Ethel

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), Ethel invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry.

At the heart of Ethel is a collaborative ethos – a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. As cultural and musical “pollinators,” the quartet brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. Founded in 1998 and based in New York City, Ethel is comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Kip Jones (violin) and Tema Watstein (violin).
 



11/20/14

Free, no tickets required



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

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



Fall Concert: Jazz Ensemble

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 fall concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards.



11/20/14

Free



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



"The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City"

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act and consider more broadly the dangers of economic discrimination. By considering both the American and German examples, the Center aims at encouraging a wide-ranging discussion of the consequences of racism in commercial life.

The American story of economic discrimination and its persistent effects will be considered by experts Robert Margo and Japonica Brown-Saracino, in two lectures that will focus on the insidious legacy of segregation in American commerce (Nov 13 and Nov 20).

Japonica Brown-Saracino will explore: "The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City." Dr. Brown-Saracino is Associate Professor in the BU Sociology Department and author of the prize-winning book A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity (2009, University of Chicago Press).

For more information on similar conferences or lectures, go to bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession, contact us at erp2014@bu.edu, or call 617.353.8096. 



11/20/14

Free



- http://bu.edu/judaicstudies/dispossession



Travel & Taste: Magnificent Crete

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

Join us for a location-themed buffet dinner and lecture (or lecture only) hosted by Elissa Landre, discussing the magnificent Crete. The many stories about Crete were thought to be myths until just 100 years ago when Sir Arthur Evans accidentally discovered that Knossos and its labyrinth are real. Excavations of Minoan palaces continue, proving many of the stories to be actual fact. The rugged topography, proximity to Africa, Europe and the mid-East contribute to a rich culture and nature. In addition to resident and migrant birds, fields of wildflowers cover inter-mountain valleys including the endemic orchids, tulips and more.

 



11/20/14

Dinner/Lecture: $26 Members;$32 Non-Members
Lecture only: $12 Members; $15 Non-Members (7:30 start)

Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, November 18. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Crete:program_code=35390

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



Things That Go Bump in the Night: What Do Whales See?

Presented by New England Aquarium

To reduce or eliminate the problem of right whale entanglements in fishing gear, scientists and gear developers have considered the feasibility of enhancing ropes and nets to improve their detection by whales. Dr. Kraus will talk about whale vision and address the feasibility of making fishing gear more visible. Register online.



11/20/14

Free to the public. Registration is required.



- http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php



Historic Newton Book Club

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

The next selection of Historic Newton's book club is Sons of Providence, the Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade and the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye. This is the story of Moses and John Brown, members of one of the most prominent families of Providence and benefactors of the University that bears their name. Moses, a convert to Quakerism, became an ardent abolitionist, while John had commercial interests that included stave trading. Rappleye deftly details the complex and difficult relationship between these brothers, whose differences over slavery sorely tested but never destroyed their friendship. New members are always welcome!
 



11/20/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



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

Presented by Concord Bookshop

Join us for this special event! Mr. Greenburg will be speaking on his new book about Paul Revere. The single event defining Paul Revere is his ride from Charlestown to Lexington in 1775. Greenburg’s is the first book to give a full account of Revere’s conduct before, during, and after the disastrous Penobscot Expedition, and of his questionable reputation at the time. With extensive research and a riveting narrative that brings the battles and courtroom drama to life, The Court-Martial of Paul Revere strips away the myths about Revere and reveals the humanity beneath.



11/20/14

Free



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Continental Drift: Works by Icelandic Printmakers

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

 A collection of recent prints by artists from Íslensk grafík / Icelandic Printmakers Association including etchings, Chine-collé, monoprints, lithographs and electro etchings inspired primarily by Icelandic landscapes and human nature. Learn about the printmakers’ inspiration and process during a special talk with some of artists visiting from Iceland. 5:30-7:30PM



11/20/14

Free



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Join Of Eden: Graham Russell (of Air Supply) and Katie McGhie at RegattaBar

Presented by Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. at Regattabar

 Of Eden is a new acoustic pop folk duo created by Air Supply's Graham Russell and singer-songwriter Katie McGhie. Join them at the RegattaBar at the Charles Hotel for a live performance!



11/20/14

$20.00



- http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3291

Regattabar - One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Long Time Courting, Kathryn Claire opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Boston-based band Long Time Courting is an all-women supergroup featuring Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals) of Matt & Shannon Heaton and Childsplay, Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals) of Annalivia and the John Whelan Band, Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals) of Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Fluttr Effect, and newest member Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals), also of Childsplay. Together as Long Time Courting, these four talented woman offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish and American music that showcases each musician's versatility, creativity, and mastery. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying. The members of the group are all seasoned performers, having toured with such notable acts as The John Whelan Band, Childsplay, Robbie O’Connell, Aoife Clancy, and Carlos Núñez.



11/20/14

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



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



Brookline's First Light Festival

Presented by 1st Light

1st Light, Brookline's Winter Festival kicks off the holiday season. 

Enjoy live performances, free food, activities for everyone, and more. Come share this night with your family, friends, and community to shop, eat, and discover Brookline's best!

More than 50 Brookline businesses will participate in Brookline’s annual First Light Festival. Celebrate the season with many performances and events in Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, JFK Crossing Putterham Circle, St. Mary's Station, and Washington Square.



11/20/14

Free



- http://www.firstlightbrookline.com/



Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 2 - "Freedom within Form: The Art of the Fugue"

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

This is the inaugural season of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series - four concerts and lectures curated by CCM faculty member, Ehud Ettun. For the first season, we will focus on the works of J. S. Bach.

The second concert is "Freedom within Form: The Art of the Fugue." This monumental work is an in-depth exploration of counterpoint writing. We will look at some of the different techniques Bach used to develop the theme. The concert will contain selections from the 14 fugues and 4 canons that comprise this piece of music.

 



11/20/14

$80 for 4 concert series, $25 individual tickets available at the door. Students are free.



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Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



FREEDOM

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

 FREEDOM is musical collaboration by AUDITIVVOKAL Dresden, founded by conductor Olaf Katzer, and the New York based, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo founded by the composer Amir Shpilman.

Serving as a performance platform for a generation of composers who have not experienced the the Berlin Wall and the Cold war, FREEDOM called for each composer selected to participate to create reinterpretation of these historical moments in their own musical language. The pieces are meant to answer how freedom is rooted in our own lives and how we cope with the idea of captivity and demonstrate the multiple ways music is created and influenced by the nation of its author, the common tendencies and clear borders between each creation and potentially a demonstration of how the traces of our own identity has the capacity to vanish, even in the arts.

The performance will feature several premieres including works by: David Bird, Jesse Broekman, Carlos G. Hernandez, Canales, Adrian Nagel, Nicholas R. Nelson, Sarah Nemtsov, Idin Samimi-Mofakham, and Natalie Tenenbaum.

This project is supported by the City of Dresden, the Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and the Goethe- Institut Boston with additional support from Mrs. Helma Orosz, Mayor of Dresden; patroness of the project. For more information please visit: http://freedom.auditivvokal.de/.



11/20/14

FREE



- http://freedom.auditivvokal.de/

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



Cine-Club de l'Alliance: L'ecume des jours

Presented by The French Cultural Center at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

The French Cultural Center is proud to present this month's special edition of Ciné-Club in partnership with  the Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College.

Based on the cult Boris Vian’s novel Froth on the Daydream, this 2013 film by French director Michel Gondry is a visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, set in a charmingly surreal Paris. The 94-minute film will be presented in its original version, with English subtitles.



11/20/14

Free;  Registration required



- https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9xbnsol34c13ceb&oseq=&c=&ch

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



Draw Closer

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum invites guests to explore the Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy exhibition, soak up the atmosphere of the historic courtyard garden and explore the light-filled spaces of the new wing. This month’s Third Thursday event gives guests the opportunity to spark conversation about the new exhibition of drawings by Italian Renaissance sculptors. The event features up-and-coming R&B song-writer Nile Alexander. 

 



11/20/14

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Museum admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5.00 for students with valid IDs; and youth age 18 and under are free.



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



#MAKEITNEW with Jackmaster and Jasper James

Presented by MMMMAVEN at Middlesex Lounge

Jackmaster is a DJ. "Big deal, so what, he plays other people's records" people say all the time (like a, well, broken record). But in these postmodern times, where curation equals creation, you might as well call Jackmaster God.

From Detroit to Berlin, Japanese noise, Indonesian rhythms, post-punk backbeats, tambourine taps, religious wails or computer samples, it's all under Jack's command. Growing up inside a record store turned him into the Rain Man of DJs: constantly associating disparate sounds as one unified rhythm, experiencing the art of noise and mixing records until the needles wore off.

So if you insist on dismissing the DJ artform, that's totally fine. But you're missing out on a sonic experience that is not only designed to rock your body or challenge your mind, it's designed to move your very soul.

Jack is back. Let us pray.



11/20/14

$15 at the door



- https://www.facebook.com/events/303504806503210/?fref=ts

Middlesex Lounge - 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA,



Mayor’s Holiday Live Performances @ BosTix Booth Copley Sq

Presented by ArtsBoston at BosTix Booth - Copley Square

Free, Live Performances Celebrating the 11th Annual Mayor’s Holiday begin Thursday, November 20th, 4:00pm to 5pm at the BosTix Booth in Copley Square. 

Performances on Thursday, Nov 20 include:
 

Back Bay Ringers

Back Bay Ringers is Boston's premier community-affiliated handbell ensemble, currently celebrating its eleventh anniversary season. Their Christmas Memories concert running December 5-December 13 in five loctations consists of holiday favorites such as “Silent Night”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and the premiere of a new arrangement of “O Holy Night”. More information about the group can be found at www.backbayringers.org.


The Old Man and the Old Moon by Pig Pen Theatre Co.

Running now through November 23rd, the endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston, presented by ArtsEmerson, with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Come here tunes from their fantastical, song-filled tale. Presented by ArtsEmerson, for more information visit www.artsemerson.org.


Christmas Revels

The Revels Singers (40 of them!), under the direction of George Emlen, will sing holiday carols, including one from the upcoming Christmas Revels performances in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, which opens on December 12 and runs through December 28. Find out more at www.revels.org.

                                                     



11/20/14

FREE Outdoor Performance.



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BosTix Booth - Copley Square - Copley Square, , , 02116



Mary Chapin Carpenter

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).



11/21/14

Tickets: $95, $85, $60



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mary-chapin-carpenter/

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



Arlo Guthrie and Guthrie Family Reunion

Presented by Historic Newton

Renowned singer-song writer Arlo Guthrie and family will perform at Newton North High School on their way to Carnegie Hall. After the concert, Guthrie and family will join Historic Newton supporters and event sponsors at a champagne-and-dessert reception.



11/21/14

$65

$95 for premium tickets



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Liz Longley & Ari Hest

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

In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. It’s no surprise that Liz frequently supports the likes of Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Paula Cole, Nanci Griffith, Livingston Taylor, and more.

In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year. Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.” Her fourth full-length album is scheduled to be released soon.

On his newly released album, Shouts and Whispers (2014), singer-songwriter Ari Hest creates a non-typical collection of tracks that ultimately form a cohesive narrative. With songs of sadness and resignation giving way to lucidity and catharsis, Hest's introspection and intelligence are on display, creating moments of magic within his poetic, spare lyrics and backing them up with his ear for haunting melodies.

Hest has released seven albums, three EPs, and 52 in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. In addition, Hest is half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea, along with longtime friend.



11/21/14

$26 public / $24 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends September 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



BU Cinematheque: An Evening with Sarah-Violet Bliss

Presented by Boston University at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101

Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important, innovative films and television programs. Cinematheque is the department’s premiere screening series.

This week's subject is Sarah-Violet Bliss. Bliss presents her heralded Fort Tilden, winner of the Best Feature at the 2014 SXSW Fest and the Jury Prize at IFFB Boston, co-directed by fellow NYU film student, Charles Rogers. This is a very idiosyncratic tale of the unwieldy friendship of two young Brooklynite women, alternately funny and raw and truth-telling, as they make their way one weird day to an obscure Long Island beach.



11/21/14

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/com/academics/film-tv/cinematheque/

Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101 - 640 Comm Ave, Room 101, Boston, MA, 02215



The Better Angels movie

Presented by Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema

 The Better Angels is a beautiful, insightful, and brilliantly composed feature film debut from producer Terrence Malick's longtime protégé, A.J. Edwards.

Set at a log cabin in the wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, and using glorious black and white cinematography to conjure an America where the land was raw. The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history.



11/14/14 - 11/21/14

$10



- http://www.betterangelsfilm.com/



Quest

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 Eight performers inhabit a world of medieval fantasy, guided by a mysterious game master and the whims of the audience. In each episode of this five-week journey, the players explore their Quest domain, uncertain of their future or final destination. Will they encounter fire-breathing dragons, fair maidens, noble elves, poisonous potions, or diabolical demons? Out of this chaos come heroes and perhaps legends. Each episode builds on the one before it as the players unfold a story that doesn’t resolve until the curtain closes on the final performance.



10/24/14 - 11/21/14

$18.00



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



Second Friday Coffeehouse

Presented by Second Friday Coffeehouse at First Church in Belmont

Bridget Curzi (main act) and Jim Hall (0pening act).  She is a singer songwriter and he performs covers of many genres.



11/21/14

$10/$5



- http://www.uubelmont.org/coffeehouse

First Church in Belmont - Unitarian Universalist, Belmont, MA, 02478



Pro Arte Chamber Players

Presented by Winchester Unitarian Society at Winchester Unitarian Society

Musicians from the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra visit the Winchester Unitarian Society.  A spectacular evening of musical delights highlighting the best of the classical repertoire. Music for Trumpet and Strings by Purcell, Handel, and Hovhaness. String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 by Antonin Dvorak, and more!



11/21/14

Suggested Donation $20 adults/ $15 seniors/ $5 students



- http://www.winchesteruu.org

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



Tinsley Hammond: The Projection Series

Presented by ARCH Gallery

Arch Gallery Boston, the newest gallery and event hall in the Allston scene is proud to present Tinsley Hammond’s Projection Series. This will be Tinsley Hammond’s first solo show in Massachusetts, featuring her new media light boxes. Vivacious and glowing, the space will be illuminated by each art piece. Every wall features boxes diverse in meaning, intensity, and color. The images in the light boxes are for free association interpretation. Tinsley paints with projected light images of tulips and luxury symbols. Traditional images of power morch into intricate compositions. that demands full attention to fully convey their transformation.

The Projection Series began as a visual investigation of the historical phenomenon known as Tulip Mania. During the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th Century the apex of speculation drove people to trade their homes for a single flower. This was the world’s first example of an economic bubble, all for something small, fleeting, and beautiful. Tinsley continues to incorporate details of opulence and decadence, degradation, and elements of stress that mark the rise and fall of culture. “Vanity” meets the digital in The Projection Series through the exploration of impermanence and the fragility of worth and data.

Born in Alaska, Tinsley Hammond was raised in Texas and received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tinsley has been featured in shows in New York, Boston, Houston, Chicago, and Lecce, Italy. She recently received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.

The Projection Series will have an opening reception in ARCH Gallery October 25th and a closing reception November 21st, both from 6pm to 9pm. The after party will be held at Shanghai Social Club a few blocks away.
For further inquiries please contact:

ARCH Gallery: archgalleryboston@gmail.com, 518.495.4111
52 Everett St. Allston, MA 02134



10/25/14 - 11/21/14

FREE



- http://www.archgalleryboston.com



Scamps Comedy Presents Paul Wayne

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Paul Wayne has performed in front of tens of thousands around New England. An excellent musician and consummate showman, Wayne’s humor-filled send-ups and renditions of popular pop songs make audiences laugh and leave them with a warm, good feeling. A frequent opener for national music and comedy acts such as Jay Leno, the Righteous Brothers, the Beach Boys, Lou Rawls, Kenny Rogers, Joan Rivers, Wayne Newton, Ray Charles and dozens of others, he’s also performed at popular venues including Harborlights in Boston, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, the North Shore Music Theatre, Mohegan Sun, Oakdale Theatre, South Shore Music Circus, the Lowell Memorial Auditorium and the Meadlowlands in New Jersey.



11/21/14

General $20
Student/Senior $18
Member $17



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



1964

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Across the country, musicians are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s landmark In C, and we’re putting our own spin on the festivities. Following our blockbuster collaboration last season, A Far Cry invites Urbanity Dance to return in a semi-improvised In C, and explores two additional great works, both contemporaries of In C, from behind the Iron Curtain.

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony no. 7
Terry Riley: In C
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony for Strings (Quartet no. 10) arr. Barshai

Featuring Urbanity Dance
Featuring Betsi Graves, choreographer



11/21/14

$50 - A section
$30 - B section
$20 - C section

Discounts available:
Seniors over 65 - 20% discount
Group purchases (10 or over) - 25% discount
Students / under 18 - $10



- http://www.afarcry.org/nineteensixtyfour/

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



Jim Kweskin with Happy Trauma

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 There has never been another group like Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band. The original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll, they perfectly captured the legendary 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful, but no other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing.



11/21/14

Non-Passim Members: $25
Passim Members: $23



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



Advanced DJ Workshop: Double Dropping Records with Chris Ward

Presented by MMMMAVEN

Double dropping records is when a DJ lines up two or more records so that the main bars start at the same time. When done well, a DJ can create a much more powerful and intense mix. This popular style of mixing combines a variety of genres of music including drum & bass and dubstep. 

DJ's who are well known for this style include Andy C (co-founder of Ram Records) and DJ Youngsta (who co-runs Tempa Records).



11/21/14

Free



- https://www.facebook.com/events/756054711142287/



The 115th Harvard-Yale Football Concert

Presented by Harvard Glee Club at Sanders Theatre

Get a musical taste of the Harvard-Yale Game at the 115th meeting of the Harvard Glee Club and Yale Glee Club in a Football Concert!

Both groups will perform selected choral repertoire as well as the traditional school fight songs and alma maters. (Heckling and pranks are expected and welcomed.)

HGC alumni are encouraged to purchase their tickets online through the Harvard Glee Club Foundation, where you can also sign up for an alumni dinner before the show.

 



11/21/14

$20 General Admission
$10 Students and Seniors



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



Duckstravaganza!

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

November is a great time to watch beautiful wintering ducks. Not just your average mallards... we will carpool to several locations in search of ducks. Target species include teals, shovelers, mergansers, buffleheads, pintails and more. The leader will also bring a spotting scope for close-up views of these stunning ducks. Last year we saw 10 duck species; this year let’s try for eleven!



11/16/14 - 11/21/14

Adults $15.00 members/ $17.00 nonmembers



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Duckstravaganza:whoTags[]=audience_adult

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



Tinsley Hammond: The Projection Series Closing Reception

Presented by ARCH Gallery

 Join us Friday November 21st from 6-9 to view the closing reception of Tinsley Hammond's Projection Series. This will be her last show in Boston before moving to the West coast. Come see her glowing installation of light boxes before it is too late! 

You can view her work now at the gallery by appointment, contact David Smith at (413) 519-7440. 

Vivacious and glowing, the space is illuminated by the art itself. Each wall features a diversity of size, intensity and color. The images in the light boxes are for the viewer to interpret by means of free association. Painting with projected light, images of tulips and other symbols of luxury are mirrored to create vibrant Rorschach tests.

Born in Alaska, Tinsley Hammond was raised in Texas and received her BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tinsley has been featured in shows in New York City, Boston, Houston, Chicago, and Lecce, Italy. She recently recieved her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. 

 

 



11/21/14

FREE



- http://www.tinsleyhammond.com



Cole Fellowship Solo Exhibition: Dunnage

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College

 
The Alice C. Cole '42 Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding early-career painter or sculptor, providing a livable sum so as to support one year of unimpeded time and space to experiment, develop a body of work, and focus on future artistic goals.

2014 Cole Fellow Recipent: Samuel Ekwurtzel
Sam Ekwurtzel lives and works in New London, CT. His solo exhibition On the beach was presented by Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Other recent exhibitions include It's when its gone that you really notice it, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY; Kinds of light, Second Guest Projects, New York, NY; The Passenger Position, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA; Homo Duplex, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and A failed entertainment, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY. Ekwurtzel was the 2011 Fountainhead Fellow in the department of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has studied at the Hartford Art School, Columbia University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was recently awarded a grant from the New York Community Trust.

For Ekwurtzel’s latest solo exhibition, On the Beach, he transformed tetrapods, mammoth concrete jacks strewn on Japanese beaches, into art for U.S. audiences who are not accustomed to the wave breaking forms. Interest in the practical sculptures strength is due in part to a lifelong fascination with the ocean. Having supported himself by working on various Alaskan commercial fishing vessels he is familiar with meditation on ocean and sky. He has also worked teaching sculpture at colleges and universities throughout New England.
He describes his sculptures and installations as “result[ing] from a preoccupation with representing and communicating spatial orientation. Working in cast iron, timber framing, underwater sound installation, or boat construction, I expose the space between a particular moment of inscription and the moment of exhibition.”

Installation Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun:12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



11/03/14 - 11/21/14

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events

Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Light Up the Holidays at The Arsenal Project

Presented by The Arsenal Project

 Save the date! On Friday, November 21st, The Arsenal Project (formerly the Arsenal Mall) will “Light Up the Holidays” with an evening of art, live music, a light troupe stage performance, food and fun. Elements include:

• A 150 foot mural with 2000 lights created by public artist Ross Miller and master muralist Nate Swain
• Cirque de Light – a performance troupe that works with LED lights
• Music from New Orleans style jazz band the Hot Tamales
• Free Hot Chocolate and Free Glow Sticks
• The Whoopie Wagon food truck
• Hosted by MIX 104.1’s Fast Freddy



11/21/14

free



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Leyla McCalla Concert

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

Cellist and singer Leyla McCalla finds inspiration in her Haitian heritage and the Cajun culture of New Orleans. She previously collaborated with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and tonight she performs with her own trio from her 2014 release, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes.

Vari-Colored Songs consists of compositions McCalla has written to Langston Hughes poetry, Haitian folk songs and original pieces. The album features musicians including Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops as well as New Orleans’ own Don Vappie on tenor banjo and Luke Winslow King on guitar.

Opening the evening will be a set by Michaela Anne.

Born in New York city to Haitian emigrant parents, Leyla was raised in suburban New Jersey. As a teenager, she relocated to Accra, Ghana for two years. Upon her return, she attended Smith College for a year before transferring to New York University where she studied cello performance and chamber music. Armed with Bach’s Cello Suites, Leyla moved to New Orleans to play cello on the streets of the French Quarter.



11/21/14

$24 ($20 for Members)
For $5 more, enjoy guaranteed Premium Seating in the first three rows of the auditorium.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/leyla-mccalla

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



The Parisian Connection

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School Faculty Concert: The Parisian Connection with Thomas Carroll & Ensemble ad Libitum

Ensemble ad Libitum will present works by Carl Philipp Stamitz, André Frédéric Eler, W.A. Mozart, and Bernhard Henrik Crusell in the The Parisian Connection concert.

Ensemble ad Libitum (EaL) is Thomas Carroll, clarinet and basset horn; James Hampson, horn; Emily Hale, violin; Sonny Oram, viola; and Denise Fan: cello.

EaL performs on copies of original 18th century instruments which provides a unique opportunity to hear classical and romantic music as the composers heard it.

http://www.ensembleadlibitum.org/
 



11/21/14

Free



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Kiniwe

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

  Kiniwe, the African music and dance ensemble, presents an exciting and energetic performance with items from Ashanti, Dagomba, and Ewe traditions. This is the inaugural performance directed by Prof. Attah Poku, the master drummer at the Ashanti king's palace and the Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana, with assistance from Ben Paulding, a graduate student in ethnomusicology. This will be Kiniwe's first presentation of Kete using spectacular costumes and a set of musical instruments handmade in Ghana by Mr. James Acheampong. Kiniwe will be joined by the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a community based group founded by Prof. David Locke.

Free; no tickets required. 

 

 



11/21/14

Free; no tickets required



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



Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

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

"A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor 7th

The brainchild of folk singers Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey, Redbird is a real-time, unstaged love letter to the body of American song. Across a collaborative tour that started 10 years ago, the three discovered musical affinity and a shared love of a fairly diverse spectrum of Americana. The diverse singer-songwriters combine their talents into a show filled with spontaneity, complex harmonies, and a warm relatability that only established folk singers can bring.



11/22/14

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the conductor's Latvian compatriot Eriks Esenvalds, who has secured a strong international reputation especially for his choral works. Opening the program is John Harbison's choral scherzo Koussevitzky Said:. Written for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and premiered there in 2012, this short piece sets words about music by the BSO's great former music director, Serge Koussevitzky. Setting Konstantin Balmont's Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells, Rachmaninoff's work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra is considered one of his highest achievements. The BSO has only performed this great work on one other occasion, in subscription concerts in 1979.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Focusing the Abstract

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

We stimulate the senses with Wind Driven, a new music and video presentation by Richard and Deborah Cornell, and Luciano Berio’s lush Folk Songs featuring the eloquent and elegant soprano Krista River. The concert also includes Pierre Jalbert’s bold Visual Abstract and the reprise of Peter Child’s Tableaux II.



11/22/14

$30 | Seniors $25 | Students/children $10

(All seats general admission)



- http://bmv.org/concerts/Abstract.html

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



Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Silly Sally's Bubble Show is a fun, inventive, educational, silly and interactive show for kids and families of all ages! Little bubbles, medium bubbles and GINORMOUS bubbles collaborate to tell stories, sing and dance, recycle and come to LIFE! Recommended for ages 3+.



11/22/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/silly-sallys-bubble-show

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



DakhaBrakha

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

DakhaBrakha creates wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The award-winning quartet grounds its musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and its Slavic neighbors venturing into a whirlwind of explosive rhythms and sounds from Asia and Africa. With a theatrical blend of Balkan singing, percussion, didgeridoo, cello, and accordion, DakhaBrakha's sound is both exciting and mesmerizing.



11/22/14

General Admission
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2033/dakhabrakha



Chosen Child

Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. Adoption, desertion, and forgiveness—all this makes up a family. What are the ties that bind?



10/30/14 - 11/22/14

$30/General Admission - $25/BU Faculty/Staff, Seniors (62+) - $10/Students (with valid ID)



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Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



Finesse Mitchell

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Fresh off of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, Finesse Mitchell shined as a featured performer on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which recently aired on Showtime. A Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse Mitchell, a versatile actor and comedian, also plays China's Dad, "Darryl" on the hit Disney show A.N.T Farm, now in its third season.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14



- http://laughboston.com/event/finesse-mitchell-4/

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



The Met Live in HD: Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.



11/22/14

$25 per ticket



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

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.



11/22/14

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



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/rossinis-il-barbiere-di-siviglia/

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



Parent and Child Pottery Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Both parents and children will learn fundamental hand building skills, collaborate and make meaningful artwork together. Teacups, tumblers, vases and tiles are among a menu of options parents and children can choose to create together, or for one another. Basic materials provided.



11/22/14

$45.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Mixed Media Painting

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Through a variety of media, this class encourages expression of personal ideas and vision. Explore the use of collage materials including paper, photographs, books, maps and found objects. Experiment with tar, shylac, modeling paste, encaustic wax and xerox transfer. Includes demonstrations, slides and discussions of contemporary art. Experimentation and trusting one's process encouraged!



09/27/14 - 11/22/14

Price: $300



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Faith Joyously Affirmed!: A Holiday Prelude

Presented by The Spectrum Singers Inc. at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Spectrum Singers presents choral music from diverse cultures celebrating end-of-year festivities in a program entitled Faith Joyously Affirmed!: A Holiday Prelude including works from Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa traditions.



11/22/14

$45 seats reserved by row: Floor center forward half and sides forward half; Balcony forward center

$30 seats reserved by row: Floor center rear half and sides rear half; Balcony rear center

$15 seats: Floor sides rear half; Balcony sides

Group sales half-price (five or more tickets)



- http://spectrumsingers.org

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



Ronald K. Brown\Evidence, A Dance Company

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Ronald K. Brown and his company, Evidence, explore dance idioms from across the African diaspora, mixing Cuban, Caribbean, West African, and modern American dance forms to create high-energy works that joyously blend complex rhythms with a deep but down-to-earth spirituality. The company will be performing the Boston premeires of The Subtle One, Torch, and excerpts from One Shot.



11/21/14 - 11/22/14

Reserved Seating
$40.00 / $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2031/ronald-k.brownevidence-a-dance-company

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



BU Dance Theatre Group: Origins 2014

Presented by Boston University Dance at Boston University Dance Theater

Boston University’s Dance Theatre Group is pleased to present ORIGINS 2014, a fall dance concert. This production showcases a wide variety of original works by student, alumni, and faculty choreographers and will take place in Boston University’s Dance Theatre.



11/21/14 - 11/22/14

Admission will be $12 for the general public and $10 for all students and members of the Boston University community with ID.



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Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Chronicles of Kalki

Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

It's raining cats and dogs... and the final avatar of Vishnu? Totally badass Kalki mysteriously springs into the mean girl world of high school in this comic-book-infused girl gang thriller.



10/24/14 - 11/22/14

Full Price: $25-$38
Students w/ ID:$15 Presale
Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 minimum, cash only): Sunday, October 26, 2014 & Sunday, November 2, 2014



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BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Shiv

Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

Shiv, named for the Destroyer God, sails the cosmic ocean on a makeshift raft piled high with the psychic residue of post-colonialism. Drawn by distant radio signals, she navigates the poetry of her past and the possibilities of love in a soaring, fantastical journey about the destruction that leads to rebirth.



10/24/14 - 11/22/14

Full Price: $25-$38
Students w/ ID:$15 Presale
Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 minimum, cash only): Sunday, October 26, 2014 & Sunday, November 2, 2014



- http://companyone.org/production/the-displaced-hindu-gods-trilogy/

BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Jack & The Beanstalk

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

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre returns with this hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales that is full of fun and loaded with laughs. The gorgeously whimsical stage houses a life-sized cow, a mysterious Funny Little Man, and Jack's ever-patient Mom. Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with a measly handful of beans. Jack is in disgrace until the beans become a beanstalk, the beanstalk leads to adventure, and Jack has a chance at fame and fortune. All he has to do is outwit a very hungry giant!



11/22/14

$10 adult/ $8 child



- http://natickarts.org

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



Dinner and a Show: HOME by David Storey

Presented by Avenue Stage

 This 1970 Tony Award-nominated British comedy shows a day in the life of four visitors at what appears to be a seaside resort.  As the day goes on, however, we learn there is more to this "home" and its inhabitants than first meets the eye.  Performed in a cafe setting with dinner and dessert included in the ticket price.  Presented by Avenue Stage of Dorchester. 



11/07/14 - 11/22/14

$30



- http://www.avenuestage.com



Boston Bhangra Competition 2014

Presented by Boston Bhangra, Inc at Orpheum Theatre

If you like excitement, culture and dance, don't miss the 11th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition! Watch as twelve of the best Bhangra teams from North America compete to be crowned the Boston Bhangra Champions.

Bhangra is a form of folk dance from the Punjab region in India. It was originally performed as a celebratory dance based on a successful harvest, but has quickly become one of the fastest growing forms of music and dance in the world - a fusion of hip hop and cheerleading with a folk twist.


 



11/22/14

$100 VVIP View – call 617-448-2508
$40 VIP View
$30 Premium View
$20 Good View
$10 Food Plate Only

 



- http://www.bostonbhangra.com/bbc

Orpheum Theatre - 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA, 02108



Hamlet

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts

What is it about this play, so apparently simple in its premise, that makes it so endlessly engaging to anyone in any era, anywhere? Why have generations of theatre-makers and their audiences over four centuries been so obsessed with The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare? It seems to trigger, like the Greek tragedies of the ancient world, a profound sense of identification. In any event, it always presents an irresistible challenge. It has the most famous speeches in all of dramatic literature! It contains the most identifiable dilemmas – a grumpy step-son, an over-hasty marriage, and a government that wields much power and control over its citizens, to name just a few. Add to the mix a very angry ghost, a love affair that is on the rocks, a bunch of rebellious youth, and a territorial dispute…..well, one can be anywhere. Even that old ghost can seem to belong to the world of Hamlet.

It has been a long while since the Theatre Department last tackled Hamlet. We are delighted to be doing it again. This time it is directed by David Eppel, with scenery designed by David Gürçay-Morris, costumes by Deborah Brothers, lights by Julie Seitel, sound design and fight choreography by Alexander Sovronsky. Amy Holzapfel is the dramaturg for the project.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/hamlet/



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Presented by The Longwood Players at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

The Longwood Players begins its 2014-2015 season with Tom Stoppard's classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.



11/14/14 - 11/22/14

General Admission: $20
Student/Senior General Admission: $16
Table: $25
Student/Senior Table: $21



- http://www.longwoodplayers.com/OurSeasonFall.html

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



The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy

Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

Loosely inspired by the Hindu trinity of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector, and Shiva the destroyer, THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY posits that deities dwell among us in the bodies of the most unexpected underdogs. Identity, post-colonialism, puberty, and love are re-mythologized as history is made new in these three hilarious and heartbreaking coming of age stories.

BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW:
Grab a drink and prepare for the comedic stylings of Brahman... uh... Brahmani... Brahman/i! Get on board as "B" takes on nosy Indian aunties, teenage cliques, ancient Hindu sculpture porn, and 100 years of colonial history in this stand-up-act-meets-play about radical acts of self-creation.

THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI:
It's raining cats and dogs... and the final avatar of Vishnu? Totally badass Kalki mysteriously springs into the mean girl world of high school in this comic-book-infused girl gang thriller.

SHIV:
Shiv, named for the Destroyer God, sails the cosmic ocean on a makeshift raft piled high with the psychic residue of post-colonialism. Drawn by distant radio signals, she navigates the poetry of her past and the possibilities of love in a soaring, fantastical journey about the destruction that leads to rebirth.

 



10/24/14 - 11/22/14

Full Price: $25-$38




Marathon Days $70-$90



Students w/ ID: $15 Presale




Pay-What-You-Can Performances




($6 Min – CASH ONLY):




Sunday, October 26, 2014




Sunday, November 2, 2014



- http://companyone.org/production/the-displaced-hindu-gods-trilogy/

BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show

Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

Grab a drink and prepare for the comedic stylings of Brahman... uh... Brahmani... Brahman/i! Get on board as "B" takes on nosy Indian aunties, teenage cliques, ancient Hindu sculpture porn, and 100 years of colonial history in this stand-up-act-meets-play about radical acts of self-creation.



10/24/14 - 11/22/14

Full Price: $25-$38

Students w/ ID:$15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 minimum, cash only): Sunday, October 26, 2014 & Sunday, November 2, 2014



- http://companyone.org/production/the-displaced-hindu-gods-trilogy/

BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Intro to Stick Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Intro Stick Welding () provides and overview of the Stick welding process, and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice their welding techniques.

Stonybrook Fine Arts offers other 1 day workshops: Oxy Gas welding/cutting, Stick welding, 8 Hour Welding Intensive as well as jewelry workshops such as Make A Ring or Make A Pendant. Also offered are 8 & 10 week welding classes including TIG, Stick, and Oxy Ace/Oxy Acetylene.

Note: Students under age 18 require parental/guardian authorization on first day of class.

 



10/11/14 - 11/22/14

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



The Matchmaker

Presented by The Concord Players

The Concord Players open their season with Thornton Wilder’s "The Matchmaker," an uproarious farce about a Yonkers’ matchmaker in turn-of-the-century. Dolly Gallagher Levi is the widow determined to match up other people, but ends up finding a match herself. The costumes alone will be worth the trip to 51 Walden, with bustles and fabulous hats galore. The show opens November 7 with the Players’ signature Gala, an event with sumptuous food and drink before and after the show, and runs weekends through November 22. Tickets are $25 each, or buy a season subscription for $55.



11/07/14 - 11/22/14

$25



- http://www.concordplayers.org



Remembering Joyce Johnson

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

We invite you to join Joyce's friends and community as we will share tea, brownies, stories and photos from 10am, with wine and cheese later in the afternoon until 6 pm.

Joyce's wishes, as stated in her will, are to maintain her Truro home as "a retreat for an artist, a shelter for a naturalist or an abode for any other type of worthy person who needs financial assistance to pursue his or her career" and to safeguard and keep major pieces so that they are "available for exhibitions." As specified in the will, some works are to be sold to meet these objectives.

For information on available works, please call 508.255.6200. Thank you for considering to help in maintaining Joyce's legacy as she directed.



11/22/14

Free



- http://www.addisonart.com/johnson_j_figures.html



Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents "6 Hotels" by Israel Horovitz

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

 Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its critically acclaimed second season this November by once again joining up with the region's most famous playwright Israel Horovitz for the Boston premiere of 6 Hotels at Club Cafe Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 22.

Four actors play 22 characters in six separate stories that intersect and overlap in various hotel bedrooms, restaurants and bars. It is a humorous and heartrending mix of art, love, politics, comedy and drama which reveal the all too human struggle to find and forge meaningful connections. 

Hub Artistic Director, John Geoffrion and Hub Literary Manager, Daniel Bourque direct a quartet of Boston's finest actors; Lauren Elias, Johnnie McQuarley, Ashley Risteen and Matthew Zahnzinger in these riveting and revealing snapshots of humanity at its best and its worst.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can! We don't decide the price, you do. Our "sweet spot" would be about $20; if you are on a budget, pay less, and if you are able to pay more, please do!

Performances:

Friday, November 7th-7:30pm
Saturday, November 8th-7:30pm 
Sunday, November 9th-2:00pm
Thursday, November 13th-7:30pm 
Friday, November 14th-7:30pm
Saturday, November 15th-7:30pm 
Sunday, November 16th-2:00pm
Thursday, November 20th-7:30pm
Friday, November 21st-7:30pm 
Saturday, November 22nd-7:30pm 

For more information visit our webpage at www.hubtheatreboston.org or www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com



11/07/14 - 11/22/14

Pay-What-You-Can



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Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA, 02116



A Group Show

Presented by Professional Practices Course at SMFA

 Featuring work by Karsen Andrews, Philana Brown, Chris Chivington, Trisha Hautea, Fee Kurten, Caleb Smith, J. Seth Van Der Eems, Laura Vargas, and Jonathan Weiskopf! A Group Show is a pop-up art exhibit organized by SMFA and Tufts Students. The exhibit has a variety of pieces including sculpture, painting, and performance. The event begins at 5 PM and lasts until 8 PM. It is taking place at Gallery 535, 535 Albany St 4th Floor, Boston MA



11/22/14

Free



- https://www.facebook.com/events/719304648149818/



The Love Dogs

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review Magazine called "the best in the business", and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it's The Love Dogs.



11/22/14

General $18
Student/Senior $17
Member $15
Children under 12 $9



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Georgetown Theatre Workshop's Production of Agatha Christie's The Hollow

Presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop

The Hollow is an unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader which explodes into murder.  Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble when his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica, and wife Gerda, simultaneously arrive at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry Angkatell and Lady Angkatell. Also visiting are Edward (who is in love with Henrietta) and Midge (who loves Edward). Veronica ardently desires to marry Cristow and succeeds in reopening their affair but is unable to get him to divorce his wife. Cristow ends up dead, and nearly everyone has a motive and the opportunity. Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime.

 

 



11/14/14 - 11/22/14

$12.50. Seniors and Students may purchase a discounted ticket for $7.50 on Nov. 14 and Nov. 20



- http://http://www.georgetowntheatreworkshop.org/?page_id=543



Natalia Zukerman CD Release

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Since 2001, Zukerman has released five studio albums and one live album – 2013′s Gypsies & Clowns, which was recorded live at SPACE in Evanston, IL. For the shows, Zukerman invited a big group of her musical friends to present over twenty songs from her catalogue, including the well-known tracks “Gas Station Roses,” “Brand New Frame” and “Howard Hughes.”
Gypsies & Clowns typifies Zukerman’s artistic process, in that she’s a frequent collaborator on projects from fellow musicians such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Melissa Ferrick, Erin McKeown, AG and Garrison Starr. She also joined with well-known folk singer/songwriters Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson for an album in 2009, titled Winterbloom, which they also named the band. They tour throughout November and December, offering both original and traditional songs inspired by winter. Zukerman has also performed at such festivals as Lilith Fair, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Michigan Womyns Fest, Rocky Mountain Folk Fest and more. Her new album Come Thief, Come Fire is out 9/16 on Talisman Records.

“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker



11/22/14

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



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



Dog Sled Fun Run: Houghton’s Pond

Presented by Friends of the Blue Hills

Meet a furry sled dog up close and personal! The Yankee Siberian Husky Club and the Boston Snow Dogs will host an educational presentation on dog sledding in New England. 

See these canine athletes in training before the busy winter season. Demonstrations with wheeled rigs, if weather permits. 

Please do not bring your dog to this event - it distracts the sled dogs. Thank you!



11/22/14

Free



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VOICES UNITED FOLK FESTIVAL AT FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY NEWTON

Presented by First Unitarian Society in Newton

On November 22, 2014 at 7pm, Voices United will present Catie Curtis, Meg Hutchinson, Tom Pacheco and The Western Den at the First Unitarian Society of Newton in West Newton, MA.
Tickets are available online now starting at $25: https://au.org/vu-fusn.


The concert is a benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. AU has worked tirelessly for over 65 years on such high-profile cases as the Hobby Lobby and DOMA cases, as well as other critical church-state victories including opposing creationism curriculum in public school classes and providing voucher subsidies for religious schools as well as exposing the Radical Right. For more information about their mission, history and issues, see www.au.org.

Voices United Concerts began in 2012 when the Executive Director of AU, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, enlisted the help of Newton resident and singer/songwriter Catie Curtis to produce 70 concerts in a single weekend around the country to benefit AU. The weekend was a staggering success, and Curtis was hired to manage Voices United going forward. In its third year, events include performances by Sarah Silverman, Kate Clinton, Lewis Black, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Melissa Ferrick and many others. See www.voicesunitedconcerts.com for a complete lineup.

Curtis is excited to be playing at her home fellowship. “I hand-picked three other artists to join me in this hometown show. It’s going to be a stellar night of music!” said Curtis. The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United commented, “We are thrilled to have such outstanding performers supporting the cause of church-state separation.”

About the Voices United Folk Festival artists:
Catie Curtis ‘s music is “deep and soulful, telling honest and universal truths of the experience of living.” Catie, a Newton-based artist, has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times.

Meg Hutchinson has been described as delivering “music as powerful as it is gentle.” Performer Magazine writes, “With a poet’s eye, Hutchinson captures so beautifully that human journey toward peace, toward forgiveness, toward acceptance.”

Tom Pacheco's songs are inspired by his “love for this country and it's atypical characters that make us cry out for change, while respecting the lives already lived.” Mary Gauthier says, “He sings my longing like no one ever has. Articulates – as only a poet can – that longing.”

The Western Den is Deni Hlavinka and Chris West. Graduates of Berklee College of Music, they are driven by a passion to create music with purpose, blending compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures and producing a sound all their own.



11/22/14

$25



- https://au.org/vu-fusn



2014 International Gospel Concert: Saving the Health of the Community

Presented by Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier Street Health Center's 12th Annual Saving the Health of the Community International Gospel Concert will be hosted by Dr. Bobby Jones, gospel icon and host of BET's Bobby Jones Gospel. This year, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick will be honored for his indelible impact on our community and future generations through his fearless leadership. Debra Miller, Whittier's Board of Directors Chair and VP of External Relations for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund will also be honored for her strong and continued commitment to the health and well-being of New England residents.

Each year, Whittier's Gospel Concert brings special awareness to important health issues in the community. From asthma to diabetes, to heart disease, and HIV/Aids, the communities that Whittier serves face significant disparities in health outcomes. The concert directly benefits essential health and social programs at Whittier Street Health Center that improve the health and well-being of families within the community. Whittier's programs are designed to treat the whole person, beyond physical ailments, to ensure continued and prolonged health.

The concert attracts more than 300 gospel music lovers and fans and is one of Whittier's largest annual benefits. The 12th anniversary event will feature notable gospel performers and choirs from around New England to include: The Oladipo Sisters, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Jubilee Mass Choir, Branches Steel Orchestra, J. Charley & Family, So Amazing (Children’s Choir), David Altenor, Voices of Imani (Boston College), Static Noyze Dance Company (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew finalists, Voices of Zion (Suffolk University Choir), Radikal Praize and Son del Sol.



11/22/14

Ticket prices are: $20.00 for General seating; $30 for Premium seating; and $75 for VIP Admission, which will include entrance to the VIP reception at the Hilton Back Bay with Dr. Bobby Jones and the honorees (from 5 – 7 p.m.), plus premium seating at the concert.



- http://www.wshc.org



Tour the New Cape Ann Gallery

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Explore the new Cape Ann Gallery, from Samuel de Champlain's 1613 Les Voyages map to the cannon ball that was lodged in the steeple of the First Parish (Unitarian) Church to Marsden Hartley's haunting paintings of Dogtown. The Cape Ann Gallery tells the story of Cape Ann and the history of the Cape Ann Museum collection.

 

 



11/22/14

This program is free for members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; first come first serve.
Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/cape-ann-gallery-tour/

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



Adding Some Rhythm to Life

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

WHAT: The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE), Boston’s award-winning adult education center, is now offering a single-session music class in Taiko (Japanese drumming) on November 22nd, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.

Taiko (Japanese drumming) uses the entire body to create an energetic and rhythmic sound. Taiko is believed to have been introduced in Japan through the cultural influences of Korea and China and even has a mythical origin in Japanese folklore. Throughout history, the function has ranged from communication, military action, theatrical accompaniment, religious ceremony, festival performances and entertainment. The class allows students to explore their “inner drummer;” by the end of the class, students will have learned how to play a short taiko piece.

Class instructor, Rhythms in Life (RIL) offers a variety of workshops aiming to engage students to experience letting go and allowing more “flow” into life. Through rhythm activities, the workshops encourage creativity, innovation, and an appreciation of the diversity of culture and abilities. RIL was founded by Elaine N. Fong who has 30+ years of experience in music, percussion, teaching, fundraising and non-profits. For more information about Rhythms in Life, please visit www.rythymsinlife.com.

No experience necessary; just bring enthusiasm! As Taiko is a physical experience, it is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. Registration is necessary. There is a class fee of $48 or $41 for members of the BCAE. Please visit www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up.

WHERE: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116.

WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

COST: $48 / $41 members

RSVP: Registration is necessary. Please visit www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult
Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up.


About the Boston Center for Adult Education:
Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is the first, nonprofit adult education center in New England. The Boston Center for Adult Education serves as a meeting place for the Boston community to gather, learn, discuss and create. The BCAE offers educational classes taught by well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share the mission of enhancing our community. Today the BCAE teaches classes in Boston for almost every interest. Students can experience everything from yoga, photography, belly dancing, and stand-up comedy, to scotch tasting, cooking, achieving financial freedom, ESL classes and much more. At their recently renovated headquarters on Arlington Street (Boston, MA) you'll find professional grade kitchens, top-notch technology, and versatile classroom space with free Wi-Fi. The BCAE offers a variety of personal and corporate membership levels with benefits including discounted tuition costs and discounts on local retailers. Browse classes, become a member, or support the BCAE online at bcae.org. The BCAE is located at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA 02116. The BCAE administrative offices are open Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Student Services office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The BCAE is open on weekends during class times only.



11/22/14

class fee of $48 or $41 for members



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



'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' at the Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA)

Presented by The Nave Gallery

 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' at the Nave Gallery Annex
(Davis Square, Somerville, MA)
November 6–22, 2014

(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square presents 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road,' a group exhibition sponsored by Atwood's Tavern and Panopticon Imaging, featuring the work of over twenty-five local and regional artists and musicians, and curated by Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler. The exhibit runs from November 6-22, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m. and a special event—On the Road: Stories—on November 12, 2014, 7-9 p.m.

'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road'
We elevate our heroes. The gods are in the clouds. Superheroes fly. Marbled idols stand on pedestals. And our cameras aim at musicians where they are at their best—on stage. But how do they get there? And, more importantly—with days dedicated to cramped cars, thin wallets, beat-up motels, loneliness—why do they follow that long and winding road from one venue to the next? 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' is an intimate exhibition of the reflections, adventures, humor, and hardships of musicians on tour.

Artists
Brian Barthelmes, Matt Bauer, Melanie Bernier, Dan Blakeslee, Kelly Burgess, Shane Butler, Laura Cortese, Charles Daniels, Ian Fitzgerald, Joe Fletcher, Ron Gallo, Robin Mae Gawron, Peaches Goodrich, Reid Haithcock, Brett Henrikson, Matt Lorenz, Richard McCaffrey, Caitlin McCann, Natasha Moustache, Marissa Nadler, Ron Pownall, Mike Spencer, Tallahassee, Jonah Tolchin Sky. With video by Big Old Big One (Eran Shaysh and Daniel DP Perry, cofounders); In Your Burn (Brett Davey, producer); Kitchen Sessions (Steve Legare, producer); and Sleepover Shows (Kelly Ribera, Rob Ribera, Aviv Rubinstien, producers).

Opening reception
November 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

Special event: On the Road: Stories
November 12, 2014, 7-9
A panel of musicians, moderated by Audrey Ryan, will tell the touring tale, including Laura Cortese, Will Dailey, Brian Webb, and other special guests. A $5–$10 donation to support speakers is appreciated.

Gallery information
Nave Gallery Annex | www.navegallery.org
53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA 02144

'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' exhibit dates: November 6–22, 2014
'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' exhibit hours: Wednesday-Friday 6-8; Saturday and Sunday 2-6; or by appointment
Special event: On the Road: Stories: November 12, 2014, 7-9

Links
http://navegallery.org/wp/ive-been-everywhere-man-musicians-on-the-road/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1487221584890411/



11/06/14 - 11/22/14

FREE



- http://navegallery.org/wp/ive-been-everywhere-man-musicians-on-the-road/



A Sea Of Stars

Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

As The Mystic Chorale enters our 25th year, we join forces with inspiring guests to celebrate the power of poetry in song. We will celebrate the music of many traditions from pop to jazz to folk plus a rousing Gospel piece featuring sixty youth from Dorchester's Boston City Singers. Local jazz greats Stan Strickland on sax and Jonathan Singleton on piano will lift us, and special guest and literary musician Regie Gibson will electrify all with his combination of classical, jazz, rap, beat and slam poetry.

As with all Mystic concerts, the audience will be equal participants singing along on songs like Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and a rousing Gospel version of "Go Where I Send Thee”

Directed by Nick Page and Jane Money.



11/22/14

$18 Adults
$15 Students/Seniors



- http://mysticchorale.org



Suzuki Faculty All-Star Concert

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Wilson Chapel, Newton

Join the faculty of the Suzuki School of Newton for a family-friendly evening of chamber music. This is a fantastic way for children to be exposed to many different instruments. All proceeds benefit the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Performances will include:

Dvorak - Miniatures for String Trio
Bekka Schellenberg and San-yi Lin, violins; Alyssa Lawson, cello

Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, I. Allegro con brio
Bekka Schellenberg, violin; Ben Peterson, cello; Sachiko Isihara, piano

Ives - Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano, "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting", I. Allegro, II. Largo
Dvorak - Romance
Amy Tai, violin; Liunien Lung Tai, piano

Faure - Piano Quartet No. 1 Op. 15, II. Scherzo, Allegro vivo
Sarah Titterington Ibbett, violin; Georgina Lodge, viola; Julie Carew, cello; Fani Liao, piano

Movement for Solo Guitar
Jay Rosenberg, guitar

Student Performances by Alice Yi, violin and Emma Sampson, flute
 



11/22/14

$20/General, $10/Seniors, $10/Students (Prices reflect $5 advance purchase discount)



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Wilson Chapel, Newton - 210 Herrick Road, Newton, MA, 02459



Trojan Women

Presented by Theatre@First at Unity Somerville

 Set in the shadow of the Trojan Horse, just days after the fall of their city, Trojan Women views war from the perspective of the women who pay its price. Waiting to be taken as slaves by their Greek conquerors are Hecuba the aging queen, Cassandra the mad prophetess, Andromache the widow of Troy’s greatest hero, and the dangerously beautiful Helen of Troy herself.

Director J. Deschene follows the triumphant 2013 staging of Lysistrata with this powerful drama featuring T@F audience favorites Kamela Dolinova, Brian Edgar and Leslie Drescher. Artistic Director Elizabeth Hunter takes on the role of Hecuba, joined by exciting newcomers Chris Mason, Brooke Morgan, and Hannah Sharafian.

For a full cast list and more details, please visit http://www.theatreatfirst.org/.



11/14/14 - 11/22/14

$15 Adults
$12 Students & Seniors
Group discounts available.



- http://www.theatreatfirst.org

Unity Somerville - 6 William Street, Somerville, MA, 02143



Digital Cameras Part 1 One Day

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 DIGITAL CAMERAS PART 2 ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
The advanced Digital SLR experience

This one-day workshop is a continuation of what was learned in Digital Cameras Part 1. Students will advance their knowledge beyond the fundamentals of the digital SLR and explore every nuance of their camera's capabilities, gain further creative control and engage in aspects of creative image making. Step by step instructions will enable students to have an advanced understanding of digital SLR image making.

Requirements: Digital SLR (or advanced compact camera)?
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11/22/14

75



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Camera Eye Photography Workshops - 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet presents French Frolic

Presented by Kammerwerke at First Parish in Bedford

The Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet under the direction of Alan Pearlmutter will present French Frolic, a concert to be held at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 75 The Great Road, Bedford, Massachusetts. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Program: Claude Debussy Petite Suite, arr. Stephaan Brakkee; André Caplet Suite Persane; Jean Françaix Sept danses d’après le ballet “Les malheurs de Sophie”; Emmanuel Chabrier Huit pièces pittoresques, arr. Jean Françaix. Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors/Students/FPB attendees $15; 13-18 $10; 12 and under Free. Handicapped Accessible.

KDWQ features rarely heard original compositions for ten wind instruments along with the more well-known classical works arranged for double wind quintet (a.k.a. dectet).  The double wind quintet, rather rare in America, combines the intimacy of small chamber groups with the power of larger ensembles.  The sound of ten winds resonates with a full panorama of orchestral color, depth and brilliance.



11/22/14

Adults $20; Seniors/Students/FPB Attendees $15; 13-18 $10; 12 and under free



- http://www.kammerwerke.org

First Parish in Bedford - 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA, 01730



SteveSongs Concert to Benefit Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery School

Presented by Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery School

 Please join us for a rockin' concert with PBS Kids' musician Mr. Steve on November 22nd at 11 AM! Steve will be joined by beat boxer David Stackhouse and Chris Listorti on the electric guitar, keyboard and vocals. Kids are sure to be up and dancing during the show, and Steve's music is entertaining, educational, and imaginative. This is a concert that you don't want to miss.  As one young fan said, Steve's shows are "more fun than recess!" 

Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been writing/performing award-winning music for families for over ten years. A rising star on the national kids music scene, Steve blends smart lyrics, catchy melodies and thoughtful messages into fun participatory songs that kids love and adults find irresistible. He has delighted audiences coast to coast with his engaging and entertaining shows, including at the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Boston's Fenway Park. Steve has earned numerous awards, including 2 Parents' Choice Gold Awards, a NAPPA Honor, an iParenting Media Award, and a Children's Music Web Award. He has 5 full-length CDs, a DVD and two volumes of music from his role as Mr. Steve on PBS KIDS. In May 2008, Steve took on an exciting new role on national TV as "Mr. Steve," co-host of the PBS KIDS morning block featuring favorites such as Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Super Why and Martha Speaks. 


Steve posted this on his Facebook page last year: "I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I am with the kindness of the cool folks at the Acton Barn. Last year, they developed a ticket donation program where families from their school purchased and donated tickets to the SteveSongs show. The school made connections with several local agencies within the community and distributed those tickets to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to attend. This allowed 50 people to come to our show and experience live performance, (which I am a HUGE believer in). The school received several thank you notes and plans to replicate the program for the (November 22nd) show. What a wonderful example they are setting -- especially at this time of year. Kudos Acton Barn!"

The concert will be held at The Parker Damon Building in Acton, off Rt. 111.  The show begins at 11:00 am.

Sorrento's Pizza will be available for sale after the show, along with many baked goods.

Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door (children under 1 are free).  Tickets are available at Donelan's Supermarket in Acton or go online to www.actonbarn.com  and click on SteveSongs.


This concert is presented by The Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery School and Sorrento's Pizzeria.



11/22/14

Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door (children under 1 are free).  Tickets are available at Donelan's Supermarket in Acton or go online to www.actonbarn.com and click on SteveSongs.



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/892993



The Makanda Project with Voices

Presented by VISIONS, Inc.

The Makanda Project's final Dudley Library concert of 2014 will feature vocalists Diane Richardson, Nedelka Prescod, and Liz Tobias; the Missng Lnks youth vocal ensemble; and featured soloists Warren Smith (vibes) and Odean Pope (tenor saxophone).  Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham (alto saxophone); Sean Berry, Odean Pope (tenor saxophone); Charlie Kohlhase (baritone saxophone); Jerry Sabatini (trumpet); Ku-umba Frank Lacy (trumpet, trombone); Alfred Patterson (trombone); Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba); Diane Richardson, Nedelka Prescod, Liz Tobias (voice); John Kordalewski (piano); Warren Smith (vibes); John Lockwood (bass); Yoron Israel (drums).  There will also be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile.



11/22/14

FREE



- http://www.mkmjazz.com/makanda-project.php



Dudley House Orchestra Fall Concert

Presented by Dudley House Orchestra at Paine Hall at Harvard Univ.

 The Dudley House Orchestra warmly invites you to the opening concert of their season, featuring dynamic works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and popular American composer John Adams. The orchestra will also celebrate the final regular concert appearance of their conductor, Aaron Kuan, as he completes his three-year tenure as music director of the organization.

Program:
Adams -- Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Stravinsky -- Firebird Suite
Beethoven -- Symphony No. 7 in A major



11/22/14

Tickets are available at the Harvard Box Office or at the door. $10 general admission, $5 students and Harvard affiliates.



- http://dudley.harvard.edu/dudley-orchestra

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



Recital by Violinist Léo Marillier

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School

Please join Winchester Community Music School for a free performance and lecture by virtuoso violinist and rising star Léo Marillier. Léo has won numerous national and international competitions and is now studying in the Master of Music program at New England Conservatory. Born and raised in Provins, France, he has performed as a soloist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Youth Symphony Orchestra, after making orchestra debuts in Germany, Lithuania, and Denmark at age 13. Léo has been described as “one of today’s most exciting young violinists” and “destined to become a major artist of our time.” His program at WCMS will include Violin Sonata n.3 in D minor op. 108 by Brahms, and movements from Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47 by Sibelius. He will be accompanied on piano by Sarah SoYoung Yang, a fellow student at NEC. Free admission. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



11/22/14

FREE



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Winchester Community Music School - 407 Highland Ave, Winchester, MA, 01890



Fika Sound Series featuring Rachel Panitch & David Kaynor Fiddling Duo

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

 Presented during the SCC's weekly Kaffestugan (Swedish for café), enjoy Swedish pastries, waffles and open-faced sandwiches - and bring your brunch into the Nordic Hall to hear Rachel Panitch and David Kaynor's Fiddling Duo! Rachel Panitch and David Kaynor’s Fiddling Duo brings together the sweet sounds of fiddle harmonies from many regions of Sweden and New England. Hear the stories behind the tunes as they perform polskas, schottisches, waltzes and walking tunes. Presented with support from the Barbro Oscher Pro Suecia Foundation. Free.



11/22/14

Free



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PLUCK

Presented by Radius Ensemble at The Longy School of Music

PLUCK, on November 22 at 8pm features works with harp by Ravel (Introduction and Allegro) and Boston’s Keeril Makan. Plus Jean Françaix’s charming English horn quartet and Beethoven’s youthful quintet for piano and winds. Guest artist harpist Ina Zdorovetchi will solo. Composer Keeril Makanm, faculty member at MIT, will be present.

RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro (1905)
MAKAN – Nothing is More Important for flute, viola and harp (2009)
FRANÇAIX – Quartet for English horn and strings (1971)
BEETHOVEN – Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 16 (1796)
With Ina Zdorovetchi, harp, and composer Keeril Makan



11/22/14

Tickets are $10-20 when purchased online. Tickets are also available at the door with a nominal surcharge.



- http://radiusensemble.org

The Longy School of Music - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Ecstasies Above

Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at All Saints Parish, Brookline

The season opens with a program that explores themes of music and the natural world, using texts from a long line of celebrated poets. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 'Serenade to Music' quotes Shakespeare’s 'The Merchant of Venice' in an ethereal setting. 'The Passing of the Year' by Jonathan Dove uses Dickinson and Tennyson to creatively guide us through the changing of seasons. 'The Ecstasies Above' by Tarik O’Regan is an otherworldly composition that imaginatively portrays Edgar Allan Poe’s poem 'Israfel'.



11/22/14

$25 Adults | $20 Students, seniors* | $15 Groups of 10 or more

* discount rate also applies to WGBH & Coolidge Corner Theatre members



- http://www.metropolitanchorale.org

All Saints Parish, Brookline - 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Tufts Jazz Orchestra: As Long As I'm Singing

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

The Tufts Jazz Orchestra celebrates the “voice” that jazz brings to those who felt that they had no voice, continuing their odyssey through the Great American Songbook, funk, and of course Afro-Cuban jazz. The repertoire will also include great vocal classics such as "As Time Goes By", "The Good Life", "Love is Here To Stay", and "How About You" as well as the song stylings of Pat Metheny. With TJO, wherever there is singing, they are sure to be swinging! Special guest artist Bill Lowe, bass trombone. Joel LaRue Smith, director
 



11/22/14

Free; no tickets required



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Winter Wonderland

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

Join us for a day of free holiday fun for the whole family at the Citi Wang Theatre on Saturday, November 22 from 11AM to 2PM.

Activities for all ages include: Photos with Globe Santa Live Performance by Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, make-it-yourself snow globes, make-your-own antlers, coloring and activity sheets, Polar Beverage create your own Bottle Labels, free Turkey Hill Ice Cream samples, Legoland Discovery Center activities, Cookie Decorating courtesy of The Gingerbread Construction Co., Zoo New England's Interactive Reindeer Exhibit, great holiday show ticket giveaways and discounts, and face painting!



11/22/14

Free



- http://www.citicenter.org/winterwonderland

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Russell Peters

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Renowned for his quick wit and piercing mimicry, Russell Peters has mastered the art of traversing between hilarious characters of all races and cultures, creating an immediate connection with his audiences. His riotous performances have established him as an artist with bona fide international acclaim. Peters has been nominated for four of Canada’s prestigious Gemini Awards. He has been a featured comic at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His television appearances include CBC-TV‘s “Comics!”, “Club Class” on Channel 5 (UK) and two one-hour “Comedy Now!” specials on Canada’s Comedy Network. He has also hosted his own talk show on BBC-TV (UK) and performed on “The David Frost Comedy Festival Special,” broadcast on both the BBC and the CBC. In April 2005, Peters was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

$50 - $65



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

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



Elf: The Musical

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

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

The New York Times says that Elf is “Splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!" USA Today calls Elf, “Endearingly Goofy!” Variety proclaims, “Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Generously sponsored by Harvard Pilgram Health Care.

 



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

Full price tickets are $39, $49, $59 and $69, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances), corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. 15% discount available for groups of 15 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances).



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=123

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



The Old Man and The Old Moon

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.

After premiering The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Gym at Judson in the fall of 2012, the seven men of PigPen embarked on a collaboration with Chicago-based director Stuart Carden to revise the piece - first with a script/music workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Summer of 2013, then with a fully staged reimagining of the show opening the season at Writers Theatre in Chicago in the Fall of 2013. The resulting play, with a tighter script, no intermission, extended music, and new puppetry is now a part of the 2014 season at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it will continue to change and evolve with the help of original designers Lydia Fine, Bart Cortright, and the addition of Chicago sound designer, Mikhail Fiksel. This final production will open the 2014 season at The New Victory Theater in New York City and then move to the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston in partnership with ArtsEmerson.



11/19/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org

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



Dance at the Cinema: DON QUIXOTE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

“The Knight of the Sad Face” and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful, humorous and virtuoso ballet.



11/23/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/don-quixote-0

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



Itzhak Perlman, violin

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover can afford to miss.

“Perlman…played…with perfect control and minimal bow, not wasting any unnecessary energy, but creating exquisite renderings, one after another…” – The Seattle Times

Sponsored by Charlesbank, Capital Partners LLC



11/23/14

Tickets start at $45

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



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/perlman.htm



Ether Dome

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A new treatment promising to end pain pits a doctor and his student in an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 and set in Boston's own Massachusetts General Hospital, this fascinating new play explores the ecstasy of pain, the sweetness of relief, and the hysteria that erupts when healthcare becomes big business.

Produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Hartford Stage.



10/17/14 - 11/23/14

Ticket price range: $25-$83
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/ether-dome/

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



Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

Presented by The Boston Camerata at Trinity Church Boston

The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel, featuring the Trinity Choristers. This powerful medieval mystery play makes the biblical story of Daniel, about a prophetic visionary taken into captivity in Babylonia (now Iraq), as relevant in today’s world as when it was composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France. The ambitious production combines old and new, bringing together music and movement, theater and liturgy, light and shadow to make the story come alive.  



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

$30, $45 ($10 students w/ ID)
 



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



Sibelius & Brahms

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the beginning, inspiringly melodic at the end. It was written in protest over Russian incursions and censorship in Finland, and it soon became a sort of alternate to the actual Finnish national anthem. Then, in "The Swan of Tuonela" we find the composer in an altogether less public mood. It is dark, haunting, and ineffably beautiful, and contains one of the most striking solo parts for English horn ever composed (played at these performances by Peggy Pearson). Finally, the compressed, gnomic and staggeringly powerful Seventh Symphony, the composer’s last symphony and the crowning achievement of his compositional life.

After intermission the great Korean pianist HaeSun Paik joins the orchestra for Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto. Ms. Paik is one of the musical giants of the classical world today. Her total command of the piano is simply overpowering, and these gigantic technical resources are always in service to a probing musical mind and deep and stirring sensitivity. Her every performance is a major event, and the Philharmonic is proud to be able to present her in these concerts playing one of the greatest, and most demanding, of all piano concertos.



11/20/14 - 11/23/14

November 20 Performance: Tickets range from $15-$72

November 23 Performance: Tickets range from $25-$102; Concert Lecture begins at 1:45pm (free admission with ticket). 



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

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



An Evening of One-Acts: Krapp's Last Tape & The Dumb Waiter

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents this evening of one-acts from two of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th century: Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, featuring Sidney Friedman, and Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, featuring Michael Hammond. Directed by Clay Hopper.



11/12/14 - 11/23/14

$20 general admission | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for students, seniors, groups, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers.
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/bcap-one-acts/

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Having premiered in 1813, Rossini’s opera buffa, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a true comic gem with delightful characters, sparkling music and coloratura fireworks. It follows the courageous Isabella, a young Italian woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover, Lindoro. Upon her journey, Isabella captivates Mustafá, the Bey of Algiers, who decides that she will be the next addition to his harem. Little does he know that he has met his match in this clever Italian girl, who risks everything for love. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Angelo Anelli
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage Direction by Johnathon Pape



11/20/14 - 11/23/14

Premium Seating: $30
Regular Seating : $25

Discounts
Alumni/WGBH/Senior: $5 off
Student (w/ ID): $10 off



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The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Various Variations 3: All Brahms: Ops. 99, 100, 101

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Brahms   Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

Brahms   Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100
Brahms   Pianno Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Harumi Rhodes, violin; Ronald Thomas, cello; Mihae Lee, piano

Inspired by poetry and friendship, Brahms celebrated an invigorating summer in Switzerland “so full of melodies that one has to be careful not to stop on any” with three of his best-loved chamber works in consecutive order: the energetic Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99; the lyrical Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 100; and the passionate Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101. In them, Brahms explores his own version of writing variations through continuous melodic evolution.

Various Variations   This fall BCMS surveys some of the greatest examples of variation writing in the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.  



11/23/14

$23, $34, $45, $56; Students: $8; Seniors or WGBH members: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2014-1123-sanders

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



Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators are those artists, both past and present, who are recognized for continuously experimenting with traditional techniques and materials as well as developing revolutionary approaches in the realm of fiber art. The exhibition focuses on the energy and breadth of vision that continues to shape the future of fiber art.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Renie Breskin Adams, Olga de Amaral, Lucy Arai, Anastasia Azure, Linda Behar, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Mary Bero, Lanny Bergner, Nancy Moore Bess, Archie Brennan, John Cardin, Lia Cook, Randall Darwall, Eric & Martin Demaine, Carol Eckert, Catherine Ellis, Arline Fisch, Arline Fisch, John Garrett, Jan Hopkins, Mary Lee Hu, Lissa Hunter, Diane Itter, Michael James, Naomi Kobayashi, Nancy Koenigsberg, Alison Kotin, Gyongy Laky, Maximo Laura, Chunghie Lee, Kari Lonning, Susan Martin Maffei, Ruben Marroquin, Amanda McCavour, John McQueen, Norma Minkowitz, Debora Muhl, Kait Rhoads, Lesley Richmond, Michael F. Rohde, Ed Rossbach, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Jane Sauer, Cynthia Schira, Warren Seelig, Kay Sekimachi, Carol Shinn, Adrienne Sloane, Pamela Studstill, Polly Adams Sutton, and Dawn Nichols Walden.



07/05/14 - 11/23/14

Adults $8

Seniors $5

Students $5

Children Under 12 FREE

Members FREE

Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm FREE



- http://fullercraft.org/event/game-changers-fiber-masters-and-innovators/

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



Festive and Fantastique

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

New Phil is excited to present the world premiere of John Tarrh’s “Shiloh – A Requiem”, a further exploration of John’s musical goal to create a sound world of deep resonance and beauty.

Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Tarrh Shiloh – Shiloh - A Requiem (world premiere)
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique



11/22/14 - 11/23/14

$10 - $45



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Bolshoi: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Young Englishman Lord Wilson is travelling through Egypt when a powerful storm breaks out. He is forced to take shelter in the nearest pyramid, where the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs lies entombed. Lord Wilson falls asleep and begins to dream that the princess has come to life.

The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.

With its exotic setting, impressive parades, spectacular variations and crowd scenes, this grand 19th-century Orientalist fantasy is one of the most remarkable productions in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. The main roles are here danced by Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova and Ruslan Skvortsov. Music by Cesare Pugni; Libretto by Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa; Choreography, sets and costumes by Pierre Lacotte.



11/23/14

$20



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/bolshoi-pharaoh

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



The Trojan Women

Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center

Euripides’ play follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and their remaining families are about to be taken away as slaves. The grief of the women is compounded when the Greeks dole out additional deaths and divide their “shares” of the remaining women.

 



11/20/14 - 11/23/14

$15, $10 seniors or w/ BC ID. Available at Robsham Box Office.



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Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Chamber Music in the Afternoon

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Performances by Boston College Chamber Music Society. Sandra Hebert, director; and Liederabend, Lindsay Albert, director.



11/23/14

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Broadway Kids Revue

Presented by Neverland Theatre

Neverland Theatre is proud to bring you this upbeat Broadway Kids Revue starring a talented all youth cast performing everyone’s favorite and popular songs from Broadway and movies. Featuring songs from Disney’s Frozen to Broadway’s Wicked, this show is sure to please the entire family!



11/19/14 - 11/23/14

$12



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



A Stage Three Workshop Production of Charles Van Eman in his original one-man play, Jack’s Hat

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

In Jack’s Hat, writer and performer, Charles Van Eman, portrays four distinct and individually drawn characters. Although each is separated in time and station, their lives are connected in surprising ways—through a hat—a hat with bullet holes and history. As their stories unfold, we see how each man tries to know, and do, the right thing. Through their successes and failures, we understand the threads of humanity that unite us in a common experience.

Charles Van Eman brings a vast depth and breadth of experience to his one-man show.  His numerous acting credits include stage, film (96 Minutes, The Joneses, Riddle) and television (CSI Miami, Vampire Diaries, Reckless,  Chasing Life, The Colbys, Days of Our Lives, and All My Children, ). Up next for Charles is Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, directed by Gus Van Sant. Charles has published two novels, On the Way to Pomona and The Weight of Loss.

Original music by Matthew Bernstein. Jack’s Hat runs with no intermission. There is adult content.

This Stage Three Workshop Production is made possible by a generous grant from Friendship Foundation.

At TASN, The Stage Three Workshop Production Series is a professional theater laboratory experience designed to promote the development of new works. In 2010, Jack’s Hat was presented in our theatre as a staged reading by the North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative (NSRTC), qualifying it to be considered for Stage Three. A workshop production is a full-scale production in terms of sets, costumes, lighting, and staging. Workshop productions are an integral step for the playwright in completing the piece before it makes its actual premier.

Venues like TASN are vital for the development of new plays and introduction of new work into mainstream theater.

The process: The director and cast work with the playwright during the rehearsal period, refining and trimming the play. Set and lighting design often become integral to the defining and refining of a new play as well. The purpose of such a production is to get a new play on its feet in a physical setting to see what works and what doesn't. Finally, a play isn't complete until it is presented to an audience. 



11/07/14 - 11/23/14

: $18 Adults/ $15 students and seniors



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

 "So packed with wit, ideas and feelings ... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years." - The New York Times

This intellectually and emotionally engaging backstage comedy portrays an articulate and romantically idealistic playwright whose second wife is trying to merge worthy causes with her art as an actress.

She has net a "political prisoner" named Brodie who has been jailed for radical thuggery, and who has written an inept play about how property is theft, how the state stifles the rights of the individual, etc., etc., etc. Henry's wife wants him to make the play work theatrically, which he does after much soul searching.

Eventually, though, he is able to convince his wife that Brodie is emphatically not a victim of political repression; he is, in fact, a thug. And while this hilariously transpires, Henry's concepts of love, marriage and fidelity are tested as surely as his writing skills.



11/08/14 - 11/23/14

$18 in advance, $25 day-of-show



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/the-real-thing/

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



Disney's High School Musical

Presented by Neverland Theatre

Neverland Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical, a stage version based on the Disney Channel’s original smash hit movie.



11/15/14 - 11/23/14

$15- $18



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Written by & featuring Ruby Wax

Comedian, writer, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity in this one-woman show inspired by her book, Sane New World. Drawing from her own struggles with depression and a Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford, Wax explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. A manual on how to survive the 21st century, Sane New World helps us understand why we sabotage our own sanity.



11/18/14 - 11/23/14

$30 Regular; $25 for A.R.T. Subscribers



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/ruby-wax-sane-new-world

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



O'Carolan Etcetera: Concert and Session

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

This wonderful trio performs selections from three centuries of traditional instrumental music: early English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known; Irish jigs and Scottish airs; reels from old New England that set the toes a-tapping; and French Canadian tunes played on the hurdy gurdy! The concert will be followed by an open session, so, musicians, bring your instruments!



11/23/14

Admission is $10, $8 members and ages 5-12. Call or e-mail to reserve.



- http://wwwgoreplace.org/festivals-and-music.htm

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Les Delices: Myths & Allegories

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Gardner Museum's Sunday Concert Series presents classical chamber music on Sunday afternoons, featuring performances by renowned musicians alongside outstanding emerging artists.

PROGRAM
Myths & Allegories
• Jean-Féry Rebel, Sisième Sonate "L'Immortelle"
• Rebel, Selections from Ulysse
• Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, Cinquième Concert "La Guerre"
• Thomas-Louis Bourgeois, Les Sirènes
• Rebel, La Fidelle
• Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Le Sommeil d'Ulisse



11/23/14

Tickets are required and include museum admission. Adults $27, Seniors $24, Members $17, Children 7-17 & College Students $12 (children under 7 not admitted to concerts).



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5943



The Conference of the Birds

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

The Conference of the Birds
By Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere
Based on the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar
Directed by Hafiz Karmali

All the birds of the world declare the realm a mess and set out on a journey to seek their king, the Simorgh, a beautiful and benevolent bird of Persian myth. Their voyage through the deserts and valleys is laced with riddles and parables, deep spiritual questions and great temptations. Discover what lies at the end of their quest in this lively, light-hearted production for both children and adults, directed by international theater artist Hafiz Karmali.



11/20/14 - 11/23/14

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



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

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



Fall Jazz at the Firehouse: Featuring the Nick Grondin Group

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

The acclaimed Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired equally by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds – guitar, piano, bass, drums, saxophone and voice – they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, intellectual and emotional. The group features some of the brightest musicians in the Boston and New York areas, brought together by Down Beat and ASCAP composition award-winner, Nick Grondin.



11/23/14

General admission tickets are $15. Tables for 4 people are $100, which includes a bottle of wine and refreshments.

 



- http://zumix.org/community/events/fall-jazz-firehouse-featuring-nick-grondin-group

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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

As the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra’s first studio recording, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar—A 21st Century Tribute to the Brown Album’ was the project that put so many musicians and singers together prompting Sal and Alan to realize they had an opportunity to make some crazy, new, giant, rock band. Prior to this recording, the URO didn’t exist. The album itself was born out of the URO co-founder’s mutual admiration of this classic, definitive rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - first recorded in 1970 with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple singing ‘Jesus’ (the fabled ‘Brown Album.’) Now, for the first time on the Regent stage, the URO will perform the 26 song epic ‘live’ on stage - a mammoth undertaking - one sure to elicit electrifying moments.



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

Reserved seating:
$37.50 Preferred Seating ( Ctr Orch. Rows A - E )
$35.00 Center Front Orch. Seating ( Rows F - J )
$32.50 Side Front Orch. Seating ( Rows F - K )
$27.50 Center Back Orch. ( Rows K - P )
$27.50 Side Orch. Back Seating ( Rows L - P )
$25.00 All Balcony Seating

Discounts are available for Seniors and Students (under-18 years). Please call the box office at (781.646.4849) for group rates.

The Regent Theatre’s exclusive dinner/show package is now available for this performance. With one purchase you’ll get the choice of a fabulous 3-course dinner and a ticket to the show for only $50.00.



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

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



Overtures, A Clock, Sonata, & Rhapsody

Presented by Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO presents cellist Zlatomir Fung playing Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, Wiegala – A Lullaby by Wellesley native Julia Carey, Hungarian Rhapsody by Popper. The WSO will perform Beethoven's Overture and Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens, Kodaly's Viennese Musical Clock and Intermezzo, selections from Hary Janos Suite, and Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.

Max Hobart, Conductor

 



11/23/14

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,



Uyan-uyan Manasuka

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

Gamelan Laras Tentrem and Rinengga Sih Tentrem, the Tufts gamelan ensemble, perform a concert of Javanese gamelan music under the direction of Barry Drummond. Guest artists include I.M. Harjito.



11/23/14

Free; no tickets required



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PJ Roque - Standing in Front of the World - CD Release

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Come celebrate the completion of “Standing in Front of the World, ” a 14-song CD by Paul J. (PJ) Rogoshewski. PJ is a long standing member of the Boston area folk music and open mike community. This CD was a long time coming. With production assistance by Seth Connelly, the CD includes contributions by some of the areas top musicians, including work by the late great Johnny Cunningham of Silly Wizard.

Inertia is a funny thing, and what may have taken a long time to get going might just be unstoppable! Join PJ and friends for an inspiring, fun-filled evening celebrating the docking of this long traveling freighter.



11/23/14

General $15
Student/Seniors $14
Members $12
Children under 12 $8



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



The Weston Wind Quintet

Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at St. John's Church, JP

The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Peter Kronheimer - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) performs Franz Danzi's Wind Quintet in G Major, Op. 67 #1, Georges Bizet's Petite Suite from Jeux d'enfants (arr. Gordon Davies), Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-Flat (arr. David Bussick), and Joseph Jongen's Concerto for Wind Quintet
 



11/23/14

$10 ($5 for seniors and students)



- http://www.jpconcerts.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Bat Boy: The Musical

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard

Harvard University’s production of the cult hit musical comedy will debut new material by the show’s original writers! Hope Falls, West Virginia is a tranquil farming town like any other – until half-bat, half-boy Edgar appears. The Parker family decides to civilize him, but the rest of the townsfolk aren’t so amenable to their new neighbor. And when local children start mysteriously dying, the Bat Boy isn’t the only one who’s out for blood. The award-winning musical’s writers developed new scenes and songs for this production in collaboration with the Harvard cast and crew.



11/14/14 - 11/23/14

$8 Students/Seniors, $12 Adults

All tickets are general admission



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



Troubled Water: Benefit Performance to Support Clean Water

Presented by Grace Church Newton

Troubled Waters is a benefit for Episcopal Relief and Development's worldwide efforts to promote clean water access in developing nations. Donations of $15 for adults and $10 for children are recommended but no advance rsvp is needed. The performance features 6 outstanding musicians, two poets, stand up comedy and a unique photography display of bodies on water. The performance begins at 1:00 and ends at 3:00.



11/23/14

FREE



- http://www.gracenewton.org



Diane Taraz CD Release

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 For decades Diane Taraz has been creating her own songs and breathing new life into traditional ones. She brings a dry wit and a light touch to explaining the intricacies of her music. Audiences listen entranced as she sings a cappella, a challenging style at which she excels. Dirty Linen magazine calls her a "fine, inventive guitarist," and she plays lap dulcimer with inventive passion.

On her many CDs and in concert, Diane delves into fascinating corners of music. She draws inspiration from Celtic, British, French-Canadian, and American folklore, and presents historic programs that focus on specific eras, including the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Born in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Diane has long made her home in the Boston area. She directs the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers and often appears as a guest with the Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society, a traditional band that plays maritime, Celtic, and Colonial music. She also sings with Vox Lucens, a 12-member a cappella Renaissance choir, and the UUlations, a women's a cappella group



11/23/14

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



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



Faculty Artist Recital

Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Sunday, November 23, 7pm

Faculty Artist Recital: Brian Moll, piano

Arias and Duets by Mozart; Songs by Schubert, Grieg, Vaughn Williams and Poulenc.

With guest artists Sara Heaton, soprano, and Andrew Garland, baritone. 

 

 

 



11/23/14

FREE, suggested donation $10



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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Fall Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough

Presented by Paradise City Arts Festival at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

Paradise City brings together 175 outstanding American artists and master craft makers from 24 states to exhibit at Metro Boston’s most exciting and wide-ranging juried fair, held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Not the usual holiday season art and craft show, serious sculpture and paintings are displayed alongside one-of-a-kind home furnishings, dazzling jewelry and fashion fit for a holiday gala. Paradise CityArts Festival in Marlborough has become a destination for decorators and discerning homeowners as well as a favorite source for holiday gifts, in every price range, that transcend expectations.



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

$13 adults

$11 seniors 65+

$8 students

12 and under free

$16 three-day pass

Free parking
 



- http://www.paradisecityarts.com/marlboro/homemarl.html

Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center - 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 01752



Bazaar

Presented by Cultural Survival

 A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy "world" music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world. Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

FREE



- http://bazaar.cs.org



Riverside Theatre Works Presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Presented by Riverside Theatre Works at Riverside Theatre Works

Tragedy tomorrow…comedy tonight! Riverside Theatre Works presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” an uproarious musical about love, class, and mistaken identity in Ancient Rome. It’s a feast of showgirls and slapstick, featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim. November 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and November 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.rtwboston.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111.



11/14/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets are $18-$22 for seniors and $20-$25 for Adults



- http://www.RTWboston.org

Riverside Theatre Works - 45 Fairmount Ave., Boston, MA, 02136



Purcell's "Te Deum and Jubilate" and selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II

Presented by The Henry Purcell Society of Boston at All Saints Parish, Brookline

Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for delivering a "smashbang debut" to a "packed house," The Henry Purcell Society of Boston presents their second concert with a rare performance of Purcell's "Te Deum and Jubilate" alongside selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II with a choir of talented established and emerging singers, plus the treble voices of All Saints Parish, Brookline and All Saints Ashmont. Purcell’s seminal work was the first of its kind in English Church music, with a modern, flamboyant verse anthem and an orchestra of strings, trumpets, and continuo, and is the cornerstone of a moving program of music for one of Purcell’s most important patrons.



11/23/14

$32 & $22; $15 for students & seniors



- http://www.bostonpurcell.org/

All Saints Parish, Brookline - 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



FILM | "The Jester"

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

 The Jester’s lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces provide a glimpse of 1930s Warsaw’s thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after. Many of the film’s Polish-Jewish crew and actors were killed during the Holocaust, giving the film’s touches of melancholy an even more profound reading for today’s audiences.

Poland | 1937 | 90 min | Black & White/Sepia | Yiddish with English subtitles | Director: Joseph Green & Jan Nowina-Przybylski



11/23/14

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/11/film-jester

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



The Mystic Chorale presents A SEA OF STARS

Presented by The Mystic Chorale. Inc.

The Mystic Chorale presents:
A SEA OF STARS
Directed by Nick Page and Jane Money


As The Mystic Chorale enters our 25th year, we join forces with inspiring guests to celebrate the power of poetry in song. We will celebrate the music of many traditions from pop to jazz to folk plus a rousing Gospel piece featuring sixty youth from Dorchester's Boston City Singers. Local jazz greats Stan Strickland on sax and Jonathan Singleton on piano will lift us, and special guest and literary musician Regie Gibson will electrify all with his combination of classical, jazz, rap, beat and slam poetry.

As with all Mystic concerts, the audience will be equal participants singing along on songs like Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and a rousing Gospel version of "Go Where I Send Thee”

Please join us!
 



11/23/14

$18 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors



- http://mysticchorale.org



Songs For A New World

Presented by Cohasset Dramatic Club

CDC is thrilled to present "Songs For A New World," a rarely seen or heard piece, and the first musical of composer Jason Robert Brown (PARADE, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - 2014 Tony Award). "Songs" is a contemporary piece that examines life, love and the choices we make.

This abstract musical is made up of a series of songs all connected by a theme "the moment of decision." Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, "It's about one moment, It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand, or turn around and go back." The songs evoke a range of emotions and tell life-changing stories."  

Music Director: Mark G. Bono
Musical Staging: Lisa Pratt

November 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm, November 16 & 23 at 2:00pm

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/820838



11/14/14 - 11/23/14

General Admission tickets are $20. Group rates of 10 or more are available by calling 617-922-0280.



- http://www.cohassetdramaticclub.org



Joslin Diabetes Center's High Hopes Gala

Presented by Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Gala promotes awareness and raises funds for vital diabetes clinical care programs and groundbreaking research initiatives at Joslin Diabetes Center. This fabulous black-tie event, established in 1999, benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education and clinical care. Joslin Diabetes Center is pleased to honor Community Events Champions as the 2014 recipients of the Global Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions to and ongoing support of Joslin’s mission.

The evening, emceed by Dylan Dreyer, Weather Anchor for NBC’s Weekend TODAY, will include a lively cocktail reception, live entertainment by one of New England’s top bands, The Sultans of Swing, featuring American Idol semi-finalist Erika Van Pelt and exciting silent and live auctions. Vibrant auctioneer Robin Starr, VP/Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner Inc. will conduct the live auction. Starr is also an appraiser on PBS’s Antique Roadshow.

The Merritt Levitan Youth Ambassador Award, renamed this year to honor the legacy of Merritt Levitan, will be awarded to Kelley N. Conley, a young adult passionate about helping others who are also living with diabetes. Merritt Levitan was an 18 year old scholar and athlete, who was a patient at Joslin and tragically killed last year while on a cross country bicycle trip. Conley will serve as ambassador for Joslin by advocating for diabetes awareness and educating peers throughout Boston about the mission of Joslin Diabetes Center.

For information about the High Hopes Gala or to purchase tickets, please contact Meghan Mongeau at Meghan.mongeau@Joslin.harvard.edu or at (617) 309-2512. Individual ticket price is $1,000.



11/22/14 - 11/23/14

$1,000 per ticket



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Artisan & Accessories Craft Show

Presented by Congregation Sha'aray Shalom

Fourth Annual Holiday Craft and Accessory Show, featuring local artisans, Sunday, November 23rd, 9 AM- 3 PM, located in Hingham.
Located at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, 1112 Main St., Rt. 228, Hingham. Featuring jewelry, knitting, photography, greeting cards, woodworking, glass & wire art, handbags, paintings, Nantucket baskets, organic soaps, scrap booking and more! Hourly raffle prizes and ongoing bake sale. Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, supporting youth scholarships, women’s advocacy and helping to repair the world through community interaction. Free admission. For more information call 914-886-2195.
 



11/23/14

FREE



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Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

Presented by BabsonARTS at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College

Renowned director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays Winnie, a woman buried up to her bosom in a mound of dirt with nothing to pass the time but the ragged contents of her bag, her nimble wit, and her husband Willie, played by Tony Shalhoub, lurking somewhere behind her. This droll, existential allegory demonstrates the vitality of the human spirit in the face of a deteriorating world.



11/18/14 - 11/23/14

Section A $80

Section B $60

Section C $30



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/82

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



The Love Potion

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) presents the Boston premiere of a fully staged version of The Love Potion, composer Frank Martin’s retelling of the legendary story of Tristan and Isolt. This significant work will be sung in a new English translation that was commissioned by BLO.

This Season’s Opera Annex production will be presented as an immersive, intimate experience at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline November 19, 20, 22 and 23; the performance on the 23rd is in fact already sold out. BLO’s performance dates were scheduled intentionally to honor the 40th anniversary of Martin's death, which occurred on November 21, 1974 in Naarden, Holland.

In this gripping work, we hear the medieval tale of the fateful love potion that binds the knight Tristan to Isolt, the princess torn between duty and love. Praised for her luminous voice, Boston favorite soprano Chelsea Basler returns in the unforgettable role in a new production directed by David Schweizer (The Emperor of Atlantis). The design of the sanctuary of the Temple Ohabei Shalom, one of America's great and beautiful historical synagogues, represents a yearning for a higher state, which BLO’s creative team incorporates as part of the mystical setting in their installation design.

Audience members will have a rare opportunity to see this beautiful and unusual work in a powerful staging. The opera is increasingly popular in Europe but is rarely performed in the U.S.!

Join BLO for post-performance Talk-Backs with members of The Love Potion cast and creative team. Free to all ticket holders!



11/19/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets are $50 for this intimate, immersive theatrical experience



- http://blo.org/events/the-love-potion/



The Carey Concert: Charles Fisk, piano

Presented by The Concert Series at Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium

For his final recital as the Phyllis H. Carey Professor at Wellesley, pianist Charles Fisk will perform two major works that have long held special meaning for him: Robert Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, both an homage to Beethoven and a "love letter," during an enforced separation, to his bride-to-be Clara Wieck; and, with violinist Gabriela Diaz and 'cellist David Russell, Franz Schubert's haunting and elaborately cyclic Piano Trio in Eb Major. Fisk's program will also include music from J.S.Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, Alban Berg's Sonata, Op.1, and the premiere of a new work by his longtime colleague Martin Brody.

This event is free and open to the public. We are wheelchair accessible: If you have questions or concerns regarding this issue, please call James Wice, Director of Disability Services at 781-283-2434.



11/23/14

FREE



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



Lydia Pinkham Open Studios

Presented by The Clay School

Over 40 studio artists who call Lynn and the Lydia Pinkham Building their home are opening their studio doors to the community on November 22-23. This unique event allows you to meet local, regional and national artists including, Rob Ferris, Kirstein Bassion, Alice Drew, Kerry Corcorran, Katy Cormier, Jackie Diehl, Peter Grahm, Victoria Jones, Freda Nemirovsky, Ann O’Shea, Jerry Schuerger, Kathy Speranza, Mary Spitzer, Victoria Jones, Sharon Santillo, Gina Chase, Lori Stirling, and the artists of the Clay School, Sheila Anderson, Elizabeth Bocknick, Sun Levine, Ellen Long, Kyle Day, to name just a few.

With the holidays quickly approaching, what better way to spend your holiday shopping time then to acquire lovingly hand crafted gifts. An ideal shopping experience for loved ones or family and friends who enjoy unique gifts while directly support the local arts community.

The artists open their studios on November 22nd from 10:00 to 5:00 and November 23rd from 11:00 to 4:00. The Lydia Pinkham Building is located at 271 Western Avenue, Lynn MA. For additional information www.theclayschool.com/openstudios or www.facebook.com/events/1376971365927084

 



11/22/14 - 11/23/14

Free



- http://www.theclayschool.com/openstudios



Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

The contemporary choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas and her Compañía de Danza, which is based in Mexico City, are internationally celebrated for dramatically vivid, scintillating approach to modern dance.

“Seeing Tania Pérez -Salas’ work is like being inside her head. One of the premier modern dance companies … [the company] clearly draws its power from Perez-Salas, and her surrealistic visions filled the stage and invaded the senses.” — The Washington Post



11/22/14 - 11/23/14



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/perezsalas/index.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Bach: Complete Multiple Harpsichord Concertos

Presented by Cambridge Concentus at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Cambridge Concentus begins its eighth season with a rare performance of all the concertos for two, three, and four harpsichords by Johann Sebastian Bach. It's not every day you get to experience these sparkling and virtuosic works performed live, so make sure you don't miss this concert!

We are honored to present four of Boston's finest harpsichordists - Matthew Hall, Joshua Rifkin, Peter Sykes, and Dylan Sauerwald - performing on the beautiful instruments in residence at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational. Joining them in an intimate ensemble are:

Dorian Bandy, violin
Joy Grimes, violin
Emily Rideout, viola
Zoe Weiss, cello
David H. Miller, violone

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door. Please join us after the concert for our customary wine and cheese reception. We eagerly look forward to another season of great music! See you there!



11/23/14

$20 suggested donation / general admission
$10 suggested donation / senior admission
$5 suggested donation / student admission



- http://www.cambridgeconcentus.org/

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



Fancy Cutting Boards

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Make a multicolored cutting board using a variety of wood in a variety of shapes, including curves. Using the band saw and basic lamination, cut, bend and glue multiple times to create a beautiful and complex design. These cutting boards make a superb holiday gift.



11/10/13 - 11/24/14

$120.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/fancy-cutting-boards

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Design for Artisans

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Understand the basic elements and concepts that apply to every aspect of designing objects and art. Through a series of two-dimensional exercises, gain skill in visual organization, balance, repetition and rhythm using line, shape, texture, value and color. As your eye develops, your designs for furniture, clothing, quilts, surfaces and abstract forms will gain in beauty and sophistication. All levels welcome.



11/17/13 - 11/24/14

$150.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/design-artisans

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall

Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus
Featuring Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director, Boston Children’s Chorus

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

 



11/24/14

Tickets available at the door, day of performance, 10am-6pm

$25 general public; two free tickets with CFA Membership; free with BU ID at the door; student rush $10



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



Chamber Music in the Evening

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Performances by Boston College students. Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director; and BC Piano Ensemble, Linda Papatopoli, director.



11/24/14

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Christopher Columbus Park Trellis Lighting

Presented by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at Christopher Columbus Park

Everyone is welcome at the annual lighting of the wonderful blue and white trellis! There will be music, fun, snacks, and good cheer. Join Mayor Walsh, Santa Claus, and Miss Massachusetts in Christopher Columbus Park for the annual lighting of the trellis! 

The park will be transformed into a holiday wonderland when the park’s 260 feet of trellis are set aglow with 50,000 blue lights along with decorated trees near Tia’s, the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and throughout the park.



11/24/14

Free



- http://www.foccp.org/Park_Events.html

Christopher Columbus Park - 105 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, 02110



Gabriel Kahane

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

Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums," Gabriel Kahane's major label debut, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles through the lens of 10 street addresses. This fall, Kahane and his band will appear in the premiere of a staged version of The Ambassador directed by Tony winner John Tiffany ("Once," "Black Watch"), and designed by Tony winner Christine Jones ("Spring Awakening," "American Idiot").

Dividing his time between the club and the concert hall, Kahane has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Kahane's musical February House received world premiere productions at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven and New York's Public Theater in 2012; an original cast album was released on StorySound Records.



11/24/14

$12



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



Callithumpian Consort

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s In-And-Out Concert Series, on Monday, the Museum invites guests to experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come-and-go atmosphere. Enjoy moments of musical inspiration while exploring the museum or enrich yourself with a complete performance. Stephen Drury is the artistic director, and the musical selection is “Terry Riley in C.” 



11/24/14

Free with museum admission. 



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



Introduction to Shadow Puppetry

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

What do translucent animal skins and overhead projectors have in common? Shadow puppetry is a centuries-old art form that is constantly evolving to incorporate new materials and technologies. In "Introduction to Shadow Puppetry," students will learn the history of shadow performance and encounter examples of the exciting work being developed by contemporary shadow puppeteers. Through building and performance exercises, the class will explore diverse styles of shadow puppets ranging from simple silhouettes to elaborate cut-out figures with moving parts. By the end of the class, students will have acquired all the tools they need to create their own shadow puppet show!

Recommended for ages 16 and up.Taught by Resident Artist Brad Shur!



11/03/14 - 11/24/14

$150



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/introduction-to-shadow-puppetry

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



Make-A-Mess With Sarah

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

Explore the many different ways to create art using paint, clay and other messy mediums. We’ll try new techniques and use a variety of tools in this hands-on (and sometimes messy) program.

 



09/23/14 - 11/25/14

$9 per person, members and children under 1 year are free. Registration not required.



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/calendar1.aspx?id=791&d=09162014

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



Drawing for Beginners

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Yes, you can Draw! In this foundation course, we will explore the basic elements of drawing including line, proportion, relationship, value, contrast, form, and perspective. We will work from still life, room interiors and a model. This class provides a highly supportive environment and encourages trusting one's own process while developing a strong foundation for future work. We will focus on the process of making, and not necessarily the final product to build confidence and skills for the emerging artists. Our methods are based on foundation drawing techniques that have been taught at Montserrat for decades. Come learn a different way of seeing that will catapult your creative practice!



09/30/14 - 11/25/14

Price: $300



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Our classic open mic night!



11/25/14

Non-Passim Members: $5
Passim Members: Free



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



John Mulaney

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

John Mulaney is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Mulaney can currently be seen starring in FOX’s new comedy Mulaney, about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level. He also serves as creator, writer and executive producer of the series.

Mulaney began his career in New York’s East Village as part of the two-man “Oh Hello Show” with comedian Nick Kroll. He has since performed everywhere from Ireland, to Australia, to Grand Isle, Nebraska. He was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008 – the same year he began working at Saturday Night Live where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. Mulaney’s first comedy special, The Top Part, was released in 2009 and reviewed as “a finely-crafted piece of work” by The Huffington Post. He released his second Comedy Central Special and Album New In Town in 2012, and was hailedy by EW.com as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”



11/20/14 - 11/25/14

$30



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

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



Consenses: Festival of the Senses

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley

 Consenses
November 18–25
Weekdays 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Noon-10:00 pm
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College

Consenses creator Sally Taylor has engaged artists of every genre from around the world to develop an interactive art installation created in the vein of a game of “telephone” …a dancer interprets a song, the dance inspires a painting, a perfumer translates the painting, and so on, until all five senses are represented. Contributing artists include Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Jennifer Nettles, John Forté, Reggie Watts, Susan Minot, Wes Craven, and many more.



11/18/14 - 11/25/14

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/50681



America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

Presented by America's Hometown Thanksgiving

The Saturday morning Celebration festivities begin at 10:30am on the Plymouth Massachusetts historic waterfront with an opening ceremony featuring a variety of top-quality entertainment.

This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage.

The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units. Patriotism and hope is revived in the hearts of observant adults and children as the drum and fife, pipe, drum and bugle corps, and military bands play music honoring the courageous defenders of our country: the men and women who serve in the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force and the Coast Guard.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 21
Tours of the Historic Waterfront: 2-4pm
NEW: Illuminate 2014 - DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 4-5pm
Thanksgiving Street Festival, Court Street: 5-7pm
Taste Of New England VIP Reception, Memorial Hall: 5-6:30pm (invitation only)
The PIDC Patriotic COncert - Performances by American Originals and Tops in Blue: 7-10pm (doors open at 6pm for general seating)

Saturday, November 22
Opening Ceremonies, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 10:30am
Thanksgiving Parade, Main Street, PLymouth: 11am-1:15pm
Hannaford Supermarkets New England Food Festival, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
Crafter's Village, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
Portal to the Past, Historic Village and Demonstrations, Brewster Gardens, 10am-4pm
Wampanoag Education Pavilion, sponsored by Massasoit Community College, Brewster Gardens: 11am-4pm
The National Senior and Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Reunion Concert, Memorial Hall: 6:30pm

Sunday, November 23
Makepeace Farms Harvest Market, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
Crafter's Village, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm

Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25
The Venture of 1620, Performed LIVE in Plymouth, MA, Monday at 7pm and Tuesday at 12pm and 7pm

Educational and economic factors aside, the parade offers plenty of fun and entertainment to attract visitors from all corners of the United States and even beyond. Music, historical reenactments, vintage American cars and beautiful handmade floats are all part of the visual feast and fun. Viewers are treated to a visual trip back to the colonial days.



11/22/14 - 11/25/14

Free



- http://www.usathanksgiving.com/index.php



Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

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

As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and photographs), award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest 1-Woman concert!!! Back BY "POPULAR DEMAND", HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition) will be a visually stunning blend of dance, music, photography and poetry! Fast becoming a new tradition at TRADITIONS, this wonderful HOLIDAY CONCERT will feature Kira's ever-popular turkey photos as well as completely new Fall Foliage photography!...Kira is looking forward to taking many day trips on AMTRAK's DOWNEASTER, to explore the beautiful New England landscape and bringing back to TRADITIONS, the BEST AUTUMN HAS TO OFFER via her landscape photography. Kira Seamon won 51 CONTEST WINNER AWARDS and 16 RECOGNITION AWARDS in 3 different INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS in 31 PHOTOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES!!!...She has also received hundreds of PEER RECOGNITIONS for her photography including "Magnificent Capture", "Top Choice", "Superb Composition", "All Star", "Outstanding Creativity", "Absolute Masterpiece", "Exceptional Contrast" and "Superior Skill"!!! She has had her work recognized by DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE with a write-up and was awarded the EDITORS' CHOICE Award for a DANCE TEACHER VIDEO OF THE MONTH!!!. She also had a mention in DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE and was named a DANCE SPIRIT FUTURE STAR OF THE MONTH, EDITORS' AND VIEWER'S CHOICE!!! This festive One-of-a-Kind concert is sure to get everyone into the Holiday Spirit and is a fun way to kick off the Holiday Season!!



11/26/14

FREE!!!!



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

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



A Misunderstanding Un Malentendido

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Eleven multigenerational Cuban artists speak in a personal language, touching upon idiosyncrasies and pivotal points in our history, urging the viewer to explore personal assumptions and perceptions. This apparent chaotic collection of artistic expression and mediums is united by one concept: to consider ideas that have previously been excluded, break down mental walls that divide us, and accept guidelines that are foreign. The reception will be held on October 2, 2014 from 6-8 PM.



09/05/14 - 11/26/14

FREE



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

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



Puppet Playtime for Toddlers and Tiny Tots

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater's weekly interactive performance recommended for children 3 and under (and their grownups).

Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups) through free play, sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Puppet characters appear throughout to introduce the theme of the day and to join in the fun, and each session ends with a short puppetry performance.



09/17/14 - 11/26/14

Single Session:
$25 per child-adult pair 
($10 additional child, $15 additional adult, $20 member adult/child pair)

Flexible 5-Session Pass:
$100 ($75 members)



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/puppet-playtime/

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



Berklee American Roots Music Series

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America’s cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.



11/26/14

Non-Passim Members: $10
Passim Members: $5



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



Jason Myles Goss, Jake Hill opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 A native of Hopedale, MA, Jason Myles Goss has been recording since 2003 when he released his first album Long Way Down and was selected as a finalist in the first ever Newport Festival Songwriters’ Contest. He was twenty-one and the youngest finalist by over ten years.

Outfitted with a formidable band featuring: Austin Nevins on guitar (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell), Sam Kassirer on keyboards (Josh Ritter, Joe Pug), David Dawda on bass (Adam Levy, Ravens and Chimes), and Joel Arnow on drums (Tao Seeger Band, Julian Velard), work on Radio Dial began in the Spring of 2011 at Vanity Sound in Brooklyn, NY, with the completed album released in June the following year. Here in his latest collection of songs, Jason displays a broad range of influences, from the stark and eclipsing lyricism of Gillian Welch and A. A. Bondy, to the lush, melody-driven, pop/rock ambitions of Ryan Adams’ “Gold” and The Wallflowers’ “Bringing Down the Horse.”



11/26/14

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



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



20th Anniversary Celebration w/Toni Lynn Washington, "Sax" Gordon and David Maxwell

Presented by The Paul Speidel Band at Scullers Jazz Club

 The Paul Speidel Band is celebrating twenty years of Jazz and Blues performances in the Greater Boston area.  This concert will feature several all-stars who've performed with the group over the years: vocalist Toni Lynn Washington, "Sax" Gordon and legendary pianist David Maxwell.  

"Paul Speidel's guitar playing is impressive. He manages to mix blues and jazz and funk naturally and effortlessly. The band is tight and the songs are strong. If you haven't seen Paul, you're missing out on something special right here in Boston!"
--Dana Marshall (DJ, Program Manager,WXRV 92.5-FM The River)



11/26/14

$25 show ticket, $65 dinner & show ticket (includes parking)



- http://www.scullersjazz.com

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Emily Dickinson-inspired Contemporary Jazz presented by Tomoko Ozawa Quintet

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

Emily Dickinson-inspired Contemporary Jazz: Album "Gentian" CD release show presented by Tomoko Ozawa Quintet

A globally-raised Japanese pianist/singer/composer Tomoko Ozawa who studied Jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music presents music from her first album "Gentian" that is to be released in December 2014.

Album "Gentian" include 5 songs featuring Emily Dickinson's poetry and 5 instrumental pieces that embrace Jazz sensibility, elements of new classical music, romanticism and impressionism.

Milena Jancuric - flute
Drew Krasner - sax/clarinet
Rob Taylor - bass
Noam Israeli - drums
Tomoko Ozawa - piano/voice/music

www.tomoko-ozawa.com
www.facebook.com/tomokosmusic
https://twitter.com/tomoko5x7  



11/26/14

$10 General Admission
Tickets in advance are recommended



- http://www.rylesjazz.com/

Ryles Jazz Club - 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



High School Portfolio Prep

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 The High School Portfolio Preperation Courseis an intensive Experience in art that is offered on Saturdays in the fall semesters for high school students looking to prepare their art portfolios for the college admission process. 



09/27/14 - 11/27/14

Price: $350, non–credit



- http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/



Arturo Sandoval

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a leader. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award.

 



11/28/14

$40-$80



- http://www.scullersjazz.com/attractions.html

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Carlos Mencia

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience.



11/28/14



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/carlos-mencia/

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



A Special Evening Tour: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Gore Place mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Billiard Room, Gentlemen's Sitting Room, Servant, and Family Chambers. You’ll learn what entertaining meant to a wealthy Boston couple in the early 19th century.

A great way to entertain family and guests during the Thanksgiving season!



11/28/14

$15. E-mail for reservations.



- http://www.goreplace.org

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Flow: Works by Wendy Prellwitz

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

At the Chandler Gallery, you can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore. Having spent many childhood summers by the water, Wendy Prellwitz is fascinated by how the weather, the seasons, the time of day and the tides change the surface of the sea. “When you’re attached to something, it just pops up over and over [in your artwork],” says Prellwitz, and her prints are the product of hours spent contemplating the physical properties and metaphysical symbolism of water. Her work delves into the many characteristics that we bestow upon water: its beauty and mystery; the calm feeling created by its horizontal lines; the aspect of danger and the power of the sea; and how its immensity “induces a sense of awe, and a connection to something infinite and beyond you.”

Prellwitz seeks to represent water not through drawing or painting directly, but by creating an impression from marks that hint at the texture of water—like wood grain. She likens the behavior of ink during the monotype process to “the flow and movement of water.” In several pieces, areas of stronger and fainter impressions suggest the columns of light and shadow that shimmer on the surface. In “Channel No. 8,” Prellwitz uses lines to “represent pathways in the water, unseen but understood, like the lines that connect channel markers or the points of sail plotted on nautical maps,” with faint verticals barely visible beneath the bold horizontal wood grains. “Departure No. 6” features a dock printed from a plate set in the corner of an orange wood grain print, and the inset image gives meaning to the textured background. According to Prellwitz, docks introduce a “point of departure and arrival, implying a viewpoint of here vs there.” The docks and angled lines give the prints specific depth and create a forced perspective that channels the viewer’s gaze out over the water, while the absence of any watercraft or human figures charges each piece with both anticipation and longing.

“Flow” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from October 30-November 30, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, from 6-8 pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



10/30/14 - 11/28/14

Free



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Jonathan Mendoza and Friends

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Come to Amazing Things for a showcase of some of the young musical talent in your community! "Corners" and "Snap 2 It" are two groups with all members originally from Framingham and several members having gone on to study at Berklee College of Music. In addition to the groups' unique and versatile sounds - ranging from R&B to jazz, funk, Latin, hip-hop and more - special surprise guest artists will join them throughout their sets. Look forward to a night of fun, community and great live music!



11/28/14

General $18
Student/Seniors $17
Members $15
Children under 12 $9



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



Half-Price Admission at the Zoos the Day After Thanksgiving!

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 28 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo.

Please note: The admission discount does not apply to Stone Zoo’s evening ZooLights event.



11/28/14



- http://www.zoonewengland.org

Franklin Park Zoo - 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA, 02121



Bob Franke

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Bob Franke is at the peak of his considerable craft; brimming with the wise and spiritually generous songs for which he is best known, along with wrenchingly convincing topical songs and sugared with the hilarious. His are the kind of songs that really do have the power to change the world by being taken into the lives of people.

Consider this list: Peter, Paul, and Mary; David Wilcox; John McCutcheon; Sally Rogers; Lui Collins; Garnet Rogers; June Tabor. These well-known artists (and many more) all sing and record Bob’s music. Seasoned veterans and novices alike are drawn to the complex, warm-hearted spirituality and captivatingly clear-cut melodies of Franke’s songs.



11/28/14

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



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



Judy Garland Live In Concert

Presented by The Judy Garland Show at Jacques Underground

Tribute artist Peter Mac is legendary star of stage and screen Judy Garland in Judy Garland Live in Concert. A self-described "male actress," Mac provides a seriously fun and loving tribute to Garland, breathing new life into countless Garland classics, from her onscreen hits to her concert favorites, including "Over the Rainbow," "The Man That Got Away," and "The Trolley Song." He'll also sing a handful of gems that, had Garland sung them while alive, surely would've become classics themselves. Mac, who has portrayed the late, great actress to audiences and critical acclaim for over a decade, provides between-song banter that brings a nuanced glimpse into Garland's complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal.



11/08/14 - 11/28/14

$20 General Admission
$30 Priority Seating



- http://www.thejudygarlandshow.com/boston.html

Jacques Underground - 79 Broadway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116



Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never performed. The yearning Portrait No. 1 is an arrangement of the first movement of the composer's first, long-suppressed violin concerto; the brief second Portrait is an arrangement of a quick, waltzing piano bagatelle. Kavakos also leads Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 82 in C, The Bear, one of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies he wrote in the mid-1780s for that city as his international reputation grew. Its nickname, not the composer's own, apparently comes from the droning figure at the start of the finale, which suggested, to a later arranger, music for a dancing bear. Completing the program is Ravel's familiar arrangement of Mussorgsky's kaleidoscopic Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of highly characterized musical reactions to fantastical paintings.



11/25/14 - 11/29/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Juston McKinney

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Juston has appeared on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He toured as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour The Next Generation. He has numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour special and his own one-hour special, A Middle-class Hole, which was released by Warner Brothers on CD/DVD.



11/28/14 - 11/29/14

$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d7b5f36c7e5513e418db86f8f9b5fb44

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



Bad Jews

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam Haber, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. When the combatants are forced to spend the night in close quarters, the result is a viciously funny brawl over family, faith, and legacy.



10/24/14 - 11/29/14

$25-$61



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

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



Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET MOVIE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible…they're the Muppets. In their first full-length movie, see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song . . . and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise! Featuring Oscar-nominated music and side-splitting appearances by some of the biggest names on the silver screen -- including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, and more!
Recommended for ages 5+.



11/29/14

$7 adults, $5 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/muppet-movie

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



The Bigfood Research Organization with special guests

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 The Bigfoot Research Organization is a unique and as-yet-unclassified musical group. Hard to describe accurately, yet strangely mesmerizing to hear, you kind of have to experience the BRO firsthand to believe it. A BRO show offers an ideal opportunity to encounter this cryptomusicological phenomenon in its natural, nocturnal state.

Featuring Rob Laurens, Lloyd Thayer, Joel Ninesling, and Dave Dersham



11/29/14

Non-Passim Members: $18
Passim Members: $16



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



Satan's Family Thanksgiving

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Lucifer "Lucy" D. Abramowitz, otherwise known as the prince of darkness, invites his family over for the holidays. So come spend the holidays with Satan, his wife (a former witch of Salem), father (God), brother (Jesus), assistant (serial killer Aileen Wuoronos), and his three children (a devout Christian, an anime character and Jeff). It's the show that people are calling "truly hell on Earth"...in a good way.



11/15/14 - 11/29/14

$12



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



Lighthouses of Cape Ann

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

New England lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entrement gives an illustrated talk about the lighthouses of Cape Ann, Ipswich and Newburyport.



11/29/14

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/lighthouses-cape-ann/

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



Annual Show of Gratitude

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
— Melody Beattie

We hope you can join us for this show of new works celebrating the wonders that surround us.



11/29/14

Free



- http://www.addisonart.com/events.html



Boston Soul Review - Philly Doo-Wop!

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Boston Soul Review takes you on a musical journey, tracing the roots of this uniquely American art form from the Blues, the early music of Ray Charles, to the Doo-Wop beginnings of James Brown and the origins of Funk. Featuring classics by Aretha, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Sam and Dave. Ending in the 1970's with a "Philly Sound" set, a Harold Melvin classic features the original Bluenotes' saxophonist Reginald Gaylord Grant performing live on stage.



11/29/14

General $20
Student/Seniors $19
Members $17
Children under 12 $10)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



George Dalaras: Rembetiko Unplugged

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

George Dalaras was born in Piraeus -the biggest port in Greece- in 1949 into a musical family. His father was a folk musician and bouzouki player, who often performed ‘Rembetika’, the then forbidden, subcultural folk sound that was predominantly performed in underground speakeasies. At age 20 he records his first album, and goes on to record 75 personal albums to this day, and numerous collaborative ones as well. During the 1960’s, George Dalaras became a big part of the revival of Rembetika, which coincided with the bright beginning of his career. He is now considered the most prominent messenger of this culturally rich genre, bringing it once again into the future with his tribute, ‘Rembetiko Unplugged’. After a very successful european tour, the artist is coming with his band of exceptional musicians to north America. Do not miss the opportunity to see Greece’s brightest and most celebrated musical artist, 8 years after his last appearance in the US!



11/29/14

$57-$107



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/george-dalaras/

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



A Celebration of Advent: Hymns and Dances by Michael Praetorius

Presented by Ensemble Musica Humana at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

 A Celebration of Advent: Hymns and Dances by Michael Praetorius
Ensemble Musica Humana featuring Renaissance Men
First Church Cambridge

 


The concert features the Advent carols of Renaissance composer Michael Praetorius, interspersed with his dance music. A free pre-concert talk by music director Lidia Chang will start at 7pm in the church parlor. The audience is invited to meet the musicians afterwards at a reception in the Hastings Room, sponsored by Artifact Cider Project. Tickets are available online at www.ensemblemusicahumana.com and at the door.



11/29/14

General Admission $15 online/$20 door
Students $10 online/$15 door

Group rates available, contact sheila@ensemblemusicahumana.com



- http://www.ensemblemusicahumana.com/a-celebration-of-advent.html

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



Autumn Ramble: A Guided Trail Walk

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Explore nature in late autumn in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands Museum. Interpreters will lead participants in a guided walk along Fruitlands' most notable features - a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley, and our thriving forest - as we watch for signs of winter. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick, and warm hats recommended.

No registration required.

 



11/29/14

Free with admission to museum



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

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



Play Date: Family Concert Mister G at the ICA!

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Create holiday memories by bringing the family to the ICA! Explore the galleries, then take part in a fun-filled concert celebrating the power of creativity by the “irresistable” Mister G, who “pairs bluegrass, bossa nova, and more with clever wordplay” (People).



11/29/14

Free for up to two adults per family when accompanied by children 12 and under.



Youth 17 and under are always admitted FREE to the ICA.



FREE tickets will be distributed first come, first served starting one hour before showtime.



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/families/play-date/mister-g/



Short Short Story Film Festival 2014

Presented by MergingArts Productions

 The 8th annual Short Short Story Film Festival will screen throughout the day and evening on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 95 Empire’s Black Box Theatre at AS220 in Providence, RI.

The festival includes both live-action and animated films from across the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes. Audiences will experience two distinct programs of cultural excursions, each in the time of seeing a feature film under 90 minutes, the “Heartstrings” and “Headtrip” programs.

As well as an international jury, the competitive international film festival event includes interactive audience voting for both programs, and DJ Madame B and friends will be mixing global soundscapes between and after screenings.

Screenings will be at: 2 pm (Heartstrings), 4 pm (Headtrip), 6:30 pm (Heartstrings), and 8:30 pm (Headtrip). A small reception will take place at around 5:30 pm as well, following the 4 pm screening.

All film festival goers are able to see both programs and attend the reception.



11/29/14

$10 all day including reception.



- http://www.mergingarts.org



Thanksgiving Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving at the Meetinghouse.



11/27/14 - 11/30/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/thanksgiving-weekend

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Handel Messiah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!  A favorite that never goes out of fashion, this classic oratorio is kept fresh each year by the vision of Harry Christophers, the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. “Rejoice greatly” in H+H’s stellar performance of Messiah, the heralding of the Christmas season.



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

$25-$94



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-messiah/

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



Blind Boys of Alabama: Holiday Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Blind Boys of Alabama will ring in the season and hit the road in support of their new album Talkin’ Christmas! The new release features veteran roots artist Taj Mahal as a co-billed collaborator. The Blind Boys tour will showcase the band performing selections from their new album, along with Christmas classics and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.



11/30/14

$35-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-blind-boys-of-alabama/

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



Cultural Survival Bazaar

Presented by Cultural Survival

A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world, featuring native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy "world" music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

 



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

Free

Free parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138



- http://bazaar.cs.org



The Nutcracker

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

Jump start the holiday season with The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved Worcester production with your favorite loved ones!

 

Presenting Sponsor: Commerce Bank

Production Sponsor: Price Chopper



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

Full price tickets are $24, $30 and $36, depending on seating location. $3 discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, WOO Card holders, and AAA members. $1 discount available for Price Chopper Advantage Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=70

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



BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage Director Gilbert Blin helm semi-staged productions of Pergolesi’s delightfully charming La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo. Originally written as intermezzi to be performed during a production of more serious operatic fare, these comic masterpieces found fame in their own right across Europe enchanting audiences with their engaging wit and Pergolesi’s theatrical music. Soprano Amanda Forsythe, acclaimed by The New York Times as “simply dazzling,” leads a cast of four singers of the BEMF Vocal Ensemble. She is joined by Erica Schuller, soprano, Douglas Williams, bass-baritone, and Jesse Blumberg, baritone, as well as members of the BEMF Dance Ensemble who will bring to the stage craft their extensive experience with commedia dell’arte.



11/29/14 - 11/30/14

$66 - $125 - $49 - $38 - $19



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

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



Chamber Series II - Young Artist: Rebecca Printz

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at Follen Community Church

Winsor Music's annual Thanksgiving concert features Young Artist Rebecca Printz, a talented mezzo-soprano in her senior year at Oberlin Conservatory. Rebecca will perform in Bach's Cantata BWV 170, the centerpiece of a carefully crafted program which includes works both old and new, from Haydn to Bolcom and beyond. Brilliant young composer Lev Mamuya adds to Winsor's collection of Songs for the Spirit, commissioned chorales on the themes of tolerance, peace, and unity.



11/30/14

At the door: $30 general, $15 senior/student; In advance: $20 general, $10 senior/student



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber2-2014-15

Follen Community Church - 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA, 02420



The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this a whirlwind tour of New England's tallest tales! Along the way, you'll help the residents of Cheshire, MA make world's largest wheel of cheese, sail the ocean with the legendary giant sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and meet a very fashionable bear by the name of Jenny Jenkins. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, there is sure to be something for everyone from the peddler's cart!

 By Brad Shur and Chris Monti



11/20/14 - 11/30/14



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

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



Chris Smither & The Motivators

Presented by The Sinclair

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.

"Still On the Levee," is a career spanning retrospective double CD recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates, The Motivators and special guests including Allen Toussaint, Loudon Wainwright III, and Rusty Belle. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master.    Rusty Belle opens this show.

“One of Chris Smither's song titles may best describe his tunes: "Small Revelations." Smither is one of the most quietly extraordinary singer-songwriters working today. As a lyricist, he finds subtlety in big-subject songs about life and love. As a singer, he projects a warm whisper of a voice that breathes life into the songs. He's also a fantastic guitarist whose picking is never garish for the sake of show.”
-- Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle 9/3/14
 

 



11/30/14

$29.50 advance / $32 day of show



- http://www.sinclaircambridge.com/event/609611-chris-smither-motivators-cambridge/



Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Sing-a-long with on-screen lyrics, play-a-long with your supercalifragilistic bag of props, and march-a-long in the onstage costume parade in your Mary Poppins inspired costume! 

Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins invites audiences of all ages to step in time with Mary, Bert and the gang. A movie host will introduce the film and lead the crowd through audience participation activities and demonstrate the use of the complimentary bag of interactive props. To complete the Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins experience, audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite Mary Poppins character – or in a costume inspired by the movie. The Movie Host will invite everyone in costume to march on stage in the costume parade. Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins allows audiences to celebrate the golden age of movies by enjoying this Oscar®-winning film in the fashion in which it was meant to be seen – a grand theatrical setting, fully restored, with a state of the art sound system.  



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

Adults: $15.00
Children and Seniors: $12.50
Groups (10 or more) call 781-646-4849 for discount



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/sing_a_long_mary_poppins13

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



HairSpray

Presented by Needham Community Theatre at Newman Elementary School

Needham Community Theatre presents HairSpray. Set in the 60's, it tells the story of a teenage girl fighting to integrate her local TV dance show.



11/21/14 - 11/30/14

Visit website for all ticket information www.needhamtheatre.org



- http://www.needhamtheatre.org

Newman Elementary School - 1155 Central Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492



A Thanksgiving Musical Feast

Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
George Frideric Handel: Messiah, Part I, plus “Hallelujah” and “Amen”

Guest Artists: Sonja Tengblad (soprano), Deborah Rentz-Moore (alto), Matthew Anderson (tenor), and Andrew Garland (base) with Mastersingers by the Sea and the SouthCoast Community Chorus, plus singers from the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus, the New Bedford Choral Society, Sine Nomine Choral Ensemble, the Sippican Choral Society, and the Spirit of Saint Anthony Choir.

This year we’ve added a few twists to our South Coast tradition of performing Messiah over Thanksgiving weekend: Bach’s glorious Gloria in excelsis Deo, the addition of the majestic “Amen” from part three of Messiah, and all the ease and convenience of your favorite concert location, the Zeiterion Theatre.



11/30/14

$25-$60, Students $10



- http://www.nbsymphony.org/a-thanksgiving-musical-feast.html



The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets, by Neely Bruce

Presented by Festival Harmony at Faneuil Hall

Come hear a musical setting, for chorus and chamber orchestra, of the Bill of Rights by composer Neely Bruce. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are a major legacy of our nation's founding, and there's nothing like hearing these stirring words set to engaging music. The setting, Faneuil Hall, is where the Boston Tea Party was planned and where important speeches and meetings have been held throughout Boston's history. Be a part of it!



11/30/14

Free



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Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Andy Statman Trio

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as “spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several world in his art, and seems humbled by the fact that his music, like his story, is extraordinary.

Andy says he revisits his musical journey with his trio each time they perform: “We’re creating an experience between the audience and us,” with their unconstrained meditations on Hasidic music and groove-driven explorations of American-roots music. His collaborators include bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle. They perform frequently at the Charles Street Synagogue in the West Village of New York City. “At a certain point, we’re just talking, just having a three-way conversation.”



11/30/14

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



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



Paavali Jumppanen

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series, Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform pieces from Stockhausen & Schumann Part II: "Monumentalism," including Stockhausen, Klavierstuck X, and Schumann, Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11. 



11/30/14

$27 for adults; $24 for seniors, $17 for students with valid IDs; and youth age 7 and under not permitted.



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



The Nutcracker - Duxbury

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Duxbury Performing Arts Center

Discover the magic and excitement of the Holiday season with the timeless tradition of José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker. Thrilling, magical, inspiring, and affordable, our performances create memories that will last a lifetime. José Mateo’s The Nutcracker is perfect for children of all ages. Choreographed by Artistic Director José Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, José Mateo’s The Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. See Mateo’s skilled professional company dancers joined by over 100 children as mice, soldiers, cherubs, angels, and more. Make José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker part of your holiday tradition!



11/28/14 - 11/30/14

$50, $38, $29, $15



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Duxbury Performing Arts Center - 73 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



The Nutcracker presented by Dance Prism

Presented by Dance Prism

Dance Prism, one of New England’s most recognized touring ballet companies, announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances in Fall River, Littleton, Sudbury, Worcester and Andover?MA from November 30 to December 21. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic. Young audience members are invited to meet Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier following all performances.


The performance follows Clara's magical journey from a traditional 19th century Christmas party through a fantastic battle of toy soldiers and giant mice and a voyage through the ethereal kingdom of Snow, arriving finally at the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where sweets from all lands come to life and dance in her honor. The strains of Tchaikovsky's familiar music accompany a growing Christmas tree, a reindeer drawn sleigh amidst a swirling snowstorm, and the clash of swords as a menacing Rat King battles the valiant Nutcracker Prince. More than 350 imaginative costumes, many new this season, enhance a cast of 140 that includes the professional dancers and apprentices of the company as well as aspiring ballet students drawn from state-wide open auditions.


The production is designed to offer families an affordable, high quality professional production, according to Dance Prism’s Artistic Director, Mary Demaso. The company’s mission since its inception has been to make the experience of the performing arts truly accessible to New England communities. Demaso says that the considerable challenges of operating as a touring company are more than balanced by the often transfixed expressions of young audience members who are able to see the performance from a comparatively close range and then meet Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy. “There really is an element of magic to Nutcracker,” she says, “for the children in the audience, for our dancers, some of whom return annually from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine for performances, even for me as I watch the production materialize each day in a new theater and dancers morph into fantastic Mice or Flowers or Snowflakes.”

Dates & Locations:
Fall River
Bristol Community College
Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

Sudbury
Rogers Theater, LSRHS
390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury
Sunday Dec. 7, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

Littleton
Littleton Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Worcester
Mechanics Hall
Sunday, Dec. 14-, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

Andover
The Collins Center
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 & 6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 pm

 

 

 



11/30/14

$18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults



- http://www.danceprism.com



Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops

Presented by Cape Ann Symphony

The Cape Ann Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert is an exciting celebration of holiday music favorites featuring The Cape Ann Symphony Singers under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 29 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 30 at 2 pm. at the CAS performance venue at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. The Holiday Pops program includes the orchestra playing holiday favorites including local composer Robert J. Bradshaw’s Yankee Swap! which premiered at 2013’s Holiday Pops Concert, Anderson’s Christmas Festival and Belle of the Ball, Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and the chorus joins the orchestra for Rutter’s Shepherd’s Pipe Carol and Candlelight Carol, Mark Hayes’ Little Drummer Boy, Leavitt’s Ose Shalom and Handel’s Hallelujah among others.



11/29/14 - 11/30/14

Adults: $35
Senior Citizens: $30
Young Adults: $20
Youth (18 and Under): FREE



- http://www.capeannsymphony.org



Fisk at 50: Music for Oboe and Organ

Presented by King's Chapel Concert Series

The King’s Chapel Concert Series concludes the 50th anniversary celebrations of its renowned Fisk organ with a program featuring King's Chapel Music Director and Organist Heinrich Christensen and the acclaimed oboist Andrew Price. The concert offers a rich variety of works ranging from music by Bach to a world premiere by Harvard University's Carson Cooman. Mr. Price, who makes his solo debut at King’s Chapel, is principal oboist for the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and regularly plays with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has recently joined the faculty of Boston University School of Music as a Lecturer of oboe.

THE PROGRAM:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata 156
Alessandro Marcello: Concerto in c minor
Carson Cooman: "Epicedium" (world premiere); Prelude & Fugue no. 3,
John Frandsen: "Song of the Sea"
Gaston Litaize: "Diptyque"
Daniel Pinkham: "The Seven Days"
 



11/30/14

In advance online: $15/$10 (student/senior)


At the door: $20/$15 (student/senior)
 



- http://www.kings-chapel.org/concert-series-2014-2015-season.html



Copley Square Tree Lighting

Presented by Copley Place at Copley Square



12/01/14

Free



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Copley Square - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Introduction: An Informal Dance Presentation by James Morrow

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Salem State dance faculty James Morrow explores the politics of identity in this informal performance. He is joined by Nate Odell, Dawn Morrow, Kasey Kerr, Brande Lee, and Ian Tartasky. A post-performance discussion will take place for questions and feedback.



12/01/14

Free



- http://salemstate.edu/arts



Andy Statman Trio

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as “spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several worlds in his art, and seems humbled by the fact that his music, like his story, is extraordinary.

Andy says he revisits his musical journey with his trio each time they perform: “We’re creating an experience between the audience and us,” with their unconstrained meditations on Hasidic music and groove-driven explorations of American-roots music. His collaborators include bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle. They perform frequently at the Charles Street Synagogue in the West Village of New York City. “At a certain point, we’re just talking, just having a three-way conversation.”



12/01/14

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



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



Jewelry Showcase

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store

 Jewelry Showcase November 6th-December 2nd
Get a head start on your holiday shopping and peruse necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings in metals, precious stones, amber, glass, and more, all made by artists living and working in the Fort Point neighborhood.



11/14/14 - 12/01/14

Free ongoing show



- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Made-In-Fort-Point/

Made in Fort Point Store - 315 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210



Distinguished Writers Series: Zadie Smith

Presented by Wellesley College

 About the Distinguished Writers Series
The Distinguished Writers Series reminds us that reading, writing, conversation, and laughter are related arts. The Newhouse Center venue is intimate and the format is simple: The writers read, have a conversation with a faculty member, and then engage in an open dialogue with the audience.
About Zadie Smith
Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. She read English at Cambridge, graduating in 1997. Her acclaimed first novel, White Teeth (2000) won a number of awards and prizes, including the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best First Book), and two BT Ethnic and Multicultural Media Awards (Best Book/Novel and Best Female Media Newcomer). White Teeth has been translated into over twenty languages. Her tenure as Writer in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts resulted in the publication of an anthology of erotic stories entitled Piece of Flesh (2001). In 2013, Zadie Smith's short story, The Embassy of Cambodia was published in the United Kingdom as a stand-alone story in book form, selling in excess of 40,000 copies in the first year of publication. Zadie Smith's second novel, The Autograph Man (2002), a story of loss, obsession and the nature of celebrity, won the 2003 Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. In 2003 and 2013 she was named by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. On Beauty was published in 2005, and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also written a nonfiction book about writing entitled Fail Better (2006). Her book, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, came out in 2009. Her novel, NW (2012) was named as one of the New York Times '10 Best Books of 2012.'
Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of Creative Writing at New York University.



12/01/14

Free



- http://newhouse-center.org



CD Release Concert with Maurice Cahen

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School

Winchester Community Music School continues its annual Faculty Recital Series with a celebration of Maurice Cahen’s new CD “Departure.” Working in partnership with pianist Steve Travis, Cahen’s new collection of jazz compositions for guitar and piano have been described as possessing “a depth of emotion, vibrant energy, and creative versatility that take the listener on a captivating journey through evocative and compelling soundscapes.” CDs will be available for sale at the show, and a “Meet the Artist” reception will follow. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



12/01/14

FREE



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Winchester Community Music School - 407 Highland Ave, Winchester, MA, 01890



The Sounds of Silents: LONESOME

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Coolidge with another thrilling live score! The ensemble previously performed at the sold out 2010 screening of The Complete Metropolis, accompanied Alfred Hitchcock's final silent film, Blackmail in 2012, and performed along with The Last Command in 2013.

A buried treasure from Hollywood’s golden age, Lonesome is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind filmmaker, Paul Fejos (also an explorer, anthropologist, and doctor!).While under contract at Universal, Fejos pulled out all the stops for this lovely, largely silent New York City symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend, employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera (plus three dialogue scenes, added to satisfy the new craze for talkies). - Synopsis from the Criterion Collection



12/01/14

$23 general admission, $20 students, seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/lonesome

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



Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

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

 Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust.

Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman is a multifaceted man: He’s been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.

The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate – and just about anything else you can think of.

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS TOUR is comprised of 4 audience participation sections and a finale “contest”. Interspersed with the audience participation segments, Adam and Jamie will take questions from the audience, with storytelling about the show and questions answered being augmented by pictures and video.



12/02/14

Full price tickets are $38, $48, $58, and $68. Limited VIP seats are available for $125 and include premium seating and photo opportunity.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=134

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



Piano Masters Series: David Korevaar

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

One of America's most probing, intellectually curious, versatile and pianistically-refined musicians, David Korevaar's mastery extends from J.S. Bach to Lowell Liebermann. Featuring a fascinating presentation of French works and Schubert's monumental Sonata in A Major.

FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 7 in c-sharp minor
HARSÁNYI: Trois pièces de danse   
POULENC: Les soirées de nazelles
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A Major, D. 959



12/02/14

Standard: $15
Senior: $10
Student (w/ ID): Free



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



Alex Gerasev | Short Stories

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

There is a childlike wonder about each “short story” that painter and graphic designer Alex Gerasev creates. Even with the whimsy his works portray at first glance, the inspiration for Gerasev’s imagery is actually rooted in everyday life. The artwork in this exhibition allows you to create your own world within an image while the artist’s strong sense of design will keep you looking for new surprises. The reception will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014.


 



09/05/14 - 12/02/14

FREE



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

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



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

Come hear the story of The Nutcracker with Boston Ballet School at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. This event features a sample children's ballet class and is free, open to the public, and good for kids and up!



12/02/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours



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.

Featured Artist: Joel Cage



12/02/14

Free for members / $5 public



- http://natickarts.org

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



Vocal Jazz Festival

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, The Real Group, The Andrew Sisters, and The Swingle Singers as well as original arrangements. Featuring David Scott's vintage vocals and special guest Jeff Ramsey.



12/01/14 - 12/02/14

$12



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/vocal-jazz-festival-

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Our classic open mic night!



12/02/14

Non-Passim Members: $5
Passim Members: Free



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



4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

A fabulously flirty, funny frolic featuring four famous females: Andrea McArdle (Broadway’s original “Annie”, Starlight Express), Maureen McGovern (Grammy-nominated and Oscar-winning vocalist, Little Women), Donna McKechnie (Tony winner, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity), and Faith Prince (Guys & Dolls). Theatre lovers hit the jackpot when 4 dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV, and recordings come together to celebrate the holidays for one night on the same stage! What transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter, and memories that will leave you seeing stars - literally!



12/02/14



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/4-girls-4-a-christmas-together/

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



The Red Tent Mini-Series Sneak Preview

Presented by Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center

 The Red Tent is a movie!

Anita Diamant's iconic novel is now a Lifetime miniseries starring Minnie Driver and Debra Winger.

The miniseries airs December 7-8, but you can join us December 2 for a sneak peek at Part One, plus a Q&A with Anita, moderated by New York Times contributor Mark Oppenheimer.

6:30 pm: VIP Reception
7:30 pm: Discussion and Screening

Showcase Cinema De Lux, Legacy Place
200 Elm St, Dedham, MA
(view map)

Men and women welcome. Proceeds benefit Mayyim Hayyim.
General Admission: $36
VIP Tickets: $180, includes pre-show reception* and a signed copy of Anita's new book, The Boston Girl

*Located in the Showcase Cinemas Lux Lounge, the VIP Package will include a reception with appetizers and cocktails and Lux-Level seating to view the film. VIP patrons will also be able to order dinner to their seats from Showcase Cinemas during the screening. Reception has limited availability for the first 50 people and is for patrons 21 years and older.



12/02/14

General Admission: $36
VIP Tickets: $180, includes pre-show reception* and a signed copy of Anita's new book, The Boston Girl

*Located in the Showcase Cinemas Lux Lounge, the VIP Package will include a reception with appetizers and cocktails and Lux-Level seating to view the film. VIP patrons will also be able to order dinner to their seats from Showcase Cinemas during the screening. Reception has limited availability for the first 50 people and is for patrons 21 years and older.



- http://www.mayyimhayyim.org/redtentscreening



You're the Expert

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

 You're the Expert bridges the worlds of comedy and academia, attracting a comedy audience while providing them with meaningful content. Each show features an expert in a somewhat obscure field. A group of hilarious comedians try to guess what in the world our expert studies all day long. Afterwards, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about her field were. The show ends with an interview where we find out what our expert does and why their field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.

"Pick of the Day" - Boston Globe



12/02/14

$15



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/youre-expert

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Snow Queen's Enchanted Party

Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton

The Children’s Museum in Easton cordially invites you to share a very special day with everybody’s favorite Snow Queen. The Snow Queen will be hosting a Frozen Delight Party on Tuesday, December 2 at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall.Be a guest at this magical event, filled with songs, stories, crafts and sweet treats which are sure to delight. Children will be simply spellbound as they climb the sweeping stairwell of Oakes Ames Memorial Hall Castle to the Grand Ballroom to attend this exclusive wintry gala. The Queen encourages each of her guests comes dressed in their finery.Tickets are extremely limited for this special engagement. Pre-register for 10am-11:30am or 12:30pm-2pm by calling the Museum at 508-230-3789. Tickets are $25 for Museum members and $30 for non-members (includes one child and up to one adult)Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is located at 3 Barrows Street in North Easton, MA, around the corner from the Museum. For more information, please call the Museum at (508) 230-3789, or check out our website: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org
 



12/02/14

$25 for members, $30 non-members



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



Michael McDonald

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.i



12/03/14

$32-$85



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/michael-mcdonald/

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



The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live

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

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available.



12/03/14

Full price tickets are $39.50 and $49.50. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. Limited VIP seats available for $149.50 and includes one premium seat within the first 15 rows of the theatre, photo opportunity with the Fresh Beat Band, one Fresh Beat Band party gift, and one Fresh Beat Band VIP laminate. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.

Citi® Offers: Offers only available to Citi credit cardmembers and Citi Debit MasterCard customers. Password Information: Enter the word CITI + the first 2 digits of your Citi credit card or Citibank Debit MasterCard account number (no dashes) located on the front of your Citi card.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=155

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



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Peabody Essex Museum

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/03/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



The Goodbye Girls

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 The Goodbye Girls are: Brittany Karlson, Allison de Groot, Molly Tuttle and Lena Jonsson. They represent a collaboration between four awesome women with a background in jazz, bluegrass and folk music. With banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass they weave their combined musical colors into magic.



12/03/14

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



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



The Seduction of Daoist Philosophy: What Was Lost On the Way to Understanding the Daoist Religion?

Presented by Boston University School of Theology

James Robson, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. Part of the 2014-15 Lecture Series of the Institute for Philosophy & Religion: Philosophy and the Future of Religion.



12/03/14

Free



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National Theatre Live: Of Mice And Men

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.



12/03/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/mice-and-men

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



Horace and Agnes: a Love Story

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

A collaborative photographic journal that depicts the life story of characters Horace and his wife Agnes. Photography by Asia Kepka. Stories by Lynn Dowling.

Artist’s Statement:

“On a hot July day, we dressed ourselves up with masks borrowed from a friend and started shooting self-portraits. We were fascinated by these characters and immediately named them Horace and Agnes. Once we gave them an identity, their story began to unfold. They met through random circumstance and their love for each other is literally blind. They exemplify a fairy tale of what it would be like to fall in love with the right person…just because.

Horace and Agnes (and their friends) are made up of all of the people we have encountered through our lives. Their world, though slightly dated, is a tangible one that our characters pass through.

Horace and Agnes are all self portraits. Photographer Asia Kepka stars as Agnes and Lynn Dowling, who writes their stories, plays Horace.” – Asia Kepka



10/14/14 - 12/04/14

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/event/open-horace-and-agnes-a-love-story/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



Melanie

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

Legendary singer songwriter Melanie Safka shot to stardom when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock in 1969, and launched a legendary career that spans more than 40 years, including her signature song “Candles in the Rain” (Lay Down, Lay Down) and the number one hit “Brand New Key” (Roller Skate song). Melanie will be performing all her hits and some new compositions all woven together with witty stories of a career that is nothing short of extraordinary. Her latest release is Ever Since You Never Heard of Me.

Also Appearing: Kerri Powers



12/04/14

$30 public / $28 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting

Presented by Boston Common Frog Pond at Boston Common Frog Pond



12/04/14



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Boston Common Frog Pond - 46 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02108



Spotlight: The New England Filmmakers Captive Beauty

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

“Captive Beauty is unflinching and unforgettable.” – Indiewire

Boston filmmaker Jared Goodman goes inside Medellín, Colombia’s all-female prison, to tell the stories of four female inmates and a surreal beauty pageant. This feature documentary offers an intimate look into the women’s histories, childhoods, and a unique search for redemption. (2013, 72 min.)



12/04/14

$8 members + students
$12 nonmembers



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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.



12/04/14

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Narrative/Non-Narrative at FPAC Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Narrative/Non-Narrative: Two Artistic Approaches, featuring the work of Mario Kon and Beverly Sky. The show was juried by Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery.

Narrative/Non Narrative features the work of long time Boston Artists, Beverly Sky (Boston Center for the Arts, Artist Studio Building) and Mario Kon (Fort Point Channel Artist Communit), who approach art-making from two distinctly different perspectives and concerns. Ultimately, giving form to a particular truth is what both artists work towards.

Beverly Sky’s work adheres to the precept that a picture is worth a thousand words. Ms. Sky utilizes Fabric Collage as a medium to express ideas and stories that engage her aesthetic and intellectual curiosity. Quoting the artist Chuck Close… “Art is a way of accessing a symbolic vocabulary from the deep parts of ourselves that go beyond words and to touch others in that same place.”

Mario Kon’s work follows a non-narrative approach, rejecting the assumption that art should be didactic and rational and instead rely on a direct visual experience of the work. Mr. Kon approaches his work with an organic and spontaneous energy. Whether sculpting, carving or painting on wood, he creates visual tensions that transform the surfaces geometrically. To quote the painter Mark Rothko…"Silence is so accurate.”



10/23/14 - 12/04/14

Free with tickets



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/fpac-gallery-presents/



Mouths of Babes (Ingrid Elizabeth and Tylan)

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and a truly unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes' sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile. The new material from Mouths of Babes finds Ty’s heartfelt songs being lifted up by Ingrid’s infectious irreverence, while Ingrid’s songs dig for a deep taproot of universality a la Ty’s literate leanings. The duo heads to Empty Sea Studios in September 2014 to record its debut EP, with release shows to follow in the fall and winter. And in spring of 2015—wait for it—Ty and Ingrid are getting married.



12/04/14

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



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



Harvard Semitic Museum Lecture: David Gordon Lyon

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

Harvard professor David Gordon Lyon (1852–1935) held one of the first Assyriology positions in the United States and worked tirelessly to promote the study of ancient cultures that once flourished in today’s Middle East. Join Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King, Joseph Greene, and Adam Aja in a discussion of Lyon’s life and contributions. The lecture will highlight his interactions with Harvard presidents, millionaires, and other twentieth-century notables, as well as his approach to assembling Harvard's Ancient Near Eastern collection and establishing the Harvard Semitic Museum.



12/04/14

Free



- http://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/david-gordon-lyon-and-harvard-semitic-museum



Lesley University Strauch-Mosse Lecture Series Presents Suzanne Lacy

Presented by Lesley University

 Internationally exhibited artist Suzanne Lacy is known for her installations, videos, and large-scale performances that focus on social themes of race, class, and gender equity, as well as urban issues. Perhaps her most famous performance piece, The Crystal Quilt, was broadcast live on PBS and featured 430 women talking about their lives as they created an 82 foot square tableau in the shape of a quilt. For the last 30 years, Lacy has taken her art out of the gallery and into the world to engage new audiences and galvanize a public discussion about race, poverty, and social justice. Lacy’s 1995 book, Mapping the Terrain: new genre public art is an influential anthology of essays about the impact of performance art in public spaces. More recently, she published Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974 – 2007.



12/04/14

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/suzanne-lacy/



Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

 Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The exhibit traces a wide variety of anatomical practices through three important periods in the history of anatomy: the sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries. Collection objects, historical imagery, 3-D settings, and multimedia experiences invite visitors to enter a sixteenth-century dissection "theater," investigate nineteenth-century anatomical practices, and explore how modern methods and techniques, including the use of digital technology, are transforming anatomical education.



03/06/14 - 12/05/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



- http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_bok.html



A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Presented by Island Moving Co.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Island Moving Co. invites you to join us for our wonderful holiday ballet A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Follow our young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, engages in battle with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. Be seated in the spacious ballroom for the second act, where she is entertained by Sweets from throughout the Land.



11/28/14 - 12/05/14

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Gold $95, Silver $75 and Pillow $50
Pillow Seats are for children aged 6-10. Children will sit at the edge of the dance floor on a pillow during the second act. Gold Seats are the first row of tables closest to the dance floor with no obstructed views. Silver seats are the second row of tables behind the Gold Seats. If you would like your child to sit with you at a table, you must purchase a GOLD or SILVER seat.



- http://www.islandmovingco.org/?page_id=30



George Lopez

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has made more than 200 television comedy, talk show and hosting appearances, including co-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys.



12/05/14

$55-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/george-lopez/

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



Boston Pops Holiday Concert

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

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America’s Orchestra is not to be missed! Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

Sponsor: The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Inc.

 



12/05/14

Full price tickets are $55, $75, $95 and $125, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members and groups of 15 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=153

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



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Voices Boston: Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The popular What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow examines Benjamin Britten’s Christmas choral masterwork, “A Ceremony of Carols,” the last work produced during Britten’s U.S. residency from 1939-42. Join the “hyper-kinetic maestro” Kapilow as he teams up with the renowned Voices Boston (formerly PALS Children’s Choir) to examine one of the masterworks of 20th-century choral music.

Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger



12/05/14

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/wmigbritten/index.htm

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



Tony Kenny's "Christmas Time in Ireland"

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

Imagine Christmas time in Ireland……A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a sampling of Irish wit and wisdom, and the joyfulness of youthful dancing in celebration of the holidays. Tony Kenny, Ireland’s Premier Entertainer, and his all-star cast will take you there.

Christmas Time in Ireland is a dynamic concert that presents the finest in Irish song, dance, music and laughter. Starring vocalist Tony Kenny, the line-up also includes George Casey, Kathy Durkin, The Dublin Trinity Band and the Dublin City Dancers.



12/05/14

Tickets at the Door: $32.00
Advance Tickets: $28.00
Advance Seniors 60+ and Students: $25.00
Merrimack College Student Rush: $5.00



- http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/liberal_arts/visual-and-performing-arts/performances-and-performance-opportunities.php

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



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Peabody Institute LIbrary

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/05/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours

Peabody Institute LIbrary - 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960



Holiday Fanfare!

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

Lexington Symphony’s holiday concerts have become a cultural cornerstone of the holiday season in Lexington and surrounding areas. The evening Holiday Fanfare! concert features holiday favorites that evoke joyous memories and music from many parts of the world. Sing along and rejoice with Lexington Symphony, friends, and family at this special time of year. 



12/05/14

Adults $40; students/children $15



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

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



The Marshall Tucker Band

Presented by gimmeLIVE

Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. With hits like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums for Capricorn Records.

"They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, Rock & Roll and all things in-between," - Doug Gray 



12/05/14

$39, $49, $55



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



Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Plymouth

Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall

Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to knock the sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to fill the night with the laughter of their stories.



12/05/14

$55 - $35



- http://tomaseenfoley.com/shows/a-celtic-christmas/

Plymouth Memorial Hall - 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360



Grace Kelly

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

"Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." - Wynton Marsalis

Stunning in her talent and performance, saxophonist Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet also with the zest and energy of a 20 year old. Having played with such artists as Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, and Esperanza Spalding, Kelly is highly regarded and respected in the jazz world. Despite her young age, Kelly has already won several Boston Music Awards and was named “Jazz Act of the Year” at the 2013 New England Music Awards.



12/05/14

$30 public / $28 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends October 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Kids' Holiday Pops!

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

Lexington Symphony’s holiday concerts have become a cultural cornerstone of the holiday season in Lexington and surrounding areas. The Kids’ Holiday POPS! matinee performance offers a program suited for families with young children, many of whom will count this experience as their very first symphony concert. Families with children of all ages gather together to celebrate the season with popular carols, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa.



12/05/14

Adults $20; students/children $8



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

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



Christmas Memories - Boston

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at First Church in Boston

Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, in celebrating the season with “Christmas Memories.” This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols, such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics like "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician. 



12/05/14

$15 adults
$12 seniors and students



- http://www.backbayringers.org/

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



A Latin Holiday Voyage: A Concert for Peace in Venezuela

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at United Parish in Brookline

A program of entrancing Renaissance, Baroque, and Afro-Hispanic music from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba, played on Baroque and folk instruments. Celebrate the holidays with son, cuatro, and tambores! Music will include Renaissance Cancioneros, Baroque villancicos, and some danceable music, all performed with Latino zest!



12/05/14

$35, preferred; $20, general; $15, students and low income; under 18 free



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

United Parish in Brookline - 210 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Cambridge

Presented by The Oriana Consort at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge

Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra, Warlock's Benedicamus Domino, Byrd's Songs of sundrie natures and Earthly tree, Howell's A Spotless Rose, and three carols by John Rutter, Wexford Carol, Angels' Carol, and What Sweeter Music.



12/05/14

$20 Adults/$15 Students & Seniors



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University Lutheran Church, Cambridge - 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nancy Beaudette Holiday Show

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Nancy Beaudette doesn’t just write songs - she paints them. Listen to Nancy’s music and you may find yourself seeing pictures, glimpsing a rich palette of colors in her guitar-playing, and noticing that the beautiful honesty of her voice and her lyrics points directly to your own heart. With musical roots originating in Eastern Ontario, Nancy has been performing internationally for over thirty years. Well-crafted songs framed with poignant vocals and impassioned performance style have caught the attention of music icons, including Grammy winners Kathy Mattea, Jon Vezner & Louisa Branscomb, and hit writers like Kerry Chater & Lynn Gillespie, and other Nashville songwriters whom Nancy has had the pleasure of working and writing with.

For her fans and listeners, it will come as no surprise to learn that this award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter also happens to be an award-winning sign-maker. The artistry that has brought international success to her company, Sign-It Signs & Design, imbues every aspect of her singing, songwriting, and recording.



12/05/14

General $18
Student/Senior $17
Member $15
Children under 12 $9
 



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Heather Maloney

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Heather Maloney, Northampton, Mass., singer and songwriter is marking life lessons with music on her new self-titled album, penning tuneful reminders to herself about the little triumphs of love on “Flutter,” the solace of redemption on “Turn Yourself Around” and her firm belief that nothing’s colder than trying too hard to be cool, an idea that inspired “Fire for You.”

Heather Maloney, out in March on Signature Sounds, is the third album for a songwriter hailed by The Huffington Post for “lyrics that cut to the chase.” DigBoston wrote that she “deserves the type of cult following that has allowed the likes of Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco that long standing success and influence they have had.”
Although Maloney’s influences are largely rooted in what she calls “adventurous folk,” she pushes outward on these 11 songs, digging deeper, and roaming wider than she has before on songs populated by vivid characters that ultimately trace their way back to her.
She uses juicy touches of pop, and a little dash of rock ’n’ roll on “Iron Bull,” a song she wrote after visiting Zucotti Park during, Occupy Wall Street.



12/05/14

Non-Passim Members: $18
Passim Members: $16



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



A Christmas Carol

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) and Bay Colony Shakespeare Company team up to present the IRNE award nominated one-man performance of A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 5, 8 pm at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham.

This is the second year that the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, home based in Marshfield, is touring with their production of the Dickens’ favorite, which is appropriate for audiences age five and older.

Actor Neil McGarry deftly and brilliantly performs every character in this Victorian masterpiece. Using only Charles Dickens original text, McGarry creates a beautiful, lively performance that captivates the audience from start to finish. Fully produced, complete with dancing, this one man “tour de force” performance, directed by Ross MacDonald, has left both critics and audiences of all ages laughing and crying with joy, putting the Christmas back into A Christmas Carol.

Beverly Creasey of the Boston Arts Review said of last year’s performance "McGarry and MacDonald have achieved a magical alchemy which absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound.”

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets are available at the door
or at baycolonyshakespeare.org, or by calling 866-811-4111. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 917-670-1184. For more information or tickets visit www.baycolonyshakespeare.org. For more information about South Shore Conservatory, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.


About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.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.

 

 



12/05/14

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Group discounts for 10 or more are available.



- http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org

South Shore Conservatory - One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA, 02043



Garfunkel & Oates

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left). They’ve been featured in Variety’s "10 Comics to Watch" and their very own half hour stand-up special just premiered on Comedy Central. They’ve appeared on The Independent Spirit Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show, Last Call with Carson Daily and their videos have been featured on CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com. Their album All Over Your Face was #1 on iTunes comedy the week it was released and their new album Slippery When Moist was just released!



12/06/14

$28



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/garfunkel-oates/

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



Handel: The Messiah

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Each year the Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah. For over 100 years, this annual Messiah holiday concert has served as a local tradition and an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival! We will be joined by high school students through our Festival Singers program, an educational outreach effort of the Chorus for interested local students, currently including participants from South Community High School and Wachusett Regional High School.

 

 



12/06/14

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points to Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/handel-messiah/

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



JP Plays A(rlen)B(erlin)C(ole)

Presented by Highland Jazz

Trumpeter Jason Palmer and his quintet pay homage to composers Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.



12/06/14

$18Adv($17 Sen; $10 Stud); $20 Door



- http://www.highlandjkazz.org



Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Join Karen K in her Bug Out, the imaginary fort in her backyard where she finds adventures and makes music with her friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (guitar), Stink Bug (drums), Hop (bass) and side-kick and best friend, Lightning Bug (everything else). Featured on CBS and called “The Kiddie Queen” by the Brooklyn Paper, the blend of imagination, music, humor and fun makes Karen K & the Jitterbugs a favorite among kids and adults. Recommended for ages 3+.



12/06/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/karen-k-and-jitterbugs

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



Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Beverly

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Now in its 18th season, Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas. In a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the hauting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to knock the sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to fill the night with the laughter of their stories.



12/04/14 - 12/06/14

Tickets $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=14

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



Artisan Card Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan cards worthy of framing. This workshop goes beyond standard card-making demos. We will create an original linoleum block carving and an edition series using a variety of printmaking techniques. After this workshop, students will have the ability to continue making artisan cards and other prints from home. Basic materials provided. Runs: November 23 (Sunday) or December 6 (Saturday)



12/06/14

$58.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Saltwater Etching

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

In this workshop, students will learn the low-tech method of saltwater etching. Unlike other methods, which use harsh chemicals, saltwater etching is safer and accomplishes the same results. Electro-etching is when the etching bath is electrically charged. Students will be given copper to etch a pattern then will learn how to form these into a cuff bracelet. Preparation of metal, etching solution and various kinds of resists will be discussed during this workshop. Basic materials provided.



12/06/14

$45.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



24th Christmas Gala

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

The Department of Music presents it Annual Christmas Gala, an event that has become a staple of the Christmas celebration on the North Shore. Featured are the Gordon College Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Children's Choir, College Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Carol singing and Christmas readings are also a highlight of this performance



12/05/14 - 12/06/14

$15.00 General Admission
$12.00 Seniors
$10.00 Faculty/Staff/Students and Groups 10+



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

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



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



11/08/14 - 12/06/14

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:whoTags[]=audience_family:program_code=35352:keywords=Owl

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



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat, and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and the great horned owl.

This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



12/06/14

Adults: $11 member/ $13 non-member
Children: $6 member/$8 non-member



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:whoTags[]=audience_family:program_code=35403:keywords=Owl

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



Viva Vivaldi! Holiday Concert - Brookline

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

The Baroque Big Band returns! This year we bring back the incomparably festive concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, with guitar celebrity Eliot Fisk making his Mistral debut, and four virtuosi violin soloists in the ever ravishing Le Quatro Stanioni.

Vivaldi: Double trumpet concerto, Lute concerto in C major, The Four Seasons, Piccolo concerto in C



12/06/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free, Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

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



Maud Morgan Arts Fall Classes

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

For Maud Morgan Arts teacher Alice Turkel, the ideal class size is large enough so that students “can’t get quite as much help as they want.” Turkel offers plenty of instruction and guidance to her students, but she finds that sometimes when she’s helping one student, another student who thought she needed help will end up solving a problem for herself, and that’s when the most valuable learning can occur. This fall, Maud Morgan Arts classes provide students with a cornucopia of opportunities to discover how good they are at responding to their own artistic challenges.

“Little kids doing woodworking…they think everything is about nails,” says Turkel who has taught woodworking and crafts to students of all ages and who has also served on the Cambridge School Committee for six terms. She shows children that woodworking is more than pounding boards together; it’s also about learning to use a variety of techniques and tools to make objects of their own design. In Turkel’s weaving class, students begin by constructing a backstrap loom, and building their own loom gives students a deeper understanding of the mechanics of weaving.

“I am interested in teaching my students to express their individual styles and preferences visually,” says Maud Morgan Arts teacher Annie Zeybekoglu. “Not to do artwork that looks like mine.” Her class is geared toward adults who have never done serious drawing and who may be frightened to try, and Zeybekoglu is eager to guide them: “I like to teach by asking questions, posing visual problems to solve, rather than prescribing solutions. Learning different techniques empowers students to find their own solutions, each as unique as the person addressing the visual problem.” Zeybekoglu’s own mixed media work is in collections in Boston, New York, Hungary and Japan, and she has taught art classes for over twenty years. Of course, at Maud Morgan Arts, learning is not just for the students, but also for the teachers. Says Zeybekoglu: “I like nothing more than being asked a question I don’t know the answer to.”

Maud Morgan Arts fall classes in ceramics, printmaking, painting and other visual arts for all ages begin September 29th. Register online at www.maudmorganarts.org. 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.



09/29/14 - 12/06/14

Tuition and Materials fee varies with class



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Bari Koral Family Rock Band

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

Bari Koral is a beloved kids/family recording artist and music, movement and kids yoga educator in New York City. Dubbed the "It girl" of kids/family music by New York Magazine, and the "Sheryl Crow for Kids" by the New York Post, Bari is one of the most popular kids/family recording artists on the scene today. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring lots of music, movement and even some kids yoga have gained her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans. She's a very popular choice on Sirius/XM Kids, and her songs are widely played in classrooms, living rooms and kids yoga studios. Look for Bari’s new show, YogaPalooza, an exciting new kid’s yoga & music show based on her songs coming soon to the Veria Network! Bari’s newest studio album The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee was released in Spring 2014.



12/06/14

$10 adult/ $8 child



- http://natickarts.org

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



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Har Mar Superstar

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

HAR MAR SUPERSTAR / THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND
With: Toby Goodshank

Saturday, December 6, 6:00 PM

This event is ages 18 and over with valid ID. As part of The Fenway Recording Sessions



12/06/14

Advance Box Office Price - $15.00



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



Jay Ungar and Molly Madison

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. Their consummate musicianship, incomparable warmth and wit, and obvious love of the music have delighted audiences worldwide.



12/06/14

General $24
Student/Senior $23
Member $21
Children under 12 $12
 



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Meet Me In St. Louis - Weston

Presented by Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts at Weston Town Hall Theatre

Meet Me In St. Louis is based on the classic, heartwarming 1944 film starring Judy Garland. A story about the Smith family that takes place in 1904 on the eve of the St. Louis World's fair, this musical adaptation focuses on the four Smith daughters as they navigate the complexities of relationships and community when faced with the news that their father's financial troubles will mean a move to New York. This upbeat, optimistic production features song favorites such as "Meet Me In St. Louis" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" to kick off your holiday season.



11/29/14 - 12/06/14



- http://www.westonfriendly.org

Weston Town Hall Theatre - 1 Townhouse Drive, Weston, MA, 02493



Christmas Memories - Danvers

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Maple Street Church, Danvers

Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, as they celebrate the holiday season. This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics including "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician.



12/06/14

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors and students



- http://www.backbayringers.org/

Maple Street Church, Danvers - 90 Maple Street, Danvers, MA, 01923



Open House at the Captain Elias Davis House

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a self-guided tour of the Captain Elias Davis House. View the rooms decorated for the holidays. Learn about life in the 19th Century from the Captain and his family. Entry will be timed.



12/06/14

Free for members or with Museum admission.
Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/open-house-captain-elias-davis-house12-6/

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



Elvis & The Beatles: The Greatest Concert That Never Was

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The Mahoney Brothers have brought together the two greatest rock icons - Elvis Presley and The Beatles - in one amazing show! The concert that rock fans have dreamed about for generations is finally brought to life by award-winning performers The Mahoney Brothers for two shows only!

“Absolutely Incredible!” - Dick Clark 



12/06/14

Preferred Seating: $32.50
Regular Seating: $27.50
Balcony: $22.50
$5 Discount for Seniors on all price levels!
$20 - Groups of 12+ (call the box office to order group tickets)



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/elvis_the_beatles_the_greatest_concert_that_never_was1

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



Demo Day | Fiber: Sculpture

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

See processes explored in Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present in action in the ICA’s State Street Corporation Lobby. Local artists Samantha Fields, the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, and New Craft Artists in Action lead demonstrations that look at dyeing, the impact of gravity on fiber sculpture, and the grid.



12/06/14

Free with museum admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/talks/demo-day/



Jane Monheit: Hello Bluebird, Celebrating the Music of Judy Garland

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A vocalist balancing remarkable virtuosity with innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit has quickly ascended to the world’s top echelon of jazz singers. The native New Yorker covers vast musical ground, putting her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop.

For this concert, Monheit will be giving a special tribute to one of her favorite singers in a program titled Hello Bluebird, Celebrating the Music of Judy Garland. This will be her second performance in Rockport.



12/06/14

$41-$61



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/jane-monheit/

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



Chris Distefano

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Before becoming a self- described high energy comic, Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his mom's friend’s mom's. He is a regular at all of the best comedy clubs in New York City, has performed at all of the top comedy clubs in the country, and has somehow found time to play over 20 colleges in the past year. You can catch Chris all over MTV as he is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show Guy Code. You can also see him featured on MTV’s Girl Code, Off the Bat and Guy Court. Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, as well as a New Face of 2013’s Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. In June of 2013, Chris made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and in June 2014, his half hour comedy special debuted on Comedy Central. Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio, been featured in multiple national Nike commercials alongside JB Smoove, and had the opportunity to perform at Bud Light’s Whatever USA in Colorado this past year. Out of all the commercials he has done, however, he is most proud of the one where his left elbow was featured on a National Subway commercial. It’s a good elbow. He would know. He loves elbows.



12/04/14 - 12/06/14

$20 - $25



- http://laughboston.com/events/

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



Hingham Garden Club Holiday House Tour & Boutique

Presented by Garden Club of Hingham

The Garden Club of Hingham will showcase six unique Hingham homes decorated for the season.  In addition there will be over twenty crafters at The Holiday Boutique. Come see a mantle adorned with what appears to be a living birch tree or a Christmas tree decked with glass floats, sea treasures, and shell ornaments.  This will be a breathtaking experience sure to get viewers inspired and in the holiday spirit. What could be more delightful than the sounds, smells, and sights of the holiday season?

 

 

 



12/06/14

Tickets are $30 in advance. Sold at locations on the website: GardenClubofHIngham.org or on line at brownpapertickets.com


Tickets are $35 at the Door. Can be purchased at The Boutique, South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street, Hingham.



- http://GardenClubofHIngham



00THUD, A James Bond Themed Concert

Presented by The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD) at Lowell Lecture Hall

The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD), Harvard’s “Stomp”-inspired percussion ensemble, present their James Bond themed fall concert.



12/06/14

$5 in advance, $7 at the door



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

Lowell Lecture Hall - 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble: Oh No!

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

 The Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble's Third Annual Concert, Featuring Electronic Instruments Old and New. Music By Frank Zappa, J.S. Bach, Richard Thompson, Pink Floyd, Edvard Grieg, Alfonso X, and Members Of the Group. Paul Lehrman, director.



12/06/14

FREE



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



Catie Curtis

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Plenty of performers succumb to the temptation to cruise on autopilot two decades into their careers. That’s the safe and simple way to go, after all. But Catie Curtis, dubbed a “folk-rock goddess” by The New Yorker and treated as one by her loyal fans, is one veteran artist who has resolutely refused to coast along in comfort. Her 13th album, Flying Dream, is a work of both continuity and courage, capturing the way she’s embraced a season of heady change with the emotional intelligence that has been her songwriting signature. While Curtis has most often composed solo—only occasionally co-writing with such respected peers as Beth Nielson Chapman, Mary Gauthier, Fred Wilhelm and Mark Erelli (a song she co-penned with the latter won Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition)—this time around she took a chance on a start-to-finish collaboration with Sugarland co-founder and modern folk songwriting luminary Kristen Hall. Gauthier introduced the two talents, and from there, says Curtis (a Maine native), “We discovered that we were very compatible in writing together. After we had a couple songs under our belts, I wanted to keep going.” “We both care about what we're saying and the message we convey,” adds Hall. “When you're
alone out there on a stage, it requires you stand behind your words, quite literally.”

Curtis placed her trust in Hall’s instincts as a producer, and with some of the finest players Boston has to offer: drummer Jim Gwin (of the Boston Pops Orchestra), Jamie Edwards (keyboardist for Aimee Mann), bassist Richard Gates and multi-instrumentalist Duke Levine, who’ve logged sessions with the likes of Suzanne Vega and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Together, they crafted a lustrous long player with subtle jazz, electronic and AM pop shadings. Hall calls it her “happiest in-studio experience; a very relaxed and creative atmosphere with super-talented people.”
It sounds like Curtis to be sure—with her tunefulness and casual elegance intact—but it also sounds unlike anything else in her catalog. So it’s only fitting that she’s releasing it through her own, newly formed, thoroughly independent, Catie Curtis Records



12/06/14

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



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



The Brig Pickering of Gloucester and Boston

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Howard L. Resnikoff presents an illustrated talk about one of Captain Elias Davis' adventures. Filled with largely forgotten local details and people, the material for this presentation is drawn from The Riddle of the Rambler, Resnikoff's forthcoming book about the world-wide adventures of three merchant brigs from Gloucester and Boston and the men who owned and sailed them. Set against the background of the early days of the United States and the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, it offers a glimpse into another age.



12/06/14

This program is free for members or with Museum admission.
Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/brig-pickering-gloucester-and-boston/

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



Artful Holidays in Provincetown

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Join popular artists Marc Kundmann and Conny Hatch for a holiday celebration as they open their studios at 14 Bradford Street, Provincetown. Meet these distinctive artists and friends while viewing a wide selection of art, some still in the making.

Kundmann, an admired member of the East Coast art scene, paints with encaustic wax, one of the oldest forms of painting. The technique allows him to create works layered with texture, vibrant color, and transparency. He uses this intriguing and beautiful surface to give his subjects — figures, structures and boats — emotional life and hint at their mystery inside

Hatch is a minimalist assemblage artist working primarily with found wood and metal objects. Local history finds its way into the work of Hatch who purposes the cast off elements of someone else’s life as raw materials for her sculptures. The discarded materials themselves are the main source of the artist’s inspiration. Hatch integrates each object into a work of art that often changes our perception of its utility.

We hope you have the opportunity to join these award-winning artists for a toast to the holidays and the gift of art. For more information, please call 508.246.0636.



12/06/14

Free



- http://www.addisonart.com/events.html



Mirel Wagner / Jenine Irabagon

Presented by David Friend Recital Hall

 Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling. Her acoustic balladry is as far as you’ll get from clichéd coffeehouse folk, having more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than Bob Dylan. Raised in a quiet suburb of Helsinki, her background couldn't be more conventional. But the nine songs of her self-titled debut distill the very essence of darkness, the hollowed-out bones of the blues. They seem ancient, worn, and honest. When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is a cohesive set of songs, written in a log cabin on the peninsula of Hailuoto in northern Finland. It traces the melody absentmindedly—at times playful, at other times chilling, they are difficult to pin down.

Jenine Irabagon is an emerging folk artist currently based in Boston, MA. Originally from Ft. Worth, Texas Jenine began her career as a jazz/classical instrumentalist before discovering her passion for songwriting. Drawing inspiration from artist such as Margot & the Nuclear So So’s and Bob Dylan, Jenine developed a captivating collection of folk songs unique to her name, discussing topics that leave a big impression on the first-time listener. As 2014 comes to a close, Jenine has been hard at work writing new music and has plans for a debut EP due out in late 2015.



12/06/14

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show



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Fountain Street Winter Open Studios

Presented by Fountain Street Studios at Fountain Street Studios

Fountain Street Studios Presents the Gift of Art

Saturday (One Day Only), December 6, 2014 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702
The 21st Fountain Street Open Studios is our gift to the public to light up the season. Our many emerging and established artists will offer our guests insights into the creative process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to peek inside working studios of Fountain Street Studios’ artists and artisans. From greeting cards to major pieces of art – there is always something for everyone to treasure.
New artists in the building this winter include Denise Driscoll and Kyle Taylor Ganson, as well as visitors Catherine Gruetzke-Blais and John Farnsworth.
Returning by popular demand –
• Framingham State Art Club Pop Up Show
• Massachusetts Treasury Unclaimed Property Office
This is a special opportunity not only to view work by some of New England’s most talented artists, but also to chat informally with the artists and discuss materials and techniques. Works in a variety of media and styles, including painting, photography, sculpture, hand-crafted jewelry, textile and fabric art, collage, pottery, drawings and more will be on display and available for purchase.
Please visit our website, fountainstreetstudios.com, for more information and directions to our building. Ample free parking!
The historic Bancroft Building is a five-story walk-up building. Please plan accordingly.
Telephone: (508) 665-0614
Email: fss@FountainStreetStudios.com
Website: www.FountainStreetStudios.com
 



12/06/14

FREE, Open to the public.



- http://www.fountainstreetstudios.com

Fountain Street Studios - 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA, 01505



"Badger Meets the Fairies" by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts

Mr. Badger is thrilled to meet Blossom, a flower fairy, in the garden. He flies away with her to help the fairies build a playground. But then it's complicated: the fairies won't use cement; and Mr. Badger wants to learn to fly. Join Margaret Moody for a gentle tale based on European fairy lore. And please stay after for puppet-play and coffee in the theater. "Badger Meets the Fairies" is best for ages 4 to 10.

Fairy puppets and sets for their garden were built by visual artist Sandra Pastrana, and Margaret Moody. Alison Plante of Berklee School of Music composed original music for the piece, based on Celtic melodies.

Margaret Moody is a co-founder of Galapagos Puppets and has been performing folk and fantasy stories on the East Coast since 1987. 



12/06/14

$7; 3 for $20
cash or check at the door
can be reserved by e-mailing galapagospuppets@gmail.com



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



Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson, drums, Patricia Adams vocals

Singin' and swingin' jazz and blues standards, this repertoire returns you to an era of speakeasies, spats and supper clubs— when movies were in black-and-white and jazz was boozy, bluesy and undefined.

The cuisine is superb. The price is right.  It's the most fun and the best value in Boston for a meal and show. Doors open @ 10:00am and continues until 2:30pm.While you dine, the band showcases songs from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance.

Reviewed by Cadence Magazine as "No gimmicks, just really good music", people come from as far away as Maine and New York to hear this band, in the authentic styles of composers Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter et. al.

MENU: HTTP://WWW.RYLESJAZZ.COM/BRUNCH.CFM

There is no cover charge. Ryles is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. All major credit cards are accepted. Two complimentary parking lots marked S&S keep your auto safe. Take the red line to Harvard Square.

When weather is inclement, always call to confirm the club is open.
 



03/23/14 - 12/07/14

No cover or music charge



- http://www.rylesjazz.com

Ryles Jazz Club - 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Funny Girl

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade.”

Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne • Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, & Bob Merrill • Directed by Maura Hanlon • Musical Direction by Scott Storr



11/06/14 - 12/07/14

$30 - $35
Group Rates and Student Rush tickets available.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/funny-girl

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



The Trip to Bountiful

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as the feisty and funny Carrie Watts in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote’s beloved American classic The Trip to Bountiful, a story of intergenerational family dynamics directed by Michael Wilson. Living in a cramped apartment in Houston with her dutiful son Ludie (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood) and bossy daughter-in-law Jessie Mae (Grammy and Tony nominee Vanessa Williams), the elderly Carrie dreams of making one final journey to Bountiful, Texas, her childhood home. With great determination and daring, Carrie makes her arduous journey back to Bountiful. This American treasure is a masterpiece of the power of childhood, memory, and the undeniable, universal yearning for the warmth of home and family. According to The Wall Street Journal, “The Trip to Bountiful is one of the half-dozen greatest American plays. It is without flaw. I’ve never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production.”

Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, December 6.  



11/20/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets start at $25



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

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



Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire without horizon and promises to perform the show-stopping, danceable music it’s known for.



12/07/14

Tickets: $34, $28, $19



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-big-band/

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



Awake and Sing!

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger's fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty, passionate, funny, and heartbreaking, Odets' 1935 masterpiece beautifully captures both the hopes and the struggles of an unforgettable American family.



11/07/14 - 12/07/14

Ticket price range: $25 to $99
 



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/awake-and-sing/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Handel's Messiah

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Come hear Boston's only performance of Handel's masterpiece in a sacred space. The Trinity Choirs will sing George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus), as well as Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat.



12/07/14

$10, $30, or $50



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Holiday on Cape Cod

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
SIOBHAN MAGNUS, GUEST ARTIST | JOHN STEVENS, GUEST ARTIST | PATRICK THOMAS, GUEST ARTIST
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CAPE CONSERVATORY DANCERS, JANE CAPUTO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

It’s the holiday pops. Time to pull out all the stops! This party’s certainly the best, because you probably know most of the guests! Siobhan. John. Patrick. Nothing glitters more than these stars, our faves on American Idol and choice from The Voice. They’re super cool, super talented and ready to put the swing, bling and country spin into your favorite holiday tunes. Big orchestra? Check! Some silliness? You bet! Dash through the snow, and laugh all the way with the Chatham Chorale’s wacky take on the Twelve Days of Christmas. And, join the throng for the annual sing-along. We’ve put the ho-ho-ho (and a few extra surprises) into this fun, family show. There’s simply nowhere else to go to put the cheer in the year.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

$31 - $70



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-4.asp

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



Boston Open Studios 2014

Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! Click here for a full schedule by neighborhood.

East Boston Artists Group  
June 7 & 8  
noon – 6pm 
More Information about the East Boston Artists Group

United South End Artists                                              
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm 
More Information about the United South End Artists

Jamaica Plain Arts Council
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm   
More Information about the Jamaica Plain Arts Council
  
Hyde Park 
September 14 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Hyde Park Open Studios

Roxbury Open Studios
October 3, 6pm-8pm 
October 4 & 5, 11am-6pm 
More Information about Roxbury Open Studios

Fort Point Arts Community
October 17, 4pm- 7pm 
October 18 & 19, noon – 6pm 
More Information about the Fort Point Arts Community

Dorchester Open Studios
October 25 & 26 
noon - 5pm 
More Information about Dorchester Open Studios

South Boston Open Studios
November 2 & 3 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about South Boston Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios 
November 1 & 2 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Roslindale Open Studios

Fenway Studios 
November 16 & 17 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Friends of Fenway Studios

Allston Arts District 
November 15 & 16 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about the Allston Arts District

Artists Group of Charlestown 
December 6 & 7 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Artists Group of Charlestown



06/07/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts/visual/openstudios.asp



Merrimack College Jazz Ensemble presents Its 6th Annual "A Jazzy Christmas"

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

The Merrimack Jazz Ensemble presents a fun-filled concert to celebrate the season. The Ensemble, composed of students, faculty, and alumni of Merrimack College, will perform big band arrangements of your favorite traditional and contemporary holiday tunes.



12/07/14

The concert is free with donations accepted to benefit Lazarus House.



- http://www.merrimack.edu/live/events/4485-merrimack-college-jazz-ensemble-presents-its-6th

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



Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot by means of original images (posters, couriers, photographs, etc.) and artifacts drawn from public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 



09/11/14 - 12/07/14

Free | Suggested $3 donation



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu/default.aspx

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

The first exhibition in 13 years focusing on a curated selection of 47 of the finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection.



09/11/14 - 12/07/14

Free; Suggested $3 donation



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Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



Diane Kelley presents Holiday Spectacular 2014

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

A holiday show for all ages! An upbeat and fun variety show featuring some of Worcester county's finest singers, dancers and actors, Holiday Spectacular is in it's fourth season. This show will leave you tapping your toes and singing Christmas tunes all the way home (and for days after). Join us for lots of holiday cheer and some singing and dancing snowmen, reindeer and hot chocolate for everyone!



12/07/14

Full price tickets are $26 and $32, depending on seating location. $3 discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=94

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



Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - Lowell

Presented by Spectacle Management at Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances they always said they were much too old for.



12/07/14

$69 - $35



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Lowell Memorial Auditorium - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Saltwater Etching

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

In this workshop, students will learn the low-tech method of saltwater etching. Unlike other methods, which use harsh chemicals, saltwater etching is safer and accomplishes the same results. Electro-etching is when the etching bath is electrically charged. In this 3 hour workshop, students will be given copper to etch a pattern then will learn how to form these into a cuff bracelet. Preparation of metal, etching solution and various kinds of resists will be discussed during this workshop. Basic materials provided.



12/07/14

$45.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Phedre

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at First Church in Boston

Being descended from philandering gods and bloodthirsty warriors does not make for a fate of calm karmic seas. If Phèdre is troubled by her family's erotic history, it may come as no surprise that she falls hard for her stepson, Hippolytus, when her husband, Theseus, appears to be on permanent vacation. If only switching horses was that easy. Instead, monumental rage, mistrust, guilt, and ultimately death seem to be the order of the day for this family story worthy of a Greek tragedy. Oh, wait, it is a Greek tragedy - and one of epic proportions.



11/19/14 - 12/07/14

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



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/ph%C3%A8dre

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



Celebrations!

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

New Phil’s seasonal celebration of peace, joy and creativity! Join the New Phil, dancers from Boston Ballet School, Newton Family Singers and the Chestnut Hill School Chorus in a celebration filled with music, dance and joy! Family Singer and CH School Chorus director Chris Eastburn joins New Phil for this program of Americana favorites and traditional seasonal pieces.



12/07/14

$10 - $15



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Viva Vivaldi! Holiday Concert - Andover

Presented by Mistral at South Church, Andover

The Baroque Big Band returns! This year we bring back the incomparably festive concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, with guitar celebrity Eliot Fisk making his Mistral debut, and four virtuosi violin soloists in the ever ravishing Le Quatro Stanioni.

Vivaldi: Double trumpet concerto, Lute concerto in C major, The Four Seasons, Piccolo concerto in C.



12/07/14

Adults $30; Seniors $25; Students Free, Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

South Church, Andover - 41 Central Street, Andover, MA, 01810



Bolshoi: La Bayadere

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

When the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret, they swear eternal mutual fidelity. However, the High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, overhears them. He rushes to reveal their secret to the Rajah, who has decided that Solor will marry his beloved daughter Gamzatti.

La Bayadère (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer) is a key work in the classical repertoire and this is a magnificent production. Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades is one of the most celebrated in the history of ballet. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life. Music by Ludwig Minkus; Libretto by Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov; Original Choreography by Marius Petipa; New version Yuri Grigorovich



12/07/14

$20



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/bolshoi-bayadere

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



Boston College Middle Eastern Ensemble

Presented by Boston College

Middle Eastern music performed by BC students. Ann E. Lucas, director.



12/07/14

Free
 



- http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/music/calendar.html



CraftBoston Holiday

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts at Hynes Convention Center

Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

General Admission: $15
Senior Citizens: $13
Students: $12
SAC Members: $7.50
Children 12 years and under: Free



Admission tickets are valid for readmission throughout the weekend.



- http://www.societyofcrafts.org/

Hynes Convention Center - 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Robin Spielberg

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

“From the moment she walks on stage, until the last note gently caresses the room, Spielberg casts a spell on her audience that is palpable, visceral, and spiritual. Better said-after you see her perform, you’ll just feel a whole lot better about the world.” - Bruce Bressack, HippoPress New Hampshire

Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, Heal of the Hand.

A prolific composer, Spielberg has sixteen recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of American melodies, and a CD of lullabies.



12/07/14

$20 public / $18 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Jamaica Pond and Boston’s Water System – The Early History of the Boston Water System

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Hunnewell Building

From the 1630 settlement of Boston, people needed water supply. Marcis Kempe, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum and an avid water supply historian will discuss the early attempts by Boston residents to find drinking water on Shawmut peninsula.Early attempts at wood pipe water systems led eventually to the construction of Boston’s 1796 Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Corporation which fulfilled a need for water supply piped directly into houses. Mr. Kempe will chronicle this story and that of 1848 Boston’s municipal water system that eventually replaced the wooden pipes. He will also discuss the further growth of the Metropolitan Boston water system at the turn of the century and the steps taken to protect the public from the growing pollution of water sources. Come and join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about the important people and events in the Jamaica Pond story and how this modest system grew into today’s nationally acclaimed Metropolitan Boston area water supply.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event is being hosted by the Arnold Arboretum.



12/07/14

Free and open to the public



- http://www.jphs.org

Hunnewell Building - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA, 02130



Christmas House Tour

Presented by Catholic Charities Laboure Center at Catholic Charities Laboure Center

The Labouré Center offers 9 programs and over 33 services. In the past year over 3, 500 people received assistance through programs focused on youth and families. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center as well as in Somerville with an array of programs including basic needs , parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, elder social services, and a variety of shelters. More than 38,000 are served each year through Catholic Charities Greater Boston. All of the programming is designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today.

The Labouré Center is also home to the Refugee and Immigration Services division which assists over 17,000 refugees and immigrants each year through legal assistance, interpreter services, refugee resettlement and ESOL classes.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Visit http://www.ccab.org/?q=ChristmasHouseTour for more info and prices



- http://www.ccab.org

Catholic Charities Laboure Center - 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA, 02127



Holidays at Highfield Hall

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall including a craft gallery, an international crèche collection, a tea shoppe, model train display, seasonal music, special exhibitions, Santa and activities for families.

Sponsored by Bank of Cape Cod.



11/28/14 - 12/07/14

$5.00 at door, members free



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/holidays-at-highfield-november-28-december-7-2014/2014-11-28/

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



Holiday Celebration

Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art

Kick off the holiday season with live music, carolers, refreshments, and a visit with Santa.



12/07/14

Free



- http://risdmuseum.org/events/713_2014_12_07_holiday_celebration

RISD Museum of Art - 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI, 02903



Christmas Memories - Worcester

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Wesley United Methodist Church

Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, as they celebrate the holiday season. This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics including "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician.



12/07/14

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors and students



- http://www.backbayringers.org/

Wesley United Methodist Church - 114 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Jukebox Heroes Live!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Jukebox Heroes is a live musical event with incredible show stopping impersonations performed by The Mahoney Brothers. Jukebox Heroes creates an evening of unforgettable, nostalgic entertainment with meticulous period staging and high tech visuals. The Mahoney Brothers are known as the family of a thousand voices, veterans of Broadway’s Beatlemania, stars of Dick Clark’s Golden Age of Television, and the original cast of Legends in Concert. They are multi-talented entertainers who combine great musical ability and showmanship, while they excite, entice, and enthrall audiences of all age groups with their electrifying live musical performances. Their combination of musical versatility, intricate vocal harmonies and exacting stage performances have made The Mahoney Brothers one of today’s most highly respected and sought after acts in the entertainment industry. Among the musical legends that are chronicled as Jukebox Heroes are a young Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and more! 



12/07/14

Preferred - $32.50 (1st 10 rows center orchestra)

Regular - $27.50

Balcony - $22.50

Seniors save $5!

$20 - Groups of 12+ (call the box office to order group tickets)



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

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



The Story of King Midas

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

A greedy king learns lessons of love in this delightful musical performance, inspired by a famous Greek myth. Award-winning puppeteer Liz Joyce brings a cast of colorful hand puppet characters to life, including King Midas, the Green Witch, and a friendly raccoon. Find out how they help to save the day in this fun and interactive show, featuring the original songs "Give me Gold," "Love Makes the World go Round," "Learn Your Lessons," and more!



12/04/14 - 12/07/14

$12 General Admission
$8 Members



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

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



Music on Tap: Slainte! A BHP Celtic Christmas

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at The Burren

A BHP Celtic Christmas!



12/07/14

All tickets $10.



- http://badhabitproductions.org/ontap/next-ontap/

The Burren - 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Holiday Jazz at the Firehouse

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

Join us for Holiday Jazz at the Firehouse, featuring Steve Marvin and Jim Porcella, the 2 Swingin' Tenors, with Jim Rice on piano. These two national recording artists have combined their vocal and theatrical talents to create a performance that will excite and entertain audiences of all ages. The “2 Swingin' Tenors” promise the best of holiday songs of the Great American Songbook, together with their own delivery of warmth, humor, and an evening filled with memories. Featuring all of the great classic songs of the season, and some holiday songs that are different and fun!



12/07/14

General admission tickets are $15. Tables for 4 people are $100, which includes a bottle of wine and refreshments.

 



- http://zumix.org/community/events/holiday-jazz-firehouse

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



HGC 2014 Winter Concert - Songs of the Civil War

Presented by Highland Glee Club at The First Baptist Church in Needham

 The Highland Glee Club has been performing choral music for men since 1908. Its members include singers from all walks of life and many communities in Boston's suburbs. The club performs a varied selection of classical music, show tunes, folk songs, ballads and spirituals from its extensive library of more than 1000 pieces written for mens' chorus.



12/07/14

Price: Adults ~ $20; 18 and Under ~ Free



- http://highlandgleeclub.com/performances/

The First Baptist Church in Needham - 858 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492-3030



Art and Craft - CAM Film Series

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

When Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history, is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. This documentary starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity‚ but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.



12/07/14

Tickets are $10.50. Museum members and CACC members $7.50.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/art-and-craft-cam-film-series/



Intro to TIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

 Intro to TIG Welding offers a quick overview of welding with Tungsten Inert Gas. TIG welding provides the versatility to weld more kinds of alloys and metals than any other arc welding process.

In this 4 hour workshop, the student will learn basic shop safety, become acquainted with the TIG Welding equipment and how the TIG Welding process works. The student will learn various TIG welding applications and will have time to apply what they have learned and do some practice welds and will create a welding sample in mild steel by the end of the workshop.



10/19/14 - 12/07/14

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Presented by Historic Newton

The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from that era focusing on the turn of the seasons from fall into winter. The program will center on Christopher Simpson's Winter along with theatrical music and airs and dances by composers including Matthew Locke and John Jenkins.



12/07/14

$15 includes admission to the museum, $10 for seniors, students, and members.



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Odyssey Opera and BMOP Join Forces for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Presented by Odyssey Opera at NEC's Jordan Hall

 For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera, BMOP, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and some of today’s top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and mezzo-soprano Krista River.



12/07/14

$30 and Up. Students $10. Kids under 16 FREE.



- http://www.bmop.org

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



The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Somerville

Presented by The Oriana Consort at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church

Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra, Warlock's Benedicamus Domino, Byrd's Songs of sundrie natures and Earthly tree, Howell's A Spotless Rose, and three carols by John Rutter, Wexford Carol, Angels' Carol, and What Sweeter Music.



12/07/14

$20 Adults/$15 Seniors & Students
 



- http://orianaconsort.org/concerts/201412.html

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church - 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA, 02144



Holiday Book Sale

Presented by Concord Free Public Library at Concord Free Public Library

Come check out the Holiday Book Sale at the Concord Free Public Library, Friday and Saturday, December 5 & 6 from 9-4, and Sunday, December 7 from 1-4. Gently used books, ideal for gift giving, at bargain basement prices. Wide selection from cookbooks to coffee table to fiction to children's. Do some holiday shopping while supporting library programs. It all takes place in the lobby of the library, 129 Main Street in Concord.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

Free



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Concord Free Public Library - 129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742



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

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Dave Fox, drums



12/07/14

$10 donation at the door



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



A Shayna Maidel

Presented by University of New Hampshire

Two sisters, separated by a chasm of experience, are reunited in 1946. Rose came to Brooklyn as a young child in 1925 with her father, while her older sister stayed with her mother in their Polish village. Swept up in the holocaust before their father could get them out, Lusisa has survived the Nazi death camps and now the two sisters, virtual strangers, find themselves living together in Rose's apartment. A play seeped in emotional depth, power and hope, A Shayna Maidel is a play you won't soon forget.

By Barbara Lebow
Directed by David Kaye

 



12/03/14 - 12/07/14

$16.00: General Public
$14.00: UNH ID/Seniors/Group 15+
$8.00: Youth (17 and under)



- http://cola.unh.edu/theatre-dance



Cultural Survival Bazaar

Presented by Cultural Survival

 A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy "world" music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world. Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

Free admission. Free parking.



- http://bazaar.cs.org



Vernon St Studios 40th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by Vernon Street Artist Studios

Celebrating 40 years of creativity & art ......On December 6 & 7, Vernon Street Studios will host their annual open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event).
Over the years, Vernon Street Studios has been recognized as a community well known throughout the area for the quality of work produced by artists with established reputations as well as exciting newcomers. Located in an historic 19th-century brick industrial building, Vernon Street housed the first group of artists in Somerville to open their studios to the public in 1974. This year marks our 40th Anniversary of Vernon Street Open Studios, one of the oldest open studios events in the Greater Boston area. To honor this milestone, we will be having a special exhibit from mid- November to December at the Somerville Museum, featuring some of the original artists at Vernon as well as current residents. These founding artists are also invited to participate in Open Studios on December 6 & 7. It will be an exciting event that will highlight the evolution and transitions this creative landmark has encountered through the years. During this showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture, and ceramics – will exhibit and sell their work ….just in time for the holiday season.

The Open Studios event allows attendees to learn about the creative process, interact with artists in the spaces where they create, purchase original artwork, and discover new talent.
The studios are located in the Rogers Foam facility, which is comprised of two buildings on the corner of Central and Vernon Streets. Parking is available in the large lot behind the buildings.

Time: December 6 & 7, 2014
(Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm)
Location: 6 & 20 Vernon Street
Somerville, MA 02145

Vernon Street Artists’
Anniversary Exhibit
Location: Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Road
Somerville, MA
November 14 - December 31, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, November 14 , 7-9 pm



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

FREE



- http://vernonstreet.com



Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents A North American Christmas

Presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus

 Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents a winter concert, A North American Christmas, on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm at The Church of the Pilgrimage (COTP), 8 Town Square in Plymouth. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Asst. Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly on both pipe organ and piano.


A North American Christmas offers seasonal works by both American and Canadian composers, reflecting a wide variety of styles that define North American choral music. Selections ranging from robust spirituals and gospel songs, to the exquisite setting of O Magnum Mysterium by contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen, fill out the program. The Huron Carol, arranged by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, based on a text written around 1642 by a French missionary for the Huron people, is perhaps Canada’s most iconic Christmas carol. Of special note is Glenn Rudolph’s powerful piece, The Dream Isaiah Saw. Composed at the time of the horrific events of 9/11/01, this setting looks to a future world which will someday be at peace. In full, the concert is a true holiday season smorgasbord: a melting pot of music from different times and traditions, all carrying the distinct flavors of a North American Christmas.

Since 1999, PFC has delighted South Shore audiences with classical programming, currently numbering more than 80 vocalists of all adult ages, dedicated to authentic choral singing. Balancing the season, PFC traditionally presents a major choral work each spring, the annual Messiah Sing, and summer concerts with pops-style programming.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for students over 14. Children under the age of 14 are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org; and from PFC members.



- http://www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org



Jubilee

Presented by Arlekin Players Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

Arlekin Players Theatre presents a new production directed by Igor Golyak and originally staged in Chicago, IL. Come and spend one hour with the characters of Jubilee. They are wonderfully hilarious,
touchingly melancholy, rather ordinary, slightly unusual - and truly relatable,
as Chekhov is brilliantly contemporary and understood in modern day!



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

$35



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



Shirim: Klezmer Nutcracker

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 It's holiday time! And what does that mean musically? Of course, klezmer! Now you may be saying, "But isn't this traditionally the time for Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker?" Well, yes! But now there is a new holiday tradition for the rest of us (and, in fact, for all of us). For nearly a decade, the Boston-based klezmer consortium Shirim (which plays in a somewhat more avant-garde style as Naftule's Dream, by the way) has been torquing this traditional holiday happening in a very novel yet very sensible way. As both klezmer and Tchaikovsky are based in Russia and as both the original Nutcracker and this shtetl-ized version are intended as dances, the turn is often as smooth as a latke (well?). Instead of sugarplum fairies spinning stiffly on point, Shirim conjures up rugalah elves twirling through an uproarious hora. The melodies are still familiar, but the mood is much more Bolshoi than ballet.



12/07/14

Non-Passim Members: $18
Passim Members: $16



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



Garnet Rogers

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.
Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again



12/07/14

Non-Passim Members: $25
Passim Members: $23



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



Literary Holiday Tea

Presented by Women's National Book Association-Boston at Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Women’s National Book Association – Boston’s annual Holiday Tea will feature historic Bostonian novelist Kimberly Elkins whose What is Visible is a vividly original novel based on the astounding true-life story of Laura Bridgeman, the first deaf and blind person who learned language and blazed a trail for Helen Keller. Please join us at our Holiday Tea to meet Kimberly Elkins and learn about Laura Bridgeman’s extraordinary life, eat your fill of scrumptious sandwiches and desserts, and experience a selection of fine teas.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 2pm

Admission includes high tea (sweet and savory), as well as the chance to enter a raffle for items including a Night at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel and $100 Wegmans Gift Card.

About WNBA and the Boston Chapter
The Women’s National Book Association is charitable, membership organization, with ten chapter worldwide, committed to promoting books, literacy, and women’s careers in publishing and allied fields. The Boston chapter’s mission is to form meaning connections among the New England book community holding literacy events, donating books to The Women’s Lunch Place, and providing volunteer and internship opportunities to college and graduate students; this year the WNBA–Boston has collaborated with the English department of the University of Massachusetts Boston to create a public relations internship mentoring a graduate student in publicity and social media.



12/07/14

$40 for members and $50 for non-members



- http://www.wnbaboston.org

Fairmont Copley Plaza - 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



David Feherty Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Join Feherty for a night of great stories and as he puts it “god knows what really”! One of the most polarizing pundits in Golf today brings his world to Boston.

In 1997, Feherty retired from professional golf when offered a position as a golf commentator for CBS Sports. Thanks to his sharp wit and colorful personality, David has become golf’s most irrepressible personality and a viewer favorite. Feherty also hosts his own weekly show on Golf Channel titled, FEHERTY, a “half-interview, half-improv gabfest,” featuring guests such as former President Bill Clinton, Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Jack Welch. Feherty’s success extends beyond broadcasting. He has authored six books, with several making the New York Times “Best Sellers List.” Each is “chocked full with belly-busting humor,” including his latest The Power of Positive Idiocy. His popular monthly column on the back page of GOLF Magazine should be “read twice to exact every available laugh.” But for Feherty, his most fulfilling activities are on behalf of badly injured U.S. troops. In 2005, he was part of a Thanksgiving goodwill tour to Iraq and returned with a new mission, determined to do something to better the lives of those he calls “American heroes.” Subsequently, he founded the “Troops First Foundation,” which among other good deeds works with wounded soldiers who come home without limbs or have been severely disfigured.



12/07/14

$57 - $157



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



Choral Art Society Carols and Lullabies: Works by Benjamin Britten and Conrad Susa

Presented by Choral Art Society of the South Shore

 Choral Art Society, now in 56th season will perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA.

Also on program Susa's Serenade for a Christmas Night  for organ, harp, and vibraphone.  Traditional audience caroling sing-along!  Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director/Conductor; Sarah Tocco, Accompanist. Joining us will be Sarah Stuart on harp, George Little on guitar and Donald Albro on marinba/vibraphone. 

 

 



12/07/14

$20 General Admission $15 Seniors/Students



- http://www.choralartsociety.org



Full Moon ‘Super’ Story Slam

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

 

Theme: Newburyport - Why we came; Why we stay.

For tickets please go to: www.firehouse.org  or

The Firehouse Box Office at 978-462-7336

 

Our Final Story Slam of the 2014 Season features special guest storyteller, Norah Dooly, founder and President of the statewide story slam organization, Massmouth.

 

What is a Story Slam?  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 of the slam to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme.

 

In 2014, The Actors Studio of Newburyport hosted four story slams, all at the Studio’s black box theatre, an intimate and cozy theatre located in the Tannery.  We sold out each Story Slam! The final Story Slam of 2014 will be held in a new, larger location – the Firehouse Center for the Arts - giving everyone who wants to attend and throw their name in the hat for a chance to tell a story, the opportunity to experience this widely popular and fun event.

 

In addition to inviting our audience members to tell stories on our theme, Newburyport: Why we came; Why we stay, we are bringing together all of our 2014 Full Moon Story Slam winners to tell us one more tale: Beth Macy, Sandy Fa rier, Anna Smulowitz, Steven Berger, Hailey Klein, Marc Clopton, Lane Glenn, Shayleen Schutz.

 

Join all of us for a night of wonderful storytelling – it just might be your night to tell the winning story!



12/07/14

$20.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Digital Cameras Part 2 One Day

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 DIGITAL CAMERAS PART 2 ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
The advanced Digital SLR experience

This one-day workshop is a continuation of what was learned in Digital Cameras Part 1. Students will advance their knowledge beyond the fundamentals of the digital SLR and explore every nuance of their camera's capabilities, gain further creative control and engage in aspects of creative image making. Step by step instructions will enable students to have an advanced understanding of digital SLR image making.

Requirements: Digital SLR (or advanced compact camera)
 



12/07/14

75



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Camera Eye Photography Workshops - 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Christmas Past and Christmas Present Concert

Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

The PACC Concert Series is pleased to present a concert celebrating Christmas Past and Christmas Present on Sunday, December 7th at 3 PM.  An Artists' Reception with an array of Christmas treats will follow the concert.  Participating will be the PACC Festival Choir which includes both adults and the Youth Choir.  The concert begins and ends with an opportunity for the audience to join singing traditional carols. 

This year the concert has familiar songs such as Carol of the Bells as well as selections from such masterworks as Vivaldi's Gloria and Charpentier's Midnight Mass.  More modern compositions include Karl Jenkins "O be Joyful in the Lord" with its lively rhythmic amens scattered throughou the piece.  There will also be vocal solos and instrumental highlights.

Please call the Church Office at 781-643-8680 for more information or visit www.pacc-ucc.org/events/concertseries.



12/07/14

Free but donations are appreciated



- http://www.pacc-ucc.org/events/concertseries



Cinephile Sundays: Monsieur Verdoux

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

 CINÉPHILE SUNDAYS: 100 Years of Tramps

The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of cinematic history. This fall, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s creation of the character of the Tramp, by showing three of his films (one short and two features), plus three other films made in the spirit of the Tramp’s subversive laughter.

About Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England, in 1889. His big break came when he was spotted by an American producer and shortly thereafter took on 35 small roles in a single year. To distinguish himself he decided to play a single identifiable character. The tramp was born. His career spanned over 75 years with 11 directorial credits, 4 wives, 6 sons, and 5 daughters.

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

A film made when Chaplin’s popularity in the United States was rapidly declining due to the rising McCarthyism, Monsieur Verdoux is a comedy with an edge, inspired by the notorious French serial killer Landru.



12/07/14

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/46431

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



The Nutcracker presented by Dance Prism

Presented by Dance Prism

Dance Prism, one of New England’s most recognized touring ballet companies, announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances in Fall River, Littleton, Sudbury, Worcester and Andover?MA from November 30 to December 21. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic. Young audience members are invited to meet Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier following all performances.

 

The performance follows Clara's magical journey from a traditional 19th century Christmas party through a fantastic battle of toy soldiers and giant mice and a voyage through the ethereal kingdom of Snow, arriving finally at the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where sweets from all lands come to life and dance in her honor. The strains of Tchaikovsky's familiar music accompany a growing Christmas tree, a reindeer drawn sleigh amidst a swirling snowstorm, and the clash of swords as a menacing Rat King battles the valiant Nutcracker Prince. More than 350 imaginative costumes, many new this season, enhance a cast of 140 that includes the professional dancers and apprentices of the company as well as aspiring ballet students drawn from state-wide open auditions.

 

The production is designed to offer families an affordable, high quality professional production, according to Dance Prism’s Artistic Director, Mary Demaso. The company’s mission since its inception has been to make the experience of the performing arts truly accessible to New England communities. Demaso says that the considerable challenges of operating as a touring company are more than balanced by the often transfixed expressions of young audience members who are able to see the performance from a comparatively close range and then meet Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy. “There really is an element of magic to Nutcracker,” she says, “for the children in the audience, for our dancers, some of whom return annually from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine for performances, even for me as I watch the production materialize each day in a new theater and dancers morph into fantastic Mice or Flowers or Snowflakes.”

 

Tickets are priced at $18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved; handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. For all performances, tickets are available online at www.danceprism.com or at 978-371-1038.

 

Wayland/Sudbury- Local interest

Alternating in the principal role of the Sugarplum Fairy are Katherine Roy, a Wayland-native, who is returning from Pittsburg to perform that role, and Caitlin Klinger, a native of Sudbury, also returning for this season’s Nutcracker performances. Roy will also be appearing as well as Dew Drop Fairy, Star, and the Candy Cane Divertissement in various performances of the Nutcracker season. Klinger, who can be found performing with other local companies including Deadfall Dance, Adagio Big Band, and Boston Early Music Festival, will be also be dancing the roles of Dew Drop Fairy, the leading Porcelain Doll, and the Chinese divertissement.

Dates/Locations:

Fall River

Bristol Community College

Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Sudbury

Rogers/Kirshner Theater, LSRHS

390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury

Sunday Dec. 7, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Littleton

Littleton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

 

Worcester

Mechanics Hall

Sunday, Dec. 14-, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Andover

The Collins Center

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 pm



12/07/14

$18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults



- http://www.danceprism.com



Portrait Drawing with Hands in Red Chalk

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

Portrait Drawing with Hands in Red Chalk

December 5,6,7 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $385.00 (includes cost of paper)
Instructor: Iliya Mirochnik

This workshop is meant to develop a method in which the participants rely on their knowledge of the underlying structures of the human face, the torso, and the hands to capture the character of the sitter. Participants will work on exaggerating the most characteristic features of the model, learning to create a hierarchy of elements within the page. The main purpose of the class is to begin to see anatomy not only as a tool in depicting the figure but as a means through which the figure should be viewed. Participants will be introduced to working larger than usual on stretched supports and with soft media. The end result of the workshop will be both increased fluency in drawing, as well as the ability to exaggerate the structure of the face to create a strong composition and persuasive likeness. We will cover the how-to’s of the materials themselves, including constructing a support, stretching and toning paper, and working in washes. Stress will be placed on understanding the human body as a structural mechanism in 3-dimensional space.



12/05/14 - 12/07/14

385.00



- http://academyofrealistartboston.com/workshops-classes/



Concert for Kids! “A Musical Village – the Story of Béla Bartók”

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School

Experience the enchanting world of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók with a performance of music, song, and dance in authentic Eastern European costumes. The whole family will enjoy following along with Bartók as a young man as he travels from village to village, seeking inspiration in folk music. Written by guest artist Lois Shapiro, this program is appropriate for ages 3-7; children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 general admission; tickets on sale at concertforkids.brownpapertickets.com or call 781-721-2950.
 



12/07/14

$5 general admission



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Winchester Community Music School - 407 Highland Ave, Winchester, MA, 01890



d.arc water

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Callan Studio Theatre

The year is 2114. Only one source of fresh water remains on the planet after decades of human conflict. Governing corporation F&R owns the sole rights to this water source but rival ENCO owns the system used to control and access it. The endless warfare has left 99% of the population in the dry territory of Terra. They exist on strict rations of water and food provided by the 1%, the Edenites, who live in a first world controlled climate biosphere.

These two systems exist in a delicate balance until a mercenary army, The Resistance, is recruited by F&R to regain control of the water supply. Enter our hero, Joan, a young woman with special gifts who joins the resistance in their fight. With F&R's support and fueled by the call of their Gaian religion, the Resistance believes they are working to free the world's water supply for access to all. Or are they?

By Kate Kohler Amory with The Hero Project



11/20/14 - 12/07/14

$15 general and $10 seniors and non-Salem State students.

A portion of the audience has the option to be participants in the show. Seating for these individuals is on mats on the FLOOR of the stage. These tickets cost $5 and may only be purchased at the door.



- http://salemstate.edu/arts

Callan Studio Theatre - 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970



Cantilena - Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe

Presented by Cantilena at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington

"Bohemian Rhapsody: Choral Music from the Heart of Europe"
Michael Barrett, guest conductor
Joshua T. Lawton, organ & piano


Cantilena revives some of the finest Central European classical works of the 19th and early 20th centuries written for alto and soprano voices. The heart of Europe has, for centuries, been a locus for song-making. Guest Conductor Michael Barrett brings us composers from this region, known to have experimented with blending of mainstream classical, folk, and religious musical traditions. Cantilena explores this Czech, Hungarian, Austrian, German fusion that gives a Bohemian flavor to selected works of Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bartók, Kodály, and Dvo?ák. Rated as one of Boston’s Best Choirs in 2013 by CBS, Cantilena draws its remarkable soloists from the talent within this lovely sounding group.



12/07/14

Tickets: $18 in advance* | $20 at-door | $12 students/seniors

*The Book Rack| 13 Medford St.| Arlington.
781-646-2665|www.book-rack.com
*Coyote Impressions| 721 Massachusetts Ave.| Arlington.
781-643-3767|www.coyoteimpressions.com
*Advance Sales



- http://cantilena.org/current_season.htm

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington - 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476



Holiday Concert with Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band

Presented by The Sharon Bands

Enjoy symphonic and jazz renditions of holiday favorites performed by Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band!

The Sharon Concert Band will combine the traditional with the nontraditional in Manheim Steamroller versions of “Good Kind Wenceslas”, “Pat-A-Pan”, and “Carol of the Bells”, along with moving holiday pieces “Candlelight Carol” and “On This Day”. The Roy Scott Big Band will put a jazzy spin on holiday tunes, including “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. Vocalist Ruth Debrot will accompany the band on “Christmas Time is Here” and “Santa Baby”.



12/07/14

$12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students; $15 for adults and $9 for seniors and students at the door.



- http://www.sharonbands.org



Christmas Vespers

Presented by Wellesley College at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College

Please note that this event was originally listed in our Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar with a start time of 8:00 pm. Please join us early for the correct program time of 7:30 pm.

The Choral Music Program and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life present an evening of candlelight, music, readings, and carols. A long-standing Wellesley tradition, Christmas Vespers heralds the arrival of the holiday season in the beautiful setting of Houghton Chapel.

This event is free and open to the public. We are wheelchair accessible. If you have questions or concerns regarding this issue, please call James Wice, Director of Disability Services at 781-283-2434.


 



12/07/14

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events

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



Kitsch In Sync Festivus of Comedy Improv show 12/07/14

Presented by Kitsch In Sync at Davis Square Theatre

Featuring local stand-ups, improv comedy groups, and Kitsch In Sync Improv Comedy!

3pm - Airing of Grievances, $10. (This is a family-friendly show - bring the kids!)
7pm - Feats of Strength, $15
9pm - Festivus Miracles, $15

We are collecting Toys for Tots (unwrapped and unopened). Help us spread holiday cheer!

Cash only at the door. Ugly sweaters welcome.



12/07/14

3pm - Airing of Grievances, $10. (This is a family-friendly show - bring the kids!)
7pm - Feats of Strength, $15
9pm - Festivus Miracles, $15

Tickets at kitschinsyncfestivus2014.eventbrite.com
Cash only at the door.



- http://kitschinsyncfestivus2014.eventbrite.com

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



Getting the Gig: A Guide to Navigating Auditions and Callbacks for the Singing Actor

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Wheelock Family Theatre

Auditions can make even the most seasoned performers nervous, but there are ways to conquer those challenges! This workshop will help students make the most out of their audition packages and callback chances by assessing their individual strengths and learning how to market themselves in an audition setting. Participants will discover performance opportunities in musical theatre and classical repertoire, fine-tune their selections with input from professionals, and receive individualized recommendations for further study. The elements of a successful callback audition and how to prepare for success will also be explored.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Tuition: $200 per workshop; some scholarships available.



- http://wheelockfamilytheatre.org/classes.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Group Violin & Viola for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Whether you are a complete beginner or looking for a refresher course, our Group Violin & Viola class is for you. This class will cover fun music each week in an enjoyable, relaxed environment for adults while learning the proper posture, holding the instrument and bow, and basic techniques. If you have had an interest but have not followed through on it yet, this is the class to try. Invite a friend and learn together!



09/22/14 - 12/08/14

Tuition: $205



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



Boston College Chamber Music Society

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Performances by Boston College students.

Sandra Hebert, director.



12/08/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/music/calendar.html

Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



BCMFest Celtic Session

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions



12/08/14

Free



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



The Big Quiz Thing

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

The Big Quiz Thing, the major-league game show that you get to play, is live at OBERON every month! Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five big rounds of the world’s greatest multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the buzzer-tastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there’s hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash grand prize, along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent goodies. FREE ADMISSION! Learn more at bigquizthing.com.

Free and open to the public! Doors at 7:00PM-grab a drink and get ready for to test your knowledge!
All seating is General Admission and first come, first serve.



11/10/14 - 12/08/14

FREE



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/big-quiz-thing

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Assassins

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

 “Everybody’s got the right to be happy.”

 

This dark and daring musical explores the life and times of those who have tried to or succeeded in killing a President of the United States. A sinister Proprietor lures John Wilkes Booth, Squeaky Fromme, and others to a carnival where all you have to do to win is shoot; all the while, the distorted funhouse mirror of the American Dream reflects the motivations and struggles of the competitors. Staged in the immersive atmosphere of the American Repertory Theater’s OBERON, Assassins is a fractured and macabre vaudevillian look at promise, expectation, and what it means to be an American.

 

Not recommended for children under the age of 13.



12/05/14 - 12/08/14

Table Seats - $25.00
Stools - $20.00
Standing Room - $15.00



- http://bit.ly/assassinsoberon

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



A Christmas Festival of Music

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Join us for a festival of Christmas music performed by the Boston College Symphonic Band and the University Wind Ensemble of Boston College. Come hear your favorite Christmas music performed by the talented student musicians of the Bands Program and get into the Christmas spirit! Sebastian Bonaiuto and David Healey direct.



12/09/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/offices/bands/

Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Beginning Piano for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

A perfect place to start your study. Less pressure for busy adults, fun, and support from the other class members. Subjects of classes will be note learning, how to practice in limited free time, beginning music theory (the language of music), some improvisation (playing without notes) with other class members.



09/23/14 - 12/09/14

$215



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



Music at St. Mary's Christmas Concert

Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

Members of the University Chorale of Boston College, John Finney, conductor



12/09/14

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Gaelic Roots Christmas Concert

Presented by Boston College

Featuring Robbie O' Connell and Aoife Clancy.



12/09/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots



The Return of Aimee Mann's Chrismas Show

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

After a hiatus of three years, Aimee Mann announces the return of her annual holiday tour, this time in partnership with her bandmate Ted Leo from her new project The Both. In past years Aimee's holiday variety show has played to sold-out crowds on both the East and West Coast, featuring a mixture of Christmas classics, original music, video, sketches, and a host of musical and comedian guests, and this year promises to have even more surprises.



12/09/14

$35-$45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/aimee-mann/

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



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.

Relax, enjoy and create!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



10/07/14 - 12/09/14

$36 Members; $44 Non-Members per class



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=watercolors:startDate=1412136000

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



Vienna Boys Choir

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Experience traditional and contemporary holiday favorites performed by one of the greatest musical ensembles in world history. The Vienna Boys Choirs began singing at th court of the Holy Roman Emperor in 1498, more than half a millennium ago. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occansions. Today, the choir performs select dates for adoring audiences throughout the world. Don't miss your chance to see them this holiday season at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.



12/09/14

$85-  $49



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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



12/09/14

$10 to play; free for audience
 



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



National Theatre Live: JOHN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+. 



12/09/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/john

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



Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan was recently appointed New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising artist.

Program:
Bach, Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
Franck, Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Barber, Sonata in E-flat minor, Opus 26
Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 959

“Inon Barnatan is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searing, unfailingly communicative.” – London Evening Standard.

 

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



12/10/14

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/barnatan/index.htm



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/10/14

Free



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Vienna Boys Choir

Presented by Spectacle Management at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

Experience traditional and contemporary holiday favorites performed by one of the greatest musical ensembles in world history. The Vienna Boys Choir began singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in 1498, more than half a millennium ago. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions. Today, the choir performs select dates for adoring audiences throughout the world. Don't miss your chance to see them this holiday season at Barnstable Performing Arts Center.



12/10/14

$65 - 55



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=17

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



Mike Block and Clay Ross - "Pride of America" Duo

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Mike Block:

Hailed by Yo-Yo Mama as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in New York City. While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra.

His most recent album of original songs, Brick by Brick, features music he wrote and recorded while missing nine teeth, as the result of a traffic accident. In 2011, Mike released Naive Melody, an instrumental folk album with The Triborough Trio, and in 2009 and 2010, released two albums of original music with The Mike Block Band: Words R Words (songs), and After the Factory Closes (instrumental). Mike is also the Artistic Director and Host of GALA Brooklyn: "Global Art = Local Art", a Music Festival held at the Brooklyn Lyceum featuring a diverse array of world-class musicians in unique collaborations.

Clay Ross:

Clay Ross is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter based in NYC. He has released 5 albums as a leader through the acclaimed labels Ropeadope Records and Motéma Music. His music covers a wide range of styles including rock, pop, jazz, funk, folk, world, blues, and bluegrass. After receiving a BFA in composition from the University of Charleston, Ross became an integral part of the South Carolina jazz scene and relocated to NYC in 2002. In 2005 he became a member of Cyro Baptista’s world-renowned percussion ensemble “Beat the Donkey,” with whom he toured regularly until 2009 before joining Canadian folk star April Verch from 2009 to 2012. In 2006 he was honored as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador and has since represented the U.S. as a cultural ambassador on tours to Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, Belfast, The U.K., Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon and Brazil. Clay Ross is currently performing at concert halls and music festivals around the world as a solo artist and leading his Pan-American roots music band “Matuto.”



12/10/14

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



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



That Land Was My Family's Land: A Legal and Historical Struggle Against Nazi Crimes

Presented by Northeastern University School of Law

For the past 23 years, Peter Sonnenthal has been fighting in German courts for the restitution of property that belonged to his Jewish ancestors. At stake is prime real estate in the upscale Berlin suburb of Teltow worth millions of euros.

A former senior counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission and special assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York, Sonnenthal moved to Germany in 2002 to focus on his case, a relentless clash of opinions over historical facts and interpretations. Sonnenthal's efforts have been profiled in a variety of national and international media outlets, including The Washington Post.

Please join us in at Northeastern University School of Law for Sonnenthal's keynote presentation.



12/10/14

Free and open to the public; registration required.



- http://www.northeastern.edu/law/alumni/news/events/sonnenthal/



Returning to the Piano: Group Class for Adults - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Piano class for those with some previous study-no matter how long ago, it will come back! Class will focus on reading music, some group playing, and simple harmony.



10/02/14 - 12/11/14

Tuition: $215



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



Pondering Walden Discussion Series

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series with Walden experts.

November 20: Join Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of Special Collections at Concord Free Public Library, in an informal discussion of the "Reading" chapter in Walden. Revisit this passage of Thoreau's classic to discover what has made this work so provocative for over 150 years.

December 11: Join Walden, revisited artist Gina Siepel and Re-Surveying Walden performative project collaborator in an informal discussion of a chapter in Walden. Explore what has made Thoreau's text such an inspiration to Siepel's artistic practice.



11/20/14 - 12/11/14

Free Admission



- http://www.decordova.org/calendar/pondering-walden-discussion-series

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Chris Botti

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.



12/10/14 - 12/11/14

$50-$65
 



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-botti/

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



Travel & Taste: Adventures in the Solomon Islands

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

Join us for a brand-new adventure: finding mating pairs of the pelagic ocean triggerfish in the South Pacific. Along the way, the research crew encountered much more. From sharks and dolphins to manta rays and many other amazing creatures, the Solomon Islands reveal a fascinating world under the water. See photographs and videos, and hear stories of their adventures in this remote area. Learn how Amy’s mentor, Dr. Eugenie Clark, also known as the Shark Lady, continues to make impacts in marine conservation and research and on the next generation of scientists and explorers.
 



12/11/14

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members

Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members (7:30 start)



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Solomon:program_code=35392

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



Author Susan Playfair Appearance for Her New Book 'America's Founding Fruit'

Presented by Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Please join author Susan Playfair as she discusses her latest book. 'America’s Founding Fruit' presents a history of cranberry cultivation and its role in our national history, leads the reader through the cultivation process, from planting through distribution, and assesses the possible effects of climate change on the cranberry and other plants and animals. Could the American cranberry cease growing in the United States? If so, what would be lost?

 



12/11/14

FREE



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Chris Trapper

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

"...classic pop perfection." - New York Times

Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours - including a run with Matchbox Twenty - The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.

As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song "This Time," the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for August Rush (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters. Chris has released a handful of solo albums, and his newest is called Technicolor.



12/11/14

$24 public / $20 members
 



- http://natickarts.org

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



The Sweetback Sister Country Christmas Sing-Along

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility.



12/11/14

Non-Passim Members: $17
Passim Members: $15



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



Singers Showcase: A Tribute to Muscle Shoals

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. The most outstanding lead singers are chosen the hundreds of students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert. The theme of this concert is the music of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Many great songs in music history have been recorded in this small town by legendary performers including Etta James, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Aretha Frankln, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, and others.

 

 



12/11/14

$12



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/singers-showcase-4

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 3 - "Let's Jazz it Up: Approaching Bach's music from a jazz perspective"

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

This is the inaugural season of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series - four concerts and lectures curated by CCM faculty member, Ehud Ettun. For the first season, we will focus on the works of J. S. Bach.

The third concert is "Let's Jazz it Up: Approaching Bach's music from a jazz perspective." Jazz musicians often turn to Bach's music for inspiration. We will look at which elements are being kept and which are being modified. We’ll talk about harmony, motives, and improvisations. The following concert will include different selections of Bach's repertoire arranged in a jazz setting.

 



12/11/14

$80 for four concert series, $25 individual tickets available at the door. Students are free.



- https://concordconservatory.org/offerings/offerings-adults/concert-and-lecture-series

Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



Needle Felting for Puppets!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Take the plunge and learn how to create a detailed puppet head in only 3 hours using wool, needles, and the amazing "felting" technique. See incredible examples of felted hand puppets and marionettes, then have fun creating a one-of-a-kind character of your own. Each participant will receive two felting needles, a spherical wool puppet head "base," and dyed merino wool for sculpting features. In addition to a finished puppet head, you will also take home detailed instructions, a supplies list, and all of the knowledge and you need to continue creating felted puppets. This is a great class for beginners, or for experienced puppeteers and artists who want to explore a new fiber-based medium.

About the Instructor: Nicol Wander, MFA, has been felting for over a decade and has created many "Wanderful" felted puppet characters, figures, dolls, birds and animals.



12/11/14

$45 ($35 Puppets at Night Members)



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



Art + Design Faculty Showcase

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

For over a decade, this annual event features the work of faculty from within Salem State’s nationally accredited Art + Design Department. Works by both full-time and adjunct studio faculty in printmaking, painting, design, sculpture, photography and various other media are exhibited. Visitors to the Winfisky can expect to see some of the latest work from artists such as Haig Demarjian, Benjamin Gross, Richard Lewis, Mark Malloy, Mary Melilli, Kim Mimnaugh, Rebecca Plummer-Rohloff, Ken Reker and John Volpacchio. This is a terrific opportunity to see first-hand how Salem State’s art + design faculty not only teach but also actively produce and exhibit their own work.

The univeristy's Winfisky Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Ellison Campus Center. 

 



11/10/14 - 12/11/14

Free



- http://salemstate.edu/arts



Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

Presented by Live Nation

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 fall tour deemed "The Mike Epps: After Dark" which will cover over 20 cities nationally.  Comedian/actor Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers and within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge into the Hollywood scene.



12/12/14

VIP: USD 98.75,
Orchestra: USD 64.50
Orchestra/Mezzanine/Balcony: USD 58.50
Orchestra/Balcony: USD 48.50



- http://www.livenation.com/artists/77743/mike-epps



Norm MacDonald

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live." He was named #83 on the five part miniseries “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” by Comedy Central. In 1998, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the comedic film Dirty Work, which became an instant comedy cult classic - proving that his acerbic wit and writing were not contained to the small screen. Macdonald also played in many hit films like Billy Madison and Man on the Moon. In 2000, Macdonald rejoined Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewskim and starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the film Screwed.



12/12/14

$25-$32



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

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



MobFellas

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Let the Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wiseguys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob underling will become a “made” man.

Mob boss Carmine Pelagatti is set to bestow a great honor on one of his top men, but in a world where murder comes with a smile, the night is bound to be marred by betrayal, double-dealing and even death.

You’ll need to keep your wits about you to keep up with the cast of fast-talking fast-shooting characters and make it out with your honor and your life intact. Figure out who whacked who and maybe you’ll have it “made.”

This show at this location is perfect. The Italian Dinner is served “family style” and the family that owns the restaurant just loves our actors and our audiences.



10/25/13 - 12/12/14

$49.95



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mobfellas/



Little Murders

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

In this satirical dark comedy, depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare involving his fiancée's family, the possibility of marriage without faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet. 

Written by Jules Feiffer.
Directed by Ken Baltin.



12/09/14 - 12/12/14

Premium Seating: $30
Regular Seating : $25

Discounts
Alumni/WGBH/Senior: $5 off
Student (w/ ID): $10 off



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The Boston Conservatory Theater - 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115



The Tallis Scholars

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking and virtuosic vocal music of the late 15th and 16th centuries, from the festive exuberance of Josquin’s Missa Gaudeamus to a selection of miniature masterpieces by Byrd including his famous “Lullaby” and a trio of motets, and concludes with an astonishing Magnificat by Turges found in the Eton Choirbook. Join us in celebrating the season with this evening of soaring beauty and incomparable harmonies.



12/12/14

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



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

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/12/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours



Holiday Pops

Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker Suite - Piotr Tchaikovsky
Twas the Night Before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore
Let It Go - Kristen & Robert Lopez

Featuring:

Kimberly Moller, soprano

Cody Ingram, tenor

 



12/12/14

Adult $20; Seniors/students  $15

 



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-symphony-orchestra-presents-holiday-pops-tickets-13428485963



Danielle Miraglia and Mark T Small

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Two powerful, exciting and engaging blues singer/songwriters on the same stage!

Danielle Miraglia is a fabulously gifted singer-songwriter whose uncanny folk/blues/jazz is both progressive and highly original. Mark’s live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant, transforming each tune into a tour de force.



12/12/14

General $18
Student/Seniors $17
Members $15
Children under 12 $9



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Guitar Night: Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini, and Ed Laub

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli is one of the masters of jazz guitar. Bucky has played with just about every legendary jazz musician and in 2012, recorded with Paul McCartney on his Grammy-winning album, Kisses on the Bottom. The event will also feature Gene Bertoncini and Ed Laub for a complete "Guitar Night" at Scullers. The New Yorker wrote, “Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist who moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz.” Guitarist Ed Laub has performed as a duo with his mentor, Bucky Pizzarelli for over 12 years. Bucky's 2014 release of Three For All is out on Chesky Records.



12/12/14

$35-$75



- http://www.scullersjazz.com/attractions.html?monthnumb=12

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Free Second Friday

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

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

Open Eyes
6 PM
An informal, guided conversation about an art object

Holiday Shopping at the Museum Shop
On View: Tara Donovan Moiré
Redesigned galleries now open



12/12/14

Free



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Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



Lucy Kaplansky

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, The Roches, and others. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. People envisioned big things for them; in fact, The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.” But then Lucy dropped it all.
Convinced that her calling was in another direction, Lucy left the musical fast track to pursue a doctorate in Psychology. Yet she continued to sing. Lucy was often pulled back into the studio by her friends wanting her to sing on their albums. She harmonized on Colvin’s Grammy-winning Steady On, and on Nanci Griffith’s Lone Star State of Mind and Little Love Affairs. She also landed soundtrack credits, singing with Suzanne Vega on Pretty in Pink and with Griffith on The Firm.
Then Shawn Colvin—who was itching to produce a record—hooked up with Lucy, her ex-singing partner. They went into the studio, and it all came together. When Lucy’s solo tapes got into the hands of Bob Feldman, president of Red House Records, he was blown away. Suddenly, Lucy was back in the music business. She signed with Red House and started playing gigs. Red House released The Tide in 1994 to rave reviews, and within six months Lucy signed with a major booking agency
Lucy released “Reunion”, her seventh solo CD, in 2012. For this album, Lucy reunited with her impressive core of musicians–Buddy Miller, Richard Shindell, Jonatha Brooke, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter, J. Geils Band), Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and producer/drummer Ben Wittman (Paula Cole, Don Byron)–creating a true masterwork.
“It’s inevitable that as you get older and your life deepens you find more ways of connecting to an even larger circle of people,” says Lucy. “This album is largely about reunions with family and deepening social connections with friends and audiences through my music. I find myself clearer about my priorities, my purpose, my politics and my faith.”
Like the title track, each song on Reunion tells its own unique story. Lucy and co-writer Richard Litvin connect us to our common humanity through songs of family, origins, loss and discovery–from watching parents pass on (“I’ll See You Again” and “Sleep Well”), to witnessing a daughter blossom (“Mother’s Day”), to chronicling the journey of an abandoned child refugee (the radio-friendly “Scavenger”). These poignant originals are woven with unique covers of Woody Guthrie/Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson, Amy Correia and The Beatles. Together these tracks create a tapestry that is at turns deeply moving, joyful, meditative and rollicking.



12/12/14

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



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



REVERBdance Echoes Tour Boston

Presented by REVERBdance at Boston University Dance Theater

 Going strong in it’s 9th year, the New York City based REVERBdance Festival is making it’s way out of town for the first time with The REVERBdance Echoes Tour: Boston! Experience the excitement of a tightly curated show with works by cutting edge choreographers coming from coast to coast. Audience members will get to vote on which top choreographers will be chosen to showcase their work at the 10th Anniversary REVERBdance Festival in New York City, where they have the opportunity to win the $1000 REVERB Award, and a commission with NYC Steps Repertory Ensemble.

Sam Householder/ Dance Householder

Mari Meade Montoya / Mari Meade Dance Collective

Bryn Cohn/ Bryn Cohn + Artists

Joe Monteleone and Shelley White/ Monteleone Dance Collective

Lauren Connolly

Jacqueline Stewart/ Jaxon Movement Arts

Vanessa Van Wormer/ Vanessa Van Wormer Dance

Lorelei Chang/ dancEnlight

Alenka Cizmesija/ Art Deconstructed

Milissa Payne Bradley/ The Milissa Payne Project



12/11/14 - 12/12/14

General Admission $24
Students & Seniors $19



- http://www.REVERBdance.org

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Franklin Evans Art Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions, Evans’ work brings images and ideas together through indexing, cataloguing and mapping. Franklin Evans Exhibit Opening at Montserrat. Wednesday, September 17, 5 – 8 pm, Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, Beverly. On view in the Montserrat Gallery, August 26 - December 13. Learn more at www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs



08/26/14 - 12/13/14

FREE



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The Met Live in HD: Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.



12/13/14

$25



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

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



Free Drop-in Family Days

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils, this is an opportunity for families who want their children to enjoy art in a fun and affordable way. Families will engage in art-making activities designed and taught by our talented instructors. The projects use a variety of art materials, mediums, and professional artists’ tools, incorporate seasonal themes, and are intended for all ages to enjoy.

Art projects are designed to take 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and families can drop in any time between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. Each Drop-In Day ends at 4 PM.



09/13/14 - 12/13/14

Free



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/classes/free-drop-in-days/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

 



12/13/14

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



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/wagners-die-meistersinger/

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



Julian McCullough

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Julian McCullough is a nationally touring comedian who was most recently seen as Whitney Cummings’ co-star on the E! series Love You Mean It. In 2011 he won the New York’s Funniest competition and filmed his half hour Comedy Central Presents stand-up special. Julian has performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan and This American Life. He is also a regular on Chelsea Lately and will be taking his new live show, DREAMGIRLS, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.



12/11/14 - 12/13/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=f26be360206d722f2c0fc2dd560f97a6

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



Felting Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Knitters of all stages of expertise are welcome to this introductory workshop on felting! We will explore wet felting, needle felting and create a variety of accessories that make for great, personalized gifts for the holidays! Basic materials provided.



12/06/14 - 12/13/14

$95.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Hollowed Egg Decorations Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Spend the afternoon with your child or a friend and make decorative egg ornaments or centerpieces for the holidays. Create something traditional or whimsical! Materials include all art supplies, up to six hollowed eggs per person and a holiday snack served during break.



12/13/14

$39.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Kids' Shows: Magic by Scott Jameson

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Come see the show audiences are calling "superb!", "a blast!", and "heartwarming fun for the whole family." Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. Recommended for ages 3+.



12/13/14

$11 adults, $8 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/magic-scott-jameson

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



Holiday Sing

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Faneuil Hall

Sing along to your favorite holiday carols and songs with the magnificent and merry H&H chorus and H&H children's choral ensembles - as well as brass quintet! Faneuil Hall is the historic and beautiful setting for this sing-along concert, perfect for families and kids of all ages. 



12/13/14

$20-$35



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/holiday-sing/

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Brad Mehldau Trio

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Recently called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic music tastes, and breathtaking improvisational capabilities. Known for his unique, intense live performances, Mehldau forges his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His highly intuitive trio with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums juxtaposes stripped down, emotionally direct ballads with densely packed abstract compositions.



12/13/14

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $30.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2035/brad-mehldau-trio

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Intro to MIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

 Intro MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) provides and overview of the MIG welding process, and covers the basic use of the equipment, shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice welding techniques.

Stonybrook Fine Arts offers other 1 day workshops: Oxy Gas welding/cutting, Stick welding & Make A Ring, Make A Pendant, Hydrocal Sculpture, and Intro to Enamelling Earrings as well as Intro to Enamelling Pendants.



10/25/14 - 12/13/14

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

“I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.” - B.B. King

Spread The Love is an album of rare joy and soul from a master who has reached another pinnacle in his playing.”- Steve Morse/The Boston Globe

“...the unbridled passion in his playing creates a joyous, uplifting vibe.” - Jeff Johnson/Chicago Sun-Times



12/13/14

Reserved Seating, $38/preferred (A-J CTR Orchestra), $28/Regular



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

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



An American Christmas

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Join Musica Sacra for a unique Christmas concert of spirituals, folk songs, and hymns from the American tradition plus Boston native Daniel Pinkham’s Nativity Madrigals; followed by carols for all to sing.



12/13/14

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



A Candlelight Christmas

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Emmanuel Church, Boston

The Back Bay Chorale's Christmas concerts are a highlight of the season for audiences and singers. The Chorale is joined by organ and brass for an evening of holiday favorites, both traditional and modern.



12/13/14

$53, $37 & $27; $5 off for seniors and students



- http://www.bbcboston.org

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



Bruce Katz Band CD Release Gig

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Led by the legendary Hammond B-3 organist/pianist, The Bruce Katz Band is an original, very exciting group of musicians that combine blues, "soul-jazz" and New Orleans-inspired music.  Bruce Katz occupies a unique space where blues, jazz, rock, soul and the many aspects of Americana all collide into a style of original music all its own.



12/13/14

General $20
Students/Seniors $19
Members $17
Children under 12 $10



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Schola Cantorum of Boston: Scenes from the Nativity

Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art

Enjoy an evening of Reniassance music performed by the 10-member Schola Cantorum of Boston. The evening begins with a Gallery Talk at 7:15 with Museum Educator Hollis Mickey focusing on Renaissance works. The concert begins at 8 pm, with light refreshments to follow.



12/13/14

$35 per person, $30 for Museum Members.



- http://risdmuseum.org/events/721_2014_12_13_schola_cantorum_of_boston_scenes_from_the_nativity

RISD Museum of Art - 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI, 02903



Whitney Cummings

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which will return this fall for a 3rd season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013. Cummings appears regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Roasts. Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year.



12/13/14

$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/whitney-cummings/

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



Stars and Meteors at the Holidays

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

Join us for a night of stars and meteors! Just what is Orion's belt and why can you only see it in the winter? What's better than a winter night for great views of the night sky, snacks, hot drinks and one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the season!



12/13/14

Adults $13 members/ $16 nonmembers, Child $8 members/ $10 nonmembers



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=stars:program_code=35197

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



Open House at the Captain Elias Davis House

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a self-guided tour of the Captain Elias Davis House. View the rooms decorated for the holidays. Learn about life in the 19th century from the Captain and his family. Entry will be timed.



12/13/14

Free for members or with Museum admission.
Adults: $10.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00
Museum members and youth (under 18): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/open-house-captain-elias-davis-house-12-13/

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



The Sleeprunner

Presented by Luminarium Dance Company at Multicultural Arts Center

This December, join Luminarium Dance Company for its newest feature production, The Sleeprunner, transforming the Multicultural Arts Center space into a dynamic dream world, while featuring the company's signature imaginative choreography, lighting, and scenic design. Created by Artistic Directors Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman, The Sleeprunner is a full-length continuous exploration through the world of dreams. Watch as the company’s nine performers guide the constantly evolving production from the moment of drifting off to sleep and what happens once one’s eyes close, through a boundless and vivid dreamscape. Sensical to quirky, humorous to dark, come engage in a full night’s journey told through dance.  



12/05/14 - 12/13/14

$23 General Admission
$20 BDA, Students, Seniors
 



- http://www.luminariumdance.org/#!events/c1kpp

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



All's Well That Ends Well

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.

All's Well That Ends Well follows young nobleman Bertram and Helena, an orphan and commoner, on their tumultuous journey into love. Rest assured that All's Well does indeed End Well.



12/11/14 - 12/13/14

$15



- http://walnuthillarts.org/



Strange Days: The Uncanny, the Curious and Quite Possibly Magical

Presented by Lamont Gallery. Phillips Exeter Academy at Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy

The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents “Strange Days”

November 5-December 13, 2014
Mondays 1-5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9-5.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 5-7 pm
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, November 15, 10 am

As the days become darker and a damp, lingering mist creeps through town, we invite you to submit to the surreal. Strange Days celebrates phenomena of an otherworldly nature: the uncanny, the déjà vu, and the hybrid—phantasms that lie await under the bed or just around the corner. The ceramic work of Angela Cunningham tempers beauty with the grotesque. Monster-maker Haig Demarjian conjures up strange creatures through drawing, painting, and printmaking. Bill Franson turns his camera into a magical viewfinder, capturing the strangeness of the everyday. Pauline Lim’s paintings, inspired by medieval religious art, mine the anxious territory of the contemporary soul.

Also Don’t Miss:
GIFT! A Mini Holiday Sale at the Lamont Gallery
December 10th 9am-5pm

Lamont Gallery - Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane
Exeter NH 03833



11/05/14 - 12/13/14

FREE



- http://www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery

Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy - 11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH, 03833



Handel's Messiah

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

The first of Boston Baroque’s annual traditions, Handel’s beloved Messiah is the perfect way to begin the holiday season. The Boston Globe acclaims, “Boston Baroque illuminates ‘Messiah’ again.” Boston Baroque's recording of the work was nominated for a Grammy in 1992.

Featuring soloists:
Sherezade Penthaki, soprano*
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo soprano
William Burden, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone*

And the Boston Baroque Chorus.

*Boston Baroque Debut



12/12/14 - 12/13/14

$30 - $85


Student rush available one hour before - $10 (limit two tickets per ID). Senior rush $20 (one per ID) one hour before

$30 under 30 - tickets for patrons below age 30 available day of at box office



- http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concerts/all-shows

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



The Back Bay Ringers

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston, Massachusettes. Founded in 2003, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at such Boston-area landmarks as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children's Museum, and the Prudential Center. Back Bay Ringers has also performed in festivities associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the Boston Marathon, and in ceremonies associated with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.



12/13/14

General $15
Student/Seniors $14
Members $12
Children under 12 $8



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Zolushka

Presented by Arlekin Players Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

Arlekin Players Theatre presents a rerun of Zolushka - an adaptation of a timeless masterpiece by Charles Perrault's Cinderella. Love, friendship, magic, music, laughter and much more in this fairy tale for children and adults.



12/11/14 - 12/13/14

$25



- http://www.arlekinplayers.com/cinderella/

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



Christmas Memories - Waltham

Presented by Back Bay Ringers

Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, in celebrating the season with “Christmas Memories.” This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols, such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics like "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician. 



12/13/14

Tickets are $15 adults/$10 seniors and students; they will also be available at the door.



- http://www.backbayringers.org/



Christmas Memories - Framingham

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Amazing Things Art Center

Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, in celebrating the season with “Christmas Memories.” This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols, such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics like "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician.



12/13/14

$15 adults, $14 seniors and students, $12 members, $8 children under 12



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



Middle Street Walk

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Scheduled of Events

10:30 a.m.
Take a family-friendly tour of the Captain Elias Davis House to learn more about the Davis family

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Create winter-themed ornaments in the CAM Activity Center

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
View the Captain Elias Davis House decorated for the holidays

12:30 p.m.
Middle Street Walking Tour - starts in the CAM lobby

1:00 p.m.
Holiday concert with the Plum Cove Singers from Plum Cove Elementary School

2:00 p.m.
Dance performance with participants from Miss Dawn's School of Dance

2:30 p.m.
Middle Street Walking Tour - starts in the CAM lobby



12/13/14

Free



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



Dance Prism presents The Nutcracker

Presented by Dance Prism at Littleton High School

Dance Prism, one of New England’s most recognized touring ballet companies, announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances in Fall River, Littleton, Sudbury, Worcester and Andover?MA from November 30 to December 21. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic. Young audience members are invited to meet Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier following all performances.

 

The performance follows Clara's magical journey from a traditional 19th century Christmas party through a fantastic battle of toy soldiers and giant mice and a voyage through the ethereal kingdom of Snow, arriving finally at the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where sweets from all lands come to life and dance in her honor. The strains of Tchaikovsky's familiar music accompany a growing Christmas tree, a reindeer drawn sleigh amidst a swirling snowstorm, and the clash of swords as a menacing Rat King battles the valiant Nutcracker Prince. More than 350 imaginative costumes, many new this season, enhance a cast of 140 that includes the professional dancers and apprentices of the company as well as aspiring ballet students drawn from state-wide open auditions.

 

The production is designed to offer families an affordable, high quality professional production, according to Dance Prism’s Artistic Director, Mary Demaso. The company’s mission since its inception has been to make the experience of the performing arts truly accessible to New England communities. Demaso says that the considerable challenges of operating as a touring company are more than balanced by the often transfixed expressions of young audience members who are able to see the performance from a comparatively close range and then meet Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy. “There really is an element of magic to Nutcracker,” she says, “for the children in the audience, for our dancers, some of whom return annually from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine for performances, even for me as I watch the production materialize each day in a new theater and dancers morph into fantastic Mice or Flowers or Snowflakes.”

 

Tickets are priced at $18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved; handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. For all performances, tickets are available online at www.danceprism.com or at 978-371-1038.

Local Interest:
Featured in the central role of Clara in this season’s production is Rachel Swansburg, 16, of Groton. She has trained principally with L’Ecole de Ballet in Littleton as well as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and, has appeared in children’s and later young adult roles with the company since early childhood. Recently she has danced demi-soloist and soloist roles, including that of Four Cygnets in Swan Lake.

Dates/Locations:

Fall River

Bristol Community College

Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

 

Sudbury

Rogers/Kirshner Theater, LSRHS

390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury

Sunday Dec. 7, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Littleton

Littleton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

 

 

Worcester

Mechanics Hall

Sunday, Dec. 14-, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

 

Andover

The Collins Center

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 pm



12/13/14

$18.00 Children & Seniors, $24.00 Adults



- http://www.danceprism.com

Littleton High School - 56 King Street, Littleton, MA, 01460



Lavell Crawford

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Lavell Crawford is a SAG Award Winning actor, writer, & producer who is best known for playing Saul Goodman’s bodyguard, “Huell Babineaux” on AMC’s BREAKING BAD. Recent projects include a series regular role on Adult Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE as well as his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Lavell has repeatedly guest hosted the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW and has regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. He lends his voice as recurring characters on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES and his second one-hour special LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE recently premiered on Comedy Central.



12/12/14 - 12/14/14

$30.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



Candlelight Carols

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

In one of Boston’s most beloved traditions since 1909, we celebrate the birth of Christ through carols, candlelight, readings, and anthems offered by the Choirs of Trinity Church. Come, sing, listen, and be moved.



12/13/14 - 12/14/14

FREE: Saturday, December 13th, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Benefit concert: Sunday, December 14th, 4:00 pm; tickets are $45, $75, and $110.



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



Dance at the Cinema: SWAN LAKE LEGENDS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) at the Vienna State Opera House.

Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev and conducted by John Lanchbery, with the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra. Nureyev and Fonteyn revolutionized the world of ballet by crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with "one body and one soul".



12/14/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/swan-lake-legends

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



Christmas Time at Reagle!

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston presents its annual holiday spectacular, Christmas Time at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).  Start your holiday tradition! Christmas Time is a musical extravaganza featuring Santa's Workshop, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity.  A cast of 200 comes gift-wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes - all backed by a full, live orchestra. Tickets make a great gift!



12/05/14 - 12/14/14

$35 to $63 for adults. Senior, Youth and Group discounts available. (Youth ages 5 to 18; children under age 5 are not permitted in the theatre).



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery

The School of Visual Arts presents its first large-scale alumni exhibition showcasing alumni working in a variety of media and at all stages of career. Guest curated by New York-based artist Andrea Champlin.

A Boston University Keyword: Intersect event
Part of the College of Fine Arts 60th Anniversary Celebration

 

 

 

 

 



10/24/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/visual-arts/galleries/808gallery/

808 Gallery - 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Xuerong Zhao, piano

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

Growing up in a family of artists, it's no surprise that by the age of 23, Xuerong Zhao was already an internationally renowned musician. Praised for her extraordinary technique, she brings a youthful energy to her performances.



12/14/14

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



A New England Christmas

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Each season, Pontine’s Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, perform a selection of Christmas stories and poems by New England authors, combining old favorites with new selections in an evening of storytelling, puppetry and seasonal music. These charming holiday tales – not to mention punch and cookies – are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!



12/12/14 - 12/14/14

$24



- http://www.pontine.org



Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds

Presented by Boston College at McMullen Art Museaum

Presenting more than forty paintings and a wide selection of works on paper by Wifredo Lam (1902–82), this retrospective is the first to examine the artist as a global figure whose work blurred boundaries among established artistic movements of the twentieth century. Exhibited together for the first time are many of Lam’s greatest masterpieces, allowing for a reexamination of the breadth of the artist’s oeuvre and chronicling how his poetic imagination inspired his depictions of “new worlds.” .



08/31/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/lam/index.html

McMullen Art Museaum - 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA, 02467



WSO Family Holiday Pops featuring Anye Olsen

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO presents our annual Holiday Pops featuring soprano Anya Olsen, Leslie Holmes narrates 'The Snowman', The WSO plays Holiday favorites, Santa drops by, sing-along, kids conduct the orchestra, and the winner of the WSO Two Front Teeth contest!

Max Hobart, Conductor
 



12/14/14

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



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

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



Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful & Art Faculty Review

Presented by UNH Museum of Art

November 1-December 14, 2014 (closed Nov. 11 & Nov. 26-30)

Museum hours: M/Tu./W 10am-4pm, Th. 10am-8pm, closed Fri., Sat./Sun. 1pm-5pm

Opening Reception, Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00-8:00, p.m.

 

Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful
Boston-based artist Joo Lee Kang’s intricately rendered ballpoint pen drawings of flowers, animals, and insects seduce with their opulence and abundance while expressing the artist’s concerns about natural and man-made modifications to genetic material. She uses a vernacular of ornamentation – festoons and swags— to suggest historical periods of decadence and sumptuous materialism. Upon closer examination of the dense monochromatic compositions, the charm fades revealing malformed animals with multiple appendages and misshapen features. The unnaturally beautiful genetic mutations attract as much as they repel the viewer’s attention and raise questions about human intervention in natural-selection processes.  

 

Art Faculty Review
Every two years The Museum of Art highlights work by studio art faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History who are new or returning from sabbatical leave. This exhibition features recent work by Michael Cardinali, Brian Chu, Julee Holcombe, Scott Schnepf, and Leah Woods.

 

Photo Credit:    

Joo Lee Kang, Still Life with Shells #1,, ballpoint pen on paper, 2014, 29.5 inches x 40.5 inches framed, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NAGA, Boston    

Leah Woods, Migration (detail), 2014, Maple, plywood, 43 inches x 80 inches x 23 inches, Courtesy of the artist,          

 



11/01/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://www.unh.edu/moa



Family Holiday Concert

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

Join Chorus pro Musica and the Boston City Singers for a family holiday concert at Old South Church featuring festive carols and modern and traditional holiday favorites!



12/14/14

$25, $35, $45; reserved pew seating



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/concerts

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



Sully Erna

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack and a proven commodity as the front man of one of today’s most successful and powerful rock bands, is also a successful producer, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack creator.



12/14/14

$29.50 ($35.00 D.O.S.)



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

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



The Velveteen Rabbit

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Margery Williams' classic children's book comes to life through puppetry, storytelling, song, and a magic trick (or two!) in this gentle, heartfelt production. "The Velveteen Rabbit" tells the story of a young boy and his favorite stuffed animal as they grow up together in the nursery. Although the other toys snub the rabbit for being simple and old-fashioned, the boy's love makes the rabbit feel real. A popular show for the young and young at heart, it will be loved by anyone who has ever had a favorite toy.



12/11/14 - 12/14/14

$12 General Admission
$8 Members



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

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



The Muse of Midwinter: Carols and an anthem from England - Boston

Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Lutheran Church of Boston

Come celebrate Oriana Consort's 20th Anniversary season! Concert to include Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Let God Arise with period orchestra, Warlock's Benedicamus Domino, Byrd's Songs of sundrie natures and Earthly tree, Howell's A Spotless Rose, and three carols by John Rutter, Wexford Carol, Angels' Carol, and What Sweeter Music.



12/14/14

$20 Adults/$15 Seniors & Students



- http://orianaconsort.org/concerts/201412.html

First Lutheran Church of Boston - 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Stories, Sounds, and You: Explore Winter Stories through Music!

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate the winter season with live performance, musical story telling, creative movement and art. We’ll read some beloved winter stories, and turn them into multimedia performance pieces by incorporating music, movement, and YOU!

Hosted by New School of Music faculty pianist Kai-Ching Chang and vocalist Lauren Cook.



12/14/14

Free



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/events-performance/stories-sounds-and-you/

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



The Stray Birds CD Release, Jordie Lane opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 The Stray Birds - Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) will make their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine. Following the band’s 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/Americana album and proclaimed, “clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft,” Best Medicine was recorded at Stonebridge Studios in Leesburg, VA. Formed in Lancaster, PA, the classically trained and roots music-raised trio has spent the last several years honing their sound and touring extensively, including live performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. “Building on the sparseness of guitar, fiddle, bass, and three-part harmonies, the Stray Birds manage to create sounds together that are no less than transcendent



12/14/14

Non-Passim Members: $18
Passim Members: $16



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



Bazaar

Presented by Cultural Survival

 A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy "world" music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world. Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.



12/12/14 - 12/14/14

FREE



- http://bazaar.cs.org



The Nutcracker - Cambridge

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Discover the magic and excitement of the Holiday season with the timeless tradition of José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker. Thrilling, magical, inspiring, and affordable, our performances create memories that will last a lifetime. José Mateo’s The Nutcracker is perfect for children of all ages. Choreographed by Artistic Director José Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, José Mateo’s The Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. See Mateo’s skilled professional company dancers joined by over 100 children as mice, soldiers, cherubs, angels, and more. Make José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker part of your holiday tradition!



12/04/14 - 12/14/14

$50, $38



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items in the Fruitlands collections, each object in the show was selected by you, our supporters! Each of the five collections – the Land, the Shakers, the Transcendentalists, the Native Americans, and American Art – are represented in this first-ever publically curated Fruitlands exhibit. Join us as Dr. Volmar provides an overview to the remarkable and historically significant objects and become reacquainted with our vast collections.

 Registration is required. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 291 or email programming@fruitlands.org.



11/23/14 - 12/14/14

Members Free, Nonmembers $5



- http://www.fruitlands.org/100objectstour

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



Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

First airing in 1964, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, 50 years later, something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the Shubert Theatre stage this holiday season. Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Beloved heartwarming memories which last a lifetime are just waiting to be made. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.



12/09/14 - 12/14/14

$28 - 68



- http://www.citicenter.org/rudolph/

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Carols & Cookies Holiday Concert and Bake Sale

Presented by Middlesex Concert Band

Thrilling holiday music, delicious homemade baked good, free refreshments, free admission for children under 12, and a special appearance by the First Baptist Church of Wakefield’s Handbell Choir add up to an afternoon of fun and good cheer at the Middlesex Concert Band’s Carols & Cookies holiday concert and bake sale. Music Director Mark E. Olson has put together a program that blends old favorites like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s setting of “Greensleeves” with new pieces like the Mannheim Steamroller’s “Auld Lang Syne” and a jazz arrangement of popular Christmas tunes by Sammy Nestico in “A Fireside Christmas.” Other highlights of the program include an inventive new arrangement by David Lovrien of well-known carols in “Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass,” a handbell choir performance, and a Christmas-in-the-Round segment that will have the musicians encircling the audience for a special serenade by each instrument section. Each audience member will receive a treat bag with an assortment of holiday cookies and candies and may enjoy a variety of complimentary hot and cold beverages. In addition to the musical entertainment, the afternoon will also feature an extensive selection of homemade packaged baked goods for sale and a raffle of a cookie jar filled to the brim with samples from the bake sale.



12/14/14

Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and children under 12 are admitted free.



- http://www.mcbconcertband.org/carols.htm



Dance Prism presents The Nutcracker

Presented by Dance Prism at Mechanics Hall

Dance Prism, one of New England’s most recognized touring ballet companies, announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances in Fall River, Littleton, Sudbury, Worcester and Andover?MA from November 30 to December 21. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic. Young audience members are invited to meet Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier following all performances.

 

The performance follows Clara's magical journey from a traditional 19th century Christmas party through a fantastic battle of toy soldiers and giant mice and a voyage through the ethereal kingdom of Snow, arriving finally at the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where sweets from all lands come to life and dance in her honor. The strains of Tchaikovsky's familiar music accompany a growing Christmas tree, a reindeer drawn sleigh amidst a swirling snowstorm, and the clash of swords as a menacing Rat King battles the valiant Nutcracker Prince. More than 350 imaginative costumes, many new this season, enhance a cast of 140 that includes the professional dancers and apprentices of the company as well as aspiring ballet students drawn from state-wide open auditions.

 

The production is designed to offer families an affordable, high quality professional production, according to Dance Prism’s Artistic Director, Mary Demaso. The company’s mission since its inception has been to make the experience of the performing arts truly accessible to New England communities. Demaso says that the considerable challenges of operating as a touring company are more than balanced by the often transfixed expressions of young audience members who are able to see the performance from a comparatively close range and then meet Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy. “There really is an element of magic to Nutcracker,” she says, “for the children in the audience, for our dancers, some of whom return annually from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine for performances, even for me as I watch the production materialize each day in a new theater and dancers morph into fantastic Mice or Flowers or Snowflakes.”

 

Tickets are priced at $18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved; handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. For all performances, tickets are available online at www.danceprism.com or at 978-371-1038.


Dates/Locations:

Fall River

Bristol Community College

Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Sudbury

Rogers/Kirshner Theater, LSRHS

390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury

Sunday Dec. 7, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Littleton

Littleton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

 

Worcester

Mechanics Hall

Sunday, Dec. 14-, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Andover

The Collins Center

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 pm



12/14/14

$18.00 Children & Seniors, $24.00 Adults



- http://www.danceprism.com

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



Artist Marketplace

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to once again host its annual Artist Marketplace!

The Marketplace hours are 12:00–4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, with a Preview Party scheduled for the first Friday, December 5 from 6:00-9:00pm. The Preview Party will include early access to artists' booths, appetizers provided by The Fireplace, a chance to win a free art class or art party at the BAC, a mug sale, music and more. The Wine Press will also be on-site with a wine tasting that will be matched to the menu.

Both weekends will feature a variety of artists and activities for all ages including workshops for Artisan Cards, Saltwater Etching and clay ornaments. This year's artists include Jill Burns, Loni Butera, Shirley Goldstein, Linda Mahoney, Paige Martin, Helene Matteson, Leanne Trembley and Rebecca Zhukov, as well as many of the BAC's faculty members.



12/05/14 - 12/14/14

$5 on Friday 12/5 for the Preview Party. Saturday and Sunday have no admission fee.



- http://brooklineartscenter.com/events/ArtistMarketplace2014

Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Holiday Open Studios

Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Join the artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Lofts for Holiday Open Studios, happening on the first 2 weekends in December from 12-5PM each day. Expect to find 100-125 working artist studios open to the public, showing a variety of work from paintings to photography, sculpture to jewelry, fiber art to glass, and more. Buy from local artists and get unique gifts for yourself and loved ones for the holidays. Parking is free and shuttle bus services are available.

Western Avenue Studios and Lofts are located at 122 and 160 Western Avenue in Lowell. We are a mile off of the Lowell Connector, less than a mile from the Lowell commuter rail station, and about 3/4 of a mile from downtown Lowell. Visit us online at westernavenuestudios.com



12/06/14 - 12/14/14

Free



- http://westernavenuestudios.com/

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



A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer.



12/15/14

$66, $52, $35



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/christmas-celtic-sojourn/

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



Artie Shaw and His Cinderella Theatre Staged Reading

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall

 Artie Shaw was a bandleader, clarinetist, precision marksman, expert fly fisher, composer, World War II veteran, and writer in the booming swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Born May 23, 1910 in New York, he was the only child of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Austria. At 15 years old, shortly after picking up the clarinet for the first time, he quit school to pursue music. Once he formed a permanent band, his music blended jazz, classical, Afro-Cuban influences, and string arrangements into a style that was all his own. At the height of his career Shaw tried to hire Billie Holiday as the band’s vocalist, and while she decided not to stick around, one of Shaw’s greatest hits “Any Old Times” came out of the temporary partnership. Known as the “King of Clarinet” and for calling his fans “morons” for that title (King of Swing, please), Shaw was both a virtuosic composer and outspoken public figure.

Aside from his music, Shaw was infamous for his romantic liaisons. He was married a total of eight times to many high profile women including actresses Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. His more stable relationship with writing came to fruition in his autobiography, The Trouble with Cinderella: An Outline of Identity, which was published in 1952. During the following two decades he published two collections of short stories.

Artie Shaw and His Cinderella by Joan Martin Burke, and directed by Lois Roach, Lecturer in Theatre Studies, is part of the Fall 2014 New Works Series. In the play, our notorious bandleader, Artie Shaw, has just died. He finds himself detained in a bare, drab room adjacent to the Main Room, awaiting assignment to his final destination. When he learns that his fate is to be decided by the votes from his eight ex-wives, his chances of reaching the Main Room are in real jeopardy. Will he make it or not?



12/15/14

FREE



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Alumnae Hall - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



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.

Featured Artist: Trish and Phil Knudsen



12/16/14

Free for members / $5 public



- http://natickarts.org

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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Our classic open mic night!



12/16/14

Non-Passim Members: $5
Passim Members: Free



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



PJ Library Chanukah Playtime and Story Hour

Presented by Boston JCC

Celebrate Chanukah at the library with stories, songs, activities, and a 1st night "candle lighting". For families with children under 5 years, with adult.



12/16/14

Free; registration required. 



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/CalendarDetails.aspx?EventID=5338



Preschool & Toddler Wednesdays

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum

Join us every week for our special preschool and toddler program. Enjoy a story, meet a live animal, and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 3 and under. These preschool and toddler programs are very popular and space is limited. So, while they are free with admission, tickets are issued at the Ticket & Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that these programs are designed for families.



01/08/14 - 12/17/14

Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $8 children 2-18, $10 seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2



- http://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs



Boston Accents

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Laugh Boston for Boston Accents every Wednesday at 7:30pm. 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.



11/12/14 - 12/17/14

$15 - $20



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4d40d9bbb73c2d564d6eb0f5b68c4ae6

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



The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

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 Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni, an independent curator and photographer, and Sarah Stanbury, a medievalist and member of the Holy Cross English Department.

The Italian presepe is a vibrant form of installation art practiced all over Italy by everyone from school children to the most highly trained artists. The story is always the same, but the personal act of making a presepe continuously re-energizes the story.

The exhibit will include over fifty of Balboni’s photographs of nativity scenes from the thirteenth-century to today along with historical objects on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Art, a private collection, as well regional and local institutions such as Harvard’s Houghton Library, the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum and Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.



09/03/14 - 12/17/14

Free



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



James Palmigiano: Recent Collages

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

Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the apparent harmony of each piece born of a process of adding and subtracting, organizing and rearranging in a search for balance, order and presence.

Fr. Palmigiano's work will be on display in the Cantor Resource Gallery.



09/03/14 - 12/17/14

Free and open to the public



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/17/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours



Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony CD Release

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The 5th Annual Celebration of Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony with Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Laura Cortese, Natalie Haas, Brittany Haas, Rose Cousins, and other special guests.



12/17/14

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



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



A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

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

Get ready for an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance, all to celebrate the holiday season, as Brian O'Donovan hosts A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. Enjoy performances by some of the best musicians, singers, and dancers imaginable from around the Celtic world and beyond!

Generously Sponsored by United Bank.



12/17/14

$46 - $58

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



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=85

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



Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

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

Enjoy an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Tour the galleries to learn about the Museum's collection of Judaica, sketch in the galleries, and listen to festive music. Don't miss the Oculus Rift motion-controlled, virtual reality, art installation in the Druker Family Pavilion windows, a preview of 8 Nights, 8 Windows, a project of New Center NOW and CJP bringing the miracle, illumination, and innovation of Hanukkah to Boston.

Presented in partnership with New Center Now and CJP.



12/17/14

Free with Admission - No Ticket Required



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/hanukkah-the-festival-of-lights

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



Julia On Tap

Presented by Julia On Tap

Julia Boynton's ongoing tap classes—from Continuing Beginner to Advanced levels.



07/01/14 - 12/18/14

Class fees vary depending on length of class.

Students may pay by the class or by the session.

Registration is at first class.



- http://www.juliaontap.com



The Human Comedy

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With music by Galt MacDermot (Hair) and based on William Saroyan’s novel of the same name, The Human Comedy is a folk opera and coming-of-age tale about small-town life in World War II era California. This production of The Human Comedy is sponsored in part through the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund and is dedicated to the memory of Boston University’s former first lady and treasured friend of the College of Fine Arts, Jasmine Chobanian.



12/12/14 - 12/18/14

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers | $6 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/human-comedy/

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



An American Christmas - Newbury

Presented by The Boston Camerata

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and manuscripts, a generous selection of carols, New England anthems, Southern folk hymns and religious ballads for the season.



12/18/14

Adult $37.00; Student w/ ID $10.00



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Chris Pureka

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Chris Pureka is an American acoustic singer-songwriter from Northampton, Massachusetts. Pureka’s latest release, Chimera II, is an expression of transition, collecting seven tracks old and new, borrowed and original. Like its predecessor, it’s both a coda and prelude, an assortment of songs that are vital and revealing and yet don’t quite fit within the focus of her full-length albums.

The name refers to the three-headed creature of Greek mythology, part serpent, part lion, part goat. It’s also a scientific term that describes an organism derived from two genetically distinct types of cells—a nod toward Pureka’s background as a research biologist. Both contexts are apt: Chimera II is a grab bag of curiosities.

The two cover songs stand out immediately. Album opener “Like a Movie” was penned by friend and occasional touring partner Nicole Reynolds and recorded before Pureka’s departure from Brooklyn. Cover number 2, “Play With Fire” was Pureka's contribution to a Rolling Stones tribute night at the Iron Horse Music Hall a few years ago; she delivers it here as a scathing indictment. “I felt like I had something different to offer,” she says of her choice of covers. “It doesn’t make sense to record a song exactly the same way someone else did.”



12/18/14

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



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



An Evening with Bill Nye

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Bill Nye is a mechanical engineer who wants the world to know and appreciate the passion, beauty, and joy (the P, B, & J) of science. While working on 747’s at Boeing, he entered and won the Steve Martin Look-Alike Contest in Seattle, which led to his performing as a standup comic. He met a few other comedians and started submitting jokes to Almost Live, Seattle’s own comedy show. There, Bill came up with the Science Guy character and quickly realized that he wanted to create a kids’ show about science. Eleven years later, the Bill Nye, the Science Guy show had won 18 Emmys. These days, Bill travels around the globe exhorting his audiences to—Change the World.



12/18/14

$35-$68



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-nye/

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



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. This performance of Rock Off Main will feature: TBD.



06/27/14 - 12/19/14

$8



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Nutcracker Story Hour - Boston Ballet School

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Nutcracker Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.



12/19/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.org/story-hours



Candlelight Christmas at Old South

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

Chorus pro Musica's popular friday evening holiday concert at Old South Church will feature a candlelight procession and a world premiere of The Tryal and Examination of Old Father Christmas, a newly commissioned work by composer James Kallembach.



12/19/14

$25, $35, $45; reserved pew seating



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/concerts

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



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.



12/19/14

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



AfterFab

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The AfterFAB experience is more than just great live music. Experienced musicians and deep music fans, they know that Beatles enthusiasts have always thought of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as Beatles, and all of their music is Beatles music, no matter the stages of their careers.

Millions of fans have imagined what it would be like to hear the solo songs of all four fabs together, as if the group had kept going after 1970. AfterFab brings that experience!



12/19/14

General - $20
Student/Senior - $19
Member - $17
Children under 12 - $10



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



An American Christmas - Lexington

Presented by The Boston Camerata at Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and manuscripts, a generous selection of carols, New England anthems, Southern folk hymns and religious ballads for the season.



12/19/14

Section A: $50.00
Section B: $37.00
Section C: $24.00
Student w/ ID: $10.00



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Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington - 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02421



Under the Covers

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Armerding, Erelli, and Hickman gather in the 11th year of Under the Covers!

Discovered in an impromptu 3 am hotel room jam at a music conference when he was just 23, Erelli was finishing up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology when his self-titled debut was released in 1999. He hit the ground running when he won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest, joining the ranks of past winners such as Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith. With his sophomore release, Compass & Companion, Erelli embarked on a non-stop touring schedule, sharing the stage with the likes of Dave Alvin, John Hiatt, and Gillian Welch. Erelli's albums spent weeks in the top ten of the Americana radio charts and garnered four Boston Music Award nominations.

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.”

Master of acoustic and electric bass, Zack Hickman has played pump organ, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright piano, ukulele, trombone and sousaphone at performances in the past. (The trombone was hanging on the wall of a club in Carbondale, CO, lending some insight into Zack's generally ambitious nature.) One of the few for whom superlatives truly fail, Zack has been featured in both the Improper Bostonian and Stuff Boston. Swears loudly and creatively, often as part of preshow warm-up routine. Plays the bass as if someone were going to take it away from him.

Rose Cousins finds insight in solitude and strength in numbers. Supported by a thriving Halifax music scene and welcomed by an equally vibrant Boston community, her new album We Have Made A Spark was made in the spirit of community and collaboration.



12/19/14

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



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



Chris Isaak's Christmas Show

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

In the course of Chris Isaak’s career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. Even his hair has its own fan club. And yet, this highly praised herald platinum-selling artist has never released a greatest hits album—until now. Best Of Chris Isaak—the CD and accompanying DVD, takes listeners on a gratifying musical journey through the Stockton, Calif., native’s two-decade career, showcasing his stellar songwriting; smooth, dusky baritone (and tender falsetto that will alert your dog); and effortless brand of stylish retro-cool.



12/19/14

$55 - $75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-isaak/

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



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Face Off is the fastest, highest energy competitive improv show in Boston. New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams enter: one tastes the sweet nectar of victory and takes home the coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World (trademark pending); the other eats their dust in an agonizingly hilarious defeat. Face Off presents fast-paced competitive improv comedy, improv games, scenes, and team challenges, offering you a night of glory, bragging rights, and most of all, fun. You be the judge. Literally.



05/03/14 - 12/20/14

$18 general admission - $14 students



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

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



The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

Presented by The Jazz and Latin Workshop at Coolidge Hill Studio

Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance skills.

Students learn basic chart reading, time-keeping, improvisation scales, soloing, phrasing, and improvisation techniques.

What do you need to participate in the Jazz Workshop? Some proficiency on your instrument, a love of jazz! Instruments welcome to participate include drums, bass (electric, acoustic or upright,) piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, guitar (electric or acoustic,) vocals and percussion.

The studio will provide drums, percussion, guitar amp, bass amp, piano. Workshops will also be video recorded and available online for participants to review.



07/19/14 - 12/20/14

$45 for a two-hour workshop
$40 discount if pre-paying online for four workshops.
Cash, check, credit card or paypal accepted.



- http://www.thejazzandlatinworkshop.com



Holiday Community Sing

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Join the Town of Rockport and Rockport Music for the annual holiday sing-along. Free, No tickets required.



12/20/14

Free, no tickets required.



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/

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



Family Holiday Pops

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with the Boston Civic Symphony and Max Hobart, conductor, as we bring you the most popular, family-friendly holiday concert in New England. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner will be our soloist and radio and television personality Joyce Kulhawik will be the guest narrator for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." We'll have our traditional sing-along, a visit from Santa, and children can conduct the orchestra. Free refreshments will be provided. Due to high demand of this performance, please buy your tickets early before it's sold out. 



12/20/14

Adults: $20; Children & Students under 18: $10



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Jake Johannsen

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jake's interesting take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a regular at venues all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central's Two Drink Minimum. A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it's no wonder Jake is one of David Letterman's favorite comics. With over 35 Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. These appearances gave Jake the exposure he needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About An Hour.



12/18/14 - 12/20/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=0cbca3881b97e3320535597a3fb03315

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



The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

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

A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Filled with passion and humor, the New York Times called The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife a “window-rattling comedy of mid-life malaise.”

“Uproarious . . . earns its wall-to-wall laughs." — New York Times

"Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank." — New York Daily News



11/21/14 - 12/20/14

Ticket price range: $25 to $63

There are a limited amount of $25 tickets available for each performance. Ticket price depends on the seating section and day of the week.

Discounts available for students and seniors by calling the Box Office.



- http://lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=86

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



A Ceremony of Carols

Presented by Concord Women's Chorus at First Parish in Concord

Concord Women's Chorus presents a holiday concert, "A Ceremony of Carols," featuring Benjamin Britten's beloved cantata, plus John Rutter's "Dancing Day" and jazz carols by Michele Weir.



12/20/14

Adults, $25; Seniors/Students, $20; Children under 12, $5



- http://www.concordwomenschorus.org

First Parish in Concord - 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA, 01742



Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

‘Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Academy Award® winner Michael Caine gives a performance that's anything but "bah, humbug!" as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, the Spirits open Scrooge's eyes -- and his heart -- to the true meaning of Christmas. Recommended for ages 4+.



12/20/14

$7 adults, $5 children



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/muppet-christmas-carol

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



Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

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! 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.



10/04/14 - 12/20/14

$14
$8 for children under 12



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

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



Karen K & The Jitterbugs' Holiday Show

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

“You’ll find yourself singing and dancing along without even trying.” –Mommy Poppins

Come celebrate the season with Karen K & The Jitterbug’s Second Annual Holiday show! This "kindie" band has built a steady following across New England with their high-energy shows featuring Karen K's catchy and carefree tunes. Kids and adults alike will find themselves dancing in the aisles. Their latest album, Big Ol' Truck won a Parent’s Choice "Fun Stuff" Award in Fall 2013.



12/20/14

$10 adult/ $8 child



- http://natickarts.org

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



Intro to Enamelling Earrings

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Learn the basics of enameling by creating earrings. Enameling is the process of creating a pattern out of powdered glass and then baking it onto the metal. Students will leave with a set of hand-crafted earrings.



12/20/14

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Presented by Moonbox Productions at BCA Plaza Theatre

Moonbox Productions opens its fourth season with the delightful and hilarious musical parody The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. This witty and irreverent celebration of musical theater features send-ups of works by Stephen Sondeim, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Rogers & Hammerstein, and more. Directed and choreographed by IRNE Award winner Rachel Bertone, and music directed by IRNE Award winner Dan Rodriguez, the cast includes Katie Clark (June), Meredith Stypinski (Abby), Peter Mill (Bill), and Phil Tayler (Jitter) with ensemble members Julianne Daly, Nick Davis, Matthew Kossack, Caroline Lellouche, Allison Russell, and Andrew Winans.



11/28/14 - 12/20/14

$35 reserved seating - $30 Student/Senior



- http://www.moonbox.org

BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Christmas in 15th-Century France & Burgundy

Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

"A concert permeated with exceptional beauty" • Susan Miron, The Arts Fuse | Dec. 24, 2012

Music for Advent and Christmas by Du Fay, Josquin, Obrecht, Brumel & others.
Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505): Factor orbis
Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521): O virgo virginum
Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512): Nato canunt omnia
Johannes Ciconia: Gloria Spiritus et alme
Christmas sequences and hymns by Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)

There will be a seasonal plainchant plus a bouquet of New Year’s Day songs by Gilles Binchois, Baude Cordier, Nicolas Grenon and others.

 



12/18/14 - 12/20/14

Advance Reserved $60 / $42.50
Advance General $30 (Senior $25; Student/Low Income $10); Free for under 18



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/christmas-in-15th-century-france-burgundy-o/

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



WinterNight Concert

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Guitarist Ken Bonfield performs a solo concert of seasonal guitar instrumentals drawn from traditional arrangements as well as modern compositions inspired by the winter solstice. This program is free for members or with Museum admission.



12/20/14

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/winternight-concert/

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



The Alastair Moock Family Holiday Extravaganza

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

This Family Holiday Extravaganza includes Grammy-nominated Alastair Moock and Friends — plus special guests The Fayerweather Street School Chorus — presenting a performance of classic holiday tunes and original family favorites.

Alastair Moock is a 2014 Grammy Nominee, Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Winner, and three-time National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Medal Winner. One of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The Boston Globe calls him calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.” Alastair Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family!

This past fall, Alaistair Moock's album Singing Our Way Through was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year! The album also won Gold Medal Awards from Parents’ Choice and NAPPA, and was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Good Morning America.

Awards and Accolades
2014 GRAMMY Nomination, Best Children’s Album
2013 People Magazine Best Kids’ Album Pick
2013 Fids & Kamily Poll #3 Album of the Year
2013 Parents’ Choice Gold Medal
2013, 2011, 2010 NAPPA Gold Medal
2011 Parents’ Choice Silver Medal
Nominee, 2007 Boston Music Award, Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Finalist, 2006 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition
Winner, 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Contest
Winner, 2004 Great Waters Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Winner, 2004 Sisters Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Finalist, 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Honorable Mention, 2004 Telluride Troubadour Competition
Finalist, 2002 USA Songwriting Competition



12/20/14

$12



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

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



NBSO's Family Holiday Pops: Magical Moments

Presented by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

The NBSO’s Family Holiday Pops Concerts are bursting with magical moments! With holiday music we all love played by a great orchestra, friends and family sharing the joy of the season, and festive holiday decorations, it’s no wonder this concert is a South Coast holiday tradition! Our family-friendly atmosphere and choice of performance times make this the perfect family outing. Let your holiday season sparkle with warm memories, favorite holiday songs, and a special experience only the NBSO can provide!

This year's children’s matinee performance at 3:30pm is all about the kids! We will feature a fun, interactive activity and each child will receive a holiday gift as they leave the theater. The 7:00pm performance offers all the same festive Christmas Carols, as well as some added favorites for a slightly longer concert experience. Each child attending this concert also receives a gift.



12/20/14

$15, $23, $30, $38. Students $10.



- http://www.nbsymphony.org/family-holiday-pops.html

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Bluegrass Gospel Project - Yeah Man!

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Unparalleled vocal harmonies. Eclectic, stirring repertoire. And roots planted in the bluegrass tradition that yield complex, inspiring music from this group of incredible musicians. This is the Bluegrass Gospel Project, a group that’s been exploring and expanding the tradition of bluegrass gospel, from U2 to the Stanley Brothers, Sam Cooke to Steve Earle, for over ten years.

Taylor Armerding, the group’s front man, mandolin player and singer, was a founder and lead singer for Northern Lights, the progressive bluegrass group that took the bluegrass world by storm in the 1980s. He was invited by Gene White, Jr. (fiddle) to form the group in 2001, along with Paul Miller (vocals, guitar), Steve Light (banjo, Dobro, guitar, vocals). The band’s chemistry and the music’s broad appeal was powerful beyond anyone’s expectations, and the group continued to perform, with Colby Crehan (female lead vocalist) and Kirk Lord (upright bass) joining the BGP in 2007.



12/20/14

General
$20 Student/Senior
$19 Member $17
Children under 12 $10



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



An American Christmas - Cambridge

Presented by The Boston Camerata at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and manuscripts, a generous selection of carols, New England anthems, Southern folk hymns and religious ballads for the season.



12/20/14

Section A: $50.00
Section B: $37.00
Section C: $24.00
Student w/ ID: $10.00



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



Lori McKenna Band and Sean McConnell

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Lori McKenna:
McKenna started writing songs as a teenager, and became a professional songwriter at the age of 27, when she was already married and had three children; she began singing at open mic nights in Boston, notably at the Blackthorn Tavern in nearby Easton, and eventually at her own shows. She released her new record in September 2014. “If Lorraine and Massachusetts were personal records – Numbered Doors is more inspired by those lingering stories. Stories of people I know and characters that I - and my co-writers - have invented. Stories of people I can identify with and people I don’t understand at all.” http://www.lorimckenna.com/home

Sean McConnell:
Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.
Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. “In whatever case”, McConnell says, “It’s all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central.”
These days, Sean finds a lot of his time spent touring Texas where he has truly been adopted into the “Red Dirt” scene. He is a former winner of the “Emerging Artist” award from Lone Star Music Awards. http://seanmcconnell.com



12/20/14

Non-Passim Members: $35
Passim Members: $33



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



Still, still night

Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church, Boston

Our annual holiday concert celebrates the release of our new CD of Christmas music, entitled Still, still night. Loosely based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this concert follows the Christian story which we develop to a more inclusive celebration of birth and motherhood. This candlelight concert also includes carols for choir and congregation using the fine organ in Old South Church, and many arrangements of secular carols to get you into the holiday spirit!



12/20/14

$25 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors.
$20/$10 in advance at www.BostonChoral.org/tickets.
CD and Ticket combo packages also available.



- http://www.bostonchoral.org/concerts/season-14-15/still-still-night/

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



Christmas by Candlelight

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Discover the foundations of today’s Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight event. Historians will explain the origin of traditions like Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more throughout nine special evenings in the month of December. Costumed interpreters will sing 19th century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can ride in horse-drawn sleights (weather permitting), sip hot cider, and see chestnuts roasting on an open fire. There’s no other place in New England that does an old-time Christmas quite like Old Sturbridge Village.



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/christmas-candlelight

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



13 Things About Ed Carpolotti

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1 million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.  

Sponsored by Wannalancit Mills/Farley White Interests



11/28/14 - 12/21/14

$20-$60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/13-things-about-ed-carpolotti

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



A Christmas Carol

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written for NSMT audiences, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.

SONGS INCLUDE: PATAPAN • THE APPLE TREE WASSAIL • GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN • DING, DONG, MERRILY ON HIGH • HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING • THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL • WE SAW THREE SHIP • WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

$55.00, $60.00 & $70.00



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North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Feast Your Eyes

Presented by Wellesley College

Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still life in art, this exhibition of prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings from the Davis collections serves up an opportunity to consider how representations of food reflect cultural ideas about consumption in different eras.



09/17/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/



Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a dirty washing basket and tossed into the river Thames, with the clear-sighted, distant and mischievous gaze we recognise from his later photographs. At the age of eighty, his composing was leisurely and liberated from the rules. Arias, duets and ensembles merge together in the same musical movement, continuous and boisterous, making Falstaff an unsurpassed operatic comedy that, a century later, continues to give us the gift of joyous laughter.



12/21/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/falstaff

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



Christmas Reflections

Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center

A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School of Irish Dancing.



12/19/14 - 12/21/14

$15. Available at the Robsham Theater Box Office.



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Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Cultural Survival Bazaar

Presented by Cultural Survival

A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world. We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy "world" music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.



12/19/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://bazaar.cs.org



Craft and Modernity: Professional Women Artists in Boston (1890-1920)

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

This exhibition considers craft across media and documents women’s contributions to artistic thought that have been minimized in the art historical discourse. Organized by Boston University Adelson Fellow Caroline Riley.

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



11/06/14 - 12/21/14

Free



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The Little Prince

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

An imaginative new take on the beloved novella, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal little boy who help each other discover rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. Filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its appeal to all ages. This classic parable reminds us that “what is essential is invisible to the eye” and that all grown-ups were once children.



11/22/14 - 12/21/14

Tickets vary in price based on seat location and day of the week, and range from $25 - $60 per ticket. Handling and Facility Fees apply. Senior and Student discounts available.



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Arsenal Center For The Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



A Bach Christmas

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

Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett takes the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus on a journey through Christmas past, from medieval plainchant to the 18th century. Corelli's popular Christmas Concerto is one of many highlights in a creative program also featuring J.S. Bach's joyous Cantanta 40 and Cantata IV from the Christmas Oratorio.



12/18/14 - 12/21/14

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/a-bach-christmas/

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



A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Cutler Majestic Theatre

For this its 12th season, WGBH's A Christmas Celtic Sojourne is exploring the rich music, singing, and dance that crossed over from Ireland and Scotland and to the new world to become Appalachian old-time, country, and bluegrass. Celtic-music aficionado and storyteller, Brian O'Donovan has assembled some of the best musicins, singers, and dancers imaginable from around the Celtic and traditional American music worlds and beyond!



12/12/14 - 12/21/14

$25 - $85.



- http://www.wgbh.org/listen/christmascelticsojourn.cfm

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



Cinderella

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

"Cinderella" is the classic story of a young woman whose good heart transports her from rags to royalty. Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of “Cinderella” is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. All of your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince. This telling is based on the original beloved tale, with a few unexpected surprises!



12/18/14 - 12/21/14

$15



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

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



Bolshoi: The Nutcracker

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker. Music by Piotr Tchaikovsky; Choreography and Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich



12/21/14

$20



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/bolshoi-nutcracker

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



Noel

Presented by Boston Gay Men's Chorus at NEC's Jordan Hall

Traditional favorites Deck the Hall, Ding Dong Merrily on High, The First Noel and more are combined with fun new classics like Sparklejollytwinklejingley to make this the most wonderful time of the year. Don't miss Boston’s other holiday tradition!



12/14/14 - 12/21/14

Starting at $20



- http://bgmc.org/our-music/2014-2015/noel

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



Works on Paper

Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center

Works on Paper is a national show juried by MFA assistant curator of contemporary art - Al Miner.  Seventy-five artworks were selected from nearly 800 entries.  Opening Reception Friday October 24, 6-8 pm



10/24/14 - 12/21/14

$5 suggested donation



- http://www.ssac.org

South Shore Art Center - 119 Ripley Road, Cohaset, MA, 02025



Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

This just-completed body of work draws upon the example of Medieval and Renaissance maps: specifically, the tendency of cartographic illustrators to use fantastical creatures to mark uncharted waters, tempting explorers to reach further into the unknown. Bradford’s abstractions do not strive for cartographic precision, but rather evoke the socioeconomic conditions of communities under siege and in a near constant state of emergency and reinvention. The seascape of paintings, inflated and failed buoys, and the monumental text-based mural that together comprise Sea Monsters were all executed in the last six months. All are made of worldly matter, yet exert an otherworldly effect, pointing at once to that which we know and everything about our world that remains a mystery. By moving back and forth between mapping social conditions in flux and refining his formal approach to painting, Bradford has derived a new language of abstraction that is as much a hermetic studio discipline as it is of and about the world we share, a language best described as social abstraction.



09/11/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/fall2014/bradford.html



John Altoon

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

The first major retrospective of John Altoon (1925-1969), a little-known yet important artist whose brief but significant career unfolded in Southern California from the 1950s until his untimely death in 1969 at age 43. A post-modernist before his time, Altoon had a facility with line, color and subject matter that influenced his peers and continues to resonate with artists today.  The exhibition, co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), includes approximately 70 paintings and drawings created by this legendary figure of the 1960s Los Angeles art scene.



10/08/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/fall2014/altoon.html



The Velveteen Rabbit

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Mannien Center for the Arts at Endicott College

Please note the venue for this production has been changed to the Mannien Center Center for the Arts at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

Based on the favorite children’s book and adapted for the stage by Boston Children's Theatre Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark, The Velveteen Rabbit is a story about a very special friendship between a young boy and his stuffed rabbit- a friendship that will warm your heart during the holiday season.  Ideal for the entire family, The Velveteen Rabbit is loved by all generations and has become one of Boston’s most cherished holiday traditions. 



12/06/14 - 12/21/14

$25.00



- http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

Mannien Center for the Arts at Endicott College - 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



Music for the Holly Days

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Celebrate the holidays with the Moody Street String Band! You'll hear traditonal tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and America, and sing-a-long to your holiday favorites!



12/21/14

Call or e-mail to reserve. Admission is $10, $8 members and ages 5-12.



- http://goreplace.org/festivals-and-music.htm

Gore Place - 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA, 02453



Santa's Workshop

Presented by Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

Bring the kids down to Inn Street in Downtown Newburyport where they can meet Santa, share their wish list, and get their very own photo taken with Mr. C! Then enjoy strolling around the beautiful downtown area - a great way to spend a weekend day with the family during the holiday season.



12/06/14 - 12/21/14

Free



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Lori McKenna Band and Sean McConnell

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Lori McKenna:
McKenna started writing songs as a teenager, and became a professional songwriter at the age of 27, when she was already married and had three children; she began singing at open mic nights in Boston, notably at the Blackthorn Tavern in nearby Easton, and eventually at her own shows. She released her new record in September 2014. “If Lorraine and Massachusetts were personal records – Numbered Doors is more inspired by those lingering stories. Stories of people I know and characters that I - and my co-writers - have invented. Stories of people I can identify with and people I don’t understand at all.” http://www.lorimckenna.com/home

Sean McConnell:
Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.
Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. “In whatever case”, McConnell says, “It’s all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central.”
These days, Sean finds a lot of his time spent touring Texas where he has truly been adopted into the “Red Dirt” scene. He is a former winner of the “Emerging Artist” award from Lone Star Music Awards. http://seanmcconnell.com



12/21/14

Non-Passim Members: $35
Passim Members: $33



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



The Company Theatre Presents Seasonal Classic Musical

Presented by The Company Theatre

 Based on the beloved timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features songs and characters that evoke nostalgia for a traditional holiday filled with family, friends, and frosty snow. With romance in mind, a pair of suave singing and dancing WWII veterans team up with a lovely singing sister duo, en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. The gentlemen are surprised to discover the lodge is owned by their retired General and is in danger of closing.

When the snow never arrives, and neither does an audience, the quartet pull out all the stops to save the lodge and the holidays. Both children and adults adore this song and dance filled spectacle, with treasured standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love A Piano”, “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas”. White Christmas features an all-star cast, including regional favorites appearing in the 4 leading roles, with John King as “Bob”, Kelly Hines as “Betty”, Andrew McMath as “Phil”, and Emilee Dennis Leahy as “Judy”.

White Christmas music and lyrics are by Irving Berlin, based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The production will be directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, choreographed by Sally Forrest, with music direction by Michael Joseph.



11/28/14 - 12/21/14

Tickets for White Christmas range from $36 to $39.



- http://www.companytheatre.com



The Nutcracker - Boston

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Strand Theatre

Discover the magic and excitement of the Holiday season with the timeless tradition of José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker. Thrilling, magical, inspiring, and affordable, our performances create memories that will last a lifetime. José Mateo’s The Nutcracker is perfect for children of all ages. Choreographed by Artistic Director José Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, José Mateo’s The Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. See Mateo’s skilled professional company dancers joined by over 100 children as mice, soldiers, cherubs, angels, and more. Make José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker part of your holiday tradition!

 



12/19/14 - 12/21/14

$50, $38, $29, $15



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



The Nutcracker presented by Dance Prism

Presented by Dance Prism at J. Everett Collins Center

 Dance Prism, one of New England’s most recognized touring ballet companies, announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances in Fall River, Littleton, Sudbury, Worcester and Andover?MA from November 30 to December 21. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic. Young audience members are invited to meet Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier following all performances.

 

The performance follows Clara's magical journey from a traditional 19th century Christmas party through a fantastic battle of toy soldiers and giant mice and a voyage through the ethereal kingdom of Snow, arriving finally at the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy where sweets from all lands come to life and dance in her honor. The strains of Tchaikovsky's familiar music accompany a growing Christmas tree, a reindeer drawn sleigh amidst a swirling snowstorm, and the clash of swords as a menacing Rat King battles the valiant Nutcracker Prince. More than 350 imaginative costumes, many new this season, enhance a cast of 140 that includes the professional dancers and apprentices of the company as well as aspiring ballet students drawn from state-wide open auditions.

 

The production is designed to offer families an affordable, high quality professional production, according to Dance Prism’s Artistic Director, Mary Demaso. The company’s mission since its inception has been to make the experience of the performing arts truly accessible to New England communities. Demaso says that the considerable challenges of operating as a touring company are more than balanced by the often transfixed expressions of young audience members who are able to see the performance from a comparatively close range and then meet Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy. “There really is an element of magic to Nutcracker,” she says, “for the children in the audience, for our dancers, some of whom return annually from New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine for performances, even for me as I watch the production materialize each day in a new theater and dancers morph into fantastic Mice or Flowers or Snowflakes.”

 

Tickets are priced at $18 for children and seniors, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved; handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. For all performances, tickets are available online at www.danceprism.com or at 978-371-1038.


Dates/Locations:

Fall River

Bristol Community College

Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Sudbury

Rogers/Kirshner Theater, LSRHS

390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury

Sunday Dec. 7, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Littleton

Littleton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

 

Worcester

Mechanics Hall

Sunday, Dec. 14-, 1:00 & 5:00 pm

 

Andover

The Collins Center

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 pm



12/20/14 - 12/21/14

$18.00 Children & Seniors, $24.00 Adults



- http://www.danceprism.com

J. Everett Collins Center - 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA, 01810



Black Nativity

Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Paramount Center

Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music, and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all.

This legendary Christmas event, the Black community’s Christmas gift to the world, is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers, and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory, and liberation. 

Now in its 44th season, Boston’s captivating production is the longest running performance of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ song-play in the world. 



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

$45, $36, $32



- http://www.blacknativity.org/

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



Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews

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

Shot on location in Spain, Portugal, Israel, the US, and Canada, this beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story of the Conversos and the memories that still haunt their descendants. The lyrical Spanish/Sephardic soundtrack features leading artists, including Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Through extensive interviews with the children of secret believers, the film captures the modern resurrection of the ghost of a people.

Canada | 1996 | 60 min | English | Director: Simcha Jacobovici & Roger Pyke
 



12/21/14

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/12/film-expulsion-and-memory-descendants-hidden-jews

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



Berklee American Roots Music Series

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America’s cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.



12/22/14

Non-Passim Members: $10
Passim Members: $5



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



Stage Combat with Danielle Rosvally

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

UNARMED COMBAT: October 7-November 11
Prepare for battle! Basic stage combat principles are not only fun, but also important safety precepts and should be a part of every actor's repertoire. In this six-week workshop, we will cover the basics of unarmed stage combat including general safety rules, working with a fight director, and the most commonly used unarmed fundamentals.

RAPIER BASICS: November 18-Dec 23
En garde! Get your swashbuckle on and prepare to storm the Bastille. This is a workshop designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of swordplay with a single rapier. Footwork, form, safety considerations, attacks, and parries are all on the menu for this six-week workshop experience. Prerequisite: You must have completed “unarmed basics” or be able to demonstrate comprehension of that material to the instructor prior to the start of the class.

Danielle Rosvally is a fight director, dramaturge, and PhD Candidate at Tufts University. Her work with violence composition has recently been seen in Bent and Good Television (Zeitgeist), Rent (Balch Arena Theatre), Macbeth (Charlestown Working Theater), Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Bocón (Apollinaire), Welcome to Arroyo's (Balch Arena Theatre), Company (Blackbox Productions), and Lost in Thought (Simple Machine/Boston Theatre Marathon). Danielle starred in the award-winning fight-intensive short film Love Hurts produced by Malarkey films for the 2013 Boston 48 Hour Film Project.



10/07/14 - 12/23/14

$175



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/atp/atp.html

Chelsea Theatre Works - 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA, 02150



Aine Minogue

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very essence. Her voice reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology and poetry with a voice undeniably her own and a diverse group of instruments that add to the traditional flavor of her work.



12/23/14

Non-Passim Members: $22
Passim Members: $20



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



The Moo Shu Jew Show

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

Back for a fourth year by popular demand, this Meshugganah show was created for Jews to enjoy on Christmas Eve — where else, but in a Chinese Restaurant? Join us for an evening of Jewish inspired stand-up comedy along with a five-course dinner (no shellfish, no pork!).

Harrison Greenbaum began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. He has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. A writer for MAD Magazine, his one-man show Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He currently works as the Web Producer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO and has written for Esquire, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. He is the co-author/co-founder of the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account (@SeinfeldToday).

Adrianne Tolsch began her career in New York City at Catch a Rising Star. She has headlined at every major comedy club in the United States, as well as casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Adrianne has performed as far away as London, England, Melbourne, Australia, and Hobart, Tasmania. She has been the opening act for Jay Leno, The Pointer Sisters, Bobby Vinton, Pat Cooper, Chita Rivera, Clint Holmes, and Billy Crystal.

Cory Kahaney is every woman. Mother, daughter, wife…ex-wife. This year, she appeared on “The Late Show” with David Letterman, made her fifth appearance on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson, and a new TV special for Nick Mom. Cory appeared in the first season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and made it to the finale. Other television credits include “Comedy Central Presents: Cory Kahaney”, “The View”, and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.”



12/24/14

$75 Adults
$45 Young Adults (under 40)



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-onstage-the-moo-shu-jew-show/?instance_id=



Boston Pops - Holiday Pops

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. The special kids’ matinee performances also include post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. Don't miss the most popular seasonal tradition around!



12/03/14 - 12/24/14

$39.00 - $137.00



- http://bso.http.internapcdn.net/bso/images/uploads/brochures/HPOPS14_brochure.pdf

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



JEWMONGOUS

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 JEWMONGOUS, a comedy song concert with occasional guests, is the colicky, uncircumcised brainchild of SEAN ALTMAN: the golden-voiced song-writing wiz and former leader/founder of Rockapella (yes - of "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" TV fame). Sean was featured in Time Out New York's cover story "The New Super Jews" and in the New York Times feature about "the Jewish Hipster Movement." He debuted JEWMONGOUS in 2006 and has drawn press accolades and sold-out audiences in 25 major U.S. cities.



12/24/14

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



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



Holiday Marketplace

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

 December 3 through December 24, 2014

 

First Friday, December 5: 10am to 9:00pm

December 3 – 23  Mon.-Sat.  10am - 6pm    Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Final Day:  December 24: 10am to 5:00pm

A great place to do all your holiday shopping! 

 

For all those on your gift lists: Excellent, one-of-a-kind gifts: Baskets, Fine Jewelry, Paintings, cards and prints, Polymer Clay/Beading, Decorative Arts, Needle Arts, Weaving, Ceramics, Ornaments, Photography, Woodworks and Gift Certificates



12/03/14 - 12/24/14

Free admission and free parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Make It A Homemade Holiday: Arts2You Workshops

Presented by Arts2You

CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOP DETAILS
Here is the Scoop
Students
Choose 2, 3, 4 or more students to participate in a small group workshop. Limits to the number of students permitted may apply depending upon the students’ ages and type of project.

Timing
Choose morning, afternoon or evening - we’ll work out a schedule that works with you! Depending upon the student age, art medium and project, we’ll recommend the ideal length of time required to reach your art goals. This could be 2 or 3 hours per workshop.

Objectives
Arts2You Workshops are great ways to fulfill student-focused objectives for your family including exploring a new art medium, building skills, working on a special project, or simply having fun! Tell us your art art medium, what you want to learn or make, and we’ll make it happen.

 

GREAT MEDIUMS FOR MAKING HOLIDAY GIFTS, DECOR & FOOD
Classes to Fit Your Creative Needs
+ Cooking & Baking
+ Sewing
+ • Clothes
+ • Accessories
+ • Home Decor
+ • Quilting
+ Drawing
+ Painting
+ Painting Glass Vases & Bottles
+ Photography for Holiday Cards
+ Photo Editing


A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL
Holiday Rates
Pricing

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
$85 per hour

GROUP LESSONS
2 students per group = $60 per hour/per person
3 students per group = $34 per hour/per person
4 students per group = $30 per hour/per person
5 students per group = $28 per hour/per person
6 students per group = $26 per hour/per person
* Cost of supplies not included. Rates for Holiday Workshop offer only. 2 hour lesson minimum required.
Payment isn’t required until we match you with an instructor and discussed your lesson plan!

 

START TODAY!



11/17/14 - 12/25/14

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
$85 per hour

GROUP LESSONS
2 students per group = $60 per hour/per person
3 students per group = $34 per hour/per person
4 students per group = $30 per hour/per person
5 students per group = $28 per hour/per person
6 students per group = $26 per hour/per person
* Cost of supplies not included. Rates for Holiday Workshop offer only. 2 hour lesson minimum required.
Payment isn’t required until we match you with an instructor and discussed your lesson plan!



- http://www.arts2you.com/



D.L.Hughley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L.Hughley can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own radio afternoon show “The D.L. Hughley Show” which is syndicated in 50 cities across the country. D.L. is also one of the hosts of TBS’s newest game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” which airs on Tuesday nights. First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his 5th stand-up comedy special “Reset” which is currently airing on Showtime. In addition, D.L’s first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, is out in bookstores.



12/26/14

$29



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/d-l-hughley/

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



Franklin Evans Exhibit

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound, and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions, Evans’s work brings images and ideas together through indexing, cataloguing and mapping.



08/26/14 - 12/26/14

Free



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Artisan Card Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Learn to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan cards worthy of framing. This workshop goes beyond standard card-making demos - we will create an original linoleum block carving and an edition series using a variety of printmaking techniques. After this workshop, students will leave with the ability to continue making artisan cards and other prints from home. Basic materials provided.



11/23/14 - 12/26/14

$58.50



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Brookline Arts Center - 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: The Wright Brothers

Presented by Pontine Theatre

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

The Wright Brothers perform. Sam Kilbourn, Jody Scalise and Lenny Zarcone sweep up the house in a whirlwind of comedy in mime, acrobatics, juggling, music and song. Their preposterous posturing and spontaneity have delighted audiences across the country for decades.



12/26/14

$15



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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!



03/01/14 - 12/27/14

$74.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



Mainstage

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games, scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and audience participation, an elite cast of Boston's best improvisers creates a show that redefines itself with every performance. No rules. No boundaries. Just spectacular comedy and incredible improvisation.

Featuring: Ken Breese, Deana Criess, Natalie Cunha, Nate Lopez, Mickey McCauley, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Jenna O'Brien, Ellie Race-Moore, Ben Scurria, Holly Tarnower, Brad Taylor and Misch Whitaker; Directed by Bobby Smithney



05/02/14 - 12/27/14

General Admission: $18, $14 Students



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvboston-mainstage-tickets-6331211825?ref=ebtn

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



Jen Kirkman

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.

Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately. Jen’s latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”


Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,@Midnight, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and the Cartoon Network’sHome Movies.


Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand- up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

$25.00



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



Murder on Mount Olympus

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Zeus has called for a grand feast to be held at The Arena on the base of Mount Olympus, and you are invited to join the celebration with Apollo and Aphrodite, Ares and Athena! The Gods are known for their power, magic and revelry, which means this is sure to be a legendary affair.

But the children of the Titans often clash, and when ambrosia and nectar lead to murder Zeus demands that all those present help solve the mystery. Will you be able to find the killer before Zeus punishes all of mankind? Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



09/27/14 - 12/27/14

$50
 



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/murder-on-mount-olympus/



Artie Lange

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of “The Nick and Artie Show,” a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave reviews and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on “The Howard Stern Show” for five years and during that time his memoir, Too Fat To Fish became a New York Times bestseller.
Artie has also produced his own concert DVD, Artie Lange: It’s The Whiskey Talkin,’ which includes a sold out stand-up performance; a behind the scenes look at some of Artie’s gigs and the award-winning short film Gameday, which Lange wrote, produced and starred in. Another milestone for Artie was selling out his Carnegie Hall performance for the New York Comedy Festival in 3 hours. He continues to sell out venues across the United States.



12/27/14

$32-$45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/artie-lang/

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



West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: World of Wonders

Presented by Pontine Theatre

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

Leland Faulkner performs his original production, World of Wonders. Leland charms audiences of all ages with the actor's imagination, the mime's skill, and the conjuror's craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan.



12/27/14

$15



- http://www.pontine.org



Winter Walk: A Guided Trail Walk

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Explore nature in early winter in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands. Museum interpreters will lead participants in a guilded walk along Fruitlands' most notable features - a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley and our thriving forest - as we watch for signs of winter. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick and warm hats recommended. No registration required.



12/27/14

Free With Admission



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

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



Boston Pops - Home Alone

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary film composer John Williams, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming performance.



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

$43.00 - $118.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/67644

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



Stage Time: The Improvised Improv Show for Improvisers

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 You want stage time? This is STAGE TIME, the improvised improv show for improvisers. Everybody gets to see a great show, and upper-level and grad improv students can get up onstage, geek out hard together, and groove to the improvised music. Each STAGE TIME show provides a unique opportunity for improvisers to get in some real quality reps, plus see great improv performed by all-star casts and even possibly be part of that cast for the night. After each STAGE TIME show, the cast and audience is invited to "Office Hours" at The Field, where we can all nerd out together about improvisation. STAGE TIME is not just an improviser’s dream show. It's a dream Saturday night.
Nov. 8: STAGE TIME: Get On Up
Nov. 15: STAGE TIME: Musical Jam
Nov. 22: STAGE TIME: Geeking Out with: The Improv Show
Nov. 29: STAGE TIME: Get On Up
Dec. 6: STAGE TIME: Musical Jam
Dec. 13: STAGE TIME: Musical Jam
Dec. 20: STAGE TIME: Geeking Out with: The Improv Show
Dec. 27th: STAGE TIME: Get On Up
"STAGE TIME: Geeking Out with: The Improv Show" - Pam Victor brings the spirit of her popular “Geeking Out with…” written interviews to the stage in a totally improvised show featuring an elite cast of her improv heroes. Geek out with these stellar improvisers, watch them perform, and then upper level and grad comedy school students get a chance to play in the show. Afterwards, everyone is invited to geek out with the cast during "Office Hours" at The Field.
"STAGE TIME: Get On Up" - Getting better at improvisation requires a lot of practice. The more reps you do, the better you get. This show allows upper-level comedy school students and grads to Get On Up in a series of short free-form performances. The audience gets to see the some great improvisers on their way up, while the improvisers get to hear live audience feedback and have a great time. You want stage time? This is STAGE TIME.
"STAGE TIME: Musical Jam" - Indie musical improv group, The Whale and The Porpoise, hosts an entire music-based show that features local musical comedy groups performing their signature styles. Then, everybody is invited to jump on stage for the musical improv jam! No musical experience required; great for first timers and vets alike!



11/08/14 - 12/27/14

$12.00



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



The Judy Garland Christmas Special

Presented by The Judy Garland Show at Jacques Underground

Back in 1963, the legendary star of stage and screen Judy Garland starred in a now-iconic Christmas special on CBS. Tribute artist Peter Mac steps into Garland's high heels in a salute to this beloved TV event. A plethora of special guests come in and out of Judy's house that night, including Bea Arthur, Ethel Merman, and Judy's daughter, Liza Minnelli.

Mac, a self-described "male actress" who has portrayed the late, great actress to audiences and critical acclaim for over a decade, is known for his seriously fun and loving tributes to Garland during which he breathes new life into her classic performances. Renowned for bringing a nuanced glimpse into Garland's complex personality and inner life, Mac was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal.



12/06/14 - 12/27/14

$45 Priority Up Front Seating. Reserved with picture with cast onstage.

$30 Rear Table Seating. General Admission with picture with cast onstage.



- http://www.thejudygarlandshow.com

Jacques Underground - 79 Broadway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116



The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 Boston's best writers and performers come together to present a holiday show that unwraps the funny. Give yourself the gift of this laugh-filled musical and comedy spectacular that answers all the big seasonal questions, like what happens after the pumpkin spice is all gone, who invited your weird uncle, and what, exactly, is wrong with Amy? We promise that mistletoe, drunk Santas, and your Fox News-loving cousin won't be part of the show. If you're tired of the same old holiday entertainment, ImprovBoston's Holiday Spectacular has the no-holds-barred comedy relief you're looking for. Part scripted, part improvised, and all hilarious, this show will get you out of the house and into the laughs. Also, we have a bar.



11/28/14 - 12/27/14

General Admission: $18
Students: $14 at the door



- http://www.improvboston.com/

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



A Christmas Carol

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

"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  Generously sponsored by: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Bay State Savings Bank.



12/19/14 - 12/28/14

Tickets to A Christmas Carol are on sale to members and as a subscriber add-on. Subscribe to the 2014-15 Broadway Series and guarantee the best seats in the house to award-winning Broadway tours including Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat, ELF The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Flashdance: The Musical, I Love Lucy: Live On Stage, and Camelot.



 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=128

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



Jamie Wyeth

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

The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings through various recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world. A member of a family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009); and his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth (1909–1994)—Jamie Wyeth has followed a unique path, training with his aunt Carolyn after leaving school at age 11, studying anatomy in a New York City morgue and working in Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory. "Jamie Wyeth" will include approximately 100 paintings, works on paper, illustrations, and assemblages created by the artist, many in a range of “combined mediums,” his preferred term for the distinctive technique he brings to his compositions. The exhibition will feature Wyeth’s portraits of subjects such as his wife, Phyllis Wyeth; John F. Kennedy (commissioned by family members after his death); Rudolf Nureyev; and Andy Warhol; which will be shown alongside a selection of preparatory drawings and studies that offer a window into the artist’s immersive approach to portraiture. The exhibition will also feature landscapes of the worlds he inhabits in the Brandywine River Valley (between Pennsylvania and Delaware) and the Midcoast of Maine—especially the islands of Tenants Harbor and Monhegan—still lifes of pumpkins (a fascination from his youth) and the many animals and birds that are part of his family and surroundings. Organized by the MFA and accompanied by an extensively illustrated catalogue, the exhibition will travel to three additional venues.



07/16/14 - 12/28/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/jamie-wyeth

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



Meet Me in St. Louis

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

Join the Smith family for the holidays as they face leaving their beloved St. Louis home and relocating to New York City. This heart-warming American musical is a celebration of family, home, hearth and love.

Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis. Featuring "The Trolley Song", "The Boy Next Door", and, of course, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."



11/28/14 - 12/28/14



- http://www.stonehamtheatre.org/season15/meetmeinstlouis.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



The Christmas Revels

Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre

A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's Great Exhibition of 1851. A radiant cast of more than 100 performers will entertain you with music hall songs, holiday carols, and lovely anthems not to mention a Cinderella "Panto" brimming with buffoonery. Expect gobs of audience participation and our signature piece, Lord of the Dance, which will surely have you dancing in the aisles. Don't miss this special holiday show!  Directed by Patrick Swanson; George Emlen, music director.



12/12/14 - 12/28/14

Adults: $22-$60; Children 11 and under: $10-$42



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/christmas-revels/

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



West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: The YoYo Show

Presented by Pontine Theatre

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

John Higby's The YoYo Show brings back that nostalgic toy, the Yo-yo, reminding audiences of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing them with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while unicycling are just some of his finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin' music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo Show a favorite for every age. As seen on David Letterman, he holds a Guinness World Record, a Yo-Yo World Champion title, and has performed in over 20 countries.



12/28/14

$15



- http://www.pontine.org



Mr. Punch's Christmas Carol

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

The celebrated hand puppet hero Mr. Punch stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this rollicking retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Scrooge's bad attitude makes everyone around him miserable, especially his overworked clerk, Bob Cratchit. When Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, he learns to look beyond his bank account and see a world of hope and love. Crabgrass brings this story to life with hilarious antics, ingenious design, and multiple styles of puppetry. Don't miss your final chance to see this show on tour!



12/24/14 - 12/28/14

$15 General Admission
$10 Members



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

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



Winter Lights 7

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Handmade gifts for the holidays including ceramics, glass, sculpture, paper , photography and fine art.

The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Saturday December 6th, from 5-7 pm.

The Loading Dock Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 12- 5:30 pm. Sunday 12- 4pm.



12/06/14 - 12/28/14

FREE



- http://theloadingdockgallery.com

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



Urban Nutcracker

Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s classic score with Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation, Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the 19th Century fairy tale and transports the audience to an enchanted world not unlike their own. Urban Nutcracker delivers classic ballet, urban tap, hip hop, swing, flamenco, step, jazz, traditional Chinese, modern and a few other surprises that will have your family at the edge of their seats.

The diversity Urban Nutcracker delivers in dance and music is matched by the diversity of performers you will see on the stage. Urban Nutcracker is a reflection and celebration of our multi-cultural communities brought to life by passionate and talented dancers and performers of all colors, creeds, sexual orientations and experiences. As they share the stage, your imagination will be illuminated with the hope of a more inclusive world. And the diversity you will see on the stage is reflected in the audience, giving members an opportunity to share a part of their holiday season in a mult-cultural environment where all we share outshines our few differences. Urban Nutcracker delivers the very cutting edge of dance and music collaboration sure to inspire a new generation of enthusiasts and warm your body and soul this winter!

Constantly innovating to bring you the latest in dance and music while staying true to the spirit of the Nutcracker, this year’s Urban Nutcracker adds spectacular new dimensions including updated choreography, new costumes and surprise guest walk-on roles!



12/12/14 - 12/28/14

$35.00 - $65.00



- http://www.urbannutcracker.com/

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Through a Lens Darkly

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

A rich and lyrical tapestry that is both personal and epic in scope, Thomas Allen Harris’s extraordinary documentary examines how black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography through the present. Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book Reflections in Black and featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, and many others, Through a Lens Darkly introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery—and a call to action. (2013, 90 min.)



12/07/14 - 12/28/14

$5 members + students
$10 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/film/through-a-lens-darkly/



Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Performances begin December 16 at the Wang Theatre for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.



12/16/14 - 12/28/14

$35 - $125



- http://www.citicenter.org/merry/

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

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

The remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. They went on to build a thriving community, at one time the second-largest Jewish community in the United States after New York. With a newfound freedom, Jews played a central role in the transformation of this once-sleepy maritime village into the largest metropolis in the American West.

USA | 2013 | 57 min | English | Director: Marc Shaffer



12/28/14

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/12/film-american-jerusalem-jews-and-making-san-francisco

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



Tower of Power: Holiday Jam

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For almost five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. With a new member comes a new attitude, and band member Emilio says it’s contagious.

“Everybody in the band is saying ‘Wow, what is happening?’ You get to an age where we’re at and things can start to run down but it seems like for us that things are really kicking into high gear.” And that’s the way Tower of Power likes it!



12/29/14

$40-$65



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

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



West Fest New Vaudeville Festival: King Pong

Presented by Pontine Theatre

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

Trautman performs his original production, King Pong. Variously identified as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime (gasp), physical comedian, storyteller, magician, and fool, he claims only to be a clown...and not a very traditional clown at that. He has appeared in such prestigious venues as the New York International Festival of Clown Theater, Festival D’Ete in Quebec, the General Jackson Showboat at Opryland USA, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Suitable for audiences of all ages.



12/29/14

$15



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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena

Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever! From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy.



12/19/14 - 12/29/14

$25 - $95



- http://www.disneyonice.com/world-of-fantasy

Agganis Arena - 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215



Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Do you muse over the endless tailoring opportunities for chintz curtains? Have you always wondered what it would be like to wear a wimple?

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Costumes are not compulsory but they are highly recommended and you will be amazed at the inventiveness on display. The host will then show you how to use your free goody bag throughout the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions (such as hissing the countess, barking at Rolf and, of course, cheering for Julie). Then, you sit back and watch the original 1965 movie in glorious Technicolor ™ with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your hearts out. The audience takes over as the star of the show from this point and almost anything can happen – the first rule of this sing-a-long is that there are no rules!



12/26/14 - 12/30/14

Adults: $15.00
Children and Seniors: $12.50
Groups (10 or more) call 781-646-4849 for discount



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/singalong_som_2012

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



Stunning Stencils at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Presented by Historic Newton

When the Kenricks moved into the Durant House in the 1790s, they made the home their own by painting the wood floors with stencils! Come learn about the unique floor decoration at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds and try your hand at stenciling your own lunch bag.

 



12/30/14

$25 per family ($20 for members) includes museum admission and materials. Prepaid registration is required, limit 25; call to register.



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness

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 - 12/31/14

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/



Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

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

Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a rare and unique glimpse into the past.



08/06/12 - 12/31/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/calendar

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



Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod. The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod. Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign. Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop. Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum on MainStreet, Hyannis



08/14/13 - 12/31/14

Free!



- http://www.hyartsdistrict.com/



Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

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

Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions. In this small exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, see one of the world’s last mounted specimens of this now vanquished bird and learn how its extinction inspired the protection of other species.



02/22/14 - 12/31/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



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

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



Harold Night

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM and 9:30PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, The classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch, an original improvised set exploring a world of characters we guarantee you won't soon forget.



08/06/14 - 12/31/14

$12 | Students $10
 



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/harold_night

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



Metal Petals

Presented by The Artist Gallery at The Roudenbush Community Center

Join photographer and jeweler Laura Doran for MetalPetals. Her altered photography, featuring metal and petals, printed on watercolor paper and mounted on stretched canvas, will be on display in The Artist Gallery during the month of December. Also on display will be the artist’s copper jewelry, one of kind earrings, necklaces and bracelets.



12/01/14 - 12/31/14

Free



- http://www.thecopperminecollection.com



John Oliver

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US. From 2006 to 2013 John was a correspondent and guest host on the multiaward winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Having made the move to America in 2006 to work on The Daily Show, John won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in his first hour long Comedy Central stand up special John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008. Such was its success that John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, featuring a hand-picked selection of his favorite comedians.



12/30/14 - 12/31/14

$52



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

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



The Nutcracker

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version of The Nutcracker". See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland.



11/28/14 - 12/31/14

Please note: Children under 2 are not allowed in the Opera House.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker/

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



Hammond Residential Real Estate South End Exhibits: The World We Live In

Presented by Hammond Residential RE

The Hammond Residential Real Estate office located in the ATELIER 505 building, at 505 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, is pleased to present an exhibit in conjunction with Canvas Fine Arts & Masterpiece Framing & Fine Art Gallery: The World We Live In, from September 2014 through December 2014. The exhibition will feature select works by artists Beth Barry, Gloria Bernstein, Anna Comella, Tally Forbes, Gloria King Merritt, Robert Hickox, Matthias Lupri, Matt McKee, and Randi Siu. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 6-8 PM, at which time the artists will be present to discuss their works. Most of the artwork exhibited will be available for purchase.



09/20/14 - 12/31/14

Free



- http://www.hammondre.com/South-End-MA-Real-Estate-Office/



Late Nite Catechism: Sister's Christmas Catechism, The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catchism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.") Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister's Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.



12/16/14 - 12/31/14

$43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=29

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



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.  Blue Man Group is recommended for Ages 7+. 



09/17/14 - 12/31/14

Tickets start at $69.75



- http://www.blueman.com/

The Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA, 02116



Arabian Nights

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes, and Best Director) of Dominic Cooke’s Arabian Nights. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East and Asia, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance, and hilarity – stories irresistible for all age. At its heart is the power of the imagination to heal, inspire, and transform.



11/28/14 - 12/31/14



- http://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/arabian-nights/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



New Year's Eve Concert - Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops! Dance the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and legendary bandleader extraordinaire Bo Winiker! There will be a cash bar and several dining options available.



12/31/14

$51.00 - $137.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/67648

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



The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Spectacular

at Boston Common Frog Pond

Join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a FREE world-class figure skating show!

The 2014 performances of The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Spectacular will be held:
Tree Lighting – Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00-6:00pm
First Night Boston – New Year’s Eve – Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:00-7:00pm

 



12/04/14 - 12/31/14

Free



- https://scboston.org/members/events/frog-pond-shows-2014/

Boston Common Frog Pond - 46 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02108



8th Annual Soup Bowls for Hunger

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

 Members of the Teen Pottery Class along with Ceramics Guild potters created one-of-a-kind bowls which will be on sale November 1st through December 31st for $15 at Lexington Center’s Via Lago 1845 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. All proceeds are donated to Lexington Food Pantry.

 



11/01/14 - 12/31/14

$15



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



The Donkey Show New Year's Eve Celebration 2015

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Ring in 2015 with Boston's Best Dance Party! Dance the night away at OBERON, Harvard Square's hottest destination for theater and nightlife. Enjoy a performance of A.R.T.'s celebrated The Donkey Show and cap off the night with a bubbly toast under the disco ball.



12/31/14

$50-$75



- https://www.facebook.com/events/778399052199094/?ref=22

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



New Year's Eve with Bob Seibel Comedy and Fun!

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Seibel headlines the annual Amazing Things New Year's Eve show along with a pair of very funny and (much) younger acts, Abhishek Shah (from India) and Jesse Bickford (from Maine).

Bob Seibel's press kit reads "Buffoon," and that's an accurate description of the life-long class clown from the working class city of Lynn, Massachusetts - one of Boston's top comedians for more than three decades. The son of German immigrants, Seibel tried factory work and school teaching before he discovered he could get paid for making people laugh. A quarter-century later, he's still one of the most requested acts in New England, keeping up with younger acts as he headlines top clubs such as Giggles in Saugus and Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston.



12/31/14

General $32
Student/Senior $30
Member $28



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



"Address Unknown: Traces of Hope" Exhibition

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Address Unknown: Traces of Hope represents hope and resiliency in the plight of homelessness. Each of the four artists share an experience with homelessness and through their creativity, aspire to provoke the audience into thinking about the social conditions of the Boston community. By participating in the Common Art program offered by Ecclesia Ministries on Newbury Street in Boston, the artists have developed a sense of kinship and support, and it is revealed in their art. Having a network of supportive peers and possessing hope can be important factors to both preventing and fighting chronic homelessness.

Allen Chamberland’s papercut drawings present a literal interpretation of his surroundings, yet what lies beneath the intricate details of positive and negative space, are his observations of the gap between opulence and poverty. Whether they be ordinary locations or historic landmarks, these places that Allen renders are also spaces where individuals find shelter and refuge. Boston is a home for individuals experiencing various financial circumstances – ranging from living in luxury to destitution, and Allen wants society to be aware of this disparity.

Bill Flowers creates with mixed media to provoke a dialogue of issues and challenges that individuals who are homeless cope with in the United States – not only financially but emotionally. Despite individual circumstances, humans deserve respect and sincere attentiveness from one another. He titles his series “We the People” to suggest that the nation address homelessness and unite with empathy, as a unified people that cares about and takes care of each other.

Dianne (Iyan) Freeman’s 2-D works consist of abstract compositions of bright colors and graceful lines that resemble interwoven fabric. Akin to her life, her art represents the tribulations and complexities that she has endured, yet, despite her suffering, Iyan still remains hopeful. Like so many artists, creating art is a crucial method for both emotional and physical resilience.

Randy Fenstermacher's work is highly premeditated, carefully laid out, and provides insight to his views of the metaphysical. He often works in water based media, such as watercolor. His stylized imagery symbolizes the ideas that are most essential. Randy is rarely found without his watercolor kit, large pallet for painting at the Pru, and watercolor paper, with which he may construct a lucky crane at a moments notice.



10/08/14 - 12/31/14

Free



- http://www.unboundvisualarts.org



Ellis Paul

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love..., intimate, passionate and enduring.



12/30/14 - 12/31/14

Non-Passim Members: $40
Passim Members: $38



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



New Year's Eve with The Boston Babydolls

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Chevalier Theatre

The Boston Babydolls, New England's award-winningest burlesque troupe, pull out all the stops for a New Year's Eve spectacular! A swirling blend of Times Square, the Moulin Rouge, and the Vegas Strip, The Boston Babydolls and friends promise a night to remember. Joining Boston's burlesque hometeam on stage are a bevy of beauties plus chanteuse Alissa Coates, crooner Bob DiCicco, and very special guest, aerialist Claira Bell!

The 90-minute show combines the most spectacular numbers from The Boston Babydolls nine-year history, plus some amazing new numbers, re-imagined or created for the big stage of the elegant Chevalier Theatre. Built in the 1930s, the Chevalier has played host to everyone from Frank Sinatra to John F. Kennedy -- and is the perfect setting for some burlesque pyrotechnics!

This truly will be a night to remember -- and with two shows, there's no excuse to miss it!

Want more? Stick around for the V.I.P. After Party -- mingle with the cast, nibble on some noshes, and dance the night away!



12/31/14

Ticket price ranges:
Early show (7:30pm): $20 - $50
Late show (10pm): $25 - $55
VIP After Party: $60

Seating sections:
Dress Circle: Rows A -E, seats 101 to 111
Orchestra: All other seats in front of the Cross Row (rows EE and forward)
Rear Orchestra: All seats row FF and higher



- http://www.bostonbabydolls.com/#!calendar/cwh9

Chevalier Theatre - 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA, 02155



New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Faneuil Hall

The National Park Service visitor center at 15 State Street closed its doors on May 21, 2012 and was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art, visitor center in historic Faneuil Hall on Friday, May 25, 2012.

The new visitor center is much more than an entryway into Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site. It serves also as a gateway to all of the Massachusetts National Parks.

Open, light-filled and welcoming, visitors will find visual displays, printed materials, maps and park rangers on hand to provide expert guidance.

The new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, integrating current technologies and design while remaining faithful to the traditional national park experience that travelers have come to know and love, will give visitors from all over the globe the information they need to make the most of their time in Boston and Massachusetts.



05/25/12 - 01/01/15



- http://www.nps.gov/bost/faneuil-hall-vc.htm

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Cape Symphony: New Year's Day Party

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR
PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR
MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO

Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are legendary. So are our guests. This year, meet the master of music and the king of comedy. That’s right, Peter Schickele, most famous for his dubious “discovery” of P.D.Q. Bach (the illegitimate and surprisingly untalented son of J.S. Bach), is crashing the party and bringing down the house with his side-splitting parodies of classical music – like the 1712 Overture (much better with slide whistles and kazoos than noisy ol’ canons). He’s grabbed onto Grammies, shared laughs (and the stage) with the great Itzhak Perlman and turned the entire classical world on its very musical ear for over half a century. So hang on to your seats, because your very own orchestra and two versatile vocalists will also help paint the town red on this red letter day with Viennese waltzes, unforgettable arias and big Broadway hits.



01/01/15

$30 - $69



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-5.asp

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



THE ICE

Presented by First Night at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

"THE ICE" features a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances.



12/30/14 - 01/01/15

Free



- http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/blink

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) - 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA, 02109



Beauty and the Beast

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

A handsome prince of the realm is changed into a hideous beast by an evil enchantment. The only way to reverse the spell is for someone to fall in love with him in spite of his appearance. Will a kind young woman be able to see past his transformed appearance and love him for who he truly is inside? National Marionette Theatre’s retelling of this powerful story features incredible special effects, masterful manipulation, scrolling scenery, and a riveting classical music score.



12/29/14 - 01/01/15

$15 General Admission

$10 Members



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

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



New Year's Celebration

Presented by Boston Baroque at Sanders Theatre

Ring in the New Year! Don’t miss this annual celebration featuring some of Boston’s best vocal talent. The celebration is complete with champagne and chocolates during intermission courtesy of Cambridge Trust Company. Featuring Cimarosa's comedic "Il Maestro di Cappella" and favorite Mozart arias and duets.

With Sara Heaton, Soprano

Andrew Garland, Baritone



12/31/14 - 01/01/15

Ticket prices are $60, $75, and $85.

Student rush available 90 minutes before concert - $10 and limit 2 tickets per ID. Senior rush available 90 minutes before - $20 and limit 2 ticket per ID.


$30 under 30 tickets available day of the performance. Limit 1 ticket per ID



- http://bostonbaroque.org

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



First Night Boston 2015

Presented by First Night at Copley Square

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston announce that First Night Boston 2015, the annual New Year’s Eve festival celebration, will take place December 31, 2014, throughout downtown Boston. Presented by Highland Street Foundation, First Night Boston 2015 is a day-long festival of art, music, dance, sculpture and fireworks. All First Night outdoor events are free, and admission to indoor events requires the purchase of a First Night button, which is $10.

First Night Boston features an afternoon Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, a Grand Procession parade that sweeps down Boylston Street, colossal ice sculptures that dot the city’s landscape, and a dazzling fireworks display to welcome the New Year. For nearly 40 years, First Night Boston has become a cherished Boston tradition and a signature event of the city.



12/31/14 - 01/01/15

Button Price: $10



- http://www.firstnightboston.org/

Copley Square - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Dance Friday Fall Class/Event Series

Presented by Dance Friday at First Parish Church in Cambridge

 Dance Friday Fall Class/Event Series
Fall Class/Events run from 8:00-9:30, followed by freestyle dancing to dj'd music until midnight. No dance experience necessary for classes.
Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke- and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization.

Every Friday at First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church St. (Harvard Square)
Schedule
10/3—Stan Strickland Live Music & Movement
10/10—Argentine Tango with Hsueh–tze Lee,
10/17—Suzy Spivey leads JourneyDance™
10/24—Margaux Medicine Dancer leads Roth 5 Rhythms®
10/31—Halloween, Peter Benjamin leads Blues Dance.
Classes and Events continue though December. Check website at www.dancefriday.org for schedule. 



10/03/14 - 01/02/15

Suggested Donation:


Class/Event $15


Class & Dance Friday $15


Dance Friday only:


Sliding Scale: $10-15


Young Adult: (13-23) $5


12 and under: Free



- http://www.dancefriday.org

First Parish Church in Cambridge - 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Paula Poundstone

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A beloved comic who thrives on spontaneity and improvisation, Paula Poundstone has been performing stand-up comedy for over 25 years, fine-tuning her craft over the years to become of the truly great humorists of our time.

Raised in Massachusetts, Poundstone began her career performing in open mic nights around Boston and New England, eventually moving out to California where she impressed Robin Williams with her stand up act. Williams helped open doors for Poundstone, inviting her to perform on Saturday Night Live when he was hosting in 1984.



01/02/15

$55, $45, $30



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/paula-poundstone/

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



JCC Kid's Choice December School Vacation Program

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC

From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice December Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on December 24, 26, 29-31 and January 2 from 9am-4pm with early drop-off and extended day available. For boys and girls entering grades K-6 (and CITs in grades 7-9 at a reduced rate). Special highlights include Kids on Stage Theater Games, Name That Tune “Jewish Style”, a visit from Vegetable Circus, Kickball Fun, New Year’s Eve Ice Cream Party and Relay Races. Come for one day or as many as you would like. Everyone welcome. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. Register at bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations. For more information, contact 617-558-6529 or schoolvacations@jccgb.org



12/24/14 - 01/02/15

Cost per day: $110-130
JCC member cost per day: $90-110



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



Necessary Monsters

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Sex, murder, and terrible danger lurk just around the corner in Necessary Monsters, the new reality-bending comedy from John Kuntz, author of the award-winning plays The Salt Girl and The Hotel Nepenthe. Through a series of intricately connected stories, Kuntz pulls us into the labyrinth of the human psyche for this dream-like and darkly hilarious look at the ways that we do violence and the stories we create to keep us up at night.



12/05/14 - 01/03/15

$25-$61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com

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



Al Ducharme & Bernadette Pauley

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

No matter what he does, whether it be Heineken commercials, TV panel appearances or performing to a sold out expat crowd in Beijing and Hong Kong, Al Ducharme is one insanely funny man. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Ducharme is a regular: Caroline’s on Broadway, The Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, and Rodney Dangerfield’s. He’s kept busy headlining comedy clubs, theaters, and over 300 colleges here in the U.S.A., and has received rave reviews internationally, making people laugh in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona), Africa and China. He’s been featured at every major comedy festival including Montreal Comedy Festival, the LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival, Beirut Comedy Festival and the Gala at the Boston Comedy Festival.

Al Ducharme’s film credits include Miramax’s “Next Stop Wonderland” and “Original Sin” on CBS. His TV credits: “Gotham Live”, “Comics Unleashed w/Byron Allen”, NBC’s “Today Show”, “Inside Edition”, “Comedy.TV”, hosting “Mission Organization” on HGTV and a long list of TV commercials.


Revere native Bernadette Pauley co-hosted “The Gossip Queens,” a daily half-hour television series airing five days a week in syndication as well as host of Comedy.TV, also syndicated. She appeared regularly as a guest panelist on HLN’S “The Joy Behar Show” and FoxNews “RedEye w/Greg Gutfeld” and “Megyn Kelly” shows and she’s made repeat appearances on Gotham Live, VH1, MTV, TBS, Animal Planet, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn” and has worked with Hollywood director Andy Tennant on his “Wedding Album” pilot for FOX. Past hosting projects include hosting Burly TV for Lorne Michaels and “War of The Wives” for Bravo. Between television appearances, she headlines colleges, casinos and comedy clubs throughout the US and internationally and has twice been touted by Student Activities Magazine as a ‘Hot Comedy Act to Follow’ (’10, ’13). Her jokes have been printed in The Huffington Post and The New York Post, who listed her as “The best of New York City Live Comedy” and listed her jokes among the “Funniest in NYC″.



12/31/14 - 01/03/15

$25



- http://laughboston.com/event/al-ducharme-bernadette-pauley-6/

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



Men of the Strip

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Men of the Strip, hosted by Jeff Timmons, will be the new nightly male revue show in Las Vegas, featuring celebrity guests, the hottest male entertainers in the industry, and the freshest choreography on the Vegas Strip. Jeff Timmons, founding member of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated group 98 Degrees, teamed up with Glenn Douglas Packard, Emmy-nominated choreographer to the biggest names in the entertainment industry, to assemble the hippest, hottest, and sexiest male entertainers for a fresh take on the male revue.



01/03/15

$35 - $68



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jeff-timmons-of-98-degrees-presents-men-of-the-strip/

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



Blink!

Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be aglow this season with the annual lighting of the Holiday Tree, boasting once again the largest tree in all the Northeast.   On Saturday, November 22, the tree will be lit during a live televised broadcast from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on WBZ-TV Ch. 4, CBS Boston. Special guests include the Tanglewood Festival Chorus singing your favorite holiday songs, The Sugarbabies Band who will get the crowd warmed up with their funky dance tunes and a special appearance by Mayor Martin J. Walsh who will “flip the switch” and light the tree. 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace tree lighting continues its holiday tradition, BLINK! For six weeks, the tree blinks with more than 350,000 LED lights that dance seamlessly to music to create a nightly spectacle not to be missed. BLINK! will play every half hour, from 4:00p.m. to 10:00p.m., until January 3, 2015.



11/22/14 - 01/03/15

Free



- http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/blink

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) - 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA, 02109



December School Vacation Week

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and indoor events like puppet shows and crafts. Send your kids to OSV during school vacation to keep them learning and having fun in a family-friendly environment.



12/26/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/december-school-vacation-week

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



The Light Princess

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families.



12/06/14 - 01/04/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/light-princess-0



Lorna Simpson

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at

Opening on September 20 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Lorna Simpson is a comprehensive retrospective that highlights the main themes and concerns of the influential artist’s 30-year career. The exhibition has been touring in Europe to great acclaim since the summer of 2013, and will be shown in the United States for the first time at the Addison Gallery in Andover, Massachusetts, through January 4, 2015.



09/20/14 - 01/04/15

Free
 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Simpson/Pages/default.aspx#Title1



Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present

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

Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations and iterations of their material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Claire Zeisler demonstrated a revolutionary redefinition of fiber art in the 1960s and 70s, showcasing radical, non-representational forms. Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present addresses the cultural and critical forces that contributed to the initial efflorescence of the fiber revolution in the mid-century, its contraction in the 1980s, and its recent reclamation by contemporary artists.

Crisscrossing generations, nationalities, processes, and approaches, the exhibition features approximately 50 works by 34 artists—including works by the aforementioned artists alongside Olga de Amaral, Eva Hesse, Ernesto Neto, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne Wilson, and Haegue Yang—that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments, all made in fiber.



10/01/14 - 01/04/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/fiber/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Perfectly Strange

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The aesthetic of the strange can mean many things.  Terms such as surreal, primitive, symbolic, and uncanny describe works that rely on a connection with the odd or illogical. In our day-to-day lives we use words such as quirky, weird, bizarre, peculiar, eerie, disturbing, distorted, and foreign to describe what resides outside the parameters of “the normal.”  To complicate things further, what one person considers strange, another may not.

This exhibition presents works of art that the curator sees implicitly or explicitly as strange. In some cases the unusual is plainly accomplished using unique perspectives or techniques.  Other works engage with mystery and fantasy.  Designed to elicit both delight and fright, Perfectly Strange is loosely divided into four sections: the world of the imagination, the world of the real, the world of the distorted and grotesque, and the world of the circus.  Incorporating prints, drawings, and photographs, the installation will be strange in its own right, combining media in playful and unexpected ways.



09/13/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $14 Adults | Seniors/students $12 | Children 4-17 $6 | Members Free



- http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/perfectly-strange/

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



One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists of Southern New England

Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum at Fitchburg Art Museum

One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England is a group exhibition featuring twenty-four contemporary artists who currently live and work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Each of these artists can trace personal roots to specific cultures and countries in Latin America, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Some are emerging artists at the beginning of their careers, while others are seasoned professionals with rigorous academic training and international exhibition histories.

The artists included in this show address themes of identity, hybridity, environmentalism, social responsibility, memory, language, stereotype, and spirituality, and have mined traditions of portraiture, printmaking, photography, sculpture, illustration, magic realism, landscape painting, and abstraction to do so.

As a result, this exhibition is not about any one theme, culture, style or language. It’s about plurality and community.  It’s about acknowledging that in a global society, being fluent in just one language – English, Spanish, Portuguese, Art, Science, or Love – is never enough.



09/21/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $9 | Seniors (62 plus) $5 | Students ages 13-18 & College Students with I.D. $5 | FAM Members Free



- http://fitchburgartmuseum.org/One-Language-Is-Never-Enough.php

Fitchburg Art Museum - 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA, 01420



Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into the American vernacular.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The AMG Foundation and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel sponsored the exhibition. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.



09/06/14 - 01/04/15

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/167-calder_and_abstraction_from_avant-garde_to_iconic

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Exterior Spaces, Interior Places

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison Gallery’s extensive permanent collection offers countless opportunities to create exhibitions that explore interesting connections and contrasts between artworks of various media and time periods. In this presentation from the collection, the objects—consisting of both well-known favorites and rarely-seen treasures—have been grouped into two overarching themes, the exterior and the interior. The interpretation of these themes is quite literal in the first two galleries, where wonderful nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape vistas and equally engaging interior environments complement each other. In the other two galleries, the meaning of interior and exterior becomes more conceptual in nature, as contemporary works that delineate a known reality are contrasted with images from the imagination of the artist. As always, the purpose of these juxtapositions is to create intriguing dialogue between the rich visual resources of the Addison and to elicit new and unexpected ways of seeing and experiencing art.



09/02/14 - 01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/ExteriorSpacesInteriorPlaces/Pages/default.aspx



Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

This exhibition brings together seven landscape paintings from the 1880s by the American artist Dwight Tryon and sets them within the context of Tonalist works from the Addison’s collection by such artists as George Inness, John Twachtman, and Alvin Langdon Coburn.

An American artistic style of the period 1880-1915, Tonalism followed the factual naturalism of the Hudson River School. Developed at the same time that American artists were influenced by French Barbizon and Impressionist painting, Tonalist works are characterized by subtle gradations of tone within a limited color scale, projecting personal expressions of mood through veiled depictions of light and atmosphere.

Tryon’s paintings, created near his home in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, display his intimate connection to the southeastern Massachusetts coastal region. The seven remarkable paintings in the exhibition, including three studies of New Bedford Harbor at different times of day, distinguish themselves as highly evocative of the artist’s personal relationship with nature and his response to a particular time and place.

Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism, curated by independent scholar Keith Kauppila, contributes to the growing scholarly interest in American Tonalism and gives Tyron’s work of the 1880s the closer look that it deserves.



09/13/14 - 01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/TryonTonalism/Pages/default.aspx



The Joshua Show

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Hailed as "The Ambassador of Joy" and "A Hipster Mr. Rogers," puppeteer Joshua Holden brings audiences a heartwarming story about friendship, confidence, and the value of being yourself. Mr. Nicholas, a sock puppet and Joshua's soulmate, makes an unnerving self-discovery that causes him to spiral down a path of loneliness and hopeless despair. How do you cheer up when life gets you down? Find out in this whimsical production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, live music, physical comedy, and tap dancing!



01/02/15 - 01/04/15

$15 General Admission
$10 Members



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

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



Blink! A Light and Sound Extravaganza

Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

Blink! - the state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza that transforms every inch of America's first open marketplace - returns to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Marketplace Center for a third year. This magical and unforgettable light show uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline - to the song stylings of the Holiday Pops - in a seven-minute spectacle that runs continuously each evening. The lights dance seamlessly to the music through every inch of Faneuil Hall, including the largest Christmas tree in the northeast, to create a spectacle not to be missed.

The festivities begin with the special Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 22 featuring Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with national and local celebrities during a live broadcast on WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) from 8-9 pm.
 

Blink! Fun Facts:



11/22/14 - 01/04/15

Free



- http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/blink

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) - 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA, 02109



Bow Down: Queens in Art

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

What are we seeing when we look at a queen: the person or the crown? Bow Down uses diverse works by Albrecht Durer, Francisco De Goya, Andy Warhol, and others to capture the viewer's fascination with female monarchs--both historical and imaginative. Explore the world of the royal at SCMA's newest exhibit Bow Down, organized by Margaret Kurkoski '12, in the second floor Cunningham Corridor.

Image: Jean-Michel le Jeune Moreau. French, 1741—1814. La dame du palais de la reine, from Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du dix-huitieme siecle ou Tableaux de la vie, 1789. Purchased with the gift of Mrs. Charles Lincoln Taylor (Margaret Rand Goldthwait, class of 1921).

 

 



09/12/14 - 01/04/15

$5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Students (13+ with ID), $2 Youth (6–12)

Free to all on the second Friday of the month, 4–8 PM



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Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



O.P.C.

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

A new play from Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina MonologuesO.P.C. is an exploration of consumption and politics that asks, “How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?” A dumpster-diving freegan (Olivia Thirlby, Juno) is doing just fine squatting in an abandoned apartment, but when her mother (Melissa Leo, The Fighter), a candidate running for the Senate, tries to make her toe the party line, radicalism comes into collision with mainstream liberalism. Mother and daughter wrestle with the inconvenient truths at the heart of consumer culture, tossed between political compromise and "obsessive political correctness."



11/28/14 - 01/04/15

From $25



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

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



Bitter Herbs and Honey

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

A richly textured story of the making of multi-cultural Australia. Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who settled in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Carlton, the film explores issues at the heart of Australia’s development towards cultural diversity—struggle between the old and the new, the powerful and the weak, identity and assimilation.

Australia | 1996 | 70 min | English | Director: Monique Schwartz
 



01/04/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/01/film-bitter-herbs-and-honey

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



Stage & Screen: Vanya on 42nd Street

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Stage & Screen is a collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company and the Coolidge that explores the depictions of shared themes in upcoming Huntington productions and acclaimed films.

New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.



01/05/15

$11 General Admission, $9 Seniors and Children, $8 Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/vanya-42nd-street

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



Exhibit: Songes Metalliques

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

In December, the French Cultural Center is delighted to bring to its gallery Songes Métalliques, a collection of photographs by French artist Rith Banney.

Fascinated by architecture, industry and city planning, Rith Banney takes most of his inspiration from France’s industrial heritage. In Songes Métalliques, 21 photographs will be shown for the first time. The concept of the exhibition is to transform medium and sight through a series of works which, in the end, tear apart perceptions we may have of the discipline of photography. This reasoning is enforced by a mix of distinct graphic research in which metal, mirror and light effects constitute some of the roots of this exhibition. Playing with multifaceted and hard-to-grasp elements made of different materials lead to the superimpositions of images. For this, Rith Banney doesn’t hesitate to fix; reframe, recut, stick, restick, or to draw...



12/03/14 - 01/05/15

Free with admission



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/songes-metalliques/

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



Patton Oswalt

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Patton has shot four TV specials and four critically acclaimed albums, including his latest Finest Hour on September 20th, 2011 which just received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong which was distributed through Warner Brothers Records. He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK, and is a regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, Comic-Con and Coachella. Patton also has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.



01/07/15

$29 - $35



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

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



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive 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?

Interactive Cocktail Experience - $28

OBERON will be debuting a one-of-a-kind Interactive Cocktail experience during AcousticaElectronica. The Interactive Cocktail flight ($28) is comprised of three different drinks meant to be consumed at specific times during the performance. The drinks mirror both the emotion of the moment and the actions of the characters. Patrons who purchase the flight will receive 3 color coded drink tickets and the OBERON staff will guide them along their journey, assuring drinks are in hand at the appropriate moment and the patrons are able to imbibe alongside the colorful characters of the show. Purchase at the bar early in the show.

The VIP Experience - $10 upgrade per ticket.

??Looking for a night you'll never forget? ?Upgrade to be a VIP at AcousticaElectronica!?? Receive a swag bag filled with party favors, glow accessories, and a signed postcard from the cast of AcousticaElectronica!? Want to bring the whole group? AcousticaElectronica hosts Birthdays, Bachlorettes, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, and more! Contact Marissa@touchperformanceart.com for discounted group rates and information on how your group can skip the line the night of the performance!

Upcoming Performances:

Friday, October 3

Friday, November 14

Friday, December 12

Friday, January 9



10/03/14 - 01/09/15

$25-55



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OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Improvisation

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

What could be more exciting than improvisation? Composing moment by moment, guided by ephemeral inspiration, with each performance unique. A Far Cry explores the theme with a bold new commission from Ljova, and welcomes perhaps the world’s greatest classical improvisor, Robert Levin, to the stage for a performance of one of Mozart’s Piano Concertos that will – as it is every time – be entirely unique!

Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons de Panurge
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto tba
Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in E Minor, op. 3 no. 3
Ljova: New work (world premiere)

Featuring Robert Levin, piano



01/09/15

$50 - A section
$30 - B section
$20 - C section

Discounts available:
Seniors over 65 - 20% discount
Group purchases (10 or over) - 25% discount
Students / under 18 - $10



- http://www.afarcry.org

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



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive 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?



11/14/14 - 01/09/15

Tickets from $25



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OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Drawn From Within

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

 “Drawn From Within” is a group show featuring a rather unusual group. Group shows often display the work of contest winners or artists represented by a single gallery, but the common thread that bonds these exhibition participants is their connection to a neighborhood non-profit. The Agassiz Baldwin Community is mounting its second annual all-agency exhibition in which employees—including teachers, accountants, administrative assistants, program directors and professional artists—display their artistic endeavors.

A patchwork quilt sewn of jeans and corduroy, a lion’s head jutting from the wall, a pair of salad utensils decorated with tiny glass beads, and a sculpture of a swimmer accompanied last year’s multifaceted range of drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs. Each piece gives viewers a new perspective on the people who work for non-profit agencies. As a whole, the show is a beautiful display of the talents that function behind the scenes to run children’s programs, art classes, community activities for seniors, and a neighborhood council. Ultimately, the show reaffirms that creativity takes many forms and springs from many sources.

“Drawn From Within” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from December 8, 2104 through January 9, 2015. 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.



12/08/14 - 01/09/15

Free



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr.

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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



01/09/15

$25



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

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist Steven Ansell for Strauss's rollicking, wide-ranging tone poem Don Quixote, which depicts musically several episodes from Cervantes's novel. Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, whose theme is the famous "Chorale St. Anthony" (likely not by Haydn after all), was originally composed for two pianos but is, in its orchestral guise, a major symphonic feat. Haydn himself is also featured in this program. Following the great success of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies, the composer wrote three more for his admirers in that city, nos. 90-92, in 1788-89. No. 90 - a favorite of Maestro Nelsons' - includes a famous "false" ending in the first movement, one of Haydn's wittiest musical jokes.



01/08/15 - 01/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Titans II

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.

Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola in G major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola

Beethoven Grand Trio, op. 87
Zachary Sheets, Flute
Mark Miller, Clarinet
Elizabeth Mitnik Doriss, Oboe

Brahms Horn Trio
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Clark Matthews, Horn
Donald Enos, Piano



01/10/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Russian Portraits

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Baptist Church in Newton

Kevin Rhodes takes us on a neoclassical journey of Russian simplicity and textual clarity with Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings. Yevgeny Kutik, in his first Pro Arte appearance, explores Prokofiev’s folk melodies as they reach their energetic conclusion.

Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Yevgeny Kutik, Violin
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Prokofiev, Symphony No.1
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings



01/10/15

Price Range: $18-73



- http://www.proarte.org/russian-portraits/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Siberia Imagined and Reimagined

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. The photography exhibition offers a true insider’s view. The depth, variety, and achievement of Siberian photography is impressive. Depicting subjects ranging from the everyday to the bizarre, the photographs span more than 130 years, beginning with the late 19th century and continuing to the present. They include rural and urban scenes, landscapes, native peoples, agriculture and industry, Russian frontier settlements, the Gulag, religion, and the everyday lives of Siberians. Fifty photographers contributed to Imagined and Reimagined. Their intimate connection with Siberia is expressed in their photos and in personal comments that accompany the work.



09/13/14 - 01/10/15

Adults $7; Seniors (59 +), $5; Students, $2; Children 3-17, $2; Children under 3, Free



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=712

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA, 01510



Deborah Henson-Conant

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

"Virtuoso out-of-the box harpist…known as the rockin’ bad girl of the harp world. She took the ancient instrument off its pedestal, cocked it on her hip, and made it play everything…" -NPR: On Point

Lose your post-holiday blues! Grammy-nominated Deborah Henson-Conant brings her unique and riveting harp style back to TCAN. She’s a cross-genre, Blues-Flamenco-Celtic-Funk-Folk-Jazz dynamo, bantering with the audience and telling stories with ease. Reinventing the sounds of the harp, she solos and wails like a rock guitarist, turning music into theater and theater into something unforgettable.



01/10/15

$26 public / $24 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Bill Bellamy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. He quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country. Soon, he was making waves in New York clubs including The Improv, The Comic Strip, among others.



01/10/15

$22.50 - $32.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-bellamy/

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



Family Fun Day: The Fishing Families of Gloucester

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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



01/10/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/family-fun-day-fishing-families-gloucester/

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



Million Dollar Quartet

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

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® award-­?winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n’roll band for one unforgettable night. Rock and Roll's best kept secret...revealed, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET! For more information, visit: www.milliondollarquartetlive.com



01/09/15 - 01/11/15

Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 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, FLASHDANCE, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. 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=121

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood Composition Fellow, Nathan was the recipient of the 2013-14 Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome. The program opens with Czech composer Josef Myslive?ek's Quintet No. 2 in G for two clarinets, two horns, and bassoon, followed by Boston composer Arthur Foote's Nocturne and Scherzo for flute and string quintet. Dvo??k's Octet-Serenade in E for winds, strings, and piano closes out the afternoon.



01/11/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Handel & Haydn’s Guy Fishman, cello & Ian Watson, fortepiano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Both principal players of Handel and Haydn Society, acclaimed cellist Guy Fishman joins with renowned fortepianist Ian Watson in a greatly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas for fortepiano and violoncello, Op. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, plus variations and a piano sonata.

Guy Fishman is active as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He is principal cellist of Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, with which he made his Symphony Hall solo debut in 2005, and is in demand as an early music specialist in the United States and Europe, performing in recital and with The Arcadia Players, El Mundo, Aston Magna, The Boston Classical Trio, among others.



01/11/15

Tickets: $34, $28, $19



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/guy-fishman-and-ian-watson/

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



Sebastian Baverstam, cello

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

“….nuance, sureness of phrasing and keen awareness…insightful musicianship and poetic feeling.” - Cape Cod Times

Praised by The Strad for his “…powerfully expressive style,” cellist Sebastian Bäverstam is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. His recent performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall was noted in The Strad for its “consummate instrumental mastery,” with critic Dennis Rooney declaring “…the emergence of a mature artist.” This remarkable recital led to Mr. Bäverstam’s subsequent selection by Musical America as its “New Artist of the Month” for June 2011

Sebastian Baverstam will be performing with Constantine Finehouse, piano.



01/11/15

$25 public / $20 members
 



- http://natickarts.org

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



National Gallery - CAM Film Series

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

 National Gallery is master documentarian Frederick Wiseman's portrait of the estimable London institution of the same name. Wiseman, who spent 12 weeks deep inside the National Gallery, focuses his lens largely on the artwork and paintings themselves, but also on the people - the art historians, educators, conservators, museum staff, as well as the many visitors - all of whom have an intimate relationship with both the place and the art.

Tickets are $10.50. Museum members and CACC members $7.50. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is located at 21 Main Street in Gloucester; details at capeanncinema.com.



01/11/15

Tickets are $10.50. Museum members and CACC members $7.50.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/national-gallery-cam-film-series/



Beginning Group Piano - Mondays Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group setting with a maximum of five students in the class. A piano or 61-note keyboard required for home practice.



09/22/14 - 01/12/15

Tuition: $305



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



St. Petersburg Symphony

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly presents the return of the St. Petersburg Symphony conducted by Vladimir Lande with Andrei Gavrilov, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and one of today’s most acclaimed musicians.

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade



01/13/15

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



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/saint-petersburg-symphony/

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



Neil deGrasse Tyson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.



01/14/15 - 01/15/15

$57-$152



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/neil-degrasse-tyson/

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



Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

A Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain concert is a genre-crashing ride through popular music: funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking journey through songs you’ve heard, songs you’ve forgotten, and songs you perhaps wish you hadn’t encountered, all transformed into a lively, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and warm personality.

“For sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing, few concerts this year matched this ensemble’s performance [at Carnegie Hall].” – The New York Times

Sponsored by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



01/16/15

Tickets start at $45



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



Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous

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

Ladies of Laughter is the biggest platform for women in comedy. Before 1992, Mary Jo Wobker was instrumental in giving countless women their start in stand-up comedy. After her sudden death, her good friend, Peggy Boyce created a women's stand-up comedy competition in her name. Now, funny women around the world apply and see their careers reach the stratosphere. The "Funny & Fabulous Show" includes the national professional winners from 2004 and 2014.

This performance features the comedic stylings of Christine Hurley, Alycia Cooper, and Jane Condon.



01/16/15

$28 public / $25 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends November 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Musical Theatre Discovery

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Fridays at 3:30pm
Starts Friday, 10/17
Ages 7-12
Instructor: Jenna Lea Scott

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.
 



10/17/14 - 01/16/15

$375



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



Sebastian Maniscalco

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

“What’s Wrong With People?” asks Sebastian Maniscalco in his hilarious new hit stand-up special airing on Showtime and available on DVD nationwide on March 27th. In “What’s Wrong with People,” he brings his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and decorum, trying to bridge the gap between the Italian-American Old World he grew up in and the contemporary frenetic world we all live in today. The result is an original, highly relatable stand-up comedy tour-de-force that has Sebastian performing sold-out concerts worldwide. His self-deprecating comedy reminds fans of a young Jerry Seinfeld who constantly challenges his audience to recognize the absurdities of everyday life.



01/16/15

$32



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

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



"1964" The Tribute

Presented by Boston Event Works at Chevalier Theatre

 Since the early eighties, “1964”…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.
Over twenty years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute….which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth." “1964” recreates an early 60’s live Beatle concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.



01/16/15

$45.00, $35.00, $25.00
Price based on seating



- http://www.chevaliertheatre.com/event.htm

Chevalier Theatre - 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA, 02155



Dancing With The Stars Live!

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The contestant pairs consist of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Past celebrity contestants have included professional and Olympic athletes, supermodels, actors, singers, astronauts, teen-heartthrobs, and YouTube sensations. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.



01/16/15

$67 - $87



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dancing-with-the-stars/

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



Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15 - 01/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.



01/17/15

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



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/lehars-the-merry-widow/

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



The Met Live in HD: Lehar's The Merry Widow

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

 



01/17/15

$25



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

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



Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

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

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.



11/15/14 - 01/17/15

Adults $12.00 member/ $15.00 nonmember



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=tracking:whoTags[]=audience_adult

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



Animal Footprints and Signs

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

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.



12/06/14 - 01/17/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



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



The Long Count/The Long Game

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Featuring Bryce Dessner, Shara Worden, Kelley Deal, and Evan Ziporyn

Matthew Ritchie concludes his 18-month residency at the ICA with this multimedia stage production about the beginning of time. Inspired by the “hero twins” of the Mayan book of creation Popol Vuh, the show presents a mythical song cycle of a capella vocals, layered sound, and subtle, scintillating rock.



01/15/15 - 01/17/15

$15 members
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/matthewritchie/longcount/



Sweeney Todd - In Concert/ Woodland Fundraiser

Presented by Woodland Theatre Company

Help keep the arts alive in the Metro West area by supporting WTC in our fundraising efforts! This once-a-year special evening includes door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, and live, pre-show entertainment, followed by an unforgettable performance of Sweeney Todd in Concert

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  /  Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by Doug Hodge
Music Direction by Chris Holownia

Sweeney Todd is a Tony Award-winning musical thriller about a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage. In the past, the evil Judge Turpin framed Todd (known then as Benjamin Barker). Todd was unjustly incarcerated in a penal colony for 15 years. However, when the show begins, Todd has managed to return to London and has come seeking revenge. He rents a room over the shop of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of a struggling pie shop. Todd’s thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the judge but also his unfortunate customers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lovett happily puts the bodies in the meat grinder and uses the human meat in her meat pies – which become extremely popular with the citizens of London.



01/17/15

Reserved seating; all tickets $30.



- http://www.woodlandtheatre.com



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece III Passport to England

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
REBECCA HAINS, SOPRANO
ANGELA JAJKO, MEZZO-SOPRANO
THOMAS M. FRATES, BARITONE
NEW ENGLAND GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CHORUS

The UK? OK! That’s right, we’re crossin’ the pond to jolly old England. Home of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Queen Mum. Also home to the masters of mirth: (drum roll, please) Gilbert & Sullivan. Enjoy the silliness of song aboard the HMS Pinafore and develop a penchant for pirates as we perform highlights from the funniest comic operas ever written. No time for a cuppa. We have to catch the Liverpool bus for a little Beatles (gone Baroque!), then dash up to Downton (Abbey, that is) to catch the series’ opening theme song. We’ll also hear music written for kings by the “Prince of Baroque” and lose ourselves in Elgar’s Enigma, the true jewel in the orchestral crown. Yes, it’s the very best of the Brits, symphony style. Find out what all the Pomp and Circumstance is about. Your ticket is your passport

ENIGMA VARIATIONS | Edward Elgar
POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE MARCH NO. 1 | Edward Elgar
MUSIC FOR THE FOYAL FIREWORKS AND WATER MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS | George Frideric Handel
CROWN IMPERIAL | William Walton
GILBERT & SULLIVAN HIGHLIGHTS
RULE BRITTANIA | Thomas Arne
THEME FROM DOWNTON ABBEY | John Lunn
PENNY LANE | Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Arr. Peter Breiner
 



01/17/15 - 01/18/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-6.asp

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



Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

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

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities from singing and dancing to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating, pre-show photo opportunities, music, play, and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! Sunny Seat orders will include a separate Meet & Greet ticket, which you’ll receive with the rest of your show tickets. Each adult & child (age 1 & up) in a group must have a Sunny Seat show ticket and Meet & Greet ticket. All Meet & Greets start one hour before show time and last 20 minutes. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign in the main lobby. Don’t forget your camera!



01/16/15 - 01/18/15

$19 - $42. Limited "Sunny Seats" available for $67. $15 tickets available for price levels 3, 4 and 5 on opening night only.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=167

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



Jewish Luck

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

Based on Sholem Aleichem’s series of stories featuring the character Menakhem Mendl (played by the famous actor Solomon Mikhoels), a daydreaming entrepreneur who specializes in doomed strike-it-rich schemes.

USSR | 1925 | 100 min | Black & White | Silent with new English intertitles | Director: Alexander Granovsky

 



01/18/15

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



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



Goya: Order and Disorder

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

One of the titans of European art, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) witnessed a time of revolution and sweeping change in thought and behavior. As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern era, Goya’s penetrating gaze sought new means to capture human experience, both as he observed it, and as his imagination and artistic gifts transformed it.

"Goya: Order and Disorder" takes an innovative approach, organizing the extreme variety of the artist’s output thematically. The exhibition employs the poles of order and disorder to structure Goya’s creativity, moving from dignified portraits and daily rituals to the chaos of war and the pandemonium of the Bordeaux bull ring. Goya also attended to the fertile territory between the competing forces of order and disorder. In some works, either harmony or chaos prevails, but most exhibit a disquieting tension between these opposites.

To comprehend the artist’s boundless creativity, "Goya: Order and Disorder" is divided into eight major sections. These address such themes as the nurturing and abuse of children; hunting as sport and metaphor; religious devotion and superstition; equilibrium and loss of balance; justice gone awry; and the symbolism of the giant. This framework enables the visitor to perceive connections across media and time that the artist himself made.

The largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century, "Goya: Order and Disorder" is on view only at the MFA. The full range of Goya’s ingenuity is on display: from the elegant full-length portraits of aristocrats that established his reputation in Madrid, to the satirical prints that carried his fame beyond his country, and to the sympathetic or acerbic drawings from his private albums that reveal the very foundation of his ideas.

Built on the MFA’s deep collection of works on paper by the artist, the exhibition comprises more than 160 of his most significant paintings, prints, and drawings, ranging from the 1770s through the end of his life. Some 60 works from the MFA, including rare drawings and working proofs that have not been displayed in Boston since 1989, form the core of the exhibition. They are joined by important loans of paintings and drawings from the Museo del Prado, the Musée du Louvre, the Galleria degli Uffizi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art (Washington), as well as numerous private collections in Europe and the United States. "Goya: Order and Disorder" is the first occasion that several works have ever been shown in public exhibitions, or in this country.



10/12/14 - 01/19/15

Members FREE
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10
Children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/goya

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



Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 The Gardner Museum's exhibition- inspired by the self-portait of Florentine artist Baccio Bandinelli and in the collection- is the first one to do an in-depth study of the multifaceted relationship between drawing and sculpture in Renaissance Italy. Collected throughout the centuries, drawings by Renaissance masters have been widely praised and admired. They are celebrated for their beauty and elegance, technical mastery and ingenuity, and yet the relationship between drawings and the working practices of the sculptor's studio have been vastly understudied- until now. 

This international loan exhibition will bring together 39 drawings and a number of related sculptures by renowned Renaissance masters, including Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, Bandinelli, Giambologna, and Della Robbia, many exhibited for the first time in the United States. 

 



10/23/14 - 01/19/15

Adults $15 | Seniors 65 and up $12 | College Students $5 with current ID | Members, Visitors under 18, All named “Isabella” Free



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6026

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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



01/20/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Emerson String Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The Boston Debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

Program:
Purcell | Two Fantasias
Purcell | Chacony arranged by Benjamin Britten
Lowell Liebermann | String Quartet (Boston premiere)*
Beethoven | String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Opus 132

*Co-commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston



01/22/15

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/emerson/index.htm



National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
 



01/22/15

Tickets: $22 Adults, $15 Stdt & Srs, $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/treasure-island/

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



Gabriel Iglesias

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians and he performs in sold-out concerts across the United States and Internationally. His stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.



01/21/15 - 01/22/15

$45-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/gabriel-iglesias/

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



Concert & Lecture Series: Concert 4 - "The Musical Offering: Virtuosity Climax"

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

This is the inaugural season of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert & Lecture Series - four concerts and lectures curated by CCM faculty member, Ehud Ettun. For the first season, we will focus on the works of J. S. Bach.

The fourth concert is "The Musical Offering: Virtuosity Climax." King Frederick the Great challenged Bach to compose a fugue on the royal theme. Bach went home to Leipzig, and two months later published "The Musical Offering," a set of fugues and canons based on the royal theme.
 



01/22/15

$80 four concert subscription, $25 individual tickets available at the door. Students are free



- https://concordconservatory.org/offerings/offerings-adults/concert-and-lecture-series

Concord Conservatory of Music - 1317 Main St., Concord, MA, 01742



Beginning Group Recorder - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 5-8. Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots of fun doing it! We will end the term with a class performance. No previous experience with music or an instrument is required. Tuition includes the purchase of a recorder.



09/26/14 - 01/23/15

Tuition: $350



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



Canadian Brass

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder and tuba legend Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn).

“After four decades, it's great to see Canadian Brass--practically an institution at this point--still sounding fresh, still attracting young virtuosos and, above all, still having fun with the music.” --National Public Radio



01/23/15

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



- http://musicworcester.org

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



Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly suited in musical temperament for brilliant music making.

"Ms. Von Otter's performance was the picture of interpretive subtlety, with carefully calibrated dynamics and coloration and a velvety tone … " —The New York Times

“[Angela Hewitt’s] playing possesses heavenly clarity and conciseness. Wonderful!” —Die Welt



01/23/15

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/hewittvonotter/index.htm



Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

Leoš Janárek: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor



01/23/15

Free



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



Training Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Training Choir | ages 5-7
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of choral singing in using their voices to make music. They will focus on building the necessary skills of pitch-matching, listening, and rhythm.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $300



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Repertory Ambassadors Choir

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship. Emphasis will be on proper vocal technique, sight reading skills and musicianship. Singers will explore and perform secular, sacred, and popular music as well as music from different cultures and genres. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
Director: Murray Kidd

This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the organization. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Beginning Group Piano - Saturdays Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Ages 4-6. Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group setting with a maximum of five students in the class. A piano or 61-note keyboard required for home practice.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $350



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/group-instrument/

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



Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He is joined by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, also making his BSO debut, for Saint-Sa?ns's Cello Concerto No. 1, a single-movement, fantasia-like work by turns fiery and charming. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's?Le Corsaire?Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to James Fenimore Cooper's?The Red Rover?("Le Corsaire rouge"). Rimsky Korsakov's orchestral masterpiece, the "symphonic suite"Scheherezade, masterfully spins out its?Arabian Nights-inspired tableaux via transformations of an immediately recognizable musical motif. The work features a major solo violin part usually played by the orchestra's concertmaster.



01/22/15 - 01/24/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Ella & Frank

Presented by Spectacle Management

A tribute to the masters of the Great American Songbook. Starring American Idol Finalists Siobhan Magnus and John Stevens and featuring the Beantoown Swing Orchestra.



01/24/15

$35-55



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=32



Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society

To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the MHS has organized the exhibition Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War focusing on two of the hundreds of women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces, the Red Cross, and other war relief organizations.

From the Society’s extraordinary collection of women’s recollections, this exhibition features photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, Red Cross volunteers in France. The exhibition will highlight Hall’s large-format photographs of the battlefront on loan from the Cohasset Historical Society. Both women were keen observers of the climactic months of the war and depicted what they witnessed in vivid detail.



06/12/14 - 01/24/15

Free



- http://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=1311

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



Ben Rudnick and Friends

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

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

Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship, Ben Rudnick and Friends’ enthusiastic recordings and live performances seamlessly range from light folk, bluegrass, calypso, rock, and even Irish Jigs. With countless kudos to their credit, including five Parents’ Choice Awards, the band considers its main focus to be providing a common ground where all family members can, without compromise, enjoy a shared musical experience.



01/24/15

$10 adult/ $8 child
 



- http://natickarts.org

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



Homegrown Coffeehouse presents Southern Rail - an Evening of Bluegrass!

Presented by Homegrown Coffeehouse Concerts

Renowned bluegrass quartet, Southern Rail, presents a riotous evening of high-energy exuberant bluegrass with lush harmonies, irrepressible good humor and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin. Southern Rail's concerts are always packed, so reserve ahead, or get there at 7:30 when the doors open.

The Homegrown Coffeehouse has presented the nation's best acoustic music for 30 years, and their carrot cake is legendary!



01/24/15

$20/$17 students/seniors



- http://uuneedham.org/homegrown-coffeehouse/



Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

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

The Bottle Rockets co-headline this show with Marshall Crenshaw, playing their full set and then joining Marshall on stage as his backing band for a full set of his songs.

Over 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era-defining pop hit “Someday, Someway,” Marshall Crenshaw creates an incredible new chapter in his career with his 429 Records debut Jaggedland. Crenshaw’s first studio recording in more than six years is his most musically dynamic and lyrically intimate collection yet.

In a country where interstates don’t take you to new places, but to the same places, where everywhere you go you’ve already been or you’ve just left, the Bottle Rockets nail a sound and a vibe with a palpable sense of place. They do what no other band does better–look into the hearts and minds and faces of the dying small towns in America and craft populist anthems with the sympathetic eye of Woody Guthrie and sonic stomp of Crazy Horse.



01/24/15

$35 public / $30 members


Members Only Pre-sale ends December 8, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Small Works Show

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store

 
In conjunction with the FPAC Holiday Sale taking place December 5th -7th in the 315onA lobby, the Small Works Show features over 40 works no larger than 16”x16” including drawing, painting, photography, wall sculptures and mixed media by the artists who live and work in Fort Point. Pick up the perfect small piece as a gift or stop by after the holidays to find something for yourself!

Thanks to the continued support of our sponsors, 315onA, Factory 63, and The Barking Crab.



12/05/14 - 01/24/15

Free ongoing show



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/shop/

Made in Fort Point Store - 315 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210



Getting the Most from your Digital Camera Workshop

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

Are you new to the world of digital photography? Do you still don't feel you're getting the most from your digital camera? This workshop is designed to help you better understand the features of digital cameras. We'll use the wildlife of Broadmoor as inspiration, reviewing topics such as optical and digital zoom, white balance, ISO, and resolution. We will also cover proper lighting, focus, depth of field and composition. Then, we'll take a look at software that will help enhance and crop your images to create stunning prints. This workshop is a great way to prepare for upcoming winter vacations!

Beginners are welcome, but please have a working knowledge of your camera. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/24/15

$55 member/ $65 nonmember
 



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=Getting:program_code=35350

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



Haydn: Symphonies and Concerto

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris, the program has Nosky taking the stage in Haydn’s seldom-heard Violin Concerto in C Major, followed by a powerful foray into the minor key, the dramatic Symphony No. 83.



01/23/15 - 01/25/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/haydn-symphonies-and-concerto

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



Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together – dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively, and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



01/24/15 - 01/25/15

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://celebrityseries.org/iraglass/index.htm



A Winter Strings Fest

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

Join the New Philharmonia and partner organizations the Suzuki School of Newton, Newton’s All City Orchestra and students from New Phil’s Outreach Partner School – the Oliver Hazard Perry School in South Boston in a joyous program of lively string orchestra music. The program will be followed by New Phil’s acclaimed Instrument Petting Zoo.



01/25/15

$10 - $15



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Back to School: Geography in the Classroom

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

American schoolchildren have studied geography since the late 18th century. Traditionally viewed as an essential subject for boys’ and girls’ education, geography was taught to children in primary school, and to young adults studying in high school and college settings.

In this exhibition of forty maps, globes, games, atlases and related objects, visitors will follow the evolution of geographic education, examine the visual aids used by teachers in the classroom, and marvel at unique student-produced geography projects from the late 18th to the 20th centuries.



09/02/14 - 01/25/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Bolshoi: Swan Lake

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterized by elegance, style and harmony.

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must. Music by Piotr Tchaikovsky; Choreography and Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich



01/25/15

$20



- http://peterboroughplayers.org/bolshoi-swanlake

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



The French Connection: Fauré, Debussy, Gershwin and Ravel

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

Fauré  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Debussy/Ravel   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for Piano Four Hands
Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue for Piano Four Hands
Ravel   Piano Trio

Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Mihae Lee, piano

The Ravel-centric program opens with the profound and austere Piano Trio by Fauré whose style bridges a gap between 19th century Romanticism and the evolving musical landscape of the early 20th century in Paris. Ravel, who studied with Fauré, arranged for piano four hands Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun which is considered a turning point in the history of music. The journey continues with the jazzy Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin who wished to study with Ravel but was famously turned down as Ravel appreciated him just as he was, and concludes with Ravel’s own intense and expressive Piano Trio.



01/25/15

$23, $34, $45, $56; Student: $8; Senior/WGBH: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=fitzgerald-series-1-31813



Mark Morris Dance Group

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works: Italian Concerto, his interpretation of Bach’s popular Italian Concerto in F Major; A Wooden Tree, a whimsical ensemble piece set to offbeat Ivor Cutler recordings; the passionate Jenn and Spencer, with music by Henry Cowell; and Words, a brand-new work set to Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words.” MMDG Music Ensemble performs live



01/21/15 - 01/25/15

$40 members + students
$60 nonmembers

Select shows:
$60 members + students
$75 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/mark-morris/



The Bach Institute - Final Concert

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

This January, after two weeks of intensive practice and outreach performances, the students of the Fourth Annual Bach Institute will present their final concert. The Institute is a collaboration among Winsor Music, Emmanuel Music and Oberlin Conservatory. Don't miss this chance to see up-and-coming young musicians in concert with the experts at Emmanuel!



01/26/15

Free



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/bi-2014-15



Niho Kozuru: Cast & Layered

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

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



10/28/14 - 01/28/15

FREE



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

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



Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



01/29/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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



01/29/15

Tickets start at $45



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



BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

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

 BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

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



01/29/15

Suggested donation: $20



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

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



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



01/30/15

$25-$35



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



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



01/30/15

$25



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



Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

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

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

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



01/30/15

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



- http://natickarts.org

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



LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

Presented by Artist Exposure

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



12/20/13 - 01/31/15

FREE



- www.artistexposuregallery.com



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Church Slavonic. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest compositions. Ethereal, poignant, and beloved around the world, the All-Night Vigil (Vespers), op. 37 was composed during the “golden age” of Russian choral music, when composers like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimski-Korsakov were all writing music using texts from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The All-Night Vigil is considered the crowning musical achievement of this era.



01/24/15 - 01/31/15

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



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Murder Most Medieval

Presented by Mystery Cafe

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



09/13/14 - 01/31/15

$54.00



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



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

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

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

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



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

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

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



01/31/15

$25



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

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



OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



01/31/15

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

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



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

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



Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

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



09/10/14 - 01/31/15

Public $5 | Boston Athenæum Members Free



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

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



International Guitar Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



01/31/15

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



- http://natickarts.org

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



Music for Peace: Mendelssohn

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church

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

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

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



Demetri Martin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Demetri Martin started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later, he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock.

In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. 



01/31/15

$37



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

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



Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

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



03/08/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



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

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



The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

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



03/29/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



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

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



The Best Brothers

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

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



01/08/15 - 02/01/15

$20-$60



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

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

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



01/02/15 - 02/01/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.
 



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



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

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

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

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



02/01/15

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



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

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



Measure for Measure

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Multicultural Arts Center

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



01/07/15 - 02/01/15

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



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

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



Ravel & Concertos

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

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

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

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

In between these two masterpieces lies the heart of this program. You will hear a group of concertos, or concerto movements, played by the winners of the BPYO concerto competition, to be held in the fall. As of this writing we have no idea whom or what you will hear, but we do know that you will be amazed and moved by the extraordinary depth, skill and maturity of these young players.



02/01/15

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



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

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



Portraits of a Working Waterfront: Photographs by Jim Hooper

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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

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

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

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



10/11/14 - 02/01/15

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



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

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



Two Dance Stories

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

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

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



01/30/15 - 02/01/15

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



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

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



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

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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

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



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

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



A Chosen Place: Walker Hancock and Friends

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

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



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

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



01/08/15 - 02/02/15

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



- http://www.wellesleysummertheatre.com

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



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

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

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



10/25/14 - 02/03/15

Free



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

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



The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Multimedia Tribute Concert

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

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



02/04/15

$32 - $42

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



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

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



Ed Kowalczyk

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

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

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

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

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



02/04/15

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



- http://natickarts.org

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



Joshua Radin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



02/05/15

$31.50



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

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



02/05/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.



02/04/15 - 02/06/15

$10



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

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



Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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

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

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

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



02/06/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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

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

Sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan



02/06/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



The Newberry Consort

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

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



02/06/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



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

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



Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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



02/06/15

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



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

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



Nancy Dewey | My Peruvian Quest Gallery Exhibit

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

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



12/05/14 - 02/06/15

FREE



- http://multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

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



Cynthia Brody | The Subject of Women Gallery Exhibition

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

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



12/04/14 - 02/06/15

FREE



- http://multiculturalartscenter.org/galleries

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



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



02/07/15

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



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

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



A Future Perfect

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

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



01/09/15 - 02/07/15

$25-$61



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

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



Jamie Barton in Recital: The Return of Artist Night!

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

with Bradley Moore, piano

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

Program to include Dvoraks’s Gypsy Songs.

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



02/07/15

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



- http://musicworcester.org

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



From the Top Live in Boston

Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR radio show at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from across the country. Performer and repertoire information to be announced.



02/07/15

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



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

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



Amy Helm

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



02/07/15

$18-$32



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

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



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

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

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

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



02/07/15

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



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

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



Uncommon Women and Others

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

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Maureen Shea

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

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

 



02/05/15 - 02/08/15

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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



Breath & Imagination

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.    



01/27/15 - 02/08/15

Tickets start at $25



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



Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

Youth percussion ensemble Marimba Magic joins BMV for an exciting new tale by Charles Zoll in a concert also featuring the beloved story of Babar the Elephant. Steve Aveson of New England Cable News returns to narrate both works.



02/08/15

$30 | Seniors $25 | Students/children $10 


(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

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



Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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

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

Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao



02/08/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



Boston Children’s Chorus

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



02/08/15

Tickets: $15



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

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



Bill Cosby

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



02/08/15

$49.50 - $97.00



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

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



Rhapsody In Blue, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

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

Max Hobart, Conductor

 



02/08/15

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



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

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



Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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

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

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

 



02/08/15

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



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

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



New England Utopia: Transcendental Communities

Presented by Pontine Theatre

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



02/06/15 - 02/09/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



02/10/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Stefan Sagmeister

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

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

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

 

 

 



02/12/15

Free



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



UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



02/13/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



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

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

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

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

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

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



02/13/15

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



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



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



02/12/15 - 02/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



02/14/15

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



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

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



Lee Boroson: Plastic Fantastic

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

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



10/11/14 - 02/14/15

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



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

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



Green Porno, Live on Stage

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.  



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets start at $25



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



Flashdance The Musical

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: UniBank



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$94-$112 per person.



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

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



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Rhapsody in Bluegrass

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

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

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



02/14/15 - 02/15/15

$30 - $69



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

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



Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Presented by Spectacle Management

 A Valentine's Weekend Must See! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! Join our favorite Martian and discover how to get a little "piece" on earth. "A hilarious one-man parody from the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade. The show was a hoot!" - Examiner.com



02/12/15 - 02/15/15

$43



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Mozart and Beethoven

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

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



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$22-$88
 



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

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



The Second Girl

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night as a backdrop, The Second Girl is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two Irish immigrant servant girls and the chauffeur search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world in this lyrical and poignant world premiere by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone (Brendan, The Atheist) and directed by Campbell Scott (The Atheist).



01/16/15 - 02/18/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/second-girl/

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



Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.



02/19/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/treasure-island

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



The Mavericks

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences - has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life, and the two decades that have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country have given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away.”

The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” prove that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.



02/19/15

$35 - $55



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

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



Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in Worcester

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano

J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major

The Boston Phil returns to Mechanics Hall in a program highlighting some of Maestro Zander’s favorite works, including one of Mahler’s powerful symphonies. Soprano Aga Mikolaj, a student of the late Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and former company member of the Bavarian State Opera, appears in the incredibly poignant Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.

“…vigor and enthusiasm” – Boston Globe



02/20/15

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



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/boston-philharmonic/

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



Calder Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès—the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform.

“…one of America’s most satisfying – and most enterprising – quartets.” – Los Angeles Times

“Exquisitely shaped playing and bold musicianship…” – The Independent (UK)

Program:
Andrew Norman | Sabina
Ravel | String Quartet in F Major
Thomas Adès | Arcadiana
Beethoven | String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, “Serioso”
An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



02/20/15

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/calder/index.htm



Lorelei "On the Rocks"

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

The second in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble. Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine's evening of 16th-century Italian and English madrigals, including works by Palestrina, Willaert, Monte, Weelkes, and Morley.

With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord.



02/20/15

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Mavis Staples

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A veritable titan of both gospel and R&B, Mavis Staples has been tiptoeing the boundary between the spiritual and the secular for more than 60 years. And she isn’t slowing down.



02/20/15

$55-$85



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mavis-staples/

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



Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Frank Caliendo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is best known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.



02/21/15

$27 - $35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frank-caliendo/

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



Aurora Borealis

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve Reich’s “Duet” soon gain intensity and develop into a full-blown blizzard of sound.. But as cold as it may be, once you find your way inside, a raucous party awaits – with a pretty stellar live band, of course!

Steve Reich: Duet from “Triple Quartet”
Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings
Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34
Traditional Swedish fiddle tunes, arr. AFC



02/21/15

$15 General Admission
Kids come free!



- http://http:www.afarcry.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Disney On Ice presents Frozen at TD Garden

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! 

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/244952129040058/

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



The Wiz

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre

The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com/

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the master composer’s five piano concertos.

“[Andsnes] is a virtuoso of full clarity. Bass lines come naturally bubbling up from the depths of the heart…” – Berliner Mogenpost

Program:
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Opus 19
Piano Concerto No 3. In C minor, Opus 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58

Sponsored by Tufts Health Plan



02/22/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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Boston Philharmonic presents Strauss & Mahler

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each found indelible artistic expression. The unconventional assemblage of pieces on this program is a reflection of that tension and imbalance.

First come the whirl and bittersweet nostalgia of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Frühlingsstimmen, one of the best known works by that master of the waltz. Both glamorous and haunting, it is an evocation of a time of elegance, charm and endless youth that never really was.

From the buoyancy of the waltz we move to the other end of the spectrum – and to the other Strauss. Richard Strauss’ great last work, the Four Last Songs, is his supreme, uncanny musing on the things of this world that linger most memorably just before the light is extinguished forever. Clothed in an orchestral garb of autumnal colors and radiant in the glow of sunset, it may be the most perfect example of his orchestral art that he bequeathed to us, and it also contains his supreme writing for the female voice. The extraordinary, silver-toned Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj, who has made a specialty of this Strauss masterwork, will be making her Boston debut in these concerts.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony brings yet another aspect of the complex Viennese matrix to the fore. Light and charming on the surface, but constantly plumbing deep recesses, it is a vision of life, and of the world after life, as seen from the viewpoint of a child who has suffered deprivation in this world, only to discover overflowing abundance in the next. Aga Mikolaj returns in the vocal fourth movement of the symphony as the boy in heaven, experiencing true delight for the very first time. The Fourth Symphony is quite possibly the most perfectly beautiful composition Mahler ever wrote.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february-0

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



Angels in America

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice, and courage set during the early stages of the AIDS pandemic in 1980s New York City. Angels in America is composed by Peter Eötvös, with a libretto by Mari Mezei, conducted by William Lumpkin, and with stage direction by Jim Petosa.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/angels-in-america-opera/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Travis Tritt

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry. Of course his trademark long hair and conspicuously absent cowboy hat aided in making Tritt one of the most recognizable country music stars of the last 25 years. His impressive string of multi-platinum albums and Top Ten singles didn’t hurt either.



02/22/15

$75 - $135



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/travis-tritt/

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



Mozart, Mostly

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society

Join us for an afternoon of music to entertain and delight with Mozart exploring and studying Bach, Mozart substituting for and helping a friend in trouble, Schnittke parodying Mozart, and Mozart being himself in one of his last and most adventurous chamber works.

Mozart/Bach - Selections from Preludes and Fugues for String Trio, K. 404a
Mozart - Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
Schnittke - Moz-Art for Two Violins
Mozart - String Quintet in D major, K. 593

Yura Lee & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath & Marcus Thompson, violas; Ronald Thomas, cello



02/22/15



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-222-fitzgerald



Pinocchio

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. Despite being lured away from his loving home by promises of instant fame, fast money, and a life of fun and leisure, the impetuous Pinocchio must learn what is truly important in life. Written by Steven Bogart and Wendy Lement. Directed by Steven Bogart. Based on the book “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Colladi.



01/30/15 - 02/22/15

$15 - $35



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Lost Town

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

The story of one man’s obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family’s town of Trochenbrod. First made famous by Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Trochenbrod was the only all-Jewish town to ever exist outside of Palestine. Trochenbrod’s 5,000 Jews were obliterated by the Nazis, except for 33 townspeople who escaped the massacre there. This personal search triggers a resurgence of interest in the town and reconnects the few remaining survivors who hadn’t seen each other in over 60 years.

USA | 2013 | 85 min | English | Directors: Richard Goldgewicht & Jeremy Goldscheider



02/22/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/02/film-lost-town

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



20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of Apartheid. In a collaborative performance with a band, Masekela and Mahalsela will pay homage with 20 Years of Freedom, featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as 'The Voice' in his home-country, South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics.

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene. Masekela's Grammy award-winning hit "Grazin' in the Grass" sold over 4 million copies and made him an internations star.
 



02/24/15

$74- $32.



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John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most enthralling operas. The story paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. To escape her claustrophobic existence, she finds true love in the arms of another man. Dramatic tension builds as Janácek takes us on a musical journey, reflecting Kátya’s competing feelings of hope and despair, freedom and oppression and ultimately, a tragic end. This 20th-century opera is not only a musical and dramatic response to Janáceks nationalistic pride and heritage, but also his own unrequited love. Join us for this special musical presentation and lecture that will explore the fascinating personal and cultural influences that inspired this powerful Czech work.
 



02/24/15

Free



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



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

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

Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known fairytale from the storybook pages to the grand stage. Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is an irresistible musical adventure that continues to delight children and adults alike. This collaborative production by the Youth Ballet of Worcester County and the WPI Orchestra combines music and movement in order to cultivate the musical taste of children from the start of their very first theatrical experience.



02/25/15

$20



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=160

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



BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.



02/27/15

$39 - $58



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

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



Ralphie May

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, Ralphie May has filmed a record-setting three separate 1-hour Comedy Central Specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highly-rated. He’ll be filming a new special on October 1st at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, proving that Ralphie’s relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever.



02/27/15

$39



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

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



Aztec Two-Step

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

The legendary folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step makes a triumphant return to TCAN performing their timeless, harmony-fueled hits in addition to selections from the Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continue to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts. Armed with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies, Aztec Two-Step present a remarkable display of seasoned musicianship not to be missed.

Possessing a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups, if any, are more qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. In this special evening, Rex and Neal honor the pure poetry of the legendary S&G and the seminal songs and harmonies of the remarkable Everly Brothers. And as the other "classic duo," they'll perform their own fan favorites as well.



02/27/15

$30 public / $27 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Evening in Paris

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

Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, lead by returning Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus. The enthusiasm continues with Mozart’s Paris Symphony and dance interpretations by Fauré and Ravel.

David Angus, Conductor
Sergey Antonov, Cello
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

 

Mozart, Paris Symphony No.31
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No.1
Fauré, Pavane
Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess & Mother Goose Suite



02/28/15

Price Range: $18-73



- http://www.proarte.org/evening-in-paris/

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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

For more than 20 years, the esteemed Brentano String Quartet has been delighting chamber audiences with what the New York Times has hailed as a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism.” The quartet, which is comprised of Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin on violin, Misha Amory on viola and Nina Lee on cello, hit the ground running from its founding in 1992, quickly racking up coveted awards such as the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two, a program which has since become a coveted distinction for chamber groups and individuals.



02/28/15

Tickets: $46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brentano-quartet/

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



Margaret Edson's WIT

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Boston Center for American Performance, the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre, presents Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, WIT, directed by Sidney Friedman, featuring Judy Braha, Mark Cohen, and Paula Langton. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
 



02/20/15 - 02/28/15

$20 general admission | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for students, seniors, groups, WGBH and WBUR members, and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers.
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/wit/

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



Shantala Shivalingappa Akasha

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

“Exquisite.” —The New York Times

Perhaps best known for her work with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wüppertal, Shantala Shivalingappa is also one of the world’s leading experts in South Indian Kuchipudi, a narrative classical dance form. Expect an evening of storytelling, surprising rhythms, and quicksilver movement in a format seldom seen in Boston.



02/27/15 - 02/28/15

$15 members + students
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/shantala-shivalingappa/



Wild Kratts Live!

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

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!”, the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite creature power suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home "Living Free and in the Wild!"



02/28/15

$25 - $35. Limited VIP seats are available for $45 and include post-show photo opportunity.

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



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=164

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



Jon Butcher Axis: Experienced!

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

The Jon Butcher Axis explores the music and majesty of one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the last century: Jimi Hendrix – The Axis will be performing the iconic music re-calibrated, re-formulated and re-accelerated.

Grammy Winner and member of Boston's elite rock royalty, Jon Butcher has earned his place in music history books and beyond as founder of The Jon Butcher Axis. Jon's discography of 19 national and international releases, MTV and VH1 music videos are the underpinnings of a music career spanning decades. Jon's latest Cd release, "AXIS 3" and the theatrical debut of Kiss the Sky both promise an exciting year for Jon.

Jon continues to explore and re-define his own artistic vision, and this powerful and dynamic show features Jon reunited with original Axis bassist Chris Martin along with drummer/ vocalist John Anthony.



02/28/15

$30 public / $25 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends December 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Tom Cotter

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With a burst of energy, Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm this year as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Tom’s other television credits include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”, “New Joke City with Robert Klein,” “The Ru Paul Show,” A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv,” as well as Comedy Central’s “2-Drink Minimum,” “Short Attention Span Theatre,” “Premium Blend” and his very own half hour special “Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter.” Tom plays in America’s most famous comedy clubs including, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at The Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival and at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.



02/28/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tom-cotter/

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



Mother Hicks

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Paramount Center

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

Description: Southern Illinois 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.



02/26/15 - 03/01/15

$10 Emerson community
$15 Student and senior
$20 General



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



Brian Brooks Moving Company with special guest Wendy Whelan

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Brian Brooks is a daring choreographer, concocting precise, kinetic, and volatile choreography that tests the threshold of physical endurance. In addition to Brooks’ choreography, Wendy Whelan joins Brooks for a collaborative duet that was originally choreographed to be part of the Celebrity Series’ 2013-2014 season.

“Brooks loves to shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance.” – Dance Magazine

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.

Sponsored by Jann E. Leeming and Spring Sirkin.
 



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets start at $60

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



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/brooks/index.htm

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



An Evening with Audra McDonald

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

“One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing – a defining voice of our time.” – The New York Times

“McDonald is one of the most consummate performers there is, effortlessly intimate, casually masterly, seemingly more comfortable on stage than most people are anywhere.” – The Boston Globe



03/01/15

Tickets start at $45



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/audra/index.htm



Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

Join us for the sixth annual Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen as Boston's top chefs create modern twists on traditional Jewish food.



03/01/15

$36



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-nowbeyond-bubbies-kitchen-2/?instance_id=



Stile Antico

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Since making their North American début at the June 2009 Festival, the young singers of Stile Antico have rapidly established themselves as a favorite on the BEMF concert stage and one of the most sought-after Renaissance vocal ensembles in the world. Performing in the BEMF Concert Season for their fifth consecutive year, the group explores the music associated with three great Hapsburg monarchs: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, his successor and grandson Charles V, and Charles’s son King Philip II of Spain, who married Mary I of England. They employed many of the finest Spanish, Flemish, and English Renaissance composers, including Morales, Josquin, Isaac, Gombert, and Tallis. The glorious works on this program range from heart-wrenching laments to solemn and joyous motets, every one truly fit for an emperor.



03/01/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



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

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Uncle Jack

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre present this Boston University New Play Initiative production, a comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this modern-day retelling of Uncle Vanya, Uncle Jack, his niece Sonya, and his British brother-in-law Derek struggle to save their small summer theatre company in the Berkshires…and the company’s looming demise causes old wounds to bleed afresh. Jack fires a keepsake pistol, Derek runs for cover, and hearts are broken. Featuring Nancy E. Carroll, Michael Kaye, John Kooi, and Will Lyman.



02/12/15 - 03/01/15

$30 general admission | $25 seniors and groups of 10+ | $15 with CFA Membership | $10 students | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | Additional discounts apply for WGBH and WBUR members, BPT and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/uncle-jack/

Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210 - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



The Woods

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

Internationally renowned video artist Candice Breitz explores how we create, define and perform identities in a world of mass media saturation. In her newest work, a trilogy called The Woods, Breitz delves into the cinematic culture of three epicenters of global filmmaking -- Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood -- to reflect the experiences of child actors and actors who perform childhood. With each section, shot in Los Angeles (The Audition), Mumbai (The Rehearsal) and Lagos (The Interview), The Woodscleverly splices together actor interviews to examine the movie industry's nuanced culture of aspiration and emulation.

The Peabody Essex Museum and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, co-commissioned The Woods, the latest exhibition in PEM's contemporary FreePort initiative. FreePort funders Jeffrey P. Beale and Fay Chandler provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.



10/11/14 - 03/01/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/168-the_woods

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Polly Apfelbaum

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition for the Worcester Art Museum will focus on the 1990s and will include a selection of her rarely seen early synthetic velvet and fabric dye works which developed into her now-iconic floor installations (or “fallen paintings”), exemplified by Blow-Up (1997) in the Museum’s collection.

It was during these important formative years, experimenting with various applications of dye (poured, blotted, stamped) and different organizing systems of color (geometric units, organic spills), that Apfelbaum began to challenge the conventional boundaries between painting and sculpture and discovered methods of activating both the space and the viewing experience. Her choice of velvet opened the work up to an array of associations from clothing and craft to gender and class.

Because they have no fixed configuration (individual elements are not permanently adhered to one another or the floor and are reorganized each time they are installed), Apfelbaum’s works resist the historic qualifiers of finish and permanence and instead embrace a sense of immediacy and possibility



10/08/14 - 03/01/15

Adults $14 Adults | Seniors/students $12 | Children 4-17 $6 | Members Free



- http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/polly-apfelbaum/

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



Local and Imported: Lenny and Johannes

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

Serious studies in worry and warmth. An imaginative program of diverse depth and deep passion.

Featuring Randall Hodgkinson (piano) - an award winning pianist, Randy has appeared frequently as recitalist and soloist across the US. This performance of the Bernstein 2nd Symphony will showcase the brilliant piano part written by Bernstein, composer and premiered by Bernstein, pianist with the BSO under the baton of Serge Kousevitsky in 1949.

Bernstein – Symphony No. 2 – The Age of Anxiety
Brahms – Symphony No. 2



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

$10 - $45.



- http://www.newphil.org/

First Baptist Church in Newton - 848 Beacon Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Dancing Pros Live Hosted by Alan Thicke, Featuring Chelsie Hightower

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

 From Dancing with the Stars Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, an unforgettable live show that features pros from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dance Champions from around the globe dancing off against each other- & YOU choose the winner.



03/01/15

Full price tickets are $40, $50, $60 and $65, depending on seating location. Limited VIP seats are available for $75 and includes photo opportunity with selected members of the show.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=163

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



Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in 1878 for Brahms's lifelong friend, the virtuoso violinist-teacher Joseph Joachim. Stravinsky's?Dumbarton Oaks?is named for the Washington, D.C., estate of its commissioners; its premiere took place there under the baton of Nadia Boulanger. This brief, objective, consummately neoclassical chamber concerto is a "concerto" in the sense that each section is treated as a solo participant. Debussy's?Images?is at the other end of the spectrum, a richly orchestrated, richly illustrative triptych drawing on an English jig, idealized Spanish music, and a subtle, evocative Spring Round.



02/26/15 - 03/03/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Silk Road Ensemble

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society.

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” – Vancouver Sun



03/03/15

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



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



The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this groundbreaking ensemble, the beautiful and affirming realization of Yo-Yo Ma’s remarkable musical vision.

“Culture opens our hearts to one another. And the currency in culture is not money, but trust.” – Yo-Yo Ma

“Cross-cultural dialogue never sounded as good as this.” – NPR Music

Sponsor’s Circle Annual Recognition Reception
 



03/04/15

Tickets start at $45

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



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/silkroad/index.htm



Cameron Carpenter, organ

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Juilliard-trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken, and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier recital instrument on par with violins and pianos. Carpenter has energy and vision equal to his talent: his repertoire is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist.

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused the shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical combos.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A fallen angel who gives the organ back its sin.” – Die Zelt

Presented in association with American Guild of Organists



03/05/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



America's Test Kitchen Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Our recipes, equipment reviews, ingredient taste tests results, and kitchen tips are made available through our magazines, our websites, our television series; America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen, and our cookbooks.



03/05/15

$37-$92



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/americas-test-kitchen/

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



03/05/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



03/06/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Old School

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect example, and his Fantasia Concertante takes Corelli to undreamt-of new places. Golijov, the ultimate musical omnivore, pulls upon musical traditions near and far in his Three Songs, for which A Far Cry is joined by the lustrous soprano Margot Rood.

W. A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue, K. 542
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (2002)
Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli
W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29

Featuring Margot Rood, Soprano



03/06/15

$50 - A section
$30 - B section
$20 - C section

Discounts available:
Seniors over 65 - 20% discount
Group purchases (10 or over) - 25% discount
Students / under 18 - $10



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



Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's moving opera?King Roger. Set in 12th-century Sicily and loosely based on Euripides'?The Bacchae,?King Roger?has long been championed by Maestro Dutoit, who led the Paris, New York, Japanese, and Canadian premieres of this rarely heard work, which, even beyond the conflict between Christianity and paganism built into the libretto, more broadly addresses the universal struggles between paganism and intellect, intellect and wisdom, darkness and light. Featuring an internationally heralded cast headed by star Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who makes his BSO subscription series debut in the title role, these performances will be sung in Polish with English supertitles.



03/05/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Mike + The Mechanics

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s 30-year anniversary—as the group kicks off a North American tour in Virginia on February 26. This will mark the first North American trek the band has made since their tour supporting the initial release of Living Years in 1989. Living Years Deluxe Edition will also make its U.S. debut on February 10.



03/07/15

$55-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/mike-and-the-mechanics/

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



Billy Childs Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own.



03/07/15

$39 - $58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/billy-childs-quartet/

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



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church, Boston

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/07/15

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



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Intro to Stick Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Stonybrook Fine Arts Intro Stick Welding workshop provides an overview of the Stick or ARC welding process and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice their welding techniques.

Age requirement: Ages 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

 



01/24/15 - 03/07/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Oceanside by Nick Gandiello

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

The past never lets go. Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter’s disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.



02/13/15 - 03/08/15

$20-$60
 



- http://www.mrt.org/show/oceanside



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time! L.A. Examiner’s Ron Irwin says I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is “an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!” TV Guide’s William Keck calls it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”

The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world over for their standing room only appearances, their concerts are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

“A SPIRIT-RAISING CONCOCTION”
The Irish Times



03/08/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/danu-anniversary-tour/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Mendelssohn Elijah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal title role of the Old Testament prophet.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Presenting Stephen Burns

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for Freedom. Assistant conductor Taichi Fukumura will conduct the final piece, "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.

 

Burns - Fanfare for Freedom

Honegger - Pastorale d’été

Thomas Oboe Lee - Trumpet Concerto

World Premiere

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique



03/08/15

Adults $40-$15

Senior & Student Discounts Offered



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NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the modernist he would become, and Beethoven gives us the first truly equal duo sonata for cello and piano. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Richard Strauss, Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115
Elliott Carter, Sonata for cello & piano (1949)
Frank Bridge, Elegie, H. 47 (1904)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69



03/08/15

$45, $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_march.html

Goethe-Institut Boston - 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Hot Club of Cowtown

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down.



03/08/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/hot-club-of-cowtown/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Lady of Camellias

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Ignite your desire for true love with Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias. Based on Alexander Dumas' 19th-century French novel and set to the music of Chopin Lady of the Camellias follows the tragic affair of Marguerite, one of Paris' most sought-after courtesans, and Armand, a young gentleman from the country. Dumas' novel, which he later reworked for the theatre, has inspired countless of stage and screen adaptations, including the opera La Traviata, Greta Garbo's magnificent Oscar nominated interpretation of Marguerite in Camille, and the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge. Boston Ballet's staging of Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias celebrates the 20th anniversary of the work.



02/26/15 - 03/08/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/camellias/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Kard Goes Hollywood

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This exhibition in Sharf Visitor Center presents twenty iconic figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age photographed by Karsh over his life-long career. Karsh captures the star quality in his celebrity sitters photographed in their prime, a selection that includes images of Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, and many more.



09/09/14 - 03/08/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/karsh-goes-hollywood

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Hungry Hearts

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City’s Lower East Side. 

USA | 1922 | 80 min | Black & White | Silent with English intertitles | Director: E. Mason Hopper



03/08/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-hungry-hearts

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown, the special run of shows will visit intimate venues only. With her one-of-a-kind powerhouse voice and engaging storytelling flair, Wynonna–joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and award-winning artist Cactus Moser–will share with audiences the personal stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.



03/08/15

$29-$59



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wynonna-friends/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Intro to Lost Wax Casting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have an idea or image you would like to make into wearable jewelry or sculpture? In Intro To Small Metals Casting, students can take their ideas and create a prototype in wax. Once the wax prototype is complete, the student has a choice of casting their piece in either silver or bronze. Make rings, pendants, brooches or small sculptures in wax, then use the wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze using different finishing techniques.

This class introduces multiple ways of wax working including: additive, subtractive, filing, using hot tools and a small alcohol torch.



01/05/15 - 03/09/15

$400.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Danu

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin's magazine Irish Music, as well as getting voted Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Danú is comprised of founding members Benny McCarthy (accordion), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Donnchadh Gough (bodhran, uillean pipes), as well as Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, whistle), Tom Doorley (flute), Oisín McAuley (fiddle) and Éamon Doorley (bouzouki).



03/10/15

$46, $38, $28



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/danu/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Intro to Stone Carving

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized. Price includes a piece of stone.

Teacher: Morris Norvin



01/06/15 - 03/10/15

$350.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



03/10/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Intermediate Modern Dance

Presented by EgoArt. Inc at Green Street Studios

Ongoing class every Monday night at Green Street Studios taught by Artistic Director Nicole Pierce. Class runs 5:45-7:15 with live music Thorough warm-up followed by long eclectic phrases. Emphasis on clarity, musicality, expression. Students cover a wide range of ages and backgrounds. A good balance of demanding movement in an open, humorous atmosphere.



03/11/09 - 03/11/15

Single Class $15 10-Class Card $120



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Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Intro to Jewelry Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have you ever wanted to express yourself in a wearable art form and have some fun to boot? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering Wednesday evening jewelry classes this spring. Learn how to make a ring, pendant or brooch and express yourself in your own unique way!

Stonybrook Fine Art offers a rudimentary jewelry making class which covers such metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. This is a great introduction for those who want to learn jewelry making; however our class sizes are small enough to allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance with more difficult projects.



01/07/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter. In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six week session.

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

Age requirement: 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/05/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00 for 6 session class
$640.00 for 8 session class



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Figure Sculpting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Study the anatomy and gestures of a live model in a variety of poses. Practice short studies to explore themes of abstraction and interpretation. Using a wire armature, form the figure, then create a sculpture using Klean Klay (a form of plasticine). The same model will be present for two weeks in the same pose.

Class size: Maximum 8 students per class.



01/08/15 - 03/12/15

$325.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



The Worcester Chorus in St. John Passion

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, March 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

J. S. Bach St. John Passion

Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson, tenors
Thomas Jones, Steven Small, & Stephan Barnicle, bass-baritones

A renowned interpreter of Bach, Christopher Shepard follows up his presentation from 2012 of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the great St. John Passion.



03/13/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Daniil Trifonov, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric rise.

Program:

Bach/Lisz, Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Beethoven, Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Liszt, Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

“Power in spades, crystalline passage-work, and a… singing tone” [Trifonov has] already got it all…” – The New York Times

“Here is a performer who already knows a huge amount not just about technique, but performance itself.” – The Times (London)

An Aaron Richmond Recital



03/13/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/trifonov/index.htm

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello, highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy-nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility” by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world’s most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.



03/13/15

$66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/vbo.htm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Foundry

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubber mold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost of a commercial foundry. Learning materials will be provided.

Please note: Larger scale projects will have additional materials fee. Also, this class does not include the time to create your object. This is not a walk in class.

Suggested pre-requisite: Mold Making.
Class size: Maximum: 5 students for AM classes 6 students for PM classes.

Number of sessions: 10

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$600.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Intro to Mold Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

In this 10 week course, students will learn casting basics to create single objects using clay, wax, and plaster, rubber. Students will then later cast more complicated forms, your own original art or other objects which you provide. Learn to prepare waxes to cast in aluminum or bronze, producing pieces for a fraction of the standard foundry fee. Learning materials will be provided. Larger scale projects will have an additional materials fee. This class does not include the time to create your object. Note: This is not a walk in class.

Class size: Maximum 8 students.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$375.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Leo Kottke

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.



03/14/15

$58, $48, $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/leo-kottke/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.

“Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchesetra is one of the best jazz orchestras in existence, a powerhouse outfit whose precise section work is enhanced by thrilling soloists.” – San Francisco Chronicle
 



03/14/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/cubanola/index.htm



Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.



03/14/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1010 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ofarrill.htm

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Titans III

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Brahms String Quartet, op. 51, no. 2

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
With Mark Miller, Clarinet

Beethoven String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2

Pedroia String Quartet
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Rohan Gregory, Violin
Peter Sulski, Viola
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello



03/14/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.



03/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/la-donna-del-lago/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Bach Mass in B minor

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, Soprano, Douglas Dodson, Countertenor, Sumner Thompson, Tenor, and Bradford Gleim, Baritone.



03/14/15

Reserved - $45 - $57 in advance / $50 - $62 at the door
General - $27 in advance / $30 at the door
Seniors & Students - $15
Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/031415.html

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational - 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Princess Ivona

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? Come and find out!



03/12/15 - 03/14/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/princess-ivona/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Intro to MIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Intro MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) provides and overview of the MIG welding process, and covers the basic use of the equipment, shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice welding techniques.

Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers a morning workshop on Sat, 3/14 from 10-1PM.

Class size: Maximum:8 Minimum: 5

 



01/10/15 - 03/14/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/14/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons



Tristan & Yseult

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving. Kneehigh are a UK based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years Kneehigh have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from this ground-breaking company. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, sculptors and musicians and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.  



03/05/15 - 03/15/15

Tickets start at $25
 



- https://artsemerson.org/

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one of the great chamber music coaches in the world today). The program begins with two works by Schumann written in 1849: first, his?Fantasy Pieces?for clarinet and piano, written over the course of two days; and the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, written over four days and one of the composer's most popular chamber works, composed for the then-recently invented valved horn. The centerpiece of the concert will be Kurt?g's melancholic song cycle,?Scenes from a Novel?for soprano and ensemble, composed in 1982 and setting texts by Russian writer Rimma Dalos. Kurt?g's brief, eight-movement Wind Quintet, Op. 2 is a Webern-influenced delicacy of intimate colors. Closing the program is another work featuring Mr. Ax, Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat, one of the masterpieces of the genre.



03/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Someone Else's Country, Photographs by Jo Ratcliffe

at Peabody Essex Museum

Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to the former battlefields where mines and disused military installations litter the landscape, the artist explores the poignant, humane and occasionally surreal vestiges of violence past, and examines the lives of the people and animals who now inhabit the land. Recently the artist has been photographing in South Africa itself, where encampments and mining facilities helped sustain that country's involvement in the war. Now largely decommissioned, these installations have become curious features of the landscape.

Someone Else's Country brings together a selection of Ractliffe's haunting black and white photographs inspired by the Angolan conflict. Beautiful and evocative, her work raises questions not just about the war, but also about the triumph and folly of human endeavor, showing us history on a human scale. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



10/11/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free

 



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/169-someone_elses_country_photographs_by_jo_ractliffe

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



The Way of Water

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

The Way of Water
By Caridad Svich
Directed by Robert Walsh

While the headlines have faded, the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still run deep. Explore this crisis through the lives of two couples fighting valiantly to survive in the spill's aftermath. OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich has woven a subtle and personal journey that effortlessly evokes the larger disaster and its subsequent impact.



03/12/15 - 03/15/15

$20
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/thewayofwater.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



Maceo Parker

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history.



03/15/15

$50 - $80



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/maceo-parker/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Forged in the Stars

Presented by Pontine Theatre at Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond

In 2008, NASA commissioned Jay O’Callahan to create a story to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. The resulting work, Forged in the Stars, features the stories of three prominent NASA personalities: J.C. High Eagle, a NASA engineer of Cherokee Indian heritage whose childhood dream was to help men land on the moon; astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1969 Apollo moon landing; and the poignant story of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Further, the story explores the wondrous journey of the twin Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977 with the goal of exploring Jupiter and Saturn, and continuing on to this day to places no other spacecraft has ever explored.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org

Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond - Near Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Brian Regan

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. It is the quality of his material, which is relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, that continues to grow Brian’s fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.



03/15/15

$39.50
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=176

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Sherlock Jr. featuring Buster Keaton

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theatre projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth to bring his fantasies to life.



03/15/15

$20. $5 discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=161

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree with soprano Anya Olsen, Greg Rice's Irish Stew & audience Irish Singalong. The concert is narrated and hosted by Brian Hagar-McKee


Max Hobart, Conductor
 



03/15/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, Children under 12: free, MassBay Students/Faculty/Staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



Conversation Piece

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the 18th century, the term “conversation piece” referred to an informal or intimate group portrait staged in an everyday setting. Today, the phrase commonly refers to an object whose distinctiveness inspires curiosity and launches dialogue.

Contemporary works on view in Conversation Piece invite interaction by serving as platforms for dialogue. By taking everyday objects as a starting point for conversation—such as a curtain, television, table, or chairs—these works tease out novelties from the mundane and disrupt viewers’ expectations of what they would find in a museum. Blurring the lines between art and everyday life, each of these works asks viewers to reconsider the world around them through the lens of art. Pointing to individual and collective agency, and how we perform in our everyday lives, this installation highlights art's ability to mobilize us. Included are performance, installation, sculpture, and video by artists Sarah Crowner, Pedro Reyes, María José Arjona, Jaime Davidovich, and Andrew Witkin. An iPhone app by artist and filmmaker Miranda July—the first to be featured as an artwork at the Museum—sends a message not to its intended recipient but to the closest user nearby, who will then deliver it verbally in person. MFA galleries are a hotspot for the app, Somebody™, which means they will be one of the top places to find “somebody” to deliver a message. Together with these works in the exhibition, visitors become the active subjects of a contemporary “conversation piece.”



10/10/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/conversation-piece

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of interiors embrace cultural and spatial fragmentation, creating a kaleidoscopic vision that recasts traditional notions of beauty, gender, race, and representation.

A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.

 



03/16/15

Free



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Morse Auditorium - 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, composed in early 1784 as the first of the dozen piano concertos dating from the height of his popularity in Vienna; and Richard Strauss's?Burleske, a sparkling, classically stylish early work composed when he was twenty-one. The program opens with the lovely Sextet for strings from Strauss's final opera,?Capriccio, and ends with Mozart's?Haffner?Symphony, which began life as a serenade composed for the Haffner family in 1782, then was turned by Mozart into a symphony introduced in Vienna the following year.



03/12/15 - 03/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Jefferson Starship

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

Paul Kantner and Marty Balin founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The Airplane were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. They headlined the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 and, like The Beatles with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years, though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.

In 1974 Kantner created Jefferson Starship and, again with Balin, enjoyed chart-topping success. Paul, Marty & Jefferson Airplane were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as Pink Floyd. In 2005 they celebrated their 40th anniversary, playing 21 countries on their world tour. In 2007 they headlined “The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration” and performed at The Monterey Pop commemorative on the exact same stage as the historic landmark rock festival of 1967.

Jefferson Starship, the name created by Kantner for his 1971 solo debut “Blows Against The Empire” recording has endured 37 years as rock music’s premier “political science fiction” themed band. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fiction’s Hugo Award … a stellar achievement.



03/19/15

$55 public / $50 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Mozart's C Minor Mass

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D Minor. The C Minor Mass was unique in its time for the work’s magnificent choruses, sensuous solo movements, and large ensemble. Paired with Mozart’s masterpiece is Beethoven’s brief and tender Elegiac Song—a musical gem often overlooked among Beethoven’s grander works—and Haydn’s sumptuous Symphony No. 86.



03/20/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

NEC's Jordan Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA, 02115



EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised from this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: TBD
 



03/21/15

Tickets: $30; $50; $70; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event. Virtually defining their genre at the peak of the Classical era, the composer's last three symphonies were written within the span of a few weeks in the summer of 1787. Scholars have never pinpointed what may have triggered their composition-perhaps a projected concert series that never took place-but Mozart covered an enormous amount of expressive and technical ground, elevating the symphony (along with Haydn) far beyond the glorified, serenade-like status it had previously held. For Viennese audiences who came of age immediately after Mozart's early death in 1791-i.e., Beethoven's generation-these three works and just a handful of others kept Mozart's name and spirit alive, inspiring composers like Beethoven and Schubert to greater heights. They remain Mozart's most frequently performed symphonies, by far.



03/19/15 - 03/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Richie Furay Band

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and later, Poco. His best known song with that band was "Kind Woman," which he wrote for his wife, Nancy. As a founding member, singer, guitarist and songwriter of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Souther Hillman Furay, Richie Furay has cemented his place in rock history. Now with his own Richie Furay Band, he is writing a new musical chapter anchored by a songbook that includes “For What It’s Worth”, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”, “Good Feelin’ To Know”, “Fallin’ in Love” and more.



03/21/15

$50 public / $45 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



American Brass Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. 

Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass already in existence. This has led to the commissioning of numerous works from contemporary composers that are now considered to be among the most significant contributions to the brass quintet repertoire. ABQ has premiered works by Jan Bach, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, Virgil Thomson, and Melinda Wagner among many others.



03/22/15

Tickets: $39, $35, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/american-brass-quintet/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Raphael Severe, clarinet

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael Sévère went on to win the prestigious competition of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in November 2013, where he was awarded First Prize and eight special prizes. He has since played all over the world, as one of the leading represenatives of the French school of clarinet.



03/22/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal Vibrations,” an exhibition that follows an experiment led by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, and in which specially designed objects disembody vibrations generated by visitors’ own voices and promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation.

Visitors first enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Tod Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings by soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, Machover’s music blends voices with other sources to create a wide variety of textures and timbres that prepare the listener for the next sonic journey: the oRb Tunnel. The Tunnel leads to an intimate room containing a sensorial “cocoon,” which closes around the participant as they hold an object called the oRb, a magical ceramic sphere created by Machover and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

 



10/31/14 - 03/22/15

Free



- http://opera.media.mit.edu/vv/



Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal Vibrations,” an exhibition that follows an experiment led by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, and in which specially designed objects disembody vibrations generated by visitors’ own voices and promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation.

Visitors first enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Tod Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings by soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, Machover’s music blends voices with other sources to create a wide variety of textures and timbres that prepare the listener for the next sonic journey: the oRb Tunnel. The Tunnel leads to an intimate room containing a sensorial “cocoon,” which closes around the participant as they hold an object called the oRb, a magical ceramic sphere created by Machover and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

 



10/31/14 - 03/22/15

Free



- http://opera.media.mit.edu/vv/



Jay Leno

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” The Tonight Show has also taken home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and Jay was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.



03/22/15

$48 - $125, limited VIP seats are available for $200 and include a photo opportunity.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=174

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Taste of Sunrise

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural world, to the deaf school where his mind explodes with the discovery of sign language. Tuc is a boy who must navigate the perilous path of love, loss, and language to weave a family out of wishes. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing directors, designers, and actors invite you to explore the cultural complexities of deafness with humor and compassion. Written by Suzan Zeder. Directed by Wendy Lement and Kristin Johnson. Scenic design by Janie Howland. Lighting design by Annie Wiegand.

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 9+.This play will be in both spoken English and American Sign Language.



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

$15 - $30



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/performances.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary about the groundbreaking klezmer band the Klezmatics. It is the culmination of a four-year journey alongside the band members, their music, and their creative process.

USA | 2010 | 106 min | English | Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou



03/22/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-klezmatics-holy-ground

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes”. He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar-work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. “Hotel California” was recently voted the Number 1 best 12 string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine.

Four time Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times best selling author, amazing guitarist and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder today.



03/22/15

$30 - $65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/don-felder/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Winsor Music Chamber Series III - Arneis String Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular series, hosted by the VNA and featuring the nationally recognized Arneis Quartet. Save the date, and we'll bring the Haydn!



03/23/15

Free with registration



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber3-2014-15



2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores with lives reconfigured in new and different ways.  



03/26/14 - 03/25/15

FREE



- http://www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious, unstable, prone to misinterpretation; yet highly frenetic, adaptable, and charged with a sense of fierce autonomy.



03/25/15

Free



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Frank Carroll presents An Evening with The Priests to Benefit St. Johns Food for the Poor

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame. Now, four years on, Frs Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album sold at such a pace that it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever .

They have sung to audiences that include the British Royal Family and the Irish President. They were nominated for Classical Brit Awards for Classical Album of the Year for three consecutive years and in September 2010, the Priests shared a stage with Pope Benedict XIV before a crowd of 80,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.



03/27/15

$25 - $45
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=171

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



David Wilcox

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

“A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.” - The New York Times

David Wilcox is a true American treasure and a traveler and adventurer at his core. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. His songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David Wilcox believes that the right song at the right time changes people’s lives.

His latest release is Blaze. As Wilcox notes in his liner notes, blaze is a “complex blossom of contradictions that is held together at the center by this blissfully focused state of mind that I first came to know while pedaling across the country. Working with the bigger sonic choices that this rhythm section brought gave me a broader emotional palette and meant that I could go beyond those introspective, soul-searching songs and actually state some strong opinions."



03/27/15

$25 public / $22 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre

The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex therapist Dr. Lauda (think Sofia Vergara), are going out in style! The ladies love to dish about life, love, sex, marriage, relationships, friendships, motherhood, careers, food, alcohol, and, yes, men in any capacity. This show will have audiences dishing, dancing, laughing and singing from start to finish as these three talented ladies belt out hits by artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, and many more!



03/27/15

$48.75 - $58.75



- http://www.citicenter.org

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sinbad

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him back in the day - Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking the various painful trials or embarassing tribulations of his audience's day-by-day life, throwing it back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.



03/27/15

$25 - $39



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/sinbad/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Karla Bonoff

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today. When Karla’s self-titled first album was released in 1977, she was in her early 20s and already a veteran of the Southern California music scene. Karla is the composer of a string of hits for Linda Ronstadt including the classic “Someone To Lay Down Beside Me.”

Check out Karla on the new release "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," which features Karla along with fellow artists Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, David Lindley, Lyle Lovett, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Springsteen and many more covering Jackson Browne's iconic songs.



03/28/15

$35 public / $30 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=culture_clash

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The magnificent Ailey company continues its exciting new expansion of repertoire under Artistic Director Robert Battle, while celebrating the core works that have made it the world’s leading modern dance company.

Celebrity Society Professionals Event

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.

Sponsored by Tufts Health Plan



03/26/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/alvinailey/index.htm



Brattle Street Chamber Players

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998.



03/29/15

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brattle-street-chamber-players/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Jeremy Denk, piano

Suk Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major BWV 1055
Dvorák Serenade in E Major Op.22

One of the most-recorded ensembles of all time since its founding in 1959 in London, the Academy returns in 2015 with pianist Jeremy Denk, who recently was awarded both a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship as well as the Avery Fisher Prize.

“…precision and warmth of the strings, the sonic beauty and well-blended tones of woodwinds and horns, the assured musicianship that yields authentic, well-executed performances of works spanning three centuries." – South Florida Classical Review



03/29/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.com

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Bach St. Matthew Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

“There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of Lent.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

$25-$94



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at First Church in Boston

Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the nature of life and death, to Louis Vierne’s epic Piano Quintet, a rarely-heard, late-Romantic masterpiece written in response to the death of his son in World War I.

PROGRAM:
Franz Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn, D. 943, Op. 119
Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & piano
George Rochberg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & piano
Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/march.html

First Church in Boston - 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA, 02116



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and recently selected as the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.

Program:
Schubert | Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574, “Grand Duo”
Schubert | Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895
Bach | Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



03/29/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/batiashvililewis/index.htm



School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery

Presenting the work of over thirty artists who currently teach at Boston University, this exhibition features a wide range of visual practices, spanning genres and media, from realism to abstract, two to three dimensions, and small to large scale.


A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.



01/29/15 - 03/29/15

Free



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808 Gallery - 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Dignity: Tribes in Transition

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

A collection of iconic black and white portraits by Los Angeles-based photographer Dana Gluckstein, focusing on cultures on the cusp of modernization and decimation as a consequence of discriminatory policies and economic exploitation.

A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.

 

 



01/29/15 - 03/29/15

Free



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Shades of Sound

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Three riveting works of magnificent musicality and exhilarating choreography featuring the return of Wayne McGregor's Chroma and the company premieres of George Balanchine's Episodes and Hans van Manen's deliciously comic Black Cake.



03/19/15 - 03/29/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/shadesofsound/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=culture_clash

The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center - 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



Mozart, Strauss, Golijov

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Mozart
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstadt

R. Strauss
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Golijov
Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Ida Levin & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio showcases the viola’s and the clarinet’s lyrical qualities and is suffused with a spirit of playfulness and spontaneity. Composed under a romantic spell, the Violin Sonata by Richard Strauss is full of energy and hope and shows a young composer at the cusp of discovering his own voice. The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Boston-based composer Osvaldo Golijov weaves a tale inspired by the named great kabbalist rabbi of Provence and presents “a kind of epic, a history of Judaism.”

 



03/29/15

$23, $34, $45, $56; Student: $8; Senior/WGBH: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-329-sanders

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Reggie Wilson: Moses(es)

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Reggie Wilson, who completed a weeklong residency in our theater in July 2014, returns with his Brooklyn-based Fist and Heel Performance Group. An evening-length exploration of “how we lead and why we follow,” Moses(es) draws from influences including Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain; Wilson’s studies of Monotheism, African cultures, and fractal geometry; and trips to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali.

“The dance vocabulary is rich,” wrote the New York Times after the work’s premiere, with “wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps…a thrilling work.” The movement is accompanied by a soundtrack including blues, spirituals, klezmer, calypso, and house music.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

$15 members + students
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/reggie-wilson_moseses/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Zumba Classes every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit, burn calories, lose weight, or a good cardio workout, Zumba is a perfect choice for you. Zumba is Latin dance inspired and is a lot of fun! Group and Private Zumba and Dance Fitness classes are available.



04/07/14 - 03/30/15

$12 per class and discount packages available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1



03/30/15

Free



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Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic Speculation(premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra) and?Night Train to Perugia?(premiered by the BSO in 2012). Gandolfi's new work shares a program with Gustav Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 6, arguably Mahler's most heartfelt symphonic statement-his wife Alma called it "the most completely personal of his works."



03/26/15 - 03/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



- http://www.bso.org/?clear=1&

Symphony Hall - 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Matthew Ritchie: Remanence

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Ritchie’s contribution to the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall will continue his exploration of the possibilities, limitations, and collaborative capabilities of various media. Here, painting escapes its traditional confines both dimensionally—by extending across the art wall to the adjacent bay of windows—as well as materially—through the inclusion of sound. The imagery, like the Dewey Square mural, will be composed of dark, gestural and diagrammatic lines on a pale background. The drawing on the wall will become more and more colorful as it reaches the windows, where the drawing will erupt with complexity and color.

Supported by Louis Vuitton and additional support provided, in part, by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest.



06/26/14 - 03/31/15

Mueseum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/matthewritchie/fineberg-art-wall/

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Lorelei "On the Rocks" in Beacon Hill

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

The third in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble.Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform Salon music of the 18th-19th century, by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger.

With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, fortepiano.



04/01/15

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, inten