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 author of the book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, which became an instant New York Times Best Seller when it was released in April 2013.

Jen was a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately, as well as one of the stars of the hit spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately. Her latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks hit #13 on the Billboard charts when it was released in 2011.

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 also 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’s Home 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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=358964&cart

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



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



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



The Frisky Disco

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 The first of four completely improvised soap operas to be presented each Saturday at 11pm. The ensemble will bring characters and relationships you would find in a soap opera with all the youthful angst at a prom filled with leather and heavy metal music. The show if peppered with dancing and short form stand-up type games and all the edits are done via the tech booth.



12/06/14 - 12/27/14

$12



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-frisky-disco-tickets-13190520201

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



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 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



The Allman, Neville, Pitchell Band

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Michael Allman & Charles Neville join Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood! Every once in a while, you get a combination of singers, songwriters, musicians who, not only have recognized achievements, but combine their unique talents to present an unforgettable show!!The Allman Brothers earned a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012. MICHAEL ALLMAN, eldest son of Gregg Allman, American rock/blues, Rock Hall of Famer, who not only sings like his father, but looks like him as well! MICHAEL is an original songwriter but you will also here some of the ALLMAN BROTHERS greatest hits!



12/27/14

Reserved Seats: $38, $43 day of show



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

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



Family FUNdraiser: MGM's film, The Wizard of Oz

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Headed to the movies this holiday season? What could be better than the classic film, MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz”? Well, seeing it AND supporting Wheelock Family Theatre, that’s what! Skip on down the Yellow Brick Road for an end-of-year FUNdraiser; we’ll be showing the classic MGM film, “The Wizard of Oz” on the big screen! But with WFT’s creative flair, this family friendly event is more than just the film; interact with costumed characters, join in the performances, and sing along. See the movie beloved by generations and spend an afternoon with your Wheelock family! With special guests: Katherine Leigh Doherty, Ricardo Engermann, Stephen Markarian, Mark Linehan, and Cheryl McMahon.



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

Free! But there is a requested donation of $20 per person.



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/special-events.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Melissa Ferrick

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Melissa Ferrick is an indie singer songwriter from Boston MA. She has released 17 albums over the last 20 years. She is currently working on a new EP to be released on he own label, Right On Records, she is re-launching utilizing a new on line platform engaging her ever expanding fan’s involvement. This new release is currently set for late fall 2014. Melissa also teaches part time at Berklee College of Music.

Her last release, “The Truth Is”, won the IMA for Alt. Country Album of The Year 2013, the first self-produced album since 2004, and is an evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog. The record is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career.

Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-‘90s, Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including artists like Liz Phair and PJ Harvey—who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act. Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself. She tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S. Ferrick, and is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner. 



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

Non-Passim Members: $35/Passim Members: $33



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/melissa-ferrick-6

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



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

$14 - $52


 



- 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



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



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



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



Marshall Crenshaw

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 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.

Classic Crenshaw attributes including an indelible sense of melody and tuneful essence combine to create a rich warmth and intimacy on every song of Jaggedland. The recording has a powerful vibe of immediacy thanks to Crenshaw’s warm vocals and riveting guitar work. He takes the production to its highest levels working with a roster of well-known musical heroes and veteran producers.

The 12 songs are musical observations about the human experience, mortality, the state of the world and of course, love as viewed through the inimitable Crenshaw perspective. The sessions involved key contributions from legendary drummer Jim Keltner (whose credits include The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson and Joni Mitchell); guitarists Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant) and the MC5s Wayne Kramer as well as legendary vibraphonist, Emil Richards (Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Frank Sinatra).

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.”Living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single “Someday, Someway,” which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon scored a hit with a year earlier. http://marshallcrenshaw.com/



12/28/14

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/marshall-crenshaw-6

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



Fire & Ice Festival

Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D

Celebrate the beauty of the holiday season as The Lawn on D is magically transformed into a winter wonderland. The Fire & Ice Festival offers fun daytime activities and attractions that will keep you happily frolicking in the cold including an ice labyrinth, free daytime and evening activities including kids dance parties and performances featuring Boston’s finest fire art performers.

The Fire & Ice Festival will feature one of the largest ice labyrinths in America that will allow visitors to walk through a glass-like maze built out of nearly 300 giant ice blocks bathed in colorful lights during the evening hours.  Guests can also admire the chilling beauty of a hand-crafted sculpture at the end of their icy journey.

Watch Boston’s finest fire art performers manipulate the orange and yellow hues of fire at their will. Feel the heat and watch the flames flicker and dance in the evening sky by skilled performers in an icy winter wonderland.

Got a chill? Kids and adults can warm up under the winter pavilion with a nice warm cup of cocoa! The pavilion will feature a beautifully carved ice bar, serving up seasonal favorites including apple cider and hot cocoa for the little ones, along with wine and beer for adults.

Fire & Ice Festival goers can sit by one of the many fire pits placed around on the lawn to warm their hands and feet after grabbing a bite to eat from one of our food trucks including free samples of Legal Seafood’s world-famous chowder and good hearty bites from Stoked Pizza.

Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the three day Fire & Ice Festival.



12/27/14 - 12/28/14



- http://www.lawnond.com/winter-on-d/

The Lawn on D - 420 D Street, Boston, MA, 02210



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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Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



12/29/14

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



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



Alex the Jester at JFK Library

Presented by JFK Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Have you ever seen a jester perform? Have a laugh with a colorful trickster who speaks his own language, Grammelot! 

Take a journey to medieval times and enter the hilarious and wondrous world of Alex the Jester!

The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts.



12/29/14



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John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



December Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Welcome Winter

Presented by Joppa Flats Education Center

Our school vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break with free-flow learning for the whole family.

Each session offers a different theme, with scheduled family presentations and something to engage hearts and minds for all ages and interests.

For ages 7 and up, there are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity stations featuring experiments, challenges, data sheets, maps, and charts.



12/29/14



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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



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



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



The Search for the Cat in the Hat: A Magical Tribute to Dr, Seuss

Presented by Neverland Theatre

 

 Neverland Theatre & Fooltales present The Search for the Cat in the Hat: A Magical Tribute to Dr. Seuss
In their latest interactive show, the Cat in the Hat is missing! Tom Fooley and Susie Magoozy are ready to bring the stories of Dr. Seuss to life with magic, puppets and imagination, all while on a search for that crazy cat! You'll also make a special Seuss craft to take home! This show is sure to be a hoot for Seuss fans of all ages!

 


Tuesday, December 30th @ 2pm

Tickets: $10

 


NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES/Wheelchair Entrance.

Shows held at Temple B'nai Abraham 200 E. Lothrop St.,Beverly, MA


TO PURCHASE TICKETS WITH A CC, PLEASE PURCHASE online at www.neverlandtheatre.com
Email: neverlandtheatre@comcast.net or Phone: 978-500-8832

GENERAL INFO:
WHO NEEDS A TICKET?: Anyone over the age of 3. Ticket prices the same for adults, children, seniors.

 



12/30/14

$10



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



Home-made for the Holidays - Snowball Cannons

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

Home for the Holidays? Learn how much fun you can have with things you can find around the house. Head on over to the Children’s Museum in Easton for a week filled with back-to-basics family projects and activities. The snowball cannon activity is on Tuesday, December 30th from 10 am – 2 pm, where you get to learn how to create and design your very own home-made snowball cannon. Even better, you get to take it home with you! They are great fun for everyone! These cannons are great for both the indoors and outdoors. Best of all, they are great for playing with friends! So don’t miss out, because over here at the Children’s Museum in Easton the fun never ends.



12/30/14

$9 for admission; members and children under 1 are free.



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



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



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



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



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



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/



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



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 Catechism, 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



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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra - A New Year’s Eve Spectacular!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Ring in 2015 with Relentless Blasts of Classic '70s Brit Rock! For those who cannot get enough of The Who, David Bowie, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, you can’t get closer to the anthemic rock experience than seeing and hearing the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra at the Regent Theatre!



12/31/14

Reserved seating: $25



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/rock_and_roll_extravaganza7

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



Happy Noon Year

Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum

Why wait until midnight to welcome 2014? Start your celebration by making your own party hat and noisemaker and join us as we countdown to the “Noon” year. Enjoy a sparkling New Year's toast, compliments of Au Bon Pain.

Make hats and noisemakers 10:30 - 11:45

Gather for the Countdown to Noon at 11:45



12/31/14

Free



- http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/happy-noon-year

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



New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Presented by The Langham Boston

Celebrate in European Renaissance style. A live band will play while you enjoy culinary stations and a DJ spins today's hits after 10 pm. Champagne toast at midnight. Costumes optional.



12/31/14

$175 with dinner per person with glass of champagne starting at 7 pm; $60 minimum per person lounge only after 10 pm



- http://boston.langhamhotels.com/restaurants/special-events.htm



New Year's Eve at The Landsdowne Pub

Presented by The Lansdowne Pub at The Lansdowne Pub

Ring in the New Year at The Lansdowne! Live Music from the one & only Bearfight!
•Champagne Toast at Midnight
•DJ & Live Band 
•Balloon Drop 



12/31/14

$40 - Tickets MUST be purchased in advance



- https://www.facebook.com/events/648833668569692/

The Lansdowne Pub - 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215



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



New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball

Presented by J.J. Foley's Cafe

Join us to celebrate Mr. Foleys great effort in keeping the Moonshine Flowing at Foley's during prohibition! 

Free champagne toast & hors d'ovures, a live DJ and dancing all night! Prizes for best 20's dressed.



12/31/14

$25



- http://www.jjfoleyscafe.com/ContactForm.aspx?FormID=1001



The Greatest Gatsby Mansion New Year's Eve Soiree

Presented by Boston VIP List

The parties were bigger...
The liquor was cheaper...
Join us this New Year’s Eve at The Greatest Bar!

Music will be provided by DJ Sisko.

WILL YOU FIND YOUR GATBSY?



12/31/14

$60+



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-the-greatest-gatsby-mansion-tickets-14141430399



Epic New Year's Eve

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

You haven't experienced a New Year's party until you've experienced this! Join us at House of Blues Boston for an Epic New Year's Eve party. Ring in 2015 with beats by DJ Paulo, dancing and some of the coolest people around. You won't want to miss it!



12/31/14

$15 - 35



- http://www.chrisharrispresents.com/nye/

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



"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



Beverly's New Year

Presented by Beverly Main Streets

It’s the North Shore's favorite Family-Friendly Celebration of the New Year. Enjoy train rides, performances, arts and crafts and more!

Beverly’s New Year Grand Procession is at 6pm and Kid’s Countdown beach ball drop is at 6:45pm.

Outdoor events are free, indoor performances require an admission button, kids 2 and under are free.



12/31/14



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Steve Sweeney

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Sweeney was born in Charlestown, a section of Boston. His Boston accent and idiosyncratic mannerisms are trademarks of his stand-up act, headlining at comedy clubs across the country, including Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City.



12/31/14

General Admission: $25
Premium: $35



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=355326

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



The Donkey Show New Year's Eve

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Ring in 2015 with "Boston's Best Dance Party" (Boston Magazine)! 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.

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience - a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! 



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 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
V.I.P. 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



First Night Jubilee Concert

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

 On New Year's Day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join the Museum of African American History and the Handel and Haydn Society at the historic African Meeting House, the nexus of the abolitionist movement, to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 152 years ago on that day as well as the forthcoming 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War in 1865. The co-hosts collaborate for their third First Night Jubilee Day Concert with music by H+H and stories by MAAH, while also celebrating the bicentennial of H+H, America's oldest continuously performing arts organization. Discover the role of Boston's black and white abolitionists that led to Lincoln's historic proclamation, and the part H+H played during Jubilee Celebrations on January 1, 1863. Let this music in celebration of freedom inspire you, including the Battle Hymn of the Republic, written by H+H member Julia Ward Howe. Feel the anticipation that was palpable awaiting the Emancipation Proclamation at a time when the nation was in the midst of the Civil War. Visit maah.org or handelandhaydn.org for more information.



12/31/14

General Admission: $5.00
Youth 13-17yrs & Seniors 62+: $3.00
First 50 First Night Button Holders per performance: FREE
MAAH Members & Children 12yrs & under: FREE



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



Noon Year's Eve

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

 Join the festivities at our Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Help us decorate our very own lighted ball and watch it drop at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. during exciting kid-friendly countdowns.

Families can also create and toast resolutions, make 2014 time capsules, take silly photos, and more! Noon Year’s Eve at the EcoTarium offers fun the whole family can enjoy together!

 



12/31/14

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/noon-years-eve

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Family New Years Eve Party

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

Ring in the New Year with The Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday December 31, from 10am-4pm at our exciting Family New Year’s Eve Party! Come and make new friends, create your own festive party hats and noisemakers, while participating in games and activities. Don’t miss out on Awesome Robb’s magic show! We’ll break from the merriment periodically to count down to the New Year with confetti blasts and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

There will be food and drinks available for purchase too. There is no need to pre-register, just pay at the door, stay and party for as long as you like! This event is sponsored by Hair Cuttery.

 



12/31/14

Tickets are $10 per person. Members of the Children’s Museum in Easton can show their card and get 1 free admission



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

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



Finale New Year's Eve Party

Presented by Pier 6

Celebrate the New Year with Pier 6! Top 40 and hip-hop dance music from DJ Matty D will be playing all night long. Guests can take a break from partying to fuel up on delectable hors d'oeuvres and bar snacks served from 9PM to 11PM, and throughout the evening they can sip on draft beers, wine or signature cocktails as they countdown to the New Year.

When the clock strikes midnight, say goodbye to 2014 and ring in 2015 with a complimentary champagne toast and a spectacular view of the fireworks show over Boston Harbor. Fireworks begin at 12:00AM and the bar is open until 1:00AM.

Don’t miss out on this exciting New Year’s Eve celebration!



12/31/14

$40 - $50



- www.pier6boston.com



New Year's Eve Vintage Ball

Presented by Boston Swing Central at Arlington Town Hall

Looking for something fun this New Year’s Eve?  Boston Swing Central is hosting our 6th Annual, New Year’s Eve Vintage Ball at the Arlington Town Hall. For those of you fretting over New Years plans, worry no more!  A night of dancing in the elegant Arlington Town Hall awaits!

The Baby Soda Jazz Band is our entertainment for the evening and we can barely contain our excitement! They are one of our absolute favorite bands!  They merge hot jazz excitement with a danceable bounce. 

If you don't know how to dance, don't worry!  We have an hour-long beginning swing dance lesson starting at 8pm.

Sparkling cider toast at Midnight!



12/31/14

$15 - $100



- http://www.bostonswingcentral.org/newyears/

Arlington Town Hall - 730 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA, 02476



Funkadelic New Year's Eve 2015!

Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

Break out the bubbly and make a resolution to attend the funkiest New Year's Eve soiree around! The Beehive's, "FUNKADELIC Burlesque New Year's Eve 2015" is an evening of decadence and eccentric fun. Guests will explore their senses as they take in the wonders of sultry Parisian burlesque performances by "The Sexation" Calamity Chang and Vivi Noir and boogie to the explosive sounds of the all-star band The ABeez.

Both ticket options include admission, entertainment and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. There is a cash bar all evening.



12/31/14

$90 - 145



- http://www.beehiveboston.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=4095

The Beehive - 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



New Year's Eve Beat Discotheque

Presented by Beat Hotel

A Fabulous, Glamtastic, Sultry Burlesque, Champagne Soaked New Year’s Eve

A smart sophisticated soiree featuring underground 1970′s disco dance floor beats, World-class food & libations, eye popping burlesque & a grand hostess with her famed go-go dancers. Performers for the night include famed Boston & L.A. DJ James Cerne (LA Charlatan), Burlesque superstars Lil’ Steph & Lux Lacroix, & Host Foxy Elyse and the Deja Vu Go-Go Dancers. Executive Chef Ignacio Lopez will feature a delectable buffet of luscious bites, hors d’oeuvres & desserts, all served in a cocktail setting.



12/31/14

$80 - 135



- http://www.beathotel.com/events/2014/12/31/new-years-eve-beat-discotheque/



New Year's Eve Jamboree! Girls Guns and Glory Tribute to Hank Williams

Presented by Lizard Lounge at Lizard Lounge

Boston's own Girls Guns & Glory return to the Lizard Lounge to perform their 5th Annual Tribute to Hank Williams on New Years Eve!
A dazzling performance featuring the timeless country classics of Hank Williams, plus a few obscurities that GGG has picked up in their quest to absorb as much as they can from the master of heartache. This year the boys will be joined singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Carroll.

Expect duets, expect special guests & expect to be there, for this is a show not to be missed!



12/31/14

$30



- http://girlsgunsandglory.com/

Lizard Lounge - 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138



New Year's Eve Celebration with Dwight & Nicole

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

Soulful blues and roots act Dwight & Nicole (fronted by recording artists Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson) has been compared to many legends of our time -- Etta James and John Lee Hooker, Mavis Staples and BB King -- but they clearly have their very own captivating sound. After experiencing one of their powerful performances, Dr. Maya Angelou had this to say about the duo: "Magnificent!" 

Dwight & Nicole's New Year's Eve extravaganza will include special guest guitarist/vocalist Jesse Dee, along with Matt Giannaros (bass, backing vocals), Jason Cohen (piano, organ), James Cohen (drums), Yahuba Garcia Torres (percussion, backing vocals), Milt Reder (guitar, backing vocals), and Hillary McCabe (violin, backing vocals). 



12/31/14

$85 - Ticket price includes party favors and midnight toast.



- http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3293

Regattabar - One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



New Year's Comedy Explosion

Presented by The Boston Comedy Festival at Davis Square Theatre

Shake up your New Year’s Eve by ringing in 2015 with side-splitting laughter. This “New Year’s Comedy Explosion” on December 31 promises a roster of talented stand-up comics led by the renowned Boston Comedy Festival founder Jim McCue.

Jim will be joined by Rich Gustus and Dan Bouger. Rich has played two different roles in the independant feature length comedy film, "Overserved", and made his national TV debut on the comedy central show Dr Katz: Professional Therapist. Dan has also appereared on Comedy Central, and has made several apperances on Late Night with Craig Furguson.

An annual celebration of stand-up and sketch, the Boston Comedy Festival aspires to be the best multi-day comedy event in New England. The festival features both live and filmed comedy, seeking out talent in all corners of the entertainment industry. In addition to up-and-coming comics, BCF also draws big names like Lewis Black, Dennis Leary, the Smothers Brothers and Louis CK for a week of performances each fall. 

 



12/31/14

$40



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-comedy-explosion-tickets-14195740843

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



South Asian Nation's NYE 2015

Presented by South Asian Nation at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

South Asian Nation and Boston Bhangra invite you to the biggest New Year's Eve Party for the coming of 2015! Come to celebrate with your friends and family, or meet new people. With a capacity of 500 people, we guarantee a night that you'll never forget.

Event highlights include: 
- Fantastic Indian food
- Free juices/soft drinks/chai/mango shakes
- # 1 DJ in Boston playing Hindi, Bhangra, and American music
- Dhol player and performance by the Boston Bhangra
- Music Videos and ball drop on television
- Toast at midnight
- New Years Hats and noise makers

This event is family friendly!
Kid-friendly event activities include:
- Dinner and snacks, including pizza, chicken nuggets, fries and more!
- Arts and crafts room
- Movie theatre room

 We look forward to celebrating New Years 2015 with you!



12/31/14

$50 Adults
$30 Children (ages 5-12) 
Fere Children (ages 1 - 4) 



- http://www.southasiannation.org/nye/2015/

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



December Vacation Week at the MFA

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

Brr! It's cold outside! Celebrate the snowy season during vacation week at the MFA by making art inspired by winter. Enjoy free activities all week long.

Art-Making Activities | 10 am–4 pm

Winter Scenes | Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159 
Beaded Snowflakes | Gallery 265 
Indoor Games | Gallery 278A 
Weather Vanes | Gallery 237 

Always Available

Family Art Cart | Shapiro Family Courtyard, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Choose from activities designed to guide you through galleries with fun facts, scavenger hunts, games, and more. 

Family Art Cart is made possible with endowment support from the Germeshausen Foundation Fund for Youth and Family Learning, the John and Dorothy Wilson Fund. Additional support for self-guiding materials provided by The Lowell Institute.

Art Connections | Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up an Art Connections card and explore powerful figures, arms and armor, chocolate, and other themes throughout the Museum.

Made possible by The Lowell Institute.

MFA Guide: Kids' Tour | Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery, LG31    
The Kids’ mobile tour introduces young visitors age 6 to 10 to the Art of the Americas and Contemporary collections. The galleries are brought to life with the help of three quirky characters: Lucia, a high school reporter; Steve, an adventurous 10-year-old; and Malone, an art detective. Together they help kids look at art in new, creative ways.Members $5; nonmembers $6; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.

Made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.

A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA | Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up one of our free pocket-sized informational guides on visiting and exploring the Museum with kids. Includes tips, gallery games, and ideas for looking at and discussing art together.

Behind the Scenes Galleries | Art of the Americas Wing Galleries 125 and 225 
Peek behind the scenes to learn about all the hidden work that happens every day at the MFA. Watch a video, explore the interactive kiosks, or just relax on the couches to enjoy views of Boston.



12/26/14 - 12/31/14

FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/december-vacation-week

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



Paul D'Angelo

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Who is the comedian/writer/actor that the Los Angeles Times calls "…quite likely the funniest entertainer you've never heard of…yet"?

Paul Murphy spent ten and a half years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts’s busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top stand-up comedians.



12/31/14



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=22

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



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



Boston's Exclusive NYE: Timeless Global Gala 2015

Presented by The SYNERGY Events

Celebrate New Years Eve 2015 in style and class at The SYNERGY Event’s Timeless Global Gala, an exclusive event attended by Boston’s most fashionable VIPs. The evening will be one to remember, with special guests, attentive staff, multiple bars, and delicious signature cocktails. Enjoy international food tastings inspired by the greatest dishes from around the globe. Indulge yourself in the venue’s sophisticated decor and luxurious crowd. Guests should dress to impress as professional photographers capture those memorable moments from the red carpet to the dance floor. Our exceptional DJs will be spinning a special curated selection of internationally renowned hits from the start to long after the ball drops!

Event Highlights:
-One night access into one of Boston's very few "members only" venues - The Foundation Room
-Interact with Boston’s outgoing and opulent socialites (age group 21-39)
– Hosted by Miss MA United States 2014
-Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and international delicacies served from all over the world (menu coming soon)
-Featuring live DJs spinning international music: Pop, Euro House, Arabic House, Top 40’s mash up, and Hip Hop
-Professional photographers and videographers capturing all aspects of the celebration
-Live projection of the midnight countdown and ball drop "live" from Times Square, NYC
-Exquisite, hand-picked international decorations will be displayed throughout venue to compliment the international theme
- "White Glove" Premium bar service and VIP gift bags for VIP ticket holders



12/31/14 - 01/01/15

$95 - 1050



- http://www.nyeviphost.com/



First Night Boston 2015

Presented by First Night at Copley Square

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.

First Night Buttons can be purchased at BosTix Booths in Copley Square and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
(Online Sales are no longer available.)


This year, First Night’s Copley Stage features live music performances by Elijah Rock, Street Dogs, Cask Mouse, and Brite Lite Brite. Further, the free outdoor party will feature a visual art installation by Pat Falco as well as the countdown to midnight with Mayor Walsh and WBZ TV. First Night concerts include long-time favorite indie rock group Yo La Tengo who will perform in the Hynes Convention Center ballroom, Anais Mitchell at Emmanuel Church, and Patty Larkin and Dom Flemons at the Berklee Performance Center. 


First Night Boston also 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

Buttons: $10



- http://www.firstnightboston.org/

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



Grace Pettis

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

With stories in her soul, a dash of courage, and a smile that melts walls, Grace Pettis is busy doing what she was born to do. The life of an independent touring artist is tough, but somehow she makes it look easy. In her short career, she has built a reputation as a respected songwriter among artists, industry, and fans. Her highly anticipated second album "TWO BIRDS" has received excellent reviews. Maverick Magazine featured a 5 star review of her new album in their October edition. This sophomore album is a culmination of years of writing, touring and surviving as an independent artist. While still in college, Grace released her self-titled debut album recorded at the renowned Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX. After releasing her album she splashed onto the music scene winning NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where her, "Nine to Five Girl" was selected for Best Song honors. Grace went on to join the Storyville Coffee "Freedom Tour" across the US with Willie Porter, David Wilcox, and her legendary songwriting father Pierce Pettis. She then continued to tour in various formats from solo shows, to performances with Pierce Pettis, to trio performances with her producer Billy Crockett and cellist Dirje Smith. In 2011 Grace won the Kerrville New Folk Contest, and was an Official Showcase Artist at the 2012 New Music Seminar. Grace's collection of accolades and years of touring led to her hugely successful fundraising campaign for her sophomore album TWO BIRDS. Grace continues to tour the country sharing her musical gifts with those who will listen.



01/01/15

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/grace-pettis

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



Together presents: New Year's Eve w/ Venus X and MikeQ @ Great Scott [12/31]

Presented by MMMMAVEN at Great Scott

 And we're back. As is our custom, the team that brings you Together Boston each May reunites to throw a brilliant party on New Year's Eve. And 2015 is no different. This year, two of the hottest DJs in New York City are paying us a visit, alongside some of Boston's finest:

Venus X (GHE20G0THIK)
"Chicago juke, Dominican dembow, underground rap, South Africa house music, Spanish salsa and Turkish techno."

WITH

MikeQ (Fade to Mind, Qweenbeat, GHE2OG0TH1K, Mad Decent)
Vogue, ballroom, juke, New Jersey club

Special opening set from John Barera and Will Martin plus special appearances from Colby Drasher of Don't Ask Don't Tell Boston and Kidd Drunkadelic

Tickets on sale now
Tickets are also available with no fee at the Great Scott box office noon-2am 7 days a week and at The Sinclair box office from noon-7pm Tue.-Sat.

Pictures by Beantown Boogiedown

Together presents a very special
New Year's Eve
with guests Venus X and Mike Q
Wed December 31st
1222 Comm Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 566-9014
8pm/21+/$30 adv, $40 dos
@[null:#TGTHRNYE]
@together



12/31/14 - 01/01/15

$30



- https://www.facebook.com/events/599883263468059/?ref=br_tf

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



New Year's Eve Comedy at ImprovBoston

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

 

 NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY IN CAMBRIDGE!


On Wednesday 12/31 we encourage comedy fans to make early resolutions (READ: RESERVATIONS) and ring in the 2015 New Year with your closest friends at Boston's Best Improv Comedy Theater.

ImprovBoston will be offering THREE (3) special shows with our National Touring Company to help make our countdown to 2015 a guaranteed comedy riot. Families can celebrate with us at 6PM (Appropriate for ALL ages), Audiences who want to kick off the night with comedy can celebrate at our 8PM show (ONLY Ages 16+), and fans interested in the IB Comedy Countdown can celebrate at 10PM (ONLY Ages 21+).

6PM Family Countdown (Doors 530PM, $16 adults / $10 kids)

ImprovBoston offers a fully improvised comedy celebration in two acts, appropriate for ALL ages. Our special New Year's Eve performance will include an All-Star cast of Family-friendly comedians, party hats, favors and an interactive COMEDY COUNTDOWN! Limited space available. Make sure you get tickets now.

8PM Comedy Showcase (Doors 730PM, $20 advance / $25 at the door)

ImprovBoston welcomes you to Central Square for a fully improvised comedy show to celebrate the New Year. Our 8PM show will include party hats, favors, and YOU! • ONLY FOR AGES 16+ • Must present ID at the door to drink.

10PM Comedy Countdown (Doors 930PM, $30 advance / $35 at the door)

ImprovBoston Comedy Countdown with our National Touring Company welcomes you to Central Square for a fully improvised comedy show to celebrate the New Year. Our 10PM show will include party hats, favors, champagne toast, and an interactive COUNTDOWN TO 2014! • ONLY FOR AGES 21+ • Must present ID at the door, No refunds.



12/31/14 - 01/01/15

6PM Family Countdown - $16 adults, $10 kids
8PM Comedy Showcase - $20 advance, $25 at the door
10PM Comedy Countdown - $30 advance/$35 at the door (includes champagne toast)



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

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



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



Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman and Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman and Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet.



01/02/15

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



- http://clubpassim.org/club/katie-mcnally-neil-pearlman-and-natalie-haas-yann-falquet

Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street, 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



Full Moon Tour: Warm and Cozy

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

 Take a tour of the beautiful 1806 mansion. The theme in January and February is “warm and cozy.” Learn how people kept warm in the early 19th century. Admission is $15, $10 members and ages 5-12. Tickets are available at the door or online. Follow the link from the website at goreplace.org.



01/02/15

$15



- http://www.goreplace.org

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



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



Author Roland Merullo and playwright Sinan Ünel read at Lesley University’s Winter Evening Readings

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

 Roland Merullo recently published “Taking the Kids to Italy,” a hilarious account of one absolutely disastrous Italian vacation in which the Merullo family finds itself neck-deep in a swamp of misfortune. Merullo also authored “Revere Beach Elegy” among other noted works.


Playwright and screenwriter Sinan Ünel won the 2001 New Century Writer Award for his screenplay “Race Point.” His plays have been produced at a number of well-known theaters such as the Huntington Theater Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theater, and Gate Theater in London.


Merullo and Ünel, who are faculty members in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, will read from their work. This event is part of a series of readings by talented poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters from January 2 to 9 that is free and open to the public, presented by the MFA program. See the complete schedule: http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings.



01/02/15

Free



- http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings



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 at Carolines on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, and Dangerfield’s. He’s kept busy headlining comedy clubs, theaters, and over 300 colleges here in the U.S, 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's film credits include Miramax’s Next Stop Wonderland and Original Sin on CBS. His TV credits include Gotham Live, Comics Unleashed, 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 hosted Comedy.TV, also syndicated. She appeared regularly as a guest panelist on HLN’S The Joy Behar Show and Fox News' RedEye w/Greg Gutfeld and Megyn Kelly, and she’s made repeat appearances on Gotham Live, VH1, MTV, TBS, Animal Planet, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. She has also worked with Hollywood director Andy Tennant on his The 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." 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



Driftwood

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The energy of rock n’ roll is impossible to categorize – mercurial, specific to its beholder and profoundly reflective. From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette.



01/03/15

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/driftwood-0

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



Intro to Improvisation Workshop

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Ever see an improv show and think, "man, that looks like fun?" It is. Come see for yourself. Every Saturday, one of ImprovBoston's top instructors takes participants of every stripe through the basics of improv in a ridiculously fun, totally not scary, hands-on workshop.

This 100% FREE session (for ages 17+ only) is your gateway to the world of liberated creativity, boundless collaboration, enthusiastic support, joyous risk-taking, and unbridled laughter. We know you'll fall in love with improvisation. Come explore this unique art with New England's premiere comedy theater and comedy school: ImprovBoston.

Please feel free to drop in and join us to play, network, and learn.



10/18/14 - 01/03/15

Free



- http://www.improvboston.com/training/comedy-drop-in

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



Somerville Songwriter Sessions Anniversary Concert

Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe celebrates its third anniversary with a concert featuring founding members Bethel Steele, Jan Luby, Beth DeSombre and Terry Kitchen plus newest member Kim Jennings. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap.



01/03/15

$10



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Center for the Arts at The Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, 02145



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.

Please note: The performance start time has changed to 8pm.



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



First Saturday Open Studios

Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Join the artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Lofts for First Saturday Open Studios, happening on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  Expect to find 100-125 working artist studios open to the public, where you can talk to artists about their work, and purchase a unique gift for yourself or a loved one.  Choose from paintings, jewelry, photography, mixed media, blown glass, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, and more! Parking is free.

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

 



01/03/15

Free



- http://westernavenuestudios.com/

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



Newbery-winning Poet Marilyn Nelson to Headline Lesley University’s Winter Evening Readings

Presented by Lesley University

 Lesley University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program presents visiting poet Marilyn Nelson, who received the Frost Medal and is a three-time National Book Award finalist. A celebrated American poet, Nelson is a winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards, and she is the author or translator of 15 poetry books for adults and children. In 2013, she published a memoir entitled “How I Discovered Poetry,” a series of 50 poems about growing up in the 1950s in a military family, each poem stamped with a place and date from the many places they lived. Her young adult book, “A Wreath For Emmett Till,” won the 2005 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was a 2006 Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a 2006 Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and a 2006 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book.

Nelson’s presentation is part of a week-long series of readings by talented poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters presented by Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. The evening readings run from January 2 to 9 and are free and open to the public. View the complete schedule: http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings.



01/03/15

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings



Digital Cameras Part 1 One Day

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 In this class our aim is to introduce new photographers to their digital SLR cameras, camera functions and basic photography concepts in order to obtain full use of the modern-day digital camera. The class will introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Step by step students will learn how to navigate their digital cameras, maximize the potential of the camera, creatively control and master their dSLRs. With easy, simple instruction participants will walk away from the class understanding the capabilities of their camera and image making.?



01/03/15

75



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



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

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

Leave the winter chill behind and warm up inside the always-balmy Tropical Forest, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and much more! Enjoy winter-themed arts and crafts, and be sure to stop by the Education department’s conservation station to learn more about animals and habitats.

On January 3rd, children will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite winter princesses at the Hippo Theater inside the Tropical Forest. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite fairy-tale inspired outfits for this day of fun! There will also be winter-themed crafts and storytime.



12/29/14 - 01/03/15

Franklin Park Zoo Admission: Adults $17.95, children (ages 2-12) $11.95, seniors $14.95. Children under age 2 are free.



- http://www.franklinparkzoo.org/

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



Snowflake Festival

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center will host its annual Snowflake Festival and Open House Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 12:00-4:00pm. Join us for an afternoon filled with artwork, activities and a birthday cake to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

The annual event provides the community with the opportunity to watch demonstrations and participate in free art making activities. This is a great time to learn about the BAC's class offerings and history as well as meet our board, staff and talented faculty. Activities will include a cookie decorating station, paper creations, a snowman creation station and more! We will also hold a pottery sale and will have a special discount for students who register for Winter or February Vacation classes during the event.

Two free workshops for ages 12+ will be offered during the Snowflake Festival from 1:00-4:00pm. We will hold a bangle workshop for students to learn how to form, texture and solder a stack of brass and copper bangle bracelets in one day! We will hammer, twist and polish bracelets. This workshop is perfect for beginners! We will also hold a Monoprint workshop. This workshop offers an introduction to Monoprinting, a method of printmaking that produces unique work, often through spontaneous beauty! We will explore various techniques including oil painting, adding collage elements and texture imprinting.

The Brookline Arts Center's Student Exhibition will also be on view in the BAC's gallery for a preview.



01/03/15

FREE



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/events/snowflakefestival2015

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



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 at Loeb Drama Center

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.



12/07/14 - 01/04/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/light-princess-0

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



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



Digital Cameras Part 2 One Day

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 
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.



01/04/15

75



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



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.

Blink! runs every half hour beginning at 4:30 pm by "The Big Tree" on the East End and then runs every half hour beginning at 5:00 pm by "The Three Trees" in the North Market.

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 comedy from Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.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 is doing just fine squatting in an abandoned apartment, but when her mother, 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



Holiday ZooLights

Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo

This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.

Upon entering Stone Zoo, guests will visit Yukon Creek, which not only features dazzling holiday lights, but is also home to bald eagles, North American porcupines, Canada lynx (including three kittens born earlier this year), reindeer, and arctic foxes.



11/27/14 - 01/04/15



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Stone Zoo - 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both our museums. At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue 10:00 AM-4:00 PM AND the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street Noon–5:00 PM
 



01/03/15 - 01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

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



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



FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY 1 DAY

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY I - One-day Workshop
Making better food photographs

Food Photography I is a beginners course designed to introduce new photographers to the beneficial techniques available when seeking to capture food in its everyday setting. The class will reveal simple yet effective techniques to improve candid food photography with any camera, adapt to low light situations, and create easy to make-home studio set-ups. Topics covered will include: composition, camera techniques, controlling and utilizing available light, and useful gear tips. Along with staged food for practice, the course also features an on-site cook preparing food for the students to photograph for the end of the class.

The class will be based around cameras that have a “Manual Setting” available but will not be limited to dSLRs. Topics covered will be beneficial and applicable to all cameras, and will even have a segment dedicated to smart phones. A small tripod is highly recommended for the course as many of the techniques will require some sort of camera stand. Please email us for more details.

Requirements: Digital SLR or advanced compact camera, small tripod

Instructor Chris Sanchez
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01/04/15

110



- http://www.cameraeyeworkshops.com/#!food-photography-i/c21ua

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



Circo Comedia

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Get ready for unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts at Circo Comedia starring Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal. They will perform acrobatic tricks, daring feats, and magic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.



01/04/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



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

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



Neverland Theatre's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Presented by Neverland Theatre

 Neverland Theatre’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Celebrate the New Year with Neverland Theatre as they present this fun 90 minute non-musical version of the children's classic! With a talented cast of adults & children, a great time is guaranteed for all!

Thursday, Jan. 1 @ 1pm - $13

Thursday, Jan. 1 @ 5pm - $13

Friday, Jan. 2 @ 1pm - $13

Saturday, Jan. 3 @ 6pm -$13

Sunday, Jan. 4 @ 1pm - $13

Sunday, Jan. 4 @ 5pm - $13

NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES/Wheelchair Entrance.

Shows held at Temple B'nai Abraham 200 E. Lothrop St.,Beverly, MA


TO PURCHASE TICKETS WITH A CC, PLEASE PURCHASE online at www.neverlandtheatre.com
Email: neverlandtheatre@comcast.net or Phone: 978-500-8832

GENERAL INFO:
WHO NEEDS A TICKET?: Anyone over the age of 3. Ticket prices the same for adults, children, seniors.We recommend that young children 3 and under do not come to the performance so it does not disturb the production.



01/01/15 - 01/04/15

$13



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Authors Jorge Armenteros and Christina Shea to read at Lesley University’s Winter Evening Readings

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

 Cuban-born psychiatrist and author Jorge Armenteros recently published "The Book of I," the story of Teaston, a painter struggling with schizophrenia who finds himself at the edge of a cliff, at the edge of his life.


Sweeping from post–World War II rural Romania to the cosmopolitan Budapest of 1990, Christina Shea’s “Smuggled” is the story of Eva Farkas, who loses her identity, quite literally, as a young child when she is smuggled in a flour sack across the Hungarian border to escape the Nazis.


Shea, who is a faculty member in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and Armenteros, who is an alumnus of the program, will read from their work. This event is part of a series of readings by talented poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters from January 2 to 9 that is free and open to the public, presented by the MFA program. See the complete schedule: http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings.



01/04/15

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings



Discover the Unseen World this Holiday Vacation

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Join us for Days of the Unseen World. During Holiday Vacation, our Science Discovery programs will be themed around our newest National Geographic planetarium film, "Mysteries of the Unseen World."

Explore how scientists uncover things not visible to the naked eye. Experiment with time lapse photography and interact with an infrared thermal camera that exposes a fascinating form of invisible light.

While you’re here, be sure to see the film and take an extraordinary journey into the hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. Planetarium tickets: $5 per person, $4 for EcoTarium members.



12/26/14 - 01/04/15

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/school-vacation-weeks

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Alicia Mielke and Mary Ferrillo: Flute and Viola duos

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

Alicia Mielke and Mary Ferrillo:
Flute and Viola duos by Pleyel, Beethoven, Koechlin, Stamitz and Arnold

Alicia Mielke, flute and Mary Ferrillo, join the Sunday Parlor Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House, on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA. They will offer a program of flute and viola duos by Pleyel, Beethoven, Koechlin, Stamitz and Arnold.

Meet the Alicia and Mary at afternoon tea following the program.

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Alicia Mielke was born and raised on a wheat farm in Eastern Washington State. Alicia is currently the Concert Manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. She received her Masters degree in music from New England Conservatory studying with Paula Robison and her Bachelors of Music, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin with Marianne Gedigian. Alicia placed 3rd at the Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in 2013 and was the recipient of the 2012 Boston Woodwind Society’s Flute Merit Award. She has also won the Florida Flute Associations Young Artist competition in 2010 and finished second at the state level of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist competition in 2009. She has performed concertos with the Spokane Symphony and at the Texas Music Teachers Association summer concert. Alicia has given multiple recitals in her family's barn in Harrington, WA with donations taken to benefit the Harrington Food Bank and Spokane Public Radio.

Violist Mary Ferrillo is a freelancer in Boston, Massachusetts where she plays with several local ensembles. She recently concluded a year at Indiana University where she studied with Edward Gazouleas. Previously she received her Masters at New England Conservatory, studying with Roger Tapping and Mr. Gazouleas, and her Bachelors at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she worked with Katherine Murdock. In addition to these teachers she has worked with Cathy Basrak, Carol Rodland, Michael Tree and Robert Vernon. She recently completed her third summer at the Tanglewood Music Center, which has included many exciting projects including a chance to work with choreographer/director Mark Morris in his production of Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River in 2013. Other festivals have included the Pacific Music Festival and its Japanese tour, the National Orchestral Institute and the Green Mountain Chamber Festival. As a chamber musician Mary has embraced a wide range of repertoire, performing works both classical and contemporary. She has been privileged to play and coach with members of the Concord, Tokyo, Juilliard, Emerson and Takács string quartets as well as work with Stephen Drury’s Callithumpian Consort, premiering new works such as Lei Liang’s Bamboo Lights and performing such contemporary staples as the John Cage and Earl Brown string quartets.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.



01/04/15

$15 ($10 students and seniors)



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

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



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



JOY & PEACE ON EARTH

Presented by Clock Tower Gallery

“JOY & PEACE ON EARTH” Art Exhibit and Sale featuring work created by local artisans. Opening Reception at The Clock Tower Gallery. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00-3:00pm. Show runs through January 5, 2015 Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 2-4pm.



11/29/14 - 01/05/15

FREE



- http://www.winthropculturalcouncil.com



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



Poet Adrian Matejka and author Pamela Petro to read at Lesley University’s Winter Evening Readings

Presented by Lesley University

 German-born poet Adrian Matejka is a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent book of poems, “The Big Smoke,” was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. Matejka is known for writing about topics such as culture, heritage, and identity.


Pamela Petro is a nonfiction author and artist with a focus on her travels around the world and encounters with the eccentric people she meets along the way. Her most recent work, “Sitting Up With The Dead: A Storied Journey through the American South,” is an inspired road trip through the South to uncover some of America’s most talented and colorful storytellers, their tales, and the lush land that links them.


Metjka and Petro, who are faculty members in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, will read from their work. This event is part of a series of readings by talented poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters from January 2 to 9 that is free and open to the public, presented by the MFA program. See the complete schedule: http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings.



01/05/15

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings



Sub Rosa Collective

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

What happens when a dozen songwriters get stranded for a week on a primitive island in Lake Winnipesaukee? Come listen and find out. It's an evening of all-new works from the Sub Rosa Collective. The Club Passim Iguana Music Fund sponsored this group of castaways for their 5th Annual Songwriting Retreat last June. Six months on, they're holding their reunion with us, sharing intimate songs arranged for a big band and lots of backup singers. These artists are all favorites at Passim, having appeared under their own name and with various bands.



01/04/15 - 01/05/15

Non-Passim Members: $18/ Passim Members: $15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/sub-rosa-collective-0

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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Open Mic 



01/06/15

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



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



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



Poet Erin Belieu and author David Elliott to read at Lesley University’s Winter Evening Readings

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

 Erin Belieu is an accomplished poet whose poems have been featured in publications such as “The New York Times,” “Esquire,” and “The Atlantic Monthly.” Her most recent book of poems is “Slant Six.” Past publications include “Black Box” and “Infanta,” which was a winner of the National Poetry Series.


New York Times Bestselling Author David Elliott has written a number of picture books and chapter books for children. His most recent book is “On the Wing” where Elliott takes to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the majestic bald eagle. Elliott is a Children's Literature Top Pick, and his work has been selected for school and library reading lists across the country.


Belieu and Elliott, who are faculty members in Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, will read from their work. This event is part of a series of readings by talented poets, authors, playwrights and screenwriters from January 2 to 9 that is free and open to the public, presented by the MFA program. See the complete schedule: http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings.



01/07/15

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/info/readings



Alice in Wonderland

Presented by Bellydance Evolution at Regent Theatre

Celebrating, exploring, and uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Bellydance Evolution presents their latest production of Alice in Wonderland. The family-friendly production will take the audience on a spectacular journey that will excite both mainstream audiences and dance enthusiasts with spinning mushrooms, dancing caterpillars and a charisma acrobatic rabbit, all set to an original and theatrical soundtrack. Based on the Alice in Wonderland book, the performance is appropriate for all ages.

Founded in 2009 by world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano, Bellydance Evolution creates a revolutionary approach to the whimsical and magical tale, re-imagining the colorful, iconic - and dare some say, "mad" - characters through the language of world fusion dance. The dance company presents theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet. Featuring a cast of 20 international artists from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about their art in the fields of Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip-hop, contemporary, tribal and fusion dance, each bring their own unique vision to the production.



01/07/15

$25 Balcony; $30-35 Orchestra; $75 VIP 
$10 off for children’s tickets and 10% discount for groups of 10 or more



- http://www.bellydanceevolution.com

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



Jay Psaros, Sam Chase and Chuck McDermott

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

New England Songsmith Jay Psaros grew up in Weymouth, just 15 minutes south of Boston. After some years in Vermont, he returned to the South Shore and began his career as a songwriter. Quickly recognized by WERS 88.9 FM as an "Artist on the Verge," it didn't take long before he earned a reputation as one of the region’s most unique songwriters and has since been earning his keep on a national level. Spending months on the road each year, Jay has been earning praise and recognition across the country for honest songwriting and strong guitar playing.

Sam Chase sings with a voice and plays with a rhythm that is entirely his own. Just a year after releasing his debut album, ‘Songs for Someone’, Sam was the winner of the 2010 Connecticut Folk Festival’s Songwriting Contest and was a finalist in the 2009 Solarfest Songwriting Contest. With his natural vocal talent and his catchy, diversified rhythms, this gifted musician is at the top of the list for today’s up-and-coming songwriters.

Over the last 30 years, Chuck McDermott has left his musical mark on audiences on both coasts of the United States. After a restless two years at Yale University, Chuck arrived in Boston in 1971 and formed an influential country rock group, Chuck McDermott and Wheatstraw, which during the better part of that decade won over audiences and music critics with strong original songwriting and exciting live performances.

In 1985, Chuck's career took a turn away from the full time pursuit of music, but he has not been idle. He founded the country's first electric power marketing company, managed two Congressional campaigns, served as a Congressional Chief of Staff, ran the Government Affairs office for a multi-national environmental services company, and is now the CEO of a Boston-based energy and financial services company. Chuck, his wife Laura, and their three children live in the Boston area where he continues to write and perform.



01/07/15

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/jay-psaros-sam-chase-and-chuck-mcdermott

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



Geneva: Keys and Doors

Presented by Cooper Gallery

In-Gallery Talk with Vera Grant

Gallery director Vera Grant will share a story: from warehouse to gallery-from 12,000 pieces in the Jean Pigozzi collection in Geneva to the luminous 98 pieces installed for the inaugural Cooper Gallery exhibition in Cambridge, MA. How did we craft the energetic, theoretical, and physical cityscapes of Luminous/City? It's a story of exhibition making; a tale of materiality.  

Part of a series of "In-Gallery talks," located in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.  

RSVP required to coopergalleryhc@gmail.com.  



01/07/15

Admission is free and open to the public; call to register.



 



- http://coopergalleryhc.org/press-events/upcoming-events/vera-grant/



Jason Harrod

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Some musicians seem to journey with you -- geographically as well as through time. This is Jason Harrod. Whether you met him back in the 90s as one half of the acclaimed folk duo Harrod & Funck, or around the turn of the century when he released his first solo album, or in any of the intervening years, Harrod’s music walks alongside you, providing something like companionship and the feeling of home wherever (and whenever) you may be.

Since venturing out on his own, Jason has garnered a devoted fanbase, and with each release, from “Living in Skin” to “Bright As You” to his collection of Christmas songs, he has grown with his audience. Now, including the work on his latest album “Highliner,” Harrod feels confident in his continued growth. 



01/08/15

Non-Passim Members: $17/ Passim Members: $15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/jason-harrod

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



Luminos/C/ity.Ordinary Joy

Presented by The Cooper Gallery

In Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, we explore a visual nexus of African urban subjectivities through an innovative consideration of the Jean Pigozzi Contemporary Art Collection (CAAC). We have gathered a stunning array of ninety-eight works from twenty-one African artists: photographs, models, sculptures, paintings, and videographies that express vital, contemplative, and imaginative visions of city life. The individual works chosen bycurators David Adjaye and Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt are each extraordinary and yet they resonate together as a melodic chorus on the city, offering nuanced close readings and vivid renditions of the ordinary and the mundane. We went to Geneva where the collection is housed to see how the art of the CAAC has been exhibited and how it may be considered now, in this time and in this new space. We offer you this reconsideration of the collection, and present this stunning new gallery space as a welcoming home for these African artistic transcriptions to dwell—just for a moment. 



12/11/14 - 01/08/15

Free



- http://coopergalleryhc.org/exhibitions/current-exhibition/about-current-collection/



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



BCMFest Roots & Branches Concert

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest 2015 kicks off on Club Passim's historic stage, with a sample of the innovative, dynamic sounds to be heard in Boston’s Celtic music community today. This year’s performers are the trio of Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts and Kieran Jordan, Flynn Cohen & The Deadstring Ensemble, and fiddler Jenna Moynihan. 

7pm -  Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, and Kieran Jordan 

7:45pm - Flynn Cohen 

8:45pm - Jenna Moynihan



01/09/15

Non-Passim Members: $28/ Passim Members: $25



- http://clubpassim.org/club/bcmfest-rootsbranches2015

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



BCMFest Boston Urban Ceilidh at the Atrium

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Boston Urban Ceilidh features participatory and social dances from the Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton traditions, all with live music. No experience is necessary - all dances will be taught



01/09/15

$15



- http://www.passim.org/club/bcmfest-buc2015

Club Passim - 47 Palmer 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



Free January 9 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

Museum Shop open 10–8 PM
Redesigned galleries now open
 



01/09/15

Free



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Smith College Museum of Art - Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA, 01063



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



R-Rated 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



Bill Bellamy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, 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 and 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



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



Gallery Talk with Jim Hooper

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Join photographer Jim Hooper in the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront. This program is free for members or with Museum admission. Space is limited. Reservations are required.



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/gallery-talk-jim-hooper-jan10/

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



Bob The Magic Guy “Magic For Smart People”

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Magic For Smart People will make you believe in the impossible again while making you smile and laugh. Bob has bewitched audiences from New England to the Virgin Islands with his easy manner, clever dialogue, and a hat and handful of tricks, captivating youngsters and oldsters alike. Audiences are amazed, delighted and mystified by this magician who weaves stories and slapstick humor around clever magic tricks.



01/10/15

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



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

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



BCMFest Nightcap Concert: Women In Trad with Long Time Courting at First Parish Church

Presented by Club Passim at First Parish Church in Cambridge

 BCMFest Nightcap Concert: Women In Trad with Long Time Courting at First Parish Church.



01/10/15

Non-Passim Members $20/Passim Members $15/Students $15
BCMFest Saturday COMBO: Dayfest & Nightcap -Non-Passim Members $25/Passim Members $23



- http://www.passim.org/club/bcmfest-womenintrad

First Parish Church in Cambridge - 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Caring Partners' Coats for Kids Drive

Presented by Caring Partners

Caring Partners’ 20th annual "Coats for Kids" winter coat drive is underway through January 10, 2015, with one simple goal - to help individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm.

"Coats for Kids" is New England’s largest coat drive, collecting over 856,000 coats since the program began. Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or any one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores.

Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partner network. Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10M in cleaning services since the program’s inception. Promotional partners for the 2014 "Coats for Kids" drive include Anton's Cleaners, Jordan’s Furniture, KISS 108, Wicked Local, Fox 25 Boston, Jam’n 94.5 and 101.7 The Bull.

For more information, visit http://antons.com/cfk/ or contact Stephanie Littlefield, Anton’s Cleaners Community Relations, at 978-851-3721 x15 or Stephanie@antons.com.



11/26/14 - 01/10/15

free



- http://www.caringpartnersinc.org



Boston Ballet School North Shore Open House

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

Try a FREE class and make new friends at Boston Ballet School's North Shore Open House! Beginners welcome. Schedule for North Shore Studio Saturday, January 10, 9:30am-1pm: Hand in Hand 2 (16mo with parent) 9:30-10:15am, Hand in Hand 3 (2 years with parent) 10:30-11:15am, Creative Dance 1 (3 years) 8:45-9:30am, Creative Dance 2 (4 years) 11:15am-12:00pm, Pre-Ballet 1 (5 years) 11:15-12:00pm, Pre-Ballet 2 (6 years) 10:30-11:15am, Primary (7 years) 9:30-10:30am, Elementary 1 (8 years) 12:00-1:00pm, Classical Ballet Program Placement Classes 9:00-10:30am (ages 9-12) 12:00-1:30pm (ages 13-19). Students must meet age requirement as of 9/1/14. Register at Open House to SAVE $50! Boston Ballet School North Shore 40 Leggs Hill Road, located within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA near Vinnin Square on the Salem/Marblehead line 617.456.6380 www.bostonballet.org/school



01/10/15

FREE



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/NS-Open-House/

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Downtown Boston Holiday Market Open House

Presented by Downtown Boston BID

Meet your favorite local artisans, learn about holiday gift items, and discover secret recipes for honey and spice and everything nice! Get your holiday shopping done early and support local vendors selling items including jewelry, hot sauces, honey, silk scarves, and more! Also, take your picture for free with Santa Claus. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Downtown Boston Holiday Market is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays. The market's last day is January 10th. Get all your holiday shopping done in one location!



12/11/14 - 01/10/15



- http://www.downtownboston.org/things-to-do-downtown/shopping/listing/downtown-boston-holiday-market-?utm_source=Downtown+Boston+Holiday+Market+eblast+2&utm_campaign=Holiday+Market+open+house&utm_medium=email



Introduction to Lightroom Workshop

Presented by Camera Eye Photography Workshops at Camera Eye Photography Workshops

 Adobe Lightroom is an excellent image editing program that is stream-lined for the beginner and intermediate photographer. Lightroom can offer fantastic editing capabilities with easy-to-use interfaces. It is ideal for large batches of photographs from travel, weddings, or the single image. Lightroom is a powerful, yet easy to use alternative to the more complex Photoshop programs.

 

This class will introduce students to how to use Lightroom, editing RAW files and JPGS, and answer all questions regarding it’s use. From image organizing to slideshow output, this class will cover everything you need to know to get started with Lightroom.

 

Requirements: Prior to class, all students will need to have the program on their labtop computer. Please find a free 30-day trial version at Adobes website here: Lightroom Trial

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01/10/15

75



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



Custom Blend Accappella Group

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

Custom Blend, an eleven person, semi-professional singing group, which includes Marbleheader Bill Duvel, was formed 11 years ago as an outlet for music and theater friends to express themselves and have fun together singing expertly-rendered close harmony. Over the years, they have performed throughout New England and New York at many public and private events. Their repertoire encompasses tunes from the movies, jazz and blues standards, doo-wop hits, country music, and chart-topping covers from your favorite pop groups. By writing many of their own arrangements, they bring a fresh and interesting interpretation of familiar songs. Custom Blend calls their style “a cappella with attitude” because they add a dose of fun, originality, and irreverence to every appearance.



01/10/15

$23 Adults, $17 Students/Seniors



- http://www.mltlive.org

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



BCMFest DayFest

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest's Saturday "Dayfest" begins in the morning at Club Passim with songs, storytelling and other entertainment geared toward children and families. "Dayfest" also includes participatory events in The Attic of First Church, such as Irish and Scottish music sessions and instruction in Scottish country dance. BCMFest is noted for its special collaborations and workshops, in which performers often unite around a particular theme or focus. Among the showcases planned for BCMFest 2015 are: “After the Morning,” newly composed and traditional songs for each month of the year for voice and traditional string quartet, presented by Shannon Heaton with Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards; “Songs of Staying and Straying,” tales of love – both true and false; “Hold Me Closer, Tiny Instrument,” with full-size musicians playing half-size instruments; “No Bow Zone,” capturing the felicity of the fretted string (guitars, mandolins, banjos, bouzoukis, and maybe even ukuleles); and a bit of Celtic soul with “Ain’t No Whistle High Enough.”



01/10/15

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



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



Don White

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Since settling down in Lynn, Don has worked on a craft of songwriting and performing. He learned his art in the trenches, often playing nine shows a week at Catch A Rising Star over two and a half years. Studying the masters who passed though that fabled club, he developed his own infectious brand of humor and pathos that rivets the crowd wherever he plays.

Don White illuminates the human experience though his writing and performing. His motivation for doing so is eloquently expressed in the spoken word piece he performs after singing Heartbeat of Heaven. Whether he is singing, speaking, or setting up the sneakiest punch line of the night, Don has the hearts of his audience. They know they have his.
 



01/10/15

Non-Passim Members $22/Passim Members $20



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/don-white

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



The Flip Flops at Fayerweather!

Presented by Fayerweather Street School

Come jam with the Flip Flops, a brand-new exciting musical duo collaboration between two award-winning Boston singer/songwriters Julie Rama Winslow and Vanessa Trien (both from the popular kids’ band, the Jumping Monkeys)! Join this audience-participatory hootenanny led by the soaring vocal harmonies of Julie and Vanessa, backed by a great home-grown Flip Flops band!

Arrive early or stay late to check out Fayerweather Street School’s PreK-2nd grade classrooms, meet teachers, and explore the school’s early childhood programs. Come find out what we’re all about!



01/10/15

Free



- http://www.fayerweather.org



The Intimate Letters of Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will hold the final lecture in a series of collection conversations to complement the “Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy” exhibition. This half-hour gallery discussion, led by Carmen Bambach and Ramie Targoff, will explore one of the works featured, the Pietà, a finely finished drawing Michelangelo gave Vittoria Colonna in 1540. Colonna, a 16th century Italian poet and noblewoman, was close friends with the Michelangelo with whom she regularly exchanged letters and poems.


Carmen C. Bambach, a Michelangelo scholar, is curator of the department of drawings and prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received a PhD from Yale University, where she also earned her BA and MA degrees. Dr. Bambach was a John Simon Guggenheim fellow in 1996–1997 and the Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in 2009. She is also the author of Una eredità difficile: I disegni ed i manoscritti di Leonardo tra mito e documento (1999) and Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice, 1300–1600 (1999). Bambach's work has been published in The Burlington Magazine, Apollo, and an important series of exhibition catalogues on Italian Renaissance drawings.


Ramie Targoff, who is currently at work on a biography of Colonna, is a Professor of English at Brandeis University. She teaches and studies Renaissance literature, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature and religion. She has written books on the invention of common prayer and its influence on Renaissance devotional poetry; on the works of the poet and preacher John Donne; and multiple articles on Shakespeare and Renaissance poetry. Her latest book, Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England, was published in the spring of 2014. She is now working on a biography of the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Vittoria Colonna. Targoff received a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Join Targoff and Bambach to learn about this fascinating friendship between artist and patron on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall, located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, Mass.

 



01/10/15

Tickets are required, which may be purchased in advance or at the door, and include Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid IDs; and free for members.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6155

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



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



SAMW 20th Anniversary Weekend

Presented by WUMB

Slow jams! Hot jams! Food and Drinks! Bring your instruments, and perhaps a friend to introduce to the SAMW community. The 2015 SAMW line up of fabulous instructors will be celebrated! Come visit, and make music with, fellow campers and meet some of the summer instructors. Please RSVP to samw@umb.edu ASAP!



01/11/15

FREE



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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/



MidSummer by David Greig

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

"A warm-hearted, beautifully sculpted musical romantic comedy." -The Scotsman

It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Which is, of course, why they do. Midsummer is the story of a great lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and self-loathing hangovers. Midsummer premiered at the Traverse Theatre and was revived for an international tour in 2009.



12/26/14 - 01/11/15

$25, $20 advance purchase, $15 students



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/

Chelsea Theatre Works - 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA, 02150



Noel Paul Stookey

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”

His most recent recorded collection, One and Many, once again reveals Noel's gift for connecting diverse contemporary concerns to inspired musical performances. A video rendering of “Jean Claude”, his moving story song of two close friends separated by the holocaust, is being shown in synagogues across the country as part of the Yom Hashoah (remembrance of the holocaust). Equally, one of the two new verses Stookey created for “America, the Beautiful” specifically created to recognize the contributions of “...the immigrant and of the native son”, points to the country's desire for compassion, respect and understanding between cultures and communities. 



01/11/15

Non-Passim Members $40/Passim Members $30



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/noel-paul-stookey

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



Sunday Concert Series: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and David Deveau, piano

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m., join Richard Stoltzman and David Deveau for an afternoon of easy listening. The duo will perform pieces from Schulthorpe, Songs of Sea and Sky, Brahms, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Bernstein, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Gershwin, Three Preludes. The event will take place in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall, located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, Mass. Tickets are required, which may be purchased in advance or at the door, and include Museum admission. Admission is $27 for adults; $24 for seniors, $17 for students with valid IDs; and youth age 7 and under are not admitted. For information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617-278-5156.
Museum hours: Open daily from 11 am to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.



01/11/15

$17-27



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6159

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



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



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.



01/12/15

Free



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Club Passim - 47 Palmer 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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



01/13/15

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



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



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



Dan Mills

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Dan Mills is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY.



01/15/15

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



- http://passim.org/club/dan-mills

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



Author and Sportswriter Debate the Merits of the National Football League

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Two esteemed writers – a New York Times bestselling author and a Boston Globe sports reporter – face off in a spirited discussion about the National Football League.


Author Steve Almond discusses his latest book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Almond details why, after 40 years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. His critique exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game. He will be joined by Boston Globe NFL/Patriots writer Ben Volin, who will present an opposing argument.

A craft beer tasting will be held after the talk. The event is open to the entire community. The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Literary Series. 
 



01/15/15

$10; JCC member cost is $8



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

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



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



Opening Reception: The Power of Negative Thinking

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

In the main gallery, enjoy light refreshments with the artists and curator of The Power of Negative Thinking. Upstairs, in the Holzwasser Gallery, join NAC artist and educator Chuck Holzman for the opening of his solo exhibition.



01/16/15

Free



- http://newartcenter.org/attachments/PONT_PR.pdf

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



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



Meg Hutchinson

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Meg Hutchinson is a nationally touring songwriter, poet and recording artist on Red House Records. She has released eight albums and won numerous songwriting awards in the US, Ireland and the UK, including recognition from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious competitions at Merlefest, NewSong, Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain.

She 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.” In recent years, as a result of the messages in her songwriting and her dedication to mental health literacy, Meg has increasingly been asked to be a keynote speaker at universities, conferences and teaching hospitals around the country. This year Meg joined the Active Minds Speakers Bureau – working to change the conversation about mental health at colleges nationwide. 



01/16/15

Non-Passim Members $22/Passim Members $20



- https://tickets.passim.org/ordertickets.asp?p=4371&backurl=default.asp

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



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



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/



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



Writing Workshop

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Each face holds a story. Using the exhibit Portraits of a Working Waterfront and the Fisheries and Maritime collection, participants will write about the working waterfront, imagining stories and experiences from the faces before us. This workshop will be led by Amanda Cook and is offered in collaboration with Gloucester Writers Center. Offered at 2:00 p.m. also. To make a reservation please email gloucesterwriters@gmail.com.



01/17/15

FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/writing-workshop-jan17-11am/

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



Junior District Pre-Audition Workshop

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School

For students in grades 6-9 trying out for the MMEA Junior District Festival. Guest speaker Carola Emrich-Fisher will provide a wealth of information about the audition process including how to prepare, manage nerves, and develop presentation skills. Students will perform for adjudicators and receive constructive feedback. 



01/17/15

$25; Open to all; you do not need to be enrolled at WCMS to participate; register by January 12. 



- http://www.winchestermusic.org

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



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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Re-Broadcast::The Merry Widow

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen
Susan Stroman (Production); Julian Crouch (Set Designer); William Ivey Long (Costume Designer);
Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Susan Stroman (Choreographer); Jeremy Sams (English Translation)
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.
 

Approximate HD runtime: 2:57
 



01/17/15

Tickets: $32, $29, $20

Subscriptions (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/lehars-the-merry-widow/

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



Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu at Jordan Hall 1-17-2015

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

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, winner of the prestigious Menuhin Violin Competition in 2010, is regarded as one of today’s most talented young violinists. His astonishing technique and exceptional musical talent have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his solo recitals, orchestral engagements and chamber music performances.

Mr. Yu has appeared in recitals in Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, Auckland, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Boston. He has participated in the world’s leading music festivals including the Verbier, Bergen, Ravinia, Kronberg, and the Perlman. He was invited to tour with Miriam Fried and chamber musicians from the Ravinia Festival in 2013 and performed in New York, Chicago, Florida and throughout New England. He was featured as the Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s nationally broadcast radio program “Performance Today.” Mr. Yu received his Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory under Donald Weilerstein and Kim Kashkashian.

Mr. Yu will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, and world premiere Ke Xu's “The echo in the sky” dedicated to him for this event. On the piano will be Ms. Qing Jiang whom was praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician whose playing is vigorous and passionate.” Free student tickets available. Details at www.ChinesePerformingArts.net.
 



01/17/15

Tickets: (Children under 6 not admitted)
$50: VIP Reserved Seats, $30: open seating at non-VIP section , $15: student open seating at non-VIP section
100 free student tickets (age 14 and up) available at
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/specials/20150117/index.htm

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



- http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/season/20150117/index.html

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



The Magic of Bonaparté—Boston’s Hottest Magician

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Bonaparté‘s award-winning family magic presentations have established him as New England’s Premier Children’s Performer. He captivates the imagination of each child leading them on a fun-filled journey into his whimsical world of magic. Bonaparté astounds and amazes audiences of all ages with his unique blend of Magic, Comedy, Origami, Balloon Sculpture and much, much, more! His dynamic, fun-filled show features the dramatic appearance of a Fluttering White Dove named ‘Snow’ plus Bonaparte’s furry friend “Whiskers”—an adorable Magic Bunny!



01/17/15

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



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/bonaparte_2013

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



Annual Comedy Night at JCC in Newton

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Comedians Tony V, Dan Naturman and Dan Crohn headline the annual comedy cabaret at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, January 17 at 8pm.
Tony V (pictured) has performed on HBO, Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and MTV. He has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Steven Wright and Adam Sandler. Dan Naturman has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central. Dan Crohn, a regular at comedy clubs in the Boston area, was a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival.
The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts Events and Performances series. Cost is $28. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/comedy or contact 617-965-5226 or boxoffice@jccgb.org
 



01/17/15

Cost is $28, JCC member cost is $25



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

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



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



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



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



The Diary of Anne Frank

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

 

Based on the book, Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, this play was first produced on Broadway in 1955. The Diary of Anne Frank won the Tony Award for Best Play that year and in1956 it earned Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The story is based on Anne Frank’s diary entries made throughout the two years she and her family spent hiding in an annex building of her father’s business during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

 

In her own words Anne reminds us what our deepest and best capacities are. Her observations within the microcosm of captivity reveal the terrible stresses of war. Ultimately her story shows us, in specific detail, the vital aspects of life and qualities of humanity that are at risk when humankind wages war against itself.

 

Experiencing the characters’ struggles to adjust to austere living conditions, one can’t help but think of the children alive today who are living as refugees of war. Anne’s childlike bluntness and soulful maturity remind us of the huge loss that war inflicts on all humanity. She speaks to us from the grave of what might have been.

January 11, Post Show Discussion with Judith Thompson

                                    All are welcome.

 

Judith is founder and director of the organization, Children of War, working with young people in twenty countries around the world.  Her work has earned her the Peace Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. For the past decade she has convened peace builders, activists and academics in learning communities to explore the front lines of social healing such as restorative justice, forgiveness and trauma healing.  She has a Ph.D. in peace studies and focused her research on how compassion arises in the process of social healing.   

 



01/09/15 - 01/18/15

Adults $20, Seniors and Students $18.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Ice Harvesting on Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

 More than 275,000 tons of ice was shipped from Boston Harbor in 1872. That ice made its way by sailing ships to Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, India, China, and other points around the globe. One major producer of ice in Boston was the Jamaica Plain Ice Company with ice harvesting operations at Jamaica Pond. Hundreds of men labored year round to harvest, store, and transport ice to local homes, businesses, and awaiting ships. Trade in ice was of mainstay of the Boston economy, second only to grain and cotton. Come hear Charlie Rosenberg of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society speak about this period in Jamaica Plain when “Ice was King” and see photographs of ice harvesting teams, delivery wagons, and warehouses where ice was stored.



01/18/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



VERDI's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Sanders Theatre

Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

BOSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY 
Federico Cortese, Conductor
Edward Berkeley, Stage Director

Riccardo, Scott Ramsay
Amelia, Elizabeth Baldwin
Renato, Weston Hurt
Ulrica, Margaret Mezzacappa
Oscar, Amanda Opuszynski
Silvano, Andrew Garland
Sam, Joseph Beutel
Tom, David Cushing
Amelia's servant/Judge, Neal Ferreira

with: 
The BYSO Opera Chorus 
Lidiya Yankovskaya, Chorus Master
Convivium Musicum
Michael Barrett, Music Director

In Cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston 






























 







 






 

 

 

 

 



01/18/15

$30-$45



- http://www.bysoweb.org/pages/1778_un_ballo_in_maschera.cfm

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



AFD Theatre Presents “Good People” Jan. 9-19

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama

Arlington Friends of the Drama presents “Good People” at the theatre’s location on 22 Academy Street in Arlington, MA. Show dates are January 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 PM and January 11 and 18 at 4 PM. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.afdtheatre.org or at the box office at 781-646-5922.

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Good People” is the tough and tender story of Margie, whose world is defined by the working-class neighborhood of South Boston where she grew up and still lives. Margie is independent and strong, but when she is faced by yet another financial crisis in her world of low wages and layoffs, her search for a job leads her to Mikey, an old boyfriend from high school who made it out of Southie to Chestnut Hill, where he works as doctor. Poignant, touching, and often funny, “Good People” takes a look at the choices, opportunities, resources, and luck that affect our lives.

AFD Theatre’s production of “Good People” is being directed by Jerry Bisantz, who describes the play as “the best new play I have read in the last 10 years by an American playwright.” Bisantz has been involved in theater in the Boston area for over thirty years as an actor, playwright, director, and producer. He and Ann Garvin co-founded Image Theater in Lowell, where he recently directed the world premiere of “Tapped Out” by Massachusetts playwright Karla Sorensen.

In his director’s concept for Good People,” Bisantz commented on what he sees as the truth of Lindsay-Abaire’s play. “There are forces at work that make us become what we become. That, even if we call ourselves ‘good people,’ we are capable of the opposite,” he said. “Fate, luck, hard work, a break here, a fall there can lead us to where we finally end, be it a tenement on B Street in Southie or a ‘McMansion’ in Chestnut Hill. ‘Good People’ is a play that makes everyone in the audience think about their own life choices.”

Show dates for “Good People” are January 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 PM and January 11 and 18 at 4 PM. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.afdtheatre.org or at the box office at 781-646-5922.A talk-back with cast and crew will follow the Sunday 4 PM matinee on January 11.

AFD Theatre’s 2014–2015 season continues with the spectacular musical “Nine” April 10–26, and the comedy “Quartet” June 12–21. For more information about AFD Theatre and these shows, visit www.afdtheatre.org.
 



01/09/15 - 01/18/15

$25



- http://www.afdtheatre.org/goodpeople.html



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



SteveSongs Pajama Party Concert

Presented by Billy Dalwin Preschool at Temple Emunah

COME TO OUR PAJAMA PARTY! STEVESONGS PAJAMA PARTY CONCERTS TO BENEFIT THE BILLY DALWIN PRE-SCHOOL OF TEMPLE EMUNAH Come in your most stylin’ jammies and dancin’ slippers ready to rock at the SteveSongs Pajama Party! Steve Roslonek brings his award-winning family favorite tunes along with his full band to entertain kids of all ages. CDs, Raffle Tickets, Coffee and Nut-free refreshments will be sold. DATE: Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 19, 2015 TIME: Two performances, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Rubinovitz Social Hall, Temple Emunah ***A FREE raffle ticket will be included with each advance ticket!*** Advance sale tickets are available at the Billy Dalwin Pre-School, Michelson’s Shoes in Lexington Center and online at bdps15.brownpapertickets.com. For more information email BDPSConcert@gmail.com or call 781-499-BDPS.



01/19/15

TICKET PRICES: Morning show: $13 in advance, $16 at the door (if any remain)



Afternoon show: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (if any remain) Children under 1-year-old are free





We are having a PRE-SALE going on NOW at bdps.brownpapertickets.com where you can purchase afternoon show tickets at a reduced price!



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Ivy + Bean, The Musical!

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Enjoy a presentation of Ivy + Bean, The Musical! based on New York Times best-selling children’s books series by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackhall. The popular series explores the unexpected friendship between two very different second graders—the wild and goofy Bean and the quiet, contemplative Ivy. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, January 19, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 5+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.



01/19/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



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

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



Belmont World Film's 12th Annual Family Festival

Presented by Belmont World Film at Regent Theatre

Our 12th annual Family Film Festival, entitled "A Cinematic Adventure," touches down again at the Regent Theatre in Arlington and the Studio Cinema in Belmont from January 16 to 19, appropriately with twelve highly curated film programs from around the world. Geared toward children ages 3 to 15, the festival includes a day of films dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday; a program of short animated and live action films about animals and the environment followed by a talk by a 9-year-old environmental activist from Lexington who was inspired by one of the program's films; the New England premieres of several films based on best-loved children's books, including Julie Andrews's The Very Fairy Princess, Mo Willems's The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?, and Me...Jane about Jane Goodall's childhood toy chimpanzee; as well as feature length animated and live action films from such diverse countries as Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and of course, the US!



01/16/15 - 01/19/15

Shorts programs: $5
Feature length films: $8
Festival passes: $40
Day passes: $20



- http://www.belmontworldfilm.org/

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



Massmouth Story Slam

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories on a set theme by known and undiscovered talent. Themes are posted on our events pages (www.massmouth.org) and story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten names are drawn at random. A team of 5 volunteer judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, and members of the audience who love stories who evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how much story is created within the time limit. Highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to move up in competition and perhaps perform at the "BigMouthOff" at the at the end of story slam season VI in April, 2015.



01/19/15

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



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



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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Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



01/20/15

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



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



Rhett Price / Skyler / Max Dvorak

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

Rhett Price is experiencing a rise to fame via YouTube, most notably for his cover of Taylor Swift’s hit song "I Knew You Were Trouble," which has racked up more than 1.5 million views to date. His debut full-length album will be released in January of 2015.

Skyler has performed over 500 shows in venues of all sizes and has shared the stage with the Goo Goo Dolls, Band Perry, and Daughtry, to name a few. In the past four years, he has attended Berklee College of Music, released one album and two EPs, and been voted 2014's Best Small Venue Artist by Campus Activities Magazine.

Max Dvorak is a singer-songwriter originally from Wisconsin but currently based in Boston. He combines pop acoustic rhythms, insightful lyrics, and hook-filled melodies into his unique repertoire. Coming out in January of 2015, Dvorak’s sophomore full-length release is called Little Things and features his songs "Honey" and "Northwoods," which have become fan favorites with the crowd clapping and singing along at his live shows.



01/20/15

$12 GA



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=fa4b336fb114effaefe46a58f9bd30ec

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



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



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



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



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



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



Rachmaninoff: 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 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

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



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

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - 29 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



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/



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



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



Panel Discussion about Gloucester's Working Waterfront

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

 Participants to include individuals pictured in the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront; discussion will touch on daily life, rewards and challenges, and possible future directions of Gloucester’s working waterfront. This program is free for members or with Museum admission.



01/24/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/panel-discussion-about-gloucesters-working-waterfront/

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



Kris Delmhorst

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn NY, but her musical home is in Boston, MA, where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds. Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird.



01/23/15 - 01/24/15

Non-Passim Members: $22/Passim Members $20



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/kris-delmhorst-7

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



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



Helado Negro Island Universe Story

Presented by MASS MoCA

Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, produces bi-lingual music that is “a sonic landscape that reflects 21st-century Latin America.” (NPR) Fresh off a release on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label, Lange sets out on his new musical/visual project Island Universe Story, developed at MASS MoCA with a team that includes Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, members of the William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb Band and Marc Ribot’s band.



01/24/15

$8 student / $12 advance / $18 day of / $22 preferred



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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



Matt Roberts: “Laughs & Illusions”

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of Matt’s one-of-a-kind, interactive magic show! Frequently recognized as “that guy from TV!” having hosted Wal-Mart’s major ad campaign in over a dozen commercials and earning two EMMY Award nominations for his work on PBS, Matt Roberts is first and foremost a live performer with an unforgettable comedy magic show. You will be astonished as solid objects vanish, change size and pass through each other, right before your very eyes! Children and adults of all ages will be in hysterics, as audience members become STARS of the show. You’ll even learn how to do a magic trick, yourself, and receive a free autograph after the amazing finale! Always a popular attraction, get your tickets today before they all DISAPPEAR…



01/24/15

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



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

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



In the Heights

Presented by Boston Arts Academy at Strand Theatre

In the Heights is a Tony Award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a community in New York City. The Heights is home to a diverse mix of people from many Latin cultures. The residents are striving to reach their dreams and still hold onto their neighborhood, which is being bought up by developers. With themes of family, community, immigration, gentrification and identity this is a story set to music that will be enjoyed by all ages and cultures. Boston Arts Academy is proud to present this piece at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, a neighborhood with parallels to Washington Heights, and with student actors and musicians from places like Dominican Repubic, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Directed by Maura Tighe, Choreography by Maurice Emmanual Parent and Musical Direction by Tyrone Sutton.



01/23/15 - 01/24/15

$15 adults
$10 students/seniors



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Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



The Bad Plus

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

Widely heralded for its innovative reworkings of rock, indie, electronica, and modernist classical music, the Bad Plus now turns to Ornette Coleman’s landmark 1972 album Science Fiction to honor the great master of free jazz. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King pay tribute to Coleman by boldly interpreting Science Fiction song for song, with help from an esteemed horn section of fine improvisers including Tim Berne, alto saxophone, Ron Miles, trumpet; and Sam Newsome, soprano saxophone.



01/24/15

$42 - $28 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2156/the-bad-plus



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



Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility, all anchored by their lush, intimate harmonies.



01/25/15

Tickets: $28, $22, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/sarah-lee-guthrie-johnny-irion/

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



Imaginal/Imagining the World at the Adams Gallery

Presented by Suffolk University

 An exhibit of artwork from the faculty of Suffolk University's New England School of Art & Design

The theme "Imaginal" refers to the imaginary, to the image, and also to certain cells in butterflies that allow for metamorphosis and transformation.

 

 



11/25/14 - 01/25/15

Free



- http://www.suffolk.edu/explore/21744.php



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/



Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

Presented by Feld Entertainment at Verizon Wireless 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.



01/21/15 - 01/25/15



- http://www.disneyonice.com/world-of-fantasy

Verizon Wireless Arena - 555 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101



Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School

“For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication”

Each January, Winchester Community Music School presents its annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Join us for an afternoon of 19th and 20th century chamber music performed by the talented WCMS faculty. This year’s program will include Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Op. 44 by Schumann, and String Quartet No.7 in F-sharp minor Op. 108 by Shostakovich. Both of these works were dedicated by the composers to their wives. Faculty performers include Karen Oosterbaan and Olga Patramanska-Bell, violin; Alex Vavilov and Noralee Walker, viola; Anne Bennett, cello; Olga Talroze, piano; and Adriana Ausch-Simmel, soprano.

The concert will also feature WCMS violin student Tomaso Mukai. Held in Nichols Hall at WCMS, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. 



01/25/15

$15



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



BroadBand

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The band is broadBAND, and as the clever name implies, all the members are women. Individually, the band members have opened for country music giants, from George Jones and Dwight Yoakham to Sara Evans and Keith Urban. Most of the band members had been playing in different bands together, so they decided to put together BroadBand, an all girl band with exceptional musicianship. The chemistry was instant and they have already made a name for themselves playing over 150 shows a year. They have landed the opportunity to share the stage with many major acts including Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown among others.



01/25/15

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/broadband-4

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



World Premiere: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

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

World Premiere: "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" by CactusHead Puppets

Previews: Saturday and Sunday January 10th and 11th at 1:00 and 3:00.\
Opening Night and Reception: Friday January 16th at 7:00 pm.
Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 18th at 1:00 and 3:00.
Martin Luther King Day January 19th at 10:30 and 1:00.
Saturday and Sunday January 24th and 25th at 1:00 and 3:00

About the show: The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets bring the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of colorful characters in this comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!

About the artists: CactusHead Puppets are known for their playful performance style and exuberant creativity. The West Springfield-based company was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team John and Megan Regan. Since then, they have created six shows based on favorite, familiar folktales and have toured throughout Western New England. John and Megan are both graduates of the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts program. Megan is originally from the Kansas City area, where she worked with Paul Mesner Puppets. John is from Western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing in the same libraries where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies. Both John and Megan were interns at Puppet Showplace Theater, and they are excited to return to Boston to share their work as professional puppeteers!

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01/10/15 - 01/25/15

$12 General Admission/ $8 Members



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



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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



01/27/15

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



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



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



Conversation and Clinic with Branford Marsalis

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

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



01/28/15

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



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



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



An Evening with Kip and Vanilla Chip

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

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

 

 



01/29/15

Free



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



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



01/30/15

$25-$35



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



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



01/30/15

$25



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

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



Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

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

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

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



01/30/15

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



- http://natickarts.org

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



LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

Presented by Artist Exposure

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



12/20/13 - 01/31/15

FREE



- www.artistexposuregallery.com



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

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



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

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

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



01/31/15

$25



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

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



Murder Most Medieval

Presented by Mystery Cafe

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



09/13/14 - 01/31/15

$54.00



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



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

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

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

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



01/31/15

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

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



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

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



Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

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



09/10/14 - 01/31/15

Public $5 | Boston Athenæum Members Free



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

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



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



Sounds of the Working Waterfront

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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



01/31/15

Adults: $10.00

Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00

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



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

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



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

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



AFFORDABLE ORIGINAL ART Exhibition

Presented by Gallery/Studio Z

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



12/18/14 - 01/31/15

FREE



- http://www.galleryzprov.com/



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



Free Day

Presented by MASS MoCA

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



01/31/15

Free



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Nomadic Massive

Presented by MASS MoCA

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



01/31/15

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



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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



Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Presented by Cantata Singers at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church, Boston

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

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



01/31/15

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



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

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



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

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

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



01/02/15 - 01/31/15

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



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

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



Horticulture Workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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

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



01/03/15 - 01/31/15

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



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



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 is Schoenberg’s powerful, kaleidoscopic, expressionist masterpiece Five Pieces for Orchestra. Although written in the atonal style that is reputed to be “difficult,” the Five Pieces ride the crest of such an intense wave of emotional expression that they never fail to make a powerful impression on audiences, who often find themselves liking “difficult” Schoenberg for the first time.

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

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



02/01/15

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



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

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



Portraits of a Working Waterfront: Photographs by Jim Hooper

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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

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

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

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



10/11/14 - 02/01/15

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



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

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



Two Dance Stories

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

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

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



01/30/15 - 02/01/15

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



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

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



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

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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

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



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

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



A Chosen Place: Walker Hancock and Friends

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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



08/19/14 - 02/01/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org

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



Soundings: Sit Inside the Chant

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church

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

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

 



02/01/15

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



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

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



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



Woolf's Orlando

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

 Woolf’s ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nora Hussey and performed by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. WSTC is the professional Equity company in residence at Wellesley College. The award-winning company attracts audiences and artists from across New England.

The award-winning professional company brings their joy and dramatic dexterity to this Boston-area premiere. In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transformation and identity are magically explored. Ruhl imagines and Woolf soars, with both women writers winning accolades. As critic Elyse Sommer states, “Ruhl’s adaptation marries her love of language imbued with poetry to Woolf’s ground-breaking amalgam of novel, poetry and theatrical fantasia.”

January 8–February 1, 2015
Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Special performance on February 2 at 7:00 PM.

 



01/08/15 - 02/02/15

General Admission Tickets: $20
Seniors and Wellesley Students: $10



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

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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

 Open Mic



02/03/15

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



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



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

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

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



10/25/14 - 02/03/15

Free



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

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



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



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



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



Asaf Avidan

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club

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



02/05/15

$25 advance, $28 day of



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



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



Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

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

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

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



02/06/15

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



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

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



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



Amy Helm

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



02/07/15

$18-$32



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

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



From the Top Live in Boston

Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall

Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s Today) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes its NPR radio show at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from across the country. Performer and repertoire information to be announced.



02/07/15

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



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

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



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



Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

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

 

 



02/07/15

Free



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



Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Sanders Theatre

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



02/07/15

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



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

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



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

Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box

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

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

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

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



01/17/15 - 02/07/15

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

Students/Seniors - $15.00
Children - $10



- http://www.imaginarybeasts.org

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



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

Before there was Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes – the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in Georgia, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. Breath & Imagination is a musical play that renders the life of his amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe and becoming the first African-American soloist to perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Employing spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is an inspirational exploration of one man’s determination to be an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

Breath & Imagination was created by celebrated artist Daniel Beaty (Emergency) and stars award-winning actor Elijah Rock – reprising his role as Roland Hayes for which he received the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Performer in 2014. 



01/27/15 - 02/08/15

Tickets start at $25



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

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



Renée Fleming, soprano with Olga Kearn, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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

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

Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao



02/08/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



Bill Cosby

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



02/08/15

$49.50 - $97.00



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

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



Boston Children’s Chorus

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



02/08/15

Tickets: $15



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

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



Family Concert: The Adventures of Babar and Bliss

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

Our annual Family Concert, The Adventure of Babr and Bliss, explores adventure tales old and new. We join the inquisitive and precocious young Bliss as she explores time and space travel in a world premiere by Charles Zoll. The work features Marimba Magic, young and talented musicians from the Rivers School Conservatory. This and a chamber setting of the classic Babar the Elephant story are both narrated by NECN news anchor Steve Aveson.



02/08/15

Adults $30
Seniors $25
Students/children $10 

All seats general admission



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

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



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



Film Screening: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

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



02/12/15

Free



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

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



Salon Series

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

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



02/12/15

$30



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



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



Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

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

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



02/12/15 - 02/15/15

$43



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

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



Cape Symphony: CapePOPS Rhapsody in Bluegrass

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

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

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



02/14/15 - 02/15/15

$30 - $69



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

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



Mozart and Beethoven

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

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



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

$22-$88
 



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

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



Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

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



02/15/15

FREE, no tickets required



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



Motown The Musical

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

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



01/27/15 - 02/15/15



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

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



Defending the Caveman

Presented by Spectacle Management at Regent Theatre

 Valentine's Day 2015 at the Regent Theatre brings "Defending the Caveman," which holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history! A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognitions. Affectionate nudging between audience memebers occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage.



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets $55-$35



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

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



Toying with Science

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Discover the fascinating and fun world of science! This action packed show is filled with circus skills, mime, comedy, original music, and plenty of audience participation. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, February 16, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 2+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.



02/16/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



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

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



The Pink Floyd Experience

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Tom Quinn: Band leader, lead guitarist, and relentless crusader for all things “Pink Floyd”. In 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. That same year Tom bought his first guitar, and started his first band. From day one, his chief mentor was David Gilmour. Tom also cites Joe Walsh and Leslie West as big influences on his playing. He dates the musical roots of PFX back to 1994, and Pink Floyd’s Division Bell tour stop in San Diego. The band hit the stage in April 1995, and went on to garner many San Diego Music Awards from 1999 to 2003.

Gus Beaudoin was born on May 3, 1952, and started playing bass guitar at age 13. With almost 40 years of musical experience to draw from, Gus is well-respected by his peers for his talent and tenacity. Players such as Tim Bogart, Chris Squire, Stanley Clarke, and also early Motown and the Monkees were big influences on Gus’s powerful and rock-solid style. Gus has toured across the United States and Canada playing many styles of music, including rock, country, jazz, disco, and classical. Gus and Tom Quinn joined up in 1997 and started playing Floyd music anywhere someone would let them set-up their equipment, out of pure love for the music of Pink Floyd.

Randy McStine is a young native of Endicott, NY. Beginning his music career at the age of ten, McStine has continued on a path of musical discovery and self-reinvention as an artist. Since the birth of his solo project, Lo-Fi Resistance, in 2010, Randy has branched out into many new territories as a musician. Recently, his work has been used for national television commercials, as well as being hired to perform alongside members of Yes and Triumph on a tribute album to the Canadian rock trio, Rush. The new Lo-Fi Resistance album, Chalk Lines, was released on December 11th, 2012. A year and a half in the making, the album is a powerful hybrid of Alt-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Progressive influences. Featuring members of Porcupine Tree and King’s X, Chalk Lines is the most exciting chapter of McStine’s work to date.

Jesse Molloy, saxophone player based out of San Diego is a dynamic complement to the PFX sound. Jesse tours nationally with his group, On The One, which is lead by Jesse and PFX drummer John Staten. Jesse has toured internationally with several acts, including the Giant People Ensemble, and the Jamaican National Orchestra. Molloy has shared stages with many including Karl Denson and the Wailers. He has studied under the great Charles McPherson and Rhett Bender.

John Cox has been playing keyboards since age 9, and is self-taught. In 1976 he bought a Moog synthesizer and formed the space music group Embryo with synthesist Steve Roach and was hooked on creating atmospheres and textures with sound. John cites Jan Hammer, Beethoven, Carl Stalling, and Frank Zappa as his major influences. He has also played keys in the YES tribute band Roundabout, and the Jethro Tull tribute Heavy Horses. John resides in San Diego, California, and in his spare time he loves to ride his GSX-R and Supermoto bikes at track days with his two sons.

Bob Sale was born in Oakville, ON, eventually moving to Toronto, then to Chicago, and currently lives in San Diego with his wife and two kids. Bob first heard Pink Floyd as a kid listening late at night to WLS underground radio in Chicago and has been playing drums professionally since he was 15. Bob has had the honour of working with many excellent artists including, Rick Elias, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Peter and Gordon, and Ben Vereen. He also worked on the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks movie, “That Thing You Do!”



02/17/15

$40 - $50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-pink-floyd-experience/

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



Rita Rudner

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 One of the country’s top comedians and a New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. She performs at The Venetian in Las Vegas, where over the course of a ten year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold over one million tickets and become the longest-running solo show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Comedian Of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award (other recent recipients include Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Chita Rivera and Twyla Tharp).



02/18/15

$37



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/rita-rudner/

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



Curator Workshop and Info Session

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

This workshop brings together emerging and aspiring curators to learn about curating contemporary art from a curatorial professional. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

This workshop will feature a presentation by Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University. Sutton will discuss her curatorial practice as well as some effective ways to create visual art exhibits and programs that reach beyond the gallery walls.

Following Sutton’s presentation, New Art Center staff will lead a question-and-answer period on the Curatorial Opportunity Program's proposal submission process.

About the Workshop Presenter

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles and was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. Sutton’s teaching and research focus on network-based communication models, time-based media practices and a critical history of technological experiments within visual art.

She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. She has lectured at the New Museum in New York, MIT’s Program in Art Culture and Technology, Carleton College in Minnesota, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris.

She has contributed to Afterimage, Art Bulletin, Art in America, and Rhizome.org, and has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays on artists including Kirsten Everberg (Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), Renée Green (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2009), Karl Haendel (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 2006), Carsten Höller (New Museum, 2011), Laura Owens (Kunsthalle Zurich, 2006), Kerry Tribe (American Academy Berlin, 2006), as well as Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2007) and Vitamin Ph, New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon, 2006).



02/18/15

$10



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



Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.



02/19/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/treasure-island

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



The Mavericks

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band - with a Cuban-American lead singer and who emerged from Miami in 1989 with a sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences - has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life, and the two decades that have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country have given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away.”

The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” prove that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.



02/19/15

$35 - $55



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

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



The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Geological Lecture Hall

In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala. Their research revealed that Ceibal was a very early settlement, one that predated the cities constructed in the heyday of Maya civilization. Recent excavations in Ceiba have produced exciting new findings, including the discovery of what is considered the earliest ceremonial complex in the Maya lowlands, dating to 950 BCE. Inomata and Triadan discuss the new discoveries and what they reveal about the origins of Maya culture and society.



02/19/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2103

Geological Lecture Hall - 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



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



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



Mavis Staples

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A veritable titan of both gospel and R&B, Mavis Staples has been tiptoeing the boundary between the spiritual and the secular for more than 60 years. And she isn’t slowing down.



02/20/15

$55-$85



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/mavis-staples/

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



Pity Party

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

If you don’t have anything nice to say, this party’s for you. Misery loves company, so come air your grievances with some like-minded pessimists over signature cocktails and catty treats. Artist and libations expert Emily Lombardo will create a series of delightful downers to toast and complain about.



02/20/15

Free



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

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



Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Frank Caliendo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is best known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.



02/21/15

$27 - $35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frank-caliendo/

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



The Second Girl

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

With Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night as a backdrop, The Second Girl is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two Irish immigrant servant girls and the chauffeur search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world in this lyrical and poignant world premiere by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone (Brendan, The Atheist) and directed by Campbell Scott (The Atheist).



01/16/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets: $25 - $83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/second-girl/

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



Aurora Borealis

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Catch a glimpse of the exquisite Northern Lights as this program brings you from the bitter heart of a Nordic winter to the warmth of a welcoming hearth. The few gentle snowflakes felt in Steve Reich’s “Duet” soon gain intensity and develop into a full-blown blizzard of sound.. But as cold as it may be, once you find your way inside, a raucous party awaits – with a pretty stellar live band, of course!

Steve Reich: Duet from “Triple Quartet”
Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings
Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34
Traditional Swedish fiddle tunes, arr. AFC



02/21/15

$15 General Admission
Kids come free!



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

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



Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Curtain Call: BTS is a five-day musical theatre program, taught by Lindsay Albert and Jenna Lea Scott, designed to introduce young students to the stage. Students will sing, dance, participate in group theatre games, read from scripts and explore theatrical improvisation. The ensemble will prepare a series of scripted and staged scenes to present in a public performance for family and friends. This is a great opportunity to preview our Curtain Call program, offered during the summer. We are looking for a dynamic group to engage in the program – join with a friend and make the most of out this February vacation!



02/17/15 - 02/21/15

$395



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/vacation-week-programs/

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



The Power of Negative Thinking

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of The Power of Negative Thinking, an exhibition celebrating the joys of pessimism. The seven featured artists address some of the more unpleasant aspects of life, in seemingly delightful ways. They all create work that in some way challenges societal notions of happiness, either through humor, avoidance, or direct confrontation.

The projects on view exist in a world where happiness is seen as the ultimate commodity, and thinking positively is the solution for all that ails us. By approaching the darker things in life through an intelligent, often humorous, lens, the artists confidently acknowledge that not every glass needs to be half full.

Through the use of work that is bright, bold, and full of surprises, The Power of Negative Thinking provides a striking challenge to simplistic notions of looking on the bright side.

About the artists

Stephen St. Francis Decky (West Roxbury, MA) creates dreamlike worlds filled with bright pastel colors and adorable creatures. In his paintings, sculptures, and stop-motion animations, his characters’ permanent smiles and seemingly utopian landscapes thinly veil undercurrents of cruelty and fear that these lovable critters inflict upon each other, but refuse to acknowledge.

Anthony Montuori (Malden, MA) creates video games that can never be won. His use of bright graphics and innocently nostalgic imagery provides a joyful approach to nihilism, allowing the participant to find comfort in their own shortcomings. In addition to showcasing previously playable works, Montuori will be creating a brand new game, The Power of Negative Thinking, exclusively for this exhibition.

Alicia Riccio (Brooklyn, NY) scours social media platforms to collect photographs of whimsical towel sculptures created aboard cruise ships. She then highlights the disparity between perceived utopias and the reality of human nature by correlating these images to tragedies that occurred on the same ship.

Kirk Amaral Snow (Jamaica Plain, MA) repurposes building materials to create a dialogue on impermanence, façade, and learning to live with failure. In his sculpture When Transition Becomes Stasis, he builds a permanent structure around a collapsible ladder to stop the people he loves from walking under it in a bold reflection on coping with anxiety.

Randy Stevens’ (New Braintree, MA) paintings challenge the viewer to question both her taste and theirs. Through the use of vibrant color and gallons of glitter, Stevens creates work that is seemingly vapid, yet loaded with pathos.

Bradley Tsalyuk & Corey Dunlap (Los Angeles, CA) create work that straddles the line between enticing and repulsive. Their piece Don’t Wish it Were Easier, Wish You Were Better, offers the viewer a slogan that is both motivational and crushingly self-loathing. Printed on a banner attached to smiley-faced balloons, these aggressively colorful objects create a form that is simultaneously lifted and pulled down by their own weight.

About the curator

Born and raised on Long Island, curator Michael Gaughran currently lives and works in Waltham, MA. His curatorial and artistic research is focused mainly on camp and performativity, with a special interest in the crossroads of appropriation and popular culture.



01/16/15 - 02/21/15

Free



- http://www.newartcenter.org/

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



Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

 Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy, have created a new show that highlights the unique talents, stories, and traditions from their original homes of Cape Breton and Lakefield, Ontario. Playing alongside their children and additional musicians, dancers, and singers, the first family of traditional fiddlers perform Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration filled with dancing, singing, and, of course, world-class music-making.



02/21/15

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2251/natalie-macmaster-donnell-leahy

Berklee Performance Center - 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Disney On Ice presents Frozen

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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Travis Tritt

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry. Of course his trademark long hair and conspicuously absent cowboy hat aided in making Tritt one of the most recognizable country music stars of the last 25 years. His impressive string of multi-platinum albums and Top Ten singles didn’t hurt either.



02/22/15

$75 - $135



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/travis-tritt/

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



Strauss & Mahler

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Turn of the century Vienna was a world in which radical change vied with a tendency towards nostalgia in an uneasy balance. Youth and old age had their distinctly different viewpoints, and each found indelible artistic expression. The unconventional assemblage of pieces on this program is a reflection of that tension and imbalance.

First come the whirl and bittersweet nostalgia of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Frühlingsstimmen, one of the best known works by that master of the waltz. Both glamorous and haunting, it is an evocation of a time of elegance, charm, and endless youth that never really was.

From the buoyancy of the waltz we move to the other end of the spectrum – and to the other Strauss. Richard Strauss’ great last work, the Four Last Songs, is his supreme, uncanny musing on the things of this world that linger most memorably just before the light is extinguished forever. Clothed in an orchestral garb of autumnal colors and radiant in the glow of sunset, it may be the most perfect example of his orchestral art that he bequeathed to us, and it also contains his supreme writing for the female voice. The extraordinary, silver-toned Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj, who has made a specialty of this Strauss masterwork, will be making her Boston debut in these concerts.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony brings yet another aspect of the complex Viennese matrix to the fore. Light and charming on the surface, but constantly plumbing deep recesses, it is a vision of life, and of the world after life, as seen from the viewpoint of a child who has suffered deprivation in this world, only to discover overflowing abundance in the next. Aga Mikolaj returns in the vocal fourth movement of the symphony as the boy in heaven, experiencing true delight for the very first time. The Fourth Symphony is quite possibly the most perfectly beautiful composition Mahler ever wrote.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

Level A $72
Level B $52
Level C $36
Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/february-0

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



Angels in America

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice, and courage set during the early stages of the AIDS pandemic in 1980s New York City. Angels in America is composed by Peter Eötvös, with a libretto by Mari Mezei, conducted by William Lumpkin, and with stage direction by Jim Petosa.



02/19/15 - 02/22/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
 



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/angels-in-america-opera/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



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

$56, $45, $34, $23
Students: $8
Seniors: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-222-fitzgerald



Adam DeVine

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Adam Devine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which recently wrapped its second season.



02/22/15

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/adam-devine/

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



U R a Star! Voice Workshop 12-18 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The U R a Star Voice Workshop is a two-day intensive, taught by Carola Emrich-Fisher and Katie Seiler, which will culminate in a performance on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Participants will discover their individual voices and learn about the fundamentals of vocal technique, while exploring topics such as acting and movement, listening and analyzing different genres of vocal repertoire, and mind-body connection.



02/21/15 - 02/22/15

$185



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/vacation-week-programs/

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



Pinocchio

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. Despite being lured away from his loving home by promises of instant fame, fast money, and a life of fun and leisure, the impetuous Pinocchio must learn what is truly important in life. Written by Steven Bogart and Wendy Lement. Directed by Steven Bogart. Based on the book “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Colladi.



01/30/15 - 02/22/15

$15 - $35



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Lost Town

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

The story of one man’s obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family’s town of Trochenbrod. First made famous by Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Trochenbrod was the only all-Jewish town to ever exist outside of Palestine. Trochenbrod’s 5,000 Jews were obliterated by the Nazis, except for 33 townspeople who escaped the massacre there. This personal search triggers a resurgence of interest in the town and reconnects the few remaining survivors who hadn’t seen each other in over 60 years.

USA | 2013 | 85 min | English | Directors: Richard Goldgewicht & Jeremy Goldscheider



02/22/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/02/film-lost-town

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



20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela

Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together for their first tour to honor twenty years since the start of democracy in South Africa and official end of Apartheid. In a collaborative performance with a band, Masekela and Mahalsela will pay homage with 20 Years of Freedom, featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as 'The Voice' in his home country South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics.

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene. Masekela's Grammy Award-winning hit "Grazing in the Grass" sold over four million copies and made him an international star.
 



02/24/15

$32-$74



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=35

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most enthralling operas. The story paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. To escape her claustrophobic existence, she finds true love in the arms of another man. Dramatic tension builds as Janácek takes us on a musical journey, reflecting Kátya’s competing feelings of hope and despair, freedom and oppression and ultimately, a tragic end. This 20th-century opera is not only a musical and dramatic response to Janáceks nationalistic pride and heritage, but also his own unrequited love. Join us for this special musical presentation and lecture that will explore the fascinating personal and cultural influences that inspired this powerful Czech work.
 



02/24/15

Free



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



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

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

Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known fairytale from the storybook pages to the grand stage. Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is an irresistible musical adventure that continues to delight children and adults alike. This collaborative production by the Youth Ballet of Worcester County and the WPI Orchestra combines music and movement in order to cultivate the musical taste of children from the start of their very first theatrical experience.



02/25/15

$20



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=160

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



Stratford Shakespeare Festival: King Lear

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he doesn't expect. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance. Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king – and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity. Recommended 12 years old and up. Once scene depicts an act of brutal violence.



02/25/15


Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

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



British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Pop culture was changed forever in 1964-65 by the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Some 50 years later, a quorum of iconic singers of the legendary 1960s music revolution share the stage for a unique, multi-media event.

Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon), Denny Laine (of the Moody Blues & Wings), Chad & Jeremy,Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers,and Terry Sylvester (of the Hollies) will perform their hits and key cuts, backed by a four-piece beat combo. Asher serves as master of ceremonies, offering first person anecdotes of the era.



02/26/15

$40 - $60



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



Chora at FPAC Gallery

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

Reception: January 8th, 5-7pm

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Chora, featuring the work of Ariel Freiberg and Filiz Emma Soyak. The show was juried by Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery.

 

Freiberg and Soyak re-imagine and visualize what is found between the seen and the peripheral. Dingy corners and scraps of images are excavated for their potential. By layering multiple languages and processes, these non-structured visual moments- otherwise forgotten- are presented to the viewer.



01/08/15 - 02/26/15



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



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



Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

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

Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other international hits, including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry." Prior to that, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose long-haired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early '90s.

Since Semisonic, Wilson has released three solo albums, Free Life, Live at the Pantages, and Love Without Fear, which was released in April. He has also become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, perhaps due to his slow-drip brew of philosophy and artistic seriousness; dry Midwestern humor; and songwriting, performing, and production skills. As a songwriter and producer, he has worked with a diverse group of artists including Adele, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Taylor Swift, among others. He has received Grammy Awards for Adele's hit "Someone Like You" and the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice."



02/27/15

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show
$10 Berklee Students



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



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



09/19/14 - 02/28/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Evening in Paris

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

Winner of the Tchaikovsky Medal, Sergey Antonov makes his first Pro Arte appearance in Saint-Saëns’ demanding cello concerto, 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



Corey Holcomb

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Corey hit his first open mic in 1992 when Adele Givens called him to the stage. He was a smashing success and has been a full-time comedian ever since. He has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search, Budweiser Comedy Competition, Chicago Home Jam, and Laffapalooza. He has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival.

Corey’s comedy genius transcends class and racial divides. If you understand English, Corey’s humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. According to Corey, a “hunter” (man) being captured by his “prey” (woman) makes for the best comedy ever.

Corey offers plenty of advice on how men who have been the victim of a “hostile takeover” by the female in the relationship can take back control. You can believe there is no counselor on the planet who offers the kind of relationship advice and remedies Corey dispenses from the stage.

Corey Holcomb’s comedy set is both an auditory and visual experience. His facial gestures alone can make an audience burst with laughter. “I spend a lot of time practicing my stage faces because I need to be able to convey care and concern while I criticize.” Although Corey has a long and diverse resume of successes, he remains humble and approachable.

Corey’s film and television credits include independent film “Who’s Watching The Kids,” MTV2′s “Wild ‘N Out,” MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” 20th Century Fox’s “Like Mike,” a recurring role on UPN’s “Half & Half,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” BET’s “Comic View,” Fox’s “Mad TV,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” Showtime’s “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Pain,” TV Ones “Rickey Smiley Show,” and plays recurring character Robert Tubbs on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show”! He has appeared in three comedy specials of his own, Corey Holcomb: “The Problem Is You,” Comedy Central Presents: “Corey Holcomb,” and Showtime Presents: “Your Way Ain’t Working.”

You can currently see Corey in the movie “Think Like A Man Too” and Adult Swim’s new TV series “Black Jesus.”



02/28/15

$25



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



Altan

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with fellow fiddler Ciaran Tourish are the centerpiece of the group’s sound. Their complementary styles are anchored by one of the best rhythm sections in the business, with Dáithí Sproule on guitar, Ciarán Curran on bouzouki, and newest member Martin Tourish on accordion. They are touring in support of a new album recorded in Nashville and due to be released on Compass Records this winter.



02/28/15

Reserved Seating
$30.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2266/altan

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



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



Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

Join us for the sixth annual Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen as Boston's top chefs create modern twists on traditional Jewish food.



03/01/15

$36



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-nowbeyond-bubbies-kitchen-2/?instance_id=



Brian Brooks Moving Company with special guest Wendy Whelan

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Brian Brooks is a daring choreographer, concocting precise, kinetic, and volatile choreography that tests the threshold of physical endurance. In addition to Brooks’ choreography, Wendy Whelan joins Brooks for a collaborative duet that was originally choreographed to be part of the Celebrity Series’ 2013-2014 season.

“Brooks loves to shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance.” – Dance Magazine

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.

Sponsored by Jann E. Leeming and Spring Sirkin.
 



02/28/15 - 03/01/15

Tickets start at $60

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



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

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



An Evening with Audra McDonald

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.

“One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing – a defining voice of our time.” – The New York Times

“McDonald is one of the most consummate performers there is, effortlessly intimate, casually masterly, seemingly more comfortable on stage than most people are anywhere.” – The Boston Globe



03/01/15

Tickets start at $45



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



Stile Antico

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

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 - 29 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Uncle Jack

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

Boston Center for American Performance and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre present this Boston University New Play Initiative production, a comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this modern-day retelling of Uncle Vanya, Uncle Jack, his niece Sonya, and his British brother-in-law Derek struggle to save their small summer theatre company in the Berkshires…and the company’s looming demise causes old wounds to bleed afresh. Jack fires a keepsake pistol, Derek runs for cover, and hearts are broken. 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



The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice Rink

Presented by Boston Common Frog Pond at Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S. It is the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Open to the public with skate rentals available. Depending on the weather, ice skating begins mid-November and usually ends in March.

Join us for College Nights, show your current college ID and get a half-price admission for just $2!
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm until closing at 9:00pm.

 

 



11/22/14 - 03/01/15

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.

Daily Admission
Admission price based on skater’s height:
58-inches and over: $5.00
Under 58-inches: free

Skate Rentals
Adult men/women: $10.00
Kids: $5.00
Lockers: $2.00

Skate Sharpening
$8.00 per pair

Bobby the Skating Seal
$10/hour
Skating aids for children who are learning to skate.

 



- http://www.bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/

Boston Common Frog Pond - 46 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02108



The Sing-Off Live! Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2), plus one more group from this year’s 2-hour The Sing-Off television special which airs Wednesday, December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.

The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans of the genre the chance to discover top local talent as well.

The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, known among the a cappella community as “The Godfather of Contemporary A Capella.” In addition to working as arranger, consultant, and producer on The Sing-Off, Sharon served as musical director and arranger for the hit film Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-off’s and a few surprises.



03/02/15

$29 - 460



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-sing-off-live-tour/

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



Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in 1878 for Brahms's lifelong friend, the virtuoso violinist-teacher Joseph Joachim. Stravinsky's?Dumbarton Oaks?is named for the Washington, D.C., estate of its commissioners; its premiere took place there under the baton of Nadia Boulanger. This brief, objective, consummately neoclassical chamber concerto is a "concerto" in the sense that each section is treated as a solo participant. Debussy's?Images?is at the other end of the spectrum, a richly orchestrated, richly illustrative triptych drawing on an English jig, idealized Spanish music, and a subtle, evocative Spring Round.



02/26/15 - 03/03/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Silk Road Ensemble

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society.

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” – Vancouver Sun



03/03/15

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



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



Color, Mixing & Reactions

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

Color, Mixing & Reaction — Exploring our world through our senses helps children develop important observation and language skills as they investigate, process, and come to understand new information. Mix colors using paint on textured surfaces such as tin foil, bubble wrap and contact paper. Learn how to make your own sensory recipes for home such as oobleck and play dough. Children will not only be exploring new sensations but developing dexterity and fine motor skills as we manipulate our materials using turkey basters, funnels, and eye droppers.

Adult + Child, ages 1 – 3 years old
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
January 6 – March 3, 2015 [No class February 17]
$150 per 8-week session // Siblings receive 25% discount // Siblings under 1 free
3rd Floor Playspace, 48 Rutland Street, Boston MA 02118
 



01/06/15 - 03/03/15

$150



- http://www.uses.org/CAC



MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present The 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture Ft. Wangechi Mut

Presented by MassArt at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium

 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the nation's first and only public college of art in the country, today announced that contemporary African artist Wangechi Mutu will deliver the esteemed 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. This free lecture will take place from 6-8 pm in the Tower Auditorium at MassArt (621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu moved to the United States to study art and anthropology. Her multimedia works use dreamlike and provocative imagery to eplore issues of gender and sexism, race, (neo)colonialism, and rampant consumption. The unique mix of elements in her collages, videos, animations, sculptures, and among the vanguard of Afrofuturism in visual arts.

Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community to give lectures, artist talks, gallery walkthroughs, panel discussions, and for residencies to make new work. These visiting artists often meet with students to give critiques and offer professional experience and advice, an invaluable tool for those about to embark on their own career in the arts.

The Adderley Lecure series was established in 1995 in memory of MassArt painting student Tyrone Maurice Adderley. The lecture series recognizes the achievements of outstanding artists, historians, and educators from diverse cultural groups. Past Adderley lecturers have included Chakaia Booker, Melvin Edwards, Lorraine O'Grady, Alison Saar, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, and Fred Wilson, among others. 

For more information on this and other events at MassArt please see www.massart.edu/galleries, email galleryinfo@massart.edu, or call 617-879-7337. 

 

 

 

 



03/03/15

Free and Open to the Public



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Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium - Tower Auditorium, Boston, MA, 02115



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



Nature, Shapes & Patterns

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

Nature, Shapes & Patterns — Did you know that when children learn with all of their senses, their brain connections are stronger and their memories last longer? Explore animal habitats such as the arctic, ocean, desert and forest and engage our five senses in creative play using instant snow, ice, soapy bubbles, play dough, and natural materials like sand, sticks and leaves to build your own imaginative worlds.

Adult + Child, ages 1 – 3 years old
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
January 8 – March 5, 2015 [No class February 19]
$150 per 8-week session // Siblings receive 25% discount // Siblings under 1 free
3rd Floor Playspace, 48 Rutland Street, Boston MA 02118
 



01/08/15 - 03/05/15

$150



- http://www.uses.org/CAC



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



03/06/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Justin Townes Earle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of beloved country folk rabble-rouser Steve Earle, Justin (his middle name Townes is in honor his father’s mentor and friend, the great Townes Van Zandt) had large musical shoes to fill, but after five critically-adored records and an ever-growing legion of fans, it’s safe to say he’s done that.



03/06/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/justin-townes-earle/

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



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



Comically Speaking

Presented by Essex Art Center

 

Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner
Jan 9 – March 6, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5-7 pm

The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner.

   

 

 

 

 

 



01/09/15 - 03/06/15

FREE and open to the public



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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



The Big Meal

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose life and loves are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corndog, calamari and Cadillac margarita in-between – a multi-generational potluck of characters live life’s major and minor moments around the dinner table. Expect humor and heartache as eight actors portraying 26 characters and five generations serve up a veritable theatrical feast. Food and family, laughter, love & loss, it’s The Big Meal.



02/13/15 - 03/07/15

$25 in Advance, $30 Day-of-Performance, Seniors $20, Students $15
Low Priced Preview 2/13 - 2/15: $20 in Advance, $25 Day-of-Performance



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

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



Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the century since World War I, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically, though its resulting death and destruction remain constant. On view January 29–March 7, 2014, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s spring exhibition “Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict” brings together 16 international artists who examine the lives of military and private citizens living in an era of what seems to be a permanent state of war. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.

Related Events
January 29, 5–7 pm: Opening reception
February 2, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke and Bonnie Donohue
February 12, 6:30 pm: Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara
February 19, 6:30 pm: Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky
February 23, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett and Ken Hruby

 



01/29/15 - 03/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.smfa.edu/permanent-war

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and George Fawcett. Valentino died suddenly just as the film was being released, unleashing an outpouring of love and support for the deceased actor along with his last and perhaps finest film. This wonderful swashbuckling romance is being presented in a beautifully restored print along with one of Alloy Orchestra’s best original scores.



03/07/15

Reserved Seating
$25.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2296/alloy-orchestra

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



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

Presented by MassArt at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents the highly anticipated Spring 2015 exhibition: Color Fields from January 26–March 7, 2015. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color featuring the works of thirteen internationally recognized artists. Curated by MassArt’s Director of Curatorial Programs, Lisa Tung, Color Fields debuts four site-specific installations on the East Coast. Spanning over 8,000 sq. ft. (both the Bakalar & Paine Galleries) it will be the singular featured Spring 2015 exhibition. From painterly photographs to illuminating projections the works in Color Fields range from the monochromatic to the riotous. The exhibition also pays tribute to MassArt alumnus and Professor Albert Munsell, the inventor of the Munsell Color System and grandfather of uniform color naming, without whom we would not have a consistent approach to color identification.

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries are located on MassArt’s campus at 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, on the Avenue of the Arts. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Bakalar & Paine Galleries are open Monday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on Sundays). For more information about Color Fields and other events at MassArt please see www.massart.edu/galleries, email galleryinfo@massart.edu, or call 617-879-7337.


Exhibition Details:

Color Fields
January 26-March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 28 - 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Bakalar & Paine Galleries
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Free and Open to the Public

Featured Artists: Terry Adkins, Rebecca Baumann, Elaine Buckholtz, Sonia Falcone, Michelle Grabner, Channa Horwitz, David Huffman, Derek Jarman, John Knuth, Jim Lambie, Mariah Robertson, Kate Shepherd, David Benjamin Sherry. [*See below for samples of each artists' work]

Art historians have conventionally posited line above color. Drawing is often seen as rational and structured whereas color is about emotion and expression. Indeed, if something “colors your judgment,” you have lost your objectivity and cannot be relied upon. Yet without color our surroundings would not only be devoid of the transcendent and the ecstatic, but would also lose much of their symbolic and cultural meanings. They would be colorless. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color featuring the works of thirteen internationally recognized artists.

From painterly photographs to illuminating projections, constructed domestic patterning to chromatic rhythmic compositions, the works in Color Fields range from the monochromatic to the riotous. The exhibition also pays tribute to MassArt alumnus and professor Albert Munsell, the inventor of the Munsell Color System and grandfather of uniform color naming, without whom we would not have a consistent approach to color identification. (The Munsell Color System was the first attempt at illustrating colors in three-dimensional space.)

The majority of the artists in Color Fields are unorthodox in their approaches--utilizing diverse media ranging from flyspecks to crepe paper streamer curtains to aromatic spices. The artworks are as expanses of color, where the viewer can contemplate and lose themselves in the revelatory, healing, philosophical, and intoxicating properties of color.

Special Event:
Family Day at Color Fields
Saturday, February 28 - 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day. Guests may come for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and art-making designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery staff to illuminate the featured exhibition. With materials and inspiration provided, visitors can let their creativity flow. Activities are best suited for ages 6 and up. Refreshments served.


About Lisa Tung, Director of Curatorial Programs
Lisa Tung is the Director of Curatorial Programs and Professional Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). She has curated dozens of exhibitions—most recently Reality Check (2013), Verdant (2012), Edifice Amiss (2012), and Earth & Alchemy: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture (2012). She holds both bachelors and master’s degrees in art history. Tung has served on numerous juries for artist prizes and has been a nominator for artist fellowships for institutions such as Boston University; the Institute of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the MacArthur Foundation. Tung serves on the Boston Art Commission and was recognized by Boston Magazine as Boston’s Best Curator in 2012.

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About Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Massachusetts College of Art and Design is one of the top colleges of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1873, MassArt has a legacy of leadership as the only independent public college of art and design in the country and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. MassArt offers a comprehensive range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees in art and design, all taught by world-class faculty, along with continuing education and youth programs designed to encourage individual creativity. For more information, visit www.massart.edu.

About The Bakalar & Paine Galleries: The largest free, contemporary art space in New England, the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery host four professional exhibitions annually and also offer lectures and events that are meant to encourage creative curiosity. Free and open to the public, the galleries are a venue for national and international art and serve as a vital cultural resource for the college, Boston, and beyond. The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt are open Monday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on Sundays). The galleries are located at 621 Huntington Avenue, in the South building near the corner of Longwood Avenue and Huntington Avenue, and are accessible on the green line E train at the Longwood/Medical Area stop or by the 39 bus. For more information on these and other exhibitions at MassArt please email galleryinfo@massart.edu or call 617-879-7337.



12/26/14 - 03/07/15

FREE



- http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/Bakalar_andPaine/Color_Fields.html

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery - 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

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

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time! L.A. Examiner’s Ron Irwin says I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is “an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!” TV Guide’s William Keck calls it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”

The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

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



Mendelssohn Elijah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal title role of the Old Testament prophet.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$22-$88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

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



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world over for their standing room only appearances, their concerts are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

“A SPIRIT-RAISING CONCOCTION”
The Irish Times



03/08/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/danu-anniversary-tour/

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



Presenting Stephen Burns

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for Freedom. Assistant conductor Taichi Fukumura will conduct the final piece, "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.

 

Burns - Fanfare for Freedom

Honegger - Pastorale d’été

Thomas Oboe Lee - Trumpet Concerto

World Premiere

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique



03/08/15

Adults $40-$15

Senior & Student Discounts Offered



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



Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

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

Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the modernist he would become, and Beethoven gives us the first truly equal duo sonata for cello and piano. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Richard Strauss, Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115
Elliott Carter, Sonata for cello & piano (1949)
Frank Bridge, Elegie, H. 47 (1904)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69



03/08/15

$45, $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_march.html

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



Hot Club of Cowtown

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down.



03/08/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/hot-club-of-cowtown/

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



Hungry Hearts

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

Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City’s Lower East Side. 

USA | 1922 | 80 min | Black & White | Silent with English intertitles | Director: E. Mason Hopper



03/08/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-hungry-hearts

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



Lady of Camellias

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Ignite your desire for true love with Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias. Based on Alexander Dumas' 19th-century French novel and set to the music of Chopin Lady of the Camellias follows the tragic affair of Marguerite, one of Paris' most sought-after courtesans, and Armand, a young gentleman from the country. Dumas' novel, which he later reworked for the theatre, has inspired countless of stage and screen adaptations, including the opera La Traviata, Greta Garbo's magnificent Oscar nominated interpretation of Marguerite in Camille, and the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge. Boston Ballet's staging of Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias celebrates the 20th anniversary of the work.



02/26/15 - 03/08/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/camellias/

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



Kard Goes Hollywood

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

This exhibition in Sharf Visitor Center presents twenty iconic figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age photographed by Karsh over his life-long career. Karsh captures the star quality in his celebrity sitters photographed in their prime, a selection that includes images of Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, and many more.



09/09/14 - 03/08/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/karsh-goes-hollywood

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



Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown, the special run of shows will visit intimate venues only. With her one-of-a-kind powerhouse voice and engaging storytelling flair, Wynonna–joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and award-winning artist Cactus Moser–will share with audiences the personal stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.



03/08/15

$29-$59



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wynonna-friends/

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



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



Jesse Cook

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook is set to release yet another Public Television Special, “Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre”, on November 30, 2013. In addition, due to an increase in demand from fans for more performances in America, Cook is also pleased to announce a 25-date U.S. tour in April/May of 2014.



03/11/15 - 03/12/15

$37 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jesse-cook/

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



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



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



ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.



03/14/15

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



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/la-donna-del-lago/

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



Intro to MIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

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

Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers a morning workshop on Sat, 3/14 from 10-1PM.

Class size: Maximum:8 Minimum: 5

 



01/10/15 - 03/14/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Princess Ivona

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? Come and find out!



03/12/15 - 03/14/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/princess-ivona/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/14/15

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



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons



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



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



Someone Else's Country, Photographs by Jo Ratcliffe

at Peabody Essex Museum

Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to the former battlefields where mines and disused military installations litter the landscape, the artist explores the poignant, humane and occasionally surreal vestiges of violence past, and examines the lives of the people and animals who now inhabit the land. Recently the artist has been photographing in South Africa itself, where encampments and mining facilities helped sustain that country's involvement in the war. Now largely decommissioned, these installations have become curious features of the landscape.

Someone Else's Country brings together a selection of Ractliffe's haunting black and white photographs inspired by the Angolan conflict. Beautiful and evocative, her work raises questions not just about the war, but also about the triumph and folly of human endeavor, showing us history on a human scale. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



10/11/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free

 



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/169-someone_elses_country_photographs_by_jo_ractliffe

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Forged in the Stars

Presented by Pontine Theatre at Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond

In 2008, NASA commissioned Jay O’Callahan to create a story to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. The resulting work, Forged in the Stars, features the stories of three prominent NASA personalities: J.C. High Eagle, a NASA engineer of Cherokee Indian heritage whose childhood dream was to help men land on the moon; astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1969 Apollo moon landing; and the poignant story of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Further, the story explores the wondrous journey of the twin Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977 with the goal of exploring Jupiter and Saturn, and continuing on to this day to places no other spacecraft has ever explored.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org

Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond - Near Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



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



Ronan Tynan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has participated in Master Classes with Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ugo Benelli, Australian tenor Ken Neath, American tenor James King, and American soprano Cynthia Lawrence.

Dr. Tynan has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, 4 of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records while participating in the Paralympics, of which he still holds nine.



03/15/15

$32 - $55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ronan-tynan/

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



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of interiors embrace cultural and spatial fragmentation, creating a kaleidoscopic vision that recasts traditional notions of beauty, gender, race, and representation.

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

 



03/16/15

Free



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



Video Games Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Special events surround the show, including a pre-show experience where guests can enjoy a costume contest, Guitar Hero competition, prize give-a-ways and interactive game demos. Post-show event includes the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers. All pre and post show events are open to all ticket holders.


The best way to describe Video Games Live™? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family.


If you or someone you know is into video games, you won’t want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore. Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live™ will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this.



03/16/15

$36 - $77



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/video-games-live/

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



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, composed in early 1784 as the first of the dozen piano concertos dating from the height of his popularity in Vienna; and Richard Strauss's?Burleske, a sparkling, classically stylish early work composed when he was twenty-one. The program opens with the lovely Sextet for strings from Strauss's final opera,?Capriccio, and ends with Mozart's?Haffner?Symphony, which began life as a serenade composed for the Haffner family in 1782, then was turned by Mozart into a symphony introduced in Vienna the following year.



03/12/15 - 03/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



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



Steven Wright

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Academy Award winning, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright continually sells out theaters internationally with his skewed comedic view of the world. Since his “Tonight Show” debut, which caused such a stir that Johnny invited him back to perform again within a week, the deadpan surrealist master has pushed the comedic boundaries in film, television and the live stage. With an Oscar-winning short film, a 2014 Emmy nomination as a Producer on the hit FX series Louie, two Grammy-nominated CD’s, three critically acclaimed hour specials and countless appearances on TV and in film, Wright is a prototype comedian that others continually try to follow.



03/20/15

$30 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/seven-wright/

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



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



An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

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

Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make beautiful music, and they write songs that draw you in with rich harmonies and deep, intimate lyrics. Join Andy Baxter, Kyle Jahnke, and their band for an evening of your favorite songs, storytelling, and friendship.



03/21/15

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/evening-penny-sparrow

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



The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Episode

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Jacques Underground

Audiences loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the often bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy for each actress over the course of its seven seasons. Now comes the loving parody The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Funeral Episode. This 65-minute show adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage reuniting at the funeral of Dorothy's Husband Lucas (Blanche's Uncle). This show gives fans of the show the reunion episode that never was. Equal parts new material and content we know and love. Called a "Must see.!" by LA Weekly where it played in Los ANgeles for 10 months. Nominated for the Broadway World Awards. This show features the original cast of the Golden Girls LIVE from NYC in 2003.



01/09/15 - 03/21/15

Priority front of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $60. First 20 seats. Assigned on arrival.





Rear of house of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $45. General Admission.



- http://goldengirlsliveonstage.com

Jacques Underground - 79 Broadway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116



New Moon Coffeehouse presents bluegrass with Southern Rail

Presented by New Moon Coffeehouse

SOUTHERN RAIL brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the NEW MOON COFFEEHOUSE in HAVERHILL on Saturday March 21 at 8 pm.

This promises to be another packed house, featuring high-energy exuberant bluegrass with lush harmonies, irrepressible good humor, and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin.


"Beautiful and creative arrangements, emotionally knife-edged" Twangin Country Magazine, CA
“First rate bluegrass...precise harmonies, sharp instrumental work...soaring and lush.” Boston Herald
“The vocal harmonies are exquisite and the musicianship is impeccable.” Radio Star, Ireland
”The phones went nuts over this!” KVML, CA
 



03/21/15

Tickets are $20. ($10 for 18 and under.) Reservations can be made via the New Moon web site or by calling: 978-459-5134.



- http://www.newmooncoffeehouse.org



American Brass Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. 

Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass already in existence. This has led to the commissioning of numerous works from contemporary composers that are now considered to be among the most significant contributions to the brass quintet repertoire. ABQ has premiered works by Jan Bach, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, Virgil Thomson, and Melinda Wagner among many others.



03/22/15

Tickets: $39, $35, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/american-brass-quintet/

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



The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

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

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary about the groundbreaking klezmer band the Klezmatics. It is the culmination of a four-year journey alongside the band members, their music, and their creative process.

USA | 2010 | 106 min | English | Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou



03/22/15

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



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-klezmatics-holy-ground

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



Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael Sévère went on to win the prestigious competition of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in November 2013, where he was awarded First Prize and eight special prizes. He has since played all over the world, as one of the leading represenatives of the French school of clarinet.



03/22/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal Vibrations,” an exhibition that follows an experiment led by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, and in which specially designed objects disembody vibrations generated by visitors’ own voices and promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation.

Visitors first enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Tod Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings by soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, Machover’s music blends voices with other sources to create a wide variety of textures and timbres that prepare the listener for the next sonic journey: the oRb Tunnel. The Tunnel leads to an intimate room containing a sensorial “cocoon,” which closes around the participant as they hold an object called the oRb, a magical ceramic sphere created by Machover and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

 



10/31/14 - 03/22/15

Free



- http://opera.media.mit.edu/vv/



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



Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes”. He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar-work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. “Hotel California” was recently voted the Number 1 best 12 string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine.

Four time Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times best selling author, amazing guitarist and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder today.



03/22/15

$30 - $65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/don-felder/

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



Curious George

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Theatreworks USA presents a delightful new musical based on the adventures of the inquisitive,
lovable, little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.
 



03/22/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



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

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



Katya Kabanova

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Leoš Janácek | Libretto by Francesco Vincenc Cervinka
Sung in an English translation by Norman Tucker

Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janácek’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. The opera paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. Finally she finds both liberation and tormenting guilt in the arms of another man. Janácek’s deeply moving and melodic score evokes freedom both longed for and feared. Elaine Alvarez, making her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the title role, has been praised by the Chicago Tribune for “conveying lyric pathos [that] seems to come as naturally as breathing.”



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

Tickets start at $30.



- http://blo.org/events/katya-kabanova/

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



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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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation of country-rock bands in its over 45 year history.



03/26/15

Tickets: $85, $75, $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/nitty-gritty-dirt-band/

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



Salon Series

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

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



03/26/15

$30



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



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



Heritage Chorale Meets Bluegrass

Presented by Heritage Chorale


Bluegrass Band Monroe Crossing comes from Minnesota to perform with Heritage Chorale
An exciting collaboration of Heritage Chorale with the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Band, Monroe Crossing, performing Carol Barnett's, "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass", composed for Monroe Crossing. This amazing work (to quote from the band's website) "blends the classical mass, modern choral sophistication, touching poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation into an exhilarating musical experience."

"The World Beloved" is such a different choral work that we are thrilled to be one of the first choral groups to present it in the Metro West area, and the first to perform it here with Monroe Crossing themselves.

Rounding out the program will be a variety of American folk songs and spirituals by the Chorale, as well as a set of Bluegrass works by Monroe Crossing.



03/28/15

At door-$25 General, $20 Senior/Student
$15 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts: $22, $17, $10



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/spring_concert.htm



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



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



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



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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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



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.  Blue Man Group is recommended for ages 7+. 



09/17/14 - 03/29/15

$59.50 - $122.20



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Shades of Sound

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Three riveting works of magnificent musicality and exhilarating choreography featuring the return of Wayne McGregor's Chroma and the company premieres of George Balanchine's Episodes and Hans van Manen's deliciously comic Black Cake.



03/19/15 - 03/29/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/shadesofsound/

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



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and recently selected as the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.

Program:
Schubert | Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574, “Grand Duo”
Schubert | Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895
Bach | Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



03/29/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

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

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



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

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



Mozart, Strauss, Golijov

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Mozart
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstadt

R. Strauss
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Golijov
Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Ida Levin & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio showcases the viola’s and the clarinet’s lyrical qualities and is suffused with a spirit of playfulness and spontaneity. Composed under a romantic spell, the Violin Sonata by Richard Strauss is full of energy and hope and shows a young composer at the cusp of discovering his own voice. The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Boston-based composer Osvaldo Golijov weaves a tale inspired by the named great kabbalist rabbi of Provence and presents “a kind of epic, a history of Judaism.”

 



03/29/15

$23, $34, $45, $56; Student: $8; Senior/WGBH: $4 off



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-329-sanders

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



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



Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. Giovanni is no match for the beauty and passion displayed by the women throughout this landmark work. Driven by desire, his extreme obsession with such beauty leads to his fateful demise. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights. This final Opera Night at the BPL presentation will include riveting performances from some of BLO’s very own leading ladies and an engaging discussion about the inspiration, portrayal, and impact of these unforgettable female roles.



04/01/15

Free, and open to the public



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



04/02/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Good Friday Concert

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.



04/03/15

FREE, no tickets required; $20 suggested donation.



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

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



XDance

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

 Directed by: Marlena Yannetti

 At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.



04/02/15 - 04/05/15

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Greene Theater - Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place 6th floor, Boston, MA, 02116



The Colored Museum

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company

Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.



03/06/15 - 04/05/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/colored-museum/



Adriana Varejao

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The ICA presents the first U.S. solo presentation of work by Adriana Varejão, one of the leading voices in contemporary Brazilian art. Varejão’s work mines the history of Brazil referencing the history of art, architectural ruins, Baroque church interiors, Portuguese azulejos (blue and white ceramic tiles), scenes of colonialism, and Brazilian indigenous paganism. The exhibition features a selection of works made from 1993 to the present—including early paintings, floor and wall-based sculptural works, installations, and work from Polvo, a recent series of self-portraits highlighting the spectrum of interracial identity in Brazil. The exhibition traces the artist’s exploration of the effects of colonialism through the lens of anthropophagy, the concept that Brazilian culture was developed through a process of ‘devouring’ and reinterpreting the symbolic and cultural contributions of its colonizers.



11/19/14 - 04/05/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/adriana-varej%C3%A3o/

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



Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little MermaidPeter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Never Land to join Tinker Bell; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters, and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation your family will never forget.

 



04/02/15 - 04/05/15



- http://www.disneyonice.com/passport-to-adventure

DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus



04/07/15

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

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



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



Stephen Dubner

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

An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 5 million copies around the world in more than 35 languages.



04/07/15

$26 - $36.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=157

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



Dublin Guitar Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

“The Dublin Guitar Quartet have no frontiers when it comes to blazing a trail for contemporary music.” – Sunday Business Post (Ireland)


Program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, Arvo Part.

Seating for this performance is limited

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/08/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

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

BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Bach the Apollonian” closes the series on an exalted note, with grand, heavenly sonatas by two generations of composers.



04/09/15

Suggested donation: $20



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

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



Stratford Shakespeare Festiva: King John

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Ex-communication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.



04/09/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

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



UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great? spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder, and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger



04/10/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In advance of their eagerly anticipated appearances as Poppea and Nerone in BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, beloved soprano Amanda Forsythe and superstar countertenor David Hansen join forces with BEMF’s Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring selections from Monteverdi’s Poppea, sparkling chamber duets by Steffani and Handel, and solo showcases from each performer. This collaboration of world-class artists promises to be a truly unforgettable musical event!



04/10/15

$100 - $66 - $49 - $38 - $19



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

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



Big Fish

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.



03/13/15 - 04/11/15

$25-$61



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

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



Jazz Meets Broadway

Presented by Highland Jazz

The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of improvisation to the great body of Broadway songs. From swing style to contemporary rock rhythms, the Winikers’ jazz combo, featuring Tom Petrakes (bass), pianist Neil Green, and Cyndy Gayle (vocals), will explore how jazz artists from every decade put their own stamp on the music.



04/11/15

$18 Adv($17 Sen.$10 Stud); $20 Door



- http://www.highlandjazz.org



BMV World Tour 2015

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music

SHIRISH KORDE: New work World Premiere
   Iva Bittova, soprano, Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist, and Sandeep Das, tabla
CHOU WEN-CHUNG: Ode to the Eternal Pine
FRANCO DONATONI: Arpege
SEBASTIAN CURRIER: Whispers

See the world on stage with a season finale featuring a new fusion work by Shirish Korde for BMV and international soloists, presented alongside works from BMV-favorite composers from around the globe.



04/11/15

$30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $10 Students / Children



(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

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



The Price is Right Live!

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

The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to cliffhangers to the big wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.

Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly ten years, The Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets. Made possible through the support of TD Bank.



04/11/15

$32.50 - $52.50. Limited VIP seats are available for $92.50 and include premium seating.

10% discount available to members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO card holders during member presale only.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=168

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



Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church

Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, featuring:

D’Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-soprano
Linda Toote, Flute
Michelle La Course, Viola
Ina Zdorovetchi, Harp
Mana Tokuno, Piano

“In this time of international strife, I felt that the most appropriate centerpiece of this concert should be the gripping chamber work- Earl Kim’s Now and Then- written in response to his having flown as an American airman over Nagasaki right after the atomic bomb fell. Mr. Kim waited quite a few years to let this work rise within him, bringing the texts of Samuel Beckett and William Butler Yeats to full haunting impact. Other works on the program by Ravel and Poulenc will complement and contrast with this work, utilizing the beautiful sonorities of the chamber ensemble and piano.” – D’Anna Fortunato

The concert will include:

Earl Kim, Now and Then: 5 Movements with Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp
Francis Poulenc, Priez pour Paix with Voice and Harp
Claude Debussy, Nous n’avons plus de Maison with Voice and Piano
Maurice Ravel, Greek Songs with Voice and Harp
and other music to be announced.

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



04/11/15

$35 non-member, $25 member in advance, $10 student/low income



- http://masspeaceaction.org/event/music-for-peace-vocal-chamber

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



Out of the City by Leslie Ayvazian

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Everyone loves a birthday surprise. When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.



03/19/15 - 04/12/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert III

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder, 34-53

Roberta Anderson, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano
Jesse Irons, violin
Gabby Irons & Karen Oosterbaan, violin II
Mark Berger & Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell & Cora Swenson, cello



04/12/15

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

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



Needles and Opium

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre. Robert Lepage is a director, playwright, actor and film director. He founded his multidisciplinary production company, Ex Machina, in 1994 and has won such accolades as the medal of the Officers of the Ordre national du Quebec, Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award, Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the Prix Europe and the Stanislavski Award, among others. Lepage’s new Ring cycle for The Metropolitan Opera will be performed in its entirety in New York, spring 2012.  



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets start at $25
 



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



God's Ear

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Davis Square Theatre

God's Ear is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of language, Jenny Schwartz guides us through a window of loss that may appear at first opaque but, in fact, cuts to the bone.



03/25/15 - 04/12/15

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



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/gods-ear

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



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and left his worn-torn homeland, hoping to find an audience for his third concerto in America. Decades later, pianist Jon Kimura Parker took a giant step of his own, making his stunning Carnegie Hall debut with the Russian’s now critically-acclaimed piece, known as the “Giant.” This year marks Parker’s 30th anniversary performing this famously difficult masterpiece which positions both soloist and orchestra as mighty protagonists. Another place, another time. Mahler, Vienna’s brilliant conductor, crosses a different threshold with the premier of his fourth symphony, so beautifully interlaced with a song, a child’s view of heaven. To capture the music’s purity, innocence and wonder, a young boy will perform the solo, usually sung by a soprano, Mahler often said “my time will come.” Maestro Pak, a master interpreter of the composer, and the orchestra will prove that it will
always be. Join us as we walk among Giants.

SYMPHONY NO. 4 | Gustav Mahler
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 | Sergei Prokofiev



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-8.asp

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



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on that historic collaboration between two master musicians.

“[Chick Corea is]… a luminary, ebullient, and eternally youthful.” – The New York Times

“The sheer rhythmic dynamism, relentless invention and all-over-the-keyboard virtuosity of his performance… suggested, in fact, that [Herbie Hancock] may be entering a new period of creativity and rejuvenation.” – Chicago Tribune



04/12/15

Tickets start at $45.



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



National Pride (and Prejudice)

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

The American Flag, Stonehenge, Chairman Mao Zedong: instantly recognizable, powerful symbols of the nations that produced them. But what instills pride in one citizen may be a call to protest for another, or may represent a complex combination of thoughts and feelings. The seven works in this installation take a critical look at such images to spark dialogue around provocative issues of national identity. They challenge long-held assumptions about these symbols with a combination of humor, beauty and biting commentary, highlighting the close link between politics and contemporary art. A new acquisition, Jeremy Deller’s off-the-wall video portrait of British culture, English Magic (2013), is accompanied by works by Dave Cole, Burhan Dogançay, Matthew Day Jackson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Catherine Opie and Stan Nanchez.



11/15/14 - 04/12/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/national-pride-and-prejudice

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



Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15 - 04/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



04/14/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Harlem Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.



04/16/15

Free, no tickets required.



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



St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites in the Anglican tradition.
Questions? Contact Janet Stone, jstone@trinitychurchboston.org



04/16/15

$10, $30, $50



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

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



Joseph Calleja, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Gramophone magazine’s 2012 artist of the year and a Grammy nominee, this silver-toned tenor promises an unforgettable recital experience.

“Mr. Calleja has one of the lovliest voices in opera right now, pure, sunny and strong, but ith a ringing vibration…” – The New York Times

“Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seem serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who…is now maturing into an artist of the first rank.” – The New Yorker

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



04/17/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Adolph Adam's Giselle performed by The Russian National Ballet Theatre

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!

The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Giselle returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of Giselle, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, which comes to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia.



04/17/15

Full price tickets are $42 - $53
Kids and students are  $25
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=169

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



Hannibal Buress

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.



04/17/15

$30



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/hannibal-buress/

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



Adolph Adam's Giselle performed by The Russian National Ballet Theatre

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

The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s GISELLE returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers, Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of GISELLE, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, and is now coming to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia, presented by Music Worcester.



04/17/15

Full price tickets are $42, $45, $48, and $53, depending on seating location. Kids and students are only $25. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=169

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



O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

 Exploring the world and its people.



04/11/15 - 04/18/15

All tickets $10



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/o-ship-aboard-the-ship/

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



Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

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

The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees.

In Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure, it’s the first day of advanced training for the trainees. They are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol?



04/18/15

$29 - $39. Limited VIP seats are available for $52 and include premium seating and a goody bag with show merchandise.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=165

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



Tongue in Cheek

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile, Boccherini gets his groove on, Farina channels cats, dogs, and roosters, and and Harvard composer/mathematician Noam Elkies shows us just how nutty a fugue can get, as A Far Cry concludes its season with a smile and a wink, tongue firmly in cheek.

Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass



04/18/15

$15 General admission
Kids come free!



- http://www.afarcry.org

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



The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons from a private European collection (usually 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which be on display. The dates of the icons and objects will range from the 16th century to the present. 



01/23/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $10; Seniors 59 +, $7; Students 18+w/ID, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ethiopian-icons/

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA, 01510



Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway

Presented by Spectacle Management

Back by popular demand with an all new line-up of Broadway hits! A smash-hit revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber. 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century. It's an unforgettable evening of music that will keep Broadway buffs in state of bliss for weeks to come.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

$43



- http://www.spectacleshows.com



Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

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

Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques
Steven Stucky, Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream)
Franz Schubert, Grand Rondo in A Major, Op. 107, D. 951
Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps for piano four-hands



04/19/15

$45 | $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_april.html

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



Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

 The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides. Neither side wins, but all of the music – both the devout and the torrid – is unforgettable.

The Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz also concerns itself with passion and religiosity, but both, in this work, are not just fervid, but are driven to the brink of obsessive madness. This amazing early work of Berlioz ushered in previously unknown orchestra colors and instrumental techniques, and employed harmonic and rhythmic audacities that were so shocking in 1830 that, in a good performance, they still manage to stun us today. Benjamin Zander and the BPO have performed it several times in the past, and judging from past experience the odds are that these performances are going to stun us again.

In between these two tumultuous works comes the beloved First Cello Concerto of Saint-Saëns. Its single movement melds a huge variety of melodic ideas – and astonishing instrumental virtuosity – into a supremely satisfying whole. Nineteen-year-old Jonah Ellsworth, who is already well-known in Boston from local appearances, is the phenomenal soloist in these performances.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



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

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



Massenet's CENDRILLON

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Composed by Jules Massenet with libretto by Henri Caïn. Massenet's ethereal score carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment. Conducted by William Lumpkin, with Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker. Sung in French with English supertitles.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/cendrillon/

Boston University Theatre, Mainstage - 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Taj Mahal

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.



04/19/15

$93; $83; $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/taj-mahal/

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



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf’s” (New York Magazine). Preserving Woolf’s vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who’s magically transformed into an immortal woman.



04/04/15 - 04/19/15

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



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/orlando/

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



The Hard Problem

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry.



04/21/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/the-hard-problem/

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



Trio Jean Paul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary muse, the German Romantic poet, Jean Paul.

“…The Jean Paul players unashamedly held nothing back. These are acutely musical and sophisticated players, and they deserve an audience.” – The New York Times

Program:
Beethoven | Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, No. 1
Wolfgang Rihm | Fremde Szenen III
Dvo?ák| Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Opus 65

Seating for this performance is limited.

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/22/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



04/25/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone



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

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



Lily Tomlin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comedians, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards.



04/25/15

$50-$77



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

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



Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist, Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, has matured into a compelling artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name. No Boston jazz fan will want to miss this exciting double-bill.
 



04/25/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.



04/25/15

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



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cavalleria-rusticana-and-pagliacci/

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



Ulysses on Bottles

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

Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston’s own Israeli Stage, featuring the acting talents of local favorites Jeremiah Kissel, Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald. With surprising humor and powerful insight, Ulysses on Bottles tells the story of two unlikely companions who meet in prison: an Israeli-Arab literature teacher nicknamed Ulysses and a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes on his case pro bono. Combined, the perspectives of the two men explore the different reactions to Gaza: the collisions of the personal and the political, morality and ambition. Evron wrestles with people living in separate realities where a life of privilege is pitted against a life of deprivation, and the story of Ulysses raises profound questions about absolute morality and personal freedom.



04/09/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets start at $25.



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

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



A Night on the Clowns

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

Enjoy an evening of comedy, music, magic and silliness featuring some of the best physical comedians and variety artists working today. These entertainers have performed on Broadway, with Cirque du Soleil, on television and on assorted stages in Germany, Australia, England, France, Chile, Israel, Turkey and the United States.

What do you get when you put a troupe of clowns on the Brandeis stage? Join us to find out!



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Free and open to the public, however this event is ticketed.

Get your free tickets through Brandeis Tickets by phone at (781) 736-3400, or in person. Internet ticketing is not available for this production.



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

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



A Symphonic Spectacular

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

The Boston Civic Symphony brings to a close its celebratory 90th season with a program showcasing the orchestra musicians. Music Director Max Hobart will conduct.

 



04/26/15

Adults $40/$35
Senior & Student Discounts Offered



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Come Back, Little Sheba

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.



03/27/15 - 04/26/15

Ticket price range: $25-$88



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/come-back-little-sheba/

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French music. The program features works by three quintessential French composers: Ravel's iridescent Introduction and Allegro for harp, accompanied by string quartet, flute, and clarinet, one of the first pieces to use the full range of the harp in a solo role; Poulenc's elegant three-movement Sextet for piano and winds; and Faur?'s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, a surprisingly warm and welcoming piece despite its key. The program also includes American composer Hannah Lash's??Three Shades Without Angles?for flute, viola, and harp, commissioned by the BSO for the Chamber Players' 50th anniversary season to use the same ensemble template as Debussy's seminal Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. Lash's elegant, vibrant single-movement work, partly inspired by Debussy's compatriot, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, received its world premiere in February 2014.



04/26/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our season-long exploration of Haydn's chamber works with the Symphony Quintetto, an exquisite chamber arrangement of his Symphony No. 97. 



04/26/15

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



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber4-2014-15

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



Walden, revisited

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau; and the connection and disconnection between the two. In 1845, Thoreau (1817–1862) embarked on a now-legendary two-year, two-month, and two-day venture into the Concord woods to write and live “Spartan-like.” He immortalized his experiment in Walden; or Life in the Woods, which extols the virtues of a life simplified to “only the essential facts,” spent in a self-built, one-room cabin near the shores of Walden Pond.

Today, 160 years after its first publication, Walden is firmly ensconced in the canon of great American literature. It remains the foundational text for American nature writing, and its message of living simply, economically, and intentionally has resonated throughout subsequent generations. In the wake of the Great Recession and the growing urgency of climate change, Walden emerges again as a home-grown American handbook dedicated to self-reliance and a life lived with, not against, nature.

These same topics loom large as contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment, and the role of art within culture. Walden, revisited brings fifteen artists to deCordova, the pond’s neighbor, to contemplate and review the less explored legacies of this great American memoir through and in contemporary art practices.

Walden, revisited features sculpture, installation, performance, painting, drawing, and video, alongside new commissions. Artists include James Benning, David Brooks, William Cordova, Spencer Finch, Futurefarmers, William Lamson, Ana María Gómez López and Pamela Jordan, Jane D. Marsching, Michael Mercil, Oscar Palacio, Gina Siepel, Lisa Sigal, Jennifer Sullivan, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Hilary Wilder.



10/31/14 - 04/26/15

Adults:  $14
Seniors (65+): $12
Students: $10
Children 12 and under: FREE



- http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/walden

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire.Mother Goose, an earlier Ravel score illustrating the stories of Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, and others, began life as a four-hand piano suite written for children, was orchestrated in 1911, and expanded into the complete ballet score the following year with added interludes. Mozart wrote his?Linz?Symphony in emergency conditions: arriving in the Austrian city on October 30, 1783, without a symphony in hand, he had the four-movement work ready for performance four days later with nary a seam showing. In keeping with the French/Classical theme that underscores this program,?Three Studies from Couperin(2006) by the brilliant English composer Thomas Ad?s offers his modern orchestral take on harpsichord music by the great French master.



04/23/15 - 04/28/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Salon Series

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

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



04/30/15

$30
 



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

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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

 Friday, May 1, 8pm, Brooks Hall at Holy Cross

Brentano Quartet

Bartók String Quartet No. 3
MacMillan String Quartet No. 3
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

Named Quartet in Resident at Yale School of Music beginning in fall 2014, the Brentano Quartet has also recently achieved fame for providing the soundtrack to the film A Late Quartet. Known particularly for the intensity of their music-making, they have received numerous awards since starting out in 1992, including the Cleveland Quartet and Naumburg Chamber Music Awards.

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

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



05/01/15

$45 for adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.

Program:
Bach | Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Prokofiev | Sonata in C Major, Opus 119
Joseph Hallman | New work
Schubert | Fantasia in C Major, D. 934

“Barnatan obviously possesses tons of technique…The audience cheered the performance to the rafters, complete with standing ovation.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Though buoyant and youthful, Weilerstein approaches the works she plays with an oversize presence. Already her musical personality…a combination of curiosity and intensity…well developed and unmistakable.” – The New York Times

 



05/01/15

Tickets start at $45.  Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.



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



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Chris Hardwick

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multiplatform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 1M subscribers; 2.4M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages over 6 million monthly downloads. Nerdist also produces content for television including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science” for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International. On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.



05/01/15

$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-hardwick/

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



Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, from the series of great Vienna concertos the composer wrote at the height of his career there. The A major concerto, K.488, is one of the most chamber-musical and intimate of these works. Opening the program is Robert Schumann's dramatic?ManfredOverture, composed in 1848 as part of incidental music for Byron's drama of the same name. Grappling with the shadow of Beethoven's symphonies, Brahms famously delayed completing and releasing his Symphony No. 1 to the world until after his fortieth birthday. It bears several deliberate touches of homage to Beethoven but is fully Brahmsian in its spirit and effect.



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of the most respected artists on the Boston classical music scene. With long standing musical involvement at Handel & Haydn, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Boston College and Framingham’s Heritage Chorale, John is a sought after organist with many organizations including the BSO.

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America
Schuman – New England Triptych
Saint Saens – Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony”



04/26/15 - 05/02/15

$10 - $45



- http://www.newphil.org/

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



Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at Strand Theatre

Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.



04/24/15 - 05/03/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://fiddleheadtheatre.com/

Strand Theatre - 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125



The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It’s a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.  



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $25


 



- https://artsemerson.org/

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



Haydn The Creation

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

$22-$88



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

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



Love, Loss and What I Wore

Presented by Spectacle Management

Proving that a great shows is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories about clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger, produces funny and often poignant insights of life and love. A must-see for any woman who has a love/hate relationship with her wardrobe.

Written by Delia and Nora Ephron.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

$43



- http://www.larcomtheatre.com



All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Max Hobart, Conductor.

 



05/03/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, children under 12: free, MassBay students, faculty, and staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

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



The Cripple of Inishmaan

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

A dark comedy in the great tradition of Irish storytelling set on a remote Irish island in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film "Man of Aran", the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.



04/29/15 - 05/03/15

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers | $6 CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/theatre

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



05/07/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Stephen Hough, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography of more than fifty recordings.

Program:

DEBUSSY
La plus que lente
Estampes

CHOPIN
Ballades Nos. 2 and 1
Ballades Nos. 3 and 4

DEBUSSY
Children's Corner
L'isle joyeux



05/08/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.



05/08/15

$10, $30



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

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

Opera in Concert
In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.

Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: TBA
 



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

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



Jad Abumrad

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius Grant”). Abumrad is a storyteller of profound skill and creativity.

This lecture thread begins with a simple question: what does it mean to “innovate?” How does it feel to make something new in the world? (These are questions Radiolab host Jad Abumrad was frequently asked after being awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011). This lecture, on one level, is the personal story of how Jad invented a new aesthetic. On another, it is a clinic in the art of storytelling. On a third and more profound level, the lecture is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty, which all began with the two words that are the title of this talk. Gut Churn. What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?



05/09/15

Tickets start at $45.

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



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



The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

 Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.



05/09/15

Reserved - $45 in advance / $50 at the door

General - $27 in advance / $30 at the door

Seniors & Students - $15

Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/index.html

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



The Hour of Feeling

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

“It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?”  - Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Humana Festival, 2012



05/07/15 - 05/09/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/the-hour-of-feeling/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Camelot

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

Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.

Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!

Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.” Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets for CAMELOT are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, FLASHDANCE, and I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=126

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



Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. J.S. Bach’s jubilant and beloved Magnificat in D, BWV 243 is paired with the Boston premiere of Zelenka’s profound Te Deum, ZVW 146. According to music Director David Hoose, “both pieces are brilliant in their color and energy. It’s hard to find a piece as vital as Bach’s Magnificat, yet Zelenka’s Te Deum may be right there.”



05/10/15

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



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

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



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CAPE COD CHILDREN’S CHORUS, JOHN YANKEE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Insistently earthy. Bold and barbaric. A lusty, rowdy masterpiece. Everyone has something to say about Carmina – from the subject matter (wine, women, gambling, wealth and that fickle thing called fate) to its original authors (medieval minstrels, vagabond scholars and defrocked monks)! The renowned Boston Camerata takes you on a rare trip back to medieval times to hear selections of this magical music in period style. Then, we’ll present Orff’s extravagant orchestral masterpiece, known for its raw, sensual energy and hypnotic rhythms. Three soloists, two choruses and an enormous orchestra combine forces for an unabashed and unrelenting celebration of life. Passion, drama, innocence, excess – and even a bit of sin. Carmina Burana isn’t something you hear. It’s something you feel.

CARMINA BURANA | Carl Orff
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE MEDIEVAL CARMINA BURANA | Presented by Boston Camerata



05/09/15 - 05/10/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-9.asp

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



Edge of Vision

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Boston Ballet presents Edge of Vision, a beautiful trio of contemporary dances featuring a World Premiere by resident choreographer Jorma Elo, Helen Pickett's Eventide, and Lila York's Celts.



04/30/15 - 05/10/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/edgeofvision/

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



Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf” has appeared at the bottom of hundreds upon hundreds of the labels next to artworks in our galleries. And what a range of works! Late 19th-century Japanese prints, American folk art, drawings by fashion designers, jewelry, architectural renderings, and concept drawings for automobiles. Fred and Jean have never had conventional taste, and they have always followed their passion. In the process, they’ve blazed paths that many other collectors and museums have followed.

Even so, one theme does run through the Sharfs’ collection: transportation. Fred, whose energy is legendary and who is always on the move, has forever been fascinated by the great speeding up of life that occurred in the middle decades of the 20th century. Planes, trains, and, most of all, automobiles, appear over and over again in the collection, as Fred has sought to capture the excitement that accompanied the simple act of getting from one place to another at mid-century. Now, for the first time, we’ve gathered the planes, trains, and automobiles of Fred’s—and the world’s—dreams in one place. There are “spin-dizzies,” concept cars, see-through model planes, and a train that lights up; many by major designers such as Raymond Loewy and Viktor Schreckengost. Come and take a trip!

With generous support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund.



11/15/14 - 05/10/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/planes-trains-and-automobiles

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



Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, the woman scorned who pursues Giovanni to the ends of the earth, with new sensation Duncan Rock in the title role. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/don-giovanni/

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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



05/12/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Salon Series

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

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



05/14/15

$30



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

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



Man and Superman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.



05/14/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/man-and-superman/

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



Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln center, Passion World explores the language of love in a journey around the world through internationally famous ballads of love and loss. For this edition, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen.



05/15/15

Tickets start at $45.

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



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



Edwin Mccain

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single “I’ll Be” and a relentless touring schedule.



05/15/15

$39, $35, $25



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



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/16/15

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



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

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



The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Who gets to decide? Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone. Sponsored by Circle Health



04/23/15 - 05/17/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, May 17, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

A remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz, Triple Play is led by the late Dave Brubeck’s son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist, and pianist.

Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18



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



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/17/15

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



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

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



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers, its constant quest for new forms and an extraordinary repertory of work by some of the world’s most forward-thinking choreographers.

“The 16-member Cedar Lake…has become a New York success story, possibly the country’s most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent of creation that few companies worldwide can match.” – The New York Times

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



South American Gems

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on violin and Juanjo Mosalini on the Argentinian Bandoneón. We conclude with Ginastera’s masterpiece of folklore and dance.

Gisele Ben-Dor, Conductor
Adrian Anantawan, Violin
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
With a special performance by The Conservatory Lab Charter School Dudamel Orchestra

Piazzolla, Oblivion
Piazzolla, Adios Nonino
Piazzolla, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Ginastera, Variacones Concertantes



05/17/15

Price Range: $18-73



- http://www.proarte.org/south-american-gems/

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



Stratsford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.



05/21/15

$22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

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



Shelter

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel

 Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong Liú, Lorelei Ensemble, and Calligrapher Mike Mei. Rarely performed music from the Spanish Las Huelgas codex rounds out the program. 



05/22/15 - 05/23/15

$30 General Admission
$15 Students



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com

Marsh Chapel - 735 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, Boston, MA, 02215



Thrill of Contact

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join Boston Ballet for a striking program of precision and impressive athleticism featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premiere by Jeffrey Cirio.



05/14/15 - 05/24/15

$142-$29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/thrillofcontact/

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



Shrek the Musical

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess and a garrulous donkey, Shrek the Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy-tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love; all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily-ever-after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are. Directed by Shelley Bolman Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks film “Shrek”. Musical director: Matthew Stern. Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak. Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure.

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+.



04/17/15 - 05/24/15

$15 - $35



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



StereoType: New Directions in Typography

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. 



11/13/14 - 05/25/15

Free



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/stereotype-new-directions-typography



The Worcester Chorus - Memorial Day Tribute

Presented by Music Worcester

 Saturday, May 30, 8pm, First Unitarian Church

The Worcester Chorus
A Memorial Day Tribute
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Thompson Testament of Freedom
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Moravec Songs of Love and War

The 2014-2015 Season of Music Worcester begins and ends with The Worcester Chorus, and this final concert celebrates and honors Memorial Day. The text of the Moravec work comes from letters written by American soldiers to their loved ones.



05/30/15

$40 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Under 18
10% and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

Presented by Heritage Chorale

Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway," feature songs and shows like "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game, the movie Jersey Boys, "Popular" from Wicked, the pounding excitement of the Broadway version of The Lion King, and end with Disney's animated phenomenon, Frozen.

Free refreshments for all, free parking and an air-conditioned hall with not a bad seat in the house. Why not join us for this fun-filled afternoon?



05/31/15

At door - $25 General,$20 Senior Student,$10 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts - $20, $16, $5



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/pops_concert.htm



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements and scripted dialogue. This class will incorporate singing, dancing and acting in a creative, low-pressure environment. At the end of the term, students will showcase their work in a casual performance for family and friends.



01/30/15 - 06/05/15

$375



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/musical-theatre-discovery/

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



Titans IV

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, op. 8
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano



06/06/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Mothers & Sons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.



05/08/15 - 06/06/15

$25-$61



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



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect. The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band.



06/06/15

$35 - $95



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/fab-faux/

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



Henry VI, Part 2

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

How do you take what was probably Shakespeare's first history play, filled with more characters than any other in the canon, rife with conflicts from days gone by, mount it with a handful of actors, and make it engaging? Turst! The Henry VI plays were popular back in the day not for being an Elizabethan equivalent of a reality show, but because they were packed with conspiratorial machinations unfolding right in front of you in an irresistible feast of intrigue.



05/13/15 - 06/07/15

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



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/henry-vi-part-2



Boston Pride presents Fortune Feimster

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Fortune Feimster made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she finished as a semi-finalist. That same year she was selected to perform in the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Now Fortune is a
full-time writer and roundtable regular on the E! Network’s popular late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” with Chelsea Handler. She’s also a cast member on the second season
of Handler’s scripted series, “After Lately.” In her spare time, Fortune travels the country doing stand-up, but can be seen on a weekly basis at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store. She is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist, and is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts other such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.



06/13/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/boston-pride-presents-fortune-feimster/

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



Dance Classes 3-11 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases. Dance Instructor Tom Krusinski starts with each child’s strengths within individual and ensemble work, engaging them using the practices of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, including spatial, linguistic, mathematical and logical. Such intelligences assist in emotional and behavioral control, resisting impulses, developing cognitive flexibility and memory, and bringing courage and joy to meeting challenging situations in and out of the dance class.

Creative Dance 3-5
Sibling Dance 3-8
Pre-Ballet 4-7
Pre-Ballet for Boys 4-6
Ballet 6-8
Modern Dance 6-8
Making Dances for Boys 6-8
Dance Ensemble 8-11
Boys Dance Ensemble 9-11



01/26/15 - 06/13/15

$345, 15 weeks



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/dance/

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



New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Visit a variety of exquisite gardens at Pontine Theatre’s annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour. The self-guided walking tour takes participants on a leisurely stroll through the quaint seaside town and into several private gardens, some on the water’s edge.

The New Castle Village Walk will take place rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Pontine Theatre's cultural and educational programs. This event is underwritten by Piscataqua Landscaping.



06/14/15

$20, $15 if purchased online



- http://www.pontine.org



Over There! Posters from World War I

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

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe—including select examples from Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Many of the works were used to encourage enlistment in the US Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Service, while others appeal to the American citizenry to buy war bonds, conserve food, support the Red Cross and other relief agencies, and maintain a strong work ethic on the home front. This exhibition is the first time since 1938 that many of these works will be on view, and marks the MFA’s first display of the newly acquired poster I Want You for U. S. Army (1917) by James Montgomery Flagg.



07/26/14 - 06/14/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/over-there

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



Handel and Haydn Sings

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an audience of choral enthusiasts. This program surveys some of the most moving vocal music of the past four centuries, from the glorious counterpoint fo Palestrina to the spirtual minimalism of Arvo Part. 



06/18/15

$27-$52



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-and-haydn-sings/

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



After All The Terrible Things I Do

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.



05/22/15 - 06/21/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/after-all-the-terrible-things-i-do/

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



Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season May-June 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

May 15th – June 21st, 2015
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties
180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Friday-Sunday, 11AM -8PM Also, Monday, May 25th.
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment, July/August. http://www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



05/15/15 - 06/21/15

FREE!



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport. Every show is driven by audience suggestions, and you pick the winners, so no two matches are alike. CSz's match features two teams of 'actletes' competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Like all good sporting events, the National Anthem starts things off. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show offers different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. On occasion a ComedySportz team asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15; Kids 12 & Under: $10
Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm.



- http://cszboston.com

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



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/07/14 - 07/06/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Advanced Salsa at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach a generic style of Salsa, an extremely sexy, flowing fun social dance to Latin Salsa music, and popular throughout the world. Salsa is an energetic, fast-paced dance that can be intricate, and requires a strong male lead dancer. Salsa is typically a partner dance, it can be danced in any social dance setting, and competitively as well. 



07/07/14 - 07/08/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/12/14 - 07/11/15

$20 per class and discount packages available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Swing Class at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and other kinds of Swing Dancing, fascinating and fun dance style that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise, get ready for a wedding, and can be danced either slow and sexy, smooth and sophisticated, or fast and rhythmically to most types of swing, pop, or jazz music, emphasising a strong connection between the partners as well as improvisation and individual interpretation of the music.  Swing is all about enegry, fun, and having a good time, so each swing lesson aims to keep your feet moving and your face smiling. Our talented, energetic, and friendly instructors will have you swing dancing in no time at all.



07/07/14 - 07/15/15

Classes are $20 each and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation.



07/17/15

$28 - $46



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

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



Phil Vassar

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” 

With eight albums under his belt, Vassar has a resume full of accolades including two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Vassar last performed at Indian Ranch in 2013.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. This past season (2014), Indian Ranch played host to Willie Nelson, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, Bret Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Young, and more. Additional shows for the 2015 season will be announced soon.



07/19/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and 42.50
General Admission: $30.00
Adv. General Admission: valid until July 5: $35.00
Children’s Tickets: $20.00



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Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Kerry Dunn

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

 5 Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop (5 day)

Guest Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Dates for Workshop: July 20th to the 24th
Times: 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $700

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet painting technique where the painting is finished in one sitting and has become a very popular method over the last 100 years. We will have a different portrait model for each day of this workshop. The instructor will demo in the mornings from 9:30 - 11:00am to lead students with what they will work on for the day. The first day students will practice building a day long painting focusing on proportion and blocking in flesh tones along with a few color accents to develop a value range, the planes of the head, and begin rendering form and some basic anatomy of features, etc. The second day we will switch gears and do two color study paintings following the color theory of Henry Hensche. As long as proportions and values are under control then color can be pushed as far as possible even when getting into smaller planes and facial features. This is a great way to get students to push color outside of their comfort zones. The last three days students will practice combining both approaches into one cohesive method by starting with a grisaille and flesh tones, and then adding color and developing further, resulting in three additional one day paintings, each completed while the paint is still wet. We will also cover anatomy, edges, working from larger to smaller, modeling form and develop features and focal points. Students will leave with six paintings total, one flesh tone, two color studies, and three finished alla prima portraits. A 3 hour public demonstration by the instructor will be conducted the day before the workshop begins. This workshop is for beginners to advanced painters.



07/20/15 - 07/24/15

700.00



- http://academyofrealistartboston.com/workshops-classes/



The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Details: • Acoustic format • 2 song or 10 minute limit • Original music encouraged, but covers okay too • Electric bass okay • Percussion okay • Bands welcome • No backing tracks (wanna keep this real) • Featured performer sets (to come) • Myself and co-host David will accompany anyone who wishes and in some cases, learn your originals in advance • Theme weeks (Music of particular artist on their birthday, holiday-themed songs, a certain genre)



07/21/13 - 07/26/15

N/A



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



Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums’ new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this mural series to public view and scholarship while also encouraging study and debate of the technology. Featuring 38 works from 1961–62, including the murals and many of the artist’s related studies, the exhibition also explores Rothko’s creative process.



11/16/14 - 07/26/15

Free with admission to museums.

Adults, $15; Seniors (65+), $13; Non-Harvard Students (18+), $10. Free for youth under 18, members of the Harvard Art Museums, and Cambridge Public Library cardholders. Harvard University students, faculty, and staff receive free admission for themselves plus one guest. Massachusetts residents receive free admission on Saturdays, 10am–noon.



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/rothkomurals

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



Springboard 5 exhibit

Presented by Suffolk University

This annual juried show of senior thesis work from the Fine Arts program of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University features a wide variety of media and ideas and reflects the rich creative practices the students developed as they completed the bachelor of fine arts degree. The exhibit was juried by critics from the MFA and the Krakow Gallery.



06/21/13 - 08/12/15

FREE



- http://www.suffolk.edu/adamsgallery



Gordon Parks, Back to Fort Scott

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

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. 

In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” 

Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.



01/17/15 - 09/13/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks

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



Branching Out: Trees as Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and sap, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force.  From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



09/27/14 - 09/20/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/175-branching_out_trees_as_art

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Dance Friday

Presented by Dance Friday

Join us every week Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke-, scent-, and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization. We're located at 3 Church Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square.



09/15/13 - 09/25/15

All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Suggested Donation is on a sliding scale of $10-15, Youth ages 13-23 $5. Children 12 and under are free. We recommend casual, light-weight, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.



- http://dancefriday.org/



Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanty Season August-September 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

August 31st-September 27th, 2015:
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Seven days a week, 11AM -6PM
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment Saturdays in September. www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



08/31/15 - 09/27/15

FREE



- http://hyartsdistrict.com



King Richard's Faire

Presented by King Richard's Faire

 King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2015 season, to run September 5th hrough October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire offers guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages, including daring knights jousting on horseback and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling.

Every Saturday afternoon, the King's Stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to the festival entertainment lineup and the Gaming Glen Is home to man-powered games of skill… and a magical faerie glen.

At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder in our minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets, wenches, and of course, King Richard and his royal court. Magic awaits as hundreds of talented performers entertain guests all day.
Epicurean pleasures suited for royalty will tantalize taste buds with the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries. Guests can quench their thirst with champagne, wine or brew and relax at picnic tables in a wooded glen.

Stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including local New England artists. Many of these artisans journey from around the globe, offering handmade pottery and glassware, jewelry, theatrical face painting, period apparel and weaponry, leather goods, armor, capes and boots. Watch art appear as craftsman create swords, glass art, and even live portrait paintings. Create scented oils and perfumes and learn natural aromatherapy in an apothecary, or see into your future at one of two renowned psychic readers.

Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 5 through October 25, 2015. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free. Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Reservations for all groups are required by emailing info@kingrichardsfaire.net. The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass., phone is 508-866-5391.

Visit King Richard on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire) and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire, and on Pinterest as well.



09/05/15 - 10/25/15

$29 adults, $16 children



- http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net



From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

 Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the ancient Near East at the Harvard Semitic Museum, founded 125 years ago in 1889. See Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon’s own travel and excavation photographs. The exhibition opening public lecture on Lyon’s legacy entitled David Gordon Lyon and the Harvard Semitic Museum with museum director Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian, will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at the Yenching Auditorium at 2 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge. One of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Harvard Semitic Museum is free and open to the public. For more, see www.hmsc.harvard.edu



12/05/14 - 11/05/15

FREE



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-exhibitions



Frankie Valli

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.



11/08/15

$59 - $165



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frankie-valli/

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



MFA First Fridays

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

MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

Accepted forms of identification for First Friday entrance include:
Massachusetts Drivers License
Massachusetts Liquor ID
Massachusetts ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License from any US state
Valid Passport (photocopies are not accepted)
Federal Identification (e.g. Military ID)



09/06/14 - 12/04/15

Nonmembers $25.00
Seniors and Students $23.00

Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-first-fridays

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



Studio 40

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Studio Teams are independent improv ensembles from the Boston Area who have been hand-selected by ImprovBoston to showcase regularly in the IB Studio Theater, OH! Oh! Studio! They are self-motivated and self-organized ensembles, driven by a love for a comedy. They do it for you. Support them!



10/03/14 - 12/18/15

$12
$10 (for students w/ ID)



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/studio40

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



Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy Presidential Library. On view in the Museum starting September 12th.

Visit www.JFKLibrary.org for more information.
 



09/12/12 - 12/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Glass Flowers

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

3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000 models were made by just two men, Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939). Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, they had moved to Germany and established a studio outside of Dresden.

Glass Flowers would be a perfect addition to visits to the Boston Garden & Flower Show, March 16-20, 2011, or the 10th World Flower Show in June 15-19, 2011. Docent-led tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, although these are not necessary as good signage and a short video presentation makes self-guided tours just as rewarding.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Glass artist Dale Chihuly on the Glass Flowers at Harvard:
"It is an unbelievable collection...No one really knows how they did that, it is mind boggling and extraordinary."

 



10/09/12 - 12/31/15

Adults: $12.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Children ages 3–18: $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Free for members



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

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



Swing City

Presented by Swing City

Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.

Cover charge includes free swing dance lessons, select from either beginner or intermediate.  Lessons are from 8-9pm, no partner needed.

All ages admitted.  Soft drinks and snacks available.

Held in the newly constructed, bamboo sprung floor, acoustic ballroom at the West Cambridge Youth Center.



03/08/14 - 03/12/16

$16 ($12 w/ valid student ID), includes free lesson



- http://swingcityboston.com



WINTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS 2014

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

 The Winter Session of Classes and Workshops offered at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society begins taking registrations beginning November 18.  There are many excellent opportunities to join with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they guide everyone from the novice to the advanced in enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic experience.  This session includes many new selections such as Digital Photography, Monotype, Weaving, Painting and Drawing in all mediums to name a few.  Detailed catalogues are available on our website.  Teachers: LACS is an authorized PDP provider.  Visit our website at www.LACSma.org  and select Classes for complete brochures of offerings or call 781.862.9696. 

 



01/20/14 - 05/06/16

Varied



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

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

War has been an attribute of human cultures throughout time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, deadly intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself is the practice of decorating the objects used to wage it. Arts of War is a new Peabody Museum exhibition that presents the beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world. From maces, clubs, daggers, and spears to shields, helmets, and suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 striking examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art.

What compels a warrior to deliberately create a weapon infused with beauty that stands in such stark contrast to its intended purpose? And why are war objects so much more common and elaborately decorated than those crafted for peacemaking? Arts of War probes intriguing questions, unveils the stories behind some of the most stunning war objects ever created, and explores the passion and purpose of the people who made them.



10/18/14 - 10/18/17

Adults - $12
Senior Citizens - $10
Students with ID - $10
Children (3-18) - $8



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/971

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



Birds of the World

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

Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size, from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds.

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling the museum’s Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with 750 specimens, representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in surprising scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaurs.



11/12/14 - 11/12/17

Children (3-18): $8
Students with ID: $10
Seniors: $10
Adults: $12



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/exhibits/index.php#birds

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis personae. The Australian-born, Grawemeyer Award-winning composer wrote this concerto for Hardenberger, who gave its first performance in August 2013 in Austria. The idea of the title refers to the soloist's position as dramatic protagonist. Inspired by one of literature's most recognizable protagonists, Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem?Hamlet, which opens the program, is one of the composer's several intensely Romantic works based on Shakespeare. Stravinsky's groundbreaking, still-thrilling ballet score?The Rite of Spring, an orchestral tour de force, closes these concerts.



11/13/17 - 11/18/17

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Mapparium®

Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Visit the Mapparium and venture to the This popular Boston landmark is a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe that has been visited by over 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935.

Step inside this three-dimensional globe for a 20 minute tour. Learn about its construction, history, and the significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement. From the bridge of the giant sphere, visitors explore the Earth at its center, surrounded by continents and oceans. Brilliant colors track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes from thinkers (such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt), music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.



01/03/12 - 01/04/22

General Admission: $6
Seniors (62+), Students (with ID), Youth (6-17): $4
Children under 6 and Library donors: Free
Groups: Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.



- http://mbelibrary.org/mapparium



An Tua Nua with Metamovements

Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at An Tua Nua

Metamovements offers semi-private salsa lessons every Wednesday starting at 7 for those who want to quickly learn how to become better dancers. At 7pm we feature a specialized semi-private lesson focused on your specific needs. Each group is based on experience level so whether you're new to salsa or have been dancing for years we have something for you. At 8 we feature a Rueda de Casino class, a type of social, round form of salsa dancing. Each class is followed by a small performance to show off the skills you've learned! At 9, Johnny and Kelly teach a group footwork followed by a partnering routine. From 10 to 1 we have open dancing! Grab a partner and show off what you've just learned! You not only learn a fun skill, but you learn about the history of salsa and rueda and how each dance reflects the culture it has come from.



03/25/09 - Ongoing

For those only taking the 7pm class (leaving at 8) the cost is $14. For those who want to stay for more than one class or the entire night the cost is $20.



- http://salsaboston.com/antuanua/

An Tua Nua - 835 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215



AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

 



05/14/09 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.ahanewbedford.org



Literary Landmarks Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot at Borders Book Store - School Street

During the nineteenth century, Boston was the most important literary center in the United States and was home to many of America's greatest writers. Our literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such great Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters and earned it the nickname "the Athens of America". Come along to discover a modest brick building that went from being an apothecary's shop to the center of literary achievement in the USA. Learn about the Saturday Club and where they met. Join your Boston By Foot guide for a walking tour of literary Boston in Victorian times.



06/03/09 - Ongoing

$12per person. Boston By Foot members are free, info on membership is available at: www.bostonbyfoot.org/join

- http://www.bostonbyfoot.org

Borders Book Store - School Street - 10 School Street, Boston, MA,



Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

An exploration, from the student perspective, of the cultural curiosity that is an MIT education.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/mindhand.html



Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

A multimedia excursion into the world of artificial intelligence, Robots and Beyond throws open the doors of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where scientists have been probing the mysteries of A.I. for five decades.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/robots.html



Holography: The Light Fantastic

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Holograms from the Museum's collection -- the world's largest -- illustrates the many artistic and scientific facets of the medium.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/holography.html



Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Permanent installation of Ganson's whimsical kinetic sculptures address emotional and philosophical issues between the animate and inanimate, human and machine



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/ganson.html



Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.



06/01/09 - Ongoing



617/253-5942 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/hart.html



The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experiencea crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! 



06/18/10 - Ongoing

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School

Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning something unique watching our skilled artists blowing. After the demo, participants can make fused glass pendants or order blown pieces and watch the artists producing them. Price per event: $15 Demonstration 1-2 PM $10 Additional Hands-On Fused Glass 2-3 PM Group size limit: 60 for Demonstration 12 for Hands-On Fused Glass



10/11/09 - Ongoing

$15 per person for the demonstration, additional $10 for the hands-on fused glass



- http://www.diabloglassschool.com/familyexperience.htm

Diablo Glass School - 123 Terrace St., Boston, MA, 02120



Free WGBH Studio Tours

Presented by WGBH at WGBH

Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.



02/09/10 - Ongoing

For more information, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours



- http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours

WGBH - One Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135



JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.

See events of the 1960s through President Kennedy’s eyes and narrated in his voice. Experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.

Visit us in our striking I.M Pei building on Boston’s waterfront. Located on Columbia Point, the Library and Museum are set on a 9.5 acre park landscaped with pine trees, shrubs and wild roses reminiscent of the landscape of Cape Cod familiar to President Kennedy. From May to October, President Kennedy’s 26' sailboat Victura is on display on the Museum grounds at the edge of Boston Harbor.
 



10/29/10 - Ongoing

Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK+Library+and+Museum/Visit+the+Library+and+Museum/50th+Anniversary+of+the+Kennedy+Administration/default.htm

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Art of the Americas Wing

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

 Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.

Opens to the public Saturday November 20



11/20/10 - Ongoing

11/20 Public Opening and Community Day is free admission

Please check the MFA website for full schedule and admission prices



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/art-americas-wing-opens-november-20

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



Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Presented by Poetry Jam

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.



02/13/11 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.poetryjam.com



Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join Artistic Director Jeremy Brothers, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation. Vanity Project...egos will be stroked.



04/13/11 - Ongoing

 $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

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



Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Afternoon Delight is a hilarious, fully improvised, two-act show that’ll leave you wanting more. Actors from the Main Stage Show cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



07/06/02 - Ongoing



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/afternoon-delight.aspx

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



Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the next generation of explorers with themes related to the museum's galleries.

For children 6 and under. Free with museum admission.

 



03/12/11 - Ongoing

 FREE



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_and_families.html

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



Guided River & Harbor Tours

Presented by Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Amazing experiences on the Charles River and Boston Harbor, including:

* Skyline & Sunset Tours - Spectacular Skyline Views from Kendall Square
* Boston Harbor Tours - Experience the Harbor from Kendall Square
* Barbeque Tours - Paddling & Food from Allston or Kendall Square
* Moonlight Canoe Tours - Relaxing Evening Canoe Tour from Newton
* Custom Tours & Events - Unforgettable Group Outings Just for You
* Eco-Tours - See and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Charles



06/23/11 - Ongoing



- http://www.paddleboston.com/tours/tours.php



Fridays At Trinity

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Enjoy this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. Wheelchair accessible.



02/10/12 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.trinitychurchboston.org/calendar/58.html

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



The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery

Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family. Sculpture became an essential feature of this environment, as people commissioned the great artists of their day as well as local artisans to create memorials. Today, Forest Hills is an open air museum, home to one of America’s finest collections of Victorian sculpture.

While Forest Hills is an important historic site, it is not frozen in time. It continues to evolve in ways that reflect the spirit of contemporary society. Our Victorian sculpture collection was modern in its day, and the Trustees of Forest Hills have launched The Sculpture Path to welcome the work of contemporary artists into this unique setting. The Path leads from the oldest parts of the Cemetery to newer areas where burials still take place.

We plan to continue developing the Path over time, exhibiting contemporary sculpture which expresses the diverse interests and aesthetics of 21st century Boston, much as our older sculpture reflects the sensibility and ideals of the 19th and early 20th centuries.We invite you to explore and enjoy the many dimensions of Forest Hills — history, art, and nature — and to refresh your spirit in this beautiful setting!



05/18/11 - Ongoing

 Free



- http://www.foresthillstrust.org/path_intro.html

Forest Hills Cemetery - 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, MA, 02130



Dick Doherty's Comedy Den 7 Nites A Week Boston's Funniest Comedy

Presented by Dick Doherty\'s Comedy Den at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon

26 years Boston Most Fun Comedy Club, Boston's Only Full Service, 7 Nights A Week Comedy Club.18+ National headliners are joined by Boston's next superstars. Dane Cook had a show here every Fri for 2 years in the 90's.


Located in a Remodeled Bank with a Giant Glass Faced Vault Door and Color Cartoon Wall Murals as a background for the funniest comedy in town.



06/25/11 - Ongoing

Fri & Sat $20 Sun thru Thur &15

Thurs $5 off Fri & Sat w/ College, Active Military, Disabled Vets & Public Service Employees with ID.
$5 OFF w/ res & password AMERICA



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Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon - 184 High Street, Boston, MA, 02110



Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

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

Contemporary art finds a dynamic new home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the recently opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, located in the MFA’s dramatic I. M. Pei-designed building.

The transformed wing features seven galleries introducing innovative approaches to contemporary art within the context of the Museum’s collections, offering new perspectives and encouraging connections between art of the past and present.

Art is displayed throughout the wing, including in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, where the exhibition "Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture," the first museum survey of wood sculpture by the acclaimed artist Ellsworth Kelly, debuts September 18. And don't miss the 24-hour screenings of Christian Marclay's The Clock in Loring Gallery 276.

The Linde Family Wing is also a lively social space at the Museum—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, film, performances, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations, including the Contemporary Thursdays series.



09/18/11 - Ongoing

Included in General Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Senior: $20.00
Student: $20.00



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/linde-family-wing-contemporary-art

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



Boston Duck Tours

Presented by Boston Duck Tours

With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River!



06/25/12 - Ongoing

$10 - $32.99



- http://www.bostonducktours.com/Default.aspx



All The Single Ladies

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

All the Single Ladies
"All the Single Ladies" is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering Bachelorette Parties and Girls Nights Out groups a wild night of comedy, dancing and a whole lot of naughtiness. Over the course of the show, four friends set out for one last wild night out before one of them gets married. After a few drinks, old feuds and new secrets threaten their good time, and only some songs and dancing can help them work through it.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$25-$35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

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



House Teams

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's House Teams are where students and alums of our Training Center get together to present some of the freshest faces in Boston Comedy.

Every Tuesday, teams of students join NXT, Main Stage actors and alums to put up the House Teams, followed by the Lottery, an improvised set featuring different House Teams members each week joining Main Stage Actors.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/house-teams.aspx

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



The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.

Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, bonnethead sharks, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.
 



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/shark_and_ray_touch_tank/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Penguin Exhibit

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

Everyone loves the penguins, and so will you. More than 80 birds live in the massive first-floor exhibit. Explore all around the exhibit, peer through the underwater periscope, play with the penguins at the penguin light station and listen to penguin sounds at the Hear a Penguin interactive panel. Curious visitors can also learn more about penguins at the Penguin Smart Station, participate in a Penguin Presentation or watch a penguin feeding.

The Aquarium’s penguin exhibit surrounds the Giant Ocean Tank, and can be seen from almost everywhere in the Aquarium. The exhibit holds more than 150,000 gallons of fresh, clean, filtered salt water from Boston Harbor.



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission
 



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/penguin_exhibit/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



IMAX Theatre

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps that project the crystal clear images onto the gigantic screen get as bright and as hot as the surface of the sun! So hot, in fact, that cold water must be pumped into the lamp connectors to keep the machine from melting.

Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.

You can see an IMAX movie on its own, on a combo ticket when you visit the Aquarium or as part of an IMAX Theatre birthday party package with a participating local restaurant.



01/01/12 - Ongoing

Standard Prices:
Adult: $9.95/$15.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $7.95/$13.95 (double feature)

Members:
Adult: $8.95/$13.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $6.95/$11.95 (double feature)

IMAX/Aquarium Combo:
Adult: $28.95
Child (3-11): $21.95



- http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/imax_theatre/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. These 90 minute tours are designed for individuals, groups, corporate team building and schools. Read the descriptions carefully and select your special tour.

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers Public Tours daily throughout the year at convenient times. (9 daily tours between April and November; and a reduced schedule December through March.) Tickets are valid for ANY DAY / ANY TIME and may be purchased online or at the departure location. Private, Corporate and School group tours are available at a preferred date, time and departure location, but reservations are required. Please contact the Freedom Trail Foundation or by calling 617.357.8300.



01/01/09 - Ongoing

$12 adults / $10 seniors and students / $6 children



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



BOSTON SUZUKI FLUTE INSTITUTE

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

(Formerly known as Suzuki in the Berkshires Flute Institute)
August 5-9, 2012 at Brookline Music School
Students & Teachers Book 3 & 5

Student Program
Each flute student will participate in four classes daily, including a master class, tone and technique, repertoire and one level-appropriate enrichment class.

Enrichment Classes
Enrichment classes include Dance/Movement, Outside the Box, Comfluter, and Jazz. Additional enrichment classes available at extra cost are Sibling Piano (daily master class and one enrichment elective) and Piano Elective (for enrolled flute students).

Performances
Students will have performance opportunities in play-ins, noon recitals, and a final concert.

A half-hour SAA meeting will be scheduled as part of the institute program.
All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact Amy Poliakoff: amyflute@comcast.net or
Brookline Music School: info@bmsmusic.org; 617.277.4593



08/05/12 - Ongoing

$425 & up



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

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



The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Presented by The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Step inside for an incredible journey back in time.

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.

About Your Tour
Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.



06/25/12 - Ongoing

Adult $27.50
Child $16.50
Ages 3 & under FREE



- http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's new mainstage show combines Improv Asylum's signature audience-inspired improvisation with written sketches to deliver a night of laughs. It features improvised scenes and a set of sketches that utilize the audience's opinion when they least expect it. Featured on HBO and named Boston's Best Comedy Club, Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show features a cast of actors who bring together improvisation and sketch material in front of a live audience. This show has been described as a "hilarious mix of Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!" The cast takes suggestions from the audience and creates comedic scenes on the spot – nothing is predictable, anything can happen and it's never the same show twice!



05/15/13 - Ongoing

$20-$25



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



Handel's SAUL

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse orchestra, choruses that rival Messiah for power & spectacle, and vivid arias that convey all the nobility and tragedy inherent in this epic yet very personal story. Free parking at Broadway Garage



05/10/14 - Ongoing

$27 to $68, $5 discount for students and seniors



- http://www.bbcboston.org

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



ArtWeek Boston: Ready SETs Go: Fashion Photography

Presented by Restoration Resources

Learn/participate in a photo shoot led by Boston based fashion photographer, Younes Sphinx using vintage props and the set location spaces at Restoration Resources in Boston. Restoration Resources is a 7000 square ft treasure trove of antique architectural salvage, vintage furnishings, and unique artifacts for sale, and rental as props. Within the 4 story antique building, there’s also a wide spectrum of different set locations that are rented out for photo/ film shoots. Younes is co-founder of Boston Studio Photography and owner of Pravda Models International. Workshop Attendees will learn various photography/lighting/styling techniques while participating in an actual photo shoot.

Also during Artweek Boston, Restoration Resources invites you to reserve your own FREE one hour photo or video session with your own photographer, anytime from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Attendees MUST RSVP to photoshoot@restorationresources.com and indicate whether you are attending the Free event or reserving Free photo session time.



04/26/14 - Ongoing

FREE



- http://artweekboston.org/events/free-photo-free-prop-stop-ready-sets-go/



Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

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

 Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. From delicate jellyfish and anemones to tentacled squid and bizarre sea slugs, these spectacular models were commissioned by Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and many have not been on display for over a century.



05/24/14 - Ongoing

Adults: $12, Students/Seniors: $10, Children: $8



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu

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



Raunch

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Saturday nights at midnight, Improv Asylum gathers members of the Main Stage, NXT and alums together to perform some adults-only improv that needs to be seen to be believed!



10/21/14 - Ongoing

$15

Advanced purchases for Raunch get first seating. Audience members from the 8pm and 10pm shows on Saturday are invited to stick around for Raunch at midnight, provided seats are available.



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/raunch.aspx

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



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Based on the party game, Cards against Humanity, this show has Main Stage actors, alum and special guests doing some of the most politically-incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes you're ever going to see.

The Show Against Humanity -- You're going to hate yourself for laughing. #sorrynotsorry.



10/21/14 - Ongoing

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

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



The Sunday Night Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Come finish up your weekend with us. The Sunday Night Show features a blend of improv and new sketches each week. No rules and definitely never the same show twice. Members of the Main Stage Show cast, the NXT, and alums will all be there to ensure a raucous good time.



11/24/14 - Ongoing

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

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



Las Posadas

Presented by Alchemists' Workshop at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Alchemists' Workshop, a professional touring company from Henniker, NH, will present the Boston premiere of Las Posadas, a new musical based on the Tomie dePaola classic holiday story, "The Night of Las Posadas.” 



12/20/14 - Ongoing

Donation



- http://www.lasposadasmusical.org/

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



The Booby Trap

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Work all weekend and feel like there is nothing to do on "your Saturday"? Come down to Improv Asylum and party like you only have to brunch the next day! Featuring two shows for the price of one -- sketch and improv!

8pm: Just Suspects: About Time

The Just Suspects are back at Improv Asylum with all new material this May! “About Time” is their latest sketch comedy revue featuring all new bizarre characters and inappropriate sketches that will have you scratching your heads and laughing you out of your seats. These suspects are gonna alter your minds and leave you wanting to come back for more each week. 

9pm: Improv!

Featuring improvisors from Improv Asylum's Main Stage, NXT and Training Center



10/21/14 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

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