Wine and Film: SIDEWAYS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's (Thomas Haden Church) final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles (Paul Giamatti) hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.



05/28/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/sideways

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



A Gordon College Faculty Recital

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

This recital will feature Gordon College faculty violinists Sarita Kwok and Susan Kim and pianist Christina Chao. Highlights include Bohuslav Martin?'s Sonatina for Two Violins and Piano and Dmitri Shostakovich's Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano.



05/28/15

FREE



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



New Rediscovery! ROAR

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of This Film.70 Cast and Crew Members Were.

(1981) dir Noel Marshall w/Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Noel Marshall [102 min; DCP]
An unprecedented – and wholly unpredictable – action-adventure film, ROAR follows wildlife preservationist Hank (Marshall), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a presere on the African plains. When his family (real-life wife Tippi Hedren and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) arrive for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

ROAR is an amazing oddity of a film. These are real live wild animals interacting with Marshall and his actual family members. Most of the ‘stunts’ consist of cast members fleeing in terror from a legitimately rampaging lion. All of this adds up to an unforgettable movie-going experience, so please join us for this year’s bizarro rediscovery from our friends at Drafthouse Films.



05/26/15 - 05/28/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/05/26/roar/

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



Amy Schumer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Amy Schumer’s blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy has earned her a rapid rise in the comedy world. She shot to the forefront of the comedy scene as the stand out of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen. She has since performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The View, and was featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and as Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch this past year.

Amy made her network debut in 2007 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and soon after co-starred on 30 Rock and had her own Comedy Central Presents special. She co-hosted Hoppus on Music with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 on Fuse and this summer made her third appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival.



05/28/15

$59.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/amy-schumer/

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



Dirt Don't Hurt

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

Welcome spring back with a day celebrating nature and animals! The Children’s Museum in Easton is happy to invite you to our Dirt Don’t Hurt event. On Thursday May 28th from 10am-1pm, we will explore the wonders of the natural world, and meet a few animals along the way.

From 11am-noon, we will be visited by Animal World Experience, as they present Going Green in Your Backyard. Owned by Matt and Melissa Gabriel, Animal World Experience creates a unique interactive presentation for kids of all ages to enjoy. This awesome presentation will allow your children to meet a variety of animals, in a relaxed setting.

This day will also feature a special edition of Nature Crew with Carla. You’ll be able to explore plants and nature through hands-on activities, and learn about the natural world. We can’t wait to see you there!



05/28/15

Free with admission.



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

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



BMS Spring Showcase at the Brookline Library

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Public Library

In partnership with Arts Brookline and Friends of the Brookline Library, Brookline Music School presents the Spring Showcase Recital on Thursday, May 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Public Library (361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445). The Spring Showcase Recital will feature performances by the school’s talented faculty interspersed with students showcasing their work of the past school year.



05/28/15

FREE



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

Brookline Public Library - 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA, 02445



Creative Living Works Launch Party

Presented by Creative Living Works

A brand new online creative community is starting up and it is being born in Somerville MA. Come celebrate the launch for www.CreativeLivingWorks.com at Washington Street Gallery on May 28th, from 8-10 PM. There will be refreshments, networking with fellow creatives and you will be among the first to see the new website. Event is free but pre-registration is required.

 

A preview of what to expect from creativeLivingWorks.com:

Courses: Watch online skillshare videos by an array of talented artists, crafters and designers. Pick up some new skills for your toolbox. 

Guides: Download how-to worksheets and step-by-step guides to making a creative living work for you. 

Webinars: Attend + interact in our monthly webinars or watch them later at your convenience. 

Networking: Create a profile to be listed in our member directory. Post and apply for freelance gigs. Ask questions on the forums. 

Black + White Lists: Look for and add postings of great art + freelance resources and find out which scams to avoid.



05/28/15

Free with pre-registration



- http://www.creativelivingworks.com/party.html



Boston Pops: A Celtic Sojourn hosted by Brian O'Donovan

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

The Pops celebrates Boston's vibrant Celtic cultural heritage with music from around the world including selections from the Boston Pops' Grammy-nominated The Celtic Album. Brian O'Donovan, host of WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn, takes us on a journey through music, exploring the remarkable breadth of Celtic music, which has had a profound effect on music in America. This Celtic extravaganza will include performances by Carlos Núñez, Karan Casey, Irish step dancers, pipers, and more!

The 2015 Boston Pops season runs May 6 through June 13 and celebrates Keith Lockhart's 20th Anniversary.



05/27/15 - 05/28/15

$24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2015-spring-pops/2015-spring-pops-overview.aspx

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



Panel Discussion: The Art Complex Museum Collection Inspires The Boston Printmakers

Presented by The Boston Printmakers

Five artists will make up the panel. Four artists, Jon Cartledge, East Hampton, MA; Monique Martin, Saskatoon, Canada; Liz Chalfin, Florence, MA; and Lynn Peterfreund, Leverett, MA, will share their inspirations and processes, talking about what led them to respond to prints from the Museum’s collection. The fifth artist Sidney Hurwitz, Newton Center, MA will offer a different perspective— his print Central Artery is in the museum collection. Sidney’s print is a time capsule that captures a piece of Boston’s controversial history and has inspired three artists to respond with their own architectural prints of iconic landmarks.

The show Look Again is full of twists and turns and delivers great inspiration to all viewers. The Panel discussion will also be equally interesting with the stories behind the art.



05/28/15

Free Admission



- http://bostonprintmakers.org/index.html



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

Free and open to the public.











































































































 








 


 
 



- http://coopergalleryhc.org/drapetomania/



Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Wilson Chapel, Newton

The Suzuki School of Newton's Artist Concert Series is pleased to present the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio. Each of the three musicians -- Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; and Andrea Lam, piano -- is a virtuosic performer in her own right. Together they are consistently praised for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

The Bruskin sisters, who grew up in Cambridge, have studied with Suzuki School of Newton cellist Nancy Hair and founder Gwendoline Thornblade. All proceeds from the event will support the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Patrons have the option to purchase a Premium Seating Package, which includes seating in the front of the hall plus a special gift.

Online ticket prices reflect a $10 advance purchase discount.

Many thanks to our generous supporters:
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Newton Cultural Council
The Village Bank
Newton Arts Festival 2015



05/29/15

$35/$30 seniors/$20 students



- http://suzukinewton.org/index.html

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



Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

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

Since his incredible global success on a musical level and his founding of the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra in 1989, Ottmar Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In 2006, Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. 



05/29/15

$45 public / $40 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/ottmar-liebert-luna-negra

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



Flower Take Aparts

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Go beyond a flower’s petals while dissecting and uncovering its insides. Challenge yourself to identify the different parts, then, mix and match the parts from your flower with others to create your very own fantastic flora.

 



05/29/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-29

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Entrain

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Entrain's goal is not just to be the biggest and the best, says Major. "We want to create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces of all ages and bodies moving. You can't beat that feeling. At the same time if we can help to promote positive values and lifestyles... great! There's enough negativity in the world, let's spread a little joy around and watch how infectious it can be." 



05/29/15

$25.00, Stu/Sen $24, mem $22, Child U12 $15



- http://amazingthings.org/event/entrain/

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



Nick Offerman: Gumption Book Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

In his bestselling first book and comedic memoir, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Nick Offerman called on readers to put down their smart phones, study sycamore leaves, and embrace good old-fashioned elbow grease. In his new book, GUMPTION: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, Offerman has turned his focus to twenty-one notable personages, past and present, whose lives have inspired him and whose contributions have helped make America the great country it is today.



05/29/15

$37.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/nick-offerman-gumption/

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



Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship

Presented by North Bennet Street School

 See dozens of hand-made objects by graduates and alumni of North Bennet Street School – elegant furniture and cabinetry, hand-made musical instruments, one-of-a-kind jewelry, ornate hand-bound books, and more.  Many pieces are available for purchase.  One of the oldest schools for crafts training in America, North Bennet Street School is known for its role in promoting and preserving traditional craftsmanship. 



05/18/15 - 05/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.nbss.edu/about/news/student-and-alumni-exhibit2015/index.aspx



Still Running, Afro-Cuban Art

Presented by Latin Art Space at Multicultural Arts Center

Curated by Astrid Martinez-Jones of Latin Art Sapce, with the collabortion of Alejandro de la Fuente, Still Running is a homage to a forgotten visual cultural arts movement, Grupo Antillano, that thrived briefly in Cuba between 1978 and 1983. This group articulated a Cuban culture that promoted the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. 

This exhibition showcases many of the artists that are currently on view at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art at Harvard University, as part of the exhibition Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and The Art of Afro Cuba

 

 



04/16/15 - 05/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.latinartspace.com

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



Honeysuckle

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Honeysuckle is a psychedelic folk trio made up of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz (of the band Grey Season). Their discography includes Feathers, a live album from Rockwood Music Hall, and a new EP called Arrows.



05/29/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/honeysuckle-3

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



Still Running: Afro-Cuban Art

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Still Running is a homage to a forgotten visual cultural arts movement, Grupo Antillano, that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983. This group articulated a Cuban culture that promoted the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation.

This show is curated by Latin Art Space, with the collaboration of Alejandro de la Fuente, curator of Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and The Art of Afro Cuba

Participating Artists

Choco (Eduardo Roca), Elio Rodríguez Valdés, Leonel Morales, Herminio Escalona, Rene Peña, Rafael Queneditt, Marta Maria Pérez Bravo, Julia Valdés, Clara Morera 



04/03/15 - 05/29/15

Free

Exhibition: April 3 - May 29, 2015

Reception: April 16, 6-8 pm



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

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



Newpoli CD release

Presented by Oberon

As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live!

The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood can be heard in every note!



05/29/15

Tickets: $15 (standing room), $18 (stools), $20 (table seats)
 



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/newpoli-cd-release-nun-te-vutà



Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin with Special Guest Orange Nichole

Presented by Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin

"Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin delivers a multilingual, experiential tour de force that fuses the musical traditions of New Wave, Techno-Pop, New Age, and World Music with lyrics in English, Spanish, and French. An eclectic mélange of electronic music, projected visuals, props, and traditional (and nontraditional!) instruments, their interactive, high-energy shows blend playful performance art with true musical talent in an engaging “you had to be there” style with audience participation. The latest CD "Zizal!" release on Meanie Jeannie Records was named Top Five CD in the January 2015 issue of Metronome Magazine and in the Top Ten releases of 2014 by The Noise Magazine. 

Special guest: Orange Nichole



05/29/15

Free and open to the public. 



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1613233798897623/



Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents "Clear Voices in the Dark"

Presented by Skylark Vocal Ensemble at Church of the Advent, Boston

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. To commemorate these events, Skylark presents Francis Poulenc's monumental and rarely-performed Figure Humaine, composed in 1943 in occupied France and featuring poems of the resistance movement by Paul Éluard, sung in French. Regarded as one of the greatest works composed for a cappella choir, it is an exploration of the grim realities of war, culminating in a cry for liberty. Skylark will also perform well-known English-language songs from the American Civil War, together with forgotten songs recently rediscovered in the Duke University Historical Sheet Music Archives

 



05/29/15

Adults: $30
Seniors: $20
Music Educators and Students: Free



- http://www.skylarkensemble.org/clearvoices.html

Church of the Advent, Boston - 30 Brimmer St., Boston, MA, 02108-1098



StandUp ThrowDown: ImprovBoston StandUp Tournament

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

StandUp ThrowDown, ImprovBoston's 2nd Annual StandUp Tournament (formerly People's Battle) unites Boston’s best standup comics in an epic, month-long tournament to crown Boston's top comedian. From May 2 - May 29, the tournament will dish out non-stop laughs, featuring 50 hilarious comedians over 10 nights! A panel of ImprovBoston’s best comedians judge each round and they, along with the audience decide who shall be crowned the champion of StandUp! 



05/29/15

$12



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



Ch!co Presents: D!saster

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

D!SASTER is a fully improvised play that shows a small group of people...friends, lovers, competitors...both before and after a global disaster. Because this disaster is decided by the audience, each show is different...it might be a comedy, a tragedy, a drama, a tear-jerking biopic, or some combination of all of these. It's up to you. Come see the best and worst of human nature exposed on the stage. It'll be an experience you won't soon forget.



05/22/15 - 05/29/15

$12



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



Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

Directed by Anya Saffir. Featuring graduate acting students in the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

When a group of friends and rivals comes together to prepare for a wedding, deceit, flirtation, and wit run amok. One of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, Much Ado About Nothing follows the story of two pairs of lovers — one betrothed, the other reluctant — who face a whole cast of characters dedicated to meddling in their relationships. Featuring live music, this production celebrates giving yourself over to the power of love…and accepting the chaos that comes with it.



05/21/15 - 05/29/15

$20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/much-ado-about-nothing

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



Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

 

8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones



05/30/15

Reserved seating:

$25 advance
$28 day of show



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/8th_annual_blues_after_hours_concert_fundraiser

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



Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

Presented by Music Worcester

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Thompson: Testament of Freedom
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Moravec: Songs of Love and War

The Worcester Chorus, under the direction of Christopher Shepard will present a selection of choral music that celebrates and pays tribute to those who have served our great nation.

Randall Thompson's Testament to Freedom celebrates the bicentennial of Thomas Jefferson's birth with lyrics taken from his writings, and presents an uplifting view of our nation during times of war. Ralph Vaughan Williams' well-known Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace), composed in response to World War I, draws from Walt Whitman reflections on the Civil War. Paul Moravec's Songs of Love and War are settings of letters of American servicemen and their loved ones.



05/30/15

Adults: $40
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15
WOO Card holders: 10% off and 2 points



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/memorial-day-songs-love-and-war/



Get the Led Out

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!



05/30/15

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/get-the-led-out/

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



Romeo & Juliet

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Strand Theatre

Verona is a city marked by a violent feud between two rival families: the Montagues and the Capulets. As the bloodshed rises to it's peak, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet share a forbidden love that might have the power to end their two families' strife.  



05/29/15 - 05/30/15

Tickets $5



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/91

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



Marc Broussard Band

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

In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and its thematic centerpiece was a hickory-smoked slab of Bayou soul called “Home.” That album and the three that followed revealed Broussard as an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity.

 



05/30/15

$35 public / $30 member



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/marc-broussard-band

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



Montserrat College of Art and Roger Martin

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

A conversation with Montserrat Professor Ethan Berry and former students of Roger Martin's focusing on Martin's involvement with the school. This program is free for members, Montserrat College of Art students or with Museum admission.



05/30/15

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/montserrat-college-art-and-roger-martin/

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



Backyard Builders

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled, repurposed and natural materials into one of a kind structures! Activities and location may change depending on weather. This program is part of our Backyard Builders series and is sponsored by The Boston Society of Architects Foundation.

 



05/30/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2015-05-30

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Josh Blue

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

From comedy clubs and theatre engagements, to college campuses and corporate events, wherever he takes the stage Josh elicits a wildly appreciative crowd response. His uncanny ability to improvise with any audience coupled with comedic timing rarely found in a performer of his age has enabled Josh to rapidly develop a fan base across the country. His rise is perhaps best described by a well known club owner following a recent show when he exclaimed: “Josh is rolling like a ROCK STAR!”



05/29/15 - 05/30/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=368623

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



Solas

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the finest, most respected traditional Celtic bands working today, Solas infuses Irish folk music with an undeniable energy and originality. In its over twenty year span, the beloved Irish-American ensemble has reinvigorated Celtic music on both sides of the Atlantic, releasing ten acclaimed records and touring the world several times over.



05/30/15

$31-$52



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

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



5th Annual AIFF Call for Entries

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is announcing its “Call for Student Entries”. In keeping with our desire to promote local artists, the organizers of the Festival would like to invite local student film makers to submit their shorts.  Part of AIFF’s mission is to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community. We welcome your submissions. Students must be enrolled in high school and be 18 years of age or under. All genres of shorts are accepted with a maximum length of 30 min.

 

 



01/01/15 - 05/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.AIFFest.org

Kendall Square Cinema - One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02141



Illuminations of Night and Day

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

New works in oil by Maryalice Eizenberg and Jonathan McPhillips.

Sparkling moonlight on the bay, morning sun on fresh blooms, golden rays through a window, the glow of faces in a campfire. The skillful works of Eizenberg and McPhillips shown together - night and day, inside and out; a surprisingly distinctive range of approaches to light in art.

 



05/30/15

Free



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



Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families. 
 



05/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers

Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

The Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela Mindell.

Karl Jenkins’ 2011 oratorio “The Peacemakers” sets the words of “messengers of peace” including Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Anne Frank to accessible, stirring music evoking many traditions, from monastic chant to the blues.

Jenkins, one of the world’s most performed living composers, has written that the ethos of the piece can be summed up in one line, from Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian mystic poet: “All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you.” “The Peacemakers” was first performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 16 January 2012.



05/30/15

$25 General admission; $15 students and seniors. Reduced price tickets available on request.



- http://www.cambridgechorus.org/currentseason.html

MIT's Kresge Auditorium - 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Historic Middle Street Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Discover Gloucester's historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

Did you know that a resident of Middle Street, Gloucester, saved the town from a British attack by sea during the Revolution? Or that a leading feminist and religious free thinker lived halfway down Middle Street? Or that the 1764 Saunders House that forms part of the Sawyer Free Library has undergone at least three radical architectural changes including a massive Victorian tower? Four centuries of Gloucester's social, economic, and architectural history are packed into this one short street in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Join us for a docent-led tour of an ever-evolving neighborhood where you will see surviving evidence of the past and will learn about structures and people now gone.



05/30/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/historic-middle-street-may-30/

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



The Submission

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Shaleeha G’ntamobi has written a gritty, ghetto drama about an alcoholic African-American and her card shark son in the projects, and it’s been accepted by the prestigious Humana Festival. The problem is that Shaleeha is actually a pseudonym for Danny, a young gay, white playwright, created in the hopes of increasing the play’s chances for success.  Danny hires Emilie, an African American actress, to impersonate his nome de plume. Complications ensue as Danny drags Emilie, and his friends, down a path of lies and betrayal. The Submission is a fierce and hilarious drama about privilege, obsession, and the lies we tell to get what we want.



05/08/15 - 05/30/15

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on Day of Performance (Seniors/Students $20)
Preview weekend (May 8 - 10): $20 in advance, $25 on Day of Performance



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

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



Beginner Swing Dance Class - Boston Lindy Hop

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop

Interested in meeting people, learning how to dance, or some exercise!

Boston Lindy Hop has a beginner class for you! Swing 101 is a beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing. In this class you will learn the basic movements and rhythms of Lindy Hop from our experienced swing dance instructors.



05/30/15

$30 Adult
$25 for Students with ID



- http://www.bostonlindyhop.com/classes.html



Waltz and Swing Workshops with Seattle's Ari Levitt

Presented by Mostly Waltz of Boston at Payson Park Congregational Church

The Folk Arts Center and Mostly Waltz for Boston are pleased to present a special afternoon of waltz and swing workshops led by expert dance teacher Ari Levitt from Seattle. These workshops are designed for dancers who are familiar with the basics and are looking for something more! You do not need to attend with a partner, as we will rotate partners during the workshops.



05/30/15

One workshop: $20 ($18 for FAC members / $10 for under 25)
Two workshops : $35 ($30 for FAC members / $15 for under 25)
Three workshops: $45 ($40 for FAC members / $20 for under 25)
or Pay-What-You-Can option available at the door



- http://facone.org/programs/waltzworkshops

Payson Park Congregational Church - 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA,



Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas 5/20

Presented by Odyssey Opera at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA) of five compelling monodramas. Odyssey Opera introduces audiences to a selection of the brightest stars among Boston’s emerging vocalists in a special evening of monodramas by five great British composers of the 20th century. The program includes Phaedra by Benjamin Britten (1913-76), Ophelia by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012), Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila by Lennox Berkeley (1903-89), King Harald's Saga by Judith Weir (b.1954), and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934). Each of these works is a tour-de-force for a solo singer, sometimes inhabiting multiple roles.



05/30/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

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



Newton Festival of the Arts 2015

Presented by City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs

A Fabulous Month-Long, City-Wide Celebration & Showcase of Newton's Talented Citizens and Organizations

What do Matt LeBlanc, Louis CK, John Kruczinski, BJ Novak, Julie Taymor and John Slattery all have in common… they all grew up in Newton! To celebrate Newton’s rich cultural life and the many organizations that help nurture world class talent, the City of Newton’s Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs has teamed up with 64 arts and cultural organizations to present 57 separate events in 27 venues throughout the month of May to spotlight all of the arts: theatre, dance, classical and folk music, jazz, visual arts, opera, storytelling, poetry, literature, fashion, puppertry and even the art of food! For complete schedule of events, visit our website.



05/01/15 - 05/30/15

Specific pricing by event can be found on our webiste, many events are free. Proceeds to Support Newton's Four Food Pantries, Arts & Cultural Organizations



- http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/festival/



Duo Orfeo

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire largely from hidden and under-explored byways of western musical tradition both past and present—ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, Federico Mompou and Valentin Silvestrov—an ever-expanding body of music that includes many of their own arrangements of works written for other instruments as well as works written for the ensemble of guitar duo.



05/30/15

$18.00, Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9.



- http://amazingthings.org/event/duo-orfeo/

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



Awesome Day Fest 2015



Awesome Day Fest is a day long party celebrating the music, art and spirit of Allston “Rock City”, MA. With bands and BBQ during the day and rock at night we hope that folks will come out, spend the day with us and experience what makes Allston, MA so special. Make a day of it! 

This year we’ve partnered with Great Scott, Wonder Bar, The Model Cafe, and O'Brien's. 27 bands, 4 stages, and copious amounts of BBQ during the day. For a list of venues and performances visit AwesomeDayFest.com



05/29/15 - 05/30/15

$12, multi-venue pass $20



- http://www.awesomedayfest.com/



10 Great Tips for Spring and Summer Nature Photography

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

Get great tips from a pro as you learn to overcome some of the top challenges of nature photography. From tricky lighting to moving wildlife, we will cover these and other challenges as we explore beautiful late spring and early summer habitats around the sanctuary. Small class size for individual attention. Tripod recommended. 



05/30/15

Adults $55 Members, $65 Non-Members.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=39766

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



Focus on Macro Photography Workshop

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

Explore photography from a different perspective, close-up! A great opportunity to work with a pro on specific challenges affecting macro photography including depth of field issues and lighting. Take your photography to a whole new level with this workshop as we explore the nature of Broadmoor up close with our cameras! Small class size for individual attention. Tripod recommended.



05/30/15

Adults $55 Members, $65 Non-Members.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=39767

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



Handel’s “Messiah”

Presented by Concord Chorus

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 69th season, for a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s springtime masterpiece, Messiah.  Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus and a period orchestra of Boston’s best Baroque instrumentalists.  The concert features a superb quartet of Boston-based soloists: soprano Deborah Selig, mezzo-soprano Julia Cavallaro, tenor Stefan Reed, and baritone Thomas Jones.

Founded in 1945, the Concord Chorus performs two concerts of choral-orchestral and smaller works each season.  The repertory of the Concord Chorus encompasses music from the 16th century to the present.



05/30/15



- http://www.concordchorus.org/



Sing, Sing, Sing...Dance

Presented by Bay Colony Brass

Sing, Sing, Sing...Dance

 

Strauss/Haddad: Festmusik der Stadt Wien (3'30")

Schubert/Bray: Credo and Sanctus from Mass in G (4'45")

Respighi/Kagarice: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 (16')

 

Intermission

 

Marlatt: Spring, A New Beginning (5'10")

Trad/Marlatt: My Lord, What a Morning (4'15")

Plog: Mini-Variations on "Amazing Grace" (3'30")

Prima/Allen: Sing, Sing, Sing (5')

Abreu/Marlatt: Tico-Tico (3'25")



05/30/15

Tickets $15.00 General Admission. Special rates available for Regent Theatre Members and Families with children.



- http://www.baycolonybrass.org



Chamber Music for Social Impact: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Presented by Sarasa Ensemble at Cambridge Friends Meeting House

After the overwhelmingly positive response to Sarasa’s performance of Schubert’s’ Cello Quintet last May, Haldan Martinson (principal second violin of the BSO) and Christina Day Martinson join us again to enthrall, this time with string sextet literature.

We end the season in a generous and rhapsodic fashion with a pair of string sextets: one by the young Antonín Dvorák, the other by his friend and benefactor, Johannes Brahms. The rich timbre of the string sextet was mastered by Brahms, and unfolds even further with Dvorák's rustic Bohemian influences, full of harmonic and rhythmic audacity. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of chamber music, and learn more about Sarasa’s outreach work in juvenile detention facilities. Not to be missed!

With Sarah Darling & Jenny Stirling, violas, and Timothy Merton & Jennifer Morsches, cellos.



05/30/15

$24/$20/$12/Children Free



- http://www.sarasamusic.org/

Cambridge Friends Meeting House - 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers

Presented by Cambridge Community Chorus at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

Cambridge Community Chorus presents The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins, with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble, led by Music Director Pamela Mindell.

Karl Jenkins’ 2011 oratorio The Peacemakers sets the words of “messengers of peace” including Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Anne Frank to accessible, stirring music evoking many traditions, from monastic chant to the blues.

Jenkins, one of the world’s most performed living composers, has written that the ethos of the piece can be summed up in one line, from Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian mystic poet: “All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you.” The Peacemakers was first performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 16 January 2012.

The program also includes the serene Russian hymn We Hymn Thee, from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Opus 31, and Te Quiero (I adore you) by Argentine popular composer Alberto Favero. 

 

 



05/30/15

General admission: $25, Students & Seniors: $15 Reduced price tickets available.



- https://www.cambridgechorus.org

MIT's Kresge Auditorium - 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Free Family Concert: Fantasies, Fables and Faraway Places

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

Where does music come from? Composers’ inspirations come from many sources – stories, nature, people, moonlight, birds, and even other music. Join us as we explore the creative muse and the places where imagination and inspiration meet with chamber music by Beethoven, Bartok, Poulenc, d’Rivera, and more. An instrument “Petting Zoo” will follow the performance in the Library's beautiful outdoor Children's Garden. Children will be able handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by the musicians, and will be encouraged to touch, blow, pluck, bow, and strike.



05/30/15

Free admission and free parking.



- http://www.chameleonarts.org



“POPS” Concert with Sharon Concert Band and Roy Scott Big Band

Presented by The Sharon Bands

The Sharon Concert Band and the Roy Scott Big Band will present their annual Pops concert on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show will feature a wide range popular songs.

The Sharon Concert Band will open the show with a performance entitled “No Strings Attached” featuring music originally composed for orchestra, or other stringed instruments, but creatively rearranged for a wind ensemble.  Hear Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" and "Chopsticks" like you've never heard them before!

Roy Scott Big Band's set , “The Wonder of it all” , will highlight the music of Stevie Wonder in addition to funk classics from other popular artists such as Sly and the Family Stone. Hear hits such as "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars! Plus, vocalist Ruth Debrot will join the band for select tunes.

A complimentary reception with refreshments will be held during intermission.



05/30/15

Advance tickets $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students; $15 for adults and $9 for seniors and students at the door.



- http://www.sharonbands.org



My Musical OKCupid Date

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

An original Musical based off the worst OK Cupid date of all time. Plus Improv based on real audience OK Cupid horror stories. We found a laugh in a helpless date.

Why have a bad date when we can have it for you? It's spring and love is in the air. But before you restart your OK Cupid account, we invite you to join us for a night of true life OK Cupid horror stories including the all too real and shocking fiasco of Jacob Russell-Snyder's My (Musical) OK Cupid Date.

As an added bonus, bring your worst ok cupid stories; our improvisors will fix your dates and show you what could have been! This promises to be an hour of laughter, shame and embarrassment. So bring your first date to watch our bad dates. Nothing like a little schadenfreude to get everyone in the mood.



05/23/15 - 05/30/15

$12



- http://www.improvboston.com/

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



Vocalist Catherine Russell

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Ruth Brown. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, and others.

Catherine has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, PBS-TV’s The Tavis Smiley Show, and NPR's Fresh AirPiano Jazz, Mountain Stage, World Café, and JazzSet. Catherine Russell's third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek and Roots Music Report’s radio charts, while also charting on Billboard and reaching #1 on iTunes Jazz charts. A fourth album, Strictly Romancin’, was released in February 2012, and was awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Album of The Year) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also in 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, Boardwalk Empire.



05/30/15

Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75

 



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

Scullers Jazz Club - Doubletree Suites By Hilton Boston-Cambridge, Boston, MA, 02134



Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

Presented by Heritage Chorale

Our much-loved Pops Concert this year will feature songs and shows that have won Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards from eight decades! We'll start in 1935 with "Lullaby of Broadway," feature songs and shows like "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game, the movie Jersey Boys, "Popular" from Wicked, the pounding excitement of the Broadway version of The Lion King, and end with Disney's animated phenomenon, Frozen.

Free refreshments for all, free parking and an air-conditioned hall with not a bad seat in the house. Why not join us for this fun-filled afternoon?



05/31/15

At door - $25 General,$20 Senior Student,$10 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts - $20, $16, $5



- http://www.heritagechorale.org/concerts/pops_concert.htm



Africa's Children of Arms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The Pulitzer Center is committed to telling the stories of vulnerable populations all over the world, and perhaps one of the most startling is that of child soldiers. Boys and girls from more than 20 countries are recruited or abducted into armies where they serve as messengers, spies, and combatants. All are subjected to the atrocities of wars that many are not old enough to understand. Their experiences in war and rehabilitation are diverse and haunting.

This project presents the work of three photographers, Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andre Lambertson, because of their deep understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Their images tell the stories of former child soldiers—of haunted pasts and of hope for the future.



11/19/14 - 05/31/15

Free with museum admission.



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/africas-children-of-arms/

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



Summer Street Gallery: Blue Heron Photographs

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

Capturing moments with herons, photographer Babsje takes viewers on an exploration of the study of Patience and Grace through these birds’ poise and demeanor. Realizing the most beautiful moments come from living in the now, he focusses on capturing images that happen out of circumstance, which leads to beautiful images that remind us all to live in the present.



05/01/15 - 05/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://natickarts.org

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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an afternoon of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four rounds of chess playing officiated by Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., NESA, USCF Chess Tournament Director. This tournament is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA). Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Museum. 4 Rounds of Chess. Everyone plays all 4 rounds. A prize will be awarded to the top player in each section.



05/31/15

The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Museum. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum/

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



New Works Dance

Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

A celebration of student choreography by some of the world’s most talented young dancers. The culmination of a year’s work in the art of creating dances.



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$15 Adults, $10 Student/Seniors



- http://walnuthillarts.org/calendar/



Highfield Hall & Gardens: Pianist Sara Daneshpour

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade.  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her Master's degree from the Juilliard School.  She has won first prizes in numerous international competitions and is one of only 2 pianists to be accepted to the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2013. Ms. Daneshpour has toured Europe, playing in Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden.



05/31/15

$25/$20 members



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/pianist-sara-daneshpour/

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



Art 300 Exhibition Opening Reception

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

This spring, students in the Phillips Academy course Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection will investigate the Addison’s iconic painting Eight Bells by Winslow Homer, and install it among other holdings from the collection that shed light on its timeless themes. Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition the students create. Free and open to the public.



05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



Everett Arts Association Spring Arts Festival

Presented by Everett Arts Associatioin

Come join us for Everett Arts Association’s 47th annual Spring Arts Festival. Ponder over 100 juried pieces of artwork, enjoy music performances from local students, admire art submitted and displayed by Everett students, browse the craft fair where local artists and crafters will be selling their work, shop at the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies, and maybe even win something in one of our raffles!



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://everettarts4.com/announcements.html



Make a Post-It Notes Holder for Dads & Teachers

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Here’s a great way to give Dad or a favorite teacher a special Thank You: a ceramic sticky note holder that you have painted with your own inspired designs. Ages 4 and up!



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



Every Hero Has a Story

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Sparky's Puppets!

You never know who will save the day: it’s not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes. Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a brave kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. See how a clever rabbit outwits a pesky goblin. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be 'the greatest of all.' Kids will love the funny voices and very silly storytelling in this highly interactive show!

Every Hero Has a Story is r
ecommended for ages 3 - 6. Gentle short stories, interactive.



05/28/15 - 05/31/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Metal and Fire: The Children of Vulcan

Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery

Vulcan, the Roman God of fire and metalwork ushered humanity along a blazing path to civilization. From body ornaments and tools, to weaponry and currency, metal and metal workers have shaped an enhanced out lives throughout time. Even today, there are those who still work alongside the heat of the forge, covered in sparkling dust, and breathing in noxious fumes that help shape our world.

CURATED BY:
William Turville and Ecco Pierce



04/24/15 - 05/31/15

Free



- http://navegallery.org/wp/

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Constantine Finehouse

Presented by Hammond Residential RE

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that pianist Constantine Finehouse will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin at the next Hammond Performing Arts Series concert in Chestnut Hill, which will take place on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. at Brimmer & May School, 60 Middlesex Road. This concert, which is also being presented in conjunction with ArtsBrookline, is free of admission.



05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



Country 102.5's Street Party

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

Let's get this party started. Country 102.5 presents Country 102.5's Street Party! Performers are Eli Young Band, Joe Nochols, Josh Abbott Band, The Cadillac Tree, A Thousand Horses, and RaeLynn. 



05/31/15

Price varies. 

This is an 21+ event IDENTIFICATION: For US citizens, a valid DMV-issued photo ID or USA passport is required. For international guests, a valid passport is required. 



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004E78B59C573A&oid=0

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



ART WORKSHOP: Landscape Photography with Norm Eggert

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Learn how to take landscape photographs like a pro! Landscape photographer Norm Eggert leads beginning and intermediate students through the essentials for capturing stunning pictures in this two-day introductory photography workshop. The class will begin with a visit to Fruitlands’ photography exhibitions  where we will analyze composition, lighting, balance and other elements in the stirring images on display. Next, learn some basic measures you need to know to take better photographs and key guidelines for successful landscape photography. Students will then venture out into the Fruitlands campus to photograph the grounds and learn to see with a photographer’s eye through one-on-one coaching and group tutorials. At the end of day two, students will share their best works in a group critique that will include tips for exercising newly acquired skills after the workshop is complete.



05/30/15 - 05/31/15

$200 Members, $250 Nonmembers



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

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



The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

World Premiere
Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, and R.E.M. to Queen. An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is presented in association with Staci Levine Groundswell Theatricals.

An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is suitable for ages 12 and up/6th grade and up.



05/12/15 - 05/31/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/last-two-people-earth-apocalyptic-vaudeville

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



Opera at the Cinema: Show Boat

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

From the San Francisco Opera

A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Director Francesca Zambello’s grand-scale production is "a triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long" (Chicago Classical Review). The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, which includes such classic songs as "Ol’ Man River," "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man," "Make Believe" and "You Are Love," will sound glorious "under the authoritative baton of music-theater maestro John DeMain" (Chicago Tribune). "No one should miss it" (Chicago Sun-Times).

According to General Director David Gockley, "Show Boat will be done in grand opera fashion in the way the creators conceived. The Opera House is—I believe—the appropriate venue for these great classic musicals that require full-voiced, 'legit' singing."



05/31/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors, students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/show-boat

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



Guided Tours for Historic Preservation Month

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Guided Tours of The Emerald Necklace for Historic Preservation Month:

Walking Tour: A Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Historic Back Bay Fens

Sunday, May 3     |     1:00pm – 2:30pm

Join Frederick Law Olmsted, as portrayed by Gerry Wright, and an Emerald Necklace docent as they lead a walk through the historic landscape of the Back Bay Fens. Learn how Mr. Olmsted transformed an area described by a 19th century city engineer as, “The foulest marsh and muddy flats to be found anywhere in Massachusetts,” into the first link in his chain of parks we know today as the Emerald Necklace.

Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of the Back Bay Fens

Saturday, May 9     |     11:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, May 17     |      1:00pm – 2:30pm

What do a 17th-century Japanese Temple Bell, a historic bridge made of Roxbury puddingstone, and a tree once thought extinct have in common? They all reside in the Back Bay Fens. Learn about these and other treasures on a guided walking tour of the Back Bay Fens that is sure to bring out the history detective in you!

Walking Tour: History and Landscape of the Fens

Saturday, May 23     |     11:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, May 31     |     1:00pm – 2:30pm

From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125+ years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk this historic landscape. Includes stops at the Kelleher Rose Garden with its 1,500 roses and recently restored fountain and statuary, and a stroll along the paths of the oldest continuously operating WWII Victory Gardens in the country.



05/03/15 - 05/31/15

All tours are free and open to the public.



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/calendar/events/may-is-historic-preservation-month/



Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs and Wonder

Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo at Hampshire House

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, funny, and mystifying. As one of only 50 guests, you will surely experience the magic just a few feet from your eyes. Add the elegance and sophistication of Boston’s Hampshire House and the result is an unforgettable event. A unique combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic, Four-Handed Illusions is a show you don’t want to miss.

Please note this event is for ages 21+ and the dress code is cocktail attire. The event starts with a pre-show reception in the Hampshire's House Baker Bar at 3:00 pm / 6:30pm (evening show). Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and are included in the ticket price. There will be a vast selection of cocktails and beverages available at the cash bar. At 3:30 pm / 7pm (evening show), guests enter the Library for the show.



05/31/15

General Admission: $45



- http://www.fourhandedillusions.com

Hampshire House - 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108



The Great Outdoors!

Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum

Come hear the Charles River Wind Ensemble in concert as we celebrate The Great Outdoors! Our penultimate performance of the season features music inspired by nature’s many facets. Director Corey Seapy will lead the group in an exciting program.     

Aaron Copland’s music is often described as sounding ‘open,’ and his Outdoor Overture that begins our program is no exception. It is an invigorating work full of characteristically tuneful melodies and vibrant ensemble interaction. October is a lush piece by Eric Whitacre, whose inspiration to write it came from autumn’s “crisp air” and “quiet beauty.” Our first half concludes with a nuanced masterwork by Warren Benson: The Leaves Are Falling. Benson began composing this patient and emotionally charged work on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Its title comes from the poem “Autumn” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

The second half of our program kicks off with Anthony Iannaccone’s two-part tone poem, After a Gentle Rain. It is a deftly orchestrated work that evokes images of glistening raindrops and the joyful energy that’s perceptible once the showers have ceased. Michael Markowski, an up-and-coming composer from New York City, reflects on courage in his recent work entitled City Trees. This is music drawn from a beautiful allegory: to grow tall and strong out of a tiny patch of earth amidst a busy concrete jungle certainly demands bravery! Our concert concludes with Dan Welcher’s Zion, a tour-de-force that sets two contrasting hymn tunes in a manner that evokes the power and grandeur of Utah’s Zion National Park.  



05/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://http:/www.crwe.org

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



Shattered Dreams: Puccini's Suor Angelica and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti

Presented by MetroWest Opera

A double bill like you’ve never seen! MetroWest Opera pairs Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti to present a night of Shattered Dreams. This is a world where hopes and stakes run high, dreams can be empty promises, and life choices can lead to drastic consequences.

Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor
Cassandra Lovering, Director

*Suor Angelica is performed in Italian with supertitles.
*Trouble in Tahiti is performed in English.



05/28/15 - 05/31/15

$30 General Admission
$25 Student/Senior Discount (must show student ID, be under 18, or over 65)
If interested in a discount for groups of 11 or more people, please contact us at metrowestopera@gmail.com.



- http://metrowestopera.org



Bret Michaels at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc., with special support from Adrian & Teriann Krasinskas present Bret Michaels, FireHouse and Hero On Hold. 

Proceeds to benefit The Barton Center campership fund that helps economically disadvantaged children with Type 1 diabetes attend our educational, recreational and support programs which inspire and empower. 

Bret Michaels website: http://www.bretmichaels.com/
Bret Michaels Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BretMichaels?fref=ts



05/31/15

Floor : $60.00
Lower canopy: $60.00
Upper canopy: $50.00
Reserved Right: $50.00
General Admission: $35.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Chamber Music for Social Impact: A Bohemian Rhapsody in Concord

Presented by Sarasa Ensemble at First Parish in Concord

After the overwhelmingly positive response to Sarasa’s performance of Schubert’s’ Cello Quintet last May, Haldan Martinson (principal second violin of the BSO) and Christina Day Martinson join us again to enthrall, this time with string sextet literature.

We end the season in a generous and rhapsodic fashion with a pair of string sextets: one by the young Antonín Dvorák, the other by his friend and benefactor, Johannes Brahms. The rich timbre of the string sextet was mastered by Brahms, and unfolds even further with Dvorák's rustic Bohemian influences, full of harmonic and rhythmic audacity. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of chamber music, and learn more about Sarasa’s outreach work in juvenile detention facilities. Not to be missed!

 With Jenny Stirling & Sarah Darling, violas, and Timothy Merton & Jennifer Morsches, cellos 



05/31/15

$24/$20/$12/Children Free



- http://www.sarasamusic.org/

First Parish in Concord - 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA, 01742



Pentalum

Presented by The Lawn on D

There is nothing like Pentalum. This massive inflatable is a spectacular mind-bending world that must be explored to be believed. Unlike anything we’ve seen before Pentalum is one-part science-fiction space station, one-part colorful dream, one-part futuristic playground.  This dazzling structure utilizes natural light to create a mesmerizing radiance on its organically curved walls, domed roofs and maze-like walkways. Pentalum is one of a series of incredible structures created by the Architects of Air which has been seen by over 2 million visitors in 38 countries - but has never before landed on the east coast. Great for kids, and adults - don’t miss your chance to experience the Pentalum when it takes over The Lawn on D!



05/28/15 - 05/31/15

$5 cash



- https://www.facebook.com/events/917611568281104/



Adult Art Workshop: Photograph your 2-D Artwork

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn how to photograph 2-D artwork in this one-session workshop. Angle of view, lighting, metering, polarizing and appropriate lens type/focal length will be covered. Basic knowledge and familiarity with your camera (whether SLR or point-and-shoot) is required. Bring your camera, manual and tripod (if you have one) and a work of art to photograph (optional). Advance registration required.



06/01/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art member



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

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



Big Screen Classics: GREY GARDENS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Welcome to Grey Gardens, an exceedingly dilapidated East Hampton mansion home to “Big” Edie Beale and her middle-aged daughter, “Little” Edie, plus an assortment of raccoons and birds.

In this cult-classic documentary from Albert and David Maysles (Salesman, Gimme Shelter) the Beales (distant cousins to Jackie Kennedy Onassis) reminisce on their halcyon days as socialites as they sit in squalor, not entirely aware of a world that has passed them by. 



06/01/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/grey-gardens

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



SMFA at Erbaluce: Mostra II

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This year, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is partnering with Boston restaurant Erbaluce for a series of exhibitions of student artwork. The series, curated by senior Will Ferguson, will showcase the dynamic range of works by current SMFA students—covering a range of media and perspectives. The second exhibition, “Mostra II” features 15 of the School’s artists and will be on view at the restaurant April 1–June 1, 2015.         

An opening reception will be held April 1, 6–8pm. RSVPs are encouraged but not required: by email events@erbaluce-boston.com or by calling 617-426-6969.

Artists: Leah Corbett, Patricia Hautea, Julia Kwon, Kirk Lorenzo, Dustin Markel, Marta Mendes, Eden Miller, Azita Moradkhani, Kaelin O'Hare, Sasha Parfenova, Emily Reinauer, Rebecca Rosen, Will Russack, Farzaneh & Bahareh Safarani, and Laura Vargas.  



04/01/15 - 06/01/15

Free



- http://www.smfa.edu/exhibitions



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

Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

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



06/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



Bevan Manson Los Angeles Composer

Presented by Bevan Manson

Bevan Manson - Los Angeles based acclaimed Composer to present Classical (but jazzy) concert featuring Boston and NYC musicians. This concert will feature this unique American Composers music and celebrate his latest CD release.



06/01/15

$15 Donation suggested



- http://bevanmanson.com



Chris Watford with Transient Canvas

Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Davis Square Theatre

For its closing concert of the 2014-2015 season, Equilibrium Concert Series presents bassoonist Chris Watford in a recital with special guests Transient Canvas. Their program explores the vast sound possibilities of reed instruments paired with the subtle energies of marimba, percussion, and electronics in music by Veau Kenyon, Scott Wollschleger, Zach Sheets and Timothy McCormack, each of whom present different perspectives on the physicality of performance and the sensuality of sound. 

 

The program for the concert is as follows:

Timothy McCormack
Body Matter (2015)
for solo bassoon
(World premiere)

Scott Wollschleger
Density is a Kind of Love (2015)
for bassoon, bass clarinet and marimba
(World premiere)

Beau Kenyon
To Look at you Dance and Smile, to Listen to you Sing and then Laugh (2015)
for bass clarinet and marimba

Zach Sheets
Lattices of Blooms (2014)
for bass clarinet and marimba/percussion 

 

Christopher Watford is a solo, chamber, and orchestral bassoonist concerned with the expansion of the instrument's capabilities. As an advocate for contemporary music, his performances transcend traditional practice to include microtonality, extended techniques, and electroacoustics. Watford has worked closely with such leading composers as Salvatore Sciarrino, Pierluigi Billone, Tristan Murail, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, and Christian Wolff. He is a member of Boston's acclaimed new-music sinfonietta Sound Icon and has appeared with the NotaRiotous ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, A Far Cry, Nonce Ensemble, New England Conservatory’s First Monday series, and the Concord Chamber Music Society, among others, as well as solo performances in London at the UK Microtonal Festival and a residency at the Virginia Arts Festival. Recent notable engagements include a performance of Olga Neuwirth's Torsion for solo bassoon and ensemble with Sound Icon, led by conductor Jeffrey Means, as well as the first American performance of Salvatore Sciarrino's Tre duetti con l'eco for flute, viola and bassoon, under the composer's supervision. Watford is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts where his principal teachers included Richard Svoboda and Mark Popkin. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA.

 

The dynamic bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet; Matt Sharrock, marimba) has been blazing its own trail in the world of contemporary music since 2011. In four short years, they have premiered over 40 new works, essentially creating an entirely new repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Transient Canvas performs almost exclusively works written for them. Their mission is to provide a blank slate or canvas for composers to explore while simultaneously making bass clarinet and marimba a new standard ensemble. They have worked with a wide variety of composers, including well established artists such as Marti Epstein, Curtis Hughes, John McDonald and Andy Vores and emerging voices such as Victoria Cheah, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Adam Roberts, and Tina Tallon. Dedicated to spreading their repertoire, Transient Canvas has performed across the United States. Their 2014-15 season included a featured performance on the closing concert of the first annual New Music Gathering at the San Francisco Conservatory, a shared recital with pianist Taka Kigawa on the Firehouse New Music Series in Brooklyn, and a collaborative concert with Chamber Cartel and the artwork of Igor Korsunskiy at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta. In their hometown of Boston, they have been featured performers with the Equilibrium Concert Series, the Fifth Floor Collective, Opensound, and the innovative new Original Gravity Concert Series which pairs local composers with local beers at Aeronaut Brewing Company. 



06/01/15

Tickets are $10 general admission and are sold at the door.



- http://www.equilibriumconcertseries.org

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



Diet Cig/PWR BTTM

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

Diet Cig is a pop/rock band from New Paltz, New York fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five songs on their debut EP, Over Easy, written by Luciano in the comfort of her bedroom, capture the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.  Recorded on Halloween 2014 with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz (Porches, Quarterbacks, Earl Boykins) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, Over Easy was released digitally and on cassette in February 2015 with the support of Father/Daughter Records.

PWR BTTM is a band fronted by Liv Bruce and Benjamin Walter Hopkins. Originally from Boston, the two formed as a joke at Bard College and released their first collection of demos, Cinderella Beauty Shop, in May of 2014. This fall, PWR BTTM collaborated with Jawbreaker Reunion on a split EP called Republican National Convention and were featured as Stereogum's band to watch for the month of February 2015. Their debut LP, Ugly Cherries, is to be released by Father/Daughter and Miscreant Records later this year.



06/01/15

$10 in advance / $12 day of show
All General Admission.



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/diet-cig

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



Garett Yahn Performances at Montserrat Gallery

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Garett Yahn is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the territory shared by artist and artisan and the nature of cultural production outside of the city center. Often collaborative, his work provides a platform for sociability as it is concerned with the potential for artwork to explore the principles of relationships. Recently Yahn has exhibited and performed at Infr’action 2010 in Sete, France, Mobius, and Proof Galleries in Boston, MA, Steven F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, and Drift Station in Lincoln, NE. He holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Studio Art from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. Yahn currently lives and works in Boston.

Montserrat Gallery's Summer Pop-Ups is a series of short term exhibitions and experiences, a format that has gained in popularity in recent years. Designed to bring people together in an energetic atmosphere, each week features a new theme, a range of related events and a closing reception.



06/01/15

FREE



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



"Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.” For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm. The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week. Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots. In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

 



06/02/15

$52.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/weird-al-yankovic/

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



Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: ChoroBop Trio

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

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

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

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ChoroBop Trio

With a repertoire based in Brazilian roots, the trio ChoroBop fuses the liveliness and the lyricism of Brazilian choro music with the influences of jazz, bebop and contemporary music. Born in different cities in Brazil, group members include Eduardo Mercuri (mandolin/guitar), Flavio Lira (7-string guitar/bass) and Anne Nêgah Santos (percussion) – three talented performers who met at Berklee College of Music and discovered a shared passion for the choro genre. After their debut show at the Blue Note in May 2014 touring extensively along the East Coast, ChoroBop is preparing to release their debut album in 2015.



06/02/15

Free



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

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



Boston Creates: Town Hall Meeting

Presented by City of Boston Office of Arts and Culture

The Boston Creates Town Hall is the first large public event in Boston’s cultural planning process, designed to create a blueprint for arts and culture in the City of Boston. The public is invited to attend this event and share their opinions and ideas about what the cultural priorities should be for the City. 

Boston Creates will engage residents, visitors, and stakeholders to help local government identify cultural needs, opportunities, and resources and to think strategically about how these resources can help the community to achieve its civic goals. The process will create a ten-year plan, designed to prioritize, coordinate, and align public and private resources to strengthen cultural vitality over the long term. The Cultural Plan is expected to be complete in June 2016.

All are encourage to attend. Please register in advance.



06/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://bostoncreates.org/



Audra McDonald

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

A modern Broadway legend, Audra McDonald is not only the first person to win Tony awards in all four acting categories, but she is also the most decorated actor in Broadway history with six awards. Join the Pops for a thrilling evening of music: Ms. McDonald's first Spring Pops performance in more than a decade. The evening also includes performances by the winners of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition. Keith Lockhart, conductor.

The 2015 Boston Pops season runs May 6 - June 13 and celebrates Keith Lockhart's 20th Anniversary.



06/02/15

$24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/70837

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



Transcendent Pairings (Trio Cleonice and Friends)

Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline

Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to present the world premiere of Richard Wernick's Sonata for Two at its season finale on Tuesday, June 2nd. Sonata for Two will feature Trio Cleonice's cellist, Gwen Krosnick, alongside her father, cellist Joel Krosnick of the Juilliard String Quartet. Wernick, a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, will be in attendance to hear the premiere of the piece, which was written for the father-daughter pair as a 70th-birthday gift for Mr. Krosnick. The two Krosnicks will close the concert in collaboration with Cleonice violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck; violinist Emily Smith (a native of Newton, MA); and violist Samuel Rhodes - Mr. Krosnick's colleague of 39 years in the Juilliard Quartet - for a performance of Schubert's beloved Cello Quintet.

Program:

Wernick: Passamezzo (Trio Cleonice)

Beethoven: Romance in F Major (Emily Daggett Smith, violin and Emely Phelps, piano)

Wernick: Sonata for Two (Joel and Gwen Krosnick)

Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (Ari Isaacman-Beck and Emily Daggett Smith, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Gwen and Joel Krosnick, cellos)

 

Trio Cleonice and Friends arose from the Trio's desire to make live, vibrant chamber music - which they find to be a daily necessity - an accessible, integrated part of Brookline's cultural fabric. The monthly series began in February 2014, and has since welcomed numerous guest artists - drawing from the Trio's friends, colleagues, and mentors - to Brookline.



06/02/15

Suggested donation of $15 ($5 students)



- http://www.triocleonice.com

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



Joanna Tam Performance at Montserrat

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

Joanna Tam is a Boston-based visual artist. Her interdisciplinary practice examines the issues of standardization, displacement, and the construction of ethnic and national identities. She received a BS degree in Computer Science from the Boston College and an MFA degree in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University.

Summer Pop-Ups is a series of short term exhibitions and experiences, a format that has gained in popularity in recent years. Designed to bring people together in an energetic atmosphere, each week features a new theme, a range of related events and a closing reception. 



06/02/15

FREE



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



Boston Accents

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Laugh Boston for Boston Accents every Wednesday at 7:30pm. Boston Accents features the best stand-up comedians in Boston, from legends that have put Boston comedy on the map, to the next generation of nationally known comics from our city.



11/12/14 - 06/03/15

$15 General Admission



- http://www.laughboston.com/

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



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



Tot Rock

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Children’s Discovery Classroom

Got a guitar, saxophone, cow bell, or other instrument lying around? Doesn’t matter how dusty it is or how proficient you are with it, bring it in and let’s make some music! Come in at 9:30 if you need help tuning or if you want to go over the chords we’ll be using. No instrument? Feel welcome to grab a shaker, sing, or dance! BYOIC (Bring your own instrument & child)

 



06/03/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-06-03

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Winter Sleep

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

Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2014, 196 min.). 

Don’t miss the Boston premiere from one of the most admired directors in international cinema. Shot with his trademark exquisite beauty, Celyan’s latest workexamines the socio-economic divides in Turkey. Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities. 



05/27/15 - 06/03/15

MFA Members $9.00 / Nonmembers $11.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/winter-sleep-0

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



Free Writing Class in Dorchester!

Presented by GrubStreet

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this class you will have one mission: to devote one hour of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity. Sign up for this free workshop here: https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-writing-23-1/

*Only 12 seats available!*



06/03/15

FREE



- https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-writing-23-1/



Jussi Reijonen: trï

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

In this concert, Finnish guitarist/oudist/composer and BMS faculty member Jussi Reijonen, showcases new arrangements of music from his acclaimed CD Jussi Reijonen: un. He will be joined by an international cast of players: Turkish pianist/percussionist Utar Artun and Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash.
 
Reijonen’s original music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered from growing up in five different countries on three different continents; in both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of India and West Africa, creating a truly enchanting musical mosaic.
 
“…extraordinary music…(Reijonen’s) playing is deep and profoundly nuanced throughout.” – Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player
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 ”Reijonen’s musical universe has no frontiers. It is a beautiful, sensual mosaic of traditions and influences.” – Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz
 
“Musical cultures and sensibilities cross, evocatively… without blinking or apologizing.” – Josef Woodward, DownBeat

Check out this article: http://followthesoultrane.com/2015/05/honesty-and-presence-with-jussi-reijonen/



06/03/15

FREE



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Dark Star Orchestra - Spring Tour East 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about thta contagious energy… in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.

“For us it’s a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years,” rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. “We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they’ve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live.”



06/04/15

$32.00 - $40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dark-star-orchestra/

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



Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony Returns to artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Laszlo Gardony Quartet. Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by JazzReview.com and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck. He has released ten albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jamey Haddad and Stan Strickland among others. His new CD, “Clarity” – an inspired solo piano recording – was released on May 7, 2013Gardony has been praised for his “fluid pianism” by The New York Times and for his “uniformly high quality of compositions” by All About Jazz Magazine. JazzTimes has called him “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices.” and “a formidable soloist who lives in the moment.”



06/04/15

$15 ($10 Member and students) Cash bar and comfort food dinner available for purchase.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/jazz-pianist-laszlo-gardonny-returns-to-artkitchen-cafe/

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



Wine and Film: A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A Year in Champagne entertainingly guides viewers through the winemaking process and behind the scenes to hear from the vintners who put the magic in the bottle. Quality production values, engaging scripting and fascinating characters.” — The Hollywood Reporter



06/04/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/year-champagne

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



Oh, Freedom!

Presented by Castle of our Skins

Castle of our Skins presents Oh, Freedom!: an evening of music and spoken word inspired by the words and songs of the American Abolitionist Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the slaves. Modernized traditional songs intertwine with powerful spoken word artistry by Amber Rose Johnson, culminating in the world premiere of Oh, Freedom! by Anthony Green. 



06/04/15

Tickets:
general admission – $5;
youth (13 – 17) and seniors (62+) – $3; MAAH members and children 12 and under – free



- http://www.castle-of-our-skins.com/the-oh-freedom-project.html



Zamir: South of the Border

Presented by Zamir Chorale of Boston at Temple Emanuel

The Zamir Chorale of Boston takes you "South of the Border" with music from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Our program includes Israeli adaptions of popular South American tunes and dances, as well as some of the most exciting choral songs by Latin American composers. With the world premiere of Jeremiah Klarman's "Yah Ribon" and collaboration with the renowned Israeli-Brazilian ensemble, the Tucan Trio, and our honoree, Cantor Elias Rosemberg, you will be guaranteed a sizzling songfest!



06/04/15

$54/$49 for seniors (65+) reserved section
$25/$20 for seniors non reserved section
$10 students non reserved section only



- http://zamir.org

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



FABric! 2015 Gallery Reception

Presented by NewTV at NewTV

Back by popular demand, the second annual FABric show: A Captivating Fine Art Showcase! Every Image Constructed of Fabric and Fiber, or with Fiber as Subject.

The reception will be from 6:30-8:30 and will include wine and cheese and a chance to mingle with the artists. 



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.newtv.org/about/art-galleries/album/fabric-2015

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



Area Premiere! SLOW WEST

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

(2015) dir John Maclean w/Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius [84 min]

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay (Smit-McPhee), a naïve young Scotsman, travels to the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is soon joined by Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious loner who saves his life. Silas becomes Jay’s guide and companion but he harbors his own private agenda for travelling with the young man.

SLOW WEST is a neo-Western with a fairy tale patina and an impish sense of humor. Despite its occaisional light touch, the film doesn’t gloss over the brutality of the frontier life. A sensation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, SLOW WEST is an entertaining and gorgeous film with a unique tone that begs to be seen on the big screen.



05/29/15 - 06/04/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/05/29/slow-west/

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



Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

Presented by Arts League of Lowell at Downtown Lowell

Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in Lively Lowell! Join us for Downtown Lowell First Thursdays on the first Thursday of every month from April-September 2015. There will be music, gallery openings, DIY projects, art for viewing and for sale, refreshments, films, lectures and more. Our businesses and shops will be offering specials as well. Visit the website for a new schedule of events each month!



06/04/15

Free



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

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



Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Musical Theatre Discovery is an interactive, dynamic class for students interested in being on the stage. Through group activities and games, students will explore improvisational movements and scripted dialogue. This class will incorporate singing, dancing and acting in a creative, low-pressure environment. At the end of the term, students will showcase their work in a casual performance for family and friends.



01/30/15 - 06/05/15

$375



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

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



Adult “Ladies Night Out” Clay Workshop

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



06/05/15

$45 non-members; $35 Danforth Art members



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

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



Kevin Hart

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. Kevin just wrapped his nationwide “Laugh at My Pain” tour. He was the number one comedian on Ticketmaster and in February 2011 Hart sold out the Nokia Theater two nights in a row to break a record previously set by Eddie Murphy.

Hart's DVD Seriously Funny is one of the fastest selling DVDs in recent years and has gone four times platinum. His comedy central special of the same name is the highest rated comedy special of 2010.

Hart is currently filming lead roles in two new movies. In July worked on Screen Gem's Think Like A Man , the a comedy is based on Steve Harvey's bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. Hart is now working on the Nick Stoller comedy Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow and Universal.

Hart was last seen in Meet the Fockers Sequel aka Little Fockers, and Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence. He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool's Gold, as well as opposite Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Hart's film credits include: Soul Plane opposite Tom Arnold, Method Man and Snoop Dogg, Not Easily Broken, Extreme Movie, Drillbit Taylor, Epic Movie, The Last Stand, Scary Movie 4, and In the Mix, Meet Dave and Superhero Movie.

In 2009, Hart's one-hour comedy special I'm a Grown Little Man on Comedy Central was also one of the highest rated specials for the network. Hart was the host of BET's classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand. Hart's other television credits include ABC's The Big House which he also executive produced and wrote and recurring roles on Love, Inc, Barbershop, and Undeclared.

Hart debuted on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club and was insistently hooked. He quit his job as a shoe salesman and began performing full time at such clubs as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led to work in such feature films as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. With his passion for stand-up, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family 



06/05/15

$28.00 - $121.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kevin-hart/

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Opening Night Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Opening Night Gala Event kicks off the 34th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival honoring David Deveau for 20 years of artistic leadership and celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the opening of the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and populations to the established repertoire while also expanding the music into exciting new directions. His seemingly boundless curiosity and artistic vision has created myriad musical partnerships and musical cross-pollination, providing the classical world with a welcome jolt of energy and ideas that continue to bear fruit.



06/05/15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/1056-2/

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



Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Presented by Heptunes at Davis Square Theatre

Five Time Grammy Nominee---- Grammy Winners Best Traditional Folk Albums 1995 and 2009---- Recipient of the National Medal Of The Arts 1998

Nobody I know-and I mean nobody-has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now. He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. -- Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969.

The vital link between the completion of Woody Guthrie's career and the beginnings of Bob Dylan's, Ramblin' Jack has been visitng Boston for over 65 years since the very early days of Club 47 and the local folk scene. Following the recent passing of his good fried, Pete Seeger, the octogenarian has pretty much become the elder statesman of the American americana/folk scene.



06/05/15

$30



- http://www.heptunesconcerts.com/page.php?wpage=home/home.htm

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



First Friday Nights Free!

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

Both Museums Open
Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank with additional support from Emerson Hospital.

 



06/05/15

0



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-06-05

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



So Percussion

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

Experience the groundbreaking quartet as they “ignite enthusiasm for percussion music old and new” (The New York Times).

For over a decade, S? Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.  Praised by the New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So’s adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion.   So Percussion’s career now encompasses 16 albums, touring throughout the USA and around the world, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, several ambitious educational programs, and a steady output of their own music.



06/05/15

MFA Members $20.00 / Nonmembers $25.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/s%C5%8D-percussion-0

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



Boston Pride Presents A Conversation With Pussy Riot

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Pussy Riot is a feminist protest art collective which has been one of the world’s most prominent activist groups in recent years, aiming to focus attention on the actions of the Russian government and human rights violations at home and abroad. In August 2012, Nadya and Masha were sentenced to two years' imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance in Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This protest attracted international media attention and support from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Aung San Suu Kyi. Since their release they have continued their work, recently calling on the U.S. Congress to add 16 officials to the Magnitsky list of human rights violators who face U.S. sanctions. This September they launched the independent news outlet MediaZona which focuses on Russia’s courts, law enforcement, and prison system. They have also launched the NGO Zona Prava again focusing on the need for prison reform in Russia.



06/05/15

Tickets: $37 plus fees



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/pussy-riot/

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



Patty Larkin To Perform with Special Guests at Regent Theatre

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, Patty’s mother was a painter, her sisters both musicians. Patty sang throughout her high school and college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists. 

The New York Times called Patty, “A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper . . . She is also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.”  Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments,” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.”

She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).  Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. She has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino with “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition of her philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations. 

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion began performing together as an acoustic duo in the fall of 2000. Their music combined Irion's love of rock and blues with Guthrie's roots of folk and country. Guthrie is the youngest daughter of folksinger Arlo Guthrie and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

Tumbling Bones is a trio of young men inspired by old music. They play a mix of original compositions and traditional material drawing on bluegrass, pre-war folk, and a bit of the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the guys were reared on.

 

 



06/05/15

All Seats are Reserved:
Orchestra Center Rows A - J $33.00
Orchestra Remaining $28.00
Balcony Seating $23.00



- http://www.pattylarkin.com/

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



Natraj

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Deeply meditative North Indian ragas. Beautifully intricate South Indian rhythms. Driving African beats. Edgy contemporary jazz. World-jazz ensemble Natraj and special guest, tabla wizard Amit Kavethekar, team up to put it all together in an adventurous, engaging synthesis. This concert features contemporary treatments of Indian classical music, adaptations of traditional West African songs, and Natraj’s signature Indo-Afro-jazz originals. Natraj features guest tabla virtuoso, Amit Kavthekar; Phil Scarff, saxophones; Rohan Gregory, violin and viola; John Funkhouser, bass; Jerry Leake tabla and multipercussion; and Bertram Lehmann, drums and percussion.

 



06/05/15

$20 (Students/Seniors: $19, Members: $17, Children Under 12: $10)
 



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Mother Moses

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Mother Moses is a folk/rock band that was formed in 2013 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jon Cox. The band consists of Cox, Ellen “the Steam Freak” Shultz (vocals), Collin “the Prom Dancer” Dennen (bass, vocals), and Dylan ”the Ham Master” Vadakin (drums). They met while at Berklee and have spent the last year playing local shows and working to release their debut album, Slow the Fire. It showcases Cox's deep admiration for acoustic and vocally driven music, which inspired the songs on the album.



06/05/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/mother-moses

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



Boston Pops: By Popular Demand

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

You, the audience, pick the music to be performed in these five interactive By Popular Demand concerts. Drawing from a selection of the orchestra's unmatched library of 3,500 exclusive orchestral arrangements, audience members will vote for songs from mobile devices live at the concert. Choices will encompass some of the best music from classical, film, Broadway, and rock - the great breadth of music the orchestra has played during 20 years with Keith Lockhart at the helm. Selections will be grouped into categories such as "Favorite Bugs Bunny Moment," "Favorite John Williams Movie Theme," and "Favorite Rock Ballad." The first half of these concerts will feature some of the great programming introduced on Opening Night including a tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes on the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth with such tunes as "You Make Me Feel So Young," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Chicago."

The 2015 Boston Pops season runs May 6 through June 13 and celebrates Keith Lockhart's 20th Anniversary.



05/07/15 - 06/05/15

Tickets: $24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2015-spring-pops/2015-spring-pops-by-popular-demand.aspx

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



German and Italian Baroque with Incendium Novum

Presented by Incendium Novum at Marsh Chapel

An evening of period chamber music with Incendium Novum. Our program will start in Germany with music by Buxtehude, JS Bach, and Telemann. After intermission we will travel south to Italy to enjoy chamber music by Albinoni, Corelli, and Vivaldi.


Incendium Novum is an early music ensemble born out of an interest in historically-informed performance delivered with genuine passion and simplicity. Incendium Novum means "New Fire," a name reflective of the group’s intention to spark new enthusiasm in Baroque music performed on period instruments. Founded in Boston in 2014, the ensemble consists of soprano Heidi Freimanis, violinist Yi-Li Chang, gambist Zarina Irkaeva, and harpsichordist Thomas Bowers.

Visit Incendium Novum’s website to view the concert calendar, sign up for the mailing list, engage the group for your upcoming event, and listen to the latest recordings: IncendiumNovum.org
 



06/05/15

$10 Suggested Donation



- http://incendiumnovum.org

Marsh Chapel - 735 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, Boston, MA, 02215



Boston Public Schools Citywide Arts Festival

Presented by Boston Public Schools at Boston Common

Join us as hundreds of performers from dozens of Boston Public Schools converge on Boston Common for the BPS
Citywide Arts Festival. Share and celebrate their creative vision and youthful talent at this special event. Fellow students,
families, and members of the community are all invited to attend. Bring a lunch and enjoy singing, dancing, music, and
theater ensembles on historic Boston Common, America's oldest park!

Wednesday, June 3

Charles Sumner Chorus
Sumner Elementary (Roslindale)
Louie Bello, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Catherine MacCuish, Principal

Ohrenberger Ensemble
Ohrenberger School (West Roxbury)
Kenrick John, Music Teacher/Band Director
Naomi Krakow, Principal

Irving Performing Arts
Irving Middle School (Roslindale)
Greg Allen, Theatre/Chorus Teacher
Katina McClain, Dance Teacher
Arthur Unobskey, Principal

Tynan Singers
Tynan Elementary School (South Boston)
Elizabeth Adebayo, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Leslie Gant, Principal

BTU Chorus
Boston Teachers Union K-8 School (Jamaica Plain)
Johnny McInnis, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Lindsay Chaves, Principal

Henderson UP Chorus
Henderson K-12 Inclusion Upper School (Dorchester)
Amberlea Darden, Music Teacher/ Choir Director
Nadia Cyprien & Isabel Depina, Co-Principals

Hennigan Cantantes
Hennigan K-8 School (Jamaica Plain)
Babette Mariner, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Ana Montoya, Cooperating Classroom Teacher
Maria Cordon, Principal

Kenny Tooters & Kenny Band
Kenny Elementary School (Dorchester)
Jerry Chu, Music Teacher/Band Director
Suzanne Federspiel, Principal

 

Jeremiah Burke United Dance Troupe
Burke High School (Dorchester)
Angela Dickerson, Dance Teacher
Lindsa McIntyre, Principal

Jeremiah Burke One Voice
Burke High School (Dorchester)
Aginah Monique, Choir Director
Lindsa McIntyre, Principal

English High Blue Line
The English High School (Jamaica Plain)
David Carkner, Band Director
Eytan Wurman, Music Department Chair
Ligia Noriega-Murphy, Principal

 

Thursday, June 4th

Holmes Bright Moments Chorus
Holmes Elementary School
Clifford Tetle, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Yeshi Gaskin, Principal

Curley Ambassadors of Dance
Curley K-8 School (Jamaica Plain)
Kim Taylor Knight, Dance Teacher
Katherine Grassa, Principal

Haley Elementary Chorus
Haley Pilot School (Roslindale)
Daniel DeHart, Music Teacher/Ensemble Director
Angel Charles, Principal

Jackson/Mann Theatre
Jackson/Mann K-8 School (Brighton)
Antoinette Perry, Music/Performing Arts Teacher
Lisa Pierce-Goldstein, Cooperating Classroom Teacher
Andy Tuite, Principal

Lila G. Frederick Organized Noize
Frederick Pilot Middle School (Dorchester)
Kendra Martin, Music Teacher/Choir Director
James Brewer, Principal

 

Edison K-8 Theatre
Edison K-8 Pilot School (Brighton)
Emily Culver, Theatre Teacher
Mary Driscoll, Headmaster

Edison Shining Lights
Edison K-8 Pilot School (Brighton)
Gilberto Rivera, Music Teacher/Band Director
Mary Driscoll, Headmaster

Ellis Elementary Chorus
Ellis Elementary School (Roxbury)
Brendan Hogan, Music Teacher/Band Director
Cynthia Jacobs-Tolbert, Principal

JQUS Band
Josiah Quincy Upper School (Back Bay/Chinatown)
Tony Babecka, Band Director
Richard Chang, Principal

Muñiz Academy Revolutionary Harmony
Margarita Muñiz Academy (Jamaica Plain)
Ana Teresa Black-Celis, Choir Director
Dania Vasquez, Headmaster

Umana Chorus & Band
Umana Academy (East Boston)
Cheryl McNeil, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Alexandra Montes-McNeil, Principal

Umana Dance Team
Umana Academy (East Boston)
Paula Byrne, Dance Teacher
Alexandra Montes-McNeil, Principal

 

Friday, June 5th

Otis School Motown Singers
Otis Elementary School (East Boston)
Colin O'Dwyer, Music Teacher/ Choir Director
Paula Cerqueira-Goncalve, Principal

Condon Elite Choir
Condon Elementary School (South Boston)
Paul Eggersheim, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Robert Chisholm, Principal

Dever-McCormack Panther Band
McCormack Middle School (Dorchester)
Jason Dye, Music Teacher/Band Director
Michael Sabin, Principal

Roland Hayes/O'Bryant 7th Grade Chorus
Roland Hayes School of Music/John D. O'Bryant School (Roxbury)
June Ambush, Choir Director
Nicole Gittens, Headmaster
Gregory Gazzola, Program Director

Josiah Quincy Mancini Orchestra
Josiah Quincy Elementary School (Chinatown)
Marlee McDonald, Orchestra Program Director
Simon Ho, Principal

Chittick Elementary 2nd Grade All-Stars
Chittick Elementary School (Hyde Park)
Koriana Lewis, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Michelle Burnett-Herndon, Principal

Orchard Gardens 8th Grade Chorus
Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School (Roxbury)
Joy Roster, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Megan Webb, Principal

Orchard Gardens Dance
Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School (Roxbury)
Jason Jordan, Dance Teacher
Megan Webb, Principal

Charlestown High School Pop Music Group
Charlestown High School (Charlestown)
Jennifer Manzanillo, Ensemble Director
William Thomas, Principal

Warren/Prescott Starr Singers
Warren/Prescott K-8 School (Charlestown)
Olivia Thompson, Music Teacher/Choir Director
Michele Davis, Principal

Roland Hayes/O'Bryant Big Band
Roland Hayes School of Music/John D. O'Bryant School (Roxbury)
Anthony Zambrano, Band Director
Nicole Gittens, Headmaster
Gregory Gazzola, Program Director

BAA Acapella & BAA Gospel Ensemble
Boston Arts Academy (Fenway)
J. Cottle, Ensemble Director
Anne Clark, Headmaster
Gregory J. Holt & Tyrone Sutton, Music Department Co-Chairs



06/03/15 - 06/05/15

FREE



- http://www.bpsarts.org/listing/event/168-bps-citywide-arts-festival.html

Boston Common - Tremont and Park Street, Boston, MA,



Titans IV

Presented by Cape Symphony

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty. The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell.
That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people.
All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, op. 8
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano



06/06/15

$35.00 General Admission | $10.00 Student | $133.00 Full Series



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-special-events-1.asp



Mothers & Sons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.



05/08/15 - 06/06/15

Tickets: $25 - $61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/mothers-sons/

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



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect. The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band.



06/06/15

$35 - $95



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/fab-faux/

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



Mosaics at the Mill II

Presented by Mosaic Oasis

Join us for for the opening reception of Mosaics at the Mill II, a contemporary mosaic art show, on March 28, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, MA?. At the reception, the show’s featured mosaic artist, Lisa Houck, will present a short lecture at 3:30 pm entitled “Experiences in Designing Public Art Projects."

The exhibition, curated by Suzanne Owayda and Betsy Rodman of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply and Amy Marks of Amy Marks Mosaics showcases the work of over 40 New England mosaic artists who have demonstrated a high level of technical mosaic technique and artistic expression. The exhibition is open through June 6th on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.



03/28/15 - 06/06/15

FREE, Donation Suggested



- http://schwambmillshow.weebly.com/



Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on The New York Times #1 Bestselling book of the last decade by John Gray, has been seen by more than one million people.

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. 



06/05/15 - 06/06/15

Adult tickets are $58.
Group and senior discount tickets are available.



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

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Shanghai Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most revered artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America, and Asia. They have performed at many of the world’s the most distinguished festivals including Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Ottawa International festivals, as well as residencies at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival. In a collaboration with Chanticleer, the Quartet presented the Asian premiere of Chen Yi’s From the Path of Beauty and has a long history of championing new music.



06/06/15

Tickets: $39 - $58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/shanghai-quartet/

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



Insights On Site: Peggy’s House

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

Peggy’s House, a Cape Ann Cottage is an exhibition of photographs by Robert Lerch documenting a traditional Cape Ann cottage. This is the first in the contemporary art series that takes place each summer at the historic White-Ellery House. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is open to the public at no charge on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.



06/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/insights-site-peggys-house/



Celebrating the Work of Roger Martin

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

A celebration of the life and work of Roger Martin. With John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer's Block. Additional guests to be announced.  This program is free for members, Montserrat College of Art students or with Museum admission.



06/06/15

Adults: $10.00

Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00

Museum members, Montserrat College of Art students and youth (18 and under): Free



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/gallery-conversation/

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



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. 



06/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center - 640 Centre St, Boston, MA, 02130



Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle & Reproductive Justice Art Show

Presented by Society for Menstrual Cycle Research + Center for Women's Health & Human Rights

Widening the Cycle is a social justice art show that threads together global voices to raise consciousness about menstruation and reproductive justice through feminist art. After attending the 2013 SMCR conference, emerging artist Jen Lewis was inspired to curate a visual art exhibit that would connect artists with activists, advocates and academics in order to affect maximum social change. This bold collection comprised of artworks created by 38 artists from 10 countries reflects a growing demand from menstruaters for a new perspective on periods, one that is no longer rooted in silence or shame. This thematic exploration of the menstrual cycle and issues related to reproductive justice. Menstruation is a human right that must be made visible in order to become part of the bigger gender equality discussion. 



06/04/15 - 06/06/15

Free and open to the publice. Donation suggested at the door.  



- http://menstruationresearch.org/2015/03/31/widening-the-cycle-a-menstrual-cycle-reproductive-justice-art-show/



"LOWELL LINES" Artist Reception

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Inspired by the beauty and vibe of the city, “Lowell Lines” features new work by artists Jean Curley and Daniel Mathieu. The show combines Mathieu’s photography and watercolor works by Curley to give a multi-faceted look at the mill city. These two talented artists explore the diversity and atmosphere of the city by exploring its geometries.



06/06/15

Free



- http://theloadingdockgallery.com

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



37th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival

Presented by Coolidge Corner Arts Festival

Join over seventy-five artisans Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the 37th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival. 

From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Devotion School grounds at 345 Harvard Street, peruse and purchase one of a kind pieces from a juried group of talented makers. The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is pleased to announce mixed-media artist Nathan Murrell as this year's winner of the 2015 Susan Lichter Jury Prize, in memory of our beloved committee member. Murrell's work personifies Susan's spirit and exemplifies the highest level of both art and craft.

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with the Boston Food Truck Alliance. This year The Cod Squad, Tenoch, and Walloons will be serving delicious, one-of-a kind meals during this year’s festival.

This free event features nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging, local creators; working in an array of mediums from jewelry, fiber, glass, ceramics to photography, watercolor and mixed media. 

The Arts Festival is coordinated and juried by a group of dedicated Coolidge Corner merchants and business owners including Lea Cohen of Hammond Residential Real Estate and former owner of the Stone's Throw gallery; Lisa Clark, manager at Brookline Bank, and Mike Kerstein, owner of Simons Shoes.

The CCAF is a great day for art lovers all over the Boston-area," says Cohen. "This year’s lineup of exceptional artists as well as the new partnership with the Boston Food Truck Alliance makes this year's event extra special; a great culmination to ArtsBrookline."



06/06/15

FREE



- http://www.coolidgecornerartsfestival.com/



MFA Summer Party

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

The Summer Party is the premiere kick-off to summer for young and stylish Bostonians. A social calendar highlight for over ten years, this annual event raises vital operating support for the Museum of Fine Arts. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Summer Party benefits an endowed Museum Council Special Exhibition Fund.

Elegantly summer-inspired and held in the MFA’s dramatic Shapiro Family Courtyard where guests can sip and savor cocktails and light bites; dance to music by DJ Cashman and Snack Attack; browse and bid on over 20 works of art in the juried silent art auction and fabulous items in the prize drawing. The Summer Party is a chance to revel at New England’s most renowned art museum, with the chicest crowd at the black-tie event of the season! The Summer Party is sponsored by Valentino.

Keep the Summer Party going at a glamorous after party hosted by our partner, Liquid Art House! LAH’s late-night menu and creative cocktails will be available (cash bar).

Special thanks to:
Summer Party 2015 Host Committee 
Co-Chairs



06/06/15

Guest Ticket
$200; $150 for Museum Council & Patron Program Members

Individual VIP Guest Ticket
$300; $250 for Museum Council and Patron Program Members

Dual VIP Guest Ticket
$550; $500 for Museum Council and Patron Program Members



- http://www.mfa.org/membership/museum-council/summer-party

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



Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Take a stroll through this 19th century maritime artist’s Gloucester neighborhood.

Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of a style known as luminism. The Cape Ann Museum’s unparalleled collection of Fitz Henry Lane includes 40 paintings, a rare watercolor (his first known work, painted in 1830) and 100 drawings, plus lithographic town views (all three that he did of Gloucester).



06/06/15

$10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

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



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/fitz-henry-lanes-gloucester-walking-tour-june-6/

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



Life is but a Dream: Songs of the River

Presented by Voices Rising

This June, come float down a river of song at Voices Rising's concert, Life is but a Dream: Songs of the River. Musical selections range from jazz standards to American folk tunes. We admire the wide Missouri River in Shenandoah, splash with playful otters in the pools of a rushing river in Scotland, and contemplate love as the sun sets over the Wood River in Canada. Join us for a musical celebration as we meander where the music takes us.



06/06/15

Priority Seating: $30
General Admission: $25/$20 in advance
Students/Seniors: $10
Child 5 and Under: $5



- http://www.voicesrising.org/



Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market)

Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall returns to kick-off Boston Pride Week – which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.

Head down to the West End of the Marketplace and enjoy live entertainment designed for people of all ages including performances by local artists, Zumba classes, karaoke and an appearance by Kristen Merlin – a Top-5 finisher in NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh off their victories in the 2015 Pride Pageant, Mr. and Mrs. Boston Pride will also make an appearance, as will Pageant Chair and fabulous drag queen Nikita le Femme. While at the event, support Boston Pride’s Claws and Paws for a Cause campaign by checking out the work of three worthwhile organizations serving our four-legged friends: Som-Dog, Missing Dogs of Mass, and Kitty Connection. You will also have the opportunity to visit with this year’s Marshals’ of Boston Pride to learn more about the important causes they represent!



06/06/15

FREE



- http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/pride-day-faneuil-hall/2145455278

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market) - 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA, 02109



Cambridge Arts River Festival

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

Cambridge Arts River Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, attracting 200,000+ festival-goers. 

This free event features jazz, folk, indie, rock, and world music performances, dance, poetry, theater, art demonstrations, family art-making activities and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople. 

For our 35th Anniversary, River Festival moved from the banks of the Charles to the Central Square Cultural District—the cultural hub of Cambridge. The festival will remain in Central Square for 2015, but we are hoping to return to our historical home along the river soon.



06/06/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/riverfestival.aspx



Crossing

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Citi Shubert Theatre

Experience the world premiere of a new American opera, directed by Diane Paulus. Inspired by the diary Walt Whitman kept as a nurse during the Civil War, this world premiere opera by the extraordinary young composer Matthew Aucoin explores how the individual experiences of soldiers are remembered and told. As Whitman listens to wounded veterans share their memories and messages, he forges a bond with a soldier who forces him to examine his own role as writer and poet. This new opera, featuring the Boston-based orchestra A Far Cry, an ensemble at the forefront of a dynamic new generation in classical music, is produced in association with Music-Theatre Group.



05/29/15 - 06/06/15

Tickets: $25 - $110



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

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



The Wyeths: America Reflected Tours with Victoria Wyeth

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Victoria Wyeth will be the museum’s special guest on the exhibit’s opening day. The granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth and the niece of Jamie Wyeth, she will share her insights about her family’s art that has touched many Americans, and stories about growing up as a Wyeth. She will present four gallery tours throughout the day, including a children’s tour at 11am. Each afternoon tour will be followed by an opportunity to purchase the book Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography by Thomas Hoving and have it signed by Ms. Wyeth.

Free with museum admission. No advance registration required.



06/06/15

Free with museum admission



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



Five O'Clock Shadow

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Five O'Clock Shadow is psyched to be returning to Amazing Things for a holiday extravaganza! This six member Boston-based vocal group has traveled the nation and the world, showcasing its unique brand of all-vocal music, and performing alongside artists such as Aaron Neville, Patti LaBelle, James Brown and The Boston Pops. VH1 labeled FOCS "the best undiscovered vocal band of the new millennium," and its award winning album Wonders of the World garnered praise as “one of the most influential a cappella albums of the past decade.” FOCS has performed our National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots, and twice was the featured halftime performer for the NFL Hall Of Fame Game.



06/06/15

$20 (Student/Senior: $19, Member: $17, Child Under 12: $10)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



"Wild Women" Divi Zheni 15 Anniversary Concert of Bulgarian Music, led by Tatiana Sarbinska

Presented by Divi Zheni at Payson Park Congregational Church

Celebrate fifteen years of music by Divi Zheni--Boston's own Bulgarian Women's Chorus--with an unforgettable night of Bulgarian music and dance. Led by legendary soloist and music director Tatiana Sarbinska, Divi Zheni performs live in concert, followed by a rollicking dance party. Bulgarian bands Orfeia, Svitanya, Zornitsa and Zdravets join in the anniversary celebration. Craft sales, a silent auction, and traditional refreshments are included in the price of admission. Get your 7/8 rhythm in gear and party on!

Why makes Bulgarian music so compelling? Is it the driving rhythms, haunting harmonies, or special open-throated style made to carry across the mountaintops? Come and find out--and bring your dancing shoes.

Divi Zheni is on tour in Bulgaria in August 2015, starting at the Koprivshtisa Folk Festival.

 



06/06/15

$20adults; $15 Senior/Student; $50 Family Cap. Children free under 6



- http://www.divizheni.net/

Payson Park Congregational Church - 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA,



Gospel Night

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

Joined this year by gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir will raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The Blind Boys are known for breaking musical boundaries with their interpretations of traditional gospel favorites and currentday singer-songwriters. "It's impossible to depart from a Blind Boys' evening of high-spirited testifying without feeling exhilarated and grateful."- VarietyJoined this year by gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir will raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The Blind Boys are known for breaking musical boundaries with their interpretations of traditional gospel favorites and currentday singer-songwriters. Charles Floyd, conductor



06/06/15

$24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2015-spring-pops/2015-spring-pops-overview.aspx

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



Tor Miller / Janita

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

New Yorker and indie pop singer Tor Miller’s song "Headlights" is what brought him into the spotlight 18 months ago. Glassnote Records—home to artists such as Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, and Chvrches—picked up on the buzz that was rapidly building about Miller, and last year, he signed to the label. "Headlights" has become the title track on his new EP, which also includes "Hold the Phone," a song from his dorm days that he first recorded on his iPhone. But it is his song "Midnight" that most captures Miller’s impassioned musicianship and his abiding love for the city he was forced to abandon temporarily as a teen. Its hymnal cadences are a clear trademark. Now, determined not to play it safe or smooth off the rough edges in his songs, Miller is working on his debut album at London’s Eastcote studios with producer Eliot James (Noah and the Whale, Two Door Cinema Club, Plan B, Bloc Party). 

The buzz and anticipation surrounding Brooklyn-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing room–only concerts and sold-out festivals have cemented her reputation as an electrifying singer-songwriter and an artist whose breakthrough moment has arrived.



06/06/15

$10 In Advance / $12 Day of Show



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



Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Maynard singer-songwriter Perry Desmond-Davies, Metheun singer-songwriter Mary Casiello, and Worcester singer-songwriter Kim Jennings. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap.

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

 

Perry Desmond-Davies of Maynard writes original songs that relate experiences in life, relationships, work, even serious illness. Her distinctive voice ties the words and music together: always tender, lyric and melodic, at times soaring, seductive or smoky. She plays working class hero on Sweet Ride, sticking to the basics of everyday life and the human condition; drawing the joy and pain of small victories and subtle defeats out into the open in song. She is a story-teller who writes songs, or a songwriter who tells-stories. It's hard to say which comes first, as the two talents blend thoroughly throughout Sweet Ride. A Sweet Ride it is." (Wildy Haskell, Wildy's World). More at www.perrydesmond-davies.com.

 

Creative, quirky, and cathartic, Berklee grad Mary Casiello’s genre-bending piano-pop offers something for everyone. Her music has received favorable comparisons to that of Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Carole King. Originally from Traverse City, MI, and now a resident of Methuen, Mary is a frequent face in the Boston-area music scene, sharing stages with Olivia Brownlee, Kristen Ford, Abbie Barrett, Gretchen and the Pickpockets, and Jugghead Band. Her songwriting has also taken her into the theatre world, including a collaborative effort with author and playwright E. Christopher Clark on a "play with music in it", The Piano of Death, and arrangement work for playwright Cee Campbell on her apocalyptic musical, Fire and Ice. Mary is passionate about advocating for mental health issues and mothers in the arts. She hopes her next project will be an all-female cover band of The Police called Sting Ops. More at www.marycasiello.com.

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kim Jennings celebrated 2014 with a nod as a Finalist in the Eventide Arts (Cape Cod) Songfest 2014 Songwriting Competition, and an honorable mention in the Solarfest (VT) 2014 Songwriter Showcase Competition. Comfortable fronting a band or playing an intimate solo set, she’s been described as a "compelling independent folk musician" (Worcester Magazine) whose sound is part Dar Williams, part Tori Amos, and a whole lot of folk-songstress-meets-indie-rock. Her sophomore album Here Now blends the full band treatment with her folk sensibility, and was nominated for Best CD in the 2014 Worcester Music Awards. More at www.kimjenningsmusic.com.



06/06/15

Suggested donation of $10 at the door.



- http://artsatthearmory.org/events/somerville-songwriter-sessions-2-2015-06-06/

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



Eugene Uman's Convergence Project

Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center

The Convergence Project's music, composed by leader Eugene Uman, is innovative and exploratory on one side and accessible, and fun to listen to on the other. 

It is unified by the integrity of the compositions, the shared vision of the group and a balance of jazz harmony, rock, and funk with Colombian rhythms such as pasillo, cumbia, curulao, puya and porro.

Having released their second CD, "Six Elements," the band is gearing up for the next phase of development. 

Michael Zsoldos (sax), Jeff Galindo (trombone), Sebastian Cruz (guitar), Uman (piano), Stomu Takeishi (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums). Eugene Friesen appears when possible as guest artist.

Sponsored by Michael McKenzie and the McKenzie Family Foundation

Please call ahead for handicap access.



06/06/15

$20-40 sliding scale, $15 students
Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro
$1/ ticket extra for MC/Visa



- http://www.vtjazz.org

Vermont Jazz Center - 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro, VT, 05301



Long, Long Night: A Celebration of Tavener and Taverner (Cambridge)

Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The theme of our final cycle is the long, long night, not just in a literal understanding, but also in a metaphysical one that relates it to the span of human life. We celebrate precious life and the journey we travel, but we link to the themes of resurrection and rebirth from our other concerts and reflect that our journeys have meaning and truth. The music we sing includes Taverner’s five-voice motet Dum transisset Sabbatum (1575), which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and, to bring our season full circle, we sing his famous setting of Audivi vocem, which we heard in a setting by Thomas Tallis in our first cycle. John Taverner (1490-1545) was widely regarded as one of the most important composers of his era. A former organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, he composed mostly vocal music and was both innovative and creative in his use of harmony and counterpoint. We juxtapose the music of the renaissance Taverner with the modern one, celebrating the life and work of John Tavener (1944-2013), who claims lineage to his illustrious predecessor. Tavener’s haunting and spare music has touched many with its beauty and grace. We will sing his Song for Athene (sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales), and we include music from his extraordinary cycle Ex Maria Virgine for choir and organ. The concert will also include the world premiere of Song of the Wandering Aengus, a setting by Balint Karosi of the poem by W. B. Yeats, dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble.

John Tavener: O, do not move
John Taverner: Leroy Kyrie
John Tavener: Audivi vocem de caelo venientem 
Balint Karosi (b. 1979): Song of the Wandering Aengus (World Premiere dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble)
John Tavener: Song for Athene
John Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum 
John Tavener: from Ex Maria Virgine
     a) Ave rex angelorum
     b) Remember O thou man
     c) Nowell, nowell

This concert will also be performed on Sunday, June 7th and on Saturday, June 13th. Both performances will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. The latter is part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series.



06/06/15

$25 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors
$20 General Admission Advance Purchase
$10 Students/Seniors Advance Purchase

Bring your favorite cushion/bean bag/travel chair and sit where you would like in the venue to enjoy a unique perspective in listening to beautiful music. Standard seating will also be available.



- http://www.bostonchoral.org/concerts/season-14-15/long-long-night/

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



Brent Morin

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and continues to work for the Conan show currently on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School crafting his skills as a stand up, and eventually became a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.  Brent also stars in the upcoming NBC comedy UNDATEABLE, produced by Bill Lawrence.

Featuring Ryan Donahue and Langston Kerman.



06/04/15 - 06/06/15

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



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



Joe Avati: Stand Up Comedian

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Due to overwhelmingly popular demand Italian Australian comedian Joe Avati returns to Boston with his hilarious show Back to Basics which had fans rolling in the aisles with laughter in 2014.  See one of the masters of stand up comedy deliver his hilarious stories of growing up Italian in an english speaking country. Seeing Joe Avati live is like having a masterclass in comedy with his comic timing, astute observations and showmanship second to none. The Globe and Mail called him “…one of the planets hottest comics” and the Toronto Sun labelled him a “pure comic genius.” Don’t miss your chance to experience this worldwide comedy sensation live. With special guest Italo Canadian Guido Grasso.

*Please Note That Show will be in English and Italian



06/06/15

Reserved seating: $50



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

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



Henry VI, Part 2

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

How do you take what was probably Shakespeare's first history play, filled with more characters than any other in the canon, rife with conflicts from days gone by, mount it with a handful of actors, and make it engaging? Trust! The Henry VI plays were popular back in the day not for being an Elizabethan equivalent of a reality show, but because they were packed with conspiratorial machinations unfolding right in front of you in an irresistible feast of intrigue.



05/13/15 - 06/07/15

Tickets: $28 - $50
Student rush: $15, at the door, first-come, first-serve



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/henry-vi-part-2

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



Warhol @ Wellesley

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

Warhol @ Wellesy explores the rich holdings of artwork—some iconic and others lesser known—by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in the collections of the Davis, which were recently greatly enhanced by generous gifts from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. An exciting and challenging array of photographs, prints, and sculpture by the leading figure of pop art will be on view.



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55436

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



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



Childhood Memories Concert

Presented by Back Bay Ringers

The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the Muppets, the Carnival of Animals, and so much more.



06/07/15

$15 for adults/$12 for seniors and students



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



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



Buddy Guy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”



06/07/15

$40.00 - $85.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/buddy-guy/

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



Parviz Tanavoli

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Critically acclaimed and widely acknowledged as the "father of modern Iranian sculpture," Tanavoli's trajectory has spanned east and west, as he has innovated ambitiously across media. Best known as a sculptor, his expansive oeuvre also includes painting, printmaking, ceramics, rugs, and jewelry. As well, he is a highly regarded collector, scholar, and poet. This exhibition shares the breadth and richness of his work from the 1960s to the present.

Based in Tehran and Vancouver, Tanavoli (b.1937) was a member of the early 1960s Saqqakhane movement of Iranian artists invested in "Spiritual Pop." Over decades, he has refined a complex system of symbols and motifs into a distinctive visual lexicon, fusing Persian traditions with pop sensibility. As well, his work entwines profound sensitivity to language, formal clarity, and conceptual engagement into a forcefully original artistic practice.

Among his many long-standing projects, heech, initiated in February 1965, and set to celebrate a fiftieth anniversary with the opening of the Davis exhibition perhaps best exemplifies Tanavoli's work. The artist treats the calligraphic script for "heech," the Farsi word for "nothing," to multiple expressions in three dimensions and variable materials from delicate jewelry to polished bronze and hi-gloss fiberglass sculpture. As Tanavoli explains: "Heech is not nothing. It has a body, a shape, but also a meaning behind it." This exhibition surveys Tanavoli's extraordinary career and his work: spiritual, poetical, beautiful, and deeply engaging.



02/03/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55406

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



Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnieres (“Bathers at Asnieres”), 1884, one of the most famous pictures in the collection of the National Gallery, London. Moving several steps beyond Seurat’s own remarkably modern reduction of figures into forms, curves and colors, Craig-Martin deconstructs and reconstructs the image through his signature style: his painting, and two sets of related prints, recast the scene of boys on the banks on the Seine through sharp graphic line drawings with a thrilling pop palette. Using computer software to separate the figures from their background, Craig-Martin reconstructed the images, replacing the original colour with his own vivid palette. Originally, this piece was debuted in 2004 and more than a decade later is now being welcomed to the Davis.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/55411

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



Francesc Torres: What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

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

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



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55441

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



Craft in Bloom

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Life imitates art as members of the Brockton Garden Club design floral arrangements based on artwork from the Fuller Craft Museum permanent collection. For an entire weekend, Fuller Craft Museum will blossom with talks, tours, demos and activities to celebrate these magnificent floral interpretations of craft. 



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

Admission to the Museum that entire weekend for all exhibitions including Craft in Bloom will be $15 before June 5 and $20 at the door from June 5 through June 7. Members free.
 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/art-in-bloom/

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



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



Failure: A Love Story

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

"Upon entering the United States, the first order of business for Heiner and Marishka Failbottom was to have their bottoms chopped off by an overzealous Ellis Island desk clerk."- a line from this comic love story set in Chicago in 1928, told by a small ensemble of actors who play all of the people, the animals, the music and most of the inanimate objects. To describe it in any more detail will rob you of the joyful surprise in every twist and turn of fate in this brilliant little fable.



05/07/15 - 06/07/15

$28.00

 



- http://www.caperep.org/2015season/shows/failure-love-story

Cape Rep Indoor Theater - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and Asia.  They have performed at the most distinguished festivals and concert halls, including Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Ottawa International festivals, as well as residencies at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival. In a collaboration with Chanticleer, the Quartet presented the Asian premiere of Chen Yi’s From the Path of Beauty and has a long history of championing new music.

Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present. He has been heard on four continents in recital, concerti and chamber music, and in recent years has presented the world premieres of works of John Harbison, Peter Child, Scott Wheeler and other significant American composers. Deveau has performed with members of the Juilliard, Shanghai, Jupiter, Cleveland, Borromeo, Muir, Ying, Kronos, Brentano and St. Lawrence string quartets, and has been a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, most recently performing in the 2009 and 2012 seasons.



06/07/15

Tickets: $45 - $65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/shanghai-quartet-david-deveau-piano/

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



Hansel and Gretel

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Tanglewood Marionettes

Hansel and Gretel is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a different strength, but they must learn to work together if they want to get back home. Large-scale puppets, intricate scenery, and an exciting musical score will amaze audiences of all ages and inspire kids to get creative when faced with big challenges!

Hansel and Gretel is recommended for all ages 4 and up. Some children may be scared by the creatures in the woods and the witch.

 



06/06/15 - 06/07/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Lonely Planet

Presented by Provincetown Theater

Lonely Planet tells the story of two friends, Jody and Carl, who use humor and their own sense of absurdity to navigate the turbulent world at the height of the AIDS crisis. Focusing on the lives and friendship of Jody and Carl, Lonely Planet manages to capture the essence of an important moment in our history in an understated yet powerful theatrical event.

 



05/27/15 - 06/07/15

$30 Adults
$25 Students & Seniors



- http://provincetowntheater.org/schedule/



Around the Curve: Photographs by Marie Craig

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

Marie Craig photographs places and things that have a hidden, forgotten beauty within them. She began this series of pictures of chairs discarded at curbside in the suburbs in 2007. In the process, she became obsessed about evidence of the chairs’ history and secrets they held, and surprised by the unexpected color, light and texture she found. When it hits the curb, a chair is at a turning point. What is its past? How did it get there? What happens next? These beautiful and expressive photographs present an opportunity to reflect on the consumerism, consumption and disposability that are rampant in the suburban lifestyle.



05/14/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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



POLE with MFO (DE)

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Pole made his belated Boston debut two years ago, when he almost literally knocked out the Back Bay power grid and brought the house down at the Goethe-Institut. He returns to town to present a sparkling, technologically complex A/V ballet with visual artist and designer Marcel Weber (MFO) at the Middlesex Lounge.



06/07/15

Admission: $15 / 21+ (cash only at the door)



- http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/bos/ver/en14276724v.htm

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



Make a Travel Mug for Dads & Teachers!

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Travel Mugs for Dads & Teachers

Paint a ceramic travel mug for a personal and practical gift for Dad or a favorite teacher. Dishwasher safe. 

Projects are designed for ages 8 and older; many are suitable for younger children (ages 4 and up) with a participating adult. 

 



06/06/15 - 06/07/15

$15 for supplies



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



The Wild Party

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe
Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March

Manhattan decadence in the 1920's provides the backdrop for this tough musical fable. Queenie, a vaudeville chorine, hosts a blow-out party with her vicious lover. The guests are a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone. The jazz and gin soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, high-flying characters land with a sobering thud, reminding us that no party lasts forever.

Mature subject matter.  



06/04/15 - 06/07/15

Tickets: $25 - $30



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/wild-party

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



The Hums of Winnie the Pooh

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Text by A.A. Milne, based on his Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Music by H Fraser-Simson

with Lauren Cook, soprano and Kai-Ching Chang, piano

Join us for an afternoon adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood through song. Children of all ages will enjoy the whimsical tales of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, and are invited to bring their special teddy bear or animal friend to this indoor picnic concert.



06/07/15

$10/general admission, $35/family of 4+



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/events-performance/winnie-the-pooh/

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



Laugh. Out. Proud.

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Hosted by Will Smalley

Featuring Sam Jay and Emma Willmann



06/07/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/

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



Kevin Hart WHAT NOW? Tour

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

Multi-talented entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, announced a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promoted by Live Nation, the biggest comedy tour in history comes to Boston's TD Garden on June 5 and 7. Kevin Hart is one of comedy's biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become of the industry's most important and influential voices. Since his career began Hart has worked non-stop and in 2015, he will release two movies as well as hit the road for his WHAT NOW TOUR. - See more at: http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=436#sthash.koOBJuMn.dpuf



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

$31.50 - 125.00



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=436

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Emily Heller: Please Consider This Tour

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her on ConanThe Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. In 2011, she was included in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail Award, and was named one of the “Funniest People in Town” by 7x7 Magazine in San Francisco. In addition to performing all over the country, she was a staff writer on Cougar Town and the FOX series Surviving Jack, a frequent panelist on Chelsea Lately, and will be a series regular on the upcoming second season of TBS’ Ground Floor.



06/07/15

$20 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/

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



StageSource Theater Conference 2015

Presented by StageSource at Boston Opera House

StageSource was founded almost 30 years ago, and as we near that anniversary, it is time to take a moment and consider, as a community, "Who Are We?” Who, or what, is the New England theater community? Who are we as artists? Who are we as individuals? What are our core values? What is our path moving forward? The StageSource Theater Conference will tackle these conversations at the conference, giving us an opportunity to have community wide impact, while also recognizing the role of the individual in the community. 

The day will start with a Keynote Speech by Julie Burros, our new chief of Arts & Culture in Boston, followed by a panel discussion surrounding the new initiatives in the Boston and New England Theater sector and the opportunity to discuss the way we, as StageSource, tell the StageSource story through the lens of the theater community ("Telling the StageSource Story" with David Dalena, StageSource Board Member & Huntington Theatre Senior Director of External Relations).  We'll have lunch-time break-out sessions and discussions to accompany your box lunch (which you can purchase in advance from StageSource).  The afternoon is where things really get hopping and this is where you'll choose your Workshop Track (click below for more details).  You can choose from 4 pre-grouped workshop tracks geared toward different groups of people (Actors, Playwrights, Theater Organizations, Theater Enthusiasts), or choose workshops ala carte! The conference will end with a reception and kick-off party for StageSource's 30th Birthday!

Come celebrate StageSource with our whole community!



06/07/15

$30 Members / $50 Non-Members
$10 Lunch Available



- http://www.stagesource.org/stc15

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



Long, Long Night: A Celebration of Tavener and Taverner (Boston)

Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The theme of our final cycle is the long, long night, not just in a literal understanding, but also in a metaphysical one that relates it to the span of human life. We celebrate precious life and the journey we travel, but we link to the themes of resurrection and rebirth from our other concerts and reflect that our journeys have meaning and truth. The music we sing includes Taverner’s five-voice motet Dum transisset Sabbatum (1575), which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and, to bring our season full circle, we sing his famous setting of Audivi vocem, which we heard in a setting by Thomas Tallis in our first cycle. John Taverner (1490-1545) was widely regarded as one of the most important composers of his era. A former organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, he composed mostly vocal music and was both innovative and creative in his use of harmony and counterpoint. We juxtapose the music of the renaissance Taverner with the modern one, celebrating the life and work of John Tavener (1944-2013), who claims lineage to his illustrious predecessor. Tavener’s haunting and spare music has touched many with its beauty and grace. We will sing his Song for Athene (sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales), and we include music from his extraordinary cycle Ex Maria Virgine for choir and organ. The concert will also include the world premiere of Song of the Wandering Aengus, a setting by Balint Karosi of the poem by W. B. Yeats, dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble.

John Tavener: O, do not move
John Taverner: Leroy Kyrie
John Tavener: Audivi vocem de caelo venientem 
Balint Karosi (b. 1979): Song of the Wandering Aengus (World Premiere dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble)
John Tavener: Song for Athene
John Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum 
John Tavener: from Ex Maria Virgine
     a) Ave rex angelorum
     b) Remember O thou man
     c) Nowell, nowell

This concert will be also be performed on Saturday, June 6th at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational and on Saturday, June 13th at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The latter is part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series.



06/07/15

Pay-as-you-can: Suggested Donation $15



- http://www.bostonchoral.org/concerts/season-14-15/long-long-night/

Cathedral of the Holy Cross - 1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Cinema Jukebox: WILD STYLE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Wild Style follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (real life graffiti artist Lee Quinones), whose work attracts the attention of an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor) who commissions him to paint the stage for a giant Rapper's Convention.

A document of the earliest days of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York, everything in Wild Style is authentic - the story, style, characters, and most of the actors, are drawn from the community. It features a pantheon of old-school pioneers, including Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more.



06/08/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/wild-style

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



Britain, Boston, and Early Music: Music of the British Isles with an Italian Twist

Presented by Bach and Beethoven Ensemble at Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The BBE (Bach & Beethoven Ensemble), Chicago’s next generation Baroque music ensemble, tours the northeast for the first time with a special program chock-full of tuneful delights of the 17th century that prove nothing has changed in matters of the pains and joys of falling in love… and tasty substances. This debut appearance on the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series will showcase BBE Artistic Director and Violinist, Brandi Berry, whose "four-string acrobatics" and "indispensable skill" (TimeOut Chicago) have been praised as "alert [and] outstanding" (Chicago Classical Review); BBE Executive Director and Countertenor, Thomas Aláan, hailed as “stellar” (Chicago Tribune) with a voice of “unearthly round tone and singular power” (Communities Digital News); “enchanting” (Gramophone) director of the Grammy-nominated album Vanishing Nordic Chorale, Phil Spray, on Baroque guitar and violone; and Tenor Matthew Dean, whose “firm vocalism, beautiful timbre and close attention to word meanings” have been praised as “stirring” (Chicago Tribune).

 

Founded in 2009, the BBE has appeared in many series throughout Chicago and the upper Midwest including: the Chicago Early Music Festival, Classical Music Mondays at the Chicago Cultural Center, Byron Colby Early Music at the Barn, Canterbury Music Society, and the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor. Highlights of past seasons include a dramatic double-bill of Monteverdi's “Combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda" and Charpentier's “Acteon;” a Baroque dance program with world-renowned dancer Paige Whitley-Baugess; and a unique collaboration of new music with the world rock group, Kmang Kmang, entitled “BaroqueRock." As part of this northeast tour, the BBE will also appear on the Summer Music Associates Concert Series in New London, NH; St. Luke in the Field in New York City; Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford; and back to Boston to perform at The Beehive on June 11. For more info on the BBE’s tour appearances and other activities, please visit: www.bbensemble.org or contact the BBE at bbe@bachandbeethoven.org.



06/08/15

Tickets are sold at the door. For concert at Holy Cross, general admission: $20, students/seniors: $10, under 13: free.



- http://www.bbensemble.org

Cathedral of the Holy Cross - 1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Free Writing Class at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

Presented by GrubStreet at Arts at the Armory

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this class you will have one mission: to devote one hour of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity.



06/08/15

Free. 12 seats max. Registration required.



- https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-writing-23-1-1/

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



Free Writing Workshop in Somerville!

Presented by GrubStreet at Arts at the Armory

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this class you will have one mission: to devote one hour of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity. Sign up for this free workshop here: https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-writing-23-1-1/ 



06/08/15

FREE
Only 12 Seats Available!



- http://artsatthearmory.org

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



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/



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: In Mo Yang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rising Star Series

In Mo Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Competition, joins with Renana Gutman, who is on faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and praised by the New York Sun for playing with “true poetry in her phrasing.”



06/09/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/in-mo-yang/

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



Comédie et Caffée: Irreverent 18th-Century French Chamber Music

Presented by Burning River Baroque at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

A witty and satirical program of cantatas and instrumental works by Bernier, Rameau, Corrette, and Grandval. Join us for an unforgettable staged experience that unfolds the drama of 18th-century Parisian salon works one laugh at a time.



06/09/15

Suggested Donation $20 Adults/$10 Students and Seniors



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



Earthworm Pie Puppet Theater presents "Live Story Hive"

Presented by Somerville Arts Council

Earthworm Pie will present 3 folk tales with environmental themes from around the world. These may include: An Abenaki Story from Maine Gluscap and the Game Bag, which shares a sympathetic but cautionary tale about using up too many of the Earth’s resources so that future generations will have none, Gekko, gekko, gekko, is an ecological Indonesian story about how everything is connected, and Platypus, Pick a side! is an Australian story about how all living things need each other and none is better than another. (Other stories with similar themes may
be exchanged instead of one of these depending on the size and type of audience.) This kind of puppetry asks audience members to done simple masks, hats and props to become the puppets and perform the action and music of the story while the narrator narrates.
(Rain date Thursday 6/11)

About the Series:
As the summer event season approaches, the Somerville Arts Council is launching yet another city wide event
series that will take place throughout Somerville. Events such as PorchFEST, Dancing in the Streets, and Puppet
Palooza allows the community to participate, interact, and engage in non-traditional ways while cultivating the
idea of Somerville as a cultural arts incubator without walls.

Puppet Palooza is a collaboration between the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets as
part of the This is East programming--an event series designed to bring the art of puppetry to east Somerville
in unexpected places. Join us in East Somerville for a three-part puppetry extravaganza. This May & June, we’ll
hit the streets, courtyards and parks, showcasing local, national, and international performing companies. Great
for kids and adults and 100% free. To view details about the full series visit:
http://somervilleartscouncil.org/puppet/2015



06/09/15

Free



- http://karipercival.com/spectacleandsculpture/



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



HUMANWINE / The Folks Below

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at Cafe 939

H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. Passionate, award-winning vocalist Holly Brewer (the Folks Below) cowrites and performs with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Matthew McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) to elaborate on the fictional land they call Vinland. They have been releasing all of their material with a Creative Commons license through their own record label, Nervous Relatives, since 2002. 

The Folks Below reclaim and weave stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion.



06/10/15

General Admission $12



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/humanwine-folks-below

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



Meet the Author: Bonnie Marson

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bonnie Marsden, author of Sleeping with Schubert

Location: Rockport Public Library



06/10/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Painting with Watercolors Workshop

Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center

Veteran watercolor teacher, Wendy Soneson, will introduce the basics of watercolor, including four paper techniques, three brush uses, three ways to mix color and also how to mix all seven million colors from six basic pigments. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of this luminous medium, and find out if it is the right one for you.

Wendy Soneson has been teaching watercolor for over thirty years in Brookline. She is a certified School of Color instructor, and has shown her work frequently in Brookline. She has received many Brookline Arts Council grants. She teaches at Nativity Prep in Jamaica Plain and in her studio. She has a Master of Education in the Arts in Human Development. Recently, she has been doing watercolor demos at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



06/10/15

$64



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/classes/workshops

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



Evan Sayet

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Evan Sayet is the nation's leading conservative political comedian.  He has headlined events from David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend to the Reagan Dinner at CPAC, appeared repeatedly on Fox News Channel's Red Eye and is a favorite on the talk radio circuit.  Rush Limbaugh calls him "brilliant," as does fellow comedian, Dennis Miller.  Asked who makes her laugh, Ann Coulter said, "Easy....Evan Sayet."

Evan started his career with a guest appearance on special episode of Late Night with David Letterman and, after becoming a national headliner, began to write television shows, screenplays and documentaries as well.  While still on the Left he wrote Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher for a number of years and, having had a political conversation, now sees himself as he is often described, as the "Bill Maher from the Right." 



06/10/15

$20 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/

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



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 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 - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: An Evening of French Music

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Franziska Huhn, harp
Pei-Shan Lee, piano
Sooyun Kim, flute
Sophie Shao, cello
Randall Scarlata, baritone

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



Wine and Film: AUTUMN TALE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 First Wine and Film Series in partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Complimentary wine tastings after each film.

Eric Rohmer's light-hearted romantic comedy, set amongst the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, concludes his masterful film cycle "The Tales of the Four Seasons."



06/11/15

$15 general admission, $12 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/autumn-tale

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



Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through her crafted and clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Her toughest tales and searing sense of humor will be balanced by Cohn’s sexy and easy-going charm, using his exuberance and poignancy to distill universal truth from his romantic and reflective tales. The natural storytellers behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound, their accounts so personal that they speak to everyone who listens.



06/11/15

$45.00 - $65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/marc-cohn_shawn-colvin/

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



Subject: Fabricated Steel Sculpture I Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Fabricated Steel Sculpture. This course is design to teach students the basic skills for working in metal as well as other related material. What you will learn will depend on your observations given, followed by hands-on experience and skills best acquired through direct interaction with your classmates and the instructor. Students will be encouraged to bring in steel objects to use as materials for their individual projects. Students will learn technical and practical methods used to manipulate metals into objects of their own design.



05/19/15 - 06/11/15

Tuition:
- $400 Steel I (no discounts)
- $795 for Steel I & Steel II
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits* (Steel I & Steel II required)

just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10



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

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



Hindi Thursday’s Tales

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 

Do you know Panchatantra - a renowned collection of moral tales and stories from India which are mostly based on animals - may be the oldest children’s literature in the world? Panchatantra tales are written around 200 B.C. and are now published in more than 50 languages! Join us for Panchatantra stories in Hindi.

 



06/11/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-06-11

The Discovery Museums - 177 Main Street, Route 27, Acton, MA, 01720



Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District. Concert in the Park is a performance event and fundraiser aimed to help IAM showcase and grow their programs and increase the numbers of students impacted by those IAM programs in the future. Headlined by the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, the concert will feature group performances, small ensembles, solos, and percussion features that are sure to inspire and excite.  The concert will also feature the Hyde Park Youth Percussion Ensemble (HpYPE) who will be showcasing their very first performance and a performance by the Blessed Sacrament Color Guard.  There will be a private cocktail reception for sponsors following the event.



06/11/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.concertinthepark.org/



Evergreen: Sumie Kaneko Solo Concert

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

Japanese Koto & Shamisen player and Jazz singer songwriter Sumie (Sumi-é) Kaneko has been recognized as a pioneer by her uniquely chromatic use of the instruments. Join us for an evening of Shamisen and Koto. 



06/11/15

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/programs/music/evergreen-sumie-kaneko-solo-concert

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



Hammond Real Estate in Belmont Exhibits Works by Artist Sallie Strand

Presented by Hammond Real Estate

Tod Beaty, manager of Hammond Real Estate’s Belmont office located at 84 Leonard Street, is pleased to announce that the office is currently exhibiting works by local artist Sallie Strand through August 31, 2015. A celebratory reception will take place on Thursday, June 11, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at which time the artist will be available to discuss her works which are available for purchase.



06/11/15

Free



- http://www.hammondre.com/Belmont-MA-Real-Estate-Office/



Simply Sondheim

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

America's Orchestra will honor America's greatest living musical theatre composer with an all-new tribute celebrating his remarkable body of work. Hearing the range of his music-from the scores of Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods, to the lyrics of West Side Story and Gypsy-performed by a full symphonic orchestra, is a rare treat. Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley and fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, students of the renowned BSO training ground for emerging professional musicians, will join the orchestra to bring Sondheim's remarkable music to life. 



06/10/15 - 06/11/15

$24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2015-spring-pops/2015-spring-pops-overview.aspx

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



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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: A Schubertiade Evening

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Jennifer Koh, violin
Randall Scarlata, baritone
Shai Wosner, piano

Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor.



06/12/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/schubertiade-2015/

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



Rothko's Rooms

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

In honor of our 2015 Season debut play, Red, The Peterborough Players invites you to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film about Mark Rothko entitled Rothko's Rooms. Friday June 12, 2015 7:30pm No tickets required. Free and open to the public.



06/12/15

Free and open to the public. 
 



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/

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



June 12 Free Second Friday

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

4-6 PM: Hands-on art making for all ages, inspired by works on view.
Fierce Faces: Create your own animal mask inspired by Diego Rivera’s fresco depicting an Aztec warrior invoking the power of a jaguar. 

6 PM Open Eyes: An informal, guided conversation about an art object. 

11 AM-8 PM Museum Shop open.

Image Credit: Lynne Graves



06/12/15

Free.



- http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/

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



David Bromberg Band

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker & Mississippi John Hurt have all recorded, played with, or shared the same orbit with the remarkable yet modest performer David Bromberg. Bromberg fans find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily coexisting as only they can at a David Bromberg performance.



06/12/15

$35.00-$55.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/david-bromberg-band/

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



Stash and the SoulKruhers, presented by notloB Music

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

Stash and notloB go back a long way. We first met at the venerable Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge when his Berklee band Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers mates were part of the bill. It would be fair to say their musiciaship inspired notloB's start. We have since worked together three times:
05/23/09 Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers 
01/23/10 Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers
02/05/11 Stash Wyslouch & Andy Reiner
Has it really been four years? It's time to make up for lost time! So when Stash called it was an automatic.

Half Polish-half Colombian guitarist Stash (short for Stanislaw) Wyslouch grew up on heavy metal before submerging himself in bluegrass and country music. His history in hard rock still manifests itself in his propensity for wringing unexpected sounds out of his guitar and belting at the top of his vocal range.

Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2010 Stash has been touring full-time with the progressive bluegrass band, Rounder Recording Artists The Deadly Gentlemen having released two albums as guitarist and singer of the group, Carry me to Home (2011) and Roll me, Tumble Me (2013). His resume also includes membership in The Boston Boys, Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, and a US-State department sponsored tour with The Earth Stringband in 2011, being the first all-American band to play in the country of Timor-Leste.



06/12/15

$10 general admission, $8 seniors and students.



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

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



An Evening with John Pizzarelli

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

Bo Winiker, Guest Conductor

With Larry Fuller, piano; Martin Pizzarelli, bass; Tony Tedesco, drums; and the New Philharmonia Orchestra.



06/12/15

$100, $50, and $35.

A limited number of $500 tickets include VIP seating and a "Pizza with Pizzarelli" Gala Reception with fine Italian wines and pizza.



- http://newphil.org/

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



BEMF Mini Keyboard Festival

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hear world-renowned master artists perform on the MFA’s period instruments, with three individual lectures and demonstrations on the harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord.

Schedule:

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Harpsichord

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Fortepiano

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Clavichord



06/12/15

Three session tickets ($48 MFA member / $60 nonmember)

Individual sessions ($20 MFA member / $25 nonmember)



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/boston-early-music-festival-keyboard-mini-festival

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



Idlewheel Acoustic with Larry Ahearn

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

Craid Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud of Idlewheel Acoustic do it all with a wry nonchalance that belies their uncommon craftsmanship. These guys know the high road of country rock better than most. Their credits are solid and sterling. Bickhardt was a member of renowned Nashville group SKB that enjoyed country radio success with hits that included Bickhardt and Schuyler's This Old House. He has also penned songs for Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Martina McBride, and B. B. King, and wrote and sang the closing theme for Robert Duvall'sAcademy Award winning film Tender Mercies. Sundrud cracked the charts with Great Plains (Sony Records) and now plays bass in the pioneering country rock group Poco, whose 40-year roster reads like a who's who in the genre. His songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, The Judds, The Persuasions and others. Together, Craig and Jack wrote Ty Herndon's mega hit It Must Be Love. Rockport native Larry Ahearn opens.



06/12/15

advance: $10
at door: $12, juniors $5, seniors $7, families $24



- http://www.rockportucc.org/June12-2015

Old Sloop Coffeehouse - 12 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966



Yoron Israel

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted and sought after musicians in the music industry today. Yoron's exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his recordings.. They represent the extensive depth of Yoron Israel’s musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader. He brings his unique influences and experiences in Jazz, World
Styles, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Funk, R & B and Orchestral idioms full circle with his compositions, arrangements, repertoire and ensemble concept: “Music to be enjoyed by all”. As Jack DeJohnette quotes, “A Gift for You" is a sparkling musical offering from a
drummer who has good taste. He has a sense of direction and a feeling of joy in his drumming, compositions and arrangements. Yoron Israel is an important voice you should listen to.



06/12/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Arlington Strawberry Festival and Concert

Presented by Philharmonic Society of Arlington at Arlington Town Hall

The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Arlington-Belmont Chorale presents a Pops Concert with familiar and melodic music and songs. This is in conjunction with the Arlington Strawberry Festival at Town Hall providing ice cream, strawberry topping, clowns, magic and light music presented by the group, Liberty Bones, for the entire family. The Strawberry Festival begins at 6:30pm, the concert begins at 7:45pm. Orchestral selections will be conducted by Joan Landry and James Russell Smith. Choral selections will be conducted by Barry Singer and Sarah Telford.  Info: psarlington.org or barry@bbbcs.net.



06/12/15

Cost for the Strawberry Festival is $3; Concert Balcony seats are $6 for adults / $3 for children and Concert Reserved Table seats are $15 per person



- http://www.psarlington.org

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



Boston Pride presents Fortune Feimster

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Fortune Feimster made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she finished as a semi-finalist. That same year she was selected to perform in the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Now Fortune is a
full-time writer and roundtable regular on the E! Network’s popular late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” with Chelsea Handler. She’s also a cast member on the second season
of Handler’s scripted series, “After Lately.” In her spare time, Fortune travels the country doing stand-up, but can be seen on a weekly basis at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store. She is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist, and is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts other such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.



06/13/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/boston-pride-presents-fortune-feimster/

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



Dance Classes 3-11 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases. Dance Instructor Tom Krusinski starts with each child’s strengths within individual and ensemble work, engaging them using the practices of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, including spatial, linguistic, mathematical and logical. Such intelligences assist in emotional and behavioral control, resisting impulses, developing cognitive flexibility and memory, and bringing courage and joy to meeting challenging situations in and out of the dance class.

Creative Dance 3-5
Sibling Dance 3-8
Pre-Ballet 4-7
Pre-Ballet for Boys 4-6
Ballet 6-8
Modern Dance 6-8
Making Dances for Boys 6-8
Dance Ensemble 8-11
Boys Dance Ensemble 9-11



01/26/15 - 06/13/15

$345, 15 weeks



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/dance/

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



South Shore Indie Music Festival

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Celebrate summer with a live concert on the beautiful grounds of Fuller Craft Museum. Join us for an all day festival of live music from some of the best indie bands: Shea Rose, The Quins, The Cultured, Sadie Vada, The Wolff Sisters, Tower Hill, Dark Matter, and more. Proceeds will go to benefit Fuller Craft Museum. Space is limited.



06/13/15

Adults $25, ($20 Members, $15 Students) Children 12 and under are free with an adult admission.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/brockton-rocks-indie-music-festival/

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



Concert in the Round

Presented by Lexington Symphony at Winchester Town Hall

Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which will be situated in the middle of Winchester Town Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are performed by ensembles from the orchestra.



06/13/15

Adult: $40
Student: $15



- http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org

Winchester Town Hall - 71 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, Massachusetts, 01890



Plant Macrophotography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

Macrophotography opens the door to a wonderful new world of photographic opportunities. Seen in close-up, the natural world is a marvel of pattern, light, and color: Flowers become abstract works of art; stones become polished gems; and butterflies and other insects can become sci-fi monsters. With instructor Steve McGrath as your guide, you will learn how to use your existing camera gear to make spectacular photographs. Bring a camera.



06/13/15

$40 (Member) / $50 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/plant-macrophotography-1



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Boston Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Art and Music: A Collaboration with Cape Ann Museum

Heng-Jin Park, piano
Irina Muresanu, violin
Denise Djokic, cello

Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire around the country and abroad.  Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Astrid Schween, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloists, recitalists and chamber musicians, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Since their start in 1997, the Trio has been invited to perform on numerous prestigious chamber music series including the Bank of America Celebrity Series; Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood; the Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine; the Harvard Musical Association concerts and many other prestigious festivals around the world. They are frequent guests on Classics in the Morning and Classical Performances on Boston’s WGBH Radio, and released their first CD in March 2000 featuring music of Ravel, Brahms, and Suk. In 2013, their latest CD recorded in Jordan Hall was released on the Centaur label. The Trio members serve on faculties of New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory, Harvard University, and MIT



06/13/15

Tickets: $45 - $65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/boston-trio/

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



Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3) film and exhibit

Presented by The Thompson Gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston

The Thompson Gallery of The Cambridge School of Weston announces the final exhibition in the series Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3). The exhibit examines and celebrates contemporary Armenian art one hundred years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The exhibit has been mounted to coincide with the April 24th centennial commemoration of the horrific events, which led to the creation of the word genocide.

The final show in the series, Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (Part 3) is a group exhibition that brings together Armenian artists from myriad locations working in a variety of media: John Avakian (Sharon, MA, print-making), Gail Boyajian (Cambridge, MA, painting), Adrienne Der Marderosian (Belmont, MA, works on paper), Jackie Kazarian (Chicago, IL, painting), Aida Laleian (Williamstown, MA, digital collage), Yefkin Megherian (Queens, NY, bronze bas-reliefs), Marsha Odabashian (Dedham, MA, Painting and installation art), Kevork Mourad (New York, NY, Drawing, time-based drawing, video projection), Apo Torosyan (Newton, MA, assemblage and documentary film). 

 



04/25/15 - 06/13/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.csw.org/page/Event-Detail?pk=2241736&fromId=213104



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Plein Air Painting Reception

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and in Asia. We hope you and your friends will be able to join us to meet the artists and discover their still wet works.



06/13/15

Free



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



FirstWorks & the City of Providence present Anjelique Kidjo

Presented by FirstWorks

World-music powerhouse and the “undisputed Queen of African Music” Angélique Kidjo is not only a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, but also an outspoken humanitarian activist. Named one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World by The Guardian, Kidjo is a creative energy with 12 international albums to her name. Her latest album, “Eve”, combines both sides of her work into a 13-track set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions dedicated to the beauty and resilience of African women. This global pop star has collaborated with artists as diverse as Carlos Santana, Bono, John Legend, Josh Groban, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove and Alicia Keys

Kidjo’s concerts are joyous and exuberant. With a richly powerful voice, commanding stage presence and a dramatic past, Kidjo’s music grips audiences and leaves them calling for more. Her FirstWorks On the Plaza concert at PIAF is essential for anyone interested in the way music can shape and be shaped by history.

Anjelique Kidjo is part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks and the City of Providence.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://first-works.org/events/anjelique-kidjo-eve/



FirstWorks & The City of Providence Present Brazil’s BIXIGA 70

Presented by FirstWorks

Showcasing striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds, Bixiga is a brassy afrobeat orchestra bringing together an array of beats from Brazil’s musical palette to create a high-voltage live show that is not to be missed.

Comprised of ten talented musicians, the band formed five years ago in São Paulo, Brazil. Bixiga is a neighborhood in São Paulo, and the number 70 in its name is the number of the Gadgety Studio building, where the band was born. The hands-down favorite at last winter’s globalFEST, Bixiga’s mind-blowing stew of sounds gets the crowd dancing to an eclectic music performance incorporating trumpets, saxophones, trombones, percussion, and strings. Visit a totally different continent with the band’s fusion of Latin dance, psychedelia, jazz, and African instrumental music.

Brazil’s BIXIGA 70 is part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks and the City of Providence.



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://first-works.org/events/brazils-bixiga-70/



New Bedford JazzFest

Presented by Your Theatre, Inc

Saturday, June 13th will be the 4th Annual New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF). NBJF is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. Last year, over 700 people joined us for a day of music, food, and fun! The musicians at NBJF represent a wide variety of jazz music from vocal led jazz to high energy funky jazz to big band. Best of all, the acts are all from the New Bedford area or the North East. In addition to amazing local jazz, the festival features displays from local craft and fine artists, beer from area brewers, and New Bedford based food trucks.Line up this year includes: Kind of New: Jason Miles; Nina Ott Group: Latin JazzNative Spaces: UMD Student Band; Southcoast Jazz Orchestra; Women in World Jazz featuring Candida Rose. NBJF includes gourmet food trucks and libations, free parking at Elm Street Garage, and The Artists’ Colony: a craft market.

The proceeds from NBJF benefit Your Theatre, Inc. Your Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, community theater group in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Founded by Mary A. Smith in 1946, the theater has been in continuous operation since, and produces five to seven shows each season. The organization also offers an annual scholarship for students pursuing the arts. The mission of Your Theatre, Inc. is to serve the community by offering dramatic productions which embody the highest ideals of the theatre arts.

Our hope is that JazzFest draws attention to the thriving and vibrant artistic heart of New Bedford that is growing each year. Bring your friends and family to enjoy jazz right next to the ocean. We’ll see you there!

 

 



06/13/17 - 06/13/15

$20 Advance
$25 At the Gate
Children 15 and under Free



- https://newbedfordjazzfest



FirstWorks & the City of Providence presents Squonk Opera - Pneumatica

Presented by FirstWorks

The Squonkers roll into Kennedy Plaza with their latest road show– an outdoor musical spectacle about air, made of air, and powered by air– from a group hailed as “a multimedia troupe of infinite jest.” Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the 40-foot high Lady Pneumatica raising her inflated arms to the air with a wind turbine on her head. Squonk Opera has played on three continents and in more than 25 states, using blowers, pneumatic controls, inflatables and live music to immerse their audiences in interactive, site-specific public events that attack and celebrate the idiosyncrasies of our world. With the creation of “Pneumatica”, the Squonkers pursue the most American and democratic of art forms: the public celebration, with boisterous music and surreal image—pumping up the energy to engage children and adults alike in the stuff of life: air. Squonk Opera are part of the Providence International Arts Festival June 11-14 put on by FirstWorks & the City of Providence. Exact time of this performance to be announced within the next few weeks!



06/13/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.first-works.org



Feast of the East!

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Feast of the East: Kiddie rides, games, clowns, great food, and live music are all part of East Arlington’s annual street fair.

Come to Artbeat for free balloons and a fun art activity!

 



06/13/15

FREE



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



New Bedford JazzFest

Presented by Your Theatre, Inc

New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF) is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. The musicians at NBJF represent a wide variety of jazz music from vocal led jazz to high energy funky jazz to big band. Best of all, the acts are all from the New Bedford area or the North East. In addition to amazing local jazz, the festival features displays from local craft and fine artists, beer from area brewers, and New Bedford based food trucks. Line up: Kind of New-Jason Miles; Nina Ott Group-Latin Jazz; Native Spaces: UMD Student Band; Southcoast Jazz Orchestra; Women in World Jazz featuring Candida Rose. The proceeds from NBJF benefit Your Theatre, Inc. Your Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, community theater group in New Bedford.



06/13/15

$20 advance
$25 at the gate
children 15 and under free



- https://newbedfordjazzfest.wordpress.com/about/



2015 Boston Pride Festival

Presented by Boston Pride at City Hall Plaza

Boston Pride is delighted to welcome Estelle, Kevin Yee, Billy Gilman, Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys, Mary Lambert, Nhojj, and Jack Romanov, to the 2015 Pride Stage.



06/13/15

Free



- http://www.bostonpride.org/festival/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

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

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



06/13/15

$10 Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/hoppers-houses-walking-tour-june-13/

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



Personal Portfolio

Presented by 555 Gallery

An exhibition showcasing new work and personal projects with the opportunity to view entire portfolios of photographers' work.  

In addition to regular gallery hours, these Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons artists will be in residence to walk you through their work in progress.

 



05/22/15 - 06/13/15

Free



- http://www.555gallery.com/



Painting East Orleans

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Plein air, French for "open air," is used to describe paintings created outdoors. French Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, advocated en plein air painting. Charles Webster Hawthorne, who is attributed with starting the art colony in Provincetown, came to Cape Cod to teach painting en plein air. We hope you can join us for this special plein air event. Adults and children alike are enthralled by seeing a painting move from a sketch to a finished piece, and delighted to meet so many accomplished artists. Sponsored by the Addison Art Gallery and Nauset Farms.

 



06/13/15

Free



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



Light Up the Sky

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

What better way to stage Moss Hart’s riotous backstage comedy than with an all-star cast of Boston’s brightest and best comedians . . . and that’s just what's been assembled!

Set in the Ritz-Carlton Boston, Light Up the Sky is a backstage comedy about the colorful artists involved in breathing life into a Broadway-bound play and that moment of anticipation and terror just before an audience sees it for the very first time. Meet the grand, charismatic leading lady, the hopeful young playwright, the high-strung director, the boorish producer, and, of course, the leading lady’s eccentric mother in this affectionate and hilarious look at THE THEATRE! 



05/15/15 - 06/13/15

Tickets: $25 - $63
Student Rush: $10 at the door



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=90

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



Tom Paxton

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. On his new album, Redemption Road, he presents 13 brand new songs and one poignant traditional gem. These songs are bound to attain the “classic” status enjoyed by his The Last Thing On My Mind and Ramblin Boy.



06/13/15

$40 (Stu/Sen $38, Mem $35, Child U12 $20)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Boston Festival of Bands

Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Faneuil Hall

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, which founded the Boston Festival of Bands, will host the 27th annual
Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, (adjacent to Quincy Market) in Boston on Saturday,
June 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The bands will play selections ranging from Broadway show music to Sousa
marches to classical music. There will be music to please all tastes! Come hear a different concert band play each hour. It
is a free band concert.


The schedule for our talented list of participants is as follows:
11:00 AM, Upper Valley Community Band, Hanover, NH, Becky Luce, conductor
12:00 Noon, Charles River Wind Ensemble, Newton, MA, Corey Seapy, conductor
1:00 PM, Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Boston, MA, Lewis Buckley, conductor
2:00 PM, Classic Brass,Willimantic, CT, Adam Crowe, conductor
3:00 PM, Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Providence, RI, Robert Franzblau, conductor
4:00 PM, Seacoast Wind Ensemble, Exeter, NH, Mark Zielinski, conductor
5:00 PM, Valley Winds, Amherst, MA, Brian Messier, conductor
 



06/13/15

Free



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

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



Roomful of Blues Cruise

Presented by gimmeLIVE

Dance, dine and cruise historic Gloucester Harbor with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues aboard the Beauport Princes Cruise Ship. Your ticket includes the concert PLUS a Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring their world famous Lobster Rolls! A full cash bar is available aboard the cruise ship.



06/13/15

Includes Concert, Party Buffet & Harbor Cruise



$35 in Advance, $40 at the dock, CASH ONLY @ DOCK



- http://gimmelive.com/Roomful.cfm



Cirque de la Symphonie

Presented by Boston Pops at Symphony Hall

After last year's sold-out performances, the Boston Pops is delighted to bring back Cirque de la Symphonie's magical fusion of circus with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen are among the talented artists who will take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats. Music featured includes Tchaikovsky's "Waltz" from Swan Lake, Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre," and Rimsky- Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol." Don't miss these performances that critics are saying "mesmerize adults and children," with "a breathtaking display of agility and incomparable beauty."



06/12/15 - 06/13/15

$24.00 - $94.00



- http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2015-spring-pops/2015-spring-pops-overview.aspx

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



Exploring South America's Pantanal

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

Extending through millions of hectares in central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and eastern Paraguay, the Pantanal is one of the world’s largest freshwater wetland systems and one of the most biologically rich environments on the planet. A World Heritage Site, the Pantanal is home to more than 700 bird species, 100 mammals, hundreds of fish, and scores of reptiles and amphibians. Join Harvard Museum of Natural History and acclaimed photographer and environmentalist Ossian Lindholm for a captivating tour of one the last great wildernesses. Through Lindholm’s photographs you will encounter giant anteaters, track a jaguar, swim with giant river otters, and more, as he takes you on a journey through the spectacular Pantanal.

 



06/13/15

Children - $8
Students w/ ID - $10
Seniors - $10
Adults - $12



- http://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/exploring-south-americas-pantanal

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



Free Drop-in Family Days

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families throughout the area to drop in and unleash their creativity during its June Free Drop-in Family Day on Saturday, June 13.

Free Drop-in Family Days offer families a fun, affordable, afternoon of creative and artistic exploration. Projects are designed and taught by The Umbrella’s talented instructors and use a variety of materials, mediums, and artists’ tools. Free Drop-in Family Days art projects are intended to take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Families can drop in any time from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, and each Drop-in Day ends at 5:00 PM.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Concord, Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Carlisle, Littleton, and Wayland Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Middlesex Savings Bank.



06/13/15

Free



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/event/free-drop-family-days

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



The Dance for World Community Festival

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at José Mateo Ballet Theatre

José Mateo Ballet Theatre Presents the 7th Annual Dance for World Community Festival in Harvard Square, Cambridge, June 13, 2015. From Ballet to Hip Hop, Square Dance to Modern, over 20,000 people expected at this FREE celebration showcasing the power of dance to better our world.

The Festival at a Glance:

Dance Performances by 80+ groups & Advocacy Way, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Introduction to Dance Classes in all forms, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Festive food, children’s activities and interactive dance opportunities, 12-6:00 pm
Parking Lot Dance Party Celebration  6:00 – 8:00pm

WHO:            José Mateo Ballet Theatre

WHAT:            7th Annual Dance for World Community Festival. FREE dance performances, classes and opportunity to connect with local nonprofits bettering our world.  Featuring: Four outdoor stages, one indoor stage with performances by 80+ local dance troupes in a variety of dance forms including African, Ballet, Folk, Hip Hop, Irish Step, Modern, Salsa, and many more. Free introductory dance classes for both children and adults
Advocacy Way offering the opportunity to connect to the important work being accomplished by social service agencies, environmental organizations, social justice activists and more. Festive foods, children’s activities and more.Parking Lot Dance Party celebration from 6-8:00 pm.           

WHEN: Saturday, June 13, 12:00 pm to 6 pm, 6-8:00 pm Parking lot Dance Party

WHERE: José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Home at Old Cambridge Baptist Church 1151 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square, Cambridge, (Traffic closed to Massachusetts Ave.. from Bow to Remington Streets. Off the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line)

HOW: For more information call (617) 354-7467 or http://www.danceforworldcommunity.org/

WHY: The dance-based Festival illustrates Dance for World Community, an exciting initiative that showcases dance as a powerful force in bringing people together to work and celebrate for a better world. The Festival uses the power of dance to connect people to the important work being accomplished by social service agencies, environmental organizations, social justice activists and more.

Additional Festival Week Events:

June 7, 3-5:00 pm TALK ABOUT DANCE, a series of discussions and workshops which focus on expanding the role of dance in communities.  This year’s topic: Dance and Racism

Dance on Film Festival Nightly Screenings, June 8-11, 8:00pm

Recent films by international, national, and local filmmakers

Both events will be held at 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge

 

Photographs by Gary Sloan, Charles Daniels and Liza Voll



06/13/15

Free



- http://www.danceforworldcommunity.org

José Mateo Ballet Theatre - 400 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA, 02138



BEMF Fringe Concert: Long, Long Night: A Celebration of Tavener and Taverner

Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The theme of our final cycle is the long, long night, not just in a literal understanding, but also in a metaphysical one that relates it to the span of human life. We celebrate precious life and the journey we travel, but we link to the themes of resurrection and rebirth from our other concerts and reflect that our journeys have meaning and truth. The music we sing includes Taverner’s five-voice motet Dum transisset Sabbatum (1575), which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and, to bring our season full circle, we sing his famous setting of Audivi vocem, which we heard in a setting by Thomas Tallis in our first cycle. John Taverner (1490-1545) was widely regarded as one of the most important composers of his era. A former organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, he composed mostly vocal music and was both innovative and creative in his use of harmony and counterpoint. We juxtapose the music of the renaissance Taverner with the modern one, celebrating the life and work of John Tavener (1944-2013), who claims lineage to his illustrious predecessor. Tavener’s haunting and spare music has touched many with its beauty and grace. We will sing his Song for Athene (sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales), and we include music from his extraordinary cycle Ex Maria Virgine for choir and organ. The concert will also include the world premiere of Song of the Wandering Aengus, a setting by Balint Karosi of the poem by W. B. Yeats, dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble.

John Tavener: O, do not move
John Taverner: Leroy Kyrie
John Tavener: Audivi vocem de caelo venientem 
Balint Karosi (b. 1979): Song of the Wandering Aengus (World Premiere dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble)
John Tavener: Song for Athene
John Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum 
John Tavener: from Ex Maria Virgine
     a) Ave rex angelorum
     b) Remember O thou man
     c) Nowell, nowell

This concert is part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series.



06/13/15

Pay-as-you-can: Suggested Donation $20



- http://www.bostonchoral.org/concerts/season-14-15/long-long-night/

Cathedral of the Holy Cross - 1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Sue Costello

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

At five feet three inches, Sue Costello may look harmless, but once she opens her mouth, it is obvious that this blonde means business - funny business. Sue has the ability to bring a room full of patrons to tears with her comedic disposition  and vivacious wit. That mixed with her vulnerability and honesty has made her one of the only women in the
business who can do what she does.

From her thick Boston accent to her street smart demeanor to her ability to make you feel like you want to take care of her, and be her best friend, Sue has the "it" factor. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts, Sue began her career as a stand-up comedian in Boston, later relocating to the bustling city of Manhattan.

Since that time, she has appeared on several television shows such as NYPD Blue and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Comedy Central.  After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self titled television series, Costello. Sue was also a producer and the co-creator of the show. Though Costello lived a short life on air,
Sue received various accolades for her energetic wit. Sue was a guest host on NBC's Later. She has also performed on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as Southie starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea, and Once in the Life, with Laurence Fishbourne.

Sue's already extensive resume continues to grow, she performed with Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming and Olympia Dukakis at the Nantucket Film Festival's Story telling event. She co-starred in Jim Breuer's pilot for Comedy Central. Her stand up reached a new level when she made to the finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Sue has also been a regular
guest host on Breuer Unleashed on Sirius radio. She is currently performing her one-woman show, Minus 32 Million Words, in New York City (see calendar for details).



Featuring Brian Glowacki and Lamont Price



06/12/15 - 06/13/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/

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



Harvard Square Photography Workshop

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

Acclaimed photographer Ossian Lindholm has shot photographs in some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet. For one day only, he will share his expertise in a photography workshop that takes place in and around Harvard Square. Join Lindholm as he shares ways to improve focus, composition, and lighting, using one of the most picturesque campuses in the world as his canvas. Bring any camera you feel comfortable using!



06/13/15

Advance tickets required. HMSC members $25; nonmembers $30



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/harvard-square-photography-workshop

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



Barrence Whitfield's 60th Birthday Bash

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Proceeds After Expenses to Benefit the Brad Delp Foundation

FEATURING…
Barrence Whitfield and Friends, Spampinato Brothers with James Montgomery, and Special Guests including Charlie Farren, Shor’ty Billups,  Hirsh Gardner & John Fannon, Evan Goodrow, Brian Maes, Lexi James & More!

PLUS from Major League Baseball: Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd and Jeff Juden!

EMCEE: Mike Adams

Barrence Whitfield is a Boston based full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. He is internationally followed; Rockabilly, Roots, Jump Blues, Funk and Soul singer in the vocal decimals of Little Richard and James Brown. Barrence is a rarity in this business—one of a few black, rock n roll singer/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a frenzied performance. He is a WINNER OF SEVEN BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS and has performed all over Europe and his music career has been considered a instant amazing success, making records and being embraced by fans for his matchless and boundless energy and talent. ‘It’s his incredible pipes and his unique persona.’ fans and reviewers agreed. Among his English fans are Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Jools Holland, and the late, great John Peel. Barrence has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, George Thorogood, Robert Cray, the Reverend Solomon Burke, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, and many, many, more. Barrence has received critical acclaim on two country-soul albums he did with renowned singer/songwriter,Tom Russell, including the Merle Haggard Tribute Album. Barrence was not just well-received in Boston but throughout North America as well as achieving stardom on a much larger scale throughout Europe.



06/13/15

Reserved:
$35.00 VIP (Preferred Seating First 5 Rows Center Orchestra)
$25.00 Reserved Orchestra
$15.00 Reserved Balcony



- https://regent.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=1763

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



Paint the Town

Presented by Concord Art Association at Concord Art Association

 

Join us for our 17th annual art auction party featuring works painted en plain air during the Concord Museum Garden Tour, celebrating 26 years of a New England tradition!

Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres as you bid on over 50 pieces of art in the silent and live auctions.

Auctioneer: Douglas W. Stinson, Principal appraiser and auctioneer, Carl W. Stinson, Inc.

All work can be previewed June 10—12. If you find a piece that you can't live without, you can purchase before the Auction at the "Buy It Now" price.



06/13/15

$75



- http://www.concordart.org/exhibitions/2015/main_gallery/6_Paint_the_Town/paint2015.php

Concord Art Association - 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, 01742



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



The Sunday Night Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Come finish up your weekend with us. The Sunday Night Show features a blend of improv and new sketches each week. No rules and definitely never the same show twice. Members of the Main Stage Show cast, the NXT, and alums will all be there to ensure a raucous good time.



11/24/14 - 06/14/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

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



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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Russell Sherman, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Celebrating 85 Years

Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral performances around the world, Sherman is also a prolific recording artist.



06/14/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/russell-sherman/

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



Playathon 2015

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

It's time for the Suzuki School of Newton's third annual Playathon! Soloists and groups will be performing all day long in the Chestnut Hill Mall as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Drop by to cheer us on!



06/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html



Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter, and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence, and natural rapport with an audience, making his presentations fun, exciting, and educational.

Gates' latest release Miles Tones: Giacomo Gates Sings the Music of Miles Davis reached #1 on National Jazz Radio.  Prior to that, The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron was #1 for six weeks. He was voted “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by the Down Beat Critics Poll for the past several years, and in 2009 and 2010, he was Voted #1 for “Rising Star.” Jazz Journalists Association has nominated Gates as “Best Male Jazz Vocalist” every year from 2003 through 2013. 



06/14/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.zumix.org/

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



TCAN Players present The Fantasticks

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

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over.

The TCAN Players proudly present The Fantasticks, a musical with Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones and Music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.



06/05/15 - 06/14/15

$22 public / $20 members / $12 students and seniors



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/tcan-players-present-fantasticks

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



Robin Hood

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Brad Shur, Resident Artists

Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievous deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. The show features hilarious dialogue, original music, and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.

Robin Hood is recommended for all ages 4 and up.

 



06/04/15 - 06/14/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

Presented by Norman Rockwell Museum at Norman Rockwell Museum

Leyendecker (1874-1951) made 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and was a mentor to Norman Rockwell. This showdisplays cover tear sheets for all of Leyendecker’s Post covers, as well as a selection of the celebrated illustrator’s original paintings. 



04/24/15 - 06/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.nrm.org/2012/10/j-c-leyendecker-and-the-saturday-evening-post/

Norman Rockwell Museum - 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA, 01262



Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty

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

In an intimate exhibition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called “the most beautiful…in the world.”

Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with various types of drawings: scientific studies; grotesque caricatures of craggy faces; and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Many of Leonardo’s most admired drawings are featured in this rich and varied selection of 29 sheets and a manuscript, opening on April 15, fittingly Leonardo’s birthday.

One revelation for visitors will be the rarely displayed Codex on Flight, one of Leonardo’s most perceptive scientific explorations, with its nearly hidden self-portrait of Leonardo as a young man, a recent discovery. The exhibition features rare loans from a number of Italian public collections, including the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, and the Casa Buonarroti, the ancestral property of Michelangelo in Florence, which has lent eight drawings by that master.



04/15/15 - 06/14/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci-and-the-idea-of-beauty

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



2015 Chelsea Art Walk

Presented by Chelsea Artists Collaborative at Chelsea Art Walk

The Chelsea Artists' Collaborative invite you to the 7th annual Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea, Massachusetts on  June 13th and 14th, 2015. The Art Walk provides a look at some of the Boston Area's most creative and talented local artists and includes open studios, galleries as well as alternative venues showing art, music, theatre and historical exhibits. This two day event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary shuttle buses will be traveling between venues on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and an event map visit www.charcoll.org. Follow us on twitter @artwalkchelsea for updates and like us on Facebook!

 

 



06/13/15 - 06/14/15

FREE



- http://www.chelseaartwalk.com

Chelsea Art Walk - multiple venues, Chelsea, MA, 02150



Revels FRINGE with Sam Amidon & Maeve Gilchrist

Presented by Revels at Center for the Arts at The Armory

Singer, musician and cheerful boundary pusher Sam Amidon joins forces with Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist for an unforgettable night of traditional folk - music with a twist. With half the program dedicated to "traditional roots" and the other half to "the unpredictable edge of the folk process" this will be a night to remember!  

 



06/14/15

$35; $25 for fans 35 and under (quantity limited)



- http://www.revels.org/shws-events/revels-fringe

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



Trainwreck Comedy Tour - Amy Schumer & Friends

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

A live comedy tour in promotion of the upcoming film starring Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. Proceeds to benefit Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, for more info on this charity. http://www.bhchp.org/



06/14/15

$47-$102



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

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



FirstWorks & the City of Providence present Tape Art

Presented by FirstWorks

Have you seen a CatFish swimming around town lately? Now follow the colorful fish as they converge Downtown in their nesting ground to celebrate the Providence International Arts Festival. These large-scale public creations are the work of Tape Art – which is both a group of artists and the medium in which they work. Their imaginative, engaging works have graced the walls of Providence, Buffalo, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Athens, drawing artists and viewers alike into a public conversation through collaborative drawing. The art form is immediate, accessible and, by nature, temporary, making a powerful statement about the role of creative expression in our daily lives. The CatFish project will begin over the next several weeks with large fish popping up in neighborhoods around the city. During the festival, they will converge into the largest school of fish you’re ever likely to see swimming around Downtown! 



06/11/15 - 06/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://first-works.org/events/tape-art/



Beethoven Society of Melrose Presents: "Pan Loco Steel Band"

Presented by Beethoven Society of Melrose

The Beethoven Society of Melrose Presents a Free Family Concert Featuring Pan Loco Steel Band. Sail away to the Caribbean with the sweet sounds of authentic steel drums

The Beethoven Society of Melrose, now in its 89th Season, will present a free family concert featuring Bob Lucas and Justin Petty of Pan Loco Steel Band at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Melrose Highlands Congregational Church (355 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA).  Pan Loco Steel Band has been bringing the sweet sounds of the Caribbean to New England since 1991 with a repertoire of authentic island tunes from calypso to reggae.  Pan Loco will make you feel like you’re on a slow boat to Saint Thomas.  Partial funding for this free concert was made possible by grants from the Melrose Cultural Council and the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts.   Good will offerings are accepted at the door to benefit the Beethoven Society’s Music Award Fund.  For more information contact Regina Lucas at reginalucas48@gmail.com.

Pan Loco Steel Band was formed in 1991 by Bob Lucas and Justin Petty, two musicians hailing from the University of New Hampshire and Berklee College of Music. The band has performed at over 1,000 regional events from weddings to corporate functions and is known as one of the top steel bands in New England.  Pan Loco also performs an interactive assembly program for school children, covering the origin of the steel drums and offering opportunity for the students to play along.  The band’s repertoire is varied and includes all of your island favorites including Yellow Bird, Iron Man, and Island In the Sun.

 



06/14/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1619794314899972/



ART WORKSHOP: Introduction to Pastel Landscape Paintings with David Kaphammer

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Perfect for beginning and intermediate students, the goal of this one-day workshop is to integrate underpainting techniques, and expressive use of color and mark-making to infuse pastel landscape paintings with light, energy and motion.  Working from photos, preferably your own, students will complete two or three small paintings on  sanded paper.  The workshop will begin with a demo lasting about 45 minutes, after which students will work on their own paintings with individual coaching as Kaphammer circulates among the group. Our workshop will end with a critique of student work with pointers for continuing the painting momentum after the day ends.



06/14/15

$100 Members, $150 Nonmembers



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

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



Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Presented by Boston Dragon Boat Festival

ome celebrate the 36th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 12pm-5pm. Spectators will be able to watch brightly colored Hong Kong style dragon boats, piloted by paddlers from New England and other parts of North America as they race down the Charles River between JFK Street and the Western Avenue Bridge. 

Each year the festival features around sixty teams competing in the scenic Charles River in midst of drumming and cheering crowds. This year's performances will feature Asian folk songs, Indian Bollywood dance and Chinese  dulcimer music along with the all time favorite such as Japanese taiko drumming and Wahlum Kungfu's lion and dragon dances.



06/14/15

Free



- http://www.bostondragonboat.org



A Stage Three Workshop production of Panther and Jaguar

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Panther and Jaguar is a tumultuous love story between two literary titans. HG Wells and Rebecca West had a ten year affair in the dawn of England’s Twentieth Century. Passionate chemistry fueled their time together. Wells, 20 years her senior, was a bit past his glory days as a writer, and West was just experiencing her own success as a novelist and journalist. The tension between their magnetic attraction to one another and each writer’s egoistic investment in their own professional stature enlarged every issue to epic proportions.

Playwright and actor, Stacie Linardos was attracted to this story because of the historical importance and human complexity of the figures and the drama which surrounded their affair. It was complete with a child who was ambiguously acknowledged by his parents because of Victorian moral standards. More importantly, Linardos saw a personal connection, as well. Her husband, Saul Zachary, is a playwright, director and a poet, and, like HG Wells and Rebecca West, there was twenty years between them. Ms. Linardos has told this story with passion and wit.

The production is part of the award winning programming at The Actors Studio of Newburyport. The play direction is in the able hands of Anna Smulowitz who has many local, national, and international productions to her credit. It features Steven Berger and Ashley Risteen as the fated lovers.

There will be a Q&A with Saul Zachary following the Sunday June 14 performance. Up until Ms Linardos’ passing, Saul and she were married for thirty-six years. Among his many credits, Saul was cofounder and former artistic director of Playwrights Platform, Boston and is currently co-founder and artistic director of the Manhattan Playwrights Unit. He is a published poet and his plays have been produced across America, in Great Britain, and Canada.



06/05/15 - 06/14/15

Adults $20/Students and seniors $18



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



Planet of the Abts – Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson of Gov’t Mule and T-Bone Anderson

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

PLANET OF THE ABTS
Featuring drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson of Gov’t Mule with
guitarist/vocalist T-Bone Anderson

Emerging from the Grammy-nominated rock band Gov’t Mule, Planet of the Abts (POA) is the locked and loaded rhythm section of drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, fused together with Swedish guitarist and lead singer T-Bone Anderson. Spring 2015 marked their anticipated sophomore release, All Things the Valley, available worldwide on double vinyl, CD and all digital platforms through The Orchard. This special recording was made possible by crowd funding through Pledge Music and the support of POA and Gov’t Mule’s devoted fans, which allowed the band total creative control.

With Abts, Carlsson and Anderson highly-accredited in their own right, POA combines over three decades of writing, recording and touring experience. The power trio was born in 2011, fusing together rock, blues, and at times pop. Powerful composers, producers and arrangers in their own right, the band added British audio engineer Steve Holroyd to their team. Carlsson and Holroyd are partners in Rogers Boat Studio where both records were recorded and mixed. With Pink Floydish shimmering soundscapes to full-throttle rock and roll that combines the raw power of the Stooges with Electric Ladyland musicianship, POA’s studio recordings take the listener on a musical journey. The band’s live shows have proven that they sound just as powerful and multi-layered in the flesh as they do on record.

GARY BACKSTROM
Innovative, funky original rock with elements of jazz, R&B, electronica, and psychedelia with
the jamband spirit

Gary Backstrom is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who fronted and founded the popular 1990s jamband, Jiggle the Handle, and has shared the stage with Derek Trucks and opened for both the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule. After three CD releases and numerous national tours over the years, the band decided to part ways, playing their last show at the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival in August 2001. The band occasionally regroups in Boston for reunion tours. Today, Gary performs both as an acoustic solo artist and with his band, The Gary Backstrom Band, a high-energy, innovative original act featuring Gary’s infectious guitar licks and songwriting. Gary has also masterminded a Todd Rundgren Tribute Show featuring members of The Gordon Stone Band, Jiggle the Handle, Gary Backstrom Band, Another Planet, Uncle Sammy, The Grass Gypsies, Humble Bee, and All the Animals. For these stellar concert-hall and theater performances, Gary also brings in members of the Family Folk Chorale.

GRASSROOT
Spirited, original roots rock blended with blues, funk, soul and jam

Grassroot is a quintet based in Boston, MA. Formed in the spring of 2011 by a group of noted session players and journeymen musicians, they combine elements of rock, blues, roots, funk, soul and jam to make a sound that, while familiar in many ways, is very unique. Their EP “Seed”, recorded in 2012, has received high praise from industry members and fans alike, with regular rotation on local radio. Their newest release in 2014, “Lost & Aimless”, continues that trend. They have been featured on television, as well, with their songs providing the morning soundtrack on NECN News, and Life is Good New England. If you like The Black Crows, you’ll love Grassroot!



06/14/15

Reserved seating: $20



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

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



Big Screen Classics: SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Preston Sturges's comic masterpiece stars Joel McCrea as a successful Hollywood director determined to make a drama about human suffering.

One of the greatest movies-about-movies ever made, Sullivan's Travels manages the tricky feat of simultaneously critiquing and embodying the sort of message movie Sully is trying to make. It is also a roaring defense of film comedy, filled with memorable one-liners and wonderful performances. A must-see for any true film fan. 



06/15/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/sullivans-travels

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



The Invitational

Presented by Newton Open Studios

A showcase of works by many of the artists who have won top honors in our annual
Fall Juror Award shows.



04/23/15 - 06/15/15

Free



- http://newtonopenstudios.org



Viggo Mortensen in JAUJA

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

(2014) dir Lisandro Alonso w/Viggo Mortensen, Viibjork Malling Agger [109 min; DCP]

An astonishingly beautiful and gripping film starring Viggo Mortensen, JAUJA begins its impressionistic journey at a remote outpost in Patagonia during the late 1800s. Captain Dinesen (Mortensen) has come from abroad with his fifteen-year-old daughter Ingeborg (Agger) to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. When Ingeborg disappears one night, Dinesen sets out into the bleak wilderness to track her down.

This newest film from Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso metes out its story in restrained, gorgeous frames. Dineson’s journey, though punctuated by wild moments of action, is a philosophical one that leads to a haunting and ambiguous conclusion.



06/12/15 - 06/15/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/12/jauja/

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



Masterclass: Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Principal cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

 



06/16/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Cinema by the Sea: The Last Ocean

Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

The Northeastern University Marine Science Center is hosting a series of marine science related film screenings over the summer. The film being shown on June 16th is called The Last Ocean

The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. A vast, frozen landscape that teems with life – whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. Californian ecologist David Ainley has been traveling to the Ross Sea to study this unique ecosystem for more than thirty years. He has written scientific papers describing it as a ‘living laboratory’. Largely untouched by humans, it is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature prevails. But an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea. It is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold as Chilean sea bass in up-market restaurants around the world. The catch is so lucrative it is known as white gold. Ainley knows that unless fishing is stopped the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. He rallies his fellow scientists and meets up with a Colorado nature photographer and New Zealand filmmaker who also share a deep passion for this remote corner of the world.  Together they form The Last Ocean and begin a campaign taking on the commercial fishers and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean from our insatiable appetite for fish.



06/16/15

Free.



- http://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/cinema_by_the_sea_the_last_ocean?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Northeastern+University#.VUvQVtpVhBd



The Concord Film Project Presents: Alive Inside

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Concord Film Project will welcome audiences for a screening of Alive Inside on June 16. Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, Alive Inside explores the healing power of music and its ability to reawaken the soul, even in patients thought to be unreachable. This documentary film follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, a nonprofit that strives to improve elders’ quality of life by promoting the use of digital music players and personalized playlists as part of their care, and chronicles stories that demonstrate music’s potential to improve elder care, combat memory loss, and help patients recover their sense of self. The film is not rated.



06/16/15

Tickets are $10 and include a bag of popcorn.



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/performing-arts/film

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



Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join Artistic Director Jeremy Brothers, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation. Vanity Project...egos will be stroked.



09/03/14 - 06/17/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

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



Rose Projects 1C: Painting Blind

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

 

Painting Blind brings together work by four artists­–Willem de Kooning, Maria Lassnig, Frank Auerbach, and Georg Baselitz–that deliberately blurs touch and vision, bodily experience and image. A small group of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reveal these artists rejecting the confines of categories such as abstraction and representation in order to feel their way to new possibilities in art in the post-war world. This exhibition, curated by Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel, is the final installment of Rose Projects 1, a series of three research-based exhibitions.  

 

 



02/11/15 - 06/17/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/roseprojects1c.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



T.J. Miller

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

T.J. Miller is one of the least terrible comedians in the world. One of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Most recently, Miller’s voice stars in Disney animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his his non-animated body from his role in 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, or Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, which just finished shooting its second season.



06/17/15

$27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tj-miller/

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



Fiddler Emerald Rae

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

At 18, she took home the grand prize at the US Scottish Fiddle Championships. As her studies in Scottish music deepened, she moved to Glasgow to study musicology, but it was her time at the Berklee College of Music that connected her to new worlds of fiddling.   Emerald will perform a set of Scottish, traditional American, and original tunes in the newly restored Carriage House. Tickets available at the door, or purchase in advance at emerald-rae.bpt.me



06/17/15

$10, $8 members and kids



- http://goreplace.org

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



The Greenway Sessions: Damn Tall Buildings

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help people to forget their everyday troubles and slip away with  up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truly a combination of four different people melding their influences into a single sound.



06/17/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/damn-tall-buildings-6

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Writing Workshop in Roxbury

Presented by GrubStreet

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this class you will have one mission: to devote three hours of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity. 



06/17/15

$50



- https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-writing-23/



Boston GuitarFest: Opening Night Concert, Xavier Jara

Presented by Boston GuitarFest at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

Boston GuitarFest's 10th anniversary festival, themed "The Eternal Feminine," presents a concert series featuring some of the world's best classical guitarists. 

Wednesday's Opening Night Concert features Boston GuitarFest 2014 competition winner Xavier Jara in a solo recital, including the GuitarFest 2014 winning composition “Obsession” by Viet P. Cuong. The evening kicks off a series of nightly concerts, classes, presentations, instrument fairs, and more, June 17-21. 



06/17/15

FREE



- http://www.bostonguitarfest.org

The Fenway Center, Northeastern University - 77 Saint Stephen St, Boston, MA, 02115



Handel and Haydn Sings

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
Soloists from the H+H Chorus

Margot Rood, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Emily Marvosh, alto
Stefan Reed, tenor
David McFerrin, baritone

Be there for H+H’s season finale! In celebration of the Chorus America conference in Boston, the H+H Chorus will perform soaring selections from four centuries from Palestrina to Pärt – including Part 3 of Handel’s Messiah and the world premiere of My Angel, His Name is Freedom by award-winning American composer Gabriela Lena Frank.



06/18/15

Tickets: $27 - $52



- http://handelandhaydn.org/portfolio/handel-and-haydn-sings/

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



Aston Magna 2015: Monteverdi's Warring Lovers

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

Monteverdi’s Warring Lovers, with Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Lettera amorosa, Tempro la cetra, and other operatic madrigals. The concert features return performances by soprano Dominique Labelle, Frank Kelley and William Hite, tenors. Instrumental works by Castello, Marini and Cima.



06/18/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://astonmagna.org/calendar/

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Deveau, Cárdenes & Williams Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

David Deveau, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams, to perform a program of works by Haydn, Harbison and Beethoven’s beloved “Archduke” trio.



06/18/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/deveau-cardenes-williams/

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



The Subdudes

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

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that mix together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and folky social consciousness.

 



06/18/15

$40 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/subdudes

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



Daniel Tosh - Great Nor'easter Tour

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

Daniel is one of the most requested headliners in the country. He has also quickly evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career. Daniel's casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old (but mostly young).



06/18/15

Full price tickets are $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=194

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



F U T U R E N O I S E Featuring Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El

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

Curated by Shea Rose, this show features Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El. 

Bloc Nation is the sound of multi-instrumentalist artist/producer Esteban Dos Santos, also known as Bloc. His music takes you on a journey through a  a wide range of influences from Latin America and Jamaica to American soul, hip-hop, and gospel. His influences are indicative of his hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bloc's debut single, "Days Are Dreaming," climbed the Hype Machine charts upon its release, and his first collection of work, Black Gold, a four-track EP, garnered praise from tastemakers KCRW, EARMILK, 2DopeBoyz, and many more. After spending time producing for hip-hop acts and DJ'ing nightclubs, Bloc wanted to build something greater of his own. While working with like-minded musicians from street drummers to saxophonists to vocalists with the goal of merging live instrumentation with electronic production, a collective emerged, and Bloc Nation was born. Bloc's upcoming work, dubbed The Jazz Box, features a diverse set of jazz musicians and singers, and will surely color a unique canvas of rhythms and genre-bending sounds.

JPRiZM is a fresh name on the music scene, blasting onto it with his debut album, Mindwalker, voted a 2014 top 50 hip-hop album by CMJ (College Music Journal). His early musical influences were not well-known artists but rather the accompanying music on Sonic and Sega Genesis games. Mindwalker started out an instrumental album but evolved into one with vocals. JPRiZM likes spacey instrumental passages, dreamy synth lines, electronic beats, uplifting vocals, and killer hooks. He writes songs about exploration, nature, and the search for love as well as songs with science fiction themes and tall tales with comic book heroes. A one-man band, JPRiZM recorded all of the parts on Mindwalker. The album is a collection of indie pop, hip-hop, and EDM songs. Although Boston is his home, JPRiZM stays connected with fans worldwide by sharing interests in music, pop culture, indie films, and world events. 

Black El is a Boston-based rapper.



06/18/15

$10 in advance / $12 general admission



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/f-u-t-u-r-n-o-i-s-e-curated-shea-rose-featuring-jprizm-bloc-nation

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



Free Writing Workshop in Dorchester!

Presented by GrubStreet

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing, whether a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or a memoir, but aren't sure where to get started? Have you written creatively before but need a boost to get back into it? In this class you will have one mission: to devote two hours of your day to creative writing. Through a series of fun directed exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers, this is an opportunity for anyone interested to generate new work and jumpstart your creativity.

This class is brought to you in partnership with ArtMorpheus, a non-profit that empowers artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop, flourish and innovate.

Click the "buy tickets" link to register. Only 12 Seats Available!



06/18/15

FREE



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Boston GuitarFest Concert: New Music and Stars of GuitarFest

Presented by Boston GuitarFest at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

Boston GuitarFest's 10th anniversary festival, themed "The Eternal Feminine," presents a concert series featuring some of the world's best classical guitarists. Thursday night's New Music Concert showcases contemporary music by women composers, with duo Promenade Sauvage: Maarten Stragier (Belgium) electric and classical guitar and Luca Piovesan (Italy) accordion. The Stars of Boston GuitarFest features Festival artist faculty Zaira Meneses, Kim Perlak, and Jennifer McNeil.

The Boston GuitarFest concert series contines June 17-21, www.bostonguitarfest.org. 



06/18/15

$20 General admission, $10 Student



- http://www.bostonguitarfest.org/2015/concerts

The Fenway Center, Northeastern University - 77 Saint Stephen St, Boston, MA, 02115



Childhood Memories Concert

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Fairchild Building

The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the Muppets, the Carnival of Animals, and so much more.



06/19/15

$10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors



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

Fairchild Building - 50 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, 02176



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night.

Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



06/19/15

$50.00



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

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Jupiter String Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first prize in multiple competitions including Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College, the Quartet continues to gather acclaim through membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, as well as receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. 



06/19/15

Tickets: $45 - $65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/jupiter-string-quartet/

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



Subject: Classical Portraiture Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Classical Portraiture. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the strategic thinking and technical approach used by great figurative painters for centuries. Working from a live model, we will employ a logical and clear strategy for creating subtle and naturalistic portraits. Strategies for achieving likeness, modeling of form and an efficient way to mix and apply the nuanced colors of life will be explored. This course will provide the student with conceptual and technical tools that can be incorporated into their own personal portrait style.

Prerequisite, Classical Portraiture: none required

 



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Drawing Basics Intensive Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Drawing Basics Intensive. This intensive course offers challenging exercises and helpful hints to achieve accurate drawings from observation. Students quickly gain skills in achieving strong tonal values with light and shadow, correct proportion, ellipses and perspective, and dynamic composition. The professor’s demonstrations and image presentations reveal strategies for developing drawings step-by-step from start to finish. We work from still life, drapery, and interiors (no figures), and work mainly in charcoal and soft pastel. 

This course is especially useful for artists who have some experience with art, but who don’t feel completely confident about their drawing skills. By the end of the week, you should be able to draw just about anything with confidence.

Prerequisite: some previous experience in drawing / painting is useful

 



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Encaustic Painting Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Encaustic Painting. Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities. This is the legendary paint of the Fayum mummy portraits of the first and second centuries, yet its incredible versatility has made it a desirable painting medium in the 21st century. This comprehensive workshop, which will cover safety, equipment & materials, supports & grounds, and popular mixed media techniques, is a great introduction for beginning students, or continuation for intermediate students. Learn and practice fusing, scraping, layering, incising, collage, transfer, mono-printing, and a range of other encaustic techniques.

Prerequisite: none required



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators

Material Fee:
- $120; to ensure the quality and to assist students with affording encaustic materials, the bulk of supplies for this course will be included.

just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10

Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Puppet Making Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Puppet Making. This course will introduce the methods and processes of building sturdy and movable character puppets. While there is a particular emphasis on creating characters for stop motion animation - students interested in more traditional puppet performance can also benefit from the variety of assembly techniques explored. Topics covered include armature building, simple performative storytelling, character creation, basic sewing and construction with foam, plasticine clay and found materials. Students will leave the course with 2-3 simple workable puppets.

Prerequisite: none required



06/15/15 - 06/19/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
- DISCOUNT: $150 discount for any student who also enrolls in Stop Motion Animation ($75 discount per course will be applied after registration)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off your entire stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



From the Studios: Artwork by ABC and MMA Students

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

For anyone who is despondent over the state of today’s youth “From the Studios: Artwork by ABC and MMA Students” at the Chandler Gallery provides a hopeful perspective on the next generation. The outpouring of youthful creativity from students enrolled in Maud Morgan Arts classes and the Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program is charming: when given the opportunity to make animal benches, students in 2nd-5th grade sawed, hammered and painted a llama, a platypus, a unicorn, and Dr. Seuss’s Yertle the Turtle.

The student self-portraits in oil pastel show both the students’ considerable grasp of teacher Roz Sommer’s lessons and the individual personalities of the artists. In one fifth-grader’s self-portrait, the student’s red hair jumps out from the vivid green background, and the skillfully rendered rumpled collar of his flannel shirt softens the angles of his face. A sixth-grader painted her cheeks in patches of color, suggesting a swirl of thoughts behind the concern in her eyes. Many of the tongue-in-cheek titles such as “Flowers in Paris” are non-sequiturs referencing art history.



06/01/15 - 06/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



The Theatre of Words & Music

Presented by Theatre of Words & Music at Salem Athenaeum

The Theatre of Words & Music is a bi-monthly event series which combines a literary reading with a concert, open mic, and pop-up art gallery. This month, Guggenheim-recipient and co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Cate Marvin, reads from her highly acclaimed new book, Oracle. The talented Kurt Klopmeier opens, and Saraswathi Jones, local “post-colonial pop-rock” goddess, closes. Bring something to read, play us a song, or improvise a monologue at the “hip, grown-up version of show-and-tell.”



06/19/15

$8



- http://www.thetwm.com

Salem Athenaeum - 337 Essex Street, Salem, MA, 01970



Badabingo!

Presented by New England Fun at Riccardo's Ristorante

In a world of 24/7 media and high-tech surveillance, the Falaguerra mob family has decided to go straight!  Seeking to clean up their image by putting together a legitimate business- Badbingo! their new Bingo parlor and restaurant is where you will play along with a night of Italian food, fun and family entertainment! It's not long before tempers flare as gangsters and associates have very different ideas of how the night should be run. Sure enough, murder ensues and and the family finds it might not be so easy to leave the criminal life behind! Never before attempted (that we know of), join us for the comedy, the mystery and a few rounds of live Bingo! Dine with the family on Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant sautéed then stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese and topped with homemade pomodoro sauce and Romano cheese. Chicken Parmigiana - Whole chicken breast sautéed with seasoned marinara sauce and Mozzarella cheese Homemade Pasta - served with a delicate three-cheese or pomodoro sauce. For dessert, delight in The BIG Cannoli!



06/19/15

$55 Adults


$35 Children to 12



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Riccardo's Ristorante - 175 North Ave., Boston, MA, 02113



Dancing with the Stars: Live!

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

Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to The Hanover Theatre. 

Kicking off this summer, Dancing with the Stars: Live! features the faces you know and love including pro dancers Witney Carson , Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars.

Don’t forget to tune-in to the 10th anniversary season of Dancing with the Stars, airing Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.



06/19/15

Tickets prices are $50, $60, and $70 depending on seat location. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=210

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Fellswater with Michael Kerr

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Fellswater is Boston's dynamic instrumental Celtic music ensemble. We play a wide range of music from Traditional to modern compositions that draws from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, especially Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Our instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection and includes whistle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, violin and smallpipes.

 

Formed in late 2008, Fellswater has performed for audiences ranging from 20 to 8,000. The ensemble has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014), Maine Highland Games (2014), Blackstone River Theatre (2012, 2013, 2015), Club Passim (BCMFest 2012) and Colonial Williamsburg (2014). Fellswater will be performing at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in 2015. Opening for Fellswater is Piper and guitarist Michael Kerr,a Whitinsville resident descended from a long line of old-style, ear-taught, Scottish musicians. His piping captures much of the drive, lift, and highly developed musicianship of those older players, and his self-taught fingerstyle guitar playing yields textures and colors reminiscent of the bagpipe and fiddle.
 



06/19/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Twisted Pine // Sam Moss at Club Passim

Presented by Twisted Pine at Club Passim

Award winning bluegrass band Twisted Pine will be headlining Club Passim with acclaimed instrumentalist/songwriter Sam Moss opening. Come out for a night of delicious food and lively folk and bluegrass music.

Twisted Pine is the most exciting new roots band to emerge from the New England scene in quite some time.  Their live show is already legendary for the band’s unbridled spirit and contagious energy.” – Jim Olsen, President of Signature Sounds Recordings Inc.

Twisted Pine is a Boston based 5-piece bluegrass band whose members all share a common love for the traditional music of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and the Stanley Brothers. The band is composed of Dan Bui on mandolin, Ricky Mier on banjo, Adam Moore on bass and vocals, Kathleen Parks on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Sumner on guitar and vocals.
Twisted Pine has performed with and opened for bluegrass luminaries like Peter Rowan and the Gibson Brothers, and performed on festival stages at Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival at Club Passim, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. In 2014 they won both the FreshGrass and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special band competitions, and recently received a grant from the Iguana Music Fund at Club Passim to record their debut full length album in Nashville at Compass Records Studio.

Sam Moss is a rarity in the instrumental fingerpicking guitar scene, as his graceful, lilting singing seems just as natural and easy as his accomplished six-string work.”- Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week

Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In addition to eight solo albums, Moss has released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records.
In fall 2012 he was in residence at The MacDowell Colony. His work has been featured in No Depression, Pitchfork, The FADER, Paste, and WFMU, among others.



06/19/15

$15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/twisted-pine-sam-moss-opens

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



Boston GuitarFest Concert: Xuefei Yang and Oscar Ghiglia

Presented by Boston GuitarFest at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston GuitarFest's 10th anniversary festival, themed "The Eternal Feminine," presents a concert series featuring some of the world's best classical guitarists. Friday night's gala concert features the legendary Maestro Oscar Ghilglia (Italy) playing Poulenc and Milhaud, followed by special Boston GuitarFest guest artist, Chinese virtuoso Xuefei Yang?.

At 7:30, the local group Boston Guitar Orchestra presents a short opening show before the concert begins at 8:00pm. 

The Boston GuitarFest concert series presents nightly classical guitar concerts from June 17-21. 

www.bostonguitarfest.org



06/19/15

$20 General Admission, $10 Students



- http://www.bostonguitarfest.org/2015/concerts

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



Boston Opera Collaborative presents Our Town

Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Boston Opera Collaborative rounds out its successful 2014-2015 season with Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town.  Based on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, with a libretto by Sandy McClatchy, the opera takes the audience on a journey through life, love, and death in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in the early twentieth century.   

The extraordinary story of ordinary lives, Ned Rorem’s Our Town is an intimate and touching look into everyday life and a gentle reminder to truly experience every day. Presented in the historic Modern Theatre, Boston Opera Collaborative’s Our Town explores the universality of being human, the finality of death, and the necessity of companionship. The opera will be presented with a soprano instead of a tenor singing the role of the Stage Manager for the first time ever, with special permission from the composer.

The world of Grover’s Corners comes to life through Rorem’s sparse yet poignant score, set to this quintessential American story. Small town or big city, Our Town reaches the core of what it means to be human, and how our most precious possessions are always the most “unimportant” ones. Join us as we lift the curtain on our final opera of the season and experience just how magical daily life can be.

The Modern Theatre has been a designated Boston landmark since 1995.  In 1913 it was the first theatre in Boston designed to show movies with the new technology that came with a shift from nickelodeons to movie theatres. The theatre was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as part of the Washington Street Theatre District.

Ned Rorem is one of the most acclaimed American composers of modern day classical music.  He has composed over five hundred art songs, written sixteen books, composed three symphonies, four piano concertos, and a wide array of chamber, choral, and instrumental works.  His most recent opera is Our Town, which premiered in 2007 at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.  Rorem has received many notable accolades for his works, including a Pulitzer Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and was Musical America’s 1998 Composer of the Year.

 



06/13/15 - 06/19/15

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

Discounts available for
groups of 10 or more!



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

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



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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality, and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources.     



06/20/15

Tickets: $49 - $78



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/marc-andre-hamelin/

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



Tom Rush

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

Music legend, singer-songwriter, and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been credited with launching the careers of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s. Celebrating over 50 years of touring in 2013, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like "No Regrets," "Circle Game," "Remember Song," "Urge for Going" and "Merrimack County."



06/19/15 - 06/20/15

$45 public / $40 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/tom-rush-2

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



The Mavericks at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

For two decades The Mavericks have been making magic in the studio and delivering genre-defying sound to live audiences everywhere. They have performed at Indian Ranch to rave reviews the past two summers. 

With their Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity, polyrhythmic beats and intense love for country music they were able to break new ground within Country music’s format with top hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame,” “Dance the Night Away,” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” In their album MONO, released earlier this week, the Mavericks have once again defied the odds and expectations with yet another great country album.



06/20/15

Reserved tickets: $46.50 and $41.50
Advanced GA (valid until June 6): $29.00
General Admission: $34.00
Children: $19.50



- http://indianranch.com/event/the-mavericks/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
 



06/20/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



Mortified

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly , Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers. Where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Bon Jovi? Submissions come from a wide range of participants, from professional performers to total amateurs . All in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Share the shame.



04/24/15 - 06/20/15

$15



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Hubbub Festival

Presented by Boston Book Festival at Copley Square

Hubbub is a new festival celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families. Hubbub is presented by the Boston Book Festival, but books are just the beginning of what kids and families will discover. All event and activities are free with the exception of the Dan Zanes and Friends concert. Click here for a full scheduile of workshops, events and performances.

The festival's goal is to inspire and encourage creativity with a combination of world-class authors and artistic acts, as well as hands-on activities and experiences where kids will experiment, design, and create. We believe that curiosity, excitement, wonder, and play are the keys to lifelong learning. 



06/20/15

Free



- http://hubbubfest.org

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



Cheap and Cheerful Shirret- Luxury from Fabric Scraps with Lady McCrady

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Celebrate summer with this colorful workshop. Learn the classic American technique called Shirret (rhymes with crochet) with leading expert Lady McCrady, a New York City painter and installation artist. We’ll transform  wool and cotton scraps into rich and unique rag-rug designs for fashion and home – without sewing! 

Participants should know how to make quick and ?uent chain and double crochet stitches – learn from a friend or visit crochet.org.

Bring: scissors, blunt tapestry needle if you have one, thin sliver of soap or tailor’s chalk, string or weaver’s warp, wool and other fabric scraps. Supplies available to borrow or purchase.



06/20/15

Members $150, Nonmembers $170



- http://fullercraft.org/event/cheap-and-cheerful-shirret-luxury-from-fabric-scraps-with-lady-mccrady/

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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra - Summer Solstice Concert Bash

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic 70’s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in symphonies, the URO performs as a unique and unconventional kind of orchestra, bringing to vivid life the glorious music of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Who and Led Zeppelin. Performing with power, nuance and feeling, the URO is honored to bring these iconic classic songs to today’s audiences. Dinner and a show package available!



06/20/15

Reserved Seats: $25

 



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

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



Naked

Presented by The Nave Gallery

No one view of the nude is the same; in art, as in life, there are no certainties. No blacks and whites, only shades of gray. The nude’s importance is a symbol of purity, humanity and sexuality. It is one of the purest forms of nature. The nude affects the way we see and interpret the rest of the world. It is something that goes unnoticed in our lives, but all of humanity, even the puritanical, confront it on a daily basis.

 



05/21/15 - 06/20/15

Free



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



Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20

Presented by Odyssey Opera at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.



06/18/15 - 06/20/15

$20 and Up



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/british-invasion-festival/

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



Richard Thompson Trio

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello.
Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.
A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.
Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.”



06/20/15

$40.00-$55.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/richard-thompson-trio/

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



Three

Presented by Boston Public Works at BCA Plaza Black Box

Your 20s are supposed to be glorious. In reality, they’re the worst. Three is a coming-of-age story about three young women finding validation, struggling against loneliness, and losing everything. It's about friendship and independence and death and adulthood.  This play is about three women in conflict with each other, and it has nothing to do with a man. Written by Emily Kaye Lazzaro, directed by A. Nora Long, featuring Tasia Jones, Kelly Chick, and Sarah Elizabeth Bedard.



06/05/15 - 06/20/15

General Admission $25.00

Student Rate $20.00



- http://www.bostonpublicworks.org/

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



In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Ancient legends of trees with music and songs from cultures around the world accompany a twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, specifically designed for this tree sanctuary by award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain takes us to some of its loveliest spots. Stories and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset.

 

About Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain:
This duo has been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, and garden clubs. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Margot Chamberlain’s versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale. Expect to laugh, be moved, and leave your cares behind.



06/19/15 - 06/20/15

Tickets are $20 through June 10th and $25 after.



- http://bitly.com/celebratesummer15

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



Hubbub Festival: Dan Zanes and Friends Dance Party

Presented by Boston Book Festival at Old South Church in Boston

Want to cause a musical commotion? Dan Zanes and Friends, the internationally acclaimed children’s band, will help! Their catchy tunes, meant to be enjoyed by all members of the family, have been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family, and Sprout. Their album Catch That Train! also received a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children. Lucky Brooklynites can discover Dan Zanes House Party, a music education program for kids that explores the music and stories of the diverse cultures that constitute America’s neighborhoods. Dan Zanes and Friends perform as part of the Hubbub Festival in Copley Square that celebrates creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families.



06/20/15

Adults: $15
Children (2-12): $10



- http://hubbubfest.org/dan-zanes-friends-dance-party/

Old South Church in Boston - 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Family Concert: Jupiter Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for their engaging concerts, the Jupiter’s members infuse their performance with an enthusiasm for chamber music that is infectious to the audience.  Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first prize in multiple competitions including Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  Graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College, the Quartet continues to gather acclaim through membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, as well as receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.



06/20/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Felipe Esparza

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. With his signature wild hair, and his often-imitated phrase, “what's up, fool?”, he has been associated with his good friend Gabriel Iglesias, who often recounts (and imitates) his experiences with Felipe in his act. After 16 years of stand-up comedy, various television appearances and two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010. In 2012, Felipe starred in and produced his first one-hour special, They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You, for Showtime. It is currently available on DVD and Netflix. Felipe is a product of the streets of the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East  Los Angeles and much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life. “Over the years I've noticed so many changes in all the neighborhoods around me. Gentrification starts to happen and bad neighborhoods start to become good but I like to show the other side of it... The guy who hasn’t changed and probably never will. I have a joke that kind of shows that. It starts off, 'I know I'm not a tough guy, but I'm pretty sure I can beat up everyone who shops at Trader Joe's'.” Felipe’s other television appearances include TruTV’s World’s Dumbest…, Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, Showtime's Comics Without Borders, TBS’s Lopez Tonight, and Galavisión's first Englishspeaking show, Que Locos (which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias). He is currently touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country.



06/18/15 - 06/20/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/

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



Stage Three Workshop production of Panther and Jaguar

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Panther and Jaguar is a tumultuous love story between two literary titans. HG Wells and Rebecca West had a ten year affair in the dawn of England’s Twentieth Century. Passionate chemistry fueled their time together. Wells, 20 years her senior, was a bit past his glory days as a writer, and West was just experiencing her own success as a novelist and journalist. The tension between their magnetic attraction to one another and each writer’s egoistic investment in their own professional stature enlarged every issue to epic proportions.

 

Playwright and actor, Stacie Linardos was attracted to this story because of the historical importance and human complexity of the figures and the drama which surrounded their affair. It was complete with a child who was ambiguously acknowledged by his parents because of Victorian moral standards. More importantly, Linardos saw a personal connection, as well. Her husband, Saul Zachary, is a playwright, director and a poet, and, like HG Wells and Rebecca West, there was twenty years between them. Ms. Linardos has told this story with passion and wit.

 

The production is part of the award winning programming at The Actors Studio of Newburyport. The play direction is in the able hands of Anna Smulowitz who has many local, national, and international productions to her credit. It features Steven Berger and Ashley Risteen as the fated lovers.



06/19/15 - 06/20/15

Adults $20/Students and seniors $18



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



Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli CD Release

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together since their 'destined' meeting on Myspace in 2007. These two seasoned players have put the time in, supporting other successful musical acts, but have now emerged to the forefront - and not a moment too soon! Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing with Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Their songs explore the many facets of the human condition with hope and an esoteric sensibility. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them into their own, highly original style.


With two highly acclaimed CDs under their belts, "LIFTED" is the title of the third, newest collection of their complex, heartfelt songs. The duo has crafted exquisite melodies that employ everything from retro jazz stylings to hypnotic meditations. Songs of eternal love, self acceptance, and powerful life lessons will soothe, excite and uplift simultaneously! Lori & Fred have been showcased on the main stage of the legendary, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and have headlined festivals and performed alongside John Gorka, Peter Yarrow, Joan Osborne, Amy Ray, David Wilcox, Michael Johnson, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert, Brother Sun, Brooks Williams, Jimmy Lafave, Ellis Paul, Mary Gauthier and more! Lori and Fred bring a sophistication and artistry to their new CD 'Lifted'. Lori's sensitive vocals and piano with Fred's excellent guitar work bring a spirit to these thoughtful new meditations." - Michael Johnson, Hit Songwriter
"Lori and Fred are a very polished and highly musical outfit that will appeal to a wide range of audiences!!" - John Gorka, Touring Songwriter

 



06/20/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Boston GuitarFest: The Eternal Feminine, Eliot Fisk and Friends in Concert

Presented by Boston GuitarFest at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston GuitarFest's 10th anniversary festival, themed "The Eternal Feminine," offers a concert series featuring some of the world's best classical guitarists. Saturday night, Eliot Fisk presents J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite VI (Trans. Fisk), Ralf Gawlick‘s monumental song cycle Kollwitz-Konnex (with soprano Anne Harley), and the world premiere of Boston GuitarFest commissioned work Conversation Piece by Kurt Schwertsik (with marimbist Ayami Okamura).

This concert is the culmination of a week-long festival and concert series running June 17-21. 

www.bostonguitarfest.org



06/20/15

$40 general admission, $15 student



- http://www.bostonguitarfest.org/2015/concerts

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



After All The Terrible Things I Do

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have 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



Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Max Whiting Quintet

Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse

ZUMIX is pleased to present our 2015 Jazz at the Firehouse Concert Series, featuring incredible jazz music in ZUMIX’s beautifully renovated Firehouse, just a few blocks from East Boston’s Maverick Square. Each evening will open with emerging artists from ZUMIX youth programs.

On June 21, we are excited to bring you Max Whiting Quintet!



06/21/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.zumix.org/

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Jupiter String Quartet with David Deveau, Andrés Cárdenes, Anne Martindale Williams

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

David Deveau, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, viola &
Anne Martindale Williams, cello

The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau and beloved Festival favorite’s violinist Andres Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams to perform a beautiful program of works by Schubert, Su Lian Tan, and Brahms.



06/21/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/jupiter-quartet-with-cardenes-williams/

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



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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Three Sisters

Presented by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company 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.



05/21/15 - 06/21/15

Adults: $20


Seniors/Students: $10



 
 



- http://wellesleysummertheatre.com/three-sisters/

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



Cape Ann Artisans open Studio Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Artisans

Cape Ann Artisans are part of a vibrant arts community, located along the scenic North Shore of Massachusetts that includes three important cultural districts. For the past two years Gloucester has been named one of the country’s top ten Art Destinations by American Style Magazine. Come visit us, explore our exquisite natural surroundings and see the fine art and craft that they inspire. Many Artisans are open year round; during nontour times please call for an appointment to view our work.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://capeannartisans.com



Father's Day Screening! THE SHINING

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Happy Fathers’ Day!

(1980) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers [146 min; 35mm]
An epic depiction of bad parenting ensues when the Torrance family become the winter caretakers of the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado.



06/21/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/21/the-shining-5/

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



Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasures

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

This exhibition celebrates recent gifts to the MFA that tell a story of a great European collection, which was looted during the Nazi era and ultimately restored to its rightful owners. The collection of 186 objects, originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects including jewelry and jeweled objects, miniatures, and rare books, and is a gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild, who was a daughter of the Baron and Baroness. Her daughter, MFA Trustee Bettina Burr, is among the donors who have made this gift to the MFA.

MFA curators address the issue of how to trace the provenance, or ownership history, of works of art in the exhibition. One painting on view—A Dordrecht nobleman on horseback with retainers and grooms (attributed to Nicolaes Maes, Dutch, 1634–1693)—is displayed in such a way that visitors are able to view the painting’s back. The inventory numbers that remain allow MFA curators and visitors to document the painting’s movements between the time of its seizure by Nazi forces in Vienna in 1938 and its return to Baroness de Rothschild in 1947.



03/02/15 - 06/21/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/restoring-a-legacy-rothschild-family-treasures

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



Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michael

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Duane Michals (b. 1932) is credited with pioneering new ways of considering and creating photographs. Running counter to the prevailing conventions of photography, Michals began working with sequences of images and multiple exposures, often overlaying hand-written messages and poems. Michals identifies himself a storyteller and through his work explores universal life experiences such as dreams, desire, love and mortality. He has noted: "I'm not interested in what something looks like, I want to know what it feels like ... a realm beyond observation." Organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition presents more than 200 works and provides a definitive retrospective of the artist's career.



03/07/15 - 06/21/15

Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free*.



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/179-storyteller_the_photographs_of_duane_michals

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Arts Alive Festival '15

Presented by ArtsFalmouth

Arts Alive Festival '15

June 19, 5 to 9 PM – Town Dance, 7 to 9 PM

June 20, 10 AM to 9 PM  - Rock Alive, 6 to 9 PM

June 21, 11 AM to 5 PM

A free 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape.

Town Dance on Friday 7 to 9 PM The Bart Weisman Group with Tish Adams. Continuous entertainment - over 50 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes and a special Rock Fest Saturday Night, 6 to 9 PM

50 + artisans and crafts people display and sell their wares.

All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine

www.ArtsFalmouth.org  508-548-2892 – info@artsfalmouth.org



06/19/15 - 06/21/15

Free



- http://www.ArtsFalmouth.org



Reagle Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Guys and Dolls from June 11-21, 2015. Frank Loesser’s romantic comedy demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll”.  

Set in Damon Runyon’s jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway’s Chicago, PBS’s Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Sparks fly and chaos erupts when a slick gambler is challenged to take an uptight Salvation Army girl to Havana on a bet to finance “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.” Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables). Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway, is based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon; Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 



06/11/15 - 06/21/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Create your own Summer Nature Journal

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Carry an art journal with you everywhere this summer. Start by designing your own cover on this spiral-bound book, and you’ll be ready for a summer of writing and sketching adventures. 

Projects are designed for ages 8 and older; many are suitable for younger children (ages 4 and up) with a participating adult. 



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



A Distant Love: Songs of John and Abigail Adams

Presented by Chelsea Opera

Chelsea Opera presents A Distant Love:  Songs of John and Abigail Adams - music by Gary S. Fagin, libretto by Terry Quinn

The work is based on letters exchanged between John Adams and his wife, Abigail, with whom he shared his aspirations, accomplishments and frustrations as he worked to secure financial support from the Dutch for the new nation emerging from a revolution.  Abigail, his “dearest friend”, was not demure about expressing her feelings on things political, economic or domestic.  She was an early feminist (“Don’t forget the women,” she wrote to John while the founding fathers were drafting the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia), abolitionist, mother and farm manager during John’s long absences. The opera is sung in English.

starring:

Victoria Tralongo as Abigail Adams

Robert Aaron Taylor as John Adams

accompanied by the Chelsea Opera String Quartet

Samuel McCoy, music director/principal conductor

Lynne Hayden-Findlay, stage director/costume design

Leonarda Priore, set decoration and properties design



06/21/15

Free



- http://www.nps.gov/adam/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=583726-232573



Premiere Reissue! LOSING GROUND

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Special Engagement June 19–21

(1982) dir Kathleen Collins w/Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones [86 min; DCP]


LOSING GROUND, the second and final film from director Kathleen Collins, tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara (Scott), a professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand the philosophical and religious meaning of the ‘ecstatic moment’ just as her painter husband Victor (Gunn) sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy.

One of the first fiction features by an African-American woman, LOSING GROUND remains a stunning and powerful work of art. Funny, brilliant and personal, the film should have ranked high in the canon of indie cinema but the film was never theatrically released. Now, over thirty years later, Collins’ film is finally available in a beautiful new digital master. LOSING GROUND looks and sounds as fresh, bracing and complex as it did when it was first filmed. It is a testament to Kathleen Collins’ incredible talent and a lasting treasure of African American and women’s cinema.



06/19/15 - 06/21/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/19/losing-ground/

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



THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

(2001) dir Wes Anderson w/Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover [110 min; 35mm]

On the lighter side of bad dads… Gene Hackman plays Royal, the estranged father of a quirky brood of New Yorkers who tries to reconnect with them by pretending to be terminally ill.



06/21/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.
Double Features: Adult $13, Student/Brattle Member/Senior/Child<12 $11.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/21/the-royal-tenenbaums-2/

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



Quartet

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama

Arlington Friends of the Drama presents the comedy Quartet.

Written by Ronald Harwood, Quartet tells the story of four retired opera singers living in a retirement home in Kent, England. Plans are underway for the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday, and Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred want Jean to join them to reprise their famous Act III quartet from Rigoletto.  Ever the diva, Jean refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play. Directed by Dayle Ballentine and starring Lis Adams as Cissy, Will Dalley as Reggie, Paul D’Onofrio as Wilfred, and Susan Scannell as Jean.



06/12/15 - 06/21/15

$20.00



- http://www.afdtheatre.org/



Summer Solstice Celebration

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

Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening of telescope viewings, music, dance, food, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History. You won't want to miss this special summer night!

 



06/21/15

Free and open to the public



- http://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/summer-solstice-celebration-2015

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



Meeting House Festival Concert: Violinist Irina Muresanu

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire.  The Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, meltng lyricism and conception made Irina Muresanu's performances especially admirable."  Muresanu and pianist Donald enos, founder of the Meetinghouse Music Festival, will perform music of Maurice Ravel and American composters Scott Joplin, Ned Rorem, William Bolcolm and Don Welcher.  More at highfiedhall.org



06/21/15

$25/$20 members



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Billy the Liar (New England Premiere!)

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

What happens when you tell a lie? Find out in this absurdist comedy adventure from the zany and twisted minds of TOYBOX Theatre and Cripps Puppets. "Billy the Liar" follows the adventures of Billy and his friend Suzy, as Billy tells more and more lies and gets into deeper and deeper trouble. Two puppeteers and a musician bring this outrageous story to life with Czech-style marionettes, rod puppets, over-sized toy theatre, and found objects.

 

 

TOYBOX Theatre (founded by Keith Shubert) and Cripps Puppets (founded by Madison Cripps) are known for producing innovative and irreverent contemporary puppetry. Together with musician and performance artist Valerie Meiss (www.tinywonder.org), they created the acclaimed production “Billy the Liar” in 2011. Since then, they have performed across the country at venues as diverse as the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the National Puppetry Festival, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. The production is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence, and was voted “Best Performance” and “Fan Favorite” at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival. Keith and Madison are also the co-founders and hosts of the Wham Bam Puppet Slam in Asheville, North Carolina are considered a powerful force in the American puppet slam movement.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

 

 

 


$15 General Admission // $13 Members

 

 

 



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/billytheliar

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



Boston GuitarFest Performance Competition Finals

Presented by Boston GuitarFest at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston GuitarFest's 10th anniversary festival, themed "The Eternal Feminine," presents a concert series and festival featuring some of the world's best classical guitarists. 

Sunday, the final day of the festival, brings the culmination of the international performance competition. The final round features top-level guitarists from around the world competing for over $25,000 in prizes, concerts, and instruments. 

Guitarfest features a week of concerts and events running from June 17-21. 

www.bostonguitarfest.org 

 



06/21/15

FREE



- http://www.bostonguitarfest.org

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



Tree Canopy Walkway weekends

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in the forest, and then zip-line down to the ground. 

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Please check availability and purchase tickets at the Tickets and Information Desk when you arrive.

Tree Canopy Walkway access is weather-dependent. Children must be 5 years or older and accompanied by an adult. Ages 12 and older can participate without a chaperone.



05/23/15 - 06/21/15

$10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members



- http://www.ecotarium.org/outdoor-explorations/tree-canopy-walkway

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Matthew Aucoin & Friends

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rising Star Series

Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he made his conducting debut last February.



06/23/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/matthew-aucoin/

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



Charles Kaiser, author of "The Cost of Courage", at Brookline Booksmith

Presented by Brookline Booksmith at Brookline Booksmith

Join Charles Kaiser at Brookline Booksmith as he discusses his new book The Cost of Courage.



06/23/15

Free



- http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/charles-kaiser-cost-courage-author-night

Brookline Booksmith - 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA, 02446



RUSH

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer. The tour comes to TD Garden on Tuesday, June 23. These not to be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band's music.

Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans' lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work.

After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums - Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians - all in 1 night.



06/23/15

$49.50 - 154.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=430

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Author Talk with Rosana Wan, author of The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams A Cookbook

Presented by Boston Public Library

Rosan Wan speaks about her book The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams: A Cookbook. Throughout their 54-year marriage, John and Abigail Adams enjoyed diverse cuisine in both Massachusetts and Europe. Raised with traditional New England palates, they feasted on cod, mince pie, and plum pudding. These recipes, as well as dishes from published cookbooks settlers brought from the Old World such as roast duck and Strawberry Fool, are included in this historical cookbook. Together or separate, at home or abroad, this extraordinary couple humbly experienced an international style of cookery that inspired modern American culinary culture. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States, Rosana Wan is a park ranger at the Adams National Historical Park, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, and the first recipient of the John C. Cavanagh Prize in History at Suffolk University.
 This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration. To see a full list of programs, visit www.bpl.org/revolution.



06/23/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/author_series.htm



Highfield Hall & Gardens: Yardscapes

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artists in this exhibition include Kim Beck, Resa Blatman, Dana Clancy, Candice Smith Corby and Bill Petit, Tory Fair, Andrew Mowbray and Alison Williams. 



05/15/15 - 06/24/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/art/

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



The Greenway Sessions: Night Lights

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

With members from Mexico, Japan, California, and Norway, Night Lights bring together an eclectic assortment of sounds influenced by indie, rock, and soul music. The Boston-based band met in 2012 and has since discovered a balance between profound lyrics, hooky melodies, danceable music, and intriguing harmonic progressions. Inspired by the likes of Mutemath, Two Door Cinema Club, and Friendly Fires, the band's songs touch on the subject of existentialism and the confrontation of the self, hoping to discover a truth grounded in music, community, and conversation.



06/24/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/night-lights

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Highfield Hall & Gardens: Magellan Culinary Series

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Magellan sailed the world looking for spices and this series of June culinary classes is inspired by international cookbooks.  Highfield culinary expert Gail Blakely will be joined by Lisa Foley of Spice Merchants Cape Cod and the classes include demonstrations, tastings and a discussion of how to obtain and use spices when cooking.  Recipes will be drawn from Plenty More: Vegetarian Cuisine from Yottam Ottolenghi; Ruhlman's Twenty: Basic Techniques from Michael Ruhlman; Make it Ahead: Tips for Entertaining from Ina Garten.  For more information and special series pricing details, visit highfield hall.org.  $39/$34 members per class

 



06/10/15 - 06/24/15

$39/$34 members per class



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Morrissey

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

Morrissey’s solo career began in 1988, after the dissolution of The Smiths, with the release of Viva Hate.  His influence on music and culture has continued to grow over the past three decades through the release of ten globally acclaimed studio albums and an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings.  He is renowned as one of the world’s most legendary and influential performing artists of all time, recently exemplified in the recent film, Morrissey 25: Live, recorded in March 2013 at a rare intimate show at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.  Morrissey’s most recent release – the highly critically acclaimed World Peace Is None of Your Business – was recorded in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. His current single Kiss Me A Lot is available via iTunes worldwide. 

The Independent famously wrote that "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime" and Pitchfork regards him as "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture.”



06/24/15

Full price tickets are $49.50, $59.50, and $79.50, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=211

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Charles Kaiser, author of "The Cost of Courage", at Harvard Book Store

Presented by Harvard Book Store at Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store welcomes CHARLES KAISER, author of 1968 in America and The Gay Metropolis, for a discussion of his latest book, The Cost of Courage, the heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance.

In the autumn of 1943, André Boulloche became de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, coordinating all the Resistance movements in the nine northern regions of France only to be betrayed by one of his associates, arrested, wounded by the Gestapo, and taken prisoner. His sisters carried on the fight without him until the end of the war. André survived three concentration camps and later became a prominent French politician who devoted the rest of his life to reconciliation of France and Germany. His parents and oldest brother were arrested and shipped off on the last train from Paris to Germany before the liberation, and died in the camps. Since then, silence has been the Boulloches’s answer to dealing with the unbearable. This is the first time the family has cooperated with an author to recount their extraordinary ordeal.

“In this poignant personal tale, Kaiser explores the emotions and breaks through the silences that haunted an amazing family after their experiences in the French resistance to Nazi occupation. The result is a compelling and heart-wrenching book about courage, love, and the complex shadings of heroism.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs



06/24/15

Free



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

Harvard Book Store - 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Keb' Mo'

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth.

“I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” Keb’ relates. “’BLUESAmericana’ is the beginning of the next phase of who I am.” The disc will be accompanied by Keb’s most extensive tour in years.

“My job is to look for something that’s truthful,” he vows. “Lies are the hardest things in the world to remember, but the truth digs right inside me and it reaches other people, too. If a song is truthful, the way the songs on ‘BLUESAmericana’ are, I have a piece of that song inside of me so I can always deliver it from my heart.”



06/25/15

$40.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/keb-mo/

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



Rockport Music Festival: Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Consisting of the BSO’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (BSCP) is one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. With performances at Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and regular appearances at Tanglewood, the BSCP maintain a busy touring schedule throughout the year.

One of the most versatile, brilliant and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, Emanuel Ax has distinguished himself over the past 40 years as an artist of the highest order. The multiple Grammy Award winner built his reputation on a performance style that balances astounding technical ability and finesse with surprising power and intensity.



06/25/15

Tickets: $55 - $93



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/boston-symphony-chamber-players-with-emanuel-ax/

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



14th National Prize Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

University Place Gallery & Kathryn Shultz Gallery
May 15 - June 25, 2015
Reception: Friday, May 15, 6-8pm

Juried by Michael Rush
Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University [michael_web_0]

ABOUT OUR JUROR
Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which opened in November 2012. Having arrived at MSU in late 2010, he was deeply involved in the completion of the 47,000 sq. ft. Zaha Hadid designed building and the 45-million-dollar building campaign. He is an award-winning curator, widely published author and critic, and co-founder of the Contemporary Art Museum Directors Association. He previously served as Founding Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004, and as Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, where he oversaw a significant collection of modern and contemporary art. Rush was widely recognized for his leadership in response to Brandeis’ controversial attempt to sell the Rose’s collection and close the art museum.



05/15/15 - 06/25/15

Free



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Nellie McKay

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

Quirky, witty, clever, and colorful Nellie McKay travels to a land of strange and wonderful music on her latest album, My Weekly Reader, revisiting some of the melodies born out of that fertile, conflicted time of the 1960s. Since her last album, Nellie has indulged an extended run in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and written three acclaimed musical biographies as well as previously releasing five full-length albums. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance.

 



06/25/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/nellie-mckay

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



Intersections: Recent Paintings by Ian Goldsborough

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth

 



05/31/15 - 06/25/15

Free admission.



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

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



Brianna Wu: The Personal Cost of Gamergate

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Brianna Wu:  The personal cost of Gamergate

Arlington resident and video game developer Brianna Wu became a central figure last fall in the online storm known as Gamergate.  She received death threats and was forced to flee her home after speaking up about sexism and violence directed against women in the gaming industry.  Come join the fascinating conversation between Wu and Inc. Magazine's David Whitford.



06/25/15

$10



- http://ArlingtonCommunityEd.org



New Kids On The Block

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms announced THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will stop in Boston at TD Garden on June 24 and 25.

"We always have something special up our sleeves," said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. "Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want! We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year. This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT. And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer."

With all-new and top-notch production elements, this tour is sure to be the ultimate summer concert ticket as promised. The highlights will include a 360-degree stage "in the round." With no obstructions, the stage set up will offer optimal viewing. The bands have worked hard on the show and staging concept to make sure that everyone in the house has a part of the action, up close and center.



06/24/15 - 06/25/15

$30.50 - 93.00



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=429

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Multicultural Arts Center presents, in our Jazz Club, Four Women. This collaborative concert is a reverent celebration of Nina Simone’s artistry, her genius and her commitment to the reflection of the times and the strength of art to create change. Her original songs, “Young, Gifted and Black” and “Mississippi God dam” among many others, became the unapologetic, defiant, soul searching score of the Civil Rights Movement. Valerie Stephens, Athene Wilson, Yma Arrington and Sympli Whitney  as vocalists and musicians have been transformed by Nina Simone. For this performance these women passionately channel the incredible talent of Nina as a testimony of their gratitude. The performance will be narrated by spoken word artist, U-Meleni Mhlaba Adebo.



06/25/15

$25.00 General Seating



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/

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



The Weepies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

SIRENS will be released by Nettwerk worldwide on April 28, 2015.



06/26/15

$30.00 - $40.00



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

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Emmanuel Music

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Ryan Turner, artistic director
Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith. It was created specifically to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended, an endeavor twice completed and a tradition which continues today. The group will be joined by Andrew Rangell, a pianist who is best known for his performances of all thirty-two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and for J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.



06/26/15

Tickets: $31 - $52



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/emmanuel-music/

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



Artists in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to the Garden on select Fridays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., before it opens to the public and when the light is especially beautiful. This is your chance to photograph, paint, draw, and sketch beautiful landscapes, native wildflowers, pollinators, and more. Preregistration is required. Artists in the Garden is scheduled on the following Fridays: April 24; May 1, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26 (each date is listed as a separate program).



04/24/15 - 06/26/15

$13 (Member) / $16 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/



Subject: Collage Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Collage. This course explores collage and the variety of materials which can be used to express ideas and emotions in visual form. The history of collage, as well as modernist and contemporary developments will be introduced and discussed. Each day will provide time for studio work, discussion and critique. The first part of the workshop week consists of directed involvements. Experimentation and interpretation will be encouraged. The latter part of the week will allow for more self-directed work.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Metal on Metal: non-acid intaglio printmaking Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Metal on Metal: non-acid intaglio printmaking. The uniquely elegant and expressive medium of ENGRAVING grows out of one of humankind’s most basic impulses: the desire to incise marks into a hard surface by forcing another, harder material against it. This immersive workshop will give students the opportunity to examine intaglio printmaking’s long history and idiosyncratic process by working directly on metal plates with tools and methods that have changed little from the time of Albrecht Durer. In addition to engraving, other means of coaxing marks from the metal plate will be explored as well: drypoint, roulette and even power tools will be introduced, with each yielding its own range of tonal language.

The process is painstaking, grueling; at times tedious, at times transcendent… when working METAL ON METAL nothing ever comes easy, but the process itself can be immensely satisfying, and the results are like nothing else.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

 “Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse.” Works by Marais include Sarabande à l’espagnole, Les Voix Humaines, and Sonate à la Maresienne. Dressing and Baroque Dancing at the court of Louis XIV: La Toilette, Fêtes et Bals, Dancing Lessons, Rituals and Intricacies. Lully: Dance Interludes, Courantes, Sarabande; Louis de La Coste: Gigue. Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Carly Fox Horton and Olsi Gjeci, dancers, and Patricia Forelle, narrator.



06/26/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available
 



- http://prod1.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=96212~1d83a88f-2598-4dff-89bf-abc7233657c3&epguid=810d30f0-3e74-4d9d-8145-9a19726b9ca1&

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



Subject: Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Plein Air Landscape Painting. Paint on site in the dramatic beauty of coastal New England with acclaimed artist and educator, George Nick. The study of painting from observation will encourage attention paid to drawing, the process of mixing colors, and the analysis of tones and their relationship to colors. Students will gain a friendly stance towards paint application and explore the language of composition and how to ‘own it’ too. We will reconstruct the world from the common knowledge of form and space. Each day will provide thoughtful critique to guide the artist to personal expression.

Prerequisite: painting experience required; prior knowledge of George Nick's teaching philosophy and/or comfort with a self-directed artistic practice strongly encouraged; must be physically up to the challenges plein air painting presents, which may include summer heat, light rain, and/or windy conditions



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $595 full tuition
- $515 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $515 alumni, seniors & educators
Materials Cost:
- Materials are not included. Students are advised that plein air painting does require additional materials (example, travel easel) and should budget accordingly. Students may contact the Continuing Education Office with questions.
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Stop Motion Animation Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Stop Motion Animation. Students explore the basics of three dimensional stop motion animation, bringing to life simple characters and narratives. Topics covered in this workshop include storyboarding, simple set design/construction, and using camera techniques, color and lighting to enhance the narrative. Small teams of students will work together to complete character walk-cycles and a short animated scene complete with sound.

Students will be introduced to Dragon Frame Capture Software, a Nikon Digital SLR Camera, and Adobe Audition and Premiere to create audio and titles. All files created will be in digital format.

Prerequisite: none required



06/22/15 - 06/26/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
- DISCOUNT: $150 discount for any student who also enrolls in Puppet Making Workshop ($75 discount per course will be applied after registration)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off your entire stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.

Special Discount:

This course is suggested to be taken in tandem with the Puppet Making Workshop June 15 - 19; students who enroll in both courses will receive a $150 tuition discount off their total tuition bill; full-time, undergraduate Montserrat students receive a special, internal discount when taking any 2 or more immersives - contact ce@montserrat.edu for details. Discounts will be applied after registration.



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

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



Cambridge Dance Party 2015

Presented by City of Cambridge Dance Party

Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather in front of Cambridge City Hall for this annual dance extravaganza. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and music. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening. Attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize the MBTA for transportation to the event. The section of Massachusetts Ave, between Prospect and Bigelow Streets, will be closed to traffic from 7-11 p.m. 



06/26/15

Free



- https://www.facebook.com/events/657419121024367



IAN

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

When IAN releases a new tape of their sad-girl anthems, there is a whole lot to be happy about. Thanks to the magic of BUFU Records, the band’s quiet bedroom pop is taken out of the bedroom and moved into the garage. Equipped with a full band, the songs are filled out with fuzzier, grungier sound. By embracing a bit more noisiness, IAN creates determined energy, and the songs deliver the emotions behind them with confidence. Yet they are more than just garage-set rock, and the tracks use little tricks to give them unique, dreamy qualities. There are songs with erratic rhythms and jangly bridges. Some have whirly distortion and feedback. With deliberately struck chords, the melancholy mood is set even on the most upbeat tracks.



06/26/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



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



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 - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. Their latest release, KIDZ BOP 26, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2015. The all-new “Make Some Noise!” tour will stop in more than 40 major cities across North America.



06/27/15

$25.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kidz-bop/

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today and is recognized for his artistic passion and integrity. He joins the formidable and versatile young pianist Julia Hsu in a duo-piano concert.  



06/27/15

Tickets: $49 - $78



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/peter-serkin-julia-hsu/

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



All The Single Ladies (Quincy Market)

Presented by Improv Asylum at Ned Devine's

All the Single Ladies is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering bachelorette parties and "girls nights out" groups a wild night of comedy, dancing, and a whole lot of naughtiness. Over the course of the show, four friends set out for one last wild night out before one of them gets married. After a few drinks, old feuds and new secrets threaten their good time, and only some songs and dancing can help them work through it.



05/02/15 - 06/27/15

Tickets: $35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

Ned Devine's - 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA, 02109



Third Annual Craft & Music Festival 2015

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Elements of art and music converge in a fun-filled day of hands-on craft activities for the whole family. Make your own instruments by hand, then play along with a special program of music with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Woven bell bracelets, clay flutes, bottle maracas, and more. Visit the instrument petting zoo. Enter our “craft a new instrument” contest and bring your own handcrafted musical instrument from home to compete for a prize. 



06/27/15

Admission for the day is $5 for everyone, creative minds young and old.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/craft-music-festival/

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



Landscape Photography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

During this intermediate workshop, Steve McGrath will explain the many camera settings you can use during landscape photography. Learn how to take advantage of natural light, find the best composition, understand focal-length lenses, and use depth of field and filters. We’ll begin indoors and then head outside to photograph the Garden. At the end of the day we’ll head back indoors to critique our work. Bring a film or digital camera and a tripod if you have one. 



06/27/15

$40 (Member) / $50 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/landscape-photography



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



06/27/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Disney's Peter Pan Jr., the musical, Student Workshop at Priscilla Beach Theatre

Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

Registration is now open for Priscilla Beach Theatre's (PBT) student workshop, Disney's Peter Pan Jr., the musical beginning Monday, June 8.  Rehearsals are M-W-F from 4:00-7:30 and performances are June 26, 27 and July 3. 

 



06/08/15 - 06/27/15

$12 general admission



- http://www.pbtheatre.org



La Bohème

Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Faneuil Hall

As if the glorious music performed by a full orchestra conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang, exceptional singers, and a timeless love story were not enough to delight, this presentation of La Bohème will also feature a children’s chorus! A group of our NEMPAC music students were selected to take part. As an opera fan, experiencing this Puccini opera masterpiece in the majestic Great Hall at Faneuil Hall will be a distinctively memorable experience!

Founded in 2011, the mission of the NEMPAC Opera Project is to serve Boston’s artistic community of singers, instrumentalists, and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable opera in urban Boston. 



06/25/15 - 06/27/15

VIP Tickets: $55
General Admission: $29
Student/Senior: $22



- http://www.nempacboston.org/nempac-opera-project

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



"Emerging Talent: Students of Salem State"

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks Community Art Center’s exhibition season continues with the exhibit, “Emerging Talent: Student of Salem State,” opening on April 30, 2015, 5 – 7pm. The exhibition will be open to the public through June 27, 2015. This curated exhibit features works by current Salem State students working in a variety of media. Emma Thurgood, the curator at ArcWorks, says, “Students so rarely get an opportunity to exhibit their work off-campus to a broader audience. Likewise, the general public usually doesn’t have an opportunity to see the work being created by the next generation of artists for an extended period of time. This exhibit is a step towards changing that dynamic, by offering students the chance to exhibit their work in a professional off-campus gallery to the general public.”

For many of the students, this is the first real showing of their work. Approximately eight students have been selected for the exhibit, representing the variety of media being taught at the university, such as painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics.
 



04/30/15 - 06/27/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.arcworksart.org



Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them

Presented by Company One Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

A New England Premiere by A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Shawn LaCount

With no parents, little food, and nothing in the bank account, 12-year-old Edith, her brother Kenny, and a giant stuffed frog are doing just fine, thank you very much. Making the rules up as they go, Kenny gets more than mix-tapes from his new friend, Benji, and Edith ends up shooting something for real. Funny and full of heart, this coming of age story explores the gap between childhood and whatever comes next.



06/04/15 - 06/27/15

Tickets: $25 - $38
Students w/ ID: $15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 Minimum – Cash Only):
Sunday, June 7
Sunday, June 14



- http://companyone.org/production/edith-can-shoot-things-and-hit-them/

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



Sharon McGauley: One Woman Show Reception

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Award-winning, internationally collected oil painter Sharon McGauley is known for her atmospheric, evocative oil paintings of land and sea. Her paintings are studies of the natural environment that synthesize observation, memory and experience. Long inspired by the Cape, McGauley expands on her landscape work and has also begun adding a subtle figurative element. These paintings focus on groups of beachgoers exploring low tide in a variety of lights, allowing McGauley to play with the subtle abstraction of figures getting lost and absorbed by the seascape. A uniquely Cape scene and experience, McGauley is enjoying working with the details and personalities of the individuals that have made their way into her canvases. Her work relies on simple compositions and subtle color harmonies to capture and convey her enthusiasm for vast expanses of sky, sea and land.



06/27/15

Free



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



The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin

Presented by Flat Earth Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by Aaron Sorkin
directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

From screenwriter/playwright Aaron Sorkin, who brought us The West Wing and The Social Network, comes a whirlwind history of the controversial invention of the television. Philo Farnsworth, a child prodigy raised on a farm in rural Idaho, has overcome adversity to create a groundbreaking device never before achieved. Simultaneously, the self-made media mogul David Sarnoff has collected a team of geniuses to uncover Farnworth's missing piece through any means necessary. The Farnsworth Invention moves fluidly from spell-binding to heart-breaking in this kinetic spectacle that confronts how history is remembered.

Cast:
Chris Larson as Philo Farnsworth, Michael Fisher as David Sarnoff, and an ensemble consisting of Matt Arnold, Katharine Daly, Robin Gabrielli, Andy Hicks, Justus Perry, Korinne T. Ritchey, Noah Simes, Sophie Sinclair, and Dale J. Young

Design Team:
Rebecca Lehrhoff, Set Designer; Erica Desautels, Costume Designer (with Emma Bellel, Assistant Costume Designer); Ian King, Lighting Designer; Kyle Serino, Sound Designer; Lindsay Alaimo, Property Manager



06/12/15 - 06/27/15

$20 in advance
$25 at the door
$10 student rush tickets with valid ID 1 hr before curtain



- https://www.flatearththeatre.com/shows/2015/farnsworth/

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



Joey Diaz

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through every performance. This winter, Diaz can next be seen starring as ‘Mikey’ opposite Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, and Kim Basinger in the highly anticipated feature film Grudge Match (Warner Bros.).
 
Diaz’s start in comedy began while serving a short stint at a correctional facility in Denver, CO in 1988. “Each Wednesday we would watch movies on the projector, but sometimes it would break,” he shares, “so I would get up and do stand up to fill the time.” Learning he had the skills to make an audience laugh, he pursued comedy after his release and began performing at an assortment of comedy clubs in the area. While he was touring as a working comic, he began acting in a variety television and film roles. You may recognize him from his appearances in The Mentalist, Children’s Hospital, My Name is Earl, or General Hospital- to name a few. On the film front, Diaz has held roles in The Longest Yard, Spider Man 2, Smiley Face, and Taxi, among others.
 
In 2013, Diaz continues to perform stand up and act, while also staying on top of the new media move in podcasting. Currently, Diaz hosts his bi-weekly podcast The Church of What’s Happening Now, which ranks among some of the most highly downloaded podcasts online. He is also a regular guest on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
 
On the comedy front, Diaz continues to tour and perform at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. His comedy specials in The Testicle Testaments have sold thousands of downloads, and have even made it to the Billboard Top 100. Diaz’s raw style of comedy is highlighted on television with recurring sketch roles on Stand Up Revolution and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Later this year, Diaz will release his new DVD/CD special - which will surely top the charts once more.



06/25/15 - 06/27/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/

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



THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

Straight from Broadway
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
starring Beth Fowler
by Eric Coble
directed by Skip Greer

June 16 - 27, 2015

Beth Fowler will star in the Broadway comedy-drama THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN as Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Beth Fowler has been nominated twice for Tony Awards: first, as Mrs. Lovett in the 1989 revival of SWEENEY TODD, and then opposite Hugh Jackman in THE BOY FROM OZ. Beth also created the role of Mrs. Potts on Broadway in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST among her dozen Broadway appearances.

She currently stars as Sister Ingalls in the hit Netflix original series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and has a long career in television and films.

The first professional production of this explosive comedy-drama after its 2014 Broadway debut. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN swirls around Alexandra. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris who returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra’s second floor window, and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. No sooner are the words “Hi, Mom” uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating.

“Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching.” – Broadwayworld.com
“Deliciously funny.” – The New York Times
“Sublime.” – Variety



06/16/15 - 06/27/15

$36 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/

The Cape Playhouse - 820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA, 02638



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



09/19/14 - 06/28/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012, Cuarteto Latinoamericano are heralded by The Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful fluency and concentrated teamwork." 



06/28/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cuarteto-latinoamericano/

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



The Southwest Corridor Park: A Community's Response to a Highway

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

The Southwest Corridor Park was the result of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston's southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain's residents played an important role in the stopping of I-95 and the efforts to create a park out of the razed land. This historical walking tour will follow the path of the park and discuss the changes in landscape to that section of Jamaica Plain and the communities that forced those changes to happen. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.



06/28/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org/



Red by John Logan

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Red by John Logan - Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play.

John Logan’s Tony and Drama Desk Award winning play, RED brings you inside the studio of famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. The New York Times called it “intense and exciting”, and the New Yorker “smart eloquent entertainment.” It captures what most plays about artists don’t — the exhilaration of the moment of creation. “An electrifying play of ideas” – Variety Rated PG-13



06/17/15 - 06/28/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/red

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



Summer’s Upon Us! Open House The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Celebrate the opening of The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall exhibition and meet the 30 artists who have created miniature masterpieces around the grounds of Highfield Hall.  The event includes an Estate Walk, a community fairy house workshop, music, raffles, ice cream and more.  Appropriate for all ages.  Free admission. $5 donation for a fairy house map.  Visity highfieldhall.org for event schedule.



06/28/15

Free admission. $5 donation for a fairy house map.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Subject: Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop

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

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop

Instructor:  Maria Malatesta

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting Workshop:  June 26 - June 28

Fri. – Sun. | 9am – 4pm

 

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Mixed Media Drawing & Painting. This class encourages exploration of materials and finding one’s process in the transition from drawing to painting. We will begin drawing from observation, and quickly move to approaches within representation, abstraction, and/or methods working with the imagined and remembered. Experiment with charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil pastel, ink, and acrylics; integrate collage and photographs. Materials, mark making and surface will be discussed in relation to meaning. We will look at work by Jim Dine, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu and others. Open to all.

Prerequisite: This course is open to all levels of experience and all that is required is your unrestrained creativity.



06/26/15 - 06/28/15

Tuition:
- $430 (no discounts offered)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $250 single occupancy | $225 Early Bird* (3 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $175 double occupancy | $157 Early Bird*(3 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 3 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Shit-faced Shakespeare

Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at Davis Square Theatre

Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member.

Side-splitting, raucous, and completely interactive, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 30,000 eager theatre goers across the UK, having successfully completed multiple sell-out runs of the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals.

With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same and audiences can even dictate when the actor gets to drink more to prevent unwanted sobriety.

Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive, and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist - reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

Please note this event is 21+ and state-issued ID's will be accepted at the door.



04/14/15 - 06/28/15

Tickets: $25



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

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



Create a Summer Tote Bag

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Get ready for travel by painting a sturdy canvas bag to carry your supplies wherever you go this summer.

Projects are designed for ages 8 and older; many are suitable for younger children (ages 4 and up) with a participating adult. 



06/27/15 - 06/28/15

$12 for materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



Alastair Moock & Friends 'All Kinds of You and Me' Concert

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

Boston based folk and family music artist Alastair Moock celebrates the release of All Kinds of You and Me, a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark Free To Be You and Me. Moock is a 2014 Grammy Nominee, Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, and three-time National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award Winner. The Boston Globe calls him calls him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters" andTime Out New York calls him "a musical descendant of Woody Guthrie who refreshes the classic brand of acoustic folk with a zany sense of humor.” 

Moock’s musical career has always been deeply entwined with his passion for education and social action. His Grammy-nominated children’s album Singing Our Way Through was created as a free resource for families struggling with childhood illness. 



06/28/15

$10 advance, $12 door



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1476340

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



Tales of Attraction Too: An evening of new plays by Jack Rushton

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

 “We are deeply grateful and excited to mount Jack’s third benefit production here at TASN”, says Marc Clopton, Executive Director.  “Excited because the playwright’s newest collection is deep, intense, extremely funny, and wickedly ironic; grateful for his continued support of our organization. As the producer of this show, Jack has assembled many of the North Shore’s brightest stars, with directors and casts whose talent is simply astounding”.

The program includes eight plays - two have received national recognition. “Finding Zeus” has been selected by ATHE (The Association of Theater in Higher Education) as part of their 2015 annual conference’s new play development series and will be performed at the Silver Springs Stage Co.’s One-Act Festival in August. “White Walls” has been performed at Manhattan Repertory Theater and was a 2014 Pick of the Vine semi-finalist at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, CA. and was seen recently at The Theater Artist’s Workshop in Norwalk, CT.

 A special feature of this production is “The People of Yes” in which Jack directs an all-star cast of six. The actors will be improvising each and every night so there’s no telling what might happen.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have a dozen of my shorts performed around the country”, says Jack. “But, there is nothing like collaborating with friends and colleagues and performing at The Actors Studio. Our Newburyport artists are as accomplished and as talented as any I’ve seen. It’ll be an incredible three evenings together”.



06/26/15 - 06/28/15

Adults $20/Students and seniors $18



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Big Screen Classics: VERTIGO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

James Stewart and Kim Novak star in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece: an incisive, unsettling study of romantic obsession and manipulation.

A commercial and critical flop upon its original release, Vertigo was simply ahead of its time—it replaced Citizen Kane at #1 in the 2012 British Film Institute's Sight and Sound critics' poll of the best films of all time.



06/29/15

$12 general admission, $10 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/vertigo

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



Highfield Hall: Paper Nests: Huguette May Drawings and Photographs

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Friday; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Artists Reception:  June 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



05/31/15 - 06/29/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Free Screening! PLAYTIME

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Introduction by Emerson College Professor Peter Flynn

Screening followed by audience discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

(1967) dir Jacques Tati w/Tati [124 min; TBD]
Jacques Tati’s sublime comedic masterpiece thrusts the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. Introduction by Emerson College professor Peter Flynn.



06/30/15

Free Screening – No Passes Required – Open to the Public



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/30/playtime/

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



A Highfield Book Signing and Lecture: Robert Luddington: Interior Design for the Kennedys

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc. More at highfieldhall.org.  



06/30/15

$15/$10 members



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



National Theatre in HD- Encore Broadcast: The Audience

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Nominated for three Tony Awards, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.



06/30/15

$5-$22



- http://rockportmusic.org/the-audience/

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



Suzuki Music and Arts Camp

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim

A summer music program for Suzuki students of violin, cello and piano with mixed instrument and same instrument performance opportunities. Lessons are interspersed throughout the day, along with ensemble playing classes, fiddling, sports, and visual arts classes. Inquire about our chamber music program for intermediate students.



06/25/15 - 07/01/15

$310 - $420



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html

Temple Reyim - 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466



King Sunny Ade

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at The Sinclair

King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, pounding talking drums, pulsating congas, keyboards, backup singers, and dancers, the group delivers an action-packed live performance. 



07/01/15

General admission, standing room only, 18+

$28 advance, $35 day of



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2726/king-sunny-ad%C3%A9

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



Ghost Train Orchestra

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

A favorite of popular NPR radio show Radiolab, the revivalist ensemble Ghost Train Orchestra celebrates the release of their new hot jazz album, Hot Town.



07/01/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/ghost-train-orchestra-0

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



Imagine Dragons

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album, Smoke + Mirrors. The multi-platinum selling band along with alternative rock band, Metric, announced the tour at a special surprise performance event at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Cali. in front of hundreds of fans and for viewers worldwide via Yahoo! live stream. Metric will be special guests on the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR. Also joining the tour line-up will be Astralwerks' recording artist, Halsey.



07/01/15

$29.50 - 69.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=433

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Wind Power

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

“Wind Power” features Schubert’s monumental octet for winds and strings, Boccherini Quintet, and duos from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Eric Hoeprich, period clarinet; Stephen Hammer, classical oboe; Andrew Schwartz, bassoon; Todd Williams, natural horn, and Daniel Stepner, Baroque violin, and ensemble.  



07/02/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://www.astonmagna.org

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



Area Premiere! BIG GAME

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

(2014) dir Jalmari Helander w/Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent, Mehmet Kurtulus [110 min; DCP]

The latest from the director of the twisted Christmas cult classic Rare Exports, BIG GAME is a rollicking adventure in the vein of 1980s teen action movies. Like an Amblin Entertainment film amped up to 11, BIG GAME begins with thirteen-year-old Oskari (Tommila) being sent out on a coming-of-age solohunting trip by his father.  [Samuel L. Jackson and Onnie Tommila star in BIG GAME • Boston Area Premiere at Brattle Theatre June 26 – July 2] At the same time, an apparent terrorist plot causes Air Force One to crash into the same Finnish wilderness that Oskari calls home. When the boy discovers the President (Jackson) cowering in an escape pod with the bad guys closing in, he quickly becomes an unlikely protector for the most powerful man in the world.

Tommila and Jackson make a great on-screen team. Tommila is both tough and vulnerable as a freshly minted teenager who may not be as ready to bring home a prize trophy as his dad would like. And Jackson plays the President, not in his usual tough guy persona, but as a vulnerable intellectual who likes to sneak cookies against his wife’s advice. When Oskari displays his real wilderness skills and when the President rises to the challenge placed in front of him, BIG GAME becomes one of the most rousing and purely entertaining films in years. Much like last year’s surprise hit Snowpiercer, BIG GAME was originally set to have a direct to cable release and skip Boston theaters altogether but we enjoyed it so much at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival that we simply couldn’t let you miss out on the fun of seeing this awesome movie on the big screen!



06/26/15 - 07/02/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.



- http://www.brattlefilm.org/2015/06/26/big-game/

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



Subject: Creating Abstract Art Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Creating Abstract Art. Based on Dean Nimmer's new book, Creating Abstract Art, (North Light Books, 2014) This class explores abstract painting, drawing and mixed media techniques from observation, memory and your own uninhibited imagination. Come and expand your insatiable passion to make art!

The goal of this course is to inspire artists to move beyond myths and stereotypes to find the myriad of accessible possibilities for creating original abstract artworks inspired by your imagination. Projects will explore interpreting observed subjects abstractly, using the basic elements of color, line, shape, texture and value as subjects, and finding inspiration in literature, poetry and the performing arts. We will use a variety of media including; drawing, painting, collage and monoprints to discover new possibilities for rich compositions that will re-energize your enthusiasm for making art. This course is open to all levels.

Prerequisite:  This course is open to all levels of experience and all that is required is your unrestrained creativity.



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Digital Photography: Seeing Like a Camera Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Digital Photography: Seeing Like a Camera. Learn the best techniques to ‘see like a camera’ through a series of shooting, editing and critiquing exercises. This skill set proves the difference between a “lucky shot” and the consistent images of a pro. Learn what makes images that inspire us to go to that place, eat that food, or join that experience. Photographing on location in the North Shore and Boston, we will also better our understanding of available light, from daylight, shadow, night and twilight conditions. This is a lecture/shooting class for beginners and intermediates.

Prerequisite:  none required; camera required (see below)



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
Materials:
Students are required to have a digital SLR camera and/or a sophisticated point and shoot with manual settings mode.
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Painting the Still Life and More Workshop

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

Painting the Still Life and More Workshop

Instructor:  Chris Wright

Painting the Still Life and More Workshop:  June 29 - July 3

Mon. – Fri. | 9am – 4pm

 

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Painting the Still Life and More. In this workshop students will explore the fundamentals of oil painting, working directly from still life. In addition these methods will be explored by working outside directly from the nearby landscape with impromptu plein-air oil sketching throughout the week. Emphasis will be placed on various methods to building a painted surface as well as develop the student’s observational skills and handling of their materials. Color mixing, composition, edge, shape, form and other technical aspects will be areas covered in the workshop. Both direct and indirect methods of painting will be explored. Demonstrations given by the instructor will accompany each painting problem.

Prerequisite:  none required



06/29/15 - 07/03/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Help Save the Monkey!

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Summer Puppet Adventures : Get ready to blast off, set sail, and soar through summer with our annual adventure series!

8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save a monkey who is about to land on Earth from outer space. Their unexpected friendship help them overcome obstacles and self-doubts as they travel through tunnels, fly through the air, and sneak past dangerous lasers. But will they make it in time? Find out in this sublimely silly new show featuring skillful puppetry, original music, hilarious dance breaks, and plenty of fake mustaches.

 

Reccomended for everyone ages 6 and up.

 

 


Free! Kickoff Event

Come celebrate summer at Puppet Showplace Theater! Join us for the FREE Summer Puppet Adventures Kickoff Event on Friday, July 3from 11:30 am to 3 pm for free puppet making activities and complimentary frozen treats as we kick-off our “Summer Puppet Adventures” series. Performances of "Help Save the Monkey!" at 10:30am and 1pm are ticketed events, $12/general admission, $8/Members.

 

Liz Hara is a writer, builder, and puppeteer.  Her
work has been presented at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, the New
Orleans Fringe Festival, the National Puppetry Festival, and theaters
across the U.S.  Liz also toured internationally with Wakka Wakka’s
production of SAGA. Liz has built puppets and costumes for Mirror Mirror (Miramax, 2012,) Avenue Q, The Lion King, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.  She currently works for Sesame Street as a puppet and costume builder and wrangler.  

Marta Mozelle MacRostie is a playmaker, puppeteer, and builder. Performance credits include: Puss in Boots (Moises Kaufman, Gotham Chamber Opera & Blind Summit), Baby Universe (Wakka Wakka Productions), Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead (Phantom Limb Company), and Banksy's Sirens of the Lambs. Marta's work has appeared at cabarets and slams across the country. Keep your eye out for her show for adults, Close to Decline, which will be touring in 2016.

Liz and Marta met at a puppet slam in 2009. Their professional collaboration and
ongoing friendship are based on complementary skillsets, driving ambition, and
a mutual love of fart jokes. They were inspired to created Help Save the Monkey!
by their belief in the importance of intergenerational relationships and
a desire to offer family audiences something extremely silly.

This show premiered in the 2015 New York Children’s Theater Festival, and was developed with the generous support of a 2014 Standard ToyKraft Artist Residency, and a 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant.



07/01/15 - 07/03/15

$12 General Admission // $8 Members



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

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



July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks Free Concert

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert
Saturday, July 4th, Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
7PM-dusk
 



07/04/15

Free



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
 



07/04/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos 1972-2005

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

In conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works surveying the breadth of her career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work. Her first single-screen tape Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy (1972) combines her inquiry into the representation of femininity using masks, mirrors, and other props, with the conceptual probing of video’s properties such as instant playback. The film Mirage (1976) shows the artist executing a number of signature, enigmatic chalk drawings, and erasing them immediately after. In the 1980s, Jonas’s work turned towards more narrative forms, inspired by antique myths, fairy tales, and literature. Using a range of stylized special effects, Double Lunar Dogs (1984), based on a science fiction story by Robert Heinlein, envisions the inhabitants of a space ship lost in space for generations, whereas Volcano Saga (1989), originally produced for television broadcast, stages a retelling of an ancient Icelandic saga. Also presented isLines in the Sand (2002-2005), documenting Jonas’s celebrated performance first staged for Documenta 11 in 2002.



04/07/15 - 07/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/joan-jonas-selected-films-and-videos-1972-2005

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Newsies

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…

Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.



06/23/15 - 07/05/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/newsies-baa/

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



Pokey LaFarge

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat jazz.  



07/05/15

$25-$39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/pokey-lafarge-2/

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



New Bedford Folk Festival

Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk icon Tom Rush and Grammy Award winner John Hammond, are joined by over 50 performers and groups. The New Bedford Folk Festival has seven stages in and around the National Park that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the intimacy of the “Meet the Performer” area.  Performers are presented in concerts and in the popular festival “workshops” which feature 3 or 4 performers or groups on stage at the same time in one-time, unique musical shows.  The festival also features a high quality crafts show with over ninety juried, handmade crafts for sale at affordable prices. Food will also be available including the justifiably world famous New Bedford landed fish and scallops. 



07/04/15 - 07/05/15

Weekend in advance online-$20 both days
At Festival-$25 both days,$20 per day
Student w/ ID-$15 both days
Children under 12-Free



- http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park - 18 Johnny Cake Hl, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Independence Day Celebration

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.

For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to inspection at the point of admission.

Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizens' procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reproduction of the document.

Make your own tri-cornered hat to wear as you learn to drill with the Sturbridge Militia. Learn dances done by 19th-century Americans and play a game of "base ball."

Watch music and other special performances on the Common.



07/03/15 - 07/05/15

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55+), $10 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE, Woo card discounts available



- https://www.osv.org/event/independence-day-celebration-2015

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



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



The Big Quiz Thing

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Step up, geeks: The Big Quiz Thing, the Boston area’s favorite live trivia event, is at Oberon the first Monday of every month. Quizmaster Wes Hazard presents five big rounds of multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the Buzzertastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest live quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there’s hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash jackpot split among four team, along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent prizes.



05/04/15 - 07/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/big-quiz-thing

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Cicely Parnas, cello and Noreen Polera, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rising Star Series

A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season. Hailed by The New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination,” Parnas has been recognized for her competition performances, including First Prize at the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.



07/07/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cicely-parnas/

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



Advanced Salsa at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach a generic style of Salsa, an extremely sexy, flowing fun social dance to Latin Salsa music, and popular throughout the world. Salsa is an energetic, fast-paced dance that can be intricate, and requires a strong male lead dancer. Salsa is typically a partner dance, it can be danced in any social dance setting, and competitively as well. 



07/07/14 - 07/08/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

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

A master of the ngoni, an ancient traditional “spike lute” and ancestor of the banjo, Bassekou Kouyate embodies a sound that is “genius, a living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu” (Musician Taj Mahal).



07/08/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/bassekou-kouyate-ngoni-ba

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



Tommy Castro

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling vocals.  



07/08/15

$25-$39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/tommy-castro/

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



The Greenway Sessions: El Feeling

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

El Feeling is probably the craziest Latin band you’ve ever seen. With rhythms from Colombia, they energize international audiences with their Latin folk sounds. They have been performing live all over Boston for three years. Instrumentation and dancing are necessary for El Feeling to pump up the audience and engage with everybody.



07/08/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/el-feeling

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Anonymous 4

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Anthology 25

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 perform in their final tour a program entitled Anthology 25, with songs from the ensemble’s 25 albums with music from the Middle Ages to today. 



07/09/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/anonymous-4/

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



Subject: Fabricated Steel Sculpture Il Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Fabricated Steel Sculpture. This course is design to teach students the basic skills for working in metal as well as other related material. What you will learn will depend on your observations given, followed by hands-on experience and skills best acquired through direct interaction with your classmates and the instructor. Students will be encouraged to bring in steel objects to use as materials for their individual projects. Students will learn technical and practical methods used to manipulate metals into objects of their own design.

The course begins with the basic process of designing and modeling of your to be fabricated sculpture. Methods of Mig welding, plasma cutting along with tools used to form steel will be learned. The course is beneficial to those wishing to acquire skills in this area for the first time and to those already familiar with the basics. Students will then begin the process of designing and fabricating steel sculpture on a large scale. In addition to the processes covered in the first four weeks of class, students will learn how to use the TIG welder in the second half of class. The course is beneficial to those wishing to acquire skills in this area for the first time and to those already familiar with working in a larger scale environment. Students should have a freestanding fabricated sculpture by the end of the course.

Prerequisite, Steel II: Steel I or permission of the instructor

 



06/16/15 - 07/09/15

Tuition:
- $400 Steel I (no discounts)
- $795 for Steel I & Steel II
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits* (Steel I & Steel II required)
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10



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

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



NT Live: The Audience (encore)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast live from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live.



07/09/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/audience

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Mad Satta

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

With her cat eyes, crimson lips, hoop earrings, and larger-than-life husky, soulful vocals, Mad Satta frontwoman Joanna Teters calls to mind Amy Winehouse (who the band happens to cover along with the likes of Curtis Mayfield). Since their 2014 debut album Comfort, this 8-piece neo-jazz band has shared the stage with an impressive array of musicians, including Afrika Bambaataa and Casey Benjamin. The ultra-tight self-described “future-soul collective,” band performs their sexy, eclectic R&B with a myriad of instruments including two saxophones, a trumpet, and a flugelhorn, expertly combining the old with the new.



07/09/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/mad_satta/

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and Yehudi Wyner & David Deveau, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins with composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner and Artistic Director and pianist David Deveau for a program of works by Schumann, Hindemith, Brahms, and Yehudi Wyner. 



07/10/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stoltzman-wyner-deveau/

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



The THE BAND Band

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

The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. Boasting the broad versatility of five multi-instrumentalists who are all strong vocalists, and a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Band’s repertoire; this is the band to see if you want to know what it might have been like if The Band continued to tour behind their timeless classics including “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", and “Up On Cripple Creek.” 

thethebandband.com



07/10/15

$24 public / $22 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/band-band

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



Wavelengths: Martha Wainwright / Zs

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

From following in the footsteps of her acclaimed musical parents to launching her career singing backup for older brother Rufus, folk seems to be singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright’s birthright. Self-deprecating, sometimes brash lyrics pair with melodic intensity to create, as Pitchfork pronounces, a “startling wealth of shiver-inducing moments.”

Zs, named “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York” by the New York Times, combine disparate elements: progressive jazz, minimalism, no wave, musical abstraction, prog rock, lengthy repetition, and unpredictability. 



07/10/15

$20 ICA members + students / $25 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/martha_wainwright/

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



Subject: Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing. Working with live models in an energized and supportive environment, we will explore how you see and experience the world, make decisions while painting, and fill out and free your work in line with your vision. We will explore the nature of creativity and the history of image making; you will gain a frame of reference and see how your work ties into this history. We want you to leave fully fired up and aligned with your work. This is learning by immersion. It's intensive and often transformative.

Prerequisite: none required - an enthusiasm for art!



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Expressive Interpretations of the Landscape Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Expressive Interpretations of the Landscape. The natural environment offers exciting visual opportunities for artists, from micro to Google satellite views. In this course, participants explore trees and roots, mountains and rocks, pods and plants, water and clouds. Expressive interpretations are encouraged, incorporating both representational and imaginative elements. Using a variety of drawing and painting media (ink wash, acrylics, charcoal, pastels) on paper (up to 3 x 5’), participants experiment with mark-making techniques, collage, and other inventive contemporary approaches. The work of expressive landscape artists serves as inspiration and context. (Note: In this course, we rely primarily on using photographs from multiple sources.)

Prerequisite: basic drawing skills



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Subject: Introduction to Comics Workshop

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

Montserrat College of Art's Summer 2015 Immersive Program is hosting a workshop on Introduction to Comics. Explore the steps of creating your own comic like a pro! We’ll begin by understanding the parts of a comic, and how they contribute to the whole. From pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, we’ll bring them all together to make comics of our own. Examples, discussions, and feedback will take place alongside studio work. Students will be introduced to one digital tool, Manga Studio, and learn the pros and cons of digital vs analog methods. By week’s end, everyone will have produced their own comic. Minimum age is 15 years.

Prerequisite: none required



07/06/15 - 07/10/15

Tuition:
- $795 full tuition
- $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
- $715 alumni, seniors & educators
- $975 for 1.5 credits*
just $250 deposit due at time of registration; full payment by May 10
Housing:
- $500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
- $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights
*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking, full payment due May 10. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.



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

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



Channel Zero Presents "Sing Boy SIng"

Presented by Channel Zero at Somerville Theatre

1950's Pop Singer Tommy Sands stars as rising rock-n-roller whose beloved grandfather is pressuring him to give up stardom and become a backwoods preacher. It's The Pulpit versus Pop Music! Starring Tommy Sands, Lili Gentle, Edmond O'Brien & Nick Adams plus a classic rock-n-roll soundtrack! Plus a few short offbeat subjects from local filmaker John McGinness.



07/10/15

Admission: $7.50 Tickets on sale one half hour before the event in front of the Micro Cinema.



- https://www.facebook.com/events/835771219834591/

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



Bat House

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Born in the depths of an Allston, Massachusetts basement, Bat Housecombines mixed, metered grooves with melodic tapping and sweeping soundscapes to create a unique mixture of math rock tinged with psychedelic elements. The band formed late in the summer of 2014 and spent their first few months writing their debut EP, Ghosts. Written and recorded in their basement, Ghosts was released on Halloween in 2014. Throughout 2015, the band will release a Spare Room Session with Fitz Ross Productions, work on a full-length album, and tour the East Coast and the Midwest.



07/10/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/bat-house

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



French Cultural Center, Bastille Day Party 2015

Presented by Fusco & Four

The French Cultural Center's Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street on Friday, July 10th and will transport you to Paris with the most authentic music, food, drinks and atmosphere. After a sold-out event in 2014, this year’s 40th anniversary celebration promises to be the best block party the Back Bay has ever seen. The line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, showcases two stellar francophone acts: Paris Combo, a piquant Parisian band mixing French pop, jazz, cabaret, gypsy, Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms and The Hot Sardines, a Franco-American sensation with dazzling and inventive sounds that will electrify the crowds with their hot jazz. Back Bay's beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revelers dancing in the street. Delicious French food from some of Boston's best French restaurants and drinks, including beer & wine, will be available for sale. The French Cultural Center Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of community, cultural diversity, and friendship between nations.



07/10/15

$28 in advance; $35 at the door



- http://www.bitly.com/bastilleday2015



The Dodo Orchestra

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York — sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro,samba, Brazilian music, tango, argentine tango. With bold flair we fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail



07/10/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/12/14 - 07/11/15

$20 per class and discount packages available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!



04/25/15 - 07/11/15

$69.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet joins with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, winner of the 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition.



07/11/15

Tickets: $45 - $65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/escher-quartet-with-gilles-vonsattel/

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



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

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

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



07/11/15

Tickets: $25.00 plus fees



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

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



Montgomery Gentry at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” notice was served—country music had never seen a hard driving duo like this.

There’s no doubt that they’re hard-running honky tonkers, but Eddie and Troy are also empathetic citizens of the world. Acknowledged by the Academy of Country Music as the 2010 winners of its Humanitarian Award, they devote their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority. They are active participants in many charitable organizations, including the U.S. military and numerous charitable organizations such as the TJ Martell Foundation, Camp Horsin’ Around and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, among numerous others.



07/11/15

Floor: $56.50
Lower Canopy: $56.50
Upper Canopy: $51.50
Reserved Right: $51.50
GA Advanced: $39.00
GA Child: $24.50



- http://indianranch.com/event/montgomery-gentry/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



The Drowsy Chaperone

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

A Musical within a Comedy
The Drowsy Chaperone 
Starring JoAnne Worley
Directed by Pamela Hunt
Choreographed by Shea Sullivan

 

The larger than life star of stage & screen, will reprise her role of Mrs. Tottendale, in The Drowsy Chaperone opening on June 30. JoAnne Worley zoomed to overnight cult stardom in the late 1960’s for her role on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and has been appearing regularly on television and Broadway ever since. One of the funniest new musicals of the last decade and winner of 5 Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar,has been called “the perfect Broadway musical” by New York Magazine. In the story, an eccentric musical theatre devotee who plays the record album of his favorite musical for the audience, with ongoing wry commentary, of a fictional show is called The Drowsy Chaperone, a supposed hit of 1928. The musical comes alive in his apartment, which is transformed into the settings for the singing and dancing characters who appear in a tale of love and stardom.



06/30/15 - 07/11/15

$36 to $79



- http://www.capeplayhouse.com

The Cape Playhouse - 820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA, 02638



Pinocchio

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Summer Puppet Adventures : Get ready to blast off, set sail, and soar through summer with our annual adventure series!


Carlo Collodi's epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy is a classic example of storytelling at its best. National Marionette's adaptation is a faithful retelling of this childhood favorite. Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless, and kind to others will he realize his dream of becoming a real live boy.

Recommended for everyone ages 6 and up.

 

 

National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually-running marionette companies in the United States. Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning company has been entertaining audiences around the world with their extraordinary productions for over forty years. NMT is currently run as a family business by brothers David J. Syrotiak and Peter Syrotiak. The company has been twice honored with the prestigious UNIMA award for excellence in puppetry; founder David A. Syrotiak also received the first Paul Vincent Davis Award for excellence, mentorship, and service to the field.



07/08/15 - 07/11/15

$12 General Admission // $8 Members



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

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet joins with acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist Carol Wincenc for a program of Mozart, Schubert, and the Massachusetts premiere of a work by Yuko Uebayashi. 



07/12/15

Tickets: $45 - $65



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/escher-quartet-with-carol-wincenc/

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



Dynamic Conversations - Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works

Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center

Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works: Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, Dale Broholm, John Eric Byers, Charles Crowley, Mark Del Guidice, Timothy Philbrick, Mitch Ryerson, Tommy Simpson, Jay Stanger, Sandra Allen, Gerry Bergstein, Nicole Chesney, Emily Eveleth, Peter Madden, Todd McKie, Scott Prior, Harold Reddicliffe, Jim Schantz, and Cheryl Warrick



05/29/15 - 07/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.ssac.org/bancroft.asp

South Shore Art Center - 119 Ripley Road, Cohaset, MA, 02025



Alexandra de Steiguer and Tomoo Hamada Exhibition

Presented by Pucker Gallery at Pucker Gallery

Come see our new space at 240 Newbury St, 3rd floor and view the exhibition of photography by Alexandra de Steiguer and Japanese ceramics by Tomoo Hamada. 

 



05/16/15 - 07/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://puckergallery.com/pdf/Hamada%20Catalogue%202015%20FINAL.pdf

Pucker Gallery - 171 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

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

The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the T?hoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. This exhibition is the first in the US or Japan to explore the photographic response to these events. Divided into two sections—the first focused on the earthquake and tsunami and the second on the Fukushima disaster—the exhibition includes the work of 17 photographers, some of whom are among Japan’s most celebrated artists (such as Naoya Hatakeyama and Nobuyoshi Araki) and others who are emerging talents. Taken as a whole, their work explores the way art provides a powerful language for reflecting on tragic events and contributing to human recovery.



04/05/15 - 07/12/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/in-the-wake

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



Easton Corbin at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin is coming to Indian Ranch!

Corbin became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. Billboard named Easton the Top New Country Artist of 2010 and named "Roll With It" the No. 6 Hot Country Song of the Year. When he broke on the scene in 2009 with not one, but two, No. 1 singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” the country music world was put on notice. Corbin’s sophomore effort, “All Over the Road” built on that success. 



07/12/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and $42.50
Advanced GA (valid until June 28): $30.00
General Admission: $35.00
Children: $20.00



- http://indianranch.com/event/easton-corbin/

Indian Ranch - 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA, 01570



Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Intimate Exchanges- A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

This surprising comedy by Ayckbourn, the master of the form, was nominated for London’s prestigious Olivier Award and New York’s Drama Desk Award. The New York Times called it an “abundant buffet of domestic comedy.” The idea is simple: at many junctions in life we are faced with either/or decisions, and the consequences can be vastly different. Ayckbourn’s comedy of chance leaves its outcome to the audience. 10 characters are played by two actors, and you choose how the comedy works out. If you don’t like the ending, you have no one to blame but yourself!



07/01/15 - 07/12/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/intimateexchanges

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



Big Screen Classics: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

With his sidekick Patsy (Terry Gilliam) and a dependable pair of coconuts, Arthur (Graham Chapman) gathers together some of England’s finest (or least most available) knights to join him on a God-given quest to find the Holy Grail, including brave Sir Robin (Eric Idle), chaste Sir Galahad (Michael Palin), heroic Sir Lancelot (John Cleese) and good Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones). Whether banded together or left to wander alone, they brave killer rabbits, Bridges of Death, Knights who say “Ni!” and most dauntingly (and irritatingly) of all, the French. Come see Camelot (even though it’s only a model) in all its glory on our big screen in 35mm.



07/13/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/monty-python-and-holy-grail-0

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



Cinema by the Sea: DamNation

Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

The Northeastern University Marine Science Center hosts marine science related film screenings over the course of the summer. The film screening for July 16th will be a film titled DamNation.

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.



07/14/15

Free



- http://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/cinema_by_the_sea_damnation?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Northeastern+University#.VUztrtpVhBc



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



Orfeas

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

Opa! North America’s premiere Greek American band returns to the Courtyard for a summer evening of music made for dancing.

 



07/15/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/orfeas-0

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



Opening Night: Rhapsody in Green

Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

Mysteries of the sea resonate in Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’sAnd God Created Great Whales, a work featuring actual whale songs. Hometown favorite Jayne West performs Berklee Professor Francine Trester’s gorgeous new setting of At the River. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Kevin Puts’s miniature tone poem "River's Rush" flows with melodic waves and whirling orchestral color.

Jayne West, soprano; ASL poetry by Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

At the River (World Premiere)
Francine Trester

The Hebrides
Felix Mendelssohn

And God Created Great Whales
Alan Hovhaness