/second-tier-pass/

 

Follow us:

http://twitter.com/together

Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields. Featuring exhibits, Q&A with visiting artists and musicians plus a film component, Together contains a multitude of inclusive activities, putting the city and New England at the center of a new festival experience.

 

The festival includes:

 

Night-time events schedule that showcases local, national and international forward thinking-music talent

Day-time event schedule that includes discussion panels, technology demonstrations, art installations, a tradeshow/expo, and film screenings

 

This year's Line Up includes:

 

Andy Stott | Ardalan | DJ Three | DVS1 | Justin Martin Music Page | Life on Planets | Louis BreakBeat Lou Flores | Mano Le Tough | Martyn | Sasha | Scuba | Soul Clap | Tanner Ross | Total Science

 

Visis our website for more information: www.togetherboston.com

 

Grab your Passes today!: http://togetherboston.com/product/second-tier-pass/

 

Follow us:

http://twitter.com/together



05/10/15 - 05/17/15

$125 for 2nd Tier



- http://togetherboston.com/



Family Festival: The Great Paper Caper

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

This afternoon event will enchant the young and the young at heart with guided trail walks with a local biologist, a puppet theater, paper airplane folding, nature crafts and more all inspired by our Fruitlands Reads book, The Great Paper Caperby Oliver Jeffers.



05/17/15

Free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/papercaper

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Pumpernickel Puppets

Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the quick-witted billy goats outsmart the troll, but the troll isn’t really mean – he’s just green, has a snaggletooth, and lives under a bridge. In "The Lion and the Mouse," two unlikely friends – one very big and one very small – learn to help each other to solve their problems. Both tales are told with colorful, friendly hand puppets and lots of audience interaction.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse is recommended for ages 3 - 6.
 

 



05/14/15 - 05/17/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



CAM Film Series: Monk with a Camera

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to pursue the Buddhist ideal. Once a promising photographer, he moved to India and became a Tibetan monk. Years later, he returns to photography to help his community of monks.

Offered in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage (located at 21 Main Street in Gloucester). 



05/17/15

$7.50 for Museum members; $10.50 general admission.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/cam-film-series-monk-camera/



Preserving Jamaica Plain's History

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join two JP organizations to celebrate National Preservation Month. This tour of Jamaica Plain will focus on ongoing efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s historical fabric. We will start with a 90-minute tour, led by theJamaica Plain Historical Society, exploring historic buildings that have been preserved and adapted for new uses. We will stroll through one of the best collections of Victorian homes in Boston (the Sumner Hill National Historic District) and end at the 1760, Loring-Greenough House. There, over light refreshments, a short talk will explain how this Georgian gem was saved by the dedicated Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club who continue to steward the preservation of the house for residents of JP today.



05/17/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



Titanic The Musical

Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

TITANIC THE MUSICAL sets sail on the Woodland Theatre Company stage! This internationally-acclaimed musical examines the lives of the passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner Titanic — those in first class, second class and steerage — in the nights leading up the ship’s fatal encounter with an iceberg at sea. Based on the disaster itself, and not the famous film, TITANIC THE MUSICAL, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, and a book by Peter Stone, won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical. This dramatic musical masterpiece is not to be missed!  



05/08/15 - 05/17/15

$30.00



- http://woodland-theatre.com/shows.php



Boston Ballet School's Spring Showcase

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Northeastern University Blackman Auditorium , Ell Hall

Join Boston Ballet School for its annual Spring Showcase! Spring Showcase is designed specifically to show the progression of students in Boston Ballet School’s Classical Ballet program which encompasses nine levels, ranging from elementary to advanced curriculums. The showcase will include a demonstration of the progression of training from all level of studies, as well as a performance of repertoire featuring the School’s most advanced level students.

 



05/16/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets start at $25



- http://www.bostonballet.org/About_the_School/News_and_Events/Spring_Showcase_2015.html

Northeastern University Blackman Auditorium , Ell Hall - 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115



A TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER with special guest BILL STAINES

Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

Pete Seeger taught us that our voices matter, that each of us can change the world.  The 200 voices of The Mystic Chorale begin our tribute with songs that inspired Pete Seeger - songs by Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and more.  Then special guest Bill Staines leads us in Seeger classics like "Where Have All The Flowers Gone."  Lastly, we’ll bring the folk process full cycle with songs influenced by Seeger like Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" and a new Pat Humphries tribute to Pete Seeger, "Sing People Sing."  The concert comes to a rousing close with Bill Staines leading his powerful songs like "All God's Critters Got a Place In The Choir" and "River."

 



05/17/15

$18 Adults/ $15 Seniors/Students



- http://mysticchorale.org/events.php#spring15



Magic Show with Rupayan Neogy

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. 



05/17/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-17

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Make a Sweet Bird Tea Light! (ages 4 and up)

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

These sweet ceramic bird tea lights are a great way to add a Spring touch to the table. Paint yours to look like your favorite feathered friend, or as a fun work of art. 



05/16/15 - 05/17/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

Artbeat The Creativity Store - 212A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474



An Afternoon of Fantastic Music featuring Tony DeBlois

Presented by South Shore Children's Museum

The South Shore Children’s Museum is hosting an afternoon of fantastic music featuring the amazing Tony DeBlois. 

Please join us for an enjoyable performance of jazz, pop, rock 'n roll, classical music, and show tunes. 

Tony is not only a talented musician playing 23 instruments, he also has an inspiring story of overcoming the challenges of being blind, autistic and having Savant Syndrome.



05/17/15

$25 for adults, $15 for children & seniors



- http://www.southshorecm.org



On the Edge of Baroque Concert by Vox Lucens

Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

The beautiful a capella voices of Vox Lucens present a concert with early works by seventeenth century masters Sweelinck, Monteverdi, Gusuald and Schultz.  The seventeenth centry was a time of musical experimentation and change, a transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque.  Composers from this period are now remembered for their later and more experimental works, but many of them also wrote beautifully at the beginnings of their careers.

Vox Lucens is a small vocal ensemble that came together in 1998 to explore the Remaissance sacred and secular a capella repertoire.  Under the direction of Jay Lane, they perform popular favorites as well as less known works, often in their own editions.  They have performed in concerts as well as with dance and theater groups.  As artists in residence at Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington Heights, they make very good use of the Sanctuary's outstanding acoustics.



05/17/15

Advance: $10 students/seniors, $15 adults
At door: $12 and $20



- http://pacc-ucc.org/events/concertseries



I Love a Lass… … Alas! I Love

Presented by Tramontana

Tramontana ventures across the channel for an exciting program of English madrigals and part songs, including works by Byrd, Dowland, Wilbye, Pearsall, Stanford, Finzi, and Holst.  From songs of love and loss to the joys of nature and the changing of the seasons, come celebrate the return of spring and all its delights!



05/17/15

Free and open to the public, donations graciously accepted.



- http://www.tramontanasings.com/



Aaron Norfolk: Cosmosomnia

Presented by Sherman Gallery at Sherman Gallery at Boston University

School of Visual Arts Lecturer and Painting Fellow Aaron Norfolk uses rendered figures, rich colors, linear edges, and faceted surfaces to create volumetric, frame-filling characters that engage in a mythic storyline. Flattened outlines and prismatic surfaces push and pull pictorial space and add urgency to the emphatic interchanges that Norfolk silhouettes against a range of backgrounds.



04/24/15 - 05/17/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/research/learn/galleries/shermangallery/

Sherman Gallery at Boston University - 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Back to the 80's 5k!

Presented by North Attleboro Schools Music Department (K-12)

This Back to the 80's 5k is your chance to get decked out in your most radical 80's clothes and run or dance your way through a 5k route with LIVE 80's MUSIC PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE! This race benefits the North Attleboro Music Department (K-12). Come dressed to impress with the best (OR WORST!) 80'S clothes and hair-do's you can find! 

Walkers, strollers, and dancers are very welcome to support this event! Chip-timing will be provided by Racewire, locally from Massachusetts. 
T-Shirts & Bibs 
Free T-Shirts will be provided to all registered participants until May 1. Beyond this date, additional T-shirts will not be guaranteed due to production time. T-Shirts, bibs, and registration will be available in the North Attleboro High School Lobby during the Fine Arts Festival on Friday, May 15, from 6-9 p.m., and on Race Day (May 17) from 8:00-9:30 a.m.Awards 
Top 3 finishers for men and women in each age category will receive medals and donated prizes. 80's costume contests will be held for best-dressed individual and swaggiest-team! 
 



05/17/15

$25/individual, $20/team member. Prices increase by $5 after May 10.



- https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4541



Scenes from an Adultery

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

Local playwright Ronan Noone, a graduate of Boston University’s MFA Playwriting Program and currently an Assistant Professor in the same program, takes the traditional British drawing room comedy of manners and turns it on its side in the hilariously bawdy new play, Scenes from an Adultery. During one of their weekly sessions at the local pub, Gasper spills the news to Tony that a mutual friend might be having an affair. Tony’s wife Lisa is caught up in it but doesn’t know, Gasper’s on the case, and all Tony wants is to forget it all happened. Scenes from an Adultery examines our unions and what it takes for them to endure in this culture clash comedy of miscommunication, miscalculations, and the boundaries of true love and friendship.



04/25/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets: $40 - $65



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/scenes-from-an-adultery/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

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

Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” this afternoon program focuses on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity. For the first half of the program, author and economist Sonali Deraniyagala recounts her survival and recovery following the 2011 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and humanitarian Paul Farmer shares insights from on-the-ground operations across the world. In the second half of the program, the artistic response to recovery is presented by artist Ry?ji Miyamoto. Artists from Boston Lyric Opera end the afternoon with a musical meditation on human recovery. 

 



05/17/15

MFA Members: $32.00
Nonmembers: $40.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/lecture/inspiration-in-the-face-of-adversity-humanitarians-and-artists

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



William Shakespeare's Richard III

Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT

After our “winter of discontent”, Arlington Children’s Theatre is thrilled to continue their spring tradition of performing a work of William Shakespeare.  This year ACT is proud to present The Tragedy of Richard III.  After a long civil war between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks. But Edward's younger brother, Richard, resents Edward's power and the happiness of those around him. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne–and decides to kill anyone he has to in order to become king.

Richard III features a talented cast of 24 ACTors aged 13-18 from five local towns.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

$10 General Admission at the door or online.



- http://www.act.arlington.ma.us/shows/#Richard



River as Source Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Come explore the Muddy River's flowing water, tall reeds, trees, shrubs, flowers and birds. We will look to the river and its inhabitants as a source of inspiration for drawing, watercolor and ecological mixed media art making. We will take a short walk to the Muddy River, sketch what inspires us, gather natural materials and come back to the studio to go deeper with our chosen creative focus.

This class is open to all who are interested in exploring the natural world through art making. Bring a bag lunch, a hat, water, comfortable clothing for the weather and a sketchbook. There are some benches, but you may choose to bring something to sit on. Space is limited.



05/17/15

$78



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/classes/workshops

Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



FILM | "When Comedy Went to School"

Presented by Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

This entertaining portrait of the greatest generation of comics—a group that includes Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller—takes us to the Borscht Belt, where young Jewish-American comedians honed their craft and became worldwide legends whose work influenced today’s popular entertainers. 

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Color | English | Directors: Mevlut Akkaya and Ron Frank. 



05/17/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/05/film-when-comedy-went-school

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



2015 SMFA Medal Award Gala Honoring John Baldessari

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. On May 18, SMFA will honor renowned American artist John Baldessari who for over five decades has influenced generations of artists as both an educator and creator. The gala, which includes an award presentation, seated dinner, and a silent art auction, raises crucial funds for SMFA student resources. Visit smfa.edu/medal for details.

Image: John Baldessari, Photo by Heidi Slimane, 2011. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.

 



05/18/15

Tickets start at $250. Contact us to find out how to become a sponsor.



- http://www.smfa.edu/medal

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Cinema Jukebox: AMADEUS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

This is the incredible, mostly true story about the relationship between two composers in 18th century Vienna - Antonio Salieri, the successful court composer for Emperor Joseph of Austria, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who, while vulgar and irritating, writes the greatest music the world has ever heard. The film unfolds in a series of flashbacks, as Salieri is consumed with jealously by Mozart’s natural talent, and is unable to accept the knowledge that he will never possess the genius of a man he cannot stand.



05/18/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/amadeus

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Duxbury Music Festival 10th Anniversary Preview Concert in Boston

Presented by South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) launches its 10th anniversary celebration with a special kick-off weekend from May 15 through May 18, featuring two preview concerts, a volunteer planning meeting and a private reception.   The Festival's celebratory season, held from July 17 through 31, will be one of sentimental renewal, featuring celebrated founding faculty members, renowned Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and renowned Russian conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky.

 



05/15/15 - 05/18/15

For more information and to purchase tickets call 781-749-7565 ext. 19, or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org



- http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org/



9th Annual Boston Handbell Festival

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Old South Church, Boston

On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by Old South and the Back Bay Ringers.

The Boston Handbell Festival brings together local community handbell ensembles, as well as the Old South Ringers and an invited guest choir, for an evening of massed and solo ringing in Old South’s beautiful sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the public. Many audience members at the BHF are seeing handbells for the first time! They’ve been treated to an enormous variety of performances, including pieces that included choreography, singing, baseball hats, or pirate costumes, as well as a memorable massed piece involving five choirs and Old South’s stunning Skinner pipe organ.



05/19/15

FREE



- http://www.backbayringers.org/events/boston-handbell-festival/

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



UX Design Workshop

Presented by American Graphics Institute

Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while desinging user experiences on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers. This workshop covers planning, design fundamentals, sketching, creating prototypes, and more. It is part of a series of UX courses offered at American Graphic Institute. 
 



05/18/15 - 05/19/15

$695



- http://www.agitraining.com/ux/classes



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Edmar Colón Quartet

Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the luxury and comfort of the Hotel’s iconic Bristol restaurant and bar, affectionately known as “Boston’s Living Room.” Jazz Lounge is presented in partnership with Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and features an eclectic lineup of artists comprising traditional, contemporary and world jazz sounds.

Performances are held select Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Bristol restaurant and bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, beginning March 24. Performances are available to guests dining in the The Bristol or Bristol Bar; tickets are not required. Dining reservations are highly recommended for dinner and can be made by calling +1 (617) 351-2037.

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Edmar Colón Quartet 

The Edmar Colón Quartet is led by 20-year-old tenor saxophonist and Berklee Presidential Scholar Edmar Colón, with Grant Richards on piano, Tabari Lake on bass, and Diego Ramirez on drums. The group performs a mix of their own compositions as well as their takes on some well-known standards, all with a hint of Colón’s Puerto Rican heritage. Since beginning his studies at Berklee, Colón has been chosen for the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute with artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, Ivan Lins, and Steve Cardenas.



05/19/15

Free



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The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston - 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Annual Meeting

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Please join us to hear about accomplishments of the past year and current activities. Refreshments will be served. 



05/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/annual-meeting2015/

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



Azealia Banks

Presented by Paradise Rock Club at Paradise Rock Club

Azealia Banks show at Paraise Rock Club. 



05/19/15

Price varies. 



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/azealia-banks-boston-massachusetts-05-19-2015/event/01004E54DDBDDB39?artistid=1663819&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

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



The Role of Personal Values in Judicial Decisions

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

When ruling on cases, what role does a judge’s personal experience and perspective play in making decisions?  Could rulings that change lives or shift policy be affected by the personal histories of those bearing the gavel? How do judges balance their own moral compass while staying true to the rule of law?

An esteemed legal panel will grapple with this issue during a talk at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. Legal expert Frederick M. Lawrence, President, Brandeis University, will moderate a discussion with Hon. Nancy Gertner (pictured), United States District Court Judge (Ret.) and Hon. Salim Joubran, the first Arab Israeli to receive permanent appointment to the Supreme Court of Israel.



05/19/15

Cost is $18; JCC member cost is $15



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/hotbuttons

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



Fiesta for the Arts

Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

The Arsenal Center For The Arts will host its annual spring benefit on May 19, 2015 honoring Watertown arts activist and Arsenal Center founding member Roberta Miller with this year’s Charles Mosesian Award for Support of the Arts.

Fiesta for the Arts begins at 6:00PM on Tuesday, May 19th and features Flamenco Dance Project with dancers Sabrina Aviles, Yosi Karahashi, Ian Hoover, and  Laura Sánchez, with Juanito Pascual on guitar, Tania Mesa on violin, and cajon player, Nate Tucker. An open-air reception begins the festivities with Spanish tapas and paella. After the award ceremony and dance performance in the Mosesian Theater, scrumptious desserts donated by local bakeries will be served.



05/19/15

$75



- http://arsenalarts.org/featured-2/fiesta-for-the-arts/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Crosby, Stills and Nash

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

Formed at the end of the '60s, folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash remain legends to this day, as beloved for their perennial touring as they are for their influential legacy in American music history. The group, occasionally accompanied by Neil Young, has weathered over four decades of dramatic highs and lows, coming out no worse for the wear — in 2012 they released their fourth live album CSN 2012, proving their intricate vocal harmonies were as exquisite as ever and building anticipation for their 2014 tour dates.



05/19/15

Price varies. 



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/Crosby-Stills-and-Nash-tickets/artist/734842?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Peep Science Adventures: Tracing Shadows

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Shadows are everywhere! What makes a shadow bigger, smaller, or change shape?  Let’s run, dance, and chase after shadows as we explore and learn together.

*This program is weather permitting. 



05/20/15

11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-05-20

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



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



MIT Glass Band Returns to Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

The MIT Glass Band was formed in 2012 as a collaborative project between the Glass Lab and MIT’s Center for Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). Working with Professor Evan Ziporyn and visiting artist Mark Stewart, Glass Band students explored the sounds of glass and its musical possibilities. The early stages of the curriculum focused on the various types of sounds made by glass and progressed to the students designing, creating, tuning and playing the glass instruments. Stewart, the musical guru of the group, worked with the group to create an understanding of ensemble play.  The culmination of the Glass Band’s first year included two performances at the April CAST Marathon Concert in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. The first, entitled “Looper,” consisted of band members, one-by-one, adding their instruments into a gradually built tapestry of sound.



05/21/15

$15 ($10 Member and students) Cash bar and comfort food dinner available for purchase.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/mit-glass-band-returns-to-fuller-craft-museum/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Soul Fury: The Poetry of Rumi with Poet Coleman Barks

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

The evocative, spiritual poetry of thirteenth century Sufi mystic Rumi has inspired people for centuries, and Coleman Barks’ stunning translations are unparalleled. This exquisite new collection speaks to the mystery of soul friendship, specifically between Rumi and Shams Tabriz, and universally in the relationships we all share. Jelaluddin Rumi and Shams Tabriz met in 1244 and began a mystical, divine friendship, one not bound to time and space and despite their differences. Where Rumi was introspective, loving, and embodied peace and kindness, Shams was wild, brash, and honest—full of a fiery passion Barks calls “soul fury.” Together they shared an eternal friendship that resulted in Rumi’s luminous poetry.



05/21/15

$10.00



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

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



Wine & Film: SOMM

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Somm takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.



05/21/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/somm

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist is part three of our three-part spring lecture series Crossing the Pond: American Artists in Europe. Join us for any or all of the lectures. Free and open to the public.



05/21/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



Story Slam: Double Cross

Presented by Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

Join us every third Thursday September - June for our Story Slam series. Come and share your own story or listen to outrageous true tales from here and beyond. Think you can tell a great story?  Share your five minute (or less) story for the audience and a panel of judges. Story tellers drop their name in a hat and are chosen at random to compete against other story tellers for the best story of the evening.  Two winners selected by the judges and 1 winner selected by audience choice will win cash prizes.



05/21/15

$10.00 in advance | $15.00 at the door



- http://www.motherbrookarts.org/story-slam



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area.

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



05/22/15

$8 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Landscapes Above and Beyond

Presented by ArtProv gallery

ArtProv gallery's newest show, Landscapes Above and Beyond, starts April 15, with an opening reception during Gallery Night Providence on April 16 from 5-9 p.m. The exhibit features the works of five artists:

• Jenifer Mumford, a New Englander who lives near the water. The focus of her work are landscapes and seascapes that reveal the constant movement brought on by the changes of light and wind and Earth’s life and death cycles.

• Carolyn U. Baker, who collects maps, charts, and books on cartography. Inspired by these navigational aides, her paintings echo the terrain - fields, roads, bridges, channel markers and water depths - to create a graphic amalgam.

• Pia Peterson, who experiments with method, materials and subject, yet continually returns to the imaginary landscape for its infinite possibilities for abstraction, expression and contemplation.

• Mimo Gordon Riley, whose unusual sense of color ties together diverse subject matters. Her content, though important, serves as a backdrop for other concerns, like dividing space, enhancing light, and reinventing the obvious.

• Nina Weiss, who translates the intensity and power of nature’s rhythm, forms, colors, and light into her paintings, drawing the viewer into a heightened vision of gesture and hue.



04/15/15 - 05/22/15

Free



- http://artprovidence.com/



Girl, Incarcerated

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Girl, Incarcerated is more than just a show for fans of Orange is the New Black. Leave your dignity at the door as you enter the stifling, unflatteringly lit walls of Galcatraz. Each week, a diverse cast comprised of the best comedians in the Boston area weaves unique, fully improvised stories of power struggles, camaraderie, back-stabbing, romance & dirty secrets.



04/17/15 - 05/22/15

$18.00



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-incarcerated-neon-tickets-16539903296

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



The Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition 2015: X

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 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will exhibit the artwork of graduating senior visual arts majors in the annual Senior Concentration Seminar exhibition from April 23 – May 22, 2015. Students Caitlin Cantor, Emiel Castillo, Kim Tu Dam, Meridith Foote, Samantha Granison, Tess Hazen, Lecia Lucien, Erin Quinlevan, Lorena Sferlazza and Chelsea Welsh will give presentations during the Academic Conference on Wednesday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The title for this year’s exhibition is the Roman numeral "X", which was chosen because there are ten members of the group. 



04/23/15 - 05/22/15

Free and 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



"Exquisite Corpse"

Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

ARTISTS' RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH 7- 9 P.M.

Gallery Seven presents “Exquisite Corpse” Surrealist Fun featuring works by artists from ArtSpace, a nonprofit community art center located in Maynard, MA. Exquisite Corpse is a game invented in the 1920′s by the Surrealist. It began as a writing game and was later played as a drawing game. A piece of paper is folded into 3 parts. The first artist draws a head then folds it over and passes it to the next artist who is only allowed to see the end of what the previous artist has drawn. The next artist draws a torso and the third the legs. When the paper is unfolded a collaborative drawing is revealed much to the delight of the participants!

Artist Gwen Murphy was introduced to the game as a child and brought the idea to her 3 studio mates at ArtSpace. In the fall of 2014 artist Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch presented the idea of a show around the game to Gallery Seven. Gallery Seven loved the idea and brought together 10 ArtSpace artists working in a variety of mediums. Two Drawing/Collaging Parties were hosted at ArtSpace Studio 202 in the winter and hundreds of drawings/collages emerged. Each artist then created two pieces of finished artwork to complement 2 of their favorite drawings/collages.

IMAGE: "Lime-Vicky" by Mary K. Mooney

 



04/15/15 - 05/22/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gallerysevenmaynard.com/gallery/current-exhibition/

Gallery Seven - 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA, 01754



Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo (May 22 + 24). Based on a short play by Chekhov, The Bear is a humorous tale about an ostentatiously virtuous widow, Yelena Ivanovna Popova, and her late husband’s boorish but well-­??intentioned creditor, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov. With a libretto written by B.C. Stephenson and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Zoo remained unpublished and unperformed for many years. This one-­??act “musical folly” is sprightly and charming, unfolding through cleverly set arias, choruses, and patter. 



05/22/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Great Hill Exploration

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land? Come explore some of the trails that wind through the wooded 184 acres along with museum staff. Please note that these trails are not handicap accessible, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – this program will happen rain, shine, or snow! For more information on Great Hill, please visit http://actontrails.org/DescGreatHill.htm. Our morning hike will meet outside of the Children’s Discovery Museum and the afternoon hike will meet outside of the Science Discovery Museum.

 



05/22/15

11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-05-22

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



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



Rob Belle & Pete Holmes - Together at Last

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

There are billions of us featherless bipeds stumbling around on this blue and green ball while it hurtles through space at 67,000 mph, wondering how we got here and what it all means and whether or not these pants fit. It’s all a heartbreaking mess, isn’t it? But then there are those moments when it’s something else, something good, something that matters, something…beautiful. We’re made of soul and bone, dust and spirit, and we can’t help talk about all of it – the mess, the questions, the haunting sense that we’re all alone in a cold, dark universe, the drumming in our hearts insisting that there’s a point to all this madness. 



05/23/15

$32.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/rob-bell-and-pete-holmes/

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



IMPACT Juried Exhibition

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present IMPACT, a national juried exhibition of Jewelry and Metalsmithing work. In conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, student Jewelry and Metalsmithing artists from across the country were invited to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. Selected artists include Marie DeWerff, Ssu-ya Hsiung, Joshua Kosker, Maia Leppo, Jacqueline Lung, Dan Neville, Mengnan Qu, Caitlin Skelcey, Yucen Tang and Aric Verrasto.

 



04/17/15 - 05/23/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/impact

Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Grease - The Musical

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill turns Rydell High for this rollicking musical production! Join us on a trip back to the 1950’s complete with high school romance, fast cars, and memorable tunes like “Greased Lightnin” and “Summer Nights” that are sure to leave you rocking in your seat.



05/15/15 - 05/23/15

$20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors



- http://walnuthillarts.org/calendar/



Public Sculpture Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Join CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette on a walking tour of public sculpture around downtown Gloucester. This program is offered in conjunction with Gateway to Cape Ann, a special exhibition of the newly restored A. Piatt Andrew Bridge doors.



05/23/15

$10 Museum members; $20 nonmembers.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.orgto make a reservation or for more information.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/public-sculpture-tour2015/

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



Celebrating the Great American Songbook with Lewis Porter and Lee Konitz

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

Canonized by jazz musicians and music historians alike, The Great American Songbook originated from popular Broadway show tunes and Hollywood musicals. Today the “Songbook” contains some of the most pleasantly sophisticated melody, harmony, and chordal arrangements found in any music from any time period. This evening, through lecture and performance, we will examine and celebrate some of the enduring songs of great American composers with two masters of jazz.



05/23/15

$10.00



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

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



ART WORKSHOP: Painting with Pastels, Joelle Feldman

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

A recognized and award-winning professional artist, Joelle Feldman teaches students fundamental skills and introduces multiple approaches to painting with pastels. This two-day workshop will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing an outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is completed. The class starts with an introduction to materials, including exploration and experimentation with a variety of pastel painting surfaces using different grades and brands of pastel sticks. Instruction and pace may vary based on the class dynamics and participants’ needs. Open to all levels of experience.

 



05/23/15

$100 Member, $125 Nonmember



- http://www.fruitlands.org/artistworkshops

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
 



05/23/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



REVEALING IDENTITY

Presented by Concord Art Association at Concord Art Association

Independent curator AudreyPepper spotlights narrative art reflecting on self and society, from Caleb Cole’s photos, in which he dons new personae, to the allegorical sculptures ofSachiko Akiyama and Sergei Isupov.



04/23/15 - 05/23/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.concordart.org/exhibitions/2015/main_gallery/3_Revealing%20Identity/revealing_identity.php

Concord Art Association - 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, 01742



Weaving In Metal with Emily Watlington

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Details: Participants will be invited to score a sheet of aluminum foil to create a loom-like structure. Then, cut strips of foil can be woven in. We can start with basic under-over techniques, but also introduce the twill and other variations for experienced weavers. The metal weavings can then be molded and formed into sculpture or jewelry if the participant desires.

Please Bring:
-A thin sharpie
-A ruler
-An Exacto knife



05/23/15

Members $65, Nonmembers $80



- http://fullercraft.org/event/weaving-in-metal-with-emily-watlington/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper.

American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.



05/23/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capannmuseum.org for details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/hoppers-houses-walking-tour-may23-2015/

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



VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: SIR JOHN IN LOVE

Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Sir John in Love is a rare delight: a sly, witty, colorful, and articulate depiction of the Bard in English opera. Vaughan Williams’s version of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor follows the exploits of the immortal Sir John Falstaff—lover, con man, charmer, tawdry knight—whose imagination and egocentricity skewer the best and worst in human nature. Add a pair of innocent young lovers, a handful of hapless suitors, plots, counterplots, and some good-natured revenge for a tale of hijinks in the grand tradition of Shakespearean comedy, set against a score rich with Elizabethan lyrics and melodies, including “Sigh no more, ladies,” and the beloved Fantasia on Greensleeves.

Conducted by: Gil Rose
Stage Direction: Joshua Major
Choreography: Melinda Sullivan
Scenic Design: Stephen Dobay
Costume Design: Katherine Stebbins Remesch



05/17/15 - 05/23/15



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Art Garfunkel

Presented by gimmeLIVE

Although it has been 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners. 

Don't miss Art Garfunkel's only Boston appearance at the intimate Larcom Theatre in downtown Beverly, MA. ONE NIGHT ONLY!



05/23/15

RESERVED SEATS $75, $85, $95
 



- http://gimmelive.com/ArtGarfunkel.cfm



Make a MESS: Sticks and Stones

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Take a variety of natural materials, add a little paint and imagination, and you get some colorful creations. We’ll be looking around the museum grounds for inspiration as we create stick figures, stone creatures and more.

The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 

 



05/23/15

11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-05-23

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Lachlan Patterson

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

To say Lachlan Patterson is having one of his better years would be an understatement. Most recently, he finished as the runner-up on NBC's Last Comic Standing.  With other recent television appearances on FX's Legit, Comedy Central's Tosh.0, and his set on The Tonight Show, it seems like people are finally becoming aware of just how talented this Canadian-born comedian really is.

His CD Jokes To Make Love To was a Top 10 release on Rooftop Comedy and his live shows have drawn fans all across the globe. Lachlan's laid back style has given him a unique stage personality that has audiences charmed from beginning to end. When not touring or preparing a set for television, Lachlan records his weekly podcast Kooks of Komedy where he talks candidly about his personal life, goals, and passion for surfing. 



05/21/15 - 05/23/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364584

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



Thrill of Contact

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join Boston Ballet for Thrill of Contact, a striking program of precision and impressive athleticism featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premiere by Principal Dancer, Jeffrey Cirio.



05/14/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets: $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

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

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

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



04/17/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets: $20 - $35

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+.



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



In The Mood

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie with In The Mood!

In The Mood is a fully-staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters, and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental, and patriotic music of the World War II era.



05/12/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets from $30



- http://www.citicenter.org/inthemood

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Reception for Haystack Jewelry Exhibition

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us to celebrate this exhibition and meet some of the artists. Details t.b.a.



05/24/15

Reception included with the cost of admission. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/reception-for-haystack-jewelry-exhibition/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Mr g

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Mr g creates time, space, matter, a few basic laws of physics. These give birth to stars, planets… but intelligent life? The Creator’s plans go awry when a mysterious rival questions the nature of free will. Together, we experience the birth and fate of Mr g’s favorite universe: ours. Adapted by Wesley Savick (who staged Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams and Car Talk: The Musical!!!),  mr g is "…witty, erudite, alive with Lightman’s playful genius."



04/23/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets start at $15



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/mr-g/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Silk Painting with Sandra Golbert

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

May 23 & 24 – 1:00pm to 4:00 pm Last Day to Register 5/15/2015 Maximum students: 10 Learn to paint on silk with cold water dyes that can be ‘set’ with just an iron. Working with water-soluble resist, white crepe de chine and beautiful dyes, we’ll create a colorful works of art. On the first day, we will practice with using resist and make a ‘sampler’ with all the methods of using the dyes. Then we will work on a design for the scarf you will be creating the following day. On the second day, we will make a scarf or banner with bright,vibrant colors on a stretcher you will be able to take home for future use. Please bring a hair dryer to workshop. 



05/23/15 - 05/24/15

Members $135, Nonmembers $155



- http://fullercraft.org/event/silk-painting-with-sandra-golbert/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is remembered as one of the greatest designers of the Japanese woodblock print at a time when the medium was facing increasing competition from photography and lithography. The artist’s tumultuous life and work mirrors one of the most transformative periods in Japanese history ­– the change from a feudal to a modern society emulating Western ways of government and social conduct.

This exhibition will feature a variety of Yoshitoshi’s most appealing works – images of horror and cruelty, supernatural creatures, commanding acts of bravery by legendary figures from Japanese history, images of samurai, and sensitive portraits of contemporary women. But it also proposes new ways of understanding his life and artistic trajectory, which became increasingly retrospective in his final decade, reinforcing this sense of Yoshitoshi as an artist living between two eras.



02/28/15 - 05/24/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/uncanny-japan-yoshitoshi/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



ALBATROSS

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

A bold new adaptation of one of the greatest poems ever written, 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’s a rollicking sea yarn, a fascinating character study, a celebration of storytelling, and a spiritual odyssey into the interconnectedness of all living things.



05/21/15 - 05/24/15



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

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Make a Peace Lantern! (ages 4 and up)

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to think about world peace. Create your own special lantern with peace symbols, flowers, and other designs as a reminder of what we can do to create a more peaceful world. Runs on AAA batteries (not included).



05/23/15 - 05/24/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

Artbeat The Creativity Store - 212A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474



Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day! Woodland Trail Hunt

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

All day, outdoors The Discovery Museums

Head to our Woodland Trail and put your skills for observation and exploration to the test. Inspired by the popular activity of letterboxing, we’ll provide all the clues you need to explore the trail…and uncover a few surprises along the way. Trail is not handicap accessible.

*This program is weather dependent.

 



05/24/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-05-24

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Boston International Children's Film Festival

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Intelligent and creative cinematic works for kids, and kids at heart. The festival includes two short film programs and three feature-length animated films.

“This festival is about redefining what kids’ entertainment can be,” Time Out New York.

Co-presented by New York International Children’s Film Festival.



05/16/15 - 05/24/15

MFA Members $9.00

Nonmembers $11.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/boston-international-children%E2%80%99s-film-festival



The State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Pushing Boundaries presents the work of 50 of the talented 300 ceramicists over the past 18 years who have participated in the State of Clay exhibitions at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA. These ceramicists are educators, studio potters, established professionals, emerging artists and craftspeople with both traditional and contemporary styles who seek to stretch the boundaries of clay – with the aim of bringing awareness of this medium to the public.



03/07/15 - 05/24/15

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/the-state-of-clay-9th-annual-biennial-exhibition/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Yiannis Parios

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Arios was born in 1946 on the island of Paros – his original name is Yiannis Varthakouris. Due to his great love for his island, when he first started singing he changed his name to Yiannis Parios, because it sounded better.

Since then, Parios has released more than 40 albums and has participated in even more albums of his friends and colleagues.
Parios has worked with all the great names of Greek music, such as Marinella, Haris Alexiou, Giorgos Dalaras, singing songs of great composers and lyric writers, such as Hadjidakis, Theodorakis and more.



05/24/15

$77-$97



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/yianni-parios/

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



Odyssey Opera Performs Double Bill

Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo (May 22 + 24). Based on a short play by Chekhov, The Bear is a humorous tale about an ostentatiously virtuous widow, Yelena Ivanovna Popova, and her late husband’s boorish but well-­??intentioned creditor, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov. With a libretto written by B.C. Stephenson and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Zoo remained unpublished and unperformed for many years. This one-­??act “musical folly” is sprightly and charming, unfolding through cleverly set arias, choruses, and patter. 



05/24/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



TRAVEL INSPIRATIONS ~ BEADING AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 CLAYS

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

Celebrating artistic inspiration from around the globe, artists of the Polymer and Beading Guild invite you to travel the world with them in this showcase of original art.  Individual artists were inspired by cities and countries near and far and created works in their own styles.  Enjoy Australian folk art inspired jewelry, and Venetian style masks!   See what the mosaics of Barcelona and the sculptures of Oaxaca led artists to create and much more.  Come take a virtual tour of the world with us as we explore the world through artwork. 

The Show will include a Gallery-to-Go section where items are available for immediate purchase.



05/09/15 - 05/24/15

Free admission and parking



- http://www.lacsma.org/Portals/0/2015/Polymer%20-%20Travel%20Inspirations.pdf

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



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 Reluctant Dragon

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By All Hands Productions

Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes arrives in the castle, King Rhubarb calls upon him to fight the fearsome beast. The Princess has to think quickly to save her friend. Will it be a fight to the death? Will it be a draw? Will they even fight at all? Find out in this hilarious performance featuring magnificent moving-mouth puppets, elaborate medieval costumes, and many very creative ways to hide a pet dragon.

The Reluctant Dragon is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. There is lots of humor and some pretend sword fighting.
 

 



05/21/15 - 05/25/15

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



Adult Art Workshop: Try It! Watercolor

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

During the month of May, explore basic watercolor techniques and experiment with the vibrant, transparent colors of this often misunderstood medium. Learn about the range of supplies (types of paper, brushes, and paints), brushtrokes and various styles as you explore color mixing and simple compositions. A great introduction! See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



05/05/15 - 05/26/15

$168 non-members; $128 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Peep Pre-School Science

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

You’ll be able to test, and investigate while having fun. Working with Krissy, junior scientists will use their skills to explore the wonders of science, sometimes involving messy experiments, reinforcing science-based knowledge that will help them in their academic future.



04/28/15 - 05/26/15

$9 dollars, members and children under 1 are free.



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

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



Painting Materials and Methods for Acrylics and Oils with Jill Pottle

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

This course is for beginning and returning painters who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and conceptual understanding of contemporary approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Pottle’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether picking up a brush for the first time or the hundredth, students emerge from this five-week course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for painting.



04/28/15 - 05/26/15

$200 Members, $250 Nonmembers. To register, email programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924, ext. 239



- http://www.fruitlands.org/artistworkshops

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Painting with Pastels, Joelle Feldman

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join us for a hands-on class with an individual coaching approach. Students will learn how to build a pastel painting from start to finish. We will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing an outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is complete. You will also learn basic techniques and good study habits that will help you master the pastel painting process and, ultimately, give you greater creative freedom in the medium. Once you have learned basic pastel techniques, your goal will be to express your vision of the subject matter in the medium.  This is your time to learn, to experiment and have fun with the whole process. You will be amazed at what you can achieve!

 



04/21/15 - 05/26/15

$200 Members, $250 Nonmembers



- http://www.fruitlands.org/artistworkshops

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Make a MESS: KEVA Design

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Haven’t been able to visit the KEVA exhibit at the Science Discovery Museum? Let’s make some blueprints of our designs as we borrow a few thousand KEVA planks to build with.

The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

 



05/26/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-26

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



The Tony V Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend and headliner Tony V as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston’s unique brand of comedy!



04/08/15 - 05/27/15

General Admission: $10



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=377774

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



Exploring Music

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

Your young conductors will participate in musical activities with Kerry, including singing, rhythm-making, dramatic interpretation, listening and learning about many different forms and styles of music. Lots of movement!

 



04/29/15 - 05/27/15

$9 dollars, members and children under 1 are free.



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

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



Original Gravity

Presented by Original Gravity

The fourth season finale of the Original Gravity Concert Series will be on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. The concert will feature the music of Butch Rovan, composer/media artist and performer on the faculty of the Department of Music at Brown University. Each of the evening’s pieces will be paired with a beer from Aeronaut Brewing Company, with an exclusive beer brewed specifically to match the aesthetics of Rovan’s unique compositional voice.



05/27/15

$15 suggested donatiom



- http://www.originalgravitymusic.org



Film Screening: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES: A Film by Jennifer Baichwal

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Manufactured Landscapes is a documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky and his large-scale photographs of quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, and dams. Following Burtynsky to China, the 90-minute film chronicles his work capturing the evidence and effects of that country's massive industrial revolution in photos. Sites such as the Three Gorges Dam, factory floors, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai's urban renewal are subjects for his lens. Shot in Super-16mm film, Manufactured Landscapes extends the narrative of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our profound impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavour and the dumping grounds of its waste. He photographs civilization's materials and debris, but in a way people describe as "stunning" or "beautiful," and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them.



05/27/15

$5 donation recommended



- http://www.fruitlands.org/film2

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



Wine and Film: SIDEWAYS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's (Thomas Haden Church) final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles (Paul Giamatti) hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.



05/28/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/sideways

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



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



Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

Presented by Cooper Gallery

 A forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983, Grupo Antillano articulated a vision of Cuban culture that privileged the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. The art of Grupo Antillano belongs to a long tradition of Caribbean resistance and cultural cimarronaje, a tradition that lives on in the work of the younger contemporary artists who also participate in this exhibit.

 



01/30/15 - 05/29/15

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- http://coopergalleryhc.org/drapetomania/



Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Wilson Chapel, Newton

The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; and Andrea Lam, piano -- is a virtuosic performer in her own right. Together they are consistently praised for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

The Bruskin sisters, who grew up in Cambridge, have studied with Suzuki School of Newton cellist Nancy Hair and founder Gwendoline Thornblade. All proceeds from the event will support the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Patrons have the option to purchase a Premium Seating Package, which includes seating in the front of the hall plus a special gift.

Online ticket prices reflect a $10 advance purchase discount.

Many thanks to our generous supporters:
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Newton Cultural Council
The Village Bank
Newton Arts Festival 2015



05/29/15

$35/$30 seniors/$20 students



- http://suzukinewton.org/index.html

Wilson Chapel, Newton - 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA, 02459



Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

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

Since his incredible global success on a musical level and his founding of the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra in 1989, Ottmar Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In 2006, Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. 



05/29/15

$45 public / $40 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/ottmar-liebert-luna-negra

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



Nick Offerman: Gumption Book Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

In his bestselling first book and comedic memoir, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Nick Offerman called on readers to put down their smart phones, study sycamore leaves, and embrace good old-fashioned elbow grease. In his new book, GUMPTION: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, Offerman has turned his focus to twenty-one notable personages, past and present, whose lives have inspired him and whose contributions have helped make America the great country it is today.



05/29/15

$37.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/nick-offerman-gumption/

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



Still Running, Afro-Cuban Art

Presented by Latin Art Space at Multicultural Arts Center

Curated by Astrid Martinez-Jones of Latin Art Sapce, with the collabortion of Alejandro de la Fuente, Still Running is a homage to a forgotten visual cultural arts movement, Grupo Antillano, that thrived briefly in Cuba between 1978 and 1983. This group articulated a Cuban culture that promoted the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. 

This exhibition showcases many of the artists that are currently on view at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art at Harvard University, as part of the exhibition Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and The Art of Afro Cuba

 

 



04/16/15 - 05/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.latinartspace.com

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



Flower Take Aparts

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Go beyond a flower’s petals while dissecting and uncovering its insides. Challenge yourself to identify the different parts, then, mix and match the parts from your flower with others to create your very own fantastic flora.

 



05/29/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-29

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Still Running: Afro-Cuban Art

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Still Running is a homage to a forgotten visual cultural arts movement, Grupo Antillano, that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983. This group articulated a Cuban culture that promoted the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation.

This show is curated by Latin Art Space, with the collaboration of Alejandro de la Fuente, curator of Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and The Art of Afro Cuba

Participating Artists

Choco (Eduardo Roca), Elio Rodríguez Valdés, Leonel Morales, Herminio Escalona, Rene Peña, Rafael Queneditt, Marta Maria Pérez Bravo, Julia Valdés, Clara Morera 



04/03/15 - 05/29/15

Free

Exhibition: April 3 - May 29, 2015

Reception: April 16, 6-8 pm



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

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



Newpoli CD release

Presented by Oberon

As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live!

The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood can be heard in every note!



05/29/15

Tickets: $15 (standing room), $18 (stools), $20 (table seats)
 



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/newpoli-cd-release-nun-te-vutà



Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin with Special Guest Orange Nichole

Presented by Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin

"Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin delivers a multilingual, experiential tour de force that fuses the musical traditions of New Wave, Techno-Pop, New Age, and World Music with lyrics in English, Spanish, and French. An eclectic mélange of electronic music, projected visuals, props, and traditional (and nontraditional!) instruments, their interactive, high-energy shows blend playful performance art with true musical talent in an engaging “you had to be there” style with audience participation. The latest CD "Zizal!" release on Meanie Jeannie Records was named Top Five CD in the January 2015 issue of Metronome Magazine and in the Top Ten releases of 2014 by The Noise Magazine. 

Special guest: Orange Nichole



05/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1613233798897623/



Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents "Clear Voices in the Dark"

Presented by Skylark Vocal Ensemble at Church of the Advent, Boston

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. To commemorate these events, Skylark presents Francis Poulenc's monumental and rarely-performed Figure Humaine, composed in 1943 in occupied France and featuring poems of the resistance movement by Paul Éluard, sung in French. Regarded as one of the greatest works composed for a cappella choir, it is an exploration of the grim realities of war, culminating in a cry for liberty. Skylark will also perform well-known English-language songs from the American Civil War, together with forgotten songs recently rediscovered in the Duke University Historical Sheet Music Archives

 



05/29/15

Adults: $30
Seniors: $20
Music Educators and Students: Free



- http://www.skylarkensemble.org/clearvoices.html

Church of the Advent, Boston - 30 Brimmer St., Boston, MA, 02108-1098



Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

 

8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones



05/30/15

Reserved seating:

$25 advance
$28 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/8th_annual_blues_after_hours_concert_fundraiser

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



Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

Presented by Music Worcester

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Thompson: Testament of Freedom
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Moravec: Songs of Love and War

The Worcester Chorus, under the direction of Christopher Shepard will present a selection of choral music that celebrates and pays tribute to those who have served our great nation.

Randall Thompson's Testament to Freedom celebrates the bicentennial of Thomas Jefferson's birth with lyrics taken from his writings, and presents an uplifting view of our nation during times of war. Ralph Vaughan Williams' well-known Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace), composed in response to World War I, draws from Walt Whitman reflections on the Civil War. Paul Moravec's Songs of Love and War are settings of letters of American servicemen and their loved ones.



05/30/15

Adults: $40
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15
WOO Card holders: 10% off and 2 points



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/memorial-day-songs-love-and-war/



Get the Led Out

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

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



Romeo & Juliet

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Strand Theatre

Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet share a forbidden love that might have the power to end their two families' strife.  



05/29/15 - 05/30/15

Tickets $5



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/91

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



Marc Broussard Band

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

In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and its thematic centerpiece was a hickory-smoked slab of Bayou soul called “Home.” That album and the three that followed revealed Broussard as an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity.

 



05/30/15

$35 public / $30 member



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/marc-broussard-band

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



Montserrat College of Art and Roger Martin

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

A conversation with Montserrat Professor Ethan Berry and former students of Roger Martin's focusing on Martin's involvement with the school. This program is free for members, Montserrat College of Art students or with Museum admission.



05/30/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/montserrat-college-art-and-roger-martin/

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



5th Annual AIFF Call for Entries

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is announcing its “Call for Student Entries”. In keeping with our desire to promote local artists, the organizers of the Festival would like to invite local student film makers to submit their shorts.  Part of AIFF’s mission is to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community. We welcome your submissions. Students must be enrolled in high school and be 18 years of age or under. All genres of shorts are accepted with a maximum length of 30 min.

 

 



01/01/15 - 05/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.AIFFest.org

Kendall Square Cinema - One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families. 
 



05/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



Backyard Builders

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled, repurposed and natural materials into one of a kind structures! Activities and location may change depending on weather. This program is part of our Backyard Builders series and is sponsored by The Boston Society of Architects Foundation.

 



05/30/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-30

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Josh Blue

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

From comedy clubs and theatre engagements, to college campuses and corporate events, wherever he takes the stage Josh elicits a wildly appreciative crowd response. His uncanny ability to improvise with any audience coupled with comedic timing rarely found in a performer of his age has enabled Josh to rapidly develop a fan base across the country. His rise is perhaps best described by a well known club owner following a recent show when he exclaimed: “Josh is rolling like a ROCK STAR!”



05/29/15 - 05/30/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=368623

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



The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers

Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela Mindell.

Karl Jenkins’ 2011 oratorio “The Peacemakers” sets the words of “messengers of peace” including Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Anne Frank to accessible, stirring music evoking many traditions, from monastic chant to the blues.

Jenkins, one of the world’s most performed living composers, has written that the ethos of the piece can be summed up in one line, from Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian mystic poet: “All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you.” “The Peacemakers” was first performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 16 January 2012.



05/30/15

$25 General admission; $15 students and seniors. Reduced price tickets available on request.



- http://www.cambridgechorus.org/currentseason.html

MIT's Kresge Auditorium - 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Historic Middle Street Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Discover Gloucester's historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

Did you know that a resident of Middle Street, Gloucester, saved the town from a British attack by sea during the Revolution? Or that a leading feminist and religious free thinker lived halfway down Middle Street? Or that the 1764 Saunders House that forms part of the Sawyer Free Library has undergone at least three radical architectural changes including a massive Victorian tower? Four centuries of Gloucester's social, economic, and architectural history are packed into this one short street in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Join us for a docent-led tour of an ever-evolving neighborhood where you will see surviving evidence of the past and will learn about structures and people now gone.



05/30/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capannmuseum.org for details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/historic-middle-street-may-30/

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



The Submission

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Shaleeha G’ntamobi has written a gritty, ghetto drama about an alcoholic African-American and her card shark son in the projects, and it’s been accepted by the prestigious Humana Festival. The problem is that Shaleeha is actually a pseudonym for Danny, a young gay, white playwright, created in the hopes of increasing the play’s chances for success.  Danny hires Emilie, an African American actress, to impersonate his nome de plume. Complications ensue as Danny drags Emilie, and his friends, down a path of lies and betrayal. The Submission is a fierce and hilarious drama about privilege, obsession, and the lies we tell to get what we want.



05/08/15 - 05/30/15

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on Day of Performance (Seniors/Students $20)
Preview weekend (May 8 - 10): $20 in advance, $25 on Day of Performance



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

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



Waltz and Swing Workshops with Seattle's Ari Levitt

Presented by Mostly Waltz of Boston at Payson Park Congregational Church

The Folk Arts Center and Mostly Waltz for Boston are pleased to present a special afternoon of waltz and swing workshops led by expert dance teacher Ari Levitt from Seattle. These workshops are designed for dancers who are familiar with the basics and are looking for something more! You do not need to attend with a partner, as we will rotate partners during the workshops.



05/30/15

One workshop: $20 ($18 for FAC members / $10 for under 25)
Two workshops : $35 ($30 for FAC members / $15 for under 25)
Three workshops: $45 ($40 for FAC members / $20 for under 25)
or Pay-What-You-Can option available at the door



- http://facone.org/programs/waltzworkshops

Payson Park Congregational Church - 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA,



Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA) of five compelling monodramas. Odyssey Opera introduces audiences to a selection of the brightest stars among Boston’s emerging vocalists in a special evening of monodramas by five great British composers of the 20th century. The program includes Phaedra by Benjamin Britten (1913-76), Ophelia by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012), Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila by Lennox Berkeley (1903-89), King Harald's Saga by Judith Weir (b.1954), and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934). Each of these works is a tour-de-force for a solo singer, sometimes inhabiting multiple roles.



05/30/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Newton Festival of the Arts 2015

Presented by City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

A Fabulous Month-Long, City-Wide Celebration & Showcase of Newton's Talented Citizens and Organizations

What do Matt LeBlanc, Louis CK, John Kruczinski, BJ Novak, Julie Taymor and John Slattery all have in common… they all grew up in Newton! To celebrate Newton’s rich cultural life and the many organizations that help nurture world class talent, the City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs has teamed up with 64 arts and cultural organizations to present 57 separate events in 27 venues throughout the month of May to spotlight all of the arts: theatre, dance, classical and folk music, jazz, visual arts, opera, storytelling, poetry, literature, fashion, puppertry and even the art of food! For complete schedule of events, visit our website.



05/01/15 - 05/30/15

Specific pricing by event can be found on our webiste, many events are free. Proceeds to Support Newton's Four Food Pantries, Arts & Cultural Organizations



- http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/festival/



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



Summer Street Gallery: Blue Heron Photographs

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

Capturing moments with herons, photographer Babsje takes viewers on an exploration of the study of Patience and Grace through these birds’ poise and demeanor. Realizing the most beautiful moments come from living in the now, he focusses on capturing images that happen out of circumstance, which leads to beautiful images that remind us all to live in the present.



05/01/15 - 05/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://natickarts.org

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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an afternoon of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four rounds of chess playing officiated by Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., NESA, USCF Chess Tournament Director. This tournament is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA). Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Museum. 4 Rounds of Chess. Everyone plays all 4 rounds. A prize will be awarded to the top player in each section.



05/31/15

The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Museum. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Highfield Hall & Gardens: Pianist Sara Daneshpour

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her Master's degree from the Juilliard School.  She has won first prizes in numerous international competitions and is one of only 2 pianists to be accepted to the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2013. Ms. Daneshpour has toured Europe, playing in Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden.



05/31/15

$25/$20 members



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/pianist-sara-daneshpour/

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Every Hero Has a Story

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Sparky's Puppets!

You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes. Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a brave kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. See how a clever rabbit outwits a pesky goblin. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be 'the greatest of all.' Kids will love the funny voices and very silly storytelling in this highly interactive show!

Every Hero Has a Story is r
ecommended for ages 3 - 6. Gentle short stories, interactive.



05/28/15 - 05/31/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



New Works Dance

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

A celebration of student choreography by some of the world’s most talented young dancers. The culmination of a year’s work in the art of creating dances.



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$15 Adults, $10 Student/Seniors



- http://walnuthillarts.org/calendar/



Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs and Wonder

Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo at Hampshire House

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, funny, and mystifying. As one of only 50 guests, you will surely experience the magic just a few feet from your eyes. Add the elegance and sophistication of Boston’s Hampshire House and the result is an unforgettable event. A unique combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic; a show you don’t want to miss.



05/31/15

General Admission: $45



- http://www.fourhandedillusions.com

Hampshire House - 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108



ART WORKSHOP: Landscape Photography with Norm Eggert

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Learn how to take landscape photographs like a pro! Landscape photographer Norm Eggert leads beginning and intermediate students through the essentials for capturing stunning pictures in this two-day introductory photography workshop. The class will begin with a visit to Fruitlands’ photography exhibitions  where we will analyze composition, lighting, balance and other elements in the stirring images on display. Next, learn some basic measures you need to know to take better photographs and key guidelines for successful landscape photography. Students will then venture out into the Fruitlands campus to photograph the grounds and learn to see with a photographer’s eye through one-on-one coaching and group tutorials. At the end of day two, students will share their best works in a group critique that will include tips for exercising newly acquired skills after the workshop is complete.



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$200 Members, $250 Nonmembers



- http://www.fruitlands.org/artistworkshops

Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA, 01451



The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

World Premiere
Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, and R.E.M. to Queen. An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is presented in association with Staci Levine Groundswell Theatricals.

An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is suitable for ages 12 and up/6th grade and up.



05/12/15 - 05/31/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/last-two-people-earth-apocalyptic-vaudeville

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



Opera at the Cinema: Show Boat

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

From the San Francisco Opera

A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Director Francesca Zambello’s grand-scale production is "a triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long" (Chicago Classical Review). The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, which includes such classic songs as "Ol’ Man River," "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man," "Make Believe" and "You Are Love," will sound glorious "under the authoritative baton of music-theater maestro John DeMain" (Chicago Tribune). "No one should miss it" (Chicago Sun-Times).

According to General Director David Gockley, "Show Boat will be done in grand opera fashion in the way the creators conceived. The Opera House is—I believe—the appropriate venue for these great classic musicals that require full-voiced, 'legit' singing."



05/31/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors, students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/show-boat

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Art 300 Exhibition Opening Reception

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

This spring, students in the Phillips Academy course Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection will investigate the Addison’s iconic painting Eight Bells by Winslow Homer, and install it among other holdings from the collection that shed light on its timeless themes. Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition the students create. Free and open to the public.



05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/VisitUs/Pages/Calendar.aspx



Everett Arts Association Spring Arts Festival

Presented by Everett Arts Associatioin

Come join us for Everett Arts Association’s 47th annual Spring Arts Festival. Ponder over 100 juried pieces of artwork, enjoy music performances from local students, admire art submitted and displayed by Everett students, browse the craft fair where local artists and crafters will be selling their work, shop at the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies, and maybe even win something in one of our raffles!



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://everettarts4.com/announcements.html



Make a Post-It Notes Holder for Dads & Teachers

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

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



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

Artbeat The Creativity Store - 212A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474



Metal and Fire: The Children of Vulcan

Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery

Vulcan, the Roman God of fire and metalwork ushered humanity along a blazing path to civilization. From body ornaments and tools, to weaponry and currency, metal and metal workers have shaped an enhanced out lives throughout time. Even today, there are those who still work alongside the heat of the forge, covered in sparkling dust, and breathing in noxious fumes that help shape our world.

CURATED BY:
William Turville and Ecco Pierce



04/24/15 - 05/31/15

Free



- http://navegallery.org/wp/

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



Guided Tours for Historic Preservation Month

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Guided Tours of The Emerald Necklace for Historic Preservation Month:

Walking Tour: A Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Historic Back Bay Fens

Sunday, May 3     |     1:00pm – 2:30pm

Join Frederick Law Olmsted, as portrayed by Gerry Wright, and an Emerald Necklace docent as they lead a walk through the historic landscape of the Back Bay Fens. Learn how Mr. Olmsted transformed an area described by a 19th century city engineer as, “The foulest marsh and muddy flats to be found anywhere in Massachusetts,” into the first link in his chain of parks we know today as the Emerald Necklace.

Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of the Back Bay Fens

Saturday, May 9     |     11:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, May 17     |      1:00pm – 2:30pm

What do a 17th-century Japanese Temple Bell, a historic bridge made of Roxbury puddingstone, and a tree once thought extinct have in common? They all reside in the Back Bay Fens. Learn about these and other treasures on a guided walking tour of the Back Bay Fens that is sure to bring out the history detective in you!

Walking Tour: History and Landscape of the Fens

Saturday, May 23     |     11:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, May 31     |     1:00pm – 2:30pm

From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125+ years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk this historic landscape. Includes stops at the Kelleher Rose Garden with its 1,500 roses and recently restored fountain and statuary, and a stroll along the paths of the oldest continuously operating WWII Victory Gardens in the country.



05/03/15 - 05/31/15

All tours are free and open to the public.



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/calendar/events/may-is-historic-preservation-month/



Adult Art Workshop: Photograph your 2-D Artwork

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn how to photograph 2-D artwork in this one-session workshop. Angle of view, lighting, metering, polarizing and appropriate lens type/focal length will be covered. Basic knowledge and familiarity with your camera (whether SLR or point-and-shoot) is required. Bring your camera, manual and tripod (if you have one) and a work of art to photograph (optional). Advance registration required.



06/01/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art member



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Big Screen Classics: GREY GARDENS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Welcome to Grey Gardens, an exceedingly dilapidated East Hampton mansion home to “Big” Edie Beale and her middle-aged daughter, “Little” Edie, plus an assortment of raccoons and birds.

In this cult-classic documentary from Albert and David Maysles (Salesman, Gimme Shelter) the Beales (distant cousins to Jackie Kennedy Onassis) reminisce on their halcyon days as socialites as they sit in squalor, not entirely aware of a world that has passed them by. 



06/01/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/grey-gardens

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



SMFA at Erbaluce: Mostra II

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This year, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is partnering with Boston restaurant Erbaluce for a series of exhibitions of student artwork. The series, curated by senior Will Ferguson, will showcase the dynamic range of works by current SMFA students—covering a range of media and perspectives. The second exhibition, “Mostra II” features 15 of the School’s artists and will be on view at the restaurant April 1–June 1, 2015.         

An opening reception will be held April 1, 6–8pm. RSVPs are encouraged but not required: by email events@erbaluce-boston.com or by calling 617-426-6969.

Artists: Leah Corbett, Patricia Hautea, Julia Kwon, Kirk Lorenzo, Dustin Markel, Marta Mendes, Eden Miller, Azita Moradkhani, Kaelin O'Hare, Sasha Parfenova, Emily Reinauer, Rebecca Rosen, Will Russack, Farzaneh & Bahareh Safarani, and Laura Vargas.  



04/01/15 - 06/01/15

Free



- http://www.smfa.edu/exhibitions



Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

James Wood, noted contributor to The New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In the book, Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. Wood—who is commonly regarded as our finest living critic—has written an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer, and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.



06/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



"Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: ChoroBop Trio

Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the luxury and comfort of the Hotel’s iconic Bristol restaurant and bar, affectionately known as “Boston’s Living Room.” Jazz Lounge is presented in partnership with Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and features an eclectic lineup of artists comprising traditional, contemporary and world jazz sounds.

Performances are held select Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Bristol restaurant and bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, beginning March 24. Performances are available to guests dining in the The Bristol or Bristol Bar; tickets are not required. Dining reservations are highly recommended for dinner and can be made by calling +1 (617) 351-2037.

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ChoroBop Trio

With a repertoire based in Brazilian roots, the trio ChoroBop fuses the liveliness and the lyricism of Brazilian choro music with the influences of jazz, bebop and contemporary music. Born in different cities in Brazil, group members include Eduardo Mercuri (mandolin/guitar), Flavio Lira (7-string guitar/bass) and Anne Nêgah Santos (percussion) – three talented performers who met at Berklee College of Music and discovered a shared passion for the choro genre. After their debut show at the Blue Note in May 2014 touring extensively along the East Coast, ChoroBop is preparing to release their debut album in 2015.



06/02/15

Free



- http://www.fourseasons.com/boston/dining/happenings/jazz_lounge/#

The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston - 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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 a 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 size: Maximum 5 students. Number of Sessions: 8 for Monday classes, 10 for Wednesday AM classes, 5 Wednesday PM.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd

Stonybrook offers day and evening classes.

AM Classes are offered on Mondays 9-12PM from 3/30-6/1, Wednesdays 9-12PM from 4/1-6/3. Evening classes are offered on Mondays from 6-9PM from 3/30-6/1. This spring Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering 5 week Wednesday night classes. PM Session 2 is from 4/1-4/29. PM Session 3 is from 05/06-06/03

No classes are held on 04/06 and 05/25.

Price varies with number of class sessions $400 for 5 week session, $640 for 8 week session and $775 for a 10 week session.

 

Note:
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.

**** Please note, this is not a walk in class ****

We also offer teen and adult classes in Jewelry, Foundry, Stone Carving, Figure Sculpture, Mold Making. Custom workshops are available: Make Your Own Wedding Ring, Birthday Party, and Team Building.

 



03/30/15 - 06/03/15

$500-$775 depending on number of sessions



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



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



Dark Star Orchestra - Spring Tour East 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about thta contagious energy… in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.

“For us it’s a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years,” rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. “We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they’ve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live.”



06/04/15

$32.00 - $40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dark-star-orchestra/

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



Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony Returns to artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Laszlo Gardony Quartet. Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by JazzReview.com and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck. He has released ten albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jamey Haddad and Stan Strickland among others. His new CD, “Clarity” – an inspired solo piano recording – was released on May 7, 2013Gardony has been praised for his “fluid pianism” by The New York Times and for his “uniformly high quality of compositions” by All About Jazz Magazine. JazzTimes has called him “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices.” and “a formidable soloist who lives in the moment.”



06/04/15

$15 ($10 Member and students) Cash bar and comfort food dinner available for purchase.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/jazz-pianist-laszlo-gardonny-returns-to-artkitchen-cafe/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Wine and Film: A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A Year in Champagne entertainingly guides viewers through the winemaking process and behind the scenes to hear from the vintners who put the magic in the bottle. Quality production values, engaging scripting and fascinating characters.” — The Hollywood Reporter



06/04/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/year-champagne

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Zamir: South of the Border

Presented by Zamir Chorale of Boston at Temple Emanuel

The Zamir Chorale of Boston takes you "South of the Border" with music from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Our program includes Israeli adaptions of popular South American tunes and dances, as well as some of the most exciting choral songs by Latin American composers. With the world premiere of Jeremiah Klarman's "Yah Ribon" and collaboration with the renowned Israeli-Brazilian ensemble, the Tucan Trio, and our honoree, Cantor Elias Rosemberg, you will be guaranteed a sizzling songfest!



06/04/15

$54/$49 for seniors (65+) reserved section
$25/$20 for seniors non reserved section
$10 students non reserved section only



- http://zamir.org

Temple Emanuel - 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA, 02459



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



Adult “Ladies Night Out” Clay Workshop

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.



06/05/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Kevin Hart

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. Kevin just wrapped his nationwide “Laugh at My Pain” tour. He was the number one comedian on Ticketmaster and in February 2011 Hart sold out the Nokia Theater two nights in a row to break a record previously set by Eddie Murphy.

Hart's DVD Seriously Funny is one of the fastest selling DVDs in recent years and has gone four times platinum. His comedy central special of the same name is the highest rated comedy special of 2010.

Hart is currently filming lead roles in two new movies. In July worked on Screen Gem's Think Like A Man , the a comedy is based on Steve Harvey's bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. Hart is now working on the Nick Stoller comedy Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow and Universal.

Hart was last seen in Meet the Fockers Sequel aka Little Fockers, and Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence. He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool's Gold, as well as opposite Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Hart's film credits include: Soul Plane opposite Tom Arnold, Method Man and Snoop Dogg, Not Easily Broken, Extreme Movie, Drillbit Taylor, Epic Movie, The Last Stand, Scary Movie 4, and In the Mix, Meet Dave and Superhero Movie.

In 2009, Hart's one-hour comedy special I'm a Grown Little Man on Comedy Central was also one of the highest rated specials for the network. Hart was the host of BET's classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand. Hart's other television credits include ABC's The Big House which he also executive produced and wrote and recurring roles on Love, Inc, Barbershop, and Undeclared.

Hart debuted on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club and was insistently hooked. He quit his job as a shoe salesman and began performing full time at such clubs as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led to work in such feature films as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. With his passion for stand-up, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family 



06/05/15

$28.00 - $121.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kevin-hart/

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



Opening Night featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and populations to the established repertoire while also expanding the music into exciting new directions. His seemingly boundless curiosity and artistic vision has created myriad musical partnerships and musical cross-pollination, providing the classical world with a welcome jolt of energy and ideas that continue to bear fruit. The Gala Event Honors David Deveau for 20 years of Artistic Leadership

 

 

 



06/05/15

$150



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/1056-2/

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



Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Presented by Heptunes at Davis Square Theatre

Five Time Grammy Nominee---- Grammy Winners Best Traditional Folk Albums 1995 and 2009---- Recipient of the National Medal Of The Arts 1998

Nobody I know-and I mean nobody-has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now. He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. -- Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969.

The vital link between the completion of Woody Guthrie's career and the beginnings of Bob Dylan's, Ramblin' Jack has been visitng Boston for over 65 years since the very early days of Club 47 and the local folk scene. Following the recent passing of his good fried, Pete Seeger, the octogenarian has pretty much become the elder statesman of the American americana/folk scene.



06/05/15

$30



- http://www.heptunesconcerts.com/page.php?wpage=home/home.htm

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



So Percussion

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

Experience the groundbreaking quartet as they “ignite enthusiasm for percussion music old and new” (The New York Times).

For over a decade, S? Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.  Praised by the New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So’s adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion.   So Percussion’s career now encompasses 16 albums, touring throughout the USA and around the world, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, several ambitious educational programs, and a steady output of their own music.



06/05/15

MFA Members $20.00 / Nonmembers $25.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/s%C5%8D-percussion-0

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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

Tickets: $25 - $61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/mothers-sons/

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



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

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



Shanghai Quartet Pre-concert Talk

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia.



06/06/15

Tickets: $39-$58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/shanghai-quartet/

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



Mosaics at the Mill II

Presented by Mosaic Oasis

Join us for for the opening reception of Mosaics at the Mill II, a contemporary mosaic art show, on March 28, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, MA?. At the reception, the show’s featured mosaic artist, Lisa Houck, will present a short lecture at 3:30 pm entitled “Experiences in Designing Public Art Projects."

The exhibition, curated by Suzanne Owayda and Betsy Rodman of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply and Amy Marks of Amy Marks Mosaics showcases the work of over 40 New England mosaic artists who have demonstrated a high level of technical mosaic technique and artistic expression. The exhibition is open through June 6th on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.



03/28/15 - 06/06/15

FREE, Donation Suggested



- http://schwambmillshow.weebly.com/



Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on The New York Times #1 Bestselling book of the last decade by John Gray, has been seen by more than one million people.

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. 



06/05/15 - 06/06/15

Adult tickets are $58.
Group and senior discount tickets are available.



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

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



Insights On Site: Peggy’s House

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

Peggy’s House, a Cape Ann Cottage is an exhibition of photographs by Robert Lerch documenting a traditional Cape Ann cottage. This is the first in the contemporary art series that takes place each summer at the historic White-Ellery House. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is open to the public at no charge on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.



06/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/insights-site-peggys-house/



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. 



06/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center - 640 Centre St, Boston, MA, 02130



Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle & Reproductive Justice Art Show

Presented by Society for Menstrual Cycle Research + Center for Women's Health & Human Rights

Widening the Cycle is a social justice art show that threads together global voices to raise consciousness about menstruation and reproductive justice through feminist art. After attending the 2013 SMCR conference, emerging artist Jen Lewis was inspired to curate a visual art exhibit that would connect artists with activists, advocates and academics in order to affect maximum social change. This bold collection comprised of artworks created by 38 artists from 10 countries reflects a growing demand from menstruaters for a new perspective on periods, one that is no longer rooted in silence or shame. This thematic exploration of the menstrual cycle and issues related to reproductive justice. Menstruation is a human right that must be made visible in order to become part of the bigger gender equality discussion. 



06/04/15 - 06/06/15

Free and open to the publice. Donation suggested at the door.  



- http://menstruationresearch.org/2015/03/31/widening-the-cycle-a-menstrual-cycle-reproductive-justice-art-show/



Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a stroll through this 19th century maritime artist’s Gloucester neighborhood.

Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of a style known as luminism. The Cape Ann Museum’s unparalleled collection of Fitz Henry Lane includes 40 paintings, a rare watercolor (his first known work, painted in 1830) and 100 drawings, plus lithographic town views (all three that he did of Gloucester).



06/06/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

 Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capannmuseum.org for details.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/fitz-henry-lanes-gloucester-walking-tour-june-6/

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



The Wild Party

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Manhattan decadence in the 1920's provides the backdrop for this tough musical fable. Queenie, a vaudeville chorine, hosts a blow-out party with her vicious lover. The guests are a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone. The jazz and gin soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, high-flying characters land with a sobering thud, reminding us that no party lasts forever.


Mature subject matter.  



06/04/15 - 06/06/15

$25-$30



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/wild-party

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Henry VI, Part 2

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

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

Tickets: $28 - $50
Student rush: $15, at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/henry-vi-part-2

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University - 523-525 Washington Street, Boston, MA,



Warhol @ Wellesley

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Warhol @ Wellesy explores the rich holdings of artwork—some iconic and others lesser known—by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in the collections of the Davis, which were recently greatly enhanced by generous gifts from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. An exciting and challenging array of photographs, prints, and sculpture by the leading figure of pop art will be on view.



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55436

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



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



L'Elisir d'Amore

Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden

Opera@51 presents a fully staged performance of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. The leading roles will be sung by Robin Farnsley (Adina) Ray Bauwens (Nemorino),  Adrianne Fleming (Gianetta), Nathan Rodriguez (Belcore) and Michael Prichard (Dulcamara). The opera will be sung in Italian, with English surtitles.



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

$25



- http://www.51walden.org/lelisir-damore/

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden - 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742



Buddy Guy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”



06/07/15

$40.00 - $85.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/buddy-guy/

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



Parviz Tanavoli

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Critically acclaimed and widely acknowledged as the "father of modern Iranian sculpture," Tanavoli's trajectory has spanned east and west, as he has innovated ambitiously across media. Best known as a sculptor, his expansive oeuvre also includes painting, printmaking, ceramics, rugs, and jewelry. As well, he is a highly regarded collector, scholar, and poet. This exhibition shares the breadth and richness of his work from the 1960s to the present.

Based in Tehran and Vancouver, Tanavoli (b.1937) was a member of the early 1960s Saqqakhane movement of Iranian artists invested in "Spiritual Pop." Over decades, he has refined a complex system of symbols and motifs into a distinctive visual lexicon, fusing Persian traditions with pop sensibility. As well, his work entwines profound sensitivity to language, formal clarity, and conceptual engagement into a forcefully original artistic practice.

Among his many long-standing projects, heech, initiated in February 1965, and set to celebrate a fiftieth anniversary with the opening of the Davis exhibition perhaps best exemplifies Tanavoli's work. The artist treats the calligraphic script for "heech," the Farsi word for "nothing," to multiple expressions in three dimensions and variable materials from delicate jewelry to polished bronze and hi-gloss fiberglass sculpture. As Tanavoli explains: "Heech is not nothing. It has a body, a shape, but also a meaning behind it." This exhibition surveys Tanavoli's extraordinary career and his work: spiritual, poetical, beautiful, and deeply engaging.



02/03/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55406

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnieres (“Bathers at Asnieres”), 1884, one of the most famous pictures in the collection of the National Gallery, London. Moving several steps beyond Seurat’s own remarkably modern reduction of figures into forms, curves and colors, Craig-Martin deconstructs and reconstructs the image through his signature style: his painting, and two sets of related prints, recast the scene of boys on the banks on the Seine through sharp graphic line drawings with a thrilling pop palette. Using computer software to separate the figures from their background, Craig-Martin reconstructed the images, replacing the original colour with his own vivid palette. Originally, this piece was debuted in 2004 and more than a decade later is now being welcomed to the Davis.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55411

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



Francesc Torres: What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. What Does History Know examines the extraordinary history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers who went to fight for the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War (1936-9), juxtaposing recently recovered archival footage of these soldiers and their battles with recent documentation of the sites of major military encounters during the Spanish Civil War.



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55441

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Throughout the seventeenth century, Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries explored the genre of landscape as both the setting for and the subject of their work. Dramatic, inviting, wild, and inhabited, the natural settings frame narratives depicted by these artists and become the focus of the works themselves. This exhibition of drawings and prints drawn from the Davis collections examines changing attitudes to nature in the United Provinces and the diverse ways in which landscape both imagined and observed was depicted by Rembrandt and other artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

Co-curated by Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art, Wellesley College and Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs, with generous support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54 Davis Museum Program Fund.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



Edged in Black - SMS

Presented by Wellesley College

SMS is an important piece of the history of modern art. Amidst the social and political turbulence of 1968, William Copley, an American surrealist painter and art dealer, created an inventive periodical entitled S.M.S., which informally stood for “Shit Must Stop.” Copley was inspired by the fluxus movement, which encouraged the blending of all aspects of art and life. S.M.S. embodied this philosophy. The artwork ranged from dada to pop art and took many forms of expression, including photography, audio, drawings, and writing. Through the generous gift of Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of '54, the Davis Museum holds a complete set of the portfolios. This exhibition showcases a selection of interactive work by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Roy Lichtenstein alongside music by La Monte Young and Terry Riley.

 

Curated by Michael Maizels, Andrew W. Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer.

Generously supported by the Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund.

 



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/



Hanging with the Old Masters

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent galleries, many of which have been off view for decades, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford the campus community and the general public alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls on the fifth floor will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master Italian paintings. Issues and concerns, including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics, that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be revealed and, hopefully, demystified for the viewer.

Co-curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs/Senior Curator of Collections, and Claire Whitner, Associate Curator.

Presented with generous support from the Sandra Cohen Bakalar '55 Fund and the Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/

Davis Museum and Cultural Center - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02130



Childhood Memories Concert

Presented by Back Bay Ringers

The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the Muppets, the Carnival of Animals, and so much more.



06/07/15

$15 for adults/$12 for seniors and students



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



Art in Bloom

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Life imitates art as members of the Brockton Garden Club design floral arrangements based on artwork from the Fuller Craft Museum permanent collection. More details to come...



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

More details t.b.a.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/art-in-bloom/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead
Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin
in Association with Frank Productions
Directed by Ilyse Robbins

From the director of 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie, this toe-tapping musical follows young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company. This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical includes great songs like "Coffee Break," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," and "Brotherhood of Man."



05/14/15 - 06/07/15

Tickets: $50 Standard - $55 Premium



- http://stonehamtheatre.org/season15/howtosucceed.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia.  They have performed at the most distinguished festivals and concert halls, including Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Ottawa International festivals, as well as residencies at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival. In a collaboration with Chanticleer, the Quartet presented the Asian premiere of Chen Yi’s From the Path of Beauty and has a long history of championing new music.



06/07/15

Tickets: $45-$65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/shanghai-quartet-david-deveau-piano/

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



Failure: A Love Story

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

"Upon entering the United States, the first order of business for Heiner and Marishka Failbottom was to have their bottoms chopped off by an overzealous Ellis Island desk clerk."- a line from this comic love story set in Chicago in 1928, told by a small ensemble of actors who play all of the people, the animals, the music and most of the inanimate objects. To describe it in any more detail will rob you of the joyful surprise in every twist and turn of fate in this brilliant little fable.



05/07/15 - 06/07/15

$28.00

 



- http://www.caperep.org/2015season/shows/failure-love-story

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Hansel and Gretel

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Tanglewood Marionettes

Hansel and Gretel is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a different strength, but they must learn to work together if they want to get back home. Large-scale puppets, intricate scenery, and an exciting musical score will amaze audiences of all ages and inspire kids to get creative when faced with big challenges!

Hansel and Gretel is recommended for all ages 4 and up. Some children may be scared by the creatures in the woods and the witch.

 



06/06/15 - 06/07/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Around the Curve: Photographs by Marie Craig

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

Marie Craig photographs places and things that have a hidden, forgotten beauty within them. She began this series of pictures of chairs discarded at curbside in the suburbs in 2007. In the process, she became obsessed about evidence of the chairs’ history and secrets they held, and surprised by the unexpected color, light and texture she found. When it hits the curb, a chair is at a turning point. What is its past? How did it get there? What happens next? These beautiful and expressive photographs present an opportunity to reflect on the consumerism, consumption and disposability that are rampant in the suburban lifestyle.



05/14/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.fsfaboston.com/upcoming-exhibits/



Cinema Jukebox: WILD STYLE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Wild Style follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (real life graffiti artist Lee Quinones), whose work attracts the attention of an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor) who commissions him to paint the stage for a giant Rapper's Convention.

A document of the earliest days of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York, everything in Wild Style is authentic - the story, style, characters, and most of the actors, are drawn from the community. It features a pantheon of old-school pioneers, including Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more.



06/08/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/wild-style

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



TOS Talks: Big Ideas. Great Thinkers

Presented by Temple Ohabei Shalom

Three Great Thinkers share their Big Ideas from the fields of art, culture, ethics, health, religion, science and politics, followed by provocative Q & A’s led by Temple Ohabei Shalom’s Rabbi Sonia Saltzman. Stretch your mind Tuesdays in April, May, and June.

 

 

 



04/07/15 - 06/09/15

3 Lecture Package $36.00 or $15 Each; $5 per Event for Students & Seniors



- http://www.ohabei.org/tos-talks-15/



Rising Stars: In Mo Yang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano

Presented by Rockport Music

Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Competition, joins with Gutman, who is on faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and praised by the New York Sun for playing with “true poetry in her phrasing.”



06/09/15

Tickets: $19-$34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/in-mo-yang/



Adult Art Workshop: Figure Painting - Real and Abstract

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Explore figure painting: light, anatomy, form, composition, color and paint application working from a beautifully staged setting. See how artists in the past have abstracted the figure, and explore painting fundamentals in ways that will help both realistic and abstract artists. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



06/10/15

$50 non-members; $40 Danforth Art members



- http://www.danforthart.org/adultclasses.html

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



Painting with Watercolors Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Veteran watercolor teacher, Wendy Soneson, will introduce the basics of watercolor, including four paper techniques, three brush uses, three ways to mix color and also how to mix all seven million colors from six basic pigments. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of this luminous medium, and find out if it is the right one for you.

Wendy Soneson has been teaching watercolor for over thirty years in Brookline. She is a certified School of Color instructor, and has shown her work frequently in Brookline. She has received many Brookline Arts Council grants. She teaches at Nativity Prep in Jamaica Plain and in her studio. She has a Master of Education in the Arts in Human Development. Recently, she has been doing watercolor demos at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



06/10/15

$64



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/classes/workshops

Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Ivy Street School Extravaganza

Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center

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

The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can showcase their talents including but not limited to singing, dancing, other music, and skits. The students prepare for months to perform with professionals and have their moment to shine.

The Ivy Street School is a residential school in Brookline, MA for adolescents with brain injuries and other neurological challenges ages 13-22. The school is one of only a handful in the country that specializes in behavioral health diagnoses, autism spectrum disorder, post High School transition programming, brain injury, and other neurological conditions.



06/11/15

FREE



- http://www.mabcommunity.org/ivystreetschool/news-events/extravaganza.html

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



An Evening of French Music

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

France takes center stage as an all-star assemblage of chamber musicians perform some of the greatest music from French composers. With a program that includes Ravel, Faure, Poulenc, Debussy and Caplet, the musicians will take the listener on a tour of lush, impressionistic Gallic compositions.



06/11/15

Tickets: $39-$58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/an-evening-of-french-music/

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



An Evening With Roger McGuinn

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

Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed folk music with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director and guitarist on Judy Collins #3.

 



06/11/15

Full Price Tickets are $40.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=195

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



Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through her crafted and clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Her toughest tales and searing sense of humor will be balanced by Cohn’s sexy and easy-going charm, using his exuberance and poignancy to distill universal truth from his romantic and reflective tales. The natural storytellers behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound, their accounts so personal that they speak to everyone who listens.



06/11/15

$45.00 - $65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/marc-cohn_shawn-colvin/

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



Wine and Film: AUTUMN TALE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 First Wine and Film Series in partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Complimentary wine tastings after each film.

Eric Rohmer's light-hearted romantic comedy, set amongst the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, concludes his masterful film cycle "The Tales of the Four Seasons."



06/11/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/autumn-tale

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Subject: Fabricated Steel Sculpture I Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Fabricated Steel Sculpture. This course is design to teach students the basic skills for working in metal as well as other related material. What you will learn will depend on your observations given, followed by hands-on experience and skills best acquired through direct interaction with your classmates and the instructor. Students will be encouraged to bring in steel objects to use as materials for their individual projects. Students will learn technical and practical methods used to manipulate metals into objects of their own design.



05/19/15 - 06/11/15

Tuition:
- $400 Steel I (no discounts)
- $795 for Steel I & Steel II
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits* (Steel I & Steel II required)

just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District. Concert in the Park is a performance event and fundraiser aimed to help IAM showcase and grow their programs and increase the numbers of students impacted by those IAM programs in the future. Headlined by the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, the concert will feature group performances, small ensembles, solos, and percussion features that are sure to inspire and excite.  The concert will also feature the Hyde Park Youth Percussion Ensemble (HpYPE) who will be showcasing their very first performance and a performance by the Blessed Sacrament Color Guard.  There will be a private cocktail reception for sponsors following the event.



06/11/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.concertinthepark.org/



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



A Schubertiade Evening

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor. Featuring Jennifer Koh for violin, Randall Scarlata for baritone, and Benjamin Hochman for piano.

 



06/12/15

Tickets: $28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/schubertiade-2015/

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



David Bromberg Band

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker & Mississippi John Hurt have all recorded, played with, or shared the same orbit with the remarkable yet modest performer David Bromberg. Bromberg fans find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily coexisting as only they can at a David Bromberg performance.



06/12/15

$35.00-$55.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/david-bromberg-band/

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



Rothko's Rooms

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Red by John Logan - Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play. Starring Gus Kaikkonen as Mark Rothko, Lucas Van Engen as Ken and Directed by Keith Stevens. Playing June 17-28, 2015 at Peterborough Players.

John Logan’s Tony and Drama Desk Award winning play, RED brings you inside the studio of famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. The New York Times called it “intense and exciting”, and the New Yorker “smart eloquent entertainment.” It captures what most plays about artists don’t — the exhilaration of the moment of creation. “An electrifying play of ideas” – Variety Rated PG-13

 



06/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/

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



BEMF Mini Keyboard Festival

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hear world-renowned master artists perform on the MFA’s period instruments, with three individual lectures and demonstrations on the harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord.

Schedule:

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Harpsichord

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Fortepiano

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Clavichord



06/12/15

Three session tickets ($48 MFA member / $60 nonmember)

Individual sessions ($20 MFA member / $25 nonmember)



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/boston-early-music-festival-keyboard-mini-festival

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Pride presents Fortune Feimster

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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/

The 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



South Shore Indie Music Festival

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us for an all day festival of live music from some of the hottest local bands. Featuring the following bands: Shea Rose, The Quins, The Cultured, The Wolff Sisters, Sadie Vega, We Are Oceans,Dark Matter, and more… More details to come...



06/13/15

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- http://fullercraft.org/event/brockton-rocks-indie-music-festival/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Concert in the Round

Presented by Lexington Symphony at Winchester Town Hall

Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which will be situated in the middle of Winchester Town Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are performed by ensembles from the orchestra.



06/13/15

Adult: $40
Student: $15



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

Winchester Town Hall - 71 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, Massachusetts, 01890



Art and Music: Boston Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Heng-Jin Park, piano | Irina Muresanu, violin | Denise Djokic, cello

Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire around the country and abroad.  Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Astrid Schween, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloists, recitalists and chamber musicians, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Since their start in 1997, the Trio has been invited to perform on numerous prestigious chamber music series including the Bank of America Celebrity Series; Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood; the Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine; the Harvard Musical Association concerts and many other prestigious festivals around the world. They are frequent guests onClassics in the Morning and Classical Performances on Boston’s WGBH Radio, and released their first CD in March 2000 featuring music of Ravel, Brahms, and Suk. In 2013, their latest CD recorded in Jordan Hall was released on the Centaur label. The Trio members serve on faculties of the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, Harvard University and MIT



06/13/15

Tickets: $45-$65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/boston-trio/

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



Plant Macrophotography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

Macrophotography opens the door to a wonderful new world of photographic opportunities. Seen in close-up, the natural world is a marvel of pattern, light, and color: Flowers become abstract works of art; stones become polished gems; and butterflies and other insects can become sci-fi monsters. With instructor Steve McGrath as your guide, you will learn how to use your existing camera gear to make spectacular photographs. Bring a camera.



06/13/15

$40 (Member) / $50 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/plant-macrophotography-1



Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3) film and exhibit

Presented by The Thompson Gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston

The Thompson Gallery of The Cambridge School of Weston announces the final exhibition in the series Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3). The exhibit examines and celebrates contemporary Armenian art one hundred years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The exhibit has been mounted to coincide with the April 24th centennial commemoration of the horrific events, which led to the creation of the word genocide.

The final show in the series, Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3) is a group exhibition that brings together Armenian artists from myriad locations working in a variety of media: John Avakian (Sharon, MA, print-making), Gail Boyajian (Cambridge, MA, painting), Adrienne Der Marderosian (Belmont, MA, works on paper), Jackie Kazarian (Chicago, IL, painting), Aida Laleian (Williamstown, MA, digital collage), Yefkin Megherian (Queens, NY, bronze bas-reliefs), Marsha Odabashian (Dedham, MA, Painting and installation art), Kevork Mourad (New York, NY, Drawing, time-based drawing, video projection), Apo Torosyan (Newton, MA, assemblage and documentary film). 

 



04/25/15 - 06/13/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.csw.org/page/Event-Detail?pk=2241736&fromId=213104



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



FirstWorks & the City of Providence present Anjelique Kidjo

Presented by FirstWorks

World-music powerhouse and the “undisputed Queen of African Music” Angélique Kidjo is not only a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, but also an outspoken humanitarian activist. Named one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World by The Guardian, Kidjo is a creative energy with 12 international albums to her name. Her latest album, “Eve”, combines both sides of her work into a 13-track set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions dedicated to the beauty and resilience of African women. This global pop star has collaborated with artists as diverse as Carlos Santana, Bono, John Legend, Josh Groban, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove and Alicia Keys

Kidjo’s concerts are joyous and exuberant. With a richly powerful voice, commanding stage presence and a dramatic past, Kidjo’s music grips audiences and leaves them calling for more. Her FirstWorks On the Plaza concert at PIAF is essential for anyone interested in the way music can shape and be shaped by history.

Anjelique Kidjo is part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks and the City of Providence.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://first-works.org/events/anjelique-kidjo-eve/



FirstWorks & The City of Providence Present Brazil’s BIXIGA 70

Presented by FirstWorks

Showcasing striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds, Bixiga is a brassy afrobeat orchestra bringing together an array of beats from Brazil’s musical palette to create a high-voltage live show that is not to be missed.

Comprised of ten talented musicians, the band formed five years ago in São Paulo, Brazil. Bixiga is a neighborhood in São Paulo, and the number 70 in its name is the number of the Gadgety Studio building, where the band was born. The hands-down favorite at last winter’s globalFEST, Bixiga’s mind-blowing stew of sounds gets the crowd dancing to an eclectic music performance incorporating trumpets, saxophones, trombones, percussion, and strings. Visit a totally different continent with the band’s fusion of Latin dance, psychedelia, jazz, and African instrumental music.

Brazil’s BIXIGA 70 is part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks and the City of Providence.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://first-works.org/events/brazils-bixiga-70/



New Bedford JazzFest

Presented by Your Theatre, Inc

Saturday, June 13th will be the 4th Annual New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF). NBJF is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. Last year, over 700 people joined us for a day of music, food, and fun! The musicians at NBJF represent a wide variety of jazz music from vocal led jazz to high energy funky jazz to big band. Best of all, the acts are all from the New Bedford area or the North East. In addition to amazing local jazz, the festival features displays from local craft and fine artists, beer from area brewers, and New Bedford based food trucks.Line up this year includes: Kind of New: Jason Miles; Nina Ott Group: Latin JazzNative Spaces: UMD Student Band; Southcoast Jazz Orchestra; Women in World Jazz featuring Candida Rose. NBJF includes gourmet food trucks and libations, free parking at Elm Street Garage, and The Artists’ Colony: a craft market.

The proceeds from NBJF benefit Your Theatre, Inc. Your Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, community theater group in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Founded by Mary A. Smith in 1946, the theater has been in continuous operation since, and produces five to seven shows each season. The organization also offers an annual scholarship for students pursuing the arts. The mission of Your Theatre, Inc. is to serve the community by offering dramatic productions which embody the highest ideals of the theatre arts.

Our hope is that JazzFest draws attention to the thriving and vibrant artistic heart of New Bedford that is growing each year. Bring your friends and family to enjoy jazz right next to the ocean. We’ll see you there!

 

 



06/13/17 - 06/13/15

$20 Advance
$25 At the Gate
Children 15 and under Free



- https://newbedfordjazzfest



FirstWorks & the City of Providence presents Squonk Opera - Pneumatica

Presented by FirstWorks

The Squonkers roll into Kennedy Plaza with their latest road show– an outdoor musical spectacle about air, made of air, and powered by air– from a group hailed as “a multimedia troupe of infinite jest.” Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the 40-foot high Lady Pneumatica raising her inflated arms to the air with a wind turbine on her head. Squonk Opera has played on three continents and in more than 25 states, using blowers, pneumatic controls, inflatables and live music to immerse their audiences in interactive, site-specific public events that attack and celebrate the idiosyncrasies of our world. With the creation of “Pneumatica”, the Squonkers pursue the most American and democratic of art forms: the public celebration, with boisterous music and surreal image—pumping up the energy to engage children and adults alike in the stuff of life: air. Squonk Opera are part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks & the City of Providence. Exact time of this performance to be announced within the next few weeks!



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.first-works.org



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



Russell Sherman, piano Celebrating 85 Years

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral performances around the world, Sherman is also a prolific recording artist. 



06/14/15

Tickets: $49-$68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/russell-sherman/

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



Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter, and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence, and natural rapport with an audience, making his presentations fun, exciting, and educational.

Gates' latest release Miles Tones: Giacomo Gates Sings the Music of Miles Davis reached #1 on National Jazz Radio.  Prior to that, The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron was #1 for six weeks. He was voted “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by the Down Beat Critics Poll for the past several years, and in 2009 and 2010, he was Voted #1 for “Rising Star.” Jazz Journalists Association has nominated Gates as “Best Male Jazz Vocalist” every year from 2003 through 2013. 



06/14/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.zumix.org/

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



Playathon 2015

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

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



06/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html



TCAN Players present The Fantasticks

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

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

The TCAN Players proudly present The Fantasticks, a musical with Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones and Music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.



06/05/15 - 06/14/15

$22 public / $20 members / $12 students and seniors



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/tcan-players-present-fantasticks

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



Robin Hood

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Brad Shur, Resident Artists

Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievous deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. The show features hilarious dialogue, original music, and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.

Robin Hood is recommended for all ages 4 and up.

 



06/04/15 - 06/14/15

Seating is general admission and begins 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. 

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



- http://puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows

Puppet Showplace Theater - 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty

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

In an intimate exhibition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called “the most beautiful…in the world.”

Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with various types of drawings: scientific studies; grotesque caricatures of craggy faces; and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Many of Leonardo’s most admired drawings are featured in this rich and varied selection of 29 sheets and a manuscript, opening on April 15, fittingly Leonardo’s birthday.

One revelation for visitors will be the rarely displayed Codex on Flight, one of Leonardo’s most perceptive scientific explorations, with its nearly hidden self-portrait of Leonardo as a young man, a recent discovery. The exhibition features rare loans from a number of Italian public collections, including the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, and the Casa Buonarroti, the ancestral property of Michelangelo in Florence, which has lent eight drawings by that master.



04/15/15 - 06/14/15

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/leonardo-da-vinci-and-the-idea-of-beauty

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



2015 Chelsea Art Walk

Presented by Chelsea Artists Collaborative at Chelsea Art Walk

The Chelsea Artists' Collaborative invite you to the 7th annual Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea, Massachusetts on  June 13th and 14th, 2015. The Art Walk provides a look at some of the Boston Area's most creative and talented local artists and includes open studios, galleries as well as alternative venues showing art, music, theatre and historical exhibits. This two day event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary shuttle buses will be traveling between venues on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and an event map visit www.charcoll.org. Follow us on twitter @artwalkchelsea for updates and like us on Facebook!

 

 



06/13/15 - 06/14/15

FREE



- http://www.chelseaartwalk.com

Chelsea Art Walk - multiple venues, Chelsea, MA, 02150



J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

Presented by Norman Rockwell Museum at Norman Rockwell Museum

Leyendecker (1874-1951) made 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and was a mentor to Norman Rockwell. This showdisplays cover tear sheets for all of Leyendecker’s Post covers, as well as a selection of the celebrated illustrator’s original paintings. 



04/24/15 - 06/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.nrm.org/2012/10/j-c-leyendecker-and-the-saturday-evening-post/

Norman Rockwell Museum - 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA, 01262



Big Screen Classics: SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Preston Sturges's comic masterpiece stars Joel McCrea as a successful Hollywood director determined to make a drama about human suffering.

One of the greatest movies-about-movies ever made, Sullivan's Travels manages the tricky feat of simultaneously critiquing and embodying the sort of message movie Sully is trying to make. It is also a roaring defense of film comedy, filled with memorable one-liners and wonderful performances. A must-see for any true film fan. 



06/15/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/sullivans-travels

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



The Invitational

Presented by Newton Open Studios

A showcase of works by many of the artists who have won top honors in our annual
Fall Juror Award shows.



04/23/15 - 06/15/15

Free



- http://newtonopenstudios.org



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



T.J. Miller

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

T.J. Miller is one of the least terrible comedians in the world. One of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Most recently, Miller’s voice stars in Disney animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his his non-animated body from his role in 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, or Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, which just finished shooting its second season.



06/17/15

$27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tj-miller/

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



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



Aston Magna 2015: Monteverdi's Warring Lovers

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

Monteverdi’s Warring Lovers, with Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Lettera amorosa, Tempro la cetra, and other operatic madrigals. The concert features return performances by soprano Dominique Labelle, Frank Kelley and William Hite, tenors. Instrumental works by Castello, Marini and Cima.



06/18/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://astonmagna.org/calendar/

Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



David Deveau, piano Andrés Cárdenes, violin Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams.

 

 

 



06/18/15

Tickets: $49-$68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/deveau-cardenes-williams/

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



Daniel Tosh - Great Nor'easter Tour

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

Daniel is one of the most requested headliners in the country. He has also quickly evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career. Daniel's casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old (but mostly young).



06/18/15

Full price tickets are $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=194

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



The Subdudes

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

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that mix together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and folky social consciousness.

 



06/18/15

$40 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/subdudes

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



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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!



06/19/15

$50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

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



Childhood Memories Concert

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Fairchild Building

The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the Muppets, the Carnival of Animals, and so much more.



06/19/15

$10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors



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

Fairchild Building - 50 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, 02176



Jupiter String Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first prize in multiple competitions including Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  Graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College, the Quartet continues to gather acclaim through membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, as well as receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. 



06/19/15

Tickets: $45-$65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/jupiter-string-quartet/

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



Subject: Classical Portraiture Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Classical Portraiture. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the strategic thinking and technical approach used by great figurative painters for centuries. Working from a live model, we will employ a logical and clear strategy for creating subtle and naturalistic portraits. Strategies for achieving likeness, modeling of form and an efficient way to mix and apply the nuanced colors of life will be explored. This course will provide the student with conceptual and technical tools that can be incorporated into their own personal portrait style.

Prerequisite, Classical Portraiture: none required

 



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Drawing Basics Intensive Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Drawing Basics Intensive. This intensive course offers challenging exercises and helpful hints to achieve accurate drawings from observation. Students quickly gain skills in achieving strong tonal values with light and shadow, correct proportion, ellipses and perspective, and dynamic composition. The professor’s demonstrations and image presentations reveal strategies for developing drawings step-by-step from start to finish. We work from still life, drapery, and interiors (no figures), and work mainly in charcoal and soft pastel. 

This course is especially useful for artists who have some experience with art, but who don’t feel completely confident about their drawing skills. By the end of the week, you should be able to draw just about anything with confidence.

Prerequisite: some previous experience in drawing / painting is useful

 



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Encaustic Painting Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Encaustic Painting. Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities. This is the legendary paint of the Fayum mummy portraits of the first and second centuries, yet its incredible versatility has made it a desirable painting medium in the 21st century. This comprehensive workshop, which will cover safety, equipment & materials, supports & grounds, and popular mixed media techniques, is a great introduction for beginning students, or continuation for intermediate students. Learn and practice fusing, scraping, layering, incising, collage, transfer, mono-printing, and a range of other encaustic techniques.

Prerequisite: none required



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators

Material Fee:
- $120; to ensure the quality and to assist students with affording encaustic materials, the bulk of supplies for this course will be included.

just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Puppet Making Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Puppet Making. This course will introduce the methods and processes of building sturdy and movable character puppets. While there is a particular emphasis on creating characters for stop motion animation - students interested in more traditional puppet performance can also benefit from the variety of assembly techniques explored. Topics covered include armature building, simple performative storytelling, character creation, basic sewing and construction with foam, plasticine clay and found materials. Students will leave the course with 2-3 simple workable puppets.

Prerequisite: none required



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
- DISCOUNT: $150 discount for any student who also enrolls in Stop Motion Animation ($75 discount per course will be applied after registration)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off your entire stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



The Cat's Meow

Presented by The Footlight Club at The Footlight Club

The Cat's Meow by Steven Peros
A terrific drama/mystery base on the true story of a 1924 Hollywood murder aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. The Cat's Meow offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters including Charlie Chaplin, movie star Marion Davies, and movie mogul Thomas Ince. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

 



06/05/15 - 06/20/15

$20



- http://www.footlight.org

The Footlight Club - 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, 02130



Hubbub Festival

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Copley Square

Join the Back Bay RIngers under the tent as we present music that children--and the young-at-heart--will enjoy.

Kids and creativity take center stage next June for Hubbub, presented by the Boston Book Festival. At Hubbub, kids can dance to world-class music, be inspired by their favorite authors, marvel at puppetry, experiment with science, bounce ideas around, and encounter surprises around every corner of Copley Square.



06/20/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://hubbubfest.org/

Copley Square - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources.     



06/20/15

Tickets: $49-$78



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/marc-andre-hamelin/

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



Tom Rush

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

Music legend, singer-songwriter, and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been credited with launching the careers of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s. Celebrating over 50 years of touring in 2013, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like "No Regrets," "Circle Game," "Remember Song," "Urge for Going" and "Merrimack County."



06/19/15 - 06/20/15

$45 public / $40 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/tom-rush-2

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



The Mavericks at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

For two decades The Mavericks have been making magic in the studio and delivering genre-defying sound to live audiences everywhere. They have performed at Indian Ranch to rave reviews the past two summers. 

With their Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity, polyrhythmic beats and intense love for country music they were able to break new ground within Country music’s format with top hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame,” “Dance the Night Away,” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” In their album MONO, released earlier this week, the Mavericks have once again defied the odds and expectations with yet another great country album.



06/20/15

Reserved tickets: $46.50 and $41.50
Advanced GA (valid until June 6): $29.00
General Admission: $34.00
Children: $19.50



- http://indianranch.com/event/the-mavericks/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
 



06/20/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



Cheap and Cheerful Shirret- Luxury from Fabric Scraps with Lady McCrady

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Celebrate summer with this colorful workshop. Learn the classic American technique called Shirret (rhymes with crochet) with leading expert Lady McCrady, a New York City painter and installation artist. We’ll transform  wool and cotton scraps into rich and unique rag-rug designs for fashion and home – without sewing! 

Participants should know how to make quick and ?uent chain and double crochet stitches – learn from a friend or visit crochet.org.

Bring: scissors, blunt tapestry needle if you have one, thin sliver of soap or tailor’s chalk, string or weaver’s warp, wool and other fabric scraps. Supplies available to borrow or purchase.



06/20/15

Members $150, Nonmembers $170



- http://fullercraft.org/event/cheap-and-cheerful-shirret-luxury-from-fabric-scraps-with-lady-mccrady/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra - Summer Solstice Concert Bash

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic 70’s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in symphonies, the URO performs as a unique and unconventional kind of orchestra, bringing to vivid life the glorious music of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Who and Led Zeppelin. Performing with power, nuance and feeling, the URO is honored to bring these iconic classic songs to today’s audiences. Dinner and a show package available!



06/20/15

Reserved Seats: $25

 



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

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



Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20

Presented by Odyssey Opera at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.



06/18/15 - 06/20/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Richard Thompson Trio

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello.
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.
A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.”



06/20/15

$40.00-$55.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/richard-thompson-trio/

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



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



60th Annual Arts Festival

Presented by South Shore Art Center at Cohasset Town Common

For 60 years, Cohasset’s historic town common has been the site of South Shore Art Center’s annual arts festival, attracting over 9,000 guests to the three-day festival. Held on Father’s Day weekend, a sprawling eight-pole tent housing art exhibitions, 100 exhibitor booths, food booths, and a performance stage transform the quintessential New England town green. 



06/19/15 - 06/21/15

Suggested Donation $5.



- http://ssac.org/festival.asp

Cohasset Town Common - North Main Street, Cohasset, MA, 02025



NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

 NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture.  Celebrities signing autographs including Adam West of "Batman" and :Family Guy," along with national and local artists, authors and musicians. Cosplay (costumes) including contests and video game tournaments provide entertainment and activities.  NECC K!DZ presented by artist Emily Drouin provides young people with a creatuve area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book.  Panels, presentations and famous cars from TV and Movies including the Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1966 Batman TV show and a De Lorean time machine from Back To The Futiure.  More attractions and guests to be announced.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

$20 daily in Advance

$25 daily at the door

$10 daily children 7-13 advance

$15 daily children 7-13 at the door

$30 weekend pass in advance

$40 weekend pass at door

$15 weekend children 7-13 advance

$20 weekend children 7-13 at the door

Children under 7 Free



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Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Max Whiting Quintet

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

ZUMIX is pleased to present our 2015 Jazz at the Firehouse Concert Series, featuring incredible jazz music in ZUMIX’s beautifully renovated Firehouse, just a few blocks from East Boston’s Maverick Square. Each evening will open with emerging artists from ZUMIX youth programs.

On June 21, we are excited to bring you Max Whiting Quintet!



06/21/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.zumix.org/

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



Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents: Three Sisters

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and their quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Chekhov's first specific commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre.

A year after the death of their father, an army officer, the Moscow-bred Prosorovs, including the three sisters Olga, Masha, Irina, and one brother Andrew, are finding life drab and increasingly hopeless in a provincial Russian town. Only the proximity of a nearby artillery post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. Each of the sisters is in pursuit of love and happiness, but both of these desires seem increasingly out of reach as the play progresses.

The play has often been described as "the decline of the aristocratic and artistic elite coupled with the search for meaning in a modern world." Chekhov offers us the Prozorov siblings, who are refined and cultured youth, raised in Moscow but living a small and "lifeless" provincial town for the past eleven years. With the recent death of their father Colonel Prozorov, they await a return to Moscow where the "good life" can begin again.

From its initial success to current productions, audiences have responded with enthusiasm to this beautiful collision of envisioned dreams and frustrated hopes as well as the memorable characters of the Prozorov family and their friends, lovers, and acquaintances who populate the stage (pcpa.org).



05/21/15 - 06/21/15

$10 Seniors/Students
$20 Adults

 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/56346

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



Jupiter String Quartet, David Deveau, Andres Cardenes, Anne Martindale Williams

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau and beloved Festival favorite’s violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams to perform a beautiful program of works by Schubert, Su Lian Tan, and Brahms.



06/21/15

Tickets: $49-$68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/jupiter-quartet-with-cardenes-williams/

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



Cape Ann Artisans open Studio Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Artisans

Cape Ann Artisans are part of a vibrant arts community, located along the scenic North Shore of Massachusetts that includes three important cultural districts. For the past two years Gloucester has been named one of the country’s top ten Art Destinations by American Style Magazine. Come visit us, explore our exquisite natural surroundings and see the fine art and craft that they inspire. Many Artisans are open year round; during nontour times please call for an appointment to view our work.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://capeannartisans.com



Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasures

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

This exhibition celebrates recent gifts to the MFA that tell a story of a great European collection, which was looted during the Nazi era and ultimately restored to its rightful owners. The collection of 186 objects, originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects including jewelry and jeweled objects, miniatures, and rare books, and is a gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild, who was a daughter of the Baron and Baroness. Her daughter, MFA Trustee Bettina Burr, is among the donors who have made this gift to the MFA.

MFA curators address the issue of how to trace the provenance, or ownership history, of works of art in the exhibition. One painting on view—A Dordrecht nobleman on horseback with retainers and grooms (attributed to Nicolaes Maes, Dutch, 1634–1693)—is displayed in such a way that visitors are able to view the painting’s back. The inventory numbers that remain allow MFA curators and visitors to document the painting’s movements between the time of its seizure by Nazi forces in Vienna in 1938 and its return to Baroness de Rothschild in 1947.



03/02/15 - 06/21/15

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/restoring-a-legacy-rothschild-family-treasures

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michael

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Duane Michals (b. 1932) is credited with pioneering new ways of considering and creating photographs. Running counter to the prevailing conventions of photography, Michals began working with sequences of images and multiple exposures, often overlaying hand-written messages and poems. Michals identifies himself a storyteller and through his work explores universal life experiences such as dreams, desire, love and mortality. He has noted: "I'm not interested in what something looks like, I want to know what it feels like ... a realm beyond observation." Organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition presents more than 200 works and provides a definitive retrospective of the artist's career.



03/07/15 - 06/21/15

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/179-storyteller_the_photographs_of_duane_michals

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Reagle Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Guys and Dolls from June 11-21, 2015. Frank Loesser’s romantic comedy demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll”.  

Set in Damon Runyon’s jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway’s Chicago, PBS’s Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Sparks fly and chaos erupts when a slick gambler is challenged to take an uptight Salvation Army girl to Havana on a bet to finance “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.” Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables). Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway, is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon; Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 



06/11/15 - 06/21/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



A Distant Love: Songs of John and Abigail Adams

Presented by Chelsea Opera

Chelsea Opera presents A Distant Love:  Songs of John and Abigail Adams - music by Gary S. Fagin, libretto by Terry Quinn

The work is based on letters exchanged between John Adams and his wife, Abigail, with whom he shared his aspirations, accomplishments and frustrations as he worked to secure financial support from the Dutch for the new nation emerging from a revolution.  Abigail, his “dearest friend”, was not demure about expressing her feelings on things political, economic or domestic.  She was an early feminist (“Don’t forget the women,” she wrote to John while the founding fathers were drafting the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia), abolitionist, mother and farm manager during John’s long absences. The opera is sung in English.

starring:

Victoria Tralongo as Abigail Adams

Robert Aaron Taylor as John Adams

accompanied by the Chelsea Opera String Quartet

Samuel McCoy, music director/principal conductor

Lynne Hayden-Findlay, stage director/costume design

Leonarda Priore, set decoration and properties design



06/21/15

Free



- http://www.nps.gov/adam/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=583726-232573



Rising Star: Matthew Aucoin, composer and Friends

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he made his conducting debut last February.



06/23/15

Tickets: $19-$34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/matthew-aucoin/

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



Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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.



09/03/14 - 06/24/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Highfield Hall & Gardens: Yardscapes

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artists in this exhibition include Kim Beck, Resa Blatman, Dana Clancy, Candice Smith Corby and Bill Petit, Tory Fair, Andrew Mowbray and Alison Williams. 



05/15/15 - 06/24/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/art/

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Keb' Mo'

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth.

“I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” Keb’ relates. “’BLUESAmericana’ is the beginning of the next phase of who I am.” The disc will be accompanied by Keb’s most extensive tour in years.

“My job is to look for something that’s truthful,” he vows. “Lies are the hardest things in the world to remember, but the truth digs right inside me and it reaches other people, too. If a song is truthful, the way the songs on ‘BLUESAmericana’ are, I have a piece of that song inside of me so I can always deliver it from my heart.”



06/25/15

$40.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/keb-mo/

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, consisting of the BSO’s principal players collaborates with one of the most brilliant pianists today—multi-Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax.



06/25/15

Tickets: $55-$93



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/boston-symphony-chamber-players-with-emanuel-ax/

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



14th National Prize Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

University Place Gallery & Kathryn Shultz Gallery
May 15 - June 25, 2015
Reception: Friday, May 15, 6-8pm

Juried by Michael Rush
Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University [michael_web_0]

ABOUT OUR JUROR
Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which opened in November 2012. Having arrived at MSU in late 2010, he was deeply involved in the completion of the 47,000 sq. ft. Zaha Hadid designed building and the 45-million-dollar building campaign. He is an award-winning curator, widely published author and critic, and co-founder of the Contemporary Art Museum Directors Association. He previously served as Founding Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004, and as Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, where he oversaw a significant collection of modern and contemporary art. Rush was widely recognized for his leadership in response to Brandeis’ controversial attempt to sell the Rose’s collection and close the art museum.



05/15/15 - 06/25/15

Free



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Nellie McKay

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

Quirky, witty, clever, and colorful Nellie McKay travels to a land of strange and wonderful music on her latest album, My Weekly Reader, revisiting some of the melodies born out of that fertile, conflicted time of the 1960s. Since her last album, Nellie has indulged an extended run in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and written three acclaimed musical biographies as well as previously releasing five full-length albums. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance.

 



06/25/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/nellie-mckay

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



The Weepies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

SIRENS will be released by Nettwerk worldwide on April 28, 2015.



06/26/15

$30.00 - $40.00



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

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



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



02/13/15 - 06/26/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

The Riot Theater - 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130



Emmanuel Music Ryan Turner, Artistic Director Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith. They will be joined by Andrew Rangell, a Pianist who is best known for his performances of all thirty-two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and for J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.



06/26/15

Tickets: $31-$52



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/emmanuel-music/

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



Artists in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to the Garden on select Fridays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., before it opens to the public and when the light is especially beautiful. This is your chance to photograph, paint, draw, and sketch beautiful landscapes, native wildflowers, pollinators, and more. Preregistration is required. Artists in the Garden is scheduled on the following Fridays: April 24; May 1, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26 (each date is listed as a separate program).



04/24/15 - 06/26/15

$13 (Member) / $16 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/



Subject: Collage Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Collage. This course explores collage and the variety of materials which can be used to express ideas and emotions in visual form. The history of collage, as well as modernist and contemporary developments will be introduced and discussed. Each day will provide time for studio work, discussion and critique. The first part of the workshop week consists of directed involvements. Experimentation and interpretation will be encouraged. The latter part of the week will allow for more self-directed work.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Metal on Metal: non-acid intaglio printmaking Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Metal on Metal: non-acid intaglio printmaking. The uniquely elegant and expressive medium of ENGRAVING grows out of one of humankind’s most basic impulses: the desire to incise marks into a hard surface by forcing another, harder material against it. This immersive workshop will give students the opportunity to examine intaglio printmaking’s long history and idiosyncratic process by working directly on metal plates with tools and methods that have changed little from the time of Albrecht Durer. In addition to engraving, other means of coaxing marks from the metal plate will be explored as well: drypoint, roulette and even power tools will be introduced, with each yielding its own range of tonal language.

The process is painstaking, grueling; at times tedious, at times transcendent… when working METAL ON METAL nothing ever comes easy, but the process itself can be immensely satisfying, and the results are like nothing else.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

 “Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse.” Works by Marais include Sarabande à l’espagnole, Les Voix Humaines, and Sonate à la Maresienne. Dressing and Baroque Dancing at the court of Louis XIV: La Toilette, Fêtes et Bals, Dancing Lessons, Rituals and Intricacies. Lully: Dance Interludes, Courantes, Sarabande; Louis de La Coste: Gigue. Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Carly Fox Horton and Olsi Gjeci, dancers, and Patricia Forelle, narrator.



06/26/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available
 



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Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Subject: Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Plein Air Landscape Painting. Paint on site in the dramatic beauty of coastal New England with acclaimed artist and educator, George Nick. The study of painting from observation will encourage attention paid to drawing, the process of mixing colors, and the analysis of tones and their relationship to colors. Students will gain a friendly stance towards paint application and explore the language of composition and how to ‘own it’ too. We will reconstruct the world from the common knowledge of form and space. Each day will provide thoughtful critique to guide the artist to personal expression.

Prerequisite: painting experience required; prior knowledge of George Nick's teaching philosophy and/or comfort with a self-directed artistic practice strongly encouraged; must be physically up to the challenges plein air painting presents, which may include summer heat, light rain, and/or windy conditions



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $595 full tuition
- $515 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $515 alumni, seniors & educators
Materials Cost:
- Materials are not included. Students are advised that plein air painting does require additional materials (example, travel easel) and should budget accordingly. Students may contact the Continuing Education Office with questions.
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Stop Motion Animation. Students explore the basics of three dimensional stop motion animation, bringing to life simple characters and narratives. Topics covered in this workshop include storyboarding, simple set design/construction, and using camera techniques, color and lighting to enhance the narrative. Small teams of students will work together to complete character walk-cycles and a short animated scene complete with sound.

Students will be introduced to Dragon Frame Capture Software, a Nikon Digital SLR Camera, and Adobe Audition and Premiere to create audio and titles. All files created will be in digital format.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
- DISCOUNT: $150 discount for any student who also enrolls in Puppet Making Workshop ($75 discount per course will be applied after registration)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off your entire stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.

Special Discount:

This course is suggested to be taken in tandem with the Puppet Making Workshop June 15 - 19; students who enroll in both courses will receive a $150 tuition discount off their total tuition bill; full-time, undergraduate Montserrat students receive a special, internal discount when taking any 2 or more immersives - contact ce@montserrat.edu for details. Discounts will be applied after registration.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



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! 



09/06/14 - 06/27/15

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- 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 The 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/

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



Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today.  He joins the formidable and versatile young pianist Julia Hsu in a duo-piano concert.  



06/27/15

Tickets: $49-$78



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/peter-serkin-julia-hsu/

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



Third Annual Craft & Music Festival 2015

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Elements of art and music converge in a fun-filled day of hands-on craft activities for the whole family. Make your own instruments by hand, then play along with a special program of music with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Woven bell bracelets, clay flutes, bottle maracas, and more. Visit the instrument petting zoo. Enter our “craft a new instrument” contest and bring your own handcrafted musical instrument from home to compete for a prize. 



06/27/15

Admission for the day is $5 for everyone, creative minds young and old.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/craft-music-festival/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Landscape Photography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

During this intermediate workshop, Steve McGrath will explain the many camera settings you can use during landscape photography. Learn how to take advantage of natural light, find the best composition, understand focal-length lenses, and use depth of field and filters. We’ll begin indoors and then head outside to photograph the Garden. At the end of the day we’ll head back indoors to critique our work. Bring a film or digital camera and a tripod if you have one. 



06/27/15

$40 (Member) / $50 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/landscape-photography



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



06/27/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



All The Single Ladies (Quincy Market)

Presented by Improv Asylum at Ned Devine's

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.



05/02/15 - 06/27/15

Tickets: $35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

Ned Devine's - 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA, 02109



La Bohème

Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Faneuil Hall

As if the glorious music performed by a full orchestra conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang, exceptional singers, and a timeless love story were not enough to delight, this presentation of La Bohème will also feature a children’s chorus! A group of our NEMPAC music students were selected to take part. As an opera fan, experiencing this Puccini opera masterpiece in the majestic Great Hall at Faneuil Hall will be a distinctively memorable experience!

Founded in 2011, the mission of the NEMPAC Opera Project is to serve Boston’s artistic community of singers, instrumentalists, and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable opera in urban Boston. 



06/25/15 - 06/27/15

VIP Tickets: $55
General Admission: $29
Student/Senior: $22



- http://www.nempacboston.org/nempac-opera-project

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



"Emerging Talent: Students of Salem State"

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks Community Art Center’s exhibition season continues with the exhibit, “Emerging Talent: Student of Salem State,” opening on April 30, 2015, 5 – 7pm. The exhibition will be open to the public through June 27, 2015. This curated exhibit features works by current Salem State students working in a variety of media. Emma Thurgood, the curator at ArcWorks, says, “Students so rarely get an opportunity to exhibit their work off-campus to a broader audience. Likewise, the general public usually doesn’t have an opportunity to see the work being created by the next generation of artists for an extended period of time. This exhibit is a step towards changing that dynamic, by offering students the chance to exhibit their work in a professional off-campus gallery to the general public.”

For many of the students, this is the first real showing of their work. Approximately eight students have been selected for the exhibit, representing the variety of media being taught at the university, such as painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics.
 



04/30/15 - 06/27/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.arcworksart.org



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 - 06/28/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012 are heralded by the Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful fluency and concentrated teamwork." 



06/28/15

Tickets: $28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cuarteto-latinoamericano/

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



The Southwest Corridor Park: A Community's Response to a Highway

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

The Southwest Corridor Park was the result of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston's southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain's residents played an important role in the stopping of I-95 and the efforts to create a park out of the razed land. This historical walking tour will follow the path of the park and discuss the changes in landscape to that section of Jamaica Plain and the communities that forced those changes to happen. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.



06/28/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org/



Red by John Logan

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Red by John Logan - Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play.

John Logan’s Tony and Drama Desk Award winning play, RED brings you inside the studio of famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. The New York Times called it “intense and exciting”, and the New Yorker “smart eloquent entertainment.” It captures what most plays about artists don’t — the exhilaration of the moment of creation. “An electrifying play of ideas” – Variety Rated PG-13



06/17/15 - 06/28/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/red

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



Subject: Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop

Instructor:  Maria Malatesta

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop:  June 26 - June 28

Fri. – Sun. | 9am – 4pm

 

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Mixed Media Drawing & Painting. This class encourages exploration of materials and finding one’s process in the transition from drawing to painting. We will begin drawing from observation, and quickly move to approaches within representation, abstraction, and/or methods working with the imagined and remembered. Experiment with charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil pastel, ink, and acrylics; integrate collage and photographs. Materials, mark making and surface will be discussed in relation to meaning. We will look at work by Jim Dine, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu and others. Open to all.

Prerequisite: This course is open to all levels of experience and all that is required is your unrestrained creativity.



06/26/15 - 06/28/15

Tuition:
- $430 (no discounts offered)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $250 single occupancy | $225 Early Bird* (3 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $175 double occupancy | $157 Early Bird*(3 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 3 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Big Screen Classics: VERTIGO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

James Stewart and Kim Novak star in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece: an incisive, unsettling study of romantic obsession and manipulation.

A commercial and critical flop upon its original release, Vertigo was simply ahead of its time—it replaced Citizen Kane at #1 in the 2012 British Film Institute's Sight and Sound critics' poll of the best films of all time.



06/29/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/vertigo

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Highfield Hall: Paper Nests: Huguette May Drawings and Photographs

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Friday; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Artists Reception:  June 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



05/31/15 - 06/29/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

Highfield Hall - 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02541



Suzuki Music and Arts Camp

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim

A summer music program for Suzuki students of violin, cello and piano with mixed instrument and same instrument performance opportunities. Lessons are interspersed throughout the day, along with ensemble playing classes, fiddling, sports, and visual arts classes. Inquire about our chamber music program for intermediate students.



06/25/15 - 07/01/15

$310 - $420



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html

Temple Reyim - 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466



King Sunny Ade

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at The Sinclair

King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, pounding talking drums, pulsating congas, keyboards, backup singers, and dancers, the group delivers an action-packed live performance. 



07/01/15

General admission, standing room only, 18+

$28 advance, $35 day of



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2726/king-sunny-ad%C3%A9

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



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Wind Power

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

“Wind Power” features Schubert’s monumental octet for winds and strings, Boccherini Quintet, and duos from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Eric Hoeprich, period clarinet; Stephen Hammer, classical oboe; Andrew Schwartz, bassoon; Todd Williams, natural horn, and Daniel Stepner, Baroque violin, and ensemble.  



07/02/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://www.astonmagna.org

Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Subject: Creating Abstract Art Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Creating Abstract Art. Based on Dean Nimmer's new book, Creating Abstract Art, (North Light Books, 2014) This class explores abstract painting, drawing and mixed media techniques from observation, memory and your own uninhibited imagination. Come and expand your insatiable passion to make art!

The goal of this course is to inspire artists to move beyond myths and stereotypes to find the myriad of accessible possibilities for creating original abstract artworks inspired by your imagination. Projects will explore interpreting observed subjects abstractly, using the basic elements of color, line, shape, texture and value as subjects, and finding inspiration in literature, poetry and the performing arts. We will use a variety of media including; drawing, painting, collage and monoprints to discover new possibilities for rich compositions that will re-energize your enthusiasm for making art. This course is open to all levels.

Prerequisite:  This course is open to all levels of experience and all that is required is your unrestrained creativity.



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Digital Photography: Seeing Like a Camera Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Digital Photography: Seeing Like a Camera. Learn the best techniques to ‘see like a camera’ through a series of shooting, editing and critiquing exercises. This skill set proves the difference between a “lucky shot” and the consistent images of a pro. Learn what makes images that inspire us to go to that place, eat that food, or join that experience. Photographing on location in the North Shore and Boston, we will also better our understanding of available light, from daylight, shadow, night and twilight conditions. This is a lecture/shooting class for beginners and intermediates.

Prerequisite:  none required; camera required (see below)



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
Materials:
Students are required to have a digital SLR camera and/or a sophisticated point and shoot with manual settings mode.
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Painting the Still Life and More Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Painting the Still Life and More Workshop

Instructor:  Chris Wright

Painting the Still Life and More Workshop:  June 29 - July 3

Mon. – Fri. | 9am – 4pm

 

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Painting the Still Life and More. In this workshop students will explore the fundamentals of oil painting, working directly from still life. In addition these methods will be explored by working outside directly from the nearby landscape with impromptu plein-air oil sketching throughout the week. Emphasis will be placed on various methods to building a painted surface as well as develop the student’s observational skills and handling of their materials. Color mixing, composition, edge, shape, form and other technical aspects will be areas covered in the workshop. Both direct and indirect methods of painting will be explored. Demonstrations given by the instructor will accompany each painting problem.

Prerequisite:  none required



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



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



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
 



07/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



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



Newsies

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…

Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.



06/23/15 - 07/05/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/newsies-baa/

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



New Bedford Folk Festival

Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk icon Tom Rush and Grammy Award winner John Hammond, are joined by over 50 performers and groups. The New Bedford Folk Festival has seven stages in and around the National Park that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the intimacy of the “Meet the Performer” area.  Performers are presented in concerts and in the popular festival “workshops” which feature 3 or 4 performers or groups on stage at the same time in one-time, unique musical shows.  The festival also features a high quality crafts show with over ninety juried, handmade crafts for sale at affordable prices. Food will also be available including the justifiably world famous New Bedford landed fish and scallops. 



07/04/15 - 07/05/15

Weekend in advance online-$20 both days
At Festival-$25 both days,$20 per day
Student w/ ID-$15 both days
Children under 12-Free



- http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park - 18 Johnny Cake Hl, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Pokey LaFarge

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat jazz.  



07/05/15

$25-$39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/pokey-lafarge-2/

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



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



Rising Star: Cicely Parnas, cello Noreen Polera, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season.  Hailed by the New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination,” Parnas has been recognized for her competition performances. 



07/07/15

Tickets: $19-$34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cicely-parnas/

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



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



Anonymous 4

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound in the ensemble’s final tour.



07/09/15

Tickets: $49-$68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/anonymous-4/

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



Subject: Fabricated Steel Sculpture Il Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Fabricated Steel Sculpture. This course is design to teach students the basic skills for working in metal as well as other related material. What you will learn will depend on your observations given, followed by hands-on experience and skills best acquired through direct interaction with your classmates and the instructor. Students will be encouraged to bring in steel objects to use as materials for their individual projects. Students will learn technical and practical methods used to manipulate metals into objects of their own design.

The course begins with the basic process of designing and modeling of your to be fabricated sculpture. Methods of Mig welding, plasma cutting along with tools used to form steel will be learned. The course is beneficial to those wishing to acquire skills in this area for the first time and to those already familiar with the basics. Students will then begin the process of designing and fabricating steel sculpture on a large scale. In addition to the processes covered in the first four weeks of class, students will learn how to use the TIG welder in the second half of class. The course is beneficial to those wishing to acquire skills in this area for the first time and to those already familiar with working in a larger scale environment. Students should have a freestanding fabricated sculpture by the end of the course.

Prerequisite, Steel II: Steel I or permission of the instructor

 



06/16/15 - 07/09/15

Tuition:
- $400 Steel I (no discounts)
- $795 for Steel I & Steel II
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits* (Steel I & Steel II required)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Yehudi Wyner, piano David Deveau, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with acclaimed pianist, Yehudi Wyner, and Rockport Music’s Artistic Director, David Deveau.



07/10/15

Tickets: $49-$68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stoltzman-wyner-deveau/

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



The THE BAND Band

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

The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. Boasting the broad versatility of five multi-instrumentalists who are all strong vocalists, and a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Band’s repertoire; this is the band to see if you want to know what it might have been like if The Band continued to tour behind their timeless classics including “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", and “Up On Cripple Creek.” 

thethebandband.com



07/10/15

$24 public / $22 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/band-band

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



Subject: Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing. Working with live models in an energized and supportive environment, we will explore how you see and experience the world, make decisions while painting, and fill out and free your work in line with your vision. We will explore the nature of creativity and the history of image making; you will gain a frame of reference and see how your work ties into this history. We want you to leave fully fired up and aligned with your work. This is learning by immersion. It's intensive and often transformative.

Prerequisite: none required - an enthusiasm for art!



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Expressive Interpretations of the Landscape Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Expressive Interpretations of the Landscape. The natural environment offers exciting visual opportunities for artists, from micro to Google satellite views. In this course, participants explore trees and roots, mountains and rocks, pods and plants, water and clouds. Expressive interpretations are encouraged, incorporating both representational and imaginative elements. Using a variety of drawing and painting media (ink wash, acrylics, charcoal, pastels) on paper (up to 3 x 5’), participants experiment with mark-making techniques, collage, and other inventive contemporary approaches. The work of expressive landscape artists serves as inspiration and context. (Note: In this course, we rely primarily on using photographs from multiple sources.)

Prerequisite: basic drawing skills



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



Subject: Introduction to Comics Workshop

Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Introduction to Comics. Explore the steps of creating your own comic like a pro! We’ll begin by understanding the parts of a comic, and how they contribute to the whole. From pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, we’ll bring them all together to make comics of our own. Examples, discussions, and feedback will take place alongside studio work. Students will be introduced to one digital tool, Manga Studio, and learn the pros and cons of digital vs analog methods. By week’s end, everyone will have produced their own comic. Minimum age is 15 years.

Prerequisite: none required



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-workshops/

Montserrat College of Art Gallery - 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915



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



Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!



04/25/15 - 07/11/15

$69.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Escher Quartet are members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and join with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, top prize winner at the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition and winner of the 2006 Concours de Genève and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, for an unforgettable performance of Mozart, Janacék and Taneyev.



07/11/15

Tickets: $45-$65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/escher-quartet-with-gilles-vonsattel/

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



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

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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, but you, your friends, and strangers across the room are all fair game awaiting the possibility of instant stardom!



07/11/15

Tickets: $25.00 plus fees



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

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



Montgomery Gentry at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” notice was served—country music had never seen a hard driving duo like this.

There’s no doubt that they’re hard-running honky tonkers, but Eddie and Troy are also empathetic citizens of the world. Acknowledged by the Academy of Country Music as the 2010 winners of its Humanitarian Award, they devote their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority. They are active participants in many charitable organizations, including the U.S. military and numerous charitable organizations such as the TJ Martell Foundation, Camp Horsin’ Around and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, among numerous others.



07/11/15

Floor: $56.50
Lower Canopy: $56.50
Upper Canopy: $51.50
Reserved Right: $51.50
GA Advanced: $39.00
GA Child: $24.50



- http://indianranch.com/event/montgomery-gentry/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

An acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist, Carol Wincenc was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Arts and Letters.  She recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as a faculty member at The Juilliard School. 



07/12/15

Tickets: $45-$65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/escher-quartet-with-carol-wincenc/

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



Dynamic Conversations - Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works

Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center

Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works: Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, Dale Broholm, John Eric Byers, Charles Crowley, Mark Del Guidice, Timothy Philbrick, Mitch Ryerson, Tommy Simpson, Jay Stanger, Sandra Allen, Gerry Bergstein, Nicole Chesney, Emily Eveleth, Peter Madden, Todd McKie, Scott Prior, Harold Reddicliffe, Jim Schantz, and Cheryl Warrick



05/29/15 - 07/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.ssac.org/bancroft.asp

South Shore Art Center - 119 Ripley Road, Cohaset, MA, 02025



In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

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

The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the T?hoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. This exhibition is the first in the US or Japan to explore the photographic response to these events. Divided into two sections—the first focused on the earthquake and tsunami and the second on the Fukushima disaster—the exhibition includes the work of 17 photographers, some of whom are among Japan’s most celebrated artists (such as Naoya Hatakeyama and Nobuyoshi Araki) and others who are emerging talents. Taken as a whole, their work explores the way art provides a powerful language for reflecting on tragic events and contributing to human recovery.



04/05/15 - 07/12/15

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/in-the-wake

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Easton Corbin at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin is coming to Indian Ranch!

Corbin became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. Billboard named Easton the Top New Country Artist of 2010 and named "Roll With It" the No. 6 Hot Country Song of the Year. When he broke on the scene in 2009 with not one, but two, No. 1 singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” the country music world was put on notice. Corbin’s sophomore effort, “All Over the Road” built on that success. 



07/12/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and $42.50
Advanced GA (valid until June 28): $30.00
General Admission: $35.00
Children: $20.00



- http://indianranch.com/event/easton-corbin/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Alexandra de Steiguer and Tomoo Hamada Exhibition

Presented by Pucker Gallery at Pucker Gallery

Come see our new space at 240 Newbury St, 3rd floor and view the exhibition of photography by Alexandra de Steiguer and Japanese ceramics by Tomoo Hamada. 

 



05/16/15 - 07/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://puckergallery.com/pdf/Hamada%20Catalogue%202015%20FINAL.pdf

Pucker Gallery - 171 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Intimate Exchanges- A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

This surprising comedy by Ayckbourn, the master of the form, was nominated for London’s prestigious Olivier Award and New York’s Drama Desk Award. The New York Times called it an “abundant buffet of domestic comedy.” The idea is simple: at many junctions in life we are faced with either/or decisions, and the consequences can be vastly different. Ayckbourn’s comedy of chance leaves its outcome to the audience. 10 characters are played by two actors, and you choose how the comedy works out. If you don’t like the ending, you have no one to blame but yourself!



07/01/15 - 07/12/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/intimateexchanges

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



The Green River Festival

Presented by Signature Sounds

Western Massachusetts' favorite music and hot air balloon festival has been expanded to three days following last year's sold out festival. Presented by Signature Sounds, this celebration combines a spectacular lineup of nearly 40 acts on three stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade crafts, a dance tent, a wide array of kid's activities and entertainment, and hot air balloon rides for Western Massachusetts' largest outdoor event of the summer. 

Featuring Steve Earle & The Dukes, Punch Brothers, Tune-Yards, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, J Mascis, Milk Carton Kids, Rubblebucket, Polaris, Lydia Loveless, Eilen Jewell, Sean Rowe, The Stray Birds, and more!



07/10/15 - 07/12/15

$99.99 for all 3 days


Single day tickets:
$19.99 Friday
$59.99 Saturday
$59.99 Sunday

Kids 10 and under are free!



- http://www.greenriverfestival.com



Big Screen Classics: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

With his sidekick Patsy (Terry Gilliam) and a dependable pair of coconuts, Arthur (Graham Chapman) gathers together some of England’s finest (or least most available) knights to join him on a God-given quest to find the Holy Grail, including brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle), chaste Sir Galahad (Michael Palin), heroic Sir Lancelot (John Cleese) and good Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones). Whether banded together or left to wander alone, they brave killer rabbits, Bridges of Death, Knights who say “Ni!” and most dauntingly (and irritatingly) of all, the French. Come see Camelot (even though it’s only a model) in all its glory on our big screen in 35mm.



07/13/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/monty-python-and-holy-grail-0

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



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



Everyman

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.



07/16/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/everyman

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Eternal Seasons

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

Violinist Edson Scheid and mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore join Aston Magna’s ensemble for the season’s final event, “Eternal Seasons,” July 16-18, in a performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; J.S. Bach Cantata Wiederstehe doch der Sünde and other Bach selections. Also with violin soloists Danielle Maddon, Julie Leven, and Daniel Stepner, who leads the ensemble.



07/16/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://www.astonmagna.org

Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



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



Tom Segura

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His television credits include Conan, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up and his One Hour stand up special Completely Normal on Netflix. Segura also co-wrote and starred in the short series, Cutman, which aired on Comedy Central.



07/18/15

$22.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tom-segura/

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



Lez Zeppelin

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

NYC's all-girl quartet is critically acclaimed as one of the most exciting live acts and the first female rock band to pay homage to Led Zeppelin, hitting it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation. On Friday, the band will perform the entire set list from the 1973 film The Song Remains the Same filmed live at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday, the band will perform the entire set list from Led Zeppelin's milestone appearance at the Knebworth Festival in August 1979.



07/17/15 - 07/18/15

$38 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/lez-zeppelin-0

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



Chris Young at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Declared “country music’s superstar next door,’ by Huffington Post, Chris Young has accomplished more by the age of 29 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, Chris is best known for his talent as a songwriter, his classic baritone vocals and the melt-your heart ballads. Not only that but he has more than six Number One Songs to his name as of 2015. With his recently released album A.M., Young has sold out 21 headlining shows in the U.S since the summer of 2014 and has been entertaining his fans with hits like “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “Getting’ You Home (The Little Black Dress Song),” “The Man I Want to Be” and “Aw Naw.” Nominated in 2012 for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, this Tennessee born star is two words:definitely country.

 

 

 



07/18/15

Reserved tickets: $59.50 and $54.50
Advanced GA (valid until July 4): $42.00
General Admission: $47.00
Children: $26.00



- http://indianranch.com

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families.

All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.

 

 

 

 



07/18/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
 



07/18/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Jungle Book - By Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

A classic comes vividly to life in the story of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the panther and Baloo, the bear, and threatened by Shere Khan, the evil tiger. The story of Rudyard Kipling himself is intertwined with Mowgli’s adventures, creating an exciting adventure for all ages! 



06/20/15 - 07/18/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/junglebook

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



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



Phil Vassar at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Phil Vassar 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.” 



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



- http://indianranch.com

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Cape Cod

Presented by Cultural Survival

A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique folk art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Meet the artists, learn about their art and cultures.  Enjoy music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.

 



07/18/15 - 07/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/falmouth



Reagle Music Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Kiss Me, Kate from July 9-19, 2015. This hilarious play within a play recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring musical production of The Taming of the Shrew. 

Starring Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle’s The Music Man) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle’s My Fair Lady), Cole Porter’s hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl). Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. 



07/09/15 - 07/19/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Big Screen Classics: SPEED

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A young cop (Keanu Reeves) must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out who the bomber might be.



07/20/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/speed

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 13-23

Ballet Stories (ages 3-4): Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Ballet Journeys (ages 5-7): Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-3pm

Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters, and music of popular classical ballets through movement. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Beginners welcome. 

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 

 

 



07/13/15 - 07/23/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Watercolor in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

Do you feel inspired when you visit the Garden or when you see plants in the field? This course will allow you to capture those experiences. Whether you’re interested in painting portraits, impressions, or landscapes, watercolor offers a unique way to express yourself. We’ll begin indoors with short exercises and then, weather permitting, move to the Garden to paint. Under the guidance of this talented teacher, beginners will master the basics and experienced students will advance their skills.



06/04/15 - 07/23/15

$240 (Member) / $260 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/watercolor-in-the-garden



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/



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-14

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 6-24, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Extended care options available and North Shore YMCA members save 10%.

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 



07/06/15 - 07/24/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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.



09/06/14 - 07/25/15

Tickets: $20



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/afternoon-delight.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Raunch

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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 - 07/25/15

Tickets: $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 - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Outside Mullingar

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014.  From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony is already there.  They should have wed long ago but insecurity, time hardened eccentricities, prickly pride, unrequited love and an epic grudge over a tiny piece of land seem insurmountable obstacles to romance. Very smart, lyrical and funny, Outside Mullingar is a treat for the ear as well as the heart.



06/25/15 - 07/25/15

Tickets: $28.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org/

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. 
 



07/25/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center - 640 Centre St, Boston, MA, 02130



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



The Sunday Night Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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 - 07/26/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



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



Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

Heralded as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin…IS American music.” In this tour-de-force performance by award winning showman Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein), the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” comes to life. We’re taken from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side—and ultimately all of America and the world. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream

 

 



07/08/15 - 07/26/15

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office
Tickets range from $35-$75 depending on seat



- https://artsemerson.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=23A544B6-B0CF-4735-A407-F7128B4A9441&sessionlanguage=EN&SessionSecurity::correspondencedetail_id=A7E32FA9-F46B-4DB6-89DB-F2742077F80

Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College - 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Outside Mullingar - A comedy by John Patrick Shanley

Tony nominated for Best Broadway play in 2014, Outside Mullingar was written by John Patrick Shanley, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt and the Academy Award winning film Moonstruck. No more beautiful or loving play has appeared on Broadway. Set in rural Ireland, it tells the story of the Muldoon and Reilly families, and of their rival heirs, Anthony and Rosemary. Each are loners, eccentrics, approaching 40, and just possibly, meant for each other. This romantic comedy is a very Irish story filled with delightful off-kilter humor, and so tender it could melt a stone. 



07/15/15 - 07/26/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/outsidemullingar

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



The Booby Trap

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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!

The Booby Trap is the most fun you'll have on Mondays, with an ever-evolving show format featuring some of our best improvisors including current members and alum of Improv Asylum's Main Stage, NXT and Training Center. 

Can't make the show at exactly at 8? Come late. It's Monday. We don't care. 



10/21/14 - 07/27/15

Tickets: $5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Big Screen Classics: SEVEN SAMURAI

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.



07/27/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/seven-samurai

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



House Teams

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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.



09/03/13 - 07/28/15

Tickets: $5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/house-teams.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Voiceworks: A Cappella Workshop

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

Are you a fan of Glee, The Sing Off, and Pitch Perfect? Then this workshop is for you! Join TCAN and professional vocal music educator Deborah Marion for a five-week plunge into the world of contemporary a cappella. Participants will gain skills in creative collaboration, singing in harmony, improvisation, vocal percussion, and more. Some vocal, choral, musical or performing experience is recommended, but not required.



06/29/15 - 07/28/15

$325 non-member / $310 member



- http://www.natickarts.org/class-section/voiceworks-voiceworks-cappella-workshop

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



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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 - 07/31/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



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 The 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/

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



South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events, from July 17 through July 31.

Summer 2015 features performances by DMF’s celebrated founding educators/musicians, renowned pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and renowned conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky.  These two magnificent musicians waited more than two years to obtain a visa permitting them to emigrate from the former Soviet Union to the United States in 1977.  Their success in obtaining visas was due, in part, to a petition organized by American composers, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.  It is fitting that the first performance of the DMF 2015 season is the music of Sondheim and Bernstein.

Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.  Founded on the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit, and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, this intensive 17-day program of chamber music, brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists in the beautiful bayside village of Duxbury.  For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury comes alive with chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Additionally, DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.

This tenth anniversary season, which will feature the chamber works of Russian and American composers,including Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Kapustin, Bernstein and Adams, promises to be a season of renewal and glorious music and music-making.  The founding faculty perform in two concerts and each give a master class.  Festival Artistic Director Stephen Deitz has invited the 2015 faculty of internationally-acclaimed musicians to perform in five faculty concerts.  Faculty include pianists Jonathan Bass, Jeffrey Cohen, Stephen Deitz, Regina Yung and Andrew Chen; violinists Lucie Robert and Christophe Poiget; violist Michael Strauss; and cellist Amir Eldan. 

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.



 

Schedule of Events

 

July 17, 6 & 8:30 pm    BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM REVUE

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury $50 per person

Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculty in concert

Seating at café tables, snacks, and wine cash bar

Sponsored by Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale


 

July 18, 10 am    ?    PIANO MASTER CLASS WITH OXANA YABLONSKAYA

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

Non-DMF pianists may audition via CD to perform in Ms. Yablonskaya’s Master Class.  Non-DMF performers

incur a $60 fee.  

 

            

July 19, 6:30 pm ?    FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

?Private Waterfront Duxbury home, lawn concert under a tent, followed by reception

Shuttle Service begins at 5:30 pm at South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts,? 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$60 per person

?Sponsored by Diane and Sherm Hoyt

 

July 20, 10 am    ?    STRING MASTER CLASS WITH DIMITRI YABLONSKY

AND  JANNA GANDELMAN

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

 

 

July 21, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception


 

July 23, 7:30 pm     FACULTY CONCERT

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 24, 7:00 pm    DISCO FEVER ON THE GREEN

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome

Sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation

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July 25, 6:30 pm ?    RHYTHM & BLUES ON THE GREEN

?    Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$75 per person, tables of 8 for $600

?    Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House

?    Sponsored by Mollie Dunn

 

 July 26, 10:30 am ?    FAMILYFEST

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 12, $50 family maximum

Sponsored by Foundation for Creative Achievement

 

July 26, 5:00 pm ?    SUNDAY IN THE PARK

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

Free, lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions

DMF faculty and students in free concert of chamber repertoire

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July 27, 7:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 29, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception

 

July 31, 7:00 pm    ?WINNERS CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$50 per person

?Winners of DMF solo and chamber competitions in concert

Post-concert "farewell" reception  

 

Festival Recitals

DMF festival recitals, free and open to the public, are held July 20, 22, and 28 at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm.  Student recital sponsors include Lee and Jack Barlow, Barbara and Fred Clifford, and Nancy Roberts Herndon.

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

 

About Duxbury Music Festival

Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 10th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance unique to all of New England.  Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF is an intensive 17-day program of chamber music, bringing world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England's most beautiful bayside villages, Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.   For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz and alive with chamber music whether it be chamber coachings and student recitals or festival competitions and faculty concerts.  For a little more than a fortnight chamber music abounds perfectly complementing this picturesque historic town's cultural diversity.   Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and venues.  DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.  DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.


South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.



07/17/15 - 07/31/15

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1. A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.



- http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org

Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Light/Dark, White/Black

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich with symbolism, metaphor, and association. Comprised of challenging juxtapositions, harmonious ensembles, and unexpected pairings, this exhibition explores how artists use different formal elements and mediums to exploit the associative character of black and white and visually render conceptual themes. Through this lens, the work of artists such as Josef Albers, Roy DeCarava, Carroll Dunham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Ray Metzker, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Fred Sandback, Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt—whose avant-garde treatise on this subject inspired the title of the exhibition—and others from the Addison’s permanent collection will come into focus.



01/17/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



New Members Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!



07/07/15 - 07/31/15

Free



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The Place Between: Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada

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 Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada. Merill Comeau brings together incongruous fibers redolent of past lives: worn blue jeans, plastic mesh vegetable bags, vintage linens, paper cups, obsolete slides, and cardboard boxes. Her use of scraps implies lives lived, social constructs of identity and class, consumer cycles, and the challenges of living in a complex world bombarded with information and beset with challenges.  

Using the yurt form as a reference for transition and permanence, Janet Kawada blends differing concepts into a static form. Her fiber dwellings represent a place between:  between reality and the other; between inner and outer beauty; between art and craft. The movement of people in and out of our lives is given poignant shape through construction of these felted and embroidered miniatures houses, the layers of fibers acting variously as palimpsests, shadows, and accretions of meaning. 



03/25/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



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

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



Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Considered the most accomplished American artist to adopt fauvism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) tirelessly explored the boundaries of artistic expression throughout his career. From his cross-fertilization of Fauvism between French and American circles to his channeling of abstraction in his late radical works, Maurer proved to be a formidable creative force in expanding the potential for artistic expression in American art.

Consisting of over 70 master works, Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, a major traveling exhibition organized by the Addison Gallery, assesses Maurer’s singular accomplishments and contributions to American painting in the early decades of the twentieth century. Tracing themes that run throughout the full scope of his work, the exhibition illustrates the invaluable contributions this progressive artist made to the development of modernism in America.

While Maurer is often characterized as a painter of divergent, seemingly contradictory aesthetics, careful study of his oeuvre reveals steady interest in thematic ideas as well as formal experimentation with color, form, and abstraction, all of which will be revealed in this significant exhibition.

Co-curated by independent scholar Dr. Stacey Epstein and Addison curator Susan Faxon, the exhibition will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the fall of 2015.



04/25/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Maurer/Pages/default.aspx



On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

In the second decade of the 20th century, as the population of New York surpassed that of London, images of street life became an increasingly appealing form of documentary and artistic interpretation among American photographers. This new subject matter was most certainly influenced by contemporary painters like John Sloan and Robert Henri, who found excitement in the physically teeming and visually cacophonous streets of New York. In addition, while photographers had been drawn to urban spaces since the medium’s beginnings, new technological advances encouraged spontaneity and easier movement through congested spaces and rushing crowds. Offering a wide cast of characters and vast variety of experiences on which to focus, the city street took firm hold of photographers’ imaginations, giving birth to a rich genre that developed throughout the 20th century and still continues today.

Featuring approximately 100 photographs by such artist as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Lisette Model, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Dawoud Bey, this exhibition explores the myriad ways artists have approached the subject of bustling city scenes over time. Capturing the chaotic energy, chance juxtapositions, and fleeting encounters of everyday life in images that are by turns confrontational and tender, somber and witty, gritty and beautiful, each of these masters distills decisive moments into universal images of humanity.



05/30/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/OntheScene/Pages/default.aspx



Searching for the Real

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

In 1948, Addison director Bartlett Hayes organized a retrospective exhibition of the work of Hans Hofmann that traced the evolution of this artist from early figurative work to fully conceived abstraction. Accompanying the exhibition was a collection of Hofmann essays, entitled Search for the Real. Referencing that influential publication and exhibition, this presentation of works from the Addison collection likewise explores the progression in American art from Realism to Abstraction in the late-19th to 20th centuries. Works by such realist masters as Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent simultaneously capture the real world as they explore more abstract qualities of color, form, and composition, while 20th-century artists like Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley pare their compositions to elemental forms and forces. Photographs, studies, and finished works by Hans Hofmann, Ralston Crawford, and Charles Sheeler further reveal individual artists’ process of reduction, transformation, and abstraction that lay the stage for more completely abstract works by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Sol LeWitt, among others.



05/30/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Searching/Pages/default.aspx



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious sketches that're sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night. Come see why Improv Asylum has been voted Boston's Best Comedy!

PLUS: Weekend audiences are invited to come back at midnight for The Show Against Humanity on Fridays and Raunch on Saturdays!



09/05/13 - 08/01/15

Tickets: $20 - $27



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

Improv Asylum - 216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113



Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the formidable depth and intelligence of his interpretations. 



08/01/15

Tickets: $28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/benjamin-grosvenor/

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



Mary Fahl (formerly of The October Project)

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

More often than not, when people first hear her sing they can’t believe their ears. Such is the gravity of the contralto voice of singer-songwriter Mary Fahl. Former lead singer of the ’90s band October Project, who released two albums before parting ways, Fahl started writing her own material and collaborating with others. Fahl’s latest album, Love & Gravity, was released in February. 



08/01/15

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/mary-fahl-formerly-october-project

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



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Marcus Latrell's Patriot Tour Presented by Never Quit

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Team Never Quit presents Patriot Tour 2015
Featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to twenty cities across the U.S. with a number of special guests and performers. Some are fellow veterans, others have lives that have been profoundly changed by those who have served and sacrificed, and all share a special bond with Marcus and his sense of duty and Patriotism.



08/01/15

$47.00-$277.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/patriot-tour/

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



Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.



08/02/15

The reception is included with the cost of admission. Admission to the lecture: $15 ($7 Nonmembers)



- http://fullercraft.org/event/reception-for-little-dreams-in-glass-and-metal-exhibition/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards influenced by jazz greats like: Miles, Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, and Horace Silver. Their trio is named after the misty, mysterious Hockomock Swamp in southeastern MA.



08/06/15

$15 ($10 Member and students) Cash bar and comfort food dinner available for purchase.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/august-7-hockomock-jazz-trio-returns-to-artkitchen-cafe/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Murder Mystery on the Merrimack

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Cruise the majestic Merrimack River, be a part of the action, and solve the murder! A professional theatrical cast and crew team up to make this two hour river tour an unforgettable gathering - and you can be a part of it!

 



08/07/15

Tickets are $35



- http://www.newburyportacting.org/calendaraug.html



Powered By Dance 2015

Presented by Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

An Intensive for teens at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

A rewarding and enriching program specifically designed for teens, featuring some of the nation’s most gifted dance educators.

Monday through Friday | July 20th - August 7th

 



07/20/15 - 08/07/15

Tuition: $405/week or all three weeks for $1,100

Plus $35 non-refundable registration fee



- http://jndance.com/powered-by-dance-summer-dance-intensive/



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/08/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



Hokusai

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

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Also displayed are some of the most famous images in Japanese art, including Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Great Wave)(about 1830–31)—from the legendary series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji—and the brilliantly colored multi-panel screen painting Phoenix (1835). Spanning Hokusai’s work from his 20s through his 80s, the exhibition will explore common themes through sections dedicated to topics such as landscapes, nature, fantasy, and the “Floating World” of urban culture (including depictions of the Kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara pleasure district). Works that depict Japanese historical and literary motifs will be featured along with “perspective prints” with exaggerated vanishing points, often used in toy peep shows. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.



04/05/15 - 08/09/15

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/hokusai

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by broad brush strokes, interrupted only by the nodes of the bamboo, and by a dependence on ink tone rather than line in defining form. The date can be inferred from the condition of the lower seal, known to have been broken at its upper right corner in 1792.

At about age twenty-five Rosetsu became the pupil of the Kyoto painter Maruyama Okyo, one of the most popular and prolific Japanese artists of the eighteenth century. Within four years he had become a respected painter in the Okyo tradition of detailed linear description of objects, his work differing from that of his master in its greater dynamism in composition and distortion of line. In 1786-87, after a trip to the southern part of Kii Province the younger artist turned away from a linear style to one based on washes and shading.



05/13/15 - 08/09/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/bamboo-nagasawa-rosetsu/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! 



07/29/15 - 08/09/15

Single ticket sales begin on 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/charleysaunt

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



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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an evening of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four rounds of chess playing officiated by Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., NESA, USCF Chess Tournament Director. This tournament is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA). Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Museum. 4 Rounds of Chess. Everyone plays all 4 rounds. A prize will be awarded to the top player in each section. Registration for the tournament (players and observers) is included in the price of admission. 



08/13/15

Adults$8, Students & Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free. Registration for the tournament (players and observers) is included in the price of admission.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum-2/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Mikarimba

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built its reputation with a focus on deep, pulsing grooves and infectious arrangements.



08/13/15

$41-$61



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

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



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for these classes.



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Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters and music of popular classical ballets through movement. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School’s master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jefferies, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-17

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am

Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppelia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School's master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jeffries, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%!

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line.

 

 

 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Adult Summer Dance Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program August 3-14, 2015 Monday-Friday, 6:30-9pm Ages 18+ Newton Studio Limited time offer: register online by February 28 to SAVE 10%! Join us for a two-week intensive program, August 3-14, designed specifically for adults to study ballet and the wider world of dance. Students may choose from beginner-advanced level ballet classes. This two-week program runs Monday-Friday from 6:30-9pm at our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, MA. Visit us online to learn more and register. Space is limited, enroll today!



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition Varies, Please see http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html for more information.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

Big Picture photo and movie making workshops for 6th-10th graders are now open.  Big Picture offers a "boutique" learning experience for no more than 7 students per class.  It is part art school/part camp.  Our home base is the Big Picture teaching space near the Franklin Park Zoo, where we conduct lessons, review work and edit our projects.  About 2/3rds of the class takes place "on the go" shooting and filming around the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. During film classes, students write, shoot, act and edit a short movie. 
 



07/06/15 - 08/14/15

$310 per week



- http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com



Free Fun Friday!

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that opens the doors to some of the best cultural institutions in Massachusetts at no cost to visitors. This year, a record-breaking 50 venues will participate, which means that individuals, families and seniors can choose from five different venues each Friday to visit. 



08/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/free-fun-friday/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Tyler Farr at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Tyler Farr will be coming to Indian Ranch.  Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. With little fanfare, ‘Redneck Crazy” was a #2 Billboard Country Album debut and an even more impressive Top 5 Billboard Top 200 Album debut. Ultimately his debut sold well over six figures, but more importantly, the time staring the fans in the face solidified his take on what he wanted his kind of country to be. 



08/15/15

Tickets for Tyler Farr go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M.

Reserved tickets: $44.50 and $39.50
Advanced GA (valid until August 8): $27.00
General Admission: $32.00
Children: $18.50



- http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=3451719#_ga=1.186387562.290590334.1429788704

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Papermaking with Plants presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

Learn how to make beautiful hand-made paper from invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed by preparing, cooking, and beating plant fibers. You will practice the basics of papermaking while supporting local biodiversity and native plants. Take home what you make! Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray as we will be working in a covered outdoor area.



08/16/15

$66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/papermaking-with-plants



Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015. Wonderful Town tells the timeless story of the adventures and romantic mishaps of two sisters from Columbus, OH, who move to New York City in the mid-'30s to seek their fame and fortune.

The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy that centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams! Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables) and choreographed by Eileen Grace (42nd Street, Will Rogers Follies and the Radio City Rockettes). Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov (Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories of Ruth McKenney); Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolf Green; Sketches for What A Waste by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. 



08/06/15 - 08/16/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Folk Open Mic

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

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.



04/21/15 - 08/18/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org/performance/folk-open-mic-32

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



Fiddle Masters Concert ft. Brian Wicklund

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton, Brian Wicklund and a band of hand-picked musicians from around the country return for their highly anticipated annual Newton fiddle concert. This year features fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally, and Mia Friedman, cellist Ariel Friedman, and guitarist Flynn Cohen playing genres and styles from all over the world. 

 



08/20/15

$10-$15



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. 



06/26/15 - 08/21/15

$8 public / members free 

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/rock-main-street-18

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



Justin Hayward

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

As lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues, Hayward penned and sang many of the group’s mega-hits including “Nights in White Satin,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Story in Your Eyes,” “Question,” “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” and “Ride My See-Saw.” These songs propelled his 40 year career with one of the most enduring and beloved rock bands in music history.



08/21/15

$50.00-$65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/justin-hayward/

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



Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform at the weekly summer concert series that begins July 12 and continues every Saturday evening through August 23rd.

Each concert starts with an opening performance at 6 p.m. and is followed by a feature performance at about 6:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening at the farm listening to live music performed by local and regional musicians in a beautiful, family friendly setting.

For the opening concert on Saturday, July 11, the feature performer will be The Lied To’s, with Hugh O’Doherty. The concert series continues on July 18 with Barbara Phaneuf and an opening performance by Mike laureanno,; July 25: Riley Coyote with Pattie DeRosa; August 1: Spuyten Duyvil with Carrie Ferguson; August 8: The Rafters with Diane Battistello; August 15: Hiroya Tsukamoto with Chief Noda (split bill); August 22: Boxcar Lilies with Davey O.

Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or favorite chair, pack a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the farm. All shows are held rain or shine and will move into the adjacent classroom in case of rainy weather. Admission is $10 per person; free for children under age 12. All shows are family friendly with plenty of space for kids to be kids while you enjoy the show. Artist CD’s will be sold at each performance, along with drinks and snacks, and extra folding chairs will be available.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Soule Homestead Education Center is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction and family cultural events located at 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346.
 



07/11/15 - 08/22/15

$10 per person



- http://www.soulehomestead.org



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
 



08/22/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Michael Blackson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy', has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.



08/22/15

$20.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/michael-blackson/

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



Pinocchio by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Pinocchio - by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all too tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of the classic Pinocchio tale. 



08/15/15 - 08/22/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/pinocchio

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



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



Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Born Yesterday - A comedy by Garson Kanin

A Broadway triumph, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy. Millionaire junk-dealer Harry Brock goes to Washington to buy a Senator, and in the process hires a sophisticated writer to polish up his seemingly dim-witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn. Brock soon learns that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. A comedy of men, women and politics that ran for three years on Broadway and made Judy Holliday a star. 



08/12/15 - 08/23/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/bornyesterday

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



Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

This exhibition celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a curatorial role. Fuller Craft Museum has selected 9 past or present Haystack clay faculty considered to be trailblazers in the field of ceramics, and asked them to identify ceramic artists working today that represent future directions in studio ceramics. The exhibition reflects the nature of studio craft in a meaningful way, namely its deeply connected community whose influence inspires our appreciation and understanding of the landscape of contemporary ceramics.



02/28/15 - 08/23/15

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/continuum-of-innovation-haystack-clay-selects/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



Pitter Patter Puppets

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows. Rain or shine.  If it rains, we go indoors!



07/07/15 - 08/25/15

Tickets: $8.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at University Place Gallery

Reception & Awards: Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
End of show pick-up: Friday, August 28, 10am-5pm

 

History of the Riverbend Park Trust: In 1974, Cambridge resident Isbella Halsted proposed the idea of a traffic-free Sunday park along the Charles River and in 1975 founded the People for Riverbend Park Trust to bring her idea to reality. With the collaboration of the Metropolitan District Commission that at the time had jurisdiction over the land and parkway, and with the cooperation of the City of Cambridge, the Sunday park was established on a 1.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive, from Western Avenue to the Eliot Bridge. The Sunday park is now run by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). With this exhibition, the Trust and the Cambridge Art Association, celebrate the first forty years of this successful citizen’s effort to reclaim the joys of being near our beloved Charles River. We invite artists to capture the special character of this historic area that thousands from near and far are attracted to for peaceful recreation. Isbella’s own hand-drawn map (shown above) defines the area involved.



07/07/15 - 08/27/15

Free



- http://cambridgeart.org



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



Family Series & Education Jan-Aug 2015

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

Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Musical Theater Workshops. Your child will have adventures in acting, dancing, singing, and teamwork, and will work with professional actors, musicians, and theater educators in a creative, supportive environment to stage a final show on the last day of class. Classes are held weekdays after school. 

 



06/22/15 - 08/28/15

Visit our website for information on classes, with dates and tuition.



- http://natickarts.org/class-sections

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



Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE IT! Adults dig it, too.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)

Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. The Family Show is fun for the whole family and best for children ages 4-12.

Family Show features some of the most talented musicians and improv comedians in Boston:

Andy Short, Britt Mitchell, Emily DiPietro, Francesca Villa, Jamie Loftus, Johnny Lopez, Joseph Gels, Katie Greenman, Kevin Miller, Lauren Robinson, Luke Bruneaux, Mac Gostow, Matt Bistany, Noel Naczi and Rachel von Ahn Directed by Nate Lopez



04/04/15 - 08/29/15

TICKETS: $14, ONLY $8 for Children 12 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

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



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/29/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Judy Garland Lives!

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music and legacy of Hollywood's golden age songbird. And lucky for us, there's a special way to celebrate: at Boston's Club Cafe! Club Cafe will be opening its doors every Saturday night (and a few Sunday matinees) with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland. 

The entire show is sung live by Mac, who has won awards for his accurate and loving portrayal of the woman Tony Bennet called "The world's greatest entertainer."  Though June 22, 2015 marks the 46th Anniversary of Judy's untimely passing at the tender age of 47, Mac treats Judy as if she never left us.  Her voice is in top form, she looks great, and we are regaled with the songs she made famous, as well as a few that have never been heard before.



06/06/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $20
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $30
 



- http://www.TheJudyGarlandShow.com

Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one. Picture It: Dorothy's husband Lucas dies and the girls go to Hollingsworth manor to console Dorothy. The "Lost" Reunion Episode is both touching and laugh out loud funny.

Don't miss this original cast from NYC celebrating their 13th year playing these amazing women.  



06/05/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $40
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $50



- http://GoldenGirlsLiveOnStage.com

Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



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 three (3) years of age are not permitted.  Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.



09/17/14 - 08/30/15

Tickets: $60.05 - $117.70



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play"

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. Outdoor shows rain or shine!

 



07/01/15 - 09/03/15

Tickets: $10.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Gifrants performs at artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Gifrants’ credentials as a songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger reflect his versatility as well the diversity of his work which encompasses roots, traditional, pop, contemporary, incantation, natif (the jazzy aspect of Haitian music) to classical music.

Hypnotic! Relaxing! Inspiring! Engaging! Thoughtful! Beautiful! Just to list a few attributes cited by critics and listeners alike. Indeed, Gifrants’ music conveys the simplicity and complexity, beauty and sensuality of Haitian music as well as the struggles, resilience and hope of his Haitian brothers and sisters. No doubt his musical legacy shall influence many generations to come. Come hear his band perform int eh wonderful environment of Fuller Craft Museum.



09/03/15

$15 ($10 Member and students) Cash bar. Comfort food available for purchase.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/gifrants-performs-at-artkitchen-cafe/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



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



All Our Best

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

A musical revue designed and directed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep company members from far and near, past and present. Special treats and complimentary champagne are included with your ticket purchase.  This very popular celebration of Cape Rep is an incredibly popular event.



09/04/15 - 09/05/15

Tickets: $35.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Photographing Places: The photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009

Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum

This new exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography in the MIT Museum features a range of images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design journal Places between the years of 1987 and 2009, when the journal moved online. Founded in 1983 by faculty at MIT and Berkeley, Places is a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism.



03/11/15 - 09/06/15

Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free.
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.



- http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/photographing-places.html

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Samurai

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.



04/18/15 - 09/06/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/samurai/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Stella and Lou - A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham

Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. When Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion, they wrestle with the realities of aging, loneliness, loss and dreams unrealized. With humor and warmth, the two come to grips with their past, present, and possible future together. 



08/26/15 - 09/06/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/stellaandlou

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



Secret Flower Sculptures: Jean-Michel Othoniel

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jean-Michel Othoniel, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, returns with an exhibition of new work conceptualized during his residency. Known internationally for monumental sculptures of blown glass and metal, Othoniel adheres to a basic theme through much of his work: exploration of natural beauty and its many material transformations. Secret Flower Sculptures will highlight his obsession with the hidden meanings of flowers, and his desire to capture their essence and beauty in sculpture, drawing, and photography.

During his time at the Gardner, Othoniel became intrigued by a rare 1701 book at the Boston Public Library. Raoul-Auger Feuillet’s The Art of Describing Dance visually illustrates Louis XIV’s dance steps at the Court of Versailles. This inspired Othoniel to submit—and ultimately win, along with landscape designer Louis Benech—a bid to create the first permanent contemporary art installation in the Versailles gardens near Paris, due to open in spring 2015.

Secret Flower Sculptures will showcase bronze models and watercolor sketches made for the Versailles project, along with two new sculptures—Peony, the Knot of Shame(glass) and La Rose des Vents (gold aluminum)—one of which will be installed outdoors. Additionally, the artist has assembled his own very personal tour of the Gardner, drawing on connections and discoveries made during his residency.



03/12/15 - 09/07/15

Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students: $5 with current ID



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/contemporary_art/exhibitions/forthcoming_exhibitions/jean-michel_othoniel_secret_flower_sculptures

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



American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This is the first major exhibition on Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in more than 25 years and the first to explore important connections between Benton's art and the movies. After working briefly in the silent film industry, Benton became acutely aware of storytelling's shift toward motion pictures and developed a cinematic style of painting that melded European art historical traditions and modern movie production techniques. In paintings, murals, drawings, prints and illustrated books, Benton reinvented national narratives for 20th-century America and captivated the public with his visual storytelling.



06/06/15 - 09/07/15

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/177-american_epics_thomas_hart_benton_and_hollywood

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



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



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



09/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center - 640 Centre St, Boston, MA, 02130



Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200-1900

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

This exceptional, compelling selection of 48 icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.

This is the first time the renowned British Museum in London has lent Saint John the Baptist (Constantinople c. 1300) and the famous Saint George and the Dragon (Pskov, late 14th century) to a museum in the U.S.A. These extraordinarily rare icons—two of the oldest and finest icons in existence—alone are worth a visit to the exhibit. In addition to the icons and artifacts from the British Museum, the exhibition will be augmented with related icons from the collection of the Museum of Russian Icons.

 



05/02/15 - 09/12/15

Exhibit Free with Admission:

Adults $10; Seniors (59 +), $7; Students, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=766



John Hodgman - Vacationland

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Once again, The Daily Show’s John Hodgman is crawling out of your television to stand on stage and tell you jokes and stories.

John Hodgman is the longtime Resident Expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman Podcast. He has also appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show, @midnight, and This American Life. The Village Voice named his show RAGNAROK one of the top ten stand up specials of 2013. He has performed comedy for the President of the United States and George RR Martin, discussed love and alien abduction at the TED conference, and now he wants to talk to you.

John Hodgman will meet audience members and sign things after each performance.



09/12/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/john-hodgman-2/

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



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



Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

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

Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of Latin America with those of Europe, melding bananas and jungle foliage with ornate decorative objects and opulent architecture. His unexpected combinations harness the complex culture clash and enduring tension between the two regions. They also reference “magical realism”—the literary genre marked by a blend of the fantastic and mundane, perhaps best known today through the works of fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez and Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges.

Fuenmayor earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the School’s prestigious Traveling Fellowship. He used the funds to visit part of his native country that he had never seen before: Leticia, Colombia’s southern-most city, which sits on the banks of the Amazon River where Colombia, Brazil, and Peru converge. This inspired Fuenmayor to make work on a Colombian banana plantation; his first video art piece, on view in the exhibition, documents that experience.



04/18/15 - 09/13/15

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/gonzalo-fuenmayor

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union 



09/09/15 - 09/13/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/rapeoflucrece

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



Anjelah Johnson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Anjelah Johnson is of Mexican and Native American descent. She became an internet sensation with her viral video Nail Salon and later, she appeared on MADtv as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation Bon Qui Qui. Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on the show.

Johnson can also be seen as a live action character in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel alongside Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler. In 2010, Johnson starred in Our Family Wedding. The film also stars Carlos Mencia, Regina King, and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.



09/18/15

$34.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/anjelah-johnson/

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



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



Circles VI: Connections

Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater

Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted Techniques!  In addition to dance performances, we will also showcase spoken word artists, visual artists, musicians and singers.  Each year we bring a number of fan favorites back to the stage in addition to some new acts that are sure to thrill you!  A unique, entertaining show, Circles is a true celebration of the arts in Boston!



09/19/15

$25/ticket
General Admission
Show starts at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm



- http://www.unytedstylzproductions.com/upcoming-performances--workshops.html

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
 



09/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



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



Jamey Johnson at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

An eleven-time Grammy ®-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is said to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. Jamey Johnson is one of the few artists that has been the winner of not one but two Song of the Year awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music for the songs “Give It Away” and “In Color”. His 2008 album That Lonesome Song was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, along with his 2010 album The Guitar Song which received a gold certification.  In 2013 he was named Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll for year’s best album.  It is no wonder that with top album sales and hit number 1 singles that Jamey Johnson has been hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal for masterpiece albums.



09/20/15

Reserved tickets: $45.00 and $40.00
Advanced GA (valid until September 6):$27.50
General Admission: $32.50
Children: $18.75



- http://indianranch.com/event/jamey-johnson/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music collaboratively. What’s more you can vote on what piece of music you’d like to see them perform. Stay tuned for more information. 



09/20/15

This event is included with admission to the Museum.

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/open-rehearsal-with-the-brockton-symphony-orchestra/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



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



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



09/26/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org/

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour

Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden

Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. Her 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist and her 2012 MDNA tour was the most successful tour of that year. Now the "Queen of Pop" return to Boston with her highly anticpated Rebel Heart Tour. 



09/26/15

$43.50, $93.50, $173.50, $358.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=438

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



All The Single Ladies (Seaport District)

Presented by Improv Asylum at Laugh Boston

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.



07/04/15 - 09/26/15

Tickets: $35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

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



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



Raphael: The Cowper Madonna

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance paintings in America, will come to Worcester from the National Gallery of Art in Washington for a special, focused installation.  Painted at the moment when Raphael made the transition from Urbino to Florence, this work stands at the beginning of the highly influential Madonnas which secured his reputation. Raphael's work will be paired with Worcester's Northbrook Madonna, a work that came into the collection in 1940 with an attribution to Raphael that has long been discarded, but without clear consensus on what relationship the work bears to Raphael and his studio. This two-painting installation, which will also address the underdrawing of the two pictures, will explore Raphael's masterful interpretation and the spread of his early style among followers in Central Italy.



01/24/15 - 09/27/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/raphael-the-cowper-madonna/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Tonight we have two special acts