Brattle Street Chamber Players

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998.



03/29/15

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brattle-street-chamber-players/

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



Bach St. Matthew Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

“There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of Lent.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/bach-st-matthew-passion/

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



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Jeremy Denk, piano

Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6
J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055
Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op.22

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world - is renowned for its recorded legacy, polished and refined sound, and outstanding musicianship. This program will feature thought-provoking, multifaceted, and compelling pianist Jeremy Denk, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year.

“…precision and warmth of the strings, the sonic beauty and well-blended tones of woodwinds and horns, the assured musicianship that yields authentic, well-executed performances of works spanning three centuries." – South Florida Classical Review



03/29/15

Adults: $49
Students: $15
Youth Below 18: $5
10% off and 2 points for WOO Card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/asmf-and-jeremy-denk/

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



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



Shades of Sound

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Three riveting works of magnificent musicality and exhilarating choreography featuring the return of Wayne McGregor's Chroma and the company premieres of George Balanchine's Episodes and Hans van Manen's deliciously comic Black Cake.



03/19/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/shadesofsound/

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



Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

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

Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the nature of life and death, to Louis Vierne’s epic Piano Quintet, a rarely-heard, late-Romantic masterpiece written in response to the death of his son in World War I.

PROGRAM:
Franz Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn, D. 943, Op. 119
Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & piano
George Rochberg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & piano
Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $45 / $35 / $25 /
$5 off for students/seniors



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

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



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre

The magnificent Ailey company continues its exciting new expansion of repertoire under Artistic Director Robert Battle, while celebrating the core works that have made it the world’s leading modern dance company.

“Ailey’s (relatively) new artistic director, has brought in an encouraging amount of good-quality work that is either new, or at least new to the company and its faithful audiences.” — The New York Times

“The company is dancing better than ever.” — The New Yorker

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15



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

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



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The English pianist Paul Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading performers of his generation. Lisa Batiashvili, a native of The Republic of Georgia, is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and recently selected as the New York Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15.

Program:
Schubert | Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574, “Grand Duo”
Schubert | Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895
Bach | Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



03/29/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Mozart, Beethoven, Golijov

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Mozart
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt

Beethoven
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No. 1

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 during Beethoven’s final creative period, the Sonata in C major takes advantage of the new developement in piano making at that time and exploits the cello’s singing quality. 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



Danforth Art Public Tours

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through March 21 is Facial Expressions, a new installation of works from the Permanent Collection representing portraiture’s changing conventions in New England from the 19th century to the present day, with pieces representing a range in style and technique from Gilbert Stuart to Boston Expressionism to contemporary photography.



01/04/15 - 03/29/15

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



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



Saltbox Gallery Spring Art Show and Sale

Presented by Saltbox Gallery


Saltbox Gallery welcomes all to our Annual Spring Show and Sale

Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor Paintings, Fine Jewelry, Turned Wood, Pottery, Collage

FRIDAY EVENING
March 27: 7pm – 9pm
Catered Reception

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10-5
Regular Show Hours


Coolidge Hall, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rte. 1, Topsfield, MA
Free admission, Free Parking, and Handicapped Accessible!
Comfortably air conditioned. Easily accessible from Rt. 95.

We look forward to seeing all of our friends and customers!.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

FREE



- http://www.saltboxgallery.net/events/



WinterFest

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view our centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Whatever your preference, hot chocolate and a toasty fire will help to keep you warm this winter season!



01/24/15 - 03/29/15

Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person



- http://www.fruitlands.org/winterfest2015

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



Transient Currents

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Transient Currents offers three gripping ballets by celebrated dancemaker Jose Mateo. The concert features Time Beyond Time (2005), a ballet that portrays different dimensions of time as lenses to a range of human emotion set to French composer Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Pagano y No is an Cuban-inspired audience favorite set to Aruan Ortiz’ original score Santiarican Blues Suite commissioned for the ballet in 2011. The Patriot Ledger says that Vanished Verses (2013) is a ballet that, "…encapsulates the artistic vigor and spellbinding storytelling of choreographer Jose Mateo," set to Bach’s Cello Suite in D Major.

More than just "going to the ballet," José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a thrilling live dance theatre experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square offers an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.



03/13/15 - 03/29/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America performing The Pulse of the World for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians.



03/29/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2421/zakir-hussain-and-celtic-connections

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Kids' Shows: Randy Kaplan

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Randy Kaplan, one of the most beloved and innovative children’s performers in the nation, released his new not-JUST-for-kids CD, Jam on Rye, on June 1st.

The record features its share of Kaplan's trademark fast-talking/half-singing rap-bluegrass barnburners, a calypso tune, a Tin Pan Alley gem, a couple of lullabies, and the single "Don't Fill Up On Chips" which is already a smash hit on Sirius-XM's Kids Place Live. New York magazine raves, “Roots rocker Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can't quite tell is playing kids’ music. And yet he is. ”

Recommended for ages 3+.



03/29/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/randy-kaplan

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



Permaculture 101

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food Forest Farm, will be here to discuss the benefits of permaculture and how its principles can enable us to develop sustainable living in balance with a healthy environment.
 



03/29/15

Members $10, Nonmembers $15



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

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



Dignity: Tribes in Transition

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at Boston University Art Gallery

DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition is an exquisite photography exhibition by Dana Gluckstein, honoring Indigenous Peoples worldwide. The sixty black-and-white portraits, spanning three decades, distill the universality of experience that links us all without diminishing the dignity of the individual. Whether photographing a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief, Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential human grace.

DIGNITY’s power, artistry, and impassioned call to action create a historic exhibition in support of Indigenous Peoples — who comprise six percent of the global population and are amongst its most impoverished and oppressed inhabitants. DIGNITY is intended to give a fuller awareness of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration was adopted by 144 countries in 2007 even though the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand voted against the declaration. In December 2010, the U.S. adopted the declaration following the other three countries. The declaration is the most comprehensive global statement of the measures every government should enact to ensure the survival, dignity, and well-being of Indigenous Peoples around the world. DIGNITY was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva in 2011 sponsored by the U.S. Gluckstein spoke at the World Economic Forum, in 2013, in Davos, Switzerland on how art can impact the state of the world. DIGNITY begins its U.S. tour at the Boston University of Art Gallery after several years of touring museums in Europe.

 



01/30/15 - 03/29/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bu.edu/art/2014/04/16/dignity-tribes-in-transition/

Boston University Art Gallery - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



The Rake's Progress

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had seen at an exhibition in Chicago. The Faustian plot traces the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, an ambitious young man, who, goaded and tricked by Nick Shadow, betrays his beloved Ann Trulove, but is eventually redeemed by her constancy. The Rake's Progress is a cautionary tale for a hedonistic age. Performed in English with projected supertitles.

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage direction by Nathan Troup



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $25 - $30 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/rakes-progress

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



Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Gallery Talk for Light/Dark, White/Black with exhibition curators Allison Kemmerer and Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.



03/29/15

FREE



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



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Eric Hofbauer, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Syd Smart, drums



03/29/15

$10 Donation at the door



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



AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama

The only show of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawings and other works on paper.  

AD20/21 is the culminating event in the second annual Boston Design Week, March 19-29, 2015, a 10-day design festival offering more than 60 events citywide. 

The weekend show takes place Friday, March 27 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 28 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 29 from 11am-5pm.  Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free, and includes a complimentary color show catalog and admission to all special programs at the fair.  Valet and discount parking is available, and the show café is catered by Jules Catering. 

The Cyclorama provides the ideal venue for this exciting show.  Built in 1884 to house an enormous panorama painting (a "cyclorama") of the Battle of Gettysburg, the large circular rotunda and adjacent salons encourage visitors to both linger and wander throughout the show.  The historic structure is the heart of the Boston Center for the Arts complex, which boasts four theatres, a gallery, the Boston Ballet School, artist studios and other facilities.  There are more than a dozen "hot" restaurants and nightspots within a five-minute walk.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Friday, March 27- Sunday, March 29: Tickets are $15 for weekend admission OR under 12 free



- http://www.ad2021.com

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



Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

Presented by American Textile History Museum at American Textile History Museum

This exhibition, on loan from the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.



01/21/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.athm.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

American Textile History Museum - 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA, 01854



Igor Lovchinsky, piano

Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library

Igor Lovchinsky will present a concert lasting one hour, which will include works by Piazzolla, Granados, Busoni, and Gershwin.  Mr. Lovchinsky is a dazzling pianist who was hailed by Germany's Piano Magazine for the "elegance and rapturous beauty" of his music-making.  He has performed at the Kennedy Center and in venues around the world.



03/29/15

FREE



- http://westonlibrary.org

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



Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick

We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time record snowfalls. Who hasn’t heard about these events and wondered what is happening. What do these weather extremes mean for our future and what can be done?

This talk will be followed by a reception with the speaker. Pre-registration is free but requested. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
This program will be held at the Natick Center for the Arts (TCAN) 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760



03/29/15

Free



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37703

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



Artist Talk: Prilla Smith Brackett

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Prilla Smith Brackett is a mixed-media artist known for her conceptual exploration of landscapes, including domestic elements and architectural motifs. Her work is exhibited alongside the photographic collages of artist Amy Ragus in Danforth Art’s exhibition Fractured Visions through May 17. At this talk, Brackett will discuss the evolution of her work, her process, and the interplay between domestic and man-made in her work.  



03/29/15

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



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



Tiger Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Chinese Theater Works

Four performers blend Chinese and Western styles of shadow puppetry to create a delightful theatrical experience filled with wit and wisdom. A wise old rabbit recounts for her granddaughter the rise and fall of the reigning jungle monarch, the fearsome but none-too-smart Tiger. Based on traditional Chinese folklore (with a humorous modern twist!), Tiger Tales features a colorful cast of antique-replica shadow puppet characters and traditional Chinese music.

Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) was created in 2001 out of the merger of two non-profit institutions with long histories of bringing both traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to local, national, and international audiences. Now based in New York City, CTW's mission is to preserve and promote the traditional Chinese performing arts (including opera, shadow theatre, puppetry, dance, and music); to create new performance works that bridge Eastern and Western aesthetics and forms; and to foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in audiences, artists students, scholars, and educators around the globe.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Recommended for everyone ages 6 and up

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Road Salt: A 4500 Mile Journey

Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston

 Every year as cold, snowy weather sets in, cities and towns across the country rely on road salt to help keep walkways and streets safe during travel. Around Boston, the massive salt mounds in Chelsea are a familiar sight, but where does all this salt come from? Photographer and filmmaker Allison Cekala takes visitors on a journey to the Atacama Desert in Chile, a prominent road salt source. Follow along through images and video that chronicle how this salt is extracted, processed, and shipped 4,500 miles to Massachusetts.

Road Salt is the master's thesis project of local student and artist Allison Cekala, who is completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She is also a teaching fellow at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. To see more of Allison’s work, visit allisoncekala.com.

Join artist Allison Cekala in the Road Salt exhibition on Friday, February 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, hear Allison give a special talk about her work.

 



01/31/15 - 03/29/15

Free with general admission to museum.



- http://www.mos.org/exhibits/road-salt

Museum of Science, Boston - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114



Sunday at Tufts Community Series -- The Art of Fugue In Color

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

Performance faculty harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, Arcadia Viols, and guest artists reveal the stunning architecture of Bach’s last masterpiece in the varied colors of early instruments, including strings, winds, and keyboards.



03/29/15

Free!



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Follen Community Church

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke, Dvo?ák and Ravel as part of the Hammond Performing Arts Series, which is sponsored by the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation.



03/29/15

Free!



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

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



ART FOR ALL SEASONS, DECORATIVE ARTS AND BASKETRY GUILD SHOW

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

Every season provides its own celebrations and the Decorative Artists and Basket makers of Lexington Arts and Crafts Society will be celebrating each season.

Our artists invite you to enjoy our various art forms; paint, basketry and upholstery reflected by the four seasons. We will feature collaborative works of the painters and basket makers. Come vote on your favorite.

 

Learn and experiment with us and our featured speakers :

Guest Speaker:  The Art of Upholstery with Kevin Kennedy, co-owner of                                                 Upholstery on Broadway in Arlington

 

            Sunday March 15,     1 – 3 pm.

Talk and Demo, Jeanne Paglio: Certified Zentangle teacher and the author of                                                      several Zentangle books will present an interactive                                                              demonstration of the 5 R’s of Zentangle.

 

            Basketmaker, Fred Lawson will be demonstrating basket making at various                                       times throughout our show.

           

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



03/14/15 - 03/29/15

Free admission and parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Artists and Environmentalists Confront Climate Change

Presented by Mobius

Artist Margaret Bellafiore and writer Christine Cissy White are sponsoring this event which is free and open to the public. Their recent collaboration, “Body Language, an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma,” was a starting point for looking at climate change as trauma as well as in understanding cultural denial about the issue.

A variety of communities have accepted their invitation to this event.
Mothers Out Front, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Weathering Art Group will be represented. All are committed activists in refusing to look away from the consequences of global warming. The event will bring together different approaches to the issue with a goal to learn from each other and become a more effective and supportive collective community. All interested in global warming in particular and activism in general are welcome to attend.

Margaret Bellafiore is a Mobius Artist Group member (www.mobius.org) and professor at Bridgewater State University where she teaches an Art as Activism course. In 2013, she made the video "Water=Life" a performance of walking the Kidd Brook while commenting on the threat of fracking. at the Zeleny Les residency See https://vimeo.com/83100070 Bellafiore is a member of Sustainable South Shore and a Climate Reality Project Leader (climaterealityproject.org/

Christine Cissy White writes extensively about post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma and trauma recovery. She has been published in the Boston Globe, Spirituality & Health and Elephant Journal. Her website, www.healwritenow.com includes memoir, profiles and research about adult life after childhood trauma. Her writing has been shared online by Ms. Magazine, Belleruth Naparstek, Rick Hanson, Sebern Fisher and the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN).

 



03/29/15

Free



- http://www.mobius.org



The 17th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival

at The Brattle Theatre

Boston’s premiere festival highlighting the bizarre, the troubling and the overlooked returns to the Brattle Theatre for their seventeenth year. 

BUFF is a celebration of the bizarre and insane.
BUFF is uncompromising, unflinching film/video.
BUFF is the only fest to award a demonic bunny.
BUFF is hazardous to your health.
BUFF is hoping you will come and check us out.



03/25/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets are $11.00 per film



- http://bostonunderground.org/2015-schedule/

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



Rinaldo

Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater glory.

BOC welcomes New York City's New Vintage Baroque ensemble, creating an intimate chamber setting for this provocative tale. Performed at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, in an intimate 160-seat performance hall 1/3-size replica of Symphony Hall, Rinaldo will come to life with sorcery, warriors, sirens and furies.

Delve into the dilemma of what happens when everything you hold true is found to be not.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

General Admission: $25
Seniors: $20
Students: $15
Children 10 & Under: Free



- http://http://www.bostonoperacollaborative.org/season1415/rinaldo/

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology - 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Salon Sunday Open Studios

Presented by SOWA Artists Guild at SOWA Artists Guild

LIFE IS JUST BETTER WITH ART

Here's a chance to make life so much better!
450 Harrsion Ave is the heart of the SoWa Arts District. On March 29th, Boston's finest painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, fiber artists, encaustin painter, mixed media artists, will open their studios to the public from noon - 5pm. Meet the artists and buy directly from them.

Check out our website for more details: http://www.sowaartists.com



03/29/15

FREE



- http://www.sowaartists.com

SOWA Artists Guild - 450 Harrison Ave Boston, Boston, MA, 02118



The BIG Show: An Entertainment Extravaganza

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

Featuring the comedy of Emmy Award-winning Ben Bailey, host of the television show Ca$h Cab, along with the sounds of The Clark Bars (a cappella group, Clark University), African Percussion Ensemble (WPI), The 13th Key (jazz fusion band, Clark University), Fools on The Hill (a cappella group, College of the Holy Cross), Worcester State University Dance Team and more. Ten phenomenal acts in all!   Don’t miss this afternoon of laughs and great music and dance performances while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest and its Worcester Area College Mentor Program. While nearly 700 college students mentor a Worcester child facing adversity each week, thousands more could benefit from this program. Your attendance and financial support will help to sustain this program, which has positively impacted more than 6,000 lives over the last 15 years, and enable us to serve even more at-risk children in Greater Worcester in the year ahead.    



03/29/15

Full price tickets are $25 and $50, depending on seating location. Limited number of VIP Pre-Show Reception & Seating packages available for $100 or $75 (two or more). VIP reception to feature appetizers from some of Worcester’s finest restaurants along with live music. Discounted tickets available for $5 with college ID.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=189

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



The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

Presented by The Boston Camerata at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Back by popular demand, The Sacred Bridge is an interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. Our program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.



03/29/15

$24-$50, students $10



- http://bostoncamerata.org/programs/carminaburana.html

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



Port Sounds Music Festival

Presented by Gallery 263

Join us on March 28 & 29 for Port Sounds, a two-day folk music festival at Gallery 263. This year’s festival celebrates the six years that Gallery 263 has opened its doors to emerging bands and independent artists of the New England music scene. In its name and concept, Port Sounds describes the active exchange of ideas, sounds, and art that is ever-present at the Gallery, as well as its location in the neighborhood of Cambridgeport.

The festival line-up features eight acts that reflect the many different avenues that folk and acoustic music takes today. Expect stripped-down deliveries where melody and lyrics are at the fore, and often supported by strong vocal harmonies. The Saturday (March 28) line-up is anchored by new Boston favorites, The Western Den, and Portland, ME singer-songwriter Max Garcia Conover. Sunday’s session (March 29) features the poetic lyricism of Dietrich Strause, and a performance from Providence, RI band Haunt the House to round out the New England sound.

Please check out our special exhibition on view during Port Sounds, Hands on Deck.

The full Port Sounds line-up includes: Dietrich Strause, Dylan Mckinstry, Haunt the House, Joe Holt, the Laura Grill Band, Max Garcia Conover, Vesper Chimes, and the Western Den.

Gallery 263 is pleased to be partnering with Smuttynose Brewing Co. for Port Sounds.

Special thanks to Mass Art Student, Molly Burke for logo design and artwork.



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

$15 single day pass

$25 weekend pass



- http://gallery263.com/music



Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata?

with Elizabeth Chladil & Weronika Balewski

for ages 6-12

Clever and cunning, grotesque and gruesome...gargoyles! From the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to the Chrysler Building in New York City, each of these fantastic creatures has a different character, and their images have inspired composers throughout the ages.
 
Join pianist Elizabeth Chladil and flutist Weronika Balewski for an interactive concert, featuring works by Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles, Op. 29 for solo piano, and Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23. The audience will discover different ways of perceiving music through movement and listening activities.



03/29/15

$5.00 - CASH ONLY.



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/event/family-concert-is-there-a-gargoyle-hiding-in-your-sonata/

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



Brandeis Improv Festival 2015, featuring Milford Graves

Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

Explore the many ways that improvisation enlivens the arts and sciences; inspires individual and group creativity; and encourages cultural innovation at the first annual Brandeis Improv Festival, the weekend of March 27-29th 2015. This three day festival, which is free and open to the public, will be filled with concerts, live performances, panel discussions and workshops, featuring a diverse range of mediums and artistic genres, from free jazz legend Milford Graves to pioneer turntablist Mister Rourke; fine art demonstrations to new technology playshops.

The Festival opens on Friday afternoon, March 27th at 3:00 with an open discussion on “Improvisation and Social Transformation” between Tom Hall (author of “Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide”) and Cindy Cohen (director of the program in Peace building and the Arts), followed at 5:00 by a multimedia improvisation (Shapiro Student Center) between artist Lennie Peterson, Tom Hall (sax), and Marty Ballou (bass). The first day concludes with a concert beginning at 7:00 pm, featuring virtuosic jazz pianist Tim Ray; the Bob Nieske 4 (Bob Nieske, Phil Grenadier, Dave Tronzo and Jon Hazilla) playing "free music and written music freely"; swinging interpretations of the American Songbook by the April Hall Quintet (April Hall, Tim Ray, Tom Hall, Marty Ballou, Les Harris, Jr.), and a solo performance by legendary free jazz drummer Milford Graves.

On Saturday March 28th, drummer, healer and polymath Milford Graves gives the Keynote Address at 11:00. Sarah Hickler (Emerson College) conducts an Action Theater Workshop at 1:00, followed by a 3:00 panel discussion “Creativity, Learning, and Improvisation” with art historian Peter Kalb, improvising musician Tom Hall, movement and theater specialist Sarah Hickler, and neuroscientist Eric Rosenbaum. At 5:00, innovative Djs Mister Rourke and Axel Foley conduct a workshop on “Turntables as an Instrument” and at 6:30 Eric Rosenbaum (MIT MediaLab) hosts a MaKey MaKey Playshop. The Brandeis Improv Festival Dance Party, beginning at 7:00 brings you a mashup of dance music from the past, present and future, featuring Guttmann’s Klezmer All Stars (Mimi Rabson, Michael McLaughlin, Jim Guttmann and Grant Smith) turntable duo Mister Rourke and Axel Foley, and Club d’Elf (Mister Rourke, Tom Hall, Paul Schultheis, Mike Rivard, Dean Johnston); along with the live video art of Greg Kowalski and special guest dancers.

Sunday March 29th opens with a 12:00 workshop on "Perception and Expression" at the Rose Art Museum, hosted by art historian Peter Kalb and improviser Tom Hall. Focus on the visual arts continues at 2:00 with a live art demonstration with painter, printmaker and public artist Jane Goldman and improvisational action painter Chris Gill, accompanied by keyboardist Dave Bryant (of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time). The Brandeis Improv Festival closes with an extravaganza of improvisation beginning at 5:00, featuring the music of the twenty four member Brandeis Improv Collective (with special guest Dave Bryant), and a smorgasbord of on- campus improv comedy, dance and theater groups.

All events will be at the Slosberg Recital Hall on the Brandeis Campus in Waltham, Massachusetts (415 South Street), unless otherwise indicated. The Brandeis Improv Festival is curated by Tom Hall and sponsored by the Brandeis Arts Council. Brandeis University is wheelchair accessible. For more information:  www.freeimprovisation.com



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.freeimprovisation.com

Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Under the Hood: Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Want to know what makes a particular piece of music remarkable? Join us for a rare treat: a performance of Beethoven's virtuosic Quintet for Piano and Winds, discussed and analyzed from the stage by the musicians. Similar to the popular NPR series “What Makes It Great,” our talented faculty will pop the hood and examine the structure, style, and origins of this great composition. In addition to guiding the audience through the work, performers will be available for a Q&A session. Appropriate for anyone interested in music appreciation. Sponsored by the Sheffield Sessions.



03/29/15

Suggested $10 donation.



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/under-hood-beethoven-quintet-piano-and-winds



Open Studios at The Umbrella Community Arts Center

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites you to join us on March 28 and 29, 2015 for this year's Open Studios in order to stay in touch with the artists you've come to know and love while meeting the artists you haven't found yet! 

Since The Umbrella was founded in 1983, we've opened our doors every year for our spring Open Studios event. This is the only chance every year to see all the resident artists in one weekend!  Come and explore their studios to see what they've been working on in the past year. This year, Open Studios is generously sponsored by Salem Five.



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

FREE



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/studio-arts/open-studios

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



Muriel Anderson

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Composer, guitarist, and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson is one of the few international touring guitarists equally at home with classical, bluegrass, pop-jazz and international music. The first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and founder of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®, she enjoys sharing her joy of music via her charity, the MUSIC-FOR-LIFE ALLIANCE. She has recorded / performed with legends Chet Atkins, Victor Wooten, Les Paul, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra among others. Her 10-award-winning CD Nightlight-Daylight is a culmination of her creative spirit, and is the first CD in history to incorporate interactive fiber optics.



03/29/15

$18/15 for members



- http://passim.org/club/muriel-anderson

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



Red Molly with guest guitarist Mark Erelli

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

From Day One, Red Molly conjured musical magic. A decade later, they've honed their songwriting, their covers, their playing and, above all, their harmonies into something joyful and sublime."-John Platt, WFUV FM, Sunday Breakfast Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Organic musicianship, a respect for the traditions of American music, and an obvious love of crafting music together lend a joyous atmosphere to their legendary live performances, and a natural balance to their studio recordings. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the "Mollies" bring audiences to their feet, whether it's on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall. Their latest CD, "The Red Album", realized on May 27, 2014, was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge. It debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ radio chart and is currently at #10 on the Americana Radio chart, and climbing. "Femme Phenom! No root from the grand tree of music is left untouched - classic country heartbreak, undeniable swing, authentic folk, gospel rock with an edge, and Americana stomp. With smart production, a strong thread runs throughout the album and every note sung is upheld on cosmic harmony. Red Molly is unstoppable. Highly recommended."-Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio



03/29/15

$28/25 for members



- http://passim.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-node/Red%20Molly_2.jpg

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



Culture Clash 30th Anniversary Tour: The Muse and Morros

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.



03/12/15 - 03/29/15

$25 - $49



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B94B7F70-561B-4EBD-9DC2-D53439353C85

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



Zumba Classes every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit, burn calories, lose weight, or a good cardio workout, Zumba is a perfect choice for you. Zumba is Latin dance inspired and is a lot of fun! Group and Private Zumba and Dance Fitness classes are available.



04/07/14 - 03/30/15

$12 per class and discount packages available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1



03/30/15

Free



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



Belle and Sebastian

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.



03/30/15



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004D58D4427F59&oid=0

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



Oren Sherman Public Artist Talk

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

Please join Oren Sherman for a Public Artist Talk on Monday, March 30 at 11:30a at 23 Essex Street, Room 201.

Oren Sherman has partnered with clients from around the country to create original works of art as the essence of brand identity. His sophisticated imagery is at the cutting edge of the site where art meets commerce.

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



03/30/15

FREE



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

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



West Roxbury Reads Presents Lois Lowry, Author of the Giver

Presented by Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

Capstone West Roxbury Reads lecture by Lois Lowry. Preceded by 6 PM refreshments and reception and followed by questions and answers. Copies of The Giver will be sold at the event and can be autographed by the author.



03/30/15

Free



- http://friendsofthewrlibrary.org



Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflex

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

In his lecture, "Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflexibility," Professor Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law) will present a case study from his latest book, "In Praise of Intransigence: The Perils of Flexibility" (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book argues that a willingness to embrace intransigence allows us to recognize the value of our beliefs, which are always at risk of being compromised or equivocated. Reception to follow.



03/30/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163087



Prather Lecture Series: Science in Policy and Politics

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

 Jane Lubchenco was the first woman to be appointed Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Drawing on her experience at the helm of NOAA from 2009 to 2013, Lubchenco will discuss how this government agency advances and utilizes scientific research on weather, climate, and oceans to guide its services and improve environmental stewardship in the United States. She will also highlight new scientific advances that are transforming attitudes, behaviors, and policies that affect ocean health and the future of humanity, and discuss her role as the Department of State’s first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA



03/30/15

FREE



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/prather-lecture-series-science-policy-and-politics

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



EXHIBIT: Pascal Lord - A Table!

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

The French Cultural Center is pleased to present an exhibition that explores the complex layers of a simple dinner conversation through dynamic textures and unexpected mixed media.

 


Pascale Lord was inspired by her childhood and especially when her mother was calling her to the dinner table. Dinner time is a time for sharing about different topics of discussion from simple gossip to news, politics, history etc.


The paintings in the exhibition A Table ! relate to these moments. The dinner table and food become metaphors on the nature of communication between people. Different applications of paint are important to Pascale Lord’s process and relate to the various personalities and reactions of dinner guests. Manipulating the surface texture brings about a distortion to the image. What was once there is now gone, destroyed. Rips and holes appear in the surface revealing what is hidden behind the façade, not being said. Mirrors allow the viewer to contribute, in their own way to the discussion.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from March 4 to March 30.

There will be a free opening reception with complementary French wine on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Gallery Open Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fridays by appointment



03/04/15 - 03/30/15

FREE



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/pascale-lord-a-table-/

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



Big Screen Classics: BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Ridley Scott’s legendary adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? gave us a startling vision of a noir-ishly dystopic future, in which the line between human and non-human has worn perilously thin.

Scott’s masterpiece not only anticipated our future but designed it: Much of our world today appears, well, just so Blade Runner. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Scott went back, corrected a few details and fashioned a version that he feels is closest to what he had originally intended. One of the greatest American films of the Eighties returns to the big screen!



03/30/15

$12 General admission, $10 seniors and students, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/blade-runner-final-cut

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



Lesley University presents Pedro Noguera, author of “The Trouble With Black Boys”

Presented by Lesley University

Educator Pedro Noguera kicks off Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and astronaut Mae Jemison. Dr. Noguera, an NYU professor and award-winning author and activist, directs the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. His work focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, and he is an expert on school reform, diversity and the achievement gap. 



03/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Passim Iguana Music Fund Night

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Join us March 30th at Club Passim for an evening celebrating the 2014 Iguana Music Fund grant winners! The show is free and starts at 7PM.

The Iguana Music Fund is an annual grant program predominantly funded by a generous anonymous donor, plus the help of Passim, sponsorships, and community donations.

Each year the Iguana Music Fund gives approximately $45,000 in grants to individual artists in amounts from $500 to $2,000 each. Grants are used for projects and expenses to aid in artists' career growth, and range from recording projects to community programs to specialized equipment or instruments.

The Iguana Music Fund was established in 2008 after a generous anonymous donation was given with the intention of helping artists pursue their musical goals. Artists often have the talent and ideas to create incredible music, but they do not always have the financial capacity to do so. To help musicians overcome financial limitations, the Iguana Music Fund awards annual grants to artists with a residential or tour-based affiliation to New England. Since 2008, more than $145,000 in grants has funded more than 90 projects.



03/30/15

FREE



- http://passim.org/club/passim-iguana-music-fund-night-0

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



The Wrecking Crew

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew”.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhl-3EOYTkc



03/30/15

General admission:
$8 advance, $10 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/the_wrecking_crew2

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic Speculation(premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra) and?Night Train to Perugia?(premiered by the BSO in 2012). Gandolfi's new work shares a program with Gustav Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 6, arguably Mahler's most heartfelt symphonic statement-his wife Alma called it "the most completely personal of his works."



03/26/15 - 03/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Matthew Ritchie: Remanence

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Ritchie’s contribution to the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall will continue his exploration of the possibilities, limitations, and collaborative capabilities of various media. Here, painting escapes its traditional confines both dimensionally—by extending across the art wall to the adjacent bay of windows—as well as materially—through the inclusion of sound. The imagery, like the Dewey Square mural, will be composed of dark, gestural and diagrammatic lines on a pale background. The drawing on the wall will become more and more colorful as it reaches the windows, where the drawing will erupt with complexity and color.

Supported by Louis Vuitton and additional support provided, in part, by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest.



06/26/14 - 03/31/15

Mueseum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/matthewritchie/fineberg-art-wall/

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



Citizen Cope

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

Cope’s musical education was catch-as-catch-can. During the eighties, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats that only later would be shaped into songs. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope figured he would eventually find the right voice to sing his songs – he later found that voice within himself.

Citizen Cope introduces us to a world of musical worry that doesn’t come fully into focus until his second album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which this year celebrates its 10 year anniversary. His song “Sideways” caught the attention of Carlos Santana who covered it and asked Cope to perform with him during a European tour. In 2010, he founded his own label, Rainwater Recordings, under which he has since put out two albums, The Rainwater LP and One Lovely Day.

In 2014 Clarence began working with The President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities and First Lady Michelle Obama in her initiative Turnaround Arts, accepting an Ambassadorship (alongside Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others) to work with the students of Red Lake Middle School in northern Minnesota on the Red Lake Nation reservation.

From the get-go, Citizen Cope has taken his case to the people. He has toured tirelessly, bringing his stories to whatever venue would have him. His motivation to make music in front of people, no matter the size of the crowd, has won him a vast audience in America and abroad.



03/31/15

$36.00-$40.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/citizen-cope/

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



Roman in the Provinces

Presented by McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

The Roman Empire conjures images of sculpted marble emperors, elaborately engineered aqueducts, and conquering soldiers. Yet one reason for the empire’s success and longevity was its ability to accommodate different peoples, languages, and religions. This exhibition explores the lives and experiences of people living in the provinces through evidence gleaned from their material culture.

Focusing on the eastern Mediterranean between the 2nd and 6th century CE, a region already rich in ancient civilizations, the exhibition reveals how earlier cultural interaction intensified during the empire through access to trade networks and new technologies. On view is a vast array of paintings, mosaics, textiles, inscriptions, sculpture, glass, coins, and pottery, primarily from the Yale University Art Gallery, supplemented with loans from museums and private collections. Highlights include a newly restored floor mosaic and wall painting from Yale’s excavations at Gerasa and Dura-Europos. Together these objects tell stories of both public and private identities revealing the different ways people in the provinces reacted to being Roman.



02/14/15 - 03/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rip/index.html

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 108, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



National Theatre Live in HD: A View from the Bridge

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
 



03/31/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/a-view-from-the-bridge/

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



Tufts Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Tufts Chamber Orchestra performs a concert featuring Britten’s "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings" with performance faculty members Anne Howarth, horn and Charles Blandy, tenor. John Page, conductor.



03/31/15

Free; no tickets required



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Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Passim's Open Mic is all ages and all are welcome! Performance order is established by lottery. You can add your name to the list beginning at 6:30 PM, and the order will be pulled at 7:30 PM. If you arrive late, you may add your name to the end of the list until 8:30 PM. Each performer gets 2 songs, or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Originals are encouraged, but covers are also welcome! We also welcome other forms of performance, like poetry, stories, etc. No drums or amps please. Live performance only; no prerecorded tracks may be used.



03/31/15

$5/free for members



- http://passim.org/club/open-mic-102

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



Children's Musical Theater Open House

Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School

Learn about Indian Hill Music School’s Summer Musical Theater program: Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 - 7:00pm, 36 King Street (Rte. 495/Exit 30), Littleton, MA. “Music Man Jr.” will be presented in partnership with Arts Nashoba in July. Come and meet the directors and staff, ask questions, and register for the program. Learn more at (978) 486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org.

 



03/31/15

Free!



- http://www.indianhillmusic.org

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



Midwinter Tropics

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Masses of tropical and subtropical plants fill the Courtyard with many shades of green punctuated by bright color. Orchids abound, along with a variety of leaf textures and patterns: Norfolk Island pine, tree ferns, large fishtail palms, smaller fan and Areca palms, and ferns.

Early images of the Courtyard show the profusion of plants placed by Isabella Stewart Gardner, filling the north side of the courtyard and creating a network of green that obscured the courtyard. Small trees and tall palms anchored Courtyard corners and many smaller plants lined the paths and surrounded the mosaic. The Courtyard was revealed to visitors in the surrounding cloisters. Today this luxuriant atmosphere is recreated in the first display of the New Year.

The Courtyard features plants that are actively growing and constantly changing. Courtyard images include plants that are representative of each display, but plants will be added or replaced over the life of the display.



01/01/15 - 03/31/15

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



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

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



Lesley University presents Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color NASA astronaut

Presented by Lesley University

Physician, NASA astronaut and scientist Mae Carol Jemison headlines Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and educator Pedro Noguera. Dr. Jemison was the first woman of color to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. She advocates for the need to diversify STEM fields and foster collaboration between the sciences and the arts, and through her foundation The Earth We Share (TEWS), children from around the world share ideas about how to solve current global issues.

 



03/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

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

Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting BLO’s upcoming productions. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the theatre.

Feminine Vengeance – Opera’s Unforgettable Leading Ladies
Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and psychological insights. With special guests from the New England Foundation of Psychoanalysis, this final Opera Night at the BPL presentation will include riveting performances from some of BLO’s very own leading ladies and an engaging discussion about the inspiration, portrayal, and psychodynamics of these unforgettable female roles.



04/01/15

Free, and open to the public



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/calendar.htm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D113919972

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



Libera

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements and innovative harmonies that stretch the full range of the boys’ voices. Libera is known through their internationalconcert tours, television appearances, and many recordings of their music.



04/01/15

Tickets: $30 - $40 plus fees



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

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



Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

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

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore “her relationship with New York, the city of her birth and early death, and home to the subjects—deviant, deformed, and singularly beautiful—of her most iconic images” (mfa.org). Just a glimpse at Arbus’ photographic portraits of New York residents in black and white will evoke curiosity about this artist and her background.



04/01/15

FREE



- https://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/52706

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



Women in Modern Iranian Film: "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"

Presented by Wellesley College at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

In partnership with the Cinema and Media Studies program, the Davis presents this series of film screenings dedicated to exploring the groundbreaking achievements of women directors in modern Iranian cinema. Proportionally speaking, there have been more high profile female directors in Iran than in several Western countries, despite the hardships of women in post-Revolutionary Iran. These films range from drama to comedy and explore a broad range of topics, suspending generalizations of Iranian society and provoking curiosity. These selections highlight just a few of these critically-acclaimed films - sure to delight cinephiles, art-lovers, and everyone in-between.


Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.

April 1: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2000, Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

 



04/01/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55361

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



"Whitman Sampler"

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Mike Whitman, whose innovative material and style made him the hit and semi-finalist of the 2008 Boston Comedy Festival, has led him to become Boston's Best New Comedian. He is becoming one of the country's most versatile and entertaining comics working today, performing at colleges and top venues around the country.



04/01/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=377776

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



“INFLUX” Montserrat’s Senior Thesis Show Reception At Mingo I

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

“INFLUX” features Montserrat College of Art seniors Kevin Lucey and Sasha Pacek. Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

 



04/01/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.mingogalleryandframe.com/



Tufts Graduate Composers Monster Concert

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

New works by four graduate compositional voices - Cagdas Donmezer, Ryan O'Connell, Jeffery Shivers, and Wei Yang - performed by Enterprise Brass Quintet; Joshua Hahn, ney; John McDonald, piano; and Michael McLaughlin, speaker



04/01/15

Free and open to the public; no tickets required



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



10 String Symphony & Eva Walsh

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

10 String Symphony is a duo known for mesmerizing acoustic innovation.  Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, celtic and dare I say punky string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation).  Vocally, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players. Sedelmyer (Jerry Douglas Band ) and Baiman met in Nashville, and realized a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-String fiddle.  Their desire to see just how far a two-fiddle, two-vocals instrumentation could take them was the inspiration for the 10 String Symphony project.  By the time their first full-length album was released in November 2012, their instrumentation had expanded to include the occasional clawhammer banjo and resonator mandolin, though still maintaining a stripped down, tightly woven and carefully arranged duo sound.

http://www.10stringsymphony.com/

Eva Walsh is a fun-loving folk-pop singer, fiddler and songwriter from Boston who delivers a heartfelt performance of catchy original songs and smiles. Her debut album “Storybook” is the product of a diverse and lifelong exploration of music and tells the stories of the heart with undeniably sweet sincerity.

http://www.evawalsh.com/

 



04/01/15

The show costs $15 for non-Passim members and $13 for Passim members



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



Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Presented by notloB Music

Jayme Stone (banjo) | Margaret Glaspy (voice) | Brittany Haas (fiddle) | Eli West (guitar, voice) | Joe Phillips (bass)


Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. The new album will be out on Borealis Records on March 3, 2015.

An acetate disc-cutter and cactus needle stylus. The rutted roads of eastern Kentucky and the Georgia Sea Island coastline. Kitchen din and street noise. Songs everyone has come to know—and the storied singers nearly everyone has forgotten.

“We’re here to renew this material.”The material in question—sea shanties, cowboy ballads, ox-driving songs, Southern spirituals—helped shape the mid-century folk revival and more recent Americana. Stone, by virtue of his instrument, has long studied traditional music but it has remained underexplored in his award-winning albums. Stone traveled to Mali (and made field recordings of his own) to engage with the banjo’s long-lost cousins. He composed original pieces that edged far closer to contemporary classical sounds than traditional folk ones. Now it’s time for his homecoming.

Stone and company have delved into the vast, worldwide trove of Lomax recordings and found a deeply emotional access to these tunes and songs on Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (Borealis Records; release: March 3, 2015). Just in time for the Lomax centenary this year, the release includes a 54-page booklet with song notes by Stone, an introduction by Grammy-winning music scholar Stephen Wade, and a photo essay by longtime Nonesuch photographer Michael Wilson.The songs hail from sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, homemakers, prisoners and farmers: “extraordinary, everyday folks making homemade, handmade music,” 

Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented more than 150 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. Concerts in your home can be arranged.
Website - https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/notloBParlourConcerts
Twitter - https://twitter.com/notlobpresents
Eventbrite (tickets) - http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-presents-6730833315
Mail Chimp (mailing list) - http://tinyurl.com/notlobmail

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04/01/15

$10-20



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



Channeling Creativity Panel with Mags Harries, Eric Lander, Tod Machover and David Rose

Presented by Lesley University

Join Lesley University for a panel discussion as part of the weeklong Creativity Forum featuring renowned guest speakers who underscore the important role of creativity across all disciplines.

The Channeling Creativity panel, moderated by WGBH and Public Radio International host Kara Miller, features award-winning Cambridge-based visual artist Mags Harries, who has completed over 30 major public art projects around the world; Eric Lander, a MacArthur Fellow, MIT professor and founding director of the Broad Institute, whose work is dedicated to the promise of human genome research; Tod Machover, composer and innovator in the application of technology in music; and developmental neuropsychologist David H. Rose, a Harvard professor and co-founder of CAST, whose Universal Design for Learning has transformed the field of education.

All Creativity Forum events are free and open to the public.



04/01/15

FREE



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Fine Art lll Senior Thesis Show Reception

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of KayLee Bellamy, Elizabeth Breder, Margaret Caro, William Gurin, Kayleigh (Bird) Hawes, Rebekah Segar, and Stephanie Visciglia. Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.



04/01/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The marvelous German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's peerless Violin Concerto, which, through its lyricism, intensely musical virtuosity, and expansive scope elevated the genre of the violin concerto to ambitious new heights. Shostakovich-a Beethoven devotee-purportedly wrote his Symphony No. 10 as a response to Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Considered one of his finest, most characteristic orchestral works, the musically and emotionally rich Tenth seems partly to have been an exorcism of his conflicted personal feelings toward the Soviet dictator.



04/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



04/02/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



The Bow Makers Dilemma

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
 

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
 



04/02/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

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

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

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



04/02/15

Admission $5



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

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



The Erik van Dam Quartet

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the The Erik van Dam Quartet for an evening of live jazz led by multi-instrumentalist Erik van Dam, master of the bari, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones. The quartet includes Greg Toro on electric/upright bass, Steve Wilkinson on drums/percussion, and Tom Dowd on guitar/vocals. Comfort food. Cash bar. Limited seats. 



04/02/15

$15 ($10 Members and students)
 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/erik-van-dam-quartet/

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



Stir: Barry Schwabsky and Marianne Nowottny

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Schwabsky, 2014 Gardner Artist-in-Residence, and Nowottny premiere new compositions of poetry and electronic music, following those on their 2012 CD, A Voice Hears You from Mysterious Places.



04/02/15

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members and children 7–17 (children under 7 not admitted).



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6180

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



NME: Walking on Water

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

Tufts New Music Ensemble performs under the direction of Donald Berman. Pianist Donald Berman is recognized as a chief exponent of new works by living composers, overlooked music by 20th century masters, and recitals that link classical and modern repertoires. 



04/02/15

Free and open to the publi; no tickets required



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



Excavation and Exhibition: A Panel Discussion

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Join us for a discussion about excavation and exhibition. This panel will blur the line between the contemporary and the historical and considers the role of the artist as historian.

Panelists: Rebecca Martin, Professor of Art and Archeology with Excavations artists Laura Evans, Candice Ivy, and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman. Moderator: Adrienne Jacobson, Curator.



04/02/15

Free and open to the publc.



- http://newartcenter.org

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



Foghorn Stringband

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The sound of Portland, Oregon's Foghorn Stringband's tight instrumental work and line-up - fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar - is reminiscent of early bluegrass, but their powerful approach is whole-heartedly old-time, centered largely around the fiddle. Devoted to the interpretation and performance of American stringband music, their style encompasses early country music, the fiddle repertoire of the Southern Appalachians and the Midwest, and the stringband sounds of the Piedmont region. They are highly regarded by traditional music lovers.



04/02/15

$18 / $15 for Passim members



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/foghorn-stringband-lily-henley-opens

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



Dom La Nena

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

Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nenareleased her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January of 2013. Ela is an intricate and understated collection of thirteen original compositions sung in Portuguese and Spanish. La Nena’s delicate vocals and multitracked cello are supported by spare, minimal arrangements by coproducer and label mate Piers Faccini. La Nena, who draws influence from contemporary artists such as Cat Power, Lhasa de Sela, and Juana Molina, first met coprodcuer Faccini through her husband, Jeremiah, a director and photographer who has made videos for Faccini, REM, Camille, and Stephan Eicher, among others. For La Nena, meeting Piers Faccini was the catalyst for the creation of Ela.



04/02/15

Tickets: General Admission, $12 Advance, $15 Day of Show



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



Daniel Goleman presents A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Call to Action

Presented by Lesley University

Lesley University welcomes psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” as the 2015 Sonnabend Fellow and a featured speaker during Lesley’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which presents renowned guest lecturers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, astronaut Mae Jemison and educator Pedro Noguera. Dr. Goleman was trained as a psychologist at Harvard University, and became a science journalist at the New York Times. His 1995 best-seller “Emotional Intelligence” has been translated into 40 languages, and “EQ” has been added to vocabularies around the world. 

 



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

Presented by Cultural Organization of Lowell at Downtown Lowell

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Downtown Lowell First Thursdays. In the tradition of "gallery nights" held in many arty cities, the idea is to encourage workers to linger, visitors to stay longer and residents to explore the many special happenings on First Thursday nights. Galleries will be open with performances, demonstrations and refreshments. Museums are offering free or discounted admissions and tours or other special features. Restaurants will have interesting art related specials, and businesses will participate too. It all adds up to more reasons to come to downtown Lowell, so you are invited!



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.cultureiscool.org/downtown-lowell-first-thursdays

Downtown Lowell - 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp speaks in Cambridge

Presented by Lesley University

Twyla Tharp, who is among America’s most acclaimed and recognized artists, headlines the weeklong Lesley University Creativity Forum that celebrates the important role of creativity across all disciplines. Tharp has choreographed more than 160 works and has been awarded the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, a MacArthur Fellowship, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and 19 honorary doctoral degrees. Her work has had a pervasive influence on younger choreographers and has expanded the boundaries of contemporary dance.



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Consuming the Written Word: A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

Presented by The Harvard Library

Digital technologies have changed the way we approach and interact with the written word, thus expanding the nature and scope of scholarly inquiry concerning the history of books and reading. This Strategic Conversation brings together three leading voices from the field—Professors Robert Darnton, Roger Chartier, and Andrew Stauffer—to reflect on reading via the perspective of consumption. Consumption accommodates a wide variety of formats and interpretations, from the consumer market for reading materials to the distant reading methods for "consuming" books made possible by digital platforms.



04/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://alumni.harvard.edu/events/consuming-written-word-harvard-library-strategic-conversation



Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

Join us as Mr. Gorenstein launches his new book and recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde. The Millen brothers and friend Abe Faber launched a career of increasingly ambitious robberies, which soon escalated to murder. Their crime wave climaxed at a Needham, Massachusetts, bank, when Murt Millen cut down two local police officers with a Thompson submachine gun stolen from state police. The killings, the dogged investigation by two clever detectives, and the record-setting trial with seventeen psychiatrists were national news.

 



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.nebookfair.com/event



Mud Matters in the First Circle

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

“Mud Matters in the First Circle” is a performance creation piece, told in the improvisational spirit of jazz, integrating spoken word, music and the visual arts. Beginning in the late 1970’s as an artistic collaboration between Elizabeth McKim (poet) and Paulo Knill (musician), Mud Matters has since been performed many times, both locally and internationally, from Lynn to Paris to Israel to Bali. This unique revision of Mud Matters will feature a new ensemble of local musicians, spoken word artists and visual artists, including Elizabeth McKim, Bruce Williams (film maker), Abbot Meader (film maker) and many local musicians. 



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://salemstate.edu/arts



Good Friday Concert

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.



04/03/15

FREE, no tickets required; $20 suggested donation.



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

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



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night. Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



04/03/15

$50-$125



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

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



Film Screening, TINY: A Story About Living Small

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Enjoy an independent film describing the story of one young couple with no building experience who attempt to build a tiny house, raising questions about what constitutes good design, sustainability, and the underlying narrative of the American dream.



04/03/15

$12



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/film-screening-tiny-story-about-living-small



Susan Cattaneo

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

 Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three albums of mostly upbeat, catchy pop-country music, “Brave and Wild,” in 2009, “Heaven to Heartache” in 2011 and “Little Blue Sky” in 2012. You’ll hear a blend of country, rock and soul with sparkles of blues and folk – music that would slide into the comfort zone for fans of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow. Her album Little Big Sky was nominated for Best Country Album for the 13th Independent Music Awards.

Cattaneo knows how to craft a lyric and pen a hook, to marry lyric and melody. On her albums, she says, “I did mainstream country songs I originally wrote for others, and I found myself a mainstream country artist. The single ‘Girls Night Out’ from ‘Heaven to Heartache’ charted. Some people wanted another single like that. And I wondered, ‘Is that really me?’” The answer she came up with: Not quite. The music she’s pursuing now is going down a darker, more brooding path. If she had to pick a genre, she’d call it Americana, in the broadest definition of the term: music that encompasses all the genres of the great American tradition: country, blues and folk.



04/03/15

Reg $20, Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17, Child U12 $15



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Upon Closer Inspection

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Peter Scott “makes a positive habit of avoiding the picturesque” says Roger Kizik, Scott’s co-exhibitor in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming show, “Upon Closer Inspection.” The same could be said of Kizik’s art. Kizik’s works on paper depicting perfume bottles, underwear and museum statues make a dynamic counterpoint to Scott’s brooding urban landscapes and mythic Italian countrysides. Adds Scott, “I think both Roger and I value the role of humor and wit in our work. And we both draw squiggly.”

Kizik’s sense of humor is direct and inventive. The titles of his paintings—“Juvenile Gullinquent” for a young seagull and “Bust-ed Homer” for the head of the poet—set the tone for the visual jocularity to follow. “At the Met” features three classical busts in muted greens and browns set against a pink and turquoise background of lopsided concentric circles, like funhouse wallpaper. “At the Met II” shows two cupid-like figures perched on display pegs behind an official museum label, and, in the corner, a tennis ball. When Kizik reimagines the surroundings in which viewers would usually encounter these artifacts, the viewers can reexamine their ingrained responses to such historic pieces. Irreverence is one aspect of Kizik’s artwork, but so is respect, as Kizik’s playfulness invites the viewer to meet these antiquities on less intimidating terms.

Scott’s works on paper take the viewer out of the museum and into the streets, dodging the predictable and the picturesque at every turn. His cityscapes lack people, and only vestiges of habitation remain: advertising signs, buildings with darkened windows, and scaffolding. Not even the seats shown in “Christian Island Chairs” have sitters. In “Pickup,” gray clouds gather above an open highway as a blue pickup truck journeys toward the horizon. The overcast day grounds the work in everyday life; a radiant sunset or a clear, blue sky might have idealized the moment, but the scattered clouds suggest a metaphor for rumbling along, enduring, even when the storm is building. Scott’s more colorful pieces inspired by 18th century Venetian artist G.B. Tiepolo form a bridge between Scott and Kizik’s styles. In “Talking to Tiepolo – Puchinello’s Tomb,” a piece rich in historical references, Scott casts Puchinello, the everyman of Italian commedia della’arte, as a corpse, and brings a group of gawkers to his gravesite, including a figure in cargo shorts with a camera strapped around his neck. Once again, history is presented as a playground, and we are welcome to explore.

“Upon Closer Inspection” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from March 2-April 3, 2015 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 5, from 6-8 pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



03/02/15 - 04/03/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Anuvab Pal

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Playwright and screenwriter Anuvab Pal, whose plays (Chaos Theory, The President is Coming, FATWA) and movie scripts (Loins of Punjab Presents, The President Is Coming) made his style of comedy critically and commercially popular across stages and screens in New York and India, has been performing as a stand-up comedian for the last year or so with the international success The Nation Wants To Know. 

 



04/03/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=378197

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



1 + 1 = 1: Collaborative Dreamscapes by Scout Austin and Kellie Weeks

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

This collaborative project by artists Scout Austin and Kellie Weeks was inspired by a recent exhibit by William Kentridge at ICA Boston. Deciding to try something different from their individual practices, the artists pinned large pieces of paper to the studio walls and began to draw with charcoal and pastel. After about five or ten minutes they switched and began to draw on each other’s drawing . . . and continued on in this way until they felt the drawings were complete. Through this collaboration, the artists arrive collectively at what Kellie likes to call a “dreamscape”. The drawings are visions of inner worlds that tap into the unconscious of each artist.



03/05/15 - 04/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.fsfaboston.com/upcoming-exhibits/



Sara Zielinski: This Is Just To Say

Presented by Find & Form Space

Find & Form Space is pleased to present This Is Just To Say, an exhibition of the work of Sara Zielinski. Zielinski is a prolific sketchbook draftsman, making deceptively simple drawings on whatever paper is at hand. Self portraits, drawings of strangers and friends, often with enigmatic or funny quotes and the time and date scrawled in the margins, combine to form a meandering narrative of living in the city and the ridiculousness and pathos of relationships and sex.



04/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.findandformspace.com



Will Dailey

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Will Dailey is an acclaimed recording and performing artist, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter. In June of 2013 he was featured on a Stephen King/John Mellencamp project produced by T Bone Burnett called Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County and also released an original song he wrote inspired by Jack Kerouac's Tristessa. In September of 2013 he played his fourth Farm Aid Concert alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp, and in November finished up a nine city tour of France. Dailey's music has been featured on over 50 TV programs and films. The first single from his new album National Throat, due out later in 2014, is already a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Rock journalist Steve Morse said recently, "Will Dailey's pop smarts, his dedication to detail, and his soul-inflected voice are just what we need right now to restore belief in music. His new songs are personal epiphanies with a universal appeal."



04/03/15

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



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



SoWa First Fridays

Presented by SOWA Artists Guild at SOWA Artists Guild

Come down to 450 Harrison to meet the local artists and view/buy their work!. Over 60 artists open their studios for the "First Friday" of every month. April 3rd is our next First Friday, from 5-9pm.



04/03/15

FREE



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SOWA Artists Guild - 450 Harrison Ave Boston, Boston, MA, 02118



Keith Munslow in concert

Presented by Needham Public Library

An award-winning performer who combines rock solid funky piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning fast cartooning, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and families at schools, festivals, family concerts, and libraries throughout New England—and beyond. Keith will be debuting songs from his new album "Tiny Destoyer," at this interactive show. Known nationwide for his SiriusXM Satellite Radio hits “Leftovers” and “Watchin’ All the Cars Go By,” Munslow has also collaborated with Bill Harley. Their longtime collaborations have resulted in rousing family shows around New England have drawn accolades and more awards and attention for this Providence-based entertainer. 



04/03/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://needhamma.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=12878&month=3&year=2015&day=29&calType=0



Spring Show

Presented by Dorchester Arts Collaborative at Chevalier Theatre

Come join Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) as we showcase three amazing Dorchester Artists!!!!! The show features works by local artists Stephanie Sherman, Logan Jones, and Robyn Thompson. DAC is a non-profit arts organization promoting programming in Dorchester to cultivate and stimulate the social, cultural and economic enrichment of Boston’s largest, most diverse and historic neighborhood,



04/03/15

Free and opne to the public.



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1384790405167177/

Chevalier Theatre - 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA, 02155



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



Kids' Shows: Film - WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 Nothing beats the sweetly strange original adaption of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.

Gene Wilder stars as the weird and wonderful candy man Willy Wonka, who starts a frenzy the world-over with the announcement that five golden tickets stashed away inside the wrappers of his candy bars will allow the winners a peek inside his top-secret confectionery.

Once inside, five lucky children and their guardians, including meek little Charlie Bucket and his grandpa, discover a world wilder than they could have imagined: rivers of chocolate, lickable wallpaper, and of course Oompa Loompas - Wonka's singing, dancing miniature factory workers. It's all fun, games, sweets and songs, but some of the children discover there are consequences for their bad behavior inside the factory, while poor little Charlie finds he may have won the grandest prize of them all.



04/04/15

$6 children, $8 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory

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



The Misadventures of Spy Matthais

Presented by Theatre on Fire at Charlestown Working Theater

Meet Matty Olchak. Matty is a an artist. And a voyeur. An artist/voyeur, if you will. When everybody he cares about self-destructs or disappears, Matty must find his way through a world of blistering dread to return to life, love, and finally standing on his own two feet. The Misadventures of Spy Matthais is a hyper visual production of a smart and sexy comic book for adults.



03/13/15 - 04/04/15

$10



- http://www.theatreonfire.org/#!tickets/c23ct

Charlestown Working Theater - 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129



SHEL

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.



04/04/15

$15/$13 for members



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/shel

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



Shockheaded Peter

Presented by Company One Theatre at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Fall into the world of Victorian SteamCRUNK nightmares as a manic music-box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter, with the musical mayhem of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!



03/06/15 - 04/04/15

Full Price: $25 - $38

Students w/ ID: $15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 Minimum):
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015



- http://companyone.org/production/shockheaded-peter/

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



“Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Artist Reception

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

The Loading Dock Gallery member artists Bethany Peck and Aron Leaman collaborated for a joint exhibition “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” on display for the month of April.The exhibit features oil paintings by Peck and blown and sculpted glass by Leaman.



04/04/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://theloadingdockgallery.com

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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra 2nd Annual “Band in Boston” Concert

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

BAND IN BOSTON! In celebration of the heroes and victims of the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon and for TWO-NIGHTS-ONLY, The URO will perform the music of local rock legends, AEROSMITH, BOSTON, & THE CARS, with special guests and more. Partial proceeds will benefit The Boston Foundation.

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (URO)—known for their no holds barred, electrifying versions of ‘60s and ‘70s British Rock (Beatles, Bowie, Who, Queen, Zeppelin)—will reinvent their repertoire to perform the music of Aerosmith, Boston, The Cars. and more.

For TWO NIGHTS ONLY - URO’s 12 singers and musicians—along with very special guests—go all out to deliver jaw-dropping versions of Beantown Rock classics to benefit The Boston Foundation.



04/03/15 - 04/04/15

Reserved seating; $30



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

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



Joe Crookston

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Joe Crookston may be described as artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, humming & buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He’ll sing to you - you’ll sing with him. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Joe believes in stories. You’ll ride along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way. Amber eyes, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, Grandmother Moons, Galway heather, meter maids and silver crowns. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired, with a renewed sense of what’s possible. “The Long Note” is a phrase used in Irish culture~ “The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite… There IS a “Long Note” and Joe is reaching for it. From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson, through stories of ruby red dresses, Tinian Island, Dylan Thomas, Taoist parables and drunken roosters you’ll be drawn in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to the show. Through his spirit and playfulness and his unwavering courage to be himself, you will be moved in ways you didn’t expect. He is literate, poignant and funny as hell. You’ll be glad you came. Joe was recently signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with fellow songwriters John Gorka, Red Horse and Peter Yarrow. His CD, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog” received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis TN. He received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel throughout New York State, collect stories, and write original songs. His favorite quote about his music is, “I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston’s music!” He lives in Ithaca, NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada.



04/04/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Public Tour: Edged in Black

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Compiled between 1967 and 1968, the SMS series was one of several important experimental ventures that sought to destabilize the boundary between traditional media, while also making work by the day’s leading artists accessible to those outside of the collector class. Through the generous gift of Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, the Davis holds the complete portfolio, which includes work by Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Roy Lichtenstein alongside music by La Monte Young and Terry Riley. Saturday, April 4, 2015: Edged in Black



04/04/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55456

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



Session Americana

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Session Americana sit tightly around a small cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the whole sound of the voices and instruments. A suit-case drum kit, an old electric bass, a bunch of acoustic instruments, a field organ; this format feels very theatrical, and though the musicians face each other, the audience feels drawn into the circle by the warmth, joy and camaraderie that emanate outwards by the all-star cast of characters seated around the table. The group has grown from a rag tag jam at a local pub to a regional institution, playing gigs from church houses to urban nightclubs to regional festival tents to large halls.



04/04/15

$22/ $20 for members



- http://www.passim.org/club/session-americana-40

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



Complete History of America (abridged)

Presented by Arts After Hours

Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the comedic play Complete History of America (abridged) March 27 to April 4, 2015 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $20 for regular seating. For show times, ticket information, and directions please visit artsafterhours.com or call the box office at (781) 205-4010. The show’s content is considered PG.

 

The three actors in The Complete History of America (abridged) hilariously perform 600 years of history in just 90 minutes. This roller-coaster ride of a show tackles George Washington, Watergate, Baghdad, the New World, the discovery of America, and every topic in between using its own unique and hilariously quirky brand of humor. It answers the most complicated of questions that American History has presented us with, such as “Shouldn’t we call it Amerigo?” and “Why didn’t they also create a Bill of Wrongs?”

 

Arts After Hours’ presentation of Complete History of America (abridged) is  directed by James Tallach, who has appeared in AAH’s productions as Mother Superior in Nunsense A-Men!, Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical, and Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing. “AAH’s dedication of bringing the arts to Lynn is extraordinary and I wanted to continue being part of it in a more creative way,” says Tallach. “When the chance to direct Complete History came along, I jumped at it and found three incredibly talented actors to tackle this smart funny and challenging piece.”

 

All AAH veterans, Cameron Gosselin (Twelfth Night), Casey Tucker (Henry V), and Dan Prior (Cannibal, the Musical) will stitch together American history like you’ve never seen it before. “That this caliber of people producing and performing at AAH are more than happy to come back time and time again says a lot, not only their dedication to the arts, but also to the quality work that AAH produces in Lynn,” Tallach adds.

 

“We are very excited about The Complete History of America (abridged),” says Thomas Martin, AAH’s Artistic Director. “Our audiences have come to expect an irreverent and wacky good time with our spring show. After last year's smash hit Avenue Q, we wanted to find something fast-paced, funny, and at times, educational.”  



03/27/15 - 04/04/15

$25 Premiere Seating, $20 Regular Seating



- http://artsafterhours.com



Caitlin Corbett Dance Company: "New and Recent Work"

Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory

The Somerville Armory performance space, with its wood-beamed ceilings, brick walls and open non-theatrical setting, is a perfect venue to present Corbett's reflections on the fundamental nature of half-thoughts. The evening will also include several pieces that focus on Corbett’s longstanding interest in working with community members who may have little movement experience. A reworking of Flutter (2006) a piece for 25 “non-dancers” performing to the music of Marvin Gaye, as well as n.o.p.e. (2010) and an excerpt from Quiet Line (2009), will also be included in the evening's program.
 



04/03/15 - 04/04/15

General admission $20, students/seniors/BDA members $15.



- http://www.caitlincorbettdance.org/events.php



The Queen of Spades

Presented by Lowell House Opera

This spring, LHO presents Tchaikovsky's operatic thriller The Queen of Spades – complete with courtly intrigue, ghostly apparitions, and a deathly gambling problem. The opera follows the plight of Gherman, whose fascination with the beautiful (and betrothed) Liza turns into an obsession with learning her grandmother's secret strategy for winning at cards. When the elderly Countess dies without revealing her secret, Gherman's obsession turns to madness. With a final card game imminent, the Countess' ghost returns to reveal the winning hand... and to exact her revenge. The opera will be performed in the original Russian with full orchestra and English supertitles.



03/25/15 - 04/04/15

Opening Night: Wednesday, Mar 25 at 8:30pm
Premium Seating: $40.00|General Admission: $30.00|Students & Seniors: $20.00|Lowell House Residents: $15.00
Other Performances: Mar 27, 28, Apr 1, 3, 4 at 8:30pm
Premium Seating: $30.00|General Admission: $20.00|Students & Seniors: $12.00|Lowell House Residents: $10.00



- http://lowellhouseopera.com/current-production/



Peter Rabbit Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Tuckers' Tales

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories have been loved for generations. Now, Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre brings them to life in irresistible style with clever scenery and turn-of-the-century costumes for an unforgettable theater experience. Join the performers for a sing-a-long before every show!

Tuckers’ Tales is a puppet company based outside of Philadelphia. Co-directors and husband and wife team Marianne and Tom Tucker performed together as folk musicians for over a decade when they decided to form their own puppet company in 1981. The Tuckers now have over two dozen original puppet productions in their repertoire, ranging from folk tales and legends to hilarious children’s variety shows. Every year Tuckers’ Tales appears at puppet, folk, ethnic, and street festivals; and at craft fairs, shopping centers, theaters, and schools around the country.

Peter Rabbit Tales is recommended for ages 3 to 6.



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



The Makanda Project featuring Oliver Lake

Presented by VISIONS, Inc

World renowned saxophonist Oliver Lake joins the Makanda Project, an ensemble featuring several of Boston's leading jazz musicians. The concert will feature two of Mr. Lake's big band compositions along with several from the group's repertoire of previously unrecorded Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions. There will also be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile. The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Oliver Lake, Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry, and Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini (trumpet); Ku-umba Frank Lacy and Bill Lowe (trombones); Diane Richardson (voice); John Kordalewski (piano); John Lockwood (bass); and Yoron Israel (drums).



04/04/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://makandaproject.com/upcoming-performances/



Joseph / V Blackburn

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at Cafe 939

Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner intertwine the influence of folk traditions, their voices, and the guitar with haunting tales of love, passion, and their upbringing in the mountains, surrounded by the sounds of nature. V Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. 



04/04/15

$10 in advance / $12 day of show



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/joseph

Cafe 939 - 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert with Dave Dersham, Marc Herman, and Chris LaVancher. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. Dave Dersham was selected as a finalist for West Virginia's Mountain Stage emerging artist competition. "The Burn of Summer" enjoyed regular airtime on Folk Radio's WUMB and Emerson College's WERS. Marc Herman played stages across the U.S. and he was selected as a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. A 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, Chris LaVancher’s performance evokes a mini-movie festival in your head, complete with a full soundtrack. 



04/04/15

Suggested donation: $10 at the door.



- http://artsatthearmory.org/events/somerville-songwriter-sessions-2-2015-04-04/

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



Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde. The Millen brothers and friend Abe Faber launched a career of increasingly ambitious robberies, which soon escalated to murder. Their crime wave climaxed at a Needham, Massachusetts, bank, when Murt Millen cut down two local police officers with a Thompson submachine gun stolen from state police. The killings, the dogged investigation by two clever detectives, and the record-setting trial with seventeen psychiatrists were national news.



04/04/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4840426



Dan St. Germain

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Featuring Mike Mulloy and Laura Hayden

Dan St. Germain was chosen as a featured comic on Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste's Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, and Time Out New York chose him as their “Comedy Break Out” of 2013. He has a half-hour special on Comedy Central and is now busy developing his own show on FOX.

Dan has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, We Love the 2000s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average.

Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird, The Ron and Fez Show, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. His first album, Bad at the Good Times, is forthcoming from aspecialthing Records.



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364579

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



Ukrainian-style Egg Decorating Class with Martha Sulya

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Session: 3 hours. Participants will learn a traditional wax resist method of decorating eggs as practiced by the Ukrainian people. Using a metal stylus which is heated in an open candle flame, thin layers of beeswax are applied to the egg shell before dipping it into brilliant liquid dyes. The wax protects the surface so that multiple colors can be applied. To finish, the wax is melted off to reveal a spectrum of color and pattern. The cultural meaning of traditional motifs will be explained and demonstrated but the focus of the class is on technique not creed. Eggs will be provided by the museum however, a small materials list will be emailed upon registration. Eggs will be available to take home the same day.



04/04/15

Members $50, Non Members $60.
Class limit of 8.
 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/ukrainian-style-egg-decorating-class-with-martha-sulya-2/

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



BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan in Concert

Presented by Boston Flute Academy at Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College

BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: An Evening of Art Songs for Flute, Soprano and Piano featuring a World Premiere Song Cycle by Award-Winning New Composer, Brandon Scott Rumsey.

Please join Boston Flute Academy for a special evening: BFA Artist-in-Residence, flutist Brendan V. Ryan in recital with the 2015 Opera Foundation Scholarship winner, soprano Kate Fruchterman and Boston University staff pianist, Christina Wright-Ivanova. Brimming with expressive art songs by historic composers including Debussy, Ravel, and Corigliano, the program will present a World Premiere song cycle, Remembering the Clouds, by new composer Brandon Scott Rumsey. The song cycle revolves around the prose of Irish poets both past and present. Concert takes place at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline, on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 7:30p.m. The recital event will also include an exhibit by the Levit Flute company, maker of fine flutes. Free parking and free admission.

Concert: Saturday, April 4th, 7:30p.m. 

Location: Maliotis Cultural Center (50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA)

Details: www.bostonfluteacademy.com Contact: info@bostonfluteacademy.com

Parking: FREE

Admission: FREE

About Boston Flute Academy Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan

Brendan V. Ryan, the Boston Flute Academy 2014 – 2015 Artist-in-Residence, is an exciting up-and-coming musician who has performed in concert halls across the world. Mr. Ryan was a First Prize winner in the 2013 Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and was thusly offered a solo performance in Carnegie Hall in October of 2013. He is a substitute Principal Flutist for the Lexington Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan McPhee. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Ryan recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with flute soloist and former Acting Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marianne Gedigian. He is an honors graduate from the University of Southern California where he studied with Jim Walker. Mr. Ryan also spent a year studying under Jeannie Baxtresser at CMU. Prior to his college studies, Mr. Ryan trained for 5 years with Boston flutist Judy Grant. Mr. Ryan was selected as an Associate Member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season. He has been a Yale Fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and looks forward to attending the 2015 Sarasota Chamber Music Festival.

About Soprano Kate Fruchterman

Kate Fruchterman, soprano, is a native of Palo Alto, California. She has most recently been seen as Suor Genovieffa in Mannes Opera’s fall production of Suor Angelica. Other recent roles include Cleopatra, Corinna, Despina and Pamina. An active recitalist, she has performed in Los Angeles, Kansas City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently studies at Mannes College in Manhattan, where she will finish her Masters degree later this spring. As a winner of the 2015 Opera Foundation Scholarship, she will be relocating to Turin, Italy, where she will be singing with the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season.

About Pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova

Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanovais described as a “perfect partner” by Klassik Newsletter Berlin and a “brilliant collaborative pianist” by Wiener Zeitung (Vienna). She is currently Staff Pianist at Boston University and Coach at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is a former faculty member of the French-American Vocal Academy and the American Institute for Musical Studies. She will join the Vocal Coach Faculty of the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program in Summer 2015. Recordings on ARS Produktion, New Dynamic Records. DMA, University of Texas at Austin; MMus, New England Conservatory. www.christinajwright.com.

About Composer Brandon Scott Rumsey

Brandon Scott Rumsey (b. 1987, Las Vegas, NV) is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and interdisciplinary collaborator whose music has been featured at venues across the nation.

Brandon’s music has been featured by the New York Festival of Song, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Global Composition Seminar, University of Texas New Music Ensemble, Brevard Music Center, New Music on the Point and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. He has received honors from the American Composers Orchestra, ASCAP and Luna Nova Music. Brandon’s vocal music, praised by Robert Aldridge, Paul Sperry, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, has been recognized for its distinguishable harmonic language, lyricism, and emotional directness. Brandon is pursuing a doctoral degree in composition at the University of Michigan, studying composition with Bright Sheng and bassoon with Jeffrey Lyman. He holds a master’s degree in composition from The University of Texas at Austin.

About Levit Flutes

Constructed from only the highest quality materials and built using the most precise manufacturing processes, the Levit Standard Flute is one of the finest flutes available. Scales and headjoint designs can be traced directly back to the work of Albert Cooper. Nearly all of the keywork was designed by Bickford Brannen for the Oston-Brannen flute — and is both comfortable and strong. The Levit Standard Flute meets the highest expectations of today’s flutists, and a full range of options is available at a reasonable cost.

Contact information: Levit Flute Company, 12 Border Road, Natick, MA 01760-2330. Phone: (508) 944 – 3330. E-mail address: info@levitflutes.com;www.levitflutes.com.

ABOUT BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY

The Boston Flute Academy (BFA) is a nationally recognized flute school providing private lessons, ensembles, and classes open to all area flutists, from elementary school through adult. The school is located in Brookline and was founded in 2008 by Boston flutist Judy Grant. Her vision was a supportive flute community where the finest teachers and world-class guest artists would be accessible to all ages and levels of students. The school is possibly the first of its kind, offering ground-breaking music education programs and a conservatory curriculum designed specifically for flutists. Originally known for its accelerated training program for flutists seeking performance careers, the BFA has grown to provide innovative and inspiring classes and opportunities for all New England flutists, from novice to professional. Recent Guest Artists at BFA include the legendary Sir James Galway, Paula Robison, and Elizabeth Rowe, Principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Visit the BFA website for more info: www.bostonfluteacademy.com

BFA Director Judy Grant: “The sounds of flute and voice are a magical combination...”

BFA Contact: info@bostonfluteacademy.com

BFA Concert location: Maliotis Cultural Center on campus of Hellenic College 50 Goddard Avenue Brookline, MA 02445 Free parking.

Link for directions & map: http://bostonfluteacademy.com/about/map/

Thank you and we hope to see you there!



04/04/15

FREE

General Admission



- http://www.prlog.org/12436901-boston-flute-academy-presents-artist-in-residence-brendan-ryan-in-concert.html

Maliotis Cultural Center at Hellenic College - 50 Goddard St., Brookline, MA, 02445



X Dance

Presented by Emerson Stage at Greene Theater

 Directed by: Marlena Yannetti

 At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.



04/02/15 - 04/05/15

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Greene Theater - Tufte PPC, 10 Boylston Place 6th floor, Boston, MA, 02116



Adriana Varejao

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The ICA presents the first U.S. solo presentation of work by Adriana Varejão, one of the leading voices in contemporary Brazilian art. Varejão’s work mines the history of Brazil referencing the history of art, architectural ruins, Baroque church interiors, Portuguese azulejos (blue and white ceramic tiles), scenes of colonialism, and Brazilian indigenous paganism. The exhibition features a selection of works made from 1993 to the present—including early paintings, floor and wall-based sculptural works, installations, and work from Polvo, a recent series of self-portraits highlighting the spectrum of interracial identity in Brazil. The exhibition traces the artist’s exploration of the effects of colonialism through the lens of anthropophagy, the concept that Brazilian culture was developed through a process of ‘devouring’ and reinterpreting the symbolic and cultural contributions of its colonizers.



11/19/14 - 04/05/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/adriana-varej%C3%A3o/

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



The Colored Museum

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.



03/06/15 - 04/05/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/colored-museum/

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



Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little MermaidPeter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Never Land to join Tinker Bell; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters, and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation your family will never forget.

 



04/02/15 - 04/05/15



- http://www.disneyonice.com/passport-to-adventure

DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Lisa Fischer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well her astonishing range, flawless intonation, and casual mastery of the stage. But before joining the elite of session and stage backing vocalists, Lisa was an acclaimed recording artist in her own right and the winner of a 1991 GRAMMY Award for Best Female R&B Performance for her hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain.” In his Minneapolis Star–Tribune review of a September 2014 performance, Jon Bream described Lisa Fischer’s voice as “a wondrous instrument that can seamlessly blend classical, jazz, soul, gospel, rock and folk into the same song and sometimes the same sentence…She mesmerized, haunted and seduced with nuance, dynamics and remarkable inventiveness.”



04/05/15

$39.00-$61.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lisa-fischer/

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



The Mikado

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

The Chicago-based company The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance) reimagines this 1885 operetta, infusing the absurdist comedy of W.S. Gilbert’s libretto with Monty Python clownishness, and bringing a folk/pop interpretation to Arthur Sullivan’s lovely, lilting melodies. Expect zany fun and hip tunes in this vibrant adaptation of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved works.



03/31/15 - 04/05/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/hypocrites-mikado

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Heaven and Earth

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Sky, sea, and land have long served as alluring subjects for artists who wish to challenge themselves with fleeting effects of atmosphere, light, and motion: churning rapids, wind-blown trees, dark thunderheads, gossamer mists. Nineteenth-century artists often depicted a nature either harmoniously idyllic or terrifyingly awesome—sometimes both at once. While many of the works in this exhibition present the landscape as a kind of fantasy, others explore the ways in which artists—both past and present—have expressed their wonder at nature’s invisible or intangible properties, as well as exercised their imaginations to depict the unknown.



02/07/15 - 04/05/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Annabel Lost

Presented by Chameleon's Dish at Democracy Center

This four-person play combines visual art and performance poetry with a montage of dramatic scenes to tell the story of Quetzal, an orphaned refugee of colonial wars, and her otherworldly companion. The narrative centers on their evolving relationship as they attempt to build meaning for themselves within a foreign and destabilized framework.



03/29/15 - 04/05/15

FREE



- https://chameleonsdishtheatre.wordpress.com/

Democracy Center - 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA, 02138



"Revelation or preparation: multiple readings of musical information"

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

Mount Holyoke College Professor of Music David Sanford presents our final colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.



04/06/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Adult Art Workshop: The Digital Camera Demystified

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Are you frustrated in trying to use your digital camera, and the manual isn't really helpful? Learn how to take photographs easily during this hands-on workshop. Topics include camera use and settings, minimizing shutter lag, optimizing image quality, zoom, flash & exposure compensation and white balance. Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries. This workshop is suitable for point-and-shoot or beginning SLR camera users. Advance registration required.



04/06/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SAW11MB

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



Cinema Jukebox: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. 

When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.



04/06/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/singin-rain-0

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



BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus



04/07/15

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

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



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



Stephen Dubner

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

An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 5 million copies around the world in more than 35 languages.



04/07/15

$26 - $36.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=157

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



Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning raves for his albums. The Piano Masters Series is proud to present Sudbin's much-anticipated Boston debut.

SCARLATTI: Sonatas
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN: Nocturne, op. 27, no. 1
SCRIABIN: Sonata no. 9 "Black Mass"
MOZART/SUDBIN: "Lacrimosa" from Requiem
SAINT-SAENS: Danse Macabre (Liszt-Horowitz-Sudbin)



04/07/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/piano-masters-series-yevgeny-sudbin

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



Folk Open Mic

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

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.

Featured Artist: Kim Jennings

kimjenningsmusic.com



04/07/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. Carlos Ramos, Professor of Spanish, will lead a conversation with visiting artist Francesc Torres about What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, addressing questions of war and social memory.  What Does History Know examines the extraordinary history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers who went to fight for the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War (1936-9), juxtaposing recently recovered archival footage of these soldiers and their battles with recent documentation of the sites of major military encounters during the Spanish Civil War.



04/07/15

FREE



- https://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55461

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



Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: Performance of Traditional Tibetan Music

Presented by Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College

Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: A performance, discussion, and exploration of Tibetan music.  Featuring traditional and hand-made instruments, Penpa Tsering’s costumed performance along with singing and chanting includes his passionate interest in preserving Tibetan culture. March 17- April 17: Skirting Identity: Women and Weaving in Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Curated by Margaret Hanni, Ph.D.  A scholarly examination of how traditional textiles create a narrative of gender roles, status and wealth. Reception March 18, 5-7 pm.



04/07/15

FREE



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The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline

Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian language/literature. A follow-up to Trio Cleonice's artist residency at Yellow Barn last spring, the evening will begin with literary excerpts from Zoschenko, Gogol, and various Russian poets, alongside commentary from Tom Hodge and musical examples from Trio Cleonice. 



04/07/15

Suggested donation $15 ($5 students)



- http://www.unitedparishbrookline.org/calendar/month/2015-04

United Parish in Brookline - 210 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Woods Hole Jazz Presents Nicki Parrott with Jon Weber

Presented by Woods Hole Jazz

Nicki Parrott, world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist, performs with Jon Weber, host of NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber, as part of the Woods Hole Jazz series. Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki Parrott started her musical training at age four, studying piano, flute, and eventually double bass. She attended the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and came to New York to study with premier bassist and educator Rufus Reid. Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance, composition and television scoring. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning, Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Weber’s music. His most recent album SIMPLE COMPLEX, a collection of is original compositions, was critically acclaimed.

 



04/07/15

$20 General Admission 



- http://woodsholejazz.org/2015-performers.html



Risky Work – Discussion with Three Front Line Journalists

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

Journalists face extraordinary peril to report on the prevailing issues of the day. Facing a global attack on their livelihoods – and sometimes their very lives – journalists are forced to reassess the risks they take in order to report the news. Yet, there is no lens to replace human observation and first-person reporting. What challenges journalists face and how investigative reporting can survive in these dangerous times is the topic. Three panelists participating in the discussion are veterans of reporting from the front lines: Joe Bergantino, executive director/co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting; Amir Tibon, an Israeli journalist known for his coverage of the civil war in Syria; and Tracey Shelton, an Australian multimedia journalist.

  



04/07/15

$18, JCC member cost $15



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

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



Building Blocks: Art Deco

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Back by popular demand, BSA Space is offering a new edition of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: “Building Blocks.” This time, step into Boston’s Art Deco architectural history. From the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade to Post Office Square and the United Shoe Machinery Building, join Tony Fusco of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies as he explores Boston’s iconic Art Deco buildings. This engaging lecture, appropriate for beginners and aficionados alike, will immerse design lovers into the rich heritage of Art Deco design in the city.

 



04/07/15

$10



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/building-blocks-art-deco



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Carlos Carpacho: The Cuatro Project

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

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

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

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Carlos Carpacho: The Cuatro Project

A noted player of the cuatro—a guitar-like instrument, and the national instrument of Venezuela— Carlos Carpacho has garnered international recognition for his command and impeccable technique. In 2004, he won first prize at the First International Contest “Cuatro Venezuelan” and in 2007 completed his first soloist album entitled “Carlos Carpacho and Cuatro,” featuring arrangements and themes of Venezuelan and international repertoire. He launched a new album in 2009 entitled “Evolution,” a jazz trio-format gaining platinum record status in Venezuela.



04/07/15

Free



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

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



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



Nansi Guevara Public Artist Talk

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

Please join Nansi Guevara for a Public Artist Talk on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:30a at 23 Essex Street, Room 201.

Nansi Guevara is dedicated to the resilience of Latin@ communities in the U.S. and empowering youth of color through Arts Education. Guevara explores decolonization, Xicana consciousness and Rasquachismo in murals, screenprints and illustrations.

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



04/08/15

FREE



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

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



We Are All Immigrants: Lunch and Discussion with Ann Hood and Other Amazing Women

Presented by International Institute of New England

Our guest speaker is the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer. Ann Hood's latest book, An Italian Wife, is the multigenerational story of an Italian-American family and their experiences throughout the 20th century.  Although this book is a work of fiction, she shares many similarities with the characters in her work. She grew up in a large Italian family in New England and has generously agreed to share some of her own stories - and sign books - during this year's luncheon.



04/08/15

$50 Individual Ticket



- http://iine.us/2015-international-womens-day-event/



“To Whom It May Concern” Senior Thesis Show Reception At Porter Mill

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

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

 



04/08/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.portermillstudios.com/



Artist Talk: Elizabeth Ellenwood

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood creates abstractions of light, line, texture and form on film using medium and large format cameras. Her work is on view in Danforth Art’s exhibition Of Light and Line through May 17, 2015. Come meet the artist and hear about her process and product, and discover the power of the everyday object captured in tones of grey, silver, white, and black.

 



04/08/15

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



- http://www.danforthart.org/ElizabethEllenwood-OfLightandLine.html

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



New Center LIVE! Presents "The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin"

Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture at Temple Emanuel

The New Center for Arts & Culture presents “The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin,” featuring Julliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Kogan. In this discussion, Dr. Richard Kogan will explore the complex personality of the great Jewish American composer George Gershwin. The audience will have the opportunity to discover the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the music created by Gershwin, including “Rhapsody in Blue” during this thought provoking lecture.

 



04/08/15

$45 premium, $28 regular



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-live-the-creative-mind-and-music-of-george-gershwin/?instance_id=

Temple Emanuel - 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA, 02459



“Ya Feel Me?” Fine Art Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301 (3)

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

This senior thesis show features the work of Evan Sullivan, Taylor Anuform, Deanna Jacome, Danielle Franzen, Caitlyn Doolittle, Ariel Lund, and Meghan Ferrero. Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows were themed by the students' concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows included sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

 



04/08/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

“See for yourself!” was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and anatomy that ignited the Scientific Revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses, mirrors, and camera obscuras, creating extraordinarily detailed paintings of flowers and insects, and scenes filled with realistic effects of light, shadow, and color. By extending the reach of sight the new optical instruments prompted the realization that there is more than meets the eye. But they also raised questions about how we see and what it means to see. 



04/08/15

$10; Free for students.



- http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1411&DayPlannerDate=4/8/2015

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



Classics Come to Life

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

What are some of your favorite children’s books? Join us for a day inspired by classic children’s books at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday April 8th from 11am-2pm.

Participate in many different crafts and games throughout the Museum that day. Get involved in mixing different paint colors and designing a variety of coloring crafts inspired by the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Create cool caterpillar necklaces inspired by Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and enjoy making silly spaghetti hats inspired by Strega Nona by Tomie DePaolo. End the day by reading the staffs very own favorite children’s books to uncover even more of the classics!

The Museum is located in the Old Fire Station on Sullivan Avenue in North Easton Village. Admission is $9.00 per person, members and children under 1 are free. All activities are free with admission. For more information check out our website www.childrensmuseumineaston.org or call us at (508) 230-3789. 



04/08/15

Free with admission into the Museum



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



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



Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution in a Vortex - Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo Area

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

Some of the most spectacular cataracts, falls, and gorges on Earth are found in the lower Congo River, in the heart of central Africa, near the twin Congolese capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville. This stretch of the river is also home to over 300 different species of fish, many with unique adaptations—including bizarre morphologies—that enable them to survive in an environment with intense rapids. Based on her many years collecting, documenting, and studying the fish in the lower Congo River, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator of Fishes, American Museum of Natural History, will discuss the river’s unique hydrological and geographical characteristics and their role in driving the evolution and diversification of its exceptional fish fauna.

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

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit



04/09/15

Free



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/evolution-matters-lecture-series-evolution-vortex-–-fish-diversity-lower-congo-river

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



Pat Travers Band

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

While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s were of U.S. origin, there were a few exceptions such as Canadian rocker, Pat Travers. Travers first picked up the guitar as a pre-teen after being greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Feeling inspired, Travers soon hit the Quebec music scene, playing in bar bands. 

Traver's first big break was when he toured with '50s rocker Ronnie Hawkins who is best known for performing with a group that would later be known as The Band. Feeling like he needed to go back to his rocker roots, Traver's packed up and headed to London where he recorded a demo that would land him a record deal and kick off his debut in the beginning of 1976. In 1979, Travers formed his band lineup and went to the U.S. where his success heightened and continued.

Featuring drummer Tommy Aldridge, guitarist Pat Thrall, and bassist Mars Cowling, the new Travers band lineup premiered on 1979's Heat in the Street. This led to Travers' most commercially successful period, resulting in a pair of Top 30 releases, 1979's Live! Go for What You Know (considered by many Travers fans to be his finest hour) and 1980's Crash and Burn. 

Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio’s during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.



04/09/15

$30 public / $26 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends February 9, 2015 - 10:00am



- http://natickarts.org

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



Archie Fisher, James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

Presented by Last Dance Productions at Arts at the Armory

Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that their music has a great synergy.  James has toured separately with Archie and Jez and when they again all found themselves staying in the same house last Fall the idea for the tour was born. A benefit for FOLK New England.



04/09/15

$25.00
 



- http://lastdanceproductions.com/event/james-keelaghan-archie-fisher-jez-lowe/?instance_id=207

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



Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book "At the Point of a Cutlass"

Presented by Randall Public Library

Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway and scavenger on a deserted island in the Caribbean.



04/09/15

Free and open to the public.



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Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

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

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the frontmen and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered rising stars in the worlds of jazz and Gypsy jazz. Over the years they have individually performed alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Andreas Öberg, among others, and have finally joined forces to form this special group. For their self-titled debut album, the Rhythm Future Quartet decided to revisit and record classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites. Through their intricate, creative arrangements and musical sensitivity, they have brought new life to songs like “Night and Day” and “Summertime.” This album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz.



04/09/15

$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show



- http://www.cafe939.com/events/

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



Musical Safari for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Musical Safari is an afternoon workshop for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If your school has an early release day, or you have homeschool students, please join us for this special two-hour program featuring hands-on introductions to a wide array of musical instruments. Includes 20-minute sessions in percussion, piano, woodwinds/brass, voice, strings, and guitar. It's like six mini-classes in a single afternoon!



04/09/15

$40



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/musical-safari-early-release-day-workshop



Small Jazz Concert I

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Paul Ahlstrand's small jazz ensemble and a group led by Tufts student Jesse Brotter perform works for smaller combos.



04/09/15

Free and open to the public; no tickets required



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

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Faculty Recital featuring Marina Krickler

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join WCMS for “Call of the Wild,” a faculty recital with French hornist Marina Krickler performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and more. "Call of the Wild" celebrates the horn's origins as an outdoor instrument, especially as part of the hunt. Performers will include Erin Merceruio, soprano; Marji Gere, violin; Dan Sedgwick, piano; and Aimee Tsuchiya, piano. A “Meet the Artist” reception will follow. 



04/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/marina-krickler-faculty-recital



A View From the Bridge

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.



04/09/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/view-bridge

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



Made in Fort Point April Featured Artist: Dawna Davis

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

Every month Made in Fort Point dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. After expressing interest, artists are randomly selected. The work shown is of their choosing. Join Made in Fort Point for the opening reception of the work of our April Featured Artist, Dawna Davis. 



04/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.fortpointboston.com/2014/04/art-music-tonight-in-fort-point.html

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



Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and reading abilities are associated with whether music may be utilized as a diagnostic and intervention tool for language based learning disabilities. She will further explore whether musical training may promote the development and maintenance of certain executive functioning skills.
 



04/09/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/event/music-and-the-brain/

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



The Smartest Man in the World Podcast with Greg Proops

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

It's just Proops and you. There's no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation. Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Amsterdam, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean. Now you must fall.



04/09/15

$20 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=366332

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



Paint Night Katsushika Hokusai with Sasha Coelho

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Why paint in a dimly lit bar or alone at home when you can make your own creation within a museum!? We provide the canvas, paint and straightforward instruction and encouragement from our resident artist, Sasha Coelho. Color theory, brush strokes, and technique are addressed in a non-intimating fun environment. Absolutely No Experience Required!

The Class will be held from 6:00-8:00. Be on time so you have ample time to finish. Feel free to come early and get inspired, as your ticket will include admission and one glass of wine. There will also be a cash bar available.



04/09/15

Members $40, Non Members $45
Your ticket will include admission and one glass of wine. There will also be a cash bar available.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/paint-night-katsushika-hokusai/

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



Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom

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

Lee is internationally renowned for projects that prompt connections and invite trust, creativity, and self-awareness. He also has a long history with Boston, first exhibiting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1999.

For this participatory installation—the first extended exhibition of performance in MFA history—Lee will audition and train Boston-area soloists to offer spontaneous one-on-one performances of short Lieder (art songs) by Franz Schubert. Wearing a custom-designed costume, the singer will approach one visitor at a time throughout the galleries. If the visitor chooses to accept a song, he or she will be guided to a special chair and music stand in the William I. Koch Gallery. The artist describes the experience of being chosen as “like a butterfly landing on your shoulder,” a serendipitous moment to embrace and remember.



03/11/15 - 04/09/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/lee-mingwei

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



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



Boston Ballet School Story Hour

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton



04/10/15

Free and Open to the Public



- http://www.bostonballet.org/About_the_School/News_and_Events/Ballet_Story_Hours.html



Tal National

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

 The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, the incredibly tight band features lightning-fast rhythms, shredding electric guitars, and percussion-driven grooves.



04/10/15

Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation
$25.00 General admission, 21+



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2436/tal-national

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



Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists

Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

The Cantor Art Gallery will exhibit new work by full and part time faculty artists Amy Archambault, Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, Matthew Gamber, Randy Garber, Roger Hankins, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, Leslie Schomp, Marguerite White and Amy Wynne.

A series of noontime gallery talks by faculty artists will be held in February and March, please check the Cantor website for dates.

Closed Saturdays February 28 & March 7 during Spring Break and April 2 – 5, Thursday – Sunday, for Easter Break.

Tours and workshops of the exhibition for Worcester Public School classrooms are available and supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



01/21/15 - 04/10/15

No cost, open to the public



- http://www.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610



Joan Armatrading

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

 With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has seen the birth of classics- "Love and Affection," "Down to Zero," "Me Myself and I," and many more. Touring solo for the first time after 42 years, Joan Armatrading says she wanted to do something special for her last major tour. "For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience."-Joan Armatrading



04/10/15

Reserved Seating
$69.00, $58.00, $48.00, $32.00 (includes Berklee $1 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2451/joan-armatrading

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



Channel Zero Presents "The Perils of Pauline" (1967)

Presented by Channel Zero at Somerville Theatre

Pamela Austin Stars as Cinema’s First Action Heroine in this High Camp Pastiche of the Classic Serials from the Swingin' Sixities! Costarring Pat Boone as her fearless fiancée and Terry-Thomas as Pauline’s Lecherous Nemesis along with a Police Line Up of Memorable Hollywood Character Actors!



04/10/15

7.50 (tickets on sale 30 minutes before show time at the venue)



- http://www.channel0.blogspot.com

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Comedian/Magician Justin Willman (Boston)

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian/magician Justin Willman is a hit in the alternative comedy scene and is currently on tour with his new live show, Fake Believe. Among his numerous TV appearances, Justin has become a regular guest on The Tonight ShowThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and @midnight on Comedy Central. His hit web series Magic Meltdown led to his upcoming Nerdist-produced Comedy Central pilot, Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman, airing March 23. His live performances have sold-out Largo (LA), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), Bumbershoot (Seattle), Sketchfest (San Francisco), and he is a staple performer at The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. His greatest trick yet, however, was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama, following a private performance at the White House. How did he do it? Magnets.



04/10/15



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

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



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

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



02/13/15 - 04/10/15

Tickets from $25



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed

Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Longy School of Music

Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by Mendelssohn, then join forces as a full classical orchestra for Schubert's Symphony no. 6 (Little C Major) under the baton of Adam Boyles. Performed on period instruments. Reception to follow.



04/10/15

Suggested donation: $20 general, $10 student/senior



- http://www.grandharmonie.com

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



Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
Opera at the Movies

Amadeus
Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
$10 adult/$7 senior
Presented in 35mm!

Experience the grandeur and the drama of Amadeus the way it was meant to be enjoyed—on the big screen! The historic and beautiful Somerville Theatre welcomes Boston Lyric Opera for a special screening of Miloš Forman’s Academy Award®-winning Amadeus (1984), the story of Mozart’s music and life as told by his rival, Salieri. Kick off your evening with a live performance from the upcoming BLO production of Don Giovanni, visit the theatre bar for a great assortment of beer and wine, then delve into a sweeping story of genius, passion, jealousy, and, above all, glorious music.

About the Somerville Theatre:
The Somerville Theatre, in the heart of Davis Square, was built in 1914 and has been a home to vaudeville, theatre, music, and film ever since. The classical main theatre, featuring proscenium and balcony, also hosts live events and performances in addition to first-run movies, featuring notable names such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Maya Angelou, Kevin Spacey, Phish, Norah Jones, Adele, Nelly Furtado, Ben Kingsley, Guster, and countless others. Live theater has taken the stage in recent history as well, such as the annual holiday burlesque extravaganza The Slutcracker. The Somerville Theatre continues doing what it set out to do since 1914—provide the community with quality entertainment on stage and screen.



04/10/15

$10 adults; $7 seniors



- http://blo.org/learn/signature-series/

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Portland Cello Project

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

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on loading docks in New York City to symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

Because their repertoire now numbers over 1,000 pieces of both traditional and nontraditional cello music, no two Portland Cello Project shows are alike. Their stage setup ranges from the very simple (four to six cellos) to the epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion instruments).

The Portland Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker, to name a few.



04/10/15

$14 In Advance / $16 Day of Show



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



Jerry Seinfeld

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

He will always be unquestionably linked to his namesake series, but since its ending in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld has been keeping busy. In 2002 he starred as the subject of "Comedian", a behind-the-scenes documentary film that followed him both on and off-stage traveling on his national stand-up tour, which reflected on his post-Seinfeld life, including becoming a father.

More recently, he has also guest-starred on the Emmy-nominated Curb Your Enthusiasm and drove around chatting to his famous friends in his own series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.



04/10/15

$65+



- http://www.citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/2015-jerry-seinfeld

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



Free April 10 Second Friday

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

Hands-on art making for all ages! Put your engineering skills to work to create a hanging kinetic sculpture- inspired by Alexander Calder’s Mobile, on view now.



04/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Events/Exhibition-Related/(year)/2015/(month)/4

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



Earthsound featuring Warren Senders

Presented by Earthsound

Earthsound presents exciting original jazz and music by bassist Jason Davis and pianist Henrique Eisenmann, alongside improvisation to beautiful nature sounds from around the world. Earthsound is a unique, adventurous ensemble that pushes the boundaries of jazz, world music, and environmental music. For this concert we’ll feature world-renowned vocalist Warren Senders, and also present pieces featuring the voices of people speaking about their responses to climate change as a part of Climate Stories Project, an online forum for sharing personal responses to climate change.

The Taylor House is a gorgeous and intimate venue that is part of a historic bed and breakfast in Jamaica Plain, MA. Guests are treated to complimentary wine and homemade desserts after enjoying the concert.

Amir Milstein, flute Henrique Eisenmann, piano Bertram Lehmann, drums Jason Davis, bass
Warren Senders, vocals 



04/10/15

$15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/887188221326451



A Streetcar Named Desire

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

Local community based theatre company, 4th Wall puts a fresh spin on this American classic which deals with the culture clash between Blanche DuBois, a pretentious fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban immigrant class.  After letting her family’s plantation slip through her fingers, Blanche shows up in New Orleans’ French Quarter to “temporarily” visit her younger sister Stella and her less than hospitable husband Stanley.  Blanche’s pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask alcoholism and delusions of grandeur.  Set in the steamy, jazz-infused streets of New Orleans in the early 1950′s. Directed by Barbara Guertin, stars Sean Stanco, as Stanley (“4th Wall regular and seen on “Boardwalk Empire”.



04/10/15

Full price tickets are $25. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners and WOO Card holders. 15% discount for groups of 20 or more.
 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=186

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



Banned in Boston - The Boston Survival Guide '15

Presented by Urban Improv at House of Blues

Urban Improv celebrates the 20th anniversary of Banned in Boston, a madcap musical revue that raises funds for interactive drama programs to help young people in Boston explore the challenging situations they face in their daily lives. Banned in Boston '15 - The Boston Survival Guide offers downright useless tips for surviving life in the Hub. The event will honor Patrick Lyons of The Lyons Group, a supporter of the event since its inception. Hosted by Matt Siegel of Kiss 108, the cast features some of the region's leading media, business, non-profit and political leaders, all who put aside dignity and pride to help raise money for Urban Improv. 



04/10/15

$150+



- http://www.urbanimprov.org/overview-1/

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



We Are… A Festival of Identity in Poetry, Prose, Music, and Dance

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Poets’ Theatre will be joining us at the Multicultural Arts Center for a festival of the arts! The performances throughout March and April will address various topics including current events, race, women’s rights, identity, and spirituality. Be prepared for nights of music, poetry, theatre, and storytelling with guest artists such as poet and playwright Lenelle Moise, actors Johnny Lee Davenport & Benjamin Evett, and the Wondertwins dance duo.

For those want to maximize the amount of art in their lives, we are offering festival passes! If you plan on seeing more than one show, this may be the ticket for you.



03/27/15 - 04/10/15

Tickets:
$20 General Admission
$15 Students & Seniors (65+) with ID

Full Festival Pass:
$40 General Admission
$30 (Students & Seniors (65+) with ID



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/

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



Lazlo Gardony

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by JazzReview.com and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck. Laszlo has been living in Boston for the past twenty five years, where he is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music.



04/10/15

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



- http://amazingthings.org/event/laszlo-gardony-quartet-2/

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



Newton Creative Arts & Sciences "Spring into Swing"

Presented by Newton Creative Arts & Sciences

"Spring into Swing" features vocalist Semenya McCord and her six-piece jazz ensemble. Ms. McCord shares the flight of swinging song vibes, riding the magic carpet woven by saxophonist Bobby Tynes, Arni Cheatham, and trumpeter Mike Peipman; lifted into the air on the rhythms and harmonies of Alvin Terry's drums, Dave Zox's bass, and Frank Wilkins' piano. The group will explore the well-loved classics of Ellington, Gershwin, and Porter, as well as the magnetism of Miles, Monk, and Horace Silver. Enjoy a diverse evening of jazz styles celebrating an American art form. A one hour reception will precede the concert.



04/10/15

$ 35 / general admission



- http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/CASC



“Take the ‘A’ Train” – The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

The theme of this year's Faculty Jazz Concert at Winchester Community Music School is “Take the ‘A’ Train," featuring the works of great American jazz composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn. A classical musician by training, Strayhorn discovered jazz at the age of 19 and became a decades-long collaborator with legendary bandleader Duke Ellington. Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train” was the signature song of the Duke Ellington orchestra. WCMS faculty performers will include Valerie Walton, saxophone; John Kramer, piano; Mark Pucci, bass; and Chris Bill, drums. A reception with complimentary refreshments will follow. 



04/10/15

$15



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/faculty-jazz-ensemble-concert



Free Faculty Jazz Concert

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its month-long celebration of jazz with a free faculty concert held at CCM. The concert dovetails with Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM!), a national commemoration of this truly original American genre. The CCM faculty quartet affirms Jazz’s global reach. Carlos Averhoff, Jr., tenor saxophonist, is from Cuba; bass player Ehud Ettun hails from Israel; Peruvian percussionist Jorge Perez-Albela adds to the group; and USA native Brian Friedland rounds out the quartet on piano.Each musician brings their individual sensibility to the group. 



04/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://concordconservatory.org/node/409

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



Boston Ballet at the Strand

Presented by Boston Ballet at Strand Theatre

The Boston Ballet’s Department of Education & Community Initiatives is thrilled to present the 6th annual performance of Boston Ballet at the Strand Theater in Dorchester on Friday, April 10th, at 7pm.  Join the Boston Ballet for an evening of spectacular dance and diverse choreography. The evening performance will feature an exciting repertoire that includes selections from our season and original works performed by Boston Ballet’s company, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School, and students in the Department of Education and Community Initiatives. Tickets are only $5.00 and include entrance to an interactive pre-show event. This is always a great event for families and a unique opportunity to rethink ballet and see what the Boston Ballet has to offer!! Tickets are on sale now for purchase at www.bostonballet.org/strandtheatre!



04/10/15

$5!



- http:// www.bostonballet.org/strandtheatre

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



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



- 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 Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Shirish Korde: Kala-Cakra (Cycles of Time), world premiere
featuring guest soloists Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
Chou Wen-chung: Ode to the Eternal Pine
Franco Donatoni: Arpege
Sebastian Currier: Whispers

We invite you to join us for an around-the-world tour of music - no passports required! A new work by Shirish Korde fuses Chinese, Indian, and other cultures and instruments with three international soloists. The global immersion continues with music by Chou Wen-chung, Franco Donatoni, and Sebastian Currier.



04/11/15

General Admission: $30
Seniors: $25
Students / Children: $10



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

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



Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato. Concert will include Earl Kim, Now and Then in 5 Movements for Voice, Flute, Viola and HarpMohammed Fairouz, Refugee Blues (Boston Premiere) for Voice and PianoBenjamin Britten, 4 Songs for Voice and PianoReynaldo Hahn, Romanesque Trio for Flute, Viola and HarpClaude Debussy, 3 songs including the haunting Nous n'avons plus de Maison, for Voice and Piano Maurice Ravel, 5 Greek Folksongs for Voice and Harp

 



04/11/15

$35 non-member, $25 member in advance, $10 student/low income



- http://masspeaceaction.org/event/music-for-peace-vocal-chamber



Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a penetrating vignette or a full-fledged ballad-song as the material demands. At times he reaches deep into the wealth of sea myth that haunts the North Atlantic.



04/11/15

$18



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About Nothing.

 



04/11/15

FREE & open to the public



- http://www.shakespeareconcerts.org/event/dance-of-the-mechanics/



Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch

The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories of spring, including rousing Irish songs and tunes, boisterous maritime music, revivals from their long tradition of performances, original tunes, and some delightful surprises. A $10 donation is requested.



04/11/15

$10 suggested donation



- http://www.friendsjplibrary.org

BPL Jamaica Plain Branch - 12 Sedgwick Stret, Boston, MA, 02130



Kids' Shows: Alex the Jester

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

It’s easy to imagine a court jester – the colorful trickster with bells jingling from his floppy hat. But have you ever seen one perform in real time? A rare treat, indeed!

Enter the world of the Wise Fool, and take an inspiring journey to Medieval times. A Coolidge regular, Alex the Jester has performed his physical comedy on Showtime, America’s Got Talent, Off-Broadway in NY, and at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Recommended for ages 3+.



04/11/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/alex-jester-0

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



RUBBERBANDance Group

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

With the freshness and spontaneity of street dance, the rigor of ballet, and the inventiveness of contemporary dance, RUBBERBANDance Group defies gravity with humor and humanity as well as power and grace. Choreographer Victor Quijada, who was a b-boy in Los Angeles before signing on with Twyla Tharp and later Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrèal, codirects the Montreal-based company with Anne Plamondon. Their latest production, Empirical Quotient, explores human relationships with six exceptional dancers whose backgrounds range from classical, contemporary, and urban dance to circus arts.  



04/10/15 - 04/11/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2471/rubberbandance-group

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



Cassandra Wilson

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's 100th birthday and applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master's jazz hits. The winner of two Grammy awards, three DownBeat Magazine Vocalist of the Year awards, and the first Pulitzer Prize to be given for jazz, Wilson is a musical chameleon, moving from different genres with ease, while reinterpreting much-loved standards with her own unique style.



04/11/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2486/cassandra-wilson

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



Tommy

Presented by The Footlight Club at The Footlight Club

Tommy
The stage adaptation of The Who's classic rock opera. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townsend.
The stage adaptation of The Who's 1969 rock opera with irresistible classical rock music.  A powerful tale of a traumatized child who becomes an international pinball superstar.



03/27/15 - 04/11/15

$25



- http://www.footlight.org

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



Marc Maron - The Maronation Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on HBO, Letterman, Leno, Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, and two Comedy Central Presents specials. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.

In 2012, Marc was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influential People and was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold out stand up shows as well as Live WTF stage shows, and was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.



04/11/15

$29.00



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

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



Ellis Paul

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

"Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

With a whopping 15 Boston Music Awards under his belt and inclusion in several movie soundtracks, Paul has made a significant mark on the modern history of folk music. Previous chief architect of what is now the Boston school of songwriting, his music is urbane, literate folk-pop that ignited the ‘90’s folk revival. Ellis' 19th album, "Chasing Beauty," was recorded in Atlanta, Charlottesville, and Boston. Kristian Bush of the Grammy-award winning duo, Sugarland, co-produced the album with his brother, Brandon Bush, of the band Train. Ellis bridges the gulf between a contemporary folk sound and the Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger tradition.



04/11/15

$26 public / $24 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Ellipsis Trio plays Ives and Schubert

Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

This program features two contrasting masterpieces for piano trio. Charles Ives helped to launch a new era of American musical experimentation in the 20th century. His Piano Trio demonstrates this adventurousness through its collage-­like use of American folk song. The enduring Schubert Piano Trio No. 2, on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the warmth and elegant expression of 19th century early romanticism in Europe.



04/11/15

$10 General Admission



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1277794



MassArt's 26th Annual Benefit Art Auction

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

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nations only independent public college of art and design, will host its 26th Annual MassArt Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The live and silent auctions will feature a selection of over 600 of the finest artworks and commisions by gifted emerging artisits and nationally acclaimed art legends. 

The MassArt Auction is one of the largest visual art auctions in New England and a destination for collectors to purchase artwork while also supporting the College. Proceeds of the MassArt Auction ensure that deserving students receive vital scholarship aid for academic programs and support. 



04/02/15 - 04/11/15

Attendance is Free



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



Boston Ballet School Intro to Ballet Course for Adults

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

Join us for our NEW Introduction to Ballet Course for adults! This 5-week progressive course is tailored to the adult student looking to learn ballet for the first time. Students will learn the basics of a ballet class, gain the skills to continue in drop-in classes, and discover the joy of dance! The $90 course also includes a complimentary ticket to a Boston Ballet performance on March 28 in place of class that day. Classes meet on Saturdays from 2-3:30pm at our state-of-the-art facility in the South End of Boston. Visit us online to learn more.

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03/07/15 - 04/11/15

$90



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/intro-ballet.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Newton Free Library Spring Fling

Presented by Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library

Celebrate with authors Atul Gawande (Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End) and Barney Frank (Frank:  Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage) who will read from and discuss their latest books.  Enjoy fine food, drink and live jazz.  Mingle with friends and celebrity hosts, National Public Radio's (NPR) Tom Ashbrook and author William Novak. Proceeds from the evening will go to the support of the library programming and collection department.



04/11/15

$150 per person



- http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net

Newton Free Library - 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall

This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old Post Road ensemble and actors Marya Lowry and Robert Walsh, founding members of the Actors' Shakespeare Project. A riveting instrumental score and spoken drama (in English) combine to portray the tale of love and loss, destiny and tragedy, lived by Ariadne and Theseus on the island of Naxos. Mozart was said to have loved this work. You will, too!

The program also showcases a flute concerto and trio sonata by Benda.



04/11/15

$35 general admission; $30 seniors and students; kids ages 7-17 admitted free with an adult



- http://oldpostroad.org/concert_series

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



Spring Sweetener a melodious melting of glacial memories.

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

To help melt away the memories of this winter’s historic weather, chanteuse, Allyn Gamble, and virtuoso, Steve Faria, are once again teaming up with pianist, Jack Senier. They will warm our hearts with songs of love, passion and celebration. A post-performance reception featuring champagne, chocolate, and strawberries will seal the deal.



04/11/15

All tickets $35 - includes post performance Champagne reception



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



Hamlet

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center

While dying in Horatio’s arms, Hamlet asks his best friend one last favor, “tell my story.” Horatio has kept his promise with every production of Hamlet since, knowing that each time ends with Hamlet asking and dying again. Worn down by the force of centuries of grief, Horatio calls upon the rest of the cast to do something a little different. Together, they will all perform the role of the Melancholy Prince. Maybe, Horatio hopes, this will be the last time.

 



04/03/15 - 04/11/15

General Admission: $12
Students & Seniors: $8
Groups (10+): $5
For school groups, one teacher free per 5 students.



- http://hrdctheater.com/hamlet/

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



The Servant of Two Masters

Presented by Suffolk University at C. Walsh Theatre

Big laughs of 1753 continue to ring out in 2015 with this new adaptation. The Suffolk University Theatre Department is delighted to present the great comedy masterpiece, The Servant of Two Masters. Our hero is Truffaldino, a wily - and always ravenously hungry - servant who wants to double his wages and eat a big dinner. To do that, Truffaldino has to scramble through multiple identities, narrow escapes... and romance. 



04/09/15 - 04/11/15

$15 GENERAL, $10 STUDENTS



- http://calendar.suffolk.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=12179&information_id=26219&type=&syndicate=syndicate

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



The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

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

Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in the aisles!

Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5 for four-hand piano; Piano Quartet in G minor
Ravel: Tzigane (Gypsy) for violin and piano
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, "Gypsy" (flute arr. J Scolnik)
Monti: "Czardas" for flute & strings

Sarita Kwok, violin
Stephanie Fong, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Max Levinson, piano
Sophie Scolnik-Brower, piano
Julie Scolnik, flute



04/11/15

Adult $30; Senior $25; Student Rush $10; Child $5; Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

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



European Delights

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

Guest conductor David Hoose leads the Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable program is Mendelssohn’s boisterous “Italian” Symphony No. 4. Offered up as the next course is English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s poignant and romantic Serenade for Strings. Imparting the final flavor of the evening, our own wonderful pianist, Paul Carlson, performs one of the most beloved Russian piano concertos of all time — Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 — balancing out this very European presentation for the senses.

 



04/11/15

Tickets: $50/$40/$30; Students $15



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

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



Slow Art Day Facilitated Looking Sessions

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Slow Art Day is a world-wide event in which art appreciators are encouraged to slow down and study art in a more meaningful and intentional experience. Danforth Art will host two facilitated sessions in the galleries. Each session will last one hour, and will consider one work of art (a different art work each timeslot), followed by a reflection on the slow looking process. 



04/11/15

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



- http://www.danforthart.org/slowartday2015.html

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



We’ll Rally Round the Flag, Boys

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws to a close, this illustrated talk - with contemporary images and musical accompaniment from Pat Conlon and friends playing contemporary music – will concentrate on the Gloucester soldiers in the Union Army. It draws on letters to the editor from the Gloucester Telegraph. One company never saw battle, one was decimated at the battle of Antietam, and one correspondent was a member of the band that General Sherman took with him on the March through Georgia. They all contributed in different ways to the ultimate Union victory.



04/11/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/well-rally-round-flag-boys/

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



Comedian/Magician Justin Willman (Chicopee)

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre

Comedian/magician Justin Willman is a hit in the alternative comedy scene and is currently on tour with his new live show, Fake Believe. Among his numerous TV appearances, Justin has become a regular guest on The Tonight ShowThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and @midnight on Comedy Central. His hit web series Magic Meltdown led to his upcoming Nerdist-produced Comedy Central pilot, Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman, airing March 23. His live performances have sold-out Largo (LA), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), Bumbershoot (Seattle), Sketchfest (San Francisco), and he is a staple performer at The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. His greatest trick yet, however, was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama, following a private performance at the White House. How did he do it? Magnets.



04/11/15

Tickets: $24



- http://www.hukelau.com/artist-page/justin-willman



OMG--Oceanside Magic Gala! Spectacular Magic and Illusion On Stage

Presented by Rotary Club of Yarmouth

One Show Only!  Don't miss this never-to-be-repeated spectacular magical event--starring some of the top magicians in the world today! Featuring Las Vegas superstar female magician Ariann Black; the one and only Losander--Master of Levitation, also from Las Vegas; dynamic illusionist duo Kevin and Robin Heller, who have thrilled festival audiences nationwide with their stunning grand illusions and comedic repartee; multi-award-winning young magician Andrew Cipolla, of Boston's Society of Young Magicians. Rounding out this world-class cast of entertainers is Master of Ceremonies Harry Allen, veteran magician and comedian from Daytona Beach, who will keep the show moving along hilariously.



04/11/15

$15 in advance, $20 at the door. A portion of proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Yarmouth.



- http://www.oceansidemagic.org



The Spire Center for Performing Arts Bluegrass Festival

Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

Spire Center debuts a Bluegrass Festival featuring top talent in this distinct and beloved genre of American Roots music, touched by overtones of country and Appalachia. Fresh, hard driving and innovative Mile Twelve opens, popular across New England bluegrass and folk circles. Banjo-wielding singer/songwriter Mark Whitaker amazes audiences with his innovative take on everyday emotions and heartbreak through a range of folk, blues, pop and bluegrass. Chasing Blue plays original and traditional bluegrass with unique arrangements, hard-driving style and strong lyrical sound.



04/11/15

Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are $20. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, seating is limited due to capacity.



- http://www.spirecenter.org/event/f84eb1d0db8959c46516a26dd50a901f



Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert

Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch

Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories of spring, including rousing Irish songs and tunes, boisterous maritime music, revivals from their long tradition of performances, original tunes, and some delightful surprises. The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society are a recipient of the City-Wide Friends of the BPL Inaugural BPL Benefactor Award in 2015 - help them support the JP Plain Branch and treat yourself to a wonderful evening.



04/11/15

donation of $10 requested



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

BPL Jamaica Plain Branch - 12 Sedgwick Stret, Boston, MA, 02130



Aputumpu Music Festival Boston

Presented by Aputumpu at Middle East Downstairs

 

Introducing the debut Aputumpu Music Festival Boston. Born in Brooklyn, this festival is making it's Boston debut Friday and Saturday April 10 + 11 at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge. Aputumpu serves as a platform to bring up and coming local Boston bands who are starting to get renown for their individual and unique music.

 



04/10/15 - 04/11/15

General Admission
$15- "Early Bird" (limited number)
$17- Advance
$22- Door
Night 1- http://tktwb.tw/1AYrJ80
Night 2- http://tktwb.tw/1zTNhx1



- https://www.facebook.com/events/613333238796589/

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



Chelsea Berry in Concert

Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

A native of Alaska, Chelsea credits much of her success to her babysitter and Mother’s best friend, Alaskan folk singer and two-time Grammy nominee, Robin Hopper. In Chelsea’s childhood home, there was always folk music playing and talk of musicians and songs. Berry’s voice has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell.  With strong lyrics, Berry’s music is reminiscent of tracks by Alanis Morrissette, Sheryl Crow, and Florence and the Machine.



04/11/15

Advance $15/ $18 at the door



- http://communityhouse.org/



The Honey Dewdrops and Low Lily

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

The Honey Dewdrops are an award winning, internationally touring husband and wife folk duo who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation.  Influenced by traditional Appalachian music as well as contemporary singer-songwriters, the Honey Dewdrops blend old styles with new, creating music that is powerful and heartfelt. Low Lily is an American 'roots and branches' string-band which draws from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music. Its members are all masterful players ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with each member's stellar compositional skills and cutting edge arranging chops, makes for music which sounds rooted yet contemporary.  



04/11/15

$10 advance. Suggested contribution at door $12 adults, $7 seniors, $5 juniors, $24 families.



- http://rockportucc.org/April11-2015.htm

Old Sloop Coffeehouse - 12 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Arise: The Kuumba Singers' 45th Annual Dean Archie C. Epps Spring Concert

Presented by The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College at Sanders Theatre

The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College was founded in 1970 by Dennis Wiley and Fred Lucas, two African American undergraduates of the Harvard class of 1972. In an era of “Black Power” and Black pride, immediately following the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. and the 1969 Harvard Strike, the choir emerged as a source of community, spiritual inspiration, political motivation and cultural stimulation among the small but growing number of Black students at Harvard. Kuumba’s founders chose the name “Ku’umba” because it allowed for all modes of Diasporic expression. In Swahili, Ku’umba roughly means creativity, though the literal meaning is subtler: it is the creativity of leaving a space better than you found it; it is the spirit of positively impacting through modes of creativity.

Thus, the mission of Kuumba is to express the creativity and spirituality of Black people in a way that leaves a space better than it was found. Today, Kuumba remains rooted the mission as it continues to cultivate a space to celebrate Black creativity, spirituality, and culture at Harvard and beyond. We invite you to join us this year as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Kuumba through song, spoken word, and dance. As we present the concert theme, “Arise,” we call upon members of the community to share in this celebration with Kuumba members past and present. The 45th Anniversary Concert will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 8 pm in Sanders Theater in Harvard Yard. Tickets will be $8 for students and $12 for general admission, and are available for purchase through the Harvard Box Office.

 



04/11/15

$8 for students, $12 for general admission



- http://kuumbasingers.org/

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



Greg Proops

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

It's just Proops and you. There's no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation. Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Amsterdam, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean. Now you must fall.

 

 



04/10/15 - 04/11/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364560

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



Ahmed Ahmed

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Ahmed Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt on June 27th, 1970. His parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside, CA. He moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Most recently, he directed and starred in the documentary film called “Just Like Us”. In “Just Like Us”, Ahmed strives to depict the middle east as a place that is quite similar to America and the rest of the world by showing that audiences in locations like Dubai, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt share the same sense of humor and illustrates how catharsis through laughter is a universal concept. 



04/10/15 - 04/11/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=381497

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



Out of the City

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

Everyone loves a birthday surprise. When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.



03/19/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/out-city

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



Needles and Opium

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Legendary Canadian artist Robert Lepage (The Andersen Project) returns with a reimagined version of his acclaimed Needles and Opium, a cinematic exploration of art, love, and addiction. Still as relevant as when it premiered twenty years ago, Lepage concocts a story triggered by the art of poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau and American jazz artist Miles Davis, coincidently crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 1949, visiting each other's cities. Through a hypnotic series of vignettes set in a cube suspended in midair, characters tumble from the boulevards of Paris to the back alleys of New York in this fascinating examination of how the echoes of history affect our daily struggles. With music, magic, and Lepage's signature visual aesthetic, this noir-drenched examination of the soul turns heartbreak into art.



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets start at $25
 



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=3B0F73D7-D7D1-4FD0-95A8-D4A233163F28

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



God's Ear

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Davis Square Theatre

The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of language, Jenny Schwartz guides us through a window of loss that may appear at first opaque but, in fact, cuts to the bone.



03/25/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets: $28 - $50.
Student Rush: $15 at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/gods-ear

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



Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-Lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf: Mörike-Lieder, 34-53

Gabriela Diaz; Rose Drucker; Lena Wong; Karen Oosterbaan, violin
Joan Ellersick; Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell; Cora Swenson Lee, cello
Kendra Colton, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano



04/12/15

Patron: $55
General: $30
Student: $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_mendelssohn-wolf_chamber.html

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



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and left his worn-torn homeland, hoping to find an audience for his third concerto in America. Decades later, pianist Jon Kimura Parker took a giant step of his own, making his stunning Carnegie Hall debut with the Russian’s now critically-acclaimed piece, known as the “Giant.” This year marks Parker’s 30th anniversary performing this famously difficult masterpiece which positions both soloist and orchestra as mighty protagonists. Another place, another time. Mahler, Vienna’s brilliant conductor, crosses a different threshold with the premier of his fourth symphony, so beautifully interlaced with a song, a child’s view of heaven. To capture the music’s purity, innocence and wonder, a young boy will perform the solo, usually sung by a soprano, Mahler often said “my time will come.” Maestro Pak, a master interpreter of the composer, and the orchestra will prove that it will
always be. Join us as we walk among Giants.

SYMPHONY NO. 4 | Gustav Mahler
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 | Sergei Prokofiev



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-8.asp

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



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on that historic collaboration between two master musicians.

“[Chick Corea is]… a luminary, ebullient, and eternally youthful.” – The New York Times

“The sheer rhythmic dynamism, relentless invention and all-over-the-keyboard virtuosity of his performance… suggested, in fact, that [Herbie Hancock] may be entering a new period of creativity and rejuvenation.” – Chicago Tribune



04/12/15

Tickets start at $45.



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



National Pride (and Prejudice)

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

The American Flag, Stonehenge, Chairman Mao Zedong: instantly recognizable, powerful symbols of the nations that produced them. But what instills pride in one citizen may be a call to protest for another, or may represent a complex combination of thoughts and feelings. The seven works in this installation take a critical look at such images to spark dialogue around provocative issues of national identity. They challenge long-held assumptions about these symbols with a combination of humor, beauty and biting commentary, highlighting the close link between politics and contemporary art. A new acquisition, Jeremy Deller’s off-the-wall video portrait of British culture, English Magic (2013), is accompanied by works by Dave Cole, Burhan Dogançay, Matthew Day Jackson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Catherine Opie and Stan Nanchez.



11/15/14 - 04/12/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/national-pride-and-prejudice

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



String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

BACH: Duo for two violas
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
BRAHMS: String Sextet in B-flat Major, op. 18



04/12/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-carol-rodland-viola-0

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



Brit Floyd

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

BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100 concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015.

Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River', this amazing show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.

Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the 'true' live Pink Floyd concert experience, BRIT FLOYD brings together all the best moments from the timeless Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology, to create a performance that is both sonically perfect and visually awesome. BRIT FLOYD'S World Tour 2015 promises to be their best yet.

For both the well seasoned Pink Floyd connoisseur and newcomer alike - close your eyes, and let Brit Floyd take you to the Dark Side…and to the unmistakable sound...of Pink Floyd.



04/12/15

Full price tickets are $34.50, $39.50 and $49.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=179

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



Katrin Sigurdardottir: Drawing Apart

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

Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of both memory and history. Sigurdardóttir’s exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center will consist of two bodies of work recently completed as part of the commission for this project. The series Ellefu–Eleven in Icelandic–are abstracted, miniaturized constructions of interior segments of the artist’s childhood home in Reykjavík. For each of these floor-bound sculptures, the artist methodically regenerates cross-sections of rooms and passageways, their surfaces rendered without evidence of personal history. For the series Unbuilt Residences in Reykjavík, 1925-1930, Sigurdardóttir uses unrealized architectural drafts of houses to create models that are then destroyed by various means only to be reconstructed from the remains. The partially eroded structures evince a history simulated through a process as rehearsed and anticipated as it is left to chance.



02/13/15 - 04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/katr%C3%ADn-sigurdard%C3%B3ttir-drawing-apart

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



WST Presents: The Home Front Women's Voices from The Great War

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall

 World premiere. In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. The performance space is reimagined, and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of the war that changed the world.
 



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. No reservations are required.



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Alumnae Hall - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



"Culture of Light": Early Twentieth-Century Art Film

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Part of the Addison's Black and White Film Series in conjunction with Light/Dark, White/Black, exploring the aesthetics and symbolism of black and white in various genres of short and feature-length films.



04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Opera - Scenes of Disguise and Deception

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The Voice Department presents a program of scenes from beloved works of opera including Hansel and Gretel, The Happy Prince, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, and more. 



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$15 Adult, $10 Senior/Student



- http://walnuthillarts.org/events/opera-2/



Wild About Reptiles

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

Come meet some of the species of reptiles found around Broadmoor. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? Find out for yourself as you meet baby turtles and snakes up close! Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and take a short walk to see more reptiles in the wild. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.



04/12/15

Adults $12.00m/ $14.00nm, Children $7.00m/ $9.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37435

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



2015 Family Concert by BEEP PTO

Presented by BEEP Brookline Early Education Program

Come sing and dance with Vanessa Trien and Philip Alexander at the 8th Annual Family Concert! Vanessa and Philip and the band will give us a shoe stomping, hand clapping show that is sure to be a rollicking good time for everyone. Bring your family and your friends and join us for a morning of quality family fun! 



04/12/15

Tickets: $10 for children 1 year or older and adults. Cash/Check/Charge



- https://beeppto.ticketbud.com/8th-annual-family-concert



Adult Art Workshop: Bracelets and Earrings

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Come with a friend! Learn basic beading techniques from nationally known bead artist Andrea Alyse while making earrings and a bracelet. Tuition includes beads and supplies, but you may bring your own beads if you wish. Advance registration required.



04/12/15

$46 non-members; $36 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SAW12UB

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



Family Clay Workshop: Mothers’ Day/Fathers’ Day Projects

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Make a wonderful clay container, mug, or a creation of your choice for someone special! Tuition includes firing: creations can be picked up 3 weeks after workshop. Workshops are limited to 10 adult/child pairs, and work best for children ages 5 and above. 



04/12/15

$30 non-members; $25 Danforth Art members
 



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SCW14UB

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



Novel Writing Workshop

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

Learn how to build the framework for a novel in a one-day workshop at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. Participants should bring story idea(s), index cards, pens, a computer or notebook and pencil. By the end of the class, students will have a skeleton on which to build their novel. Taught by author Randy Susan Meyers. 



04/12/15

Cost is $55



- http://www.bostonjcc.org

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



Annelies

Presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents two performances of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and features a soprano soloist, accompanied by a chamber ensemble of piano, clarinet, violin and cello

Based on The Diary of Anne Frank, Annelies is a best known work resulting from the Holocaust. With a libretto by Melanie Challenger, British composer Whitbourn has created a powerful and moving work in 14 movements, the first major setting of the Diary.The music takes us into the mind and heart of a lively and perceptive 13 year-old girl who, with seven other people, lived in hiding in Amsterdam for 25 months and, in the end, was betrayed, taken to a concentration camp, and died at the age of 15. Parts of the work premiered in 2005 as part of the UK's National Holocaust Day.

A pre-concert talk will be presented by Beth Slepian, The Anne Frank Center USA’s School Programs Manager, speaking about Anne Frank, including her history, family, diary and legacy.



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for students over 14.Children under the age of 14 are admitted free.



- http://www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org



Welcome Back! Open House

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Stop by Highfield Hall for a day full of fun activities for the whole family. The day begins with a Highfield Estate tour at 12:30 pm and children’s activities from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. From 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm there is a reception for artists in the spring exhibitions, Modern Man, John Cira and David Kelley with refreshments provided by White Lion Baking Company. Highfield Garden Coordinator Terry Soares will be on site to talk about Highfield’s new garden program and recruit volunteers. The event concludes at 3:00 pm when Highfield Music Director Robert Wyatt will play his favorite songs of spring. More at highfieldhall.org.



04/12/15

Free



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



Cinephile Sundays : Bamako

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

An extraordinary trial is taking place in a residential courtyard in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. African citizens have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whom civil society blames for perpetuating Africa's debt crisis, at the heart of so many of the continent's woes. As numerous trial witnesses (schoolteachers, farmers, writers, etc.) air bracing indictments against the global economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward. Melé, a lounge singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up; a security guard's gun goes missing; a young man lies ill; a wedding procession passes through; and women keep everything rolling - dyeing fabric, minding children, spinning cotton, and speaking their minds.



04/12/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/56206

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



Plucky Strum CD Release Event

Presented by The Lilypad

Whaling City Sound is proud to present Plucky Strum, the new acoustic duo from bassist Harvie S and guitarist Sheryl Bailey. Please join them in this rare Boston appearance. Plucky Strum combines jazz, pop, latin, and folk styles in their joyous exploration of improvisation.



04/12/15

$10



- http://minneapolis.jazznearyou.com/event_detail.php?id=565424



Small Jazz Concert II

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall

Nando Michelin's small jazz ensembles perform works for smaller combos. 



04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



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

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Pianist Constantine Finehouse

Presented by Hammond Residential RE at South Shore Conservatory

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that pianist Constantine Finehouse will be performing works by Mozart, Chopin and Bach as part of the Hammond Performing Arts Series. 



04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



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

South Shore Conservatory - One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA, 02043



Equus

Presented by Off The Grid Theatre Company

Off The Grid Theatre Company is proud to present Peter Shaffer’s Equus, starring Steven Berkhimer and directed by Christopher Webb. Revered by many as Shaffer’s masterpiece, Equus will captivate Boston audiences with the grappling psychological tale of the motives behind a set of horrific crimes committed by a 17 year old boy. Part detective story, Equus was written in 1973 and quickly became a hit in the London theater scene, making its debut on Broadway a few years later. Staged in a 50-seat storefront, this intimate production will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.



04/02/15 - 04/12/15

$20 Regular Admission
$10 Student Admission



- http://www.offthegridtheatre.com/equus



Twelfth Night

Presented by Salem Theatre Company at Salem Theatre Company

Twelfth Night is the story of a community upended by a shipwreck and how those involved take to comedy and music to solve their dilemmas. The play centers around the hilarious and wild chaos caused by twins, Viola and Sebastian, displaced by the shipwreck. Salem Theatre’s production is directed by Artistic Director Matthew Gray.

 



03/28/15 - 04/12/15

Online:

$25 Advanced General / $10 Student with ID

At Door:

$30 General / $25 Seniors / $10 Students 

 



- http://www.salemtheatre.com

Salem Theatre Company - 90 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970



Mythos: Mythology in Music for Flute and Piano

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

This interactive concert features music inspired by mythology, combining many different traditions: ancient Greek myths through the ears of early 20th century French composers Claude Debussy and Andre Jolivet, a legend of Charlemagne as transcribed by Venezuelan composer Efrain Amaya, and reflections on Andean myths of the Inca by Argentinean composer Estaban Benzecry. 



04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/event/faculty-artist-series-mythos-mythology-in-music-for-flute-and-piano/

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



Musicians of the Old Post Road:

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old Post Road ensemble and actors Marya Lowry and Robert Walsh, founding members of the Actors' Shakespeare Project. A riveting instrumental score and spoken drama (in English) combine to portray the tale of love and loss, destiny and tragedy, lived by Ariadne and Theseus on the island of Naxos. Mozart was said to have loved this work. You will, too!

The program also showcases a flute concerto and trio sonata by Benda.



04/12/15

$35 general admission; $30 seniors & students; kids ages 7-17 admitted free with an adult



- https://oldpostroad.org/concert_series

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



Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents "Loot" by Joe Orton

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church in Boston

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye-literally! 

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton’s irreverent and amoral dark farce, Loot.

Poor Mr McLeavy! It's the day of the funeral and his late wife won't stay in her coffin. The nurse - a seven-time widow - fancies him as her latest “late” husband. His ne'er-do-well son and his “friend” are pursuing new careers as bank robbers and a nosy representative from the water board (or so he claims) is asking some very probing questions and making everyone quite nervous indeed!

In this tour de force of bad taste, taboos, and high farce, nothing and no one is safe from Orton’s wicked wit! Inspired by the trial of the infamous police detective Harold "Tanky" Challenor, notorious for his brutality and planting of evidence, Loot satires The Roman Catholic Church, social attitudes to death, police brutality and everything in between. This show will make you laugh but its message will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Hub Artisitic Associate and IRNE award nominated director, Daniel Bourque, directs some of Boston's finest actors including the Hub's Artistic Director, IRNE Award winner John Geoffrion, as well as Sean Cooper, CJ David, Tom Grenon, Kevin Paquette and Meredith Stypinski.

 



03/27/15 - 04/12/15

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


 



- http://www.hubtheatreboston.org o

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



The Edge of Peace

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

As World War II comes to a close, a small town in Illinois desperately waits for news from a young soldier. Buddy, the younger brother, glamorizes the battlefield and refuses to believe his brother lost when all signs point that way. A town at a standstill, the characters of Ware are forced to reckon with a troubling past and an unsettled future.

Over thirty years in the making – Suzan Zeder’s richly lyrical Ware Trilogy is inspired by the oral traditions gathered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Set against the stark mid-west backdrop of Ware, Illinois, we are introduced to complicated themes of loss, identity, and family through the lives of three outsiders: Tuc, a young Deaf man; Girl, a foundling child; and Mother Hicks, a mysterious recluse, who is often suspected of being a witch. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors explore the cultural complexities of Deafness with humor and compassion.

The Edge of Peace is the final play in the Trilogy; the first two plays are being produced in collaboration with Wheelock Family Theatre and Emerson Stage. This play is in both spoken English and American Sign Language.



04/03/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $15 & $30. Discounts to Students and seniors.



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/the-edge-peace/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in the aisles!

Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5 for four-hand piano; Piano Quartet in G minor
Ravel: Tzigane (Gypsy) for violin and piano
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, "Gypsy" (flute arr. J Scolnik)
Monti: "Czardas" for flute & strings

Sarita Kwok, violin
Stephanie Fong, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Max Levinson, piano
Sophie Scolnik-Brower, piano
Julie Scolnik, flute



04/12/15

Adult $30; Senior $25; Student Rush $10; Child $5; Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

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



Artist Talk: Amy Ragus

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Photographer Amy Ragus has developed a unique technique for creating photographic collages, merging frames and shots into bold, manipulated compositions. Her work is exhibited alongside the mixed media collages of artist Prilla Smith Brackett in Danforth Art’s exhibition Fractured Visions through May 17. At this talk, Ragus will discuss her artwork and techniques surrounded by her works in the gallery.



04/12/15

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



- http://www.danforthart.org/PrillaSmithBrackettandAmyRagus-FracturedVisions.html

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



Dance Prism presents A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland

Presented by Dance Prism at Littleton High School

The ballet traces Alice’s encounters with such legendary figures as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the irascible Queen of Hearts with her retinue of Cards. In a whimsical game of chess, Carroll’s furiously whirling Red Queen reigns over the other thirty one chess pieces; and in Wonderland’s flower garden, tiger lilies, daffodils, and bread-&-butterflies dance a soaring waltz. The performance of the ballet, historically one of the company’s most popular works, will be followed by a slightly zany English Tea during which children (and adults) in the audience will be invited to have complementary tea and sweets with Alice, the White Rabbit, and the other madcap inhabitants of Wonderland. 

 



04/12/15

18 for children and seniors, $20 for students with ID, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered.



- http://www.danceprism.com/Export6-Alice.htm

Littleton High School - 56 King Street, Littleton, MA, 01460



"My Wars are laid away in Books" Emily Dickinson's Music Book: A Prelude to the Civil War

Presented by The Red Skies Music Ensemble at OBERON

Bringing research to the stage through Emily Dickinson’s own wit, letters, poetry, and live performance of the music she loved and played, The Red Skies Music Ensemble takes audiences on a rich journey through the musical engagements, social context and historical events that informed and enlivened Dickinson’s poetic voice that was emerging just as our country plunged towards Civil War. Interwoven with a curated and archive-based illustrated narrative presented by George Boziwick, the program centers on Dickinson’s personal sheet music collection (her “binders’ volume”), which is part of the Dickinson Collection in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Actress Elise Toscano uses Emily Dickinson’s own words to vividly portray Dickinson’s New England spirit as a knowing observer of her inner and outer musical and poetic worlds.

The Red Skies Music Ensemble co-founders George Boziwick (Curator and Musical Director) and Trudy Williams (Artistic Director) co-create and produce programs that combine music and scholarship making archives and special collections come alive through research and performance.



04/12/15

FREE



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/my-wars-are-laid-away-books—-emily-dickinson’s-music-book-prelude-civil-war

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



South Shore Conservatory Holds Annual Performathon at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

Presented by South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is proud to announce that Barnes & Noble in Hingham will once again host their annual performance marathon Performathon - Kids Helping Kids. Performathon offers SSC students of all ages the opportunity to hone their performing skills out in the community, as they help raise money for SSC’s Scholarship Fund by soliciting pledges from sponsors.   Over the three-day period, Performathon participants perform in hourly “sets” throughout the day. Audience members stay for one, two or more “sets,” and have time to browse the aisles of Barnes & Noble. Performances include solo and chamber pieces on piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, guitar, oboe, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola and cello, as well as voice.



04/10/15 - 04/12/15

No tickets required. Donations and pledges can also be made online at www.sscmusic.org/Performathon.htm



- http://patch.com/massachusetts/hingham/south-shore-conservatory-holds-annual-performathon-barnes-noble-hingham-0



A-Town Jazz Festival, featuring Greg Hopkins & Lydia Harrell

Presented by Morningside Music Studios at Arlington Center for the Arts

The town of Arlington will once again pulse with the sounds of jazz when the Fourth Annual A-Town Jazz Festival kicks in on April 11th and 12th. The Festival, hosted by Dan Fox and Morningside Music Studio, features renowned jazz trumpeter-composer Greg Hopkins, best known for his writing and performing with the Buddy Rich Band and his 40 years as a professor at Berklee College of Music. Also headlining the Festival bill will be vocalist Lydia Harrell accompanied by her LovelySinger Band.
 



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

Saturday, April 11th: Free and open to all.
Sunday, April 12th: General admission $15, students/seniors $10, children under 12 $5. 



- http://www.morningsidemusicstudio.com/a-town-jazz-festival.html

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



Great Art by Little Artists

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim

The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house and open studio. Each preschool classroom will be studying different artists and replicating (the artists) most famous works. The preschool will be transformed into a studio so the art work can be displayed.  We are offering free music classes at 1:45 P.M. and also a violin graduation recital at 3:00 P.M. This is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with the preschool's integrated arts and music program, meet the teachers and current families, and receive a guided tour of our facility. Bring the entire family for an amazing art show, refreshments and stay for a free Suzuki music class.



04/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/index.html

Temple Reyim - 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466



"The Magic Soup and Other Stories" by Resident Artist Brad Shur!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up bringing folk tales to life...in his kitchen. Based on a collection of traditional Yiddish stories, 'The Magic Soup' teaches that it is those with wit, humor and imagination who have the best chance of filling their bellies -- and fulfilling their dreams. 

 



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



- https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9971512

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



The 31st Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival

Presented by Boston LGBT Film Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England. Now in its 31st year, the festival celebrates work that entertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities. The annual festival screenings showcase international, US, and local film, video, and other media, fostering a greater sense of awareness and community among LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences.

Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties. This year's venues include:

Opening Night: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

Bright Family Screening Room, Parmount Theatre, Boston

 

 



04/02/15 - 04/12/15

Ticket prices range by venue. See specific film information for details.

 



- http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.net/2015-festival/festival-day/

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



Lexington Bicentennial Band Spring Concert

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

Lexington Bicentennial Band presents Spring Concert directed by Jeffrey P. Leonard. The concert will include Amparito Roca, Fandango, North Bridge Portrait, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Lassus Trombone, Symphonic Highlights from "Frozen", Guys and Dolls, National Emblem, Themes Like Old Times II.

 



04/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lexbicband.org

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



Sarah Hammerschlag: "School of Prophets: The Renaissance of Judaism in Postwar Paris"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The paper will trace a trajectory between the wartime Jewish youth movement of Les Eclaireurs Israelite de France and the Jewish intellectual renewal in Paris of the 1950s and 1960s. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



04/13/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163089



Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Analyzing Awe in Film Music

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

Tufts University Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture. This colloquium is rescheduled from its original date of February 9.

This colloquium has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.



04/13/15

Free; no tickets required



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



The 18th Annual IRNE Awards

Presented by The Independent Reviewers of New England at BCA Cyclorama

This is New England’s largest theater arts recognition program, recognizing the work of playwrights, designers, actors, choreographers and directors among small, mid-size, small and fringe theater companies throughout the previous year. 

The IRNE Awards Ceremony is the biggest theater party of the year, a celebration of the theater community. This year’s IRNE Awards will be held April 13, at 7:30 pm (doors at 7 p.m.), at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.  
All are invited, the event is free and open to the public – no ticket required.



04/13/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=897802880242843&id=351248908231579

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



Faculty Recital featuring Aimée Tsuchiya

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Winchester Community Music School wraps up its 2014-15 Faculty Recital Series with pianist Aimée Tsuchiya performing chamber and solo piano works of Franz Schubert. 



04/13/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/faculty-recital-aimee-tsuchiya-piano



NEW CENTER ONSTAGE PRESENTS THE BOSTON DEBUT OF THE “JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT”

Presented by Robert’s Theater Boston Center for the Arts

After stops in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, the 4th annual Jewish Playwriting Contest is coming to Boston for the first time! An international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays, the COntest has vetted 712 plays from 610 writers in 28 states and 9 countries since 2012, and is proud to present this year's Top 3 for the audience's enjoyment- and judgement!



04/13/15

$36



- http://www.newcenterboston.org/ai1ec_event/new-center-onstage-jewish-playwriting-contest/?instance_id=



Science on Screen: BIG FISH

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Albert Finney, he remains a mystery to his son, Will (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in Tim Burton’s marvel of a movie.

Big Fish offers a fantastical exploration of the role one father plays in his son’s life, but the new science of fatherhood has now generated solid scientific data on why fathers behave the way they do—and why and how that matters to children.

Before the film, journalist and author Paul Raeburn (Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked) offers a scientific exploration of the role fathers play in their children’s lives.



04/13/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors, students and Museum of Science members, FREE to Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/big-fish

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



Sybarite5 - Free Concert

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Enjoy a free concert by string quintet Sybarite5. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.



04/13/15

Free and open to the public - Ticket reservations highly recommended



- http://www.sybarite5.org/



Studio Talk: Painting En Plein Air

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Meet landscape painter Dustin Neece and learn his tips and tricks for painting successfully en plein air. He will show you samples of his work, his outdoor set-up, talk about his process and explain how he deals with changes in sunlight and seasons. He will share the basics of designing a landscape from life and his go-to palette of landscape color choices. A great overview for those who want to capture nature on canvas! 



04/13/15

$35 non-members; $25 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SAC36MB

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



Adult Art Workshop: Photographic Composition

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

What makes a great photograph? Learn to make better composition decisions in camera regarding subject placement, pattern and line. We will examine tools such as the rule of thirds, focal length, depth of field, framing and camera angle to improve your photographic vision. Email up to five of your photos in JPEG format (up to 15 MB total per email) to classes@DamianosPhotography.com at least 4 days before class begins with the subject line "DanforthC_YourLastName" for inclusion in the discussion.



04/13/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SAW15MB

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



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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Robert Rich - Filaments 2015 Tour

Presented by Other Worlds Concert Series

Ambient music legend Robert Rich makes his Boston-area debut. Touring to support his new release, Filaments, Rich will immerse the audience in a 90-minute flow of deep ambient drifts and world music influences. Don't miss this unique opportuntiy to hear one of the true masters of ambient music.



04/14/15

All seats $15. Reserved tickets will be admitted first.



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Margot Livesey: A Writer's Life

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Part of Arlington Community Ed's  Conversations with David Whitford series.   Join this conversation about the creative process and life as a writer with acclaimed novelist Margot Livesey. Raised in Scotland, she received her B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of York, then moved to Toronto where she worked for many years as a waitress while honing her writing skills. In the early 1980s, she moved to Boston after accepting her first teaching position as a creative writing instructor at Tufts University. Her first book, a collection of stories called Learning by Heart, was published in 1986. “After writing a terrible novel in my early twenties I vowed that I would never write another and started writing short stories,” she says. “I kept my word for nearly a decade.” Since 1990, she has published seven novels,;the most recent,The Flight of Gemma Hardy, was published in 2012 and received that year’s book award for fiction from the New England Independent Booksellers Association. A modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the novel also echoes Ms Livesey’s own childhood, which included a difficult stepmother and a harsh boarding school. Now Senior Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College, where she teaches graduate workshops in fiction writing, she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.



04/14/15

$10.00 General Admission

Arlington High School, Media Center

walk-ins are welcome as space permits



- http://arlingtoncommunityed.org/index.html



Distinguished Writers Series: Abdoh and Nahai

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

Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is codirector of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of The Poet Game and Opium. His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications, includingthe New York Times, BOMB, Callaloo, Guernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award. He is the editor ofTehran Noirand the author of Tehran at Twilight, his latest novel.

Gina Nahai is a best-selling author and a professor of creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her novels have been translated into 18 languages and have been selected as “One of the Best Books of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. They have been finalists for the Orange Award, the IMPAC Award, and the Harold J. Ribalow Award. Nahai is the winner of the Los Angeles Arts Council Award, the Persian Heritage Foundation’s Award, the Simon Rockower Award, and the Phi Kappa Phi Award.

Nahai’s first novel, Cry of the Peacock (Crown, 1992), won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for fiction. Her second novel, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith (Harcourt, 1999), was a finalist for the Orange Prize in England, the IMPAC award in Dublin, and the Harold J. Ribalow Award in the United States. A No. 1 L.A. Times bestseller, Moonlight was named as “One of the Best Books of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times. Her third novel, Sunday’s Silence (Harcourt, 2001), was also an L.A. Times bestseller and a “Best Book of the Year.” Her fourth novel, Caspian Rain – published in September 2007 – was also an L.A. Timesbestseller, was named “One of the Best Books of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune, and won the Persian Heritage Foundation’s Award.



04/14/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55366

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



Remembering the Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Dr. John Stauffer

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

Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. "Abraham Lincoln was born dirt poor, had less than one year of formal schooling, and became the nation's greatest president," wrote Harvard's Dr. John Stauffer, an author and leading scholar on Lincoln, antislavery and social protest movements. Lincoln's death united blacks and whites in the North as never before and "made us kin," as Frederick Douglass said. Dr. Stauffer calls this "Lincoln's most enduring legacy: as inspiration for Americans of all stripes to unite and work together to fulfill, finally, the nation's ideals of freedom and equality of opportunity for all." 



04/14/15

General $5 | Youth (13 - 17) and seniors (62+): $3;

Free admission for MAAH members and children 12 years and under.



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

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



Tower of Power

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “Urban Soul Music.”

Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.



04/15/15

$50.00 - $65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tower-of-power/

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



Brian Glowacki's Bad Boys of Boston Comedy Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Brian Glowacki is a stand up comedian from the mean streets of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Growing up on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean has given him a unique perspective on the world around him. His fun, lighthearted humor is a refreshing change of pace in a world full of angry bosses, burnt dinners, and road rage. Brian is able to transition seamlessly from picking on himself to dissecting the shortcomings of the human race. 



04/15/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=377778

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



Women in Modern Iranian Film: "Fifi Howls from Happiness"

Presented by Wellesley College at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pmLocation: Collins Cafe
 

In partnership with the Cinema and Media Studies program, the Davis presents this series of film screenings dedicated to exploring the groundbreaking achievements of women directors in modern Iranian cinema. Proportionally speaking, there have been more high profile female directors in Iran than in several Western countries, despite the hardships of women in post-Revolutionary Iran. These films range from drama to comedy and explore a broad range of topics, suspending generalizations of Iranian society and provoking curiosity. These selections highlight just a few of these critically-acclaimed films - sure to delight cinephiles, art-lovers, and everyone in-between.

Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.

 April 15: Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013, Dir. Mitra Farahani)

Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. A lasting tribute to an elusive artistic genius, Fifi Howls from Happiness affirms the power of creative freedom, the right of the artist to create and to destroy, and above all, to have no regrets. (Source: Music Box Films)

 



04/15/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55371

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



The Attack (L'Attentat; Belgium, Egypt, and France, 2012)

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Set in Tel Aviv and the West Bank town of Nablus, the taut but messily honest tale is the story of Amin (Ali Suliman), a prominent Israeli surgeon of secular Palestinian background who wakes up one morning to discover that his beautiful wife, Siham (Reymond Amsalem), has become a suicide bomber, responsible for blowing herself up in a restaurant, along with 17 other victims, including 11 children celebrating a birthday. As it becomes increasingly obvious that the mistake was his. The search takes Amin briefly to Nazareth, where his wife was from, and then to Nablus, where she spent the last night of her life. What he ends up finding along the way are only more questions.



04/15/15

$8 (Members $6, FSU students, Free)



- http://www.framingham.edu/arts-and-ideas/international-film-series/index.html

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



2015 Art + Design Awards Exhibition

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

This annual exhibition focuses on the most important aspect of the Salem State University art + design department: the students. Each year, the faculty selects students within the various artistic disciplines who have distinguished themselves by achieving and surpassing what is expected of them. These students are given awards of excellence and are invited to display several pieces of his or her work in this annual exhibit. The work on display will range from more commercially-oriented media, such as graphic design, multimedia design, and photography to fine arts media such as sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. 



03/30/15 - 04/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://www.salemstate.edu/calendar/1199/2015-art--design-awards-exhibition/



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



NT Live: THE HARD PROBLEM

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

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. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.



04/16/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/hard-problem

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



Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

"Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century"

 

Professor Landes (History) will discuss the historical phenomenon of "Jew hatred," including the recent revival of medieval conspiracy theories and blood libels. He will focus on the shift of animosity from Jews to Israel, which in the most extreme cases has become an apocalyptic enemy: for Jihadis, the "Dajjal"; for Western anti-Zionists, a secular antichrist. This talk will explore the apocalyptic dimensions of these surprisingly resilient hatreds and suggest some ways to disarm them.



04/16/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163090



Mari Black with Joseph Carmichael

Presented by notloB Music

Join us for an intimate evening of music as champion multistyle violinist Mari Black and versatile guitarist Joseph Carmichael take us on a spirited tour of fiddle music from around the world -- brilliant Scottish dance sets, classic swing tunes, rolling Irish jigs, luscious Argentine tangos, beloved American folk songs, haunting highland airs, and more!
 



04/16/15

$10-20



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



Dawids Return: Journey of an African Bushman

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

In 2011, Patrician Glyn set off for the Kalahari, to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper, a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’ a century ago. By her side was Makai’s grandson, Dawid, a man as legendary as his forebear. Dawid was 76 years old and easily the most famous Bushman in South Africa, having featured in numerous films, documentaries and books and for the most celebrated human rights victory for the Bushmen of Southern Africa. In 1999, Dawid and his clan won a land claim against the former apartheid government. Patricia will tell the story of what she witnessed on this trip: the fragments that remain in the Kalahari sand of a long-gone life; the extraordinary memory and tracking skills that helped Dawid find his grand-father’s artifacts, some 100 years after they’d been buried; the secrets that have been handed down from son to son. Hear how losing their land brought the Khomani people to a state of utter despair and rage, and how going back to their heritage places helped to heal and restore them. Learn what the Bushmen can teach us about respect for our natural resources, how to preserve them and how the ‘old’ Bushman attitudes hold the key to our environmental future. Join us for a compelling and amusing talk about a journey with a group of irreverent storytellers, free spirits, hilarious mimics and loving people.

Please join us for a meet the speaker desert reception and book signing following the talk. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.
 

Patricia Glyn made her name as a broadcaster on South African radio and TV where she hosted news and actuality programmes, did profile interviews, music shows, quizzes and documentaries. Once again Patricia and her professional team of photographers and filmmakers have brought back amazing photos and footage, the best of which have been selected to illustrate her talk about this grand adventure.

During the 13 years she was on air, Patricia spent her vacations enjoying the great African outdoors. She hiked in wilderness areas, walked 500 kilometres through Zimbabwe at a rate of 50 kilometres per day, canoed sections of several of Africa’s great rivers, climbed Kilimanjaro twice, and Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere) once – all but the last 300 metres when the team was beaten back by a killer storm.

In 2003, Patricia decided to make adventures her living and she spent three months at Mount Everest, reporting on the Discovery team’s efforts to stand on top of the world. Her daily journal describing life on this great mountain was later published as a popular book called Off Peak.

Her next adventure was a 2000 kilometre walk from Durban to the Victoria Falls in the footsteps of her ancestor, Sir Richard Glyn, who got to the Falls soon after David Livingstone. The two thousand kilometre journey took her along the old hunter/trader routes to the interior of Africa, often off-road and often in Big Five territory. Footing with Sir Richard’s Ghost is the book Patricia wrote about this odyssey and it is a best-seller in South Africa.



04/16/15

$12 members/ $15 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37705

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



Glean at FPAC Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community

On View: March 5-April 16, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 5-7 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 10-6 pm

 

glean (?l?n/)

verb

extract (information) from various sources.

synonoms: gather, learn, pick up, collect, harvest, accumulate, reap, garner, amass, cull 

 

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce “Glean,” an exhibition of the work of Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann, March 5-April 16, 2015. Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery, juried the show.

 

Using a variety of means, materials and methods, Freed, Kopec and Neumann explore and create work commenting on the social and political, highlighting issues of use and abandonment, and navigating personal histories.

 

Sharon Freed, a self-taught photographer, produces both color and black and white images. Through her work, she explores how we view broken, discarded objects. She gives special emphasis to the recurring sequence of use and disposal, of the regarded and disregarded and of the cherished and abandoned. What does it mean when we carelessly dismiss so much--and what are the consequences of such profound disconnection? Freed has widely exhibited in New England.

 

Walter Kopec’s work can be separated into two bodies: “visuals” and “verbals.” His visuals reference the iconic or the symbolic and offer observations and critiques on subjects such as commerce, need/greed, and patriotism. Using common, everyday materials, found objects, and easily identifiable forms, each piece seeks immediate, “comfortable” recognition before often darker underpinnings become obvious. The verbals rely on language and its inherent shape-shifting to offer wry perspective and commentary on ego, desire, and the human need to communicate with certitude. Kopec has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Art New England. His work has shown recently with the Cambridge Art Association, Danforth Museum of Art, and the University of Maine Museum of Art.

 

Andrew Neumann works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video installation, and electronic/interactive music. Originally, his artistic output consisted of single-channel videos and films, then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into 3D and sculptural work. Additionally, he builds electronic musical interfaces and is very active in electro-acoustic improvisation. Neumann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. His music is available on Sublingual Records. He has shown his work internationally, including on PBS.

 

For a complete review of Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann’s work, please refer to their websites: sfreedphotography.com, walterkopec.com and adneumann.com



03/05/15 - 04/16/15



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/fpac-gallery-presents/



Allston Pudding presents POLARIS w/ Hallelujah The Hills

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the Nickelodeon television show. Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, released in 1999 on Mulcahy's Mezzotint label, contains many of the songs Polaris recorded for the show and is the group's only album release. Today, Scott Boutier and Dave McCaffrey play drums & bass for Frank Black and the Catholics. On August 28, 2012, Polaris reunited for a concert at Cinefamily's Everything Is Festival II. The band claimed it was their first ever live performance.



04/16/15

$20



- http://do617.com/artists/polaris-

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



Small Jazz Concert III: Gershwin and the Mercy of Spring

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

A Nando Michelin ensemble and the Tufts Jazz Choir and Combo, led by Tisha Stadnicki, pay tribute to George and Ira Gershwin with a variety of their standards, and add some funk with Joe Zawinul's “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”



04/16/15

Free and open to the public; no tickets required



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



Unbound Visual Arts: DIY Framing at Framer's Workshop!

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Have a piece of work finished, but don’t know how to frame it? Learn how to at the Framer's Workshop! 

Unbound Visual Arts and Framer's Workshop is hosting a workshop on DIY framing. The dedicated staff at Framer's workshop will show you the ropes of preservation framing, their equipment and a demomenstration on how to properly frame your unique piece! Its a great way to not only learn about framing but to see this amazing staff teach what they love to do, frame!

 

 



04/16/15

Free and open to the public, but RSVP by April 6



- http://www.framersworkshopbrookline.com/?gclid=COLNlruowcQCFeJr7AodnEoAZA



Third Thursdays: Making Your Mark

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The third Thursday of every month at the ISGM is a dynamic late-night program full of music, art, and conversation designed to connect young professionals, artists, and college students with each other and the Gardner.

Isabella Gardner certainly made her mark on Boston—how would you like to contribute to the city? This month, we partner with ONEin3 for an evening exploring ways that young professionals in Boston engage with civic, artistic, and social life. This month also features a Tribute to Billie Holiday: Celebrating Billie at 100, Directed by Ron Savage with Jasmine Jefferson.

Cash wine bar around the Courtyard. Café G open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.



04/16/15

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, membersfree, students $5.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6190

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



Joseph Calleja, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Gramophone magazine’s 2012 artist of the year and a Grammy nominee, this silver-toned tenor promises an unforgettable recital experience.

“Mr. Calleja has one of the lovliest voices in opera right now, pure, sunny and strong, but ith a ringing vibration…” – The New York Times

“Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seem serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who…is now maturing into an artist of the first rank.” – The New Yorker

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



04/17/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



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



Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Giselle

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

The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Giselle returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of Giselle, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, which comes to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia, presented by Music Worcester.



04/17/15

Full price tickets are $42, $45, $48, and $53, depending on seating location.
Kids and students tickets are only $25.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=169

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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area.

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



04/17/15

$8 pubic / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Lara Henderson's Public Artist Talk

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

Please join Lara Henderson for a Public Artist Talk on Friday, April 17 at 11:30a at 23 Essex Street, Hardie 307.

Lara Henderson is a Providence-based artist and educator whose love for constructing books is fueled by a diverse background of disciplines and interests, including graphic design, sculptural forms and experimental printmaking.

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



04/17/15

FREE



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

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



Boston Ballet School Story Hour

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Peabody Institute LIbrary

Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Tuesday, February 17 from 2-3pm Newton Free Library at 220 Homer Street, Newton Friday, March 13 from 10:30-11:30am Wit and Whimsy at 60 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead 01945 Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton 01982 Friday, April 17 from 10:30-11:30am Peabody Institute Library at 82 Main Street, Peabody



04/17/15

Free and open to the public



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Peabody Institute LIbrary - 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

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



04/15/15 - 04/17/15

$359



- http://northeastartworkshops.com



Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book

Presented by Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute

Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway and scavenger on a deserted island in the Caribbean.



04/17/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://explorerslli.org/friday-coffees/#friday



Film Screening: Poetry in Bronze

Presented by Wellesley College at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pmLocation: Collins Cinema, Collins Cafe
 

This special screening of Terrance Turner’s new documentary film, Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze will enhance viewers' experience of the exhibition of Parviz Tanavoli's work in the Davis. 

Critically acclaimed and widely acknowledged as the “father of modern Iranian sculpture,”Tanavoli’s trajectory has spanned east and west as he has innovated ambitiously across media.Best known as a sculptor, his expansive oeuvre also includes painting, printmaking, ceramics,rugs, and jewelry. As well, he is a highly regarded collector, scholar, and poet. This exhibitionshares the breadth and richness of his work from the 1960s to the present.Based in Tehran and Vancouver, Tanavoli (b.1937) was a leading influence among a generationdefined by its commitment to artistic practices that are both modern and distinctly Iranian.Over decades, he has refined a complex system of symbols and motifs into a distinctive visuallexicon, fusing Persian traditions with pop sensibility. As well, his work entwines profoundsensitivity to language, formal clarity, and conceptual engagement into a forcefully originalartistic practice. Tanavoli returns again and again to the Poet, the Prophet, and the Lovers, to walls andwindows, locks, and birds— figures that stand on metaphorical borders, and exist aestheticallybetween traditions of realism and abstraction. Among his many long-standing projects,heech—initiated in February 1965, and set to mark a fiftieth anniversary with the opening ofthe Davis exhibition—perhaps best exemplifies Tanavoli’s work. The artist treats thecalligraphic script for “heech,” the Farsi word for “nothing” or “nothingness” to multipleexpressions in three dimensions and variable materials—from delicate jewelry to polishedbronze and hi-gloss fiberglass sculpture. The concept of heech, as Tanavoli explains, is abstract,philosophical, and celebratory; he says, "Heech is not nothing. It has a body, a shape, but also ameaning behind it.”  Internationally recognized as one of Iran’s foremost artists, Tanavoli’s work has been presentedaround the world, and has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum ofArt, the British Museum, Asia Society and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University. Hiswork is held in numerous public and private collections, including: Tate Modern and theBritish Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art,New York; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MuseumModerner Kunst, Vienna; the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; the Museum ofContemporary Art, Tehran; Mathaf Museum, Qatar; Royal Society of Fine Arts, Amman; and the Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi. 



04/17/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55831

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



The Onlies

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo). All three are only children (hence 'The Onlies") and are juniors at Seattle'sGarfield High School. They will be traveling to the Boston and Amherst areas to look at colleges during spring break. We understand they are top-notch musicians; they're also charming, witty, and fun before audiences large and small. They've played gigs up and down the West Coast, and have been featured performers at Northwest Folklife, the Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention, and the The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. notloB gives you once again the opportunity to be able to say "I saw them when."


 



04/17/15

Free-will donation, $5-10 suggested.
Reservations are suggested (see ticket link).



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

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



Pierre Bensusan

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Described by the L.A. Times as “”one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today””, Pierre Bensusan was voted “”Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008″” by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.



04/17/15

$25 (Stu/Sen $24, Mem $22, Child U12 $13)



- http://amazingthings.org/event/pierre-bensusan-2/

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



OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name
Created by Mark Mauriello
Original Music by Andrew Barret Cox
Inspired by the Life and Works of Oscar Wilde

In May of 1895 poet and celebrity Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labor. The career, persona, and world Wilde created for himself shattered in an explosion of public scandal and intimate anguish. In his love-torn fall, Oscar was neither the first nor the last. Tonight, it could be your turn. But, quick before it all falls apart. Journeying from pop party to abstract performance, OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name will offer a glimpse into the mind of the man behind the reputation, ultimately breaking apart the distinctions between performer, character, and inspiration. 

 



04/15/15 - 04/17/15

tickets from $15



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/oscar-crown-and-love-dare-not-speak-its-name

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Family Autism Night

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

The Children’s Museum in Easton is proud to be hosting Family Autism Night on Friday April 17th from 5:30-8pm. This wonderful event will allow families with children on the Autism Spectrum, ages 10 and under, to explore the Museum in a relaxed environment, while having plenty of fun. On this night we will be visited by our favorite therapy dog, Bailey with his driver Jack from Dog BONES. The Museum offers a calm atmosphere, for your family to enjoy.

 



04/17/15

Free and open to the public.



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

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



O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

 Exploring the world and its people.



04/11/15 - 04/18/15

All tickets $10



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/o-ship-aboard-the-ship/

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



Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

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

The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees.

In Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure, it’s the first day of advanced training for the trainees. They are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol?



04/18/15

$29 - $39. Limited VIP seats are available for $52 and include premium seating and a goody bag with show merchandise.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=165

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



Tongue in Cheek

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

Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile, Boccherini gets his groove on, Farina channels cats, dogs, and roosters, and and Harvard composer/mathematician Noam Elkies shows us just how nutty a fugue can get, as A Far Cry concludes its season with a smile and a wink, tongue firmly in cheek.

Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass



04/18/15

$15 General admission
Kids come free!



- http://www.afarcry.org

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



Hannibal Buress

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.



04/17/15 - 04/18/15

$30



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/hannibal-buress/

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



The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons from a private European collection (usually 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which be on display. The dates of the icons and objects will range from the 16th century to the present. 



01/23/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $10; Seniors 59 +, $7; Students 18+w/ID, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ethiopian-icons/

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA, 01510



Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly incorporates folk, jazz, gospel, and the blues.



04/18/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2501/rhiannon-giddens

Somerville Theatre - 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02145



Animal Behavior for the Photographer

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

Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn more about the pre-shoot planning process, how best to approach different animals for your photos, and techniques for capturing that perfect expression. The more you know about wildlife, the better you can capture those interesting behaviors!

If weather allows, we will then take our cameras outside and practice some of these techniques with the wildlife at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Class will run rain or shine. Additional information, including a list of what to bring will be included in a link in the confirmation email. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



04/18/15

Adults $40.00m/ $48.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=photo:program_code=37408

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



Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are labeled as "lively and fun", "smoldering" and "rollicking". Each tune engages children in a fun way on topics such as eating right, brushing their teeth, facing fears, bad dreams, self-confidence, and decision-making, as well as mashing up the classics like Miss Mary Mack and Old MacDonald.

Recommended for ages 2+.



04/18/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/ethan-rossiter-jamberries

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



Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu: Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Olnick and Spanu will discuss how they began collecting Murano glass, what factors inform their decisions about what works to purchase, and what they see as their personal mission as collectors.



04/18/15

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, members free (must reserve in advance), college students $5.



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



Wacky Woodcocks

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

Looks like a shorebird, but where's the ocean? These bizarre birds are woodcocks! They look like shorebirds, but are native to the woods at Broadmoor. Every spring, woodcocks court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial displays. Watch and listen as they rocket up 300 feet, then call loudly as they zigzag during their dive back towards earth. Come join us as we attempt to view this amazing rite of spring. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



03/31/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



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

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



VISIONS 2015

Presented by Boston University Dance at Boston University Dance Theater

Boston University’s Dance Theatre Group is pleased to present VISIONS 2015, a spring dance concert with performances on Friday, April 17th at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18th at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.  This production showcases a wide variety of original works by student, alumni, and faculty choreographers and will take place in Boston University’s Dance Theatre.



04/17/15 - 04/18/15

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



- http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/2015/03/12/visions-2015-4-17-4-18/

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



I Love Your Space

Presented by 555 Gallery

I Love Your Space, a group exhibition opening the gallery space for active involvement with the works of art allowing visual, tactile and intimate viewing experiences. Featuring the work of: Mary Ellen Strom, Ralph Mercer, Nadine Boughton, Alyssa Minahan, Todd Danforth, David Mattox, Brenda Bancel, Corinne Schulze, Jeffery Heyne, Dorothea Van Camp, Neal Rantoul, Stefanie Klavens, Astrid Reischwitz, Gail Samuelson, Defne Kirmizi, Cynthia Katz, and Clive Moloney.

Living in a culture inundated with images and visual stimuli, looking to visual arts with a fresh and exciting perspective is almost impossible. In a conventional exhibition setting, affective engagement with the work can feel somewhat impeded.

At 555 Gallery in "I Love Your Space" the ordinary (gallery) space becomes a place of immediate interaction, which allows spectators to engage in the work for an active experience. From the street outside of the gallery, with David Mattox’s “Wall No. 1”, pasted street art style, to Stefanie Klaven’s projection in a subtle paint washed landscape, of “Vanishing Drive-Ins” viewers will have the opportunity to see photography on a scale and in a format not previously presented at 555 Gallery, and in many cases ever. Viewers will circumnavigate, arrange, touch, move and use their smart devices while viewing the work.The exhibition includes video installation, photography, printing, painting, and sculpture.



03/05/15 - 04/18/15

FREE



- http://www.555gallery.com



Kim Russo: The Happy Medium

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

Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine.  Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and  sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school.  Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks  to the living on some days. Kim says “It’s my pleasure and blessing to be the voice for the spirit world.  This work that I do brings an amazing peace and closure to many people.” To be read by Kim, or attend one of her seminars, is truly to be in the presence of something rare and astounding and peacefully wondrous, especially at a venue has intimate as TCAN. 

 



04/18/15

$45 members / $50 public



- http://natickarts.org/performance/kim-russo-happy-medium

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



Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of freedom, beauty, and wonderment. Listen to original songs composed by Andrew List and performed by mezzo-soprano Krista River and pianist George Lopez, enjoy bird-inspired poetry by Mary Pinard, and learn about local birds from Wayne Petersen, director of the Massachusetts Audubon’s Important Bird Area Program. On the Wing offers an original way to appreciate birds’ unique vocalizations and behavior and to reflect on bird conservation and ecological stewardship.



04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP to lectures@hmsc.harvard.edu.



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/wing-celebration-birds-music-and-spoken-word



Expanse: Studies in Landscape

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks Community Art Center continues the 2015 exhibition season with the exhibit, “Expanse: Studies in Landscape.” This curated exhibit features works by four local North Shore artists working in painting, drawing and photography with a focus on landscape. “Expanse” refers not only to the physical quality of landscape subjects, but also to the emotional feeling that is often evoked by viewers observing landscape: a feeling of vastness, opportunity and wonderment. The four artists featured are Andrew Anderson-Bell, pastel painter; Leah Bokenkamp, photographer; Lisa Courtney, oil painter; and Daphne Dwyer, oil painter.



03/05/15 - 04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Donation is encouraged. 



- http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibit/



Art and Reality: A Symposium on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in Context

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Join us for an exploration of current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art, an area of newly heightened interest among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars, and patrons. Organized in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition Parviz Tanavoli, the event kicks off with a special screening of Terrance Turner's new documentary film on the artist. Drawing inspiration from Tanavoli's myriad roles as an artist, teacher, scholar, collector, and curator over nearly six decades, the symposium maps the ways contemporary Middle Eastern art circulates within the artworld. Panelists will discuss the possibilities and limits of the scholarly, curatorial, economic, and political infrastructures within which this emerging field is embedded. 



04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Reservations required.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55376

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



Dance Prism presents A Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland

Presented by Dance Prism at Curtis Middle School

The ballet traces Alice’s encounters with such legendary figures as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the irascible Queen of Hearts with her retinue of Cards. In a whimsical game of chess, Carroll’s furiously whirling Red Queen reigns over the other thirty one chess pieces; and in Wonderland’s flower garden, tiger lilies, daffodils, and bread-&-butterflies dance a soaring waltz. The performance of the ballet, historically one of the company’s most popular works, will be followed by a slightly zany English Tea during which children (and adults) in the audience will be invited to have complementary tea and sweets with Alice, the White Rabbit, and the other madcap inhabitants of Wonderland. 



04/18/15

$18 for children and seniors, $20 for students with ID, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered.



- http://www.danceprism.com/Export6-Alice.htm

Curtis Middle School - 22 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury, MA, 01776



Richard III presented by Tufts University Department of Drama Dance

Presented by Tufts University Department of Drama and Dance

Tufts University Department of Drama and Dance presents Richard III.  Adapted and directed by Gibson Cima.  Written by William Shakespeare.

In 2012, researchers at the University of Leicester stunned the world by announcing the discovery of the remains of King Richard III under an office parking lot.  In light of new infomation uncovered as a result of this discovery,the 500 year-old play Richard III, is ripe for reinterpretation. 



04/14/15 - 04/18/15

$10-$15



- http://dramadance.tufts.edu/performances/drama.htm



Memphis Jazz Giants

Presented by Jazz Program (Office for the Arts at Harvard) at Sanders Theatre

Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Jazz Bands present
George Coleman and Harold Mabern
Harvard University Jazz Masters in Residence
with Harvard Jazz Bands
Don Braden ’85 and Mark Olson, conductors

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Free Parking (Broadway Garage)



04/18/15

Tickets: $15 general; $10 Outings and Innings; $8 students and senior citizens



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/music/memphisgiants.php

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



Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

Presented by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

Terry Riley’s 80th Birthday with Terry Riley, Eviyan, Gamelan Galak Tika, Sarah Cahill, and the world premiere of all-live Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band

Headlining MIT Sounding, legendary composer Terry Riley makes his second appearance at MIT for his 80th birthday concert. Riley launched musical minimalism with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964, a work whose influence continues to be felt in every corner of the musical world today, from classical concert halls to electronica clubs. Riley has since continued to compose and improvise hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated Eastern-flavored works which defy categorization. From his early 1960s tape loop and trance music experiments and collaborations with La Monte Young, to his study of Hindustani musical traditions and eclectic compositions for the Kronos Quartet and other leading ensembles, Riley is a true musical innovator.



04/18/15

$20, $10 for Seniors, Students and MIT Alumni. Free with MIT ID.



- http://arts.mit.edu/sounding

MIT's Kresge Auditorium - 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Louise Goffin

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

As the producer of a Grammy nominated album (Carole King’s A Holiday Carole), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and mom, Louise Goffin is a badass, multi-talented, modern-day renaissance woman. Born in 1960s Brooklyn, New York, and raised in California’s famed Laurel Canyon in the heart of the most exciting times in early popular music, her childhood was spent absorbing influences of the period that has shaped what we know of music today. Her formative years gave her a virtual PhD in Popular Music in the making as the first-born daughter of two of the generation’s most renowned songwriters, Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
 



04/18/15

$24 (Stu/Sen $23, Mem $21, Child U12 $12)



- http://louisegoffin.com/#tour

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



Dom Irrera

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it!

Dom projects a singular charisma that firmly engages audiences from the opening moment and doesn't let go until the end of the performance, and beyond. With Dom, it seems to be a blend of regular-guy presence and relaxed, effortless delivery-and, of course, what he's delivering is top-notch material, laced with an array of colorful characters and voices. Beyond beautifully-crafted jokes and routines, Dom's also giving the audience one-man sketches and bursts of improv.



04/16/15 - 04/18/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=364515

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



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



Wagner, Saint-Saëns, 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

Thursday (Discovery Series):
Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15

Saturday/Sunday:
Level A $102 | Level B $82 | Level C $52 | Level D $25



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

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



Cendrillon

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

Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettist: Henri Caïn
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre

Cendrillon is the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Massenet's ethereal score carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment. Cendrillon will be 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



Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

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. Featuring the stars from shows such as The Phantom of the OperaLes Miserables, Evita, CatsWonderful TownJesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof, these amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadway’s newest hit shows.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=26

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



Taj Mahal

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.



04/19/15

$93; $83; $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/taj-mahal/

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



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf’s” (New York Magazine). Preserving Woolf’s vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who’s magically transformed into an immortal woman.



04/04/15 - 04/19/15

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



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/orlando/

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



My Fair Lady

Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. A Broadway hit when it debuted in 1956, this fan-favorite musical has gone on to win Tony Awards, launch careers, and be adapted into the Oscar-winning beloved film. The Wellesley Players brings together an award-winning team to present this beautiful musical in a manner that speaks to today’s audiences.

Professor Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan. Based on George Bernard Shaw's delightful social satire Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe's charming and beloved musical features such unforgettable numbers as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," and "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?" It’s no wonder everyone — not just Henry Higgins — falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. This show is the standard by which all others are measured. The production will feature the sparkling two-piano orchestration, crafted with the approval of Lerner and Loewe by the show’s original arranger of dance music.



04/10/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $22-$28
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more



- http://www.wellesleyplayers.org/

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



Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason & Hamlin concert grand will sparkle with the sounds of classic jazz. 



04/19/15

$25/$20 members



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/jazz-pianist-alan-broadbent/

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



Limitless

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Dance Division students perform works by internationally recognized choreographers: "Battlefield" by Robert Battl, (currently Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), "Swing Concerto" by audience favorite Danny Buraczeski;, "To Have and To Hold" by Shapiro and Smith, and the premiere of a new work by Darrell Moultrie (Witness Uganda, Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour), accompanied by the music division. Cathy Young, Artistic Director.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $25 - $30



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/limitless-0

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



Mosaic Trio

Presented by Friends of the Weston Public Library at Weston Public Library

The Mosaic String Trio consist of Lu Sun, violin, Pat Vance, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, all of whom are members of the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut  They will present an hour's concert of music written for or arranged for this combination of instruments.  Their backgrounds are varied and wide-ranging, and all have studied with giants in their fields. Composers represented will be Schubert, Dohnanyi, Bach, and Beethoven.



04/19/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=WESTONPL

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



ComedySportz East Coast Tournament

Presented by New England Fun

Partake in an improv comedy showdown of epic proportions as ComedySportz East Coast cities New York, Philadelphia, Bufffalo and Richmond vie against Boston in an exhibition tournament! Visting cities to the hometown and ComedySportz Boston use audience particpation to create blistering-paced competition!  Our spectators award the winning points for creativity, humor and presentation in a series of games.  Which city is the funniest? Join us to find out which cities takes the title this year!



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

$15 adults, $10 kids



- http://cszboston.com/



The Mugford Street Players Present "Alphabetical Order"

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

 MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS PRESENTS ALPHABETICAL ORDER - AN AWARD-WINNING COMEDY OF LOVE AND CHAOS IN THE PRE-DIGITAL AGE.
Marblehead, MA - Winner of the 1975 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy after a long London run, Alphabetical Order unfolds in the cluttered library of a provincial British newspaper. The office chaos is mirrored by the lives of manager Lucy and her oddball associates…until Leslie - a crisp new hire with a passion for organization – arrives on the scene! Then the question becomes: Is a passion for organization anything like passion at all? At least, when chaos reigned they all got wet!
Alphabetical Order –
Playwright Frayn is best known as the author of the hugely popular farce Noises Off and the Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen. His novels - such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies - have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction.
Produced and directed by John Fogle, Alphabetical Order features Alex Alexander, Kristine Burke, Brian Casey, Stephen Cooper, Julia Short, Bob Karish, and Mark O’Donald. Set design is by Bruce Greenwald, costume design by Linda Ross, set decoration by Jean Fogle, lighting design by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro and Anna Stenberg is the production stage manager.

Director Fogle is the former Artistic Director of the Salem Theatre Company, where his most recent credits include A Delicate Balance, The Elephant Man and Shirley Valentine. He has has staged over 80 area productions. Shows under his direction have won the Best Production Award at the EMACT Drama Festival on three occasions and have twice been cited as One of the Year’s Ten Best by the Boston Phoenix.

Alphabetical Order will have 13 performances at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street in Marblehead, from April 2 – 19, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 with discounts for Seniors and Students ($20) and are available online at www.mltlive.com. Reservations can also be made by calling 781-962-0409.
ABOUT MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS (MSP)
The Mugford Street Players was founded in 1975 at its original home, the Unitarian-Universalist Church on Mugford Street in Marblehead. Since then, MSP has presented more than 60 productions in a variety of North Shore venues. Recent productions include The Weir, The Dresser, The Wind in the Willows, How I Learned to Drive, The Visit, and The Trip to Bountiful. MSP exists to provide challenging, thought-provoking theatre for residents of Marblehead and the entire North Shore – and to serve the artistic ambitions of its members. Director driven, our play selection tends toward the off-beat, even the obscure. Free of any set production schedule, our audiences can be sure that each production is a pure labor of love.



04/02/15 - 04/19/15

$25 adults, $20 students and seniors.



- http://www.mugfordstreet.com

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



Joan Osborne at Bull Run

Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

This diverse and soulful singer-songwriter earned seven Grammy nods, sang lead with The Grateful Dead, shared stages with such divergent talents as Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Patti Smith, graced the Grand Ole Opry stage and participated in the Lilith Fair. "I just love so many different kinds of music. I know the conventional wisdom about having a career is to define yourself very clearly and just be that one thing really well," Joan says. "But I always felt that I wanted to try everything that I was drawn to. I have been very lucky that I've been welcomed into all these different musical worlds and musical environments."
 



04/19/15

$40 advance; $45 day of show



- http://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/JoanOsborne



Make Speak Comes to Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

This is a free public lecture choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft. Space for this event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced presentations by: Anna Chase, Mechanical Engineer, Assoc. Project Engineer, Hasbro Toys, Star Wars EngineeringPeter Follansbee, Traditional chip carver, furniture makerLee Heald, Program Director AHA! (Art History Architecture) New Bedford, community organizerStuart Kestenbaum, Director Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and poet Paula Marcoux, Author, food historian, and builder of wood-fired ovensJose Monteiro, Arts Activist, lyricist, founder of Movimentu ShokantiRobert P. Stack & Van Souvannasanne, Gallerists from Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI



04/19/15

Free and open to the public; limited to the first 100 registrants.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/make-speak-comes-to-fuller-craft-museum/

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



Miriam Peretz Workshop Series

Presented by Vadalna Tribal Dance Company at Third Life Studio

Miriam Peretz is an internationally acclaimed performing artist specializing in traditional dances from the Silk Road  (Persia & Central Asia,) as well as ethno-Contemporary dance.  Over the years she has created her own unique form which melds together traditional Silk Road dances with contemporary aesthetics and devotional themes. Miriam’s love of dance has led her on a life long journey in search for ways to use the arts as a bridge between people of different backgrounds and spiritual traditions.  She sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and therefore the perfect embodiment of prayer.  

 

 



04/18/15 - 04/19/15

Per workshop: $45 in advance; $60 at the door
3 or more workshops: receive 10% discount
 



- http://www.vadalna.com/mp

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



"African Adventure Tales" by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

In 'Koi and the Kola Nuts,' the youngest son of a tribal chief only receives one small kola nut tree as an inheritance instead of his father's riches. On his travels, he meets a snake, a crocodile, and a colony of ants, all in desperate need of the one thing Koi has: kola nuts. Koi's kindness to the creatures he meets is later rewarded when their help saves his life! Then, 'Anansi and the Talking Melon' features the irrepressible trickster Anansi the Spider who is lazy, greedy and out only for himself. Anansi eats his way into a melon and, finding himself too full to get back out, fools the other animals into believing that the melon itself can talk! Spectacular scenery and catchy music make this a must-see performance. 



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

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



True Lies & False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston

Presented by Boston By Foot

Join Boston By Foot for a unique walking tour of Boston that will keep participants on their toes. Called 'True Lies & False Facts', this questionable tour starts at the harbor end of the Long Wharf (near the flagpole) and winds its way around the Financial District to Beacon Hill. Lasting an hour and a half, the tour will include some wild and amazing stories about local characters and unlikely events – some of which are true and others of which are not. Developed as a fun way to celebrate April Fools Day, the tour is meant to test participants’ knowledge of history and ability to separate the truth from fiction. 
 



04/19/15

$20



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/True_Lies



Out of the Past

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Robert Mitchum stars as a man trying to escape his private eye past. Having set up shop as gas station owner in a sleepy California town, Jeff Bailey thinks he’s eluded the gangsters he once got the best of. Jeff wants nothing more than to be left alone to romance his lovely and innocent girlfriend Ann. However, your past is never that far behind. 

When a dark stranger comes to town asking after Jeff, the secretive man will have to confront his misdeeds head-on. En route to meet his destiny, Jeff spins his yarn to Ann, finally revealing his mystery to her, and us, in the form of a flashback. It’s a lurid story of betrayal and corruption, featuring a devious femme fatale (Jane Greer), a powerful gang boss (Kirk Douglass), and set on seriously shaky moral ground. You won't want to miss this shining black example of noir! 



04/20/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/out-past

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



Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture

Presented by Boston Architectural College

Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture examines the material and social culture of bento boxes and how they inspire architects and designers to think about the potential of emptiness, craft, portability, and sustainability. Using miniature environments that individuals carry with them as a touchstone for good design, we explore formal and experiential principles. We share the story of one manufacturer of bento boxes and the art of making a carefully crafted boxed lunch in relation to the recipient, to the season, and to the maker's intent.

Like good architecture, bento boxes are ordered and arranged, set within the landscape of furoshiki - a cloth that serves as both bag and placemat. Bento boxes from the collection of Debra Samuels, Japanese food specialist and cookbook author, and the work of architects and artists Hiromi Fujii, Sou Fujimoto, KOKO Architecture + Design, Glenn Murcutt, Hiroshi Nakamura, Patkau Architects, and Aat + Makoto Yokomizo create a dialogue between two scales of work: micro (bento) and macro (architecture). Each scale has its own ways of coming into being through transaction, materiality, modularity, mobility, completeness and compactness. Each work has an explicit function and an aspiration to hold cultural expression in its form.



02/17/15 - 04/20/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://the-bac.edu/experience-the-bac/news-and-events/events/bento-and-architecture-exhibition-event



119th Boston Marathon 2015

Presented by Boston Athletic Association at Copley Square

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has organized the Boston Marathon® since the event’s inception in 1897. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity, and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification). The legendary Boston Marathon course follows a point-to-point route from Hopkinton to Boston, and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m.
Push Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m.
Handcycles 9:22 a.m.
Elite Women 9:32 a.m.
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m.
Wave Two 10:25 a.m.
Wave Three 10:50 a.m.
Wave Four 11:15 a.m.

Course Map

Course Records

Additional Spectator Information

 

 



04/20/15

FREE

Spectators intending on watching the 2015 Boston Marathon from anywhere along the 26.2 mile course should expect a significant presence of uniformed and plain clothed police officers. Spectators approaching viewing areas on the course, or in viewing areas on the course, may be asked to pass through security checkpoints, and law enforcement officers or contracted private security personnel may ask to inspect bags and other items being carried.

 



- http://www.baa.org

Copley Square - 206 Clarendon 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



Mozart: Così fan tutte

Presented by New England Conservatory at Paramount Center

Teenagers embark on their first loves, and before long there’s a lot of explaining to do. Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte (or, The School for Lovers) is a charmer, full of fabulous music, hijinks, and heart.

This fully staged production featuring NEC opera students is conducted by Steven Lord and directed by Joshua Major. The opera will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.



04/18/15 - 04/21/15

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



- http://necmusic.edu/event/14091

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



Collectors and Dealers - The Trade of Egyptian Antiquities

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

Many of the Egyptian objects in Western museums were acquired during the heyday of the antiquities trade market in Egypt from the 1880s to 1930s. The scale of this trade was staggering, but its mechanics and networks are poorly known. In this public, illustrated lecture, Kim Ryholt, Professor of Egyptology and Director, The Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and Project, University of Copenhagen, Denmark,  will discuss his most recent research on the trade’s geography, dealers, and legal issues, as well as the role that Egyptian museums and Egyptologists played in the acquisition of objects. He will also highlight how the antiquities trade and acquisition policies have played a decisive role in dictating the research agendas of Egyptologists.



04/21/15

Free and open to the public



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/collectors-and-dealers-trade-egyptian-antiquities



Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

Presented by Toradex

Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to learn all about customizing Carrier Boards, your way.



04/21/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://www.toradex.com/webinars?utm_source=SEO&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Webinar-20150311



Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

Presented by Toradex

Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to learn all about customizing Carrier Boards, your way.



04/21/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://www.toradex.com/webinars?utm_source=SEO&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Webinar-20150311



Birds of Prey and Native American Artifacts

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Explore the strong connection between raptors and Native Peoples during this exciting program presented by WINGMASTERS combing live birds of prey with authentic Native American artifacts. WINGMASTERS is a partnership between Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks, licensed raptor rehabilitators who care for injured birds of prey and who are dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Julie’s heritage is part Creek and Chickasaw, and her collection of museum-quality Native American objects illustrates how Native cultures transformed natural materials into objects of beauty and drams such as shields, headdresses, clothing, and jewelry. Please reserve your tickets in advance as we do anticipate that this event will sell out.



04/21/15

(includes museum admission): $8 Member Adult & Member Youth, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member Youth



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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: 3 Sudacas

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

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

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

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3 Sudacas

3 Sudacas comprises Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice and percussion), Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar), and Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass). The trio fuses traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a distinctively subtle, fresh sound. After meeting at Berklee College of Music and forming their trio, the group later became part of the band that performed with three-time Grammy Award- and 16-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Alejandro Sanz at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in November 2013. 3 Sudacas performed in the City Series in Boston during the summer of 2014 and was part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas event in Miami organised by Clinton Foundation. They were selected by Heavy Rotation Records to be part of the Dorm Sessions compilation in spring 2015. 3 Sudacas is currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.



04/21/15

Free



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

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



2015 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs Lecture and Panel Response

Presented by McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy & Global Studies at UMass Boston

William Julius Wilson - "Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in the 21st Century: Revisiting Arguments Advanced in The Declining Significance of Race (1978)”.  Professor Wilson and a panel of esteemed respondents will revisit his controversial and path-breaking book. Published in 1978, the book examined race and class as determinants of a black person's life trajectory. In his lecture, Professor Wilson will reflect on these themes and their application to more recent developments in American race and ethnic relations involving not only African Americans but also other groups, including whites and Latinos.



04/21/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.umb.edu/news_events_media/events/spring_2015_robert_c_wood_lecture_in_public_and_urban_affairs

UMass Boston - 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA, 02125



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



Boston Accents

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Featuring Dan Chrone and Chris Tabb



04/22/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=377777

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



Fruitlands Reads: John Hanson Mitchell An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Twenty-five years ago author and naturalist John Hanson Mitchell cut down a 1 ½ acre stand of seventy-five-year-old white pines and planted a garden in their place. An Eden of Sorts is a history of the plants and animals that lived on the tract over the following decades. This is a paradoxical yet hopeful narrative of what can happen to a plot of land when it is properly managed and enabled to return to a wild state. Join us for this 45 minute presentation and hear how you, too can nurture your own patch of wilderness. A book signing will follow the presentation.



04/22/15

$10 Member, $15 Nonmember



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

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



Inside the Box: Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Revealed

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

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the contents of the Massachusetts State House time capsule before it is reburied.

On January 6, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick; Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin; Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director; and media around the world looked on as the MFA and Commonwealth of Massachusetts opened a time capsule. Originally placed under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in 1795 by Governor Samuel Adams, patriot Paul Revere, and Colonel William Scollay, it had been previously unearthed in 1855, when its contents were documented and cleaned, and additional objects were added.

The time capsule was found to contain coins, newspapers, a medal depicting George Washington, and a silver plaque believed to be engraved by Paul Revere. In this exhibition, the contents are displayed in front of the monumental Thomas Sully painting, The Passage of the Delaware (1819). The installation will explore the significance of the objects found in the capsule and the role of the prominent figures involved in both the original burial in 1795, and reburial in 1855. Surrounded by related works of art on view throughout the Wing, visitors can also see portraits of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, coins identical to those in the time capsule, and other historical objects in nearby galleries.



03/11/15 - 04/22/15

Members FREE
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17 Admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.
Children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/inside-the-box-massachusetts-state-house-time-capsule

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



The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

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

 Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands) are three of the finest fiddlers on the international folk circuit. Performing reels, polskas, and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas to create a sound that is distinct, expressive, and invigorating.



04/23/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2516/the-nordic-fiddlers-bloc

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



[SENSE]ation Day • Free Family Afternoon at Fuller Craft

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Come to Fuller Craft Museum for an afternoon filled with hands-on activities, craft demos, new exhibitions, and fun! Free admission from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Save the date for an exciting afternooon of discovery and fun!

 



04/23/15

Free Family Afternoon at Fuller Craft. Free admission from 1:00 – 4:00 pm



- http://fullercraft.org/event/senseation-day-%E2%80%A2-free-family-afternoon-at-fuller-craft/

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



America

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal. “I think that the ingredients of the America sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally,” explains Beckley. “The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they also love a ballad–they’re romantic at heart. It’s the same in the Far East. A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along, and they don’t really know what the words mean. Music is truly the international language.”



04/23/15

$50.00



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

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



Boston Lindy Hop April Classes

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop

Boston Lindy Hop offers classes in Greater Boston area this April. Classes will help you build foundations for your dance as well as other basics such as posture, line, style and energy! If you are brand new to swing dancing or a seasoned dancer we have our experienced teachers help you improve and introduce you to our local swing dance community. 



04/02/15 - 04/23/15

Pre-registered prices:

One 4-week class series:
Student: $40
General: $50

Two 4-week class series:
Student: $60
General: $75



- http://bostonlindyhop.com



April School Vacation: Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Join us during April School Vacation and Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow. Bring the whole family to work together on earth-friendly creations and learn how the pros adapt their designs to be green. Use your noodle in Imagination Playground, test your engineering skills in KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, bring your hard hat to the Green Construction Zone, and get inspired to create during Story Time Structures.



04/21/15 - 04/23/15

Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children ages 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2



- http://www.socialweb.net/Events/182217.lasso

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



April Vacation Week Show!! "The Legend of Banana Kid" by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are back in Boston with the inspiring story of a young kid with a big imagination who saves the day! Little Chucky loves to watch TV Westerns. One day, he meets a mysterious cowboy who takes him to a remote town that is being harassed by a seedy group of outlaws. Chucky, pretending to be a local hero, rides into town on his trusty goat, outsmarts the bad guys, and brings justice back to the people... using bananas as his weapon of choice! Three puppeteers and over a dozen handmade puppet characters will have you cheering on the little guy in this hilarious adventure tale!
 



04/21/15 - 04/23/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

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

 Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from Bernstein’s Candide, Sousa’s Semper Fidelis, and more. Join in the fun at BC’s Arts Fest, and see SymBa on April 24!



04/24/15

Free



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



BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

Presented by Boston College Bands

 Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza. Admission is free and open to the public!



04/24/15

Free



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Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony & Dinner With the Authors

Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

The tenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival's Opening Ceremony features journalist and award winning author of The Map Thief Michael Blanding. Dinner With the Authors immediately follows. 



04/24/15

Opening Ceremony is Free of Charge. Tickets for Dinner With the Authors are $50



- http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org



Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center

Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open the week-long celebration with special guests from Yanvalou and jazz alumnae, in a musical journey from Africa to the Americas.



04/24/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55111

Jewett Arts Center - 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

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



04/20/15 - 04/24/15

595



- http://northeastartworkshops.com/event/56312/cathy-taylor-art-workshop



Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center

Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open the week-long celebration with special guests from Yanvalou and jazz alumnae, in a musical journey from Africa to the Americas.



04/24/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55111

Jewett Arts Center - 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481



Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

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

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for food, sing songs, and build nests. Sign up for single sessions or all four! Extended hours for parents! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



04/21/15 - 04/24/15

$80.00m/ $95.00nm each day



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

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



April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.



04/22/15 - 04/24/15

Prices vary. Check the website for more details.



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

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



CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. Hands-on exploration of percussion, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, and cello.  



04/21/15 - 04/24/15

$250



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

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



WICF: Jane Lynch

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Jane cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicagoland area.

Jane can currently be seen in the Ryan Murphy television series Glee on FOX for which she is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for portraying the iconic television character, Sue Sylvester. Some of her other recent credits include the STARZ series Party Down, Lovespring, a Lifetime original series, Desperate Housewives and Weeds as well as the last season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Jane’s play Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award.

Jane also authored the autobiography Happy Accidents which topped several national best sellers list, including the New York and LA Times.

Starting this May, Jane will be featured in the Broadway production of Annie as Miss Hannigan in a limited Broadway run at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in New York. She also will be seen hosting NBC’s newest game show hit, Hollywood Game Night, produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner later this summer.



04/24/15

$37.00 - $79.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jane-lynch/

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



School Vacation Week Program – Music Reader Presto

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

A school vacation program for young piano and string players, ages 6-12! Music Reader Presto is a morning program, 9-12 daily, featuring games and activities that help students get over the tough hurdle of learning to read music! Students take part daily in a rhythm skills building class using Dalcroze eurythmics, a reading and writing class, and a small ensemble in which they can apply their new reading and rhythm skills. There will be a short performance for family members on the final day. 



04/20/15 - 04/24/15

$350



- https://www.winchestermusic.org/events/music-reader-presto-ages-6-12



Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a wide variety of topics as eclectic as evolution, 3D printing, humor, law, and birdsong. Join Project LENS members Ariel Mitnick, Rainer Crosett, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, along with neuroscientist David Silbersweig, to explore the field of neurobiology. Together they will present a TalkThread that reveals an idea, theory, or story; and a MusicThread spun of selections from the classical repertoire.



04/24/15

Free and open to the public



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/exploring-neurobiology-and-music-1



Annual Riser Lecture

Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Picture going to the fish market and choosing from 150 different kinds of marine fishes. This example hints at the extraordinary marine biodiversity found in Indonesia. This biodiversity is threatened by human-related impacts ranging from destructive fishing with dynamite and cyanide to ocean climate change. To counter the threats, practical economically viable solutions are required, including coral and seagrass restoration, advancing ornamental species culture for the aquarium trade, and K-12 education. 



04/24/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/annual_riser_lecture_8287#.VRHBLtJ4p4c



April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own worlds—from bugs in the garden to food on a breakfast plate to a little leaguer making a catch! Special visits by artist Jennifer Goldfinger! Two-day workshops for children in grades K-8 using a variety of materials and techniques. 



04/21/15 - 04/24/15

Prices vary. Please visit our website. 



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

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



A Tribute to John Denver with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon Band

Presented by Chevalier Theatre

Hailed as one of the nation’s most exciting tribute bands, the award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon present a tribute to the music and legacy of John Denver in a special concert event! Together, with the consummate musicians of Kevin Delmolino on bass, Paul Swanton on lead guitar, Mark Nelson on percussion, Alexander Mitchell on fiddle/mandolin, and Bill Powell on keyboards, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have been playing to much acclaim and delighting audiences with their wit, warmth and musical performance. Performing John Denver’s famous hits such as Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, and many more, they are committed to keeping the music and message of John Denver alive.



04/24/15

$35.00 & $25.00 Plus $1.00 Theater Restoration Fee



- http://www.chevaliertheatre.com/event.htm



The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

One of the most respected bands in America, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band , now in it's 36th year, plays traditional jazz. Their style covers a wide range found in early New Orleans, 1920’s Chicago, 1930's small band jazz, the revival of the 1940's and 1950's and in original pieces written by band members. Their repertoire of over 600 numbers includes Rags by such as Scott Joplin, arranged for the band; spirituals and gospel music; old pop tunes from the start of the 20th century to the 1960's; and blues.



04/24/15

$18; Stu/Sen $17; Mem $15; Child U 12 $8



- http://amazingthings.org/event/new-black-eagle-jazz-band/

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



Earth Day Celebration

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green and cultural organizations and food vendors will be onsite. While you are here, be sure to explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, woods, and our expansive exhibit, Nature Explore,® which are all bursting with new life! Our friends at WGBH will be here to present PBS Kids' "Plum Landing" videos and provide families with an exciting hands-on and outdoor activity.



04/24/15

Earth Day Admission: $7 adults, $5 children, ages 2-18, seniors and students with ID; free for EcoTarium members and children under 2. (Since admission is half price, coupons and discounts do not apply on Earth Day.) Regular fees apply for planetarium shows.



- http://www.ecotarium.org/EarthDay

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Creative, Hands-on Control with your 35mm DSLR camera with Ronald Zincone

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

This exciting course will help you understand and teach you 35mm photography by learning just two camera modes! That’s right — two camera modes that will take care of 90% of your photographic subjects! You will be taught the basic recipe known as ‘the photographer’s triangle’ while learning your 35mm digital SLR camera, your ‘tool’ to create art, with hands-on instruction. Our goal is to get off the “auto everything” settings and learn to gain control over our DSLR camera. Designed to help you better your photography by understanding and learning while feeling more confident. Find out more about Ronald at http://www.ronaldzinconephotography.com



04/24/15

Members $50, Nonmembers $60



- http://fullercraft.org/event/creative-hands-on-control-with-your-35mm-dslr-camera-with-ronald-zincone/

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



Mary Baker Eddy Library: April School Vacation Week Programming

at Mary Baker Eddy Library

Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too! Join the Library staff, along with kids from the Aaron’s Presents organization, for morning and afternoon activities. You’ll see how kids have turned their own ideas into solid projects that had an impact on their communities. We’ll help you create your own goodwill projects and crafts, inspired by the early life of our namesake, Mary Baker Eddy. You can investigate the Library’s newest exhibit, “Portraits of Global Caring.” And don’t forget to explore the Mapparium—it will be free for everyone under 17!



04/21/15 - 04/24/15

General Admission - $6.00
Seniors (62+), U.S. Military (with ID), Students (with ID), Youth (6-17) - $4.00
Children 5 years and under and Friends of the Library - Free
 

 



- http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/events/april-school-vacation-week-programming

Mary Baker Eddy Library - 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



BSO FAMILY CONCERT: Shall We Dance

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) 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. Celebrating six years of collaboration, conductor Marta Zurad, magician Matt Roberts and the BSO present SHALL WE DANCE! Join us for a unique concert experience that brings to life the magic of music for all ages.



04/25/15

Adults $20, Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family).  



- http://www.bysoweb.org/pages/21_upcoming_concerts.cfm

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. 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



Dancing with bOp!

Presented by Boston College Bands

 Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing dance to hip hop, there’s something for everyone. Admission is free and open to the public, so join us for an evening of music and dance, at Dancing with bOp!



04/25/15

Free



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Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival: A Page in Time

Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

Join us for a full day of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature and activities beginning with Coffee with the Poets and ending with the Closing Ceremony. Featured authors include Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Michael Blanding, Susan Minot, David McCullough, Jr., Joyce Maynard, Bob Ryan, Margo Howard and Avi. All events are free of charge and take place in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport. 



04/25/15

Free of Charge



- http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org



Family Day at the Davis: Words and Pictures

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Learn all about the different ways that text and image interact in this edition of Family Day at the Davis! Ask a graphic designer about his work, watch a calligrapher in action, sit down with pictures books at story time, make your own word art, and explore our special exhibitions with a scavenger hunt and special family tours. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. 



04/25/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55386

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



The Pedrito Martinez Group

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

 The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition and revels in the batá rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music. Members of the Pedrito Martinez Group include percussionist Jhair Sala from Peru, bassist Alvaro Benavides from Venezuela, and newest member Edgar Pantoja from Cuba on piano, trumpet and vocals.



04/25/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2536/the-pedrito-martinez-group

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



Handel: Agrippina

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much sought after countertenor David Hansen as Aggripina’s son Nerone.

Handel’s opera Agrippina is the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, and her plot to achieve the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius, her fourth husband, in order to install her son as emperor. It’s a story of passion, murder, and the desire for power. Other key soloists include Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano as Ottone, Amanda Forsythe, soprano as Poppea, Kevin Deas, bass-baritone as Claudius and Douglas Williams as Pallante. Stage direction is by Mark Streshinsky.



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets range $35-95

Student rush $10, senior rush $20, and $30 under 30 available 90 min before the performance with valid ID



- http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concert-series/subscription-serieshttp://bostonbaroque.org

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



Darol Anger and The Furies

Presented by notloB Music

In Greek mythology, Furies were ferocious godlike female avengers who would swoop down on mortals and destroy them. In this band, the only difference is that instead of destruction, inspiration occurs. Darol Anger and the Furies is a new group put together uniquely for this decade, comprised of a fantastical all-star array of talented feminine presences, plus two notorious tricksters.  

 



04/25/15

$10-20



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



Sam Kurkjian Memorial Dance event

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

A special performance by current and past dance students will honor Sam Kurkjian’s legacy as a teacher and artist by establishing a permanent scholarship fund in his name. Sam served the School for 35 years, and he had a powerful impact on many hundreds of students.  All proceeds will go to this scholarship.



04/25/15

Tickets $25



- http://walnuthillarts.org/events/sam-kurkjian-memorial-dance-event/



Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this illustrated lecture, Paul Nicholson will discuss the sacred role that dogs played in the cult of Anubis—the dog-headed deity associated with the afterlife—and what their mummification reveals about ancient Egyptian cultureb ased on the findings of a recent full excavation of the site and the careful examination of the dog mummies found there.



04/25/15

Free and open to the public



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/dog-catacombs-anubis



Confronting Guantánamo Exhibit

Presented by Northeastern University

A Contested Place. A Controversial Past. A Questionable Future. 

Confronting Guantánamo locates Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in time and space. It also examines the nature of place, the reality of the refugee experience, the ethics of public health, the implications of indefinite incarceration, and the scope of human justice.

The exhibit is on loan from the Guantánamo Public Memory Proejct and will be on display in the lobby of Northeastern University’s International Village (1155–1175 Tremont St.) from March 19–April 25.  

 



03/19/15 - 04/25/15

The exhibit is free and open to the public.



- http://www.confrontingguantanamo.com



Landscape for Life: Sustainable Landscaping with Barbara Conolly

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

In this 5- week class, through lecture and hands-on learning, students will learn how to do a simple Landscape for Life site assessment of their property, create a checklist for garden renovation and new construction, learn what to ask if you're hiring a landscape designer, landscape architect, or contractor, and develop a checklist for choosing a new home site. The beautiful gardens at Highfield Hall will serve as examples from which to learn how to solve real-life challenges that you can translate to your own back yard. Barbara Conolly holds a BS degree and a master’s degree in Public Garden Leadership, both from Cornell University and is a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. More at highfieldhall.org



03/28/15 - 04/25/15

$375 for 5 class series



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



WICF: Cristela Alonzo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

A native of Dallas, rising comedy star Cristela Alonzo's great bits about everyday life, being Latina in America, and more made her a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. She's also been seen on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Stand Up Revolution with Gabriel Iglesias, as well as Showtime's Legally Brown. She's played shows at America's top clubs and more than a hundred colleges across the country, and her acting credits include FX's hit drama Sons of Anarchy. In 2012, she made her late-night TV debut with a set on Conan.



04/25/15

$22.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/cristela-alonzo/

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



Merrily We Roll Along

Presented by Emerson Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer, and Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines
Directed by Scott LaFeber


1976: Franklin Shepard is a rich, famous, influential songwriter and film producer and the world is his oyster…or is it? Is he merely a once-talented Broadway composer who abandoned friends and morals in pursuit of the specious spark of fame? Filled with instantly-recognizable Sondheim classics, including “Not a Day Goes By” and “Old Friends,” Merrily We Roll Along is a thoughtful, thought-provoking look at fame and the price we pay to achieve it.



04/23/15 - 04/25/15

General Audience: $20
Students & Seniors: $15
Emerson Community & Children (under 16): $10



- http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/performing-arts/emerson-stage/merrily-we-roll-along

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



Birding at Fruitlands

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join us on the Fruitlands landscape as we look for local residents and early arrivals including Blue-winged Warblers, Chipping Sparrows, and Bluebirds. This guided birding walk covers about two miles on maintained trails passing through meadow and wooded glens with some steep sections. Meet at the upper parking lot for this early morning exploration.



04/25/15

Free and open to the public.



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

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



HipHarp featuring Deborah Henson-Conant

Presented by HipHarp

"HipHarpist" Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is returning to one of the best Coffeehouse in the country, 'Circle of Friends Coffeehouse' at the Universalist Society Meeting House in Franklin, MA.

DHC is a Grammy-Nominated performer, composer and probably the world's most eclectic harp player. She performs as soloist with symphonies and in her one-women shows and concerts world wide - and has made her home in the Boston area for the past 30 years. She dragged her 6-foot concert harp into a Cambridge jazz club in the early 80's and started a career that includes a slew of awards, touring as a soloist with the Boston Pops, and as a band member with guitar legend Steve Vai, her own music special on PBS, and shows throughout the US and Europe.

Along the way, DHC invented the wearable 32-string electric harp she plays, that's now designed for her by the French CAMAC company, and is the top-selling electric harness harp in the world.

What is her show like? Stories, humor, and music from Blues to Flamenco with sounds you never thought could come from a harp.

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is known as the "finest church coffeehouse in the country." It's like a visit to a 60's coffeehouse, but, with a modern sound system. Intimate. Funky. Fun. Franklin, MA  is equidistant from Boston, Providence and Worcester on 495, about 25 miles southwest of Boston.



04/25/15

$25.



- http://www.circlefolk.org/sched.html



Cobi Mike / Joe Marson

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

Cobi Mike is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Formerly a member of the band Gentlemen Hall, he has several prestigious awards such as an MTV video music award, a Billboard music award, and two Boston music awards. Although his musical influences have cross genres and decades, his songwriting style is reminiscent of Neil Young, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley combined with the modern influences of Gotye, Miike Snow, and Hozier. His voice travels from low valleys to high peaks while his guitar playing is at the heart of the music, making it come alive.



04/25/15

General Admission, $10 Advance, $12 Day of Show



- https://www.facebook.com/events/350510631801765

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



Warrior Moves

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

Join the Peabody Museum of  Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world.  Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America will be offered in conjunction with the Peabody Museum’s exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. Drop in for demonstrations by Harvard student athletes, practice some moves, and learn the ways of warriors. Invited athletes will represent taekwondo, archery, capoeira, kendo, fencing, Shotokan karate, aikido, and wushu. 



04/25/15

Usual museum rates apply: $8-$12



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2163

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



Kimberly Akimbo

Presented by Moonbox Productions at BCA Plaza Black Box

By her 16th birthday, Kimberly looks more like her grandmother than her peers. A teenager with a rare disease that causes her to age several times faster than normal, she's facing the end of her life as most girls her age are celebrating the beginnings of adulthood. When Kimberly and her family flee their hometown under dubious circumstances, she finds herself re-evaluating her life while contending with her own mortality, a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a con artist aunt, and perhaps most terrifying of all — the possibility of first love. Written by by Pulitzer Prize winner and South Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo is a smart, funny, and touching drama about adolescence, mortality, and family 



04/03/15 - 04/25/15

$35
$30 student/senior
$25 group of 8 or more
$15 student rush 2hrs prior to curtain

Age recommendation: 13 and older



- http://www.moonbox.org

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



The Science of Handbells

Presented by Back Bay Ringers

What really happens when you hear a bell ringing? The Back Bay Ringers are holding two free educational handbell presentations to introduce scientific concepts in handbell ringing. Materials scientist and BBR member Cade Murray will discuss topics such as metallurgy, sound waves, and overtones; the ensemble will play music that connects the science to the art of ringing. The first session targets families with elementary school children; the second session targets families with middle and high school students. A Q & A time will follow each program. 



04/25/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2015Festival/2015ScheduleOfEvents.aspx?day=9



The Kennedys

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.



04/25/15

$20; Stu/Sen $19; Mem $17; Child U12 $10



- http://amazingthings.org/event/the-kennedys/

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



The Smithereens - 80s Power Pop Hit Makers

Presented by gimmeLIVE

The Smithereens will rock the Larcom with their huge powerpop hits "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "A Girl like You," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory," "Blues Before and After" and more. Indeed, it shows the New Jersey-bred quartet to be making some of the most urgent music of their three-decade career, delivering their timeless brand of punchy, heartfelt rock 'n' roll with as much fire as ever. Don't miss this rare chance to rock with the hitmakers who lit up alternative rock radio in the '80s and '90s and continue to deliver a powerful experience at every show!



04/25/15

RESERVED SEATS $25, $35, $45



- http://gimmelive.com/Smithereens.cfm



Full Moon Story Slam at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

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



04/25/15

All Tickets $15.



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



Arts in the Village Presents the Zefira Trio

Presented by Arts in the Village at Goff Memorial Hall

The Zefira Trio's programming reflects a commitment to musical excellence that displays the artistry and depth of each instrument as both an individual voice and as part of a unified whole. Programs often highlight the unique sonorities and capabilities of each instrument by including some of the great duo or solo repertoire alongside piano trios. To fully connect and draw in their audience, the trio believes strongly in communicating through both engaging performances and lively, informative comments on the music and its composers.



04/25/15

$16 general, $14 seniors, $6 children and students; cash and checks only



- http://www.carpentermuseum.org/Arts.htm

Goff Memorial Hall - 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, 02769



On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea

Presented by Cantemus Chamber Chorus

Cantemus Spring Concert is “a love song to the wild beauty of the North Shore”

From the majestic Atlantic to countless rivers, streams, marshes and tidal pools, the unmistakable power and beauty of water is central to life on Boston's North Shore. 

The Cantemus Chamber Chorus will pay tribute to this unique character when they present their 2015 spring concert, “On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea,” at 7:30 PM on April 25 at Christ Church of Hamilton-Wenham, 149 Asbury Street, Hamilton; and April 26 at 4 PM at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport.

Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank notes that “the North Shore is a treasure trove of gorgeous waterways” and that “On the Waterfront” reflects this beauty by being “diverse, much like the shoreline, at times warm, inviting and accessible, at other times sharp, mysterious and rocky.” 

At the center of the program is Daniel Pinkham’s Alleluia for the Waters.  It flows through biblical references – from Creation to Noah, Moses to baptism – to arrive at an exultant conclusion.  “Pinkham’s waters,” says Frank, “are a bit rough, a baptismal immersion, ultimately jubilant and celebratory.”

Also featured are three movements from The City and the Sea by Eric Whitacre, who Frank calls “one of the brightest stars in choral music today.  His music,” she says, “displays stunning colors, brilliant text painting and harmonic complexity that are all unique to his work.” 

Other well-loved historical and contemporary choral works – folk songs, anthems, madrigals and motets – complete a concert program that moves with and embodies the rhythm of the tides and the power of the currents.

Tickets are available in advance at locations around the North Shore.  Thanks to the generosity of the Hamilton-Wenham Local Cultural Council and the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, some free tickets will be available at the library.  

Cantemus gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. 

Cantemus is a member of Chorus America, and of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding areas. 



04/25/15

Adults: $20 at the door, $18 in advance
Seniors (65+): $17 at the door, $15 in advance
Students (21 and under): free



- http://www.cantemus.org



A Symphonic Spectacular

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

The Boston Civic Symphony brings to a close its celebratory 90th season with a program showcasing the orchestra musicians. Music Director Max Hobart will conduct.

 



04/26/15

Adults $40/$35
Senior & Student Discounts Offered



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Come Back, Little Sheba

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.



03/27/15 - 04/26/15

Ticket price range: $25-$88



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/come-back-little-sheba/

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



Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our season-long exploration of Haydn's chamber works with the Symphony Quintetto, an exquisite chamber arrangement of his Symphony No. 97. 



04/26/15

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



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber4-2014-15

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French music. The program features works by three quintessential French composers: Ravel's iridescent Introduction and Allegro for harp, accompanied by string quartet, flute, and clarinet, one of the first pieces to use the full range of the harp in a solo role; Poulenc's elegant three-movement Sextet for piano and winds; and Faur?'s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, a surprisingly warm and welcoming piece despite its key. The program also includes American composer Hannah Lash's??Three Shades Without Angles?for flute, viola, and harp, commissioned by the BSO for the Chamber Players' 50th anniversary season to use the same ensemble template as Debussy's seminal Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. Lash's elegant, vibrant single-movement work, partly inspired by Debussy's compatriot, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, received its world premiere in February 2014.



04/26/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Walden, revisited

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau; and the connection and disconnection between the two. In 1845, Thoreau (1817–1862) embarked on a now-legendary two-year, two-month, and two-day venture into the Concord woods to write and live “Spartan-like.” He immortalized his experiment in Walden; or Life in the Woods, which extols the virtues of a life simplified to “only the essential facts,” spent in a self-built, one-room cabin near the shores of Walden Pond.

Today, 160 years after its first publication, Walden is firmly ensconced in the canon of great American literature. It remains the foundational text for American nature writing, and its message of living simply, economically, and intentionally has resonated throughout subsequent generations. In the wake of the Great Recession and the growing urgency of climate change, Walden emerges again as a home-grown American handbook dedicated to self-reliance and a life lived with, not against, nature.

These same topics loom large as contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment, and the role of art within culture. Walden, revisited brings fifteen artists to deCordova, the pond’s neighbor, to contemplate and review the less explored legacies of this great American memoir through and in contemporary art practices.

Walden, revisited features sculpture, installation, performance, painting, drawing, and video, alongside new commissions. Artists include James Benning, David Brooks, William Cordova, Spencer Finch, Futurefarmers, William Lamson, Ana María Gómez López and Pamela Jordan, Jane D. Marsching, Michael Mercil, Oscar Palacio, Gina Siepel, Lisa Sigal, Jennifer Sullivan, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Hilary Wilder.



10/31/14 - 04/26/15

Adults:  $14
Seniors (65+): $12
Students: $10
Children 12 and under: FREE



- http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/walden

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Coolsville, a concert musical

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past and present converge in this multidisciplinary musical event featuring songs such as "Chuck E's in Love," "The Last Chance Texaco" and "Satellites." Coolsville is directed by Doug Lockwood



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets: $25 - $30
 



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/coolsville-concert-musical

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



Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.



04/26/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello octet, BoCoCelli, led by Rhonda Rider, cello.

HAENDEL-HALVORSEN: Passaglia for violin and cello
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante In Eb Major K. 364/320d (string sextet version, edited by Gunther Schuller)



04/26/15

Tickets: $10-15 plus fee



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-strings-chamber-fest

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



Spring Dance Repertory

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents the Spring Dance Repertory of faculty choreographed pieces featuring the school's amazing young dance students.



04/23/15 - 04/26/15

$20 Adults $15 Senior/Student



- http://walnuthillarts.org/



Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history of Trinity Church’s two pipe organs, a view of what the organ looks like "inside," and of course, an unforgettable listening demonstration of its strengths and challenges. 



04/26/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://trinitychurchboston.org

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



Courtyard Bazaar

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us in the courtyard of Fuller Craft Museum to purchase new and old works of art, and beautifully wrought crafts gifted to Fuller Craft for sale in the Museum Shop. This is a singular opportunity to acquire collection objects of astonishing beauty and value. Each everyday item is beautifully wrought and features elegant design. We have Mexican glass, Japanese ceramics, and much more. 



04/25/15 - 04/26/15

Regular Museum admission.Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/courtyard-bazaar/

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



Love's Labour's Won - Screening

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins the day. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare’s matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love’s Labour’s Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeare’s lifetime.



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=24975C30-F6DD-43B3-A461-D78A9E516E78

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



Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired by the holy city of Jerusalem, including the world premiere of “The 70 Names of Jerusalem” by Israeli composer Avner Dorman, a world premiere by Joseph Ness, and works by Aaron Copland, James Woodman, Mikolaj Zielenski, Manuel de Sumaya, Volker Wangenheim, and more. 3pm performance will be preceded by a composer panel discussion at 2:30pm.

Tickets: $20 (regular), $15 (seniors & students), available at the door. Visit www.seraphimsingers.org for more information.



04/26/15

$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors & Students

Available at the door.



- http://www.seraphimsingers.org

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



Fiddler on the Roof, presented by Assumption College Theatre Dept.

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

Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, as he struggles to maintain his family and Jewish tradition while external influences encroach on their lives. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters as well as an edict from the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The winner of won nine Tony Awards, Fiddler remains Broadway’s 16th longest-running show in history. Featuring music written by Jerry Bock, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein, Fiddler is filled with timeless classics, including “If I were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Fiddler is Assumption's seventh annual spring production on the Hanover stage. Directed by Richard Monroe, the show features more than 30 Assumption College students.



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets cost $27 for adults, $19 for senior citizens, and $10 for students with a valid college ID. Members of the Assumption College community can also purchase tickets at the Assumption College bookstore.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=193

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



Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena

Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes, and glittering special effects, you’ll dream with the princesses, cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains, and be captivated by these spellbinding stories.  There’s a world of enchantment waiting for you right in your hometown!



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets as low as $35



- http://www.disneylive.com/three-classic-fairy-tales

Agganis Arena - 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215



The Smithereens at Bull Run

Presented by The Bull Run Restaurant

If you wanna rock, The Smithereens are for you - their live show is over the top as they blast through their biggest radio hits, "A Girl like You," "Only a Memory," "Top of the Pops," "Tell Me When Did Things Go Wrong," "Blues Before And After," "Yesterday Girl" and a host of others. Hailing from Carteret New Jersey, They have been going strong since 1980, churning out some of the hookiest power pop around, inspiring countless alternative rockers and straddling the gap between The Byrds and AC/DC. Ever unique, they brought devil may care weight to british invasion melodies.



04/26/15

$50 advance; $55 day of show.



- http://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/Smithereens



Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Named Clay Dragon Studios, this collaborative became a springboard for creativity and an influential foundation for numerous artists in contemporary ceramics. Now 30 years later, this retrospective exhibition showcases the rich range of mature styles, diverse materials, and new developments of former Clay Dragon Studios members. 

The following artist are featured in the exhibition:

Shellie Z. Brooks(post), Ellen Grenadier, Abby Huntoon, David Judelson, Elee Koplow (post), Jod Lourie, Judith Motzkin, Ritvaliisa Ojanen, Ellen Schön, Dick Studley, Nancy Train Smith and Kyoko Tonegawa.



04/26/15

Reception included with the cost of admission. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/legacy-of-fire-closing-reception/

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



Wagner: Siegfried, Act III

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Symphony Hall

The 2014-15 season of the BPYO closes with the most unusual event in its history so far, one that, we predict, will cause huge audience excitement and will be talked about for a long time.  The concert will be devoted to the entire third act of Wagner’s opera Siegfried.  This act, from the third of the four operas of Wagner’s Ring cycle, is one of the crowning achievements in the composer’s work, and indeed in all of opera.  The sweep of Wagner’s drama, the anguish of the tragic confrontations between key characters, the blazing power of the orchestral prelude and interlude, and above all the ecstatic outpouring of love between Siegfried and Brünnhilde in the last twenty minutes of the act – all these things, and so much more, combine to make this greatest act from one of Wagner’s greatest operas an overwhelming and unforgettable experience.

We are fortunate to have the participation of a magnificent international cast, all of whom have sung their roles at the Met, the Paris Opera and comparable opera houses around the world.  And for the orchestra this is as rich a feast as any of the Mahler symphonies.  Wagner’s orchestral writing in this work is rich, varied, sumptuous, and of the greatest difficulty, both to play technically and as an interpretive challenge.  Every year the Youth Orchestra seems to outdo itself in what it achieves.  With the third act of Siegfried the bar has now been set, once again, at an all-time high. Be sure to be there and hear the orchestra you have come to admire so much meet their greatest challenge ever!

Alwyn Mellor, soprano | Deborah Humble, mezzo-soprano | Stefan Vinke, tenor | Mark Delavan, baritone



04/26/15

Section A $50 | Section B $30 | Section C $15 | Students $10



- http://www.bostonphil.org/concerts/april-0

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



Neville's Island

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

By Tim Firth
Directed by Weylin Symes

"deliciously dark and funny" —The Telegraph

When four middle-aged middle managers on a “team building weekend” capsize their boat and strand themselves on a deserted island, things go terribly and hilariously wrong.



04/09/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets: $45 Standard - $50 Premium



- http://stonehamtheatre.org/season15/nevillesisland.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Yad Beyad Boston 2015

Presented by Yad Beyad Boston

Yad Beyad is a very special Israeli dance camp - a weekend of dance workshops and non-stop dance parties all in the exciting city of Boston!  Be part of Boston's vibrant Israeli dance community with our incredibly talented and energetic staff from across the world and friends from across the country!! There will, of course, be plenty of snacks throughout the weekend to keep you going, including breakfast on Saturday to really get your day started off right!



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Adult Student Child
Until March 20th $150 $130 $75
March 21st-April 23rd $180 $150 $90
At the door $200 $170 $100



- http://www.yadbeyadboston.com/



Shrek the Musical Jr.

Presented by The Company Theatre

Shrek the Musical Jr. is a youth version of the Tony Award® winning new musical. Based on the Oscar®-winning film, the fairy tale adventure gathers all the beloved characters from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to a story than meets the ears. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists rescue. A gingerbread man with an attitude and dozens of other fairy tale misfits deliver the kind of mess that only Shrek can solve! Irreverent fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the “eye of the ogre”.



04/12/15 - 04/26/15

$15 for students, $17 for adults, matinee and evening performances are available. 



- http://companytheatre.com/shrek-the-musical-jr-january-28-29-2015/



Fountain Street Studios Open Studios Event

Presented by Fountain Street Studios at Fountain Street Studios

The largest community of artists under one roof in MetroWest opens its doors to the public! Our new artists as well as many who are already familiar to visitors are eager to show you their newest work and encourage you to take home an original artwork for your home or business! This is a rare opportunity not only to see a tremendous variety of original art, but also to be allowed to come into working studios! Come see works of art in a variety of media and styles: painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, hand-crafted jewelry, textile and fabric art, collage, installation, paper cuts, assemblage, video art, functional glass art, pottery, drawings and more, by emerging to internationally recognized artists. 



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.fountainstreetstudios.com/events.php

Fountain Street Studios - 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA, 01505



April Vacation Week Show! "Everybody Loves Pirates" by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey. 'Everybody Loves Pirates' features 15 hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8 foot paper-mache pirate ship. Don't miss this swashbuckling adventure that’s fun for the whole family!



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



Spring Awakening

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Callan Studio Theatre

Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening retells Frank Wedekind’s controversial and often banned German play from 1891. The story follows a group of teenagers on a quest of self-discovery which includes love, sexuality, friendship, and rebellion as they find themselves pitted against a repressive status quo. Duncan Sheik’s music, at once haunting and driving, paired with Steven Sater’s postmodern book and lyrics serve as ironic counterpoints to the inflexible conventions of late nineteenth century Germany.



04/16/15 - 04/26/15

$15 general/$10 non-Salem State students and seniors. Salem State students admitted free with ID.

Not appropriate for kids. 



- http://salemstatetickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=431&cid=28

Callan Studio Theatre - 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA, 01970



9th Annual Cambridge Science Festival

Presented by City of Cambridge at MIT Museum

We take curiosity to a new level! The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun!

More than 160 events are in the works for the April festival. Click Here For Full Schedule.

Map of Venues



04/17/15 - 04/26/15



- http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/Home.aspx

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



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 - 04/27/15

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

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



Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve

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

For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century.

Adam and Eve (1917–18) will be on loan from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna as part of the MFA’s Visiting Masterpiece series, giving visitors a taste of the artist’s signature style, including his sensuous approach to the nude, his bold experiments with pattern, color, and finish, and his exploration of human consciousness and desire. The work will be juxtaposed with the MFA’s life-sized study of a nude couple, Two Nudes (Lovers) (1913), painted by Klimt’s Viennese friend and colleague, Oskar Kokoschka. No more than five years separate the two paintings, which share many features—ambitious scale, daring experiments with form and finish, and, above all, a fascination with sexuality. Each is, in its own way, a product of Freud’s Vienna, but also of a singular artist with a singular vision.



01/17/15 - 04/27/15

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/visiting-masterpiece-klimt

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



Israeli Stage presents Never Ever Ever

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

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

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



04/27/15

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



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

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



Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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



04/27/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire.Mother Goose, an earlier Ravel score illustrating the stories of Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, and others, began life as a four-hand piano suite written for children, was orchestrated in 1911, and expanded into the complete ballet score the following year with added interludes. Mozart wrote his?Linz?Symphony in emergency conditions: arriving in the Austrian city on October 30, 1783, without a symphony in hand, he had the four-movement work ready for performance four days later with nary a seam showing. In keeping with the French/Classical theme that underscores this program,?Three Studies from Couperin(2006) by the brilliant English composer Thomas Ad?s offers his modern orchestral take on harpsichord music by the great French master.



04/23/15 - 04/28/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Watercolors in Nature

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

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/13/15 - 04/28/15

Adults $36.00m/ $44.00nm



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

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



Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little scholarly attention. Professor Ophir (Tel Aviv University) will speak about two moments in this history, the most ancient and the most recent. Exploring the origins of the concept of the gentile, he will ask what makes this "other" so different from many others. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



04/28/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163091



The Waterboys

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



04/28/15

$30.00 - $50.00



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

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



Gallery Talk: Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

 

 



04/28/15

FREE



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

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



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.



09/03/14 - 04/29/15

 $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

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



The Tony V Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend and headliner Tony V as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston’s unique brand of comedy!



04/08/15 - 04/29/15

General Admission: $10



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363871

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



Wrong is Right

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

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


 



04/29/15

$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors



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

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



W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

Presented by Arlington Community Education

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

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

 



04/29/15

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


Arlington High School, Media Center



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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 - 04/30/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Salon Series: Concert #5

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs

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



04/30/15

$30
 



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

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



Daniel Boyarin: The Language of Divinity Speaker Series

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

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



04/30/15

FREE



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



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



04/30/15

$37.50



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

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



Dell Hamilton Public Artist Talk

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

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



04/30/15

Free



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

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



Don Quixote on the Big Screen

Presented by Boston University at Boston University George Sherman Student Union

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

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

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

The films and dates are as follows:

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

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

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

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


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



02/19/15 - 04/30/15

Free



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

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



Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper Bookmaking

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



04/09/15 - 04/30/15

$118 non-members; $93 Danforth Art members



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

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



Focus on Autism Art Show

Presented by Lesley University

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



04/01/15 - 04/30/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

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

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
MacMillan: String Quartet No. 3
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor Death and the Maiden


Named Quartet in Resident at Yale School of Music beginning in Fall 2014, the Brentano Quartet has also recently achieved fame for providing the soundtrack to the film A Late Quartet. Known particularly for the intensity of their music-making, they have received numerous awards since starting out in 1992, including the Cleveland Quartet and Naumburg Chamber Music Awards.

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



05/01/15

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



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



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.

Program:
Bach | Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Prokofiev | Sonata in C Major, Opus 119
Joseph Hallman | New work
Schubert | Fantasia in C Major, D. 934

“Barnatan obviously possesses tons of technique…The audience cheered the performance to the rafters, complete with standing ovation.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Though buoyant and youthful, Weilerstein approaches the works she plays with an oversize presence. Already her musical personality…a combination of curiosity and intensity…well developed and unmistakable.” – The New York Times

 



05/01/15

Tickets start at $45.  Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.



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



Chris Hardwick

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at 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



Film Screening: Detropia

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

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



05/01/15

$12



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



Noura Mint Seymali

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

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



05/01/15

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



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

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



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

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



04/27/15 - 05/01/15

595



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



Adult “Ladies Night Out” Ceramics Workshop

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



05/01/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



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

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



Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

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

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

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



05/01/15

$32 public / $28 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

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

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

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

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



05/01/15

FREE



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

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



Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, from the series of great Vienna concertos the composer wrote at the height of his career there. The A major concerto, K.488, is one of the most chamber-musical and intimate of these works. Opening the program is Robert Schumann's dramatic?ManfredOverture, composed in 1848 as part of incidental music for Byron's drama of the same name. Grappling with the shadow of Beethoven's symphonies, Brahms famously delayed completing and releasing his Symphony No. 1 to the world until after his fortieth birthday. It bears several deliberate touches of homage to Beethoven but is fully Brahmsian in its spirit and effect.



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of the most respected artists on the Boston classical music scene. With long standing musical involvement at Handel & Haydn, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Boston College and Framingham’s Heritage Chorale, John is a sought after organist with many organizations including the BSO.

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America
Schuman – New England Triptych
Saint Saens – Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony”



04/26/15 - 05/02/15

$10 - $45



- http://www.newphil.org/

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



Godspell

Presented by Voices of Hope Boston at North Shore Music Theatre

Presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Proceeds from the show go to the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center.

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.  



05/02/15

$40 for Outer Circle
$50 for Inner Circle
$75 for VIP including Post Show Party



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



City of Angels

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

Set in the seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, City of Angels chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a disillusioned young novelist attempting to write a screenplay for a tyrannical movie producer. As his marriage falls apart, we follow Stine's film alter ego, the dashing detective Stone, who is haunted by the memory of the girl that got away. With a jazzy, brassy score, City of Angels simultaneously spoofs the glamorous real world of old Hollywood and the film noir "reel" world of thugs and femme fatales.



03/27/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets: $25 - $67
Student Rush: $10 at the door



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=89

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



Kinky Friedman: Singer, Raconteur, Author

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

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth, Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. Don't miss this evening of song, stories, and surprises.



05/02/15

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



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

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



The Diary of Anne Frank

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

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



04/18/15 - 05/02/15



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

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



House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

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

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

 



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

FREE



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

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



Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

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



05/02/15

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



- http://bit.ly/196k1Ol

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



Wendy Williams

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



05/02/15

$54.00



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

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



Jeff Dye

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Featuring Wes Hazard and Dan Boulger



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

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



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



La Cage Aux Folles

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

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

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



04/17/15 - 05/02/15

$20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors



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

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



They Came Two by Two

Presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop

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



04/24/15 - 05/02/15

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



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



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

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



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $25


 



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

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



Haydn The Creation

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets: $22 - $88



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

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



All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Max Hobart, Conductor.

 



05/03/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, children under 12: free, MassBay students, faculty, and staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

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



Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Proving that a great shows is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories about clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger, produces funny and often poignant insights of life and love. A must-see for any woman who has a love/hate relationship with her wardrobe!

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



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets: $43



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

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



The Cripple of Inishmaan

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

A dark comedy in the great tradition of Irish storytelling set on a remote Irish island in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film "Man of Aran", the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.



04/29/15 - 05/03/15

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers | $6 CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/theatre

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



Adult Art Workshop: Collage

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Collage is drawing and painting with paper, and requires no formal art experience or drawing skills. But it teaches about composition, color relationships, texture, pattern and design! Students will leave with two unique artworks and lots of ideas. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



05/03/15

$50 non-members, $40 Danforth Art members



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

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



Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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



05/03/15

$30.00 - 65.00



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

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



Cinephile Sundays: A Touch of Sin

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

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

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

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



05/03/15

FREE



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

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



Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

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

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



05/03/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



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

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



Drop Into Art: Let’s Play!

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



05/03/15

Free and open to the public.



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

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



Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



05/03/15

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



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

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



Rising Waters

Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery at Boston Sculptors Gallery

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

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

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

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

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



04/01/15 - 05/03/15

Free



- http://www.bostonsculptors.com

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



"The Emperor's New Clothes" by Magpie Puppets!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

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

 



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



A Screen for the New Year: Pines and Plum Blossoms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

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

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



01/23/15 - 05/03/15

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



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

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



Teeth and Human Evolution

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

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

 

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage.



05/05/15

FREE



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

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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Ludovica String Quartet

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

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

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

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Ludovica String Quartet

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



05/05/15

Free



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

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



Iggy Azalea

Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden

After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced. One of the most-anticipated tours of the year, the Great Escape Tour will travel across North America, making a stop in Boston at TD Garden on May 6, 2015. Joining Iggy on tour will be multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas as special guest. In addition, also joining as support acts are R&B/Hip-Hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.



05/06/15

$39.50 - $69.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=419

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



David Kelley: Art Making!

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

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



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

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



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

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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



Boston Ballet’s Next Generation

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join us for an inspirational evening of dance!

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

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

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



05/06/15

Tickets from $25



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

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



Pink Martini

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

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



05/06/15

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



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

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



05/07/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Adult Art Workshop: Try it! Monotype

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Try monotype, an expressive process where students draw with a brush and ink on a metal plate, add and subtract with brushes, rags and fingers, then print on the etching press to create a one-of-a-kind prints. A great way to extend drawing or painting skills! All levels of experience welcome. Tuition includes all supplies. Advance registration required.



04/30/15 - 05/07/15

$91 non-members; $66 Danforth Art members



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

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



Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper and Squash Books

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



05/03/15 - 05/07/15

$91 non-members; $66 Danforth Art members



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

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



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



Maria Bamford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People!

Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made numerous latenight appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, GQ and LA Weekly. She can be seen as both herself and her mother in the My Damn Channel web series Ask My Mom. Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God!, is available on Comedy Central Records.



05/08/15

$22.00 - $27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/maria-bamford/

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



WROR Comedy Series: Paul Reiser

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian, Actor, and bestselling author, Paul Reiser is no stranger to the stand-up scene. His national comedy tour that highlights the funny things about life, love, and relationships continues to draw comedy fans from all over the country. In addition to touring, Reiser has garnered many notable film achievements beginning with his supporting role in the Golden Globe winning movie WHIPLASH which chronicles a promising young drummer’s journey in the cutthroat music business, starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller. WHIPLASH has been recently nominated for the coveted “Oscar Award.”



05/08/15

$29.00 - $92.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/paul-reiser/

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



The Adding Machine

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

By Elmer Rice
Directed by Tim Spears
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre

After 25 years at his job, Mr. Zero—an accountant at a large, faceless company—discovers that he will be replaced by an adding machine. In anger and pain, he snaps and kills his boss. A landmark of American Expressionism, Rice's 1923 play takes us through Mr. Zero’s arrest, trial, and execution going into the afterlife—in the "Elysian Fields."



05/01/15 - 05/08/15

$12 General Public
$10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers
$6 CFA Membership
Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/The-Adding-Machine/

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



Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.

Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: Donald Wilkinson



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150
Students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

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



The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.



05/09/15

Reserved: $45 in advance / $50 at the door
General: $27 in advance / $30 at the door
Seniors & Students - $15
Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/index.html

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



Jad Abumrad

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius Grant”). Abumrad is a storyteller of profound skill and creativity.

This lecture thread begins with a simple question: what does it mean to “innovate?” How does it feel to make something new in the world? (These are questions Radiolab host Jad Abumrad was frequently asked after being awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011). This lecture, on one level, is the personal story of how Jad invented a new aesthetic. On another, it is a clinic in the art of storytelling. On a third and more profound level, the lecture is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty, which all began with the two words that are the title of this talk. Gut Churn. What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?



05/09/15

Tickets start at $45.

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



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



The Hour of Feeling

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

“It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?”  - Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Humana Festival, 2012



05/07/15 - 05/09/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/the-hour-of-feeling/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Parish Church in Cambridge

 Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the world's finest fiddle players, has a deep understanding that spans centuries of Scottish music. Haas, a consummate cellist, is known for transforming the role of the cello in traditional music.



05/09/15

General Admission
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2591/alasdair-fraser-natalie-haas

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



Martyn Joseph

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.



05/09/15

$20



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston

Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel as they juggle everything from potted plants to tennis rackets, sometimes from atop seven-foot unicycles. Who knew physics could be this fun?



02/19/15 - 05/09/15

Included with Exhibit Hall Admission.



- http://www.mos.org/amazing-nano-brothers

Museum of Science, Boston - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114



The Voices of We

Presented by Goodwin Group at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Award-winning Boston area stage and screenwriter, Robbi D'Allessandro, explores the many faces of shame as 333 Productions presents the World Premiere of her original play. The Voices of We is a new full-length play that explores the challenges women face in today’s sociopolitical and economic climate. The production will be benefitting a different Boston women's organizations each night. Beneficiaries to include: The Women's Center, Casa Myrna, GLAD, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Our Bodies - Ourselves and MassNOW.



04/25/15 - 05/09/15

$20-30



- http://voicesofwe.com/

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



Excavations

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

This exhibitions investigates the relationship between artwork, geology, landscape and time. The six featured artists engage in excavation either formally, by removing layers of material, or metaphorically, through a process of uncovering memories and hidden histories. Informed by twentieth-century land art and altered objects, these artists skillfully cut, rip, dig, scrape, peel, rebuild and relocate to give their materials new meaning. 



03/22/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.newartcenter.org/galleries/exhibit.aspx?id=83

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



Queen Night at The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their groove thang before taking the stage for a disco diva inspired performance.

March 28: Fena Barbitall
April 18: TBA
May 9: TBA


Past queens include Raquel Blake, Rainbow Frite, Miranda Wrights, Lili Whiteass, Dee Dee de Ray, Loosey LaDuca, Severity Stone, Veronica Sukhard, Camille Yen, Kurt Fowl, Anaol Fetale, Laila McQueen, and Violencia Exclamation Point.



03/28/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets from $20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/node/16535

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Milton Art Center Spring Music Series

Presented by Milton Art Center

Milton Art Center Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 20!

Don’t miss MAC’s spring concert series loaded with local artists who shape the music climate in Boston and beyond.

Vapors of Morphine with Franc Graham (Friday March 20)

Vapors of Morphine grace the MAC stage with members of the late, great Mark Sandman’s legendary band, Morphine. The Vapors honor the legacy of its predecessor while staking out their own territory. Original Morphine members Dana Colley (baritone sax) and Jerome Deupree (drums) are joined by vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jeremy Lyons performing the music of Morphine, while mixing in their own work as well as interpretations of West African, Rock and Delta Blues tunes. Miltonite and MAC Open Mic host, Franc Graham, opens up the show with Jerome on drums.  Tickets: http://vaporsatmac.bpt.me/

The Wild Northern with Bob Bradshaw (Saturday, April 11)

The Wild Northern is a successful indie-rock-Americana quintet that includes three Milton High grads: Brian Gallagher, Jim Abdon, and Andy Guerini. The band finds inspiration in late night NYC dives, mythical American frontier animals, 12-year Highland Malts, and buffalo chicken pizzas, among other things. Their 2011 EP, Line of Demarcation EP in 2011, sent the band on tour between Boston and New York City. Local great, Irish-born Bob Bradshaw opens the show with his gorgeous songs and voice. Tickets: http://wildnorthernmac.bpt.me/

Dennis Brennan with Cameron Keiber   (Saturday, May 9)

One Boston’s finest singer songwriter and frontman since the 80s, Dennis Brennan rivets audiences with his powerful songs and performance. Used in films and TV (“Copland”, “The Matthew Shepard Story”,”Clockwatchers”, “Loveland”) Dennis’ songs are described as “lonesome, ornery and great.” by the Boston Globe. Peter Guralnick’s review of his latest CD captures Dennis’ magic: “The diversity is stunning as he takes listeners on a journey that comes from the gut.” MAC welcomes back Cameron Keiber, Boston singer songwriter and frontman for the Beatings and Eldridge Rodrigues, to open the show. http://dennisbrennanmac.bpt.me/



03/20/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets are $10 each or buy the package of three shows for $25.



- http://myemail.constantcontact.com/MAC-Spring-Music-Series-on-Sale-Now-.html?soid=1107401835610&aid=pEW0Rcjh0aw



Detroit

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

By Lisa D'Amour

In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life. The quintessential American backyard party quickly turns into something more dangerous – and filled with potential.



04/10/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 students



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/productions/productions.html

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



Guys and Dolls

Presented by The Longwood Players at Cambridge YMCA Theatre

The Longwood Players continues its 2014-2015 season with the classic American musical, Guys and Dolls. Filled with colorful characters and show-stopping numbers, Guys and Dolls tells the story a bygone New York City complete with singing gangsters, sassy showgirls, and straight-laced (and not-so-straight-laced) missionaries. While Nathan Detroit hustles to keep his illegal crap game afloat, his long-suffering showgirl fiancée, Adelaide, pressures him to set a wedding date. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson takes a bet to win the love of Sarah Brown, but she’s more concerned with saving his soul. 



05/01/15 - 05/09/15

General Admission, $20 (Student/Senior, $16)
Table, $25 (Student/Senior $21)



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

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



A Ceramic Spectrum

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of A Ceramic Spectrum, an examination of three emerging ceramic artists who represent a promiscuous approach the medium of clay. The three featured artists, Michael Fujita, Lauren Mabry and Peter Pincus, blur the boundaries of painting, sculpture and ceramics. They share a love of surface, and perhaps even a tendency toward a similar color palette, but their approaches are radically different. These three artists examplify the multivalent tendencies of the emerging generation.

 



03/22/15 - 05/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.newartcenter.org/galleries/exhibit.aspx?id=84

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



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

Edge of Vision features works made in Boston for Boston Ballet: Resident Choreographer, Jorma Elo's, highly anticipated world premiere, Bach Cello Suites; Helen Pickett's Eventide originally commissioned in 2008, with music by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, returns to the stage with a completely new first movement; and Lila York's rousing Celts which sets classical ballet, jigs, and speedy footwork to a mix of favorite Irish music.



04/30/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/edgeofvision/

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



Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf” has appeared at the bottom of hundreds upon hundreds of the labels next to artworks in our galleries. And what a range of works! Late 19th-century Japanese prints, American folk art, drawings by fashion designers, jewelry, architectural renderings, and concept drawings for automobiles. Fred and Jean have never had conventional taste, and they have always followed their passion. In the process, they’ve blazed paths that many other collectors and museums have followed.

Even so, one theme does run through the Sharfs’ collection: transportation. Fred, whose energy is legendary and who is always on the move, has forever been fascinated by the great speeding up of life that occurred in the middle decades of the 20th century. Planes, trains, and, most of all, automobiles, appear over and over again in the collection, as Fred has sought to capture the excitement that accompanied the simple act of getting from one place to another at mid-century. Now, for the first time, we’ve gathered the planes, trains, and automobiles of Fred’s—and the world’s—dreams in one place. There are “spin-dizzies,” concept cars, see-through model planes, and a train that lights up; many by major designers such as Raymond Loewy and Viktor Schreckengost. Come and take a trip!

With generous support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund.



11/15/14 - 05/10/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/planes-trains-and-automobiles

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



Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, the woman scorned who pursues Giovanni to the ends of the earth, with new sensation Duncan Rock in the title role. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/don-giovanni/

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



Momix

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre

From the wild and whimsical imagination of Moses Pendleton comes Alchemia, Momix's dazzling new multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, and playful humor. A fantastical exploration of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, the show bursts with aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sensuality of nature itself. It's Momix at its most magical.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Reserved Seating: $69.00, $58.00, $35.00 (includes Cutler Majestic Theatre $1.50 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2576/momix

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



When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

When the Stars Begin to Fall brings together 35 artists of different generations and working in different mediums who share an interest in the American South as both a real and fabled place. Key to the exhibition is the relationship between contemporary art, black life, and “outsider” art, a historically fraught category typically encompassing artists who have not received formal art training and who may have been marginalized in society. 

When the Stars Begin to Fall includes artworks by self-taught, spiritually inspired, and incarcerated artists alongside projects by prominent contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, David Hammons, and Theaster Gates. It presents diverse artworks—from drawing and painting to performance, sculpture, and assemblage—unified by an insistent reference to place.

When the Stars Begin to Fall was curated by Thomas J. Lax for The Studio Museum in Harlem and organized for the ICA by Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator.
 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

Included with museum admission*

General Admission is free for all members and youth 17 and under



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/when-the-stars-begin-to-fall/

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



Sonic Abroretum: Sculpture by Ian Schneller / Sound by Andrew Bird

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Sculptor/instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird share a fascination with sound and its interaction with the natural world.

Since 2010, the duo has collaboratively produced Sonic Arboretum, an installation of over 30 colorful horn speakers made from recycled newsprint, dryer lint, baking soda, and shellac and powered by custom-made tube amplifiers. Through the speakers, Bird plays an original, 50-minute composition, Echolocations: Canyon, which he recorded by whistling and playing his violin in a canyon to experiment with the site's reverberations. 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/sonic-arboretum/

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



Oceans!

Presented by Blue Wave Art Gallery

Featured artist, Suzanne Connor: Heavily influenced by the natural world, particularly water and sky, she brings to her work a unique sense of color and balance as well as simple elegance, clean lines, and sophisticated color - the hallmarks of her pieces. 

 



04/04/15 - 05/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bluewaveartgallery.com



Dirty Dancing

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit song, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and the heart-stopping "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life," London’s Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!



04/28/15 - 05/10/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/dirty-dancing-baa/

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Big Apple Circus presents Metamorphosis

Presented by Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza

Fly away to our magical all-new show, Metamorphosis! Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches, and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy, and astounding magic of Metamorphosis!



03/24/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets: $25 - $100

Tickets to select Wednesday performances are Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

Tickets to autism-friendly performances on Tuesday, April 7 are $10 - $25.



- http://bigapplecircus.org/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Suspicious Spaces

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

“…the antithesis of stuffy, over polished dance…The intimacy lends Mateo’s dynamic choreography a raw power that is compulsively watchable…”  Boston Magazine 

Experience ballet like never before with the culminating event of the season! Suspicious Spaces features three compellingly dynamic ballets by celebrated dancemaker José Mateo, including a highly anticipated Mateo premiere. The program includes House of Ballet (1993), a piece that The Boston Globe calls, "…one of Mateo’s quirkiest and most engaging works."  Follow the alluring tale of a maniacal balletomane who abducts the object of his desire, set to Alfred Scnittke’s Gogal Suite. The fast-paced, dynamic Fearless Symmetries (2008), set to John Adams’ Fearful Symmetries, features a young woman swept by the appeal of contemporary urban life and then overwhelmed by its very unpredictable forces. Be one of the first to see the premiere of the season.

More than just “going to the ballet," José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a thrilling live dance theatre experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square offers an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.



04/17/15 - 05/10/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42

 



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



"Jack and the Beanstalk" by Spring Valley Puppet Theater!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Can a boy outwit a giant? Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in this award-winning puppet production! When Jack trades the family cow for a few magic beans — which grow into a beanstalk overnight — he climbs it to find adventure and fortune. Along the way he meets a feisty and funny chicken, a magic singing harp, and one real rat of a giant. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects, and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever chicken, saves the day!



05/07/15 - 05/10/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



Scribbles to Novels

Presented by Jumpstart

 An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.



05/11/15

$1,000-$50,000



- http://jstart.org/scribbles



Adult Art Workshop: En Plein Air Painting

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Paint en plein air on the grounds of the Wayside Inn and create a beautiful landscape from life! Connect with nature, become sensitive to changes in sunlight and experience fresh air and the creative pull of working from direct perception. Advance registration required.



04/27/15 - 05/11/15

$188 non-members; $148 Danforth Art members



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

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



Belmont World Film's 14th Annual International Film Series

Presented by Belmont World Film at West Newton Cinema

Belmont World Film moves to the West Newton Cinema for its 14th Annual international Film Series titled “Secrets and Lies.” The series features eight internationally-acclaimed films, many of which are New England or East Coast premieres, as well as their countries’ entries for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film. Most films are immediately followed by a discussion moderated by an expert speaker.

Of special interest to Bostonians are The Finishers, a film inspired by the Boston Marathon father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt, which will be shown the day before the race, as well as The Cut, the first film to focus on the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority from the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which will be shown two days after the 100th anniversary observation of the Armenian genocide. Greater Boston is home to the second largest population of Armenians in the country.

The festival opens on Sunday, March 22 with the New England premiere of Ghadi, a good natured satire about Lebanon's marginalization of people with mental and physical disabilities that was the country's entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film. It will be preceded by a Lebanese reception at the theatre. The series closes on Monday, May 11 with the East Coast premiere of Tokyo Fiancée, a film that examines two very different cultures - French and Japanese - and how far apart they are both physically and mentally. It will be preceded by a French and Japanese reception at the theatre. Both receptions begin at 5:45 pm and require separate admission.

Several other films were their countries' entry for Best Foreign Language Film, including Three Windows and a Hanging from Kosovo, about how the country's patriarchal society has prevented women from speaking out about the rape of women by the Serbians during the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and A Few Cubic Meters of Love from Afghanistan, which is based on a true story about a romance between an Afghanistan factory worker and an Iranian girl whose father works illegally at the factory (in the film, the countries are switched).

Full Schedule
Sunday, March 22: Ghadi directed by Amin Dora; Lebanon/Arabic; New England premiere

Sunday, March 29: Three Windows and a Hanging directed by Isa Qosja; Kosovo/Albanian); New England premiere

Monday, April 6: Henri Henri directed by Martin Talbot (Canada, French & English) Boston premiere

Sunday, April 12: A Few Cubic Meters of Love directed by Beadie Finzi (Afghanistan/Persian); East Coast premiere

Sunday, April 19: The Finishers directed by Nils Tavernier; France, Belgium/French; New England premiere

Sunday, April 26: The Cut directed by Fatih Akin; Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Italy/English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish & Spanish; East Coast premiere

Sunday, May 3: Court directed by Chaitanya Tamhane; India/Marathi, Gujarati, English & Hindi; East Coast Premiere

Monday, May 11: Tokyo Fiancée directed by Stefan Liberski; Belgium, France, Canada/French, Japanese & English; East Coast Premiere



03/22/15 - 05/11/15

General Admission: $11
Students, Seniors, & Belmont World Film Members: $9
Passport: $65 (includes admission to 8 films)

Optional Lebanese reception on March 22: $15
Optional French & Japanese reception on May 11: $29



- http://www.belmontworldfilm.org

West Newton Cinema - 1296 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02465



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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Modern Man

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

This exhibition features selections of artwork by regional and New York artists which challenge traditional expectations of gender. Painters, sculptors and installation artists include: Ria Brodell, Bruno Cancado, Andrea Evans, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Peter Hutchinson, Dan McCarthy, Ethan Murrow, Brad Nelson, Kirk Amaral Snow. More at highfieldhall.org.



04/01/15 - 05/13/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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



Salon Series: Concert #6

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

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

A program of tangos.



05/14/15

$30



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

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



Man and Superman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.



05/14/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/man-and-superman/

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



NT Live: MAN AND SUPERMAN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.



05/14/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/man-and-superman

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



Film Series of Cuba’s Contributions to Cinema

Presented by Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art presents the Cuban Cinema Series, which is part of its ongoing exhibition Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba. The Cooper Gallery is showing films each Thursday that illustrate the breadth of Cuban cinema including the award-winning Suite Habana, the romantic drama One Way or Another, the animated ¡Vampiros En La Habana!, and JoséMartí: El Ojo Del Canario, which one critic called “the most significant film made in Cuba in the twenty-first century so far.”



04/02/15 - 05/14/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-2-2015-1200pm/cuban-cinema-series-suite-habana



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



Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Originally commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln center, Passion World explores the language of love in a journey around the world through internationally famous ballads of love and loss. For this edition, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen.



05/15/15

Tickets start at $45.

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



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



Bill Burr: Wilbur Week

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Bill Burr- Wilbur Week
Internationally Acclaimed Comedian Bill Burr Performs Week of Shows at The Wilbur in Boston, MA

(BOSTON, MA) – [January 5th, 2015] – This May 2015 comedian Bill Burr will bring his internationally acclaimed act to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District. The Boston-bred talent will headline “Bill Burr- Wilbur Week,” performing an astounding seven shows over the course of one week, all of which are expected to sell out.

“We’re proud to not only be hosting one of the top comedians in the world, but to be hosting him for an entire week of shows which we’ve deemed the first-ever ‘Wilbur Week’. It goes to show you that Boston is one of the top markets, and we’re at the forefront of the industry,” said Bill Blumenreich, owner of The Wilbur.

Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation, achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. A recipient of the “Comedian of the Year Award” from the Boston Comedy Festival, Burr is a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, he sells out theaters internationally, and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. On December 5, Burr premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix and on September 30, 2014 Burr released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records. On January 30, Burr will co-star with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in the film Black or White, and later in the year Burr’s animated Netflix series, F is for Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family. Bill received rave reviews for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC TV show, Breaking Bad; he was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. For more on Bill visit www.BillBurr.com and follow Bill on Twitter – @BillBurr.



05/09/15 - 05/15/15

$40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-burr-wilbur-week/

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



Adult Art Workshop: Bracelet and Earrings

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Come with a friend! Learn basic beading techniques from nationally known bead artist Andrea Alyse while making earrings and a bracelet. Tuition includes beads and supplies, but you may bring your own beads if you wish. Advance registration required.



05/15/15

$46 non-members; $36 members



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

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



Our World Foreign Film Series

Presented by Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council is pleased to present our 7th annual Our World Foreign Film Series. On four successive Friday nights starting at 7:00 PM we will show the following films.  All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles where appropriate.  All showings will be followed by a discussion of the film and its artistic impact



04/24/15 - 05/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.actonboxboroughculturalcouncil.org



Cossack beyond the Danube

Presented by Commonwealth Lyric Theater at First Baptist Church in Newton

Cossack beyond the Danube, the First National Ukrainian Opera, has never been professionally produced in Boston.  Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings together an international cast -  soloists from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the USA, - in this hilarious adaptation of the Ukrainian classic.  Collaborating with Commonwealth Lyric Theater: Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble (Hartford, CT) and Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (New York, NY).  Sung in Ukrainian with English supertitles. Commonwealth Lyric Theater Orchestra and Chorus.  Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor;  Olga Lisovskaya, Executive Director;  Alexander Prokhorov, Artistic Director. The opera is presented as part of the Newton Arts Festival, 2015. The story is based on a historical event: when the Zaporozhian Cossacks were overwhelmed by the Russian Army, they moved to Turkey, dreaming about returning home some day.



05/14/15 - 05/15/15

$30/$40/$50/$100;
Student tickets $20 with student ID (on the day of the performance,
30 minutes before the beginning
subject to availability)



- http://www.CommonwealthLyricTheater.com

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



Word + Image: Small Works Salon 2015

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

This exhibit includes a little light reading. The pieces in “Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image” at the Chandler Gallery incorporate signs, poems, memos, receipts, and sometimes whole pages of text into 2D and 3D works. Juried by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, a distinguished artist and professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, this salon blurs the boundaries between writing and visual art.

Often the words provide a caption or suggest a narrative for the image. In Chuck Beisch’s “Connecting the Dots,” the words above the faceless outline of a young black man read “Under Suspicion.” Michelle Saffran’s “Heavy Pressure” juxtaposes the photograph of a smiling young white woman with phrases on torn scraps of paper that indicate silent suffering. The photograph is repeated, cropped and reversed, adding visual testimony to the words. Gary Duehr presents an ambiguous image in “SORRY Disaster”: a blurred face behind frosted glass. But the words beside the picture are an apology for not “scream[ing] into your face: We’re Lost! Run! Our lives are in danger!” The text adds a backstory while retaining the work’s mysterious quality by raising more questions than it answers.

Sometimes the words are part of the medium. “Hollow Word” by Jeanette O’Connor is a roughly rectangular structure made of shredded newspaper. The use of reading matter as construction material is significant to the piece, but the words themselves (most of them are indecipherable) are not the focus. Michele Fandel Bonner’s “Taliswomen” series features dolls sewn from clothing labels. When separated from the garments they were intended to describe, phrases such as “Perfect Fit” and “Made in Vietnam” take on new meanings.

Finally, “Fizzy Dreams in Percentages” by Tania Sen uses the words themselves as images: Red letters in the style of the Coke logo spell out “Ninenty9-Percent” right side up across two ceramic plates and “One-Percent” upside-down across a single plate. This work, like many others in the show, demonstrates how effective the combination of word and image is as a vehicle for political or social commentary.

“Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image” is on display at the Chandler Gallery April 10-May 15 with an opening reception on Sunday, April 12, from 3-5pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



04/10/15 - 05/15/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/16/15

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



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

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



What Is This Thing Called Love?

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

Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Guillaume de Machaut, Heinrich Schutz, Schubert, Brahms. Imagine the Spectrum of possibilities!



05/16/15

Tickets: $45 Reserved / $30 Reserved / $15 General Admission
Ticket price determines seating location within venue



- http://www.spectrumsingers.org

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



Wanda Sykes

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 
Sykes was previously seen on several television shows over the past two years. Her Own special “Herlarious” which aired in July highlighted female comics. Last year she made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David. In 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show”. In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.July 2012 she was heard in the animated feature “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as ‘Granny.’ In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature “Rio” as ‘the Goose.’
Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped in Seattle Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” for Dreamworks as well as “The Barnyard” for Paramount Pictures.

She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It” where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic”. She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly- Inside The NFL”.

In 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

She also appeared in the feature films: “Pootie Tang”, “Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps”, and “Down to Earth”.



05/16/15

$39.00 - $59.00



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

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



The Outgoing Tide

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

By Bruce Graham

Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone.



04/23/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/outgoing-tide

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



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Triple Play - Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck - create a remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz. The groupo is led by the late Dave Brubeck's son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist and pianist.

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

Adults: $49
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/chris-brubeck-triple-play/

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



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/17/15

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



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

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



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers, its constant quest for new forms and an extraordinary repertory of work by some of the world’s most forward-thinking choreographers.

“The 16-member Cedar Lake…has become a New York success story, possibly the country’s most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent of creation that few companies worldwide can match.” – The New York Times

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets start at $45

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



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



South American Gems

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on violin and Juanjo Mosalini on the Argentinian Bandoneón. We conclude with Ginastera’s masterpiece of folklore and dance.

Gisele Ben-Dor, Conductor
Adrian Anantawan, Violin
With a special performance by The Conservatory Lab Charter School Dudamel Orchestra

PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
PIAZZOLLA Adios Nonino
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
GINASTERA Variacones Concertantes



05/17/15

Tickets: $18 - $73



- http://www.proarte.org/south-american-gems/

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



The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Wheelock Family Theatre

For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch seamlessly from one style of music to another. Students will develop essential collaboration skills as they work closely with a pianist/coach on elements of style, diction, and musicality to create interpretations that are uniquely suited to their own skills and strengths. By encouraging the development of a healthy vocal technique and fundamental skills, this session will help students become well-rounded singers who can wow a crowd across several musical genres and styles.

Part of the Finding Your Voice: The Complete Singing Actor series; one- and two-day workshops for youth ages 11 - 15 



05/16/15 - 05/17/15

$200 per workshop; some scholarships available



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



American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The establishment of the Boston Athenæum in 1807 as a place for the advancement of American culture coincided with the rise of Neoclassicism as the aesthetic-of-choice, first in Europe and then in the new United States. As an artistic movement, Neoclassicism dominated western art from the 1750s when major archaeological sites at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and elsewhere were discovered, and the second quarter of the nineteenth century when Romanticism, an outgrowth of Neoclassicism, came into vogue. In the United States, with its pretensions to a democracy modeled on Greco-Roman and Enlightenment ideals, the design language of the classical world seemed perfect for the translation of heady ideas into visual, accessible reality. Thus the proliferation of ancient forms—columns, capitals, acanthus leaves, ideal faces, perfect torsos—in the American fine arts during the late eighteenth century and into the first half of the nineteenth.

This exhibition brings together many of the masterworks of American neoclassic sculptures from the Athenæum’s collection for the first time. The exhibition installation will include sections that summarize the ancient roots of Neoclassicism; early European interpretations of it; the rise of Neoclassicism in America; the tension between the classical and the real in portraiture and in images of children during this period; the Neoclassicist’s preference for themes from literature and religion; and the special role that Boston—and the Boston Athenæum—played in the patronage of American sculptors during the first half of the nineteenth century.



02/26/15 - 05/17/15

Boston Athenæum Members free; non-members $5.00



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

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



Danforth Art Public Tours

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through May 17 are: The Expressive Voice: Landscape Reimagined, David Berger: Space for the Human Heart, Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions, Elizabeth Ellenwood: Of Light and Line, and Jennifer Goldfinger: At Play in the Children’s Gallery. 



03/15/15 - 05/17/15

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



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

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



Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965) brings together imagery from myth, nature, art, and culture to create complex works in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, relief, collage, print, sculpture, and film. This season the Addison is delighted to be able to exhibit Gallagher’s seminal print portfolio DeLuxe. To create this remarkable series of sixty works, the artist used beauty and hair product advertisements drawn from vintage African American magazines as raw material which she then transformed via printing techniques ranging from aquatint, drypoint, and silkscreen to laser-cutting, mold-making, and digital technology. Further subverting and recontextualizing the original ads, Gallagher added plasticine, paint, coconut oil, toy eyeballs, and glitter to each of the printed surfaces. A tour-de-force fusion of printmaking, drawing, collage, and painting this playful and provocative series of gridded prints offers sly and insightful commentary on modernism, mass media, fashion, identity, and race in mid-century America. Taking center stage in this exhibition, DeLuxe serves as inspiration for groupings of works chosen from the Addison’s permanent collection that explore the multiple layers of material and meaning revealed in Gallagher’s work.



02/07/15 - 05/17/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Papermaking

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Create your own paper! Learn to prepare pulp, form sheets and embed materials (such as flowers or thread) to create beautiful, unique sheets of handmade paper. Advance registration required.



05/17/15

$50 non-members; $40 Danforth Art members



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

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



Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit! Workshops are limited to 10 adult/child pairs, and work best for children ages 5 and above. Advance registration required.

 



05/17/15

$30 non-members; $22.00 Danforth Art members



- https://www.danforthmuseum.net/MO/asp/ClassDetail.asp?Classid=5SCW23UB

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



Old Jews Telling Jokes

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The off-Broadway hit show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES comes to Boston for a five week run at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass. and is sure to make audiences laugh 'til they plotz. Performances run April 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015.

Co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is directed by Jerry Bisantz and showcases five local actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before?  Not this way. The show also features comic songs -- brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website that inspired the show.   If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog - OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion, and ask you where you got that.

The show the New York Times called “Hilarious...Magnificent, Enduring Rhythm of Jewish Humor” promises to be an outrageous evening of one-liners, double-entendres and hysterical routines sure to triple you over with laughter! Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone! (However, there is some Adult material recommended for 17+)

The Boston production, directed by Jerry Bisantz, features a talented and hilarious cast of local actors including David Frank (Nathan), Michael Herschberg (Reuben), Dana Block (Bunny), Arielle Kaplan (Debbie) and Barry Lew (Morty). The cast of five actors/singers include young and old, Jewish & Non Jewish talent, all of which makes the point that you don't have to be Jewish to love this show.  Jewish Humor is universal... it is the essence of AMERICAN HUMOR.

Daniel Okrent is a writer and editor, and best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times.  He also invented Rotisserie League Baseball, and wrote several books, including Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, which served as a major source for the 2011 Ken Burns/Lynn Novick miniseries “Prohibition.” Most of his career has been spent as an editor, at such places as Alfred A. Knopf and TIME, Inc. His book Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in history.

Peter Gethers is President of Random House Films as well as an editor and publisher at Random House, Inc., a screenwriter, television writer and producer, novelist, and non-fiction author of the bestselling trilogy about his Scottish Fold cat Norton: The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad and The Cat Who'll Live Forever. He too is a founding member of the Rotisserie Baseball League, the 1980 group that started the fantasy sports craze.

Jerry Bisantz (Director) is an actor, singer, theatrical producer, and playwright. Jerry has been active in the New England theater scene for the past thirty years.  As a director, some of his credits include Glengarry Glenross, A Few Good Men, Music Man, Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing… Forum, Once Upon A Mattress, Monsters: The Musical, Strange Snow, and a literal cornucopia of new works for Boston Playwrights Theater Marathon, Hovey Summer Shorts, Femnoire: The Woman’s Playwriting Festival, and The Naughty Readings. Jerry has been an active member of Playwrights’ Platform of Boston, Merrimack Valley Playwrights (MVP) in Lowell, Mass., was the founder of Hovey’s Summer Shorts Festival, and he is a co-founder of Lowell’s Image Theater (ww.imagetheater.com), a company that specializes in new works by local playwrights since 2005.

Old Jews Telling Jokes is produced by Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy of Playhouse Productions Inc.  Previously, they have brought My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy! and the current New York City Off Broadway hit comedy MY SON THE WAITER: A Jewish Tragedy! to the Regent Theatre. They are also producing the Nora Ephron hit “dramedy” - Love, Loss & What I Wore! in San Diego, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! on tour and the one man musical Gefilte Fish & Chips in Calif.



04/15/15 - 05/17/15

FRONT ROWS - FIRST FLOOR ORCHESTRA: $65.00

MIDDLE ROWS - FIRST FLOOR ORCHESTRA and FRONT BALCONY: $55.00

REAR BALCONY and REAR ROW ORCHESTRA: $45.00
 



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



Together Festival 2015

Presented by MMMMAVEN

Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields. Featuring exhibits, Q&A with visiting artists and musicians plus a film component, Together contains a multitude of inclusive activities, putting the city and New England at the center of a new festival experience.

 

The festival includes:

 

Night-time events schedule that showcases local, national and international forward thinking-music talent

Day-time event schedule that includes discussion panels, technology demonstrations, art installations, a tradeshow/expo, and film screenings

 

This year's Line Up includes:

 

Andy Stott | Ardalan | DJ Three | DVS1 | Justin Martin Music Page | Life on Planets | Louis BreakBeat Lou Flores | Mano Le Tough | Martyn | Sasha | Scuba | Soul Clap | Tanner Ross | Total Science

 

Visis our website for more information: www.togetherboston.com

 

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Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields. Featuring exhibits, Q&A with visiting artists and musicians plus a film component, Together contains a multitude of inclusive activities, putting the city and New England at the center of a new festival experience.

 

The festival includes:

 

Night-time events schedule that showcases local, national and international forward thinking-music talent

Day-time event schedule that includes discussion panels, technology demonstrations, art installations, a tradeshow/expo, and film screenings

 

This year's Line Up includes:

 

Andy Stott | Ardalan | DJ Three | DVS1 | Justin Martin Music Page | Life on Planets | Louis BreakBeat Lou Flores | Mano Le Tough | Martyn | Sasha | Scuba | Soul Clap | Tanner Ross | Total Science

 

Visis our website for more information: www.togetherboston.com

 

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05/10/15 - 05/17/15

$125 for 2nd Tier



- http://togetherboston.com/



"The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Lion and the Mouse" by Pumpernickel Puppets!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff,' the quick-witted billy goats outsmart the troll, but the troll isn’t really mean – he’s just green, has a snaggletooth, and lives under a bridge. In 'The Lion and the Mouse,' two unlikely friends – one very big and one very small – learn to help each other to solve their problems. Both tales are told with colorful, friendly hand puppets and lots of audience interaction.

 



05/14/15 - 05/17/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



2015 SMFA Medal Award Gala Honoring John Baldessari

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. On May 18, SMFA will honor renowned American artist John Baldessari who for over five decades has influenced generations of artists as both an educator and creator. The gala, which includes an award presentation, seated dinner, and a silent art auction, raises crucial funds for SMFA student resources. Visit smfa.edu/medal for details.

Image: John Baldessari, Photo by Heidi Slimane, 2011. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.

 



05/18/15

Tickets start at $250. Contact us to find out how to become a sponsor.



- http://www.smfa.edu/medal

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



9th Annual Boston Handbell Festival

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Old South Church, Boston

On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by Old South and the Back Bay Ringers.

The Boston Handbell Festival brings together local community handbell ensembles, as well as the Old South Ringers and an invited guest choir, for an evening of massed and solo ringing in Old South’s beautiful sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the public. Many audience members at the BHF are seeing handbells for the first time! They’ve been treated to an enormous variety of performances, including pieces that included choreography, singing, baseball hats, or pirate costumes, as well as a memorable massed piece involving five choirs and Old South’s stunning Skinner pipe organ.



05/19/15

FREE



- http://www.backbayringers.org/events/boston-handbell-festival/

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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Edmar Colón Quartet

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

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

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

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Edmar Colón Quartet 

The Edmar Colón Quartet is led by 20-year-old tenor saxophonist and Berklee Presidential Scholar Edmar Colón, with Grant Richards on piano, Tabari Lake on bass, and Diego Ramirez on drums. The group performs a mix of their own compositions as well as their takes on some well-known standards, all with a hint of Colón’s Puerto Rican heritage. Since beginning his studies at Berklee, Colón has been chosen for the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute with artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, Ivan Lins, and Steve Cardenas.



05/19/15

Free



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



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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area.

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



05/22/15

$8 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



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



IMPACT Juried Exhibition

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present IMPACT, a national juried exhibition of Jewelry and Metalsmithing work. In conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, student Jewelry and Metalsmithing artists from across the country were invited to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. Selected artists include Marie DeWerff, Ssu-ya Hsiung, Joshua Kosker, Maia Leppo, Jacqueline Lung, Dan Neville, Mengnan Qu, Caitlin Skelcey, Yucen Tang and Aric Verrasto.

 



04/17/15 - 05/23/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/impact

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



Thrill of Contact

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join Boston Ballet for Thrill of Contact, a striking program of precision and impressive athleticism featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premiere by Principal Dancer, Jeffrey Cirio.



05/14/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets: $142 - $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/thrillofcontact/

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



Shrek The Musical

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

Directed by Shelley Bolman
Musical director: Matthew Stern
Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak
Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure

The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess, and a garrulous donkey, Shrek The Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love, all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily ever after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are.



04/17/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets: $20 - $35

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+.



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

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



In The Mood

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie with In The Mood!

In The Mood is a fully-staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters, and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental, and patriotic music of the World War II era.



05/12/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets from $30



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

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Mr g

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Mr g creates time, space, matter, a few basic laws of physics. These give birth to stars, planets… but intelligent life? The Creator’s plans go awry when a mysterious rival questions the nature of free will. Together, we experience the birth and fate of Mr g’s favorite universe: ours. Adapted by Wesley Savick (who staged Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams and Car Talk: The Musical!!!),  mr g is "…witty, erudite, alive with Lightman’s playful genius."



04/23/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets start at $15



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/mr-g/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is remembered as one of the greatest designers of the Japanese woodblock print at a time when the medium was facing increasing competition from photography and lithography. The artist’s tumultuous life and work mirrors one of the most transformative periods in Japanese history ­– the change from a feudal to a modern society emulating Western ways of government and social conduct.

This exhibition will feature a variety of Yoshitoshi’s most appealing works – images of horror and cruelty, supernatural creatures, commanding acts of bravery by legendary figures from Japanese history, images of samurai, and sensitive portraits of contemporary women. But it also proposes new ways of understanding his life and artistic trajectory, which became increasingly retrospective in his final decade, reinforcing this sense of Yoshitoshi as an artist living between two eras.



02/28/15 - 05/24/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/uncanny-japan-yoshitoshi/

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



StereoType: New Directions in Typography

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. 



11/13/14 - 05/25/15

Free



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/stereotype-new-directions-typography



"The Reluctant Dragon" by All Hands Productions!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets one! When the much-touted dragon slayer Sir Reginald Thwebes arrives in the castle, King Rhubarb calls upon him to fight the fearsome beast. The Princess has to think quickly to save her friend. Will it be a fight to the death? Will it be a draw? Will they even fight at all? Find out in this hilarious performance featuring magnificent moving-mouth puppets, elaborate medieval costumes, and many very creative ways to hide a pet dragon.
 



05/21/15 - 05/25/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



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.



09/03/13 - 05/26/15

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/house-teams.aspx

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



Adult Art Workshop: Try It! Watercolor

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

During the month of May, explore basic watercolor techniques and experiment with the vibrant, transparent colors of this often misunderstood medium. Learn about the range of supplies (types of paper, brushes, and paints), brushtrokes and various styles as you explore color mixing and simple compositions. A great introduction! See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



05/05/15 - 05/26/15

$168 non-members; $128 Danforth Art members



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

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



Painting with Pastels, Joelle Feldman

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join us for a hands-on class with an individual coaching approach. Students will learn how to build a pastel painting from start to finish. We will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing an outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is complete. You will also learn basic techniques and good study habits that will help you master the pastel painting process and, ultimately, give you greater creative freedom in the medium. Once you have learned basic pastel techniques, your goal will be to express your vision of the subject matter in the medium.  This is your time to learn, to experiment and have fun with the whole process. You will be amazed at what you can achieve!

 



04/21/15 - 05/26/15

$200 Members, $250 Nonmembers



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

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



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 - 05/29/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

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



The Invented Landscape

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Just as the Arnold Arboretum is an invented landscape, so are the paintings in this exhibition. While every work of art is an invention, Nancy Sableski takes this concept a step further by painting imagined landscapes that are constructed by blending multiple images taken with her cellphone. In this way she invents places that don’t exist but which clearly refer to the Arboretum. This technique allows her to examine aspects of landscape that continually capture her imagination: the interplay of powerful verticals, unpredictable diagonals, and receding horizontals.



02/21/15 - 05/29/15

FREE



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

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



Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

Presented by Cooper Gallery

 A forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983, Grupo Antillano articulated a vision of Cuban culture that privileged the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. The art of Grupo Antillano belongs to a long tradition of Caribbean resistance and cultural cimarronaje, a tradition that lives on in the work of the younger contemporary artists who also participate in this exhibit.

 



01/30/15 - 05/29/15

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- http://coopergalleryhc.org/drapetomania/



Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Wilson Chapel, Newton

The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; and Andrea Lam, piano -- is a virtuosic performer in her own right. Together they are consistently praised for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

The Bruskin sisters, who grew up in Cambridge, have studied with Suzuki School of Newton cellist Nancy Hair and founder Gwendoline Thornblade. All proceeds from the event will support the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Patrons have the option to purchase a Premium Seating Package, which includes seating in the front of the hall plus a special gift.

Online ticket prices reflect a $10 advance purchase discount.

Many thanks to our generous supporters:
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Newton Cultural Council
The Village Bank
Newton Arts Festival 2015



05/29/15

$35/$30 seniors/$20 students



- http://suzukinewton.org/index.html

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



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.



09/06/14 - 05/30/15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/afternoon-delight.aspx

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



Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

 

8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones



05/30/15

Reserved seating:

$25 advance
$28 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/8th_annual_blues_after_hours_concert_fundraiser

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



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious sketches that're sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night. Come see why Improv Asylum has been voted Boston's Best Comedy!

PLUS: Weekend audiences are invited to come back at midnight for The Show Against Humanity on Fridays and Raunch on Saturdays!



09/05/13 - 05/30/15

Tickets: $20 - $27



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

Presented by Music Worcester

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Thompson: Testament of Freedom
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Moravec: Songs of Love and War

The Worcester Chorus, under the direction of Christopher Shepard will present a selection of choral music that celebrates and pays tribute to those who have served our great nation.

Randall Thompson's Testament to Freedom celebrates the bicentennial of Thomas Jefferson's birth with lyrics taken from his writings, and presents an uplifting view of our nation during times of war. Ralph Vaughan Williams' well-known Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace), composed in response to World War I, draws from Walt Whitman reflections on the Civil War. Paul Moravec's Songs of Love and War are settings of letters of American servicemen and their loved ones.



05/30/15

Adults: $40
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15
WOO Card holders: 10% off and 2 points



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/memorial-day-songs-love-and-war/



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 - 05/30/15

$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



Get the Led Out

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!



05/30/15

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/get-the-led-out/

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



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!



02/28/15 - 05/30/15

69.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



Romeo & Juliet

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Strand Theatre

Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet share a forbidden love that might have the power to end their two families' strife.  



03/25/15 - 05/30/15

Tickets $5



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/91

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



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 - 05/31/15

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

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



Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

Presented by Heritage Chorale

Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway," feature songs and shows like "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game, the movie Jersey Boys, "Popular" from Wicked, the pounding excitement of the Broadway version of The Lion King, and end with Disney's animated phenomenon, Frozen.

Free refreshments for all, free parking and an air-conditioned hall with not a bad seat in the house. Why not join us for this fun-filled afternoon?



05/31/15

At door - $25 General,$20 Senior Student,$10 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts - $20, $16, $5



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/pops_concert.htm



Africa's Children of Arms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The Pulitzer Center is committed to telling the stories of vulnerable populations all over the world, and perhaps one of the most startling is that of child soldiers. Boys and girls from more than 20 countries are recruited or abducted into armies where they serve as messengers, spies, and combatants. All are subjected to the atrocities of wars that many are not old enough to understand. Their experiences in war and rehabilitation are diverse and haunting.

This project presents the work of three photographers, Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andre Lambertson, because of their deep understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Their images tell the stories of former child soldiers—of haunted pasts and of hope for the future.



11/19/14 - 05/31/15

Free with museum admission.



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/africas-children-of-arms/

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



"Every Hero Has a Story" by Sparky's Puppets!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes. Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a brave kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. See how a clever rabbit outwits a pesky goblin. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be 'the greatest of all.' Kids will love the funny voices and very silly storytelling in this highly interactive show!



05/28/15 - 05/31/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



Adult Art Workshop: Photograph your 2-D Artwork

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn how to photograph 2-D artwork in this one-session workshop. Angle of view, lighting, metering, polarizing and appropriate lens type/focal length will be covered. Basic knowledge and familiarity with your camera (whether SLR or point-and-shoot) is required. Bring your camera, manual and tripod (if you have one) and a work of art to photograph (optional). Advance registration required.



06/01/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art member



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

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



SMFA at Erbaluce: Mostra II

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This year, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is partnering with Boston restaurant Erbaluce for a series of exhibitions of student artwork. The series, curated by senior Will Ferguson, will showcase the dynamic range of works by current SMFA students—covering a range of media and perspectives. The second exhibition, “Mostra II” features 15 of the School’s artists and will be on view at the restaurant April 1–June 1, 2015.         

An opening reception will be held April 1, 6–8pm. RSVPs are encouraged but not required: by email events@erbaluce-boston.com or by calling 617-426-6969.

Artists: Leah Corbett, Patricia Hautea, Julia Kwon, Kirk Lorenzo, Dustin Markel, Marta Mendes, Eden Miller, Azita Moradkhani, Kaelin O'Hare, Sasha Parfenova, Emily Reinauer, Rebecca Rosen, Will Russack, Farzaneh & Bahareh Safarani, and Laura Vargas.  



04/01/15 - 06/01/15

Free



- http://www.smfa.edu/exhibitions



"Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.” For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm. The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week. Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots. In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

 



06/02/15

$52.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/weird-al-yankovic/

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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: ChoroBop Trio

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

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

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

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ChoroBop Trio

With a repertoire based in Brazilian roots, the trio ChoroBop fuses the liveliness and the lyricism of Brazilian choro music with the influences of jazz, bebop and contemporary music. Born in different cities in Brazil, group members include Eduardo Mercuri (mandolin/guitar), Flavio Lira (7-string guitar/bass) and Anne Nêgah Santos (percussion) – three talented performers who met at Berklee College of Music and discovered a shared passion for the choro genre. After their debut show at the Blue Note in May 2014 touring extensively along the East Coast, ChoroBop is preparing to release their debut album in 2015.



06/02/15

Free



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

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



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter.
In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six week session.

Class size: Maximum 5 students. Number of Sessions: 8 for Monday classes, 10 for Wednesday AM classes, 5 Wednesday PM.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd

Stonybrook offers day and evening classes.

AM Classes are offered on Mondays 9-12PM from 3/30-6/1, Wednesdays 9-12PM from 4/1-6/3. Evening classes are offered on Mondays from 6-9PM from 3/30-6/1. This spring Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering 5 week Wednesday night classes. PM Session 2 is from 4/1-4/29. PM Session 3 is from 05/06-06/03

No classes are held on 04/06 and 05/25.

Price varies with number of class sessions $400 for 5 week session, $640 for 8 week session and $775 for a 10 week session.

 

Note:
Age requirement: Ages 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

**** Please note, this is not a walk in class ****

We also offer teen and adult classes in Jewelry, Foundry, Stone Carving, Figure Sculpture, Mold Making. Custom workshops are available: Make Your Own Wedding Ring, Birthday Party, and Team Building.

 



03/30/15 - 06/03/15

$500-$775 depending on number of sessions



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Dark Star Orchestra - Spring Tour East 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about thta contagious energy… in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.

“For us it’s a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years,” rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. “We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they’ve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live.”



06/04/15

$32.00 - $40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dark-star-orchestra/

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



Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements and scripted dialogue. This class will incorporate singing, dancing and acting in a creative, low-pressure environment. At the end of the term, students will showcase their work in a casual performance for family and friends.



01/30/15 - 06/05/15

$375



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

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



Adult “Ladies Night Out” Clay Workshop

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



06/05/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



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

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



Kevin Hart

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. Kevin just wrapped his nationwide “Laugh at My Pain” tour. He was the number one comedian on Ticketmaster and in February 2011 Hart sold out the Nokia Theater two nights in a row to break a record previously set by Eddie Murphy.

Hart's DVD Seriously Funny is one of the fastest selling DVDs in recent years and has gone four times platinum. His comedy central special of the same name is the highest rated comedy special of 2010.

Hart is currently filming lead roles in two new movies. In July worked on Screen Gem's Think Like A Man , the a comedy is based on Steve Harvey's bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. Hart is now working on the Nick Stoller comedy Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow and Universal.

Hart was last seen in Meet the Fockers Sequel aka Little Fockers, and Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence. He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool's Gold, as well as opposite Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Hart's film credits include: Soul Plane opposite Tom Arnold, Method Man and Snoop Dogg, Not Easily Broken, Extreme Movie, Drillbit Taylor, Epic Movie, The Last Stand, Scary Movie 4, and In the Mix, Meet Dave and Superhero Movie.

In 2009, Hart's one-hour comedy special I'm a Grown Little Man on Comedy Central was also one of the highest rated specials for the network. Hart was the host of BET's classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand. Hart's other television credits include ABC's The Big House which he also executive produced and wrote and recurring roles on Love, Inc, Barbershop, and Undeclared.

Hart debuted on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club and was insistently hooked. He quit his job as a shoe salesman and began performing full time at such clubs as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led to work in such feature films as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. With his passion for stand-up, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family 



06/05/15

$28.00 - $121.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kevin-hart/

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



Titans IV

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, op. 8
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano



06/06/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Mothers & Sons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.



05/08/15 - 06/06/15

Tickets: $25 - $61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/mothers-sons/

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



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at 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



Mosaics at the Mill II

Presented by Mosaic Oasis

Join us for for the opening reception of Mosaics at the Mill II, a contemporary mosaic art show, on March 28, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, MA?. At the reception, the show’s featured mosaic artist, Lisa Houck, will present a short lecture at 3:30 pm entitled “Experiences in Designing Public Art Projects."

The exhibition, curated by Suzanne Owayda and Betsy Rodman of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply and Amy Marks of Amy Marks Mosaics showcases the work of over 40 New England mosaic artists who have demonstrated a high level of technical mosaic technique and artistic expression. The exhibition is open through June 6th on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.



03/28/15 - 06/06/15

FREE, Donation Suggested



- http://schwambmillshow.weebly.com/



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



Warhol @ Wellesley

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Warhol @ Wellesy explores the rich holdings of artwork—some iconic and others lesser known—by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in the collections of the Davis, which were recently greatly enhanced by generous gifts from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. An exciting and challenging array of photographs, prints, and sculpture by the leading figure of pop art will be on view.



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55436

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



Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Pretty Raw takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to refocus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. In this version, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, pleasure, and authorial control take center stage. Artists from the 1950s through the present work in a range of mediums, finding personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/prettyraw.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



New Acquisitions

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

New Acquisitions gathers together objects that have entered the Rose's collection in the last 18 months. Major historical works by artists including Howardena Pindell, Sam Gilliam and Melvin Edwards demonstrate the Rose's commitment to diversifying its holdings in 20th century painting and sculpture by acquiring important works by figures who until recently have been excluded from canonical accounts of art history due to race and gender-based discrimination.  Curated by Rose Director Chris Bedford, this exhibition focuses on abstract painting and sculpture by African Americans with an emphasis on work made in the 1970s. 



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/newacquisitions.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



L'Elisir d'Amore

Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden

Opera@51 presents a fully staged performance of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. The leading roles will be sung by Robin Farnsley (Adina) Ray Bauwens (Nemorino),  Adrianne Fleming (Gianetta), Nathan Rodriguez (Belcore) and Michael Prichard (Dulcamara). The opera will be sung in Italian, with English surtitles.



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

$25



- http://www.51walden.org/lelisir-damore/

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden - 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742



Buddy Guy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”



06/07/15

$40.00 - $85.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/buddy-guy/

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



Parviz Tanavoli

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Critically acclaimed and widely acknowledged as the "father of modern Iranian sculpture," Tanavoli's trajectory has spanned east and west, as he has innovated ambitiously across media. Best known as a sculptor, his expansive oeuvre also includes painting, printmaking, ceramics, rugs, and jewelry. As well, he is a highly regarded collector, scholar, and poet. This exhibition shares the breadth and richness of his work from the 1960s to the present.

Based in Tehran and Vancouver, Tanavoli (b.1937) was a member of the early 1960s Saqqakhane movement of Iranian artists invested in "Spiritual Pop." Over decades, he has refined a complex system of symbols and motifs into a distinctive visual lexicon, fusing Persian traditions with pop sensibility. As well, his work entwines profound sensitivity to language, formal clarity, and conceptual engagement into a forcefully original artistic practice.

Among his many long-standing projects, heech, initiated in February 1965, and set to celebrate a fiftieth anniversary with the opening of the Davis exhibition perhaps best exemplifies Tanavoli's work. The artist treats the calligraphic script for "heech," the Farsi word for "nothing," to multiple expressions in three dimensions and variable materials from delicate jewelry to polished bronze and hi-gloss fiberglass sculpture. As Tanavoli explains: "Heech is not nothing. It has a body, a shape, but also a meaning behind it." This exhibition surveys Tanavoli's extraordinary career and his work: spiritual, poetical, beautiful, and deeply engaging.



02/03/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55406

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



Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnieres (“Bathers at Asnieres”), 1884, one of the most famous pictures in the collection of the National Gallery, London. Moving several steps beyond Seurat’s own remarkably modern reduction of figures into forms, curves and colors, Craig-Martin deconstructs and reconstructs the image through his signature style: his painting, and two sets of related prints, recast the scene of boys on the banks on the Seine through sharp graphic line drawings with a thrilling pop palette. Using computer software to separate the figures from their background, Craig-Martin reconstructed the images, replacing the original colour with his own vivid palette. Originally, this piece was debuted in 2004 and more than a decade later is now being welcomed to the Davis.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55411

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



Francesc Torres: What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. What Does History Know examines the extraordinary history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers who went to fight for the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War (1936-9), juxtaposing recently recovered archival footage of these soldiers and their battles with recent documentation of the sites of major military encounters during the Spanish Civil War.



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55441

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



Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

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

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



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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



Edged in Black - SMS

Presented by Wellesley College

SMS is an important piece of the history of modern art. Amidst the social and political turbulence of 1968, William Copley, an American surrealist painter and art dealer, created an inventive periodical entitled S.M.S., which informally stood for “Shit Must Stop.” Copley was inspired by the fluxus movement, which encouraged the blending of all aspects of art and life. S.M.S. embodied this philosophy. The artwork ranged from dada to pop art and took many forms of expression, including photography, audio, drawings, and writing. Through the generous gift of Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of '54, the Davis Museum holds a complete set of the portfolios. This exhibition showcases a selection of interactive work by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Roy Lichtenstein alongside music by La Monte Young and Terry Riley.

 

Curated by Michael Maizels, Andrew W. Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer.

Generously supported by the Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund.

 



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Hanging with the Old Masters

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent galleries, many of which have been off view for decades, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford the campus community and the general public alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls on the fifth floor will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master Italian paintings. Issues and concerns, including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics, that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be revealed and, hopefully, demystified for the viewer.

Co-curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs/Senior Curator of Collections, and Claire Whitner, Associate Curator.

Presented with generous support from the Sandra Cohen Bakalar '55 Fund and the Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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

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



Childhood Memories Concert

Presented by Back Bay Ringers

The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the Muppets, the Carnival of Animals, and so much more.



06/07/15

$15



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



"Hansel and Gretel" by Tanglewood Marionettes!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

'Hansel and Gretel' is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a different strength, but they must learn to work together if they want to get back home. Large-scale puppets, intricate scenery, and an exciting musical score will amaze audiences of all ages and inspire kids to get creative when faced with big challenges!

 



06/06/15 - 06/07/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead
Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin
in Association with Frank Productions
Directed by Ilyse Robbins

From the director of 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie, this toe-tapping musical follows young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company. This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical includes great songs like "Coffee Break," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," and "Brotherhood of Man."



05/14/15 - 06/07/15

Tickets: $50 Standard - $55 Premium



- http://stonehamtheatre.org/season15/howtosucceed.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



TOS Talks: Big Ideas. Great Thinkers

Presented by Temple Ohabei Shalom

Three Great Thinkers share their Big Ideas from the fields of art, culture, ethics, health, religion, science and politics, followed by provocative Q & A’s led by Temple Ohabei Shalom’s Rabbi Sonia Saltzman. Stretch your mind Tuesdays in April, May, and June.

 

 

 



04/07/15 - 06/09/15

3 Lecture Package $36.00 or $15 Each; $5 per Event for Students & Seniors



- http://www.ohabei.org/tos-talks-15/



Adult Art Workshop: Figure Painting - Real and Abstract

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Explore figure painting: light, anatomy, form, composition, color and paint application working from a beautifully staged setting. See how artists in the past have abstracted the figure, and explore painting fundamentals in ways that will help both realistic and abstract artists. See website for supply list. Advance registration required.



06/10/15

$50 non-members; $40 Danforth Art members



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

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



Ivy Street School Extravaganza

Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center

 A group of students from the Ivy Street School will be performing in their fourth annual Extravaganza.

The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can showcase their talents including but not limited to singing, dancing, other music, and skits. The students prepare for months to perform with professionals and have their moment to shine.

The Ivy Street School is a residential school in Brookline, MA for adolescents with brain injuries and other neurological challenges ages 13-22. The school is one of only a handful in the country that specializes in behavioral health diagnoses, autism spectrum disorder, post High School transition programming, brain injury, and other neurological conditions.



06/11/15

FREE



- http://www.mabcommunity.org/ivystreetschool/news-events/extravaganza.html

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



An Evening of French Music

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

France takes center stage as an all-star assemblage of chamber musicians perform some of the greatest music from French composers. With a program that includes Ravel, Faure, Poulenc, Debussy and Caplet, the musicians will take the listener on a tour of lush, impressionistic Gallic compositions.



06/11/15

Tickets: $39-$58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/an-evening-of-french-music/

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



An Evening With Roger McGuinn

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

Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed folk music with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director and guitarist on Judy Collins #3.

 



06/11/15

Full Price Tickets are $40.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=195

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



Bette Midler

Presented by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group at TD Garden

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national tour kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide, including a stop in Boston at TD Garden on June 12, 2015.

With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, "It's the Girls!" The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group.

The tour will feature material from Midler's iconic career and material from her new album, "It's The Girls!" - a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. "It's The Girls!" features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60's super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90's hit makers TLC.



06/12/15

$45.50 - $260.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=396

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



A Schubertiade Evening

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor. Featuring Jennifer Koh for violin, Randall Scarlata for baritone, and Benjamin Hochman for piano.

 



06/12/15

Tickets: $28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/schubertiade-2015/

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



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



Concert in the Round

Presented by Lexington Symphony at Winchester Town Hall

Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which will be situated in the middle of Winchester Town Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are performed by ensembles from the orchestra.



06/13/15

Adult: $40
Student: $15



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

Winchester Town Hall - 71 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, Massachusetts, 01890



New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Visit a variety of exquisite gardens at Pontine Theatre’s annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour. The self-guided walking tour takes participants on a leisurely stroll through the quaint seaside town and into several private gardens, some on the water’s edge.

The New Castle Village Walk will take place rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Pontine Theatre's cultural and educational programs. This event is underwritten by Piscataqua Landscaping.



06/14/15

$20, $15 if purchased online



- http://www.pontine.org



Over There! Posters from World War I

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

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe—including select examples from Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Many of the works were used to encourage enlistment in the US Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Service, while others appeal to the American citizenry to buy war bonds, conserve food, support the Red Cross and other relief agencies, and maintain a strong work ethic on the home front. This exhibition is the first time since 1938 that many of these works will be on view, and marks the MFA’s first display of the newly acquired poster I Want You for U. S. Army (1917) by James Montgomery Flagg.



07/26/14 - 06/14/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/over-there

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



Dreamgirls

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are discovered by an ambitious agent who begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.  Share their elation and tribulations on the road to stardom, told through an unforgettable score that features "One Night Only," "Dreamgirls," and one of the most popular songs in musical theatre history, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." This brand-new production of DREAMGIRLS will provide the show-stopping numbers and touching performances audiences have come to expect from North Shore Music Theatre productions.



06/02/15 - 06/14/15

Please contact the Ticket Office for Seating and Pricing.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence and natural rapport with an audience, making his presentations fun, exciting and educational.

His latest release, "Miles Tones, Giacomo Gates Sings the Music of Miles Davis" reached #1 on National Jazz Radio.  Prior to that, “The Revolution Will Be Jazz-The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron” was #1 for six weeks, regarding national Jazz Radio airplay.

LUMINOSITY, on G88 Music,  a CD/DVD,  reached #18 on the National Jazz Playlist.

“Blue Skies,” “Fly Rite” and “Centerpiece” reached the Top 12 in National Jazz Radio Airplay.  All six have garnered    critical acclaim, and were internationally released.

Gates was voted “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by the Down Beat Critic’s Poll, for the past several years.  Jazz Journalist’s Association has nominated Gates, as “Best Male Jazz Vocalist” every year from 2003 through 2013.  In 2009, & 2010, Gates was Voted #1 in the DownBeat Critic’s Poll for “Rising Star.”

Giacomo teaches at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT  and Southern Connecticut State University, giving private lessons, workshops, clinics and master classes, along with clinics and master classes when touring.



06/14/15

$15



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



"Robin Hood" by Resident Artist Brad Shur!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievous deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. Featuring hilarious dialogue, original music, and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.



06/04/15 - 06/14/15

$8/Members, $12/General Admission



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

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



Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty

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

In an intimate exhibition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called “the most beautiful…in the world.”

Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with various types of drawings: scientific studies; grotesque caricatures of craggy faces; and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Many of Leonardo’s most admired drawings are featured in this rich and varied selection of 29 sheets and a manuscript, opening on April 15, fittingly Leonardo’s birthday.

One revelation for visitors will be the rarely displayed Codex on Flight, one of Leonardo’s most perceptive scientific explorations, with its nearly hidden self-portrait of Leonardo as a young man, a recent discovery. The exhibition features rare loans from a number of Italian public collections, including the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, and the Casa Buonarroti, the ancestral property of Michelangelo in Florence, which has lent eight drawings by that master.



04/15/15 - 06/14/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci-and-the-idea-of-beauty

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



Rose Projects 1C: Painting Blind

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

 

Painting Blind brings together work by four artists­–Willem de Kooning, Maria Lassnig, Frank Auerbach, and Georg Baselitz–that deliberately blurs touch and vision, bodily experience and image. A small group of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reveal these artists rejecting the confines of categories such as abstraction and representation in order to feel their way to new possibilities in art in the post-war world. This exhibition, curated by Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel, is the final installment of Rose Projects 1, a series of three research-based exhibitions.  

 

 



02/11/15 - 06/17/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/roseprojects1c.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Handel and Haydn Sings

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an audience of choral enthusiasts. This program surveys some of the most moving vocal music of the past four centuries, from the glorious counterpoint fo Palestrina to the spirtual minimalism of Arvo Part. 



06/18/15

$27-$52



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-and-haydn-sings/

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



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night.

Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



06/19/15

$50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

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



The Cat's Meow

Presented by The Footlight Club at The Footlight Club

The Cat's Meow by Steven Peros
A terrific drama/mystery base on the true story of a 1924 Hollywood murder aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. The Cat's Meow offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters including Charlie Chaplin, movie star Marion Davies, and movie mogul Thomas Ince. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

 



06/05/15 - 06/20/15

$20



- http://www.footlight.org

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



After All The Terrible Things I Do

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.



05/22/15 - 06/21/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/after-all-the-terrible-things-i-do/

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



Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season May-June 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

May 15th – June 21st, 2015
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties
180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Friday-Sunday, 11AM -8PM Also, Monday, May 25th.
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment, July/August. http://www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



05/15/15 - 06/21/15

FREE!



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



60th Annual Arts Festival

Presented by South Shore Art Center at Cohasset Town Common

For 60 years, Cohasset’s historic town common has been the site of South Shore Art Center’s annual arts festival, attracting over 9,000 guests to the three-day festival. Held on Father’s Day weekend, a sprawling eight-pole tent housing art exhibitions, 100 exhibitor booths, food booths, and a performance stage transform the quintessential New England town green. 



06/19/15 - 06/21/15

Suggested Donation $5.



- http://ssac.org/festival.asp

Cohasset Town Common - North Main Street, Cohasset, MA, 02025



NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

 NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture.  Celebrities signing autographs including Adam West of "Batman" and :Family Guy," along with national and local artists, authors and musicians. Cosplay (costumes) including contests and video game tournaments provide entertainment and activities.  NECC K!DZ presented by artist Emily Drouin provides young people with a creatuve area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book.  Panels, presentations and famous cars from TV and Movies including the Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1966 Batman TV show and a De Lorean time machine from Back To The Futiure.  More attractions and guests to be announced.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

$20 daily in Advance

$25 daily at the door

$10 daily children 7-13 advance

$15 daily children 7-13 at the door

$30 weekend pass in advance

$40 weekend pass at door

$15 weekend children 7-13 advance

$20 weekend children 7-13 at the door

Children under 7 Free



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Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Max Whiting Quintet

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

ZUMIX is pleased to present our 2015 Jazz at the Firehouse Concert Series, featuring incredible jazz music in ZUMIX’s beautifully renovated Firehouse, just a few blocks from East Boston’s Maverick Square. On June 21, we are excited to bring you Max Whiting Quintet!

Each evening will open with emerging artists from ZUMIX youth programs.



06/21/15

$15



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



Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents: Three Sisters

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and their quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Chekhov's first specific commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre.

A year after the death of their father, an army officer, the Moscow-bred Prosorovs, including the three sisters Olga, Masha, Irina, and one brother Andrew, are finding life drab and increasingly hopeless in a provincial Russian town. Only the proximity of a nearby artillery post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. Each of the sisters is in pursuit of love and happiness, but both of these desires seem increasingly out of reach as the play progresses.

The play has often been described as "the decline of the aristocratic and artistic elite coupled with the search for meaning in a modern world." Chekhov offers us the Prozorov siblings, who are refined and cultured youth, raised in Moscow but living a small and "lifeless" provincial town for the past eleven years. With the recent death of their father Colonel Prozorov, they await a return to Moscow where the "good life" can begin again.

From its initial success to current productions, audiences have responded with enthusiasm to this beautiful collision of envisioned dreams and frustrated hopes as well as the memorable characters of the Prozorov family and their friends, lovers, and acquaintances who populate the stage (pcpa.org).



05/21/15 - 06/21/15

$10 Seniors/Students
$20 Adults

 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/56346

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



Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasures

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

This exhibition celebrates recent gifts to the MFA that tell a story of a great European collection, which was looted during the Nazi era and ultimately restored to its rightful owners. The collection of 186 objects, originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects including jewelry and jeweled objects, miniatures, and rare books, and is a gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild, who was a daughter of the Baron and Baroness. Her daughter, MFA Trustee Bettina Burr, is among the donors who have made this gift to the MFA.

MFA curators address the issue of how to trace the provenance, or ownership history, of works of art in the exhibition. One painting on view—A Dordrecht nobleman on horseback with retainers and grooms (attributed to Nicolaes Maes, Dutch, 1634–1693)—is displayed in such a way that visitors are able to view the painting’s back. The inventory numbers that remain allow MFA curators and visitors to document the painting’s movements between the time of its seizure by Nazi forces in Vienna in 1938 and its return to Baroness de Rothschild in 1947.



03/02/15 - 06/21/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/restoring-a-legacy-rothschild-family-treasures

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



Keb' Mo'

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth.

“I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” Keb’ relates. “’BLUESAmericana’ is the beginning of the next phase of who I am.” The disc will be accompanied by Keb’s most extensive tour in years.

“My job is to look for something that’s truthful,” he vows. “Lies are the hardest things in the world to remember, but the truth digs right inside me and it reaches other people, too. If a song is truthful, the way the songs on ‘BLUESAmericana’ are, I have a piece of that song inside of me so I can always deliver it from my heart.”



06/25/15

$40.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/keb-mo/

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



14th National Prize Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

University Place Gallery & Kathryn Shultz Gallery
May 15 - June 25, 2015
Reception: Friday, May 15, 6-8pm

Juried by Michael Rush
Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University [michael_web_0]

ABOUT OUR JUROR
Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which opened in November 2012. Having arrived at MSU in late 2010, he was deeply involved in the completion of the 47,000 sq. ft. Zaha Hadid designed building and the 45-million-dollar building campaign. He is an award-winning curator, widely published author and critic, and co-founder of the Contemporary Art Museum Directors Association. He previously served as Founding Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004, and as Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, where he oversaw a significant collection of modern and contemporary art. Rush was widely recognized for his leadership in response to Brandeis’ controversial attempt to sell the Rose’s collection and close the art museum.



05/15/15 - 06/25/15

Free



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The Weepies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

SIRENS will be released by Nettwerk worldwide on April 28, 2015.



06/26/15

$30.00 - $40.00



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

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



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



02/13/15 - 06/26/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

The Riot Theater - 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130



The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

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



09/06/14 - 06/27/15

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

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



Celtic Woman: 10th Anniversary Celebration

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

Global music sensation CELTIC WOMAN brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to Worcester. This enchanting musical experience features CELTIC WOMAN performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss CELTIC WOMAN live in concert! CelticWoman.com

 

 

Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank



06/27/15

Full price tickets are $45 and $74, with limited premium seats available for $105.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=173

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



Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. Their latest release, KIDZ BOP 26, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2015. The all-new “Make Some Noise!” tour will stop in more than 40 major cities across North America.



06/27/15

$25.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kidz-bop/

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



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please Note: Children under three (3) years of age are not permitted.  Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.



09/17/14 - 06/28/15

Tickets: $60.05 - $117.70



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks Free Concert

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert
Saturday, July 4th, Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
7PM-dusk
 



07/04/15

Free



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos 1972-2005

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

In conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works surveying the breadth of her career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work. Her first single-screen tape Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy (1972) combines her inquiry into the representation of femininity using masks, mirrors, and other props, with the conceptual probing of video’s properties such as instant playback. The film Mirage (1976) shows the artist executing a number of signature, enigmatic chalk drawings, and erasing them immediately after. In the 1980s, Jonas’s work turned towards more narrative forms, inspired by antique myths, fairy tales, and literature. Using a range of stylized special effects, Double Lunar Dogs (1984), based on a science fiction story by Robert Heinlein, envisions the inhabitants of a space ship lost in space for generations, whereas Volcano Saga (1989), originally produced for television broadcast, stages a retelling of an ancient Icelandic saga. Also presented isLines in the Sand (2002-2005), documenting Jonas’s celebrated performance first staged for Documenta 11 in 2002.



04/07/15 - 07/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/joan-jonas-selected-films-and-videos-1972-2005

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Newsies

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…

Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.



06/23/15 - 07/05/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/newsies-baa/

Boston Opera House - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111



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



In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the T?hoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. This exhibition is the first in the US or Japan to explore the photographic response to these events. Divided into two sections—the first focused on the earthquake and tsunami and the second on the Fukushima disaster—the exhibition includes the work of 17 photographers, some of whom are among Japan’s most celebrated artists (such as Naoya Hatakeyama and Nobuyoshi Araki) and others who are emerging talents. Taken as a whole, their work explores the way art provides a powerful language for reflecting on tragic events and contributing to human recovery.



04/05/15 - 07/12/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/in-the-wake

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Swing Class at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and other kinds of Swing Dancing, fascinating and fun dance style that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise, get ready for a wedding, and can be danced either slow and sexy, smooth and sophisticated, or fast and rhythmically to most types of swing, pop, or jazz music, emphasising a strong connection between the partners as well as improvisation and individual interpretation of the music.  Swing is all about enegry, fun, and having a good time, so each swing lesson aims to keep your feet moving and your face smiling. Our talented, energetic, and friendly instructors will have you swing dancing in no time at all.



07/07/14 - 07/15/15

Classes are $20 each and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Everyman

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.



07/16/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/everyman

Coolidge Corner Theatre - 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA, 02446



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation.



07/17/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/melanie/

Shalin Liu Performance Center - 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Phil Vassar

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” 

With eight albums under his belt, Vassar has a resume full of accolades including two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Vassar last performed at Indian Ranch in 2013.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. This past season (2014), Indian Ranch played host to Willie Nelson, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, Bret Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Young, and more. Additional shows for the 2015 season will be announced soon.



07/19/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and 42.50
General Admission: $30.00
Adv. General Admission: valid until July 5: $35.00
Children’s Tickets: $20.00



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Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Shrek

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, SHREK THE MUSICAL proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.



07/07/15 - 07/19/15

Please see website for Ticket Prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? Chinese Paintings from the MFA, Boston

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Across all cultures, physical allure has been a central focus of depicting women in art. In China, the rich visual cultures of the region have produced many different images of women in accordance with the fashions, styles, aesthetics, and concepts of beauty. Works that today seem to be modest depictions of beautiful women may have been considered highly suggestive when first created. Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? includes paintings, prints, posters, and photographs of women by Chinese artists from the 11th through the 20th century. Highlights include Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk (1082–1135), one of the MFA’s great masterpieces of Chinese paintings, as well as 18th century erotic paintings, turn-of-the century hand-colored photographs of courtesans, a 1930s advertisement poster, and 20th-century propaganda posters of female factory workers. 



12/20/14 - 07/19/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/court-ladies-or-pin-up-girls

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 13-23

Ballet Stories (ages 3-4): Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Ballet Journeys (ages 5-7): Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-3pm

Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters, and music of popular classical ballets through movement. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Beginners welcome. 

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 

 

 



07/13/15 - 07/23/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Kerry Dunn

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

 5 Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop (5 day)

Guest Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Dates for Workshop: July 20th to the 24th
Times: 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $700

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet painting technique where the painting is finished in one sitting and has become a very popular method over the last 100 years. We will have a different portrait model for each day of this workshop. The instructor will demo in the mornings from 9:30 - 11:00am to lead students with what they will work on for the day. The first day students will practice building a day long painting focusing on proportion and blocking in flesh tones along with a few color accents to develop a value range, the planes of the head, and begin rendering form and some basic anatomy of features, etc. The second day we will switch gears and do two color study paintings following the color theory of Henry Hensche. As long as proportions and values are under control then color can be pushed as far as possible even when getting into smaller planes and facial features. This is a great way to get students to push color outside of their comfort zones. The last three days students will practice combining both approaches into one cohesive method by starting with a grisaille and flesh tones, and then adding color and developing further, resulting in three additional one day paintings, each completed while the paint is still wet. We will also cover anatomy, edges, working from larger to smaller, modeling form and develop features and focal points. Students will leave with six paintings total, one flesh tone, two color studies, and three finished alla prima portraits. A 3 hour public demonstration by the instructor will be conducted the day before the workshop begins. This workshop is for beginners to advanced painters.



07/20/15 - 07/24/15

700.00



- http://academyofrealistartboston.com/workshops-classes/



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-14

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School- Northshore

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 6-24, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Extended care options available and North Shore YMCA members save 10%.

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 



07/06/15 - 07/24/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School- Northshore - 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945



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



Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Heralded as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin…IS American music.” In this tour-de-force performance by award winning showman Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein), the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” comes to life. We’re taken from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side—and ultimately all of America and the world. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream

 

 



07/08/15 - 07/26/15

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office
Tickets range from $35-$75 depending on seat



- https://artsemerson.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=23A544B6-B0CF-4735-A407-F7128B4A9441&sessionlanguage=EN&SessionSecurity::correspondencedetail_id=A7E32FA9-F46B-4DB6-89DB-F2742077F80

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Suffield Academy Summer Academy

Presented by Suffield Academy

 Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day students or boarding students.

Application materials are available online. Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Suffield Academy has been running an academic enrichment summer session since 1995.

According to Suffield Academy Summer Programs Director, Greg Lynch, “The summer session offers academic programs in mathematics, languages, computer science and sciences; workshops in leadership and study skills; and a full array of athletics, arts, and recreational activities on the campus in Suffield, Connecticut. We also program weekend field trips to New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island”.

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer

For additional information, contact Kyle Vigneault, Summer Academy Director of Admissions, at 860-386-4482 or kvigneault@suffieldacademy.org.

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, Connecticut. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy's programs and services: www.suffieldacademy.org.



06/28/15 - 07/31/15

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer



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Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The PERFECT Girl's Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes dance on tabletops, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that Thunder From Down Under is the is best male revue show on the Strip!

This show is the ultimate bachelorette party, divorce party and girls' night out destination.



07/31/15

$20.50 - $37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/thunder-from-down-under/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events, from July 17 through July 31.

Summer 2015 features performances by DMF’s celebrated founding educators/musicians, renowned pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and renowned conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky.  These two magnificent musicians waited more than two years to obtain a visa permitting them to emigrate from the former Soviet Union to the United States in 1977.  Their success in obtaining visas was due, in part, to a petition organized by American composers, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.  It is fitting that the first performance of the DMF 2015 season is the music of Sondheim and Bernstein.

Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.  Founded on the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit, and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, this intensive 17-day program of chamber music, brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists in the beautiful bayside village of Duxbury.  For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury comes alive with chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Additionally, DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.

This tenth anniversary season, which will feature the chamber works of Russian and American composers,including Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Kapustin, Bernstein and Adams, promises to be a season of renewal and glorious music and music-making.  The founding faculty perform in two concerts and each give a master class.  Festival Artistic Director Stephen Deitz has invited the 2015 faculty of internationally-acclaimed musicians to perform in five faculty concerts.  Faculty include pianists Jonathan Bass, Jeffrey Cohen, Stephen Deitz, Regina Yung and Andrew Chen; violinists Lucie Robert and Christophe Poiget; violist Michael Strauss; and cellist Amir Eldan. 

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.



 

Schedule of Events

 

July 17, 6 & 8:30 pm    BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM REVUE

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury $50 per person

Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculty in concert

Seating at café tables, snacks, and wine cash bar

Sponsored by Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale


 

July 18, 10 am    ?    PIANO MASTER CLASS WITH OXANA YABLONSKAYA

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

Non-DMF pianists may audition via CD to perform in Ms. Yablonskaya’s Master Class.  Non-DMF performers

incur a $60 fee.  

 

            

July 19, 6:30 pm ?    FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

?Private Waterfront Duxbury home, lawn concert under a tent, followed by reception

Shuttle Service begins at 5:30 pm at South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts,? 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$60 per person

?Sponsored by Diane and Sherm Hoyt

 

July 20, 10 am    ?    STRING MASTER CLASS WITH DIMITRI YABLONSKY

AND  JANNA GANDELMAN

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

 

 

July 21, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception


 

July 23, 7:30 pm     FACULTY CONCERT

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 24, 7:00 pm    DISCO FEVER ON THE GREEN

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome

Sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation

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July 25, 6:30 pm ?    RHYTHM & BLUES ON THE GREEN

?    Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$75 per person, tables of 8 for $600

?    Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House

?    Sponsored by Mollie Dunn

 

 July 26, 10:30 am ?    FAMILYFEST

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 12, $50 family maximum

Sponsored by Foundation for Creative Achievement

 

July 26, 5:00 pm ?    SUNDAY IN THE PARK

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

Free, lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions

DMF faculty and students in free concert of chamber repertoire

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July 27, 7:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 29, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception

 

July 31, 7:00 pm    ?WINNERS CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$50 per person

?Winners of DMF solo and chamber competitions in concert

Post-concert "farewell" reception  

 

Festival Recitals

DMF festival recitals, free and open to the public, are held July 20, 22, and 28 at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm.  Student recital sponsors include Lee and Jack Barlow, Barbara and Fred Clifford, and Nancy Roberts Herndon.

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

 

About Duxbury Music Festival

Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 10th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance unique to all of New England.  Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF is an intensive 17-day program of chamber music, bringing world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England's most beautiful bayside villages, Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.   For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz and alive with chamber music whether it be chamber coachings and student recitals or festival competitions and faculty concerts.  For a little more than a fortnight chamber music abounds perfectly complementing this picturesque historic town's cultural diversity.   Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and venues.  DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.  DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.


South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.



07/17/15 - 07/31/15

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1. A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.



- http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org

Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Light/Dark, White/Black

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich with symbolism, metaphor, and association. Comprised of challenging juxtapositions, harmonious ensembles, and unexpected pairings, this exhibition explores how artists use different formal elements and mediums to exploit the associative character of black and white and visually render conceptual themes. Through this lens, the work of artists such as Josef Albers, Roy DeCarava, Carroll Dunham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Ray Metzker, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Fred Sandback, Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt—whose avant-garde treatise on this subject inspired the title of the exhibition—and others from the Addison’s permanent collection will come into focus.



01/17/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



New Members Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!



07/07/15 - 07/31/15

Free



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The Place Between: Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada. Merill Comeau brings together incongruous fibers redolent of past lives: worn blue jeans, plastic mesh vegetable bags, vintage linens, paper cups, obsolete slides, and cardboard boxes. Her use of scraps implies lives lived, social constructs of identity and class, consumer cycles, and the challenges of living in a complex world bombarded with information and beset with challenges.  

Using the yurt form as a reference for transition and permanence, Janet Kawada blends differing concepts into a static form. Her fiber dwellings represent a place between:  between reality and the other; between inner and outer beauty; between art and craft. The movement of people in and out of our lives is given poignant shape through construction of these felted and embroidered miniatures houses, the layers of fibers acting variously as palimpsests, shadows, and accretions of meaning. 



03/25/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Hokusai

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Also displayed are some of the most famous images in Japanese art, including Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Great Wave)(about 1830–31)—from the legendary series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji—and the brilliantly colored multi-panel screen painting Phoenix (1835). Spanning Hokusai’s work from his 20s through his 80s, the exhibition will explore common themes through sections dedicated to topics such as landscapes, nature, fantasy, and the “Floating World” of urban culture (including depictions of the Kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara pleasure district). Works that depict Japanese historical and literary motifs will be featured along with “perspective prints” with exaggerated vanishing points, often used in toy peep shows. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.



04/05/15 - 08/09/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/hokusai

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by broad brush strokes, interrupted only by the nodes of the bamboo, and by a dependence on ink tone rather than line in defining form. The date can be inferred from the condition of the lower seal, known to have been broken at its upper right corner in 1792.

At about age twenty-five Rosetsu became the pupil of the Kyoto painter Maruyama Okyo, one of the most popular and prolific Japanese artists of the eighteenth century. Within four years he had become a respected painter in the Okyo tradition of detailed linear description of objects, his work differing from that of his master in its greater dynamism in composition and distortion of line. In 1786-87, after a trip to the southern part of Kii Province the younger artist turned away from a linear style to one based on washes and shading.



05/13/15 - 08/09/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/bamboo-nagasawa-rosetsu/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for these classes.



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Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters and music of popular classical ballets through movement. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School’s master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jefferies, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-17

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am

Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppelia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School's master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jeffries, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%!

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line.

 

 

 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

Boston Ballet School - 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Adult Summer Dance Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program August 3-14, 2015 Monday-Friday, 6:30-9pm Ages 18+ Newton Studio Limited time offer: register online by February 28 to SAVE 10%! Join us for a two-week intensive program, August 3-14, designed specifically for adults to study ballet and the wider world of dance. Students may choose from beginner-advanced level ballet classes. This two-week program runs Monday-Friday from 6:30-9pm at our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, MA. Visit us online to learn more and register. Space is limited, enroll today!



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition Varies, Please see http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html for more information.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html



Folk Open Mic

Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.



04/21/15 - 08/18/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org/performance/folk-open-mic-32

The Center for Arts in Natick - 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, 01760



Now Accepting Applications for The Broadway Experience Summer 2015!

Presented by The Broadway Experience

The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create and inspire triple threat performers. Students undergo an intense study of dance, voice, and acting, along with a major performance opportunity with current Broadway professionals and incredible master teachers. Students become stronger, versatile and more dynamic performers, preparing themselves for a professional career at the highest level. www.thebroadwayexperience.com

NYC 2015 summer intensive: August 10 - 22, 2015

THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE : WHERE BROADWAY'S FUTURE MEETS BROADWAY'S FINEST

Application/audition information

Now accepting electronic applications. A completed application includes online application form, headshot, recorded audition, and an application fee of $25. Please see our website for full details, thebroadwayexperience.com and click on AUDITION and APPLICATION.

Recorded auditions: Please provide a URL link to a video hosting website or a DVD of your recorded audition and include:

- A dance combination or individual exercises showing line, jumps, and turns. You may also submit a performance or routine if it meets these requirements.

- 32 to 64 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice.

Monologues or readings will not be required.

Audition videos should not exceed ten minutes in length and may be recorded using a camera phone or any recording device. DVD's will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

From the advanced beginner to the young professional, TBE creates a synergy between training and the professional world where excellence is expected. Minimum age requirement is 11 years of age. The Pro level is for college age students or young professionals who want to continue their triple threat musical theatre training at the highest level and make valuable connections for the future culminating in a filmed showcase in 1080 HD.

WEBSITE: http://www.thebroadwayexperience.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tbenyc

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/tbenyc

VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/tbenyc

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/tbenyc

EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING...

- Beginning everyday with a technical dance class.
- Master classes in many different Broadway dance styles, covering repertoire from the golden age of musical theater up to present day choreography.
- Dance and Song classes.
- Voice/choral work.
- Song Interpretation class.
- Various acting classes including various techniques.
- Monologue work and scene study.
- Improvisation.
- Take the first step to actually putting all three mediums together, dance, sing and act, hence learning to become what’s known as a “triple threat.”
- Choreography workshop.
- In-depth musical workshop.
- Lecture demonstrations on aspects of the business, practical and non-practical including wellness/nutrition and injury prevention.
- Meet industry specialists such as choreographers, directors and casting directors.
- Audition study helping one understand the audition process and how to present oneself.
- Experience a real audition, in front of a panel of industry specialists.
- See Broadway show(s)
- Q&A with a Broadway cast following performances.
- A major performance opportunity at the end of week two. (Level One & Two only.)
- A recorded HD showcase. (Pro Level only.)
- Lunch is catered every day.
- Receive your very own TBE T-shirt!
- Discount on drop-in classes at Broadway Dance Center.

The Broadway Experience is associated with Broadway Dance Center; New York City’s ultimate destination for dance.

Email info@thebroadwayexperience.com for more info.

Featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Magazine, The Dancing Times UK and NY1 OnStage.

TBE 2014 faculty included Ben Hartley (The Little Mermaid), Mami Tomotani (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake), Michael Mindlin (Aladdin), Bahiyah Hibah (After Midnight), Kristyn Pope (White Christmas), Enrique Brown (Fiddler on the Roof), Nick Kenkel (Evita), Olga Karmansky (Pippin), Alan Souza (Saturday Night Fever), Carman Lacivita (Cyrano), JT Eagan (Casa Valentina), Steven Malone (Newsies), Dierdre Friel (Leap of Faith), Julian Reeve (Bring It On), Greg Landes (Grinch), Harold Lewter (CLA), Tony Cloer (BRE), & Benton Whitley (Duncan Stewart & Co.)

Special guests have included: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristin Chenoweth, Faith Prince, Baayork Lee, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Karen Ziemba & Jonathan Groff.

"TBE is the only summer musical theater intensive parents and students need to know about."Casey Nicholaw, Director & Choreographer The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, Book of Mormon.

"Inspiration! Ben Hartley and his team have created a unique and special program. I wish I had The Broadway Experience when I was growing up"Kristin Chenoweth, TONY & EMMY award winning actress, Wicked, Promises Promises.

"Ben Hartley and his knowledgeable colleagues transform aspiring musical theatre students into budding skilled performers."Karen Ziemba, TONY award winning actress, Steel Pier, Contact, Chicago, Curtains.

"I fully support & recommend Ben's guidance to every young student that is looking to learn more about performing and about themselves."Norm Lewis, B'way Star, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, The Little Mermaid.

Recent press: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Broadway-Experience-Wraps-Seventh-Summer-Season-20140811#

www.thebroadwayexperience.com



08/10/15 - 08/22/15

$1100 (one week) - $2100 (two weeks) including Broadway show(s) & a catered lunch every day.



- http://thebroadwayexperience.com/



Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform at the weekly summer concert series that begins July 12 and continues every Saturday evening through August 23rd.

Each concert starts with an opening performance at 6 p.m. and is followed by a feature performance at about 6:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening at the farm listening to live music performed by local and regional musicians in a beautiful, family friendly setting.

For the opening concert on Saturday, July 11, the feature performer will be The Lied To’s, with Hugh O’Doherty. The concert series continues on July 18 with Barbara Phaneuf and an opening performance by Mike laureanno,; July 25: Riley Coyote with Pattie DeRosa; August 1: Spuyten Duyvil with Carrie Ferguson; August 8: The Rafters with Diane Battistello; August 15: Hiroya Tsukamoto with Chief Noda (split bill); August 22: Boxcar Lilies with Davey O.

Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or favorite chair, pack a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the farm. All shows are held rain or shine and will move into the adjacent classroom in case of rainy weather. Admission is $10 per person; free for children under age 12. All shows are family friendly with plenty of space for kids to be kids while you enjoy the show. Artist CD’s will be sold at each performance, along with drinks and snacks, and extra folding chairs will be available.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Soule Homestead Education Center is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction and family cultural events located at 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346.
 



07/11/15 - 08/22/15

$10 per person



- http://www.soulehomestead.org



Saturday Night Fever

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your "Boogie Shoes" as NSMT presents a New England Regional Premiere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" Based on the 1970's hit film, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL tells the story of Tony Manero, a humble New York paint store clerk by day who transforms into a polyester-clad stallion king of disco by night. Every Saturday night, Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his ludicrously large-collared shirt and hits the streets and the clubs to strut his stuff. However, when the club nights come on and Tony and his friends emerge into the daylight, things are never as simple as they seem. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL combines scintillating disco choreography with the best-selling soundtrack by The Bee Gees featuring classic tracks such as "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Disco Inferno," and "Jive Talkin'."



08/11/15 - 08/23/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



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North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at University Place Gallery

Reception & Awards: Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
End of show pick-up: Friday, August 28, 10am-5pm

 

History of the Riverbend Park Trust: In 1974, Cambridge resident Isbella Halsted proposed the idea of a traffic-free Sunday park along the Charles River and in 1975 founded the People for Riverbend Park Trust to bring her idea to reality. With the collaboration of the Metropolitan District Commission that at the time had jurisdiction over the land and parkway, and with the cooperation of the City of Cambridge, the Sunday park was established on a 1.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive, from Western Avenue to the Eliot Bridge. The Sunday park is now run by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). With this exhibition, the Trust and the Cambridge Art Association, celebrate the first forty years of this successful citizen’s effort to reclaim the joys of being near our beloved Charles River. We invite artists to capture the special character of this historic area that thousands from near and far are attracted to for peaceful recreation. Isbella’s own hand-drawn map (shown above) defines the area involved.



07/07/15 - 08/27/15

Free



- http://cambridgeart.org



Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
6:00-7:30pm
Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape musicians. Bring your blankets and dancing shoes! Performances are listed at HyArtsDistrict.com Free parking available Town Hall, 230 South Street. Public restrooms at Bismore Park on the Harbor. No rain dates. All events are free and family friendly.
 



07/07/15 - 08/28/15

FREE



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE IT! Adults dig it, too.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)

Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. The Family Show is fun for the whole family and best for children ages 4-12.

Family Show features some of the most talented musicians and improv comedians in Boston:

Andy Short, Britt Mitchell, Emily DiPietro, Francesca Villa, Jamie Loftus, Johnny Lopez, Joseph Gels, Katie Greenman, Kevin Miller, Lauren Robinson, Luke Bruneaux, Mac Gostow, Matt Bistany, Noel Naczi and Rachel von Ahn Directed by Nate Lopez



04/04/15 - 08/29/15

TICKETS: $14, ONLY $8 for Children 12 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/05/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Samurai

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.



04/18/15 - 09/06/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/samurai/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Photographing Places: The photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009

Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum

This new exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography in the MIT Museum features a range of images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design journal Places between the years of 1987 and 2009, when the journal moved online. Founded in 1983 by faculty at MIT and Berkeley, Places is a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism.



03/11/15 - 09/06/15

Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free.
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.



- http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/photographing-places.html

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Secret Flower Sculptures: Jean-Michel Othoniel

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jean-Michel Othoniel, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, returns with an exhibition of new work conceptualized during his residency. Known internationally for monumental sculptures of blown glass and metal, Othoniel adheres to a basic theme through much of his work: exploration of natural beauty and its many material transformations. Secret Flower Sculptures will highlight his obsession with the hidden meanings of flowers, and his desire to capture their essence and beauty in sculpture, drawing, and photography.

During his time at the Gardner, Othoniel became intrigued by a rare 1701 book at the Boston Public Library. Raoul-Auger Feuillet’s The Art of Describing Dance visually illustrates Louis XIV’s dance steps at the Court of Versailles. This inspired Othoniel to submit—and ultimately win, along with landscape designer Louis Benech—a bid to create the first permanent contemporary art installation in the Versailles gardens near Paris, due to open in spring 2015.

Secret Flower Sculptures will showcase bronze models and watercolor sketches made for the Versailles project, along with two new sculptures—Peony, the Knot of Shame(glass) and La Rose des Vents (gold aluminum)—one of which will be installed outdoors. Additionally, the artist has assembled his own very personal tour of the Gardner, drawing on connections and discoveries made during his residency.



03/12/15 - 09/07/15

Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students: $5 with current ID



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/contemporary_art/exhibitions/forthcoming_exhibitions/jean-michel_othoniel_secret_flower_sculptures

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 02115



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/12/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. 

In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” 

Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.



01/17/15 - 09/13/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of Latin America with those of Europe, melding bananas and jungle foliage with ornate decorative objects and opulent architecture. His unexpected combinations harness the complex culture clash and enduring tension between the two regions. They also reference “magical realism”—the literary genre marked by a blend of the fantastic and mundane, perhaps best known today through the works of fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez and Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges.

Fuenmayor earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the School’s prestigious Traveling Fellowship. He used the funds to visit part of his native country that he had never seen before: Leticia, Colombia’s southern-most city, which sits on the banks of the Amazon River where Colombia, Brazil, and Peru converge. This inspired Fuenmayor to make work on a Colombian banana plantation; his first video art piece, on view in the exhibition, documents that experience.



04/18/15 - 09/13/15

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gonzalo-fuenmayor

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/19/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Circles VI: Connections

Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater

Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted Techniques!  In addition to dance performances, we will also showcase spoken word artists, visual artists, musicians and singers.  Each year we bring a number of fan favorites back to the stage in addition to some new acts that are sure to thrill you!  A unique, entertaining show, Circles is a true celebration of the arts in Boston!



09/19/15

$25/ticket
General Admission
Show starts at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm



- http://www.unytedstylzproductions.com/upcoming-performances--workshops.html

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Branching Out: Trees as Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and sap, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force.  From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



09/27/14 - 09/20/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/175-branching_out_trees_as_art

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Dance Friday

Presented by Dance Friday

Join us every week Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke-, scent-, and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization. We're located at 3 Church Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square.



09/15/13 - 09/25/15

All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Suggested Donation is on a sliding scale of $10-15, Youth ages 13-23 $5. Children 12 and under are free. We recommend casual, light-weight, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.



- http://dancefriday.org/



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/26/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanty Season August-September 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

August 31st-September 27th, 2015:
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Seven days a week, 11AM -6PM
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment Saturdays in September. www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



08/31/15 - 09/27/15

FREE



- http://hyartsdistrict.com



Raphael: The Cowper Madonna

at Worcester Art Museum

The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance paintings in America, will come to Worcester from the National Gallery of Art in Washington for a special, focused installation.  Painted at the moment when Raphael made the transition from Urbino to Florence, this work stands at the beginning of the highly influential Madonnas which secured his reputation. Raphael's work will be paired with Worcester's Northbrook Madonna, a work that came into the collection in 1940 with an attribution to Raphael that has long been discarded, but without clear consensus on what relationship the work bears to Raphael and his studio. This two-painting installation, which will also address the underdrawing of the two pictures, will explore Raphael's masterful interpretation and the spread of his early style among followers in Central Italy.



01/24/15 - 09/27/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/raphael-the-cowper-madonna/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



Billy Elliot

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical...BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL The Musical is the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, audiences will follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.



09/29/15 - 10/11/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Jeppson Idea Lab: Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Centering on a major conservation treatment by former Mellon Fellow Matthew Cushman, this Idea Lab presentation looks at a portrait of an unknown Antwerp man, painted by Anthony Van Dyck very early in the artist's career, just after his departure from Rubens's studio. Scientific research and the cleaning have revealed Van Dyck's process, including numerous changes to the costume, to keep up with evolving fashions, and led to the discovery of the picture’s date.



03/14/15 - 10/11/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/jeppson-idealab-portrait-of-a-man-anthony-van-dyck/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



The Heritage Collection Exhibit

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and excellence..



04/18/15 - 10/15/15

Free with Museum Admission



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/art-museum/



Literary Landscapes

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often provides insight into the characters themselves. In this exhibition of forty items, visitors will discover maps from a variety of fictional genres, learn how authors create imaginary worlds, and appreciate why descriptive geography is essential to the story. People and creatures, even those who exist only in tales, are related to place, and maps of their imaginary worlds allow readers to be transported into the geography of fantasy.



02/01/15 - 10/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/literary-landscapes/

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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



Herb Ritts

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s, known for his beautifully printed, formally bold, and sensual black-and-white images of supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. This new exhibition of the photographer’s work revisits the artist, whose groundbreaking 1996 retrospective, “Herb Ritts: WORK,” remains one of the most popular exhibitions in MFA history. The Ritts Foundation has given the Museum a print of every image in the 1996 exhibition, and in 2007, supported the MFA’s first gallery dedicated solely to photography. The Museum’s Herb Ritts and Clementine Brown galleries host the new exhibition, featuring an array of Ritts’s photographs celebrating the human body and embracing the carefree California lifestyle.



03/14/15 - 11/08/15

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/herb-ritts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”



11/13/15

$25.00 - 35.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/paula_poundstone/

Wilbur Theatre - 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Sister Act

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique talents to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. Featuring all new original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!



11/03/15 - 11/15/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

One of the most important private collections of folk art in the country has been assembled near Worcester, with an unusual focus on Central Massachusetts portraits and painted furniture. The work remains little known and will be examined in light of the growing economic development in the region during the 1800s and the market for itinerant artists.



07/15/15 - 11/29/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/american-folk-art-lovingly-collected/

Worcester Art Museum - 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609



artKitchen Painting Sessions with Sasha Coelho

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Sign up for an artKitchen Painting Session with Sasha Coelho. No experience necessary. Let our resident artist, Sasha Coelho, guide you to capture an image on canvas. Each month she chooses a new masterpiece to inspire you. Come straight from work, have dinner at the artKitchen Café, and then launch into your creative adventure. Bring a friend. Dinner menu options will be posted shortly.

 



04/02/15 - 12/03/15

For $35 (or two people for $60) have dinner, a glass of wine that you can take with you into the studio, and a fun one-hour painting session to create your very own masterpiece on a canvas that you can take home.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/artkitchen-painting-sessions/

Fuller Craft Museum - 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA, 02301



MFA First Fridays

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

Accepted forms of identification for First Friday entrance include:
Massachusetts Drivers License
Massachusetts Liquor ID
Massachusetts ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License from any US state
Valid Passport (photocopies are not accepted)
Federal Identification (e.g. Military ID)



09/06/14 - 12/04/15

Nonmembers $25.00
Seniors and Students $23.00

Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-first-fridays

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Power Hour

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston announces a new addition to the “Grab Bag Thursday” family of shows. On the second Thursday of every month, PowerHour gives the mic to a rotating roster of the best standups in Boston and beyond. In Boston, even the most experienced local comics typically get just a few minutes to bring the laughs... ImprovBoston tears down those walls to give audiences a full 15 minutes from each of the carefully curated comics. Veteran Boston standup Dan Crohn hosts this unique showcase in the ImprovBoston Main Theater to give Boston’s top comics the stagetime they deserve and their audiences want.



02/12/15 - 12/10/15

$10, student discount at the door w/ student ID. No ticket fees online. General admission seating.



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ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

Presented by Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

 This exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners. Compelling mounted specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology help tell the story of the human navigational instinct, deeply rooted in animal biology. Viewing accurate scale models of sailing canoes and nautical stick charts from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, visitors will marvel at how expert navigators, using a relatively simple toolkit, successfully negotiated the complex archipelagos of the southern Pacific. Drawing from the extraordinary Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the exhibition traces the evolution of European celestial navigation, from the quadrant and astrolabe to the cross staff, octant, and sextant and showcases an array of variations in navigational instrument design. The exhibition displays diverse navigational methods used by fourteenth- to nineteenth-century mariners—including compasses and various dead-reckoning tools, as well as nautical atlases, maps, piloting books, and astrological texts borrowed from the Harvard Map Collection and the Houghton Library Archives.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is open Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



02/12/15 - 12/11/15

FREE



- http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_exhibitions.html



Studio 40

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Studio Teams are independent improv ensembles from the Boston Area who have been hand-selected by ImprovBoston to showcase regularly in the IB Studio Theater, OH! Oh! Studio! They are self-motivated and self-organized ensembles, driven by a love for a comedy. They do it for you. Support them!



10/03/14 - 12/18/15

$12
$10 (for students w/ ID)



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/studio40

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

"Best of Boston 2012, Best Improv Troupe." - Boston Comedy Scene Examiner

"One of the fastest, highest energy shows in Boston" - NECN

 

New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams enter: one tastes the sweet nectar of victory and takes home the coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World (trademark pending); the other eats their dust in an agonizingly hilarious defeat. Face Off presents fast-paced competitive improv comedy, improv games, scenes and team challenges, offering you a night of glory, bragging rights, and most of all, fun. You be the judge. Literally.

Directed by Face Off veteran John Serpico.

Featuring Face Off Rockstars: Amy Frizzi, Annie Kozakiewicz, Camilo Aladro, Casey Stoddard, Ceara O'Sullivan, Dan Chapman, Dana Jay Bein, Kelly MacFarland, Liz Roderick, Mary Largenton, Matthew Walczak, Nate Stoddard, Nick Garner, Sara Burns and Shawn Musgrave



01/10/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 Students (student tickets can only be purchased at the door night of show). General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



ImprovBoston Mainstage

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games, scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and audience participation, an elite cast of Boston's best improvisers creates a show that redefines itself with every performance. No rules. No boundaries. Just spectacular comedy and incredible improvisation. Featuring: Amy Click, Ari Stern, Ben Scurria, Bradley Taylor, Brian Agosta, Conor Allen, Holly Tarnower, Jenna O'Brien, John (Mickey) McCauley, Kate McGroarty-King, Kristina Smarz, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Natalie Cunha, Nate lopez and Samuel Ike; Directed by Bobby Smithney



01/08/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 at the door with student ID. General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.

 



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/mainstage

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



LaughterRisk

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

LaughterRisk, a late night celebration of laughter and risk, is a variety show that gives experienced artists the opportunity to push their comfort zones.  It’s a celebration of the unknown and unattempted. The monthly show will feature improv of all kinds, standup, sketch, music, storytelling and everything in between. The first Saturday of every month at 11:30PM, this late night showcase in ImprovBoston’s Main Theater provides a unique opportunity to showcase Boston’s extraordinary comedy artists in a late night variety show format. LaughterRisk is created and produced by John Serpico, Kevin Quigley and Kelly MacFarland.



03/07/15 - 12/19/15

$5 



- http://www.improvboston.com/LaughterRisk

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

Museum of African American History's exhibition Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books  examine historical and cultural implications of forbidding enslaved Africans to read or write, and traces the evolution and majestic recovery of their written voices. Free black communities from Boston and beyond used their writings to advance the pursuit of freedom, fuel civil rights campaigns from the Colonial period through the 19th century, and inspire gifted writers through the ages to use words as an agent of social change.

The exhibit also explores the early black community of Boston and their purposeful, powerful, and prophetic use of the written word in pursuit of freedom and civil rights. The exhibit’s body of literature also examines artistic and creative expression in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. It draws on the Museum’s antique book collection, the Clark Collection of African American Literature housed at Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library, and other archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. 



01/01/15 - 12/26/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/exhibits.htm

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



All Access Improv

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Fast. Furious. Funny. All Access Improv delivers a high-octane, completely off-the-cuff comedic force of nature every Saturday at 6PM in the Main Theater. Appropriate for anyone with a sense of humor (all ages welcome), All Access is 65-minutes jam packed with 100% improvised scenes, songs, and games designed to make our professional comedians sweat hard and our audiences laugh harder. We combine the best improvisers from ImprovBoston’s popular Family Show, fast-paced Face Off and renowned National Touring Company into an AllStar cast showcasing blazingly quick-witted comedy, mind-melting improvised music and, of course, copious audience interaction. All Access Improv is Boston’s all-access pass to daring, athletic, immersive comedy for everyone with a pulse.



04/04/15 - 12/26/15

$16 General Admission
$10 for ages 18 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/all-access

ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Harold Night: Top Shelf

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, THE classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch, an original improvised set exploring a world of characters we guarantee you won't soon forget. Your ticket also grants you free admission to Harold Night: Fresh Blend, which occurs directly after Top Shelf.



01/14/15 - 12/30/15

$12, $10 at the door with student ID. General admission seating. No ticket fees online.



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ImprovBoston Theatre - 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy Presidential Library. On view in the Museum starting September 12th.

Visit www.JFKLibrary.org for more information.
 



09/12/12 - 12/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Glass Flowers

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000 models were made by just two men, Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939). Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, they had moved to Germany and established a studio outside of Dresden.

Glass Flowers would be a perfect addition to visits to the Boston Garden & Flower Show, March 16-20, 2011, or the 10th World Flower Show in June 15-19, 2011. Docent-led tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, although these are not necessary as good signage and a short video presentation makes self-guided tours just as rewarding.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Glass artist Dale Chihuly on the Glass Flowers at Harvard:
"It is an unbelievable collection...No one really knows how they did that, it is mind boggling and extraordinary."

 



10/09/12 - 12/31/15

Adults: $12.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Children ages 3–18: $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Free for members



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft and contemporary practice. Outstanding works that display the transformative nature of clay include objects drawn from the MFA’s rich holdings as well as a number of local private collections. The exhibition features more than 70 works organized into three thematic sections: Sculpture and Abstraction, Nature and Landscape, and Surface and Decoration. Many of the objects have never before been on display in a museum, with the majority making their MFA debut. Pushing the boundaries between functional and sculptural, the works demonstrate unprecedented experimentation not only with forms, colors and glazes, but also with the role of clay as an artistic and sculptural medium. Highlighting the connections between contemporary art and the art of the past, the exhibition explores each generation’s distinct style, examining how the potter has been redefined as an artist, and how ceramics have been redefined as a vehicle for artistic expression. Diverse highlights include The Pine tile manufactured by Grueby Faience Company around 1906-20, Gourd-shaped vase form (model no.J821) by Gertrud and Otto Natzler from 1958, and a newly acquired porcelain sculpture, December (2013) by Cheryl Ann Thomas.



01/17/15 - 01/03/16

MFA Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* Free*
Children 6 and under Free

*Weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/nature-sculpture-abstraction-and-clay

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Museum Highlights Tour at Harvard Peabody Museum

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard, and the newest exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures.  Tours visit highlights on the first and third floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. 

 



02/20/15 - 02/26/16

Free with museum admission



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2216

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Images of Discovery

Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum

Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each photographer explored a range of scientific questions.

By using strobes, magnification, and other light-capturing strategies, they reveal their curiosity about the natural world and how it works. Visitors will learn more about using photography to examine the unknown through their exposure to these distinguished photographers, and the unique image making stations featuring the inventive methodologies used by Edgerton, Abbott and Frankel.

The work selected showcases the photographer's curiosity and dedication to making the natural and the technological world more accessible to the public. Each are represented by over ten images that range in subject matter from swinging wrenches to soap bubbles.

Images of Discovery presents an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

Image-making stations include:

Water Drop, based on the work of Harold "Doc" Edgerton
Capture a water drop as it falls. This technique resulted in Edgerton's famous, and now iconic "milk drop" image.

Capture Movement, based on the work of Harold "Doc" Edgerton
Use one of the objects provided to "see the unseen" by filming with a high-speed video camera.

A Bouncing Ball, based on the work of Berenice Abbott
Use a strobe light and an iPad camera to photograph a bouncing ball.

Water Waves in a Ripple Tank, based on the work of Berenice Abbott
This experiment is a simple set-up that allows visitors to make images of waves.

Photographing Ferrofluid, based on the work of Felice Frankel
Using magnets and an iPad camera, visitors will photograph FerroFluid, a special material that acts like both a liquid and a magnetic solid.

Zoom Scanner, based on the work of Felice Frankel
Using a zoom scanner visitors will capture the hidden aspects of everyday objects.

About the photographers:

Felice Frankel is a science photographer and a research scientist in the MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering. She regularly collaborates with scientists and engineers to promote the public understanding of science through visual expression. Her work is featured in books, films, websites, and in print.

Harold "Doc" Edgerton was named MIT Institute Professor in 1966 after a career as an inventor, photographer and professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His many achievements in the field of stroboscopy were applied to a range of fields from the military to archeology to underwater exploration.

Berenice Abbott is best known as a 20th-century documentary photographer; but she spent several years at MIT in the late 1950's, creating imagery for a new physics curriculum meant to deepen and strengthen American scientific knowledge. Her images documented principles of physical science, while her innovative techniques advanced the field of photography.



02/28/15 - 03/01/16


Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free.
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.
 



- http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/imagesofdiscovery.html

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



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



Islands: Evolving in Isolation

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

With bizarre woodpecker-like primates, dwarf humans, and flightless birds over nine feet high, islands are havens for some of the most unusual living creatures on our planet. Why are islands such hotspots of biodiversity and how does evolution work within these isolated pockets of life? Islands: Evolving in Isolation is a new Harvard Museum of Natural History exhibition that unravels the mysteries of island biodiversity and evolution. Packed with examples from around the globe, the exhibition brings together an enormous array of plant and animal specimens, including lizards, giant pitcher plants, hissing cockroaches, Galápagos tortoises, New Guinea birds of paradise, Malagasy lemurs, a remarkable Komodo dragon from the Indonesian islands, and a rare fossil cast of Homo floresiensis, a relative of modern humans. An exhibition full of surprises, Islands: Evolving in Isolation will highlight some of the latest research and discoveries made by Harvard scientists.

Supported by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from Dr. John Freedman AB ‘84



04/25/15 - 04/25/16

$8-$12



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/exhibitions

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Sea Creatures in Glass

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is an 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.



03/24/15 - 03/28/17

FREE



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/sea-creatures-glass

Harvard Museum of Natural History - 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



The Isabellas Free... Forever! program

at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabellas Free... Forever! program provides unlimited free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to everyone with the first name Isabella—forever! Complete and submit a form to receive your Isabellas Free… Forever! Museum card. With it, you'll be eligible for admission to the Gardner Museum, as well as a 10% discount on all purchases at Gift at the Gardner, our Museum store. The Isabellas Free... Forever! 

Please note that, in order to be true to our founder, Isabelle and other variations and spellings do not apply.

We look forward to welcoming you to your Museum!



03/28/15 - 03/24/18



- http://connect.gardnermuseum.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=3560

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 02115



Free Thursday Nights: ICA, Boston

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

ICA, Boston is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 - 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. And is always free for youth 17 and under.

The ICA aims to present the most significant national and international contemporary art to Boston audiences. Our multi-faceted exhibition program includes the Momentum series, focusing on the work of emerging artists; the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, an annual, site-specific commission in the museum lobby; the James and Audrey Foster Prize, a biennial exhibition and award for Boston-area artists; and selections from our burgeoning permanent collection. The West Gallery, our largest exhibition space, has featured critically acclaimed solo and group exhibitions.

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater is the place to see some of the most talented, thought-provoking, and creative performing artists working today. On over 80 nights a year, audiences can see storytellers, choreographers, composers, media artists and musicians from around the world. Patti Smith, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bebe Miller, Sara Rudner, and John Zorn are just a few of the remarkable performers presented at the ICA in our first two years. Each summer, our free concert series presents top musicians from Berklee College of Music in an unparalleled waterfront setting on the Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld Harborway. 



03/28/15 - 03/24/18

ICA, Boston is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 - 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. And is always free for youth 17 and under.



- http://www.icaboston.org

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210



Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for European, Asian, and African art have opened through 2013, with more to come.



03/30/15 - 03/30/18

For youths ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.



- http://www.mfa.org/visit

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions for single-day use. With the online reservation system, you may search for available passes at any Boston Public Library location.

Adults and teens who have valid, full-service Metro Boston Library Network library cards may reserve museum passes. A valid card is one that has less than $10.00 in current fines. eCards and courtesy cards cannot be used to reserve museum passes. Only one pass may be booked per family for the same day of use. Passes will only be distributed to the same person who made the reservation. You cannot pick up a pass for a friend or family member.



03/29/15 - 03/30/18



- http://www.bpl.org/general/circulation/museum_passes.php

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Trinity Church: Free Guided Tours on Sundays

at Trinity Church Boston

If you've ever wanted to know more about Trinity, if you're a visitor from out-of-town looking to see the sights, or if you live around Boston but have just never been inside this architectural gem, please join us for a tour. Our tour guides bring the story of Trinity alive, ensure a warm welcome for guests, and help visitors get better acquainted with the building.

A free tour is offered on Sunday directly following worship service (schedules vary by season, so check the website for updated details) and meets in front of the Eagle Lectern immediately after the service has concluded. Additionally, guided tours are offered on a daily basis. The cost is $7 per person and includes our award-winning map. Children under 16 are free with an accompanying adult, and we are pleased to offer students and seniors with valid ID a discounted tour rate of $5 per person. Tour times vary, so please contact us, 617.536.0944 x225 in advance to find out when you can drop in for a guided tour.



03/29/15 - 04/01/18



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/art-history/tours

Trinity Church Boston - 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Mapparium®

at Mary Baker Eddy Library

Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

The Library is also showing a complementary exhibit, “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring never before made public letters, documents, and artifacts showcasing the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.

Learn more about the history of the Mapparium and its architect, Chester Lindsay Churchill. Explore how the 1935 world map inside the Mapparium, which has never been updated, serves as a remarkable snapshot of both geographic and global history. Discover major changes in the world since 1935 such as Africa’s movement from colonial rule to independence and learn more about how global change happens.



03/28/15 - 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://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/exhibits/mapparium

Mary Baker Eddy Library - 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



An Tua Nua with Metamovements

Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at An Tua Nua

Metamovements offers semi-private salsa lessons every Wednesday starting at 7 for those who want to quickly learn how to become better dancers. At 7pm we feature a specialized semi-private lesson focused on your specific needs. Each group is based on experience level so whether you're new to salsa or have been dancing for years we have something for you. At 8 we feature a Rueda de Casino class, a type of social, round form of salsa dancing. Each class is followed by a small performance to show off the skills you've learned! At 9, Johnny and Kelly teach a group footwork followed by a partnering routine. From 10 to 1 we have open dancing! Grab a partner and show off what you've just learned! You not only learn a fun skill, but you learn about the history of salsa and rueda and how each dance reflects the culture it has come from.



03/25/09 - Ongoing

For those only taking the 7pm class (leaving at 8) the cost is $14. For those who want to stay for more than one class or the entire night the cost is $20.



- http://salsaboston.com/antuanua/

An Tua Nua - 835 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215



AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

 



05/14/09 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.ahanewbedford.org



Literary Landmarks Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot at Borders Book Store - School Street

During the nineteenth century, Boston was the most important literary center in the United States and was home to many of America's greatest writers. Our literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such great Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters and earned it the nickname "the Athens of America". Come along to discover a modest brick building that went from being an apothecary's shop to the center of literary achievement in the USA. Learn about the Saturday Club and where they met. Join your Boston By Foot guide for a walking tour of literary Boston in Victorian times.



06/03/09 - Ongoing

$12per person. Boston By Foot members are free, info on membership is available at: www.bostonbyfoot.org/join

- http://www.bostonbyfoot.org

Borders Book Store - School Street - 10 School Street, Boston, MA,



Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

An exploration, from the student perspective, of the cultural curiosity that is an MIT education.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/mindhand.html



Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

A multimedia excursion into the world of artificial intelligence, Robots and Beyond throws open the doors of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where scientists have been probing the mysteries of A.I. for five decades.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/robots.html



Holography: The Light Fantastic

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Holograms from the Museum's collection -- the world's largest -- illustrates the many artistic and scientific facets of the medium.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/holography.html



Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Permanent installation of Ganson's whimsical kinetic sculptures address emotional and philosophical issues between the animate and inanimate, human and machine



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/ganson.html



Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.



06/01/09 - Ongoing



617/253-5942 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/hart.html



Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School

Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning something unique watching our skilled artists blowing. After the demo, participants can make fused glass pendants or order blown pieces and watch the artists producing them. Price per event: $15 Demonstration 1-2 PM $10 Additional Hands-On Fused Glass 2-3 PM Group size limit: 60 for Demonstration 12 for Hands-On Fused Glass



10/11/09 - Ongoing

$15 per person for the demonstration, additional $10 for the hands-on fused glass



- http://www.diabloglassschool.com/familyexperience.htm

Diablo Glass School - 123 Terrace St., Boston, MA, 02120



Free WGBH Studio Tours

Presented by WGBH at WGBH

Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.



02/09/10 - Ongoing

For more information, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours



- http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours

WGBH - One Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135



JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.

See events of the 1960s through President Kennedy’s eyes and narrated in his voice. Experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.

Visit us in our striking I.M Pei building on Boston’s waterfront. Located on Columbia Point, the Library and Museum are set on a 9.5 acre park landscaped with pine trees, shrubs and wild roses reminiscent of the landscape of Cape Cod familiar to President Kennedy. From May to October, President Kennedy’s 26' sailboat Victura is on display on the Museum grounds at the edge of Boston Harbor.
 



10/29/10 - Ongoing

Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK+Library+and+Museum/Visit+the+Library+and+Museum/50th+Anniversary+of+the+Kennedy+Administration/default.htm

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum - Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125



The Art of the Americas Wing

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.

Opens to the public Saturday November 20



11/20/10 - Ongoing

11/20 Public Opening and Community Day is free admission

Please check the MFA website for full schedule and admission prices



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/art-americas-wing-opens-november-20

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Presented by Poetry Jam

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.



02/13/11 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.poetryjam.com



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



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



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



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



The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.

Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, bonnethead sharks, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.
 



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/shark_and_ray_touch_tank/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Penguin Exhibit

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

Everyone loves the penguins, and so will you. More than 80 birds live in the massive first-floor exhibit. Explore all around the exhibit, peer through the underwater periscope, play with the penguins at the penguin light station and listen to penguin sounds at the Hear a Penguin interactive panel. Curious visitors can also learn more about penguins at the Penguin Smart Station, participate in a Penguin Presentation or watch a penguin feeding.

The Aquarium’s penguin exhibit surrounds the Giant Ocean Tank, and can be seen from almost everywhere in the Aquarium. The exhibit holds more than 150,000 gallons of fresh, clean, filtered salt water from Boston Harbor.



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission
 



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/penguin_exhibit/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



IMAX Theatre

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps that project the crystal clear images onto the gigantic screen get as bright and as hot as the surface of the sun! So hot, in fact, that cold water must be pumped into the lamp connectors to keep the machine from melting.

Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.

You can see an IMAX movie on its own, on a combo ticket when you visit the Aquarium or as part of an IMAX Theatre birthday party package with a participating local restaurant.



01/01/12 - Ongoing

Standard Prices:
Adult: $9.95/$15.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $7.95/$13.95 (double feature)

Members:
Adult: $8.95/$13.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $6.95/$11.95 (double feature)

IMAX/Aquarium Combo:
Adult: $28.95
Child (3-11): $21.95



- http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/imax_theatre/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. These 90 minute tours are designed for individuals, groups, corporate team building and schools. Read the descriptions carefully and select your special tour.

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers Public Tours daily throughout the year at convenient times. (9 daily tours between April and November; and a reduced schedule December through March.) Tickets are valid for ANY DAY / ANY TIME and may be purchased online or at the departure location. Private, Corporate and School group tours are available at a preferred date, time and departure location, but reservations are required. Please contact the Freedom Trail Foundation or by calling 617.357.8300.



01/01/09 - Ongoing

$12 adults / $10 seniors and students / $6 children



- http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/events/



BOSTON SUZUKI FLUTE INSTITUTE

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

(Formerly known as Suzuki in the Berkshires Flute Institute)
August 5-9, 2012 at Brookline Music School
Students & Teachers Book 3 & 5

Student Program
Each flute student will participate in four classes daily, including a master class, tone and technique, repertoire and one level-appropriate enrichment class.

Enrichment Classes
Enrichment classes include Dance/Movement, Outside the Box, Comfluter, and Jazz. Additional enrichment classes available at extra cost are Sibling Piano (daily master class and one enrichment elective) and Piano Elective (for enrolled flute students).

Performances
Students will have performance opportunities in play-ins, noon recitals, and a final concert.

A half-hour SAA meeting will be scheduled as part of the institute program.
All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact Amy Poliakoff: amyflute@comcast.net or
Brookline Music School: info@bmsmusic.org; 617.277.4593



08/05/12 - Ongoing

$425 & up



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

Brookline Music School - 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, MA, 02445



The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Presented by The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Step inside for an incredible journey back in time.

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.

About Your Tour
Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.



06/25/12 - Ongoing

Adult $27.50
Child $16.50
Ages 3 & under FREE



- http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/



Handel's SAUL

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse orchestra, choruses that rival Messiah for power & spectacle, and vivid arias that convey all the nobility and tragedy inherent in this epic yet very personal story. Free parking at Broadway Garage



05/10/14 - Ongoing

$27 to $68, $5 discount for students and seniors



- http://www.bbcboston.org

Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



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



Boston Black

Presented by Boston Children\'s Museum at Boston Children's Museum

Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John Smith’s Barbershop and African Queen Beauty Salon, and dance to the Cape Verdean beat at Café Sodade! Developed with community leaders from across Boston and highlighting real people and places from the city, Boston Black is a dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity, and community. It’s designed to highlight the tremendous diversity within Boston’s Black community, share the significant history of Black people in the city, and stimulate new ways for families with young children to talk about race and identity.

Packed with fun and imaginative interactive experiences, the exhibit takes visitors through a number of Boston’s neighborhoods, and helps children develop a greater understanding of our city and the people who live here.



01/15/15 - Ongoing

Adults: $14Children (1-15): $14 Children (0-12 months): FREE Boston Children Museum Members: FREE



- http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/boston-black

Boston Children's Museum - 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02110



"my eyes... my ears..." with O+A (Sam Auinger & Bruce Odland)

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston

A lecture/performance for electronics + field recordings of urban eco-systems with post-performance panel discussion led by Dietmar Offenhuber (Northeastern).

O+A, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, have been observing the urban soundscape and making sound installations in public spaces around the world for more than 20 years. They have recently found a way to share these observations in a performance piece that deals with perception, memory and the failure of the “sonic commons”. Based on their unique dual binaural recording process (4ears), this 40 minute performance immerses the audience in an extremely detailed spatial and surreal 4 dimensional audio environment. To this they add fragmentary visual clues playing compositional games with the difference between how our eyes and ears really decode space and how it usually happens in films.



03/06/15 - Ongoing

Free and open to the puclic.



- http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/bos/ver/en13939088v.htm